Helping Hand "Now, the stocking," Barb Poulos works with a youngster at Helping Hands Day Care Center. She has taken short courses at Emmetsburg and Woodward to aid her. She recalls being doubtful when she was first asked to help out at the center, "but I fell in love with it." BY CAFiOL H1GGIXS Her interest probably began, Mrs. John Poulos, Esthervillfe, says, when as a young girl she was confronted by a deaf and dumb boy. "This poor person was trying to communicate," Barb Poulos recalls. "He was trying to tell mc- something and 1 was embarrassed because I didn't understand. 1 didn't want w run away from him, so I just stood and finally said I had to go." When she was asked a few years ago to fill in for an aide at Helping Hands Day Care Center, she found that the handicapped "are just like us, except that you've got to get with them to understand their way of communicating. Some children only express themselves through sound- usually a happy sound," she says. "When you are around them more and understand them more, you have a great joy of being around them and working with them," she explains. "They appreciate everything you do. It's fun." room skills, manners. eating and feeding skills, Since then she has been employed steadily the past five years, one year as an aide and one year as assistant director and three as director. Helping Hands, a licensed day care center held now at St. Patrick's Catholic School, receives handicapped children. "We work with them through music and teach them finger plays. We try to work with their physical handicaps through exercise." The children's physicians send reports with information on helpful exercises and the center also gets help from a volunteer physical therapist, she says. Most important, she believes, is teaching the children everyday behavior, "bath- "If you don't teach them manners, they won't have them. If you don't teach them to eat with a spoon, they are going to eat with their hands. They are handicapped— you have to work harder on some aspects. You do a lot of repeating; their levels might not go very high. "No matter how handicapped they are, I don't want them lying in a bed," she emphasizes. "I think they should be moved around. All the children are included in everything that we do, no matter how much work it is to take them." Each child is a different factor, with a different personality, she explains. But like normal children, "they laugh, they cry, they get mad, they are naughty- just like any other children." She cites a change in public attitude toward such children, saying, "We used to put them out, they were something to be ashamed of then. Parents felt burdened because people did not want to be around their handicapped child. "But none of the parents are ashamed of these children. They are very happy- children and they are a joy to be around. "I think where parents take them to church and other places, this is very good. People are afraid of them," Barb Poulos points out, "because they don't know how to communicate with them. But the more you are around handicapped people, the more at ease you are with them. "It is something wonderful that happens to you, when they do do something new; it is so extra special. If they have never used a hand and then are able to grasp something and pick it up—it is so exciting." Library Corner Library Not Just Books ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRl, JAN. 26, 1973 p age 2 Carolyn Eide, Merle Krull Wed Carolyn Eide of Estherville became the bride of Merle Krull, Rock Rapids, in a double - ring service under candlelight Jan. 6 at Estherville Lutheran Church. The Rev. Oscar Engebretson of- ficated. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Eide and the bridegroom is son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Krull of Rock Rapids. Mrs. Arthur Yoetmann was organist, accompanying JimStubbe who sang "Speak Softly Love" and "The Lord's Prayer." THE BRIDE CARRIED a cascade of pink roses swirling down from a white orchid. Her gown of white satin featured lace in the high neckline and puffed sleeves and A-line silhouette, floor- length. Her veil, also floor- length, draped over her head and shoulders, traced by a wide border of scalloped lace. She wore jewelry of earrings and a necklace with a cross set with a diamond. Attendants were Gloria Johnson as maid of honor with sis ters of the bridal couple, Sheri Krull and Gail Eide as bridesmaids. Denise Wagenaar was flower girl. They wore dark purple and lilac gowns designed with low necklines and puff sleeves. Each carried a bouquet of small carnations in pink and purple. STEVE OLSEN, Ames, was best man and groomsmen were Gary Eid , Estherville, and Mike Coon, Princeton, Mo. Greg Nath was ringbearer. Serving as ushers were Lee Bruns, John Mc-' Laughlin, Dave Wildeman and Dan Nicolsen. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church. Honored guests were William Yan Goor, Rock Rapids, and Mr. Wotneiu Wwtt Carol Higgint, Editor and Mrs. Harm Krull, George, grandparents of the bridegroom; and the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Eide, Estherville, and Mr. and Mrs. Merl Hanson, Ruthven. CAKE WAS SERVED which had been made by Millie Sevatson. The base of four heart held three tiers, decorated with purple roses and surrounded with springerii, fern and holly. Cake cutters were Mrs. Teressa Aning and Mrs. Lorraine Hanson. Dining room hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nath. Presiding at the coffee urn were Mrs. Jeanette De Noble and Mrs. Beverly Merrill, and at the punch bowl, Mr.'and Mrs. Myron Goede. The couple plan to be at home after Feb. 1 at Miami, Okla., where the bridegroom is employed by Mid-States Equipment Co. He will be a senior at Iowa State University this fall. The bride, a 1969 graduate of Estherville High School, was employed by Minnesota-Ohio Gas Co., Estherville, the past two years. First Christian Church Honors 50-Year Members Twenty-four members with 50 years or more of membership in the First Christian Church were honored at a general meeting of the C WF and CMF Wednesday evening at the church. George Lyman, the oldest with 81 years of membership, pre sented a history of the old churches and pastors accompanied by photographs. Lyman recalled attending the dedication of the first church building on North Sixth Street. Other 50-year members attending the meeting were Ka- Personal Mention Honor Mrs. Ellis Mrs. Fred Ellis was given a birthday celebration Sunday by her daughter, Mrs. Leslie Parson, and Butch. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ellis, Emmets burg, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Ellis, Donnie, Connie and Nancy, Spirit Lake. Mrs. Fred Ellis remained with the Parsons a few days, returning Wednesday. MR. AND MRS. Ed Hutchinson of Spirit Lake visited Mrs. Bertha Mauss today (Friday). MRS. MARK ALBRAND, Dolliver, visited Thursday with her grandmother, Mrs. Iva Wold. MR. AND MRS. Clifford Olson at Good Samaritan Center, Estherville, held a fish fry at their apartment with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carey, Spirit Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Linn, Estherville, as guests. The occasion was the birthday of Mrs. Clifford Olson. MRS. WAYNE DUNCAN of Ceylon recently visited Mrs. Ruth Carlson. MR. AND MRS. BEN BURNS had as guests Thursday Mrs. Joe Walsh and Mrs. Homer Mileham, both of Emmetsburg, Mrs." Roland Jackson, Spencer, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berg,Joseph and Charles Jr., Terril. REBECCA ANNE BROBST, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Brobst, Lincoln, Neb., was baptized at United Methodist Church there Jan. 14. Her father is formerly of Estherville and her sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Rick Prior, Estherville. Attending the baptismal dinner were grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Brobst, Estherville, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ahlgren, Davenport; her great-grandmothers, Mrs. Alyce Brobst, Graettinger, and Mrs. Carmelleta Ahrens, Staples, Minn.; also Mr. and Mrs. Ron Prior, Estherville, and Dennis Ahrens, Staples, Minn. thryn Lyman, Helen Eisenhower, Mrs. Oliver Langmo, Mary Danielson, Mrs. Bert Shirley and Mary Peterson. Those honored who were not present were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Goggin, Mrs. Herman Origer, Archie McMillan, Florine Anderson, Ethel Richard, Otto Klein, Marie Boone, Mrs. Marie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Davis, Mrs. John Campbell, Lewis Sweet, Inez Rankin and Mrs. Geneva Novak. Mrs. Lillian Mauck accompanied group singing for the program. Dorothy Rogers conducted the business meeting at which plans were announced for a potluck supper Jan. 31 at the church. Mrs. Fred Sawyer gave the World Call report , "Interdependence within the Christian Church" was the lesson topic, led by the Rev. Fred Sawyer. Assisting him were Mrs. Esther Loe, Mrs. Dean Clark, Mrs. John Isebrand, Mr. and Mrs. Don Lair, Martina Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson, Edith Lair, Esther Dawson, Mrs. Francis Warrington, Mrs. Roger Johnson, Mrs. Bruce Hoien, Mrs. Alice Weber, Miss Rogers, Don Richard, George Dawson, Steve Hoien and Bruce Hoien. A card was signed by those present to be sent to Merle Andre. Hostesses for the potluck supper were members of the Loe Group. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Krull Terrarium Demonstration For Local Garden Club Making of terrariums was demonstrated at Tuesday's meeting of Estherville Garden Club in the home of Mrs. Ralph LaRue. Ken Kollasch of Ken's Flower Shed made the presentation, explaining what materials are needed and how they can be planted in a container of glass or plastic to form a growing flower arrangement. Other items of the program were a display of various types of evergreen branches, with com- . ments on their growing habits by members. A short book review was given by Mrs. Earl Hornby, presenting Garden Ideas, A to Z. , by Elvin McDonald; and a preview of the year's program by Mrs. Donald Pro. Comments were made on the theme of the Flower Show, "Floral Fanfare." by Mrs. Ralph Johnson, chairman of the event, to be held in early August. Minutes were read by Mrs. Jerald Johnson and the treasurer's report by Mrs. George Chipman. A letter from Mrs. L E. Carriet urged members to follow legislation on the shooting of mourning doves in Iowa. Members were asked to bring plants at any time they are ready, for distributing to the rest homes. Members were urged to save newspapers for the collection sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers, also to save mesh onion sacks for preparing treated pine cones. Mrs. LaRue, president, announced the next meeting, to be held Feb. 27th at the D .E .K. Building. The hostess was assisted in serving refreshments for the 22 members attending by Ivadell Ross and Mrs. Leon Blake. ion BY CAROLYN WALZ, Acting Librarian AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS We have the VITAL HISTORY CASSETTS which are a primary source of material for Library Audio-Visual collections. These cassettes are the sounds of what is happening today, selected for their relevance to history tomorrow. You may check out the individual cassettes or the complete notebook. The year is divided into a set of three notebooks, with twelve cassettes in each notebook. We also have a cassette player to check out for the use of these Vital History Cassettes. It will also interest parents, teachers, and other concerned adults to know that we have four sets of child development filmstrips and records. "Family Feeling," "Sometimes 1 Feel," "Observing and Imagining," and "How An Average Child Behaves Ages 1 Through 5," are good examples of this authoritative information. You may check these out from our children's library. We have a listening center for both children and adults, so if you wish to listen to a record while you are visiting the library, please ask the librarian. SPEC LA L FEATURE The Iowa Commission for the Blind furnishes us with a Talking Book Machine, which we make available to anyone interested in using this machine. We have access to the talking books through the Ioiva Commission for the Blind. EXTRAS Just recently we obtained 150 children's books from the Sioux- land collection of books that are stored at the Sheldon Public Library. Most of these books are new, attractive, and titles which we did not formerly have. Also, for you western readers, we have about 50 books which we just traded for from the Spencer Public Library. .So there will be some different titles for you to choose from. ATTENTION CHILDREN There is a story hour on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and one for the preschoolers on Tuesday, also at 1:30 p.m. and we have some new and interesting child guidance toys to interest you before and after story hour. Sooo . . . whenever, whatever you want to know and do—here's the place to go— Estherville Public Library, information unlimited, open daily, and admission is free. THE lOCKMOINS "HE'S A MAN OF F6W WoWS— ••• . _ *No;'pRoeAetY NOT; ANP'WI'U. 6EB: M From out of the kitchen, the ingenious musicians above came to perform for residents at Good Samaritan Center Thursday. In the front row, beginning at left with Mrs. John Koenecke (with a pitcher), Mrs. Robert Gommels and daughter Sheila, Mrs. Kenneth DeMoss, Mrs. Elmer Thorn and Mrs. Carl Ahrens. In the back row from left Mrs. John Gosch, Mrs. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Frank Klingbeil almost completely hidden, Mrs. Gary Haines and Mrs. Erma Smith. Mrs. Robert Klein, not shown, accompanied the group at the piano. They represented Naomi Circle of Immanuel Lutheran Church,— Photo by Carol Higgins. ' Jo Ann Kirchner I.L.C.C. Got spring fever yet? Mc Clerary's do and we're getting more spring merchandise in daily. JoAnn is modeling a three piece Russ outfit. The slacks and shell are red knit and the jacket Is plaid accenting the red. Come to McCleary*s to pick out your spring wardrobe. IN ESTHERVILLE t.
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