††† Robert E. Stewart and Nancy Chesser Stewart of Blanket celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.

††† Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were married Dec. 16, 1960, at the Chapel of Central United Methodist Church, with officiant Dr. V. Cyrus Barcus.

††† The couple have two children, Nannell Mooney and husband Pat of Early, and Tammy Poole and husband Jerry of The Woodlands; and five grandchildren, Chance Mooney, Mathew Mooney and Michael Mooney, all of Early, and Justin Poole and Ashley Poole of The Woodlands. The couple are members of the Early First United Methodist Church. Mr. Stewart retired after 33 years as a radio tech with GTE, and Mrs. Stewart retired from East Elementary and BISD as a teacherís aide.

††† A party in honor of the the couple and hosted by their children and grandchildren will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at the Early First United Methodist Church, 1073 Early Blvd.