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Well, December with the joy of Christmas is long gone. The excitement of January and a new year is past. And now it’s February and it’s just winter. Back when I was a kid February was fun. There was snow for snowball fights and sledding. Ice for skating and no one really cared Terry Turner firstname.lastname@example.org how cold it was. It was when I became a teenager and started to drive that my feelings about winter changed. Now that same snow I played in was something I had to drive through and icy streets were no longer fun to slide on. They were dangerous. I bought my first car in the summer of 1959. It was a 1950 Ford twodoor painted a dark blue and it had wide whitewall tires. It was beautiful. Not a scratch or dent marred its gorgeous finish. I loved that car. That first winter with my new car brought some challenges even before the snow started to fly. I remember one morning as I was trying to get some sleep in algebra class my ear was hurting and keeping me awake so I asked to see the school nurse. “Hmmmm,” she said as she peered into my left ear in an attempt to locate the problem. “Do you have a car?” she asked. I tried to suppress a smirk and thought, of course, I have a car. All us cool guys have cars but I answered, “Yes, ma’am.” “Do you drive with the window down on the driver’s side?” Again the smirk had to be controlled. How else can I wave at the
girls? I thought. Then it hit me. It was about 40 below zero outside. The driver’s side window is down. My left ear is there. I gave her a smile to let her know I understood. “Uhhh... yes ma’am.” She put something in my ear and stuffed it with cotton then looked at me and said. “Roll the window up.” My real introduction to winter driving happened a few months later. I believe it was February right in the middle of a Nebraska winter. I lived in North Omaha and that winter was not mild by any stretch of the imagination. The streets were covered in snow and ice making driving treacherous. One freezing February weekend I was helping my buddy Janus deliver the Omaha World Herald newspaper. I sometimes took over his route when he went out of town with his parents and that weekend I was probably going with him to make sure I knew it. And for some reason we both drove our cars. It was about 4 a.m., the street was deserted and we were teenage boys. This was a bad combination that equaled a race. We checked all around. The street was empty. Janus got on the left.
We revved our engines breaking the stillness of the early morning. We each popped the clutch and were off! I quickly took the lead as we roared down 24th Street. It was a wide street and perfect for a drag race with a couple of exceptions. It was an old street that was brick and worse it still had streetcar tracks. Those two things would prove to be my downfall. As I flew down the street using every one of the 95 horses in that flathead V8 engine I suddenly realized I was in big trouble. I could feel the wheels were stuck in those streetcar tracks. I turned the steering wheel a little and broke free. I was free of the tracks but now I was sliding on the icy brick street. Anyone who’s been in that situation knows there’s pretty much nothing you can do but hold on and ride it out which is what I did. I was heading for the right side of the street. There were no parked cars to hit. That was good. There was noth-
ing in sight except for one metal street light pole but it was in the middle of the block. I had a half block before it and a half block behind it. Whew! Then I watched in horror as I realized I was heading right for that pole. Then it happened. I slammed into the pole. I sat there in shock watching steam come up from under the hood. The result was I was going to be afoot for a while. My wonderful brother-in-law Cliff helped me find someone to fix it even though I’d have to wait a while until I had the money. As I recall it was only $200 to get it fixed. Looking back I wonder if Cliff paid for some of it and didn’t tell me. That relatively minor accident taught me a valuable lesson. Winter driving is dangerous and it’s better to stay off the streets than risk an accident and ruin your precious car. Oh, and one other thing, roll the window up. Terry Turner is a Prime writer who can be reached at tturner174@longlines. com
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Midway Village Museum offers everything from planes to socks By Terry Turner
ROCKFORD, Ill. | About 90 miles west of Chicago is Rockford which at one time was a huge industrial and manufacturing center in the Midwest. During the late 1800s and 1900s the city was home to factories producing everything from agricultural machinery to aerospace parts. The unique history of the area is now on display at the 52,700-squarefoot Midway Village Museum in Rockford. The area was first founded in 1834 and because it’s halfway between Galena and Chicago was originally called Midway. The name was soon changed to Rockford for the excellent ford across the Rock River at the new settlement. The town quickly grew and in 1847 the Rockford Female Seminary was founded which later became Rockford College in 1892. It wasn’t long before Rockford became a major manufacturing center. In the first half of the 20th century Rockford was the second largest furniture manufacturing center in the United States due largely to the Swedish craftsmen who immigrated to the area. Other local manufacturers designed and
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Sock monkeys like this one can be found hanging around all through the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Ill. The sock monkey originated with the Nelson Knitting Mills in Rockford.
built many innovative products including such things as the airbrush, the electric brake, electric garage door opener, dollar bill changer, electronic dartboard and the Nelson Knitting machine which would go on to create an American icon – the sock monkey. John Nelson, owner of the Nelson Knitting Mills came up with the red heel design for his work socks.
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Although the red heel was used to distinguish the Nelson socks from other brands it later became the sock monkey’s signature smile and red behind. No one knows who came up with the first design for the sock money and several dates are given for its birth. Some say it was a product of the Great Depression when mothers were looking for inexpensive and handmade toys for
their children while others list around 1950 for the sock money’s origin. Either way the Nelson Knitting Mills received a patent for the design in 1955. They then began putting a sock monkey pattern in every package of their work socks. In 1993 Fox River Mills of Osage, Iowa, took over the Nelson Knitting Co. but carried on the red heel tradition. The Midway Village Museum has devoted a large portion of their facility to the story of the sock monkey. A major industry in Rockford was furniture manufacturing and visitors to the Midway Village Museum can use interactive displays to take an aptitude test to determine their qualifications and then apply for a job at a furniture factory. Kids and adults can also tour a replica 19th century furniture
factory and try their hand at assembling pieces of a cabinet. One of the larger displays in the museum is a specially modified Model SM-1 StinsonDetroiter airplane. The plane was named The Greater Rockford and was flown in 1928 by Bert Hassell who attempted an arctic great-circle flight from Rockford to Stockholm, Sweden. The plane ran out of fuel forcing Hassell to land on a Greenland ice cap. The plane remained there for 40 years before being recovered, restored and eventually put on display at the Midway Village Museum. Next to the museum is a Victorian-era village with 27 different buildings including a church, hospital, several businesses and homes. From May to August interpreters dressed
If You Go The Midway Village Museum is located at 6799 Guilford Road in Rockford, Ill., about 90 miles west of Chicago. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays from January through April and from September through December. The museum is closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The museum closes at noon the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The Midway Village is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in May and Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June through August. The last tour of the day begins at 3 p.m. The village is open by appointment only from September through April. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 17. For more information about the Midway Village Museum visit their web site at www.midwayvillage.com or call (815) 397-9112.
in turn-of-the-century style clothing guide visitors through the village. The museum also has a gift shop with local items and a large selection of sock monkey kits and related gifts.
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Once a lost sheep, he now plays shepherd people and bring them into fellowship and maybe address areas in ALTON, Iowa | We’ve their lives where they all laughed at the sayhad trouble.” ing, “What happens in Zestos, he says, is a Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Greek word found in The opposite’s true the Book of Revelations, for Rod Hofmeyer occurring as Jesus talks of rural Alton. What of a lukewarm church. happened in Vegas folHe interprets Zestos to lowed him home. It mean zeal, fervor. changed his life. He It’s not what the can’t say enough about Hofmeyers intended it, and where it led him. when they began sharHofmeyer, 61, played ing what extra food the role of prodigal they had five years son as a young adult. ago. The food supply The Alton native found continued to grow, howhimself at a fork in the ever, thanks to gifts road – or a dead end – from Advance Brands in his late 20s. An expein Orange City, pririence at a mission in marily, and the couple Las Vegas turned this felt called to estab“lost lamb” around. lish a ministry that “I was adopted, so to now sees Shepherd’s Tim Gallagher, Sioux City Journal Tables meals served speak, in a mission in Rod Hofmeyer of Alton, Iowa, eyes the area for a shelving unit monthly at churches Las Vegas,” Hofmeyer at Zestos’ new Shepherd’s Closet site in the former Perkins says. “The missionary in the Northwest Office Solutions building on Central Avenue in Le Mars, Iowa. Iowa communities of took an interest in me, Hofmeyer and wife Jayne Hofmeyer founded the Zestos and I came back into Sioux Center, Le Mars, ministry five years ago. reality there.” Hawarden, Orange Reality for Hofmeyer City, Rock Valley and organization across founded Zestos at their is now a small farm Meriden. Northwest Iowa. He and kitchen table five years operation outside Alton In addition, there are wife Jayne Hofmeyer ago. and a big charitable food delivery efforts The nonprofit entity and Shepherd’s Closets collects food in sites, second-hand clothnamely churches, ing, furniture, food throughout several and variety stores in counties. Zestos hosts Orange City and, as of frequent dinners for Jan. 9, at 36 Central those in need and Ave. in Le Mars, where South Sioux City, NE 402-494-4225 assembles and distribWakefield, NE 402-287-2082 a crew renovated the utes 1,200 bags of groSioux City, IA former Perkins Office Floyd Blvd. 712-239-3033 ceries each month. Hamilton Blvd. 712-252-3256 Solutions site. “Where there’s a Singing Hills Blvd. 712-252-3700 “We offer a service to Onawa, IA 712-423-1060 need for food, there’s a Hornick, IA 712-874-3286 those who may be at a need for other things, low point,” says voluntoo,” Hofmeyer says. Non-Members Welcome teer Jim Plueger of Le For more information on joining “Our goal initially was Mars. the Royalty Club please call Lois to tend to a variety of at 402-494-4225 ext. 1013. They maybe lost a needs with struggling
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job, a family member or their possessions in a fire. Whatever the case, Zestos volunteers don’t ask dozens of qualifying questions. They simply seek an answer to this: “What do you need?” Volunteers with expertise in automotive services and even dental procedures have answered their calls. The organization was given a mobile home to serve as a housing unit for someone in need. Zestos is in the process of firing up a community help phone line. Although the number of gifts grows around Christmas and the New Year holidays, Hofmeyers and their band of 100-plus volunteers stay busy 12 months per year. Seasons change; basic needs do not. Thankfully, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas.
Volunteers, from left, Donna Brichter of Le Mars, Iowa, Wendy Longtin of Le Mars and Rod Hofmeyer of Alton, Iowa, work to renovate the new Zestos Shepherd’s Closet in the former Perkins Office Solutions site on Central Avenue in Le Mars.
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Through Feb. 3 Larry Roots: On the Surface, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. Larry Roots has the ability to use paint and a variety of other materials to portray emotions and ideas that are incapable of being expressed well through everyday verbal communication. 712-279-6272. www. siouxcityartcenter.org Through Feb. 10 Red, Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, 417 Market St. Tony Award winning play presented in The Box. 7 p.m. show with 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. 7 p.m. $17, $15 Seniors 62+, $12 students. 712-255-9536. lambtheatre. com Through March 31 Director sought for SITD production of “Bug”, Shot in the Dark Productions. Director needed for Shot in the Dark’s production of “Bug. ” This show runs May 31-June 15. Send resumes to director@ shotinthedarkproductions. com.shotinthedark productions.com Through April 14 The Values of Drawing,
Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. Works by Blair Benz, Larassa Kabel, Justin Meyers, J. Marlene Mueller, and Jan Zelfer-Redmond. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 712-279-6272. siouxcityartcenter.org Feb. 15–Feb. 24 Love, Loss and What I Wore, Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, 417 Market St. Special fund raising event. 7 p.m. $17, $15 Seniors 62+, $12 students. Box Office, 712-255-9536. lambtheatre. com Feb. 20 Shrek the Musical, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre–not a handsome prince–shows up to rescue a feisty princess. 8:30–9:30 p.m. broadwayattheorpheum. com/ Feb. 21–Feb. 24 Grease, Klinger-Neal Theater, 3700 Peters Ave. 7 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24. 7 p.m.–8:30
p.m. webs.morningside.edu/ theatre/ Feb. 23 Siouxland Film Festival, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St. Join with our area filmmakers and celebrate our local films, as well as the national and international filmmakers who will enter their films in our festival. 2 p.m. siouxlandfilmfestival. org/ Feb. 28–March 2 “Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (abridged), Briar Cliff Theatre, 3303 Rebecca St. This is an irreverent and lightning-fast romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-29 and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Call 712279-5542. Tickets are $8/ adults, $6/senior citizens and children. Free for Military and BCU students. 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. $8 adults, $6 senior citizens and children, military and BCU students free.
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1401 Riverside Blvd. MakeA-Wish, Iowa is hosting a Hollywood movie star Look-A-Like contest with preliminary judging in Sioux City. Contestants will be judged on originality, costume, impersonation and effort. The top six contestants will advance to the finals at the Make-AWish “Wish Upon A Star” night at the Oscars, 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Promenade Cinema 14, 924 Fourth St. 712-251-5698. Feb. 16 Siouxland Youth Hockey Pancake Day, Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting Siouxland Youth Hockey. 7 a.m.–noon$5. Preschool kids are free. www. siouxcityhockey.com
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Feb. 1 Earned Income Tax Credit and Free Income Tax Preparation, United Way of Siouxland in partnership with Center For Siouxland and Mary J. Treglia Community House is leading a campaign encouraging low to moderate income working residents to learn more about the earned income tax credit and utilize the free income tax preparation services in our community. Free income tax preparation and filing is available to any resident who meets the income guidelines. To find out more about the Earned Income Tax Credit or to see if you qualify for free income tax preparation and filing, call Center For Siouxland at (712) 252-1861 or Mary J. Treglia Community House at (712) 258-5137. All day. Feb. 1 Welcome To Medicare Seminar, Siouxland Aging Services, 2301 Pierce Street. Unbiased, informative
Calendar 2-hour seminar. Preregistration is required as space is limited. There is no cost to attend. To pre-register, or for more information, contact Siouxland Aging Services at 712. 279-6900, 800. 279. 6916, or on our website at www.siouxlandaging.org. 1:30–3:30 p.m. Feb. 6 Local Foods with Laura Kuennen, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Laura is from Iowa State University Extension and will provide information on new programs and opportunities for you to explore local foods. Join us for this informal and informational program on the first Wednesday of the month . 11 a.m.–noonDawn Snyder, 712-258-0838, dsnyder@ sioux-city.org. www.
woodburyparks.com Feb. 10 Animals Around the World and the Importance of Habitat, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Meet some live animals from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo! Sarah Rasumssen, Outreach Manager with Henry Doorly Zoo will bring several different animals to help share their stories. Meet some unusual animals, learn about the importance of habitat and discover what you can do to help animals and habitats in your own backyard. Free! 2 p.m. Dawn Snyder, 712-2580838, dsnyder@sioux-city. org. www.woodburyparks. com Feb. 14 Lunchtime for the Animals, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux
River Road. Join us every second Thursday of the month at this time to view us feed the American Kestrel, snakes, turtles and salamanders. Learn more about these amazing animals and their adaptations. 4:30 p.m. www.woodburyparks. com Feb. 16 Owl Prowl, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. What owls live in the woods? Learn about their behavior, sounds and adaptations in this special program. We will go outdoors and hike so dress for the weather and be prepared to hike in silence. Please pre-register at 712258-0838. 7 p.m. www. woodburyparks.com Feb. 26 Innovation Market, Commerce Building, 520 Nebraska St. Sioux City
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Community Through March 24 Collecting “Sioux City” Exhibit, Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. A life-long Sioux Cityan’s extensive collection of recentlydonated photographs and memorabilia with an
emphasis on Leeds history. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www. siouxcitymuseum.org Through March 24 Mobile Warfare: Rare Military Vehicles 1935-1964 Exhibit, Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. A display of a local collector’s specialized support vehicles used by the military in Africa and Asia. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www. siouxcitymuseum.org Feb. 7 Face Off for Charity–2013, Tyson Event Center. 15th Annual Face Off for Charity benefitting the children and families helped by Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. Join the Sioux City Musketeers, on the ice, as they serve an Applebee’s dinner to guests at the Tyson Events Center and take part in a great auction featuring sports memorabilia
and local merchandise. Do pre-register. 6 p.m. Adults $20/Children $10. Heather, 712-252-2116. www. boysandgirlshome.com Feb. 12 Nature Tales, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time about penguins. We’ll hike too, weather permitting. Please preregister by calling 712-2580838 or email tkruid@ sioux-city.org. 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. www. woodburyparks.com Feb. 15 – Feb. 18 Great Backyard Bird Count, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. To participate in the national bird count go to www.birdsource.org/ gbbc. 712-258-0838, www. woodburyparks.com
CheCk out our New 2013 Motor CoaCh tours with Paul and elaine dejong
“Where Caring Makes the Difference”
Myrtle Beach and Azalea Adventures .......................April 22 – May 4
Idaho’s Rocky Mountains and Scenic Wonders .......................August 13 - 24
Enjoy the ambiance of small town, Onawa, Iowa!
Yellowstone, Glacier & N. Dakota Badlands..................June 24 – July 3
Autumn in New England ..........September 19 – 30
Community interaction and visits from caring volunteers.
Specializing in long and short term care.
Quiet paced with a variety of activities.
Assisted living at beautiful Premier Estates.
24 hour professional care services.
Speech, physical and occupational therapy.
Featuring Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Myrtle Beach
A wonderful favorite to 3 beautiful national parks
Pacific Northwest Grandeur............... July 18 – 30 Northwest scenery abounds on this summer favorite!
Rocky Mountains Vistas and Valleys on this NEW 2013 tour! Fall foliage at its best in the beautiful northeast!
Washington DC & the Historic East ......Oct. 7 – 18
Celebrate our nation’s capital with us as well as Gettysburg, Williamsburg and Yorktown
new one daY eSCaPeS! “A Bloomin’ Good Time in Nebraska City”....May 8 Iowa State Fair .............................August 9 or 10
A Day in the life of the Amish .........September 7 Missouri River Adventure – Yankton, SD.....Oct. 3
Call for more details or our new 2013 catalog. Send us your e-mail address for regular updates to email@example.com
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Local & Government Services 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.
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: 4200 War Eagle Drive, (712) 577-7848 or (712) 577-7858
Commission of Veterans Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 2796606 Iowa Department of Human Services: 822 Douglas St., 255-0833 Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 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: 715 Douglas St., 252-1861 ext. 47 Siouxland Senior Center: 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax counseling SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program): Information available from either Mercy Counseling Medical Center, St. Luke’s Catholic Charities: 1601 Regional Medical Center, or Military Road, 252-4547 The Center Heartland Counseling Center for Siouxland: Service: 917 West 21st., South 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. Sioux City, 494-3337 Conservatorship service, Lutheran Social Service: provides money management 4240 Hickory Lane, 276-1073 and protective payee services Mercy Behavioral Care Woodbury County Extension Center: 801 5th St., 279-5991 Service: 4301 Sergeant Road, Siouxland Mental Health: 276-2157 625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Food Drive, No. 204, 255-3808 Iowa Department of Human Employment and Volunteer Services: 822 Douglas St., Service 255-0833 RSVP (Retired and Senior Meals on Wheels: Siouxland Volunteer Program): Center Aging Services, 2301 Pierce 14 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com
St., 279-6900, deliver noon meals, suggested donation $3.72 per meal Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 255-8836 Le Mars SHARE: Betty Dutcher, (712) 548-4229 (Distribution Site: Assembly of God, 410 First St. S.W.) Mid-City SHARE: Center for Siouxland, Johna Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21, (Distribution Site: Mary TreglIowa, 900 Jennings St.) Sioux City SHARE: Center For Siouxland, Lisa Thomas,
South Sioux City Community Action Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., 494-3259 South Sioux City Senior Center: 1501 West 29th St., 494-1500, congregate meal site St. Luke’s Heat-n-Eat Meals: 2720 Stone Park Blvd., 279-3630, Cindy Hanson Center for Siouxland: Food pantry, 715 Douglas St., 2521861 Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech St., 274-1610
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
Enjoy a secure and convenient lifestyle this winter with affordable assisted living at Regency Square. • Spacious Suites • Emergency Call System • Complete Dining Service • Housekeeping & Laundry Service
• Van Transportation to Shopping & Appointments • Beauty Shop • Exercise Classes • Complete Activities Programing
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 Home Maintenance Siouxland Aging Services: 2301 Pierce St., 2796900, CHORE service, yard maintenance, heavy cleaning (Riley Fields)
Mercy Medical Center: 801 Fifth St., 279-2010 St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center: 2720 Stone Park, 279-3500 Siouxland Surgery Center: 600 Sioux Point Road, 2323332
Sioux City Bickford Senior Living, Assisted Living & Memory Come see how our facility can meet your need for a quality lifestyle. Care: 4020/4022 Indian Hills Drive, 239-2065 or 2393501 Dakota Ave. • South Sioux City, NE. • 402-494-4273 6851, NiCole Gosch, director. Family owned and operated, 259-7412 (Distribution Site: Family Services: 2101 Court Health Care individualized “level of care”, DAV, 5129 Military Road) St., 293-4700 Information respite (short stay) welcomed. Care Initiatives Hospice: South Sioux City SHARE: Alzheimer’s Association: Countryside Retirement 4301 Sergeant Road, Suite Sherry Stubbs, 494-6477 420 Chambers St., 279-5802. Apartments: Lilac Lane, 276(Distribution Site: First Referral and information about 110, (712) 239-1226 3000 Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Alzheimer’s disease, support Floyd House: 403 C Street, 276-9860 Ave.) groups and respite care Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, (712) Home Instead Senior Care: 943-7025, Affordable, multiple Siouxland Senior Center: Dakota County Health 220 S. Fairmount, 258-4267, 217 Pierce St., 255-4240, Nurse: 987-2164 levels of care, studio, onenon-medical home health congregate meal site Iowa Department of the bedroom, respite Hospice of Siouxland: 4300 Blind: 1-800-362-2587 Holy Spirit Retirement Siouxland Tri State Food Hamilton Blvd., 233-4144, Lifeline: Personal Apartments: 1701 West 25th Bank: 215 Douglas St., 255nursing care, home health aide/ St., 252-2726 emergency response system: 9741
February Senior Activities Nutrition program
ballroom, 2 p.m. Feb. 6: 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, “Life in a concentration camp,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; drama group, 11 p.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. Feb. 7: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m; drum circle, walking off pounds, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; Library Book Club, senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; juggling for fun, 10:30 a.m.; advanced line dance, 11 a.m.; canasta, “Come & Go” bridge, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 8: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood Siouxland Center pressures, beginners ping pong, 10 a.m.; For Active Generations pool shooting for women, 10:30 a.m.; bridge Siouxland Center, 313 Cook St., is open group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through scrabble, dance with Terry Durr & Three on Friday. the Road, 1 p.m. Feb. 11: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap February Calendar: class, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & Feb. 1: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood a.m.; birthday party, Mah Jong, pinochle, pressures, beginners ping pong, 10 a.m.; woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Strong Seniors pool shooting for women, 10:30 a.m.; bridge with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, Feb. 12: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior scrabble, dance with Country Brew, 1 p.m. yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, 9:30 a.m.; Feb. 4: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; class, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crafts, 10:30 a.m.; tap practice, 12:30 p.m.; crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 painting class, pitch, 1 p.m.; ping pong, a.m.; movie “The Deep,” Mah Jong, pinochle, choreographed ballroom, 2 p.m. woodcarving, 1 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 2 Feb. 13: Senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting p.m. class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m.; Feb. 5: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m.; yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, 9:30 a.m.; talk show “Celebrating Valentine’s Day,” creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; tap practice, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; pitch, 1 p.m.; ping pong, choreographed 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 $3.75 or what each person can afford without causing a financial hardship. Reservations are required a day in advance by calling the Sergeant Bluff site at 943-4669 or the Siouxland Aging Services nutrition office at 279-6900 ext. 25. For more information about other available meal sites, call 279-6900.
painting class, scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. Feb. 14: (8:30 to 9:30 a.m. special breakfast, $3); penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m.; drum circle, walking off pounds, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; juggling for fun, 10:30 a.m.; advanced line dance, 11 a.m.; canasta, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 15: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, beginners ping pong, 10 a.m.; pool shooting for women, 10:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Burt Heithold Band, 1 p.m. Feb. 18: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap class, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie “Someone Like You,” Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. Feb. 19: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; tap practice, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, pitch, 1 p.m.; ping pong, choreographed ballroom, 2 p.m. Feb. 20: 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 “One Book One Siouxland ... Shane,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. (karaoke and treats noon to 2:30 p.m.) Feb. 21: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m.; drum circle, walking
off pounds, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; juggling for fun, 10:30 a.m.; advanced line dance, 11 a.m.; canasta, “Come & Go” bridge, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Feb. 22: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, beginners ping pong, 10 a.m.; pool shooting for women, 10:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Jerry O’Dell & His Country Flavor Band, 1 p.m. Feb. 25: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap class, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie “The Sound of Music,” Parkinson’s meeting, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10:30 a.m.; tap practice, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, pitch, 1 p.m.; ping pong, choreographed ballroom, 2 p.m. Feb. 27: 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 “Alzheimer’s & everything you never wanted to know,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; painting class, scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. Feb. 28: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m.; drum circle, walking off pounds, 9 a.m.; beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; juggling for fun, 10:30 a.m.; advanced line dance, 11 a.m.; canasta, inter. line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m.
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