How are hearing-impaired people to be warned?

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


Someone in Rantoul must have an answer to this question.

It has been brought to my attention that there are many people in our town who have hearing problems. In view of this they wish to know what happens when the tornado siren goes off to warn everyone and the people who have this problem can’t hear the siren.

How can they be warned?

So I asked a woman who has the problem, and she said the only way she could hear the warning siren is to leave her doors open, and “I won’t do that,” she said.

So where does that leave this person and all the others with the same problem?

Soon it will be time to warn our townspeople that a storm is on its way. I hope someone comes up with an idea.

I’m looking for a full-size bed complete. If you have one to give away, please let me know at 217-892-4508. I also need a set of bunk beds.

I want to thank the people who donated children’s books. They will have a good home. Not just one but many homes for bunches of children.

I will pick up 50 more next week when I go to Fisher.

If anyone has puzzles for children, let me know. They are needed as well.

We will be going to the gambling boat in East Peoria just once a month. To make the trip you need to call me and give me your name, birthday and address so I can send it in.

If you have a casino card all I need is your name and the number on the card.

You also need your I.D. or driver’s license. You will need them to collect your winnings.

This is a recipe that is so good and easy to make.

Pink Lady Cake
One strawberry cake mix

Three eggs

One teaspoon lemon extract

One 20-ounce can strawberry pie filling

In a mixer bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs and lemon extract together.

Fold in the strawberry pie filling. Pour in a greased and floured 9 X 13 baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Test with a toothpick to make sure the cake is done.

Pauline Poremba of Rantoul writes a weekly column for the Rantoul Press, focusing on social and community issues.

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