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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.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

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.

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 for many regions and purposes. ...Read More

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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Broadband for the back 40

If you live in a city you probably have access to several broadband Internet provider options. The same can’t always be said for those living in rural areas. But there’s good news. Many Illinois electric cooperatives are striving to level the broadband playing field for cooperative members. Broadband communications is important to their own business operations and to the rural ...Read More

Chocolate Truffles

Tasteful Traditions Who: Donna Hope’s Family and Home Community Education, Grantsburg, ILCost: $18, including shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 250 Send checks to: Donna H. Mathis,170 State Hwy 145 South, Grantsburg, IL, 62943, or call 618-949-3370

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Almond Praline Cheesecake

Tasteful Traditions Who: Donna Hope’s Family and Home Community Education, Grantsburg, ILCost: $18, including shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb-boundPages of recipes: 250 Send checks to: Donna H. Mathis,170 State Hwy 145 South, Grantsburg, IL, 62943, or call 618-949-3370  

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Outage communication 2.0

Most of you have probably experienced what it’s like to be left in the dark during a power outage. You may even have been left without power for an extended amount of time due to some major storm. We all know what that can be like, but with the over 7.5 million outages from Hurricane Sandy still fresh in our ...Read More