Sondra and Dr. William Powers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married on Dec. 16, 1961, in their hometown of Hawesville in Hancock County. Both are graduates of the University of Louisville, where he received his doctorate in medicine and Sondra received her master of arts in teaching.
Following medical school graduation in 1967 and an internship in Orange County, Calif., Dr. Powers assumed active military duty and was deployed to Cu Chi, Vietnam, where he served as a base camp doctor.