Getting to the Point: Kent Quail

Getting to the Point: Kent Quail

Hometown: Toronto, SD  What keeps you in Sioux Falls? I can’t think of any place better to live. The seasons are great (except for several weeks in January and February). The community offers all the amenities Sue and I enjoy. And most important, our family is in...
November Fun & Family in 2022!

November Fun & Family in 2022!

WOW, how did the summer go by like a speeding train carrying El Riad into Fall. What a year so far with a great circus, all the units parading, Imperial being close by in Minneapolis and Midwest in Green Bay, WI. El Riad is a very busy Temple of Fun and Fellowship....
2022 El Riad Marshaling

2022 El Riad Marshaling

By Charles Brown, PP We had 46 people make up Team El Riad at the 2022 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, PGA Golf Tournament in Law Vegas, NV. I would like to specially recognize some people this year…Julia Brown (my daughter) formatted the shift schedules in a...
El Riad Big Band History

El Riad Big Band History

by Gale Pifer It seems fitting that in this 150th year of the creation of the Shrine, that we take a moment or two to reflect on our own temple and one of its oldest units, the El Riad Big Band.  Shriners International was founded in 1872 and the Shrine Hospitals for...
Getting to the Point: Matt “Doughboy” Johnson

Getting to the Point: Matt “Doughboy” Johnson

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD What keeps you in the Sioux Falls area? I got married to Laura 18 years ago. We have two daughters, Madison (16) and Payton (13). Laura works for the VA and I work at Dakota Riggers. We have many friends and family in and around Sioux Falls. ...
Honey, I Shrunk the Sprint Cars

Honey, I Shrunk the Sprint Cars

By Gale Pifer The El Riad Sprint Cars will be featured at the W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds Sunday, November 20, during the Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society (SVMES) “Trains at Christmas.” No, the Shrine sprint cars won’t actually be there, but much smaller size models...
October Fun & Family in 2022!

October Fun & Family in 2022!

El Riad was represented well at Midwest with all the units that went to parade and or compete in their respective competitions. Clowns showed their stuff…thank you to Hank, Disco, Lectro, and Doughboy. You guys did a great Job for El Riad and your clown unit, it was...
El Riad’s First Lady

El Riad’s First Lady

By Lady Penny Slater I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer but boy it sure did go by fast! The leaves are starting to turn which means our Fall Ceremonial is coming up November 5, 2022 along with our Ladies Luncheon. We wanted to inform everyone the Potentate Jim...
Past Cactus Editor Passes

Past Cactus Editor Passes

E. Terry Roisum, 86 of Sioux Falls, SD died Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Centerville Care and Rehab, Centerville, SD. Visitation with the family present will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at George Boom Funeral Home and On-Site Crematory....
Getting to the Point: Lonnie Albers

Getting to the Point: Lonnie Albers

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD What keeps you in Sioux Falls? I have family and friends in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. I was away for 14 years while in the military and always knew that I would come back. Who was your Masonic sponsor, when did you join, and why...

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