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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
"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
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
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.
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.