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Spotlight on Service, Dec. 1, 2015

This week: Puzzled Minds of Vermilion County

About the club

President:Lori Acree

Origin: Founded in 2011

Meets: The autism outreach and support club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Danville Public Library,

For the retirees, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 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.

'Welcome the stranger'

Some congregants of the Philo Presbyterian Church have already responded to calls to help Syrian refugees through prayer and financial donations.

Delivering healthy doses of puppy love

DANVILLE — She doesn't wear a white coat, offer medical advice or dispense medicine.

Spotlight on Service, Nov. 24, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Centennial High Interact Club

About the club

President: Grant Carlson

Central Illinois autism program reopens

NORMAL (AP) — A scaled-back central Illinois program to help about 100 families dealing with autism has reopened with help from Illinois State University and community supporters.

Mother in danger of homelessness: 'My son deserves more than this'

CHAMPAIGN — If a Champaign mother of two doesn't find a new place to stay by Dec. 15, she and her 17-year-old son will be out on the street.

Salvation Army's red kettles to start appearing today

CHAMPAIGN — The Salvation Army of Champaign County is rolling out its red kettles today with a higher fundraising goal.

The organization is set this morning to announce a $477,000 goal for its red-kettle campaign, compared with a $418,000 goal last year.

Financial woes could spell end for Salvation Army men's shelter

CHAMPAIGN — The Salvation Army of Champaign County may be on the brink of closing its Stepping Stone Men’s Shelter due to depleted funding, according to the organization’s major, Tom McDowell.

Area update: Fisher school board hears request for local food

FISHER — A local resident would like to add locally-grown food to Fisher schools' lunch menu.