Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 10, 1993 · Page 4
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MONDAY, MAY 10,1993 Valley Living THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To report local new* telephone Maureen Connor-Rice, 4M-3S26 Like to Multicultural fund awards grants fence? Do it now The Memorial Fencing Society meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30. The last class to be held in the college aerobics room until the fall semester is Tuesday. Then the group will return to fencing in the great outdoors, at McOarvey Park, unless a suitable indoor location can be found. Why would anyone want to fence? "In the eighth grade, my teacher took us to see the movie, Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone," says Ace Kenwood "I thoroughly enjoyed the big sword- fight between Errol and Basil. They fought up and down stairways, kicking over candlesticks, tossing tables aside, and casting big shadows on the wall. Enrol advanced three steps, whirling his sword advanced and whirled a second time, then a third. Then be went in with the thrust!" Henwood has been hooked ever since. "I wanted to be a swashbuckler, and now I am one!" Henwood says. Pierre Horn, who learned eoee when he was 14 years old explains how he got interested, "I always liked Zorro and the Three Musketeers. Besides, there was a fencing club in my town in France, and a friend of my father was a good fencer." Horn likes fencing because it's a complete sport. 'It's physical, psychological, emotional, tactical and intellectual. It's a game like chess, only you use your body. It's romantic. I love the clacking of the blades. I don't see why anybody wouldn't want to fence!" Diane Darling also reveals why she has such dedication to the sport, and it's quite simple. "It's more fun than I ever imagined it'd be!" '1 love the grace, the challenge, and the speed of it It gives me better awareness. It's good social interaction and great exercise," says Star Carroll-Smith, who has been fencing sabre in Ukiah for over four years. outifyouwantto be The Mendocino Multicultural Development Program, a county agency for arts and cultural development, announced the award of 11 grants to support community cultural projects taking place between May and December 1993. The Grant Review Panel of the Mendocino Multicultural Development Fund awarded grants of up to $750 to encourage the development and support of diverse arts and cultural programs for all residents of Mendocino County, focusing especially on previously under- served communities. Funding will pay for painting supplies for a mural designed by Laytonville High School students in the Bioregional CORE class to depict the area's flora and fauna. The Gualala Art Center, on the south coast, will receive grant money to pay for a bus to transport underserved youth to summer art classes. Harrison Street House in Fort Bragg will use their award to continue art classes for developmentally disabled adult residents, leading to Yesfj'ybttcan be a swashbuckler, too. And no—you don't have to go to Europe to leant "Come to our class and take a lesson. You'll know right away if fencing is for you," says Henwood "Come and look for us any Tuesday evening," says Judy Judd an avid fencer. "We'd be thrilled to find an affordable indoor space far the summer, but meanwhile, it's not hard to find us. We'll be in McGarvey Park or in front of City Hall. Information can also be obtained by calling the Ukiah Community Center at 462-8879. Ask for Judy. Fencing is for men and women of all ages Fencing is not exclusively for the young, as are a lot of sports. In fencing, getting older just means gaining experience and improving ability. "I know a teacher in San Francisco who is very slender, with a straight back, who is 71 years old. A friend of my father, who inspired me when I was 14, is now 65 and still fences in tournaments. What is lost in speed with age, is gained in tactics," says Horn. Also, in some sports, people often have to quit while still young because of accumulated injuries, but fencing is safe, compared to most other sports. EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is iktfini in a thnt-part series this wetk en/mc&tf in lhtUkiaharea.PartllwUHxt*Wi4Mt- day'i Daily Journal, a public exhibition of the created work. A Latino theatre arts staff person will be hired with an grant for a multicultural summer arts program co-sponsored by the Potter Valley Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Partial funding will encourage a series of events featuring lesbian women writers, sponsored by an emerging non-profit called Mama Lion. MMDF dollars will help with start-up costs for Network Artreach — a program to distribute free tickets to Ukiah Players Theatre per- fomances through social service agencies in the Ukiah area. The Multicultural Development Fund will also support a Spanish language publication of local writers connected with Vivian Power's Mendocino College classes; provide funding for costumes for the Kaleidoscope Dance Company, a Willits area group of teen dancers who will perform for the first time in May; provide eight free summer workshops for children in the Westport area on the north coast focusing on Coast Yuki culture, with a final exhibition planned at the Fort Bragg Center for the Arts. Covelo will be the site of a natural dye plant demonstration garden, which will share the results of the cultivation of specific plants for dye pigments with artists and agricultural students. The remainder of this second round of grants will provide the Mendocino Coast Hospice with an artist in residence who will provide workshops for volunteers and staff in simple art techniques, as well as classes for patients and their families in their home setting. Allocations from the California Arts Council and the Cities of Willits and Ukiah have made this grant program possible. Further questions about the Multicultural Development Fund or the Mendocino Multicultural Development Program can be directed to Nancy McHone, Program Director, at 459-7897. The best way to cool off Lahela King, 6, enjoys her ice cream cone while her mom Jeannette helps sister Ashley, 2, with a sno-cone at Todd Grove Park Sunday. The Kings were just a few of the many who enjoyed cooling off in the 93-degree temperatures Sunday at the Mother's Day Ice Cream Social. People spent time under the trees, sipping soda and licking ice cream and shaved ice while they listened to the Ukiah High School bands. Bufatn VuoonceHoVrhe Daily Joumil School schedules walk-a-thon Calpella School will hold a walk-a-thon Wednesday promoting "Say no to drugs." Starting time for events is 9 a.m. at Calpella School, 1S1 Moore St. in Calpella. The Parent-Teacher Association plans to have a drug dog demonstration, sheriff's presentation of McGruff and Barney and the talking vehicle. For more information, call 485-8701. Meeting to be held on services The California Human Development Corporation has been awarded the farmworker funds for the Community Services Block Grant Program. There will be a public hearing 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the office, 185 Seminary Ave., to discuss the services to be provided by the corporation and how they meet the needs and priorities of low-income farmworkers in Mendocino County. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information, call 462-8791. Shamrock 4-H to meet, nominate Ukiah Shamrock 4-H meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pomolita Middle School. This will be a general meeting. Officers will be nominated for the next year. Members of the rabbit project went to a rabbit farm at Kay Season's in Potter Valley recently; the photography group toured the Ukiah Daily Journal and the gardening group planted bulbs for Mother's Day. Summer program planned In PV A summer program for youth is being planned in Potter Valley. The next planning meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the elementary school library. Parents, artists, youth and others are organizing the program for those in grades kindergar- ten through junior high. The program is called Arts and Adventures and includes classes in ceramics, theater arts, dance and movement, painting and drawing and free play. Classes will be held three days a week during July. A field trip also is planned. For more information, call 743-2740 or 463-4553. Ukiah Convalescent open house celebrates Nursing Home Week Ukiah Convalescent Hospital will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in observance of National Nursing Home Week and National Nurses Week. Tours through the facility will be available to the general public throughout the week for anyone who wishes to visit, according to Connie Nugent, administrator. A recognition luncheon will be given for the facility's volunteers on May 28. Implants cut seizure frequency NEW YORK (AP) — Epilepsy patients showed a reduction in seizures after they were implanted with a device that periodically stimulated a nerve in the neck, a new study says. The patients, who used the implant along with their usual medication to forestall seizures, reported reductions averaging 47 percent in frequency of seizures 18 months after the surgery, researchers said. Results suggest the nerve stimulator may be a useful addition to medication when drugs alone fail to prevent seizures, said Dr. Basim Uthman of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Florida Brain Institute in Gainesville, Fla. He and Dr. Elinor Ben- Menachem of the University of Goteborg in Sweden presented the results recently in New York at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Uthman stressed that the device is still experimental in the United States. Dr. Ho Leppik, a researcher at MINCEP Epilepsy Care in Minneapolis who was familiar with the study, estimated that perhaps IS percent of people with epilepsy might be candidates for the device. Those are patients who desire better control of their seizures than drugs can provide and who cannot have brain surgery for a treatment, he said. About 3 million Americans have epilepsy, said Leppik, vice president of the American Epilepsy Society. The study dealt with complex partial seizures, the type that accounts for most epilepsy in adults. During this kind of seizure, a person may stare and be confused and unable to communicate, and do repetitive actions like smacking lips or other movements of the hands or mouth, for a minute or two. After the seizure, patients gradually return to normal consciousness. , ; Thirty-two patients, who had an < average of nearly two seizures a day were implanted with the small circular stimulator. In an operation taking up to two hours under general anesthesia, the device was placed under the skin below the left collarbone, with wires leading to the vag- us nerve in the neck. The device was programmed to stimulate the nerve for 30 to 90 seconds every five to 10 minutes, around the clock. Patients were also given a small magnet to turn on the device whenever they felt a seizure coming on. The vagus nerve regulates such functions as heartbeat, secretion of gastric acids and muscle tone of blood vessels, and provides sensory input into the brain stem. Uthman said it is not clear why regular stimulation reduced seizures. It may promote secretion of certain neurotransmitters, which are substances brain cells use to communicate, or it may interfere with the synchronized, rhythmic discharges in the brain that mark seizures, he said Patients showed an average drop in seizure frequency of 26 percent at three months after implantation, 32 percent at six months, 36 percent at 12 months and 47 percent at 18 months. At the 18-month mark, 17 patients showed a SO percent or greater reduction, and nine showed a reduction of 75 percent or more. Side effects occurred mostly during periods of stimulation. All patients experienced hoarseness or a quivering voice during bursts of stimulation. Mendocino College ensembles swing musically Into spring On May 20, the Mendocino College Theatre will reverberate to the classic melodies made famous by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein and Hoagy Carmichael. Another free concert featuring the cool sounds of the red-hot Mendocino College Jazz Band is planned for May 25. Both events begin at 8 p.m. Both spring conceits, presented by the Mendocino College Music Department, promise an enjoyable evening experience. The May 20 show, titled Music of Stage and , Screen, will feature the considerable talents of the College Brass ' Choir, Sax Quartet and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Special guests will be the Clear Lake High School Conceit Band. The May 25 concert will feature two award-winning Jazz Ensembles: The Mendocino College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John Parkinson; and the Kelseyvil- , le High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tom Aiken. The 19-member Mendocino College Jazz Band just returned from the Reno International Jazz Festival, where the group took second place in the two-year College Big Band Division. Their spring concert affords an opportunity for Mendocino County residents to find out what the judges in Reno thought was so special and exciting about this dedicated group of jazz musicians. Both concerts will take place on the Mendocino College Ukiah campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Road. Admission is free. If you have considered refinancing... or purchasing a new home... but, weren't sure you could afford it, it's time to call Allied Savings bank. At Allied Savings Bank, we specialize in residential real estate loans, nothing else. Loan officer, Cheryl A. Baker can help you find the loan program that fits your family's financial needs. Call Cheryl to schedule a free home loan pre-qualify interview. Experienced and local, call Allied Savings Bank for home loans at great rates. YOUR HOME LOAN CENTER 325 East Perkins Street Ukiah, CA 95482 Call Cheryl A. 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