David E. and Ann Arnold, Ottawa, celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 5. Their children are Kathy Stewart, and her husband, Loren, Ottawa; Lisa Bennett, and her husband, Jerry, Ottawa; Tracy Brock, and her husband, Kirk, Rantoul; and Dana Arnold, Ottawa.They have 16 grandchildren, Katie, Josh, Anna, Rachel, Bethany, David, Luke and Noah Stewart, Chase and Cas LeMaster, Jennifer and Kevin Cook, Stephanie and Kristi Bennett, and Laurel and Kaden Brock; and two great-grandchildren, Abby Cook and Kaden Brock.The couple enjoys African violets, traveling, zoo trips and their grandchildren.They met when David Arnold’s sister, Emma, brought Ann to her parents for a visit, and David was there.They have lived at Lawrence and Ottawa.They also would like to say how much their family, friends and their work and church communities have meant to them. They appreciate the many cards they received. They believe both Lawrence and Ottawa have been great communities to raise their children.David E. Arnold and the former Ann Schleif were married Sept. 5, 1958, at Calvary Baptist Church, Ottawa.They live at 1800 Labette Road, Ottawa.