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    Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

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    Appear Younger With a Stunning Smile

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There's no stopping the aging process, but there are options for those who want to look and feel younger. One trend that is gaining popularity as an alternative to plastic surgery is cosmetic dentistry, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

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    Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids

    (NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

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Monday 06/13/2016
Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Some moments are simply too important to trust to a camera phone.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
8 reasons this stunning wedding destination won't be a secret for long
Posted: March 09, 2016

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Thursday 03/03/2016
3 Ways Couples Today are Personalizing their Weddings
Updated: March 03, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The face of marriage is changing and so are the ways couples are choosing to celebrate the occasion.

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Monday 02/08/2016
5 tips to ensure you get romantic wedding photos
Posted: February 08, 2016

(BPT) - Planning your wedding can feel like you’re running a major corporation. From budgeting spreadsheets to seating charts and managing unruly relatives, there are times when the number crunching and Post-it notes can make your big day look like it will be anything but romantic.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Appear Younger With a Stunning Smile
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There's no stopping the aging process, but there are options for those who want to look and feel younger. One trend that is gaining popularity as an alternative to plastic surgery is cosmetic dentistry, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

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Monday 06/20/2016
VA Brings Mental Health Support Closer To Home For Rural Veterans
Updated: June 21, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—When Jesse* moved back to North Carolina after serving in the Vietnam War, he grew out his hair and pretended to be a war protester.

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Veterans Deserve More Victories At Home
Updated: June 21, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—After the Sept. 11 attacks, Bobby Body enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq, where he joined a 12-man team that would travel from Ramadi to Fallujah. Their mission was to draw insurgents into the open and detain them. In broad daylight, in hostile cities, hunting down the enemy day after day, Body’s team routinely encountered dangerous confrontations.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Top 3 Reasons Not to Waste Food
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) More than one-third of all food produced in the United States goes uneaten, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This waste contributes to problems ranging from hunger and malnutrition to environmental and economic concerns.

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Wednesday 06/08/2016
Is Your Home As Childproofed As You Think?
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It happens more often than we like to think.

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Teaching Kids to Accept Others
Updated: June 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) While racism and bigotry continue to exist in this country, experts say that social change is not impossible.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Dads and Grads: They've Worked Hard for These Gifts
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It's the only rhyming "holiday" on the calendar.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Get Involved in Preventing Mosquitoes
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are embracing the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Some moments are simply too important to trust to a camera phone.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

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Monday 06/20/2016
Break Through
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Consumers today increasingly rely on connected devices to research products and services before making purchases – so it’s no secret that small businesses need to focus more of their marketing resources than ever before on online strategies.

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Help Fuel the Simple Joys of Summer for Kids in Need
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Summer is about fun and freedom – and to most kids, it means months filled with playing in the sun, swimming at the lake or playing baseball in the park. However, more than 22 million children may lose access to free or reduced-price meal programs when school lets out.

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Fixing the Pain Problem
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.”

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6 Simple Ways to Dazzle Without the Hassle
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When a long day at the office turns into a late evening with family or friends, you need a quick and easy get-ready routine so you can get up and do it all again the next day. Keep your morning hassle-free with these time-trimming tips.

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Less Fuel, More Power
Updated: June 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As homeowners constantly look for ways to be more environmentally friendly, lawn equipment is a good place to start. There are revolutionary lawn care products on the market today that provide a more efficient way to accomplish tasks around the yard without sacrificing power and strength.

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Benefits of Responsible Use of Animal Antibiotics
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Animal antibiotics have been used by farmers for decades to make food safer, prevent animal suffering and lessen the burden on our planet. However, concern about human antibiotic resistance is inspiring scrutiny of all uses of antibiotics.

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Easy Tips to Keep Kids Active this Summer
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With the school year complete, kids are excited to relax after a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device.

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Summer-Ready Beauty Secrets
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your body ready for tanks and shorts, bikinis at the beach, evenings out with friends and vacationing with family – all of which mean showing off your beautiful skin. Summer styles call for a whole new approach to body care.

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Keeping Summer Fun
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond.

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Monday 06/20/2016
5 ways Americans unite to help one another
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It seems as though there’s a lot of disagreement in our country these days. Political parties not only argue with each other, but they also fight within their ranks. Turn on the news and bickering is everywhere. Click on any internet story and you’ll read through pages of angry comments.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she’s not shy about sharing her age because it’s a tribute to how she’s lived. She’s more active than ever; she loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years back because of her constant worry and concern about having an accident. Hampton’s in charge now, but for years her bladder ran the show.

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Monday 06/13/2016
6 tips and insights to avoid the 'grandparent scam'
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

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Friday 06/10/2016
For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.

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Monday 06/06/2016
The truth about Alzheimer's: early detection makes a difference
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease.

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Four simple ways to stay safe this summer
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - June is National Safety Month — an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for unexpected incidents.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Blurry about cataracts? Here's what you need to know to have a clear understanding
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Growing older means inevitable changes in your body, and you often have a clear vision of how to deal with those changes. You work out to reduce heart disease risks, eat foods that meet your changing nutritional needs, and rely on corrective lenses to help mitigate age-related vision changes.

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Guidance and hope for people living with the most-common age-related vision problem
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Silver screen icon Bette Davis once famously pronounced “getting old ain’t for sissies.” Caring for yourself or a loved one with age-related health issues is no picnic, either. Of all the health issues you may face as you age, vision problems can be particularly devastating. Yet, a new study reveals that many people still don’t understand the leading cause of legal blindness for older Americans — a condition that could seriously affect their quality of life.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Reasonably priced home improvements for now and later
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Tips for Seniors Who Suffer From Muscle Aches and Pains
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Knees start to hurt. Hips start to ache. Maybe your lower back too. And you finally understand what "tennis elbow" means. Welcome to getting older.

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Friday 06/24/2016
How smart parents keep kids healthy despite summer temptations
Posted: June 24, 2016

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Appear Younger With a Stunning Smile
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There's no stopping the aging process, but there are options for those who want to look and feel younger. One trend that is gaining popularity as an alternative to plastic surgery is cosmetic dentistry, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

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Mental Health First Aid: How To Help In A Crisis
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Greg (not his real name) was worried when he noticed Heather (not her real name) did not show up to teach her Sunday school class at their church. Skipping a commitment was out of character for his normally reliable and responsible friend. Knowing that Heather had been struggling with depression, Greg texted her to see how she was doing. Heather replied, indicating that she was really struggling—she was having a mental health crisis.

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When Is A Moody Teenager A Cause For Concern?
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Most teenagers are sad or moody at times. But depression is something different. A person with depression feels sad or down most of the time for a period of at least two weeks, and loses interest in activities he or she once enjoyed. Depression is a serious condition that can impact a teen’s performance at school or work, as well as his or her interactions with family and friends. Studies show that one out of every eight teenagers has depression. When depression is severe—known as major depressive disorder, or MDD—it can cause great harm, including an increased risk of suicide.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's [Infographic]
Posted: June 22, 2016

(BPT) - - Alzheimer’s is not normal aging – it’s a fatal disease. Although many associate Alzheimer's with memory loss, the disease may appear through a variety of signs and symptoms that usually develop slowly and worsen over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s, but diagnosis is often delayed due to low public awareness of the early signs of the disease. Experts from the Alzheimer’s Association have developed the 10 Warning Signs and symptoms that everyone should learn to recognize in themselves and others. Visit alz.org to learn more.

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Five Fast Facts about PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)
Posted: June 22, 2016

(BPT) - Teva Women’s Health, Inc., the maker of PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a copper-releasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 U.S. women ages 18-34 to understand what some women know about IUDs (intrauterine device). Of the women surveyed, 80% believed they had an understanding of how an IUD works, but in reality, over half of women had misinformation about IUDs. To help educate women about the only IUD that is highly effective without the use of hormones, Teva Women’s Health, Inc. presents five fast facts about PARAGARD® below. PARAGARD® does not protect against HIV or STDs.

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Poor Posture Takes a Toll
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're feeling sort of tense and achy, it may be because of poor posture.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
5 Tips for Managing Diabetes With the Help of Your "Diabetes Dream Team"
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - You may have seen in the news that diabetes has become a public health epidemic, affecting more than 29 million people in the United States. What you may not know is that if not treated properly, diabetes can affect many areas of a person’s health.1

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Can An Aspirin A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Aspirin is a familiar over-the-counter medicine that reduces pain. Taking a low-dose or “baby” aspirin every day has long been recommended to people who have had a heart attack or stroke, so they can prevent another one. Evidence now shows that for people aged 50 to 69 at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, aspirin can help prevent a heart attack or stroke from happening in the first place and, if taken for five to 10 years, can also help prevent colorectal cancer.

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Monday 06/20/2016
Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education
Updated: June 26, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When patients are treated as individuals, they become engaged, active partners in their care plan and their health outcomes improve. This shift in providing customized care to patients is also being adopted by nurse educators, who are applying a similar approach that sets up nursing students for success in both the education and clinical setting. The customization of care is also a driving force behind four growing trends across education: individualized instruction, experiential learning, educating for cultural humility and increased access to education for military students.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do.

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Friday 05/20/2016
4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Tips to Protect Your Pet from Summer Dangers
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Summer creates potential everyday dangers for pets because of the heat.

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Tuesday 05/10/2016
10 expert tips when adopting a puppy
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - You’ve dreamt of it, done your research and have waited so patiently. The day is finally here when you go get your new puppy. Being a pup parent is filled with joys, but there are a few potential stumbling blocks. With patience, persistence and proactive thinking, you’ll be the best of friends for many years.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Can you take care of your pet in an emergency? [Infographic]
Posted: May 09, 2016

(BPT) - The second Saturday of every May is recognized as National Animal Preparedness Day (NADPD) — an event that encourages families to understand the importance of having a disaster plan in place for their pets. Simple planning can cut down on time and energy in the event of a crisis, allowing families to focus solely on getting to safety as quickly as possible.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Help Lassie (And Fluffy) Come Home
Updated: April 08, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Each year, 14 percent of dogs and 15 percent of cats escape or are abandoned, and while most will naturally return to their owners, there are over a million lost animals wandering around America. Fortunately, yours don’t have to be among them.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Improve Your Pet's Health And Your Own Wealth
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—You can now invest in your pet’s health and happiness in two special ways.

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The Four Tops to perform at Metroplex’s Gold Star Gala
Posted: June 26, 2016

The vocal quartet that helped shape the Motown sound of the ‘60s and sang, “I Can’t Help Myself,” The Four Tops, will be performing live at the Gold Star Gala black tie affair this year.

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Children invited to have ‘Soda Pop with a Cop’
Posted: June 25, 2016

Children can have a “Soda Pop with a Cop” today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chick-fil-A in Killeen, 1400 E. Central Expressway.

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