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Travel the world via video; and other local news in brief

The “cities of the world” will be explored this month during the Sherman Public Library’s Brown Bag Video Series. The free presentations will be shown each Wednesday in July at noon in the library’s Hope Waller Community Room. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Sherman Public Library.

States Struggle With ‘Hidden’ Rural Homelessness

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — At the Micah Ecumenical Ministries, in the center of this quaint colonial town, Stella Dempsey sits in the waiting room, looking dejected. Ministry staffers offered her a bed at a shelter, but she says she can’t bear to go back. Still, she’s feeling desperate.

Grateful Dead goodbye starts with parking lot busts, serious stage jams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The undercover cops didn’t help the vibe, most of all for Moondog. They wore jeans and t-shirts and carried backpacks that made them look almost like everybody else, except not really. They wouldn’t talk to me as they scooped up the spoils of the copyright shakedown — pins and t-shirts — and Moondog, growing uglier by the second as he stood helplessly next to his camper, cursed out the Dead, mocked Bobby and Phil Lesh, then pledged to return next time with bags of heroin decorated with Jerry’s face. Ouch.

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Sulivant-Bradley

Allison McCarver Sulivant of Sadler and Ryan Aaron Bradley of Keller were wed June 20 at the Katy Depot in Denison. Officiating was Travis Markes of Crossroads Baptist Church in Beggs, Oklahoma.

Buckner - 50th

Walt and Barbara Buckner of Sherman were honored on June 7 with a surprise 50th anniversary party and renewal of vows. The celebration was hosted by their children and held at the home of their son and daughter-in-law. The couple then took a cruise to the Bahamas.

Cassell - 60th

POTTSBORO - Robert and Elneata Cassell of Pottsboro will celebrate 60 years of marriage next week with a family dinner. Hosts will be Betty Thomas and the couple’s children. A trip to Branson, Missouri is planned for later this year.

How a gym that serves free pizza climbed to the top of American fitness

WASHINGTON — Planet Fitness may be one of the strangest gym chains on earth. Decorated in purple-and-yellow, the gym stocks a plastic jug of free Tootsie Rolls and hosts free “bagel mornings” and “pizza nights” every month. To combat “gymtimidation,” trainers will sound a blaring siren if a member grunts or drops a weight, which they call a “lunk alarm.”

Medical marijuana process slows to a crawl in NJ

Four years ago, Compassionate Sciences was selected as one of six nonprofits approved to open a medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey. Now, as state regulators examine the principals’ finances, workers hired to run the business inside a freshly painted former T-shirt factory in Camden County sit idle.