The Holiday Season is approaching quickly and many stores are in need of some extra help for the increase of business that holiday brings.
The Service and Training manager from Old Navy, Jackie Georgen shares she looks for when interviewing people for a busy holiday time.Jackie.mp3
Fun, energetic people who really try to have fun while working and providing excellent customer service. Is what Old Navy is really tiring to strive for.
There is still plenty of time to apply at Old Navy. So, if you need some extra cash for the holiday or if you need to get your books for the spring semester put an application in today!
The last movie of the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn part two makes it’s way to theaters next week. Claire Gibbons a math major at Morningside college has decided against seeing the final flick. “ I thought I had better things to be watching.” Claire responded to upon being asked.
Cathy is still a fan of the movies dispite the amount of time it has taken for the final movie to be realeased.
Local theaters will be having midnight showings of Breaking Dawn part two. Will the fans be pleased with the final work of the saga? Next Thursday the film is released and the “Twihards” will be lined outside waiting to get in to watch Edward and Bella’s final battle. Cathy
Final feature story!
So you’re having a bad day? Nothing is working out the way you quiet wanted it to? How about a bad year? It’s funny how when one bad thing happens it seems that everything else seems to go wrong as well. Everyone has been there, bad days happen to everyone. Denise Simons had a horrible year. You’ll want to recount your blessings after you hear about the year Denise had to endure. Your bad day won’t seem so bad after all.
A slightly plump woman, with hair that has been dyed many times, walks into her living room and sits in one of the two recliners, and starts rocking. She has glasses that fit on the curve of her nose as if she was born to wear them. There are pictures that fill the wall of two boys. It’s like a timeline of them from being born until present day. Denise begins to talk about one of the greatest joys in her life.
Earlier in the Spring Denise and her husband Bill had to put their beloved Vizsla dog Tashee to sleep. “She was such a sweet dog. The best dog that I had.” Denise said as she looked at a framed picture that was sitting on her coffee table. Her eyes began to fill with tears. Denise and Bill owned many dogs during their marriage, some of them even had puppies. “Tash was a great mom to her pups, she had two litters.” Denise went on talking about Tashee telling anecdotes of the times she would take her dog to her families lake house. Tashee loved playing in the water it seemed, or she just loved being with her owners. Losing a dog is like losing a friend. Denise spent her Summer moving on from the passing of her dog. Spending time at the lake house with her friends and family. Good times were had through out the summer. Memories that she could look back on, happier times that would make her laugh and smile. But if she had only know that those memories were going to be far, few, and in between maybe she would have done something different to enjoy them better.
Soon Denise would go back to her full time job at Morningside College. As the secretary for the bookstore Denise would greet students and faculty with a contagious smile as they walked through the double doors. Getting ready for the new school year that was approaching. Organizing books that would soon be flying off of the shelves. A meeting was scheduled with her and couple of other faculty members that she soon would be making her way to. Unfortunately Morningside needed to make some budget cuts and had to lay off a handful of people. Denise would be one of these people. “It came as a shock, I didn’t see it coming at all.” She looks away as if she relives the moment. She went back to her corner desk in the bookstore and started packing up her items. “I was trying so hard not to cry. Don’t cry in front of Jackie. I just kept telling myself that.” Jackie, a recent graduate of Morningside was helping out Denise that day with the organization process. Denise packed up her items that had been sitting in there spots for years, and walked out the double doors for the last time.
Holding down two part time jobs as well as a full time job Denise worked for her family, and provided what ever they could have needed. While getting laid off from Morningside, she would rely heavily on her two part time jobs to suffice her money needs until a full time job was giving to her. A bit of a rough patch for the Simons family but it’s nothing that they couldn’t get through. Denise’s husband Bill also had a full time job as well, so paying the bills could be a bit stressful but could still be managed.
Mid September no job offers had come Denise’s way. Still working at Bath and Body Works and Wine and Sprits part time to get by. “Bill had been complaining of stomach pains for a couple of days,” said Denise. “I had to convince him to go to the Doctor to get it checked out.” After going to the doctor’s office and getting the pains in his stomach examined Bill would be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Weeks later Bill would undergo several surgeries that would try to remove the tumor, hoping that the cancer didn’t spread anywhere. “I had to take time off of work to take care of him. We both weren’t working, it made me nervous about coming up with money for next months bills.” Denise had to take off only a couple of days. Within the days she was taking care of Bill, Denise missed a text message dismissing her of her job at Wine and Sprits. “Don’t come back until Bill is better.” She said in a mocking tone. More upset at the fact that she was fired through a text message rather than an actual phone call, Denise just carried on with her life and didn’t think that anything could get any worse than what it already was.
The rest of September and October would fly by. Bill was strong enough to leave the hospital and travel. Jumping on the opportunity to get out of Sioux City Denise and Bill went to Rock Island, Illinois to visit their oldest son Chris. Thinking that he was having a heart attack Bill was taken to the emergency room to get medical attention. A tear in his Aorta was the culprit of all the pain. Due to all the test and therapy Bill had to go through for the cancer, Bill’s heart was to weak to operate and died early in the morning of October 21st.
Today Denise still has no full time and continues to put in resumes to places. Still living in the house she and Bill raised their two boys in, still wearing her wedding ring Denise puts on a brave smile and laughs from the belly keeping hope that something great will happen everyday.
This holiday season be thankful for the family that you have, and the gifts that you receive. Someone somewhere has it far worse than you do. Be happy for what you have and tell the people you have in your life just how much they mean, you’ll never know when they will be gone.
So you’re having a bad day? Nothing is working out the way you quiet wanted it to? How about a bad year? It’s funny how when one bad thing happens it seems that everything else seems to go wrong as well. Everyone has been there, bad days happen to everyone. Denise Simmions had a horrible year. You’ll want to recount your blessings after you hear about the year Denise had to endure. Your bad day wont seem so bad after all.
Earlier in the Spring Denise and her husband Bill had to put their beloved Vizsla, Tashee to sleep. “She was such a sweet dog. The best dog that I had.” Denise said as she looked at a framed picture that was sitting on her coffee table. Her eyes began to fill with tears. Denise and Bill owned many dogs during their marriage, some of them even had puppies. “Tash was a great mom to her pups, she had two litters.” Denise went on talking about Tashee telling anecdotes of the times she would take her dog to her families lake house. Tashee loved playing in the water it seemed, or she just loved being with her owners. Loosing a dog is like losing a friend. Denise spent her Summer moving on from the passing of her dog. Spending time at the lake house with her friends and family. Good times were had through out the summer.
Soon Denise would go back to her full time job at Morningside College. As the secretary for the bookstore Denise would greet students and faculty with a contagious smile as they walked through the double doors. Unfortunately Morningside needed to make some budget cuts and had to lay off a handful of people.
A New York police officer bought a homeless man a pair of boots. A tourist who witnessed the random act of kindness captured to moment. The image has gone viral, on several sites and many news networks have done stories on the heartwarming story. The officer Larry DePrimeo spent $75 on a pair of all weathered boots and gave them to the homeless man. This is the kind of news that people like hearing about. It’s very heartwarming and makes the reader happy. Knowing that their still are good people in the world. DePriemo has done several interviews with many stations, telling the same story over and over again. It’s a random act of kindness that makes people want to give to the homeless. Hopefully more people will help others in need.
Skeletal remains were found in a basement in a Sac City home Monday. Police officials believe it to be the previous home owner, Mark Koster whom went missing in 2009. The neighbor of Koster reported that he had left a note on his door saying he was going to Florida and would be back in the Spring. Koster told his neighbor to look after the property while he was away. Sac City’s police are led to believe that Koster’s cause of death was suicide. The remains that were found were sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Results will be back in a couple of days.
If Koster was missing since 2009 why wouldn’t have the police or the neighbor have checked the house sooner? It’s kind of weird to me that he had been in his basement for quite sometime and no one had noticed, or looked to see what was going on inside the house. I have family that lives in Sac City I’m going to ask them about this. I just think it’s so bizarre that no one discovered this man earlier.
With the announcement that Hard Rock coming to Sioux City and now an expansion to the Port Fertilizer company. The jobs that both of those two projects are going to create are well into the triple digits. It’s great news for the people of Siouxland knowing that jobs are getting created and more people will be able to help our city grow. For the general Sioux City population I think that the increase in job growth is going to be very beneficial. I am looking forward to seeing just how much the area changes with these big changes. Reading more about the expansion of the fertilizer company that 700 jobs would be created not counting the amount of construction workers. With the good news there is a downfall. With an increase of people the crime rate could become higher. The class sizes in the schools could also increase. Will Sioux City have enough housing for all of the incoming people who wish to move here? There is many more problems that could come up in time but I’m sure that city officials can tackle them as they surface. I do believe that the change for Siouxland is going to be great.
The honeymoon didn’t even start for a newly weds, for the marriage to turn sour. Richard, 50, and Laurette,38, Brunson were married on Saturday at their home, 617 Jackson Street. The couple had about 30 guest who were in attendance. During the reception a dispute between the new couple broke out and resulted in Laurette throwing macaroni salad on Richard. Richard went in a grabbed his .22-calibre handgun and shot his new wife in the abdomen and took off on foot. The Brunson’s neighbor Walter Corse, heard to the gun shots and stated that he heard the son come out and say “she’s been shot and can’t breath.”Walter’s quote. Laurette is recovering at St. Luke’s Hospital, Richard’s whereabouts are still unknown.
The legalization for Marijuana is going to be an option to people in Organ and Washington come this November. In 2010 the people of California voted on the legalization of medicinal Marijuana, but the law did not pass. Could this be the new political trend? What other states are going to start to question if this law? Perhaps if Organ and Washington does allow the sale of Marijuana and shows a significant profit, other states would start to follow in the footsteps. Time will only tell. Whether the law actually passes in the two states.
Important topics like this are necessary to pay attention to because other states could pass very similar laws. If the legalization of Marijuana passed in Iowa, the effects would be positive. Farmers could grow it in their fields to increase the nutrients in the soil. Not to mention the tax that would help the state out. Something to look forward to in the future? Perhaps, only time will tell what will happen with the legalization.
Jack White REVISED!
Jack White played in Omaha this summer. White published his tour dates in late May. For the first time White would be preforming in Nebraska for the first time in his music career. Best known for his work with the White Stripes, Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather. White came out with his own solo album in April titled Blunderbuss.
August 6th was the date that Jack was scheduled to play at the Omaha Music Hall. People from all different walks of life filled the entrance to the venue. Hipsters, middle-aged couples, and teenagers, were all eager to get inside to grab the best seats. A table was set up in the front offering merchandise that cost an arm and a leg to buy. Fifty or so people crowed the small table yelling sizes and colors at the people who were frantically digging through boxes. Past the Merch table were two sets of double doors that led into the auditorium. You had to walk past a dozen police officers that lined the walls in order to get inside.
Walking into the arena people were scattered all through out the seats. Most people were all in the standing only area at the front of the stage. A young man was sitting with an older woman, who was presumed to be his mother. This must have been his first concert. A row in front of the them was a group of teenagers who were speaking in hushed voices. The only girl in the group was showing the rest of the something that she had in her purse. “Once he comes out I’ll whip this out.” She said the rest of the group. “Yeah! That’s good. Here is this for your troubles,” a guy said wearing a black stocking cap.
The lights dimed and everyone stood to their feet and started to cheer. A group of two women and one man came out on stage holding their instruments. “How ya’ll doing?” the man said, “Were going to play a couple of songs for you, I hope you all enjoy.” The group went on for what felt like two hours, but it was in reality forty-five minutes. The group finished singing their folky tunes and left the stage. The stage went dark for about three minutes, when a blue light lit the room. Men in Bowler hats walked on and went to their designated instruments. The audience erupted in cheers and yells in hope that Jack wasn’t far behind.
Once Jack walked out onto the stage and grabbed his famous red electric guitar and played the opening cords to “Hello Operator” from the White Stripe’s album De Stijl. It’s as if anarchy ensued on the people. Screaming fans started jumping trying to get a better view of Jack playing his guitar. Songs from all of Jack’s bands were played, especially songs off of Blunderbuss. All of the songs took about two hours to preform.
The entire performance was described as a religious experience. Zach a Sioux City native talked about his experience attending the concert. “You could have gotten a contact high from all the weed people were smoking in there.” The auditorium was smoky. The blue lights lit the smoke as it traveled up onto the stage. “Jack was amazing. Seeing him was defiantly a life goal of mine, and I’m glad I got to see him live.” Zach went on to say that Jack White is a huge inspiration to him and looks up to White as he goes into the music business himself.
Jack White said at the end of the concert that Omaha was a great city and the people are very welcoming. He would love to come back sometime to play another show. White left the crowd with high sprits that someday he will be back playing another show just like the one he preformed, or perhaps better.
The Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) has released a statement stating Hard Rock will be the new casino coming to Sioux City. After months of arguing with Penn, MRHD decided to end the contract after an agreement couldn’t be reached. This is great news for the Sioux City area. It’s said to bring 500 jobs to the area. The location is set to go downtown, off of water. This could be the chance to bring the downtown area back to life. Summer of 2014 is the set goal for the casino to open. It’s going to be very interesting to see how the downtown area changes when Hard Rock opens.