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Mel and Esther Barela, of Farmington, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on March 3 with a family dinner.

Mel Barela and Esther Carrejo were married March 3, 1946, at St. Clement Catholic Church in Las Lunas.

Mel is retired from the Bureau of Reclamation, and Esther is retired from Western Warehouse.

The couple has three sons, Joe H. Barela, Albert H. Barela and Abe C. Barela, all of Farmington, 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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