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Consumer Alert: Be careful shopping online

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

For many Arkansans, the last slice of Thanksgiving pie fuels the search for the best holiday gifts. An increasing number of consumers have begun the holiday gift hunt online the Monday following...

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<p>Cost of dinner rises: The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people went up a little this year, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation survey. The average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04.</p>

Cost of a Thanskgiving dinner is up this year

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41...

Ensure holiday happiness by keeping your party food safe

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

It’s time to eat, drink and be merry, but a foodborne illness from holiday food could lead to misery.

“We all have different styles of prepping, cooking, transporting, serving and storing...

Fund raiser gets program a refrigerator

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

In September, a fund raiser called A Taste of Arkansas was held to raise money to purchase a refrigerator for the Feed the Hungry program in Paris.

A meal composed of Arkansas grown products...

Survey: Shoppers paying more for food

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other...

Private Option spurs drop in ER visits

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

No one should have to choose between providing food for the family and putting off a doctor’s visit. No one should have to cut back on medications because they can’t afford their monthly...

Tea party event is Dec. 4

Nov 26, 2014 3:06am

Girls from pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to a Christmas Tea Party on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the First National Bank Community Center in Paris.

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Master Gardener: Seasonal gardening notes

Nov 25, 2014 5:48am

Greenhouse is up and all the sensitive plants in. This year I ordered a ‘pop-up’ greenhouse, one of those that literally goes up in five minutes (in my case, 15 minutes). With its anchors in place...

Financial goals can help consumers achieve stability

Nov 19, 2014 3:06am

A higher percentage of Arkansans outspent their income in 2012 compared to three years earlier, however, a slightly higher ratio of Arkansans have a “rainy day fund,” compared to 2009, according...

Information for LP gas customers

Nov 19, 2014 3:06am

Weather reports indicate that Arkansas consumers are in for a chill in the upcoming weeks, and with the colder weather comes rising heating costs.

According to a survey of residential energy...

CV’s Family Foods holding blood drive on Nov. 25

Nov 19, 2014 3:06am

Blood donors with Arkansas Blood Institute at CV’s Family Foods will represent an elite 10 percent of U.S. citizens who donate at least annually. Many more are eligible.

To honor those...

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