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The J.M. Smucker Co., which makes a wide variety of jams and jellies and other foods, is acquiring the Jif peanut butter and Crisco cooking oil brands from Procter & Gamble Co. for $1 billion in stock. (Al Behrman / The Associated Press)
The J.M. Smucker Co., which makes a wide variety of jams and jellies and other foods, is acquiring the Jif peanut butter and Crisco cooking oil brands from Procter & Gamble Co. for $1 billion in stock. (Al Behrman / The Associated Press)

$1.99 TOGO'S SUBS

Togo's is rolling back the price of one sandwich to $1.99 each on Wednesdays through Nov. 12. In addition, the sandwich chain will make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with each flashback sandwich sold.

TASTY LITTLE BITES

Everyone loves appetizers. "50 Great Appetizers," from Pamela Sheldon Johns, offers a mouthwatering selection of these tasty little morsels, including mini salmon cakes, bruschetta, polenta squares and Hawaiian sweet and sour meatballs. To make it easy to choose the best assortment, they're divided into four sections: topped and dipped; grilled and skewered; stuffed and rolled; and plated and sauced. The book is $14.99 from Andrews McMeel.

COLLEGE MONEY

The annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest is open to children ages 6 to 12. The sandwich must have 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and you must submit a photo of the sandwich. Entries are being accepted through Nov. 14 at www.jif.com. Five finalists will win a trip to New York City for the live judging. The grand prize is a $25,000 scholarship fund.

COOKING CLASS

Learn to make beef and fish jerky at the "Thai Beef and Salmon Fish Jerky With Fresh Asian Herbs" class, taught from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday by Keo Silim. The Modesto Junior College Community Education class will be offered at Direct Appliance, 2424 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Cost is $25, with a $15 materials fee. Visit www.mjc.edu/ communityed or call 575-6776.

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