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Religion calendar, June 26, 2015

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PACE events to call attention to cuts' impact

URBANA — The PACE Inc. Center for Independent Living is planning two events to call attention to the effects of proposed state budget cuts on local disabled people.

Police giving away 100 bicycles this morning

URBANA — Urbana police and the Champaign County sheriff's office will hold their popular bike giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon today in front of the Public Works Building at 704 S. Glover St.

Michelle Carr, animal control officer for the Urbana Police Department, said the event serves as an opportunity to give back to the community.

Children's book drive scheduled Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The United Way will host a children's book drive Friday at its offices at 404 W. Church St.

Gift to help clients facing mental illness

URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center's Community Resource Center has received a $200,000 endowment donation to help clients overcoming life challenges related to mental illness.

Spotlight on Service, June 23, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Arthur Rotary Club

About the club

President: Rev. Leroy Allison — for another week. Kenneth Crossman becomes president on July 1.

Origin: Founded in 1952 and chartered by the Tuscola Rotary Club.

Meets: Noon Thursdays at Yoder's Kitchen.

Q&A: Gary Olsen

When an earthquake struck in Nepal on April 25, killing thousands and affecting millions, Gary Olsen's phone started ringing off the hook.

It's always that way when times get toughest somewhere on the globe.

For the retirees, June 21-28, 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.

$10 million for Extension finally released

URBANA — Like other state-funded agencies, University of Illinois Extension is anxiously awaiting a resolution to the state budget standoff.

But the statewide outreach program got some good news this week: About $10 million in Extension funding held up for most of the current fiscal year was finally released Friday.

Go figure: June 17, 2015

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines


What's expected to be in Champaign County's Relay For Life kitty once the money's all counted from last weekend and prior mini-relays.

"We're down," event co-lead JILL RANNEBARGER reported Tuesday.