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.
In Birdland, it's unseasonably warm, but I still call it winter when I step out of work into a dark street. The time change gets me up earlier in the morning and pulls me to bed earlier at night.
Each week, we offer an email Q&A with a local personality. Today, Paul Wood chats with poet Gale Walden of Urbana. She describes herself as a "writer, teacher, mother and a bunch of other things."
So ... what's new with you?
PAXTON — Irene Hustedt sits at a table in the kitchen of her cozy duplex, with a portrait of herself and her late husband, Harold, hanging on the wall behind her. Her eyes turn to the many newspaper clippings she kept as remembrances of Harold's life — among them, a report in her hometown newspaper of the "eye-opening" experience she and her husband told of when they saw President John F.
DANVILLE — The tears come as easily today as they did 50 years ago when Claire Manning first heard that her president had been shot.
Heartland Bank promotes Rudisill. Ann Rudisill of Farmer City has been promoted to customer security officer and Bank Security Act officer at Heartland Bank and Trust.
She most recently was the bank's assistant customer security officer.
VILLA GROVE — Normally 11- and 12-year-olds don't require shaving anyway, but Barb Cler's fifth grade class honored their teacher and No Shave November on Thursday by donning mustaches in support of prostate cancer awareness and research.
Cler was selected as Villa Grove School's Teacher of the Day on Thursday, and she chose to promote a topic near and dear to her on that special day.
Half of Urbana police force participating in 'No Shave November'
URBANA — A couple dozen police officers are loosening up on their uniform rules for a month during "No Shave November," and putting the razor away for a good cause.
This week, The News-Gazette's Paul Wood chats with Tom Turino, who plays in several bands and has a new CD coming out.
Turino moved to Urbana 27 years ago from Austin, Texas, for a job as an ethnomusicologist at the University of Illinois. He began playing in bands here the next year, in a group that became the Squeezetones.
DANVILLE — A Champaign man who helped develop and expand the country's leading high-performance supercomputing center at the University of Illinois is one of two inductees to this year's Danville High School's Wall of Fame.