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Leaving a legacy

There are a couple of things more important in life than just about anything—even money. Faith, family, friends and forgiveness are just a few of life’s most important things. Another thing important to many Illinois families is the family farm. It’s where roots are put down literally and figuratively. It represents more than a business. […]

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The trouble with Java (continued)

Last month I told you about the bug with Java you probably had installed on your computer. Since then, many of you have contacted me asking the same question: “I installed the latest version of Java on my computer, but now it says I have all of the older versions as well. What do I […]

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Sausage Rice Casserole

Saybrook Christian Church 2010 – Celebrating 150 Years Who: Saybrook Christian ChurchCost: $12, including shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 123Send checks to: Linda Beatty, 40187 E. 1150 N. Rd., Saybrook, IL 61770 or call 309-475-8241.

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Locating broadband services

Cooperative broadband service offerings were featured in last month’s magazine, and since then many of you have contacted me asking a variant of the same question, “If my co-op doesn’t offer broadband services, then where can I get service?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t very cut and dried, but I’m going to try to give you […]

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John Phipps is a ­columnist for Farm Journal, Top Producer, and the host for US Farm Report. He and his family farm 2,100 acres near Christman, Ill. and he is an award-winning speaker. 
www.johnphipps.com.

A time for co-ops

Cooperative businesses have ­traditionally been formed by necessity. Private enterprise was not eager to enter marginal ventures and/or remote locations, so groups formed to supply needed goods and services. Rooted in cultural ties of history and location, and focused on the common goals of similar patrons, cooperative efforts have often been the backbone of support […]

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Kevin’s White Chili

Noah’s Ark Preschool Cookbook Who: Noah’s Ark Preschool in BloomingtonCost: $20 including shippingDetails: soft-backed, spiral-bound Pages of recipes: 122 Send checks to: Noah’s Ark Preschool,1617 E. Emerson St., Bloomington, IL 61701or call 309-828-1974

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