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October 23, 2008 'Barack-toberfest' announced This is an announcement that Lyon College Young Democrats will host a fundraiser Friday on the terrace of the Lyon Building.

Man may be reimbursed

October 23, 2008 JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - A bunch of mice turn out to be no match for the U.S. Mint. A southeast Missouri man is expected to be reimbursed for about $1,000 in bills that had been munched on by rodents.

Stocks turn higher as investors hunt for bargains

October 23, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street turned higher in erratic trading today as investors, while still nervous about growing signs of a weakening economy, picked up bargains from stocks that were beaten down

Family & Friends Briefs

October 23, 2008 Boo at the Zoo opens Friday LITTLE ROCK - The Little Rock Zoo will present its 17th annual Boo at the Zoo starting Friday.

Area Briefs

October 23, 2008 Ozarka to host fall festival

Would-be thieves held at gunpoint

October 23, 2008 A homeowner along the Lawrence/Sharp county line, who came home to find three people, two men and a woman trying to load his truck onto a trailer Tuesday, held them at gunpoint until he could call po

Chi Alpha makes renovations

October 23, 2008 A 117-year-old downtown Batesville building is joining the 21st century with renovations.

Made from scratch

October 23, 2008 MELBOURNE - Every week, the mouth-watering smell of homemade yeast rolls drifts down the halls of Melbourne High School.