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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

Asparagus Potato Soup

Cook. Eat. Live! Who: Busey Bank for United WayCost: $12.50 including shippingDetails: soft-backed, spiral-boundPages of recipes: 220Send checks to: Brenda Jeakins,2101 N. Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704 or call 309-834-1020.

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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. It’s home. It’s memories. But ...Read More

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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 need to do now? My ...Read More

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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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Featuring specialty crop recipes This recipe courtesy of The Great Pumpkin Patch

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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 some resources to find the ...Read More

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Chicago Italian Beef

Favorite Recipes Who: American Legion Post 1994 Auxiliary, Keyesport, IL Cost: $13 including shipping Details: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 90Send checks to: Marie Ward, 21618 Robin Lane, Carlyle, IL 62231or call 618-749-9909.  

Cream Cheese In Puff Pastry With Preserves

Favorite Recipes Who: American Legion Post 1994 Auxiliary, Keyesport, IL Cost: $13 including shipping Details: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 90Send checks to: Marie Ward, 21618 Robin Lane, Carlyle, IL 62231or call 618-749-9909.