Morrisons plans to extend a regional scheme, selling bread made from flour milled in the local area.Bakery trading manager Andy Clegg said the concept had worked well in East Anglia, Yorkshire and Wessex, and that stores in other parts of the country would launch locally milled bread later this year.Bakery sales were above expectations and had seen substantial year-on-year growth, according to Clegg, speaking after the chain reported annual pre-tax profits up to £655m from £612m in 2007, with sales up 12% to £14.5bn.”It’s down to the implementation of our strategy and a greater emphasis on food values, innovative products and developing the skills of our bakers,” he said. “Plant sales are still in volume growth and we have seen a switch to white bread in the last eight months, as a lot more people are making sandwiches at home.”
Authorities are warning residents of another phone scam that involves an individual posing as an Indiana State Police Officer. In another attempt for a scammer attempting to separate you from your hard earned money, the caller claims a warrant will be issued for your arrest if you do not return the call.Once the call is returned, the resident may be informed that they owe a fine for a law that they apparently broke.Law enforcement officials want to protect you and your financial security. If you feel that you have been a victim of a scam, contact the Indiana State Police.Read more on the latest scam here:The message on voicemail said a warrant would be issued for his arrest if he did not call back immediately. Unfortunately the caller, who claimed he was a deputy from the Indiana State Police warrant division, didn’t realize that the person he called back was an actual detective with the Indiana State Police.It seems as quickly as you hear about one scam it disappears and another one starts. The latest scam that is circulating involves an individual claiming to be from a law enforcement agency. The scammer typically threatens to arrest the victim if they don’t pay the fines for some fabricated crime or debt. To make matters worse the crooks often have some personal information about the victim, which make them seem more legitimate.Recently the state police have received complaints about this scam. A state police detective investigating the complaint turned the tables on the scammer and called him. The man claiming to work for the Indiana State Police didn’t answer so the detective left a message and the man called back. The scammer proceeded to tell the detective that he had a warrant for his arrest. He explained that in order to take care of it and avoid being arrested at work the detective would need to buy two green dot money packs for $1,000 and then call him back with the account number. The conversation that lasted more than 30 minutes eventually ended after the scammer was fully convinced that he was talking to the police.The investigation in this case is ongoing but more than likely it will turn into a dead end, commented Sergeant Trent Smith. In this scam case as with most of them the calls are originating from cell phones all over the US and tracking down the 21st century con artist is no easy task. The state police feel that a well informed public is the best defense in combating scammers and remind everyone that an influx in this type of crime is often seen during the holiday season.Indiana State Police
Kent with Pro Youth Baseball Charity CEO and former MLB 1st round pick Ray Young in Las Vegas.A Batesville High School freshman recently traveled to Las Vegas for a good cause.Ryan Kent, 14, of Batesville was invited to attend the Pro Youth Baseball Charity Foundation dinner as a featured speaker on Nov. 16.The Batesville freshman is the host for the online radio program “Ball Cards.” The weekly show features current sports news as well as information for memorabilia and card collectors.Kent received an invitation from charity CEO Ray Young to speak at the dinner after the producer of his radio show submitted an application on Kent’s behalf.The dinner was one event held by the charity that helps mentor underprivileged children into overall success in life.“There were about 50 to 60 people there,” Kent recalled. “Just the status of some of the people there, it was a humbling experience just for where I come from.”He spoke in front of former major league baseball players, including former Reds player Eric Davis, as well as children from across the United States.Although just 14 years of age, Kent used his own ambitions to inspire children he spoke to at the charity dinner.“Just kind of show the kids that maybe don’t have the best chance in some people’s eyes, that they can do good things in life and dream big.”While he remains busy with school and homework, he is also career focused. If you have the opportunity to meet the Batesville freshman, he is quick to lend you a business card or email a resume.He is targeting a career in sports journalism after high school and college. Until then, Kent will continue making connections in the industry while inspiring others to dream big.Read more about Ryan Kent here.