Skip to main contentSkip to main content

    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.

        The two gifts you give your children are roots and wings, but the latter can leave you with mixed emotions. We’re here to help with the transition to an empty nest so hopefully your uncertainty becomes a little more certain. Buzz60’s Chloe Hurst has the story!


        Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

        A man in police custody died in Northern California after he broke a hospital’s window with a metal oxygen tank and fell off a ledge following an altercation with an officer and a nurse. The man died Thursday in San Jose. Police say he was in custody because he had allegedly violated a court order. Officers took him to the hospital for a pre-existing medical condition. The man broke the window with the oxygen tank while he was alone in the hospital room and jumped out onto a ledge. The officer and hospital security guards went back into the room to stop the man’s escape attempt, but he fell 20 feet.

        Wildlife authorities say a raccoon in Maine was euthanized and tested for rabies after a woman brought it into a pet store for a nail trim and some customers kissed it. A Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife spokesperson said Sunday that the raccoon tested negative for the disease, and there is no rabies risk to the public as a result of the incident. The spokesperson also says raccoons are among the most common carriers of rabies in the state, and bringing the wild animal into a pet store constituted an unnecessary risk to public health.

        Two horses have died the past two days following injuries at Churchill Downs. They are the 11th and 12th fatalities over the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby. Mare Kimberley Dream was euthanized after sustaining a distal sesamodean ligament rupture to her front leg during Saturday’s first race. Lost in Limbo was euthanized following a similar injury just before the finish line in Friday’s seventh race. A Kentucky steward’s report from May 13 lists the previously unreported death of Bosque Redondo after finishing 10th in the seventh race from an unspecified injury.

        Walnut cat litter is made from crushed walnut shells, a recycled byproduct of the food industry. The shells are processed and finely ground into granules that resemble traditional clay-based cat litter. There are a few unique benefits to this eco-friendly option, but there are also a couple of cons to consider.

        One of the biggest benefits of walnut cat litter is that it’s an environmentally friendly choice. The walnut shells are biodegradable and natural, and as a food industry byproduct, they would otherwise go to waste.

        While walnut shell litter is a great option for many cats, there is a risk of allergic reactions in humans or cats with nut allergies. If you’re not sure if your cat has a nut allergy, try testing a small amount of litter and monitoring your cat for irritation.

        One of the most popular walnut cat litters is Naturally Fresh Cat Litter. This walnut-based quick-clumping kitty litter is available on Amazon for $20 per 26-pound bag.

        Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


        News Alerts

        Breaking News