Varneys celebrating 50 years

Fred Jack and Betty Varney will be renewing their wedding vows in honor of their 50-year anniversary on Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Victory in Jesus Church at Sidney with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Family and friends are welcome to join the couple for the happy occasion. A reception will follow at the church. The couple resides at Pikeville, where Betty is the office manager at State Farm and Fred Jack is retired. They have two children — Angelia Blankenship of Kimper and Mark Varney of Pikeville and four grandchildren.