Norman and Barbara Best of Kempner recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in Hawaii.
Barbara Beike and Norman Best were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1963, in Youngstown, Ohio.
Mrs. Best is retired and Mr. Best is retired from the U.S. Army.
They have lived in the area for 39 years.
Their children are Sherry Hunter of Copperas Cove, Norman Best of New Orleans, Richard Best of Copperas Cove and Michael Best of Round Rock.
They have 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.