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January 2009 Volume 8 • Issue 2

Soup’s On! Be a Thrifty Traveler New! Go Green Column HEALTH | STYLE | CONCIERGE | WINE | ARTS | HISTORY | RESTAURANTS AND MORE


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Thinking Outside the Blue Box 26

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A Ray of Wine 30

recipes Soup’s On! 34

lawn & garden Your Midwinter Wakeup Call 36

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mind–body–spirit

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Travel Be a Thrifty Traveler 44

I do Choosing the Ring 54

Pregnancy & Parenting

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When’s Your Due Date? 48

Christina DeMoss 58

Children’s Books Best Books 50

health & well-being Know Your Heart 52

best friend Beating Winter Weight Gain 60 historical marker Philander Prescott 62

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ungalow 29, the newest retail tenant in the Bridges at 57th, opened in November , under the same name as its original store in Okoboji. The women’s clothing store also was designed with the same concept and same look as the Okoboji store, complete with trademark bead board ceilings, cabinetry, wall treatments and trim, dark wood floors; its signature cottage look. Custom upholstery on the wicker furnishings and chandeliers complete the cottage chic look. The dressing rooms are spacious, luxurious and comfortable, creating a pampered atmosphere. Amy Zahradnik, a Lake Okoboji native, says she has always had a love for fashion, especially the fit of the clothing. A self-

proclaimed shopping fanatic, she “loves clothes and how they fit and look on people� and believes that “everyone can look great in clothes that fit�. Drawing also on her business background, including her educational experience in the University of Iowa Entrepreneur Program, she opened her Okoboji store three years ago. Open only seasonally, for four months of the year, the shop proved to be so popular with area residents and visitors alike, that Zahradnik decided to bring a “year round experience� to a Sioux Falls location at the Bridges at 57th. Brand choices are top quality, with most not available elsewhere in South Dakota. Brands include Theory, Alice + Olivia, Eileen Fisher, Vince, Agave, Red Engine, Pine lV, and Helly

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Bungalow 29 5015 S. Western Avenue • Suite 150 (605) 338-2729 Owner: Amy Zahradnik Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Groups or individuals welcome to call in advance to set up after hours or by appointment birthdays or other special occasions *Watch for upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening. Hansen among others. Zahradnik is careful to note that her store carries “classy styles; upscale casual, designer denim, day wear, and sweaters…comfortable, yet stylish, lots of solids, basics, not a lot of prints.” High rise and low rise, they carry brands that “accommodate both the younger and the more mature...ages 20-65. It’s fun when moms and daughters both buy at the same time.” Much of the inventory the two stores carry is different and can be switched between stores allowing each to offer a larger

selection from which customers can choose. Personal service is at its best at Bungalow 29. Zahradnik says, “I love to help people find items that complement and fit their bodies. We keep up with customers and like that “old town feel” where you get remembered. We want people to know that they are special here.” Complimentary hemming is also offered, and special orders are welcomed. “Our main focus is on clothes. That’s where I feel I do best buying. I start with what I know and love the best, and expand from there.”

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Sioux Falls Skyforce January 2 VS. Erie BayHawks • 7pm January 3 VS. Erie BayHawks • 7pm January 9 VS. Dakota Wizards • 7pm January 10 VS. Dakota Wizards • 7pm January 13 VS. Utah Flash • 7pm January 15 VS. Fort Wayne Mad Ants • 7pm January 16 VS. Fort Wayne Mad Ants • 7pm January 24 VS. Dakota Wizards • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena The Sioux Falls Skyforce features nonstop, high-powered fun. One of the newest members of the NBA Development League

(D-League), the Skyforce is strictly professional, with all of the highflying, fast-breaking action and national halftime acts you expect from the NBA. INFO 332-0605. B2Bee Bridal Show Sun, January 4 • 12pm Ramkota Exhibit Hall Engaged couples are invited to visit with the top wedding vendors, local & national, as well as experience the area’s ONLY HighFashion, High-Energy N e w Yo r k St y l e B r i d a l

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The prevention of cavities is simple ... good oral hygiene. Properly brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day helps prevent tooth decay. Brushing removes bacteria as well as the food debris that bacteria feed on. When brushing, it is crucial to brush all tooth surfaces. This takes at least 2-3 minutes. Unfortunately, most people brush for less than 45 seconds missing a large percentage of their tooth surfaces. Flossing reaches the 35% of your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach. In these dark moist pockets, cavity causing bacteria grow quickly and can cause much damage and decay. Remember, it is only when bacteria are present in your mouth for extended periods of time without disruption that cavities can form.

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uary Runway Show produced by Professional Image by Rosemary. Door Prizes and the Grand Prize Registration will be available throughout the day, with the Grand Prize of $5,000 rewarded to one lucky bride at the end of the show. INFO (605) 339-3633. Kid Explorers Club Tuesday, January 6 • 10am Empire Mall Sanford Children’s Play Area Join the fun with The Empire Mall’s Kid Explorers Club. They meet at 10:00 a.m. on the First Tuesday of every month to explore new countries with books, games, activities and so much more! This event is FREE each month to preschool age children and their parents. INFO 361-3301. Sioux Falls Stampede January 7 VS. Sioux City • 7:05 pm January 17 VS. Tri City • 7:05 pm January 21 VS. Des Moines • 7:05 pm January 23 VS. Waterloo • 7:05 pm Sioux Falls Arena The Sioux Falls Stampede are back for another exciting season. Fast paced USHL hockey action is coming to the

Sioux Falls Arena. Bring the family and come enjoy the coolest game in town! INFO 336-6060. John Hammond in Concert January 10 • 8pm Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater 315 N Phillips Avenue Tickets $35 or $22. INFO visit the www.sfjb.org or call 605-335-6101.

Julie Ann Smith in Concert January 10 • 8pm Washington Pavilion Great Hall 301 S. Main Avenue American concert artist Julie Ann Smith brings her dramatic presence to the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for a must-see performance. INFO (605) 335-7933. Crazy Days Winter Clearance Sale January 16 - January 19 Empire Mall The Empire Mall is going CRAZY! Shop this weekend for discounts at retailers mall wide! INFO (605) 3613301.

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Family Nite Out Fri, January 16 • 6:30 pm Kuehn Community Center What a great way to kick off the weekend! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is NOT required for these events. INFO (605) 367-8222. Fun and Fit Friday Friday, January 16 • 1:30 pm Kuehn Community Center Children six and younger can come out and enjoy a fun afternoon of fitness. Ride around the gym on one of the riding toys. Jump on the inflatable jumpy or run through the obstacle course. Inflatables will vary from location to location, but the enjoyment will stay the same. Children must be supervised by parents. A 5:1 ratio of children to adults will be enforced. INFO (605) 367-8222. Repertory Dance Theater “Time Capsule” Saturday, January 17 • 8pm Washington Pavilion Great Hall Tickets $35, $25, $15 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-7397.

No School Day Camp Monday, January 19 • 9am Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum 805 S. Kiwanis Avenue $55 with 15% discount for Zoo members Celebrate your day out of the classroom and join us on a virtual journey to Russia’s Far East, where winter temperatures can dip to -50˚F, as we head into the tiger’s lair. The living classroom is a one of a kind place that let’s you get nose-to-nose with some wild encounters. Tours, games, crafts, snacks, and more! Cost includes a sack lunch and taxes. Before and after camp care is available for a small fee. Ages 6-8. Zoo members save 15%! Visit www.greatzoo/ Education/FallWinterCampsClasses or call 605-367-7003 for more information! MariCar Playgroup Playtime Club Wednesday, January 21 • 9am MariCar Community Center 400 N. Valley View Rd Enjoy crafts, snacks, activities, and more before heading to playgroup. Get to know other parents and their little ones while doing themed activities. This class is designed for ages 2-4. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or by calling MariCar Community Center at 367-4593. Payment is required at the time of registration. $5 admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Teddy Bear Den’s 6th Annual Celebrity Night Out Friday, January 23 • 7-11pm CJ Callaway’s This fundraiser auctions off local and national celebrities in over 70 packages, all funds raised assist the limited income

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2009 pregnant women and children in our community. Tickets and INFO 335-2730. Frosty Frolics Winter Luau Dance Friday, January 23 6:30 pm Oyate Community Center • 2421 W. 15th Street As a kick off to the weekend of Frosty Frolics events, bring your family to this wonderful event! Come and celebrate in the dead of winter by dressing up luau style and enjoying some family activities including inflatables, bingo, dance lessons, and a Winter Luau dance. Free dance lessons will be given from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is designed for all ages. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or by calling Oyate Community Center at 3676185.

Alessio Bax in Concert Saturday, January 24 • 8pm Sunday, January 25 • 2:30 pm Washington Pavilion Great Hall Alessio Bax is already one of the world’s most established young talents. Enjoy his Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the South Dakota Symphony. Tickets $10 - $45. INFO (605) 335-7933. Sioux Empire Farm Show January 27 - 31 Expo Building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. A major winter livestock and farm equipment exposition featuring all classes of livestock, (purebred cattle shows and sales, sheep and swine shows, open steer and heifer shows and rabbit shows) commercial exhibits, horse pull and youth activities. Admission is free. INFO (605) 336-1620. Pumps, Pearls, Purses & Anniversary Avenue Wednesday, January 28 • 5:30 pm Ramkota Hotel - Presidents Room The Junior League of Sioux Falls will be hosting their 3rd Annual Pumps, Pearls, Purses and Anniversary Avenue fundraiser in conjunction with their 30th Anniversary. With this year’s funds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House “Make a House a Home” campaign and future projects, this annual girls’ night out fundraiser last year raised more than $20,000

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2009 for the local non-profit organization that helps women and children in the Sioux Falls area. Tickets available at JJ’s Wine & Spirits (57th & Western Avenue) for $35. The Junior League of Sioux Falls, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Media One FunSki Friday, January 30 • 5pm Great Bear Recreation Park FunSki is a community-wide fundraiser for the Children’s Inn, which serves abused and neglected women and children in our community. There are activities for all skills, interests and ages; including kickball, snow tube races, downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow sculpture. Visit www.funski. org for details! INFO (605) 339-0000.

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or a little girl, the dream of receiving an ornate doll house opens up a world of make believe, yet somehow the charm of a plantation-style home is one thing that captures the likes of young and old. Dave and Carley Strand, residing at 2500 Old Yankton Road, find their home is a gift and have cherished festivities living there over the past four years.

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As Carley Strand remembers, she would pass by and feel a sense of nostalgia, “It reminded me of being back in the Carolinas, but I never dreamed I’d live there. Maybe my husband thought if it was ours, I’d quit bugging him about moving back down South.” Dave Strand had completed his surgical residency

in North Carolina, and Carley vowed through the move, “You can take me out of the South, but you’ll never take the South out of me.” So now she makes every effort to keep the Southern feel throughout her surroundings, whether it be their traditional decor and furniture or hosting company, the goal is to be

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welcoming in a warm and hospitable place. The first year in their home marked a transitional time with many changes. During 2004, they sent their daughter Chelsey off to college and Dave Strand spent four months doing needed medical work serving in Iraq through the US Army National

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Guard. There was a special appreciation for having the family together in their new residence. The house was constructed in 1996, after plans for this home were purchased from owners who designed the original structure in Virginia. Darrell Brink considered the efforts needed to construct


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the home, actually featured in Southern Living magazine, and agreed to build the replica in Sioux Falls. There were many details to be handcrafted, including the fireplace mantel and wooden arches above doorways. Darrell Brink Construction also found

the detailed cornice pinnacle to the home and looked into ordering the pieces that would create this decorative element. The conclusion was, however, that even though it was more laborintense, it would be more cost-effective to hand-craft well over a

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hundred pieces to finish the cornice. Darrell Brink again worked on the home along with Moses Nour, when the Strand’s purchase was made. Remodeling plans began to take shape. The Strands thought they would have three

months before their move, but a quick six-day sale of their home meant they were relocating in only four weeks. They decided to use granite in the kitchen, replace light fixtures, refinish the hardwood floors and add colorful earth tones to bring out

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the beauty of the woodwork. Over the years, the Strands also have built up the landscaping, giving dimension to the yard and accenting these elements with lighting. Another interest for the Strand family is hockey. Their son Jon is

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well as featuring the pleasantries of Southern character. Many of the walls have been painted with a rich latte color, and wallpaper has been selected to complement the chosen decorating schemes. Their parlor is a room typical of the turn-of-

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the-century design. After hearing how pocket doors were used to enter for serving cake or tea, and also opened to peek in and spy when daughters were being courted, the Strands rearranged the furniture to leave space by the doors and give the parlor an authentic touch. The only thing that presented a difficult decision was whether to finish a bathroom in a Ralph Lauren wallpaper that left the

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Strands in a state of sticker-shock. “I had to be extra nice for two weeks,” quotes Carley Strand of her agreement. Now she’s thinking she’s found a pattern she’ll enjoy forever, and hopes there won’t be anything to tempt a change in the bathroom décor. But as they’ve worked together to make the house their own, the memories from these efforts only add to their feelings of gratitude for their home.


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t’s the little things, I’ve heard, that can make a difference. So, how can I make a difference in this “green” movement I’ve heard about? Why not start with a resolution this new year, not to cut calories, but to eliminate waste and clutter from your life. This “thinning” of our closets might not only do wonders for our waistlines – with all that running around and cleaning – but also do wonders for our community and our environment. By donating or selling already used items to organizations that get them back into the community, you offer economically and environmentally sound ways to recycle and reuse. You help cut down production energy, waste and eliminate pollution caused by shipping products across the country or even the world. So, how can we do this in Sioux Falls? We know about local charities, such as Salvation Army, YMCA and Goodwill, but we don’t always donate our used goods. Often it is easier to toss them in the trash. Now


is the perfect time to give, so we can make room in the closet for the Christmas gifts still in the box. The local Pay It Forward group offers a wonderful web resource, www.humanlikeyou. com, listing local organizations and contact info. I was not aware of many groups that do community outreach. One I found was the Multi-Cultural Center’s Career Closet which accepts clean clothing for individuals seeking outfits for interviews and jobs. Shoes and coats are especially needed this time of year. This resource is used by 6-8 people per day according to executive director Qadir Aware. The Furniture Mission accepts good, used furniture and bedding; see furnituremission.org for their wish list. Where can you donate electronics to be refurbished and sold or recycled safely? RadioShack accepts cell phones. The Goodwill accepts computers, but visit goodwill.org’s “Donations Do’s, Don’ts” for tips to protect your identity. These are just a few options. Look online or in the phonebook for different places to give to, such as the HELP!Line Center, local missions, churches, or after school programs. The need is here in Sioux Falls. Another option is selling what we already have. While we do live in an eBay culture, there are more local places to sell. Grab a phone book and look up “Consignment Services” to get an idea. You are not limited to clothes or baby strollers, however. Last Stop CD Shop buys books, games, DVDs and CDs. This option puts money in the piggy bank, making it greener all around.

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Don’t forget to clean out the kitchen cupboards. The Food Pantry of Sioux Falls accepts food donations. Visit www.sdfoodbanks. org for a list of items needed. Manager Dick Baird praises Sioux Falls as a “giving city,” always willing to share. They also accept monetary donations so they can buy in bulk to feed more people. Clear out the pantry to help feed the community. By giving back, we are feeding our own sense of responsibility and our power to make a change. Together we can create a more sustainable community with our “green” giving. With little steps we can make a real difference to the environment and in people’s everyday lives. Don’t forget to become part of finishing the cycle yourself. Buy a vintage (yes, used) blouse at a consignment shop, or curl up on the couch to read a used book bought at The Book Shop downtown or to watch a used DVD you added to your collection. You are allowed to give back to yourself once in a while. Like most of you reading this, I am not an expert environmentalist. I just want to make good choices for my family, home and world. Together, even baby steps can get us far. So, for those of you out there wearing vegan shoes and composting last night’s dinner, I salute you, but I’m not quite there yet. I’m finding my own way – in the little ways – to make a difference. I’ll let you know how it’s going and share my ideas. Right now, I have some cleaning house to do.

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ray of wine could describe a wine that stands out so brightly that it acts as a ray of sunshine beaming its boldness onto your palate. A ray of wine could also be read as an “array” of wine, meaning an assortment or nice variety of good wine. Alas, this article is neither about a ray of sunshine nor an array of wine. Yes, there are some very good quality wines listed here, worthy of a comparison to a ray of sunshine, and yes, the wines listed here are a nice array of wines, but what I’d really like to tell you about is a man named Ray. Ray Revier was my father-in-law. The reason I say “was” is he passed away over two years ago. He was a man that exuded

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confidence and defined the word “conviction” because of his unwavering integrity. He was quick-witted and smart, and he loved his family deeply. Much like the stories of the winemakers behind my favorite “Ray” wines, Ray Revier was a man that never settled for second-best. He was just the best. Raymond Vineyards, Martin Ray, and Ray’s Station are three of my favorite “Ray” wines that I like to drink especially with my wife and in-laws. These wines portray the legacy of winemaking as well as the legacy of family, which is what Ray taught me about every day all the way until the end. But that’s the beautiful thing about legacies… they never end.

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Roy Raymond, Sr. and his two sons, Roy Jr., and Walter founded Raymond Vineyards in 1971. This father and sons team worked together to plant and build Raymond Vineyards. Roy, Jr. and Walter still work side-by-side running the winery and producing fine Napa Valley wines today. The Raymond family and Napa’s history are closely linked. Roy Raymond Sr. arrived in the Napa Valley in 1933 and was hired as a cellar worker at Beringer Brothers Winery in St. Helena. He met Martha Jane Beringer and they were married in 1936. Roy and Martha Jane had two sons, Roy Jr. and Walter. Growing up in the Napa Valley, the boys spent many hours with their father in the winery and vineyards at Beringer. After attending college they took their places as 4th generation winemakers in the family business. A metal farm building functioned as their winery for the first few years, the grapes were unloaded with pitchforks and shovels, and the tasting room and offices were in Roy Sr.’s backyard pool house! The quality of the wines attracted immediate attention from wine journalists, competitions, and the public. Raymond wines now earn

accolades across the country for their elegance, balance and finesse. Today, Roy, Jr. is the winery’s Executive Advisor. Walter is President and heads up winemaking and all production activities. Roy Jr. has seen his son, Craig take over duties as Vineyard Manager. Walter’s daughter, Krisi has been involved in sales, marketing, and winemaking. With the addition of this 5th generation, Raymond family members oversee all operations, from grape growing and winemaking to sales and marketing. The Raymond family is proud to carry on this 130 year old tradition of creating fine Napa Valley wines in a close knit family tradition. Raymond is best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Reserves. The 2005 Raymond Cabernet Reserve received a 93 rating from Wine Enthusiast and can be described as a dry, structured wine with delicious flavors of freshly picked ripe blackberries, spicy cassis, baked cherry pie, and smoky oak. Raymond will always have a place in my wine rack. In 1990 Courtney Benham was walking through an old warehouse

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in San Jose when he chanced upon a forgotten treasure — some 1,500 cases of library wines, dating back more than forty years, made by California wine pioneer Martin Ray. Courtney explored further and found several old wooden crates filled with letters, press clippings, winery brochures and price lists from Ray’s four decades as a winemaker. It was clear that Martin Ray had quite a history, so Courtney contacted the Ray family and acquired the wine library and rights to the Martin Ray label. He decided to take up the Martin Ray brand with the goal of creating wines whose quality would make Martin Ray himself proud. This was no small task, for Ray was an iconoclast who rejected mediocrity and an innovator who was one of the first to use grapes from the Santa Cruz Mountains to create premium wines. According to Vineyards in the Sky, a history of Ray’s life written by Ray’s wife and daughter, Ray was first drawn to winemaking by observing the legendary winemaker Paul Masson. He eventually bought Masson’s mountain winery, located in the hills above the town of Saratoga, and made wine there from 1936 to 1943. In 1943, he established his own winery and began to develop vineyards on nearby Mt. Eden, where he produced wines under the Martin Ray name from 1946 until 1972. He died in 1976, and the brand disappeared from the marketplace — until Courtney Benham rediscovered it fourteen years later. Now, Martin Ray wines are known for their quality due to the grape selection process. Mountain fruit are the source of Martin Ray wines, including vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain, Sonoma Mountain, and the hillsides of the Russian River Valley. The last “Ray” wine is from John G. Ray. Ray’s Station Merlot is one of my favorites because of the composition of this wine: 92% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc. The Cab, Syrah, and Cab Franc lend a lot of structure to this well-balanced yet quite complex Merlot with layers of plums, black cherries, and pomegranate. It is truly a “rugged” Merlot for those wine drinkers that like some backbone in their Merlots. Each of these amazing wineries has something in common with Ray, besides their name. They all created a legacy. Raymond wines is in its 5th generation of winemaking, Martin Ray’s legacy of grape sourcing was literally unearthed a decade-and-a-half after his death, and Ray’s Station continues the rugged 1800s tradition of John G. Ray. And Ray Revier created a legacy of integrity that continues on in his daughter and me as we raise our children with these same enduring values. He is the one who taught me to make people feel important, whether it was greeting a cashier by name or buying the post carrier a summer sausage for Christmas, his legacy lives on. Enjoy some “Ray” wines this New Year and enjoy their legacies. Carpe Vino! To contact Riccardo, e-mail him at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com


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Nothing says welcome home like a flavor-filled bowl of steaming hot homemade soup. Add bread and fruit and you have an easy and pleasing meal.

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Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

1 lb. boneless skinless cubed chicken breast 2 Tbsp margarine 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 celery rib, sliced 1 carrot, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 4 cups water 28 oz. can Italian crushed tomatoes 14 oz. can chicken broth 4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 Tbsp margarine 2 Tbsp chopped green onions 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup flour - mixed with 1/2 cup water 4 cups chicken broth 2 cups cooked and drained wild rice 2/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup half and half salt and pepper to taste

Cook chicken until no longer pink and set aside. In a heavy soup pan add margarine, peppers, onion, celery, carrots and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Add chicken, water, tomatoes, broth, parmesan cheese and seasonings. Bring this mixture to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Now add the uncooked macaroni and cook for another 20 minutes or until the macaroni is tender. Sprinkle each serving with mozzarella cheese. Serves 6-8.

Melt margarine in heavy saucepan and cook the onions and carrots until tender. Add the flour and water mixture and broth and bring to a boil for one minute. Add wild rice, mushrooms and half and half — add salt and pepper to taste. Heat until ready to serve. Serves 4-6

Tomato Basil Soup 1 Tbsp margarine 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/4 tsp dried thyme 2 tsp dried basil 2 Tbsp flour mixed in 1/4 cup water 2 cups chicken broth 4 cups canned diced tomatoes 1/4 cup light cream salt and pepper to taste 3 slices cooked and crumbled bacon if desired In a heavy saucepan cook the onions in the margarine until tender. Add the flour and water mixture, thyme and basil. Add broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and add cream and return to heat and heat to a simmer...but DON’T boil. Ladle into bowls and top with bacon pieces. Serves 4-6

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“NATIVE PLANTS AND ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: Myths and Realities” explores the current popularity of native plants. What are the

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circuit, traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad to speak about design, plants and ecology. We met many years ago while he and I simultaneously perused the shelves at Terrace Horticulture Books, a used garden bookstore in Minneapolis. This was during his years as Curator of Plants at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Prior to that he held the curator position at the National Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. Cole currently gardens and works in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, Virginia, his home state, where he started his business, Native Landscape Design and Restoration. He is a founding member of the Virginia Native Plant Society. Since meeting Cole way back then, I’ve followed his career through his writing. His words reflect his deep respect for the plant kingdom. One can feel the love when reading his works. He has written no less than a dozen books and is frequently published in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Magazine. His book, Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right From the Start, illustrates perennial combinations for beginners and experienced gardeners. It is consistently a top ten seller at Amazon, an online bookseller. His book, Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, is still in the writing phase. “What’s the best part of your resume?” I asked Cole. With barely a hesitation, he gave me exactly the answer I believed he would pronounce. “Gardener,” he replied. He also greatly values his education, which helps him to understand the why and how of plants, and he is proud of the many books he has authored, because gardeners have found them truly useful. What is his earliest gardening memory? His response unfurled like a time-lapse flower video. “Chasing skippers in my Grandma’s garden,” he replied and then explained her love of bright colors; Mexican sunflower, for example. Another early recall is standing at his great-grandmother’s knee, his nose at the same height of fragrance, as she would cut huge double pink peony blossoms. “There was always something to eat growing in their garden, too; it was both beautiful and useful,” he reminisced. I’m near the end and must pardon myself for the time being - the sofa is calling my name. Please wake me when Cole gets here. *The SDNLA greatly appreciates your attendance at Cole Burrell’s noted programs. With your support, they will be able to continue bringing quality garden and landscape programs to the Sioux Falls region. Plant now to attend Cole Burrell’s lectures; you’ll be glad you did.


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Cakes for All Occasions Let Wild Flour Bakery decorate a delicious cake for your special occasion. 212 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-5370.

Resolution Wristbands

Silver tube bracelets are a hit for gifts and resolution reminders. Pick a color or stone to remind you of your goals! Made yourself starting around just $3! Custom Orders starting around $15. Learn how with a class at www.bead-co.com. Bead Co 319 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 977-2147.

This silver Brighton® Treasured Heart Earring Tree makes getting organized a breeze. Just $22 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 330-4002.

Peace & Love

Retro or Boho...what’s old is new again. Rediscover these classic Minnetonka designs. $53 at Go Casual. 124 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 334-5795.

For Your Feet

Put your feet up on a handmade footstool from Archival Elements. Made with a wooden base and embroidered with oneof-a-kind touches. 16” tall x 17” wide. 330 S. Phillips Avenue. 275-4700.

Uniquely Hip

Wool coat with hand embroidered and silk accents. A truly unique piece. $275 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Avenue. 271-8480.

The Perfect Gift

As seen on Oprah and in Vogue, Lucky and Cosmopolitan, these richly-scented Seda France candles are an immediate hit. $32 at Posh Boutique. The Bridges at 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Charming

Several themes to choose from to capture your personality. Irish blessings, personal passions, family, friendship and more. Chains from $9.99. Charms from $16.99 at John Adam. 120 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 332-7685.

Warmth in Style

New! At AMaVo - Juicy Couture track suits in a variety of colors ($189 set) and Juicy handbags from $189 - $219. AMaVo. 57th & Louise. 274-8674.

Fine Metalware

Goes from freezer, to oven to table. These fine metalware pieces are made by hand and are wonderful wedding gifts. Style shown $62 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. The Bridges at 57th & Western Avenue. 335-9878.


Goodbye Muffin Top

Hello Gorgeous! Several styles and colors to choose from. Great stand alone piece or when paired with jacket or vest. Starting at $39. Tops shown $49 at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 2203 W. 49th Street. (605) 274-3500.

Naturally Fun

e-racers are made from bamboo and are a fun and robust eco-friendly toy for ages 3 and up. $17.99 each at Kidtopia. The Bridges at 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Mark Anderson Art

Mark S. Anderson self-taught wildlife artist originals and giclees on display - Prices vary. Available at Artisan House Galleries, 229 S. Phillips Avenue. 373-0700

Kenana Knitter Critter

Handknitted by rural women from Kenya. Money earned from the critters goes directly to the women that made them. $66.95 at Larsen Designs. 69th & Western. 323-0210.

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Create a keepsake of this time that goes by so fast with this decorative accessory to complete your nursery. Several styles and themes to choose from. $26 - $28 at Baby Town Kids Stuff. 3109 S. Carolyn Avenue. 361-8636.

Stand out in this truly unique Trina Turk cardigan. Perfect for work or play. $266 at Bungalow 29. The Bridges at 57th & Western. 338-2729.

Envision has combined all of your essential daily supplements into one convenient packet. Support for healthy weight loss, for increased fiber and increased energy & metabolism. $129 at Complete Nutrition. 57th & Western. 274-7FIT.

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Italian Cream Cake

Enjoy this classic moist Italian cake filled with a light lemon marscapone mousse. The stuff dreams are made of. Just $4.95 at Spezia. 57th & Louise. 334-7491.

Lunch on the Go

Kaladi’s offers their famous sandwiches for lunch meetings or those on the go. Orders from 10 to 1,000. Brown bag lunches, baked goods trays, beverages and more available. 26th & Minnesota. 339-3322. Downtown at 121 S. Main Avenue. 978-0888.


A Warm Glow Complement Any Wardrobe

A gorgeous neckpiece that features a circular design and color scheme to complement any wardrobe. Nickel and lead free. $49.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 East Benson Road. 335-0602.

Brie Baker

Inspired by the rustic charm of French country life, this ceramic baker is idyllic for baking Brie, Camembert and other fine cheeses. Top your Brie with a Black Currant and Shallot Compote. Brie baker just $13.49 at GoodSpirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Cast a warm glow over your home with this bronze finish textured lamp with rich mocha shade. $395 at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

Cherish Forever

For those items you will cherish forever, protect them forever. Bring your keepsakes to You’ve Been Framed and have them create a shadowbox to display and share for years to come. You’ve Been Framed. 26th & Sertoma. 361-9229.

Dips for Dad

Paint a chip and dip tray for dad for the Super Bowl - or to use year round. He’ll love it! $26 + $10 studio rate. Color Me Mine. 3709 W 41st Street. 362-6055.

Taste of Argentina

Join Buffaloberries for a Taste of Argentina. Wine & cuisine tasting, Thursday, January 15. Visit buffaloberries.com for details and to reserve your spot. Buffaloberries. 309 S. Phillips Avenue. 271-8280.

Sweet Decadence

Give in to your sweet cravings with creamy, delightfully dreamy bareMinerals® confections for your eyes. Irresistible colors were created to seduce dessert lovers with the look of sweet temptation. Kit $28 at Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa. 1701 E. 69th St. 332-5115.

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Daiquiri & Chocolate

New! at StarMark Cabinetry — daiquiri red cabinets with chocolate glaze. What more could a woman want? Cambria countertop colors featured include Oakhampton, Yorkshire, and Whitehall. 600 E. 48th Street North. 977-3660.

Make a statement in a unique special occasion dress. Now in at The French Door. 57th & Louise. 332-8841.

Health Factor®

Sulfate free daily dose shampoo and conditioner. Loaded with vitamins for healthy hair. $24 - $26 at Coiffure on Phillips. 300 N. Phillips Avenue. 335-8776.


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The Regency electric fireplace is an affordable solution to heating any room in your home. 28” wide x 12” deep x 35” tall, this spacesaving antique mahogany finished piece features fluted pilasters and a beautiful faux hammered metal crest. Affordably priced for a limited time only at just $349.99 at South Dakota Furniture Mart. 2101 W 41st Street. (605) 336-1600.

Your kids will look great and be comfortable with clothing and accessories from Sprout Children’s Boutique. Sizes preemie - 16. 2425 S. Shirley Avenue. 271-2999.

Start your new year off right with Naturopathica 7 day Detox Kit. This program is easy to follow, incorporating nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and mind body techniques to restore you to optimum health and well being. $75 at Radiance Day Spa. 6209 S Pinnacle Place. (605) 275-9535.

Stylish Skater

Carry your skates in style. These skate bags are great for beginners and intermediates. Just $27 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.

Get a Leg Up

Forget being like the Jones’s. Create your own style! Add color and panache with accessories from Rug and Relic. Kilim footstools, $199 - $859. 401 E. 8th Street. (605) 331-5546.

A Tropical Glow

Bring the beauty of the tropics to your home with these fiber optic night lights. Three colors to choose from - lavendar, aqua and fuchsia. Just $13.98 each at the Sertoma Butterfly House. 4320 S. Oxbow Avenue. 334-9466.

An Original

Treat yourself to a piece of original handthrown pottery. A Minnesota artist hand throws each piece. Pieces shown just $35 - $90 at Piper Custom Framing Art & Decor. 26th & Minnesota. (605) 339-0346.

Just gidi!

If you are gidi about chocolate or cheese, you will love these easy-to-make soufflés. Just $13.99 for a box of two. 10% of the sale goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Food and Fermentation. 431 N. Phillips Avenue. 332-4338.

Pack Your Lunch Sophisticated & fresh

Hand painted by artists in the United States, utilizing traditional Scandanavian buttermilk glaze techniques, these frames are a new look — sophisticated and fresh. Shown $59 each at Sticks and Steel. 401 E. 8th Street. 335-7349.

Flat Feet!

Check out one of the coolest new sock yarns! Flat Feet $25.99. For class information call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

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Clip Those Coupons Clipping coupons isn’t just for the grocery store. You can find many publications that offer discount coupons with advertisements for entertainment, lodging, events and attractions. No matter your mode of transportation to your destination, you will find a plethora of pamphlets and advertisements at stops along the way, including rest stops, gas stations, airports, rental car businesses, etc. Take some time to see if some of these coupons would be to places you are already going to visit. One thing to be careful about is going to the advertised place ONLY because there was a coupon for it. You are not saving money if you are spending in order to save.

you will book with them instead if you can get a free upgrade or a discounted rate. At times like these, business is slow and people want your money. You will be surprised at how many last minute deals you will get just for asking. In addition, many airlines and hotels already offer plenty of benefits for certain situations. If you have kids 12 or under, be sure to look into the promotions for complimentary meals and free activities. Also, make sure you use your discount cards. Don’t forget that AAA is not only there to help you start your car. Nearly every hotel and even some amusement parks participate in the “AAA Show Your Card & Save” program, which gives you up to 10 percent savings. Every little bit helps.

Stray From the Herd It Never Hurts to Ask Another way to get some good discounts is to check with your employer to see if there are company perks you may not know about. Many companies and organizations have deals with travel companies or car rental companies that will allow you to receive upgrades and save money. Also, don’t be afraid to become a member of loyalty programs through airlines and hotels. When you make your reservations to the chosen place of lodging, be sure to mention your membership number so you can earn points as you go. Do not be afraid to call the front desk of the hotel and see if you can get a better deal. Say you already have a reservation at another hotel with a cheaper rate, and tell them

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Get the Most Miles for Your Money There are some ways to save on gas mileage and keep your car in tiptop shape while on the road. All it takes is a little patience and nurturing for your vehicle. Keep in mind that the faster you drive, the more fuel you are using. Cruise control is there for a reason, so use it if you have it in order to stick to the speed limit and save on possible speeding tickets. If you are in stop and go traffic, more fuel is being used as well. Try to plan your trip away from rushhour traffic and stick to the highways and roads that let you stay at a constant speed. Of course, it is important to keep your vehicle healthy with regular maintenance. This not only helps to achieve maximum fuel efficiency, but will prevent breakdowns and extend your vehicle’s life. While packing for your trip, remember that the heavier the load, the more fuel consumed. Keep your luggage to a minimum in order to avoid having to stop for gas more frequently, as well as having to lug the luggage around. While planning trips for errands and entertainment, try to plan everything at the same time so you don’t have to start your engine as many times in order to make several trips for different reasons.

low weekly rate, you can have a real home away from home. Also, look for bed and breakfasts in the area. These usually include full breakfast and sometimes lunch, and you can find great deals if you do your research online. With a breakfast included or a kitchen provided, there will be less money spent on eating out... which brings us to the next topic.

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Try to get a room with a refrigerator in it. This way, you can go to the local supermarket and get the best deal on food compared to eating out every day and night. If you store food in your room and eat the majority of your meals there, it will prevent you from splurging every time you feel the least bit hungry. If you do need to go out and experience the surroundings, try to eat like the locals do. Find restaurants around the corner from popular tourist spots for food that is just as good for about half the price. Ask around for recommendations from natives in the area. You can save a bundle of money by storing the essentials like milk, bread and sandwich toppings in your room for lunch then eating out over happy hour to save even more. Use the coffee maker in your room to heat water for things like instant oatmeal and tea in the morning as well.

If you are traveling with friends or family, look into staying at vacation rentals instead of hotel rooms. There are usually ads online for condos and houses that are rented out to tourists like you for quite a bit less than the hotels and resorts. Usually, at a

With a little awareness and preparation, you will be able to enjoy your next vacation and relax without worrying about spending too much money.

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When’s Your Due Date? Be informed, be flexible when planning ahead for baby’s arrival By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

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ith palmtop computers and day planners, many of us like to schedule our lives so we know exactly what’s happening – when it’s happening. Even when it comes to having a baby, medical technology exists for scheduled deliveries. Yet unless there’s a medical reason, it’s best to let nature take its course, said Dr. Kimberlee McKay, obstetrician/gynecologist with McGreevy Clinic Avera in Sioux Falls. “Most physicians prefer that nature declare itself, and women go into labor on their own. Labor goes more quickly and more smoothly,” said Dr. McKay.

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There are certain instances when scheduled cesarean sections are recommended. That may be the case when a woman has had a prior c-section or abdominal surgery, or when the baby appears to be large, and the mother’s pelvis is small. “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends vaginal deliveries whenever possible, and there’s no added benefit of a c-section over a vaginal delivery in normal cases,” Dr. McKay said. Labor inductions are scheduled when the baby is overdue, or for medical reasons, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. In South


“It’s great for patients to be well-informed and motivated to care for their own health and the health of their baby.”

Dakota, where a mom might live far away from the hospital, labor might be induced to prevent the risk of having an early arrival at home or in the car on the way to the hospital, Dr. McKay added. While c-sections or labor inductions are rarely scheduled for convenience sake, it’s good to plan for other aspects of your baby’s delivery, Dr. McKay said. “With the Internet and on-line networking, patients today are extraordinarily well-informed.” Women often come to their first pre-natal visit with clear ideas of what they do and do not want as part of their delivery plan. “It’s great for patients to be well-informed and motivated to care for their own health and the health of their baby,” Dr. McKay said. Medical practitioners become a partner in that plan. Whether or not to have an epidural for labor pain is just one of those decisions. Nationwide, the majority of women ask for an epidural. “Labor hurts – a lot, and epidurals are a tremendously good analgesic which have little effect on the baby,” Dr. McKay said. On the down side, epidurals slow labor progress because moms are able to push better without. Moms may prefer other ways to manage pain naturally, for example, sitting in a whirlpool

tub during labor. When the actual time comes for labor and delivery, the best laid plans might have to be set aside for the sake of mom’s safety, baby’s safety or both. “It’s better to think of your ‘birth plan’ as a ‘birth goal,’ ” Dr. McKay said. “When things go well, the medical team is there to help when patients need us,” Dr. McKay said. However, circumstances can quickly arise that require that team to take fast action. It’s important to realize that 100 years ago, it was common for mothers or babies to die in childbirth. “Western medicine has achieved a tremendous amount to improve women’s and infants’ health in the last century,” Dr. McKay said. “When moms want to go back to what’s natural, we always prefer that, but there are times when medical intervention is necessary to prevent serious outcomes. Ultimately, we all have the same goal, which is a healthy mom and a healthy baby.” For more information about pregnancy and women’s health, go to www.averawomens.org.

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These are just some of the wonderful books for children we have come across this month. We hope to share with you some you have not seen before and also introduce others being released in the near future. Enjoy. Bee-Wigged By Cece Bell Ages 4 - 8 Candlewick Press All Jerr y Bee wants is to make friends, but that’s hard to do when you’re the most enormous bee anyone has ever seen. Then a wig changes Jerry’s life: when he puts it on, he looks just like a boy! Jerry creates quite a buzz with his kindness and generosity, and for the first time, he has friends. But will his new pals stick around when his true identity is revealed? In this zany and tender tale, written and illustrated by Cece Bell, Jerry finds that having friends you can “bee” yourself around is as sweet as honey. To bee or not to bee? A lonely, overlarge insect tries a new identity on for size in a wacky, wonderful tale of true friendship.

The Baby in the Hat By Allan Ahlberg Ages 3+ Candlewick Press When you’ve caught a baby in a hat, what else is there to do but to sail all over the world and return, with treasure in your trunk, to fall in love?

Wild West Bananza By Paul Frank Industries Ages 2 to 6 Chronicle Books In this Wild West adventure, Julius is the sheriff in a town where everyone insists on doing things the same way. Readers will revel in seeing what happens when people dare to try new things...and go a little bananas!

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I Got Two Dogs (Book and CD) By John Lithgow Ages 2 - 6 Simon & Schuster Fanny and Blue may not be the smartest dogs, and they may not be the best-behaved dogs, but they are definitely the most-loved dogs. John Lithgow’s bouncy song - in the book and on the accompanying CD - is based on his own family’s two dogs. And Robert Neubecker’s eye-popping illustrations capture the joy of all things dog.

The Monster Who Ate Darkness By Joyce Dunbar Ages 3 - 6 Candlewick Press Why can’t Jo-Jo go to sleep? He doesn’’t like the darkness under the bed ­­ — a monster might be hiding there. And one is! It’s a tiny speck of a monster with a huge appetite for darkness, gobbling it up under the bed, in every nook and cranny, and in the wide world outside, growing bigger with every bite. Soon there is no darkness left anywhere, from the earth to the stars. All the world is light, but the monster still has an empty feeling inside. Only a sleepless boy will help him be fulfilled at last.

Where Is Home, Little Pip? By Karma Wilson Ages: 3 - 7 Simon & Schuster For Little Pip, the baby penguin, home is a pebbly nest on the cold Antartic shore. Mama and Papa always reminds Pip not to wander far, and she never does...until one day a black, glittery feather leads Pip on a chase far, far from home. As she tries to find her way back to her parents, Pip encounters some friendly animals, a mighty blue whale, a gull, and even a sled dog. But while these animals know where their home is, they do not know where Pip’s home is. In her sadness, Pip begins to sing a song about home that her parents taught her, and the sound of her voice guides her parents straight to her!


Know Your Heart

Women’s Heart Disease Screening By Maria Stys, MD, FACC, Sanford Clinic Heart Partners

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ccording to a recent NHLBI study, the cardiovascular mortality in women from 2000 to 2004 has improved, but the number of new cases has not decreased. This tells us that the treatments of the diagnosed heart disease have improved, but there is a burning need for better preventive measures for this disease. Detecting the cardiovascular disease (CVD) at early stages or identifying the women at increased risk for it becomes even more important. This has led to many heart disease screening programs across the country, including Sanford Heart Screen. There is still some controversy on how beneficial and cost effective such screening programs are, what should be included in their “toolbox”, and who should be screened. With time, these specific questions will be answered more and more precisely, meanwhile cardiologists at Sanford believe that they make a difference by offering coronary calcium score, EKG, cholesterol and blood pressure measurements as part of our program. Although, women develop CVD statistically later than men, it does not mean that its prevention and awareness can be pushed to later as well. First positive thing that heart screening programs do is increasing awareness of CVD in the community. This alone can yield community health benefits, that though difficult to exactly measure, are obvious. The Framingham score is one of the most useful tools for

cardiovascular risk stratification and is very well established across decades in literature predictor of CVD. For women, there is interestingly evidence suggesting that the Framingham score alone is insufficient to predict CVD risk. According to a study, almost a third of women deemed low risk for CVD had significantly elevated coronary artery calcium score, speaking for the established coronary artery disease in this group. In women without symptoms, coronary calcium score gives extra information after taking under account traditional risk factors (i.e. diabetes, age, smoking, cholesterol, and hypertension). As women have higher rates of unrecognized heart attacks compared to men, improving the risk of CVD assessment by coronary calcium is even more pertinent. Once we define a woman’s heart disease risk in our screening program, then we can tailor the recommendations. The higher the risk, the more intense preventive measures will be advised. Ladies in low risk category can be reassured and followed by their primary care physicians, some higher risk women might need more testing, and even higher risk women might need treatment, including medications and procedures. The Heart Screen at Sanford is available Monday-Saturday. Call (605) 33-HEART for an appointment.

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very woman deserves the perfect wedding ring — the one she has always dreamed of. Before one of the most important days of your life, you most likely imagine owning a ring with the best quality and design. The exchange of wedding rings between a man and a woman represents a life long relationship. A wedding ring is not only a symbol of the love you have for each other, but it is also something that will be with you for a very long time. For this reason, be careful not to go with the latest fad or to choose a ring that you only like because it is on sale and for no other reason than that. The first step to knowing what you want is to educate yourself. You need to choose a ring that will be appropriate for your lifestyle and personality as well as comfortable to wear. With so many rings to choose from, it can be difficult to choose which ring is right for you. Before making that final decision, there are many things to consider, including the several types of cuts, shapes, colors, stones, and trends in existence. The options may be overwhelming, so we have included a few hints to narrow down your possibilities. You must decide what metal you prefer. Do you like yellow gold, platinum, silver, or other “white” metals? Also, what style

to you like? Are you more old-fashioned and do you like the vintage and antique look and feel? Or do you prefer modern, sleek and sophisticated? If you decide you prefer a traditional diamond ring, the cut is one of the first things to think about. Most diamonds are cut with a full 58 facets and the better the cut, the more brilliance and beauty. The amount of light that will be reflected through the diamond depends on the skill of the craftsman. If the craftsman cuts too deep or too shallow, there will be less light reflected. The shape of the diamond that you choose depends on your individuality and personal taste. Numerous shapes have been developed over time. The brilliant round cut shape is currently one of the most popular shapes for a diamond. This shape is meant to maximize light through the top of the diamond. Additionally, a round shape is thought to represent eternity. The princess cut shape, also referred to as the square cut, is the second most popular shape of diamond. The emerald cut shape is an antique style of ring cut with a rectangular outline. Besides these popular cut shapes, you can choose from many more including heart cut, trilliant cut, cushion cut, etc.

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It would be wise to visit your preferred jeweler in order to educate yourself on various cuts and styles of diamonds to decide which one is your favorite. Ask questions. This is the best way to learn what the most exceptional rings are. You will also learn about the number of carats certain rings contain and the different stones and colors that are available. Not all engagement or wedding rings are diamonds. Sapphires, emeralds and rubies are some alternative gemstones to consider. When you hear people talk about carats, you may wonder what the story is behind this precious word. There are different numbers of carats. 18kt generally holds up to every day wear better than a smaller carat and tends too look better as it ages. 14kt is halfway between 9kt and 18kt. Of course, 18kt is more expensive, but the higher price can be worth the quality. The band holding the stone is important for a ring. If you are looking for a strong and scratch resistant wedding ring, titanium is recommended. One of the most commonly used wedding ring metals is platinum, which is heavier and more expensive than gold. Platinum wedding rings are ideal for an active woman, since it is durable and holds expensive precious gems securely.

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Softer metals include silver wedding rings, but these can turn black when exposed to oxidization. Less expensive options for wedding rings include a shining silver or white gold. Insurance is also important when it comes to getting an expensive engagement ring. Purchasing insurance will ensure that the ring is covered should it be stolen, break or get ruined in any way. Personalization is becoming increasingly popular. Engraving messages on the inside or outside of the wedding rings is a great way to express your love for one another. Choose what to imprint on the ring, such as a name, date or message to remind yourself and your loved one how special your wedding day and your marriage truly is. Another way some people personalize wedding rings is to actually tattoo them onto their fingers, with a message or some sort of symbol of their love. You could decide to have designs done on the body of the ring, depending on how thin and narrow or broad the ring band. Sometimes couples want two rings that go together and are specifically designed to fit together in some way. This could be like a jigsaw puzzle, or matching colors, stones, or other designs. Matching wedding rings are very traditional and


popular. “His and Her� rings that fit together have always been considered to represent the everlasting bond that exists between you and your spouse. Celtic bands are an example of uniquely designed rings. These designs have become popular, but will still turn heads and start conversations. Many companies can do Celtic designs and these rings are often less costly than the traditional diamond ring. A unique piece of jewelry created for one of the most important days of your life. What more could you ask for on the happy day? It is the most important piece of jewelry you will ever wear, and it should be nothing but perfect.

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Being Deliberate About Weight Loss

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Christina DeMoss by Jennifer Noble

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n a year, a lot can change. Christina DeMoss hears about friends and family wanting to lose weight. They ask questions about her forty pound weight loss and changes in lifestyle, and she can often relate. “If someone has thirty or forty pounds to lose, I encourage them to try. Sometimes I see someone complain who is already thin. There are body image issues there when someone talks about wanting to lose weight.” In DeMoss’s case, she was running alongside her son trying to teach him learn to ride a bike without training wheels. The energy just wasn’t there. But this past summer, from dropping 39 pounds, DeMoss noticed a big difference when it came to her abilities to run and keep up a quicker pace. The exercise and healthy diet are something she wants her family to connect with, and for her to be an example of good dietary habits.

What was the first thing you noticed when you began your weight loss efforts?

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I did lose some weight in the first week I started trying. But after a couple of weeks, I felt an increase in energy. I had to adjust to not having pop and extra sugar. There was one website I used called CalorieKing.com that itemized all of the calories from places I would frequent for fast food. When I thought about how many calories I would consume in one meal, I decided to bring my lunches to work and prepare more things from home.

Have others supported the differences in your lifestyle?

What other changes did you make?

On Monday through Friday, I do watch what I’m eating. Saturday is a free day and I will bump up my workout time to 30-45 minutes. My fiance followed what I did and lost 69 pounds. We’ve continued with the supplements for the year, but after the holidays we plan to stop taking them. The original weight loss came in the earlier months of the year, and in April I began to maintain what I lost. You reach a point where your body plateaus.

I was advised from Complete Nutrition to exercise twenty minutes a day. I also took their “Envision” supplement to help curb my hunger – and it is something I have heard positive feedback on from others who have considered it as well. One of my relatives had it OK’d by her doctor because it has higher natural qualities, and it has not caused difficulties with my sleeping habits. I think I’ve gotten better rest since losing weight – but the exercise and diet also help with getting quality sleep.

I started off weighing 172 pounds, and I was just eating what I wanted. Now I am living a healthier life. I don’t think you can think of these changes as a “diet,” like it’s temporary, or you won’t keep off the weight. You have to decide to develop good habits and start making lifestyle changes – and then you’ll see progress. It’s encouraging to see the weight drop, and you don’t have to be militant about it the way they suggest on television.

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Beating Winter Weight Gain by Dick Rogen, DVM , Brandon, SD

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he short days and long nights of winter affect your pets as much as you. Every morning a small little nodule of tissue called the Pineal Gland senses what kind and how much light is occurring. It provides important information to our body for survival. It signals hair growth, reproductive cycles, and eating and sleeping habits. It also can affect our activity and personality. Even though our homes are warm and the food is plentiful, this little nodule continues to tell the body to eat more and sleep more. It signals the body to conserve body fat in case the winter is long. The pineal gland and decreased exercise equals weight gain in our pampered lives (for both pets and people). Let’s look at fooling the pineal gland and stay fit throughout the winter. Exercise is the hallmark of surviving any winter without weight gain in our pets. With the new winter gear and some common sense, we can stay active — except, of course, for the very extreme days. Limit your walks to safe sidewalks, monitor their comfort and keep to a familiar neighborhood. If your pet starts to alternate which foot is held up, they are starting to get uncomfortable and it is time to head for home. Avoid very windy mornings or evenings to prevent frostbite. Also watch for uncontrolled shivering and anxiety. If your dog or cat is not an outdoor adventurer, a vigorous game of fetch, hide and seek or playing with a new toy will stimulate activity. Even our older pets, can benefit from staying active. It is

very important to keep them moving. If there is pain, stiffness or discomfort, the new medications for arthritis can be a miracle. Visit with your veterinarian about all of the options available. Weight gain can also be addressed by limiting calories, especially by reducing or cutting the treats. Substitute the normal treats with string beans, carrots, apples or bananas. They are very healthy, fills them up and are lower in calories. Keep your indoor pets stimulated with outside activity in your yard. This involves feeding the birds, squirrels and other wild life. It helps the wildlife and provides both you and your pet hours of fun just watching. If you are a bird watcher make sure you “squirrel proof” their feeders to avoid competition. If the weather is warm enough, also take your pets for a ride in the car, if they enjoy this activity. Getting out of the house is good for pets and their people. A few minutes waiting in the car should not be dangerous for them if you are running errands. There have been studies on the effect of lighting for decades. It affects most people and animals too. We do know that full spectrum light does help. We cannot completely fool Mother Nature but it may help. So put on your mittens, grab the leash and get some fresh air! Exercise and time with your best friend is always good for the soul.

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Philander Prescott

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Sioux Falls, Falls Park Philander Prescott Soon after Colonel Henry Sibley’s command left Fort Ridgely in mid-September 1862, they came upon the body of Philander Prescott and buried him where his body had been found. He had been killed the second day of the Dakota Conflict. For many years, Prescott had been an interpreter at the Sioux Agency. Image owner: Minnesota Historical Society.

PHILANDER PRESCOTT Various explorers may have visited the falls of the Big Sioux River in the 17th and 18th centuries, but there is no definite proof. An early State Historian, Doane Robinson, believed that Charles Le Sueur had visited the falls as early as 1683. The first Euramerican who recorded his visit to the falls was Philander Prescott in December 1832. An American Fur Company trader, he came west from the Minnesota River with two French trappers and a party of Sioux Indians. The men set up a trading post on the Big Sioux River near present-day Flandreau. Seeking food for the winter, the Sioux Indians found little game and left for a village of Omaha Indians located on the Missouri River. Prescott, with two men and a two-wheeled horse cart, followed the Sioux and camped overnight near this spot. The next day they continued south for another 40 miles before deciding that further pursuit of the Sioux was useless. Turning back, they camped here a second night before returning to their Flandreau trading post. Prescott was killed at the Minnesota Lower Sioux Agency during the 1862 Dakota Conflict. DEDICATED IN 2008 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Inside a Fur Trading Post Philander Prescott’s American Fur Company trading post at Flandreau became known as a meeting place where fur trappers could exchange pelts for a variety of trade goods. Image owner: Minnesota Historical Society.

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