Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wells of Van Buren will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Braum’s, corner of Fayetteville Road and Pointer Trail in Van Buren. They were married in 1944 by the Rev. Charles Riddle at his home, which was located at the current site of Braum’s.

Mrs. Wells is the former Pauline Loftin. Mr. Wells is a retired electrical contractor. Both are life-long residents of the community.

They have three children, Terry Wells, Frances Wells and Fred Wells, three granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.