Month: January 2013

Does Facebook Owe You $10?

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

So, over the weekend my husband received an e-mail from Facebook.  That, in itself, is no surprise.  Like many around the world, we are now used to being barraged with e-mails from everyone’s favorite social media giant.  The body of the e-mail, however,


Romance is in The Air!!

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

Santa’s elves are glad that Christmas is over (at least for 11 more months)…and the New Year’s Baby will have to wait to ring in the next new year. So I think Mother Nature and Cupid are teaming up…and are wanting you to celebrate the winter months with


Shed Hunting and Scouting

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

It’s February now and most states have come to the end of deer season or are closing within the next couple of weeks. Here in Pike Co. Illinois the season came to an end in mid- January with some real nice bucks making their way to the buck pole. But the

Turkey Hunters Last Chance Tags

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

Turkey Hunters
It’s time to start getting ready for the season. If you want to be an Illinois turkey hunter this spring now is the time to get your tags. Right now we are in the middle of the third lottery which ends February 11th. This c

Tips for Public Speaking

Posted on: January 26th, 2013

Year after year statistics tell us that we Americans are terrified of public speaking.  Indeed, more people fear public speaking than fear rattlesnakes or death.  Why?  What is it about standing up in front of our peers and presenting that sends us into a


Single’s Valentine’s Party!!

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

Calling all singles for a great night out at The Lighthouse Inn! Anyone who is single should mark Saturday, February 9, 2013 on their calendar and come participate in the fun at a Single’s Valentine’s Party. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., all singles can join


2012 Deer Season…What did you learn?

Posted on: January 15th, 2013

When an individual engages in an activity for many years and achieves a certain level of experience it becomes easier to fall into complacency. Once good becomes good enough and the thirst for knowledge has been quenched growth in that activity all but ce


Have you ever gone to a conference held in a hotel?  You know, two or three days where you sleep, eat, learn, and possibly dance…all under the same roof? If you travel for work, you have probably had one of these experiences.  If you staff conferences, yo


Don’t Forget the Honeymoon

Posted on: January 12th, 2013

Like many young women, I planned my wedding on a budget.  It can seem intimidating with so many potential expenses – flowers, food, invitations, cake, gown, DJ – the list can go on and on.  With so many costs to consider, many couples on a budget chose to

On Thursday, January 10, 2012 the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, cautioned computer users to disable Oracle’s Java 7 software on their machines.  They believe that hackers have found a

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