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CU-CitizenAccess: Head Start can't do enough for kids

Editor's note: CU-CitizenAccess operates under the Department of Journal

For the retirees, May 3-10, 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.

Wheelathon fundraiser set

URBANA — Here's a chance to experience what it's like to navigate life in a wheelchair.

The annual Wheelathon, sponsored by PACE, Inc. (Persons Assuming Control of their Environment) will be held from 9:30-2 p.m. May 9 at Urbana's Meadowbrook Park.

Building something special

More than 60 women, among them University of Illinois athletes and staff, will use hammers and other tools today to help put up a house in Urbana as part of 2015 National Women Build Week, a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and Lowe's. Among the heavy hitters today: UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing.

Inspection finds violations at housing authority facilities

Editor's note: CU-CitizenAccess operates under the Department of Journal

Aruna run set for Saturday

URBANA — The second annual CU Aruna Run will take place Saturday at the UI Arboretum in the 2000 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

The event benefits women in south Asia who are enslaved in the brothel system. The Aruna Project raises money to help provide holistic care to the women and to find them jobs after they leave the brothels.

Family Checkbook: Financial education is not the whole story

By Kathy Sweedler

I believe in the importance of financial education; I am a financial educator.

I believe with good information people can avoid many costly errors and use their money to reach their dreams and goals. However, before people can make educated decisions and use their money wisely, they need to have enough available income to be out of survival mode.

Spotlight on Service, April 28, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign West Rotary

About the club

President: Jane Solon.

Origin: The club was chartered on Oct. 15, 1978. It was sponsored by the Champaign Rotary and has since sponsored the Mahomet Rotary and Illini After Five Rotary.

Meets: Noon on Wednesdays at the Round Barn Banquet Centre.

For the retirees, April 26 to May 3, 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.

Work of AMBUCS' First Citizen touches thousands of lives each year

She's the executive director of the Vermilion County Museum, a Muncie Baptist Church leader and officer for a number of community organizations.