Religion

Religion

Don Follis: In the end, the misfits are victorious

When I read radio host Brant Hansen's new book, I remembered times I felt like a misfit. The book is called "Blessed are the Misfits — Great news for believers who are introverts, spiritual strugglers, or just feel like they're missing something." (2017 by W Publishing, Nashville, Tenn., an imprint of Thomas Nelson).

Religion calendar, Nov. 17-23, 2017

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Clergy Corner, Nov. 17, 2017

One thing ANGELA BRADLEY discovered when she handed out her very first free turkey dinner while working a four-hour volunteer shift at Stone Creek Church's food pantry: There's no meal like a Thanksgiving meal.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Wheelchair-racing champion's keys to success: Strategy, work, a 'bit of luck'

JOSH GEORGE has conquered many challenges in life.

At age 4, he survived a 12-story fall that left him paralyzed from the chest down — and then went on to become one of the world's best wheelchair racers, with an assist from Illinois track wheelchair coach extraordinaire ADAM BLEAKNEY.

Religion calendar, Nov. 10-16, 2017

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Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

Religion calendar, Nov. 3-10, 2017

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Clergy Corner, Nov. 3, 2017

The stage this time was a little bigger, the lights a little brighter, the message a little heavier.

Otherwise, what the Rev. JASON CARSON WILSON felt as he stepped up to the podium last week to address a packed Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations wasn't much different than when he made his ministry debut way back when.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 2-9, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NINTH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN URBANA FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL