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Food safety 2-13-16

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.

Ridgway spelling champions

Ridgway Christian Elementary School recently announced its winners in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative. Olivia Appleget won the kindergarten spelling bee and Monte Fells won the third-grade spelling bee. (Special to The Commercial)

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.

Home sales up slightly

Sales of new and existing homes in Jefferson County increased slightly in November 2015 as compared to a year ago, according to information released by the Arkansas Realtors Association.