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EAST PEORIA — the job offer to work as a cook on the banquet line of the Par-A-Dice Casino came with two conditions and a question: Pass the drug test, pass the background check, and would she be willing to cut her dreadlocks?
after getting to the final stage of a three-stage interview process in late May, Peorian LaAngela Pointer still is dumbfounded.
she has worked in food service since she graduated from a local culinary school in 2007. she works on the buffet line of one of the Peoria area’s newest hotels and has worked in the cafeteria of a major employer. And she’s worn her hair in a variety of styles, from a short afro to braids, for each job.
“I have never been hindered by my hair,” she says.
Pointer’s shocked reaction must have sparked something in her Par-A-Dice interviewer because, Pointer says, the woman told her she thought they were beautiful. but all Pointer could think to do was ask for a copy of the appearance policy.
“I was shaken, mad, but hurt, too,” Pointer says. “I’ve never heard of anything like this.”
the Par-A-Dice prohibition on dreadlocks is not unique, said a spokesman for Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp., the corporate owners of the East Peoria casino. It is part of a broad policy designed to set consistent appearance standards throughout Boyd’s 17 properties in the United States.
though spokesman David Strow was reluctant to give specific details of the company policy, he did list several examples of appearance standards required for employment. Men can’t wear beards or ponytails, and their hair can’t go below the collar. Women can’t have hair dyed in unnatural colors. Hair accessories must be kept to a minimum.
However, the company makes allowances for dreadlocks worn for religious reasons. Dreadlocks are considered a symbol of spiritual growth in the Rastafari movement popularized by musician Bob Marley. They’ve also been the subject of lawsuits filed by Rastafarians told to cut their hair or risk losing their jobs.
Pointer says her dreads complement the woman she has become at 40.
“I’ve worked hard to improve myself, worked hard not to be stuck financially,” she said. “My appearance has nothing to do with my skills.”
Appearance and grooming policies are not discriminatory as long as they’re written and applied in a manner that doesn’t obviously target a particular group, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
but if a hairstyle is largely identified with a particular group, policies against them and how they’re applied could raise questions under federal anti-discrimination laws, says Ray Peeler, a senior attorney at EEOC.
Casino employees allowed Pointer to look at the policy and gave her a number to contact Boyd Gaming Co. for more information.
but she never received copies of the appearance policy or her final application forms.
Without it, she has no way to prove what, for her, was an equally troubling aspect of the interview process.
One form started with basic questions about race and ethnicity, she says. but it also asked about skin tones.
“There was a color palette with about eight skin tones to pick from, fawn, dark, light dark,” she recalls, “and I’m looking at my arms, wondering what color to choose?”
Peeler, of the EEOC, says a question about skin tones would be a clear violation of laws that prohibit employment discrimination.
Strow, of Boyd Gaming, is more blunt.
“That’s ludicrous, beyond ludicrous. I can categorically deny we would ever raise such an issue with a potential employee.”
Pointer insists the form asked about skin tones.
“I asked for copies,” she said. “They told me I couldn’t have them because I wasn’t going to be employed because I wouldn’t cut my dreads.”
In fact, Pointer adds, the interviewer told her the application forms would be shredded to protect her confidential information.
Examples in which appearance standards may run afoul of federal laws against employment discrimination:
Height and weight: Standards for height and weight are sometimes challenged as having unlawful impacts. for example, a requirement that employees be at least 6 feet tall might have an adverse impact on Asian-American applicants because of average height and weight differences. Employers would have to prove such a requirement is necessary.
Dress: an employer can impose the same dress code on all workers in similar jobs, regardless of workers’ race or ethnicity, as long as the policy was not adopted for discriminatory reasons and is enforced consistently. However, an employer must treat racial or ethnic attire that complies with the dress code the same as other attire that complies with the dress code. for example, employers cannot ban traditional Hawaiian dress if it conforms with the employers’ dress code.
Hair: Employers can impose neutral hairstyle rules — that is, that hair be neat, clean and well-groomed — as long as the rules respect racial differences in hair textures and are applied even-handedly. for example, federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from preventing African-American women from wearing their hair in a natural, unpermed style. Federal law also prohibits employers from applying neutral hairstyle rules more restrictively to hairstyles worn by African-Americans.
Beards: Employers generally can require employees to be clean-shaven. However, federal law requires an employer to make exceptions to a no-beard policy for men with pseudofolliculitis barbae, an inflammatory skin condition, caused by shaving, that occurs primarily in African-American men. No-beard rules can be enforced if employers can show the requirements are job-related and consistent with business necessities.
Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
COAL TOWNSHIP – After being hit hard by recent flooding conditions in the area, this year’s Christmas kettle collections will be be “super important,” Judy Orner, director of social services, told members of the Salvation Army Board of Directors.
“We’re starting from scratch,” Orner said, “but, I have no doubt it (funds) will come.” she said she was usually able to stockpile some items for the Christmas baskets, but this year supplies have been “cleaned out.”
“Now it’s time to help the Salvation Army,” Henry Linton, board president, said.
Orner said the kettle kickoff will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, in front of the Walmart center, Route 61, Coal Township. Details will be announced during a future meeting. Anyone interested in helping with the kettle project should call the headquarters at 644-0486.
Orner said she and others were out with the army helping with flood relief. she said 600 to 700 hot meals were served to flood victims and others over a three-day period. she said they served drinks, snacks to take home, and handed out some blankets and toiletry kits. she said the army also handed out clothing vouchers.
“The people coming to the canteen were great,” Orner said. “It had a big impact on people.” some came to the canteen and gave money, she added. It’s a continuing effort, Orner remarked, “we’ll give whatever we have.
“A lot of people needed help, and they still do (need help),” Linton said.
Linton said a lot of merchandise was lost due to flooding conditions at the Thrift Store on Independence Street, but the store is recovering and doing “a bang-up business.” the electrical system in the basement was checked by the landlord.
Orner said the army has to figure out ways to acquire food for the Christmas baskets. Several possible projects were tossed around for future action.
Orner said inmates from SCI Coal Township helped recently with cleaning floors and painting at the headquarters. They will also assist with packing Christmas baskets.
Applications for Christmas assistance (food and/or toys) will be accepted by appointment only from Tuesday, Oct. 25, through Thursday, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. call 644-0486 to make an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Orner said an audit was conducted and the army ended the year in “pretty good shape” and was commended for its stewardship and being more “self-sufficient.”
Maj. Tina Streck, commanding officer, did not attend due to a family commitment. Board members attending in addition to Orner and Linton, were Janice Kotwica, Mark Anonia, Harry Deitz, William Richie, Lois McCormick, Violette Feudale, Chris Venna and Paul Metrocavage.
Next meeting of the board will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10.
Dear Marla: when traveling, my biggest problem is packing a toiletry bag that works just as well for short jaunts as it does for long trips, and then there’s the question of what kind of kit to buy? do you have a solution?dear Jean: There’s good news and there’s bad news. Before becoming a professional organizer, I owned two successful luggage and travel accessory boutiques in Washington, D.C. Knowing what I know about luggage and small travel accessories, you’d think by now I would have found the quintessential toiletry kit that’s the bad news.
The good news? I may not have found the “perfect” toiletry kit — yet — but I do have a concise list of travel essentials that every man and woman should pack in his or her toiletry bag.
Don’t forget the prerequisite airline security restrictions — 3-ounce bottles, quart-sized Ziploc bags and a host of other requirements — when packing your travel kit. For more information, please check with the Transportation Security Administration at TSA.gov. Following are three lists to help you pack:
Shampoo & conditioner
Day & night face cream
Day &night eye cream
Pair of tweezers, nail file, cuticle nippers & polish removal packets
10x Magnifying mirror
Toothbrush, toothpaste, toothpicks, dental floss & breath mints
Hairbrush & comb
Q-tips & cotton pads
Perfume (department store samples are perfect)
Condoms – because a lady should think smart!
Spot removal stick or packets
Small sewing kit
Female protection if needed
Contact lenses & solution
First Aid kit, including: Eye drops, Band-Aid adhesive strips, moleskin for blisters, Neosporin, aspirin, Advil, Imodium, cough drops, anti-acid pills and antihistamines; alcohol wipes and safety pins
Bengay Pain Relieving Patches and/or Biofreeze
I’m not one of those women who spend an inordinate amount of time fussing with makeup; my cosmetics, which consist of under eye concealer, eye liner, mascara, blush and two eye shadows, can be gathered and stashed in a small cosmetic case at last minute.
Not to make generalizations, but I know a few too many guys who have no compunction about using generic hotel-supplied shampoo for everything — hair, body, face and socks — while traveling. a long list of toiletry essentials probably isn’t necessary, but just in case, a man’s toiletry kit should include:
Shampoo & conditioner
Face moisturizer w/sunscreen
Shaving supplies: razors, brush & shaving cream or an electric razor
After shave lotion or cologne
Toothbrush, toothpaste, toothpicks, dental floss & breath mints
Nose & ear hair nippers — please!
Nail clippers, nail file & a pair of tweezers
First aid kit (see women’s list)
Bengay Pain Relieving Patches and/or Biofreeze
Condoms — because a gentleman should always be prepared!
Sewing kit with extra safety pins
Spot-removal stick or packets
Hairbrush & comb
Contact lenses & solution
Extras for both men & women:
Eyeglass repair kit
Vitamins & medications
Earplugs & eyeshades
$20 bill, a few $1s & some spare change (tips, vending machines )
Flashlight & spare batteries
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My mom, who is also pretty organized, keeps a 3 by 5 card and pen in her travel kit; when she runs low on something or forgets to pack an item, she writes it down. when she gets home, she knows exactly what needs to be replenished or purchased to keep her toiletry kit ready for her next adventure.
We invite you to send us questions about how to get and stay organized, which will be addressed in future columns.
“Get Organized” appears on the first and third Fridays of each month. Professional organizer Marla Ottenstein is based in Naples and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Services include home and office organizing, light home staging, household moves and downsizing. Email: Marla@ProfessionalOrganizerFlorida.com.
You need the speed and power of power tools to get anything done nowadays. Before you get started on any of those big projects you have lying around, make sure you have the right tools for the job. these are considered the essential tools by power tool experts:
You need the speed and power of power tools to get anything done nowadays. Before you get started on any of those big projects you have lying around, make sure you have the right tools for the job. these are considered the essential tools by power tool experts:Cordless Power Tool Kit
Bandsaws are the old standard power tool. It’s a toothed blade that runs on a band, and is good for both metal and woodworking. This is the tool that you used in shop class, and it’s one of the most essential power tools. Almost every workshop has a bandsaw as its centerpiece.
Bandsaws come in all shapes and sizes, from floor standing cabinet models to hand-held cordless ones. which is best for you depends on how big a job you are doing. most folks working in the home prefer a smaller model that will get small jobs done as well as any bigger model. While we’re talking saws, it never hurts to have a table saw, circular saw and jigsaw to work with too. Don’t get too saw crazy, but make sure you have enough different sizes to choose from.
A good router can mean the difference between an amateur work of garage construction, and one that is professionally done. it is used to cut grooves, hollow out wood, or make decorative touches. There are plunger and fixed routers. Both are used to achieve the same goal, but plunger routers are generally better for jobs where you are cutting in the middle of the wood. Fixed routers are better for edge work. It’s not a bad idea to have both.
When you’ve got those chunks of wood hanging off here and there, what you need is a small angle grinder. This is a tool designed to shave off all the extra trim that you don’t need. Nowadays, angle grinders with engines, changeable blades and geared heads make the work a lot easier. Angle grinders aren’t just for wood working. you can use them with metal and almost any other construction material. you can them with varying motor powers, RPM’s and disc sizes.
Power Hand Plane
Even though your grinders, routers and so forth will take care of bending your wood just the way you want it, you’ll still want a good old fashioned plane. It’s still the most effective tool for shaving off edges and other tiny details of your work. a plane will help you make cuts of wood at exact depths. it is perfect for a variety of detailed cuts. the power hand plane is one step up from the old hand planes your grand-dad used. these get the job done much faster and with less work.
The orbital palm sander is a helpful tool for doing fine tuning. you can use it for small pieces, or things you want to have done with perfect detail. This power tool cuts your time down dramatically. one more thing… you need those tools. Be careful who you lend them to! these essential power tools can disappear in a jiffy if you lend them to the wrong person. Don’t trust anyone! (Okay, the next door neighbor is probably alright).
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Personalized Spa Toiletry Bags – posted by admin
Having fun with bestfriends at bachelorette party is the most fun thing that you can do, because you can do whatever you want, and do whatever you have probably never done before. Relaxing in a spa with bestfriend is self refresher activities prior to marriage can make you fresh, you can feel the relaxation in the spa, but you can also relax your brain with laugh with them.
But wait! Do not go anywhere! you need a Personalized Spa Toiletry Bags before performing the having fun ritual in bachelorette party with friends. Refresh your eyes with bright color bags that can brighten your eyes, do not need to see a handsome man with athletic body and seductive, just look at the color of Personalized Spa Toiletry Bags.The appearance looks like candy with a sweet, fresh , can make your eyes refreshed. Besides , this little bag can carry all your party needs, but one color would look monotonous, so you need to buy some color to your friends as well. after you bring a Personalized Spa Toiletry Bags and already distributed to your friends, you are ready for action in your party.
This bag size 7.5 “x 2.5″ x 4 ” and has eight fabric colors, namely turquoise, lavender, lime, tangerine, pink, fuchsia, purple and white. what a brightful colors! you can also choose a pop colors for threads and ribbons. for monogram, you can make their first name (maximum 10 characters) or you can write down their initial (maximum three characters) the second characters will be a bigger font, and you can choose the fonts too. I think, this is sound interesting for offering. the ribbon is not permanent, it just for beautify the Personalized Spa Toiletry Bag, so do not worry about that.
Want to make a brightful bachelorette party? Do not forget to bring your bright Personalized Spa Toiletry Bags.
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HOSPICE OF RENO COUNTY volunteers provide friendship and support to hospice patients and their families. Duties are varied and hours are flexible, based on the volunteer’s availability. Volunteers must keep all patient information confidential, have good people skills, be good listeners, and be caring and compassionate. Volunteer training will be held Saturday, Oct. 29.
THE KANSAS COSMOSPHERE is seeking a volunteer to assist in writing grants. Grant-writing experience and the willingness to volunteer 5 to 10 hours per week are required. The work can be done from home or at the Cosmosphere.
THE SEXUAL ASSAULT/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER is seeking several volunteer Shelter Buddies. Volunteers will be responsible for providing supervision, companionship and fun activities for children staying in the emergency shelter. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, have experience being with children and successfully pass the application process.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES/ET CETERA SHOP is seeking clerks and cashiers for Fridays and Saturdays. Clerks will assist customers and straighten clothes racks. Cashiers are responsible for running the cash register and also assisting customers. Volunteers must have a willingness to work with the public, have pleasant personalities and be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
THE DILLON NATURE CENTER is seeking volunteers to maintain the new Playscape area by replacing art supplies, grooming the sand area, picking up the building blocks as needed, watering the plants and engaging children in outdoor play. Volunteers will be needed in one-hour shifts during evenings and weekends.
The BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS organization is in need of volunteers to spend 30 to 90 minutes each week with a child in a school setting in any school district in Reno County. each volunteer is matched with a child to provide encouragement that can occur in a number of ways including having lunch together, working on assignments, study skills or arts-and-crafts projects, playing board games, shooting baskets or just visiting about things that might be on the child’s mind. It has proven that one-to-one matches result in children less likely to miss school, resort to drug use or resort to violence as a means of solving problems.
GOLDEN PLAINS is seeking male volunteers to visit or do simple activities with male residents. Activities can include playing cards, playing a board game, building a simple birdhouse or discussing current affairs. Volunteers must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy visiting.
MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteers to drive and deliver hot meals to homebound persons one day per week. Meals are delivered Mon- day through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. Training is provided.
The following agencies need items donated:
FARIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students are collecting coupon inserts from the Sunday newspaper, cutting them out and sending them to military bases. Donations can be dropped off between 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the school, 301 E. 10th Ave. for more details, call the school at 615-5000.
THE FRIENDS OF THE HUTCHINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY seeks donation of gently used books and magazines for sale in the HPL Friendship bookstore. All funds go to support special needs and programs of the library. Bring donations to the garage (back of library), where carts are provided. ask for Betty at 662-1319.
HORIZONS CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER, 1600 N. Lorraine St., is seeking monetary donations to provide snacks, treats and/or a comfort item to children who come to the agency for abuse and neglect interviews. Those with items to donate should contact Jane Holzrichter at (620) 931-2341.
THE SEXUAL ASSAULT/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER needs paper towels, toilet paper, new underwear, sweat pants, shirts for all sizes of women and children, Dillons certificates, pocket calendars and crisis-line volunteers. Contact Cammie Lehman, volunteer coordinator, at the office line, (620) 665-3630.
THE CHRISTIAN SOUP MINISTRY INC., 301 E. third Ave., needs coffee creamer, liquid dish soap, sandwich bags, paper towels and nonperishable items. Call Stanley Murdock at 662-6468.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, 111 N. Walnut St., needs new pillows, bottled water and items for comfort kits: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner in travel size. Please bring them to the office.
CROCHET ANGELS OF HUTCHINSON needs donated yarn and batting for the projects it gives away throughout the year. Members can use partial and full skeins of any yarn. Drop off at the Elmdale 50+ Center, 400 E. Ave. E, or call 663-2811 for more information.
FAIR PRICED WEAR CLOTHING STORE, 818 W. Fourth Ave., operated by all United Methodist churches of Reno County, needs towels and any size sheets and blankets. It is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. There is a drop-off box. Call 669-9663.
NEW BEGINNINGS, 100 E. second Ave., needs toilet paper and cleaning supplies – everything from glass cleaner to trash bags. ask for Vernon at 966-0274, ext. 101.
FIRST CALL FOR HELP, 400 W. second Ave., needs bar soap and laundry soap. Call Susie Christopher at 669-0159.
THE RENO COUNTY FOOD BANK, inside The Salvation Army at 700 N. Walnut St., needs canned meat, canned vegetables, cereal, soup, peanut butter, crackers, juice and fruit. Call 665-4076.
If your local nonprofit social agency needs help with donations, send a list of your needs to firstname.lastname@example.org.