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July 2001
Volume 59
Number 3

Published by
Association of Illinois
Electric Cooperatives

John Lowrey
Jack D. Halstead
Senior Editor
Nancy R. Nixon
Catrina McCulley Young
Michelle Reed

Associate Editors
Sandy Wolske
Advertising Coordinator
Erin Weller, Kara Henning
Graphic Designers
Derek Squires
Graphic Technician/Designer
Angie Bingenheimer
Circulation Coordinator

Illinois Country Living is a monthly publication serving the communications needs of 21 locally owned, not-for-profit Illinois electric cooperatives. More than 160,000 families receive the magazine as part of their electric cooperative membership. Monthly columns and stories provide information about topics and issues that affect the quality of their lives.

Illinois Country Living (ISSN number 1086-8062) is published monthly and is the official publication of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, 6460 South Sixth Frontage Road, Springfield, IL 62707. The cost is $2.40 plus postage per year for members of subscribing cooperatives and $5 per year for all others. Periodical postage paid at Springfield, Illinois, and additional mailing offices.

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Illinois Country Living, P.O. Box 3787, Springfield, Illinois 62708.

COOP MEMBERS: When requesting an address change, please include the name of your cooperative. Telephone: (217) 529-5561

Advertising and editorial inquiries should be directed to Illinois Country Living, P.O. Box 3787. Springfield, Illinois 62708. National advertising representative; The Weiss Group, 14826 North 54th Place. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (602) 482-8844. Acceptance of advertising by ICL does not imply endorsement by the publisher or the electric co-operatives of Illinois of the product or service advertised. Advertisers are screened by the publisher and every effort is made to protect the subscriber, but ICL is not responsible for the performance of the product or service advertised.

EDITORS: Articles appearing in Illinois Country Living may be reprinted upon consent of the editor. For permission phone (217) 529-5561 or write to John Lowrey, editor, Illinois Country Living, P.O. Box 3787, Springfield, IL 62708.

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Dalton Barnhill


10   Horsing around in Illinois

On the cover: Young cowboy George Dalton Barnhill, four-year-old grandson of Robert Inman, a board director for Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative rides Lulu, his grandpa's 20 year old mare at the Egyptian FFA sponsored local horse show in Pulaski.



Dr. Randall Larson, a supervisor with the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Meat and Poultry Inspection, tells of his experience in the United Kingdom fighting an outbreak of Foot and Mouth. Disease.


Find out how electric utilities are joining forces to save lives and find out about the energy plan that President Bush unveiled at Touchstone Energy® Place.


Judy Taylor, an extension educator, Youth Development, at the Springfield Extension Center gives parents a guide to safe teenage parties.


Find out why classy gardeners use a watering can.


New two-stage air conditioners improve comfort and save energy.


This Fourth of July invite your friends over for a cookout, and impress them with Vegetable Pizza from the recipe collection of the Trinity Evangelical Church in Golden or wow them with quick and easy Cherry Pie Filling Salad from the recipe collection of The Chili Citizens Committee of Bowen.

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