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John and Ruby Stafford

College Place residents John and Ruby Stafford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Aug. 19 in the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, College Place.

The Staffords taught and pastored for 21 years in Rwanda, Burundi, Seychelles Islands and Sri Lanka. They served 16 years as associate pastors at Village Church and retired in 2012.

They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Jeanne Stafford of Hong Kong and Michael and Andrea Stafford of Zillah, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.