NEW YORK (AP) — You may want to check Facebook and Twitter before heading to the mall the day after Thanksgiving.
Office supplies chain Staples Inc. this week used social media to advertise price cuts of nearly 50 percent for Nov. 27 on certain laptops, GPS devices and computer monitors, and other merchants are expected to follow suit.
Dan de Grandpre, editor-in-chief of dealnews.com, said retailers are smart to use social networking sites because shoppers probably will stick around as followers of the company even after the sale.
CHICAGO — Henry Ford would have hated 2009, and not just because it’s been a tough year to sell cars.
Ford, as the story goes, refused to do business on Friday the 13th, and this week marks the third time this year that the 13th will fall on a Friday — the most times it can happen in one year.
It’s a day when people rearrange travel plans, delay surgery or just pull up the covers and stay in bed until Friday the 13th turns into Saturday the 14th, convinced that even stepping out of the house would cause bad luck to find them the way an anvil finds the head of Wile E. Coyote.
NEW YORK — Holly Price Alford is over the moon about Disney’s first black princess. Her 8-year-old daughter is, too, but not because the princess is black.
“She understands that this is a princess who is African American,” said Alford, who is black and lives in Meadowbrook, Va. “But do I think it’s a big deal to her? No.”
Due to the overwhelming number of requests for publication of adult and youth hunting photos, the Batesville Daily Guard is offering a “scrapbook special” from now until the end of the year.
The cost for a 2-column-by-3-inch boxed ad will be $25, which is less than half price. For additional information contact a member of the Guard advertising staff at (870) 793-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITTLE ROCK — So far, deer season in Arkansas has been very good. Based on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online and telechecking harvest numbers, the statewide harvest is already above the numbers for the same time last year. The state’s modern gun season opens Saturday.
Poaching is the illegal hunting of any wildlife. Poachers unfairly harvest game by not obeying the laws and ignoring hunting seasons. This is not only unfair to the sportsmen who hunt legally, but to others who enjoy the outdoors, too.
Following is just a short list of the illegal activities and effects poaching has on the outdoor public:
• Trespassing on posted property
• Road hunting
• Taking of game out of season
• Disobeying game limits or other restrictions
Oh no, oh no, it’s THAT time of year, Christmas is coming and you have no idea what to get for the hunter or angler on your list. Don’t despair; here are a few ideas that will bring a smile to your outdoor guy or gal.
FEATHERS & GUNPOWDER
Amie Lee Cornett, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Batesville.
Born June 17, 1916, in Five Mile, she was the daughter of Ed and Dicie Richardson Eddings. She was of the Assembly of God faith.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces; 11 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Levi Eddings, Lenous Eddings and Haudi “Audie” Eddings; four sisters, Leatha Eddings Brown, Panzie Eddings Allender, Lillie Eddings Mathis and Icie Eddings Swinger; and a half-sister, Mary Eddings Lindsey.
MELBOURNE — Malcolm Glenn Lawrence, 95, of Melbourne died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, in Batesville.
Born March 26, 1914, in Red Hill, he was the son of Max and Rose Ella Smith Lawrence. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. The majority of his time in the service was spent overseas, including China, India and Burma. After his honorable discharge, he returned home and met Erma Rhea Rush, and they were married on Aug. 10, 1946, in Jumbo.
TRUMANN — Mack Duffy “M.D.” McWayne, 84, of Trumann died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born in Corley, Iowa, he was the son of Mike Duffy and Arvel Poole McWayne. He had lived in Trumann for the past 50 years and was formerly of Harrisburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served during World War II; the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War; and Arkansas National Guard.