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Several area mayors to feel pangs of meager diet for a day

The mayors of three local cities are going to eat today like 1.9 million Illinoisans do year-round: on $4.47, the average daily SNAP benefit for an individual in this state.

For the retirees, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2018

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

C-U at Home moving into former TIMES Center in September

CHAMPAIGN — C-U at Home said it has finalized a lease with Rosecrance to move to the former TIMES Center building at 70 E. Washington St., C.

C-U at Home's Phoenix daytime drop-in center for the homeless will move from 34 E. Green St., C, to the TIMES Center building owned by Rosecrance next month.

Religion calendar, Aug. 24-31, 2018

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Clergy Corner, Aug. 24, 2018

The first time Andre Tinsley set foot inside the Men's SAFE House in September 2017, his life was at a crossroads.

It was September 2017, and "alcohol had taken control over my life," Tinsley says. "I had been alienated from my family, and I didn't know what to do."

Eleven months later, the Champaign man is about to graduate from the SAFE House and return to society.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 22, 2018

While many of their fraternity brothers headed to campus watering hole Red Lion on Monday nights last fall, UI seniors DYLAN REETZ and AUSTIN PLETSCH took a different approach.

They attended Lions Club meetings in Mahomet.

For the retirees, Aug. 19-26, 2018

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank plans bread, produce distributions

URBANA — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank will be handing out bread and fresh produce on four days near the end of the month.

Food distributions are set for 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20, 22, 27 and 29 at the food bank at 2405 North Shore Drive, U.

The food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to income-eligible people.

Bullying just as prevalent in senior-living centers as in schools

CHAMPAIGN — Bullies don't just lurk in school corridors and on social media. Sometimes, they're in senior-living facilities spending their golden years picking on their neighbors.

Take it from Andrea Butler, the resident coordinator at Round Barn Manor senior apartments in Champaign. She has seen senior-to-senior bullying there and elsewhere, and the impact it has on the victims.

Religion calendar, Aug. 17-24, 2018

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