Richard and Phyllis Merz of Satanta will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month with a family gathering.

Hosts for the occasion will be their children and families: Brent and Lisa Merz of Holcomb; Brian Merz of Garden City; and Joey and Shelley Kuehler of Satanta.

Richard Merz and Phyllis Faurot were married May 31, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Clayton, N.M.

They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cards of congratulations may be sent to them at Box 21, Satanta, KS 67870.