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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, March 21, 1988
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansporl, Indiana, Monday, March 21, 1988 Page 5 People Logansport REBEKAH - Purity Rebekah Lodge 127 will have a regular stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in Harley's Party Place. Committee is Dorothy Tidrick, Rebecca and Mary Strasser and Florence Wood. * * * HOME, HOBBY EH'ERS - Home and Hobby EH Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the home of Marie Fosler, 717-19th St. ** * WASHINGTON TWP49'ERS - Washington Township 49'ers EH Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the home of Opal Morgan. A bulb plant and baked goods auction will be conducted. * * * VFW AUXILIARY - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the post home. Initiation of new members will be held. Officers should wear uniforms. The 100% membership dinner will be held at 6 p.m. March 29 in the Fireside Lounge. * * * DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA — Daughters of Isabella will have a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Knights of Columbus. *** PYTHIAN SISTERS - Diana Temple 30, Pythian Sisters of Indiana, will have a regular meeting Tuesday in Savini's Party Place. ** * EH CHORUS — Cass County EH Chorus will have a regular session at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Presbyterian Church. Royal Center COUNTRY CHARMS EH'ERS - Country Charms EH Club will have a dinner at 6:30 p.m. today in the Baptist Christian Church. Each member is to bring a dish from their assigned area of the United States and their own table service. Camden SENIOR CITIZENS — The Senior Citizens will meet Tuesday following the noon meal in the Firemen's Lounge, Handicapped Children Need Special Sitters KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Finding baby sitters is difficult for any parent, But those who have handicapped children face a special challenge, notes an organization that is doing something about the problem. A Camp Fire group in Seattle has piloted "Special Sitters," a program that provides training for teen-agers and adults interested in becoming sitters for "special kids." The program has now spread to other cities, including Atlanta, Tampa and Fort Worth. "Parents of ki'ds with special needs have to help baby sitters learn new techniques for child care," says David Bahlmann, national executive director of Camp Fire Inc., headquartered in Kansas City. In addition to his role as a youth leader, Bahlmann is also the adoptive parent of several handicapped children. Based on the Special Sitters curriculum, and on his own experience as a parent, Bahlmann offers these tips for parents of handicapped kids: — Interview the new baby sitter in person at your home. If sitter and parent agree to proceed with a sitting assignment, provide an hour-long orientation several days before the actual babysitting date to allow sitter and child to get acquainted. — Look for a baby sitter who knows how to communicate with adults. Sitters need to be good listeners and should be able to repeat instructions back to you. — Give the sitter an opportunity to speak up and be candid if he or she feels unable to assume responsibility for a particular child. — Make sure the sitter knows how to play with a special child so their time together can be fun. Explain how the sitter can respond to good behavior, and offer simple ways for the sitter to confront undesirable behavior. — Help sitters understand alternative ways of communicating with handicapped children. Stress the importance of responding not only verbally but also non-verbally. "Hugs are an excellent form of non-verbal communication," Bahlmann says. — Make sure the baby sitter is familiar with any special equipment a disabled child needs to use. — Camp Fire recommends that baby sitters complete a First Aid training program offered by the American Red Cross. The course teaches immediate care for a person who has been injured or becomes suddenly ill. "Special Sitters who complete Camp Fire's training all take this course," Bahlmann says. "However, they are riot prepared to administer medications, to care for children who have seizures that are not under control, or to baby sit for children whose behavior is dangerous to themselves or others." One mother of a Down's syndrome child in Lakeland, Fla., said Special Sitters training had provided baby sitters she could feel confident about. "When I call sitters, I am always careful to say that Sarah is a Down's syndrome child, that she is mentally retarded," the mother said. "Sarah is not on any medications, so there aren't real special instructions to leave for a sitter. Yet, when I have a Camp Fire-trained Special Sitter there are things I don't have to tell her that I would have to tell someone who had not gone through the training. "For example, telling Sarah to look both ways before crossing the street doesn't mean anything to her, and the sitter must understand that. It's wonderful to have this service available." MARGARITA'S MEXICAN-AMERICAN RESTAURANT Featuring • 2 for Tuesday Get 2 Broasted Chicken Dinners or • Wet Burritos with i Salad Bar for ONLY '6.29! • Hourt: Mon.-Thun. 11 to 9 : Fri.ll to 10 • Sot.41o 10 • Sun. 11 to3 2001 MAIN ROCHESTER : 223-5310 For Home Delivery of the Phone 722-5000 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. SUNDAY 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. WEEKDAYS only $1.60 per week including Sunday Olympic Disappointments Try to picture George Steinbrenner running our teams There's been a lot of concern raised over the fact we didn't do that well in the winter Olympics. George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, has even been called upon to offer his help in making Americans more competitive four years from now. What the owner of a baseball team — one that hasn't won any gold medals lately either — can do about making Americans better bobsledders is beyond me. What George does best is pay outrageous amounts of money to guys who allegedly can run, hit and pitch. Unless the East Germans get into baseball, I don't think George is going to be a lot of help. And the fact East Germany and Russia and all those other countries with cold weather athletes named Wolfgang don't play such sports as baseball is why it doesn't bother me at all that the United States stunk up the winter Olympics in Calgary. Is anybody really going to lose any sleep over the fact the Lewis Grlzzard commies are better at the luge than we are? Here is a "sport" where you lie down on your back on a sled and go 70 miles an hour down a hill. That's all there is to it. You don't have to shoot a free throw, catch anything, or remember to hit the cutoff man. They take 5-year-old kids in East Germany and say, "OK, Fritz, you're going to be in the luge." Imagine saying that to an American kid. "The luge? Are you nuts?" the kid will answer. "I'm going to be a pro quarterback and make 8 million a year and don't bother me with any more of this. Check with my agent." Then, there's the bobsled. You don't lie down on the sled this time. You sit in it and go at incredible speeds around the curves and down the mountain. I'm about as interested in bobsledding as I am in figure skating, which is terribly overrated as a sport, too. First, a girl in a skimpy outfit hooks up with a guy in tight pants and they dance together on skates. Ever watched "American Bandstand"? It's the same thing, except nobody falls on his or her button "AmericanBandstand." Then, there's individual skating. More girls in skimpy outfits, more guys in tight pants doing something called an axel. The only people who really get excited at skating events are the television announcers. "What a touching moment," said one guy when one skater fell on her ice. I'm not sure skating announcers weren't wearing their slacks a bit too tight also. I didn't get a final score, but I guess we lost in the biathalon, too. That's some sport. You ski, and stop along the way to shoot at a target with a rifle. Do away with the target practice and make them stop and rob a convenience store and I'd watch that. Don't worry about the American athletes. We do best in sports that make sense. Some yeras ago there was a movement to start a rowing team at Clemson University. Frank Howard, the athletic director, wouldn't fund it however. "I ain't giving a dime to no sport where you sit on your tail and go backwards," said Howard. Forget the luge. Baseball season is only a month away and George Steinbrenner putting manager Billy Martin on the first bobsled out of town can't be that far behind. Pharos Flashes A Ball State education professor says that the problems of middle school children often go unnoticed. Dr. Thelbert Drake, executive secretary of the Indiana Middle School Association, says few people pay adequate attention to middle school students because they're in the middle. "The achievements of high school and elementary school students are noticed and supported by parents and teachers whereas the junior high years often go unnoticed. *** The American Lung Association reports that hazardous substances inhaled in the workplace caused an estimated 16,000 lung cancer deaths among American workers in 1987. The association raports that 65,000 American workers develop acute or chronic ]ob-related lung diseases annually, including lung cancer. That makes occupational lung disease the No. 1 preventable cause of job-related illness and death in the U.S. *** Athletes who use anabolic steroids and get caught will face possible fines or imprisonment as the result of a new state law. Gov. RobertD, Orr signed into law a bill that will penalize athletes who use anabolic steroids a maximum of four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for possession or use of anabolic steroids. The bill also makes it illegal for doctors to prescribe, distribute or sell steroids. *#* State officials are encouraging breastfeeding of babies in an effort to curb infant mortality rates. State Health Commissioner Woodrow Myers says that Indiana's infant mortality rate is at 14.3 deaths per 1,000 live births. The rate for minority infants is 26.2. Officials are encouraging breastfeeding because breastfed THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL ON ARTIST'S SUPPLIES 15% OFF Pre-Test Oil Paint 15% OFF Calligraphy Supplies 15% OFF Foam Core Board •..llrtfH S#-i%r^2&r. 4 . Eottgote .HOME CENTER 7 £%L-» Logansport's Most Complete Art Center '»-«W ^ = —_.. 1 &!i lH *gi£i&jS&gaK.%:A-, dttSr infants have fewer infections and allergies. Breastfeeding can be especially important for infants who are premature, low birthweight babies or have other physical problems. A statewide toll-free hotline has been established for information about breastfeeding and other health care issues. The number is 1-800-433-0476. *** The Veterans Administration Regional Office in Indianapolis has a toll-free telephone number to assist veterans and their dependents with questions about benefits. The number is 1-800-382-4540. Please excuse our mess while we redecorate. Come in and dig through the Bargains. Everything Marked Down 15 to 55% OFF NOTICE New Location DOUGLAS BODY SHOP With dust free paint room Corner of 19th Street & Erie Ave. Same telephone number 753-2557 Free Christian Science Lecture "Terrorism: What We Can Do About It" Speaker: Nancy Phil, New York, New York Logansport Holiday Inn Monday March 21-7:30 p.m. Free child care available Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist Ninth and North Streets in Logansport Remnants Save Up-to 65% Shop & Compare! <$• Carpet !722-4155 OPEN: 9-SM-Th. 9-6:30 Fri. 9-3:00 Sot. Closed Sun. 401 W. MARKET Two Pairs One Price. 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