Clay and Elinor (Jones) Newman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The couple were married at First Presbyterian Church in Russellville on Aug. 25, 1971. They are the parents of Larry C. (Sandy) Newman and Elinor N. (Nikki) Newman. They have three grandchildren: Dylan, Margaret and Erin. They will celebrate the anniversary with a trip this fall to Orange Beach, Ala.