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Gift Exchange aids Dining Car

Gift Exchange donation The non-profit Women’s Gift Exchange in Sherman recently donated $2,000 to the Grand Central Station-The Dining Car, a non-profit Sherman site that provides meals to those in need. Shown are Gift Exchange president Carolyn Andrews, center, who presented the check to Dining Car representatives Dorothy McKee and Sheryl Bradshaw, left and right. The money for the donation was raised at a special event held in April. Other local charities wanting to be considered for a donation can pick up an application at the Gift Exchange, located inside Kelly Square in Sherman. (Courtesy photo)

Auxiliary presents scholarships

Auxiliary scholarships The Wilson N. Jones Auxiliary recently presented eight $1,500 scholarships to local 2016 high school graduates who will be pursuing a degree in the medical field. The scholarship winners were: front row, left to right, Ana Pedro, LaVonda Lewis and Nur-E Chowdhury, all of Sherman; and back row, left to right, Naidelyn Mendoza and Catherine Morales of Sherman, Kelsey Nelson of Gunter and Julie Ngo of Sherman. Not pictured is Talen Woods of Sherman. (Courtesy photo)

Marathoner finds solid ground in running

Maybe flying high above the earth in a helicopter — five days a week, sometimes twice a day — gives traffic reporter Michael Scott cravings for solid ground and, thus, running. Or maybe he just likes it, so much so that he was part of the Oscar Last Men Running relay team at last year’s Dallas Marathon. Every runner the team passed meant money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

The U.S. spends more money on mental disorders than any other medical condition (+video)

It’s a top-10 list that helps explain where hundreds of billions of health-care dollars are spent by medical condition in the United States. Published Wednesday in Health Affairs based on federal data, the list holds some surprises - and signals some of the challenges ahead as this country continues to age.

Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections (+video)

Summer’s right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there’s nothing like a dip in a public pool — a place where you might encounter tiny bits of fecal matter, parasites like Cryptosporidium and volatile chemicals that can irritate your eyes or respiratory tract.