Students raise money for cause

Unity West Elementary School raised $13,700 for the American Heart Association recently by jumping rope or shooting hoops.
Over $6,100 was raised online.
On March 18 students in kindergarten through third grade participated in Jump Rope for Heart, while fourth- and fifth-graders took part in Hoops for Heart.

Read the full story in the March 26 issue of The County Star.

Tolono youth given state award for coordinating blood drives

A 13-year-old Tolono resident was honored with a statewide award for his efforts to collect blood.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department begins 2013 Culex Mosquito Abatement

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is starting Culex mosquito abatement for the 2013 mosquito season. CUPHD uses seasonal workers on bikes, known as Mosquito Abatement Bikers (MABs), to evaluate and treat public catch basins in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.

Carle Hospice announces free day camp to help children cope with grief

Registrations are now being accepted for children ages 7 to 17 to attend Camp Healing Heart on Oct. 20 at the University of Illinois 4-H Memorial Park near Monticello.

Marble Slab hosting blood drive Saturday

Marble Slab of Savoy is sponsoring a blood drive with the Community Blood Services of Illinois from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Marble Slab will give all presenting donors a free regular ice cream with a mix-in. Donors will also receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win a $100 gas card.

Wheelathon set for April 14

PACE Center for Independent Living and Parkland College’s Club Access will host Wheelathon 2012 on Saturday, April 14. Members of the community are coming together at Parkland College parking lot C to raise money and support two organizations that are about access and independence for people with disabilities.

Fundraiser to be held for Relay for Life

The 4-Leafers 4-H Club, which handles all of the recycling at Relay for Life of Champaign County, is putting together a Spring Fling fundraiser that uses environmentally friendly items and encourages people to relax to stay healthy.

Santa Claus to visit Provena Covenant Medical Center

All kids are welcome on Thursday, Dec. 15, when Santa Claus and his elves make a stop at Provena Covenant Medical Center.
Santa will be reading holiday books aloud from 9 to 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited; reserve a spot for your child(ren) by calling (217) 337-4745 or e-mailing pcmcvolunteer@provena.org.

Bring down your holiday stress levels

Shopping, decorating, gift wrapping, cooking, baking, visiting with loved ones, card writing and mailing and attending holiday events! No wonder the holidays can cause so much stress, said Cheri Burcham, a University of Illinois Extension family life educator.

Madigan releases annual holiday safe shopping guide, alerts parents to growing dangers of 'button batteries

Attorney General Lisa Madigan yesterday joined doctors and consumer product safety advocates at the Illinois Poison Center to issue her annual safe shopping guide detailing this year’s recalled products and unsafe consumer items.

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