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Social Services

Vermilion County CASA director named CEO of Project Success

DANVILLE — One local social-service agency has wrapped up its search for a new leader, while another agency will be launching one.

Project Success of Vermilion County board members on Friday introduced Lucas Seilhymer as the nonprofit youth organization's new CEO.

Religion calendar, May 24-31, 2019

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Local teachers of deaf, blind unhappy with state proposal to relax licensing

CHAMPAIGN — Read an audiogram or ocular report. Tinker with an uncooperative hearing aid. Translate a worksheet into Braille and then back to ink print again.

For teachers of the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision-impaired, it's all in a day's work.

A dynamic duo: Scharlaus to be honored for helping community blossom

URBANA — On the back porch at their longtime home in south Urbana, Ed and Carol Scharlau reminisce about the local community they've seen change and blossom over more than five decades of their married life together.

Top of the Morning, May 22, 2019

Notes about area service-club events:

— Champaign Rotary opted to put on its fundraising Action Auction every three years "because we didn't want it to grow tired," Co-Chair DEAN CAVEY said.

The strategy paid off.

Religion calendar, May 17-24, 2019

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Chorale sets concert with Sycamore Brass, scholarship winners for Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — The Chorale, the Sycamore Brass Quintet and winners of this year's Young Artist Scholarship competition will hold a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Admission is $15 and goes toward scholarships that will be given to outstanding area high school seniors who plan to pursue music studies at the university level.

'Just one small moment and one instant with someone can help'

URBANA — Elijha Booker was at the top of everyone's mind Wednesday.

Dozens of community members packed Salem Baptist Church in Champaign awaiting instructions to fan out into the neighborhood and hand out information that may help prevent the type of violence that killed the Franklin STEAM Academy eighth-grader last weekend.

Courage Connection to close Lincoln Square resale store June 30

URBANA — Connections, the resale store operated by Courage Connection at Lincoln Square, will close June 30, the agency said.

Michael Ujcich, Courage Connection's development and outreach director, said the agency is closing the store to focus on its mission, which is providing services for survivors of domestic violence.

Top of the Morning, May 15, 2019

Champaign West Rotary's Buddy Bench Project is off to a rousing start.

On Tuesday at Robeson and Booker T. Washington elementary schools in Champaign, dedication ceremonies played out.

More are on tap this week at Stratton, Garden Hills and Bottenfield. On May 30, Kenwood unveils its bench.

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