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Friends to receive boat

The Friends of Raystown Lake, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural and recreational resources of Raystown Lake, will receive a 2017 Sweetwater Pontoon Boat from Energy Transfer upon the recent completion of its pipeline construction activities at the lake.

Leaders from the Friends of Raystown Lake, as well as officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Energy Transfer, will attend the presentation.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.

Hobby Lobby raising wages

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. will raise its minimum full-time wage to $17 effective Oct. 1.

In 2009, Hobby Lobby was one of the first retailers to establish a nationwide minimum hourly wage well above the federal minimum wage and has raised its minimum wages 10 times over the last 11 years, with other retailers.

Hobby Lobby was founded in 1972 and currently operates 923 retail stores, including one in Morningside Plaza, stocked with more than 80,000 arts, crafts, hobbies, home accent, seasonal and custom framing products.

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