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PARENTING & PREGNANCY Preparing for the Flu 77

The Liz Bashore Heeren & Ted Heeren Home 27

VINO Accidentally on Purpose 36 RECIPES Positively Pumpkin 40 MAN IN THE KITCHEN

CHILDREN’S CALENDAR October 2009 80 FOR KIDS Homemade Halloween Costumes 82 CHILDREN’S BOOKS Best Books 86

Dignity and Our State Bird 42



Submit Your Child’s Photo 88

Hocus Pocus: Turn Your Halloween Green 48

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LAWN & GARDEN Children + Butterflies + Sunflowers From Mexico 52

NEIGHBOR BEST FRIEND Split Second 92 HISTORICAL MARKER “Mr. Soccer” Manfred Szameit 94

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ooking to feather your nest with treasures from the past? Then fly on over to Robyn’s Nest, just a few minutes’ drive beyond the Sioux Falls city limits and just outside Brandon. Opened in October 2008, Robyn’s Nest is tucked away down a winding tree-lined road, and around back in the lower level of her home. Interested in antiques since her many times as a small child tagging along with her mom and dad to estate sales and auctions, Robyn now preserves the past with her passion and personality. The refurbished, restored, recreated, and repurposed

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(all reasonably priced) are invitingly displayed; stood, hung, or propped inside and outside Robyn’s Nest. Buffets, dressers, desks, tables, tins (in all shapes, sizes, and themes) board games, manual typewriters, an antique baby buggy, and even an old metal dollhouse resembling the one I owned as a child, wooden school desks, books, and even an antique barber shop chair. Antique school desks and other assorted items redecorated by Robyn were just several of the many treasures waiting to be found. “It’s funny what you can’t do

with a bottle of Mod Podge and old books and magazines.” Robyn is ever on the fly, traveling to lots of antique sales, estate sales, and auctions — not wanting to miss anything, and always scrutinizing items wondering what she can make from them. When Robyn looks at old test tubes in a metal holding rack, she visualizes them as elegant and unique vases, a wooden beehive box transforms into its new life as a wine box, and a set of old library card drawers awaits Robyn’s next inspiration. Even the often one-of-a-kind display furniture is for sale…and on at least

one occasion by customer request, the resident cat’s kittens. When traveling to sell her wares, Robyn is finding that five ten foot by twelve foot booths no longer provide enough surface area for display, nor are two trailers hauled along on both then and on vacations sufficient enough to fit all of her finds. “The thing is I buy everything I like…so then it’s kind of sad when I see my treasures go out the door.” But on the flip side, Robyn adds “...in this business I figure I can own one of everything sometime in my life…before I sell it!” If there is any draw back, Robin says,


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it’s when ideas arrive in the predawn hours and she has to fly downstairs quickly to jot them down in a notebook…or when she awakens, chances are they’ve already flown away. When the nest is full, Robyn admits it’s time for her to share her bargains with other people. “Unfortunately”, says Robyn on her website, “a nest can only hold so many eggs and my nest is overflowing. When I look at a piece of furniture I see what it can be versus what it is, and if I ask myself “To be or not to be?” I almost always decide “To be”. This minor issue creates a lack of space on the home front”. When most robins are flying south for the winter, there is one who is still busy shopping auctions, estate sales, and auctions, and as the little birdie told me, she’s “gotta fly”! Robyn’s Nest 48077 265th St.. | Brandon, SD | Phone: 940-5592 http://robynkauffman.wordpress.com Owner: Robyn Kauffman Hours: Occasional Sales announced online and in ads See Robyn’s booth at the Expo for Her – October 16 & 17 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. For a complete list of updated sales events and items, visit the website, and subscribe to the newsletter.



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2009 Seminar Schedule Friday, October 16th 4 - 4:30pm Scarf Tying

6 - 6:30pm How to Take Great Photos of your Kids

Ever wonder what’s the best way to “Tie one On?” The staff at Rug and Relic is here to help, with a short class on scarf-tying techniques. They will show you new ways to wear this year’s hottest fashion accessory, and provide a handout of 6 easy and fashionable ways to “tie one on!” All class attendees will also receive a coupon for 25% off a Rug and Relic scarf.

Do you have trouble getting good photos of your kids? With these tips on posing and techniques and you will be sure to get great images. Presented by Holly Hendricks of Harold’s Photo Center

4:30 - 5pm The Royal Flush — Get off the Pity Potty

Adding flavor without the fat is made easy with healthy alternatives to sweet treats. Recipes will include Agave Fruit Nectar & CitrusAlmond Grapes. Presented by the Avera/Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians

When life seems at its worst, is when we become our best! Get your party clothes on, and celebrate life. Melanie Brown, Motivational Speaker, Wellness Lifestyle Coach, shares simple strategies to transform your life.

5 - 5:30pm “It’s a Zoo in Here!” by the Great Plains Zoo Learn about how running a Zoo is a lot like bringing up your wild family! This seminar will have fun animal photos and a light-hearted look at the challenges mothers – human and otherwise – face!

5:30 - 6pm Johnny Carino’s Signature Bowtie Festival Cooking Demonstration See how they make this delicious dish — and sample the results! Sliced grilled chicken sautéed with bacon, fresh garlic, red onions and roma tomatoes, tossed with bowtie pasta in a creamy asiago cheese sauce. Presented by Johnny Carino’s.

6:30 - 7pm Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice Cooking Demonstration

7:15 - 8pm Wine Tasting 101 Have you ever wondered why people swirl, sniff, or swish wine? This is your chance to learn how to taste and examine a few wine varietals! Presented by Riccardo Tarabelsi.

8 - 8:30pm Dueling Dietitians:The Flavanol Face Off Here’s to your heart! You probably already know that some of your favorite foods and beverages such as wine and dark chocolate are good for your health. But did you know that eating a variety of foods high in flavanols can actually help protect your heart and possibly help you live a longer life? Dietitians Nikki and Mary Beth from the Avera Heart Hospital will entertain and educate the crowd (and have some dark chocolate samples to indulge in) about which foods you should be eating to help protect your heart and your health.

Saturday, October 17th 10:30 - 11am Fall into Flavor Cooking Demonstration This season, take advantage of the great variety of fresh fall produce to make nutritious, full flavor meals that are sure to please. Recipes include Stuffed Acorn Squash & Baked Mediterranean Medley. Presented by the Avera/Hy-Vee Registered Dietitians

11 - 11:30am The Blank Canvas Secret Learn how your attitude is your mind’s paintbrush, allowing you to choose how you color every life experience. We all start life as a “blank canvas” and our happiness depends primarily on how we react to life’s events. Presented by Ginger Thomson, Business Development Executive, Home Federal Bank; and Kari Graven, a visual and culinary artist and speaker; Founders, “In Living Color”.

11:30 - 12pm Don’t “just live with it…” Keys to Overcoming Pelvic Prolapse, Urinary Urgency & Bowel Trouble. Do you or someone you know “Just live with it?” Get a few girlfriends together and it’s bound to come up- the frequent trips to the ladies room, pain during sex, bowel trouble that never seems to go away… It’s clear you are not the only one, and it’s a shame so many women are needlessly missing out on so much. Join Dr. Matthew Barker, the region’s only fellowship-trained Urogynecologist, from Avera Women’s, as we break the ice and find the answers you have been looking for.

12 - 12:30pm Yo+lates Try Yo-lates — a combination of the calming aspects of yoga and the core strengthening of pilates. A Yo+lates workout is perfect for a busy woman on the go. Presented by Sanford Health.

12:30 - 1pm Guide on How to Read a Menu (or when to know “grilled peasant bread” is really just toast…) Eating out is always an adventure and more so when the menu descriptions are unfamiliar terms used to intimidate rather than to inform the guest. We will navigate through restaurant menus to determine the focal points: preparation techniques, prominent ingredients and tastes, and origin of ingredients. In the end, this knowledge should help you to make more informed choices for a more pleasant dining experience. Presented by Nancy Gellerman, Owner of Wild Sage Grille.

1 - 1:30pm Digital Diva – Digital Photobooks – Digital Design Never again say, “I could never make a book like that! I have pictures everywhere – computer, memory card, CD, and camera and I am overwhelmed!” This presentation is for YOU. Digital photo books (scrapbooking) – you can make beautiful digital scrapbooks, pages for your traditional albums, cards, prints and many other amazing digital items. Don’t let your children grow up to be jpegs! Presented by Pam Van Roekel a Creative Memories Consultant for 14 years.

1:30 - 2pm Organize with Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen Is it time to re-energize, re-organize, and reclaim control in your life? You can create peace, increase productivity, and build self-confidence with Elizabeth’s fun, easy-to-use techniques to get organized at home and the office. Elizabeth will help you take the overwhelm out of your clutter!

2- 2:30pm Woman’s Motorcycling 101 by J&L Harley-Davidson From the basics about the bikes to the right kind of gear, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about getting started riding. We’ll fill you in on all sorts of great info, like how you can lower a bike to make it more comfortable for your height or how you can enroll in one of our Rider’s Edge Safety courses. You’ll see that hitting the road on two wheels is easy, fun, and rewarding.

2:30 - 3pm Stress Reduction Economic lows, unprecedented work demands and family needs, stress has quickly become mainstream in today’s life. Stress, however, can wear the body down and has been associated with almost every disease and disorder. Stomach problems, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, joint pain and even cancer can be stress related. Dr. Wendell will discuss ways to identify and reduce stress as well as techniques to support your body during times of unavoidable stress. Presented by Wendell Chiropractic

3 - 3:30pm 1 Sofa, 3 Styles Give your home a mini-facelift without spending lots of money! South Dakota Furniture Mart will show you how you can transform your living room, by making the most of the furniture you already have and adding simple design elements to bring on a fresh new look.

3:30 - 4pm Johnny Carino’s Signature Spicy Romano Chicken Cooking Demonstration Taste this delicious dish prepared with sliced grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions and freshly sliced mushrooms tossed with bowtie pasta in our signature cayenne pepper romano cream sauce. Presented by Johnny Carino’s.

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he HELP!Line Center is seeking volunteers for its Holiday Clearing House program. These volunteers will make the holidays a brighter time for area families in need by assisting those who need help, and those who want to help. The Holiday Clearing House connects donors with families in need during the holiday season. Donors provide the families with gifts and clothes for the children, food and basic necessities. The Holiday Clearing House also works with other holiday giving programs in the Sioux Empire to eliminate duplication of services. Holiday Clearing House volunteers are needed to help in the following ways: Volunteers are needed to enter applications for holiday assistance from families who need holiday assistance into a database. Volunteers will also problem solve with applications

that are incomplete, and assist donors who have questions about their sponsored families. Shifts available based on the volunteer’s schedule during and after business hours, or on weekends, from November through December. Volunteers are needed to answer calls from families who need assistance, explaining the program guidelines and helping answer their questions. Volunteers will also assist donors who are looking to sponsor a family, helping them connect with a family in need. Volunteers will work in shifts from 10 am to 7 pm each weekday from November through December. Volunteers will be encouraged to work the shifts that best fit their schedule! Volunteers must be non-judgmental and be able to maintain confidentiality of clients. To help, dial 211 and ask to talk to Sara Carothers. Visit www. helplinecenter.org to see over 370 additional ways to volunteer.


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Walk Now for Autism 4BU 0DUPCFS Â… BN Sioux Falls Stadium Join Autism Speaks as we tackle autism! Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism. Start a corporate, school or family team today! Walk Now for Autism offers everyone a fun-filled experience with entertainment, refreshments, an autism community resource fair, and much, much more. Be sure to raise $150 to earn your commemorative Walk Now for Autism t-shirt. To volunteer or sponsor the event, sign up on the website or contact the planning committee at siouxfalls@autismspeaks.org. INFO (323) 549-0500. 17th Annual Vigil and Candle Light Walk 4VO 0DUPCFS Â… QN 'JSTU -VUIFSBO $IVSDI Â… 4 %BLPUB "WFOVF The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Sioux Falls, is sponsoring a Vigil and Candle Light Walk for Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-10, 2009. NAMI is an organization offering support, education, and advocacy for people with mental illness or those who have a family member with a mental illness. The Walk is a free, educational event, with speakers and special music preceding the optional 8-block downtown Candle Light Walk. The public is invited to attend! INFO (605) 338-3533.

2009 Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair October 9 - 11 Arena/Convention Center Hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Voted one of the top 100 shows in the country according to Sunshine Artist Magazine. Hourly gift certificate drawings, stage entertainment, food & drink, lots of family fun! $7 Adults; $6 Seniors; Children Under 10 are Free. INFO (402) 331-2889. Women Veterans Conference 'SJ 0DUPCFS … BN 5IF *WZ 3PPN … 4 4IJSMFZ "WFOVF Women veterans’ service will be celebrated at the 16th annual Women Veterans Conference Oct. 9, 2009. This free event is for women veterans of all eras and will celebrate their contributions to the freedoms enjoyed in the United States. The day is an opportunity for women veterans to meet and socialize and to learn about specialized services available to them through the Dept. of Veterans. A complimentary lunch is provided. The conference is sponsored by the Sioux Falls VA

ber Medical Center, Dakotas VA Regional Office, and area Veterans Service Organizations. INFO (605) 336-3230, Ext. 7747. Singles/Couples Dance Club &M 3JBE 4ISJOF Â… UI BOE 1IJMMJQT Â… 'SJEBZ 0DU Â… QN QN Ballroom dancing to the music of Danny Kealy. Guest welcome $20/ couple, $10 single at the door. Yearly membership available at $125 per couple or $65 for single. Dressy attire requested. INFO (605) 212-4017.

2009 Showcase of Remodeled Homes Sat, October 10 & 11 The 8th Annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes is your chance to see the latest trends in the remodeling industry! From kitchens to bathrooms to entire home remodels, if your a homeowner who wants to get some ideas, you’ll need to attend this event! Visit with the remodelers themselves and ask them your questions first hand. Admission to tour is $5 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation (scholarships, tools for schools, Repair Affair, etc.). INFO (605) 330-2387. Great Sioux Falls Oktoberfest - Beer Tasting and Charity Auction 4BU 0DUPCFS … QN Holiday Inn City Center Join us in the 2nd annual Great Sioux Falls Oktoberfest, a fun charity event to raise funds to assist persons with special needs. Enjoy an assortment of premium European and American brews, International foods and live traditional Oktoberfest music and dancing. Plus, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about beer but was afraid to ask. Hosted by The Knights of Columbus, Marquette Counsel 815. Tickets $40 ($50 at the door). INFO (605) 360-8465.

Lewis Black: Let Them Eat Cake 4BU 0DUPCFS Â… QN Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, his insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. Known for his segment Back in Black on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, his commentary of raw satirical social and political comedy focuses on the perils of everyday life. This show is not recommended for all age groups! $48 & $65 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-7397.

Pumpkin Fest 4BU 0DUPCFS … BN 4VO 0DUPCFS … QN Country Apple Orchard 4.5 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue Pumpkin Fest activities include horse-drawn hayrides and tractor wagon rides to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, kiddie train rides, crafts, inflatable playground, children’s barn, face painting, South Dakota Giant Pumpkin Contest. Come see pumpkins over 1000 lbs! Homemade apple pies, caramel apples, Kettle Korn, apple brats, and much more. This is a great experience for the whole family. INFO (605) 743-2424. Knit In and Warm Up America 4VO 0DUPCFS … QN )PSTF #BSO "SUT $FOUFS … &BTU 'BMMT 1BSL %SJWF Watch as women from Crossthreads Fiber Guild spin fibers into yarn. Warm up America volunteers will be piecing knitted squares together to make afghans to donate to domestic abuse centers. Yarn, knitters and crocheters needed for this great cause! Everyone welcome! INFO (605) 977-2002. Rudolph Budginas 4VO 0DUPCFS … QN Washington Pavilion Great Hall Rudolf Budginas debuted with the Lithuanian National Symphony at age 9, trained at Moscow Conservatory, and promptly rose to

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health, food, wine, fashion, home dÊcor, cosmetics, fitness, entertainment, finance, career, art and more. Over 210 booths. First 200 attendees each day receive a gift bag full of free items! $3 admission with a canned good or gently used or new adult or child’s coat. Visit www.etcsiouxfalls.com or call (605) 351-5515 for more information.

Fiddler Nelson Performs The Historic 1888 Grand Opera House Saturday, October 17 %FMM 3BQJET 4% Â… .BJO 'MPPS -PVOHF 0QFOT BU Q N Performance Begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Theatre. Tickets $20 Fiddler Nelson is a six member old time string band that performs hoedowns, waltzes, polkas and quadrilles on fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, concertina and upright bass. INFO (605) 367-1132. Ceili Dance 5IV 0DUPCFS Â… QN Old Courthouse Museum CĂŠilĂ­ (pronounced KAY-lee) dances are held each month at the Old Courthouse Museum. CĂŠilĂ­ dance is Irish social dance. The dances are taught and moves are called. Beginners are welcome. CĂŠilĂ­ music may be provided by an assortment of fiddle, flute, tin whistle, accordion, bodhdrĂĄn, and in more recent times also drums and electric bass guitar. The music is cheerful and lively, and the basic steps can be learned easily; a short instructional session is often provided for new dancers before the start of the dance itself. Free admission. INFO (605) 271-1786 or visit www.dakotairish.org.

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Carnaval Brazilian Grill, voted Sioux Falls most unique dining experience 4 years in a row, guarantees you an evening like no other. Come experience our world class atmosphere and our exclusive menu that will fit any budget. From a memorable evening with a loved one, to a holiday office party, our facility offers the flexibility to comfortably accommodate any group up to 300 people. Our Full Meat Rodizio is Guaranteed the best all you can eat experience in the local area, or come enjoy our tropically infused appetizer menu with all items under $10. We also offer amazing Fire Oven Pizzas, Fish Tacos, Rolled Tacos and more‌

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009 a spooktacular evening, with more treats, more fun, and more surprises than ever! Hand-carved Jack-o-Lanterns illuminate the night pathways as you stroll through Zoo grounds gathering treats along the way! Visit the ever-popular “Hall of Flames� and various Treat Tents, plus find new tricks and treats throughout the Zoo. ZooBoo is held rain, snow or shine and is completely outdoors – so be sure to dress for the weather. INFO (605) 367-7003.

advance and $12 at the door. Advance ticket sales may be purchased through any El Riad Big Band member, any Sioux Falls or Brandon Lewis Drug Store or Pizza Inn. Please come down to support the El Riad Big Band and have a good time by listening and dancing to one of the best bands around. The usual drink selection will be available as well as BBQ sandwiches. Proceeds fund the El Riad Big Band activities. INFO (605) 323-7919.

Jim McKinney Performs Friday, October 23 Jim McKinney, Vibraphonist Performs with members of the Dakota Jazz Collective The Historic 1888 Grand Opera House Lounge in Dell Rapids, SD -PVOHF 0QFOT BU … +B[[ #FHJOT BU Jazz vibraphonist Jim McKinney has long been a staple of the region’s jazz community as both a vibraphonist and drummer. Jim recently retired as the Director of Band at South Dakota State University, and as the leader of the Pride of the Dakotas marching band. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the vibe talents of McKinney as he performs jazz standards and classics. Accompanying Jim will be members of Dakota Jazz Collective, including Jim Speirs on trumpet. $5.00 Cover. INFO (605) 367-1132.

Festival of Tables 4BU 0DU Â… BN All-Occasions by Tea, SD This is a benefit for Mission Haiti. 10am is the viewing of tables and 11am is lunch and a speaker. If you would like to host a table or be a guest at one of our tables, please contact Colleen Logan at 605-526-4299. 100% of the money goes to the Mission.

DNR Dance Fundraiser for El Riad Big Band 4BU 0DUPCFS Â… QN El Riad Shrine Center Corner of Phillips and 14th Street The El Riad Big Band proudly presents the third annual DNR Showband and Revue Fundraiser. Tickets are $10 in

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2009 Big Sioux Cat Show 0DUPCFS /PW Â… BN Sioux Falls Convention Center This is a show for display and competition of pedigreed and nonpedigreed cats, coming from all over the US and Canada. There will be 4 rings of judging both Sat and Sun, running simultaneously. A costume contest for cats will be held at 1pm on Sat for cats entered in the show. There will also be an agility course for cats running all day except during the costume contest . Donation at the door is $4 adult, $3 seniors and children 6 to 12, under 6 free. Family donation is $12. Show hours for the public are 9 to 4 both days. INFO (605) 203-1426.

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ith the nuptials of Liz Bashore and Ted Heeren, the threshold they’d cross over into their married life was something they enjoyed exploring together. The house at 703 S. Phillips was one that had gone on and off of the market, friends of theirs had looked at, and was the one they ultimately decided had the historic quality they were looking for.

With both working downtown, the liveliness and proximity of this house to their work space was ideal, and they immediately felt the prairie style was inviting and gave a streamlined appeal to the multi-level home. In fact, the front porch is the area that encapsulates the design personality of the home in many ways. You’ll first sense crispness in light, white walls and white paint

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trimming the windows. Then there’s contrasting black and white patterned curtains and a colorful rug resting atop a side sofa. “It feels different in here in each part of the day,” shares Liz Bashore Heeren, and as an artist, she quickly notes how the light changes the way a room looks, adding interest and serenity to the space.

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Then, there’s the “man cave” downstairs that has a unique personality of its own. Every groom brings in a few relics from the bachelor pad days, and now the room’s awaiting the arrival of a television and stereo system. But for now, a ram’s head greets guests with a quiet hello and is accompanied by a cowhide rug

below. The opposite wall features three decorative guitars, and the music library is organized until further notice. Upstairs is a vinyl record collection and player of additional vintage music, and much of the art has a nostalgic history, either because of Liz’s mother’s (Mary Groth) artwork incorporated into focal

points of the home, or friends’ pieces that have been displayed. When the Heerens decided to renovate their kitchen, they consulted a master woodworker and carver to maintain the character and quality in the details of the design. Edward Thompson brainstormed through custom ideas that would be

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Ted’s home approximately a century later. Up the walkpath, the Heerens have planted some lemon thyme, lavendar, cinnamon basil, and scented geranium they can bring in to add a fresh scent to their home. It has lined their walk path up

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fire chief, “What are you going to do with all that money?” “Wella,” said Chief Pasquale De Luccinellavanti, the 70-yearold fire chief, “De fursta tinga we gonnna do isza fixa de brakes on dat truck!!” I love stories that make me smile. Although a fictitious fable, accidental heroes are sometimes the most memorable ones. In the wine world, one of the most well known wines in the world was created one day 40 years ago...by accident. The first zinfandel vineyards were planted in California in the mid 1800s during the time of the Gold Rush. Brought by eastern European immigrants wanting to make sure they would have wine to drink, it is one of the oldest wine grape varieties in the US. Zinfandel (or zin) had the advantage of not needing a trellis system to thrive. Gnarled head pruned vines can still be found in the Sierra Foothills and a few other regions. Some of the vines

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zinfandel wine will leave the juice and the red skins in contact for days or weeks, producing a deep red juice. Not all blush wines are equal and here is where white zin shines. It is made from a quality grape. The zinfandel grape is known for its luscious deep, berry-fruit flavors and a characteristic spiciness (think “blackberries”) - which transfers to white zinfandel in a delectable, but less intense manner, than in the red version. If you are new to wine drinking, try starting with a white zin, it’s sweet and easy to drink. If you already are a white zin drinker, I urge you to try something different! Try a Moscato d’Asti or a Late Harvest Riesling. Expand your palate. Try a new wine today. Carpe Vino! For all of your wine questions, contact Riccardo at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com.



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a candy coating, which boast “nothing artificial” and gives a portion of profits to an organization contributing directly to farmers called Caring for Cocoa Communities. On the fruitier side, I sampled Stretch Island Fruit Co.’s fruit leather and CLIF Kid Organic Twisted Fruit, which provides a dose of sweetness along with vitamins and minerals for kids of all ages. Or you could skip the sweets altogether if you want to walk on the wild side. Look for pre-packaged fruits, veggies, or popcorn. Also consider handing out pencils, chalk or stickers. You might not get the same yelps of joy as the houses giving out candy bars, but you’ll add something different to their stash, and maybe save a tooth or two. Have your own fall festival by serving family and friends treats made with locally produced fruits and veggies. Shop your farmers markets through the last weekend of October. Seedtime and Harvest, a vendor at the Falls Park Farmers Market offers organic produce, including squash and other fall fare. Visit their website, seedtimeandharvest.net, for information about their organic certification. I took home a mini pumpkin from the Sioux Empire Farmers Market at the 8th and Railroad Center

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wasn’t disappointed with their stature; it was worth the surprise for the all raves they inspired. Everyone, to a person, has asked, “What are those plants?” or “I must grow that next year; where can I find the seed?” And when I told them the wall of vegetation and flowers was from seed sown as recent as late May, they scarcely believed their ears and eyes. This combination of butterfly and Mexican sunflower is a study in smooth operators – monarchs because of tiny, overlapping scales on their wings and Tithonia for the delicate covering of downy hairs that coat the greenery. Leaves, stems, and flower parts are velvety to the touch – “pilose” in botanical speak. Deer and rabbits find unappetizing the hairy leaves and sinewy fibers of the stems. Native to Mexico and Central America, Mexican sunflowers prefer a half day or more of sun and tolerate poor but well-drained soil. Once well rooted, these carefree, hard-working annuals prefer hot summer weather and hold up during dry conditions. Water assistance during extended dry spells will keep plants looking better, and don’t let them dry out while waiting for seeds to germinate and when plants are still young and shallow rooted. Heights vary among the named selections of Tithonia rotundifolia. The straight species grows to over eight feet, and tall ‘Goldfinger’ reaches five to six. ‘Torch’, the one I planted, obviously miss-marked, was supposed to grow to only four feet. ‘Fiesta del Sol’, at two to three feet tall, was a winner of the All American Selection and Fleuroselect Award in 2000. ‘Goldfinch’, another three to four footer, is amber yellow instead of orange. The prolific and abundant biomass of another species, Tithonia diversifolia, and its ability to decompose quickly, has shown encouraging results in Asia and Africa as an organic soil rejuvenator, a source of nutrients for crops. The orange radiance of these flowers gains impact when grown next to blue flowers such as perennial hyssop ‘Blue Fortune’ (Agastache), Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), and late flowering, willowy azure sage (Salvia azurea). Annuals are Salvia farinaceae ‘Victoria’ and Peruvian verbena (Verbena bonariensis). All the above also offer food to butterflies, but when Tithonia is in the mix, they seem to migrate to it. Showy three-inch flowers make for vivid flower arrangements. Plants look best and bloom longer into the fall if deadheaded. Hollow stems have sinewy fibers and resist breaking. You’ll need a shears. As we head to late fall and winter, the memory of children catching, tagging, and saying farewell to the butterflies, to summer, sooths thoughts of short days to come. * Monarch tags are available from The Outdoor Campus, (605) 362 2777, 4500 S. Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, or contact Monarch Watch at www.MonarchWatch.org/tagmig Seed Savers Exchange http://www.seedsavers.org, 3094 North Winn Rd, Decorah, Iowa 52101, (563) 382-5990

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Use this 3 tiered driftwood piece (32” tall) in any room of the home. Also great as a serving or center piece. Just $138 at DeWitt Designs. 311 E. 8th Street. 335-4354.

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Indulge your senses with our chocolate dipped bottles of wine. Available in several varieties. $39 at Strawbale Winery. (605) 543-5071. strawbalewinery.com

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Breast cancer watches, charms, bracelets ($1.95 - $45) remind us and our friends of the importance of regular screening. The beads on the keychains ($14.95) represent the sizes of detected lumps by mamogram or hand. DIY or special order from The Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips Ave. 605-977-2147 www.bead-co.com

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Made of squeezable rubber, these colorful toys will be a hit with children of all ages. $4.99 - $24.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Capture the memories of their youth in a unique personalized frame. From $75 at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Frightfully Cute

Decorate this Halloween with these whimsical and frightfully cute characters. Just $19 each at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.


METALART is a solid metal alloy – a combination of ten metals from aluminum to titanium. Ice Bucket $156. Available exclusively at Artisan House Galleries, 229 S. Phillips Ave. 605-373-0700. Open Monday – Saturday. Other times by appointment.

Bakelite Beauties

Make a statement in these gorgeous Bakelite Beauties — from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Check out the huge selection of vintage jewelry at Lost Marbles Antiques. 26th & Minnesota. 271-7698.

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Bring the splendor of fall foliage into your home with this metal wall art piece available at South Dakota Furniture Mart. Our sale price was $49.99, now only $29.99 while quantities last. Great for the season, and all year round! 2101 W 41st Street. (605) 336-1600.

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It’s easy. Just choose any pair of unique earrings and pay $19.50 or less. The Artist Playhouse. 524 N Main Ave # 100. INFO (605) 335-3800.

Giant Whoopie Pie!

Get your giant Whoopie Pie today! Perfect for any gathering. 8” around - serves 12 people. Over 3 lbs. of yum! Choose from any of the delicious Whild Whoopie Pie flavors — $15 at Wild Whoopie Bakery. 524 N. Main Avenue. 274-7437.

Perfect for your holiday parties or as gifts — these festive bottle stoppers are sure to liven up the occasion. From $9.99 at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

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First ever bra designed backwards to smooth and flatter your back. Molded cups and naturally adjusting hosiery straps that won’t dig in. And your favorite Spanx - high waisted power panty — smooths and slims your entire waistline. Bra $62, Spanx $36 at Elegant Xpressions. 57th & Western. 362-9911.

This rustic yet polished basket could be used for umbrellas or flowers or as a display piece on its own. $359 at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

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cleansing milk and toning lotion — designed to reply to the needs of keeping the skin in its optimum condition. $52 - $54 at Body Scultping Day Spa. 220 N. Kiwanis Avenue. 977-BODY.

Itty Bitty Tutus

Your little princess will twirl the day away in these adorable tutus. Made by Itty Bitty Tutu. $20.50 - $25.50 at Elegant Mommy. 2109 W 49th Street. (605) 338-0228.

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No tricks - just a treat for your favorite ghost or goblin. From $35 at Young & Richards Flowers & Gifts. 236 S Main Avenue. (605) 336-2815.

Candy Corn Gal

Let this candy corn gal hold your candy and greet your trick or treaters. $139.99 at John Adam. 3401 S. Kelley Avenue. 332-7685.

Stylish & Functional

Protect the knees of a little crawler or keep them warm in style with these hand-made leg warmers from Baby Elements (formerly Archival Elements). Just $18. 330 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 275-4700.

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Pictures & Patterns Soothing Sounds

A travel companion for better sleep — four soothing sounds designed to entertian, educate and help your child achieve a better sleep at home or on the go. $22.99 at Kid’s Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Avenue. (605) 361-8636.

Today’s your lucky day! You’ve got new shoes! Choose from several adorable styles of morgan & milo shoes for boys and girls at Stride Rite. From $45.99. 2425 S. Shirley Avenue. 362-7728.

Your picture. Our pattern. Pick your size, pick your pattern, email your photo. It’s as easy as that. Image shown 20’ x 20’ $119.00 at Larsen Designs. 69th & Western. 323-0210. email your photo to larsendesignsltd@yahoo.com

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Gear up for this gymnastics season. Choose from a large variety of leos in the hottest styles and colors. From $25 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.

Art created by your homeless neighbors. This beautiful pin can dress up your wardrobe and support homeless women at the same time. By purchasing this item you are providing a work opportunity and income for a homeless artist. Many colors are available. South Dakota Art Museum — Brookings, SD www. southdakotaartmuseum.com

Personalized Notecards & Stationery

The perfect gift for any occasion. Many styles and options available. Prices starting at $25.95/50. What A Card/Envision Wedding Studio, 1 Block East of 57th & Louise, 605.271.4404.

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Enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast at Spezia. Choose from a large array of breakfast menu items including Spezia Eggs Benedict. Relax and let them do the cooking. 57th & Louise. 334-7491.

Zodiak boots are the perfect match to your Fall wardrobe. From $79 - $129 at AMaVo. 57th & Louise. 274-8674.

ZooBoo is Here!

ZooBoo tickets can be purchased from the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, Sunshine Foods, Lewis Drug and Hy-Vee. Tickets are $5 for Zoo members and $6 for non-members. INFO 605.367.8313 ext. 28.

A Fabulous Idea Scare Their Socks Off!

Paint this adorable keepsake platter to celebrate Halloween from year to year. $30 + $10 studio fee. Paint this pumpkin free in October. (with $20 pottery purchase). Color Me Mine. 3709 W 41st Street. (605) 362-6055.

Clinical results include 6x more makeup removed than manual cleansing, reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone. With every Pink Clarisonic purchase, Clarisonic makes a donation to help fund the fight against breast cancer. $195 Vivaz Medical Spa. 5019 S. Western Avenue. (605) 328-9770.

Voluspa Candles

Create wonderful fragrant ambiance throughout your kitchen and home. 100% natural. $18 - $38 at Attitudes by Designers Ltd. 1700 S Western Avenue. (605) 335-7850.

Patagonia Atom Bag

A three-point sling pack made with recycled fabric combines the support of a daypack with the hands-free convenience of a courier bag. $60 at the Great Outdoor Store. 201 E. 10th Street. 335-1132.

Fall, Fashion, Fun!

Fabulous fall colors, Schaefer patterns and yarns make great additions to anyone’s wardrobe. For class listings call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

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Taste and buy the new vintage of Prairie Berry Winery’s semi-sweet pumpkin-cranberry blend. Best yet! Also available at 12 Sioux Falls area retailers after Nov. 1. www.prairieberry.com or 605-574-3898.

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Author Tom Roberts and illustrator Doug Moss will be signing this new Christmas book at Booth C10 at the expo for her. October 16 & 17 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Proceeds benefit Children’s Home Society. INFO (605) 334-6004.

Come see our new line of recycle-centric accessories made from post-consumer fabrics. One of a kind! Prices starting at $54. Now at Simply Perfect! 401 E 8th Street. 338-3599

She’s BACK!

You’ve seen her image all over Sioux Falls, but couldn’t find the artist. Now you know: Oklahoma artist Debbie Curtis, the nationally-acclaimed Barbie painter, available exclusively at Rug & Relic! $175 - $395. 401 E. 8th Street. 331-5546.

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f you are looking for a unique and seasonal vacation this month, take a trip to Anoka, Minnesota. Voted one of the “Top 5 Places to Celebrate Halloween in the United States” by Associated Content in September 2009, this historical city is self-claimed to be the “Halloween Capital of the World”. Anoka is believed to be the first city in the country to host one of the first Halloween parades in 1920 after a Halloween committee organized the big event. The main goal was to divert the youngsters from playing Halloween pranks such as setting cows free and tipping over outhouses. The parade included free bags of popcorn, peanuts and candy for the marchers, and ended with a community bonfire. Three years later, New York City held its first official Halloween celebration. Over time, Halloween became a popular holiday in the U.S. and around the world. The United States Congress

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Why Anoka had soapless windows on Halloween This is just part of the crowd that attended to community carnival put on by the Anoka businessmen on the downtown streets of their city. Most of the children were in masquerade attire and they were presented with horns, confetti and other gifts. Andy Gump attended the celebration in his campaign caboose and addressed the crowd. Minneapolis Journal photo by Pogne


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officially granted Anoka, Minnesota the title of “Halloween Capital of the World” in 1937, and to this day the city is dedicated to celebrating annually with Halloween-inspired festivities throughout the month of October. Anoka is located about 20 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, and is full of history, beauty, and tradition. As one of the first places to celebrate Halloween in the United States, the city is serious about its role as the “Capital”. Annual events include wine-tastings, costume parties, concerts, fireworks, home decorating contests, pumpkin carving contests, pumpkin bake-offs, a Gray Ghost 5K run, medallion hunts, ghost tours of haunted locations, and several parades, including the Grand Day Parade, the Light Up the Night Parade, and The Big Parade of The Little People. The only thing that has prevented the big event from happening was World War II in 1942 and 1943. Today, Anoka residents can watch their grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to celebrate the tradition started over 80 years ago. During the Grand Day Parade, four area high school bands perform as the Mass Band, joined by community organizations, other schools, businesses and churches beginning on Main Street and ending on 5th Avenue. This year the parade takes place on October 31st, along with the Gray Ghost 5K Run and One Mile Fitness Walk. A morning


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Chili Cook-off takes place on October 22nd, with an Orange Tie Ball occurring on October 23rd. On October 28th, homeowners will compete with the Annual House Decorating contest and relax the next day with a Wine Tasting. To add to the Halloween excitement, a number of locations in Anoka, MN are said to be haunted. Among them is Billy’s Bar and Grill, which is said by some to be haunted by a woman’s ghost. The woman is said to have red hair and usually appears in a third floor window. Local residents have named the ghost “Mrs. Jackson�. Billy’s was once the Jackson Hotel, built in the 1800s, is on the National Register of Historic Places and was the scene of Anoka’s first murder. There are also several stories of ghost sightings at the Anoka Ramsey College student lounge, a ghost of a mailman being carried by a camel, and that of a female by Henry Lake. Ghost tours are offered by the county’s historical society from May through October. Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tours allow spectators to tour downtown Anoka and hear stories of history and unsolved mysteries, like the rocking chair that rocks itself. The “Then and Now� tour includes photos of the past, and includes 15 blocks around Anoka city streets. There is also a brochure available for self-guided tours around the city. Of course there are other reasons to visit Anoka, MN. Besides the “Ghosts of Anoka� walking tour, the Anoka

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County History Center includes the Law and Ladders exhibit, featuring original equipment used by firefighters and policeman. The history center also features an exhibit, which shows the development of Anoka county, and the history of music in the area. The Lyric Arts Main Street Stage has live performances all year long, with a series focused on children, including “Mainly for Kids”, “The Wizard of Oz”, and “Cheaper by the Dozen”. For some recreational entertainment, George Enloe Park in Anoka offers a 23-acre park full of walking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas, with hockey and skating rinks open during the winter season. The

beautiful Rum River has amazing photo opportunities, ducks, fishing and a dam to visit right off of Main Street. Windego Park Society operates its events at the Anoka Amphitheatre, also known as the Windego Park Open Air Auditorium, with music, fundraisers and more occurring at this historical location. Anoka is one of the six cities with a station along the Northstar Corridor commuter rail line, which opens in 2009 and connects the northeast suburbs of Minnesota to downtown Minneapolis, making it easier to visit from the Twin Cities for some Halloween fun for the entire family.


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LuAnn’s cancer was invasive in her right breast, meaning that the cancer had started to break through normal breast tissue. Pre-invasive cancer, confined to breast tissues, was detected in her left breast. Her first line of treatment involved a double mastectomy with reconstruction. Then LuAnn was scheduled for eight rounds of chemotherapy. The invasive tumor was 1.1 cm in size, and her doctor told her that chemotherapy should be considered for a tumor larger than 1 cm. During her recovery, LuAnn benefited from massage as a complementary therapy, and also support groups which helped her make meaningful connections with other breast cancer survivors. “My circle of friends really grew during this time,” she said. Just a few weeks after her last chemo treatment on Oct. 3, 2006, LuAnn’s daughter, Natalie, was married on Oct. 28. “She had asked

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Based on her experiences, LuAnn advises other women to fear breast cancer enough to get regular screenings, yet realize that life does go on after breast cancer. During October, Avera McKennan urges every woman to “Think Pink” for breast health. Recommendations for all women include monthly selfbreast exams and annual clinical breast exams. Women over age 40 should have annual mammograms. Screenings should begin earlier for women at high risk based on heredity and other factors. For more information, go to www.AveraThinkPink.org.

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ith the flu season quickly approaching, it is important to take a few simple steps to stay healthy. And, there are many preparatory actions you can take to protect the health of you and your family. “Recommendations to prevent the spread of the novel H1N1 influenza virus among humans include using standard infection control methods. This includes frequent washing of the hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially after being out in the public; covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are sick,” said Dr. Wendell Hoffman, with Sanford Clinic Infectious Disease. Practicing social distancing can also be an effective precaution

to take in the midst of a flu pandemic. Social distancing means to keep physical distance from each other during disease outbreaks in order to slow the spread of infection. There are many ways you can practice this strategy, for example, staying at least three feet away from others, not shaking hands or kissing, and avoiding crowds in enclosed spaces (such as buildings) have been studied and are most effective when you also practice good hygiene.

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influenza and of influenza-like illness in general. “Symptoms of H1N1 influenza include fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose most frequently. Body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue additionally may occur. One-fourth of patients also have reported diarrhea and vomiting,� added Hoffman.

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OCTOBER Children’s Calendar Festival of Bands Parade 4BU 0DUPCFS … BN Main Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls The Augustana Vikings and several high school bands from across the midwest share the streets in this marching band competition. INFO 336.3644. Harvest Festival 4BU 0DUPCFS … CFHJOT BU BN 4VO 0DUPCFS … CFHJOT BU OPPO $PVOUSZ "QQMF 0SDIBSE … NJMFT TPVUI PG 4JPVY 'BMMT PO .JOOFTPUB "WF Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patches to pick your own pumpkins. Enjoy looking at the large pumpkins at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Contest. Enjoy pumpkin pie, apple pie, caramel apples and other goodies in our store. You can also purchase our famous apple brats, apple salsa and apple barbeque sauce made especially for the Country Apple Orchard. We will have inflatables, pony rides and train rides for the kids. INFO (605) 575-1616. Kid Explorers Club 5VF 0DUPCFS … BN &NQJSF .BMM … 4BOGPSE $IJMESFO¾T 1MBZ "SFB Join the fun with The Empire Mall’s Kid Explorers Club. Meets at 10am on the First Tuesday of every month to have adventures. Each event features Mr. Twister, who will entertain with magic tricks, crafts and 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. INFO (605) 361-3301.

4BU 0DUPCFS … BN 4VO 0DUPCFS … QN Country Apple Orchard 4.5 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue Pumpkin Fest activities include horse-drawn hayrides and tractor wagon rides to one of the many pumpkin patches, pony rides, kiddie train rides, crafts, inflatable playground, children’s barn, face painting, South Dakota Giant Pumpkin Contest. Come see pumpkins over 1000 lbs! Homemade apple pies, caramel apples, Kettle Korn, apple brats, and much more. This is a great experience for the whole family. INFO (605) 743-2424. Second Saturday for Kids 4BU 0DUPCFS … QN )PSTF #BSO "SUT $FOUFS … &BTU 'BMMT 1BSL %SJWF Beginning Saturday, October 10, Second Saturdays offers a chance for kids 6-12 to work with an artist in various arts techniques. In October, painter Robert Ruf will help kids create “Pondering Planks� with a acrylic paints from 1-3:30pm. Pre-registration and prepayment required. All materials supplied. Just $10 per child per class. Call 977-2002 for more information and to register or email barn@siouxempireartscouncil.com. Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum 5IV 0DUPCFS … BN 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … $PSOFS PG UI 4USFFU BOE .BJO "WFOVF 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. Call (605)367-4210 for available times.

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Homemade Halloween Costumes BY JESSICA GUNDERSON


t is almost time for Halloween once again and your kids will want to have a very cool costume. Why don’t you get a head start, save some money, and make their costume instead of purchasing a pre-packaged one? There are many inspiring things you could put together to create something recognizable and enjoyable for all on Halloween. Here are some ideas for this year to help you save some money and get creative:

People Costumes

Kids and adults both love to dress up as other people for Halloween. Here are a few ideas for your children (or yourself ) to dress up as somebody else for a night: CONSTRUCTION WORKER Have your son wear jeans, a white t-shirt or tank top, and a tool belt.

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to the material. Add a large bell around the neck and create a tail out of fabric.

SCARECROW A long flannel shirt and an old pair of jeans are all you need for a scarecrow outfit. Find some straw to attach to the cuffs of the shirt and to a hat. Use an eyebrow pencil to draw a smile and triangle shapes around the eyes. Make a belt from a piece of rope and you are set.

SPIDER Dress in all black and pin dark pantyhose filled with lightweight material for the eight legs.

NERD A pair of pants that are too short, a button down shirt, a bow tie, white socks, black shoes and some glasses with dark frames all combine nicely to create the “nerd” effect. Slick back the hair and add masking tape to the center part of the glasses as well. SUBSTITUTE TEACHER You may not want to encourage this, but maybe a good costume for an adult would be to start with an appropriate outfit for a teacher, and add things such as a “kick me” sign, spit wads, a paper airplane, and some chalk smudges here and there. QUEEN OF HEARTS Cut out felt hearts and attach them all over a dress. Add a crown for the queen.

Animal and Insect Costumes

This category is very popular with children. Use props you find around the house to accessorize the following costumes: COW Use a white or brown sweat suit and attach fabric or felt patches

Character Costumes

ROBOT Spray paint a large cardboard box silver and use dryer tubes for the arms and the legs. Cut the top and bottom of the box and add straps across the shoulder area. SKELETON Use white fabric paint and paint bones on a tighter black outfit.

Other Creative Ideas

Some of the best costumes are the ones that are witty and not as popular. Have some fun dressing up your children and explain to them what they are if they don’t completely understand at first. This idea will give people a lot of laughs and some great stories to tell later on. Some ideas include: TRASH BAG Make holes for the legs and arms in a large garbage bag. After filling it with a material such as newspaper or foam, tie it at the top

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Making your own accessories

and make the exposed skin look dirty. DICE Find a large box and cut holes for the arms and legs. Paint the box white and draw or paint black dots according to a dice. Have two children be dice and others as the King and Queen of Hearts for a more creative approach to this idea. GOT MILK? Out of time? This one is quick. Paint on a white mustache and create a sign that says “Got Milk?� LAUNDRY BASKET Take a round laundry basket and cut a hole in the bottom to fit around the waist. Place old crumpled clothes, towels, an empty box of detergent and some dryer sheets inside the basket. BUNCH OF GRAPES Wear a natural colored bodysuit, leotard, or tighter fitting clothes and attach purple or green balloons all around the body in order to look like a bunch of grapes. TELEVISION Cut out holes in a large cardboard box for the arms and legs. Draw channel and volume controls on the front and attach milk jug lids for the knobs. Attach an image from a movie or a TV show or have your child draw their favorite on the front. Use pipe cleaners on a headband for antennae.

Makeup can be easy to make with a little cornstarch, cream and food coloring. Mix together a small amount of cornstarch and cold cream, add a little water and stir. Add the desired color of food coloring and stir until you get the color you would like for your costume. Fake blood can also be made with some corn syrup and red food coloring. Use some pink tissue for the illusion of wounds. This craft could get very messy, so make sure your child (and the area you are working in) is well prepared. Masks can be a very fun activity for you and your kids. A homemade mask can be created with flour, salt, water, newspaper, and acrylic paint. Using a form such as a balloon or another mask, mix flour and water together until it is a little thinner than glue and add a teaspoon of salt. Stir until most of the lumps are gone. Cut strips of newspaper and tip them into the paste. Apply the strips to the form and smooth each piece to get rid of air bubbles. Do this until the entire form is covered. Wait for the first layer to dry and add at least five more layers, alternating directions, to ensure a durable mask. Add some features such as cardboard, foil or tape to help build areas for painting or detailing as you go. Let the mask dry for at least 24 hours before painting. Cardboard painted and covered with tinfoil makes great props such as weapons, wands, wings and more. Shop your local thrift store for more ideas or any clothing that you don’t have around the house to make the costumes. Using these tips as well as brainstorming some of your own ideas can save you money during Halloween and allow you to have a more personable experience with your children — to create memories to cherish forever.


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And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner As soon as geese fly south, children take autumn’s cue to start their preparations: it’s almost Halloween! With poetic language and vivid collage illustrations, Tom Brenner and Holly Meade follow all the familiar rituals, from hanging paper skeletons to carving pumpkins, from costume-making to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to grab a bag or bucket and join them on this lively and lyrical journey. When nighttime creeps closer to suppertime, And red and gold seep into green leaves...Then it’s time to decide what to be. 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

Finn Throws a Fit by David Elliott Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn’t like anything. Uh-oh. Is Finn going to throw a fit? Author David Elliott directs the event with wit, warmth, and appropriate wariness, while illustrator Timothy Basil Ering’s energy and whimsy match this tantrum turn for turn. At once empathetic and uproariously funny, this picture book speaks directly to anyone (young or old) who has ever had — or tried to contain — a real earthquaking, ground-shaking, full-on fit. 2 yrs - 4 yrs Candlewick Press

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Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll A stunningly illustrated gift edition of a classic story. Here is Lewis Carroll’s classic story as you have never seen it before — through the eyes of world-famous fantasy illustrator Rodney Matthews. Featuring a preface by the artist about his interpretation of this original and experimental children’s classic, this is a lavish edition that will be treasured by collectors. 0 mos and up Candlewick Press

Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo by E.S. Redmond Why are the hyenas crying boo-hoo? And what gave the rhino a sickly green hue? It starts when Felicity Floo wipes her red, runny nose and transfers the goo...Kids will be happily grossed out to follow the icky trail as she pets one hapless, bleary-eyed creature after another. With whimsical, stylized illustrations showing Felicity’s handprints on every spread, this cautionary tale will have readers roaring out loud -- and racing off to wash their hands! Follow a sniffly girl on a hands-on trip to the zoo, and you’ll find one miserable menagerie — and a comical ode to the virtue of tissues. 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press


Who Wants to Be a Poodle I Don’t by Lauren Child Jewelled and embossed cover. Trixie Twinkle Toes lives in the lap of luxury, with every creature comfort a manicured paw away. Adored by the glamorous Mademoiselle Bruleé, the little poodle has a maid to plump her pillows and a cook to prepare her nibbles. But Trixie isn’t happy. She doesn’t like the puffing and poofing and preening. She doesn’t like being dressed in little pink ponchos. She wants to be dazzlingly dangerous and daring. She wants to step in puddles! 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Oscar and the Snail by Geoff Waring One day Oscar comes across a nest made of twigs and leaves, perfect for sheltering eggs. It makes him wonder about all the things we use — like glass, paper, plastic, and cloth. With the help of his friend Snail, the curious kitten learns why we choose specific materials to do different jobs, where the materials come from, and what useful qualities they have. 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Yummy Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins Eight classic stories take on new energy as Lucy Cousins ramps up her artwork. In this bold, funny, and unflinching collection, the beloved author-illustrator retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villains are horrible, and the children are tasty. With her sly, simple language and vibrant illustrations, even the scariest fiends become the stuff of shared hilarity and shivery thrills. Beware — these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart! Maisy creator Lucy Cousins shifts gears to retell her favorites with vivid, rousing illustrations. 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Trick or Treat? by Melanie Walsh Where is the bat, and what is the spider doing? What could be in the cauldron, or rattling in the closet — or outside the door? The moon is out, and somewhere a child has turned into a skeleton or a witch’s cat. For young children awaiting Halloween, here is the perfect board book, full of bright colors, bold illustrations, and ever-so-slightly spooky surprises waiting beneath sturdy flaps. Trick or treat! Peek under the flaps — if you dare! — and discover some fun and gently scary signs that Halloween is here. 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Thirsty Thursday by Phyllis Root One Thirsty Thursday on Bonnie Bumble’s farm, everyone is dry and thirsty, especially the flowers. The black-eyed Susans are spoiling for a fight, and the clouds refuse to even drop by. But when a little cloud blows past at last, Bonnie comes up with a clever plan that calls for interspecies cooperation — and is sure to tickle little readers. A lack of rain makes snapdragons snap and tiger lilies growl — until Bonnie gets an idea — in this silly tale by a master of wordplay and an acclaimed illustrator. 2 yrs and up Candlewick Press

A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker Bear does not like birthdays. He doesn’t like parties or balloons, cards or candles. In fact, Bear does not like anything to do with birthdays at all. He would much rather spend his birthday alone cleaning his house, but Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, has other ideas. The author and illustrator who created the best-selling picture book A VISITOR FOR BEAR return with another comedy about the curmudgeonly Bear and his eager friend Mouse, this time in an early-reader format. 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli What’s better than getting a brand-new toy as a birthday gift? Playing with the box it came in! Climb in for a flight across the ocean, a jaunt on a sailing ship, some sledding down a slippery slope, and, of course, a brief stint as a robot. Good thing the toy dog that came inside the box is happy to come along for the ride! The inimitable Leslie Patricelli draws from the well of parental wit and wisdom for her very first picture book adventure, starring everyone’s favorite baby character. 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Tucker’s Spooky Halloween by Leslie McGuirk “HE’S SO-O-O-O-O CUTE!” Tucker’s owner always dresses him as something cute for Halloween, like a pumpkin with a little orange hat. But this year Tucker doesn’t want to be cute — he wants to be spooky! Why does his owner insist that he wear a silly cowboy costume? Looks like it’s time for Tucker to put his paws to the cause and turn into something scary before the trickor-treaters arrive! Little ones will laugh at this earnest pup’s efforts to make just the right statement on Halloween night. Oh, what to be for Halloween? A determined Tucker rolls out a very creative costume in a funny story young children will surely appreciate. 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

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Each month we will choose and feature new cute kids. Your child could be next, so send in a picture today. Submit an original color photo of your child (up to 10 years of age) with the following written on the back: child’s first name, age, birth date, parents or guardians names, address, email address and phone number. Please send photo to: etc. for her magazine 4 )PMMZ %SJWF … 4JPVY 'BMMT 4% Photos will not be returned. Parents must own the rights to all submitted photos.

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n a national scale, women are the fastest growing group within our United States Military. With this changing dynamic, veterans programs are being prepared for the influx of needs related to women’s lives, and a Women Veterans Program manager is a tremendous resource. Someone who devotes her attention towards this task is Charlotte Noonan, the local Women Veterans Program Director. She’s made the concerns of today’s female veterans priority in her worklife, desiring to see the culture of Veteran’s health care recognize differences in serving them. In the next twenty years, the number of women veterans is expected to double, and Sioux Falls is part of this growing trend.

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How is the national government attending to women veterans? With the strength women veterans have exhibited while they’ve been in the military, they’re accustomed to working with confidence while performing their assignments alongside men. Yet there’s a tender side encompassing health care needs, so congress desires medical provisions to be completely competent. Right now they’re directing budgeted funds to facilities that are both “proficient and interested” in women veterans care. What benefits come from hosting the Womens Veterans Conference? Our Women Veterans Conference has grown with every event over the past sixteen years we’ve held it. Women enjoy the time to connect with one another, and we offer an extended lunch knowing there will be lots of conversation over the noon hour. Sometimes veterans are able to find someone they knew while in service. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 9th at 9:00 a.m., near Century Theaters in the Ivy Room, located at 2425 S. Shirley Avenue. Veterans have a question and answer time to ask about different health care options, but after the educational elements are covered, a humorous style show follows.

What have you learned working with women veterans? As I’ve been in this position since March, one of the first things I did was survey approximately 5,000 women veterans in the surrounding areas, as identified through the US Census. There were several participants who contacted me with questions, and many appreciative of care they’ve received in the past. One of the benefits we have is communicating appropriate preventative care, for example, sending reminders to indicate it’s time for a colonoscopy or pap smear. Did anything surprise you from your survey? Most veterans who responded found their health care to be excellent or very good, and this was positive feedback. In meeting their needs, we want to be able to honor them in the service they’ve dedicated to our country. We’re looking at ways to expand for equipment and being competent with the latest technology. There are other facilities that we use for specialty appointments and to cover some appointments of our veterans, such as infertility. The medical center provides a full range of patient care services to eligible veterans in eastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota, in a state-of-the-art facility as well as through education and research.

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t only takes a second, a split second for something to go terribly wrong. It can be pet versus car, a fall from the deck, a dog bite or even a leap from your arms for your pet to be injured. The words, “they have never done that before” have come from me and many of my patients. It was just that one split second. As pet lovers it is important that we respond appropriately when we see trauma happen to our pets. Good decisions in the first few minutes may mean life or death for your pet. It is also important, to do it in a manner that is safe for us. When pets are involved in a stressful situation, it is common for them to respond in the “fight or flight syndrome”. It is a survival mechanism where a large amount of adrenaline is released at one time. Their heart rate is rapid, blood pressure high and they will bite at anything, run or even attack under the assumption they need to protect themselves. If a pet is hit by a car, the first thing to do is safely get them off



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of the road to avoid a second collision. I prefer to use a large or thick blanket to completely cover them. Make sure that the head is covered so they cannot bite you through the blanket. An alternative method is to use a small leash, rope or even your shoe lace to tie around their mouth as a muzzle, prior to moving them. They are scared, in pain and even the best mannered pet may bite. If you can find help, get them to the nearest veterinary clinic. There are times everything may seem OK, but it may only be for awhile. Internal bleeding, head trauma and eye trauma may show up hours later. It is always best to have them looked at. Dog and cat fights happen very frequently. It is difficult because you want to help stop the fight and save your pet. You must be very cautious. It is common for pet owners to be bitten on the hands and arms trying to break up the fight. Even worse, is when a big dog redirects its aggression toward the human and attacks them. If you are trying to break up an attack, first use as loud of a

voice as you can to shout at them. Do not make eye contact with an aggressive pet, it is a challenge. Next if you can find something to put between them like a rake, shovel or board it can help. If you have access to water, pour it on them as a distraction. There are times you can do nothing and it is a terrible feeling. If your pet has been in a fight, it is important to clean the wounds and have them examined by your veterinarian. I worry about punctured lungs, deep infections from the bites and spinal trauma. If you are bitten, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately. Bite wounds from dogs and cats can become infected very quickly. They are also deeper than you expect. We cannot live our lives without risk, but we can try to reduce it every day. The simplest advice is to have plenty of leashes and use them.


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“MR. SOCCER” MANFRED SZAMEIT (1936 - 2003) Manfred Georg Sigismund Szameit was born in Madüsee, Pomerania, Germany, on September 10, 1936. Three years later, Fuehrer Adolph Hitler ordered Nazi Germany armies to invade Poland. This action greatly worried Manfred’s father Heinrich. Concerned about his family’s safety, Heinrich moved his wife and children to his father’s farm. Fearing that they might be killed by Russian soldiers, they spent several months in hiding. After the war ended, Heinrich made plans for them to escape from Russian-dominated East Germany. Manfred was unaware of his father’s plan until the very night that they left. Hiding by day and walking by night, the small group eventually crossed the border into West Germany. At the age of 12, Manfred experienced freedom for the first time. It was in West Germany where Manfred’s soccer career began, as a goalkeeper for the village of Schöningen. Eight years later, his family obtained approval to come to the United States. They sailed together for 13 days on a military transport ship with several hundred other immigrants. Sponsored by Vern and Ione Endahl of rural Baltic, Manfred’s first job was as a farmhand on the George Kelly farm near Crooks. Later he served in the U.S. Army for two years on active duty and four years as a reservist. After several years as a dry cleaner, bank teller, and computer programmer, he was appointed Auditor and then Finance Director for the city of Sioux Falls. In 1962, he married Helga Haydl from Zuckmantel, Transylvania, and they became the parents of a daughter, Alexandra, and a son, Hans-Peter. Manfred loved America. As a naturalized citizen, he embraced the nation’s many freedoms and often publicly praised this country. He volunteered for many charitable events, and his civic memberships and activities led to numerous offices and awards. He was a founder of the German Fest, an all-city celebration commemorating those of German ancestry. When Manfred came to Sioux Falls, he discovered that the sport of soccer was virtually unknown. He began to promote it as a sport that anyone could play. With his unbridled enthusiasm, he soon became known as “Mr. Soccer.” He had his Volkswagen Beetle painted so that it appeared to be an oversized soccer ball, and the car’s doors were printed with the slogan “Catch the Soccer Bug.” His car soon became his trademark. Today soccer is one of the most popular of the recreational sports in Sioux Falls. Thousands of boys and girls of all ages and proficiencies fill the rosters of hundreds of teams, some playing soccer year-round. DEDICATED IN 2009 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE DOWNTOWN LIONS CLUB, AND THE SIOUX FALLS SOCCER ASSOCIATION

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