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Who would have thought 20 years ago, entering the new millennium, that we’d actually see 2020? I read somewhere that some people like optometrists and ophthalmologists and those sort won’t have a job. Everyone has 2020 vision!

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…

That there's not a pew in his name or a plaque on the wall at Mount Vernon United Methodist doesn't bother Champaign's Bob Furtney, who through the years has donated thousands of pounds of sausage for the church's annual fundraising feast.

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have love…

Before the much-anticipated dedication of the school’s snazzy new gym and classrooms (Jan. 25), St. Thomas in Philo will open its doors for another community crowd-pleaser: Its all-you-can-eat pancake-and-sausage breakfast on Jan. 19

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…

Here we are two days before Christmas, and it’s 52 degrees. But I remember way back in the day, when I was probably a ’tween, we went to Ohio to visit our Grandpa Plank, and we Plank cousins were outside playing without our coats. I believe it was 60 degrees.

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…

“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth, peace, goodwill toward men.” — Luke 2:12-14

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6

My family recently celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. It seems like she was just a newborn, but I know I’ll blink and she’ll be headed to college.

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…

In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Debra Pressey talks with the organizers of First Christian Church of Champaign's free Christmas dinner, now in its 10th year.

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administe…