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Child Sense: Summer safety

The wonderful thing about summer is being able to enjoy the great outdoors, whether simply going to the park, the beach or a friend’s cookout. Summer can also be a time of accidents, but by being aware of your child’s dominant sense you can be a little more prepared and aware of possible trouble spots.

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.

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.

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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.

Pottsboro volunteers paint the town

Shanley Lowry, left, and Donna Backest paint the front porch as part of a project for Great Days of Service in Pottsboro Thursday afternoon. Pottsboro GDOS will continue through Saturday as residents work together to restore and repair parts of their community.