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January 2010 Volume 9 • Issue 2

Killer Apps Child’s Play Toys Great Harvest Bread Co. New! Local Travel Column


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CONCIERGE Child’s Play Toys 8 Great Harvest Bread Co. 12

Roadie… 52


CALENDAR January 2010 16



The Mysterious Land of Peru 55


HEALTH & WELL-BEING It’s Your Time Get Inspired. Get Screened. 60


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Angela Efting Ellerbroek Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

Jen Sandvig


friends & family

AT HOME Dave & Cassie Medema 19


VINO Sharing (Wine) is Caring 26

Planning for Your Future Family? 64

RECIPES Delicious Dishes from South of the Border 29



GO GREEN Be a Green Superhero 36

Submit Your Child’s Photo 72

LAWN & GARDEN Wish List 40

Vickie Mallette 74

NEIGHBOR BEST FRIEND Baby It’s Cold Outside 76 HISTORICAL MARKER Colton Public Schools 78

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or many of us, finding our passion in the work-a-day world is not so easy, but for Nancy Savage, deciding to open a new toy store has been like child’s play. Child’s Play Toys, now open downtown, carries a unique mix of children’s toys and books for children newborn to 12 years old. The Sioux Falls native has always loved downtown and has many fond memories of taking her ballet lessons there, stopping in at the candy store, and going to the library. She

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always knew she wanted to open a shop there one day, and after 14 years residing in various locales, she and her family have returned home to do just that. “I have always wanted to have, and fell in love with, the “little shop around the corner, like in the movie You’ve Got Mail,” said Savage. “I wanted a cozy little place to make people happy; a place for them to come hang out, have a good time and a fun and positive place to learn. A place where people can come in and parents can have

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Child’s Play Toys | 233 S. Phillips Avenue (605) 274-TOYS (8697) | www.childsplaytoyssf.com Watch Facebook and Twitter for additional information Monday – Saturday: 10am - 6pm., Saturday: noon - 4pm Owner: Nancy Savage coffee while the kids play, trying out the toys and playing at the interactive play station tables,” she adds. Savage has created a unique atmosphere and environment that’s fun for both kids and adults, with an invitation to linger. The shop will carry a large selection of award-winning toys from major brands; unique brands that one may not find just anywhere: Crocodile Creek, Corolle Dolls, Wedgits, Alex Toys, Haba, Papo, along with Faber-Castelle, Melissa and Doug, Plan Toys, and Creativity for Kids. There will be train sets, including Thomas the Train, and Nuchi Trains; a few Madame Alexander Dolls and everything from art kits to scientific kits to puzzles and games. She carries the newest popular celebrity, that is actually a very old favorite direct from France; Sophie the Giraffe. Green Child’s Play Toys will also carry toys made from recycled products, eco friendly, and passing current safety guidelines and regulations. Most of the toys don’t include, as they don’t require, batteries…and are designed to encourage families to play together.

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There will also be special activity nights including Story Night, Creativity Night, and more. Free gift wrapping, gift cards, and also greeting cards are available. Savage goes to market at the Toy Fair in New York, and to others as well. Her membership in ASTRA, The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, with a 500 plus store membership, keeps her up to date on the latest toy trends, and allows her access to current lists of the 21 top toys, of which she carries all. Savage has had “tons of support from my family and friends, and even her young daughter eagerly awaited the opening of the shop so that she, too, could help out and “show the kids how to play.” Savage’s staff is knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic, and includes a retired school librarian. Savage wants her shop to become a destination, “an oasis of unique toys and books” for Sioux Falls area children. She hopes Child’s Play Toys will become a place kids can come back to after twenty years and remember coming downtown to visit — just as she herself once did.

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t is said that “man cannot live on bread alone”, however, just one visit to Great Harvest Bread Co. can easily convince one otherwise! The store, locally owned and operated by friends Jan Larsen, Craig Snyder, and Bart Roberts, opened in October and lists as its mission statement, “Be loose and have fun. Bake phenomenal bread. Run fast to help others, and give generously.” The store offers freshly baked bread daily, with a seemingly endless variety of both standard breads (farm house white, honey wheat, and golden wheat) and batter breads, all dense, highly nutritious loaves of whole grain bread are made from scratch; handcrafted from the beginning in the mill room where the wheat berries are ground into flour. Valuing old fashioned quality in goods and services above all else, and supporting small family farms, Great Harvest Bread Co’s wheat berries can even be traced to the farms from which they originated. “For more than three decades we have been a friend to family farms located in Montana. We know our wheat farmers on a first-name basis. They understand and produce our proprietary whole grains that have the baking qualities.” Pumpkin chocolate chip batter bread, cinnamon chip bread, cheddar garlic savory bread…with over 300 recipes to choose from for standard breads...and 800 for batter breads, baker and day to day operator Larsen says it’s hard to decide on what to bake. With so many unique and delicious items to try, it can be nearly as difficult to decide what to buy. Want to try a new item before purchasing? Check out the sampling board — where customers are

invited to take a taste. Wondering if your favorite item is available? Check their website for the current Breads of the Month, a list of monthly sweets, specials, and daily breads, or stop in and pick up a printed copy. Just a sneak peek at some of the goodies beyond the breads reveals: savannah bars, brownies, maple or berry cream cheese scones, dillon cookies, snickerdoodles, frosted cinnamon rolls, blueberry bran muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. The store also features a small dining area where fresh sandwiches (cold signature and classic) and soup can be enjoyed daily from 11am - 3pm. The soup selection changes, with two choices daily. In staying with the wholesome and nutritious, only herbal teas and drinks and a whole grain hot drink pero (made from barley) are offered in lieu of caffeinated and fountain drinks. The Kids’ Corner is stocked with Legos, toy cars, and other fun things to keep the little ones busy. Many unique items and mixes are also available for purchase — great for cooking or baking at home, or for gift giving; soup mixes, pancake mixes, cookie mixes (made from scratch), homemade trail mix, cornbread mixes, 9 grain hot cereal, jams, jellies, flavored honeys, flavored olive oils, granola, cranberry almond oatmeal, bread spreads, peanut butters, and dipping oils. Gift baskets are also available. With their mission statement in mind, and adorning the wall, along with the Golden Rule, and a quote to live by from George Washington, the three friends and their staff of sixteen are “baking a difference in Sioux Falls”.

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t’s a forgotten footnote of history that four men died on the expedition led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer that discovered gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Three died of disease and one was shot by a fellow soldier following a long-standing dispute. Now that fact and many others have been carefully resurrected by a team of authors that retraced the 1874 expedition’s 665-mile journey to and from the Black Hills and Fort Abraham Lincoln. One of the largest of its kind, this expedition consisted of nearly 1000 men, 1500 horse and mules, and some 110 covered wagons. “Crossing the Plains with Custer” is a richly illustrated book, with more than 400 photographs, including historic images taken by the expedition photographer. The photos illustrate a day-by-day narrative woven from diaries of expedition members and the reports of newspaper correspondents who traveled with the expedition, two years before Custer’s defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The new book, published by Golden Valley Press, is an encore project by a team of veteran Custer expedition sleuths. Photographer Paul Horsted, whose home near Custer is near the trail, and editor Ernest Grafe collaborated earlier on a book, “Exploring with Custer,” devoted to the expedition in the Black Hills. In this new companion volume, Jon Nelson, who helped unearth many of the clues enabling a retracing of the route on the plains, joins them. Along with Horsted’s breathtaking landscapes of the route, the

The Expedition trail of July 14, 1874, winds through these badlands (from right to left) southwest of Buffalo, SD; less than a week after passing this location, Custer’s wagon train would reach the Black Hills. (GPS coord: 45 30 08.3 N 103 40 51.5 W) (photo by Paul Horsted/dakotaphoto.com)

book includes historic photographs taken by William Henry Illingworth, of St. Paul, Minn. The 336-page book also includes a photographic exhibit of artifacts, including uniform buttons, ammunition, knives and forks, found along the trail. The entire project is featured at the Journey Museum in Rapid City through Feb. 21, 2010. “Crossing the Plains with Custer” is available at local bookstores in softcover at $45. or directly from the publisher in hardcover for $75. To see samples or order a signed copy, visit www.dakotaphoto.com, or call 605-673-3685.

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Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Fri, January 1 VS. Team USA • 7:05 pm Sun, January 3 VS. Fargo • 6:05 pm Sat, January 9 VS. Tri-City • 7:05 pm Sun, January 10 VS. Omaha • 6:05 pm Sun, January 17 VS. Fargo • 6:05 pm Wed, January 20 VS. Team USA • 7:05 pm Arena/Convention Center The USHL is the premier junior hockey league in the United States, with players from all over vying to earn college scholarships under the guidance of a professional staff. Check out www.sfstampede.com for more information! Tickets $7.50-$15.50 INFO (605) 336-6060. La Leche League of Sioux Falls 2nd Thursday of each month • 6:30 pm Elegant Mommy • 2109 W 49th Street. 338-0228

Sioux Falls Skyforce 2009-2010 Fri, January 8 VS. Dakota Wizards • 7pm Tue, January 12 VS. Iowa Energy • 7pm Fri, January 15 VS. Fort Wayne Mad Ants • 7pm Sat, January 16 VS. Fort Wayne Mad Ants • 7pm Fri, January 22 VS. Tulsa 66ers • 7pm Sat, January 23 VS. Los Angeles D-Fenders • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena • 1201 N. West Avenue

The Sioux Falls Skyforce features nonstop, high-powered fun in the family-friendly Sioux Falls Arena. Tickets $5 - $75. INFO (605) 332-0605. Graham Academy Preschool Open House and Exploration Sat, January 9 • 1pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue Learn about our preschool in a fun-filled afternoon perfect for 3-5 year olds. From our second language story time to science demonstrations, imaginative movement workshops, and building opportunities, you will get a first-hand glimpse of preschool life. We will have information on how preschool can benefit your family and registration for available for visitors. Activities will be on a rotating basis and families are welcome to come and explore anytime throughout the afternoon. Healthy snacks and face painting will also be provided. Pre-registration is not required. INFO 367-7397 ext. 2352 or RoseAnn at ext 2350. Annie Sun, January 10 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue Please visit www.washingtonpavilion.org for more information about tickets, driving directions and other information about the venue. INFO (605) 367-6000. Big Boy Toy Show 2010 January 15 - 17

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James Cotton Sat, January 16 • 8pm Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Avenue Grammy Award winner, Smithsonian Institute and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, multiple W.C. Handy Award winner… shall we go on? “Superharp” is sure to bring the house down with his powerful harmonica! Tickets $40/$22. INFO (605) 335-6101. Samuel Ramey Saturday, January 16 • 8pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue Samuel Ramey, the foremost interpreter of bass-baritone operatic repertoire in the world, joins the Symphony to perform his sell-out concert, A Date with the Devil. Tickets $15-$60. INFO (605) 3357933.

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Ceili Dance Thurs, January 21 • 6:30 pm Old Courthouse Museum Céilí (pronounced KAY-lee) dances are held each month at the Old Courthouse Museum. Céilí dance is Irish social dance. The dances are taught and moves are called. Beginners are welcome. Céilí music may be provided by an assortment of fiddle, flute, tin whistle, accordion, bodhdrán, 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. INFO (605) 271-1786. Celebrity Night Out Friday, January 22 • 7-11pm CJ Callaway’s Exciting new packages - Amazing Race scavenger hunt and dinner for 20 people, Pig Roast at Great Bear Recreation for you and 75 of your closest friends, Helicopter Ride over Sioux Falls and enjoy the twinkling lights during the holidays, What a Man Wants-a riding snow blower for the men attending the auction, Spring Luncheon with Kimberley Thune on Monday, May 10th at K Restaurant. INFO 359-8416. Opera Theatre: Too Many Sopranos Fri, January 22 • 7:30 pm Sat, January 23 • 7:30 pm Edith Mortenson Main Theatre • 29th & Menlo Hilarious new opera by Edwin Penhorwood. Four Divas arrive in heaven to learn there is not enough room for all of them in the Heavenly Chorus due to all the tenors and basses in Hell. They must go to Hell and do a selfless deed in order to bring back some tenors and basses. Tickets $5/high school & younger free. INFO (605) 2745320.

10 Picasso Mural Fri, January 22 • 10:30 & 1:30 Kuehn Community Center • 2801 S. Valley View Rd. Join us for a big artistic experiment with each child painting their own piece of art. We’ll then put all the art pieces together to form one giant mural that picasso would be proud of. This class is intended for children ages 2-4 with an adult. We request that only two children per one adult attend our toddler classes. We also ask that an adult stay with their toddler during the entire program. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available at www. siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. Payment is required at the time of registration. $5 tickets. INFO (605) 367-8222.


Roller Derby Sat, January 23 VS. Omaha Roller Girls • 7pm Fairgrounds • 4000 West 12th Street The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz are a group of women from all walks of life, who have come together to promote roller derby and make a difference in the community for which they reside. Skater owned and operated, the league has given $20,000 to local charities. $10 or $15 admission. INFO www.rollerdollz.com.

Pumps, Pearls and Purses in Paradise Wed, January 27 • 5:30 pm Ramkota Rushmore Hall This ‘girls only’ event will include shopping, a unique food selection, opportunities to meet friends, and entertainment. It truly will be a taste of paradise during South Dakota’s coldest winter month. So warm up with the JLSF while contributing to their mission locally by purchasing a ticket to the event for $35, available at JJ’s Wine & Spirits (57th and Western) or Traditions (Downtown on Phillips). Pumps, Pearls, & Purses in Paradise will be January 27th starting at 5:30pm at the Ramkota Hotel. Join us for a night of fun and community involvement you’ll never forget. INFO (605) 336-9469. Media One FunSki January 29 & 30 Great Bear Recreation Park FunSki is a community-wide fundraiser for the Children’s Inn, which serves abused and neglected women and children in our community. There are activities for all skills, interests and ages; including kickball, snow tube races, downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow sculpture. Visit www.funski.org for details! A Cinderella Story Sat, January 30 • 8pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main This hip reinvention of a classic, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s A CINDERELLA STORY, combines edgy choreography with jazzy, bluesy music. The new storyline tells an updated version of the classic fairytale where the family gathers in front of the TV instead of a fire. A CINDERELLA STORY is a contemporary feast for the eyes and ears, entertaining audiences of any age. $29$54. INFO (605) 367-6000. Saturday, January 30 Happy 1st Birthday Nicholas! We love you very much. Mommy & Daddy

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oving everything from an apartment mixed and matched in the same color palette, combined with a mega-shopping trip to IKEA, and the décor for the Medema household was born. Dave and Cassie Medema’s goal was to complete their re-decorating in

six weeks, and to ensure their diligence, a housewarming party was planned — further securing the deadline. It helps the Medemas were embarking on a new-home adventure and Cassie Medema has a graphic design background.

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But still, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an audacious goal that two daring souls had the eagerness and creativity to pursue. And amazingly, their journey went from pursuit to accomplishment during the six-week whirlwind.

The perks of the home on 1504 S. 1st Avenue near McKennan Park were well-suited for the Medemas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We instantly saw the potential this house had to be our perfect home. Since we both work from home, it was important to us to be somewhere

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biggest project to undertake was painting over dark cabinetry in the kitchen, to give the space its bright appeal and contrast the decorative elements. There was also wallpaper to remove before painting, as well as original wood flooring to refinish.

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This created a canvas to begin the artistry developed in every room. Now their main level intersperses cool tones of blue, green, with orange and red accents on neutral backdrops. “It’s

very us,” Cassie shares, “We wanted bold, bright, clean and comfortable.” Over a beautiful custom-built cabinet they received as a wedding gift from Dave’s uncle, lays a platter covered with

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colorful buttons in the same spectrum — giving the room a cohesive, yet whimsical feel. Two weeks before their November housewarming party, the Medemas had the welcomed surprise of expecting a new family

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Funky Fresh, including black and white candids and photos of past outings gummy-tacked to the wall. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a visual reminder of their joint effort in working together. Even the master bedroom has matching guitars resting in the corner, waiting for their inspired moments. September celebrated a year of residency for the Medemas. The versatility in decorating is one of the best elements Cassie Medema enjoys about their home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a compulsive re-arranger. I am lucky to have a fellow-

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Virgo husband who understands my need to have things in order. Although I am the one constantly evolving the furnishings of the home, Dave has learned to trust me to make the place just right for all of us.â&#x20AC;? The furniture has flexibility in which room it is used in, and many of the pieces of artwork are framed screen prints, which can easily be changed, especially with a renovated one-car garage for studio space where new screen prints can be produced. This work area gave the opportunity to repurpose and decorate cabinets not used in the house.

Some items were purchased at thrift stores and painted a funky shade of yellow. “It gives the room an unexpected pop of color,” shares Cassie of the smaller pieces of furniture. She was antique shopping when she found a small brown side table used in her living room, but didn’t know what it was initially. She later discovered its history when she read ‘dental cabinet’ on a tag browsing at another shop. The living room is right off of the entry way, so it gives a nice warm welcome, beckoning to come on in and make yourself at

home. The front door boasts a darling porch with a sitting area and porch swing. The back door steps up to a deck, and just inside is a tiny little bathroom that was cleverly converted from a closet by the previous owners. But they feel their funkiest, freshest design yet has arrived in human form. As baby Evan celebrates his first year, they wonder how soon his creative vices will surface. The Medemas say before they know it, “he’ll have a Mac of his own and will be screenprinting posters for his own room.”

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haring is caring. We try to teach that to young children, and it’s no different in our household. We try to teach that a giving heart expects nothing in return. Of course, my sevenyear-old (and middle child, by the way) takes it to the extreme. He gives stuff away like it’s going out of style until he realizes he gave something away that he needed. There’s a much longer story here about his favorite winter hat that wound up in his friend’s backpack at school, but let’s just say that Berent (my son) and Oliver (his friend) will be friends for a long time because the simple act of sharing is something that transcends sharing material things; the truth is that when you share selflessly, you get something much greater in return. In the wine world, I witness many acts of sharing. A wine bottle, if you think about it, is designed for sharing. There’s plenty of wine in a regular bottle of wine to go around. Typically, if you pour 6 oz. in a wine glass, you will get four glasses out of

a bottle of wine. That’s three friends that you just made happy. I’ve been thinking lately, why is there 750 ml. in a regular bottle of wine? It seems like an odd size; why not an even 1.0 liter? Here’s what I found out: In ancient times, the Romans and others usually kept wine in clay pots. Glass blowing technology was known, but bottles were rare and expensive novelty items that may have been used for serving wine, but rarely for storing it. By the 1500s, glass bottles were fairly commonplace in commerce and in well-to-do households, but they were used only to tap a ration from a wooden wine barrel and bring it to the table, still not for storage. The bottle became an important part of wine only in the 17th Century, says Hugh Johnson in his “Vintage: The Story of Wine,” when improving technology made it possible to produce bottles in a consistent size and shape that could be easily stored in

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quantity. Through the 18th Century, the standard wine-bottle shape stretched from a squat decanter-style flagon to a fat “pot” to, eventually, something close to the cylindrical bottle size we know today. Not coincidentally, the use of the natural cork stopper as a reasonably reliable way to close the bottle also developed about around this time. Bottle sizes seemed to develop by a similar trial-and-error process. In England, the old-fashioned pint and quart sized were popular, perhaps by analogy to other bottled liquids. Most antique bottles, however, seem to fall into the range of 600 ml. to 800 ml. Britain and the U.S. eventually legalized the “fifth” bottle - one-fifth of a gallon - as a standard size for wine and liquor, while Europe gravitated to the similar 750 ml size in the metric system, although with many variations such as 700 ml or 730 ml. Only as recently as the 1970s did most industrial nations

standardize on the 750 ml size for consistency in importation and taxation, a move that saw Americans lose about 2/10 of an ounce from the standard bottle. But all this still begs the question: Why the specific “fifth” or 750ml size? Two theories in particular sound reasonable: 1. This is the average capacity of a glass-blower’s lungs, and thus the approximate size of a bottle created in one blow. 2. A typical “fifth” bottle full of wine and corked weighs about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, a convenient size to pack and carry while shopping. Whichever theory you ascribe to is fine with me, as long as you share your 750 ml. with some good company. After all, sharing is caring! Carpe Vino! Contact Riccardo at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com for all of your wine questions.

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tuna, sweet scallop sliders and spicy merguez sausages. At each place, I scan the menus for new ideas and inspirations. And then it’s back to the kitchen to see what I can do. And the great thing about apps is they are often just a few ingredients. Some of my favorites were created by just combining a couple of my favorite things… more on that later. These days, the food landscape in many larger cities is sprinkled with tapas restaurants. (Ladies, if your husband says he went to a tapas bar, listen carefully, because there is a world of difference between “tapas” and “topless”. If it’s the latter, show him to the nearest jewelry store.)



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Tapas bars are wonderful emporiums where customers are encouraged to order many assorted dishes to share and essentially, make a meal out of apps. My kind of place. Here in South Dakota, we are blessed with our own remarkable app — Chislic! Chislic, whether it be fried beef, grilled lamb or venison, is a remarkable regional specialty. Just about every good diner or dive bar has its own version, and all are well seasoned and full of flavor. But here’s the

thing about chislic, I’ve never found it outside of South Dakota, so savor it here at home. This time of year, as family and friends gather around the flat screen for Bowl games and playoffs, I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite apps. These tasty morsels will offer a nice change from the old chips and dips.

Cajun Toothpicks This was a simple idea, combine a few of my favorite things — spicy sausage and sweet grilled shrimp. A few minutes on the grill and you’ve got a crowd pleaser! It’s perfect for a dinner party or Bowl game spread. 12 Gulf Shrimp, 15-20 size, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound andouille sausage, sliced about 3/8” thick

Stick a shrimp and a chunk of the sausage on a bamboo skewer — sausage first, then the shrimp wrapped around sausage. Sprinkle with garlic then splash a little of the oil on each, then salt and pepper. Let them rest in the refrigerator for an hour to 24 hours. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once. About 3 to 5 minutes on each side until the shrimp are opaque. Serve with a little remoulade sauce or some spicy mustard.

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Cheese Stuffed Dates This one was inspired by something I tried at a cool little tapas place. A few tweaks of my own and I think it’s pretty darn good. Salty and sweet. Chewy and crunchy. And it’s bacon. What’s wrong with that? 12 medjool dates 3 ounces of goat cheese 12 slices of pancetta (Italian-style bacon)

And those are just the tip of buffet, but I’ll save the anchovies and limburger for the advanced class. But keep in mind, no matter what you’re doing this winter, there’s a killer app for that. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today.


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“...South Dakota has the potential to become the “Saudi Arabia of wind energy” with wind farms that could power cities across the country by tapping the natural wind energy.” and more. While he too started as one guy trying to see if he could make a difference with a blog about biking, obviously the answer is yes. The Sioux Falls Green Project was also involved in the movie night. With a mission to educate about recycling, water conservation and energy consumption and development through research and public awareness, the project has spread the word through its Trash Talkers campaign for recycling, involvement in the annual Plain Green Conference and more. The project helps organize the monthly social gathering Green Drinks (greendrinks.org) with the next chat fest happening January 27. Check out siouxfallsgreenproject.org for more info and to get green tips e-mailed to your inbox. Also visit them on Facebook to learn more about upcoming events. Repower America South Dakota is also an educational organization that, according to communications director Rick Hauffey, is non-profit, non-political and spreading the word about climate change and legislation surrounding it. One part of their mission is to reveal the Clean and Renewable Energy Bill as not simply about climate protection, but actually a jobs bill that would create 5,000 new clean energy jobs. According to Hauffey, South Dakota has the potential to become the “Saudi Arabia of wind energy” with wind farms that could power cities across the country by tapping the natural wind energy. Repower America hopes the bill, now on the senate floor, will fund the process. The organization is a project of the Alliance for Climate Protection, which was actually invented by Al Gore. Now even if you don’t believe claims that Mr. Gore invented the internet, you can check out Repower America online (repoweramerica. org) or visit their office at 335 N Main, suite 200 which has an

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n snow-shrouded days, bare twigs suspend wishbones in midair. Colorful pages appear in my mail slot, and the wish list gets growing. The seed catalogs are my excuse for sofa solidarity, and I crawl beneath a cover of fleece to imagine gardens beneath snowy blankets of flakes. I’m on high alert for heat and sun-tolerant annuals and circle those descriptions of plants that will flourish in mid-summer when the sun shines from its highest point and cranks up the gas. The seeds I dream of are tried and true gems from Perennial Passion days, and I resolve again to plant those we deemed extra-worthy and underused. The Benary Giant Zinnia was designated 1999 Fresh Cut Flower of the Year because of high mildew resistance and bright large flowers on compact plants. Zinnia angustifolia ‘Profusion White’ garnered a 2001 AllAmerican Selection and there are other ‘Profusion’ colors, ‘P. Orange’, ‘P. Cherry’, ‘P. White’, and ‘P. Apricot’. Half-inch flowers of creeping zinnia ‘Mandarin Orange’ (Sanvitallia procumbens, not actually in the Zinnia genus) resemble miniature sunflowers and never fade. Plants spread two feet in one season and are superb for hanging baskets. It was the 1986 All-American Selection. Also try S. ‘Yellow Carpet’. Dianthus ‘Ideal Deep Violet’ unfolds darkest flowers, rare for annual Dianthus and received an All-American Selection Bedding Plant Award.

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Verbena ‘Peaches and Cream’ is a 1992 All-American Selection, but any peach colored or other Verbena will do. The peach is the ideal complement of blue mealy cup sage (Salvia farinaceae) and white Egyptian starflower (Pentas). The mealy cup sages (Salvia farinaceae) are indispensable for hard to duplicate blue flowers. ‘Evolution’ was the 2006 AllAmerican Selection but for decades I’ve depended on S. ‘Victoria’. When remembering Verbena, Lantana also comes to mind. Both are especially tolerant of heat and drought, but require extra time to grow from seed. I’ll have to find them already started in spring’s retail stores. Black-eyed Susan ‘Prairie Sun’ (Rudbeckia hirta) produces

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Fabulous Finds from Sioux Falls Favorites Bling Bling!

Bling in the new year at the Artist Playhouse. Handcrafted rings just $25. The Artist Playhouse. 524 N. Main Avenue. 335-3800.

Fun & Funky!

Stand out from the crowd — prom season is here! Unique dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry at Elegant Xpressions. Jovani exclusive dealer. 57th & Western. 362-9911.

Retro or BoHo

Minnetonka sandals are arriving now — just in time for your winter getaway. Rediscover these classic designs. Starting at $54 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips. 334-5795.

Ride On!

Your toddler will love the Rody! Latex-free bouncy toy — for kids 3 & up. $49.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.


For Your Valentine

Give the gift of peace in the new year. Brighton® peace belts just $56 each at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Avenue. 330-4002.

Give your sweetie a little wild whoopie on Valentine’s Day. Wild Whoopie Bakery. 524 N. Main Avenue. 274-7437.

Warm Up

Warm up the chilly January days with these bright and colorful gloves and scarves! Gloves $19 and scarves $26 at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Keepsakes into Art

Turn your keepsakes into art you can enjoy every day. Custom framing available on almost anything at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Song in Her Heart

Put a song in her heart this Valentine’s Day with this Jim Shore Open Heart heart locket. $95.95 at Larsen Designs. 69th & Western. 323-0210.

Dress Them Up

Interchangeable bracelets for Medic Alert charms will help dress up a previously bland necessity. Mix and match, double up, have fun with them. Portion of medic charm sales go to medical research. Make your own starting around $4 or special order starting at $14 from The Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 977- 2147.

Hair Fashion Secret

Anyone can easily and affordably add length, volume and highlights to their own hair with the Put on Pieces. 100% Human Hair Clip-in Extensions. $269 at Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. 521-5099.

Attention Moms! The Wild Side

As seen in O Magazine, your little wild one will love these leopard faux fur jackets. $58 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

2010 mother of the bride gowns now in - in stock or order. Dress shown $238 at Interlude Bridal. 2425 South Shirley Avenue. 323-2210.

Just Precious

Add this precious handstitched needlepoint pillow to your decor. Choose from sage, blue or soft gold. $148 each at Random Harvest. 401 E. 8th Street. 274-3343.

All that Glitters... Remember...

Your Valentine this February 14th with a special arrangement from Josephine’s Floral Design. Call to reserve your delivery today. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-9290.

Gold jewelry is what’s in style for the new year. Amazing selection, amazing prices. Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop at our showroom at 708 East Benson Road. (605) 335-0602.

Go Green

Learn about energy sources and to “think green”. Kids can have fun and learn about ways to be environmentally friendly. $69.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Comfy & Warm

Your baby will feel secure and warm in these unique breathable fabric swaddling blankets. Allow for air flow and helps prevent baby from overheating and SIDS. Comforts even the fussiest of babies. Set of two $34.99 - several colors to choose from - at Elegant Mommy. 2109 W. 49th Street. 338-0228.

Winemakers Wanted

Vintner’s Best winemaking kits are now at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor (basic kit $79.69, deluxe $111.59). Contains all the hardware you need, except the bottles, to make six gallons of premium wine. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

A Little Vino

Treat yourself to an antique wine decanter — made of mercury. A unique wine drinking experience. $100 each at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. (605) 275-3456.

Calling All Princesses

Join Color Me Mine for their Princess Party January 30. Dress as a princess and enjoy painting, mini manicures, face painting and snacks. Also meet Miss South Dakota Royalty. Paint a beautiful tiara night light - and have a ball! Cost is $40 + tax and a non-refundable pre-paid reservation is required. Space is limited - sign up early. 3709 West 41st St. 362-6055.

Booster Pod®

A big boost for little ones! Soft cushiony seat with stable base and safety straps makes this seat the ultimate in comfort and function. $49.99 at Kids Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Avenue. (605) 361-8636.

It’s Time L.A.M.B. Handbags

Get the latest L.A.M.B. handbags — exclusively at AMaVo. Several styles and sizes to choose from. From $175. 57th & Louise. 274-8674.

Pep, Pep Show Your Pep!

Kaladi’s peppermint patty mocha will pep you up and hit the spot on a cold January day. 26th & Minnesota. 339-3322 or downtown at 121 S. Main Avenue. (605) 977-0888.

Ring in the new year with a new clock. Several unique styles and sizes to choose from. Clock shown is for indoor or outdoor and is priced at $79.99. 15.75” diameter. Available at John Adam. 3401 S. Kelley Avenue. 332-7685.

Frontier Soup

Serve in a bread bowl for a hearty meal. Homemade in minutes! Choose from over 15 varieties. They’re scrumptious! Available at Breadsmith. 609 W. 33rd St. 338-1338 or 26th & Marion, 275-2338.

New Styles Now Available

Stop out to see the new door styles - including the custom Mullion Door - shown is the Bungalow style. Color is the new Macadamia with a Latte glaze. New Cambria colors as well - including Durham and Halstead. StarMark Cabinetry. 700 E. 48th Street North. 336-5595.

Out of This World

Your little guy will look out of this world with the new Kidorable Space Hero rain gear. Umbrella $14.99, Boots $25.99, Coat $33.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 362-7728.

Complete Immune

Boost your immune system, increase production of white blood cells, protect healthy cells from free radicals — prevention is always better than cure. Available at Complete Nutrition. 57th & Louise. (605) 274-7348.

A Fresh Look

Freshen up your space as you ring in the new year. Young & Richards carries many home decor and accent accessories. Picture shown $109.00. 236 S. Main Avenue. (605) 336-2815.

Warm & Hip

You can be warm and look hip in this gorgeous and unique scarf. Many to choose from. Shown $78 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Cocooning Body Lotion

VitaZen cocooning body lotion is a wonderful source of well-being, balance and beauty. Envelops your body in a veil of softness. $58 at Body Sculpting Day Spa. 220 N. Kiwanis Avenue. 977-BODY.

Smoky Eyes

bareMinerals® Smoky Eyes — perfect for a night on the town, cocktails with the girls or a candlelit date...follow the simple instructions inside and you’ll be wearing the smoky look in no time. $30 at Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa. 1701 E. 69th St. (605) 332-5115.

Apple Cider Pork Loin

Pork loin charbroiled over the wood fire, sliced and sauteed — served with apple cider fuji apples, roasted zucchini and Yukon gold potatoes. $18.95 at Spezia. 57th & Louise. 334-5795.

Original Artwork

Choose from a large selection of original artwork from regional artists at the South Dakota Art Museum Store. Piece shown is Untitled by Tim Steele, Brookings, SD. $210.00 South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings. 605-688-5423. www.southdakotaartmuseum.com

Purse Organizer Insert A New Leo

Leap into the new year with a new gymnastics leotard. You’ll flip over the large selection of styles and colors. Shown from $26 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Your Perfect Sole Mate

Finally, a stylish solution for a woman’s mess of a purse...beauty starts from within with PurseN®. From $18 at Attitudes by Designers, Ltd. 26th & Western. 335-7850.

Every body loves MBT and MBT loves every body, as it provides head-to-toe fitness by engaging muscles, joints and tendons you never knew you had. Available for men and women in new athletic, casual, dress and work styles. Burn extra calories or make a long day on your feet easier. Prices range from $240 to $390. Available at mbt.com

Free Dora Tungsten Wedding Band

With the purchase of any precious metal Dora wedding band. 5 great styles to choose from! Stop in for more details – offer good for a limited time only! The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. 362-0008.

First Frost

This glistening bracelet evokes memories of the magical chill of winter’s first frost, or the first snowflakes appearing in the night sky. At Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

Knit Crazy Cool Socks!

Once you’ve had a hand knit sock you’ll never want store bought again. Check out the coolest new sock yarns! For class information call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

$5 Burger Night

$5 Burgers Tuesday Nights for a limited time. Come try a Premium “Free Roaming, Locally raised” Buffalo or Elk burger with our special house-grilled seasoned potatoes. So park free and have a burger with flavor....Wild Sage Grille, 300 North Cherapa Place. www.wildsagegrille.com

Even Without Arms

...it grabs your attention. This armless accent chair has the style and charisma you need to add extra seating to any room in your home! Come see it for yourself, but quantities are limited. Priced at $399.99 and only at South Dakota Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

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Introducing the Heeren Sisters’…little brother BY TED HEEREN

I’VE WAITED MY ENTIRE LIFE TO WRITE A COLUMN IN A WOMEN’S MAGAZINE. Growing up with 4 older sisters and a mom on an isolated farm in rural Lincoln County South Dakota, I learned things. Actually, that introduction probably doesn’t do the girls justice, they weren’t ‘just’ sisters after all. The Heeren Sisters’ toured the county roads stopping at State Fairs and Iowa Pork Producers banquets as a bonafide sing and dance routine, Motown mostly, with a touch of musical theater and a few John Anderson covers to close out the set. They rehearsed in our basement. Mom managed the crew and organized things. She also sewed the costumes and saw to it that the girls’ hair achieved the proper volume, or bigness, or frizzness. I’m not sure what it’s called exactly. I wore a matching ensemble, usually consisting of some sort of a flowery patterned bow tie with suspenders. My responsibilities began and ended with introducing the act, a 2-minute shtick that I performed from memory. I still remember most of it to this day.

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Dad drove the van, carried the Pioneer boom-box, and made hand gestures to alert the girls when they were singing too loud. So yeah, I learned things. I’m not saying I know everything about women (or emceeing for that matter, I peeked at the Beresford Centennial show in 1984 by the way); my wife can vouch for that. I’m just saying that I’m uniquely qualified to write this particular column – an Etc. Magazine rural American travelogue. I used to write a similar column in a men’s magazine. I was uniquely qualified to write that one too because I’m a man, technically. I went places that pandered to man preferences, places like Wayne Porter’s sculpture park near the Montrose Exit, and the Miles Inn in Little Chicago, and the Pioneer Power Show in Menno, SD. As you can gauge by the photos, this column will cater toward a more cultured, sophisticated set of preferences, ‘her’

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preferences. The days of snapping Polaroids of absurd roadside curiosities are long gone. This time around I plan on writing about stuff that girls like; art, fine dining, high society events, pink stuff, sparkles, huge plastic cows, frizzy hair, tire sculptures, Shriners, Mr. Bendo, pretty much just finer stuff in general, ya know, feminine stuff. I’ll even have my wife, artist and professor Liz Heeren, man, or as a lady might say, woman the camera, to give the column that special touch that only a woman possesses. After all, this is your show. Etc is your magazine. I’m just a kid dressed up in an uncomfortable costume sitting in between his parents up front, staring out at rural America through the windows of the family van, a little brother, a young emcee, and above all, a roadie. That’s all for introductions, next stop: Estelline, SD.


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The Mysterious Land of



here are very few destinations that have as much to offer visitors as Peru...a truly magnificent country. Here you will find beautiful beaches, tropical jungle, picture-perfect mountain ranges, vast deserts, plentiful wildlife, and more. Peru is rich with culture, history, archaeology, and indigenous cultures. It really is a destination with something for everybody. With the official language being Spanish, Peru is where you will find the ancestral home of the Incas, and is filled with a breathtaking combination of natural wonder and human culture. From the awe-inspiring Nazca lines to the Peruvian Amazon, there is something to amaze and inspire everywhere you go.

There are endless archaeological wonders in the country of Peru. Extraordinary remains of ancient civilizations are everywhere. The City of Cusco is the capital of the Inca Empire, and is a World Heritage site, founded in AD1100. Cusco is filled with fascinating Inca and colonial Spanish architecture, with murals depicting scenes from history along the walls, with local men and women still wearing traditional clothing. One of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous mountain treks, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, passes through snow-capped mountains and a series of 12 Inca ceremonial sites. Many travelers come to Peru just to do the Inca Trail. It takes nearly four days and three

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nights to hike from Cusco to Machu Picchu, going up to heights of 4200 meters. Machu Picchu is also referred to as the “Lost City” of the Incas, and was rediscovered centuries after the last Conquistador left. It is considered Peru’s top attraction, perched atop a remote mountain northwest of Cusco. Thompson Family Adventures is one option for visitors to use as a way to journey through Peru, and explore the Land of Inca, 12/15/09

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Machu Picchu, and more. They give options for you and your family to whitewater raft through the Sacred Valley and visit the village of Chinchero for some cultural encounters you will never forget. The Inca ruins are also something to explore, especially on horseback. The most impressive of Cusco’s four neighboring Inca Runes is the magnificent Incan ceremonial center,

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Sacsayhuamán. The others are called Puca Pucara, Qenko, and Tambo Machay. Thousands of people celebrate the Inti Raymi festival here on the 24th of June. Five centuries of colonial history in Lima, Peru, are portrayed with plazas and mansions throughout. The main square, Plaza de Armas, is home to the 18th-century cathedral and the Government palace. One of the few buildings to still be

standing after Lima’s 1746 earthquake, the Church of San Francisco, holds a vast library, artistic masterpieces, catacombs, and a breathtaking domed roof. Near Lima, the city of Caral is a 5,000-year-old city discovered in 1994 and is now open to tourists after years of restoration. The mysterious Nazca lines are etched into the desert about 265 miles south of Lima, Peru. The designs in the sand depict


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living creatures and plants, as well as lines of spectacular perfection several miles in length, and date back to between 200BC and AD600. The Nazca lines are among archaeology’s greatest enigmas because of their quantity, size, nature, and continuity. Several theories have arisen about the Nazca lines. Some explain extraterrestrial beings and others believe farmers used the lines to know and control the weather cycles. They are also believed to have had some ritual astronomical functions. The stunning landscapes in Peru allow visitors to hike through snowy peaks one day, and relax on the sunny beach the next. You can explore rainforest and ride on a traditional tortora reed boat on some of the world’s highest lakes. There are plenty of sports and activities in Peru, including hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, snow sports, hang gliding, fishing...just to name a few. Peru is truly a hiker’s paradise. The heights of the Andes and the Amazon forest create such a plentiful surrounding for travelers to enjoy. Practically the entire sierra includes trekking circuits of various degrees and difficulty. There are many worldfamous hiking routes to choose from, including the deep Colca Valley, Mount Ausangate, and more. You can also trek along the beautiful Cordillera Blanca trail, a 113-mile long adventure

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through mountains, glaciers, lakes, and archaeological sites. The Peruvian coastline offers water sports, fishing, and fabulous local cuisine along with a gentle sea breeze. The world’s longest wave, Chicama, is a popular attraction for surfers. You may enjoy windsurfing and scuba diving as well. Peru is famous throughout South America for its variety of traditional crafts and food. Lima’s Chinatown district is one that is colorful and full of traditional crafts such as pottery, leatherwork, textiles and jewelry. In addition, the Cajamarca Carnival is famous throughout Peru for its annual celebrations that last an entire month. Some traditional Peruvian dishes worth trying are Lorno Saltado (stir-fry beef ) and Aji de Gallina (chicken stew). Also, Inca cola is a bright yellow soft drink that smells like bubble gum. The potato originated in Peru, cultivated by the Incas in the high altitude of the Andes Mountains. There are over 5,000 registered varieties of potatoes in Peru. With the ability to trek through mountains, kayak the highest lake in the world, and explore a culture that has been around since Inca times, where else in the world would you want to go? The fascinating culture, stunning landscape, and interesting people will make your tour to Peru an unforgettable experience.

It’s Your Time.



oday’s women are incredibly busy. From dropping the kids off at practice to planning weekly meals, picking up groceries and paying the bills, keeping up with the hustle and bustle of life can be exhausting. While the new year can be busy — don’t forget to take time to take care of your health. “Often women are the caregivers for their families and forget to take care of themselves. With the new year comes another opportunity to remind women they too need to visit the doctor, make sure their screenings are up-to-date and they need to take a minute to think about their health,” says Kristen Hermanson, MD and OB/GYN specialist at Sanford Clinic Women’s Health. Individual recommendations about the frequency of health screenings vary upon your personal health history, so consult your physician or nurse practitioner to find out when you should have your check-ups, screenings and immunizations. “Overall, it is important to make an appointment with your physician every year. Your physician can provide a physical exam, but more importantly will provide key education and information relevant to your long-term health and wellness,” says Dr. Hermanson. When you go for your next checkup, be sure to talk to your doctor or nurse about what preventive measures you can take to stay healthy — today and tomorrow.

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Weight (BMI) Have your Body Mass Index (BMI) calculated to screen for obesity. You can also find your own BMI with the BMI calculator at www.sanfordwomenshealth.org.

Blood Pressure Have your blood pressure checked by a health professional at least every two years. Blood pressure is considered high if it is 140/90 or higher.

Cholesterol Have your cholesterol checked annually starting at age 45. If you are younger than 45, talk to your doctor about getting your cholesterol checked if: • You have diabetes or high blood pressure • Heart disease runs in your family • You smoke

Sexually Transmitted Infections Schedule a test for sexually transmitted diseases if you are 25 or younger and sexually active. If you are older, talk to your doctor about being tested.

Skin/Mole Exam Once a year, have your doctor or nurse practitioner inspect your skin and any moles for evidence of skin cancer. Mammogram Mammography tests for breast cancer. Patients with an average risk for breast cancer should begin scheduling mammograms yearly at age 40. If you have a family history of breast cancer you may need to be tested earlier. Pap Smear A pap smear tests for cervical cancer. Have a pap smear every 1 to 3 years if you: • Have ever been sexually active • Are between the ages of 21 and 65 Diabetes Have a test for diabetes if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

HIV The CDC recommends all adults be screened for HIV at least once in their lifetime. Have a test to screen for HIV infection if you: • Have had unprotected sex with multiple partners • Are being treated for sexually transmitted diseases • Are pregnant • Have used or now use injection drugs • Had a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985 Influenza Vaccine All healthy women should receive the influenza vaccine in the fall of each year. Tetanus/Diptheria Booster Vaccine Women should have the Tetanus-Diptheria booster every ten years. Herpes Zoster Vaccine The Herpes Zoster vaccine provides protection from shingles. Women over the age of 60 should talk to their doctor about this vaccination.

HPV Vaccine The HPV vaccination should be given to females between the ages of 9 and 26. It is best to administer this series of vaccinations before a woman becomes sexually active. The vaccination is provided in a series of three shots over the course of six months. Meningococcal Vaccine This vaccination is appropriate for children at their preadolescent check-up all the way through college. Anyone with an increased risk of contact with the meningitis virus, specifically those living in college dormitories, should be vaccinated. Bone Density Screening You should begin testing for bone density at age 65 to screen for osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). If you are between the ages of 60 and 64 and weigh 155 lbs. or less, talk to your doctor about being tested. Colorectal Cancer Screening Ask your physician for a colorectal cancer test starting at age 50. Your doctor can help you decide which test is right for you. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may need to be tested earlier. Depression Your emotional health is as important as your physical health. If you feel “down,” sad, or hopeless for more than two weeks or lose interest or pleasure in doing things, you may be depressed. Talk to your doctor about being screened for depression.

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JANUARY !"#$%&'()*+!,$'(%,& Christmas with the Animals January 9 • 1-3pm Great Plains Zoo • 805 S. Kiwanis Christmas continues at the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Join us for “Christmas with the Animals” Saturday, January 9th from 1pm to 3pm. Watch the Cheetahs tear into gingerbread houses filled with meat and the Siamang Gibbons open gifts filled with fruits and vegetables. This event is free for Zoo members or with paid admission. INFO 605.367.8313 ext. 28. Sticky Fingers Mon, January 11 • 11am & 1pm MariCar Community Center • 400 N . Valley View Rd. We’ve all seen the kind you find at the store...but what about making your own? During this class we will be making a different play-dough recipe, that you can make at home and some you can even eat! This class is intended for children ages 4-6 with an adult. We request that only two children per one adult attend our preschool classes. We also ask that an adult stay with their preschooler during the entire program. Pre-registration is required. $5 admission. Online registration is available at www.siouxfallsparks.org or you can call 367-4593. Winter Olympics Tues, January 26 • 7:30 pm Tuthill Park Ice Rink

Come and try your luck in our Outdoor Winter Olympics. We will be bobsledding, curling, speed skating, and skeleton. Please bring your own sled. This class is intended for teens 13-18. Preregistration is required. $5.00. Online registration is available at www.siouxfallsparks.org or you can call 371-4131. Media One FunSki January 29 & 30 Great Bear Recreation Park FunSki is a community-wide fundraiser for the Children’s Inn, which serves abused and neglected women and children in our community. There are activities for all skills, interests and ages; including kickball, snow tube races, downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow sculpture. Visit www.funski.org for details! A Cinderella Story Sat, January 30 • 8pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main This hip reinvention of a classic, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s A CINDERELLA STORY, combines edgy choreography with jazzy, bluesy music. The new storyline tells an updated version of the classic fairytale where the family gathers in front of the TV instead of a fire. A CINDERELLA STORY is a contemporary feast for the eyes and ears, entertaining audiences of any age. $29-$54. INFO (605) 367-6000.

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Planning for Your Future Family? Genetic counseling can help couples understand their risk BY DONNA FARRIS, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


ll expectant parents hope for a healthy baby. Yet in some situations everything doesn’t go as planned. “Approximately 3-5% of all pregnancies are born with a birth defect,” said Dr. Maria Palmquist, perinatologist and medical geneticist with Avera Maternal-Fetal Medicine. “Typically patients aren’t aware of these risks until an abnormal finding appears on ultrasound.” Dr. Palmquist and Avera genetic counselor Nicole Rose have a special interest in high-risk pregnancies, as well as genetic risk assessment, and genetic counseling. Genetic counseling is a communication process that provides patients with education, support and risk assessment. “Throughout the genetic counseling process, value is placed on patient autonomy – making sure patients know their options, but also allowing them to decide what is best for their family,” Rose said.

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Often families are referred for genetic counseling if there is a family history of birth defects, pregnancy loss, or an inherited condition like cystic fibrosis. Other times, families discover they are at an increased risk for a genetic condition or birth defect based on screening tests run during pregnancy. If a patient has a positive screening test or a family history of an inherited condition, additional testing is often available to rule out the specific condition. “In fact, in many cases we are reassuring to patients. Most genetic testing rules out serious conditions for expectant parents,” Dr. Palmquist said. Further testing options include chorionic villus sampling performed as early as 10-12 weeks and amniocentesis, which can be performed after 16 weeks. If a serious condition or birth defect is detected, it gives parents a chance to prepare by learning about the disorder. “Education is an important component in genetic counseling. A lot of patients don’t know much about a particular syndrome or disease in their family, and many times they fear the unknown,” said Dr. Palmquist. Tammy Westergaard of Sioux Falls and her husband Matt were referred for genetic counseling with their second pregnancy. Tammy was 35 years of age and therefore considered high risk. Ultrasound findings indicated a problem, and sadly Tammy and her husband lost their second child at 23 weeks. The Westergaards have undergone additional genetic testing to rule out any inheritable conditions and are waiting for the

results. “After two losses, we are at a point of deciding whether we try again to have a child, or look into adoption,” Tammy said. “What we find out will definitely help determine what we choose to do in the future.” When an inheritable condition is suspected or there is a family history of an inheritable condition, small samples of blood or a skin biopsy can be taken from the mother or father. These samples can be tested to determine if they are carriers for that condition, so parents can be informed of their risk for having an affected pregnancy. Genetic counseling is open to anyone, even those who are not currently pregnant. Genetic counseling is appropriate for those who have a family history of a birth defect or genetic condition and would like to understand their risks and testing options. “Genetic counseling prior to conception is the best scenario. It allows couples to have more information regarding future pregnancies and can help with planning a pregnancy,” said Dr. Palmquist. “Most patients have healthy babies. However, in difficult situations and those where there are genetic concerns, genetic counseling can provide additional education, support and resources to patients, and in many cases reassurance,” Rose said. Discussions about health topics are now taking place at www. LivingWellCommunity.com. Find the health information you need in the “Health Library” at www.AveraMcKennan.org.

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lthough it is tempting to believe that winter is a time to hibernate indoors, resist the urge to hide inside during the cold and snowy weather. When there is no school due to the weather, there is no need to stress about finding activities for your children to do. It is called a snow day for a reason. A snow day doesn’t have to be a boring day. There are plenty of fun activities for them when they have the day off. What better use for a snow day than to play in the snow? Your kids will get the exercise they need as they have a pile of fun — and best of all, this activity is free. Just be sure to have them dress warmly and pull on those hats and mittens before they head outdoors. Here are some other activities to keep a warm attitude towards winter:

Go on a Hike

Design a Scavenger Hunt

Snow-shoeing and cross-county skiing are great activities to try as a family. Check the local nature centers and state parks to see if they have trails and equipment rental. To make it more interesting, play a game like “I Spy” or look for animal tracks as you go. Take a break and have a hot cocoa picnic. You could incorporate a scavenger hunt into the hike as well.

Make up a treasure hunt for your kids. Hide “treasures” like a small toy, candy, or an allowance in the snow, and give your kids a series of clues they have to follow in order to find them. Or you could make a scavenger hunt for winter nature items — collect pinecones for decorations, fire starters, or homemade bird feeders. Take photos of some favorite trees in the winter and compare them in the summer.


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Make a Homemade Bird Feeder Large pine cones, peanut butter, and birdseed make great bird feeders. Add the peanut butter to the pine cones and roll them in birdseed. Have your child help you keep a journal of the birds in your yard. Try to identify the bird species using a guide and binoculars.

Build a Snow Family Make a snowman or a whole snow family. Have each member of your family create a snow version of themselves. Give them carrot noses and rocks for eyes. Once you have built a frosty snowman, make a game out of it by taking turns trying to land a hat on his head from a certain distance away.

Build a Snow Fort Bring out the summer sand toys (buckets, shovels, and molds) and use them to build a fort, castle, or other creations out of the snow. Use your creativity to come up with all kinds of architectural designs.

Make Snow Angels or a Snow Maze Teach your kids how to make snow angels by lying on your back in the snow and spreading out your arms to the side while moving them up and down. Remember to remind them to get up carefully to see the angel with wings. Ask your kids for help and,

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Go Sledding or Snow Tubing

Have a Snowball Contest or Fight

Find a spot in your backyard, a local park, or a designated hill to go sledding or tubing. You don’t even need a sled – a piece of sturdy cardboard or plastic does the job, as long as you wear a helmet!

Have a friendly snowball battle or hold a contest to see who can create the biggest snowball.

Play a Game of Powder-Puff Football

Play Tug-of-War Divide into teams and create a trench in the snow to serve as the midline. Find a thick rope and let the tugging begin. Freshly fallen snow might work best for this game, so there aren’t any injuries from hard falls.

Go Ice Skating or Play a Game of Hockey Indoors or out, these classic winter activities can be fun for the entire group. And if your child gets into hockey at a young age, be prepared to carry a lot of bulky equipment.

Create an Obstacle Course Have relay races or jump over mounds of snow. Make different fitness stations for your kids to rotate through.

Paint in the Snow Mix food coloring and water and add to spray bottles. Spray the snow to make colorful art outside.

With two teams of three or more people, use a spray bottle with food coloring and water to mark the playing field with large rectangles. Line up at opposite ends (North and South poles) of the field for a kickoff. Once someone on the receiving team catches the ball, they try to bring it back across the defense’s goal line. If the person with the ball is tagged by an opponent or slides out of bounds, the play stops. After four tries or a touchdown, the ball goes to the other team.

Have a Snow Picnic Create a table from snow. Tightly pack snow into a tub container and leave it over night to harden. Overturn the tub to unmold the snow. For seats, use 5-gallon buckets. Create a fun picnic experience for your kids and their friends. As you can see, the challenges of winter can be overcome. With a good attitude, some imagination, dry, warm clothes and the right equipment, you and the kids can have fun and truly appreciate this time of year.

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Name That Dinosaur by Amelia Edwards Includes poster on reverse of jacket, 16 stickers, and 32-page pullout mini-book On the island of Rosa Turoso, there are lions that speak, lizards that dance — and a girl named Abba who is crazy about dinosaurs. With her dinosaur poster, her dachshund, and her magical hat, Abba sets off on a journey, spotting dinosaurs (and other surprises) all the way. Readers are invited to follow along, affixing dinosaurs’ names on a poster just like Abba’s. Ages 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time by James Howe The first snow of winter has fallen, and Houndsley is very happy, as he loves the quiet time. Catina does not like the quiet time, however, and she does not enjoy being snowed in. What about all her plans for the day? What if their evening concert has to be canceled? With a bit of pretending, a few books and board games, a flourish of creativity, and some time to dream, Houndsley helps Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the snowy day, wherever it might take them. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew: Stories and Essays from a Writing Life by Michael Morpurgo Here is a literary journey that roams from the warmth of Provence in “Meeting Cézanne” to the war-torn town of “I Believe in Unicorns;” from the music-filled streets of Venice in “The Mozart Question” to the quiet English marshes of Michael Morpurgo’s hometown in “Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew.” Complementing each tale is an original essay revealing the inspiration behind the story or offering a peek into the intricacies of the author’s craft. Readers and writers alike will be intrigued by this unique collection from a teller of tales who has captured hearts around the world. Ages 10 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Maisy’s Street by Lucy Cousins It’s a busy day in Maisy’s neighborhood — and with this amazing fold-out book, little fans are invited to join her there and say hello to all the characters that she meets. Guess who lives inside the blue house? What is Doctor Duck up to? Can you imagine what’s inside Tallulah’s shopping bag? And what’s behind the flaps found on every page? Maisy lovers are guaranteed to pay many repeat visits to this bustling street full of new sights and familiar friends. Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Rose’s Garden by Peter H. Reynolds A sweet fable dedicated to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy that celebrates the spirit of community, the beauty of nature, and the power of faith and imagination. After traveling the world in her fantastic teapot, Rose is ready to put down roots. She sets about planting flower seeds in a neglected corner of a bustling city. And then she waits — through rain and cold and snow. Rose waits, never doubting that the garden she envisions will one day come to be. Ages 0 mos. and up Candlewick Press

A Walk Down Sesame Street: Pop-Up Book It’s a rare person who doesn’t want to know how to get to Sesame Street. The ground-breaking children’s television show has an indelible hold on our hearts and imagination. On November 10, 2009, Sesame Street marks its 40th anniversary, and Candlewick is proud publish the first fullscale pop-up book in over ten years featuring its beloved characters. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, and Elmo are all here. A one-of-a-kind spectacular popup celebration of Sesame Street in honor of its 40th anniversary — featuring all the characters children have come to know and love. Age 0 and up Candlewick Press

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK 2009! Fearing a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in Britishoccupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows — the College of Lucidity, the rebel cause — Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. Instead, he is soon to learn of Lord Dunmore’s proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join the counterrevolutionary forces. Ages 14 yrs and up Candlewick Press

We Are the Weather Makers The History of Climate Change by Tim Flannery First published for an adult readership, THE WEATHER MAKERS received critical kudos for its solid science and powerful message. Now this accessible new edition speaks directly to young adults, offering a clear look at the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Here is an immediate and hard-hitting look backward — and forward — in climate history, bolstered by models and projections of current data. It includes interviews with people whose livelihoods have been directly affected by climate change, as well as individuals who make new technology and renewable resources a part of daily life. Ages14 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Red Ted and the Lost Things by Michael Rosen One day, a little bear named Red Ted is accidentally left on the seat of a train. When he winds up on a high shelf in the place for lost things, he doesn’t despair — he puts his mind to work! With the help of new friends and the use of all their senses (including a certain fondness for cheese), Ted and pals are determined to find their way back to the little girl who loves and misses him. Author Michael Rosen and illustrator Joel Stewart offer a sweet graphic storybook about pluck, persistence, and the pure comfort of home. Ages 0 mos and up Candlewick Press

Metamorphosis Junior Year by Betsy Franco Life. Love. Death. Identity. Ovid’s got a lot on his mind, and he pours it all — as confessions, observations, narrative poems, and drawings — into the pages of a notebook. Inspired by his namesake, he wryly records his classmates’ dramas as modern-day Roman mythology. There’s Sophie and Caleb, the Psyche and Cupid of cyber-couples; poetic Paula, who pursues filmmaker Franny like Apollo chasing Daphne; and graphic novelist Duwayne, a Proserpina shuttling between divorced parents. Meanwhile, Ovid hides his own Olympian struggles: his meth addict sister Thena has run off, leaving him with a suffocating home life and a disturbing secret. In her striking YA debut, Betsy Franco introduces an expressive soul with a heartbreakingly authentic voice. Fantastical ink illustrations by her son Tom Franco enhance the intimate tone, delving deep into one intriguing teen’s imagination. Ages 14 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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or twenty-one years Stan and Vickie Mallette have braved the cold to enjoy winter’s fresh air and to get physical exercise — it’s a weekend pastime and an adventerous way to get home. The Mallettes drive to the same location for work, but when he stays to finish up, Vickie begins her forty minute journey, walking from 57th Street to finish near the VA Hospital. Co-workers spot her and feel like they should offer a ride, even though they know she chooses to walk the three and a half miles. One remarks, “I’ve never met anyone who tries to find ways to walk outside rather than finding ways not to walk outside.” After all, it does take serious planning to have all of the necessary pieces of clothing packed for the hike home. With a laugh, Mallette finds the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, with her personal favorite being the clarity of thought walking brings to the day. “I think of things I’d forgotten about, that when I get home I’ll write them down,” says Vickie of something that happens pretty regularly after time she’s spent exercising. The Mallettes have even participated in America’s fastest growing winter sport these days – snowshoeing. The spend quiet Sunday mornings delighting in winter’s scenery together.


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What began your commitment to walking outdoors? Through school, I’d participated in sports, but when I started working a desk job, I knew I wanted to keep moving around, and started walking. In my job underwriting life insurance, I see the results of staying active and how it increases life expectancy and gives a better quality of living, so I know it is important. My husband and I use golf in the summertime to get walking in, where really our goal is to fit in a good walk, not so much to get the best golf score. Indoors we’ll ballroom dance once or twice a month, as we took lessons early in our marriage.

How do you prepare to exercise in winter months? I plan on walking unless it’s zero degrees, and there’s only about three weeks total through the winter when temperatures are typically that low. I wear layered clothing and sunglasses to protect myself not only from bright snow, but the wind, and snowpants and ice grippers have been known to appear when the colder days come. You need to be careful with the concrete and using the grips, or they’ll wear down on the pavement. It’s better to walk in the grass if there are patches without ice. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow, plus they are usually raised at the toe for maneuverability. Most of our snowshoeing has been at the Outdoor Campus, and there have even been times we’ve watched the children sledding by Spellerberg Park and wanted to ask for a turn.

Who has inspired you the most? I think of my mother. She’s on the go all the time, and is so energetic.


She’s inspired me to keep my quick pace, as I find I’d rather go outside for a walk than read a book. I’ve been fortunate not to have any injuries and have my husband or friends joining me for company. As I’ve shared my hobby, others have mentioned they’d like to go along which makes it more fun. I really like walking the best when I have someone to be with.

What’s an indoor retreat look like for an outdoorsy couple? A good indoor day would be spent enjoying my favorite seasonal food — a bowl of chili — coupled with a movie. The classic Sound of Music would be on the radar, along with Sandra Bullock flicks. She’s been good in everything I’ve seen her in.

Are there qualities in people you appreciate above others? The characteristics that I appreciate are honesty and a positive attitude. It takes courage to be honest, but it’s so valuable. There are so many things about walking that help me physically and mentally, that I can’t imagine a day without exercise. As I go out on my own, I try to find new paths and notice different things I haven’t seen in the past, but when I’m with someone else I typically stick to the same routes to keep our conversation the main focus. I think it’s keeping me young.

Where is your favorite place? When I was little, I wanted to grow up and be a travel agent. So in lieu of that, I’ve been able to travel to Kauai, typically in April, and cruising is my favorite way to tour a new area. We do look for cruises that have a walking level on their ships because we love it so much.



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aby it’s cold outside”, is my Jack Russell’s favorite song in January! At nine years old she is well schooled in the arctic blasts of winter. She knows that it is “potty time” but the stiff north breezes can talk her out of it. Winter poses a variety of problems for us pet owners. We have pets that do not want to go outside no matter what the need and others that stay outside to the point that we need to worry about frostbite and hypothermia. Who can blame the warm crowd for preferring the couch and a soft blanket? But for the arctic dogs, this beats the heck out of July! Housetraining and potty breaks are the hardest part of winter for any dog owner. The pets do not want to go out and neither do their owners. It is important to make sure that your pet is completely emptying


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Cold Outside their bladder to prevent the occurrence of bladder infections. I like to make sure that even a small walk is taken every day to encourage going to the bathroom. Exercise is important. The winter blues can happen to dogs and cats during the winter. Their playtime is decreased, the days are short and the humans they so adore, would rather stay inside too. Take advantage of the good days and get out for walks and play time. Your pets can tolerate a lot of cold as long as they are dry and the wind is not blowing. If you are outside, monitor a few simple things to keep your pet healthy. The easiest thing to watch for is shivering. If it becomes constant or uncontrollable, head for home and get them warm. If they start standing on 3 legs, or alternating which foot they use, their feet are getting too cold. With all of the new fashions available for pets, use a sweater and boots. Not only do people gain weight during the winter, but so

do their pets. Cats and dogs alike are programmed to eat as much as possible during the winter and to increase the amount of time they sleep. They also are not outside moving around, which increases the chance of weight gain. Decrease their calorie intake by using smaller portions or a lower calorie food. Also, do not give them as many treats in the winter. I promise they will still love you. Cats get bothered by winter as well. They often have an urge for green things. This means your houseplants may not be safe. I like to grow some fresh grass or oats on the windowsill for Momo. It gives him something to chew on to satisfy his salad urges. I also like to introduce new toys in the winter to keep him moving around and playing. Bundle up, keep smiling and stay active this winter. Your pets and your friends will appreciate it.

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COLTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (1880 - 1967) Town founder John E. Colton is generally recognized as the driving force behind the establishment of a school district and three of a series of four public schools which met the educational needs of local children for 87 years. Colton was an educator, the town’s namesake, and an aggressive booster of the belief that all area children were entitled to a public school education. He was a longtime member of the township school board and served two terms as Minnehaha County Superintendent of Schools. Several members of his extended family served as teachers in Colton schools. After arriving in 1878, he was active in organizing Taopi Township School District No. 62 and a year later was elected chairman of its school board. In 1880 the school district acquired a sod house for use as a rural school. John Colton’s sister-in-law, Ellen Colton, was the first teacher. She assigned students a grade level depending upon their scholastic background and taught all Grades from 1 through 8. The sod school, the first of three schools located in this block, did not have a stove; therefore classes were held only during the summer months. Older boys were sent each day to a nearby well to carry a pail of drinking water to the school. Four years later, a wooden frame schoolhouse was built on Main Street, two blocks west and one block north of this site. With rapidly increasing enrollment, as many as 65 students annually attended classes in the small building. This second school was the only one of the four town schools that was not located in the “school block,” as this block is sometimes called. John Colton was a director of the Colton Land and Investment Company in 1904 when it donated the school block to School District No. 62. The same year, a third school opened at this site, a wooden frame two-story building, complete with a bell tower. Grades 1 through 8 were taught, and a two-year high school curriculum also was attempted but was discontinued as few pupils attended. Before long the school district assigned three teachers to begin a four-year high school. In 1917, seven senior girls became Colton High School’s first graduating class. On Armistice Day 1924, students hand-carried their text books and personal belongings next door to a fourth school, a modern brick building. A special election in 1966 created Tri-Valley Independent School District No. 153. The last Colton High School senior class graduated one year later, ending an 87-year public school era for the town. The old 1924 brick school was demolished in 2008.

Colton School Band This photo of the Colton School band was taken in the early 1900s. Image owner: Loren H. Amundson.


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