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Arts and crafts, entertainment fills weekend Westfair – The Daily Nonpareil

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

Walking the path to the entrance of Westfair, the first sounds to greet the ears Saturday was the high roar of a chainsaw. Fairgoers could hardly miss Jeff Klatt, of Storm Lake, doing a cutting demonstration with a chainsaw on a log that was quickly becoming a silo and barn complete with a tractor within. … Read the full article from the author… Read More →

Double blow to savings: New fears for YOUR retirement funds as nest-eggs set to shrink

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

Rising inflation and record low interest rates have created a “toxic combination” that would create a “spiral of misery” for those relying on savings to see them through, experts warned last night.  Nest-eggs hardworking Britons have spent years building for their old age will start to “shrink.”  The situation will also hit annuity rates and payments from pensions.  According to the Bank of England, the average instant-access account now pays just 0.3per cent.  This means that an account with £1,000 will rise after a year to £1,003.  But because of inflation this figure in real terms is only worth £990.  […] Read More →

Miss Teen USA winner to keep crown despite racist tweets

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new Miss Teen USA will get to keep her crown despite an outcry over tweets she once wrote using racist language. The Miss Universe Organization, which owns the Miss Teen USA pageant, issued a statement Sunday chastising Karlie Hay’s words but also “supporting her continued growth.” After she was crowned Saturday night in Las Vegas, social media users found tweets containing the N-word linked to an account with Hay’s name. A screenshot of the four tweets from 2013 and 2014 has been making the rounds online. Pageant officials, referencing an apology Hay posted to Twitter […] Read More →

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