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HAGERSTOWN, Md. | John Leather wears earplugs to church, but it’s not the sermon that the 88-year-old World War II veteran is trying to muffle. He said he wears the earplugs to drown out the rumble of a drum that’s played when the congregation sings hymns. “I’ve had to leave the service a couple of times,” Leather said with a shiver. “It reminds me of artillery coming in.” Nearly 70 years ago, Leather was a sergeant in the 17th Airborne Division, a unit of paratroopers and glider
soldiers who saw some of World War II’s most ferocious fighting during the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity. Earlier this month, the Washington County resident was honored for his military service at an awards ceremony in Georgia, which included a trip to the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning. The ceremony, known as the Static Line All Airborne Awards Festival, recognizes war heroes from America’s airborne units. Leather said being honored with the award was a surprise, and he was shocked when a number of people at the ceremony said he was a hero.
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John Leather poses in Leitersburg, Md. John Leather wears earplugs to church, but it’s not the sermon that the 88-yearold World War II veteran is trying to muffle. He said he wears the earplugs to drown out the rumble of a drum that’s played when the congregation sings hymns.
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Bob Walker, second from left, is joined by friends on a fundraiser walk in Braddock Heights, Md. to raise money to send him to the month-long Walk for American Sign Language, which will begin in San Francisco and end in Los Angeles.
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guage known as ASL,” Walker is quoted on the FREDERICK, Md. | walk’s website as saying. For one group of friends “We are comfortable recently, a walk through with our language and a sun-warmed street in we want the Americans Braddock Heights was to accept our language just as much about mov- as official.” ing their hands as their In an online petifeet. tion effort launched To promote American in November, almost Sign Language, local 35,000 people have resident Bob Walker asked the White House and six others hit the to recognize sign lanpavement recently, con- guage as a community versing through hand language. motions as they went. “ASL is still considFor Walker, the roughly four miles he covered ered ‘foreign’ and not given the respect and is only the start of his protection it needs. journey to raise awareMany states have passed ness of sign language and the deaf community. laws allowing credit for ASL classes as a foreign Walker, 74, is planning language but they have to spend the month of stopped short of recogMay traveling more nizing its benefits as a than 400 miles from language of instruction San Francisco to Los in schools,” the petition Angeles. states. On foot. “I am walking for Several of the walkers ASL because I earwith Walker said deaf nestly want the hearing people can face obstaAmericans to recognize cles both in academic our basic everyday lan- and work settings.
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Michigan man, 93, bowls in league since 1947 By SARAH SCHUCH The Flint Journal
GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. | Family and teammates on his bowling league call 93-year-old Marcel “Randy” Ranville an inspiration. At a month away from 94, Ranville is still bowling on the Knights of Columbus league and has been since 1947. That’s roughly 7,000 games. “He’s my idol. ... He is still going. And he’s got the greatest attitude,” said Bob Myers, a member of the bowling league. “He never misses a week and never misses a game. It’s fun to be around somebody like that, that keeps persevering. It’s fun having him around.” And when Ranville bowls a strike, some members in the league joke around and bow down at his feet. Ranville just laughed when he talked about it with The Flint Journal. “I just help them get up,” he said with a grin. Ranville, of Grand Blanc Township, started bowling when he was just a kid after spending the day at the bowling alley with his dad. Then, there were pin boys who would reset the pins by hand. The wood floors of the alley were laid board by board and smoke lingered at the ceiling. After returning home from World War II, he once again picked up his love for bowling and never looked back. “I’m pleased I’m still able to throw the ball,” Ranville said. “What I’m thankful for is I can get done with three games and I’m not tired. ... As long as I can do it (I’m going to continue it). I just like the companionship.” Mark Ranville, Randy Ranville’s son, bowls on the league with his dad and said he still cheers him on, just like he and his siblings did when they were kids. When sitting around the kitchen table with his brothers, Paul and Ray — like they do every Wednesday for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — Mark Ranville poked fun at his dad. “I hope I’m not still bowling when I’m 93,” said Mark Ranville, 58, of
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Jeff Plunkey, right, of Flint embraces Marcel Ranville in Flint, Mich. Family and teammates on his bowling league call 93-year-old Marcel “Randy” Ranville an inspiration. At a month away from 94, Ranville is still bowling on the Knights of Columbus league and has been since 1947. That’s roughly 7,000 games.
Davison Township, with a laugh. He added that bowling with his dad is very entertaining. “Whether they are with us or competing against us, everybody’s hoping he does well.” The best game Randy Ranville has ever bowled was a 256, although he admits that now a 150 or 180 game is considered good for him. But you will see him wearing his team shirt and carrying a 14-pound ball every week without fail. Although he couldn’t say for certain, Chuck Lindberg, manager of internal communications for Knights of Columbus Supreme Court council, said it’s safe to say Randy Ranville is one of the oldest members to still be on a bowling league.
“I haven’t come across many 93-year-olds. I personally don’t know any older,” Lindberg said. “I think it’s outstanding that he’s still involved at that level.” For Randy Ranville, though, it’s nothing unusual. It’s just something he enjoys doing. With nine kids and working six days a week as milkman for McDonald Dairy, he didn’t have much time for other sports or activities. But it’s that job that Ranville said kept him feeling young. “He’s very active. He slowed down a little bit, but he still gets along all by himself,” said Randy’s son, Ray Ranville, 66, of Flint Township. “It amazes a lot of people that he is still
bowling in a league.” Denny Owens, Randy Ranville’s son-in-law, bowls on the Knights of Columbus bowling league as well. His father-in-law is an inspiration. “I hope I can lift a bowling ball when I’m 93, let alone keep bowling,” said Owens, 65, of Mundy Township. Randy Ranville’s son, Paul Ranville, said that his dad is his hero. He and his siblings couldn’t have had a better example than him, Paul Ranville said. “He finds life fun. He just goes. If there’s something to do for the day, he does it,” said Paul Ranville, 67, of Mundy Township. “He does not let himself get down. He enjoys life.” May 2013 | 5
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Mourning the death of a Mouseketeer By Terry Turner
I was shocked to read that Annette Funicello died. Like most prepubescent boys back in the 1950s who watched the Mickey Mouse Club, I was madly in love with Annette. There were other girl Mouseketeers but Annette somehow stood out. She had a sort of magical personality that just melted my little adolescent heart. Annette was born Oct. 22, 1942, (just a few months after me) in Utica, N.Y. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 4 years old. At the age of 13 she was spotted by Walt Terry Turner Disney while she firstname.lastname@example.org was dancing the lead in “Swan Lake” at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. He asked her to audition for his new children’s TV series called “The Mickey Mouse Club.” The show debuted Oct. 3, 1955, and she quickly became the most popular member of the group. Of course I liked other things about the Mickey Mouse Club including “The Adventures of Spin and Marty” which centered around two boys about my age and their adventures at a western summer camp. Another
favorite of mine on the Mickey Mouse Club was “The Hardy Boys.” Neither one of those shows featured Annette, as I recall, but they had other redeeming qualities such as horses in one and a mystery in the other. I didn’t spend all my time thinking about girls, well, most but not all the time. I can remember rushing home from school every day so I could get there in time to watch the show. One part of the show’s intro would have each Mouseketeer step up to the camera and say their name. I waited breathlessly for my dream girl. Then there she was practically filling the screen on our brand new 19-inch black-and-white Philco TV. I’d sigh and look dreamily at her beautiful face. I wondered what it would be like to talk to her then I realized I could barely talk to the girls in my class at school. How could I possibly talk to the TV goddess with the mouse ears? So for the next couple of years I lived in a fantasy world where Annette and I were the best of friends. Then as sometimes happens we drifted apart. The series ended and I moved on to “real” girls. Annette moved on, too. After the Mickey Mouse Club ended she was the only Mouseketeer to stay under contract with Disney. She went on to appear in such 1950s classic TV shows as “Zorro” and starred in the
Annette Funicello during her Mouseketeers days.
Disney feature films “The Shaggy Dog,” “Babes in Toyland,” “The Misadventures of Merlin Jones” and “The Monkey’s Uncle.” In the 1960s she starred with teen idol Frankie Avalon in a series of beach movies including “Beach Party,” “Muscle Beach Party,” “Bikini Beach,” “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.” It was also during this time she recorded several top 40 hit singles like “Tall Paul,” “First Name Initial,” “How Will I know My Love” and “Pineapple Princess.” Successful record albums included
“Hawaiiannette,” “Italiannette” and “Dance Annette.” She and Frankie Avalon teamed up again in 1987 to co-produce and star in “Back to the Beach” as parents of a pair of troublesome teenagers. It was at this time Annette was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She went public with her illness in 1992. Later that year, she established The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. It is dedicated to funding research into the cause, treatment and cure of multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases and continues to be an active charity. Despite battling MS, in the 1990s, Annette launched The Annette Funicello Teddy Bear Company, marketing a line of collectible bears on QVC, and developed her own perfume line, Cello, by Annette. In 1992, on her 50th birthday, she was named a Disney Legend. But as the disease progressed Annette stayed out of the public eye and since that time was cared for by her second husband Glen Holt. I’ll never forget those great days of the 1950s when I watched the Mickey Mouse Club and I know my first love Annette now has a special place in heaven. Terry Turner is a Prime writer and can be reached at email@example.com
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USS Nautilus lets visitors experience life down below By Terry Turner
GROTON, Conn. | If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a submariner and dive deep below the ocean surface you can do just that at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton. There you can see the history of the submarine service and climb aboard the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered vessel. The Nautilus, named after the ship depicted in Jules Verne’s novel, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” was first launched Jan. 21, 1954, after 18 months of construction. First lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across Nautilus’ bow during the ceremony. On Sept. 30, 1954, Nautilus became the first commissioned nuclear powered ship in the U.S. Navy. Nautilus made naval history on July 23, 1958, when it departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under top secret orders to conduct “Operation Sunshine,” the first crossing of the North Pole by a ship. It was at 11:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 1958, that Commander William R. Anderson announced to his crew, “For the world, our country and the Navy ... the North Pole.” With 116 men on board, Nautilus had accomplished the seemingly impossible task of reaching 90 degrees north, the geographic North Pole. The museum with more than 33,000 artifacts is dedicated to saving the history of the submarine. The museum can trace its roots back to 1955 when the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics founded the Submarine Library with a huge collection of books and documents relating to the history of the submarine. In 1965 the facility was donated to the U.S. Navy and moved to its current location. The name was changed to the Submarine Force Museum in 1969 and efforts began to convince the Navy to donate Nautilus to the museum. A new 14,000-square-foot
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The USS Nautilus was the first nuclear powered vessel. It was also the first ship to reach the geographic North Pole.
museum was built in 1986 and was expanded in 1997 and again in 2000. On display in the is a replica of the Turtle, the world’s first combat submarine built in 1775. The Turtle was designed to attach a mine to the hull of an enemy ship. It was used against the British during the Revolutionary War but was not successful. Also on display are models of several different classes of submarines and a control room where visitors can sit and operate the controls of a sub. A 50 foot-long 1/6th scale cutaway model of the submarine USS
Gato is suspended from the ceiling in the main exhibit area. The Gato was the primary class of submarine used by the United States during World War II. Other displays include midget submarines from WWII, working periscopes and the Explorer, an early U.S. research submarine. The museum library has a collection of more than 20,000 documents and 30,000 photographs related to the history of the submarine. The collection has 6,000 books including an original 1870 copy of Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
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The centerpiece for the museum is the Nautilus which was designated a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior on May 20, 1982. The historic ship then underwent an extensive conversion at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif., to make it more accessible to visitors. When the conversion was complete it was towed to Groton and on April 11, 1986, the museum and Nautilus opened to the public. Tours aboard the Nautilus are self guided and visitors get an audio
A 50-foot 1/6th scale cutaway model of the submarine USS Gato is suspended from the ceiling in the main exhibit area of the Submarine Force Museum. The Gato was the primary class of submarine used by the United States during World War II.
The Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Conn., houses a collection of more than 33,000 artifacts about the history of the submarine. Next to the museum is the USS Nautilus the first nuclear powered ship and the first ship to navigate to the geographic North Pole.
wand that describes each numbered stop on the tour. The first stop after entering the forward part of the ship through a specially constructed glass house added during the conversion to a museum is the torpedo room. The Nautilus has six tubes for its 24 torpedoes. Plexiglas partitions have been installed throughout Nautilus so visitors can see but not touch the historic vessel. As the tour continues visitors pass by berthing areas for the crew and the wardroom for the 11 officers on board. On the wall behind the wardroom table are instruments showing the ship’s speed, course and depth. Also on display in the wardroom is an original copy of Jules Vernes’
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Next on the tour is the Attack Center where the periscopes are located as well as the firing panel to launch the torpedoes. The Control Room is located directly below the Attack Center and has all the instruments and controls for diving, surfacing and steering the ship. To the right of the Control Room is the Radio Room where all the ship’s communication equipment is located. The final stop on the tour is the Crew’s Mess where the enlisted men ate. Food was served every six hours and because living conditions were stressful, submarines had the best food in the military.
A mannequin shows how food was prepared in the Crew’s Mess on board the Nautilus where the enlisted men ate. Food was served every six hours and because living conditions were stressful, submarines had the best food in the military.
What: The Submarine Force Museum and the USS Nautilus Where: Groton, Conn., at One Crystal Lake Road. Take exit 86 off I-95 and go about 1 1/2 miles to Crystal Lake Road and follow the signs to the museum. Admission: Free. Hours: Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 to Oct. 1. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 to April 30. The museum and the Nautilus are closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The complex is also closed the last week of April and the first week of November for maintenance. Also note: The “90 North Cafe” located at the North end of the parking lot offers light snacks and cold drinks. The cafe is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information visit their web site at www. ussnautilus.org or call (800) 343-0079.
Above left: Visitors to the Submarine Force Museum can sit at the controls of submarine control center and experience what its like to guide a Navy sub under the ocean. May 2013 | 11
N.C. high school class stays in touch after 71 years By STEVE HUFFMAN
Old photos are passed around at Burlington High School’s class of 1942 luncheon at Western Steakhouse in Burlington, N.C.
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BURLINGTON, N.C. | Their numbers - their hearing and eyesight, too - have diminished greatly. But members of the Burlington High School class of ‘42 are still close. And determined to stay in touch. They proved as much on April 15 when they got together at Western Steakhouse for lunch and a generous serving of camaraderie. Almost 71 years since graduating high school, they showed why they’re still a tightknit bunch. “We’ve had some fun, fun times,” said Rachel Yow, one of about 15 class members who attended. They recently added to their memories. Deleano Williams was secretary of the class of ‘42 - elected to the position a couple of months before the Japanese came calling at Pearl Harbor. Over the years she’s been a
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ramrod of the class reunions - held periodically since 1957 - and led the latest get-together. It was anything but a formal affair. Members - all in their late 80s - gathered in a back room at the restaurant on Graham-Hopedale Road where
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fighting in World War II). Another 45 are on an “inactive list” - too sick or disinterested to attend the periodic get-togethers. “They don’t know what they’re missing,” Williams fussed of those who make up that latter group. About 22 remain involved in these class gatherings. Many have been friends since first grade. Their senior class was the first to produce the Doe-Wah-Jack - the school yearbook. It was dedicated to “Victory” - including the inscription: “To all our boys and girls who are serving in the armed forces of the United States.” Williams kicked off Monday’s luncheon by distributing cards addressed to class members too sick to get out. “Please sign and write a little note, if you would,” Williams said as she sent the cards off on a circular trip around the table. “Let them know we’re thinking of them.”
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Riding it forward Sioux Cityan spends idle time fixing bikes for children By TIM GALLAGHER
Got a bike? If you have an old bicycle you’d like to give away, call Frank Brinkerhoff, president of the Siouxland Cyclists, at (712) 898-5817. Brinkerhoff cleans, fixes and makes sure bikes get to those in need.
Siouxland Cyclists club meeting and began biking.” He joined the Siouxland Cyclists for a 30-mile ride early in 1998 and couldn’t wait to leave once he got back home. In fact, he jumped in the car to drive the route he’d just cycled, just to confirm he’d done it. Since then, he’s cycled across his home state 14 times in the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). He pedaled across the U.S. at age 64. He’s completed a 7-day hut-to-hut cycling expedition in the mountains (at 8,000 to 10,000 feet) and recently returned from a month-long stay in Tuscon, Ariz., a visit that rewarded him with Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal file 800 miles on Arizona’s pristine bike trails. Cyclist Frank Brinkerhoff rides on Morningside Avenue in Sioux City. He returned to a basement of bikes-in-waiting. Some need pedals, Brinkerhoff’s own biking hobby, fixed it up and gave it away. Like a started quietly. He heard of a child in long ride through the Loess Hills, the most need oil and several need paint. Many simply need a bit of the tender need and found that child a bike. He act charged his batteries, left him loving care he can offer. feeling fulfilled. “I love doing this as it fills my win“I got the first child’s name from ter,” he says. “We give away several Want to make a difference in your a teacher five years ago,” he says. at Christmas and then in the spring.” “Word began to spread through the local community? Brinkerhoff glances at a Bikes schools. And sometimes, teachers Or need some extra $ each month? send me a list of five kids.” for Kids display he’s erected at bike club gatherings and smiles He’ll give away at least 40 bikes Consider joining the at the warm feedback provided in this year, maybe more. Senior Companion Program. handwritten notes and emails. A “There’s a guy who has volunman with Parkinson’s showed up at teered to help fix more bikes if it’s Brinkerhoff’s door years ago, seekSenior Companions provide friendship, needed,” Brinkerhoff says. “And a ing a cycle or two for his two chilunderstanding and assistance to homeguy in South Sioux City wants me this week to take a look at a bunch of dren. based adults in your community. “They didn’t have enough for the bikes they’ve collected.” Volunteers, age 55 and older, may receive kids to get bikes, so we found a couBrinkerhoff, a former mechanic, a Federal tax-free stipend that does not ple of bicycles for them,” he says. “I took up cycling when his job tranaﬀect any type of assistance. even had one for the man himself.” sitioned from being out in the field Friends sometimes give to inside an office. He was 58 at the The Senior Companion Program time and going a bit stir crazy being Brinkerhoff the cycles their children 4200 War Eagle Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51109 outgrow. Others see one at a sale and inside all week. make a deal, knowing Brinkerhoff “I was frustrated being in an Phone: 712-577-7848 or 712-577-7858 can find it a worthwhile home. office,” he admits. “I went to a
SIOUX CITY, Iowa | Frank Brinkerhoff serviced forklifts, built hot rods, took apart Volkswagens and put them back together. His passion these days goes ‘round and ‘round on two wheels. Bicycles for young people, in particular. Brinkerhoff, 72, spends much of the winter and early spring finding pedals, reflectors, chain-guards and more for bicycles he collects. His aim is to find children in and around Sioux City who need a bike to ride. No cost. No strings attached in this Bikes for Kids crusade. “I don’t want to buy or sell bicycles,” he says while affixing a pedal to a bicycle he’s placed upside-down in the basement of his Sioux City home. “I want to take donated bikes and refurbish them; get them to children who need a bike.” The volunteer project, like
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Tim Gallagher, Sioux City Journal
Frank Brinkerhoff, 72, fixes old bikes and then gives them away to children in need.
Tim Gallagher, Sioux City Journal
Spare parts are a part of the scenery at Frank Brinkerhoff’s place. The president of the Siouxland Cyclists gets old bicycles in working order before donating them to children in need.
The Siouxland Cyclists often buys tires and parts needed for these bikes. It’s a way for the club’s pursuit to carry forward to a younger generation. “I also work pretty closely with Albrecht Cycle Shop, which has a lot of used stuff like reflectors and chain-guards,” he says. And while Brinkerhoff rides about 5,000 miles per year, he can’t remember seeing one of his old youth bicycles twirling around Sioux City as he’s sped by. Surely, it had to happen. “I remember seeing a Volkswagen once and knowing that I’d worked on it previously,” he says. “I don’t know if that’s happened with the bikes.” No matter. Brinkerhoff is sure they’re being ridden by children who
Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal
Frank Brinkerhoff rides on the Perry Creek Trail in Sioux City.
maybe didn’t have that chance. And that’s a good thing. “Part of the reward for me is seeing what condition they’re in and taking them to a fixed-up state,” he says. “I don’t want to buy or sell bikes. I want to refurbish bikes and get them to kids who can ride them again.” May 2013 | 15
Calendar Arts & Theater
Through May 18 Sunset Drive-In, Betty Strong Encounter Center, 900 Larsen Park Road. An exhibition of 42 images by Michael Flecky, S. J. documenting the once-thriving visual culture and architecture of drive-in movie theatres. Center hours are 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tues-Friday, 9 a.m. -8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.siouxcitylcic.com/ Through July 28 ARTcetera ’13, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. Art Unsold works from the April 27 available for sale through July 28. www.siouxcityartcenter.org Through July 14 Quiet: Works by the Sioux City Camera Club, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.siouxcityartcenter. org Through June 30 The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. www. siouxcityartcenter.org Through May 19 Les Miserables, LAMB Arts Regional
May 7 Completing, Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War, South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Ave, South Sioux City. Fred Nelsen will speak on the Civil War. 6:30 p.m. May 8 Christianity: A Celebration–The Fifth Century, Trinity Heights Marian Center, 2509 33rd St. The fifth century of the church is the focus of this week’s presentation. Hear how Attila the Hun and Pope St. Leo face off, how St. Augustine influences the church, how beloved St. Patrick leaves his mark and more. All are Benefit & fundraiser welcome. 7:30 p.m. May 18 May 9 Donkey Dash, Adams Homestead and Baby Boomers & Beyond, College Center, Nature Preserve, McCook Lake, S.D. Help 1001 College Way, South Sioux City. Learn raise funds to bring farm animals back to how to use facebook, iPads, make home the homestead site. Kids’ games, music, videos, insurance information, economic, and other activities will take place that investments and retirement advice as well morning. Registration begins at 9 p.m. race as how to stay healthy! It’s free and a light starts at 10 a.m. For more information, lunch will be served. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 402please call the Visitor Center at (605) 232- 241-6402, www.collegecenter.org 0873. May 9 Lunchtime for the Animals, Dorothy Classes & lectures Theatre, 417 Market St. Evening performances at 7 p.m.; Sunday Matinees at 1:30 p.m. $13/$18/$23. 712-255-9536, www.lambtheatre.com May 21 The Addams Family, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St. The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Box Office, (800) 745-3000. broadwayattheorpheum.com/
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 May 15 Christianity: A Celebration–The Dark Ages, Trinity Heights Marian Center, 2509 33rd St. Hear how the Catholic Church left a permanent mark on human history during a time when Europeans lived in fear and distress. 7:30 p.m. May 22 Christianity: A Celebration–The Seventh Century, Trinity Heights Marian Center, 2509 33rd St. John Sullivan will present a talk on the history of the church during the seventh century. All are welcome. 7:30 p.m.
Through May 19 Sioux City History Projects Exhibit, Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. The 22nd annual exhibition of 4th grade projects showcasing the students’ knowledge of local history. Museum
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Calendar hours are 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 712-2796174. Through May 5 Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit, Scheels, 4400 Sergeant Road #54. ”Remembering Our Fallen: was created to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. 9:30 a.m.–9 p.m. 712-252-1551. May 4 Raptor Enclosure Dedication, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Come help us celebrate the opening of the new Raptor Enclosure and meet the raptors that will call it home. 1 p.m. 712-258-0838, www. woodburyparks.com Through Oct. 26 Sioux City Farmers Market, Tyson Events Center Suite Parking Lot, corner of TriView Avenue and Pearl Street. Enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items Wednesdays and Saturdays. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 712-224-3350, www. siouxcityfarmersmarket.com May 11 International Shimmy Mob, Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive. Around the world belly dancers will
do the same dance to the same music. The Shimmy Mob will raise awareness and donations for abused women and children. All funds raised will go to the local Council for Sexual Assult and Domestic Violence. Join the dance at the Bandits game or send money to The Yoga College at 520 Nebraska St. area code 51102. 8 p.m. 712-224-9642, www. shimmymob.com
May 11 Iowa Rock N Roll Music Association, Storm’n Norman’s, Waterbury, Neb. Featuring The Velaires, The Vinyl Kinds, Embers and Legs Diamond. 7 p.m. 712-947-4856. www. stormnnormans.com
Shows & festivals
Through May 31 Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is a traveling exhibition for libraries. Library hours are 9 a.m. -8 p.m. MondayThursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 402-494-7545, www. southsiouxcity.org/library May 4 Sanford Community
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Center 2nd Annual Asian Fest, Riverside Park, 1301 Riverside Blvd. Features performances, games,martial arts demonstration, singers, and fashion show to highlight various diverse Asian groups around Siouxland. Drawings for prizes and food available for purchase from food vendors. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 712-252-0581, www.sanfordcenter.com/ asianfest.html May 4 VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers, Betty Strong Encounter Center. Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and ACT Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss collaborate to create a drama called Vang which means “garden” or “farm” in Hmong. 2 p.m.–3 p.m. 712-707-6514. May 11 National Train Day, Siouxland Historical Railroad Association and Museum, 3400 Sioux River Road. In conjunction with Sioux City Historic Preservation Week come celebrate with us and learn about Sioux Cities close and strategically important ties with the nation’s railroads. FREE admission. 10 a.m.–4
p.m. 712-233-6996, www. milwaukeerailroadshops.org May 16–May 18 Orange City Tulip Festival, Various locations, Orange City, Iowa. Founded by Dutch settlers, Orange City’s citizens celebrate their heritage with tulips, a night show, authentic Dutch dancers. costumes and food. Breng on een bezoek! 712-707-4510, www. octulipfestival.com
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Sports & Rec
May 11 TeamMates Mentoring Program Golf Tournament, Covington Links Golf Course, 497 Golf Road, South Sioux City. Join the TeamMates Mentoring Program of South Sioux City Community for their sixth annual golf tournament. Teams can start registration at 8 a.m. Golfers will have a 10 a.m. shotgun start to begin the 4 person scramble. Teams will golf 18 holes. A tavern lunch will be served on the turn at the clubhouse and a dinner following the golf. A silent auction and prizes will conclude the tournament. The program is asking that teams register and pay ahead of time at Covington Links pro shop 402-4949841. 10 a.m. www. teammates.org
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Local & Government Services Siouxland Directory of Elderly Services
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
homemaker services, waivers Siouxland District Public Health Nursing: 1014 Sioux City Nebraska St., 279-6119, Better Business Bureau: Financial, Insurance skilled nursing care in home, 1-800-222-1600 and Tax Counseling home health aide, homemaker City Hall: 405 Sixth St., Consumer Credit Counseling services 279-6109 Service: 715 Douglas St., 252St. Luke’s Home Care: Department of Human 1861 ext. 47 2905 Hamilton Blvd., 279Services: 822 Douglas St., Siouxland Senior Center: 3279. In-home nursing, 255-0833 217 Pierce St., 255-1729, tax therapy, home medical Elder Abuse Awareness: counseling equipment and supplies, 1-800-362-2178 SHIIP (Senior Health lifeline program Emergency: 911 Financial Assistance Insurance Information Tri-State Nursing Services: Fire Department: 279-6314 Commission of Veterans Program): Information available 621 16th St., 277-4442, Police Department: 279Affairs: 702 Courthouse, 279from either Mercy Medical skilled nursing care, Home Health Care 6960 (general) 6606 Center, St. Luke’s Regional Health aide services, services Post Office (Main): 214 Information Medical Center, or The Center Iowa Department of Human ordered by a doctor Jackson St., 277-6411 Alzheimer’s Association: Synergy Home Care: Kim Siouxland Aging Services: 420 Chambers St., 279-5802. 2301 Pierce St., 279-6900. Referral and information about Kreber, 600 Stevens Port Drive, Suite 102, Dakota Information and referral Alzheimer’s disease, support Dunes, S.D., (605) 242-6056 services, case management. groups and respite care Senior Advocacy Program, Home Maintenance Dakota County Health Chris Kuchta, program director Siouxland Aging Services: Nurse: 987-2164 Social Security Office: 3555 2301 Pierce St., 279Iowa Department of the Southern Hills Drive, 255-5525 6900, CHORE service, yard Blind: 1-800-362-2587 South Sioux City maintenance, heavy cleaning Lifeline: Personal City Hall: 1615 First Ave., (Riley Fields) emergency response system: 494-7500 Hospitals St. Luke’s, 279-3375, Jenny Department of Social Mercy Medical Center: 801 Herrick; Mercy Medical Center, Services: Dakota City, Neb., Fifth St., 279-2010 279-2036, Karen Johnson 987-3445 St. Luke’s Regional Marian Health Center: Emergency: 911 Medical Center: 2720 Stone Community Education, 279Fire Department: 494-7555 Park, 279-3500 2989 Police Department: 701 Siouxland Surgery Center: Siouxland Community West 29th St., 494-7555 Health Center: 1021 Nebraska 600 Sioux Point Road, 232Post Office: 801 West 29th 3332 St., 252-2477 • Physical Speech Therapy St., 494-1312 Siouxland District Health: Housing • Van Transportation to Shopping & • Occupational Therapy 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119 Adult Day Programs Sioux City Appointments • Spacious Suites or 1-800-587-3005 Adult Day Program: Bickford Senior Living, St. Luke’s Health Alzheimer’s Association, 420 • Beauty Shop • Emergency Call System Assisted Living & Memory Professionals: 279-3333 Chambers St., 279-5802. Care: 4020/4022 Indian Hills • Exercise Classes • Complete Dining Service A safe, nurturing group Drive, 239-2065 or 239Home Health Care • Complete Activities Programing • Housekeeping & Laundry Service environment for functionally 6851, NiCole Gosch, director. Boys and Girls Home and impaired adults who need Family owned and operated, Family Services: 2101 Court supervision. Available Monday individualized “level of care”, St., 293-4700 through Friday from 7 a.m. to respite (short stay) welcomed. Care Initiatives Hospice: 6 p.m. Countryside Retirement 4301 Sergeant Road, Suite Apartments: Lilac Lane, 276Counseling 110, (712) 239-1226 3000 Catholic Charities: 1601 Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, Come see how our facility can meet your need for a quality lifestyle. Floyd House: 403 C Street, Military Road, 252-4547 276-9860 Heartland Counseling Home Instead Senior Care: Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, (712) 3501 Dakota Ave. • South Sioux City, NE. • 402-494-4273 943-7025, Affordable, multiple Service: 917 West 21st., South 220 S. Fairmount, 258-4267, levels of care, studio, oneSioux City, 494-3337 non-medical home health Lutheran Social Service: Hospice of Siouxland: 4300 bedroom, respite 259-7412 (Distribution Site: Center for Siouxland: Services: 822 Douglas St., Holy Spirit Retirement 4240 Hickory Lane, 276-1073 Hamilton Blvd., 233-4144, DAV, 5129 Military Road) 715 Douglas St., 252-1861. 255-0833 Apartments: 1701 West 25th Mercy Behavioral Care nursing care, home health South Sioux City SHARE: Conservatorship service, Salvation Army: 510 Bluff St., 252-2726 Center: 801 5th St., 279-5991 aide/homemaker, social Sherry Stubbs, 494-6477 provides money management St., 255-8836 Siouxland Mental Health: services Lessenich Place (Distribution Site: First and protective payee services Social Security 625 Court St., 252-3871 Apartments: 301 Fifth St. Mercy Home Care: 801 Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Woodbury County Extension Ave.) Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Administration: 3555 Southern Fifth St., Suite 320, 233-5100, Contact Connie Whitney or Pat Service: 4301 Sergeant Road, Hills Drive, 255-5525 Drive, No. 204, 255-3808 1-800-897-3840, home health Trosin at (712) 262-5965 Siouxland Senior Center: South Sioux City Community 276-2157 aides/homemaker services, Employment and Volunteer 217 Pierce St., 255-4240, Maple Heights: 5300 Center: 2120 Dakota Ave., Food therapy services Service congregate meal site Stone Ave., 276-3821, 494-3259 Iowa Department of Human Siouxland Tri State Food REM Health of Iowa Inc.: contact Jennifer Turner. This RSVP (Retired and Senior Services: 822 Douglas St., Bank: 215 Douglas St., 2552212 Pierce St., Suite 200, is subsidized low-income Center for Siouxland: 715 Volunteer Program): Center for 255-0833 9741 233-5494, skilled nursing housing with rent based on Siouxland, Johnalyn Platt, 252- Douglas St., 252-1861, Tax South Sioux City Community care, home health aides, income Counseling 1861, ext. 21 Meals on Wheels: Siouxland 18 | Prime | www.siouxlandprime.com 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
Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 274-1610, energy assistance
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Aging Services, 2301 Pierce 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,
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pressures, beginners ping pong, 10 a.m.; pool shooting for women, 10:30 a.m.; basic tap, bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Country Brew, 1 p.m. May 13: Yoga with Suzi, Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; tap class, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; Latin dance lessons, 12:30 p.m.; ballroom lessons, birthday party, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Strong Seniors with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. May 14: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; Mexican language/culture, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10:30 a.m.; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, 1 p.m.; ping pong, choreographed ballroom, 2 p.m. Siouxland Center For Active May 15: Beading class, 8:30 a.m.; Generations Siouxland Center, 313 Cook St., is open senior yoga, chorus, 9 a.m.; painting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, Friday. 10 a.m.; talk show “Credible education May Calendar: on Medicare,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, May 10: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood
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with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. May 21: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; Mexican language/culture, painting class, 9:30 a.m.; creative writing, walking off pounds, 10 a.m.; tap practice, noon; painting class, pitch, 1 p.m.; ping pong, choreographed ballroom, 2 p.m. May 22: Beading class, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, chorus, 9 a.m.; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m.; talk show “How to talk to your doctor about your medications,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; drama group, 11 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Bible study, painting class, scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. May 23: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m.; walking off pounds, beginning bridge, 9 a.m.; drum circle, 9:30 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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12:30 p.m.; Bible study, painting class, scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. May 16: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg 1 line dance, 8:45 a.m.; walking off pounds, beginning bridge, 9 a.m.; drum circle, 9:30 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. May 17: 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.; basic tap, bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Shirley’s Big Band, 1 p.m. May 20: Yoga with Suzi, Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; tap class, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; Latin dance lessons, 12:30 p.m.; ballroom lessons, movie “Pitch Perfect,” Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; fitness
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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.
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