For information about services available to older adults, contact Pam Jacobsen, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, at 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Center are administered by Family Service of Champa…

As you are contemplating next spring’s garden plans, consider adding this interesting annual for its unparalleled fall flowering display.

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his spirit in the inner man. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, …

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For information about services available to older adults, contact Pam Jacobsen, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, at 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Center are administered by Family Service of Champa…

As the last asters of the year are wrapping up their flower display and monarchs are migrating through to more southern latitudes, spring flowers aren’t always at the center of attention for most gardeners.

“The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the master of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. And further, by these, my so, be admonished: of making man…

PHOENIX — I pulled myself into the right front seat of the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach (a late-model Hyundai van). As soon as the case manager, who shares my first name, jumped into the driver’s seat, he checked his supply of Narcan nasal spray. Narcan is a prescription medicine used…

Birdland is warming up again after some extended coolness blown in by the storms. And the bees are busy — all over my sedum, which is slowly starting to turn pink. In a few weeks, it will toast to a lovely maroon and then dry to a deep brown.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Pam Jacobsen, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, at 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Center are administered by Family Service of Champa…

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love; as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not once be named among you, as beco…

With Sunday marking the return of UI Vet Med’s in-person open house, we asked this week’s panel to share their most unforgettable animal experience, be it about a pet, patient or partner.

Fall flowers are some of the best of the year since they take a whole season of waiting to finally display their splendor. Beyond their beauty, they provide a valuable food source for pollinators late in the growing, which can be especially important for migrating species such as the monarch…

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven, and save me from the r…

Orienteering offers the opportunity to spend time outside and navigate through parks, prairies and forests to find checkpoints. But there’s no Garmin GPS device allowed. Participants at orienteering events use a map and compass to find their way around a course.

In Birdland, we’re finally getting a soaking rain. We’ve had a few showers in the past week, but so light that it’s more like walking through a mist than even a sprinkle.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Pam Jacobsen, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, at 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Center are administered by Family Service of Champa…

“As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, bewar…

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