Samuel Leroy Simmons and Wilma Hicks Simmons will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Dec. 12. After a military career of 27 years as an Air Force meteorologist, and 14 years in U.S. civil service, they returned home to Kentucky. Sam is originally from Temple Hill, Kentucky and Wilma is from Allen County where they now reside. They attend Grace Baptist Church in Bowling Green. They give their Lord Jesus Christ all the praise and glory for their long and happy marriage.