Anthonys celebrate 50 years
Jim and Billie Anthony celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16. The couple was married on Aug. 16, 1968, in Gore.
Jim graduated from Gore Public School and Billie graduated from Braggs Public School. They both attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah. Jim graduated from Northeastern in 1969.
The couple has three children, James Joel, Tressa Lou and Jennifer Lea.
Jim and Billie enjoy traveling, whether it be a driving trip or cruise on the deep blue seas. Jim worked 33 years with Missouri Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad. They retired in their early 50s. They built a home near the Illinois River to be able to trout fish and enjoy watching the wildlife.
The couple’s daughter, Teri and her family hosted an anniversary party at First Christian Church in Sallisaw. Jim and Billie would like to thank everyone that attended.