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The Scott Air Force Base Thrift Shop Moves to New Location The Scott AFB Thrift Shop, currently located in the former Main Exchange at Scott AFB, Illinois will move to Building 700 on Perimeter Road early in July 2011. (Store opening date to be announced later.) The store is jointly run by privat...
05/14/2011
That Jorgen Guy Is Alright! If you've been on ActiveRain for four years like I have, you have read or know about some controversy that pops up around here. Sometimes it's fascinating to watch, sometimes embarrassing, and sometimes painful. The latest are here and here, if you've been asleep for t...
05/13/2011
If You're Transferring Your AR Blog to Your WP Blog... I'm not fond of writing. I don't want to start over in case anything untoward happens to our beloved platform, ActiveRain. So last night, I took advantage of the link provided by Jorgen Hahn, the former AR CTO, to transfer my blog over to my ...
05/12/2011
I Love Orchids, But They Don't Love Me!       I love orchids, real or artificial. They are very elegant, beautiful, exotic, but unfortunately, high maintenance. I bought one plant on my second year in real estate in 2006. Just like any orchid plant bought from stores, it starts out with very tall...
05/11/2011
Obama Jumps in Poll Or Did He? Good news for the president, his approval rating is up to 60% according to AP-GfK poll. But how accurate is it?  According to Jim Geraghty's analysis, it's skewed by 17%! The poll has a +/- 4.2% margin of error.  Perhaps it's changed, but when I took my statistics c...
05/11/2011
It's Hamburger Helper Night, You Know! So here I am on the 10th of the 31 Days of May Challenge; what to write about I still don't know! I'm supposed to have some topics in the pipeline, in case the ideas dry up (but there's nothing there now, you know). I can write about politics (sometimes can ...
05/10/2011
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Gas Prices on Parade   When the price of oil goes up, consumers immediately feel the pinch at the gas pumps. I have my iPhone with me at the ready, so I took pictures of posted gas prices in my neighborhood.  This is the first one taken on April 23 as it reached $4.00/gallon at our local Sam's Cl...
05/09/2011
Breaking News! Fox News reports that Newt Gingrich will enter the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. He'll use the powerful social media, Twitter and Facebook to officially announce his candidacy on Wednesday, followed by Hannity's interview in the evening. I think he has a brilliant mind, and I'm...
05/09/2011
Paulo's at the Mansion - an Elegant Restaurant in O'Fallon, Illinois One of my favorite restaurants is right here deep in the heart of O'Fallon, Illinois. It's Paulo's at the Mansion, nestled in a park-like setting surrounded by mature trees, looking out over a small lake.  It was built in 1857, ...
05/08/2011
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows - Springtime Senior Celebration The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is a Roman Catholic shrine devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary located on 80 beautifully landscaped acres in Belleville, Illinois, east of the Mississippi River.  The outdoor S...
05/08/2011
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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.