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Microsoft telephone scam

Cyber criminals are all the rage these days. You see them in the news with talks about the group Anonymous and the information leaks from Edward Snowden. Did you know that the FBI even has a “Cyber’s Most Wanted List?” And, it all boils down to one thing: money. Those running scams of this sort may speak loudly about freedom ...Read More

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Honorable Mention Finest Cooking Holiday Recipe Contest Submitted by: Myra Rubach, Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association

Smoke House Cauliflower Medley

A Collection of Recipes Who: Hardin Presbyterian ChurchCost: $15 includes shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 330Send checks to: Penny Loft, Hardin Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 532, Hardin, IL 62047or call 618-576-2800



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Ask Ed

It’s been a little while since I’ve answered a question directly in this column—too long in fact. I just want to remind everyone that if you have technology issues, whether they are computer or electricity related, please drop me a line and I will do my best to get you an answer. You can also visit www.icl.coop and leave a ...Read More

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The road to recovery

Ronald Reagan once remarked, “To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.” There are many memorable quotes associated with business, or the economy, or the recession. And, even though at first glance the quote above does ...Read More

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Computer Shopping 103

In this computer shopping series so far, you have learned about the different kinds of processors and hard drives. Certainly, those two pieces are extremely important when purchasing a computer, but there are other parts to consider as well. Before I get started though, let’s take a moment to talk about an important word: integration. Unless you have it built ...Read More

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From water famine to feast

Water in the form of rain can be a blessing or a curse. We’ve certainly seen the extremes in the last two years. Life, and in this case nature, has a way of slapping us across the face without leaving a mark, waking us up to the reality that we can’t control a darn thing as much as we think ...Read More

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Computer shopping 101

Just the other day I was perusing some of the new computers on display at one of Springfield’s big technology chains, and I overheard a distressing conversation between a shopper and one of the store’s resident techies. The conversation was distressing because of the sheer lack of information being handed out by the store employee. I had a very difficult ...Read More