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My Amish Home: A laundry list of thoughts as winter lingers

"It is the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24


Workshop planned for parents of those with disabilities moving to adulthood

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Transition Planning Committee is holding a workshop for parents and guardians of children with disabilities aimed at helping them make a smooth transition from high school to adulthood.

The workshop will be held April 16 at the Bremer Center at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St.


Updated: 'I don't work here, I'm just helping people'

Updated 1:33 p.m. Monday.

Ray George of Tolono shared this story Monday morning. We thought you’d like to read it, but even more, we thought other folks might have a story to share as well:


Illinois Farm Bureau honors Zwillings for their energetic promotion of agriculture

FISHER — They may not live on a farm now, but Brad and Paula Zwilling each grew up on farms and hope one day to own their own small livestock operation.

While they're working to make that happen, they are also passionately promoting agriculture through both their paid and volunteer work.


Farm Leader Jack Murray has plenty to keep him occupied

CHAMPAIGN — A farmer's work is never done, if Jack Murray's schedule is any indication.

Besides farming with his cousin and their sons, he sells seed corn and serves on the board of a grain cooperative and ethanol plant.

Plus, in the past, Murray:

— Helped his daughters set up a catering business.

— Coached baseball and wrestling at Fisher High School.


Letter from Birdland: Counting our chickens just got twice as difficult

I drove home carefully yesterday, slipping a couple of times. The sky was white, and only the corn stubble told where the sky meets the ground. The occasional tree line would become visible gradually, first like a pencil drawing that's been erased, then growing larger and more stark against the snow.


For the retirees March 24, 2013

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.


Reluctant Townie: Almost Internet famous? Thanks to Oates, yes

Last week, something happened that altered the course of my life forever.

Should I happen to drop dead tomorrow, it would be OK: My existence has been validated by the universe. I have fulfilled my purpose in this world; I am overcome with everlasting peace. Last week, I wrote a column that was retweeted by John Oates.

"Who is John Oates?" you may be asking yourself.


Getting Personal: Julie Pryde

Getting Personal appears in Sunday's News-Gazette. Here, a chat with Julie Pryde, administrator of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

What time do you typically get up? What do you do the first hour of the morning?