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  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161026/officials-break-ground-on-levee-repairs Officials break ground on levee repairs - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - As a result of a group effort by C.J. Baricevic, a dozen slides on the Fort de Chartres levee will be repaired at no cost to the levee district.On Oct. 21, a group of company and agency officials gathered about a half mile away from Fort de Chartres to break ground on the project, which is not to be confused with the Prairie du Rocher Levee project.Prairie du Rocher is still in the process of raising funds for re-certification and repairs of its levee.For the past few years, including the
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161024/swiyfc-playoff-schedule-released SWIYFC playoff schedule released - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - On Monday evening, the Southwestern Illinois Youth Football Conference (SWIYFC) released its playoff pairings.According to Chester Stingers officials, each team plays in a four-team bracket. Seeds 1-4 will play for the championship, while 5-8 will play in a bracket and so on.The overall No. 1 seed gets home field advantage along will hosting the rest of the brackets' second round games.The No. 2 seed gets home field in the first round unless the No. 3 seed only had three home games during
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161023/town-halls-to-address-teen-drinking Town halls to address teen drinking - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - With Red Ribbon Week set for next week, the Partners for Prevention of Teen Drinking have organized a series of town halls to address the high percentage of alcohol use in Randolph County.“October has Red Ribbon Week nationally and that is a significant awareness point,” said Dennis Trask, youth prevention coordinator at the Human Service Center in Red Bud. “Typically, schools will have some sort of programming related to drug prevention and we’re just building on that.
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161022/yellow-jacket-rally-comes-up-short Yellow Jacket rally comes up short - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - The Chester Yellow Jackets almost pulled it off.After a disastrous first half that saw Chester trail 36-8 at halftime, the Yellow Jackets rallied the troops in the second half and closed to within a touchdown, 36-28, with 5:06 remaining.But touchdowns by Eldorado’s Trey Vessel and Jacob Traxler gave the Eagles a 22-point cushion that Chester could not overcome in a 50-36 loss last Friday.“We talked to our kids about not panicking, let’s just play the game,” said
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161021/chester-boe-approves-environmental-program Chester BOE approves environmental program - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - The Chester District 139 Board of Education has taken the next step in ensuring environmental quality at Chester Grade School.The board approved a preventative maintenance program with Environmental Consultants during its meeting Thursday. The program will cost the district $4,600 for the first year and $3,000 thereafter.The contract includes two inspections per year and the board approved a $1,700 fee for lead testing of its water supply.District superintendent Rick Goodman said
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161021/county-board-proclaims-american-indian-heritage-month County Board proclaims American Indian Heritage Month - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - With Thanksgiving less than a month away, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners concurred with National American Indian Heritage Month by proclaiming the observance within Randolph County during last week’s meeting.Randolph County historian Emily Lyons, on behalf of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Liberty Bell of the West Chapter, joined the commissioners in the issuance of the proclamation.“The Liberty Bell of the West Chapter supports this,
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161020/ranken-officials-speak-to-chester-chamber Ranken officials speak to Chester Chamber - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - A group of officials from Ranken Technical College spoke to the Chester Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 18 about the benefits of technical education.Ranken, which is based in St. Louis, is building a new satellite campus in Perryville, with some classes to begin in January and a full opening scheduled for next summer.“It’s been five decades and we have spent trillions of dollars in the United States to try and produce more college graduates,” said Stan Shoun, president of Ranken
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161018/living-legend-no-844-to-visit-chester 'Living Legend' No. 844 to visit Chester - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - An artifact from a bygone era will be making a stop at the Old Depot in Chester on Wednesday.The Union Pacific Railroad’s “Living Legend” No. 844 is scheduled to arrive at 10:30 a.m. and depart at 11 a.m. as part of a seven-state tour that includes stops in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma.“The American Queen will be in town too,” said Chester Recreation Director Patti Carter. “I’ve contacted the boat company and let them
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161014/chs-frosh-yellow-jackets-pick-up-first-win CHS FROSH: Yellow Jackets pick up first win - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - It was a fight to the bitter end on Thursday at W.O. Smith Field, but it was a fight Chester was determined to win.Chester’s Ethan Bert stripped Anna-Jonesboro quarterback Jansen Foster of the the ball and recovered the ensuing fumble with 6.9 seconds left, sealing the Yellow Jackets’ first victory, 33-30, of the season and avoiding both a heartbreaking collapse and the dark side of history.Chester led 33-6 entering the fourth quarter thanks to some impressive defense and an 81-
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161012/matches-found-for-ali Matches found for Ali - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - The Gerlaches have recently received some good news.Ali Gerlach, who was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis in May, was notified during a doctor’s appointment on Sept. 12 that two people have been found who match her 10 for 10 in the bone marrow registry.“It’s just a relief to know when the time comes, that we’ve got that option available to us now,” she said. “It’s one less obstacle or hurdle we’ll have to overcome or worry about.”The matches
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161012/dynegy-delays-mothballing-unit-1-at-baldwin Dynegy delays mothballing Unit 1 at Baldwin - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - The ongoing situation with the mothballing of two units at Dynegy Midwest Generation’s Baldwin power plant have gotten a slightly better outlook .During a recent employee meeting at the power plant, staff were notified that Unit 1, which was scheduled to go offline on March 31, 2017, will remain in operation through September 2018.That will save an anticipated 60 jobs from being cut, at least for now, but Unit 3 is still scheduled to be shut down on Monday.“Dynegy will not be
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161012/landon-price-speak-at-cgs Landon, Price speak at CGS - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - Chester native, and SIU-Carbondale track star Kyle Landon - along with former Saluki DeAnna Price, presented a fantastic assembly last week at Chester Grade School.The event was arranged and organized by CGS Cross Country Coach, Shannon McDonough.McDonough got to know Landon and Price the last few years at Southern Illinois University when he worked SIU track and field meets with Rick Powley, Jack Herschbach and Bob Owen in the high jump area. “I got to know these two great people
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161008/stove-fire-interrupts-oktoberfest Stove fire interrupts Oktoberfest - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - Steeleville and Percy firefighters showed up for a parade and a fire broke out.A reported structure fire at 402 W. Pine St. in Percy around 5:40 p.m. Friday resulted in both departments having to leave their lineup for the Oktoberfest parade, with Steeleville responding for mutual aid.“From what I understand, it was a fire on the stove and the homeowners put it out with a fire extinguisher before we even got there,” said Percy Fire Chief Dale Fisk. “I know my guys checked
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161007/old-glory-returns-to-chester-for-another-run Old Glory returns to Chester for another run - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - Old Glory is returning to Chester for another run.For the fourth year in a row, Team Red, White and Blue's Old Glory Relay will run through Southern Illinois, starting at VFW Kaskaskia Post 3553 in Chester on Saturday at 8 a.m.The Southern Illinois leg of the relay will conclude at Crab Orchard Golf Course's Loopers Restaurant in Carterville. A reception is scheduled at Loopers at 6 p.m. tomorrow following the run.The relay started in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 11 and runners are
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161007/breezy-hill-flyers-participate-in-fly-a-thon Breezy Hill Flyers participate in Fly-A-Thon - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - Planes fly in all kinds of weather, even the model ones.The Breezy Hill R/C Flyers Club participated in the annual worldwide Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon on Oct. 1 at the Richard P. McClure Memorial R/C Flying Field.Modelers from around the world fly Ringmaster models on the first weekend of October every year.Chester’s event got 25 flights in despite a steady morning drizzle, with four pilots participating.“Kim Stricker initiated this thing for me,” said Breezy Hill Safety
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161003/no-injuries-in-chester-road-wreck No injuries in Chester Road wreck - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Chester Road and Exchange Road involved four people, but none reported any injuries at the scene.According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office crash report a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 34-year-old Bradley Farris of Steeleville, was traveling east on Exchange Road and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection.Meanwhile, a 2011 Toyota Avalon, driven by 73-year-old Abbigail Runge, of Chester, was traveling north on Chester Road.
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161003/drowsy-driving-causes-route-150-crash Drowsy driving causes Route 150 crash - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - Drowsy driving may have been the cause of a single-vehicle crash on Sept. 27 on State Route 150 near Surman Lane.According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s crash report, 22-year-old Shelly Farris, of Campbell Hill, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo eastbound on Route 150.Farris told law enforcement that she may have fallen asleep for a second, causing the vehicle to drift over the center line.Farris then overcorrected, causing the Monte Carlo to go into a skid and run off the
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20161001/goodman-no-deficit-reduction-plan-this-year GOODMAN: ‘No deficit reduction plan this year’ - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - The Chester District 139 Board of Education met briefly in special session on Sept. 29 to approve the district’s budget for the current school year and Superintendent Rick Goodman revealed a piece of good news.Goodman announced that due to how fund balances were working out, the district would not be under a deficit reduction plan for the 2016-17 school year.But the celebration will be short-lived as Goodman is anticipating a return to deficit reduction for the 2017-18 school year.
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20160930/willisville-resident-arrested-after-perry-county-incident Willisville resident arrested after Perry County incident - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - A 37-year-old Willisville resident was arrested Wednesday evening near Chester High School by Randolph County Sheriff’s deputies in relation to an incident in Willisville that occurred earlier that evening.Perry County Sheriff Steve Bareis told the Herald Tribune that Terry Diamond was arrested for criminal damage to property, home invasion and battery for the incident that occurred on Reiman Street in Willisville.The complaint, which was reported at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday, alleges that
  • http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20160929/route-1503-patching-project-to-begin Route 150/3 patching project to begin - News - Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL - Chester, IL - As one IDOT project has come to an end on Roots Road, another one will begin Monday with road patching on state routes 150 and 3.E.T. Simonds Construction Co. of Carbondale won the contract on the project - which was let out for bid by IDOT on July 29 - that extends from Allan Street (near the Randolph County Health Department) to the three-way stop of Opdyke and State Streets.The $488,000 project then extends from the three-way stop to Crosby Street near the entrance to Chester Grade School.
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    I purchased this yoga mat for my Mom, who practices at an intermediate yoga level. It is quite a thick mat, so know that before you purchase. However, I don't think it's too, too thick and if you have any knee trouble, this could be useful. Make sure when buying a yoga bag that you get one large enough to accommodate this mat. Appears well-made, and the two-tone color is nice. I like the little product label on the bottom, too.

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    Bought this as a gift for a buddy of mine who keeps borrowing my backbrace. Got this for his birthday and he said he liked mine but needed shoulder straps. Shipping was quick but I don't like the look or feel of it...kinda cheap feeling and it was one of the higher priced braces. I expected t he brace wrap itself to be stretchable...it is not, but the tightening straps are. Doesn't look like their can be much movement. In the end it will be my friends choice to keep it or not. I intended to get me a new one and thought this might work for me...nope, I wouldn't get another one. I will update th is review after my friend tries it. And..should straps are pretty thin...I can see them cutting into shoulders. A wider one would be better or some other kind of protection like they have on back packs, binoculars and such.