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Glenn Honey


Honey. Survivors include his children, Todd Honey of Tamms, Wade Honey of Ogden, Kansas, and Deana (Edward) Bennett of Thebes, Illinois; stepchildren, Tommy (Jessica) Carrington of Mound City, Illinois, Anthony Dusty, Shelby, Andrew Penrod and Jackson ...

Mississippi River at Thebes, IL


On MO-IL Railroad Bridge at mile 43.7 above the mouth of the Ohio River. This gage is owned and operated by the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers. Maintained in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Reality check on extreme storms and flooding in the Midwest


The Mississippi River's peak flow in 2011 near Cairo, Illinois wasn't close to a record event. At the nearest hydrometric station – the Mississippi River at Thebes, IL just 20 miles upstream – the 2011 peak flow was 876,000 cubic feet per second (cfs ...

Floodwaters affecting businesses, roads, homes in Thebes


The rising Mississippi River is impacting communities in southern Illinois. The water has already closed one business, closed roads, and is affecting houses in Thebes, Illinois. Neil Day, owner of Thebes Landing Campground, says the waters have covered his ...

Mississippi River has enough water to stay open: Senator


Durbin and other officials took to the water for a firsthand look near Thebes, Illinois, where workers have been removing river-bottom rocks to aid transportation after the drought drained the Mississippi River and the rivers that feed into it.

Barge Operators Boost Mississippi Cargo as River Deepens


Emergency work to deepen the Mississippi River shipping channel will avert a shutdown of barge ...
said today in an interview in Thebes, Illinois, where rock obstacles threatened to jam traffic on the river. Expedited dredging and rock removal, combined ...

Barge companies fear Mississippi River shutdown because of water levels


As politicians and barge companies express fear of a shutdown or significant disruption, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tackling one of two significant problems presented in the drought-stricken Mississippi River. The Corps, aware that barge traffic ...

Mobile home destroyed by fire near Thebes, Illinois


A mobile home was destroyed by fire near Thebes, Illinois on Friday. According to Horseshoe Lake Fire Department Chief Joshua McKey, it happened at 26410 West Bean Ridge Road. The mobile home is considered a total loss. Key says the wind spread the flames.

Thebes police officer arrested


Terry Crowe, 39, of Mounds, an officer with the Thebes Police Department, was arrested Friday by Illinois State Police on an Alexander County warrant alleging two counts of official misconduct. Crowe was processed at the Hardin County Sheriff's Department ...

ISP investigating Thebes shooting


The Illinois State Police is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at approximately 9 p.m. in Thebes. The two victims were shot in the parking lot at Mary Alice Meadows Public Housing. The alleged shooter ...




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Avoiding cyberbullyng in THEBES

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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Found Unclaimed Money in THEBES

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

Retirement

Taxes

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds

International

  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]








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