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Sun-Times’ preseason top 10 boys volleyball rankings

“In my opinion, he is the most talented volleyball player the state of Illinois has seen in a long time,” Thorp ...
Juniors James Tiao, Justin Tiao and Jack Ridgway are vying for spots in the back row. 5. Benet (25-12) – Led by 6-7 outside Mark ...

Illinois Soybean Association : Record Numbers Garner Profitability Tips from 2015 ISA Soybean Summit

"We are pleased the Soybean Summit continues to grow in popularity," says Bill Raben, soybean farmer from Ridgway, Ill., and ISA chairman. "Attracting more than 600 people to the two locations is a great indicator that Illinois soybean farmers are hungry ...

Bruce Stone of Florida becomes 2015-2016 President of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Kestenbaum (NY), Tye J. Klooster (IL), Kevin Matz (NY), Kimberly Gill McKinnon (DE), Tasha K. Pepper-Dickinson (FL), Elizabeth T. Pierson (CA), C. Raymond Radigan (NY), Christopher M. Reimer (WY), Martha L. Ridgway (CO), Wendy S. Rusch (WI), Margaret W.

Bona softball gets second win, beating Western Illinois in Hawaii

HONOLULU — The St. Bonaventure softball team jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, and held on for a 5-4 win over Western Illinois (6-6 ...
had an outstanding performance by senior Bri Stenta (Ridgway), who went 4‑for-4 in the game and 6‑for-7 on the ...

Ridgway, Mary

Mary was born January 22, 1920 in Bement, Illinois (Piatt County) to Charles C. and Tressie (Rodgers) Cornelius. Married Guy Edward Ridgway in Ft. Sheridan, Ill. on April 30, 1946. Survived by Dr. Kirby Ridgway (Lorna), B-Ann Johnson (Michael), three ...

OBITUARY: Holly Dawn Musgraves

Her smile and fun – loving spirit will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She is survived by her mother; Susan O’Neal of Ridgway, Illinois. She is also survived by her husband; Jimmy Keith, children; Julia and JR, parent in-laws; Sue and Bill ...

Ridgway welcomes two new officers

On Nov. 8 Teresa White and Quinton Drone were recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard Board for the successful completion of the 400-hour course in Basic Law Enforcement. A reception was held on Nov. 16 at the Ridgway Village Hall ...

Wilkie Ridgway

He established the Ridgway Construction Company (RCC) in 1972. RCC successfully constructed various governmental, educational and commercial buildings throughout Southern Illinois including the current Herrin City Hall. Eventually, Wilkie returned to his ...

Man who fled Illinois in 2012 pleads guilty in drug case

A Ridgway, Illinois, man who fled the state in 2012 after being indicted on federal marijuana production charges has been captured in Colorado. Ryan Earl Bess, 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 5, 2012. After the indictment was unsealed ...

EF4 tornado destroys Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway, Illinois

Ridgway, IL (KSDK) - A lot of families around Ridgway, Illinois have been here for generations. Their parents, grandparents and great grandparents built this town and a Catholic church some 20 miles from Ridgway was destroyed by the EF4 tornado.

Route 120 Improvement Project to Start in Elk County

Ridgway, PA – Roadway improvement work on Route 120 between Ridgway and St Marys will begin Monday, March 30. Repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of…

Pennsy Bridge Job to start March 30 in Ridgway

Ridgway, PA – Work will get underway Monday, March 30, to replace the superstructure of Ridgway’s Pennsy Bridge on Route 219. Superstructure can include bridge beams, bridge deck, sidewalk and parapet…

Testimony Begins In Johnsonburg Murder Trial

Defense Begs For Leniency In Murder Case WTAJ RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY - It's day one of the murder trial for Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg. He is charged with homicide in the stabbing death of A…

skidar:Guess Who? -Christine Ridgway/Skidar (does this count as...

skidar: Guess Who? -Christine Ridgway/Skidar (does this count as a Christmas pic…? ;) ) I had sooo much fun with Tooth on this one, makes me want to draw her lots more. Last time I saw the movie I n…

Next meeting: 24 March at the Eagle - Tim Ridgway from Latest TV

Latest TV's News Editor Tim Ridgway has agreed to be guest speaker at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. http://thelatest.co.uk/br ighton/category/watch-our -latest-shows/news/ Venue is once again the …

Their Almost Sexual Hatred (The Last War in Albion Part 88: The Softly Hissed Tones of a Mafia Hitman, The Liberators)

This is the sixteenth of sixteen (it grew) parts of The Last War in Albion Chapter Nine, focusing on Alan Moore's work on V for Vendetta for Wa rrior (in effect, Books One and Two of the DC Comics coll…

Ridgway ‘Kismet’ Pure Bone China Trio- Made in England Pink / Turquoise MOD FLOWER Floral Teacup Side Plate Saucer- Mid Century Cup

Would love this in my kitchen :)

And So It Begins (The Last War in Albion Part 87: October Incident: 1966)

This is the fifteenth of sixteen (it grew) parts of The Last War in Albion Chapter Nine, focusing on Alan Moore's work on V for Vendetta for Wa rrior (in effect, Books One and Two of the DC Comics coll…

Update: What I read in February…

Y’all. I actually read the books I said I was going to read for February! I did it! Yay! *Pats self on the back* In case you missed it, here are the reviews of the books I said I would read in Februa…

Quality consignments are now being accepted for Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ next fine art auction, slated for Thursday, April 23rd, in Milford, Conn.

MILFORD, Conn. – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction slated for Thursday, April 23rd, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodm…


In RIDGWAY ILLINOIS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


Campaign in RIDGWAY ILLINOIS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in RIDGWAY ILLINOIS

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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