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Harriett Elnora Hand

September 9, 2014

Harriett Elnora Hand, 80, of Benton, passed away September 5, 2014. She was born September 11, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Warren and Ruby Reeser Schofield.
Harriett moved to Arkansas in 1966. She was a bookkeeper for ACI-Coors for fourteen years and worked for Fred’s for fourteen years. Harriett was a “big-time” yard saler. She loved anything Betty Boop and her doll collection.
Harriett was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Warren K. Schofield; and companion, Owen Swaims.

HOLLENBECK: Is it a compliment or is the foot stuck in the mouth?

September 9, 2014

When is a compliment not a compliment? When it's padded with a partial insult.

Some people are notorious for this trait. They can't say something nice and just be done with it.

It's the old foot-in-the-mouth kind of thing, or what I call lefthanded praise. They don't necessarily intend to do this; it just happens.

You know the kind I mean. Like, "Hey, she doesn't look so bad for an old gal."

Or, "Why don't you try this dress? I'll bet it won't make you look so fat."

Arkansas lawmakers study teacher salaries

September 9, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — State researchers say that it would cost Arkansas taxpayers between about $2 million and up to nearly $7 million to increase the minimum starting teacher salary in public schools.

The Bureau of Legislative Research released the report at a state legislative committee Monday, offering several options to raise the current salary for new educators.

The minimum starting salary for teachers with a bachelor's degree and no teaching experience is about $29,200.

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