Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 26, 1977, Image 57

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Church group slates
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. - Current issues affecting far-
will be discussed next month at an “Affirmation of
Farming Event” to be held at the Laurelville Mennonite
Church Center, near here. The program is sponsored by the
church group and will be in progress for three days.
Registration begins at 5 p.m. on March 11. At 6:30 p.m.
supper will be served and an hour later it’s “get acquainted
time.” Participants are asked to bring a set of six to 12 slide
photographs to introduce their farming operations.
The week-end retreat is billed as providing fanners from
farm issues forum
The LaurelviUe Mennonite Church Center is both a program
share aM >—
related to changing with the seasons in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of
corporation and partnership modek, estate m terms weste Vp e rmsylvania. It o£fers a wi de variety of options in
of new tax laws, and how the new., administration foori service WO rshin exneriences and nWram
Washington is likely to affect farmmg, The group will also
look at the increasingly important role of the farmer as world Farmers y inte f ested attending the program Should con-
P RSoSeSS io lead discussions on the above topics
include Hubert Schwartzentruber, Delton Franz, Orlandl
Gingerich, Dwight Stoltzfus, Dieter Krieg, and Arnold 2056 ‘ 1116 registration fee for 4116 program is $8 per person.
Aside from the above topics, those in attendance are en
couraged to bring up agenda items of their own.
40’ X 90’ X 10’
FOB Factoiy ’6,490.
26 ga. Enameled Sheeting
• Economically Designed
• Soundly Engineered
• Quickly Erected Imi l
• Quality Materials W | "v l|M|
• Straight Sidewalls I I H in
JACK McMULLEN 717-761-1863
'' y g >" >T"L" ' WZ,
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Feb. 26.1977
Lamb club holds meeting
YORK, Pa. - A tentative
schedule for the York Fair
sheep show was drawn up at
the February meeting of the
York County 4-H Lamb Club.
The group met at the 4-H
Center near Bair, Pa.
Mac McGuigan, a dealer of
Families return
[Continued from Page 56]
them know that having them
was a beautiful experience,”
Mrs. Blank says. “And, it is -
it may be the most beautiful
experience of a couple’s
Also, when the husband
works with the wife in the
classes, he learns to un
derstand her moods and why
she reacts to situations in the
manner in which she does.
“Sometimes he can even
make a Joke out of it,” Mrs.
Blank says.
a nationally known brand of
feed, showed a filmstrip on
sheep. He also gave away a
few door prizes.
The next meeting of the
group will be on March 3.
Docking and castrating of
lambs will be the main topic.
In her series of classes, the
fathers are required to come
to three evening sessions
with their wives. Mrs. Blank
also holds a fourth half-day
session just for the mothers
in which they practice
exercises together and have
a simulated labor. This
exercise meeting is optional,
and as long as the couple
comes to three consecutive
meetings, they receive a
certificate for completing
the course. If the women
choose to have their babies
in the hospital, Mrs.-Blank
also makes sure they have a
tour of the maternity ward.
And, if the pupils wish, there
is a film on childbirth
available at the hospital for
them to see.
Amazingly enough, in
creasingly more couples are
preferring to not have their
children in hospitals, but are
having their deliveries at
home or in the doctor’s of
fice. One doctor in the area
makes Mrs. Blank’s course
mandatory if his patients are
going to deliver in his office.
She also gets referrals from
several other doctors which
have heard of her through
their patients.
“At first I wasn’t sure if I
could teach without being a
registered nurse, but I have
taken childbirth courses in
the many hospitals in the
area, and I am a member of
the International Childbirth
Education Association,”
she says. She’s also sup
ported by doctors and
nurses. It seems that more
and more doctors hear about
her all the time and send
their patients to her.
Often times her pupils are
really appreciative of her
classes because they are
Christian oriented and
personal. She also has an
obvious enthusiasm in
helping mothers leant this
rewarding method of giving
birth to their children. The
joy she finds in the miracle
of birth is seemingly
“If I could, I’d have 20
babies!” she says with a
delighted laugh, again
amused at her own over
zealousness. When a down
to-earth woman makes a
statement of that magnitude
it shows how highly she
regards the experience of
childbirth - a feeling which
can’t help but be transmitted
to those she teaches.