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John and Lois Schmidt of Talent celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7. They took a trip to Newport with family and friends on Aug. 12 and later in the year will be taking a cruise.

John Schmidt and Lois Trump eloped and were married on Aug. 7, 1960, in Cheyenne, Wyo.

John Schmidt was raised in Hartington, Neb., and Lois was raised in Cheyenne.

John is retired and worked as an electronics technician for Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Lois also is retired. She was a regional manager for a jewelry company based out of Providence, R.I.

The Schmidts spent several years traveling as "full timers" in their motor home before moving to Talent in 2005. They are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford.

They are the parents of Kathy Carraway and the late Randy Schmidt and David Schmidt. They have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.