“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and unbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not man think that he shall rec…

Winter during a pandemic has been a little trying, especially with two small children. My husband and I have been counting our blessings and focusing on the things we love the most, including tasty, home-cooked food.

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, 217-359-6500.

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Plant selection across the U.S. horticulture industry is highly skewed toward non-native plants, which do not support native wildlife like our native flora do.

“Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul, O my God, I trust in thee: Let me not be ashamed; let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed; let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth…

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, 217-359-6500.

Plant selection across the U.S. horticulture industry is highly skewed toward non-native plants, which do not support native wildlife like our native flora do.

“And knowing that the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for no is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk honestly as in the …

Birdland is overcast and dry. Though some sparse grass shows green, patches of the yard seem to be pounded dust. I try to remember when we last had a soaking rain or blanketing snow, and I can’t. For the last several days I have not gotten out to close up the chicken coop before dark and alw…

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-359-6500.

Plant selection across the U.S. horticulture industry is highly skewed toward non-native plants, which do not support native wildlife like our native flora do.

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east of Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.’ And when they were come into the house…

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-359-6500.

Feeling charitable this holiday season? The News-Gazette asked local nonprofits to tell the public their greatest needs going into the holidays and where/how the public can send help. Here is a summary from those that responded.

“And lo, an angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: For I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a sa…

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