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    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee Pinkston of Celebration, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of the daughter, Natalie Louise Pinkston to Charles Cody Maximowicz of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Cody is the son of Mr. Robert Maximowicz of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Mary Jane Maximowic…

      Sarah Johnson of Imperial and Jared Peppers of Bonne Terre, are pleased to announce their engagement.

        Terence and Annetta Warren of Farmington happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica May Warren to Aaron Carl Wright, son of Dale and Denise Wright of Farmington.

          Mark and Angela Nations of Ironton, MO, and Gary and Ann Hill of Thebes, IL, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming nuptials of their children, Tessa Nations and Chad Hill.

            Mr. Tyler Detring and Miss Rachel Arnold are pleased to announce their engagement. Mr. Detring is the son of David and Debbie Detring of Farmington, Missouri. Miss Arnold is the daughter of Wayne and Christy Arnold of Valley Falls, KS.

              Kimberly (Lawson) Macklin of French Village and Justin Johnson of Bonne Terre are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kayci Renee Johnson to Levi Derrick Moss. Levi is the son of Randy and Rochell Moss of Bonne Terre.

              At this stage, it is an age-old debate: which is healthier, brown rice or white rice? While experts agree that both provide valuable nutritional benefits, they have individual properties that uniquely supplement the body.

              The beach is a fun place to go to in the summer and when you are all sandy it is sometimes easier to picnic. Here are some foods that are good for a day at the beach. Take it frozen. If you are going to grill out later in the day. Buzz60’s Keri Lumm has more. 

              Before hot mix asphalt was invented, most paved roads in the USA were created by spraying hot asphalt liquid cement on top of compacted gravel. In many rural areas of the USA, this tar-and-chip method of paving is still used on thousands of miles of secondary roads. I had a medium-brown driveway that used chert road metal from the Meramec River region in Missouri.

              U.S. health advisers are backing the full approval of an Alzheimer's drug that received preliminary approval last year. A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted in favor of the infused medication from drugmakers Eisai and Biogen. The FDA granted accelerated approval in January based on early results suggesting the drug could modestly slow Alzheimer's. Friday's full-day meeting focused on more recent study results intended to show that the drug clearly benefits patients. A decision from FDA is expected by July 6. It will be significant because insurers have delayed paying for the drug until it has full approval.

              Legislative debates can be stuffy. This year's session in Nebraska was more like reality TV, featuring culture-war rhetoric and open hostility. Nebraskans couldn't get enough of it, tuning in constantly and sending thousands of comments to their state senators. Viewership soared as attention focused on a filibuster by Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, who tried to shut down restrictions on transgender health care. The drama peaked when Sen. Julie Slama hobbled in from a hospital to cast a deciding vote to restrict abortion and transgender care. Protesters howled outside the chamber. Nebraskans now must wait until January 2024 for the next season.

              A Florida organization is helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical ailments get back into the civilian world. The Boca Raton-based Grey Team has worked with more than 700 veterans since its founding seven years ago. The center uses a 90-day program of exercise and high-tech machines to help the veterans. Co-founder Cary Reichbach says the center is performing magic. Several of his clients agree, saying they feel better mentally and physically. One 81-year-old Vietnam vet has gone from a walker to a cane and hopes to jog 3 miles soon. Yet one expert in veterans health is skeptical of the program's selective participant pool and high-tech machines.

              A Florida professor known as “Dr. Deep” has resurfaced after spending a record 100 days living underwater. Dr. Joseph Dituri raised his face to the sun Friday for the first time since March 1. That's when he started living in an underwater lodge for scuba divers at the bottom of a lagoon in Key Largo. His stay set a new record for living underwater without depressurization, shattering the previous mark of 73 days. Dituri says his interest was never about entering the record books but rather expanding knowledge about how the body responds to extended exposure to extreme pressure and isolation. The University of South Florida educator hopes to present findings from his experiment at a conference this fall.


              The Shed Vapes has done it again. For the third year in a row, the business earned Best Parkland Vape Shop. The business also earned another award: Best Specialty Shop-Farmington.

              Pets are family, we would do anything for them, and we have! The American Pet Products Association said Americans have spent nearly $36 billion in veterinary care, surgical procedures, medication and other products through vet clinics in 2022. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

              Are you having a ruff day trying to plan a road trip with your dog? Don’t fret, we’re all about that pug life and have all the tips you’ll need to have the ultimutt road trip with your pup! Trust me, I’m a dog-tor. Buzz60’s Chloe Hurst has the story!

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