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Social Services

Religion calendar, May 20-27, 2016

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Meeting 'all sorts of needs' one at a time

RANTOUL — In Karen Kelly's 28 years working at the Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County, she has seen thousands of people walk into the agency needing food from the pantry — just one of the many services offered there.

But she remembers one man specifically, because he still drops by to thank them for their help.

Leader of midnight basketball program cites Nunn's humility

CHAMPAIGN — Rev. Willie Comer said he has seen first-hand the humility that University of Illinois basketball player Kendrick Nunn has displayed in the last couple months.

The UI guard from Chicago has been helping with the Berean Covenant midnight basketball program on Friday nights at the church at 706 Bloomington Road, C.

Heroic crew shares honor for saving life

W hen the crew of Champaign Fire Engine 153 arrived first on the scene, ready to fight a house fire at 1416 Winding Lane, they learned that the owner, an elderly woman, was trapped somewhere inside.

Spotlight on Service, May 17, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Orange Krush

About the club

President: Jack Rich

Origin: Formed before the 1975-76 University of Illinois basketball season, Lou Henson's first as coach.

Meets: Every home game at State Farm Center.

Proudest of

For the retirees, May 15, 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.

Rape crisis center suspending all but hotline at end of month

URBANA — After nearly a year without money from the state, the rape crisis center in Urbana is being forced to suspend nearly all its services and lay off its five remaining employees at the end of the month.

Crisis Nursery letter

Letter sent Wednesday to supporters of Crisis Nursery from Stephanie Record, executive director

Dear valued friend of Crisis Nursery,

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Academic honors

—Miami University's Alexus Jimson-Miller was named to the Mid-American Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Team. It's a second-year award given to students who have excelled in athletics and academics. Jimson-Miller, from Danville, is majoring in Health Promotion.

"Winnie's a little bit ornery today"

CATLIN — Students at Salt Fork North Elementary School have the perfect excuse this week for not getting home work done.

The horse ate it.

A miniature horse, named Winnie, wearing sneakers. Mini Converse sneakers made for a bear.

No, really.