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It’s never too late Iowa man realizes artistic ability later in life

Winter fun Terry Turner recalls snow fort follies

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Woman’s Club Group impacts several Siouxland endeavors

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Terry’s Turn

Winter in full swing Well, here it is February and winter is in full swing. As I write this Siouxland has been recently blanketed with a layer of snow and the East Coast has been buried up to their eyeballs in the stuff. The cold wind freezes exposed skin so we cover every inch with layer upon layer of clothing. Winter in the Midwest is brutal unless you’re a kid. Of course, back when we were kids it was a lot worse. There was always more Terry Turner tturner174@longlines.com snow. The temperatures were always much colder. And naturally we all had to walk to school plus it was five miles and uphill in both directions. At least that’s what we tell our kids and grandkids. I don’t know if we actually had more snow or if it was colder but I do know one thing for sure. We had a lot more fun back then than we do today in the winter. Back then the more snow and the colder the better. I can remember waking up one cold winter morning then looking outside and seeing a beautiful sight.

My whole neighborhood in North Omaha was covered with beautiful white snow. The sky was dark and it looked like it wasn’t over yet. The temperature must have been way below freezing. It was beautiful. I ran into the kitchen where my mother was fixing breakfast and sat down next to the Crosley radio sitting on the table. It was tuned to KFAB as always but they were jabbering about hog prices or some other stupid thing. “Let’s get to the school closings,” I shouted at the radio. “What did you say, dear?” my mother asked. “Nothing, Mom. I was just …” The announcer began his list and I leaned in closer to the speaker so I wouldn’t miss it. He ran down a list of schools and I held my breath as he got to the L’s where my school, Lothrop would be listed. “Lothrop Grade School,” he said in his best baritone announcer voice as I held my breath, “is closed.” “Yea!” I shouted raising my arms in a victory salute. My mother sat down a steaming bowl of Cream of Wheat in front of me. I shoveled it in as fast as I could. “You don’t have to go outside,” said my mother as I got up from the

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table. “No one else is going to be...” Just then the doorbell rang. It was Mike and Russell my buddies from across the street. “Come on,” said Mike. “We’re going to build a fort and have a snowball fight.” The three of us ran outside into the frigid air. The wind was blowing and a light snow was falling. Perfect weather to build a fort and have a snowball fight. We ran down the street to the end of the block to the park. Beautiful snow covered everything. We quickly picked out a spot and began constructing what was to become our impenetrable snow fort. Our enemy that day would be the kids from one block over. The dreaded gang from Pinkney Street. At any other time they would be friends from school but not that day. They were a force to be reckoned with. We were about half way through constructing our fort when they showed up. No one needed to say a word. They knew what was happening and jumped into the task at hand which was building their own fort strategically placed in a direct line of fire from our soon to be assembled fortress. As our fort neared completion I let Mike and Russell put on the final touches while I proceeded to make a stockpile of ammunition. I decided to include a variety of sizes to give us some choice in what we were about to lob at the enemy. The fort was complete just as I finished a large pile of snowballs. The Pickney Street kids were still topping off what we considered to be a rather lack luster example of a fort. The three of us ducked down behind the walls to discuss strategy. “I’ve got an idea,” I said to my companions. “You guys keep them pinned down and I’ll outflank them.” They starred at me. “I’ll get behind ‘em,” I explained. They nodded in agreement. We peeked over the top of our fort. It looked like they were having their own war conference. “Let’s get ready,” I told Mike and Russell.

While they gathered snowballs around them so they’d be in easy reach I began filling my pockets with as many snowballs as I could carry. “Okay,” I said, “it’s time. You guys throw as fast as you can and pin them down while I get behind them.” Mike and Russell got ready. I gave them the signal. They jumped up and began a barrage that slammed into the enemy’s fort. The Pinkney gang quickly ducked down behind their flimsy wall. It was my chance. I jumped up and ran across the street and behind a tree. Then I waited for the next volley from my comrades in arms. I ran to the next tree then on to the next until I was behind enemy lines. I pulled the snowballs out of my pockets and quickly made a few more. Then when they least expected it I let them have it. Mike and Russell hit them at the same time. As the Pinkney gang was pummeled with snowballs I heard a faint, “We surrender!” coming from beneath the pile of snow that was once their fort. “Yeaaaaaa!” we shouted in victory. “We won!” But our celebration was short lived for through the still cold air we heard, “Michael!”. That was followed shortly by “Russell!”. Then the inevitable “Terry!”. It was our mothers and it was time for lunch. No matter. We’d won. We headed for home and walked together down the middle of the street as victors and waved to the imaginary crowds of well wishers as they threw confetti down upon us just like in the newsreels of soldiers returning from war. As I think back on those memories of winter as a kid I wonder if I could build a snow fort again or go ice skating on a frozen pond. Then I shiver and turn the thermostat up a couple of notches. Terry Turner is a Prime Writer who can be reached at tturner174@longlines.com

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SIOUX CITY – Perry Creek. The Grandview Park Bandshell. The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The Auditorium Fountain. What do all of these things have in common? The answer is the Federated Sioux City Woman’s Club. Comprised of more than one individual, despite the singular name, the group has impacted all of the aforementioned projects and much more. Initiated in 1911, the Sioux City Woman’s Club (SCWC) is heading into its 100th year of existence, impacting numerous endeavors in Siouxland. The history of the club began at 3:15 p.m., Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18, 1911 when Mrs. William Milchrist addressed the women gathered in the Sioux City Council Chambers and told them of a plan for a women’s club. Minutes from the first meeting don’t document how many women attended that meeting; but on Nov. 25, over 200 women gathered to put the group together. The scope of the club was patterned after the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international organization of volunteer women’s clubs dedicated to community service. The Sioux City club was incorporated in 1913, using the singular “woman.� The mission statement says: “The object of the Club shall

What: Federated Sioux City Woman’s Club When: monthly from September to May; 12:15 luncheon followed by business and program Where: St. James United Methodist Church, 2032 S. Cypress St. Questions: Marilyn Hollenbeck, 239-3698 older,� she acknowledged. “But we’re always delighted to have new members and encourage our members to bring guests to the meetings.� Dues certainly shouldn’t keep individuals away. The original dues were $5. Today they are $35. That money goes toward scholarships and general expenses of the club. General meetings are held the first Saturday of the month, running from Journal photo by Jim Lee September to May, with a luncheon, Members of the Sioux City Women’s Club listen to a presentation by Paul Roisen and feature transaction of business, about the care and feeding of birds during their meeting at St. James United lectures, speakers, and musical preMethodist Church. sentations, Fry said. “I was invited to join seven or be to promote a spirit of comradeyearly between Morningside College eight years ago by (former presiship among its members, to stimuand Briar Cliff University. The club dent) Eleanor Tasker,� she explained. late intellectual development, to also supports other scholarship “I like the organization because it’s a strengthen by organization, philfunds to assist a variety of student group interested in not only commuanthropic and reformatory efforts, endeavors. nity events, but personal growth.� and to work for the best interests of As with most organizations, an In addition to Fry, other officers Sioux City.� aging membership is impacting the are First Vice President Loretta Not all of the SCWC’s background viability of the club. Membership Lenz; Recording Secretary Renee is in community projects. In 1986, was at an all-time high in 1945, with Beacom; Corresponding Secretary the club established its own $500 1,021. Guest night was attended by Barbara Gould and Treasurer Perpetual Scholarship for an upper1,700 people that year. According to Dorothy Myers. class college woman, scholastically club president Barbara Fry, this year average, with “need� as a primary membership is 50. factor. The scholarship alternates “The group membership is getting

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‘Try something new’ Man realizes artistic ability in his elder years BY KAY LUNA For Prime

CLINTON, Iowa – He had no idea he could draw. Honestly, it never even crossed his mind. But one day when Bill Rickoff was in his late 80s, he began doodling on an envelope. “I don’t know. I was just sitting there, fiddling with a pencil,” the now-91-year-old Clinton, Iowa, man said with a shrug. He ended up sketching a barn, and, to his surprise, it didn’t look halfbad. So, Rickoff decided to see whether he could draw a better draft of the picture. The second one looked even better. And that is how he stumbled upon a new hobby for himself in his elder years. He began drawing pencil sketches – always with the same type of 30-cent pencil – of barns, wagons, fence posts and other farm-related scenes. As he practiced, they got better and better, he said. People took notice, too. A few years ago, he won a blue ribbon from the Palisades Art League in Savanna, Ill., for his favorite sketch of an old dairy barn. He also won third-place and honorable mention honors for two other sketches, which now hang on the wall where he lives with his wife, Ione, at an assistedliving facility for senior citizens in Clinton. Prints of some of his sketches can be purchased at a local consignment shop. “It’s hard to believe that he hasn’t always done it,” Judy Gentile, an officer with the Savanna Art League, said of Rickoff’s drawing. “He’s a very charming guy, and I remember the judge was very complimentary 10 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com

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Bill Rickoff, a 91-year-old Clinton, Iowa, resident, shows several of the drawings of barns around the Quad-City region that he has enjoyed drawing in recent years. Rickoff says he didn’t know he had the talent to do such sketches until he decided to pick up a pencil and doodle a bit just a few years ago. about his style.” On a recent day, Rickoff sits on his twin bed with the hospital-style rails, part of a matching pair - his and his wife’s - and rifles through a pile of his plastic-covered sketches. One by one, he holds them up, recalling where each barn, silo, old fence post or covered bridge in his drawings is located, or was. He looks far off in the distance, envisioning the scene, as he lists the sites: rural Clinton, Sabula, Elvira, Folletts and West Branch, Iowa. One drawing was even based on a rural setting at the outskirts of the Chicago area, he said. He loves his sketches of what he calls “the old home place,” the farm

where his wife grew up near Almont, Iowa. He also really likes the last drawing he did, one year ago, of a horse with its head peeking out of a barn window. But his favorite is the first-placeribbon-winning dairy barn sketch. He drove over to the Clinton County site with every intention of sketching the barn right there, but then he decided it was too windy outside. So, he took a photo of the place and went home, where he later drew it based on the picture. After that, in every case, he drew the scene based on photos taken at the scene. Sometimes, though, he draws based on a picture from a book or magazine - sketching a place

he has never seen in real life. As he talks, someone pushes in a wheelchair carrying his wife, 90-year-old Ione, who is returning from a hair appointment elsewhere in the building. He pauses to say hello to his wife, adding that they have been married 67 years. They moved out of their Clinton home, where they lived for about 20 years, and into this assisted-living facility three years ago. They like it here. A few minutes later, Rickoff is back to holding up his drawings. He finds one he especially likes: a sketch of two old silos. “I took the picture of these before they tore them down,” he said. “They


This is one of the barn drawings that 91-year-old Clinton, Iowa, resident Bill Rickoff has done over the past few years. Rickoff says he didn’t know he could draw until recent years when he decided to pick up a pencil and doodle. Some pencils, pens and a few other items are all 91-year-old Clinton, Iowa, resident Bill Rickoff needs to create his detailed drawings of barns from around the Quad-City region.

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But he didn’t stop working. At one point, he was involved in three different businesses: hog farming, the nursery and an ice cream shop, he says with a laugh. He liked to stay busy, volunteering for eight years at the Clinton County Historical Society after his paying jobs ended. He finally retired for good before picking up his new Bill Rickoff, 91, of Clinton, Iowa, talks about the drawings of barns around the Quad- hobby of drawing. Oh, and at one point he even dabCity region that he has sketched in the past few years. bled in woodcarving, he says. Then, some noise – people talking and laughing – comes from the living used to be right here, in this place.” So, how did Rickoff manage to room. Leaning forward on the bed, miss out on his artistic talent until Smiling, he explains that the old Rickoff pauses for a few moments to his later years? He was too busy with see who has arrived. silos used to stand on the property other things, he says with a shrug. along 13th Avenue North, close to First, it’s someone from the nurswhere it intersects with Mill Creek He worked as a “nursery man,” ing staff, making a call to a docParkway, where the assisted-living owning the old Gateway Nursery on tor’s office for Ione. Then it’s their facility is located. North 2nd Street in Clinton for 27 grandson, 23-year-old Bryant Koons “In fact, the dining room here is years. He quit that job when he was of Clinton, who Rickoff proudly called the Silo Room,” he says. 52, selling to another owner, he adds. describes as a graduate with a chem-

ical engineering degree from Iowa State University. Koons, who recently landed a job at the 3M plant in Cordova, Ill., said his grandfather is amazing. “I’m always impressed with how he’s willing to take on new things – try things he’s never done before,” Koons said, “and he succeeds at them.” Aw, shucks. Anyone, at any age, can broaden their horizons, Rickoff said. This is what he wants other senior citizens to know: “It’s possible to make new friendships, and there are many things to be done in retirement. Just do something different. Try something new.” Kay Luna is a writer with the Quad-City Times.

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‘O’ is a fun read for political junkies stood by voters. “Here you go, Mr. President, a “O: A Presidential Novel” (Simon big, fat, catastrophic global reces& Schuster, $25.99), by Anonymous: sion, courtesy of your predecessor,” “O,” the much-hyped fictionalO muses about those who elected ized account of President Barack him. “Now dig us out of it overnight, Obama’s 2012 re-election effort, is an will you, by playing small ball. enjoyable read for political junkies And remember to play nice with who can’t wait for the next campaign Republicans while you do it.” to start. With the portrayal of But for readers not conObama so predictable, the sumed with the granular book’s other characters detail of focus groups and are left to drive the book’s ad buys, “O’’ falls short narrative. especially in its portrayal Some are modeled on of Obama, who remains as real-life members of the opaque in this book as he political elite –disheveled does real life. communications guru Avi Like “Primary Colors,” Samuelson is a stand-in the 1996 roman a clef by for Obama adviser David journalist Joe Klein based Axelrod, while Bianca on Bill Clinton’s first presStefani, the wealthy idential run, “O’’ tries to founder of a liberal news illuminate Obama’s charThe Associated Press website, is a scathing acter through the people caricature of journal“O: A Presidential around him and the ist and activist Arianna Novel” is published campaign he chooses to by Simon & Schuster. Huffington. There’s also wage. And like “Primary a cast of political archeColors,” the authorship types, such as the nefariof “O’’ has been kept a tantalizing ous billionaire fundraiser and the secret. (Klein’s book was released longtime loyalist the president casts anonymously and he denied authoraside. ship for months.) The mysterious author is clearly But while “Primary Colors” offered familiar with the inner workings of a witty and unexpected portrait of a presidential effort and is fluent in Clinton and his complicated blend of campaign vernacular, particularly brilliance and flaws, the Obama of when it comes to playing rope-a-dope “O’’ is the same gifted but vaguely with the press. But the attention to detached figure he’s been since his such detail slows the book’s pace at debut on the national stage. The times, and may limit its appeal to story tells us nothing about the man the very Beltway denizens O and his we don’t know already. team purport to disdain. O, as he is called throughout the “Stop worrying about Washington book, is a devoted family man, ... nobody votes here,” O’s adviselegant orator and shrewd political ers counsel Regan at one point. But strategist – qualities that helped him having penned a novel so geared win the first time and appear likely toward political insiders, it’s advice to propel him to re-election after a Anonymous should probably have bumpy first term. He also smokes, heeded as well. rolls his eyes at cable punditry and puzzles at the way his efforts to rescue the economy have been sabotaged by adversaries, and misunder-

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Local & Government Listings Siouxland Directory of Elderly Services

Sioux City Better Business Bureau: 1-800-222-1600 City Hall: 405 Sixth St., 279-6109 Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Elder Abuse Awareness: 1-800-362-2178 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 279-6314 Police Department: 2796960 (general) Post Office (Main): 214 Jackson St., 277-6411 Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. Information and referral services, case management. Senior Advocacy Program, Chris Kuchta, program director. Social Security Office: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City City Hall: 1615 First Ave., 494-7500 Department of Social Services: Dakota City, Neb., 987-3445 Emergency: 911 Fire Department: 494-7555 Police Department: 701 West 29th St., 494-7555 Post Office: 801 West 29th St., 494-1312

Adult Day Programs Adult Day Program: Alzheimer’s Association, 420 Chambers St. 279-5802. A safe, nurturing group environment for functionally impaired adults who need supervision. Available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Counseling Catholic Charities: 1601 Military Road, 252-4547 Heartland Counseling Service: 917 West 21st., South Sioux City, 494-3337 Lutheran Social Service: 4240 Hickory LaNeb.276-1073 Mercy Behavioral Care Center: 4301 Sergeant Road, 274-4200 Prime Time Connections: Mercy Medical Center, 2795700. Social support program using volunteers who provide companionship for elderly experiencing depression Siouxland Mental Health: 625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Drive, No. 204, 255-3808

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Social Security Administration: 3555 Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 South Sioux City Community Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861, Tax Counseling Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610, energy assistance

Financial, Insurance and Tax Counseling Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 705 Douglas St., 252-5666 Siouxland Senior Center: 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax counseling SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program): Information available from either Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, or The Center Center for Siouxland: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Conservatorship service, provides money management and protective payee services Woodbury County Extension Service: 4301 Sergeant Road, 276-2157

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program): Center for Siouxland, Johnalyn Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21 Senior Community Service Employment Program: 2700 Leech Ave., Cindy Thomas, 274-1610 Experienced Works: Siouxland Workforce Development Center, 2508 Fourth St., assistant; Faye Kinnaman, 233-9030 ext. 1020 Senior Companion Program: Food 4200 War Eagle Drive, 712Iowa Department of Human 577-7848 or 712-577-7858 Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Meals on Wheels: Siouxland Financial Assistance Aging Services, 2301 Pierce Commission of Veterans St., 279-6900, deliver noon Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 279meals, suggested donation 6606 Iowa Department of Human $3.72 per meal Salvation Army: 510 Bluff Services: 822 Douglas St., St., 255-8836 255-0833 Le Mars SHARE: Betty Salvation Army: 510 Bluff Dutcher, (712) 548-4229 St., 255-8836

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Health Care Information Alzheimer’s Association: 420 Chambers St., 279-5802. Referral and information about Alzheimer’s disease, support groups and respite care Dakota County Health Nurse: 987-2164 Iowa Department of the Blind: 1-800-362-2587

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Local & Government Listings Lifeline: Personal emergency response system: St. Luke’s, 279-3375, Jenny Herrick; Mercy Medical Center, 279-2036, Karen Johnson Marian Health Center: Community Education, 2792989 Siouxland Community Health Center: 1021 Nebraska St., 252-2477 Siouxland District Health: 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119 or 1-800-587-3005 St. Luke’s Health Professionals: 279-3333

Home Health Care Boys and Girls Home and Family Services: 2101 Court St., 293-4700 Care Initiatives Hospice: 4301 Sgt. Road, Suite 110, Sioux City, Iowa, 712-2391226 Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, 276-9860 Home Instead Senior Care: 220 S. Fairmont, 258-4267, non-medical home health Hospice of Siouxland: 4300 Hamilton Blvd., 233-4144,

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nursing care, home health aide/ homemaker, social services Mercy Home Care: 801 Fifth St., Suite 320, 233-5100, 1-800-897-3840, home health aides/homemaker services, therapy services REM Health of Iowa Inc.: 2212 Pierce St., Suite 200, 233-5494, skilled nursing care, home health aides, homemaker services, waivers Siouxland District Public Health Nursing: 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119, skilled nursing care in home, home health aide, homemaker services St. Luke’s Home Care: 2905 Hamilton Blvd., 279-3279. In-home nursing, therapy, home medical equipment and supplies, lifeline program. Tri-State Nursing Services: 621 16th St., 277-4442, skilled nursing care, Home Health aide services, services ordered by a doctor Synergy Home Care: Kim Kreber, 600 Stevens Port Drive, Suite 102, Dakota Dunes, S.D., (605) 242-6056.

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owned and operated. We take pets. Bickford Cottage Memory Care: 4022 Indian Hills Drive, 239-6851, Joy Beaver, director. 36 apartments, three levels of care depending on need. Countryside Retirement Apartments: Lilac LaNeb.276-3000 Floyd House: 403 C Street, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 712943-7025, Affordable, multiple levels of care, studio, onebedroom, respite Holy Spirit Retirement Apartments: 1701 West 25th Hospitals Mercy Medical Center: 801 St., 252-2726 Lessenich Place Fifth St., 279-2010 St. Luke’s Regional Medical Apartments: 301 Fifth St. Contact Connie Whitney or Pat Center: 2720 Stone Park, Trosin at (712) 262-5965 279-3500 Maple Heights: 5300 Stone Siouxland Surgery Center: Ave., 276-3821, contact 600 Sioux Point Road, 232Jennifer Turner. This is 3332 subsidized low-income housing with rent based on income Housing NorthPark Senior Living Sioux City Community: 2562 Pierce St., Bickford Cottage Assisted Living: 4042 Indian Hills Drive, 255-1200. 48 independent living apartments, 57 239-2065, Troy Anderson. director. 36 apartments, family supervised living apartments Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 2796900, CHORE service, yard 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 services. Serves veterans, senior citizens (especially women) and handicap persons. Services based upon need.

and three respite apartments Northern Hills Retirement Community: 4000 Teton Trace, 239-9400. Studio, onebedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Northern Hills Assisted Living: 4002 Teton Trace, 2399402. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Oakleaf Property Management: 1309 Nebraska St., 255-3665, contact leasing department. Martin Towers, 410 Pierce St.; Shire Apartments, 4236 Hickory LaNeb.Centennial Manor, 441 W. Third St. This is subsidized housing, rent is based on income. Prime Assisted Living: 725 Pearl St., 226-6300. Affordable, spacious 1 bedroom assisted living apartments for persons 65 and older. Income guidelines apply. Accept all sources of payment including Title 19 and private pay. River Heights: 2201 Gibson St., 276-4930. This is subsidized housing that is not handicapped accessible.

Siouxland Aging Services Inc: 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. This is subsidized housing, rent based on income. Evergreen Terrace, 2430 West St., 258-0508; Riverside Gardens, 715 Brunner Ave., 277-2083; Fairmount Park Apartments, 210 Fairmount St. Sunrise Retirement Community: 5501 Gordon Drive, 276-3821. 64 one and two bedroom ground level homes with attached garage, some with den and sunroom. War Eagle Village Apartments: 2800 W. Fourth St., 258-0801, subsidized housing based on income Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610. Carnegie Place Apartments, Sixth and Jackson sts. South Sioux City Autumn Park Apartments: 320 East 12th St., 494-5393 Dacotah House: 316 East 16th St., 274-9125. Subsidized housing, you must be over 62 or handicapped

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Museum saves history of hometown boy BY TERRY TURNER Prime staff writer

HARLEM, Ga. – This small town about 20 miles from Augusta, Ga., is the birthplace of one half of what many consider to be the greatest comedy team in film history. Oliver Norvell Hardy was born in Harlem on January 18, 1892. His given name was Norvell but later when he entered show business he took his father’s name Oliver. Norvell’s father was a veteran of the Civil War who served in the Confederate army and was wounded during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. After the war he worked for the railroad supervising the building of a line between Augusta and Madison. Oliver and Emily married on March 12, 1890, and by the time Norvell was born the family was living in Harlem. Oliver Hardy died less than a year after Norvell’s birth. As he was growing up, young Norvell was sometimes a difficult child who wasn’t interested in school. However, he was interested in music and theater and at one time ran away from home to join a theatrical group. His mother sent him to a boarding school but he ran away from that too. She apparently decided to encourage his interest in music and sent him to study with a prominent musician in Atlanta but he skipped his lessons to sing in a vaudeville house. Hardy briefly thought of going to college to study law but decided instead to work toward a singing career. While pursuing that career he got a job working in a movie theater in Milledgeville, Ga., and he quickly became obsessed with this new form of entertainment. While watching those flickering images in the darkened theater he became convinced he could do a better job acting than what he saw on the screen. A friend suggested he go to Jacksonville, Fla., where movies were being made. While in Jacksonville Hardy worked as a cabaret and vaudeville singer at night and as an actor at the Lubin Studios

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George and Donna Terrell from Corpus Christi, Texas, look over some of the hundreds of artifacts in the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem, Ga. ally cast as the bad guy and in this film played a robber trying to get money out of poor Stan. It wouldn’t be until 1927 that the two began appearing together as a team in films made by Hal Roach Studios. The Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem is saving the history of their hometown boy and his film partner. Gary and Jean Russeth during the day. His first of 50 short operate the museum and are Laurel films for Lubin was “Outwitting and Hardy devotees. Gary said Dad” in 1915 in which he was billed the museum opened just a few as O. N. Hardy. It was during this years ago. “It opened in 2002,” said time he met and married his first Russeth. “Everything in the museum wife Madely Saloshin. has been donated by The Sons of the It wasn’t until 1921 that Oliver Desert and people who love Laurel Hardy and Stan Laurel appeared together in a film titled, “Lucky Dog” and Hardy.” The Sons of the Desert is an interbut not as a team. Because of his size national organization dedicated to which was 6-foot-1 and sometimes preserving the legacy of Laurel and close to 300 pounds. Oliver was usu-

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The Laurel and Hardy Museum is located at 250 N. Louisville St. in Harlem, Ga. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information (888) 288-9108 or visit their web site at www.laurelandhardymuseum. org.

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Travel The Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem, Ga tells the story of the comedy team many consider the best in film history.

Life size statues made by Gary Russeth greet visitors to the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem, Ga. Just a few blocks from the museum Russeth has created an amazing display of original artwork by Gary Russeth featuring Laurel and Hardy. Among his creations are full size replicas of antique cars made entirely of wood. Some of the cars are similar to those appearing in many of the comedy duo’s films. Russeth calls his mini museum The Ollie Also and Stanie Too, Fine Mess Old Car Museum. Russeth said he has a very personal connection to Oliver Hardy. “My middle name is Oliver.�

This full size replica of an antique Buick made entirely of wood by Gary Russeth is on display at The Ollie Also and Stanie Too Fine Mess Old Car Museum in Harlem, Ga. Hardy. The group takes its name from the 1933 film “Sons of the Desert� in which the boys try to sneak away from their wives to attend a convention. Russeth said people are always making donations to the museum’s growing collection. “Last year a woman who just retired from the service made a big donation,� said Russeth. “She had traveled all over the world and collected a lot of Laurel and Hardy items and she donated over 200 items to the museum.� Russeth also has many items

SONS OF THE DESERT To learn more about the Sons of the Desert visit their web site at www.sotd. org. in the museum from his personal collection including life size replicas he made of the comedy team who greet visitors at the door. Another of Russeth’s creations is a life size façade of a Model T touring car that visitors can stand behind for a photo and appear to be riding in the car with Stan and Ollie.

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p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Feb. 17: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 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.; folk music, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 18: Fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; ballroom dance, 10:45 a.m.; bridge group, noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Shirley’s Big Band, 1 p.m. Feb. 21-25: Caribbean Cruise Week will be held Feb. 21-25. For members, tickets and information are available by calling Kerry at (712) 255-1729. Feb. 21: Experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap class, 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 Siouxland Center a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie For Active Generations “Out to Sea,� Bunco, Mah Jong, pinochle, Siouxland Center, 313 Cook St., is open woodcarving, 1 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 2:30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through p.m. Friday. Feb. 22: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; FEBRUARY CALENDAR: advanced Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; Feb. 1: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; advanced genealogy, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg./ Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; genealogy, interm. Spanish, creative writing, 10 a.m.; s3PACIOUS3UITES painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg./interm. crafts, 10:30 a.m.; painting class, pitch, tap Spanish, creative writing, walking off practice, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m.; zumba s%MERGENCY#ALL3YSTEM pounds, 10 a.m.; painting class, pitch, tap gold, 2:15 p.m. s#OMPLETE$INING3ERVICE practice, 1 p.m.; zumba gold, ping pong, 2 Feb. 23: Senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting s(OUSEKEEPING,AUNDRY3ERVICE p.m. class, duplicate bridge lessons, talk s6AN4RANSPORTATIONTO3HOPPING!PPOINTMENTS Feb. 2: Senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting show “Carving with Chef Jeff,� 9:30 a.m.; s"EAUTY3HOPs%XERCISE#LASSES class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 10 a.m.; drama s#OMPLETE!CTIVITIES0ROGRAMING beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape), 10 group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, a.m.; talk show, “The History of Sioux City,� 500, 1 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m.; Come see how our facility can meet your need for a quality lifestyle. 10:30 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. 12:30 p.m.; euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; one mile Feb. 24: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior $AKOTA!VEs3OUTH3IOUX#ITY .%s   walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. 10 a.m.; advanced German, 11 a.m.; folk 11:30 a.m.; birthday party, Bunco, Mah gold, ping ping, 2 p.m. Feb. 3: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super music, line dance, woodcarving, bridge Feb. 9: Senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; beg. group, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; beg. card design, Feb. 25: Fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, Feb. 15: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape), senior yoga, Men’s Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; talk show, “Winter survival tips,� 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; advanced Spanish, senior yoga, 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; advanced line dance, advanced ballroom dance, 10:45 a.m.; bridge group, genealogy, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; beg./ 10:30 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, German, 11 a.m.; folk music, woodcarving, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, 500, 1 p.m.; one mile noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with interm. Spanish, creative writing, walking inter. line dance, bridge group, shanghai, 1 walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, off pounds, 10 a.m.; painting class, pitch, Burt Heithold Band, 1 p.m. (Siouxland p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. tap practice, 1 p.m.; zumba gold, ping pong, Music Jamboree 7 p.m. Saturday) 3 p.m.; duplicate bridge club, 6 p.m. Feb. 4: Fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, Feb. 28: Experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Feb. 10: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; walking 2 p.m. 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap class, Feb. 16: Senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting off pounds, beg. 1 line dance, 9 a.m.; beg. ballroom dance, 10:45 a.m.; bridge group, 9:45 a.m.; story time, 10 a.m.; tap dance 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s class, duplicate bridge lessons, 9:30 a.m.; noon; bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Club, beginning German, 10 a.m.; advanced beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk (tape), 10 workshop, 10:30 a.m.; duplicate bridge, Art & Gwen, 1 p.m. a.m.; talk show “New information on current 11:30 a.m.; movie “Invictus,� Bunco, Mah line dance, advanced German, 11 a.m.; Feb. 7: Experienced tap class, 9 a.m.; Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Gill Hauling Recycling,� 10:30 a.m.; drama folk music, inter. line dance, woodcarving, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap class, bridge group, shanghai, 1 p.m.; ping pong, group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; euchre, Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. 9:45 a.m.; tap dance workshop, 10:30 a.m.; 2 p.m. 500, 1 p.m.; one mile walk warm up, 2:40 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 2796900.

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1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 18, The Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook St. June E Nylen Cancer Center Winter Benefit, 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Marina Inn Ballroom, 4th & B Street, South Sioux City Neb. 712-252-9352, www. nylencancercenter.com 5th Annual Day of Dance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26, Marina Center, Fourth & B Streets, South Sioux City. 279-3481, www.stlukes. org/ Public Iowa Local State Legislator’s Forum, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Wilbur Aalfs Library, 529 Pierce St. 274-1948.

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Rock & Worship Roadshow, Feb. 3, Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Dr. The star-studded line-up features MercyMe, Jars of Clay, Thousand Foot Krutch, Matt Maher, and The Afters. Rockestra-What Time is it? 8 p.m. Feb. 5, Orpheum Theatre, 520 Pierce St. 712279-4850. Sioux City Symphony Orchestra: Love and All Things Good, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Orpheum Theatre, 520 Pierce St. (712) 277-

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‘Steel Magnolias’, 8 p.m. Feb. 2-5, Buena Vista University Theatre, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake. 712-749-2211, Huckleberry Finn, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, WTICC Black Box Theater, 4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City. 712-304-4527 Cupid’s Follies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5, Sioux City Community Theatre, 1401 Riverside Blvd. Broadway at the Orpheum: The Wizard of Oz, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce St. (712) 279-4580, www. orpheumlive.com

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Learn more at www.lukenmemorials.com Comfortable, well-lit, welcoming showrooms; attention to detail and honesty and truthfulness when serving customers has always been the vision of the Luken Memorials business. And now, a new feature is helping to present the Luken story to an even wider audience. With the help of Powell Broadcasting’s “I Castâ€? marketing department, Luken Memorials recently launched a new website‌www.lukenmemorials.com. The website allows viewers to see photos of dozens of memorials that have been designed and installed in the past few years. And, although the website offers a broad selection of shapes, styles, sizes and colors of granite, new memorials are added as new installations

are completed. Bob Luken Jr. recently said “We are extremely pleased with the website but consider it to be constantly evolving and improving. We are excited to be able to add new photos as they become available�. www.lukenmemorials.com also offers viewers an insight into the history of Luken Memorials, including a video interview with Bob Luken Sr. and video testimonials from previous customers. Luken Memorials is a family owned business that established its home base and carving cen-

ter in Yankton, SD nearly sixty years ago, and traces its roots in the granite memorial industry to before the turn of the 20th century. Expansion to other areas led to a total of eight stores including West River Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Locations and contact information for all eight Luken stores can be found at www.lukenmemorials.com. With Memorial Day 2011 on the horizon, Luken Memorials reminds you to purchase now to insure installation by Memorial Day (May 30, 2011). The designing and carving of a granite memorial can take several weeks to complete and installation in area cemeteries must wait until the ground thaws in the spring. And rainy spring weather can cause installation delays, placing those last-minute spring purchases in peril. For more information, visit Luken Memorials Sioux City location at 1315 Zenith Drive, near the junction of Hamilton Boulevard and Interstate 29 or visit us at www.lukenmemorials.com.

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