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Religion calendar, May 19-25, 2017

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Urbana's Lifeline-connect seeking to expand its reach

After a decade of providing faith-based recovery services to substance-addicted men, the founders of an Urbana-based residential program hope to reach more than double the people served now.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Improving hospice is Uni alum's future goal

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During her sophomore year at Notre Dame, Petra Rantanen helped take care of her grandmother, who was nearing the end of her life.

It was during those months that Rantanen, a 2013 University High graduate, began to feel strongly that people in this country need better care when they reach that stage.

Not long after, she took a class on hospice care.

For the retirees, May 14-20, 2017

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, May 12-18, 2017

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EVENTS

Entertainment listings, May 11-18, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CASH BASH, A HOLT FAMILY BENEFIT

For the retirees, May 7-13, 2017

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.

Clergy Corner, May 5, 2017

Tough to predict what will lead off Andy Adams' legacy: the fact that he founded a church (Urbana's QUEST UNITED METHODIST, in 2004) or found an actual building for that church to call home (at 2004 Philo Road, in 2013).

For those eight-and-a-half years in between, you never knew where Adams & Co. would show up for Sunday services.

Religion calendar, May 5-11, 2017

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Danville Marine moms create 'fitness fund' to combat PTSD

DANVILLE — Nearly two years after losing her son to suicide, Jenny Merrell recently stumbled upon a video he recorded after his two deployments to Afghanistan.

It's a heart-rending, poignant glimpse into the emotional stress affecting Aaron, who made the recording not long after losing one of his closest fellow Marines in Afghanistan, just two months before their tour would end.