John and Linda Matthews of Mulberry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 28 with a drop-in reception at Concord Baptist Church in Van Buren from 1 to 3 p.m. They were married in Fayetteville by the Rev. H. D. McCarty in 1967.

Mrs. Matthews is a retired math teacher. Mr. Matthews is a retired pastor.

They have two children, Julie Hoffman of Kissimmee, Fla., and Chris Matthews of Tulsa, and three grandchildren.

Friends unable to attend may send a card to the Matthews in care of Concord Baptist Church, 6015 Alma Hwy., Van Buren, AR 72956 or send an email to