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The Red Planet is only 50.6 million miles away — almost walking distance! It won't get this close again until May 2031.
ALEXANDRIA – 'Tis the season for holiday plants to start blooming. Many people may wonder why their Christmas cactus is blooming at Thanksgiving or even earlier. There are actually several popular holiday cacti: the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and less familiar Easter cactus. Despite the name "cactus," these plants are not from the desert; instead, the Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti are both in the Schlumbergera family, and native to the tropical forests of Brazil.
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” Fleetwood Mac said in a statement. “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure."
EVANSVILLE — The Evansville Arts Center will be easier to access, thanks to a $2,950 grant from the Lake Region Arts Council that will pay for push buttons to automatically open and close its doors.

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Columnist Sarah Nasello shares recipes for Horseradish-encrusted roasted beef tenderloin, Christmas brunch strata and Pookie’s Christmas ice cream cake.
Here's something you don't see very often: the moon eclipsing the Earth! We also preview a new, multi-part lunar mission launching Wednesday, Nov. 30.
State Trooper Jesse Grabow answers your road safety questions.
The Evansville Art Center will host a sing-a-long and Dickens by Candlelight, among other activities during December.
Ann Bailey explains why she's thankful for agriculture in professional and personal life.
The prototype BlueWalker 3 satellite that will usher in space-based, broadband cell service is now easily visible with the naked eye. Get ready. More than 100 even brighter satellites are planned.

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Director Quincy Roers describes Sorry! Wrong Chimney! as a "funny, fast-paced comedy that will provide audiences with some uncomplicated laughter."
Photo of the Week of young red squirrels playing by a tree
Read on as Don Kinzler explains how pine trees shed needles, the benefits of clover lawns and preventing powdery mildew.

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