Carmichaels celebrate anniversary

Anniversary: On Nov. 2, 1963, James and Judy (Grace) Carmichael were married at the United Methodist Church in Leaton. The couple met at a VFW Hall dance in Shepherd. In their years together, they worked the family farm on 23 Mile Road in Evart and raised three daughters, Jody (Paul) Waurzyniak, of Big Rapids, Janet (Mark) Crosslan, of Big Rapids, and Joan (Andrew) Cote, of Lawrence, Kan. Jim was active with the Mecosta County USDA and was a soil conservation district director for 25 years and chairman for 18 years. Judy has been a long-time member of the Emerald Lake Birthday Club. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jim and Judy will be celebrating this special occasion with their family. (Courtesy photo)