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Jeff Hendred, member of local band City Breeze, brought the rhythm to the International Festival at Quincy Place Mall on Saturday. The 15th annual event brings together Ottumwa's cultures to celebrate not only their differences in food, language and clothing, but the traditions they share, said Ottumwa Human Rights Commission member Lisa Aslesen.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about food prices. Are you paying more than you were last year for certain food items? According to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, "the cost of 16 food items" increased by 3.5 over 2013, as reported by the Des Moines Register. So, the question of the week is, "Are you feeling the food price increase pinch?"

A. Yes, and it hurts.
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