• Gillihans to mark 50th anniversary

      MELBOURNE — Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gillihan of Melbourne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Melbourne Church of Christ fellowship hall in Melbourne. Frances Hall and Alvin Gillihan were married June 25, 1963, in …

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  • Charlie Marie Allen, Maisie Anne Allen

    Michael and Megan Allen of Conway have announced the birth of twin daughters at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock on June 9, 2013. Charlie Marie Allen weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Maisie Anne Allen weighed 5 pounds, 11 …

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  • Cooper Buddy Stone

    William and Stephanie Stone, Jorden and Allysa of Fox have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 18, 2013. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Cooper Buddy Stone. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Cities mapping storm shelters

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials in at least two Arkansas cities are asking their residents to let them know if they have storm shelters, while a third says he wants to update his city’s maps of the shelters. City officials in Searcy have asked residents …

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  • Search on for missing girl

    PEA RIDGE (AP) — Investigators in Benton County have renewed interest in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl in 2006. Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck says the agency received an anonymous letter that provided new leads in the case. Cradduck says there are new persons …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 14, 1994.

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  • Enjoy Fresh Watermelon in Fresh, New Ways

    “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” — Mark Twain Undeniably, there’s something about biting into sweet, supple melon that just makes a lady want to throw on a sundress, grab a parasol and frolic in the fresh cut grass.  Or, …

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  • West football All-Stars win with stand, 89-yard drive

    CONWAY — The East All-Stars failed to score from in close and then the West All-Stars drove 89 yards for a touchdown in the final two minutes, 58 seconds to cap the 58th Arkansas High School Coaches All-Stars All-Star Games with a 16-13 football victory …

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  • Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a …

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  • Torpedoes dominate swim meet at Lyon

    The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes dominated their home swim meet, winning by 281 points over the Heber Springs Gators at the Lyon College pool on Saturday. The Torpedoes totaled 547 points. The boys led the way, winning 25 events while chalking up 357 …

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  • Highwaymen break through in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen collected their first Zone 2 American Legion baseball victory here Saturday when they held off Paragould 7UP for a 4-3 decision. Riley Caraway pitched the win, scattering four hits, walking five and striking out three in 6.1 innings. …

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  • Anytime Fitness wins chamber golf title

    Playing for Anytime Fitness, the team of Michael Johnson-Tommy Ford-Derek Sellers-Taylor Ford recently won the 8th Annual Chamber Golf Classic on The Course at Eagle Mountains. Modern Woodmen of America’s Matt Hibbs, Charles Penn, Nathan Howard and Penn Stafford, finished second in the 4-man scramble. …

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