A reception with family and friends was held for Bettie (Baker) & Homer Hammel on November 5, 2011. The couple married in Piggot, Arkansas on November 16, 1946. The couple has four children; Sharon, Larry (Chris), Kirk & Scott (Kathy) Hammel. They have 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Homer Hammel retired from Standard Machine Company after 39 years of service. Bettie Hammel retired from Sperreng Middle School after eight years of service. The couple currently reside in Bloomfield.