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CONCIERGE Serenity Downtown Day Spa 8 Maggie’s Attic 12

Welcome to Garretson 54


Want to Turn Back the Clock? 60


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friends & family

AT HOME Jim & Nola Humes 22



PARENTING & PREGNANCY Exercise & Pregnancy 66

5 Best (& Worst) Wine Pairings 32



Homemade Music 68

Back to School Muffins 36



I’ve Never Been to Spain, But I Really Like Paella 38

Submit Your Child’s Photo 72




Green 101: Focus on back to School 40

A New Puppy 76


Do Re Let’s Play 74

Plants and People Find Ideal Growing Place 44


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erenity Downtown Day Spa, where “Renewal of body and spirit is the ultimate gift”, opened May 1st, and is the newest tenant in the Gourley Building. Owner Megan Thurman, with five years of experience as a licensed massage therapist, always dreamed of owning her own spa. She began the process of planning to make her dream a reality three years ago. Thurman envisioned creating an atmosphere of relaxation where renewal of body and spirit could take place…absent of the

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noises and distractions present in combination beauty salons and spas. Thurman’s inspiration for the naming of her downtown oasis of relaxation renewal was her mom, who passed away in an accident approximately three years ago. Thurman wanted to pass along her mom’s love of making people feel good. Believing that the downtown area, with its many businesses and their employees, was in need of something different in the way of a spa, Thurman chose her location to make it convenient

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to a clientele of downtown employees. Designed in a warm and welcoming style and with services that appeal to both women and men, Serenity offers, among its many services, the ultimate in a lunch break — a forty-five minute stress-relieving, revitalizing, fatigue-fighting neck and back massage. Serenity’s brochure offers something refreshing for everyone; massages from Swedish, sports, deep tissue, expectant mother, desert stone, and especially for men; the sandalwood facial,

alpha blend maximum treatment, Bulgarian rose facial, serene detox, and more. The couple’s massage is the perfect escape ending with a decadent dessert served in room, or on the patio. An enticing selection of facials, manicures, and pedicures, peels, body wraps (contouring/M’lis), microdermabrasion, and sugaring options are available and a section of spa tips — especially helpful for first time clients. Special packages including a Mommy & Me are also listed. Private parties, for

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groups of up to six people, may be scheduled by calling in advance. Serenity is also the only place in Sioux Falls to carry massage oils and massage products available for purchase by massage therapists as well as the public. Thurman incorporated much of the original architecture into the spa’s design; from the exposed brick and mortar, wooden flooring, and ductwork throughout, to the soft golden light, wall mounted candle sconces, and princess mirrors. It all works together to help to create a comfortable faux antique feel. “I think people appreciate downtown more than they ever have…it’s the place people want to be”...and a place where along with peace and tranquility, Serenity can now be found just around the corner and up the stairs in the Gourley Building. Serenity Downtown Day Spa *400 N. Main, Suite #203 | Downtown Sioux Falls 605-274-0123 *second floor of the Gourley Building Owner: Megan Thurman Licensed Massage therapist Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday: by appointment

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ascinated as a youngster with all of the “old stuff ” she saw at her grandma’s house, Maggie’s Attic owner Nichole Johnson remembers how much fun she used to have looking through it all. Around ten years ago, Johnson started collecting vintage and antique items from stores, flea markets, and estate sales. She had always liked and was drawn to the stuff that needed to be fixed up, as she knew she could not afford the pieces that were already perfectly restored. She decided to make it her mission to seek out those pieces with missing hardware or a ding or two, and make them beautiful again. Soon, though buying only for her own family, and using the items in her own home, relatives and friends began encouraging her to use her talents of turning “junk into jewels” into a business. Over the last couple of years, she and husband Cory decided to give it a try, and last November opened Maggie’s Attic in Harrisburg, just a few minutes away from the southern edge of Sioux Falls. With a background in interior design from SDSU, and over a dozen years of practice, the Harrisburg resident says she now has her “dream business of a lifetime”. Refurbishing, refinishing, and repurposing pieces, Johnson also offers staging and design services. Husband Cory helps and does most of the construction repairs; “He’s the muscle, and I do the pretty part... staining, painting, reupholstering, and staging.” Even their nine year old daughter is gaining an appreciation for her mom’s

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talents, saying; “I hate antiques, mom but I really like what you do with them!� In addition to monthly sales events on site at her shop (so popular that they now spill over onto the shop’s lawn and the adjacent sidewalk areas) she also travels to shows in Okoboji, Hartley Iowa, and Luverne, Minnesota to sell her wares. Johnson enjoys the challenge of finding pieces in such rough shape that she is able to get them at a good price, fix and repair them, and pass them on at very affordable prices to be enjoyed by someone else. Recently a newlywed couple furnished much of their new home with items purchased from Johnson at her Okoboji show. Johnson also accepts some consignment pieces, and has approximately seven other women who contribute their specialty items including clocks, signage, jewelry, furniture, hand-crafted blankets and quilts — all locally made and a good fit for the shop.


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Hoping to reach her goal of making Maggie’s Attic her full time job, Johnson’s searches for treasures now extend west to Rapid City, east to Minnesota, north to the Twin Cities, south to Des Moines and in some of the most unexpected places. Find your treasure at Maggie’s Attic; making affordable heirlooms available to everyone. Maggie’s Attic 105 Railroad Ave. | Harrisburg, SD 57032 605-254-8074 | www.maggiesattic@shutterfly.com Owners: Nichole and Cory Johnson Hours: August 7th & 8th (Friday 5-8 and Saturday 10-3) September 11th & 12th (Friday 5-8 and Saturday 10-3) October 9th &10th (Friday 5-8 and Saturday 10-3) For schedule from November on, please visit the website Or call for an appointment to visit the store between sales.

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they will welcome any type of food. Any donations can be dropped off at center located four miles west of Roosevelt High School at the intersection of West 41st St. & HWY 17. Monetary donations can be made on the Second Chance website at www.secondchancesiouxfalls. com or call 605-362-1722 to make a donation.

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Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert, ‘Grand Finale’ 4VOEBZ "VHVTU … QN 5FSSBDF 1BSL … 8 UI 4U &VDMJE "WF An outdoor band concert in the park, the grand finale of the summer concert season. INFO (605) 367-7290. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert, ‘Sax Appeal’ 4VOEBZ "VHVTU … QN McKennan Park Enjoy a free outdoor band concert in the park. INFO (605) 367-7290.


.PO "VHVTU … QN … 4JPVY 'BMMT +B[[ #MVFT 4PDJFUZ¾T .PO "VHVTU … QN … %BLPUB %JTUSJDU 1JQFT BOE %SVNT McKennan Park Band Shell What a great way to start your week with some good music and family entertainment. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and get a good seat. INFO (605) 367-8222. 2009 Into the Pit Quarry Tours 5VF "VHVTU … BN 5IV "VHVTU … QN .PO "VHVTU … QN 5VF "VHVTU … BN 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … UI 4USFFU BOE .BJO "WFOVF Take a trip into an active quarry owned by Concrete Materials aboard the historic trolley and view the modern techniques of quarrying. Space is limited, call 367-4210 to register. 2009 Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum 8FE "VHVTU … QN QN QN 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … 8FTU 4JYUI 4USFFU Discover the night sky. Explore the constellations! Starlab Inflatable Planetarium is for children and adults to begin their own sky exploration. Each Starlab presentation lasts approximately 40 to 45 minutes. We can accommodate up to 25 people per program. Suitable for ages six and older. Programs begin promptly on the hour, no late admission. Admission $1. (605) 367-4210. Adult Play with Clay Class 5IVST "VHVTU … QN The Artist Playhouse National caliber clay artist Cheryl Reich will teach classes that allow adults to let loose and play with polymer clay. Different projects will be offered Thursdays through the month of August. Registration is required and class size is limited so call early. $15.00 per person plus materials. INFO (605) 335-3800. Historic Walking Tour of Fort Dakota 5IVSTEBZ "VHVTU … QN 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … 8FTU 4JYUI 4USFFU Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls’ sites you pass by every day! $3 admission. INFO (605) 367-4210. Kiss the Camel "VHVTU … BN The Center for Active generations CEO Gerald Beninga and Dacotah Bank Vice President LaVonne Grassel will KISS THE CAMEL at the Great Plains Zoo. The Center for Active Generations

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gust 20 has reached their summer fundraising “Take Five and Grow It� goal of $12,500.00 ~ with all proceeds supporting new equipment purchases for The Center for Active Generations departments. INFO 605-333-3302. Jazz at Fawick 5IVSTEBZT "VHVTU … QN 'BXJDL 1BSL … UI 4USFFU 4FDPOE "WFOVF August is the perfect month to enjoy jazz and the sounds of the river at Fawick Park. Bring your chair, dinner, and someone to listen alongside. INFO (605) 367-8222.


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DWE Chamber Players at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2009 'SJ "VHVTU … OPPO 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … 8FTU 4JYUI 4USFFU The DWE Chamber Players will perform in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Chef Amy’s Cafe 334. INFO (605) 367-4210. Laughs at the Pavilion: Tracy Smith 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … QN QN Washington Pavilion Belbas Theater The Washington Pavilion is proud to present Laughs at the Pavilion‌A New Comedy Club in the Belbas Theater. Laughs at the Pavilion brings in Comedians from across the United States for the first Friday of the month. Tracy Smith from Comedy Central will appear August 7. Must be 18 or over. INFO (605) 367-6000 or visit www.washingtonpavilion.org Dog Days of Summer Rally to Rescue 4BU "VHVTU … BN 1FU 4NBSU … 4 -PVJTF "WFOVF Pit Rescue of the Great Plains is hosting a community fair and adoption event to raise funds and awareness for pet rescue and help local, homeless dogs find permanent homes. Over a dozen rescue groups will participate including the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, Second Chance Rescue Center, Almost Home, Sioux Falls Animal Control, Pit Rescue of the Great Plains and many more. INFO (605) 575-0961. Quilts & Vines 4BUVSEBZ "VHVTU … BN Strawbale Winery Over 400 quilts, 8 different wines to taste, non profit organizations food vendors, music and entertainment, all outdoors in a beautiful country setting. $12 admission. INFO (605) 543-5071. Sioux Falls BioBlitz & Ecology Festival 4BU "VHVTU … BN

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st 2009 Perry Nature Center The Arboretum and the City of Sioux Falls Leading Green are hosting their first BioBlitz & Ecology Festival. What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is an educational program and a scientific survey all combined into one days event. Activities include guided bird hikes, plant and animal hikes of the Big Sioux River valley, history of East Sioux Falls, the Great Plains ZooMobile and the Sioux Falls Green Project. Lunch items will be available for purchase from Buffaloberries Select Ingredient Bar. Bring your Family out for FREE FUN & EDUCATION! INFO 605) 274-7114. Historical Tours Via Bus .POEBZT "VHVTU Â… QN Â… 4JPVY 'BMMT PO UIF .PWF Falls Park These Monday tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the summer nights. These tours are designed for adults. Transportation is provide but some walking is involved on each trip. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Historic Walking Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery II 5IVSTEBZ "VHVTU Â… QN 8PPEMBXO $FNFUFSZ Â… 4 $MJGG "WFOVF Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 admission. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Strawbale Summer Porch Series 5IVSTEBZT "VHVTU … QN QN Strawbale Winery Join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, artists, and of course wine. Strawbale Summer Porch Series features Local artisans with everything from purses and pottery to watercolors and jewelry. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music complimented with specially prepared food, just for you. Come relax and enjoy the porch. INFO (605) 543-5071. Gordy Pratt at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2009 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … OPPO Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Gordy Pratt will showcase songs, humor, and fancy pickin’ from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from A Taste of Country Catering. INFO (605) 367-4210. Hidden History Geocaching Event 4BUVSEBZ "VHVTU … BN QN 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … 8FTU 4JYUI 4USFFU Join us for the first historical geocache hunt to discover Sioux Falls’ Hidden History! The Siouxland Heritage Museums and the SD Game, Fish, and Parks Outdoor Campus are sponsoring the event. The event will begin at the Old Courthouse Museum. Please call (605) 367-4210 ext. 0 for more information and GPS checkout availability. Photo Preservation Program at the Old Courthouse Museum 8FEOFTEBZ "VHVTU … QN Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn how to identify the different photographic processes, photo handling and storage techniques, and how to properly preserve your images. Free admission. Call 367-4210 to pre register. Bike Night 5IVSTEBZ "VHVTU … QN J&L Harley-Davidson Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse Bike Night is an evening when riding enthusiast of all types can gather together and share ideas and show off new products or custom work.

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All brands are welcome. There will be live entertainment and tons of fun activities for everyone! Free admission. INFO (605) 334-2721. Doc Walker Trio at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2009 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … OPPO Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street The Doc Walker Trio will perform some well seasoned jazz from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s Coffee Legend and Bistro. INFO (605) 367-4210. Fore the Animals Golf Tournament 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … QN Hidden Valley Golf Course, Brandon South Dakota Fore the Animals is a fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. 18 holes of golf, food, contests, and prizes. Teams: $250 Hole Sponsors: $250 Contact kori@sfhumanesociety.com for more details. Daniel O’Donnell 4BUVSEBZ "VHVTU … QN Sioux Falls Arena 1201 North West Avenue Popular Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell has enjoyed worldwide success in recent years with his unique blend of country music, 60’s pop, inspirational ballads & Irish standards. Featured on eight nationally televised PBS specials in the U.S. (including 2008’s Daniel O’Donnell At Home in Ireland), O’Donnell’s live show is especially popular. Tickets $75, $65, $55. INFO (605) 367-7288. Victorian Tea Party at the Pettigrew Home & Museum 5IVSTEBZ "VHVTU … QN Pettigrew Home & Museum 8th Street and Duluth Avenue Enjoy a Victorian Tea Party in the beautiful Pettigrew Museum and learn about Victorian culture while enjoying a unique tea blend. Space is limited, call 367-7097 to pre-register. Small Potatoes at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2009 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … QN Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Small Potatoes will perform a variety of music from Celtic to Cowboy from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. INFO (605) 367-4210. SF H.O.G. Chapter Poker Run 4BU "VHVTU … BN J & L Harley-Davidson 2601 W 60th Street Sioux Falls Harley Owner’s Group sponsors a fun poker run to area towns. All brands welcome! INFO (605) 334-2721.

Jam Against Hunger 9 4VOEBZ "VHVTU … QN Terrace Park Band Shell 4th and Euclid Avenue Jam Against Hunger 9. It is a free concert for the public to benefit the SF Food Bank. Last year we raised over 5.5 tons of food. It stays local. Nonperishable food items and cash are accepted on site by the Food Bank. Bring donations, kids, blankets, coolers, leashed pets. Bands are JukeBox Zeroes, Starchild, Little Bird Band, Homocide Collide, Mike and Amy Dresch, and ‘DK’ Koller. INFO (605) 331-5350.




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time spent waiting for their home’s completion, it’s worth it now that they’re spending a sixth season there. They’ve witnessed the thrill of their oldest granddaughter tubing from their boat and family’s involvement in many exciting water sports. They’ve provided the entertaining space for anything from family dinners to morning lattes outdoors, giving life to many dreams the Humes had for their home, and a serene place to ponder

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ne of my favorite things to do is to pair wine with food. The two go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, Lucy and Ricky, or a horse and carriage. Much like a marriage, wine and food complement each other, making up flavors the other lacks, and sometimes even creating a new flavor together that doesn’t exist individually. I love experimenting with different foods and wines because I like both things, and if you’re anything like me, you learn more from the mistakes you make than the pairings you get right. Here are my top 5 best and worst wine pairings. Note: I picked only stellar bottles (representing a diverse range of pricing,) and the pairing information should hold true regardless of how much you spend on a bottle. Consult with your local wine store for pricing and other suggestions. Carpe Vino and Mangia!

1. Champagne

BEST PAIRING Spicy Asian Noodle and Chicken Salad Champagne, when light, dry, and acidic, elegantly cuts through the spices in Asian food; dishes with nuts bring out the nutty flavors in some Champagnes like Pommery.

Sparkling wines are perpetually food-friendly. Bubbles wake up the taste buds and Champagne, specifically, is blended from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and the lesser-known Pinot Meunier. Veuve Clicquot from Reims (the birthplace of Dom Perignon) is light on its feet, exemplifying the healthy acidity and freshness found in the best bubblies.

2. Cabernet Sauvignon

WORST PAIRING Chocolate Cake with Buttercream A frequent wine-pairing mistake: cake and bubbly. The Champagne is relatively tart, the cake is super-sweet… it’s chaos in your mouth.

Big Cabs are the giants of the wine world, but be careful, or they will stomp all over your pairing. With strong berryfilled explosions and chewy tannins, Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag’s Leap District in Napa Valley has tons of cherry flavor and a powerful thickness in texture, typical of highend Cabs that need careful consideration at the dinner table.





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Much like a marriage, wine and food complement each other, making up flavors the other lacks, and sometimes even creating a new flavor together that doesn’t exist individually.

WORST PAIRING Pan-Seared Sole with Winter Vegetables Filet of sole, like flounder or any white flaky fish, is delicate, and will not only get lost, it will actively sour when it hits your Cabernet’s dense texture. BEST PAIRING Ribeye Steak with Red Wine Sauce It’s almost a no-brainer, but red wine and beef is a classic match. A big, bold Cabernet helps soften tannins which make the flavor of the steak that much better.

3. Pinot Noir Ever since the movie Sideways, Pinot Noir has been riding a wave of popularity as the easy-drinking light red. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like a fruity, lower-tannin wine with a slight hint of earthiness, but that doesn’t mean it can go with everything. The Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir from Oregon has a nice floral bouquet and an appealing strawberry flavor. WORST PAIRING Chicken with Tarragon Vinegar Sauce The herb vinegar in this dish dampens the wine’s fruitiness. Dishes with acidic finishes do not pair well with Pinot Noir. BEST PAIRING Chicken Breast with Squash, Yams, and Apricots Any recipe with mild, even flavors like this one with fruit and sweet veggies will bring out Pinot Noir’s essential flavors.

4. Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wins over fans with its tart

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brilliance. Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a good example of the bold, grapefruit-forward style that works with many dishes — but not all of them. It’s got a long finish, suggesting more serious winemaking than its modest price would indicate. WORST PAIRING Brussel Sprouts, Blue Cheese, and Glazed Pecan Salad Blue cheese is tough with any wine—and the slightly sweet pecans make the wine taste more tart than it really is. You can’t have two bold flavors competing. BEST PAIRING Seared Sea Bass with Fresh Herbs and Lemon This dish has the same citrus and herb profile as the wine, but complementary (the seared skin bits contrast nicely with the fruit flavors).

5. Chardonnay Burgundian-style Chardonnay — the classic white grape subtly aged in oak — has taken a public relations hit in recent years. Oak is out. But at its best, as in the Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, the wood is a fully integrated part of the taste. WORST PAIRING Spicy Lamb and Chorizo Chili The heaviness of meat and the spice’s heat make the wine seem unbearably oaky. BEST PAIRING Sautéed Pork Chop with Sage-Cider Cream Sauce Cream sauces are a great way to blunt the edges of a young and oaky white wine, and the cider evokes this wine’s pineapple fruitiness.

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Glaze: 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons warm water 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Combine baking mix with sugar and cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Now stir in the milk — the batter will be thick. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each of 12 muffin cups and then add 1 teaspoon jam. Now top with another tablespoon batter and bake at 425˚ for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow muffins to cool ( 5-10 minutes) and mix glaze ingredients together and drizzle over tops of muffins. Makes 1 dozen

Beat the egg, oil and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in the bananas. Now add the dry ingredients and mix until moist. Add the chocolate chips. Spoon into muffin cups — 3/4 full and bake at 375˚ for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 1 dozen.

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’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but it’s a really long way from Sioux Falls to the nearest ocean, sea or salted water. Not that it’s a bad thing; we rarely see pirates, you won’t get stung by a jellyfish in Lake Alvin and our distance from the gulf coast provides a very effective barrier for hurricanes. But there is one small problem — I love seafood. Not catfish. Not walleye. Seafood. Shrimp and scallops, clams and mussels, and lobster‌ don’t get me started on my long-lived love affair with lobsters. So what does a seafood-loving boy,

born in Oklahoma (but I really don’t remember), and land-locked in the heartland do about this love of seafood? Take a culinary trip to Spain right in my own kitchen, and I get there in a one-pot dish called paella. Now to be brutally honest, the Spaniards add chicken to most paella. But my first paella was in Miami, at one of the over-priced restaurants on South Beach, and that is the dish I’ve been trying to recreate ever since. It was chock full of clams, big scallops and shrimp that were frankly way too big to be called shrimp. Just between you and me, this exotic

sounding dish has a dirty little secret: It’s pretty easy to make. So next time you’re entertaining, let your friends think you slaved for hours making a gourmet meal. And if you invite me over, I won’t tell how easy it was. The folks at your kitchen store will try to sell you a special paella pan, a round steel pan with two handles. Sounds suspiciously like the stainless steel frying pan I already have in the cupboard. Save your money and buy more shrimp. The key to this dish is the ingredients. Don’t skimp or wimp out by buying the cheap stuff. It really does matter. The


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nce again we prepare for the first-day-of-school-photo. This tradition of moms and dads everywhere captures the nervous grins from first day jitters, but also the treasures of the new school year: new clothes, new shoes, new lunch box, and new backpack filled to the brim with supplies. A lot has changed since I posed in pigtails with my Lady Lovely Locks lunch box on the front step. Today there is more knowledge and more opportunity to take a green approach to back-to-school madness; from jeans to the dorm mini-fridge. Image is everything, so we must talk school fashion. Instead of imitating celebrity fashionistas, why not encourage a more earth-friendly (and age appropriate!) image for students? Teens can shop for “vintage� clothes, shoes and accessories at consignment stores. These gently used, yet stylish, treasures will allow even more shopping with price tags much cheaper than the department store. Another option is to buy clothes made from organic cotton and other natural fibers that haven’t been grown and processed with fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Don’t forget to make

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recycle that old book bag by giving it to adults in need. Visit thebanquetsf.org for more information on giving back to our community for back-to-school and all year long. Let’s not forget many students’ favorite school period: Lunch. Pack a “no waste” lunch by sending along inexpensive silverware and cloth napkins instead of the disposable variety. Instead of individually packed snacks or plastic baggies, pack treats and meals in reusable containers. Even juice boxes can be replaced by jugs of your child’s favorite beverage. Ditch the brown bag in favor of a reusable and washable lunchbox or bag that won’t add to the lunch room trash. Who knew lunch could be such an educational subject? The outfit is chosen, supplies gathered and lunch packed; let’s hit the road. The greenest option would be taking to the street on foot, bike, or maybe even skateboard. Parents in some communities organize a “walking bus” to get kids to school safely. If that isn’t an option, there’s always the real thing: the school bus can be a greener option than a single occupancy car ride. When loading up the car, start a parent carpool to share driving duties, gas and the stress of the morning commute.

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Once you’ve made it to the school parking lot, remember to turn off the ignition instead of letting the car idle (wasting gas & adding to pollution) while playing the waiting game with the kids. Try to get off on the greenest foot possible to and from school. If the next stop for you or your child is a college dorm room, remember going green can save the earth and also save cash for late night “study” pizza or Starbucks runs in the morning. Be smart about décor by checking out Craigslist.com for local furniture for less. You might even find free treasures at Freecycle.org, a nonprofit movement to keep things out of landfills and in use. Try reducing electricity costs with Energy Star rated laptops and mini-fridges or brightening the space with Energy Star compact florescent bulbs. The back-to-school picture is coming into focus with new ways to be green. We encourage children to go for the A and try out for the debate team, why not also encourage them to be more environmentally conscious and learn good “green” habits early. I still have a lot to learn, but I guess it’s time to realize this is going to be a continuing education.

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White hollyhocks and golden umbels of dill with ‘Golden Ribbon’ arborivitae

a personal place of retreat and delight and labor for many people. Gardening helps us collect ourselves, much as praying does. A garden is a place where body and soul are in harmony.” Gorgeous, seductively draped Serbian spruce, a trio, anchored the front yard, a foretaste of uncommon plants to come. A small ‘Sunspire’ Magnolia, ‘Winnipeg Parks’ shrub roses, willowy bluestars (Amsonia) and ‘Huron Sunrise’ maiden grasses accompanied them. Turning to the back yard, more of the Oas plant collection exploded into view, and a magnificent large pond, divided by

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a walking bridge, appeared like two giant sequins, swimming with the bright hues of dozens of koi. Anemone Canadensis had seeded into one low wall of rocks that had been collected from Nancy and Dana’s travels. The cottony seed heads were like soft kapok pillow filling, ready to disperse with a slight breeze. Nancy wondered aloud how far she should let them spread, and thus ensued the oft brought-up subject: the pros and cons of self-sowing plants. Do prolific free plants outweigh the contrary chore (to some) of extra weeding? This anemone, a prairie perennial, glows for a couple of

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The koi swam alongside; they were as beautiful as the flowers

weeks with white flowers in spring, while tall, slender Peruvian verbena (Verbena bonariensis), an annual, displays at least two months of brilliant purple and attracts flocks of monarch butterflies. A crowd of exclamations was impossible to ignore at a sharp, sunny corner of the house – tall white hollyhocks and dill, two more plants that germinated from last year’s left seed. The golden umbels of dill cohabited richly with the pristine funnels of hollyhocks, which Nancy at first had trouble getting started, sprinkling hollyhock seed in different areas until they finally “took.� Five-foot dill exuded its familiar fragrance, tempting us to brew up a jar of pickles, while Nancy mentioned that swallowtail butterflies lay their eggs here, a ready source of food for the larvae. A third plant, singly punctuating the scene, was ‘Golden Ribbon’ arborvitae. An uptight gardener might reject this particular combination of self-sowing plants. But most gardeners have a lot of stretch, and Nancy went back to this: accidental combinations are often the best, and seeds often find their own ideal growing place. Across the yard at pond side, the koi were as appealing as the plants, and some of them had names - Barcode, Monet, Dragon, Ink Spot, and Sunflower. They swam alongside as we circled the ponds, and the reflection of the flowers and grasses overlaid their brilliant forms. Also reflected in the water were the stark white trunks and bold black leaves of three ‘Crimson Frost’ birches, a picture when snow is on the ponds, Nancy reminisces. Now, the dark birch canopy repeats the foliage of bronze elderberry. Curly chives, ‘Atlantis’ daylily, and ornamental grasses had leaves that twisted or moved with the wind and reminded us of sea anemones and seaweed. Nancy pointed out the ponds’ variety of natural edges. Some sections were formed of stacked thin layers of dark stone; others had large boulders protruding heavily into the water, one the shape of a giant serpent’s head; sometimes grass grew right to the water’s edge; and pleasant low falls cascaded sheets of water. We stepped over the tumbling stream that circulated water

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from the smaller pond to fall noisily into the larger. It’s where they sit and dangle their feet in the water. We call this area the Thought Washer,â€? she said. Nancy admitted her tendency to be a plant collector but encouraged focal points by massing or lining several of the same plant. A border of daylily ‘Apricot Sparkles’ on each side of a short pool path proved her point. “Peach goes with everything; it’s a blending color,â€? she said. Special plants were transplanted from their former home - the peony ‘Festiva Maxima’ from her mother, who had received it from Nancy’s grandpa, and tiger lilies, also from Mom. Whether observing, from a distance, the bald eagles following the Canada geese north in spring or catching sight of the tiniest bird up close, gardening for the Nancy and Dana is also about the wildlife that plants attract. A draped, fanned branch of a weeping spruce holds a robin’s nest perched as on a low precipice, only three feet from the ground. A large dried hydrangea cluster added a florist’s texture where it was woven into the fabric of the nest. Of the black locust ‘Twisty Baby’, Nancy said, “ The hummingbirds love that tree. They go crazy in the blossoms, sit up in the top all the time, and even built a nest. You can usually hear them while walking near here.â€? Weeding is the primary maintenance in the Oas garden. Every third year promises the least time spent at this job, the year mulch is replaced to a thickness of four inches. Sometimes they apply a preemergent, which helps, but weeds still grow. Referring to their passion for extensive gardens and diverse plants, Dana said, “You have to be a yard person to understand us, but for people who do, they see all these plants and go, ‘Wow!’â€? When I asked Nancy of her favorite season, her immediate response was, “Spring, when first flowers, alliums and bleeding hearts bloom, and the trees all have healthy new foliage. The whole season is ahead of you.â€? Dana’s favorite? After a pause, “Winter,â€? he joked. “There are no weeds in winter. Seriously though, the garden changes all the time,â€? he said. “In spring there are certain things to marvel at and then they go away. Nancy set it up so new color comes and goes all the time.â€? For contrast of color, texture, or form, here are other combinations to remember from the Oas garden: Â… $MFNBUJT UXJOJOH BSPVOE B 7JDUPSJBO JSPO MBXO DIBJS XJUI Heliopsis ‘Prairie Sun’, false sunflower, in the background. Â… 1VSQMF TNPLFCVTI BHBJOTU UIF MJHIU BJSZ WBSJFHBUFE XJMMPX ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ that had grown into a small tree. Â… ´5JHFS &ZFÂľ TVNBD BOE CVSOJOH CVTI HPME BOE SFE JO UIF GBMM Â… 5IF DPNQBDU /PSXBZ TQSVDF DBMMFE ´"DSPDPOBÂľ XJUI DPOFT set on tips of branches with the seedpods of blue false indigo (Baptisia).


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Fabulous Finds from Sioux Falls Favorites Personalized Jewelry

Kira Designs jewelry is for anyone who wants a constant reminder of someone special. Personalized jewelry makes a wonderful gift for someone you love — or a nice treat for yourself. Necklace $25 - $70. Bracelets also available at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Believe in Nature

Eufora products are sulfate-free, safe for colortreated hair and contain no artificial colors or dyes. Contain certified organic aloe vera gel and are beneficial to hair and scalp. From $18 at Belle Ame Salon and Spa. 5109 S Cliff Avenue. (605) 274-1060.

Mellow - Yellow

Go beyond a trend with this allseason handbag that goes from work to weekend. Also available in black, ivory and bronze. $68 at The Purse Closet 605-361-3088. www.thepursecloset.com

Wedding Gown Preservation

Your wedding gown can last as long as the memory if it is cleaned and heirloomed. MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE $10 OFF your preservation at The French Door. 4819 S. Louise Avenue. 332-8841.

Sun Wall Decor Bb Damage Therapy

Multi-delivery hair and scalp care through the science of skincare — your hair will be shiny, silky, soft, supple and smooth. Sold exclusively at Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Celebrate in Style

The birth of a new baby deserves celebration. Set of two boy or girl champagne flutes just $35 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Handcrafted copper-toned rays and a hand-burnished face create a stunning piece of sun artwork for your wall. Looks great in any landscape or design, indoors and out. 25” x 23”. Pay $89.99 elsewhere, but just $19.99 at South Dakota Furniture Mart while quantities last! 2101 W. 41st Street. 336-1600.

Have Fun Learning

Learning can be a blast with fun educational toys from Kidtopia. My First Science Kit $19.99 and Super Wikki Sticks $19.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Unique Keepsakes

Preserve your unique and precious keepsakes by having them framed at You’ve Been Framed. Unique keepsakes become beautiful works of art. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

A Little Sparkle

Add a little sparkle to any special occasion with jewelry from Elegant Xpressions. Tiara $175, Earrings $84, necklace & earrings set $160. 57th & Western. 362-9911.

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A Woman To Know

Create your own personalized frame to capture your summer memories. Wide 4x6 frame $30 + $10 studio fee (add-ons separate) at Color Me Mine. 3709 W 41st Street. (605) 362-6055.

Be a woman to know when you wear this charming combination of beautifully colored pearls. Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 East Benson Road. (605) 335-0602.

Bloomin’ Bracelets

The flowers are blooming at Archival Elements. Posy bracelets just $34. Archival Elements. 330 S. Phillips Avenue. 275-4700.

Rev Up Your Metabolism

REVEAL Clinical Strength Daily Hybrid Weight Loss Formula works by addressing the three most important aspects of weight loss (metabolism, nighttime habits and body toning) and acts as a 1-23 punch that gives you the simplest, most effective approach to weight loss. $156 for 60 day program. Complete Nutrition. 57th & Western. 274-7FIT.

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Perfect Traveling Companion

This Capezio convertible dance bag easily converts from an over-the-shoulder tote to backpack or messenger bag. Just $41 at the Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.

Easy on-the-go convenience. Refillable with any bareMinerals complexion products. Just $29.50 at Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa. 1701 East 69th Street. (605) 332-5115.

Designer T-Shirts

Liberty Graphics in conjunction with Motawi Tileworks is bringing their designs to life on T-shirts. See also the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Available exclusively at Artisan House Galleries, 229 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 373-0700. Open Monday – Saturday or by appointment.

Exotic Veneers

Visit the StarMark showroom to see the latest in exotic “go green” veneers. Shown is the Reconstituted Rosewood-Fusion door in the natural finish. Cambria colors include Hyde Park, Sussex and Cranbrook. StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th Street North. 336-5595.

The Almond Dogeared Delights

Simple and elegant jewelry with sentiments from the heart. From $32 at AmaVo. 57th & Louise. 274-8674.

L’Occitane combines the different parts of the almond to create a synergistic recipe of exceptional toning powers. From $34 at Attitudes by Designers Ltd. 26th & Western. Park Ridge Galleria. 335-7850.

Personal Style

Make it a summer to remember with your own high fashion, high quality bracelet that is completely customizable! Over a hundred beads to choose from with beautiful colors to capture your own personal style. Bracelets start at $35.00. Necklaces also available. Bead starts at $24.00 at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th Street. 362-0008.

Catch the Wave

Let your friends or family “catch the wave” with a gift card from Wild Water West. Celebrating 20 years with a NEW Wave Pool and Swim-up Bar. Wild Water West. 361-9313 or www.wildwaterwest.com.

Whet Your Whistle

Cool off with a refreshing glass of ice tea or sport tea at Kaladi’s. 26th & Minnesota, 3393322 or downtown at 121 S. Main, 977-0888.

PB & J Headquarters

Stop by Breadsmith for delicious ingredients for their favorite back to school lunch. Breadsmith. 609 W 33rd Street. (605) 338-1338.

Cell Phone Style

Sturdy, pretty and unique. Offered only at The Artist Playhouse. Starting at $35. 524 N Main Avenue. (605) 335-3800.

Unique and Eclectic

Use this handmade piece as a foot stool, ottoman or end table. Stands 18” tall. $560 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S Minnesota Avenue. (605) 275-3456.

Loreal for Men

Controle + Conditioner — smooth rebellious hair and help control frizz and construct your hair with style. Entire men’s line now available at Coiffure on Phillips. 300 N Phillips Ave # 150. (605) 335-8776.

Save Confusion

Your guests will always know which is their glass with these unique handcrafted wine glasses from Sticks and Steel. Several styles to choose from starting at $22. Sticks and Steel. 401 E. 8th Street. 605) 335-7349.

Haute Spots

Keep it hot through Fall with a Brighton Haute Spots bag, wallet or sunglasses case. From $30 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 330-4002.

Make Her Day

Brighten someone’s day with a beautiful cash and carry fresh daily bouquet from Josephine’s Floral Design. Just $15. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-9290.

Wham Bam Glam!

Sterling Silver Ear Threaders are a quick and easy mix and match with interchangeable beads and Swarovski crystal. Available in 3” or 5” lengths. Ready-made $20. DIY starting at $2.99 at the Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips. www.bead-co. com. (605) 977-2147

The Bare Freedom Kit by Bare Escentuals is available exclusively at Hip Chic Boutique. Don’t miss out on this fabulous kit including faux tan, illuminating tinted mineral veil, lipgloss, 3 eye colors and make-up bag for only $49. Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8480.

Savoring Summer

Stop at Wild Flour Bakery and cool off with a cone. Wild Flour Bakery. 212 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-5370.

Checks in the City

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Put a little wild whoopie in your day — choose from several delicious flavors in original or party size. Order online - we ship anywhere in the U.S. www.wildwhoopiebakery.com Wild Whoopie Bakery, 524 N. Main Avenue. 274-7437.

Fun new flat wallets, totes and purses from $16 at Go Casual. 124 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 334-5795.

Back to School

The time is here...go back to school in the coolest and latest styles of Saucony running shoes. From $52.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Avenue. (605) 362-7728.

Fittin’ Mittens Workshop!

Tickle Monster Book

Make memories with this fun and fuzzy interactive children’s book! Now at Simply Perfect! Book $16.95, Fuzzy Gloves $14.95. 401 E. 8th St. 605-338-3599.

Grilled Pepper Beef Parmesan

Angus roast beef with sweet peppers and vidalia onion on sourdough bread dusted with parmesan and grilled. $8.50 at Spezia. 57th & Louise. 334-7491.

Take a class on “Mittens that fit” with Nancy Lindberg, August 15th from 10am to 3pm, cost : $70. Space is limited, sign up early to guarantee your spot. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

The Arts

This bracelet is perfect for that special someone who loves music, drama, or art. Give her a bracelet that represents her personal passions. At Holsen Hus. 126 S Phillips Ave. 331.4700.

Your Wild Side

Show your wild side with funky snake skin picture frames ($105 & $120) or this hair hide and leather serving tray ($375) from DeWitt Designs. 311 E. 8th Street. 335-4354.

Go Natural

When you’re on the go and in a hurry, grab the Total Beauty Congo Mineral Bronzer ($40) and Super Gloss ($16) and you’re all set. Available at Body Sculpting Day Spa. 220 N. Kiwanis Avenue. 977-2639.

The Essence of American Culture Heartfelt Sentiments

The original Hallmark cards — give them a sentimental message to display. Several to choose from. Starting at $12.50 at Lost Marbles Antiques. 26th & Minnesota. 271-7698.

Collector’s Classics Accordion Table

This mahogany accent table from Ethan Allen is a perfect chairside companion, and its dark handdistressed finish gives it a strong graphic silhouette. $349 for a limited time only at Ethan Allen. 2300 W. 49th St. 330-0642.

Cloth Diaper Evolution

See how far cloth diapers have come. Daisy Doodles cloth diapers are not only adorable, but eco-friendly. No pins, great for the environment, and huge cost savings. Available at Elegant Mommy. 2109 W. 49th Street. 338-0228.

American Luxury Vodka celebrates the culture of the United States of America. Baseball, Apple Pie, and American Luxury Vodka. Available at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Tick Tock

It’s time to visit John Adam’s new location - just north of Target at 3401 S. Kelley. See clocks of all sizes (from $31.99) and so much more. John Adam. 332-7685.

Arts Night Award Winner Denise Dubroy’s oil paintings debut this month at Rug & Relic. Her internationally-acclaimed works hang everywhere from Harvard Business School and Saks Fifth Avenue to the private collection of Ann Curry, NBC news. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! $250 - $2,350 at Rug & Relic. 401 E. 8th Street. (605) 331-5546.

Just for the Halibut

Wild Alaskan Halibut with Roasted Red Pepper Potato Cakes is one of the dinner specials created with topnotch ingredients at Wild Sage Grille. Enjoy a relaxing meal next to the river on the patio. Open Monday-Saturday, Cherapa Place in downtown Sioux Falls. (605) 274-1667.

Teaching Tools

Parking Pal teaches kids parking lot safety and Tie Buddies teach kids to tie their shoes. $8.95 & $5.00 at Larsen Designs. 69th & Western.323-0210.

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nly 20 minutes northeast of Sioux Falls, the city of Garretson, South Dakota, features folklore, camping, tours, boating, shopping and more. Three parks full of wandering streams, rocky terrain, waterfalls and beautiful scenery also surround this busy community. There are a variety of unique businesses in Garretson, with a plethora of restaurants and gift shops for you to visit. Learn more about the Garretson community by stopping by for some unique fashions, flavors and fun. Haffer’s Health and Gifts says it in the slogan: “If unique is what you seek‌Come to Haffer’s

for a peek�, suggesting that visitors stop by and browse their rare collector’s items and try their frozen yogurt. The winter holiday season in Garretson is one for everyone to enjoy, with the first Saturday in December labeled the annual “Old Fashioned Christmas�. This is the kickoff for many more winter celebrations in the city including family activities for all. If golf is your game, River Ridge Golf Course was voted the best 9-hole course in South Dakota by “Eyes on You� magazine in 1995. It is a beautiful 92-acre course on Palisade Park Road and is open to the public.


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Explore the quartzite rock formations at Palisades State Park and Split Rock Park, where you can pitch a tent, catch some fish and have a picnic. Palisades State Park is on the southern edge of the Coteau des Prairies, a series of glacial deposits that extend north and south for nearly 200 miles in eastern South Dakota. One of the few areas in the nation where the mineral can be found, dark red pipestone lies between the layers of debris deposited by glaciers atop the quartzite in Coteau des Prairies. Palisades State Park features a steep walled canyon in the Split Rock Creek, with pink cliffs towering 30 to 50 feet high. The unusual terrain and adventurous opportunities of the Palisades State Park make it one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. Split Rock Creek descends through rapids and

moves through Split Rock State Park, creating rushing water through many scenic overlooks, making this a popular spot to escape into nature or go for a white water thrill on a canoe or a kayak. In addition, hikers and climbers use four hiking trails that wind through various cliffs and formations. Split Rock Park features a dam with a waterfall, bathhouse, bridges and rock wall with a flower garden. Camping, canoeing, fishing, and hiking are just some of the activities you can enjoy with your family at this park. Learn the history of prairie pioneers and legendary bandits in Garretson, home of Devil’s Gulch, the site where Jesse James, an American outlaw who robbed banks and trains, escaped a pursuit after robbing the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1876. Jesse James spent several days hiding in a

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cave on Split Rock Creek. When he came out of hiding, the law was close behind. Legend has it that once Jesse James and his horse reached Devil’s Gulch, he leaped nearly 20 feet across the gap between the cliffs to escape. A small footbridge for visitors to get a hands-on experience of the event now connects the gap. The sign by the bridge reads as follows: “This bridge marks the spot where the notorious outlaw Jesse James left his legend with the Garretson community. While attempting to evade a posse following a bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and his gang encountered the Split Rock River. Jesse found that the only way to evade the posse was to jump the chasm, now known as the Devil’s Gulch. This he did, leaving the posse on the other side and giving him time to escape to Missouri.” At the head of Devil’s Gulch is the famed Devil’s Stairway. There are several long jumps and huge steps at this location for people to carefully explore. Below Devil’s Gulch is the Split Rock River, which runs along red Sioux Quartzite cliffs. These cliffs are full of wildlife, flowers and caves. Flow down

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the river on a 45-minute Jesse James Pontoon Ride and relive the legend with a guided tour. The ride takes you up Split Rock River from Split Rock Park over calm waters ending at Jesse James Cave. You can also take a walking tour with a map provided by the Visitor Center. Stops along the trail include the Cedar Observation Point, Bottom Observation Point, the Devil’s Stairway, the Devil’s Kitchen and more. Pack a picnic lunch and stop for a peaceful meal along the way. Back in town and located on Main Street, the Garretson Historical Society Museum contains several displays of Jesse James, veterans, obituaries, and much more local history. The Jesse James Opera House provides entertainment through a membership of over sixty individuals, including actors, ushers, stagehands, cooks and more. Plan a weekend here and you will be sure to have a great time with your friends and family. One of many of South Dakota’s hidden treasures, the city of Garretson is sure to keep you entertained.

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eauty may be only skin deep, but most of us want our skin to be as beautiful as possible as we experience the effects of time and sun damage. For those who want to go beyond remedies found on a retail store shelf, there are several safe, quick and relatively painless treatments that can take place right in a physician’s office. “These types of cosmetic procedures are becoming very popular, and more and more mainstream,” said Dr. Jana Johnson, dermatologist with Avera Dermatology and Laser Center.

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The top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2008 included Botox® at No. 1, with over 2.4 million procedures, followed by laser hair removal, fillers and injectables, chemical peel, and laser skin resurfacing. While people often confuse Botox with injectable fillers, the product is actually a purified protein made from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Extremely small doses are strategically injected into tiny muscles that control facial expression. This causes localized paralysis of those muscles, leaving the area smooth and


unwrinkled. Botox is most often used to treat wrinkles around the eyes, like crow’s feet, frown lines or forehead lines, Dr. Johnson said. While fillers most often are used to enhance the lip and cheek area, Botox may be used to lessen tiny wrinkles around the mouth. It’s only effective for wrinkles caused by facial movement, rather than those caused by sun damage. Botox treatments take only a few minutes. They involve injections with a thin needle, causing only a brief poke.

The substance itself does not sting, Dr. Johnson said. “Botox is extraordinarily safe,” she added. Negative or allergic reactions are extremely rare, with no down-time after the procedure. Positive results are fully realized within three to five days after the injections, and the effects of Botox last three to five months. “If people like the benefit, they have to maintain it,” Dr. Johnson said. Laser hair removal is popular because it’s more permanent than other solutions, Dr. Johnson said. There also isn’t the scabbing or scarring that can occur with electrolysis. Lasers are also used to remove visible blood vessels from the skin, birthmarks, age spots, warts and tattoos. More invasive lasers are used for facial resurfacing, to remove or lessen the visibility of wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation or sun damage.

“Lasers are light energy transformed into heat energy on the skin,” Dr. Johnson said. Because the laser beam is so small and precise, it enables doctors to safely treat tissue without injuring the surrounding area. The laser light beam is generated from radiation sources which are very small and safe, posing no health risks. Minimally-invasive laser treatment is quick, with little or no discomfort and no need for anesthesia. Laser skin resurfacing gently removes damaged skin one layer at a time, while stimulating the growth of healthy new skin cells. The procedure not only removes wrinkles, lines and other imperfections, but also tightens and firms the skin. Because it’s more invasive, some form of anesthetic is often used, and recovery time is longer with redness or tenderness of the skin. Injectable fillers, the other major category of non-surgical cosmetic

procedures, are typically used on the lower portion of the face, for example, to make lips appear bigger and more defined. “This involves a gel-like substance that is injected to increase the volume in a specific area,” Dr. Johnson said. “Aging, with sun damage, takes out some of the fullness of the skin. The skin thins, the fatty layer depletes and the skin loses some of its strength.” Minor swelling or bruising that can happen with this procedure typically lasts only about a day. The effects of fillers last six to 12 months, although some last several years, Dr. Johnson said. “Non-surgical cosmetic procedures offer a less invasive, less expensive option and there’s usually no down time,” Dr. Johnson said. For more information about nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and other dermatology services, go to www. AveraDermatology.org.

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balloon twisting fun. This event is FREE each month to preschool age children and their parents. Sign up at Guest Services to receive your free Savings Passport (exclusive deals for club members) and your Kid Explorers Club backpack. (605) 361-3301. Kids’ Nites in the Parks 5VF "VHVTU … QN Morningside Park Join the fun on the move to parks that start with “M� this summer. Come find these great parks and enjoy the experience! Who would want to miss the fun of these events? Bring supper or purchase pizza there, pack your lawn chairs, and most of all don’t forget your kids or “kid-like spirit�. Everything is FREE, except for pizza and pop. INFO (605) 367-8222. Lunch N Art Program 5VFTEBZ "VHVTU … BN )PSTF #BSO "SUT $FOUFS … &BTU 'BMMT 1BSL %SJWF Join us at the Horse Barn Arts Center from noon to 1pm. Bring your

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lunch and enjoy music from the Sioux Falls Mariachi Band! Ride the FREE Trolley to the Horse Barn in Falls Park. Call (605) 977-2002 if you have questions.

Wacky Wednesday Water Carnivals 8FE "VHVTU Â… QN Â… 'SBOL 0MTPO 1PPM Whoever thought Wednesday nights could be this much fun? Join us for three nights of wacky water play, splash contests, relay games, and music. The pool where the carnival will be held will close at 5 p.m. the day of the event so we can prepare for the carnival, which starts at 6:30 p.m. INFO (605) 367-8222. Sertoma Butterfly House Summer Sessions 5IVSTEBZT "VHVTU Â… BN Sertoma Butterfly House Camps will be offered throughout the summer for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2009. Participants will explore the butterfly flight room, help with a butterfly release, go on a behindthe-scenes tour, and learn about insects and nature. Snacks and crafts are included during these Thursday morning sessions. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members per session (plus tax). Call 605-334-9466 for information on session themes and dates. Preregistration is required.

Family Fun Night 8FEOFTEBZT "VHVTU Â… QN Wild Water West Waterpark 5 miles West of the Sioux Falls on 41st Street Wednesday Family Fun Night! Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday. INFO (605) 361-9313.


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Teensville USA Pool Dance 5IV "VHVTU … QN … %SBLF 4QSJOHT 1PPM Sponsored in part by HOT 104.7 and Papa John’s Pizza. A Music-ToGo live DJ will be providing the music for both dances. There will be inflatables, water games, contests-and don’t forget to get your glow lights while they last. Family swim and other regular activities will be cancelled on these dates beginning at 5 p.m. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Greatest Show On H2O Fridays at 7pm Catfish Bay Water Ski Park All new show every year. The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting, singing, dancing, and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. Our world class water skiers perform dazzling human pyramids, jumps, wake boarding, water ballet, barefoot water skiing and much more. “The Greatest Show On H2O!� has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. $9 Adults, $7 Kids (6-12), 5 & Under Free. INFO (605) 339-0911. Toddler Gym 'SJ "VHVTU … QN QN … ,FOOZ "OEFSTPO 'SJ "VHVTU … QN QN … .BSJ$BS This class is designed to teach your toddler some basic movement exercises using parachutes, hula hoops, and playground balls. Each date has different activities and needs separate registration. This class is designed for children ages 2 to 4 with an adult. Registration is required. Register on-line at www.siouxfallsparks.org

Sanford Sports Streetball Challenge 4BUVSEBZ "VHVTU … BN Downtown Sioux Falls Main Avenue between 10th & 11th Streets The event will be hosted by none other than South Dakota native Mike Miller, star of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. Featuring topnotch junior high, high school and recreational teams from across the region. This promises to be a fun and competitive tournament for ages 6-18. INFO visit www.sanfordhealth.org/Services/SportsMedicine/ StreetballChallenge/ Sunny Side Art Class .POEBZ "VHVTU … BN BN )PSTF #BSO "SUT $FOUFS … &BTU 'BMMT 1BSL %SJWF This camp is for children ages 6-9 years old. What a wonderful way to end the summer-create and have fun at the Horse Barn Art Center. Hands-on clay and painting will get kids excited. Young artists make summer art including sun painting, bug bowls, flower dish, and a clay coil tornado pot. Instructor: Rita Stoel. Cost $50. INFO (605) 977-2002. Waterbugs Camp .POEBZ "VHVTU … QN QN Children’s Care Rehabilitation Center 1100 West 41st Street This camp is directed for youngsters who need an introduction to the water. They will learn how to be comfortable in the water, getting face wet, blowing bubbles, water safety, and basic swimming skills with certified water safety instructors. Each day will be filled with fun activities geared toward making your child a better swimmer. This camp is for children ages 6-9. Cost $80. INFO (605) 782-2428.

Adaptive Game Night 5IVSTEBZ "VHVTU … QN ,FOOZ "OEFSTPO DPNNVOJUZ $FOUFS … & SE 4USFFU Come socialize and play foosball, air hockey, pool, board games, etc., in the game room. Learn new games and work on social skills. Pizza and beverages will be provided. This class is designed for teens and young adults with disabilities. Registration is required. $5 charge. Register on-line at www.siouxfallsparks.org. Dive In Movies-The Sequel 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … QN Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center Our “swimming cinema� returns after two years, due to popular request. All movies are free, but to be in the water you will need to have an air mattress. There will be seating on the deck for others. The movie titles will be available prior to showing. Show times will start at approximately 9:20 p.m. INFO (605) 367-8222. Playtime at Pioneer Park/Spray Park 'SJEBZ "VHVTU … BN Pioneer Park Pack a picnic lunch and your swimsuit for games, crafts, and inflatables. This event is designed for children ages 2 to 9. This event is free and no registration is required. INFO (605) 367-8222. Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum 5IVSTEBZ "VHVTU … BN Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue Learn about history and make a craft to take home! Learning sessions begin every 15 minutes 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. For children preschool through 2nd grade. Free admission. Call (605)367-4210 for available times.

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regnancy is an exciting time in your life and it is important to remember to maintain healthy habits – including exercise! Unless there are medical reasons to avoid it, such as high-risk pregnancy, the American College of Obstetrics and Gyneclogy (ACOG) recommends pregnant women should exercise moderately for at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days. This may be done all at one time or in shorter sessions. If you haven’t been active, start slowly and build up to 30 minutes or more. Exercise during pregnancy can increase your energy, relieve or prevent aches and pains of pregnancy, lift your spirits, improve posture, control gestational diabetes and help you relax and sleep. According to Kristi Hermanson, MD, FACOG, Sanford Clinic Women’s Health, “Being physically active helps keep you at the recommend weight gain of 20 - 30 pounds for an average weight woman. Frequent exercise during pregnancy will help make your labor and delivery process run smoothly. When you deliver a baby it can be very physically challenging and demanding and being physically fit helps. It also is good for your cardiovascular health.�


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ost kids just love to make noise. Research shows that music helps develop a child’s language and reasoning, tunes up the imagination, and provides children with a means of self-expression, which enhances self-esteem. Why not embrace these benefits and make some music with your children? Kids can get bored easily, so perk them up by letting them make some noise! Of course, there should be rules set ahead of time regarding the time and place for such an activity, but setting up a band for your children can be a fun experience. You could simply give your child a wooden spoon and let them show you where to find the music, but it might be more fun to get a bit more creative with the idea. There are some very simple musical instruments that you can make with your children, and you probably have the materials around the house.

DRUMS Large coffee cans and empty oatmeal containers make great drums. Simply decorate the outside, turn it upside down, and start drumming. Pots, pans and cups are also good materials for drumming. Empty milk jugs make a unique sound when drummed on with either the hands or a utensil of some sort. Boxes of different sizes make wonderful kidlevel bongo drums and produce a variety of sounds. Lids to the pots can also be used as cymbals, just be sure they aren’t glass. If this makes too much noise, you can create a quieter version with a pair of sturdy paper plates by fastening string handles to the middle and attaching jingle bells around each edge.

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other sound makers. Film canisters also make great miniature shakers. Let your kids explore their creativity by decorating the outside of whatever instrument they make with stickers, markers, etc. Tape the ends of a cardboard roll after filling half-full with rice. Plastic soda or water bottles can make great maracas. Wrap your bottle from top to bottom with masking tape for easy decorating. Fill the bottle half full with something that will make some noise, put the lid back on and let them at it.

HORNS AND KAZOOS To make a kazoo, cover a comb with wax paper and tell your child to hum along the side with the teeth. Also, an empty cardboard roll from toilet paper, paper towels, etc. can magically turn into a horn or a kazoo. Cover the end of the roll with waxed paper and secure it with a rubber band. Poke a small hole in the end of it to create some sound by blowing into the open end of the roll. Make sure to decorate the roll to make it more fun for your child. You can also teach your kids how to blow across the top of an empty bottle to create a range of sounds, or how to wet a finger and rub it around the inner ring of a glass, creating different sounds according to the size of the glass and how much water is in it.

BELLS Find some bells from the holiday season and loop them on a short ribbon or thread to go around a wrist or ankle. If you have material with a little bit of Velcro, this also works for a bracelet. You and your children can make tambourines with bells by painting two paper plates and waiting for them to dry. Once dry, glue or tape the plates together and punch holes around the sides. With

ribbon or string, tie on bells to make realistic tambourines. A set of musical chimes can be created from a wooden or cardboard frame with various washers, nuts and bolts strung and hung at different intervals along the frame. Strike with a metal or wooden stick to make music.

PIANO Various sizes of cans and large rubber bands or masking tape will work to create a tin can xylophone. Watch out for sharp edges on the tin cans to prevent any unexpected cuts. Put a rubber band or tape around two tin cans and start to add more cans. Hit the cans with the rubber ends of pencils and enjoy! You can also make a glass xylophone with several tall glasses, a pitcher filled with water and a few metal spoons. Place the glasses in a straight line on a sturdy flat surface and fill them with water, adding less water to each glass that you fill. Then use the metal spoons to tap on the glasses to play the xylophone. You will notice

that the glasses with less water create a higher pitch sound. This particular instrument can be a dangerous one, so be as careful as possible to prevent any broken glass.

STRINGS Create a homemade guitar or banjo by finding a tissue box and decorating it to your hearts content. Once you are finished decorating and the paint is dry, wrap rubber bands around your tissue box, making sure they lie over the top of the opening in the box. Take a straw to use as a handle and slide it underneath the rubber bands on the top of your box. If you want it to look more like a guitar, secure a paper towel roll to the end of the box for the handle. Fasten with some tape if needed, and you are ready to make some music. An empty shoebox can also be used to make a guitar by placing the rubber bands around the shoebox and plucking the rubber bands with a quarter. The rubber bands will create a “twang� sound as the kids pluck them.

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TAP SHOES Homemade tap shoes will get kids moving. Find some loose change around the house and tape it to the souls and heels of both shoes. Now your child is ready to have some fun and tap away. It might be best to do this outside, as there is risk of damage to your floor. Be careful of slippery surfaces. Turn on some music, and have a parade with your own marching band. Make hats and you’re ready for action. The choices are limited only by your own imagination. There is no right or wrong way to play with these make-shift instruments from pots and pans, cups, glasses or boxes. Your children can enjoy this activity with an open mind and no anxiety of doing something wrong. So give it a try – whether the kids use the instruments to play along with recorded music that they like, play along with older kids or adults who are playing ‘real’ instruments, or simply enjoying them by themselves, it is sure to be a delightful experience.

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A Foot in the Mouth by Paul B. Janeczko Turn up the sound! An award-winning duo returns with a playfully enticing ode to the pleasures of reading poetry aloud. Whether rhyming, tongue-tying, or defying structure, here are more than three dozen poems that simply beg to be read aloud. 8 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

Olly and Me 123 by Shirley Hughes One is me, Katie. Here I am, all by myself. But I’m not by myself for long. Katie and her baby brother, Olly, make two, which is a good thing when they want to play hide-and-seek. Like every young child, Katie has plenty of things to count, like a friend’s four kittens, six guests at a tea party, or ten people on a crowded bus. Shirley Hughes’s sure, simple language and beguiling, realistic illustrations add up to a gentle story that easily builds preschoolers’ familiarity with numbers. 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

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A Surprise for the Nutbrown Hares: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook by Sam McBratney On a windy day, the Nutbrown Hares have been playing and chasing leaves, and now Big Nutbrown Hare has to rest. Imagine his surprise when he opens his eyes and sees ...a box monster hopping toward him! Is he dreaming? Should he run away? And what will Big Nutbrown Hare’s response be when the box monster sheds his convincing disguise? Little readers will love being in on the surprise in this enchanting new Guess How Much I Love You Storybook starring Big and Little Nutbrown Hare. 2 yrs and up Candlewick Press

The Clever Stick by John Lechner Is it enough for a stick to be sharp if he can’t share his thoughts? A sweet, simple fable about finding one’s voice is sure to inspire creative minds of all ages. The stick has always been clever: it solves difficult problems, enjoys poetry, and ponders the music of birds and the beauty of a rose. The one thing it can’t do is speak. And because of this, no one can see that the stick is clever; all they can see is a stick. 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press


Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper -- a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale’s magic to an even wider circle of fans. 9 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill by Jamie Harper It’s Fire Safety Week in Miss Mingo’s room, which means it’s time to learn what to do in case of a fire. Of course, this isn’t your typical classroom, and Miss Mingo isn’t your average teacher! Alligator, Panda, Octopus, and the others work hard to master the rules of fire safety and perform the perfect fire drill, but thinking about fire is a bit nervewracking, and each of them reacts differently - often with hilarious results. Sprinkled with fascinating facts about animal behaviors, this second story about the characters in Miss Mingo’s one-of-a-kind class is sure to appeal to readers of all stripes. 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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here may not be a cuddlier moment with a wiggly toddler than camping out on a blanket for their first “kids concert.” Their eyes are wide, their lips are stilled and the music reminds them of their last play date. But don’t expect to hang onto this precious picture too long — because with Do Re Let’s Play, Sioux Falls’ newest children’s band, kids will be a part of the action in no time. Wowing three-year-olds with splashy lyrics, Do Re Let’s Play sings, “Poor little rooster had forgotten how to crow. All the other animals told him so. The rooster thought, “Hey, I got it now,” and said,“Cock-a-doodle, Cock-a-doodle, Cock-a-doodle MEOW...Cock-a-doodle MEOW.” Within an instant, children are looking at each other and giggling over this absurdity. And then, the call and response repeats, “Does a rooster say meow? No, what says meow?” So the audience puts on their thinking caps to help straighten this crazy rooster out, until the end, where the solution to this mystery is a delightful surprise. With Do Re Let’s Play’s concerts being 75% original music, the songs are geared to be entertaining — yes, but many include an educational nibble that benefit the kids more than they know.

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Who is Do Re Let’s Play? Red-headed Leslie Dolby plays keyboard and majored in Music Business. With experiences in Nashville and teaching piano to children in the past, she’s very comfortable in mixed musical company. Kara Weber finds her time spent teaching preschool and as a camp counselor perfect for leading vocals with the band. Weber’s background includes a degree in K-12 music education, and she’s also known to pick up the guitar; however, on lead guitar is Jarid Kvale, who is also Weber’s brother-in-law.

How would you describe your music? In any show, we typically perform at least four songs that cause audiences to get up and dance. Some are catchy, and easy to learn for younger kids, and then there are songs with more musical layering that get older listeners involved. We also like to include a few folk songs with some familiarity for listeners, and about a fourth of our set is educational. There’s a song imagining if a child were President, using some political phrasing, and another about planets.

What are your plans and upcoming shows? Do Re Let’s Play will be one of the acts at this year’s Lifelight Festival on the children’s stage. In addition, we’ve played for some church-organized events, the March of Dimes and Come Out for Jacob, and the show we had the most fun at hosted at

a regional library. We’ve also performed at the Festival of Trees and done several concerts over the summer through the Park & Rec’s Tot Lot program. Some of our music can be found at www. myspace.com/doreletsplay, as well as an updated schedule of future shows.

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hat is there about a puppy or kitten that can melt even the hardest of hearts? Wagging tails, innocence, pure joy, acceptance or unending kisses may be part of it. Maybe it is the energy and playfulness. It is definitely not the housetraining. We have a new Golden Retriever puppy. It has been nine years since we have had a fuzzy pup turn our world upside down. It took several family discussions and research before we took the leap. Our lives may never be the same. If you are looking for a new family member, it is important that it is not an impulse decision or a surprise. Making the right choice is very important, so be picky! This relationship will last for 15 years or more. Make sure the personality fits. Temperament is genetic, like many other things including size, color, and hair. Pick a breed or mix of breeds that fits your lifestyle and energy level. “Meet the Parents” if possible. How relaxed, happy or smart they are will show when you interact with them. Size is important. If you have young children, a very small dog may not be durable enough. While a very large active dog may not do well without a yard to run and play in. Just like a shoe, make sure it fits and is comfortable. Make your home “puppy proof”. Pick up anything small that can be chewed, swallowed or ingested. Cover electric cords that can be chewed, causing burns or electrocution. Do not give a new puppy the entire house as they have not earned that much trust yet.

You will need to go shopping. The best part for many is picking the collars, toys, beds and chew toys. When selecting collars, pick an adjustable collar that can expand as they rapidly grow. Frequently check to make sure that the collar doesn’t become too tight. Make sure the chew toys fit the size of your puppy and that they are durable. For the first 2-3 weeks, stay with the food that the breeder, kennel or rescue league has been feeding. Joining a new household and having a completely new food could be very stressful. Also, do not go overboard with too many treats and snacks. Keep them simple and limit to one or two kinds. Kennels are always a good idea. Plastic kennels will keep your pet safe, speed housetraining and keep your house from being damaged. I like to use them at night, when you are at school or work and when you are too busy to watch them. It will become their room in your house. We also need to find the right school for the new family member. Probably not Harvard, but a good puppy class is very important. It should help teach socialization, beginning obedience, and how to act in public. There are many options, so go observe a class and get references. The better trained they are, the more enjoyable your relationship will be. TV and the internet cannot substitute the help a good puppy class will give you. Who thought it could be so much work, just getting a puppy?.


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Swedona Evangelical Covenant Church BY CAROLYN E. WEHDE

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SWEDONA EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH A group of emigrants from Sweden gathered in Lockport, Illinois, in the mid-1870s and dispatched N. J. Ronlund to inspect potential farmland near the Swedona settlement in Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory. Upon receiving his favorable report, 33 people left Illinois and traveled together for several weeks in a covered wagon train. After arriving in Swedona, each family claimed a homestead and built a sod house or carved out a hillside dugout home. The families took turns hosting weekly religious services in their new homes; however, the group yearned to have its own church. On April 9, 1877, Pastor John E. Wretlof presided and helped organize the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Mission Church of Swedona. Now in its second century of Christian service, the congregation has worshiped in three church buildings. In 1879, a sod church was built one mile east of this site. Two years later a 28- by 32-foot wooden frame church was built 100 feet west on land donated by C. F. Hanson. The present building dates from 1913. Lives fulfilled, or lost in a blizzard, may be found resting in peace in the church cemetery. DEDICATED IN 2009 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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1879 Sod Church To build a sod church, Swedona members first searched for grass with densely packed roots. The men then used spades to cut this sod into “bricks,” one brick at a time. Each was about twelve-inches wide, four inches thick, and between two and three feet in length. The sod bricks were placed lengthwise, making walls two to three feet thick. Every few layers, the process was reversed and the bricks were laid alternately lengthwise and crosswise. The women used sharpened spades to shave the inside and outside walls for balance and appearance. Artist Barbara Wehde, a lifelong member of Swedona Church, made this drawing. Image owner: Barbara Wehde.

The Founding Pastor In the 1870s, the Iowa Conference sent out Pastor John E. Wretlof to “seek to find Swedish people.” After organizing the Beaver Valley congregation, he moved “in with a family who lived in a dugout.” A new preaching place was first called Little Beaver and later Swedona. “Poverty and sacrifice were our daily guests; but happy and contented the people in general seemed to be . . .” Recollections of Rev. J. F. Wretlof.













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