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                                     Deadlines Approaching                                             2011 Repair Affair Applications Sought
                                    for Scholarships & Tools                                           The Home Builders Asso-                                              • you must own the
                                                                                                   ciation of the Sioux Empire                                          home and it must be within
                                          for Schools                                              (HBASE) is now accepting                                             the Sioux Empire (Lincoln,

                                     The deadlines are approaching for the Home Builders           applications for the commu-                                          Minnehaha, McCook and
                                 Care Foundation’s two educational programs: Scholarships          nity service program called                                          Turner county borders)

                                 and Tools for Schools.                                            the Repair Affair, a program                                             • your home must be a
                                     A variety of $1,000 of scholarships are awarded annu-         that remodels homes for                                              single-family dwelling that
                                 ally to students who reside in McCook, Turner, Minne-             free to meet the accessibility                                       you occupy yourself
                                 haha, McCook or Lincoln Counties in southeastern South            needs of people who are at                                               • you, or your depen-
 535 Loadall                     Dakota. Applicants must be high school seniors who have           least 65 years old or perma-                                         dent, must have a perma-
 Telescopic                      enrolled in a technical institution or university and plan to     nently disabled. Homeown-                                            nent disability OR be 65
 Handler                         major in a construction-related field. Application deadline       ers with a dependent who is                                          years of age or older
                                 for the scholarships is April 5, 2011. Forms can be found on      disabled would also qualify      Development, reviews the                • Because volunteers
                                 the HBASE website ( under the              for the program.                 applications and determines         complete the work, exten-
                                 “Related Links” tab.                                                  Many people suffer from      which projects to undertake.        sive projects will not be con-
                                     Since the scholarship program began many years ago,           different impairments where      The Repair Affair seeks to          sidered and if your home
                                 the HBASE and it’s Care Foundation has donated over               fairly routine movements         complete a number of proj-          needs major repairs or is not
                                 $100,000 to countless students going into a program related       may seem difficult or near       ects on June 7, 2011 (date sub-     structurally sound, we will
                                 to the housing industry.                                          impossible. The following        ject to change) at no charge        refer you to an appropriate
                                     Another educational funding program sponsored by              are some examples of home        to the homeowner. HBASE             agency. Also, accessibility
                                 the Care Foundation is Tools for Schools. Area schools            improvements that would          will provide the volunteer          improvements will not be
                                 located in the 4-county region can submit an application          make their life a bit easier:    labor (materials are paid for       done on mobile homes.
                                 for funding to purchase tools and equipment needed for            wheelchair ramps, widen-         through a grant from Sioux              Your household incomes
                                 their building and trades program. No matter the size of          ing doors or openings, grab      Falls Community Develop-            (minus ongoing medical
                                 the school or the classroom, all schools are encouraged to        bars for bathrooms, hand-        ment and the Sioux Empire           expenses) must be within
                                 apply. Just like the scholarship forms, the Tools for Schools     rails for front/back steps       Home Builders Care Foun-            the following guidelines
    SALES/                       application is available on the HBASE website. The appli-
                                 cation deadline is April 25, 2011.
                                                                                                   and replacing turn knobs
                                                                                                   with push and pull levers
                                                                                                                                    dation). Home Federal Bank
                                                                                                                                    sponsors the 2011 Repair Af-
                                                                                                                                                                        (2011 income guidelines are
                                                                                                                                                                        provided by Department
   RENTALS                           Since its formation in 2006, the Tools for Schools pro-       for both doors and faucets.      fair Day.                           of HUD and are subject to
                                 gram has provided over $27,000 in funding to area high                A Coordination Com-              To qualify, an applicant        change):
                                 schools for tools and equipment needs.                            mittee, in conjunction with      must meet the following cri-
      Available -                    Questions about either of these programs? Call the            the Sioux Falls Community        teria (subject to change):
                                 HBASE office at 605-361-8322.
       Loaders/                                                                                     Household Size            1 Person         2 Persons          3 Persons           4 Persons
    Skid Loaders,                   Great Home Improvement                                          Annual Income              $38,750          $44,250               49,800           $55,300
  Forklifts, Trailers,                Projects For Spring
      Backhoes                       (StatePoint) For many         to have weather-related
                                                                                                       If you feel you or someone you may know qualifies for Repair Affair, call the HBASE
                                                                                                   office at 605-361-8322 and request an application. They are also available online at www.hba-
                                 Americans the warmer              delays that blow timelines,
                                                                                          All applications must be received at the HBASE office by Friday, April 1,
                                 weather of spring means           making spring renovations

                                                                                                   2011 to be considered for the 2011 Repair Affair program.
                                 it’s time to focus on all         run more smoothly.
                                 those home improvement                Here are some home

                                 projects that would be in-        improvement projects you        your siding. Mold and
                                 convenient during winter.         may want to start this sea-     cracks can be a sign you
                                     Adding an extension,          son:                            need to re-paint or replace
 SIOUX FALLS, SD                 sanding wooden floors or              • Replace the Roof: If      boards. Also, now may be
                                 replacing a roof are a lot
   605-336-0411                  easier when you’re not wor-
                                                                   your roof is starting to leak
                                                                   or you notice dramatic in-
                                                                                                   a good time to repave your
                                                                                                   driveway. Asphalt needs
  1-800-456-4005                 ried about the weather and        creases in heating or cool-     the right factors of tem-         diminished day light. Also,       ing bills, it may be time to    perature and moisture to
                                 contractors are less likely       replace it. The best time to    set properly. Better weather
                                                                   do so is when the weather       leads to better driveways.
                                                                   is warm and dry. Keep in            • Add a Fireplace: Fire-
           Buzz Busby                                              mind the U.S. Department        places are great focal points
           “Doing the job right the first time”                     of Energy recommends            to any home, and now
                                                                   light roofing colors, which     homeowners can double
                                                                   will keep down cool-            their impact by adding see-
                                                                   ing costs and help reduce       through fireplaces that can
           GENERAL                                                 global warming. For more        be installed between rooms
           CONTRACTOR                                              energy-saving home im-          or even to warm a patio.
                                                                   provement tips, visit www.      Versatile fireplaces, like the
           605-360-3398                                                       Montebello      See-Through
                                                                       • Check the Perimeter:      by Lennox Hearth Prod-
           Residential &                                                                                                            The better weather makes almost all home improve-
                                                                   Inspect your home’s exte-       ucts, can be installed be-
           Commercial                                              rior, making sure to check      tween a kitchen and dining       ment projects more enjoyable. So take advantage of the
                                                                                                   room or between a living         season to upgrade your home!
                                                                                                   room and patio, creating a
                                                                                                   dramatic effect.                 with a shower stall, or to          activity, but floor sand-
                                                                                                       “An indoor/outdoor in-       upgrade your master bath-           ing kicks up incredible

                “The Showroom”
                                                                                                   stallment is a great way to      room with a whirlpool tub.          amounts of dust. In warm-
                                                                                                   enjoy your fireplace year-       And there are many choic-           er weather, you can throw
                                                                                                   round,” says Bill Wetzel,        es of eco-friendly fixtures         open doors and windows
                                                                                                   product manager of Fire-
                    by Sioux Falls Winnelson                                                       place Systems for Lennox.
                                                                                                                                    from such brands as Delta,
                                                                                                                                    Kohler, American Standard
                                                                                                                                                                        and set up fans to suck the
                                                                                                                                                                        dust outward.
                 Featuring Bath & Kitchen Fixtures                                                 “After all, who wants to
                                                                                                   spend money on home im-
                                                                                                                                    and others.
                                                                                                                                        • Install Skylights:
                       • Toto • Delta / Delta Select                                               provements you can only          With longer days and clear,
                                                                                                   use half the year?”              starry nights, it’s the season
                             • Moen • Basco                                                            • Tinker with Plumb-         for gazing at the sky. But al-
                     • American Whirlpool and more                                                 ing: Because bathroom and        lergens can make sky gaz-
                                                                                                   kitchen renovations often        ing difficult for some. Con-

                         “The Showroom”                                                            require plumbing changes,
                                                                                                   the warmer months are
                                                                                                                                    sider installing skylights in
                                                                                                                                    your home this season.                  Don’t Miss!
        is provided by Sioux Falls Winnelson, a plumbing
                                                                                                   the best for these projects.         • Sand the Floor: Most               SPRING
      wholesaler, as a service to the public trades, on behalf
                                                                                                   Now’s the ideal time to
                                                                                                   expand that half-bathroom
                                                                                                                                    people think of floor main-
                                                                                                                                    tenance as a cool weather
                                                                                                                                                                           PARADE OF
       of the local and surrounding plumbing contractors.                                                                                                                    HOMES
                                                                                                                                                                             May 7-9 &
                    SIOUX FALLS                                                                                                                                             14-16, 2011
                                                                                                             etri Construction Inc.                                           FALL
                                                                  Galen Smidt
                                                                                                                     Michael Petri                                           PARADE
               506 S. Cliff Ave.                                                                                                                                           OF HOMES
                                                                                                          New Construction • Remodeling
            Sioux Falls, SD 57103                       Showroom Consultant                            • Commercial & General Contracting                                  Sept. 17-19 &
           Telephone: 605-332-5040
                                                                                                            • Quality Seamless Gutters                                      24-26, 2011
              Fax: 605-332-5056
                                                                                                                  Box 72 • Montrose, SD 57048
                                                                                                                     Mobile (605) 360-1834

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