---- — Tilford and Vickie Shepherd, of Thorntown, will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Sept. 22, 2013. The Shepherds were married Sept. 22, 1973, at St. Joseph Catholic Church The couple’s children are Matt (Amy) Shepherd and Adam (April) Shepherd. Grandchildren are Cassidy, Ethan, Ella and Emily Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd works in field application for Co-Alliance. Mrs. Shepherd is a cook at Thorntown Elementary School. The couple has lived in Boone County all of their lives.