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Ed and Lois Moore of Central Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 22 with an open house and surprise party at Ashpole Community Center in Eagle Point.

Hosts of the event, with 65 guests attending, were their children and spouses, daughter Toni and Jay Edgar and family of Beavercreek, son Eddie and Kari Moore and family of Pasco, Wash., and friends Leon and Edith Sherman.

The surprise party was attended by family and friends, including the matron of honor, Rozilla Bevan of Roseville, Calif. Leon Sherman's niece, Rebecca Strong, made a copy of the original wedding cake.

The Moores also celebrated their anniversary with a cruise through the Panama Canal.

Ed Moore married Lois Robinson on Aug. 1, 1959, in Placerville, Calif.

Ed and Lois moved to the Rogue Valley from Sacramento, Calif., in 1965. They raised their family in Central Point.

Ed was a deputy sheriff for Jackson County and was instrumental in forming one of the first canine units in Oregon.

Later, he began a police department at the V.A. Domiciliary. Then he became maintenance supervisor and retired from the V.A. Domiciliary in 1993.

Lois was a school teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School and retired in 1993.

The Moores enjoy traveling and camping.

In addition to their children, they have five grandchildren.