Religion calendar, Nov. 9-16, 2018

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To Your Health | Slow cooker a time-saver for fall meals

Cooler temperatures and soup for dinner go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Making a delicious soup can be a time-consuming affair, but slow cookers are here to make it an easy experience even on a weeknight.

Illinois Ancestors | Veterans honored at 100th anniversary of end of WWI

This year, Nov. 11 will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The day was originally called Armistice Day but more recently called Veterans Day. Veterans of World War I are being honored by various entities — countries, states, counties, individuals and national magazines:

My Amish Home | A week that only hot coffee can fix

"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to s

Well motivated

When Jim Doyle of Champaign ran the Rattlesnak

The Law Q&A | What can executive orders do?

Recently, the 45th president of the United States announced he may sign an executive order declaring persons born in the U.S. to undocumented non-U.S. citizens shall not be considered U.S. citizens.

For the retirees, Nov. 4-11, 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.

C-U haiku, Nov. 4, 2018

Middle Fork River

shivery silvery slice

of diversity

— Sheri Daley, Champaign

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From Russia with (puppy) love: UI researchers examining how dogs got to Americas

URBANA — Your poodle may have a French pedigree, but Siberia played a major role in introducing dogs to the Americas.

That's part of the research conducted at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, based on dog remains, including two dogs buried back to back in an Illinois site just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

Getting Personal: Justin Thorlton

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, staff writer Paul Wood chats with 40-year-old Danville native Justin Thorlton, the new principal at Garfield Elementary School in his hometown.

What are your plans for Garfield?