Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 28, 1994, Image 142

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    D6-lancaster Fanning, Saturday, May 28, 1994 0
Grange Enters Statewide Deaf Awareness C
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
The Pennsylvania State Grange
is participating in the first state
wide effort between public and
private agencies to raise aware
ness about deafness and hearing
“Ring the Bell for Better Hear
ing” is the theme of the campaign
that has brought the Grange and
other private organizations togeth
er with state government to raise
awareness and mark May as Bet
ter Hearing and Speech Month.
“Pennsylvania must enhance its
efforts to make all citizens aware
of hearing loss and to improve re
sources to persons who are deaf or
hard of hearing,” said Denise M.
Brownlee, deputy secretary, De
partment of Labor and Industry.
“Hearing loss affects almost one
Events Highlight Link Between
Co.) Penn State Cooperative
Extension will hold educational
events for state legislators.
The events arc part of a state
wide effort by Penn Stale’s Col
lege of Agricultural Sciences and
Penn Stale Cooperative Extension
to illustrate the link between re
search at the university and effec
tive educational programs deliver
ed at the local level through co-
Md. The Southern
Maryland Regional
Fanners Market is open
for the 1994 season.
Three wholesale auc
tions have been held,
primarily featuring bed
ding plants. The next
scheduled auction is
Thursday, June 2 at 7
According to man
ager Prunty, the market
plans to hold auctions
every Thursday evening
in June to allow grow
ers a sales outlet for ear
ly crops and plants. Ad
ditional sale days will
be added in July as the
supply of fresh, local
produce increases.
The market’s peak
season schedule will be
Monday and Thursday
evening sales at 7 p.m.
and Wednesday and
Friday morning sales at
11 a.m. As in previous
years, a price report on
each auction can be
heard by calling (800)
The June 2 wholesale
auction is expected to
feature spring onions,
greens, bedding plants,
perennials, patio tomato
plants, and other spring
items. Interested sellers
and buyers can call Re
gina at (800) 533-3276
for more information.
In addition to the
wholesale auction, the
retail market is featur
ing bedding plants
Monday through Satur
day from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. and Sundays from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
million Pennsylvanians and im
pacts upon their families and often
the jobs of those affected.
State Grange is participating in
the campaign by distributing edu
cational materials to all acti
vities chairmen.
In addition, the Grange will
lake part in helping to distribute
material to more than 200 librar
ies, malls, businesses, and senior
citizen centers.
The campaign will also reach
schools where posters, brochures,
coloring books, posters, and essay
contests are planned to be held.
The State Grange, according to
Mary Jo Wojton, deaf activities
director, held its annual essay and
poster contests and prizes were
awarded to the winners.
Slate Grange also sponsored a
operative extension
“Penn State’s College of Agri
cultural Sciences truly is more
than you think,” said Dr. Lamar
tine F. Hood, dean of the college.
“Only cooperative extension, with
Bull Enters Program
PLAIN CITY. Ohio 7H4750
Plushanski Thor Victory-ET *TL,
a young sire bred by Charles
Plushanski of Kutztown, Pa., has
been chosen to enter Select Sires’
Program for Genetic Advance
ment (PGA) sire sampling system.
Based on his outstanding pedi
gree, 7H4750 has been selected as
one of 200 Holstein bulls from
throughout the United States to
enter the program in 1994.
7H4750 has a parent average of
+BOP. He is a Thor son out of a
high producing Cleitus daughter.
Lancaster Mennonite High School
2176 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
Come visit a school where education
also happens outside the classroom.
• Varsity and intramural
• Touring chorus
• Drama worship team
• Exciting minicourses
such as backpacking and
service opportunities
Applications are now being accepted for students
ln OMdes 9 through 12. Call 717-299-0436.
display at the Indiana Mall and
will appear at other malls across
the state during May.
Wojton said the Grange has
been' active in deaf awareness
since 1971 when the National
Grange chose it as a national
health care project.
There is still a need for deaf and
hearing loss awareness, according
to Wojton.
In 1971, between 34 million
people had suffered hearing loss,
but that number has increased
10-fold. Between 3642 million
people today have hearing loss,
Wojton said.
That’s one reason why the
Grange is participating in this
Teresa A. Nellans, assistant
director, Office for the Deaf and
offices in each of Pennsylvania’s
67 counties, can provide research
, based education programs across
' the stale. These county events are
designed to showcase the breadth
The dam is scored Very Good
(87-EX-MS) and is a high solids
milk producer, evident by her
31.848 M, 1174 P, and 3.7%P
2-year-old record. The second
dam is a Big Al daughter with
31.020 M and 1.066 P as a 4-year
• Daily chapels
• School yearbook,
newspaper and magazine
• Chess team
• School play and musical
• Student Council
• Jazz band
• Computer club
Hearing Impaired for the Depart
ment of Labor and Industry, has
been partially deaf since the age of
12 after contacting the measles.
Nellans is administering the pro
gram at the state level.
Nellans delivered an impas
sioned appeal at the pressconfer
ence for the hearing world to bet
ter communicate with those who
are deaf or hard of hearing.
“Because communication in
volves all people not only those
with a disability it is important
that those who hear well learn how
to change their communication
behavior so people with hearing
loss are not excluded,” Nellans
said. “This campaign tells people
that hearing loss is not something
to be ashamed or embarrassed
“Together we can overcome the
Research, Extension
of those programs and their im
portance to people’s lives.”
Across the commonwealth, 45
county or mullicounty meetings
are planned, each tailored to pro
vide information about local is
sues and concerns. Penn State fa
culty and staff members from the
University Park Campus and
hundreds of cooperative extension
educators statewide will partici
In preparation for the events,
Penn Stale’s College of Agricul
tural Sciences has produced a ser-
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barriers to communication,” Nel-
lans said,
Wojlon received a special re
cognition plaque during the cere
mony for her “efforts to raise pub
lic awareness and break down bar
riers facing people with hearing
Wojlon gave credit to the Penn
sylvania State Grange for making
deaf activities a community ser
vice project and for providing her
an opportunity to serve as the or
ganization’s deaf activities direc
“When 1 became involved with
deaf activities with the Pennsylva
nia State Grange, it was as a non-
G range parent of deaf children,”
Wojlon said. “The Grange has al
ways supported our work in deaf
ies of 27 brochures that discuss
some of the college’s most suc
cessful research efforts and related
cooperative extension programs.
the college also has produced a
short video describing programs
for Pennsylvania’s youth at risk.
Both the brochures and the video
will be available after the event for
people seeking more information
about these programs.
To learn more about activities
in your region, contact the Penn
State Cooperative Extension of
fice in your county.
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