MATTOON -- Over the past few months, the local Future Farmers of America chapters have spent time either planting or restoring tractors in their time outside of school.Mattoon FFAMattoon FFA students, some for the first time, got the chance to plant a new crop for the group on their three-fourths acre this year along with planting pumpkin and mums.
CHARLESTON -- The struggles that state lawmakers pressed upon those at Eastern Illinois University, and in turn the city, were immense the last couple of years.And those in the city, whether they were business owners or EIU personnel, felt it.However, these struggles shed light on what kind of community Charleston is, Mayor Brandon Combs said. It was never more clear to the Charleston mayor than on Feb. 28, 2016.
CHARLESTON -- Beyond the books that line the inside of the building, Charleston Carnegie Public Library has served as a community hub for local people to form meaningful connections.On any given night, several local groups use the space to connect and plan local projects.One night, the Charleston Alley Theatre used the building as a space to hold auditions for future productions. Boy Scouts met in one room. Girl Scouts met in another room. And the study rooms were booked.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".