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Honoring her legacy of service

CHAMPAIGN — Centennial High School seniors Nellie Haug and Grant Thurman were in second grade on that awful April day in 2007 when 32 people, including Austin Cloyd, were killed in a shooting at Virginia Tech.

Haug and Thurman didn't know Miss Cloyd, a Centennial graduate, and they don't remember a whole lot about that day.

"That was so long ago," Thurman said.

Religion calendar, April 28-May 4, 2017

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EVENTS

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

ASIAFEST! 2017

What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Getting Personal: Adelaide Aime

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 60-year-old Adelaide Aime, a social worker and the executive director of Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services (RACES) in Urbana, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Aime lives in Scott Township between Bondville and Mahomet.

For the retirees, April 23-29, 2017

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.

Religion calendar, April 21-27, 2017

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EVENTS

Cannon Place already a success story for veterans

DANVILLE — Army veteran Sena Legg and her husband, a Marine Vietnam vet, moved to Danville in 2009 so that Robert, who had diabetes, would be close to Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System.

After Robert passed away in 2015, Legg, who is disabled, couldn't afford to stay in their apartment. So she either stayed with a friend or lived in her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Clergy Corner, April 21, 2017

The murder rate is 17 times the global average, earning El Salvador the unfortunate title of most violent nation in the Western Hemisphere in 2015.

Top of the Morning, April 19, 2017

She considers herself a "compulsive quilter."

For that, there are many thankful recipients of Mary Shobe's handiwork in the area.

The 69-year-old former computer programmer at the University of Illinois donates homemade quilts like nobody's business.

"I just like to quilt," the Champaign do-gooder said, "and I like to give them to places that need them."

For the retirees, April 16-22, 2017

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.