We are pleased to announce that Stephen and Claudene Carkeek celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 10. They were married at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in 1968 and have lived in Helena for most of their lives. Steve worked at American Chemet as a metallurgist and Claudene worked at Fort Harrison as a pharmacy tech. They have been involved with the Helena Valley Faith Center for about 30 years. Steve volunteers his time at Clay Arts Guild and Claudene has a ministry at a substance abuse treatment center. They have five children, Michelle Carkeek, Chantal and Rick Hammers, Melissa and Bob Martin, Cristina Carkeek, and Stephen Carlos Milton Carkeek. They also have five grandchildren and one great grandson.