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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 loss. “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 UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre 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- Wholesale Market Opens CHELTENHAM, 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 p.m. 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) 638-2207. 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. • FFA • Varsity and intramural sports • 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 campaign. 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 old. • 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 about “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 pate. 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Scheefferetown, PA 17088 Lebanon, PA 17042 Berwyn, PA 19312 717-949-6817 717-867-5161 610-647-3340 ampaign 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 loss.” 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 tor. “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 activities. 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. 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