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CONCIERGE Breadsmith 8 Candy & Canvas 10

Roadie… 52


CALENDAR February 2010 13



A Stay at the Steever House 54


HEALTH & WELL-BEING Love Life Again! 58 74



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AT HOME Quinn and Cari Stein 19

CHILDREN’S CALENDAR February 2010 61

VINO Love at First Sip 26

Valentine’s Day Fun 64

RECIPES The Way to Your Valentine’s Heart 30 MAN IN THE KITCHEN

FOR KIDS PARENTING & PREGNANCY What All Pregnant Women Should Know 68



Paper Heart: How to Hug A Tree in 2010 38

Submit Your Child’s Photo 72

LAWN & GARDEN When Your Beloved is a Gardener 42

Mary Mendel 74

Three Little Pigs and a Bowl of Chili 34

CUTE KIDS NEIGHBOR BEST FRIEND Love is in the Air! 76 HISTORICAL MARKER President Woodrow Wilson 78

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ast side, west side, and any way you slice it, you can now get delicious hand made, hearth baked bread no matter what part of town you live. Breadsmith has now opened its second Sioux Falls store at 26th & Marion Road, as an original tenant in the CorTrust Plaza, to better serve and expand their growing customer base. Since their opening on November 10th, they have experienced a very positive response from customers thrilled to have a location on the west side; their own neighborhood bread store. Conveniently located near major retail areas, they hope to also draw those coming in to shop from outlying areas and neighboring towns and bordering states. Breadsmith has been providing Sioux Falls with fresh baked bread for over 12 years. Owner Susie Patrick describes it as unique among similar area businesses in that it “really is a retail bread shop; where it’s baked, displayed, sliced, has no preservatives,

no additives, and is healthy. In fact, Breadsmith’s unique concept is that of a European bread store; the bread is baked in a stone hearth, steam injected oven from France, and many of the varieties of bread are hard crusted — the type preferred by Europeans. Virtually everything is made from scratch, and baked fresh each day using healthy ingredients and recipes. In-store and online menus and calendars make it easy for customers to check out the list of the select groups of 12-16 breads made and available daily, as well as any specials, and the breads of the month. Just a quick glance through some of the extensive offerings revealed such specialties as: French baguette, French peasant, honey wheat, honey white, cheddar sourdough boule, apple pie bread, six grain, caraway rye, sun dried tomato basil, Mediterranean herb, marathon multigrain, honey Challah, and Tuscan herb formaggio. Taste sampling is welcome, just watch for the February

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specials; chocolate bread and chocolate cherry bread. Susie Patrick smiles and adds, “tasting those is why I own a Breadsmith store!” Cinnamon rolls (made with Saigon cinnamon), muffins, scones, and cookies — all made from scratch, round out the list of the tantalizing baked goods. Customers can sign up for the e-mail club at Breadsmith’s website, www.breadsmithSD.com, and receive a monthly

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newsletter featuring additional specials and offers. Breadsmith is currently working on adding an online ordering capability. Fitting in with Breadsmith’s healthy concept are the dried soups and ancillary items they have available, including an assortment of PB Loco peanut butter, all natural and cholesterol free, Hebda Prairie Kitchen Jams out of Mission Hill SD, Stonewall Kitchen Jams in flavors such as wild blueberry, and

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red raspberry, and a flavored balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil assortment. The Authentic Foods gluten free mixes found on their retail shelves include pizza crust, bread, muffins, and cake. Visit the new Breadsmith location — for all things “Hand made. Hearth Baked” — now serving you from east to west in Sioux Falls.

26th & Marion • CorTrust Plaza (605) 275-2338 | www.BreadsmithSD.com Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Take advanced orders | Gift cards available Owners: Susie Patrick, Chuck Bahnson

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Candy & Canvas

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earching for that elusive sweet spot? Candy & Canvas is it. The old fashioned candy store and art gallery combination is garnering rave reviews from both those with a sweet tooth, and those with an eye for original art. The idea for Candy & Canvas came from, and the store is modeled after, a favorite store the Lubbers often visited when in Montana. Wanting to open one of their own for over five years, they chose their downtown location to fill what seemed to them a void. They thought there was something missing that belonged downtown, and with the opening of yet another family oriented store, Child’s Play Toys, they thought it would be a nice fit. With his background as graphic artist for more than 20 years, Chad’s artworks include abstracts, landscapes, and wildlife paintings

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on canvas, as well as some carvings and casts. His original art hangs throughout the store; the larger artworks in a comfortable and casual, open gallery room at the rear of the store, and most are available for purchase. He creates the art on site, in a working studio in the rear of the store, or during mild weather, on the sidewalk in front of Candy & Canvas, for all to enjoy. All of the bulk candy…over 130 kinds… is wrapped, and customers can pick, mix and match, from easily reachable baskets. The selection of “retro” candies and gum alone is more than enough to get one “feeling like a kid in a candy shop” all over again; Anise, Mary Janes, snaps, wax lips, razzles, zots, chuckles, licorice pipes, candy buttons, rock candy in six flavors, and Black Jack, Clove, Beaman’s gums, Gold Mine Bubble Gum, and don’t forget the collectible Pez characters.

Candy & Canvas | 202 S. Phillips Avenue | Sioux Falls | 605-271-7767 Owners: Kayla and Chad Lubbers | Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Extended hours during downtown events *Gift certificates available A seemingly endless variety of chocolates includes Belgian chocolates, wine chocolates with flavors such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel, chocolates like Cocoavinoso dark chocolate drops, which have a higher cocoa percentage and are specifically produced to pair perfectly with your favorite Zinfandel, Pinot or Merlot wine, coffee lover chocolates, and chocolate golf balls. There are even chocolate snack items; chocolate covered potato chips, which once sampled, few are able to resist taking home with them, chocolate covered pretzels, smothered wine nuts, chocolate covered corn nuts and sunflower seeds. Not to be undone, taffy comes in a close runner up with over 25 different types to select from, including saltwater taffy varieties. They also carry Australian licorice, English glucose drop candies, gummies, wine flavored jumbo peanuts,

mints, truffles, nuts, candy corn, and candy pebbles in a jar. And, yes, there is even a sugar free section. Craving something and can’t find it? They take requests and will do their best to find that special treat, and are continually adding new items. There’s something for every special occasion or celebration in life; piñatas ready to fill with your own selections, ice cream mixes, baby chocolate cigars, candy cakes, baby feet suckers, and specialty items for Valentine’s Day, Easter and all the big holidays. For the workplace, try a Business Basket — a 1/2 peck basket full of your choice of bulk candy, with a coupon in the bottom of every basket for 10% off your next refill of bulk candy. Come experience the sweet life of all things confectionery and creative at Candy & Canvas.






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Boggle Tournament Tue, February 2 • 6:30 pm Kuehn Community Center 2801 S. Valley View Rd. Sharpen your pencils, dust off your dictionary because it’s time to shake it up and play some Boggle. All ages are welcome in this word finding tournament. Fun for the whole family. 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 for ages 17 and under, $8 for 18+. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Thu, February 4 VS. Fargo • 7:05 pm Fri, February 12 VS. Youngstown • 7:05 pm Sat, February 13 VS. Green Bay • 7:05 pm The Sioux Falls Stampede play all 30 home games at the Sioux Falls Arena. 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. Tickets $7.50-$15.50. Check out www. sfstampede.com for more information! Augustana Band Tour Home Concert Fri, February 5 • 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue veradia_etc_aug09.qxd:Layout 1

The Augustana Band and Wind Ensemble present a home concert following a Midwest regional tour. Tickets $12 adult/$8 student & senior. INFO (605) 274-5320. FREE First Friday Fri, February 5 • 5pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue Join us the First Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion for Free First Friday! This includes: • Free Admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center • Various Science Activities • $5 Cinedome tickets for all ages (4 show times) • Great Hall tours • Enter to win prizes • Great dining options at Leonardo’s Café • Open Studio Night in the Visual Arts Center. INFO (605) 367-6000. Gallery Reception: Chris Browne Fri, February 5 • 7pm Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts Augustana College • 30th and Grange. Famed cartoonist of “Hagar the Horrible” presents his art works. Free admission. INFO www.augie.edu/arts. Sioux Falls Skyforce Fri, February 5 VS. Idaho Stampede • 7pm Sat, February 6 VS. Maine Red Claws • 7pm


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ebru Wed, February 10 VS. Albuquerque Thunderbirds • 7pm Fri, February 19 VS. Dakota Wizards • 7pm Sat, February 20 VS. Dakota Wizards • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena • 1201 N. West Avenue The Sioux Falls Skyforce features nonstop, high-powered fun in the family-friendly Sioux Falls Arena. One of the newest members of the NBA Development League (D-League), the Skyforce is strictly professional, with all of the high-flying, fast-breaking action and national halftime acts you expect from the NBA. Tickets $5-$75. INFO (605) 332-0605. Annual Mahler Celebration Sat, February 6 • 8pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue Continuing its annual Mahler festival, the South Dakota Symphony presents Symphony No. 5, one of Gustav Mahler’s best-known and most loved works. Repertoire: Mahler - Symphony No. 5 Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand. Tickets $10-$45. INFO (605) 335-7933.




Mall Walk Sat, February 6 • 9am Empire Mall Now in its 16th year, this fund raising walkathon gathers families, friends and co-workers for a six mile walk in the comfort of the Empire Mall. Proceeds are used to buy equipment, toys and special adapted items for the children. Over 1,000 supporters of Children’s Care Hospital & School participated last year, raising over $68,000. The 2010 Mall Walk promises to be bigger than ever with fantastic prizes and incentives for the walkers. Watch the website for details soon on the 2010 Mall Walk for Children’s Care. For more information call 782-8500 or visit our website at www.cchs.org. Valentine’s Classic Cheer and Dance Championship Sat, February 6 • 8am Arena/Convention Center Get Ready to watch the Regions LARGEST Cheer and Dance Competition! Teams from all over the midwest come to show off their talent and compete again the BEST! Approximately 120 Cheer Teams and 75 Dance Performances will Rock the Sioux Falls Arena! Tickets $10.00. INFO (605) 373-0414. La Leche League of Sioux Falls Elegant Mommy • 2109 W. 49th Street • 6:30pm Held the 2nd Thursday of each month. INFO 338-0228. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Old Courthouse Museum Thu, February 11 • 6:30 pm 6th Street and Main Avenue Take a look behind the closed doors of the Old Courthouse Museum and see the artifact storage and exhibit shop and work areas. Free admission. INFO 367-4210 ext.0 to pre-register. Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Thu, February 11 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue Discover the night sky. Explore the constellations! Starlab Inflatable Planetarium is for children and adults to begin their own sky exploration. Each Starlab presentation lasts approximately 40 to 45 minutes. We can accommodate up to 25 people per program. Suitable for ages six and older. Programs begin promptly on the hour, no late admission. $1 admission. INFO (605) 367-4210. The Ballroom Dance Club Friday February 12 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Live ballroom dancing to the music of Mearl Lake. $20/couple,

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On Golden Pond Feb. 12, 13, 14; Feb. 19, 20, 21; and Feb. 26, 27, 28 Performances are 8 p.m. for Fri. and Sat. shows & 2pm Sundays Historic Orpheum Theater For the forty-eighth year, lovebirds Ethel and Norman Thayer return to their summer home on Golden Pond. A retired professor of eighty, Norman is still tart-tongued but eager for life. Ethel is the perfect foil for Norman, delighted in all the small things that have enriched their long life together. When their divorced daughter and her fiancée leave his teenage son behind for the summer, the boy soon become the grandchild the Thayer’s have always longed for. As the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and Norman and Ethel are brought even closer during the many truly funny scenes, as well as the deeply moving moments of this glorious play. Purchase $15 tickets in person as the box office, call 605-360-4800, or order online at www.mysect.org Chapter 6 Fri, February 12 • 7:30 pm Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion Chapter 6 became the youngest group to ever qualify for the Chicago-area National Harmony Sweepstakes. After winning that title for 3 straight years, they captured the national title in 2004. Numerous awards later, this six-man acapella troupe tours across North America and Asia, performing a family-friendly show that features intricate harmonies and first-class stage wit. Whether a signature piece, such as “Ode to Krispy Kreme,” or Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” audiences revel in Chapter 6’s superb musicianship and adventurous spirit. INFO (605) 335-7323.

Gallery Reception: Eyob Mergia Fri, February 12 • 7pm Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts Augustana College Campus This exhibition features the recent works of this Ethiopian-born, Sioux Falls-based artist. Free admission. INFO visit www.augie. edu/arts/.

The 20th Annual Sioux Falls VA Variety Show February 13 Sioux Falls VA Hospital This is an opportunity for Veterans to showcase their talents by performing in the variety show. This annual event will conclude National Salute to Veterans Week. National Salute Week includes activities to bring patients and visitors together, and people of all ages are welcome to bring Valentines to Veterans. It is also an opportunity to learn more about the roles that volunteers play at the medical center and to pursue volunteer opportunities. INFO 605373-4143 or 1-800-316-8387, Ext. 6248 Valentine’s Bash! Sat, February 13 • 7:30 pm El Riad Shrine Center • 14th and Phillips Avenue 13th Annual Valentine’s Bash! Featuring the fabulous Johnny Holm Band at the El Riad Shrine Center. Doors open at 7:30 pm with Johnny hitting the stage at 9:00 pm. This event has become a Sioux Falls tradition and is absolutely the best party in town! Reserved tables are $250 with regular tickets just $15.00. Tickets will be available at the Shrine Center and all Lewis Store outlets. Must be 21 to attend. INFO (605) 336-1117. A Date with Chocolate Saturday, February 13 • 7:30 p.m. Holiday Inn City Centre, International Rooms

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ry 20 Experience the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Pro-Choice, ProChocolate! A sweet, fun-filled evening of divine chocolate dessert tasting, a live auction of delectable chocolate desserts, a silent auction of datethemed packages, all combined with free champagne, live entertainment by Rick Weiland and his band, light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets are $25 per person. Presented by NARAL Pro-Choice South Dakota. INFO: (605) 334-5065

Worn, a University of Sioux Falls Theatre Production February 16-21 Jeschke Fine Arts Center, Meredith Auditorium Call (605) 331-6787 or visit www.usiouxfalls.edu for box office information

This is the longest running art show and sale in the region. INFO (605) 274-4007.

Augustana Athletic Club Auction Fri, February 19 • 6pm Sioux Falls Ramkota Inn Exhibit Hall Doors open at 6 p.m. The evening begins with a social hour and silent auction, which begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A live auction will begin at 8:45 p.m. $60 tickets can be purchased at www.augietickets.com or by calling the Augustana Box Office at 605.274 5320. All the proceeds from the Augustana Athletic Club Auction benefits scholarships for Augustana student-athletes. INFO visit www.goaugie. com.

Little Black Dress for MS Luncheon Thu, February 18 • 11am Arena/Convention Center 1101 N. West Avenue The event will feature guest speaker Janice Baldes, founder of Bagolitas, a silent auction and a chance to gather with other women (and men) to create a world free of MS. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. and concludes around 1:00 p.m. Wear your favorite little black dress for show your support for those living with MS. $35.00/ticket. INFO (605) 336-7017.

Wedding Singer Fri, February 19 • 8pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Avenue The Wedding Singer is full of ‘80s inspired songs including “Casualty of Love,” “Saturday Night in the City” and “If I Told You,” which will make you wish your hair was a bit bigger and make you want to pop your collar. INFO (605) 367-6000.

30th Annual Artists of Plains Art Show & Sale February 19-21 Holiday Inn City Center, downtown Sioux Falls This is a one-of-a-kind show featuring 25 of the area’s finest artists. It is a quality show with a variety of mediums showcasing the tremendous talent in our region. The mission of the show is to promote Northern Plains art and artists. On display are wildlife and landscape paintings; wood, stone, and bronze sculptures; Native American art; hand-crafted jewelry; and much more. It’s a show for art enthusiasts of all kinds!

Winterfest of Wheels February 19-21 Arena/Convention Center 1101 N West Ave This is an indoor show of unique & premier cars, trucks, and motorcycles. You may never get another opportunity to see some of these vehicles. There will also be vendors, a special “Ditch Your Man” room to entertain and pamper the ladies, and seminars throughout the weekend. Tickets $8.00 children under 12 Free. INFO (605) 231-3100.

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010 Music Fest with Tonic Sol Fa Sat, February 20 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue One of the most in-demand vocal groups in the Midwest, Tonic Sol-fa will take the Great Hall stage on Saturday, February 20 at 7:00pm. $25 plus tax tickets available by calling the Washington Pavilion box office at (605) 367-6000 or by visiting the website at www.washingtonpavilion.org. Ceili Dance Thu, February 25, 2010 - 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.

The Fantasticks February 25 - 27 • 7:30 pm Edith Mortenson Main Theatre Augustana College campus. The timeless musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who’ve hatched a plan - with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ringmaster - to get these two lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for. Because to bring these families together... they must first be torn apart! Tickets $12 adult/$8 student & senior. INFO (605) 274-5320.

Emanuele Arciuli Sat, February 27 • 8pm Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main Avenue Innovative performer and recording artist Emanuele Arciuli joins the SDSO to perform works by American composer Michael Daugherty and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Repertoire: Daugherty - Deus ex Machina, Daugherty - Le Tombeau de Liberace, Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture, Stravinsky - Suite from “The Firebird” 1919. Tickets $10-$45. INFO (605) 335-7933.

Girls Scouts Annual Death by Chocolate Tasting Event & Silent Auction February 27 • 6pm-10pm Holiday Day Inn City Centre Support Girl Scouts by indulging in mouth-watering chocolate at the 1st Annual Death by Chocolate tasting event and silent auction. Death by Chocolate features delectable desserts by local chefs, judging competition, dinner, and wine tasting. In addition to the decadent chocolate, a silent auction will be held in conjunction with the event. Proceeds help provide scholarships and programming so all girls may benefit from the Girl Scout experience. Tickets $50. INFO (605) 336-2978 ext. 19

Summer Activities Fair Sun, February 28 • 1pm Sioux Falls Convention Center Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host this fun event, which is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to come together to provide registration and general information about their programs. The fair is a great opportunity for parents to get information to plan their families’ summer activities. This is a free event for the whole family. INFO (605) 367-8222.

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uinn and Cari Stein were each fortunate to be brought up in one home throughout their growing years. This longevity is in part what fueled their desire to take their time planning a house they would own, along with creativity that surfaces when

meshing different ideas into one space. As they prepared, books were scoured, and a theme emerged from Sarah Susanka’s book The Not So Big House. Susanka summizes “A house that really sings has character built in, so even if the house were

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completely emptied of furniture and objects collected over a lifetime, the house would still feel warm and inviting.” A beautiful Farmhouse-style home resulted at 1508 Maynard Lane with the assistance of Trademark Homes and many

customized details which give an overall relaxed, inviting personality. From the front door alone, the porch is uniquely constructed in quartzite, making an entryway that stands apart from the rest of the exterior. Another noticeable feature

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is multiple trimmed windows that present a homey curbfront, with each measuring 28x60, verses the standard 30x60 dimensions which are more common. Reducing the width by two inches gives the windows a taller, slimming appeal; and

heading indoors, several wrap the home and make for a scenic view. An evening glow of lights from 26th Street can be seen from the house upon on a hillside, or in the daytime their back porch overlooks a terrace and fire pit surrounded by dry stacked

Closer than you think. Your dream kitchen and bath is right here in Sioux Falls. Visit the experienced, friendly designers at StarMark Cabinetry’s showroom. Whether you want a contemporary look, an elegant traditional room, or have a look in mind that is uniquely you, it’s here at StarMark Cabinetry.

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quartz retaining walls and perennial plants and grasses. Inside the goal was to keep everything open, where the eye is free to glance from room to room. The living area hosts two sofas, a round end table, piano and dining table and chairs. This minimal amount of furniture makes a comfortable, simple arrangement that makes you want to come in and watch television, or with a tad more energy, pull out a board game. Two Scrabble dictionaries nestle in a nearby bookshelf, and for the Stein’s, they’re most needed when Cari’s mother and sisters arrive for a visit. The shelves placed in the middle of the main level also function in giving a sense of room division, yet still maintain the openness. Overall, the main level incorporates many earth tones with splashes of black for contrast. The Italian tile in the kitchen is darker with lighter shades intermixed, then the cabinetry uses a European-style, featuring no borders and maple wood lightly stained. A farm sink was placed between concrete counter tops, and the island piece sits diagonally



!"#&&*)))!+#,$#in the kitchen and was constructed by Quinn and several friends. Because it weighed around 600 pounds, it needed to be carefully placed to keep the concrete from splitting and to protect several hours invested in the project. Another hand-made piece was a barn door Quinn salvaged from the farm he grew up on near Hankinson, North Dakota. He built a frame using new wood on the back and purchased hardware from a tractor supply company. Otherwise, the door was left in its original state and adds a rustic touch. Cari’s historic inclusion was an original farm sink in their half-bathroom on the main floor. It was her grandfather’s, and in his era, he was the first person in the county to have indoor plumbing, installing a cistern from outside to collect the rainwater. The durability of the Stein’s home is evident, but it’s also representative of the foundation they are working to instill in their two sons Brooks and Shea. The considerations that were taken in the planning stages make for secure surroundings for their family now – incorporating features



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f at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving is not for you. But maybe love is. Love is forgiving, enduring, and patient. This month, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day when we give our special someone, our significant others, and our spouses boxes of chocolate, bath and body lotions, bottles of wine, and dozens and dozens of roses. Roses, in fact, are not only an important gift this season; they are an important factor in producing good wine. Rose bushes are often planted at the end of a row of grape vines to act as an early warning signal for infestation by diseases and insects like aphids. A vineyard manager who notices black spots or root rot on the roses will spray the grape vines before they are damaged. I know it sounds a little sacrificial on the rose’s behalf, but what a great sacrifice! You know how I feel about wine, and I would certainly rather give the gift of wine than roses. Think about it (again, I know I’m partial, but) roses last a couple of days and a bottle wine might last a couple of hours. Yes, the

roses are a longer lasting, fragrant, beautiful gift, but a bottle of wine is just as fragrant, just as beautiful, and it can give you the gift of love in only a couple of hours. Read on to find out my picks for this month’s romantic recommendations: Rosa Regale, made by Castello Banfi, is a unique red sparkling wine. Aromatic with a hint of rose petals and raspberries, Rosa Regale is a festive selection. While it is appreciated as one of the few wines in the world that truly marries well with chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet, its charms extend across a palette of occasions and food pairings, from savory to sweet. On its own Rosa Regale is an elegant aperitif. Its fruity flavors pair with a variety of dishes: quiches, glazed hams, beets, vichyssoise, gazpacho, chowders, and even the myriad of flavors at Thanksgiving dinner, all traditionally challenging wine matches, are enchanted by Rosa Regale. And nothing pairs better with this wine than a romantic candlelit dinner. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, trifles and hazelnut

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tortes are all elevated by this frothy wine. Another one of my favorites this month a “heart” inspired wine label from Argentina. Salvatore Principe was born in 1959 of Italian heritage and raised in Manhattan where the brutal collides with the beautiful. Salvatore found himself inspired by the juxtaposition and diversity. While influenced by the pop culture of the ‘70s. Salvatore was inspired to paint hearts after his mother passed. To him, the heart is an extension of her unyielding support of him in his quest to be an artist. It goes hand in hand with his ideal of spreading love, goodwill, and positive energy throughout the world. The three hearts you will find on his first installment of the Artist’s Collection are: ‘Paris’, ‘Dayle’, and ‘Madrid’, inspired by the people and places in his life. As each vintage changes, so will the hearts. Sourced from the Cafayate region in Mendoza, Argentina, these wines embody the essence of Salvatore’s work. They

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2/3 cup margarine 1 &1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 4 cups (24 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips, divided 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs 1 & 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt


1/4 cup margarine, softened 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar 6 tsp baking cocoa 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup chopped nuts Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a saucepan, melt the margarine and remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa until smooth. Blend in the eggs, sugar and extracts. Now add the flour mixture, cherries and nuts. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350˚ for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For the icing, blend the margarine, vanilla, powdered sugar, cocoa and milk until smooth and spread over hot brownies. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool before cutting.

Bring margarine, sugar and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups of chocolate chips until melted, cool slightly and beat in the vanilla. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and gradually add the chocolate mixture and mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and gradually add to the chocolate mixture. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Spread into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 325˚ for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool before cutting. May frost if desired.

Easy Cake Brownies 1/2 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 16 oz. can chocolate syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt Glaze:

1 cup sugar 1/3 cup margarine 1/3 cup milk 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips 2/3 cup miniature marshmallows In a large mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the chocolate syrup and vanilla. Blend in the flour and salt. Pour into a greased 15x10 x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350˚ for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15-20 minutes. For the glaze, combine sugar, margarine and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallows until melted. Pour over the brownies and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 5 minutes before cutting.

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hen I was a kid, my mom always kept a container marked “chili pot” in the freezer. Into that Tupperware tub went all manner of leftovers — a little piece of steak, a bit of pork chop, Italian sausage — whatever she had. And always in that magical vessel, was the last little bit of the previous pot of chili. She said it was like sourdough starter; that little bit of dough and yeast that gives a special flavor to every loaf that follows. Add to that the well-documented phenomenon that chili always tastes better on the second day and it starts to make sense. From that odd container in the back of the freezer came the gold standard against which I would measure every bowl of chili. That’s the way it is with chili. Chili recipes are like fingerprints, every one is different and everybody has a favorite. It might be your mom’s, your husband’s or from your favorite diner; it might be mild or wickedly spicy. It might be chock full of beans or even (gasp!) vegetarian! Every chili is different and that’s what makes it so darned intriguing. The origins of chili are somewhat of a mystery. Some believe that it’s an ancient Mexican dish, passed on through generations, but most food historians say that’s bunk. Why?


Because none of the little old ladies in Mexico would confirm the theory, in fact, they don’t make what we would call chili. So where is it from? Most likely it came from Texas or the American southwest. The true origin may never be known. While its likely roots are in Mexico, the chili we know may have been born on the range or in early soup kitchens more than a hundred years ago. But who cares about where chili comes from? As I’m writing, our fair city is still digging out from the Christmas Storm of 2009 and the icy New Year’s Blast that followed. And on a cold day like this, nothing warms your soul like a big piping hot bowl of chili! The Irrefutable Laws of Chili As I said, everybody has a favorite chili recipe, but there are four Irrefutable Laws of Chili (ILOC) which shall never be broken. ILOC 1: No matter how it is made, every pot of chili will taste better on the second day. ILOC 2: Every pot of chili should be large enough to allow for

Pigs Bowl of Chili leftovers. See rule one. ILOC 3: The best chili recipes are never written down. The cook needs to count on the best tools in their kitchen; the five senses. Smell it, look at it, listen to it, touch it and most importantly taste it. ILOC 4: Whatever you put in your chili is fine. The only limits are your palette and your imagination. I’m not going to bore you with my chili recipe. While I am 100% certain that my chili is the best, you will undoubtedly say “But you’ve never tried (insert your favorite here). It’s the best of the best!” And it is certainly the second best. But mine is the best. Sorry. Besides, writing it down would violate rule number three. See above. So what makes mine different? Three little pigs. While most people start their chili with ground beef, I start with pork, three kinds to be precise. The first little piggy is smoky. I like to grill or smoke some well-seasoned pork chops. The next little piggy is spicy! I usually go for a nice Cajun andouille or cured Spanish chorizo sausage. The third little piggy brings a sweet note. A

sweet Italian or apple sausage works great. I split the sausages and grill them lightly to render out some of the fat. To the trilogy of pork I add all of the usual suspects; garlic, onion, tomatoes, two kinds of beans (frijoles negros and red chili beans), various and sundry chilies, paprika and lots of cumin. If I need to thicken it a bit, I throw in a bit of a file gumbo. Once you’ve got a big old batch of your best, the world is your oyster (cracker). You can cuddle up with a big bowl, or slather it on a hotdog. In Cincinnati they serve it over spaghetti noodles. I’ve had it on burgers and I’ve heard rumors of people putting it on pizza, but I think that’s just crazy talk. I say stick with a bowl and a cold beer, but I’m a traditionalist. So go forth my spicy friends, go forth and make chili! And be sure to invite me for the leftovers. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Just save some for the next chili pot. With a wide variety of bad habits from Arborio rice to zinfandel, Jim Mathis feeds his vices by running an ad agency in historic uptown Sioux Falls.

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and ask the sales clerk not to wrap each blouse you buy in tissue paper. It can be easy. Look to your mailbox for more paper savings. Get rid of a lot of junk mail through Direct Marketing Association (the-dma.org) online or through the mail to remove your name from national mailings. Call individual companies to cancel catalogues. Some companies will get rid of your junk mail for a fee; check out greendimes.com or 41pounds.org. Also have your bank and credit card companies send paperless statements via e-mail only. While we’re cleaning the mailbox, think about canceling some magazine subscriptions. Don’t forget the library has quite a selection and the internet provides online magazines, not only for tabloid info but any interests. Lonny Magazine, for example, is a home-décor mag that allows you to click on featured items to reveal pop-up of the purchasing info (lonnymag.com). This type of interactive magazine may become the norm as publishing houses continue to feel the recession’s punch to ad sales. Look for ways to slash your magazine budget and save a tree or two.

“Save a tree.”may have become trite, but those words can be true. Take a look at your actual impact. Log on to www. environmentaldefense.org/papercalculator to see what your paper use really adds up to. Your choice in the tissue aisle could actually save a tree not so far away. Greenpeace runs a campaign against clearing ancient forests in North America to make facial tissue. Once you read the numbers of trees mowed down just to blow your nose, you may be inspired to make different choices. As a child, I was always fascinated by the colorful, flowered handkerchiefs my great aunt would wipe her eyes and nose with during our visits’ goodbyes. Why shouldn’t I try one as an adult? Maybe grownup true love is actually in the simplicity. Reduce your paper clutter and waste, fill your recycle bin, buy recycled products, clean out your mailbox and magazine rack and use a hanky. Reduce your paper waste now; because when you throw it away, it doesn’t really disappear. Without much fuss, you can actually make life less hectic and maybe even hug that tree. Now, that sounds like love.

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engthening days of February beguile northern latitudes with peeks into distant spring, hope in the nick of time, the worst of winter behind us. With extra sunrays houseplants perk up with new growth, and we fondly attend to them after allowing them rest during those shortest, darkest days. This return of the light, fresh starts, and the promise of fertility and rebirth are common themes of February festivals throughout the ancient and modern world. In fact, that strange word, February, comes to us from februa, the goat-hide strips of animals sacrificed to Lupercal, God of shepherds and son of Dianna. For promised fertility and safe childbirth, women would gather to receive ceremonial flicks or caresses from the hide strips. “Kinky,� you say. I suspect the tension was high; “febrile� and “fervor� come to mind. Remember Peggy Lee’s sultry rendition? “You give me fever, when you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight. Fever! In the morning, and fever all through the night. Everybody’s got the fever; that is something you all know. Fever isn’t such a new thing; fever started long ago.� Compared to ancient Lupercalia, Valentine’s Day seems modern and tame, though substituting it for the ceremony of ancients hasn’t been entirely successful. It is the pagan spirit of Cupid, son of Venus, and his (her?) bow and arrow that dominate Valentine’s Day cards, not images of the priest who defied the Roman Emperor’s ban on Christian marriage, was put

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covers of glossy, broad leaves. Insects and tiny cupids discretely pollinate them there among nude ginger stalks like a proverbial “roll in the hay.” Star-hearts (Aster cordifolia) wave dense clouds of virginalwhite flowers and heart-shaped leaves for late summer purity. Matchmakers encourage its cuddle next to the heart-shaped leaves of Hosta ‘Bressingham Blue’, ‘Blue Vision’, ‘Blue Moon’, or ‘Candy Hearts’. A rare tree might induce heartthrobs in most gardener flames, and either of the following could charm and provide perch for a pair of devoted turtledoves. On bended knee, propose orders from your local nursery person. Redbud trees (Cercis Canadensis) are native to milder zones of Appalachia as a small understory tree, so for our zone four, request seed-grown trees from those adapted to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Though heartbreaking when pulchritudinous (how long I have waited to use this word) flowers of redbuds fade, our troth is renewed as the lovely leaves spread their two halves. Katsura tree’s (Cercidyphyllum japonicum) elegant gown is irresistible to tree lovers. Elongated, thin buds open to a graceful blush of purple and then further unfold their hearts of blue-green. In autumn, as leaves change to the color of apricots, an unusual aroma is secreted - eau de cologne of cinnamonbrown sugar. The upright form is handsome - pyramidal, full and dense, virile, even as a young tree. Katsura could be the

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Short and sassy cocktail dress from Hannah S. This strapless dress features a sweetheart neckline, wide waistband with jeweled detailing, and short flirty skirt. Available in lemon/black or pink/white at Interlude Bridal Shoppe. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 323-2210.

Choose from a large selection of charms for $16.99 - $24.99. Chains from $9.99 at John Adam. 3401 S. Kelley Avenue. 332-7685

Cool & Hip

Your diaper bag can be cool and hip. New bags have just arrived at Kids Stuff Super Store. This JJ Cole bag is spacious, accessible and refined. It has a magnetic closer with a wide flexible opening. $79.99. 3109 S. Carolyn Avenue. 361-8636.

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For Your Sweetie

Make your little dancer’s day with these bright and colorful bunny dancers. Just $9 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.

The Bubble Bouquet is a sweet way to say “I Love You” — and at the sweet price of just $19.99 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-9290.

Furry Friend

Show your little ones how much you them this Valentine’s Day with a furry friend. Vase $6.99, stuffed animals $12.99 - $19.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Avenue. 362-7728.

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Bring Valentine Smiles! Valentine gifts as unique as your Valentine can be found at Lost Marbles Antiques. Vintage jewelry from $9.99. 26th & Minnesota. 271-7698.

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Bring your new baby home from the hospital in these unique and super soft take home outfits. Sold as sets from $38 - $53 at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Avenue. 271-2999.

Flowering Teas & Natural Soaps

Give a unique gift basket to those hard-to-buy-for friends. Or treat yourself! Flowering teas and handmade soap baskets are great for the gal that has everything. Available at www.thenaturalgiftbaskets.com.

Craving Chocolate?

Breadsmith’s chocolate chocolate chip cookies are bursting with chocolate chips and sure to satisfy any craving. Perfect for your chocolate lover. 33rd & Duluth, 338-1338 and 26th & Marion, 275-2338.

Treat Your Hair

Treat your hair to a Moroccanoil® hair treatment. Instantly absorbs into all types of hair creating an instant shine and long term conditioning without leaving residue. $43 at Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Your Little Monkey

The perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day - for your little monkey! Book $16.95, booties $15, hat $6, onesie $10 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

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Cupid’s Kiss

Get hit by Cupid’s arrow this month at Kaladi’s! Four featured Valentine’s drinks are sure to warm your heart. Bring your sweetheart in for one today! Shown is the Cupid’s Kiss. Kaladi’s. 1716 S. Minnesota, 339-3322 and 121 S. Main, 977-0888.

Dress it Up!

Whether you are staying in or going out, dress up your Valentine’s Day at Posh Boutique. Choose from several original and adorable dresses. Shown is $159. Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

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Reveal’s New! Maximum Strength fat burner will rev up your energy & metabolism, revitalize your sleep, block stress and eliminate stubborn fat. 2 month supply just $209 or get started for as low as $49.99 at Complete Nutrition. 57th & Western. 274-7348.

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Turn playtime fun into a learning opportunity. Educo® is known worldwide for creative bead & wire mazes. Created for your bright child. Shown is $64.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

“The Meeting”

by Dale Bandel, Gary, SD. Archival giclee’ reproduction on canvas from the original painting at Sanford Children’s Hospital. Various sizes available. South Dakota Art Museum. Medary Avenue @ Harvey Dunn Street, Brookings. www.southdakotaartmuseum.com (866) 805-7590.


Love You. Hugs & Kisses. XOXO pendants, charms, keychains, earrings get the message through. Special orders shown from $7.95 - $29.95. Or you can D.I.Y. for less! Classes available. The Bead Co. 319 S Phillips Ave. (605) 977-2147 www.bead-co.com

Elegant & Sophisticated

Elegant, sophisticated and glamorous. The Lorren Bell spring collection of costume jewelry, evening bags and hair ornaments is abundant with all the chic styles you have come to expect. From $68 at Attitudes by Designers, Ltd. 26th & Western. 335-7850.

Your One Stop Shop

Make Young & Richard’s your one stop Valentine’s Day shop — choose from beautiful flowers, balloons and even chocolates! Call to have them delivered to your sweetie. Shown $12.99 - $39.99 at Young & Richards. 236 S. Main Ave. (605) 336-2815

Freshen Up

Freshen up your space with some new wall art from You’ve Been Framed. Several pieces to choose from. Shown is $399.99 at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Pink Pizzazz

Warm your heart with a pink pizzazz necklace and earrings set. Necklace $36, earrings $14 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. 334-5795.

Be Warm

Be warm in style this winter. These soft and warm scarf/ headbands are the answer. Choose from 17 colors. Just $25 at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. 274-3500.

Unsinkable Love Forever Love

Show your forever love with a flower that lasts forever. Give a real rose tipped in gold. Several colors to choose from. $65 each at Raymond’s Jewellers. 206 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-7550.

Scorching Hot

Warm up the winter with scorching hot jewelry from Fifth Avenue Collection. Lead and nickel free jewelry starting at just $19.99. Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 E. Benson Rd. 335-0602.

Wheely Bugs Porcelain Cluster Vase

A unique and funky home for your favorite flowers. Not your ordinary vase. $99 at Twetten’s Interiors. Flowers $8 each. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

This multi-award winning toy is an instant attraction to girls and boys alike. They go backwards, forwards, sideways, and round and round. Wheely Bugs help promote gross motor skills and balance like no other toy — and are tons of fun! $69 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Hearts on Fire for your unsinkable love. Purse $50, shoes $55, necklace just $45 at Elegant Xpressions Boutique. 57th & Western. 362-9911.


Surprise your Valentine with the gift of new cabinetry — just what you’ve always wanted! Choose from many styles and colors including the new Mullion Door in Daiquiri Chocolate. Accent behind is Java. Cambria colors include Cambrian Black, Wilshire Red and Flint Black. 700 E. 48th Street North. 336-5595.

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$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

Find the perfect eye shadow kit from bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals for Valentine’s Day. Prices vary at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

The Very Best!

This is the very best berry vodka — we promise! Try it and you’ll see. $28.99 at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

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All dressed for romance, our Pink Slip wine is not an ordinary White Zin! This blush wine is also made with native Catawba grapes. It’s not quite as sweet and therefore pairs beautifully with a variety of foods. Available at 13 Sioux Falls area wine retailers. www.prairieberry.com or 877-226-9453.

Make Every Day Valentine’s Day

Make every day Valentine’s Day for the one you love with this symbolic bracelet. She’ll remember each special moment every time she wears it. Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

Cupid’s Love

The Brighton® Silver Stone Rose necklace and earrings set is sure to be the arrow that pierces your Valentine’s heart. Necklace $58, earrings $42 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. 330-4002.

Endless Upgrade Possibilities

Endless diamond UPGRADE possibilities await at The Diamond Room! We invite you to call or stop by for more details. The Diamond Room, 3501 W. 57th Street. 362-0008.

Love is Blind.

But it still likes chocolate! Show your sweetheart your love with our Sweetheart Bouquet. 3 sizes starting at $34. Edible Arrangements. 5019 S. Western Ave. (605) 275-2580 or www.ediblearrangements.com.

Sweets for Your Sweet

Paint this swirl heart bowl and fill with your favorite sweets — for your sweet — this Valentine’s Day! Just $20 + $10 studio rate at Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. 362-6055.

Squares and Frills!

Create a statement piece with Maggi Knits Squares and Frills. For class information call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers. 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

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hat’s really the only requirement. There’s nothing that says you have to travel great distances, or visit odd and unusual places, but there is something that says, or at least something that implies, traveling is sort of part of the gig. Which is great. I love going places, especially exotic places. Take last month for example. I dropped by Benson’s Flea Market and made off with a mint Johnny Holm LP, a ‘We Are The World’ single, and a 1943 Gurneys Seed Catalog. It was a trip, and what is even greater is that Benson’s is fair game because you have to travel to get there. Had I only foreseen the whole blizzard of the century thing, I might have remembered to pack a camera and a notebook. Instead, I’m snowbound and traveling nowhere. And its starting to cramp my style. It turns out that icy roads and Volkswagen Golfs with faulty windshield wipers don’t necessarily mix well with amateur travel columnists and their deadlines. But its not like I’m without options. I could easily snow-shoe myself down the street and snap a few photos of ice and signs that say ‘ROAD CLOSED’ and huge snow piles and weathermen standing outside of their

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television studios, freezing their asses off while delivering the extended forecast. It just doesn’t seem right though. (Not that I don’t enjoy a good extended forecast, I do. Really, Shawn Cable is a friend of mine. That’s him in the photo. He’s the guy holding the accordion.) The whole point of reading a travel column is escape. These words should be transporting you to another time and place, like Wayne Porter’s Sculpture Garden near the Montrose Exit, or the petting zoo at the Renaissance Festival, or the Sioux Empire Farm Show, not some horrific scene straight out of The Shining. (A story about a trip to Igloo, SD might have been kind of interesting though. It’s a real town, no kidding, maybe I’ll go there after I hit up Estelline next month.) The cold, hard fact is that I only have one option, its time to break out the greatest trips collection. The following pictures represent some of my warmest memories from out there on the trail, memories of open roads, and sunny days, and freaky wax sculptures of Abraham Lincoln. That’s all for now, next stop: Estelline, SD.






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The Steevers invite you and your loved ones to “make yourselves at home” in any of the wonderfully decorated rooms available. The Steever House features four rooms, individually decorated and named accordingly. At $145.00 a night, the Attic Suite includes a king size bed with comfortable bedding, a sitting area with a fireplace, a whirlpool tub for two and a private bath with a shower. The interesting angles of the walls give the space a sense of coziness and warmth. The other three rooms are each $85.00 a night, including the Blue Room with a queen size bed, a private bathroom with a claw foot bathtub and shower. The Yellow Room includes a queen size bed, a jacuzzi and a shower. The Rose Room also has a queen size bed, with a private bathroom and walk-in shower. Each room is peaceful and quiet, allowing you to feel like you are the only guest in the house. The Countryside Bed and Breakfast and Wine Tasting Package option at the Steever House allows you to enjoy some of South Dakota’s finest wine and accommodations. A visit to Strawbale Winery includes wine tasting and a complimentary Strawbale glass and bottle of your choice of wine. The fireplace on the main floor of the Steever House is perfect for curling up in front of during the winter with some hot cocoa or tea. There is a first and second-story porch, offering superb sunsets and stargazing opportunities. The wrap around porch is enjoyable especially in the summer. And, just in case you can’t leave your laptop at home, there is complimentary WiFi throughout the house.

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A full gourmet breakfast is included with every room and breakfast at the Steever House is something not to be missed. Freshly ground French-Press coffee, juice, fresh fruit, banana pecan muffins, toffee scones, sausage, bacon, ham, pumpkin or Dutch Baby pancakes are just some of their breakfast offerings. Served at the time of your choosing and accommodating any dietary restrictions, you are sure to enjoy the wonderful taste of these delicious gourmet foods. When you choose your breakfast time and make your way down the stairs, you will be greeted with a set table full of delicious breakfast food. A review conducted by Tourism Queensland on the key needs that must be met for people staying at a Bed and Breakfast included a wholesome atmosphere, home style meals, area for conversing with other guests, and the ability to tap into local knowledge of attractions and activities in the area. The friendliness of the host was the most important factor, followed by easy access to other places. The Steever House has all of these things and more. “Whether spending time in Sioux Falls or the Lennox area, or passing through to the Black Hills or Yellowstone, you will find your stay at the Steever House a pleasant, relaxing change,” says John. “People come from anywhere...worldwide, every state and many foreign countries.” From the personable hosts to the cozy rooms to the delightful breakfast, the Steever House Bed and Breakfast is a perfect example of exactly how a Bed and Breakfast should be.

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ould you love to love your life, but are weighed down with feelings of sadness, hopelessness and apathy? You may feel like you’re the only one, yet about 10 percent of people suffer at least one episode of significant depression over their lifetime. “One hundred percent of us get feelings of depression and sadness from time to time,” said Dr. William Fuller, psychiatrist with Avera University Psychiatry Associates. Yet significant episodes of depression are more intense and prolonged than typical sadness, perhaps to the point of being overwhelming. Other common symptoms include: • Sleeping problems – too much or too little • Change in eating habits – either more or less • Trouble concentrating • Lack of energy and motivation • Loss of interest in work, family and friends

• Irritability • Feelings of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness • Physical symptoms such as body aches, back aches or headaches Depression may be mild, major or chronic. “People may feel very agitated and can’t relax, or they may slow down to the point they hardly move or respond, and their lives grind to a halt,” Dr. Fuller said. Others may experience mood swings from one extreme to another. Depression may run in your family, said Mary Guth, counselor with Avera Behavioral Health Services. Or, it might be triggered by an event such as the death of a loved one, divorce, breakup of a relationship, job loss or a stressful environment. “For women, depression can sometimes be caused by lack of balance between

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family, work, and outside activities. They may feel overwhelmed and inadequate in trying to meet everybody’s needs and expectations.” Dr. Fuller said depression can be marked by chemical malfunctions in the brain, often involving the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Genetics can make a person more prone to depression, although a negative or positive environment influences whether or not depression will actually develop. Depression can also be the symptom of another disease, such as multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease or cancer. Self-help steps can ease mild depression, Guth said. She suggests an approach that encompasses body, mind and spirit: • Revise your thought patterns. “Challenge negative thoughts, and be more positive and flexible in your thinking,” Guth said. If you typically think along the lines that you have to meet everyone’s expectations, revise that to a more realistic viewpoint. • Exercise daily • Eat right and limit heavy starches or carbs • Get plenty of rest • Develop supportive friendships and relationships • Get in touch with your spiritual side. Where do you find strength beyond yourself? Getting past depression is often a matter of choices. “We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond to it,” Guth said.

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Coed Broomball Tournament for Teens Sat, February 6 • 9am Sherman Ice Rink If you have a church youth group or if you are just in a group of friends that like to play broomball, register for this fun tournament. Teams are guaranteed three games. Single-elimination tourney will follow pool play. Team play will be six-on-six, and there must be a minimum of three girls on the ice at all times. Open to the first eight teams to register. Authentice broomball equipment is provided for game play. This class is intended for teens 13-18. Pre-registration is required. $50 per team. INFO (605) 367-8222. Teen Movie Night Mon, February 8 • 7pm Oyate Community Center • 2421 W. 15th Street Grab your friends, a pillow or a lawn chair, and join us for popcorn and a movie. Call Oyate C.C. at 367-6185 to find out the name of the movie. This is a perfect night for youth groups to get together. This class is intended for teens 13-18. 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. Beach Day for Preschoolers & Toddlers Thu, February 11 • 10:30am & 1:30pm Oyate Community Center • 2421 W. 15th Street.

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Are you tired of dressing nice and warm? Join us for beach day. Kids will have the opportunity to wear their swim suits in the winter. This class is intended for children ages 2-4 and 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. Online registration is available at www.siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222. Cupcake Decorating Thu, February 11 • 12:30pm & 1:30pm Oyate Community Center • 2421 W. 15th Street Cupcakes will be premade, but you will have fun decorating them. 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. Online registration is available at www. siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222. Flag Football Tourney Thu, February 11 • 1pm Tuthill Warming House Come play in our snow flag football tournament. Teams are made up of five players. This class is intended for teens 13-18. 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. $25 per team. INFO (605) 367-8222. Valentine Kisses Thu, February 11 • 10:30am & 1:30pm Morningside Community Center 2400 S. Bahnson Avenue Give your parents a pocket full of kisses this Valentine’s Day! Bring an item of clothing you have outgrown and has a pocket and we will turn it into a wonderful Valentine’s gift. This class is intended for children ages 2-4 and ages 4-6 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. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222. Bowl Challenge Fri, February 12 • 6:30 pm Kuehn Community Center 2801 S. Valley View Rd. Kick and throw a football and run in competition with your peers. This class is intended for children ages 7-12. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available at www.siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5.00 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222. Future Olympians Fri, February 12 • 9:15am &11am Morningside Community Center 2400 S. Bahnson Ave. Hockey goal shoots, scooter luge, and more. 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. Online registration is available at www.siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Paint a Pet Bowl Fri, February 12 • 3pm Kenny Anderson Community Center • 3701 E. 3rd St. Design and paint a food or water bowl to take home to your furry fourlegged or winged pet. This class is intended for children ages 7-12. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available at www. siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222.

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A Year with Frog and Toad Tue, February 16 • 10am & 1pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Avenue Tickets $10 for Adults, $5 for Children. INFO visit www. washingtonpavilion.org Camping Party Tue, February 16 • 10:30 am & 6:30pm Kuehn Community Center • 2801 S. Valley View Rd. We’ll set up an indoor campsite, eat camping food, play camping games, and tell a “scary” story. 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. Online registration is available at www.siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222. Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum Thu, February 18 • 9am Old Courthouse Museum • 6th Street and Main Avenue Learn about history and make a craft to take home! Learning sessions begin every 15 minutes 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. For children preschool through 2nd grade. Call (605)367-4210 for available times.

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Snacks, Songs, and Stories Thu, February 18 • 11am & 1pm MariCar Community Center • 400 N. Valley View Rd. Time to get out of the house! We are going to do it all in this fun-filled class. Be ready to explore activities using all your senses. 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. Online registration is available at www. siouxfallsparks.org or you can call the respective community center. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222. Playhouse Disney Live! Sun, February 21 • 1:30pm & 4:30pm Sioux Falls Arena • 1201 N. West Avenue Disney Playhouse Live! invites you to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as Mickey plans a spectacular music party for all his friends! The Little Einsteins, Rocket, Pooh, Tiger and Darby search for music in the Hundred Acre Wood as Handy Manny and his team of tools search for the perfect party beat. Tickets $15.50 - $50.50. INFO (605) 367-7288. Toddler Winter Olympics Mon, February 22 • 12:30pm & 1:30pm Kuehn Community Center • 2801 S. Valley View Rd. Welcome to our version of the Olympics. We will be competing for the gold in our version of the Winter Olympics for Toddlers. 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. $5 payment is required at the time of registration. INFO (605) 367-8222.

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alentine’s Day is a special day to show the people you love that you are thinking of them. There are all sorts of things children can do for their friends and family during the month of February that will make others happy — as well as themselves. Using creativity, kids can make homemade, inexpensive gifts at home with a little help from someone providing supplies.

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the left to create a heart shape. Make this little shape into a character by drawing arms and legs using paint or wiggle eyes. Decorate the rest as desired, with more colored paper, paints, and other creative ideas.

Most kids love to draw and paint, so why not use this joy to create some fun paintings and cards? Using pink or red paint, have the child make a heart shape with their hands and press down on a piece of paper. Another way to create a heart shape is to have the child create a fist with both hands, painting the side of their pinky finger and the side of the hand below it. Press onto the surface to form one half of the heart. Repeat these steps with the other hand, creating the other half. For multiple children, have them each make a heart and put their names inside or around their handprint. If you don’t want to get the child’s whole hand covered with paint, only dip their thumb in it and press onto the card at a slight angle to the right and then

Be Green Why not teach your children to be more conscious about how they affect the Earth while also having fun and making a gift for their sweetie? One of the best eco-friendly gifts is a potted plant. This not only will liven up any room, but also greens our planet. Gifting bulbs or seeds is a great idea for Valentine’s Day. At this time of year, most of the supplies for gardening are on sale as well. Your child will feel like they accomplished

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something and learn a bit about plants while preparing a plant for their special valentine. First, the child will love to personally decorate the pot. Using a pair of scissors, cut heart shapes from inexpensive kitchen sponges. Sponge print acrylic paints onto a three-inch clay pot and allow to dry. Once dried, place potting soil, seeds from the child’s chosen seed packet, and planting instructions into the pot. Wrap some pretty ribbon around the finished potted plant, with a note attached to say a special poem or quote for Valentine’s Day. Ideas for types of plants to gift on the holiday of love would be the sweet pea, basil, cactus, red pepper, mint, lavender, strawberry, flowers, fresh apple seeds, heartleaf philodendron, and lovejoy. Seeds are a fun and unique way to give a gift that keeps on giving, no matter what the occasion.

Serve Breakfast in Bed Have your child join you while making somebody a tasty treat. Teach your little one a recipe or two, while integrating Valentine’s Day into the mix. Perhaps a breakfast in bed would be the perfect surprise for Mom or Dad or even their sister or brother. Help them make the food into heart shapes with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. For french toast, cut your bread out with the cutter. For pancakes or waffles, use a metal cookie cutter and pour the batter inside. Add a touch of red

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food coloring into the batter for either of these and you will end up with pink french toast, pancakes, or waffles. Top this sweet breakfast with strawberry syrup, or whipped topping and heart shaped sprinkles. Cut toast or biscuits into a heart and spread with a red colored jam. A heart-shaped cookie cutter can be used for the jam as well, spreading it into the cutter on top of the toast. After cutting a heart out of the center of a piece of bread and placing on a frying pan or griddle, break one egg into a small dish and gently pour into the shape of the break slice. Cook until the egg is golden on the bottom and gently flip to cook on the other side. Drizzle a heart shape with honey or maple syrup on oatmeal or swirl a red heart in the center with strawberry jam. For coffee or cocoa, fill the cup and then carefully lay a paper stencil with a heart shape cut from the center over the top. Gently sprinkle with cocoa powder or powdered sugar and serve. Make a pink breakfast smoothie and top with strawberries for a festive Valentine’s Day treat. The kids will love being involved in the cooking. Kids will learn to enjoy Valentine’s day and show their loved ones some appreciation with these fun and creative ideas. You will enjoy the quality time spent with them as well, all while sharing the love with those who deserve it on this warm and fuzzy holiday.

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from the childbirth experience to breastfeeding and parenting or grandparenting education. These classes are a great opportunity to learn more about your pregnancy and new baby as well as meet other parents-to-be. See your healthcare provider regularly. During your pregnancy your physician or midwife will regularly check your weight, take your blood pressure, measure your baby-bump, listen for the heartbeat and run a urine test. Be sure to make all your appointments. While these quick office visits may seem routine, they are vital to you and your baby’s health. Use this time to ask your provider any questions you have about your pregnancy. Be sure to find out if any screenings or genetic tests are right for you. Taking medications during labor for pain management is OK. Epidural and spinal blocks are common choices for pain management, talk to your healthcare provider to discuss what options are right for you. An epidural works by alleviating most pain in the lower body without significantly slowing labor. It can be used continuously throughout labor and you’ll remain awake and alert. A spinal block provides complete pain relief from the chest down for up to two hours. This medication is usually given only once. You’ll remain awake and alert. Enjoy the journey – relax and enjoy the fact you will soon welcome a new member to your family! Taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do for your baby. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, contact your physician or midwife. Your healthcare provider is excited to be on this path with you and is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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Guess How Much I Love You — Sweetheart Edition by Sam McBratney Since its debut fifteen years ago, the tale of two Nutbrown Hares who love each other to the moon and back has enchanted millions of readers around the world. What may be a little-kept secret, however, is that many of those readers aren’t so little! After all, who doesn’t like to be reminded that they’re loved, unconditionally and boundlessly? Now spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, adult children and grandchildren, siblings, friends, and anyone else who’d like to give this book to their grown-up loved ones have a special edition. Beautifully cloth bound in vibrant red, this GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU Sweetheart Edition is a must-have for anyone who loves someone more than they can measure. Ages 0 mos and up Candlewick Press

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Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnley When no one can find a pink fluffy rabbit to buy for Tallulah on her birthday, Grandma gets creative with her knitting needles. But the surprise Tallulah lifts out of the box is not a rabbit, it’s a pink fluffy...thing, named Milo Armadillo. He’s athletic, musical, and great for sharing adventures, but Tallulah’s friends say he’s funny-looking. What can poor Milo do to make Tallulah happy? With humor, poignancy, and a nod to the out-of-theordinary, this sweet story shows that if you can’t be with the one you want, you can definitely love the armadillo you’re with. Ages 2 yrs and up Candlewick Press

The King of Quizzical Island by Gordon Snell When his wily old Wizard and Whispering Witches can’t answer the king’s question, he makes up his quizzical mind to find out for himself. And so, in a ship made of wood from the Tea-Bag Tree — and despite the fears of his faithful that he’ll fall off the edge —the king sets off on a wondrous adventure across a topsy-turvy world. Fresh, funny, and imaginative black-and-white drawings by David McKee illustrate Gordon Snell’s rhythmic text in a tale that begs to be read aloud. Gently absurd and delightfully entertaining, this rhyming tale of a curious king on a singular search evokes the playful tradition of Edward Lear. Ages 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press


The Patterson Puppies and the Rainy Day by Leslie Patricelli It’s a rainy day, and the Patterson puppies have run out of things to do. If only it were sunny and warm, they could go to the beach! But then Petra gets an idea. Indoor beach party! Buckets! A blue-carpet ocean! The surfing and undersea diving are a blast, until...mom and dad appear on the shore. Uh-oh! Will a mop-brigade party be as much fun? Rambunctious pups are sure to relate to this cautionary tale — and be eager to dive right in. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

I’m Number One by Michael Rosen Little wind-up soldier A-One is in charge. At least that’s what he tells the other toys: Sally, Maddy, and Sid. When he tells them to turn his key, they do it. When he tells them they’re no good, they feel bad. He calls them all kinds of things: no good, hopeless, the worst. Or was that hope-use, good-no, and less-less? Somehow, stringing all those mean words together makes them start to sound, well, silly — and even though A-One doesn’t mean to, he finds himself smiling too. From the incomparable Michael Rosen and Bob Graham comes an insightful, child-friendly tale about learning how to be one of the gang. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Good Night, Tiptoe by Polly Dunbar “I’m not sleepy,” insists Tiptoe as Tilly gives him his goodnight kiss. Tilly tries singing him a good-night lullaby, but the rambunctious rabbit is busy banging away on his drums. It’s not until Tilly reads a bedtime story that Tiptoe finally seems to drift off. But who will tuck TILLY in and kiss HER good night? The inspired Polly Dunbar wraps up her series about Tilly and Friends with two beguiling new adventures. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O’Connor Teeny tummies love yummy treats. Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey Treats for Kids is bursting with 30 tasty but simple recipes for sticky sweets and gooey breakfasts. Such delights as Pinkalicious Princess Cupcakes, Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups, Banana Split Pancakes, and Hunka Chunka Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are the kinds of treats kids will love. With a lay-flat binding, an easy-to-clean cover, and step-by-step instructions, this book gets the whole family gathered around the mixing bowl. Chronicle Books

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a “You are such a good sport, darling” to get the portly pig out of the driver’s seat, but once the convertible is on the road, Mercy loves the feel of the wind tickling her ears and the sun on her snout. One day the Watsons’ motoring ritual takes an unexpected turn, however, when their elderly neighbor Baby Lincoln pops up in the backseat in hopes of some “folly and adventure” — and in the chaos that ensues, an exuberant Mercy ends up behind the wheel! Soon there’s a policeman on her tail, a struggle for the brake, and a blissfully airborne Mercy. Of course, it’s nothing that an extra helping of buttered toast can’t fix! Ages 6 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Thumbelina retold by : Brian Alderson A childless woman visits a witch who gives her a barleycorn — and hidden in its bloom is a tiny girl. For one so small, Thumbelina’s life is full of misadventures as she floats through the pages like a wisp on the wind, encountering kind and unkind creatures in succession. But old Mrs. Toad with her “rek-kek-kek” and the alarming Man in Gray cannot crush her spirits, and Thumbelina’s gentle concern for a winged soul in need paves the way to her freedom and happiness. In a warm, witty retelling accessible to younger children, Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb is lavishly illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Showcasing art evocative of Victorian storybooks — with a touch of the dreamlike Rousseau — this is truly a breathtaking edition of a treasured classic. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Funny Business Conversations with Writers of Comedy editor: Leonard Marcus “A joke isn’t a joke if you need to explain it,” notes Leonard S. Marcus. “Even so, the hidden clockwork of comedy...has long been considered one of the great riddles of life.” There are many kinds of humor, but capturing their essence on paper is a remarkably difficult (and often undervalued) skill. So how do authors create books that not only stand the tests of time but also make us laugh? In thirteen fascinating interviews, well-loved writers of humorous books for children discuss an array of topics, from their sources of inspiration to the ways they began writing, from their revision processes to childhood anecdotes to the value they place on comedy in their work and lives. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully edited, this collection is bound to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike. Ages 10 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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two-foot mylar birthday balloon floats above the dining room table, and a nearby refrigerator displays a fish painting among several pieces of artwork. It all represents a busy life for the Mendel family of five. Gratitude is the first thing that Mary Mendel acknowledges, feeling that her children were a long-awaited gift after persevering through eight years of infertility. Enduring this time makes her more aware of pain when other people experience it, concluding that pain comes in all different shapes and sizes, after experiencing their own roller coaster ride ending in joy with a successful in vitro fertilization and subsequent births. Ultimately, along with her husband Loren, this struggle has made parenting a more purposeful adventure.


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were implanted, and we considered all four of them as future children. Even with one that took, I sensed a loss from the other three. How was your husband comforting to you through infertility? One thing I remember discussing together was as emotional as things were, there is only so much emotion I could spend on the feelings surrounding the experiences we had. As much as I cried to relieve stress and disappointment, to cry all the time wasn’t going to be healthy. I appreciated his common-sensical attitude, as you can’t approach it emotionally all the time. Then once, Loren went grouse hunting and a woman asked how we were doing. Hearing his response she referenced a scripture of three things that are unquenchable — fire, sand filled with water and the barren womb. At this point, I think Loren could trust my heart, knowing that the longing wouldn’t go away. Were other people an encouragement as well? It was comforting to be asked, “How are you doing?” or “Where are you at in the process?” Sometimes it felt like there was a gorilla in the room, because people would choose to say nothing or act as if they didn’t want to listen. However, there were couples going through infertility with us. Other friends would share their babies with me, and although I could be joyful and feel excitement, at home it could feel lonely without a child.

flu-symptoms and was actually pregnant. This child we named Isaac, seeing God’s sense of humor. With the last two, we implanted those embryos and had our son Zeb. Our daughter Josee is now twelve, Isaac’s nine and Zeb’s seven. There’s an age of appreciation for all of it, and as they get older, they’ll understand the miracle. Who is the most influential person in your life? My husband Loren What quality do you appreciate most in others? Grace What’s your favorite movie? The Princess Bride What did you want to be when you grew up? A mom What’s surprising about you? My husband is a sweetheart. After we’d been married two-thousand something days, he filled a huge jar with jelly beans to represent each day. Where is your favorite place? Going home to my parents, our little cabin or our living room. What’s your most recent transition? Sending a child to Middle School What’s your favorite seasonal food? My husband’s soups

How did your family grow after the arrival of your first child? With five remaining fertilized eggs left, we called them the triplets and twins. The three were miscarried, but shortly after that, I had

What’s your favorite book? Francine Rivers – A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness, As Sure As the Dawn

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the Air! longer and be better pals than if they are left “intact”. We often see and hear that spaying and neutering prevents unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. The longer I practice the more I believe that spaying or neutering your pets is more about making them better friends and helping them live longer, healthier lives. Breast cancer is very common among both dogs and cats. Every time they have a “heat cycle” it increases their chance of having breast cancer. 65-70% of dogs and cats that are not spayed at an early age will get mammary cancer. It is nearly 100% malignant in cats and 50% of dogs have malignant tumors. To prevent breast cancer, spay your pets by 1 year of age. It is 100% effective! There are many other problems that can be helped by neutering males at an early age. Prostate infections, tumors of the rectum and testicular cancer can be prevented by neutering

your dog. More importantly, you can decrease the chance that your male dog is hit by a car if he is neutered. Over 80% of dogs hit by cars are dogs that have not been neutered. A male dog can smell a female “in heat” for up to 5 miles. They have a tendency to roam and not pay attention when this happens. They also can be more aggressive and less interactive with your family. Cats that are not spayed or neutered also live shorter lives. The biggest problem can be behavioral. Female cats that are “in heat” will urinate to attract the male. The males will also urinate to mark their territory. That territory can include your sofa or favorite chair. Spaying and neutering is a safe procedure that can make a difference in your pets’ lives and in their relationships with you. Make the decision and make the call, it is the right thing to do for your best friend.


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President Woodrow Wilson



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PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON President Woodrow Wilson came to Sioux Falls on September 8, 1919, as part of a 29-city campaign to stump for the Treat of Versailles, which included the League of Nations. An excited crowd of onlookers cheered the 28th President’s arrival at the Omaha Railroad depot. A parade of decorated autos drove to the Coliseum along a route resplendent with flags and banners. Waiting to hear the President were 2000 women seated in the balcony of the auditorium and 5000 men standing on the main floor, all seats having been removed. Wilson, architect of the League of Nations, argued that approval of the treaty of peace with Germany would help to avoid future conflicts among nations. The treaty set up an international system of land titles with no nation having the right to take any territory of another. Three weeks later the President became ill and was unable to continue his tour. With Wilson sidelined and refusing to compromise, the Senate defeated the treaty and the United States remained outside the League of Nations.

President Wilson in Sioux Falls! President Wilson came to Sioux Falls and spoke at the new Coliseum only eight months after its dedication. Earlier that year, he traveled to Paris to help create the League of Nations and to shape the Treaty of Versailles. He urged creating new nations out of defunct empires, and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Image owner: Dr. Gary Olson.


Our 28th President Woodrow Wilson, Ph.D., served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then was Governor of New Jersey for two years. He was elected the nations 28th president in 1912. Narrowly elected in 1916, his campaign focused on the slogan, “He kept us out of war.” However, US neutrality in Word War I was short-lived.

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