Blaine and Rita (Sippy) Ricks are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married May 16, 1969 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Rita grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania and came to Rexburg to attend Ricks College. They have lived south of Rexburg in the Lyman area most of their married life. Blaine farmed many years, did carpentry work, was a Water Master for the Reid Canal and sold cars for 10 years at Stone’s. Rita worked part-time for 27 years at Ricks College/BYU-Idaho. They have enjoyed skiing, bicycling, golfing, traveling and landscaping together through the years. Their greatest joy comes from their children, Wendi, Shane, Jamie, Dan, Justin, and Alaina and their families. Friends and family are invited to a celebration in their honor that will be held Tuesday, July 2 from 7-8 pm at the Rexburg South Stake Center at 5200 S 2041 W. Enjoy a look into the past with a program from 7-7:30 pm.