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Rhubarb Fest Planning Meeting Next Tuesday

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A planning meeting for the 25th annual Rhubarb Festival is scheduled for next week. Festival chair and founder Darlene Johnson says there are still plenty of details to work out. This will be Johnson’s last year as chair of the…

Pay Increases For Walmart Employees Next Month


Pay increases for over a million Walmart and Sam’s Club workers take effect next month. Phase two of the companies’ two-point-seven billion dollar investment in its own people starts February 20th. The average full time hourly wage will be 13-dollars…