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Daily Bread planning move next year

CHAMPAIGN — The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen plans to move out of its current home at a downtown Champaign church to a former bar next year, one of its leaders said.

The organization, which feeds the homeless and working poor of the community, bought the former Emerald City Lounge building at 118 N. First St. with the help of donations, according to board President Bob Goss.

For the retirees, Oct. 19-26, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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.

Religion calendar, Oct. 17, 2014

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Courage Connection campaigns for awareness of domestic violence

CHAMPAIGN — Courage Connection is offering T-shirts and wristbands at the Connections store at Lincoln Square, Urbana, as part of its awareness campaign on domestic violence this month.

Suggested donations are $5 for the shirts and $1 for wristbands.

Stephens Family YMCA mulling expansion

Talks are in the early stages, but officials at the Stephens Family YMCA in Champaign are talking about expanding their facility.

AUDIO: Salvation Army of Champaign County celebrates 125 years

As the Salvation Army of Champaign County celebrates 125

Salvation Army sets celebration, donation drive for Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — Want to help the Salvation Army help people in the local community?

The public can bring diapers, disposable razors and other personal-care items to the Salvation Army of Champaign County's 125th anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Red Shield Center (2212 N. Market St.).

Charity auction will support Piatt senior citizens

CISCO — Faith in Action of Piatt County will have a charity auction Saturday at Cisco Center, 325 N. Main St.

Courage Connection 10-6-2014

Courage Connection 10-6-2014: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Izak Griffiths and Mary Wallace from Courage Connection about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the services that Courage Connection offers.


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Camp offers kids 'a safe place to talk'

MONTICELLO — Last year when her mom told her about a special camp for kids who had lost a loved one, Diana Siedenburg wasn't sure if she wanted to go.

Her jitters disappeared as soon as she arrived and saw scores of counselors and volunteers dressed like pirates.