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Anderson - Asfar

AUBREY - Stephanie Lynn Anderson of Sherman and David Rhodes Asfar of The Colony were wed June 27 at Harmony Chapel in Aubrey. Officiating was the groom’s uncle, Philip W. Smith, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bentonville, Arkansas.

Gilbert - 50th

Dean and Gail Gilbert of Sherman celebrated 50 years of marriage last week with a family dinner. The Gilberts were married July 3, 1965 in Leonard by Dean Gilbert’s father, the Rev. O.C. Gilbert.

The health benefits of cherries

I wrenched my neck a few days ago and wondered whether there was something else I could take for the pain instead of ibuprofen. Based on what I’d read in magazines, I searched for the answer in my fridge, which happened to contain more than 40 pounds of tart cherries I had just picked.

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6 inexpensive, off-the-radar wine regions

The words “wine country” conjure thoughts of Napa and Sonoma — or maybe Burgundy and Tuscany if you’re headed abroad. But any oenophile worth their stemware knows various wine regions exist throughout the world, some in the least expected places. Not only will you find delectable wine with more reasonable price tags in the six off-the-radar locales we’re highlighting here, but you’ll also discover winery tours and accommodations that are far from the crowds — and far more affordable. Bonus: These wines aren’t as easy to find in your corner shop, making any bottles you sample on your trip all the more special.

Summer treats for grown-ups include mojito ice pops and slushy cocktails

Grown-ups deserve summer treats — something sophisticated, exotic, and maybe a little intoxicating. Try gourmet flavors like cantaloupe and basil, lemon and ginger, or Egyptian hibiscus and peach. Or, for a summer cocktail party, what about a mojito ice pop with mint leaves suspended inside or pineapple and coconut, with a dash of rum and flaked coconut garnish?

Honey, I shrunk the garden: Exploring the magic of fairy gardens

Some people are downsizing their gardens big time. They’re moving from whopping perennial borders to terrariums, tiny Zen gardens and fairy-gardens-in-a-pot. In these little landscapes, a watering can is typically the size of a quarter and a layer of moss serves as ground cover. They require little maintenance and can be enjoyed on a deck, patio or balcony.

Kids help kids during annual fundraiser

Youngsters will be showing their talents and their giving spirits on Aug. 15 during the seventh annual Kids Entertaining Kids fundraiser for the Early Childhood Intervention program, a part of the Texoma Community Center. The popular event will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom.