A. D. and Kathryn Beam Shidal of Vale celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2015 at their lake home on Lake Norman in Denver and with a luncheon hosted by family. The couple were married July 26, 1945 at the bride’s home in the North Brook #2 community. A. D. was president and owner of Farmers and Builders Supply Co. Inc., in Lincolnton. Kathryn retired from N.C.N.B (now Bank of America) as Vice President. They have two children, Candy Shidal Throneburg (Kenneth) of Hickory and Frieda Shidal Beam of Vale; five grandchildren, Ty Beam, Luke Beam, Heidi Hullette all of Cherryville, Katie Leeper, Callie Throneburg of Charlotte and eight great-grandchildren.