Social Services

Social Services

End of the beginning: Linder to step down

URBANA — While tonight's banquet will celebrate the C-U One-to-One mentors and their mentees, it will also serve as a farewell to the program's founder.

Barbara Linder is retiring after 22 years as a do-it-all coordinator. Next stop: TBA.

For the retirees, May 1-8, 2016

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 29-May 6, 2016

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Events

Baseball and St. Baldrick today at Illinois Field

CHAMPAIGN — Heads will be shaved for a good cause at 6:30 p.m. today at Illinois Field.

It's part of the Knocking Childhood Cancer Out of the Park program. Proceeds going to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which bills itself as the world's largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

Spotlight on Service, April 26, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign County Humane Society

About the club

President: Anna Benjamin.

Origin: While it was first incorporated in 1903, the society's roots go back further, to 1889, when a group of 33 citizens organized a Champaign branch of the Illinois Humane Society.

For the retirees, April 24-May 1, 2016

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.

Youth group steps up to fill needs

GIFFORD — For food, clothing, snow-shoveling, leaf-raking and so many other needs in their community, the members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Youth Group are the go-to teens.

'I didn't do anything special'

URBANA — Myrtle Slater doesn't think her story is worth telling, and she definitely doesn't think it's worth an award.

"I didn't do anything special," she says.

The way she tells it, she's just an 85-year-old woman who raised five children and was lucky enough to help a few people in the process.

"I just did what anyone else would've done," she says.

Scouts work was bridge to new career for honoree

CHAMPAIGN — When Emmie Fisher graduated from James Madison University with a degree in music more than 30 years ago, she had no idea her title would one day be president/CEO of a software company.

Openings for music teachers were scarce then, she said, so she went in search of whatever she could find.

Spotlight on Service, April 19, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Exchange Club of Mattoon

About the club

President: Laura Seils

Origin: Chartered in 1976

Meets: 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Pagliacci's Restaurant