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‘A Christmas Story’ all-time favorite As I write this we’re getting close to my favorite time of year – Christmas. I love everything about it. The decorations, the music, the great feeling of peace and goodwill, everything. The Christmas season has spawned a lot of great Christmas stories and movies over the years but my all time favorite is “A Christmas Story” a movie made in 1983. My friends at Turner Broadcasting (no relation) typiTerry Turner cally broadcast 24 hours of “A Christmas Story” during the holiday season and I’m sure they’ll do it again this year. Even though I’ve seen it many times and have a DVD of the movie I still watch it or at least some of it every year. The movie is actually based on a series of short stories written by the late Jean Shepherd that first appeared in a collection titled, “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.” Shepherd also co-wrote and narrated the movie which features Ralphie and his buddies, Flick and Schwartz along with Ralphie’s brother Randy and the neighborhood bullies Scut Farkus and Grover Dill. The story centers around Ralphie’s quest to get a BB gun for Christmas.

My quest for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action, two hundred shot range model air rifle was not unlike that of Ralphie’s. I desperately wanted one but I was blocked at every turn. When I asked for one for Christmas my mother actually uttered those famous words that appeared in the movie and book. “You’ll shoot your eye out.” It’s pretty tough to get past something like that. An incident when I was about 10 years old sealed my doom as far as ever owning a BB gun. And this is no ordinary BB gun. This is an Official Red Ryder carbineaction, 200 shot range model air rifle. And when I was a kid in Omaha in the late 1940s I wanted one of those too. My quest for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action, two hundred shot range model air rifle was not unlike that of Ralphie’s. I desperately wanted one but I was blocked at every turn. When I asked for one for Christmas my mother actually uttered those famous words that appeared in the movie and book. “You’ll shoot your eye out.” It’s pretty tough to get past something like that. An incident when I was about 10 years old sealed my doom as far as ever owning a BB gun. One of our favorite things to do back then was to play cowboys. We’d get our cap guns and chose up sides with half of us as good guys and the other half as robbers or some other type of desperado. I’d always want to be Roy Rogers since I came armed with one of his cap pistols and even had a holster with his name embla-

zoned on it. On this particular day we went to Kountze Park just down the street to have the shootout. But this time a couple of the guys came armed with BB guns which definitely put them at an advantage. I of course wasn’t allowed to have one of the coveted weapons. We each found our hiding place and the gunfight began. During a particularly intense portion of the battle between good and evil mom’s warning almost came true. I was behind a tree drawing a bead on my buddy Russell with my cap pistol when from out of nowhere one of the guys with a BB gun fired at me. The BB hit about a half inch below my left eye. I went down like a rock clutching my cheek and screaming like a little girl. The battle stopped and everyone came out from hiding to see what was going on. The whole gang gathered around and when I pulled my hand away from my face there was a chorus of ooooos and ahhhhhs when they saw the wound caused by the errant BB. “Do you think my mom will

notice?” I asked to no one in particular. “If she doesn’t see that she needs new glasses,” Mike said. Then he added, “Man that’s cool! You’re going to have a scar just like that guy in Dick Tracy.” Any hopes I’d ever had of owning a BB gun just vanished. As I walked home I tried to think up a plausible explanation for the mark on my face. I tripped and fell, I walked into a tree, a meteor fell and hit me. Nothing seemed believable. I’d just have to tell the truth and face the music. I walked in the door and my mother saw the now growing red mark on my angelic face. “What happened?” she screamed as she bent down for a closer look. All thoughts of the truth suddenly disappeared. Through forced sobs I managed to come up with a story about a rock that was kicked up by a passing car. I realize now this was the beginning of my career of being a writer which is basically telling lies for fun and profit. Throughout my childhood I longed for that Red Ryder BB gun but never got it. But there is a glimmer of hope. I’ll add it to my Christmas list and maybe this will be the year. Terry Turner is a Prime writer who can be reached at

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Northern Iowa man plays dulcimer he built he wants to play. Olson owned Olson’s TV in LAKE MILLS, Iowa | Arlie Lake Mills for 31 years. He Olson recently combined his retired in 1990, and his nephew love of woodworking and his now owns the business. love of music to create a ham“I feel sorry for those who mered dulcimer. don’t have a hobby when they The 84-year-old Lake Mills resretire,” Olson said. ident first saw a hammered dulIn addition to woodworking cimer, which consists of numerand music, Olson enjoys travelous strings stretched across a ing with his wife. large wooden board, when he “I think we’ve been in every Mary Pieper, Mason City Globe Gazette Arlie Olson, of Lake Mills, Iowa, plays a was at a Renaissance festival in state except two,” she said. dulcimer that he made himself. Arizona 20 years ago. The couple has also traveled to “I loved the sound,” said Olson, Spain, Italy and Norway. to the dulcimer itself, he made who played the clarinet and After Olson’s first dulcimer the hammers used to strike the sang in choir in high school and was finished, a friend from also sang in the Waldorf College strings, as well as a stand and a Joice, Sandy DeVries, saw it and cover. choir when he was a student asked whether he would build He sits on a seat in front of the one for her, so he did. there. dulcimer to play it. He later saw dulcimers for She said she already had a “I try to play every day for sale in Branson, Mo., “for more smaller instrument known as half an hour,” said Olson, who than I could afford.” a mountain dulcimer that fits This spring he finally decided, had never played the dulcimer on her lap, but the strings are until he built one. “Hey, I can make one.” plucked instead of struck with “He’s picked this up all on Kits are available for building hammers. his own,” said his wife, Joan, a dulcimers, but they are expenDeVries said she knew Olson retired teacher. sive, according to Olson. was good at woodworking, Olson said he has a book “that He has a talent for woodworkbut “I never knew he teaches me how to teach myself” could make a musical instruing, so he went on the Internet and found instructions for build- how to play the instrument. ment.” He is now learning to play ing a dulcimer. He then had to When he said he would make hymns on the dulcimer. order lumber and wire to build her a hammered dulcimer, “I He said it’s hard to read music jumped at the chance,” she said. it. and play at the same time, so he “I was impressed that a friend of It took him a few months to make the instrument. In addition is trying to memorize the songs mine was able to make it.”


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Tree farm

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Lynn Oxendale checks one of his box hives for signs of life in Long Creek, Ill. Oxendale has several box hives on his 24-acre tree farm, which he has run for more than 25 years.

Illinois man reflects on tree farm magnolia bushes and a pretty Colorado blue LONG CREEK, Ill. | spruce Christmas tree Lynn Oxendale sounds that somehow avoided as though he is narratthe final cut to a living his own National ing room, and then a Geographic TV special. stroll past gooseberShowing a visitor ries, wild cherry and around the 24-acre pre- the remnants of radserve in Long Creek ishes and rhubarb and that used to encompass very fat turnips before the Christmas tree farm confronting yet more he ran for 25 years, he trees: black walnut, unwraps and describes fig, pecans and a giant the glorious gift of white sycamore that nature he has produced, climbs heavenward by directed and nurtured. a little creek and is 75 “Sassafras trees over years old and as wide as there,” he announces a compact car. suddenly, voice now Over yonder, there’s a dressed in the compond and a stand of junmanding tone of a tour gle green bamboo rising guide. “You ever have to a height of 15 feet, sassafras tea? It’s very its impossibly straight distinct.” stems right next door to Then it’s on past an only slightly smaller


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Tree farm gathering of pampas grass. The grass stems are all topped with broad and creamy fronds that wave hypnotically to and fro, as if perpetually polishing the china blue of the fall sky. Oxendale was a farm boy from the heart of Michigan who left the land to serve in the Navy in World War II and then came home to the heart of Central Illinois to work as a grain inspector before retirement. Over the years, he developed a curiosity and love of nature and how it works, especially the bits of it you can eat. He indulged his passion for planting and growing on his rolling tract of land that, when you’re immersed in it, seems like the middle of nowhere but in reality is just a mile from the east side Decatur Wal-Mart. Oxendale has kept bees for 60 years, too, having long had a sweet tooth, and it was seeing his hives that first turned on neighbor and friend Donald Miller to the hobby. Miller is now president of

the Sangamon Valley Beekeepers Association and describes the honeycombed mind of his apicultural colleague as constantly abuzz with intellectual curiosity. “He’s investigative, always thinking about the things he sees around him,” says Miller, 49. “You know, he’s even done treegrafting for years to improve fruit trees; I’ve got some apple trees in my yard that he grafted onto.” Decatur beekeeper Kate Shields was in despair four years ago when all her bees were dying, but Oxendale took her under his wings and showed her how to look after them. “He’s a good teacher and has a lot of passion in regards to beekeeping,” says Shields, 31. “I don’t know what I would have done without him.” She got the grand tour of his urban nature preserve, too, and was impressed with what an inspired, curious green thumb could coax forth from the earth. “It’s definitely one of those days gone by sort of properties out there,”

Lynn Oxendale looks out over his pond in Long Creek, Ill. The pond is located on Oxendale’s 24-acre tree farm, which he has run for more than 25 years.

Pampas grass extends into the air on a tree farm owned by Lynn Oxendale, in Long Creek, Ill.

she adds. “It’s the kind of place you want to preserve and keep for generations to come.” Oxendale, who has just finished explaining what a pawpaw tree is and how the fruit tastes like a combination of strawberry and banana, says forever is the one fruit that no human gets to pick. A widower now who is closing in fast on turning 90 years of age, he says keeping the land as-is yields a nice tax advantage for him, but his children, scattered in other states, probably won’t want to hold onto it when the time comes. “Somebody said to me the other day, ‘When you’re gone, they’ll put a bulldozer in and

take every tree out,’ “ he recalls with a sad smile. “But I don’t quite believe that.” In the meantime, he’s

out wandering his land, regularly and subtly helping nature maintain what they have wrought together

in sweet harmony. “I’ve walked all this a thousand times,” he says. “And I still enjoy it.”

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Carolyn and Adrian Hanson are shown with the giant produce grown on their farm near Spink, S.D., in late September. They had their best year for growing fruits and vegetables, despite the drought.

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Bountiful crops rise amid drought tipped the scale at 40 pounds. Adrian and wife Carolyn (green thumb and expert canSPINK, S.D. | Adrian Hanson celebrated his 88th birthday in a ner of the house) enjoyed their kitchen brimming with spaghetti most bountiful harvest in a year marked by severe drought. The sauce, tomato juice and fresh farm bore 55-bushel corn, poorwatermelon. The retired farmer boasted, “I est crop Adrian can recall. As a John Deere combine feel like I’m 50.” churned through soybeans south While the 2012 corn crop was of the farm, Adrian talked of the smallest he’d seen in 60 news pages filled with shootings, years on his farm four miles stabbings and store thefts. He south of Spink, pumpkins ballooned to 90 pounds. Cantaloupe said readers deserve a break, averaged 9 pounds. Watermelons lighter fare. What better than a


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heaping helping of squash, zucchini and more? “We used no fertilizer. I watered, but not more than twice a week,” Adrian said. “I can’t explain it.” Carolyn and Adrian rise at 5:30 a.m. By 6 a.m., Carolyn is stewing tomatoes for spaghetti sauce. She pours the concoction into glass jars, then boils each jar for 40 minutes. “It’s a lengthy process,” she said. Almost as lengthy as the

Cover story proposed Hyperion Energy Center, the couple has fought against the past few yeas. When former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds made the rounds in the area of the proposed refinery, the Hansons learned of the his visit 30 minutes before his vehicle sped past their home. That half-hour notice gave Carolyn time to spray paint and display a sign on their driveway. “Shame on you, Gov. Rounds!” it read. “This is the best farm land in South Dakota for raising crops and a garden,” Adrian said. The couple loaded their van with friends and family members – not veggies – in early October and sat as the Supreme Court considered arguments from both sides just days after land options expired. The Hansons, still politically active in their Golden Years, contend their rural neighborhood is more suited for agriculture than industry. It is land upon Spaghetti sauce and a Crimson Sweet watermelon take up counter space in the kitchen of Carolyn and Adrian Hanson in late September. They own a farm in rural Spink, S.D.

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Terry’s Travel

James Buchanan Home in Lancaster By Terry Turner‌

LANCASTER, Pa. | Just outside Lancaster in southern Pennsylvania is a federal style brick home once owned by our nation’s 15th President James Buchanan. The house was built in 1828 and went through several owners before being purchased by Buchanan in 1848. James Buchanan was tall, dignified and some say a man who was stiff and formal. He was also the only U.S. president who never married. He was born in 1791 to a wealthy Pennsylvania family. He graduated from Dickinson College where he studied law and learned to be an excellent debater. After graduating Buchanan entered poliTerry Turner photos, Prime tics and was elected ABOVE: The James Buchanan Home in Lancaster, Pa., was built in 1828 and is now a National Historic Landmark open to visitors. five times to the House BELOW: The interior of the James Buchanan home is furnished as it was in when Buchanan lived there and many of the items in the home are original. of Representatives. He became Minister to Russia and later served 10 years in the Senate. Buchanan was Secretary of State in 1848 when he purchased the house and property known as “Wheatland.” In 1852 Buchanan was appointed Minister to Great Britain by newly elected President Franklin Pierce and did not return to the United States and Wheatland until 1856. Shortly after his The handrail post at the bottom of the stairs in the James return the Democratic Buchanan home contains a glass “peace stone” embedded in Party nominated him the wood. The “peace stone” symbolized the owners peace of as its candidate for mind at having paid off the mortgage.

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Terry’s Travel president. Buchanan didn’t tour the country for his campaign but instead conducted it from Wheatland where he gave speeches on his front porch. Buchanan was elected president in 1857 and, because he wasn’t married, his niece Harriet Lane served as First Lady. James Buchanan was president during a very turbulent time in U.S. history. The nation was divided over the issue of slavery but the newly elected president didn’t think it was of any great importance. In his inaugural address Buchanan said the Supreme Court was about to settle the matter “speedily and finally.” In January 1861 after Abraham Lincoln, an outspoken opponent of slavery was elected president South Carolina seceded from the Union. That was followed by six more states, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina soon followed and those 11 states formed the Confederate States of America. After Lincoln became president in 1861 Buchanan returned to Wheatland where he died June 1, 1868, in an upstairs bedroom. Thousands of people attended the funeral and procession from Wheatland to the Woodward Hill Cemetery. Today Wheatland is a National Historic Landmark and is owned and oper

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ABOVE: A costumed guide talks to visitors in the dining room of the James Buchanan Home in Lancaster, Pa. RIGHT: A costumed guide talks to visitors on the porch of the Buchanan Home.

ated by The James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. Costumed interpreters give guided tours of the interior of the 2 1/2 story home. The interior of the home is furnished as it was in when Buchanan lived there and many of the items in the home are original. Because Wheatland was never extensively remodeled or changed, visitors can get a unique look at what

life was like in the 1800s. The first floor in the home contains the parlor, library, two dining rooms and the kitchen. An elliptical stairway leads to the living quarters on the second floor. The handrail post at the bottom of the stairs contains a glass “peace stone” embedded in the wood. The “peace stone” symbolized the owners peace of mind at having paid off the mortgage. The west

wing of the home has a bathroom complete with bathtub, shower and bidet. The third floor of the home was mainly used as servant’s quarters and has been left unrestored and is not part of the tour. Buchanan’s love for his home is evident in a letter he wrote to his friend William Carpenter on Sept. 13, 1860: “If my successor should be as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland he will indeed be a happy man.” If You Go The James Buchanan House is located at 1120 Marietta Ave. in Lancaster, Pa. Guided tours of the home are available April through October Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From January to March weekday tours are available by appointment. The site is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older and student 14 and older, children under 13 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. On the grounds at Wheatland are several buildings including a privy, smokehouse and a carriage house. The carriage house now contains the Wheatland visitor center that has a small museum and gift shop. For more information, call (717) 392-8721 or visit their web site at December 2012 | 11


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teacher and find a place to have school and they had to furnish everything,” Shaw said. The school was in the community center on Park Avenue for about 2 ½ years before moving to the First Christian Church on North Race Street. “We were there until we were able to get money through Voc Rehab (Vocational Rehabilitation) and the governor to build the workshop and school out on Hwy. 249 in what used to be the old county house,” Shaw said. “The county was no longer using it, so we got a lease through the

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tap class, intermediate bridge class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; Christmas party for preregistered members, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m. Dec. 4: 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. Dec. 5: Senior yoga with Dixie, 9 a.m.; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m.; talk show, “Estate planning,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; scrabble, 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. Dec. 6: 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.

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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.


1 p.m.; 1 mile walk warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness with Kelly, 3 p.m. Dec. 13: 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. Dec. 14: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Terry & the Remnants, 1 p.m. Dec. 17: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap class, intermediate bridge class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; movie “Home by Christmas,” Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Fitness with Kelly, 2 p.m. Dec. 18: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; senior yoga, 9 a.m.; painting class, 9:30 a.m.; SENIOR, PAGE 16

If you have glaucoma and are considering cataract surgery, you may be eligible to participate in the COMPASS Clinical Study. The study is evaluating an investigational treatment designed to reduce pressure buildup inside the eye, which may help reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma medications. Kathy Rizk, M.S., CCC-A

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line dance, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 7: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Jerry O’Dell & his Country Flavor Band, 1 p.m. Dec. 10: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap class, intermediate bridge class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m.; duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m.; birthday party, Mah Jong, pinochle, woodcarving, 1 p.m.; Super Strong Senior with Kelly, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11: 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. Dec. 12: Senior yoga with Dixie, 9 a.m.; painting class, novice dup. bridge game, 9:30 a.m.; beginner tap practice, 3 mile walk, 10 a.m.; talk show “A taste of the holidays,” 10:30 a.m.; guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; bridge, 12:30 p.m.; scrabble, 500,


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If you participate, you will receive all study-related eye exams at no cost. In addition, you may be reimbursed for your time and travel.

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Hall Monument

Hall Monument Co. has been serving Sioux City and surrounding area for 86 years. Some thing’s are meant to last. The products of Hall Monument clearly are in that category. Larry Tejral, Office Manager says that the majority of his business is cemetery memorials, but they also do anything related to stone (including) public & civic memorials & Veterans features. Our office has a large indoor showroom

with over seventy five memorials on display. Larry has been assisting families with their memorial needs for over thirty-four years. Hall Monument Company designs and produces granite and bronze memorials, for all cemeteries in the Tri State area. The creation of a memorial for a preneed (before the need arises) or for a loved one has been one of the most important forms of remembrance.

Personalize, “To personify, to make personal, to ascribe personal qualities to”, this is how Webster’s describes the term and its definition is never more apparent when describing the “personalization” of a monument. Did the person being memorialized have a special love in their life, hobby or a favorite poem? If the memorial is for yourself, is there a certain way you wish to be remembered? Today’s technology allows us to design a monument in literally any shape that you can envision. Whether it is freeform, entwined

hearts, or a special object, the choice is limitless. Remember monument designs can be traditional or contemporary, the choice is yours. Hall Monument uses techniques such as sandblasting, shape carving, laser and hand etching to achieve the design that best reflects your individual and personal preferences. Please stop in and let us assist you in the memorial selection process. Hall Monument Company is located at 521 S. Lewis Blvd., Sioux City IA Office Hours Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm Saturday’s 9am-12 noon In home appointments are available by calling 712-2588275 or Outside the calling area toll free 1-888-455-4363

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Senior: December activities a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; creative writing, walking juggling for fun, 10:30 a.m.; off pounds, 10 a.m.; tap advanced line dance, 11 practice, 12:30 p.m.; a.m.; canasta, “come & go” painting class, pitch, 1 p.m.; bridge, inter. line dance, ping pong, choreographed woodcarving, bridge group, ballroom, 2 p.m. cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, Dec. 19: Senior yoga 2 p.m. with Dixie, 9 a.m.; painting Dec. 21: Exercise Plus class, novice dup. bridge 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness with game, 9:30 a.m.; beginner Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 tap practice, 3 mile walk, a.m.; blood pressures, 10 10 a.m.; talk show “Stroke a.m.; bridge group, noon; awareness,” 10:30 a.m.; open craft time, bridge & guitar practice, 10:45 a.m.; 500, scrabble, dance with bridge, 12:30 p.m.; scrabble, Country Brew Band, 1 p.m. 500, 1 p.m.; 1 mile walk Dec. 24: Exercise Plus warm up, 2:40 p.m.; fitness 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap class, with Kelly, 3 p.m. intermediate bridge class, 9 Dec. 20: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. 1 line dance, a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 8:45 a.m.; drum circle, walking off pounds, 9 a.m.; a.m. Closing at 1 p.m. beg. 2 line dance, 9:45 Dec. 25: Merry Christmas from page 14

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Dec. 26: Closed. Dec. 27: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; drum circle, walking off pounds, 9 a.m.; senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; juggling for fun, 10:30 a.m.; canasta, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Dec. 28: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness with Sandy, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, 10 a.m.; bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, no dance. Dec. 31: Exercise Plus 50, 8:15 a.m.; tap class, intermediate bridge class, 9 a.m.; Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; knitting & crocheting, 10 a.m. Closing at 1 p.m.

Local and 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 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.

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: 4200 War Eagle Drive, 712577-7848 or 712-577-7858

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: 801 5th St., 279-5991 Siouxland Mental Health: 625 Court St., 252-3871 Vet Center: 1551 Indian Hills Drive, No. 204, 255-3808 Employment and Volunteer Service

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:

Adult Day Programs


Financial Assistance

Local and Government Listings 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 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

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

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 Lifeline: Personal emergency response system: St. Luke’s, 279-3375, Jenny Herrick; Mercy Medical Center, 279-2036, Karen Johnson Marian Health Center: Food Community Education, 279Iowa Department of Human 2989 Services: 822 Douglas St., Siouxland Community 255-0833 Health Center: 1021 Nebraska Meals on Wheels: Siouxland St., 252-2477 Aging Services, 2301 Pierce Siouxland District Health: St., 279-6900, deliver noon 1014 Nebraska St., 279-6119 meals, suggested donation or 1-800-587-3005 $3.72 per meal St. Luke’s Health Salvation Army: 510 Bluff Professionals: 279-3333 St., 255-8836 Home Health Care Le Mars SHARE: Betty Boys and Girls Home and Dutcher, (712) 548-4229 (Distribution Site: Assembly of Family Services: 2101 Court St., 293-4700 God, 410 First St. S.W.) Care Initiatives Hospice: Mid-City SHARE: Center 4301 Sgt. Road, Suite 110, for Siouxland, Johna Platt, 252-1861, ext. 21, (Distribution Sioux City, Iowa, 712-2391226 Site: Mary TreglIowa, 900 Geri-Care: Transit Plaza, Jennings St.) 276-9860 Sioux City SHARE: Center Home Instead Senior Care: For Siouxland, Lisa Thomas, 220 S. Fairmont, 258-4267, 259-7412 (Distribution Site: non-medical home health DAV, 5129 Military Road) Hospice of Siouxland: 4300 South Sioux City SHARE: Hamilton Blvd., 233-4144, Sherry Stubbs, 494-6477 nursing care, home health aide/ (Distribution Site: First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota homemaker, social services Mercy Home Care: 801 Ave.) Fifth St., Suite 320, 233-5100, Siouxland Senior Center: 1-800-897-3840, home health 217 Pierce St., 255-4240, aides/homemaker services, congregate meal site therapy services Siouxland Tri State Food REM Health of Iowa Inc.: Bank: 215 Douglas St., 2552212 Pierce St., Suite 200, 9741 South Sioux City Community 233-5494, skilled nursing care, home health aides, homemaker Action Center: 2120 Dakota services, waivers Ave., 494-3259 South Sioux City Senior 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) Hospitals 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 Care: 4020/4022 Indian Hills Drive, 239-2065 or 2396851, NiCole Gosch, director. Family owned and operated, individualized “level of care”, respite (short stay) welcomed! Countryside Retirement Apartments: Lilac Lane, 2763000 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 St., 252-2726 Lessenich Place Apartments: 301 Fifth St. Contact Connie Whitney or Pat Trosin at (712) 262-5965 Maple Heights: 5300 Stone Ave., 276-3821, contact Jennifer Turner. This is subsidized low-income housing with rent based on income NorthPark Senior Living Community: 2562 Pierce St.,

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Elmwood Care Centre & Premier Estates “Where Caring Makes the Difference”

Enjoy the ambiance of small town, Onawa, Iowa! Community interaction and visits from caring volunteers.

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Texas Gulf Coast Winter Escape .......... Feb. 5 – 15

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Myrtle Beach and Azalea Adventures .......................April 22 – May 4

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Featuring San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Galveston Island and Scenic Wonders .......................August 13 - 24 Rocky Mountains Vistas and Valleys on this NEW 2013 tour! Featuring Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Myrtle Beach

Yellowstone, Glacier & N. Dakota Badlands..................June 24 – July 3 A wonderful favorite to 3 beautiful national parks

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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, Yorktown and Jamestown – where our nation began!

All trips have a Sioux City, LeMars, Orange City and points in route departure!

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Advocate FROM PAGE 13 county for 100 years.” The school began with 24 students and grew to about 32. The workshop created along with the school was for people with disabilities who were transitioning out of school. “We operated the school and workshop until the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was enacted until 1974. After that, in 1975, the Barren County School System took over the school,” Shaw said. With the county school system overseeing the school, there was no need for the ARC of Barren County, so it disbanded. In 1998, the organization reorganized and again it was by four families who came together. They were: Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kingrey; Mr. Charles Jeffries and his daughter, Denise and Shaw and his daughter, Donna. “We now have over 100 members,” he said. Among them is Suzanne Fant, who recently praised Shaw for his work, as did Hall. “I think the world of him,” Fant said. “He

Calendar is a hard worker and so dedicated. You just can’t say enough good things about him.” “We are fortunate to have him in our community,” Hall said. Becky Taylor, also a member, said Shaw does a lot for both the local and state ARC organizations. “He’s been president for the State ARC for the last four or five years or longer. He’s been president of our local ARC off and on many times,” she said. Although the ARC of Barren County no longer operates a school for special needs children, its members are always looking for new ways to provide support for people with disabilities. Shaw described the past 50 years as being an “uphill battle.” “I have sat around the table with some great men. I’ve talked with them, cried with them and begged with them and even fussed with them,” he said. But at the same time it’s been a great experience, he said. When people ask him what’s in store next, he jokes, “In 50 years from now I plan on retiring,” he said.

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St.,255-1200. 48 independent living apartments, 57 supervised living apartments and three respite apartments Northern Hills Retirement Community: 4000 Teton Trace, 239-9400. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. 18 | Prime |


Through Dec. 2 City Art Quilts, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. This exhibition brings all of the community art project quilt works back to the Art Center for a final exhibition and sale. This project kicked off in 2010, bringing scores of drawings by artists from throughout the region, which led to the creation of two dozen City Art Quilts that were placed throughout Sioux City. www. Through Jan. 10 Siouxland Film Festival film submissions wanted, Sioux City, Deadline for submissions is Jan. 10, 2013. The film festival will be held Feb. 23, 2013 event at the Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce St. Find complete list of rules and how to submit your film at Through Jan. 13 David Plowden’s Iowa, Betty Strong Encounter


Center, 900 Larsen Park Road. A master of American documentary photography, David Plowden’s capstone photography tribute to his adopted state, “David Plowden’s Iowa,” is on exhibition at the Center until Jan. 13. 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

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• Van Transportation to Shopping & Appointments • Beauty Shop • Exercise Classes • Complete Activities Programing

Come see how our facility can meet your need for a quality lifestyle. 3501 Dakota Ave. • South Sioux City, NE. • 402-494-4273

Northern Hills Assisted Living: 4002 Teton Trace, 239-9402. 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., 2772083; 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:

emotions and ideas that are incapable of being expressed well through everyday verbal communication. 712-279-6272. www. Dec. 1 Commerce Building artists open house, Commerce Building, 520 Nebraska St. 4th floor. Featuring artists Susie Rodriguez, Austin Rodriguez, Ann Marie McTaggart, Shea HartmanHodges and Pailine Sensenig. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Dec. 4 Broadway at the Orpheum–Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping smash hit Broadway spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast when it returns to the Orpheum Theatre! 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Box Office, 800-745-3000. broadwayattheorpheum. com/ Dec. 18 — Dec. 20 Cirque du Soleil presents Quidam, Tyson Events

2800 W. Fourth St., 258-0801, subsidized housing based on income Community Action Agency of Siouxland: 2700 Leech Ave., 2741610. 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

Calendar Center, 401 Gordon Dr. Young Zoe is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world–the world of Quidam– where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Three performances. 7:30 p.m.–10 p.m. www.

Benefit & fundraiser

Dec. 1 Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31903 475th Ave, Elk Point, S.D. A chartered bus will depart from the Siouxland Center for Active Generations; the Bus and Dinner Combo ticket is $20/person. Bake Sale available. Handicapped accessible. For tickets and information, call Dorothy Langle at 605-356-2502, Pat Wennblom at 605-356-3001 or Glenn and Pat Olson at 712-277-4043. 4 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Adults $15, children 3-10 $5, under 3 free. Dec. 7 Go Red for Women Luncheon, Marina Inn Conference Center, 383 E. Fourth St. South Sioux City. 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. $50. Dec. 8 Weekender’s Big Lebowski Bash 2012, Plaza Bowl, 3091 Hamilton Blvd. Every once in a while an event so cool comes along you can’t do anything else but get off your buns and go to it. Expect bowling, party favors, fun photo booth, the film running on repeat, drink specials on the all-mighty White Russian, costume contest prizes, music by We Live in Sod Houses and more. Proceeds go to the Journal’s Goodfellow Charities. 8 p.m. $10. www. 218557437/?context=create Dec. 13

Books are Fun, Mercy Medical Center, 801 5th St. In the Caferteria, 3rd floor south building. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 712-279-2321, www. Dec. 20 Dakota County Mobile Pantry, First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave. South Sioux City. By partnering with First Lutheran Church, the Food Bank of Siouxland will be distributing food to the hungry in the Dakota County area through our mobile pantry program. 2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Classes & lectures

Dec. 1 Christmas Cookie Creations, Goodwill Camp Cafeteria, South Sioux City. Explore techniques for transforming a basic simple cookie into an elegant confection ideal for serving at holiday parties and family gatherings or for gift giving. 8:30–11:30 a.m. $30. 402-241-6402, www. Dec. 7 Welcome To Medicare Seminars, Siouxland Aging Services, 2301 Pierce St. Siouxland Aging Services and Mercy Medical Center’s Older Adult Services are continuing the First Friday Coffee: Welcome to Medicare seminar program, an unbiased, informative 2-hour seminar for new Medicare beneficiaries. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 712-279-6900, www. Dec. 8 Winter Fun Day, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Join us for a fun day of winter activities. Traditionally held during winter break, we scheduled the program earlier to allow for participants to create crafts and items suitable

for holiday gifts. There will be crafts, indoor activities and outdoor snowshoeing & hiking if weather allows. Dress appropriately. Free! 10 a.m.–2 p.m. www. Dec. 12 Snowshoe Hike, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Dress for the weather & learn how to snowshoe. Snow boots are required. There must be a minimum of 4 inches of snow on the ground for this event to take place. Space is limited to 17 people. Pre-register. 10 a.m. Pre-register, 712-2580838. www.woodburyparks. com Dec. 13 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 Dec. 15 Geminid Meteor Shower, Snyder Bend Park, 3 miles southwest of Salix, Iowa. Dress for the weather and come to Snyder Bend Park, 3 miles southwest of Salix, to view the night sky. We hope to spy some of the meteor shower during this winter evening. Meet at the boat ramp. 7:30 p.m. www. Dec. 19 Snowshoe Hike, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Dress for the weather & learn how to snowshoe. Snow boots are required. There must be a minimum of 4 inches of snow on the ground for this event to take place. Space is limited to 17 people. Preregister 4 p.m.

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