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Spotlight on Service, June 30, 2015

A look at do-gooders. This week: Downtown Danville Rotary

About the club

President: Terry Miles

Origin: Founded in 1965

Meets: At noon on Tuesdays at Sarge's Tap Banquet Room (the old Knights of Columbus), 409 E. Main St., Danville

For the retirees, June 28-July 5, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Top of the morning, June 28, 2015

This morning on Scott Street in Oakwood, a dozen or so members of the Vermilion County Handicapped Association will gather outside a food pantry and let their power tools do the talking.

"At this point, we don't even have to say anything to each other," longtime volunteer LEORA CLARK said. "It's like a well-oiled machine. Everyone knows what to do and when to do it."

Religion calendar, June 26, 2015

To submit items for this calendar, visit and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.


PACE events to call attention to cuts' impact

URBANA — The PACE Inc. Center for Independent Living is planning two events to call attention to the effects of proposed state budget cuts on local disabled people.

Children's book drive scheduled Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The United Way will host a children's book drive Friday at its offices at 404 W. Church St.

Police giving away 100 bicycles this morning

URBANA — Urbana police and the Champaign County sheriff's office will hold their popular bike giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon today in front of the Public Works Building at 704 S. Glover St.

Michelle Carr, animal control officer for the Urbana Police Department, said the event serves as an opportunity to give back to the community.

Gift to help clients facing mental illness

URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center's Community Resource Center has received a $200,000 endowment donation to help clients overcoming life challenges related to mental illness.

Spotlight on Service, June 23, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Arthur Rotary Club

About the club

President: Rev. Leroy Allison — for another week. Kenneth Crossman becomes president on July 1.

Origin: Founded in 1952 and chartered by the Tuscola Rotary Club.

Meets: Noon Thursdays at Yoder's Kitchen.

Q&A: Gary Olsen

When an earthquake struck in Nepal on April 25, killing thousands and affecting millions, Gary Olsen's phone started ringing off the hook.

It's always that way when times get toughest somewhere on the globe.