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Mr. and Mrs. James “Tip” Samplinski of Grand Island celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Niagara Falls Country Club, Lewiston. Mr. Samplinski and Ann Baker were married May 24, 1963, by Judge Henry P. Smith in the Niagara Falls Courthouse. He is currently a senior manager of planning for Cameron International; she is a retired teacher and currently is working part time as a receptionist in Grand Island. They have three children and eight grandchildren.