Mike & Pat Lamb of Baxter Springs, Kansas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, February 14, with a small dinner reception given by their family.

The couple have one daughter, Lori Barnes and husband Brad of Harrisonville, Missouri, and two granddaughters, Allyx Bolte of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Audrey Barnes, of Harrisonville.

Michael Edward Lamb graduated from Galena High School in 1955. Patricia Ann McGinnis graduated from Baxter Springs High School in 1954. The couple met in Joplin, Missouri and were married in the First Christian Church in Baxter Springs on Valentine’s Day in 1959 with Reverend Joe Samuels presiding. They have made Baxter Springs their home for 49 of their 50 years together. Mike is a member of the Lions Club and is semi-retired while working for the Columbus Daily Advocate as an ad representative. Pat is also semi-retired while working part-time at the Baxter Springs Flea Market.