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Religion calendar, Nov. 6-13, 2015

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Storm gathers under one roof for playoffs

CATLIN — More than a dozen times in the last 14 years, the Salt Fork Storm football team has been in the IHSA playoffs, and this year is no different as the players prepare for Saturday's second-round home game against Arcola.

What has changed is the atmosphere around the Storm.

Promise Healthcare to honor Bridgewater, Liautauds

CHAMPAIGN — Promise Healthcare will honor gourmet sandwich shop chain owner Jimmy John Liautaud and his wife, Leslie, and the late Erma Bridgewater at a gala fundraising concert and reception set for Nov. 13.

Area history, Nov. 6, 2015

Today is Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

New leader of county historical museum to lead downtown tours Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign city planner who is the new interim president of the Champaign County Historical Museum will lead two walking tours of downtown Champaign on Saturday.

The 90-minute walks, which begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the 1857-era Cattle Bank building at First Street and University Avenue, are a fundraiser for the historical museum, now headed by T.J. Blakeman.

Top of the morning, Nov. 6, 2015

Your eyes were not deceiving you last Friday night. That really was Lon Tay working on WAND's Friday Football Frenzy.

As part of a promotion during the ratings period, WAND is bringing back former newscasters, including Tay, to handle a segment or two.

State's 'weird weather' is topic for Jim Angel

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel will talk about "Weird Weather" at 7 p.m. Friday at Staerkel Planetarium as part of its World of Science lecture series.

Admission is $1 at the door.

Good time for good cause

CHAMPAIGN — Kim Martin has his Dancing with the CU Stars outfit ready: a light-green ruffled tuxedo shirt, a dark-blue vest embedded with tiny sparkles, black pants and soft-soled shoes.

And to top it off, a black-and-white herringbone fedora.

Notes-Worthy: Cliff Stoker

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with bass player CLIFF STOKER:

What is the most interesting gig in CU you have ever played?

Area update: Vietnam Wall replica coming to Mahomet in summer '16

MAHOMET — Local residents have come together to bring a well-known traveling memorial to Mahomet next summer.