Religion calendar, July 3, 2015

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Rich Warren: Unlocking smartphone prices

Pity poor Clark Kent searching for a phone booth. The origin of phrases such as "It's your nickel" become lost in obsolescent obscurity. After nearly a century of relatively unchanged telephone service, the cellphone turned everything upside down in the past 20 years.

Joan Griffis: Take a study break — and smile

Genealogists need not be serious all the time. In fact, most researchers find that a change of outlook can sometimes be more productive than one might think.

Thus it is appropriate to take time to read the current issue of the Library of Congress Magazine (May/June 2015, Vol. 4, No. 3), "Collecting Comedy."

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Golden Girl Scouts

Three area women recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Clarissa Ramsey, 18, from Champaign, Margaret Ross, 18, Urbana and Adria Slater, 20, St. Joseph, all received the award, which is the highest achievement on Girl Scouting.

Younger generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Contest winners

Alliance Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, announced the winners of the Junior American Citizen competition.

The theme for the contest was "Focus on the Future."

The JAC committee offers contests in art, creative expression, and community service for grades 1-12.

First Urbana food-truck rally a sellout

URBANA — In the first-ever food-truck rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Urbana, the trucks didn't bring enough food.

With about a half-hour left in the four-hour event, the seven vendors began to close up shop because they sold out, said Urbana marketing coordinator Natalie Kenny Marquez.

"We'll bring more food next time," she said.

My Amish Home: Here comes the rain again — and again

"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husband man waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh." James 5:7,8

Spotlight on Service, June 30, 2015

A look at do-gooders. This week: Downtown Danville Rotary

About the club

President: Terry Miles

Origin: Founded in 1965

Meets: At noon on Tuesdays at Sarge's Tap Banquet Room (the old Knights of Columbus), 409 E. Main St., Danville

To Your Health: A heartfelt — and, of course, heart healthy — goodbye

By Leia Kedem

If I ever had to sum up my thoughts on healthy living, it would boil down to one thing. Don't believe everything you hear.

Or read, or watch on TV, or see on social media. Why? Whether you like it or not, you have selective hearing.

Museum aims to put dead jokers back on stage

JAMESTOWN, New York (AP) — Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage?

It might not be a joke once the National Comedy Center opens its doors.