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    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Barnett will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Fellowship Hall at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Energy.

      Mr. and Mrs. Donald Vaughn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 17, at a family gathering at Seasoning Bistro in Benton.

        Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Heller of Murphysboro will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the United Methodist Church at 1500 Pine St., in Murphysboro.

        Turning to the internet to shop for groceries has turned from trend to typical. One study found that more than 70% of consumers made an online grocery purchase within a three-month period of 2022, and more than half have increased their online shopping in the last year.

        It's been a bumpy ride for mortgage companies lately. Some lenders have gone out of business, merged with other companies or narrowed their focus. And more changes are likely in 2023.What does all this mean for borrowers?Here are answers to common questions, whether you're shopping for a mortgage or paying off a home loan.What's behind...

        Rock star Bono, the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month’s Monterey Park, California shooting, and the family of Tyre Nichols will be among the featured guests sitting alongside first lady Jill Biden at Tuesday’s State of the Union address. The White House said the guests were invited “because they personify issues or themes to be addressed by the President in his speech, or they embody the Biden-Harris Administration’s policies at work for the American people.” President Joe Biden is expected to refer to several of the guests by name during his remarks. Oksana Markarova, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. will be a guest, as she was last year.

        A senior Nigerian politician is on trial in London for allegedly exploiting a street trader by transporting him to the U.K. to donate a kidney in exchange for thousands of pounds. Ike Ekweremadu was deputy president of the Nigerian Senate and a lawyer. He was on trial along with his wife Beatrice Ekweremadu and their 25-year-old daughter Sonia at London’s Central Criminal Court on Tuesday. They deny conspiring to arrange or facilitate the travel of the young man with a view to exploitation between August 2021 and May 2022. Prosecutors allege Ekweremadu and his family recruited a 21-year-old man at a Lagos street market to be a kidney donor for Sonia Ekweremadu.


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