— Anna Niece Sparks will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party given by her children and grandchildren at 12:30 p.m., May 5, at the McRoberts Community Center. Her birthday is May 7. She is the widow of E.J. Sparks and the mother of Katie Turner, Michael Sparks and Ricky Sparks, all of McRoberts, and Lisa Branham of Jenkins. Everyone is invited to attend the party and asked not to bring gifts.