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For the retirees, Dec. 2-9, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

Getting Personal: Luke McCurdy

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 20-year-old LUKE McCURDY, a junior in the University of Illinois Gies College of Business and the youngest of 13 children, chats with staff writer Paul Wood about his Illini-friendly family.

No title present

Dark tree skeletons

Against the steely grey sky

Dusted with first snow.

— Rob Owen, Decatur

Submissions may be made to cupoetry@gmail.com with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and place of residence, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Deb Aronson | Local author will make you a fan of nonfiction

By DEB ARONSON

As a longtime fan of local author Patricia Hruby Powell, I'm pleased to review her latest book, "Struttin' with some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz" (Charlesbridge).

In the Garden | Fresh ideas for Christmas trees

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Christmas tree. While I am not a person who picks the proverbial "Charlie Brown Tree," I have certainly felt pity for the less-attractive trees on the lot in years past.

Religion calendar, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2018

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On the Town: Dancing With the C-U Stars Gala 2018

The Dancing with the CU Stars Gala event at the Refinery in Champaign on October 26, 2018. 

On the Town: Dancing With the C-U Stars Gala 2018

The Dancing with the CU Stars Gala event at the Refinery in Champaign on October 26, 2018. 

Meg Makes | Bars offer pecan fix for those sick of pie

If you're not into pecan pie but are still looking for a nutty dessert this holiday season, these bars could be for you.

My co-worker Rody Negangard shared this recipe with me — she makes it often after discovering it in a favorite cookbook.

My Amish Home | Already looking forward to spring

"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Numbers 6:24-26

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