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De Kalb, Illinois
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Tuesday, March 22, 1988
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6 DAILY CHRONICLE, DeKolbSycamore, III. Tuesday, March 22, 1 988 BONNIE IfEIMISCH, Community editor Getting to know... Seminar slated by Compassionate Friends The Fox Valley chapter of the. Compassionate Friends will have its tenth seminar for siblings on Saturday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. to J p.rn: at Our Lady of Good Council School, 601 Talrna, Aurora. This is a sharing and learning experience for young people who have experienced the death of an immediate family member or other primary person. Children meet with others their own ages, and groups are led by professionals who donate their time. The seminar is for children and young people from kindergarten age through the 20s. Call Joni M.ichelson at 232-6330 for details. 'Paragon' returns Channel Eight's video magazine program, "Paragon," is returning for its third series of programs. The show will be aired on both city and campus cable Thursday evenings at 6:30 with a repeat showing at 9:30. "Paragon" is comprised of video feature reports about NlU-related individuals, groups, and organizations in service to the campus and the community. Students in Communication Studies 426 (Field and Post-Productioh ) write, produce, and narrate the individual segments. Dr. Robert Miller, assistance professor of communication studies, is the program's executive producer and host. The March 24 edition will include reports on the NIU Racquetball Club, art galleries, and testing services, plus a look at shopping for bargains, how music performance and composition majors collaborate, and Grant Towers' own version of the historic Cotton Club. On March 31 "Paragon" will focus on the NIU Honors . Program, child learning program for preschoolers, food service, and special educationphysical education program, plus visits to the Holmes Student Center and the Emergence Dance Theater. "Paragon's April 7 show covers the NIU Pubic Opinion Laboratory, recreation center, and alumni association, with time out for visits to an unusually appointed eating establishment and to a late-night session of im-provisational theater. DANIELLE STRICKMAN is project director of the Disabilities Access Network at the Family Service Agency of DeKalb County. After moving to DeKalb from Newton, Mass., six years ago, she founded the Learning About Handicaps Program, a disability awareness program which is taught by trained community volunteers in the DeKalb schools. This program received the 1987 Governor's Hometown Award. Currently she serves on a statewide parents committee for the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, and on the executive board of the Connecticut College Alumni Association as chairperson of an ad hoe commitee on accessibility for persons with disabilities. Age: 43. -Birth place: Harrisburg, Penn. Current home: DeKalb. Family status: Husband, Len, dean of Northern Illinois University's College of Law; son, Andy; daughter, Tarni. Worst job held: waitress ,at a resort in New Hampshire. 1 ll Most unusual job held: frosting cupcakes in a bakery. Favorite movies: "Roxanne" and "Children of a Lesser God." Favorite books: The Little Engine Thai Could and Heartsounds. Favorite television shows: The Monkees and Nightline. Favorite performer: Liza Minelli. Personal hero: Eleanor Roosevelt. Nobody knows I'm: a rooster pitcher collector (and other animals!). I wish I could stop: over-scheduling myself. I'm better than anyone else when it comes to: making friends and recruiting volunteers: I would love to have met: my maternal grandfather. When nobody's looking, I: take a nap. I hope I never have to: turn down a lobster dinner. If I could change one thing about myself, I would: be thin. I realized I was grown up when I: wasn't hurt when my son forgot my birthday. If I could re-live my life, I would: read more. The best time in my life is: now. My major accomplishment to date has been: the Learning About Handicaps Program and its winning the Governor's Hometown Award. A major lesson I have learned in life is: being able to laugh at myself. The thing I most enjoy doing is: traveling. ...Danielle Strickman DAN improves life for disabled Craft, bake sale planned The ninth annual "Easter in the Grove" arts, crafts and bake sale will be Saturday, March 26, from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of Waubonsee Community College, two miles north of Sugar Grove on Route 47. Some 140 crafters representing Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and Tenenessee, will participate, including Miriam Meyer and Birt Strike of DeKalb. SHS has fashion show "Changes," this year's fashion show at Sycamore High School, will be presented by the fahsion merchandising class on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $2. The clothes featured are from local and mall stores. The show will feature fashions in historical, work, school, and bridalwear. The school section will feature prom and swim wear. Nursery school has shopshare The DeKalb Cooeprative Nursery School will hold a Shop & Share fundraising program on March 28-30 at all Jewel Food Stores. For those who shop at Jewel on one of those days, five percent of their total purchases, excluding tax and Osco merchandise, will be donated by Jewel to this organization. The nursery school will use the money generated by this Shop & Share to enhance its programs. Anyone interested in helping, especially families of former students, will need Shop & Share identification cards and should contact Jacque at 756-1362. Editor's note: The Family Service Update is a column written by members of the Family Service Agency staff. Persons having questions regarding this information or seeking professional help for individual or family problems are encouraged to call 758-8616. Family Set- vice Agency of DeKalb County is a United Way Agency. The Disabilities Access Network, a project of the Family Service Agency, was designed to improve the quality of life for disabled persons throughout DeKalb County. Founded on the award-winning Learning About Handicaps Program, Disabilities Access Network ' now serves persons with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live. Among its services to the community, Disabilities Access Network offers accessibility surveys, upon request, to any business, industry, social, recreational, or community agency. Each survey evaluates a number of important features of the building which need attention, including: building history and size; parking areas; ramps, stairs, and elevators; public restrooms, drinking fountains, and telephones; emergency alarms; the width of doorways and corridors; the heaviness and manageability of doors; and features affecting persons with vision impairments such as tactile markings on doors or in elevators, and telecommunication devices (TDD) or other telephone adaptations for the hearing impaired. All of these features are essential in order to comply with federal, state, and local codes for accessibility in new construction, or renovation of public buildings and publicly used spaces within existing facilities. In the autumn of 1986, in response to a church's request for an accessibility survey of its buildings, Disabilities Access Network's advisory board decided to establish a survey program in DeKalb. The board consulted Dr. Barbara Brown, formerly of the Rockfrod Access and Mobilization Project (RAMP), who trained the five members of Disabilities Access Network's accessibility committee in the necessary procedures. Three members of the accessibility survey committee are from Disabilities Access Network's Family Service Update Friends of the Family , since 195 advisory board: Betsy Baer, Cheryl Countryman, and Donna Xidis. Two are from the Family Service Agency staff: Camille Bever and Danielle Strickman. Each request for an ac-cessibility report is followed by a site visit by committee members. Then a written report is prepared with recommendations and illustrations. The report provides product information about physical equipment and mechanical devices as well as references to the Illinois Accessibility Standards Illustrated. Trained committee members provide their expertise on a consultation and assistance basis, and not as a watch-dog agency. They emphasize that their focus is on prioritizing accessibility needs, and on offering to the community the best remedies, for the least dollars. There are a growing number of disabled persons in our society. In view of the estimate that 30 percent of the population will live with disabilities in their lifetimes, improvements in the accessibility of our communities is an insurance policy for all. Although removing architectural barriers was originally intended to address the legal and social needs of persons with dis abilities, it ultimately provides better access for all including babies in strollers, children in the arms of their parents, the aging and older citizens striving to maintain independence and mobility, and persons of all ages who live with disabilities or , limitations. Time, energy, and expense are required to ' improve accessibility. ; However, there are many creative and cost-effective means of achieving this, if people are knowledgeable. If you are considering new construction, renovation of old buildings, or would like to improve ' access within your building or community, you may request an accessibility survey by contacting -Danielle Strickman, project director of the Disabilities Access Network ; at the Family Service Agency, 758-8616. Club news Shoppe has fashion show A Stuff-n-Things Shoppe fashion show and buffet supper will take place on Tuesday, March 29, at 5 p.rn at Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd. The fashion show is sponsored by FRIENDS of Barb City Manor, the auxiliary, to promote the used clothing available in the Stuff-n-Things Shoppe. Models, who are members of FRIENDS and residents of Barb City Manor, will model clothing that they have previously bought or that is currently for sale in the shoppe. Buffet supper reservations must be made by 11 a.m. March 29. Call 756-8444. There is no charge for the fashion show, which will begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to be a model can call Barb City Manor, 756-8444, and leave his name and phone number. Dashu presents lecture Historian, artist, photographer, and teacher Max Dashu will present her slide show-lecutre "Women of Power" at Northern Illinois University on Tuesday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Diversions lounge, on the lower level of the Holmes Student Center. The public is invited to the free presentation. Maxine Hammond Dashu grew up in West Chicago In 1968 she won a scholarship to Harvard University, where she first became interested in women's history. Dashu continued her interdisciplinary research through the 1970s, assembling information about women's achievements and status. Since 1974, she has put together 30 slide shows on women and five multi-cultural shows on women political and cultural leaders She has collected 8.000 slides on women in world cultures. From 1980 to 1983, she co-produced a weekly radio program of international women's music and culture on KPFA-FM. Berkeley, Calif. She also has produced several bour-kmg specials for the station For more information call 753-0482. Woman's club GFWC Sycamore Woman's Club will have a broad meeting on Friday, March 25, at 11 a m. at El Matador Restaurant in Sycamore. On Tuesday, April 5 the regular meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Sycamore Community Center. The program on "Scandinavia" by Carl A. Dallinger. Stamp club The Rockford Stamp Club will present its 30th annual stamp exhibition and bourse March 26-27 at the Rockford Motor Inn, I-90 and US 20. Rockford. Rockford '88, a local show, will feature approximately 60 frames of philatelic material and 20 bourse dealers. The show will be open to the public, free of charge, from 10 a m to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For details write to Rockford Stamp Club. 2233 Charles St .Rockford, 111.61108 AMBUCS The DeKalb Chapter of AMBUCS (American Business Clubs i recently presented its award for therapist of the year to James R. and Mary A. Andrews The award is presented each year to an outstanding local therapist working in the field of occupational, physical, music, speech, or auditory therapy. The DeKalb chapter of AMBUCS will submit the local recipients' names and credentials to the national office of AMBUCS for consideration as national therapist of the year. AMBUCS was founded in 1922 and currently has ac tive chapters throughout the United States. Nationally, AMBUCS chapters make grants to qualified persons pursuing careers in the fields of physical, occupational, music, speech, and auditory therapy. Since 1955. AMBUCS. nationally, have provided more than $2.5 million in scholarships and have helped more than 4,000 persons complete their educations in their chosen fields of therapy. Wordwrights Word wrights, a professional writers' organization with members throughout the northern Illinois area, announces that five new members have been accepted: Linda Liston. Pat Farnham. AI Reynolds. Phil Carpenter, and Randy Rehberg. Liston is a poet and short story writer. Her writing is frequently inspired by her experience as a physician. Farnham. a secretary and a student at Northern Illinois University, has been a copywriter at a radio station and now pursues her interest in writing poetry and fiction Rehberg. an editor, has won several awards for playwriting and non-fiction Carpenter is a teacher and researcher in the NIU Geology Department and writes short stones and feature articles on scien tific topics. Wordwrights meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Gurler House, 205 Pine St The group's objective is to improve manuscript quality of its members by giving and receiving thoughtful criticism. Members exchange marketing information and assist each other in increasing publishing credits and sales. Interested individuals are invited to observe a working session. Tor more information contact Valerie Quinney at 758-7229. Kishwaukee Kiwanis At a recent meeting 15 members of Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club signed up to assist with the Northwestern Illinois Junior Olympics which took place on March 19. Members who are in the real estate business Andy Swenson, Marty Lehman. Jerry Wahlstrom, and Tim Dunlop talked about various aspects of the business. Craig Perica and Brian Scholle received a certificate from Barb City Manor for completing the panelling of the card room there. Heart to heart singles The Heart to Heart Singles group is for single, divorced, legally separated or widowed persons over the age of 21. including disabled persons, and regardless of race or religion and whether or not they have children Car pools can be arranged for those needing transportation. This is a non-profit group. For more information call Carolyn at 756-8003. March activities include: March 23, Wednesday, potluck, 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, beverage, plate and silverware; games afterwards. March 25 Friday, wine and cheese, Univer sity Village recreation room, 9 p.m.; men bring wine and cups, women bring cheese and crackers; afterwards dancing at DeKalb Moose Club, band is Boarderline. March 27 Sunday, Heart to Heart Singles dance, open to all over 21, 8-11 p.m., Matthew Boone's Restaurant, S3 admission to cover music provided by J. B. DJ Service. QUALITY isn't expensive IT'S PRICELESS SBelkes iKitchens 1228E. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, 7S6-41S4 On campus 18 get stipends Scholarship assistance has been provided by the Kishwaukee College Foundation for 18 current students majoring in nursing at the Malta college. Awarded scholarships for second semester (spring. 1988) were Lorraine Bearrows of Linden wood; Dereck Caldwell, Janice Dohnalik, Keely Speer-Crnest, Eliiabeth Freund, Tamberty Fry, all of DeKalb; Cher Futrell of Rochelle; Debro Cum of Genoa; Rebecca (torn of Malta; Jason Laseman of Waterman; Barbara Manety of DeKalb; Linda Mekshet of Sycamore; Janice Mono ok of Malta; Christina Nigbur of Sycamore; Beverly Paul of Rochelle; Maryan Popek, Mary Katherine Speers, and Cynthia Tjelle, all of DeKalb. Nursing coordinator Mary O'Meara noted that graduates of the nursing program typically find staff positions in health care institutions waiting for them for up to three months preceding their graduation. SPORTING GOODS GROUP DISCOUNTS CUSTOM LETTERING SCREEN PRINTING 61 f W. Lincoln Hwy. . DcKolb. Ill 601 IS (15-756-9910 235 W State St. Downtown Sycomoro 815-895-9997 i i ' i t - f ; . , 3 ' I I - '. 11- t i Ij I . ' ! t u win a giant 15 j EASTER DUIINYJ 5 pf phon Deposit ol:

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