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Social Services

Religion calendar, July 1-8, 2016

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Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Events

Vacation Bible Schools:

Community Elements to merge with Rosecrance on Friday

CHAMPAIGN — Community Elements, the local mental and behavioral health agency, will merge into Rockford-based Rosecrance on Friday, an ownership change its leaders hope will bring expanded substance abuse treatment to the area.

Spotlight on Service, June 28, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: American Legion Post 1015, Mahomet

About the club

Commander:Thomas Tuttle

Meets: 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at 412 E. Main St., Mahomet.

Did you know? American Legion Post members placed flags on utility poles in the community to honor the military on Memorial Day.

For the retirees, June 26-July 3, 2016

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.

Statewide survey shows fewer clients getting social service help

CHAMPAIGN — Most human service agencies in central Illinois have had to cut clients as their resources have dried up under the extended state budget impasse, a new survey has found.

Hello, new budget year

Unlike a certain Midwestern state, the cities of Champaign and Urbana will officially be operating under new budgets starting July 1.

Religion calendar, June 24-July 1, 2016

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Events

Dick Van Dyke: 'I'm 17 again'

DANVILLE — Dressed from head to toe in black and looking the part of a chimney sweep straight out of "Mary Poppins," 15-year-old Carter Mallady couldn't believe it when Dick Van Dyke looked right at him from his seat in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and sang, "Ain't it a glorious day."

Stevick Foundation grants $50,000 to organizations

CHAMPAIGN — Six nonprofit organizations will share in $50,000 in grants from the Marajen Stevick Foundation.

The grants are distributed by the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.

Spotlight on Service, June 21, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Eastern Illinois Shrine Club

About the club

President: Kevin Forney

Origin: The club was chartered on Jan. 2, 1950.