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Sled champion of North Omaha Today I don’t like the cold and snow of winter but back when I was a kid I loved it. When the winter wind was blowing and snow covered everything we would get together in my neighborhood in North Omaha for snowball fights, ice skating and sledding. North Omaha is not known for its hills so finding somewhere to use a sled could be difficult. Then one year we heard of a mythical land not far from us where there were hills. It was only a few blocks in walking distance but light years away in reality. It was along Florence Boulevard Terry Turner where the rich people lived. It was rumored they had hills tturner174@longlines.com behind their massive homes but no one in my neighborhood had ever seen such a place. That is not until we met Nervous Frank. We called him that because he always seemed on edge about something. It was like in his mind impending doom was just around the corner. We met him at Koontz Park which was just down the street from our neighborhood. One summer Frank showed up at the park and asked if he could play baseball with us. We all agreed to let him play and he turned out to be a pretty good first baseman and occasional pitcher. He continued to play with us through the summer, then into the fall and finally winter. Then one day after skating on the pond in the park and the sun began to set someone finally asked where he lived. “Over on Florence Boulevard,” he said as he started for home. We all looked at each other and came up with the same idea. “Wait a minute, Frank,” we yelled. He stopped. “Did you say, Florence Boulevard?” I asked. He nodded. “Do you have a hill behind your house?” I continued. Again he nodded his head. I put my arm around his shoulders and said, “Frank we need to talk.” We all gathered around Frank as he nervously looked at each of us. “Don’t worry,” I said. “We just want to borrow your hill.” Frank looked puzzled. I explained we needed some place where we could use our sleds. Frank shook his head and said, “I don’t think you’d want to go down my hill. It’s pretty steep and there are a lot of trees and...” “Perfect!” I shouted. I began to imagine what it would be like. It’ll be a test of skill. We could even have a race! I could see it all now. People P4 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com


would come from miles around to watch. It would be... “Terry! Snap out of it!” I was suddenly brought back to reality by someone shaking me. “Did you hear what I said?” It was my buddy Mike. “Frank doesn’t think his mother will let us run sleds down that hill. It’s too dangerous.” “Dangerous?” I scoffed. “I laugh in the face of dangerous. Ha!” But I quickly realized this was a serious problem. Mothers have long been known to put the kibosh to many a kid plan. “Hmmmm,” I pondered our predicament, “well we wouldn’t want to worry the poor woman. So... we won’t tell her.” As the sun set on Koontz Park we began to hatch our plan for the big sled race. We decided we would go two at a time and the winner would race again until we had a champion. The champion would reign over all at least for the winter. “OK,” I said to the crowd of potential sledding contestants, “when do we have this race?” Several days were proposed but then I realized something. “Wait a minute!” I shouted over the din, “we have to have this on a day when...well, when Frank’s mom isn’t around.” I looked at Frank. “Is there a day when she’s not at home?” I asked. “Well, my mom and dad go to my grandmother’s house every Saturday morning,” he said. “Perfect!” I shouted. “Saturday morning it is.” It was set. We all ran home in the dim light of the setting sun. It was suppertime so there was no time to work on the sled but

tomorrow was Friday so there was one day to get ready. After school on Friday I hurried home and headed for the garage. There she was. My sled. It was a Flexible Flyer. I carefully took it down from the nail where it was hanging. It was a beauty. And it was fast. I felt its smooth runners and tried the steering bar. Perfect. I cleaned it up and found some wax to put on the runners. I was all set. The next morning we all headed for Nervous Frank’s house. As we got near we saw a car pull out of the driveway and head down the street. Perfect timing. We all ran to the backyard and there it was. The hill. I walked over to the edge and looked down. Frank was right. This sucker is steep and has a lot of trees, I thought as I looked over the edge. The other racers looked down too. Two of the group backed away and quickly decided not to race. “That’s OK,” I said, “we need a couple of guys at the bottom as judges.” They agreed and began the long descent to the bottom of the hill. There were six of us brave souls left. The first two contestants lined up. Nervous Frank served as the starter. “On your mark!” he shouted. “Get set!” Tension filled the frosty air. “GO!” Down the hill they went. They swerved to miss trees and bushes buried in the snow. We all gasped in horror as Tom headed for a small tree. “Look out!” we shouted. Too late. He hit the tree with a glancing blow and flipped over in the snow. We all breathed a sigh of relief when Tom crawled from

under the snow unhurt. We continued the elimination process until the final race was set. I won my elimination race so it was me against Russell my buddy from across the street. We lined up at the start and eyed each other warily. We were friends but we both wanted to win. We got set. I could feel the tension in the air. This was for the world championship sled race of North Omaha. Frank yelled, “GO!” Down the hill we went. The trees were a blur as I flew past them. At least I was going past them instead of through them. It seemed like we were going at least 100 mph as we raced down the hill. Suddenly I hit a bump and I was airborne. As I sailed through the air I could see I was getting ahead of Russell. I hit the hill again and picked up speed as we both raced toward the finish line. We were neck-in-neck as one of the officials raised the checkered flag which was actually a red handkerchief to signal the winner. I leaned forward to cut down on wind resistance and it was just enough to let me surge ahead by a couple of inches. The flag went down as I crossed the finish line. I won! Unfortunately Frank’s parents found out about the race and we were never allowed on the hill again. Because of that to this very day I still rein as Sled Champion of North Omaha. Terry Turner is a Prime writer who can be reached at tturner174@longlines.com

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Hayworths enjoy 50 movies, 50 states, 50 years of marriage BY JOHN QUINLAN jquinlan@siouxcityjournal.com

KINGSLEY, Iowa – Add 50 movies, 50 states and 5,000 bicycle miles and you have a successful formula for celebrating 50 years of marriage. That, at least, (and more about that later) was the formula for Glen and Judy Hayworth of Kingsley, Iowa, retired teachers who celebrated their golden anniversary on Saturday. They were married on Dec. 28, 1961, in Midway, Iowa. Holidays aren’t generally considered prime wedding dates, but for two college students without a lot of time, the chance to get it done between semesters was an opportunity not to be missed. The aspiring teachers knew each other as students at Anthon High School. Judy was a year behind Glen in class. “And we actually started going together the summer after he graduated,” she said. That was 1958. They were in band and other activities together. Basically, everybody knew everybody else there. “I think it just happened. It don’t think there was any defining moment” to their courtship, Glen said, though it helped that that summer he drove her around to various school band events in the area. “It

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was just her smile and her demeanor... There was just something about her I really liked. And she’s proved me correct in my judgment anyway.� Judy said they sort of came together at a get-together around a bonfire at a friend’s house that summer. After that, they were basically inseparable. They were engaged about a year and a half before their wedding. “I just thought he was a good-looking guy, you know,� Judy said. “But as I went along, I realized if he’s with you, he’s devoted to you. And so that was a very good quality, and that’s proven true through the years, too.� Glen was first attracted to her smile. “I thought that she was very pretty, and I still think she’s pretty. So it’s one of those things that just clicked,� he said. Both wanted to be teachers. Glen was already attending Wayne State College and Judy joined him there after high school. Later, they both went to the University of South Dakota for their master’s degrees. After graduating from Wayne State, they spent two years teaching at Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Then in the fall of ‘64, they came to KingsleyPierson where Judy finished out her teaching career. Glen spent his last 10 years as a teacher at the Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee, Iowa. He had picked up a degree in drug and alcohol education. Both took early retirement in 2000. Judy continues to work as a correspondent for the Sioux City and Kingsley newspapers. She and Glen do a lot of biking, RAGBRAI included, with Glen biking a bit more than Judy. At a recent card club meeting, someone told Judy, “Well, you could have done that (whatever it was) to give you something to do.� “I never look for something to do. I read. We like to ride bicycles. We just keep busy, volunteering, doing things at church and so forth,� she said. They have also traveled a lot, all over the United States and twice to

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Glen and Judy Hayworth, retired teachers from Kingsley, Iowa, set – and reached – three fun goals during their 50th wedding anniversary year. Europe, since retiring. A year after they retired, they put 50,000 miles on their car. And they enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and, of course, the four children they raised. “We just enjoy each other,� Glen said. “We’re not only husband and wife, but best friends. We really are. And I don’t want to do much without her. I really want to do things with her.� So when their 50th anniversary came around this year, they decided to pick three special things to do. “One was to make sure we visited all 50 states,� Glen said, which they accomplished by visiting Maryland (and Washington D.C.) in June. Big movie fans, they also decided to see 25 movies in the theater this year, even the occasional clunker like “Apollo 18.� Double 25 and you have 50. “And the other big thing, which was more challenging, was we were going to ride 5,000 miles this year on our bikes, and we achieved that in October,� Glen said. “Actually, we’re over 6,000 miles now. We kept on going.� Just like their marriage.

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a phrase. “Even peer pressure works. I had an interpreter who hadn’t had one (flu shot) before SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – this year.” There’s been a swarm of attenThe interpreter is now part tion paid to various flu bugs the past few years. Nancy Dykstra is of an office that’s 100 percent behind flu shots. certain more can be done. “We all get flu shots,” says “Some people still don’t take Dykstra of her staff. “We strongthe flu seriously,” says Dykstra, executive director of the Greater ly urge it and we provide it as Sioux Community Health Center, we want a healthy workplace. We want our front line and all other which is based in Sioux Center, staff to get a shot.” Iowa. Unlike in past years, it appears Dykstra’s staff administers the 2011-12 supplies are more thousands of flu shots each year. than ample. There aren’t long There are thousands of others lines and categories of patients who simply won’t get the shot. deemed “high priority” and such. “There are lots of reasons,” “Flu season is early yet,” warns Dykstra says, repeating her Linda Drey, nursing director at often-heard refrain that people the Siouxland District Health don’t take it seriously. “Others believed the vaccine is harmful. Department. “Iowa just saw its first case (in the last week of And some think they’ll get sick November). It usually peaks from the shot. Dykstra believes there is room sometime in January through March. It’s never too late to get for even more education. She it, as March can be a particularly and her staff of 21 are on the hard month.” front lines of that educational As of early December, Drey effort. As they administer the said it was too early to tell how vaccine, they educate their capsevere the year would be for the tive audience. flu virus. “I think in many public health Two years ago was an extremesettings where if you preach about preventive care, you must ly severe flu season. While the walk the talk,” she says, turning H1N1 virus shook the world

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landscape, ultimately it may have prevented death. The outbreak trained the world’s eyes to the flu vaccine and placed a spotlight on getting a shot. Longterm, it may have paid off. “Longterm, it did raise awareness,” Drey says. That awareness level spread down – or up, depending on how you look at it – to go from the federal government, to state health agencies to county and local health care providers. Flu shots can no be administered at places like Hy-Vee Food Stores and a number of local pharmacies. “Years ago, public health was the main provider of the flu vaccine,” Drey says. “As more providers offer it, we’re glad to see that and we encourage it.” There are health care providers, in fact, who may see a patient for something like a knee injury. Many of those providers, while treating the knee, will ask if the patient has had a flu shot. The front line of defense, in effect, is widening. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over 6 months of age get a flu shot, if possible.

SIOUX CITY – During the winter months, families often look for signs that their older relatives may need assistance to stay safe and independent in their homes. Sometimes, they notice changes in their elders, but because things happen slowly over time, the full spectrum of difficulties may not be clearly defined. Declining personal hygiene, changes in housekeeping, sleeping or eating habits, unopened mail or unpaid bills, memory loss, signs of depression – all are things that make it tougher

for these family members to stay safe and independent in their homes. So who is a concerned family member going to call? At the top of many lists is the home health nurse, a trained professional who always works with other members of a home health team to keep Grandma in her home, all members of the home health team working as patient advocates. But in reality, home health nurses aren’t limited to elder care. “We provide a wide array of services to both the infant and the geriatric populations,” said

Deb Santee, a home health nurse at St. Luke’s Home Health Care in Sioux City. In fact, ask a home health nurse like medical manager Santee or St. Luke’s colleague Rorie Reynolds, a quality nurse, about their job, then stand back so as not to be drowned by the flow of medical information about what they do for their patients, from infants to the most senior of citizens. Using their skilled nursing services, they may teach patients and their families about IV antibiotics at home, IV medications or provide disease process teaching to help


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keep patients out of the hospital, wound management and care, or pain control for cancer patients. St. Luke’s Home Health Care also has specialists on board, providing speech, occupational, physical and respiratory therapy, Santee said. Homemaker services are provided through Siouxland Aging where needed, offering some light housekeep-

ing, meal preparation and laundry assistance. Home health aides also assist with bathing and personal care. “We’re just kind of a one-stop shop, We’re not their primary caregiver, but we help to kind of support them and teach them so they can keep their loved ones at home,” Santee said, stressing that it isn’t the nurse’s job to shovel sidewalks, change light

bulbs or mow lawns, though such things have been known to happen over the years because of the close bonds that develop between nurse and patient. Unfortunately, the nurse’s insurance doesn’t cover these tasks. Most home visits last about an hour or so. But some can take up to two hours, even with all the latest high-tech equipment at their disposal, Santee said.

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Silver tsunami leaves gays fearful for future Choices of senior living facilities may be narrow EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest in the ongoing AP-APME joint project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this socalled silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live. BY KATHY MATHESON The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — At age 62, Donald Carter knows his arthritis and other age-related infirmities will not allow him to live indefinitely in his third-floor walk-up apartment in Philadelphia. But as a low-income renter, Carter has limited options. And as a gay black man, he’s concerned his choice of senior living facilities might be narrowed further by the possibility of intolerant residents or staff members. “The system as it stands is not very accommodating,” Carter said. “I don’t really want to see any kind of negative attitude or lack of service because anyone ... is gay or lesbian.” Many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities, ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open, experts say. That anxiety takes on new significance as the first of the 77 million baby boomers turns 65 this year. At least 1.5 million seniors are gay, a number expected to double by 2030, according to SAGE, the New Yorkbased group Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders. Recognizing the need, developers in Philadelphia have secured a site P10 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com

drawing board. But the first and, so far, only affordable housing complex for gay elders to be built in the United States is Triangle SquareHollywood in Los Angeles. Open since 2007, the $22 million facility has 104 units available to any low-income senior 62 and over, gay or straight, according to executive director Mark Supper. Residents pay monthly rent on a sliding scale, from about $200 to $800, depending on their income. About 35 units are set aside for seniors with HIV/AIDS and for those at risk of becoming homeless, Supper said. The Triangle’s population is about 90 percent GLBT and it has a waiting list of about 200 people. The project’s developer, Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing, plans to build a secThe Associated Press ond facility in Southern California in the next 18 months, Supper said. “The system as it stands is not very accommodating. I But what took so long for the need don’t really want to see any kind of negative attitude or to recognized? Chris Bartlett, executive director of the GLBT William lack of service because anyone ... is gay or lesbian.” Way Center in Philadelphia, noted Donald Carter poses for a photograph in Philadelphia. Carter knows his arthritis and that advocates spent the better part other age-related infirmities will not allow him to live indefinitely in his third-floor of two decades devoting their enerwalkup apartment in Philadelphia. But as a low-income renter, Carter has limited gy to programs for those affected options. And as a gay black man, he’s concerned his choice of senior living facilities by HIV or AIDS, which were decimight be narrowed further by the possibility of intolerant residents or staff members. mating the gay community. While AIDS remains a priority, Bartlett said, the crisis mentality and initial funding for what would Americans over 65 could be considhas passed and allowed the combe one of the nation’s few GLBTered poor or low-income. munity to focus on other things. He friendly affordable housing faciliGays are also less likely to have said he looks forward to the Way ties. They hope to break ground on a biological family to help out with Center providing social services 52-unit, $17 million building in 2013. informal caregiving, either through at the planned Philadelphia senior Anti-discrimination laws prohibit estrangement or being childless, housing facility, in a sense repaygay-only housing, but projects can making them more dependent on ing those who led the gay liberation be made GLBT-friendly through outside services. And that makes marketing and location. And while them more vulnerable, SAGE execu- movement. “Don’t we owe it to them ... to private retirement facilities targeted tive director Michael Adams said. ensure that they have an experience at the gay community exist, such “They cannot at all assume that residences are often out of reach for they will be treated well or given the as elders that’s worthy of what they gave to our community?” Bartlett all but the wealthiest seniors. welcome mat,” he said. Census figures released this Cities including San Francisco and said. The Philadelphia group has been month indicate about 49 percent of Chicago also have projects on the


7 resolutions for retirees in 2012 Make your retirement savvier in 2012: 7 worthy resolutions for retirees BY DAVE CARPENTER The Associated Press

Retirees may be past the days of resolving to work out more or buy fewer $4 coffees. Yet when it comes The Associated Press to money in particular, resolutions may be even more important for “Don’t we owe it to them ... to ensure that they have an experience those living on fixed income. as elders that’s worthy of what they gave to our community?” From financial nuts and bolts to more holistic aims, here’s a look at Chris Bartlett, executive director of the GLBT William Way Center in Philadelphia, seven worthy resolutions for retirees poses for a photograph in Philadelphia. Bartlett says he looks forward to the Way in 2012:

use by paying off a credit card with an interest rate of 15 or 20 percent. Having savings yields at rock-bottom lows presents a rare opportunity to instantly improve your finances. “There may never be a better time than now to clear up all of your credit card debt,” says Michael Kresh, a certified financial planner in Islandia, N.Y.

Invest in dividend-paying stocks.

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It’s tough for retirees to get meaningful income on their money from the traditional sources. The best-paying money market and savings accounts yield just 1 percent, five-year CDs no better than 1.95 percent, according to Bankrate.com. Even the U.S. government’s 10-year Center providing social services at the planned Philadelphia senior housing facility, Get disciplined about money matters. Treasury note has been hovering in a sense repaying those who led the gay liberation movement. Retirees should set up a formal around 2 percent. budget and stick to it. Being thrifty For a bit more risk in the short trying to get its project off the said. without a plan only goes so far when term, blue chip stocks that pay diviground for about eight years but has Adams suggested that discriminaunexpected expenses arise, especially dends offer a combination of reliable been stymied by location problems, tion faced by today’s GLBT elders income and good odds for share price a tough economy and stiff competicould diminish in the decades ahead, at an age when health care costs can appreciation over the long haul. tion for federal housing tax credits. since he said opinion research shows start to mount. It’s also wise to record your finanIncome investors have few alternaRejected once for the credits, that younger generations are less tives to dividend stocks in this envidevelopers recently reapplied and likely to harbor anti-gay biases than cial goals and plans, such as how much money you expect to withdraw ronment, says Howard Silverblatt, hope for a different answer this older generations. from savings every month. senior analyst for Standard & Poor’s. spring, said Mark Segal, director of “So we hope that the passage of “The more detailed the information The average dividend stock yielded the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund, time will provide part of the solu2.8 percent in 2011, and investors which is spearheading the project. tion,” he said. “But of course, today’s about your spending requirements and investment goals, the greater can better that with such blue chips It’s planned for a thriving section of LGBT elders can’t wait for that.” as General Electric Co., 3.8 percent, the city affectionately known as the Jackie Adams, 54, of Philadelphia, your chances of success,” says Bob Stammers, director of investor educa- or Pfizer Inc., 4.7 percent. Other Gayborhood. said being diagnosed with AIDS tion for the nonprofit CFA Institute good options include dividend-heavy “I’m extremely optimistic,” many years ago meant she never for financial analysts. mutual fund T. Rowe Price Equity said Segal, also publisher of the thought she’d live long enough to Attack your debt. Income (PRFDX), which gets a goldPhiladelphia Gay News. need elder housing. But now Adams, Along with putting on pounds, medal rating from Morningstar, and However, Adams said the real solu- who was born male and lives as a new retirees are prone to running up exchange-traded fund Vanguard tion lies not only in building more female, is part of a local initiative debt with their newfound freedom. Dividend Appreciation (VIG), which facilities, but in cultural competency focused on GLBT senior issues. Paying off credit card debt should be carries a five-star rating. training for staffers at existing On a limited income after losing a top priority. Get your estate plan in order. elder programs. The Philadelphia her job as an outreach worker for After the card debt is zeroed out, Make sure your estate plan and Corporation on Aging, the private those with HIV, Adams said afforduse only one card and pay off the financial documents are updated. Tax nonprofit that serves the city’s able, GLBT-friendly senior housing laws change and documents may be seniors, began offering such semiis badly needed. She is not related to balance monthly. If an emergency expense leads to a balance, don’t let out of date. Beneficiaries may need to nars to health care workers a couple Michael Adams. it linger or it will erode retirement be revised. of years ago, said Tom Shea, the “I would be incomplete if I had savings. Set up a review with an attorney and agency’s director of training. to go from wearing stockings and If your savings are languishing in a investment adviser to make sure all “They’re going to be seeing a dresses to (work boots) and jeans,” of your plans are current. If you need diverse slice of the aging population Adams said. “I would like to be able money market account or certificate in Philadelphia ... and we need to be to live in a community where I could of deposit earning practically nothing, help finding a financial planner near you can put a chunk of it to greater you, check the website of the National sensitive to all their needs,” Shea fully be me.”

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Be more generous.

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Resolve to be more charitable, giving to worthy causes for others as well as your loved ones. It’s rewarding and makes tax and financial sense too. Remember that you can give gifts of up to $13,000 annually without triggering taxes. Helping a younger family member can also set an admirable precedent that reinforces the importance of charitable giving. You may want to consider a charitable gift annuity, in which you donate to a large charity and receive regular lifetime payments in return. “In times of very low interest rates and declining returns on assets, this is a good way for retirees to increase their cash flow and get an income tax deduction while helping a charity,” says Michael Dribin, a trusts and estates attorney for Harper Meyer in Miami.

Check into long-term care insurance possibilities.

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Consider getting a long-term care policy. It may already be too expensive if you have health issues or are well into retirement. But note that roughly a fifth of those who sign up for coverage do so at age 65 or older, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. About 70 percent of people over 65 will require long-term care services at some point. And neither private health insurance nor Medicare pay for the majority of the services people need – help with personal care such as dressing or using the bathroom independently. That can be a devastating financial burden without coverage. An assisted living facility costs an average of $38,280 per year, a semi-private room in a nursing room runs $73,000 and home health aides charge $19 to $21 an hour, according to the insurance association. A typical long-term care policy costs upwards of $4,000 per year for a 65-year-old couple. By 70, for those still able to qualify, that more than doubles. So don’t delay on this one.

Stretch your body and mind.

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Choose daily pursuits that keep you physically, mentally and socially engaged. There’s abundant evidence that continued physical activity helps people live longer, feel better, avoid depression and keep their mental skills sharp. “Functional disabilities shouldn’t keep you from exercising,” says Dr. Amy Ehrlich, a geriatrician with Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., She puts frail elderly patients on a walking program. If they can’t walk, she puts them on a swimming program. And if they can’t swim, she has them take a water aerobics class. Studies show that people benefit from efforts to stay cognitively sharp — from doing a daily crossword to playing games to reading. Maintaining social ties also is critical. Older people who volunteer in schools, for example, feel happier, more useful and more satisfied with their lives.

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Peddlers Alley is just one of many places to find art, handmade items and food in Bisbee, Ariz. days. One prominent building is the Copper Queen Hotel, Arizona’s oldest continuingly running hotel. The downtown area is filled with specialty shops offering everything from unique clothing, books to antiques. There are also many cafes and restaurants with food for every taste. One favorite spot for tourists visiting Bisbee is the Copper Queen Mine. In the old days the Copper Queen Mine was the source of rich cop-


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Living: 4002 Teton Trace, 2399402. Studio, one-bedroom Mercy Medical Center: 801 and two-bedroom apartments. Oakleaf Property Fifth St., 279-2010 Management: 1309 Nebraska St. Luke’s Regional St., 255-3665, contact Medical Center: 2720 Stone leasing department. Martin Park, 279-3500 Towers, 410 Pierce St.; Shire Siouxland Surgery Center: Home Health Care Apartments, 4236 Hickory 600 Sioux Point Road, 232Boys and Girls Home and LaNeb.Centennial Manor, 441 3332 Family Services: 2101 Court W. Third St. This is subsidized St., 293-4700 housing, rent is based on Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, Housing income. 276-9860 Sioux City Prime Assisted Living: 725 Home Instead Senior Care: Bickford Cottage Assisted 220 S. Fairmont, 258-4267, Living: 4042 Indian Hills Drive, Pearl St., 226-6300. Affordable, spacious 1 bedroom assisted non-medical home health 239-2065, Troy Anderson. Hospice of Siouxland: director. 36 apartments, family living apartments for persons 65 and older. Income 4300 Hamilton Blvd., 233owned and operated. We take guidelines apply. Accept all 4144, nursing care, home pets. sources of payment including health aide/homemaker, social Bickford Cottage Memory Title 19 and private pay. services Care: 4022 Indian Hills River Heights: 2201 Mercy Home Care: 801 Drive, 239-6851, Joy Beaver, Fifth St., Suite 320, 233-5100, director. 36 apartments, three Gibson St., 276-4930. This is subsidized housing that is not 1-800-897-3840, home health levels of care depending on handicapped accessible. aides/homemaker services, need. Siouxland Aging Services therapy services Countryside Retirement Inc: 2301 Pierce St., 279REM Health of Iowa Inc.: Apartments: Lilac 6900. This is subsidized 2212 Pierce St., Suite 200, LaNeb.276-3000 housing, rent based on 233-5494, skilled nursing care, Floyd House, 403 C income. Evergreen Terrace, home health aides, homemaker Street, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 2430 West St., 258-0508; services, waivers 712-943-7025, Affordable, Riverside Gardens, 715 Siouxland District Public multiple levels of care, Health Nursing: 1014 studio, one-bedroom, respite Brunner Ave., 277-2083; Fairmount Park Apartments, Nebraska St., 279-6119, Holy Spirit Retirement 210 Fairmount St. skilled nursing care in home, Apartments: 1701 West 25th Sunrise Retirement home health aide, homemaker St., 252-2726 Community: 5501 Gordon services Lessenich Place Drive, 276-3821. 64 one and St. Luke’s Home Care: 2905 Apartments: 301 Fifth St. Hamilton Blvd., 279-3279. Contact Connie Whitney or Pat two bedroom ground level homes with attached garage, In-home nursing, therapy, Trosin at (712) 262-5965 home medical equipment and Maple Heights: 5300 Stone some with den and sunroom. War Eagle Village supplies, lifeline program. Ave., 276-3821, contact Apartments: 2800 W. Fourth Tri-State Nursing Services: Jennifer Turner. This is 621 16th St., 277-4442, skilled subsidized low-income housing St., 258-0801, subsidized housing based on income nursing care, Home Health with rent based on income Community Action Agency aide services, services ordered NorthPark Senior Living of Siouxland: 2700 Leech by a doctor Community: 2562 Pierce St., Ave., 274-1610. Carnegie Synergy Home Care: Kim 255-1200. 48 independent Place Apartments, Sixth and Kreber, 600 Stevens Port living apartments, 57 Jackson sts. Drive, Suite 102, Dakota supervised living apartments South Sioux City Dunes, S.D., (605) 242-6056. and three respite apartments Autumn Park Apartments: Northern Hills Retirement 320 East 12th St., 494-5393 Community: 4000 Teton Home Maintenance Dacotah House: 316 East Trace, 239-9400. Studio, oneSiouxland Aging Services: 16th St., 274-9125. Subsidized bedroom and two-bedroom 2301 Pierce St., 279housing, you must be over 62 apartments. 6900, CHORE service, yard or handicapped Northern Hills Assisted maintenance, heavy cleaning (Riley Fields) SOS of Siouxland Inc.: Center for Siouxland, 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Nonprofit organization which uses volunteers to provide repair Find forms and guidelines for submitting your announcements. services. Serves veterans, www.siouxcityjournal.com/app/announcements senior citizens (especially women) and handicap persons. Services based upon need. St., 252-2477 Siouxland District Health: 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119 or 1-800-587-3005 St. Luke’s Health Professionals: 279-3333

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Calendar Nutrition program Persons 60 years of age and older and their spouses may participate in the elderly nutrition program in Siouxland. In Sioux City, meals are served Tuesday-Friday at Riverside Lutheran Church, 1817 Riverside Blvd.; on Monday at Riverside Gardens’ Community Room, 715 Bruner Ave., Fairmount Park, 210 S. Fairmount St., and Centennial Manor, 441 W. Third St. A suggested contribution is $2.75 or what each person can afford without causing a financial hardship. Reservations are required a day in advance by calling the Sergeant Bluff site, 943-5356, or the Siouxland Aging Services nutrition office at 279-6900, ext. 15. For more information about other available meal sites, call Siouxland Aging Services at 279-6900.

10 a.m. ; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 8: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; talk show, “Understanding your home health care benefit,� 10:30 a.m. ; drama group, 11 a.m. ; bridge, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Feb. 9: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m. ; walking off pounds,

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FEB. CALENDAR: Feb. 1: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; talk show, “Cold related injuries,� 10:30 a.m. ; drama group, 11 a.m. ; bridge, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Feb. 2: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m. ; walking off pounds, 9 a.m. ; beg 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m. ; canasta, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 3: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Sandy, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. ; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Jerry O’Dell and His Country Flavor Band, 1 p.m. Feb 6: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m. ; experienced tap class, 9 a.m. ; guitar practice, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m. ; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m. ; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m. ; movie “The Guys,� Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. Feb. 7: Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; genealogy, painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, walking off pounds,

practice, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m. ; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m. ; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m. ; birthday party, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m. ; Super Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14: Happy Valentine’s Day! Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; genealogy, painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m. ; crafts, 10:30 a.m. ; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 15: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting

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%BLPUB"WFtSouth Sioux City, NE 402-494-4273 9 a.m. ; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m. ; canasta, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 10: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Sandy, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. ; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Burt Heithold Band, 1 p.m. Feb. 13: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m. ; experienced tap class, 9 a.m. ; guitar

class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; talk show, “What’s new in nutrition,� 10:30 a.m. ; drama group, 11 a.m. ; bridge, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Feb. 16: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m. ; walking off pounds, 9 a.m. ; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m. ; canasta, inter. line dance,

woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 17: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Sandy, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. ; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, card design class, dance with Terry and the Remnants, 1 p.m. Feb. 20: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m. ; experienced tap class, 9 a.m. ; guitar practice, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m. ; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m. ; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m. ; movie,� Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m. ; Super Strong Seniors, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21: Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; genealogy, painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, 10 a.m. ; tap practice, 12:30 p.m. ; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 22: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; talk show, 10:30 a.m. ; drama group, 11 a.m. ; bridge, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Feb. 23: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m. ; advanced German, 11 a.m. ; canasta, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 24: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m. ; fitness with Dixie, 9:30 a.m. ; blood pressures, 10 a.m. ; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Art & Gwen, 1 p.m. Feb. 27: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m. ; experienced tap class, 9 a.m. ; guitar practice, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tape class, 9:45 a.m. ; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m. ; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m. ; movie, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m. ; fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. Feb. 28: Penny bingo, advanced Spanish, 8:30 a.m. ; senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; genealogy, painting class, beg. /interm. Spanish, 9:30 a.m. ; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m. ; crafts, 10:30 a.m. ; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, tap practice, 1 p.m. ; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 29: Senior yoga, 9 a.m. ; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m. ; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m. ; talk show, “Facts and myths surrounding Black History Month,� 10:30 a.m. ; drama group, 11 a.m. ; bridge, 12:30 p.m. ; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m. ; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m. ; fitness, 3 p.m. ; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m.


Book Review

Slim biography suits America’s shortest presidency Concise and engaging, biography of William Henry Harrison suits shortest presidency BY DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press

At some point every schoolchild learns that William Henry Harrison was America’s briefest president, his death from pneumonia in 1841 coming just a month after a record two-hour inaugural address on a wintry day. For young minds the message is clear: Don’t go outside without a warm coat, and don’t talk so much. If you aren’t contemplating doctoral studies in American history, what else is there worth knowing? Author Gail Collins ably answers that question with the Harrison entry in Times Books’ noteworthy The American Presidents series, a kind of Nutshell Library for adult history buffs. True, Harrison’s 31 days in office receive only slightly fewer pages than Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 12 years. The point isn’t length — most books in the series are around 200

retary and later as the governor of the vast Indiana Territory, all those “William Henry Harrison” (Times Books), lands save Ohio. by Gail Collins His lifetime of government service — military general and war hero, Ohio state lawmaker, U.S. conG. Harding and other lesser presigressman and senator, U.S. diplodential lights more accessible and mat, county official — was devoted interesting. as much to gaining a regular and Collins, a columnist for The New plentiful salary as building a young York Times, achieves that goal in nation. With a wife and 10 children spite of Harrison’s oh-so-limited leg- as well as a penchant for investacy. Her journalistic eye for the sig- ments doomed to failure, Harrison nificant fact and the engaging anec- always needed money. dote helps guide readers through a Collins’ accounts of the presilife of achievement and occasional dential elections of 1836, the year controversy. Harrison lost, and 1840, the year he Harrison was born in 1773 into a won, provide the slim biography its prominent Virginia family, the son most lively pages. Lest we forget, of a signer of the Declaration of running for president has had its Independence. His father’s death silly, disingenuous and ugly sides when William Henry was 18 and since the early years of the repubstudying medicine in Philadelphia lic. left him without ample funds. He The Associated Press tapped his father’s friends, including George Washington, as he sucIn this book cover image released by Times Books, “William Henry Harrison,” cessfully sought an Army commission. by Gail Collins, is shown. The young soldier moved up the ranks while fighting Native pages and Harrison’s is about 150 Americans in the Northwest — but presenting concise, readTerritory, then the lands that would able portraits of the presidents to a become Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, broad audience. Indeed, the series Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of may be at its best in its effort to Minnesota. Those exploits led to his make the lives of Harrison, Warren appointment as the territory’s sec-

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