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    Brianna Bartelsmeyer and Harrison Turner were united in marriage at 6 p.m. July 23, 2016, in The Wedding Garden in Carbondale.

      Jessica Winslow and Ryan Morgan were united in marriage Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Marion, with Judge Brian D. Lewis officiating.

        Brenda Kay Roth of Murphysboro, and Christopher Sean Yearack of Carbondale, were married Nov. 28, 2015, in Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City, Missouri. The Rev. Marty Hasz was ceremony officiant and the Rev. David Roth of Owensville, Missouri, cousin of the bride, was ceremony speaker. …

          Megan Pierce and Anthony Randall Hargett were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Brush Creek Campgrounds in Xenia.

            Caroline Bremer and Blaze Currie were united in marriage March 19, 2016, in St. John's Church in Metropolis, with Pastor Tom Emmerson officiating. The church is where the bride's grandparents were married 60 years ago and her father currently serves as pastor.

              Katie Schwebel and Lee Stewart were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Sept. 26, 2015, in United Methodist Church of Murphysboro. Pastor Larry Gilbert officiated.

              Why is iron so crucial to our bodies? “We need adequate iron to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin, an essential part of red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body,” says Julie Stefanski, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

              Make no mistake, weeknight cooking challenges everyone. To reduce stress, and the temptation for take-out burgers and fries, I stock ground beef and turkey in the freezer, onions and garlic on the counter, and rice noodles, interesting sauces and marinades in the pantry. The fridge usually boasts a member of the cabbage family, a bag of carrots and fresh limes.

              Typically, the most active portion of the year is spring and summer: for most years in the last decade, monthly home sales peaked in the months of June, July, or August. While seasonality tends to be more pronounced in locations that have especially dramatic transitions between summer and wi…

              To take advantage of the space beneath a second-floor deck, consider installing an underdeck. As a ceiling to the underside of the deck it also protects the area from rain and snow. The vinyl material acts as a ceiling drainage system and creates a ground level outdoor room or useful found space for storing bicycles and gardening equipment.

              Whether conservative South Carolina changes its abortion laws at all in the wake of this year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is about to be decided by divided conservatives in the state House. Members on Tuesday either accept a Senate-passed bill that tweaks the state's six-week ban. That ban isn't in effect at the moment because of a state Supreme Court challenge. Or the House can insist on its own bill outlawing all abortions except when the life of the mother is at risk or if the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest. Typically, the House and Senate would then negotiate their differences. But Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey says there aren't enough Republican votes in the Senate for anything stricter than the six-week ban.

              Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning Roe v. Wade appears to be sending more teens to their doctors in search of birth control, including long-acting reversible forms like intrauterine devices and implants. Waits for appointments are growing in some areas, Planned Parenthood is getting a flood of questions and doctors report demand even among teens who aren’t sexually active. Some patients are especially fearful because some of the new abortion laws don’t include exceptions for sexual assault. Dr. Peggy Stager said dedicated spots for insertion of the Nexplanon implant are consistently filled at her Ohio practice and requests for contraceptive refills have increased 30% to 40% since the Court's June ruling.

              Women seeking abortions across Arizona were forced to find alternatives beyond the state’s borders after a court ruling last week cleared the way for prosecutors to charge doctors and others who help a woman end a pregnancy unless her life is in danger. The state’s major abortion providers immediately halted procedures and canceled appointments. Providers in neighboring states, already seeing an increase in traffic from other conservative states that have banned abortion, were preparing to treat some of the 13,000 Arizona patients who get an abortion each year.


              Game day wouldn’t be complete without wings. This buffalo wing recipe from Fufu’s Kitchen is packed with flavor thanks to a two-step seasoning process that involves coating the wings in a dry rub before drenching them in buffalo sauce.

              These aren’t your freezer aisle jalapeno poppers. You can eat these with your pinky up. These vegetarian-friendly jalapeno poppers from Cookie and Kate are filled with herbed cream cheese and topped with a little golden cheddar to balance the spice of the pepper.

              Queso fundido is the party appetizer that makes everyone want to grab seconds. This recipe from Chili Pepper Madness has a kick from the spicy chorizo and a little crunch from cooked poblano peppers and onions. Top it with homemade salsa and avocado and serve it hot with your favorite chips.

              If you need a vegan appetizer on the table that everyone will enjoy, try this corn chip fried pickle recipe from Turnip Vegan. Serving it with the homemade Louisiana hot sauce aioli is a must.

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