Erica Rae Anderson, formerly of Sunnyside, and Matthew Ray Ellis plan to marry on Oct. 3, 2015 at Winn Homestead in Weston, Ore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Scott and Amy Stanton of Hermiston, Ore. She is a 2009 graduate of Sunnyside High School. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University this year and currently works at Simply Divine Salon and Day Spa in Hermiston. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Stanfield High School in Stanfield, Ore. He is the son of Monte and Angie Ellis of Stanfield. He completed his education, graduating from Northwest Lineman College in 2010. He is currently an apprentice lineman for IBEW Local Union 77.
Ashley Nicole Slagg, a 2004 graduate of Granger High School, is set to marry Joshua Reid Guild of Tacoma on Aug. 2, 2014. The couple plans to marry in Toppenish. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carl and Marilyn Slagg of Granger. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2008 and in 2012 earned a registered nursing degree from North Idaho College. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Foss High School in Tacoma. He completed his college education at Dakota State University in 2010. He is the son of Greg and Judy Guild of Tacoma.
Peter and Wilma Vis of Sunnyside will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28, with an open house at their home at 2380 Sheller Rd. Hosting the event will be their children; Sandy (Jose) Martinez of Sunnyside, Ken (Pia Elvina) Vis of Fremont, Calif., Marv (Christy Shoemaker) Vis of Boulder, Colo., Karen Vis of Sunnyside, Ron (Cheryl) Vis of Bloomington, Minn. and Randy (Alyssa) Vis of Mount Vernon. Also hosting the anniversary celebration will be the couple’s four grandchildren; Terry, Abby, Braden and Adrian. Peter and Wilma (Dykxhoorn) Vis were married June 26, 1964 in Escalon, Calif. Other places they have lived during their nearly 50 years together include Chandler, Minn. and Modesto, Calif. Peter was farming with a cousin at the time he was married and in 1984 became a truck driver. Wilma was a hair stylist. They are members of the Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church. Wilma enjoys working outside in her yard and home do-it-yourself projects, while Peter likes to keep up with current events and watching westerns. Both appreciate opportunities to explore the Northwest. The open house on June 28 will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Family and friends of the couple are welcome to attend.