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PACE to hold low vision fair

CHAMPAIGN — Here's a chance to learn more about low vision.

PACE, which serves people with disabilities, will hold a low vision fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave..

Club helping DSC buy new software

CHAMPAIGN — Rotary Clubs are helping Developmental Services Center, Champaign, buy $5,150 worth of new software that translates words into pictures to help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities better communicate.

Sessions to offer information on help with Medicare premiums, prescriptions

CHAMPAIGN — Attention local seniors: You could be missing out on two financial help programs that cover the cost of Medicare premiums and lend a hand with prescription drug costs, according to two local organizations.

For the retirees, Sept. 21-28, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.

Businesses sought for 'Jeans Day' fundraiser

URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center is looking for employers to participate in its next "It's All in the Jeans Day" fundraiser for services fighting cancer.

Businesses can get involved by giving employees a chance to wear denim in exchange for a $5 donation on Oct. 3, with the money all going to the Covenant foundation women's health fund.

CASAblanca fundraiser set for October

URBANA — Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold its annual fundraiser gala CASAblanca on Oct. 17 at the I Hotel and Conference center, 1900 S. First St., C. A social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Dealing with grief is focus of day camp

CHAMPAIGN — Carle Hospice is accepting registrations for Camp Healing Heart, a free day camp to help children and teens ages 5-17 who are dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one.

Realtors to collect blankets for winter program

SAVOY — The Champaign County Association of Realtors will hold a blanket collection drive Oct.

Local farmer, United Way partner to help harvest hunger away

One Champaign County farmer is trying to do his part to help in the fight against hunger.


That's the sound of Pete Sage's combine Friday afternoon harvesting corn in a 37 acre field
on the northeast side of Champaign which is leased from the Church of the Living God.

2 UI groups join war on disease

CHAMPAIGN — Africans battling the growing Ebola outbreak are getting help from two organizations based at the University of Illinois.

The University YMCA announced an "Ebola Relief Campaign" on Wednesday, hoping to raise $10,000 for humanitarian relief and another $10,000 to develop educational videos to help stop the spread of the disease.