Friday, May 27, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, May 22 through May 27

A blur of a week, tring to meet holiday deadlines and looking beyond to a short work week next week. (say those last five words very fast).

Not gonna lie, looking forward to some extended R&R and fiction-time!

In the meantime...

Check out the health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars. Three of them can be found at the link below. Gotta Do It, runs each Sunday and often stays on the home page through the week.

Feature briefs for Tuesday (health), Thursday (faith), Friday (Arts and Entertainment), and Sunday (People) are also edited (texted and photos) by the lady of this blog, but only the stories have bylines.

Another option: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

And if you do peek at these stories, to quote our editor Kate Schott, "Thank you for reading The Herald-News." :)

Shorewood HUGS seeking nominations for its Hugs & Wishes program

While the amounts appear small compared with overall need – $250 for a hug and $500 for a wish – recipients are generally “tickled pink” that someone thought they were deserving and took the time to show it, President Susan Underwood said.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet deaconess mothered and mentored anyone needing her help

The Rev. Robin Riley, minister of women’s ministry at One Vision Worship Center in Joliet, said when she was addicted to drugs and alcohol in her youth, Pearlie drove her to a treatment facility in Michigan because she believed in Robin. Pearlie helped any hurting person, she added.

Morris woman shares her experience with rare autoimmune disorder
By Jeanne Millsap

Some people with Sjögren’s have only mild discomfort, according to the foundation, while others suffer debilitating symptoms that greatly impair their lives.

Wilmington Knights of Columbus raise money to help send a warrior to Lourdes

According to the Warriors to Lourdes website, The Knights of Columbus’ 2016 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage also is the 58th Annual International Military Pilgrimage. It is a five-day retreat for wounded or disabled military personnel. This year’s retreat was May 17 to 23.

Frankfort member of Illinois National Guard beats stress through watercolors (VIDEO EXTRA)

“I loved it right away,” Col. Mark Jackson said of the medium. “I wasn’t good at it, but I loved the idea of making colors come to life with just water.”

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