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Cape bluesman Ivas John reflects on past, embraces acoustic sound for new album

He'll perform at 6 p.m. today at Rustle Hill Winery in Cobden, Illinois, and starting Aug. 23, the Ivas John Band will play from 6 to 9 p.m. every other Sunday at The Library in downtown Cape Girardeau. For more information about the album or upcoming ...

78th Peach Festival

The theme of the parade is "Appleknocker Pride" and the grand marshals will be the Cobden Baseball Team who are the Illinois Class 1A Baseball Champions for 2015. An information flyer detailing the Peach Festival activities, along with other places to ...

P'urhepecha Festival fundraiser concert set at Old Feed Store

The P'urhepecha Festival is set for Aug. 1 and 2 at the new park near the high school in Cobden. The Migrant Club Cherán in Southern Illinois-St. Louis, and The Village of Cobden are hosting the festival. The festival will be featuring Cheran Michoacan ...

Heartland Cooks - Emily's Fresh Peach Trifle

Peach season is in full swing, and this week we head to the hills of Cobden, Illinois to spend some time in the kitchen with a Heartland Cook that knows a thing or two about peaches. Emily Garner’s family owns Flamm Orchards and she’s tried out plenty ...

Farmers, chefs meet in Cobden to discuss building a local food system

The idea behind chef-farmer meetings is to bring together the people who prepare food with the people who produce food in Southern Illinois. “I want folks to meet, enjoy good food and network hopefully to get more local food into local restaurants ...

Woman killed in two-vehicle wreck

Illinois, woman. A Toyota Camry driven by 60-year-old Kevin Purcell of Cobden, Illinois was entering U.S. 51 from Bell Hill Road when, ISP says, Purcell failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming SUV. The GMC Jimmy was headed north on U.S. 51.

Travel events: From down-home music and craft beer in Illinois to a Taste of Wisconsin

217-638-4768, 7ky7m. Miles from Chicago: 205 Aug. 7-8: Cobden Peach Festival. The peach harvest is a big deal here, so there'll be a Peach Queen, of course, along with peach-based foods, carnival rides, a parade and more.

Remembering The 1964 Cobden Appleknockers

I had to recheck to see if I had the right paper when I read your May 28 edition, saw that Paul Tomazzoli had been elected mayor of Cobden, then noted that not one old timer caught the historical sports significance of this fact. In 1964 when Illinois ...

Smith, Donald

Smith, 80, of Washington, passed away peacefully at his home at 7:35 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Don was born on January 17, 1932 in Cobden, Illinois to Loren J. and Edna H. Williams Smith. He married Janet L. Campbell on April 5, 1953 in Cobden.

Romantic Escapes: A medieval weekend at the Goff Duncan Castle B&B, Castle Park

Built as a home in 1965 at the request of the SIUC professor Hugh Duncan, and his wife, Mina, by innovative and ground-breaking architect Bruce Goff, the structure now serves as a bed and breakfast just outside of Cobden, Illinois. Not initially intended ...

@hendrikpape : Gas and snack (@ Shell in Cobden, Ontario) Gas and snack (@ Shell in Cobden, Ontario) — Hendrik Pape (@hendrikpape) July 29, 2015 July 29, 2015 at 07:08PM via Twitter ikpape

Cobden Archaeology Project Report Now Available

Finds work at Cobden In June of this year I spent a very pleasant couple of days working with children at Cobden Primary School on the outskirts of Leeds (West Yorkshire, UK). The project consisted o…
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Cautions with Jasbug in COBDEN ILLINOIS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


Register now and request your ballots for the year in COBDEN ILLINOIS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1


Health Insurance Market in COBDEN ILLINOIS

From January 2014 is effective Health Insurance Market , which is designed to help you find the insurance that best suits your budget and needs of health coverage suits. Each health plan included in the new market will provide comprehensive coverage: doctor visits, medicines, hospital services, preventive services and more. It will also be possible to compare all the health insurance options based on price, benefits and other features that may be important to you.

Who is eligible to use the Health Insurance Market?

Anyone can use the Health Insurance Market to explore their options for health coverage, even if you have insurance.

The following are the only requirements to obtain insurance through this new market:

Live in America

-become naturalized US citizen or native, or lawful permanent resident

-not be in jail

Learn more about who may register in the Health Insurance Market.

Each state will have its own insurance market. Some states already provide information on the Health Insurance Market. See if it is the case in your state .

Learn about the 10 essential health benefits plans offered all Market.

Registration Process in Medical Insurance Market

From October 2013 you can get information about all the plans available in your area. You can also register directly online or by phone toll-free hotline to be appointed for this service.

If you have difficulty finding a plan that fits your needs and budget, there will be people available to help you explore your options for coverage. The help you receive from these people is completely unbiased. These wizards are not related to any particular plan or receive any commission (compensation) in relation to health plans available.

Learn more about how to prepare for the registration process .

Free or low-cost care

If you do not have or can not afford health insurance, there are options for you to receive free or low-cost care. Learn about the resources available to meet the health care options you need.

Options private health insurance with low premiums

Medicaid and Medicare

Community Health Centers

Know where to receive care if you have no health insurance

Free health insurance or affordable for children

The Health Insurance Program for children provides low-cost health coverage for children of families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid coverage and who can not afford health insurance revenue Private. The CHIP program is a state and federal partnership that works in conjunction with Medicaid.

Each state operates a CHIP, but most states have unique names for their programs as Child Health Plus (New York), Healthy Families (California) and Hoosier Healthwise (Indiana). In several states, the CHIP and Medicaid are combined into one program.

What you need to know about CHIP:

Basic requirements for eligibility for CHIP : children up to age 19 in families with incomes up to $ 44.100 per year (for a family of four) are likely to receive coverage. In many states children from families with higher incomes may also be eligible.

Eligibility and Pregnancy : Pregnant women may be eligible for CHIP. Coverage for Moms generally includes laboratory tests and costs of labor and at least 60 days post-partum care.

States citizenship and immigration : the CHIP covers US citizens and certain legal immigrants. States have the option to cover children and pregnant women residing legally in EE. UU. The undocumented immigrants are not eligible for CHIP.

For information about health coverage programs Medicaid and CHIP in your state, visit the programs in your state , or call 1-877-543-7669.

It charges: health coverage option if you lost your job

If you do not already have medical coverage that gave your employer may have the option of keeping it through the program "continuation coverage", better known as COBRA.

This program allows you and your family to maintain health insurance he received while employed for a limited time after it stopped working time. When your employer stops paying COBRA is likely that you need to pay the full cost of the monthly premium.

What you need to know about COBRA coverage:

-Overall COBRA requirements apply only to employers with 20 or more employees. Many states have laws similar to COBRA that apply to employers with fewer than 20 employees. Contact the Department of Insurance in your state (in English) to find out if the "continuation coverage by the state" applies to your case.

-If your family was under the employer coverage, this coverage may also be eligible for COBRA.

-In most cases you should receive a notice of benefits administrator or health plan from your employer stating that your coverage is ending and offering the right to COBRA.

-In most cases you have 60 days after your last day of coverage to enroll in COBRA.

-Generally the program lasts 18 months but could last up to 36 months.

For more information about call COBRA benefits administrator of your employer and learn about their specific through this program options.

-If the coverage of your health plan was through a private employer (not a government employer), you can visit the website of the Department of Labor or call 1-866-444-3272.

-If the coverage of your health plan was through an employer state or local government, you can call 1-877-267-2323, extension 61565.

-If the coverage of your health plan had as an employee of the federal government, you can visit the website of the Office of Personnel Management (in English). [11]


Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of COBDEN ILLINOIS. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, COBDEN ILLINOIS, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.