Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Deffenbaugh of Poteau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 8 with family at the home of L.K. and Norma Pitchford. They were married Sept. 5, 1953, at First Baptist Church in Van Buren. Mrs. Deffenbaugh is the former Helen Marie Pitchford of Van Buren and is a retired executive secretary. Mr. Deffenbaugh is a native of Natural Dam and is a retired high school baseball coach.
Ried - Bergrud
Kimberlee Nicole Ried and Erik Olav Bergrud, both of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement and plans to marry in November at the chapel at Powell Gardens near Kansas City. Ms. Ried is the daughter of Vicki Edwards Ried of Kansas City and David Ried of Blue Springs, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Thelma Meadors Logan of Kansas City and the late James Edwards and the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Meadors and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Edwards. She is employed by the federal government as a public affairs coordinator. Mr. Bergrud is the son of Dr. Jolene Cadenbach of Arcadia, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Bjorn Bergrud of Seattle. He is the associate vice president of constituent engagement at Park University.