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The Blind Post News features ads and announcements from and for the blind and visually
impaired.
There are also monthly columns:

From the editor by Lori Motis,
Blind man walking by Joshua Loya,
Living with low vision by Donna Williams,
Yarn, hook, and needle, crafts by Phyllis Campbell,
The view from here by Mark Carlson,
From the pages of Donna's travel diary by Donna J. Jodhan,
Tips and tidbits from the Food Lady by Lori Motis AKA Food Lady,
and Tech news is a monthly column with two writers, by either Char or Liz, alternating months.
Funnyside, "it is to laugh." Jokes, quotes, and riddles in good taste.
Blind people talking is a column where readers share their personal adventures living with a visual challenge.
We also have updates from Global Cane Outreach on their mission trips and events.


The news is emailed around the seventh of each month to all current subscribers. There is no cost to subscribe. Sponsors pay for the news each month.


To subscribe send an email to
theblindpost-request@freelists.org
with subscribe in the subject field, or visiting

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We have 1214 current subscribers. Read below the Sponsorship section, for what and how to submit ads and announcements. Please support our wonderful sponsors listed below.

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Happy 2017!
I am starting out this year a bit late. The January news will be emailed January 11. I will slowly move it back to the seventh over the next two months. Please email me your submissions by the eighth, or sooner, so I can post the news to the website before emailing. Please read some new changes below.
I need to adjust the costs and word count. I will keep one notice, which is 50 words or less, at no cost. The second 50-word notice is$5. This is for the new and used section, training and services, and business sections. All notices that are specifically announcements will be free, unless they are over 150 words or so. I may need to shorten them.
Paying notices that are over 50 to 100 will be $10. 101 to 200 words are $15, and 201 to 300 words are $20, and so on. All paying submissions will appear at the beginning of their appropriate sections.
If you would like to sponsor this month’s news, contact me. The sponsorship cost is $35, and can be up to 600 words. It will be posted to the home page of the website, and at the beginning of the email, and website news page, just before the editor’s section.
Read further down for what and how to pay for notices.
Email me at foodlady@theblindpost.com
And I will let you know that I have received your submissions.


Current subscribers to date: 1214.

For payments and donations, you can use foodlady@theblindpost.com with PayPal.

Thank you for sharing the news with your friends and families.
Lori AKA Food Lady





*** A big round of applause for this month's sponsors:




You are Invited!

To our 9th Annual Birthday Bash for Out-Of-Sight.net!


Grab your party hat, your bells, whistles, and horns, and dress up in your finest party duds! We will be celebrating our ninth birthday in style on Saturday, January 28th! There will be several hours of your favorite games, of course, but that’s not all! This is not going to be just any party! This is going to be the best one we have ever had! Why you ask? Okay. Sit down, and hold tightly to your hat, as we reveal to you our special guest speakers for the celebration!

Out-of-Sight.net is proud to announce that famous mystery author Nelson DeMille has agreed to appear as a guest at our 9th Annual Birthday Celebration on January 28, 2017 at noon eastern. Mr. DeMille is the author of many best-selling novels, including Plum Island, The General's Daughter, Up Country, and most recently Radiant Angel. He has created interesting and multi-faceted characters, such as John Corey, John Sutter, and Paul Brenner, who appear in many of his books. Most of his books are available through the National Library Service and on BARD. We are very honored and excited to be able to present such a thrilling guest. Be sure to read a few of his books before the big day so that you will have a better understanding of his work.

In addition, featured speakers will include, Microsoft Accessibility, Aira, NLS, and still others are in the works, with the final line up to be announced soon! The day will be filled with fun and challenging games, interactive events, informative presentations, and will feature a special “On Stage” event that will showcase the talents of many of our members as well!

So, don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, and it's happening only on

http://out-of-sight.net

We hope to see you all there!

To sign up for a free membership, please visit us prior to January 28 at:


http://out-of-sight.net

Click on “Become a Member”, and all you need is a computer and a microphone to participate in the celebration! To sign up for the daily announcement, and stay updated with the latest birthday program schedule, send a blank email to:

Out-of-sight-announcement-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

If you have any questions, please contact our Events Coordinator at:

DebiChatfield@gmail.com

Grab your bells and balloons, and join us for this exciting celebration!



Dear Blind Post subscribers, and friends of Blind Man Walking,



The following is a press release about a martial arts event I am participating in on Saturday, January 14. In place of my normal article, I am including it here. This program means a lot to me. No matter who you are, or what obstacles you face, it is possible for you to study martial arts.

Take care and God Bless,
Joshua


Dateline: San Diego, California, United States
On January 14, 2017, eleven members of Blind Community Martial Arts San Diego will test for black belt promotions. This is the largest black belt test since the program began.


Chief Instructor Mario Schapp and Lee Morton, former Director of the Blind Community Center of San Diego, made an idea become reality, and they are both recognized for the start of the current program. In November 2005 BCMA held its first martial arts class at the Blind Community Center of San Diego. They began as a Self Defense group with just a hand full of students, Lee Morton, Jerry Wilson, Aurora Ortiz and Kathy Hennan. After implementing curriculum and ranking standards, BCMA restructured its program in 2008 to become a Karate oriented martial arts school open to anyone, while paying specific attention to working with members of the blind and visually impaired community and persons with disabilities. In 2010 the group connected with ChunJiDo International, a martial arts organization founded by Grandmaster Robert Cutrell. They were recognized as a ChunJiDo Affiliate School in 2011. The school’s first black belt test took place in July 2012. Five students tested. The second black belt test took place in June, 2014, with ten students testing to receive the high honor.


Of the eleven people testing, the average age is 57, with the oldest student, 88, testing for his 3rd degree black belt. The youngest student testing is 35. Many of those testing have significant visual impairment, even total blindness. Some of the students have multiple health challenges, in addition to their visual impairment. All continue to train with the heart of a warrior.


Scot Conway, Founder of the Guardian Martial Arts and Senior Master Instructor at Guardian Quest Martial Arts Dojo in Spring Valley, has graciously opened the doors of his school for this momentous occasion. He has done this free of charge as a gesture of good will and support to martial artists striving for improvement, regardless of the challenges they face.


Please join us on Saturday January 14, 2017, at 8:30 AM at the following address:


Guardian Quest Martial Arts Dojo

2782-E Sweetwater Springs Blvd.

Spring Valley, CA 91977


If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Joshua Loya, one of the assistant instructors, who is also testing for a promotion:


Phone: 619-273-3657

Email: jloya29@gmail.com






Posting to the Blind Post News.


You can place one notice for free each month that is 50 words or less. The second 50-word notice is$5. This is for the new and used section, training and services, and business sections. All notices that are specifically announcements will be free, unless they are over 150 words or so. I may need to shorten them.
Paying notices that are over 50 to 100 will be $10. 101 to 200 words are $15, and 201 to 300 words are $20, and so on. All paying submissions will appear at the beginning of their appropriate sections.
If you would like to sponsor this month’s news, contact me. The sponsorship cost is $35, and can be up to 600 words. It will be posted to the home page of the website, and at the beginning of the email, and website news page, just before the editor’s section.
Read further down for what and how to pay for notices.

Email me at foodlady@theblindpost.com
And I will let you know that I have received your submissions.
For payments and donations, you can use foodlady@theblindpost.com with PayPal. Please send your submissions to me by the fifth of the month to appear
in that month’s issue. The news will be emailed, to all current subscribers, around the seventh or ninth of each month.

What can be published in the Blind Post News:

If you are blind or visually impaired, you can submit all types of notices from new or used items, services or training, business or job listings, items
you are looking for, for trade or to give away, and announcements that you think other readers would be interested in. Notices and announcements pertaining
to the blind and low vision community, from all individuals, schools,
and organizations, are also welcome.

If you have any questions about your submission, Email me and I will let you know if it is suitable for The Blind Post News.

The editor reserves the right to decide if an announcement or notice, of any kind, is suitable for The Blind Post. The Blind post does not publish or post
any personals or pen pal notices. All submissions posted are not necessarily the beliefs or opinions of the editor or The Blind Post News. Make sure your
contact information
is correct for each post you submit.

Email all notices to
foodlady@theblindpost.com

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