The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

February 10, 2013

Power of positive

Online magazine hopes to inspire readers

— Former Danville resident Aya Fubara Eneli now has a platform to share her inspirational messages with a worldwide audience.

Eneli of Belton, Texas, launched the online magazine, “Xtraordinary You,” in January. Three of the contributors are from Danville, and one of the stories features a Catlin youth.

The 30-plus page magazine’s purpose is to “empower and encourage people to be extraordinary,” Eneli said in a telephone interview. “It encourages people to get beyond lives of quiet desperation.”

The articles are positive, empowering, informative, practical and under-girded by Christian values. The topics cover health, spirituality, finances, personal development, fitness, relationships and parenting.

People from all over the country contribute articles. There are three contributors from Danville in the January edition: Leslie Cunningham has a podcast, Rebecca Buford-Cunningham wrote “Realizing Your Wow Factor,” and Nicole Green wrote “We’re Worth It!” (about eating right). Leslie and Nicole will be featured every month.

The first issue has a feature about Sam Simonson of Catlin, who was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which resulted in mild cerebral palsy, loss of vision in one eye and deformities. He has undergone 26 surgeries in his 18 years.

Eneli said, “He radiates joy and impresses everyone he meets in a positive way. He’s an incredible young man.”

Daily message

Leslie Cunningham has a unique column, “Mrs. C.” — a podcast with her voice reading an inspirational message. In January’s 3-minute forum, she tells people: “You are priceless and God has a perfect plan for your life.”

When Eneli asked Cunningham to write for the magazine, she responded with a timid “yes.” She decided she wouldn’t let fear keep her from a new journey.

“A spiritual renewal has taken place in me, and a true understanding that as long as we have breath, we have life, and as long as we have life, we have purpose,” she wrote in an e-mail to friends.

Text Only
Local News
  • Mayor looks for fire committee members by Labor Day DANVILLE - Now with budget discussions done for the time being, Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is looking for people to serve on a committee to analyze the fire division and its future. He'd like recommendations from the committee to the city council by Labo

    April 16, 2014

  • Salary talks go on at meeting DANVILLE -- Few members of the Vermilion County Board came out strongly for or against the issue of salaries for county offices and positions. Members of the Vermilion County Board discussed the issue of salary increases for offices up for election i

    April 16, 2014

  • Hoopeston group discusses economic development

    Economic growth was on the agenda Monday night in Hoopeston as about 50 people gathered at St. Anthony's Parish Hall to discuss an economic development strategy for the city.

    April 15, 2014

  • Covington Middle School students win at Purdue Science Fair

    Eighth-grader A.J. Kline and seventh-graders Shiley Claypool and Diana Shelby told school board members about their science fair projects Monday night. They competed at the Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Purdue University last month.

    April 15, 2014

  • Oakwood sells its water and sewer systems

    Village trustees are faced with a responsibility many small towns would love to have — what to do with $2 million in cash.

    April 15, 2014

  • Banquet to honor Shockey

    April 15, 2014

  • Job fair Wednesday at DACC

    April 15, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    April 15, 2014

  • SpaceX delays station delivery launch CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer. With less than two hours remaining, the Space X company called off Monday's planned launch from Cape Canaveral. A new launch date was not set; the next atte

    April 15, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include: Danville Friday: Retail theft at All About Eyes, 3679 N. Vermilion St. Domestic battery and theft in the first block of Stroup Street. Burglary in the 400 block of Love Street. Possession of cannabis at East Main

    April 15, 2014

AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Toddler climbs into vending machine Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio 2014 NFL Draft: Potential Booms And Busts William and Kate Squash Baby No. 2 Rumors With a Wine-Tasting Trip Who Showed Up at Coachella?
Must Read