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John and Lana Gillett

John and Lana Gillett of Bolivar recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 

The couple was married on Feb. 8, 1969, in Hastings, Nebraska, where they met while working for the same company, Hastings Industries.

The have lived in Polk County for the past five years. John is retired from Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, Nebraska. Lana retired from Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging in Chester, Nebraska.

The couple has two daughters who live in Missouri, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

They say the secret to their long-term marital happiness is prioritizing Friday night date nights. 

Cards may be sent to the couple at 149 N. Barker Ave., Bolivar MO 65613.

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