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August 2010 Volume 9 • Issue 9

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Going Out to Eat? Go Green at Mixed 8

A Visit West: Southeastern Wyoming 64

Guatemala Meets Sioux Falls at Jacky’s 12



Your Annual Well Woman Exam 70


CALENDAR August 2010 16




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friends & family CHILDREN’S CALENDAR August 2010 75 FOR KIDS Easy and Fun Summer Treats 78



AT HOME Bryan Huls & Alison Larson Home 28

Protecting Your Infant from Whooping Cough 84

VINO World Cup of Wine – Part 2 35 RECIPES Back to School Treats 38 MAN IN THE KITCHEN Do You Know Where Your Dinner Came From? 40

CHILDREN’S BOOKS Best Books 86 CUTE KIDS Submit Your Child’s Photo 88 NEIGHBOR Shelley Furtado-Linton 90



Our Aging Best Friends 92

Oily Situation: Green Lens on the Gulf 46

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ole Shawd and his father love to share ideas, love to talk about business and love to bring fresh, exciting visions to the table. It was from such a conversation two years ago that Shawd came up with the idea for Mixed-GO GREEN! They had been talking about a new twist on “fast food” – a restaurant specializing in salads. When a couple of months went by and Shawd couldn’t get this idea out of his head, he started researching and putting plans in place for this fast, healthy and “green” restaurant that is now open on Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls. “I kept thinking about what would work in Sioux Falls. With salads becoming more popular on restaurant menus and with people becoming more conscious about healthy eating, I thought a restaurant like Mixed could really fill a niche here for healthy food on the go.” Specializing in made-to-order salads, the restaurant offers more than 45 toppings and 25 regular and low-fat/fat-free dressings. The mathematical potential of unique combinations is rather mind-boggling! Guests “go green” from the moment they walk through the door, stepping into a restaurant filled with natural light and bright colors all around. Immediately, the stage is set for the experience Shawd wants customers to have. The next stop is the counter, where customers can continue the build-your-own salad journey by choosing from the wide

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array of fresh ingredients and watching while the Salad Mixers build their custom order in a chilled stainless steel bowl (the salad is also served in this bowl), designed so every inch is cooled to perfection. The staff mixes and blends all of the tasty toppings and greens together at the Mix Station…ensuring that every bite is full of flavor. If trying to choose from the abundance of fresh ingredients is too overwhelming, customers can select one of the salad mixes from the menu – everything from Buffalo Chicken, Fruit or Oriental to the BLT, Taco or the Coastal, which is made with fresh tuna and shrimp. While salads are their specialty, Mixed also ensures that customers have other great tasting options. They serve breakfast items all day, and they also offer wraps, paninis, soups, and sides such as macaroni, pasta and potato salad. And for kids? Mixed offers a number of choices from the classic PBJ or mac & cheese, to chicken strips, the healthy “Mini Mix Salad” or a “Minini” (a smaller version Panini). “We want our customers to feel great about what they eat and where they eat,” says Shawd. “That’s what going green at Mixed is all about. When you eat at Mixed, you know you are getting fresh, healthy foods. But, you can also feel great knowing you helped the planet and environment by just coming to see us.” From his own past experience in the hotel industry, where environmentally sound practices had become a growing movement, Shawd knew early on in his business planning that he wanted to do

something positive for his customers and for the environment. Mixed-GO GREEN! follows strict practices that keep their operation as green as it can be. For example, Mixed uses 100% Recycled Bleach Free Process paper towels, napkins, and roll towels. They also have Energy Star rated refrigeration equipment; reusable bowls for their salad creations; environment-friendly cleaning products; menus printed on recycled paper; and compostable cups, lids, plates, containers, straws, and silverware. Even the flooring in the restaurant is made from recycled material. “Taking care of our customers and the world our customers live in is just part of our experience,” says Shawd. “We go green with how we work and green with what we make.” Mixed-GO GREEN! also offers catering for groups of 10 or more and free business delivery for any order over $20. You can preorder for a group or business using the Fax Order Form on their website or call ahead for ordering and easy curbside pickup. So, what does Dad think of the conversation with his son that turned into a restaurant? “He loves it,” says Shawd. “He knows how much work I have put into it, and we are all so excited about the response from customers in the short time we have been open.”

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estled in a little brick building on 8th Street, near downtown Sioux Falls, is Jacky’s Restaurant & Bakery. Here, Guatemala meets Sioux Falls, with a menu featuring nearly 60 different items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In January of 2009, Jerry Van Loh and his wife, Jacky, opened the restaurant in a portion of the building located at 702 E. 8th Street – just across from the Union Gospel Mission. They recently remodeled to fill the entire building, however, with the restaurant seating one side and an expanded bakery on the other. Jacky was born in Guatemala and brings to the restaurant all of the cooking and baking experience she gained from her mother and grandmother while she was growing up. In the late 1990s, a hurricane devastated the banana crops – and the economy – where she lived, so Jacky made the decision to come to the United States, even though it meant leaving some of her children behind for a while until she got settled. She had a

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brother living in Sioux Falls at the time, and she went to work for John Morrell & Company. That is where she met Jerry Van Loh. The couple has been married for 6 years, and Jacky initially just wanted to open a bakery. First they looked at opening a small business such as the coffee “huts” you see in parking lots around town. “You still have to go through all the work to obtain all of the proper licenses for one of those,” Jerry says, “and there is a significant cost for the hut itself. So, as long as we were going to be doing all of the work, we decided to open a restaurant when I found this building.” Jacky’s offers a wide array of Comida Latinoamericana – Latin American food – that is made fresh and made to order. You can start your day with breakfast, choosing from such items as Huevos Rancheros or a Breakfast Burrito that are served with beans and fried plantains – some of the staple items in Guatemalan cooking.

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Jacky’s Restaurant & Bakery | 702 E. 8th Street | Sioux Falls | (605) 336-0588 At lunch or dinner, and you’ll start with a basket of warm tortilla chips and homemade salsa while browsing through the menu filled with everything from quesadillas, tostadas and tacos to burritos, enchiladas and their popular fajitas (with a portion big enough to share or take home!). The menu also includes several seafood items as well as Latin American specialties like chile relleno, tamales, chuchitos, bistec and their own version of Chow Mein. Jacky’s recently added a small buffet that will feature different menu items each day. A few dessert items are already on the menu – flan, sopapillas and Jacky’s special Tres Leches (“three milks”) cake – but with the expansion of their bakery, more treats are now available for customers. The bakery includes a wide variety of breads, muffins, cakes, cookies, cheesecake and rolls such as bolillos and telera, which are the rolls used in the restaurant for their tortas – a Mexican bread stuffed with meat and other fresh ingredients. Jerry says they continue to research the best ingredients not only for their restaurant food, but also for Jacky’s baking. “The right ingredients make all the difference,” he says, “particularly for the specialties like Jacky’s three-milk cake. There is also an ingredient similar to a bouillon that goes into all Guatemalan foods. Those are the things that make our food unique and taste great.” Once Jacky was able to have her entire family reunited here in

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Sioux Falls, the children all became involved in the business. For example, her daughter now helps with the many special cake orders that come in for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Customers can choose from a very simple cake to a more elaborate design with multiple tiers. In the Latin American culture, a girl’s 15th birthday – or Quinceañera - marks her passage into womanhood. This occasion is typically marked with a celebration that could rival a wedding. For a recent Quinceañera, Jacky’s daughter prepared a display of eleven separate cakes on multiple tiers and all surrounded with tulle and lights. Not to worry, though…for those boys celebrating birthdays, they can also create cakes featuring everything from sports to superheros. Both Jerry and Jacky admit they have had to work hard to get their business going, but they are grateful for all of the customers who have found them and continue to come back – as well as excited for the opportunity to expand Jacky’s bakery offerings. “We hope that people who haven’t tried Jacky’s before will come see us,” Jerry says. “I think they’ll see that we have something special to offer. We may be slower than ‘fast food,’ but you will know that you are getting only the freshest food that tastes great.”

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Set Tone on Stun: Sci-Fi Sun, August 1 • 3pm McKennan Park A free outdoor concert by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band featuring music from science fiction movies. INFO (605) 367-7290. Big Band Sun, August 1 • 8pm • Terrace Park A free outdoor concert by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band featuring music of the big bands. INFO (605) 367-7290. Bring Your Friends Night Mondays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 4pm

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Family Fun Night Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 • 4pm Wild Water West Waterpark Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday. INFO (605) 361-9313. Furry Friends Wed, August 4 • 7:30 pm Primrose Retirement Community 7400 S. Louise Ave. A free outdoor concert by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band with an animal theme. INFO (605) 367-7290. Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Wed, August 4 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Old Courthouse Museum Corner of 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. INFO (605) 367-4210. Historic Walking Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery II Thu, August 5 • 7pm Woodlawn Cemetery •2001 South Cliff Avenue. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! Please register in advance by calling 367-4210. Cost is $3.

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Brandon Hometown Days Fri, August 6 – Sun, August 8 Join us for family fun! Events begin with a Prayer Breakfast on Friday morning with many weekend events to follow. “Saturday in the Park” at McHardy Park will have a craft fair as well as an inflatable midway for kids. Sunday includes a Tractor Pull as well a wrap up event to conclude the festivities. Get more information at www.BrandonHometownDays.com Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Corner of 6th & Main. Aug. 6 • noon - 1pm Art Stevenson & High Water featuring Traditional Bluegrass Band. Bring a lunch or purchase one from A Taste of Country Catering. INFO 367-4210.

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank Fri, August 6 • 6pm - 11pm 8th & Railroad Parking Lot • 401 East 8th Street Our summer block parties are held in conjunction with the First Friday activities taking place throughout downtown on the first Friday of every month. Bring a lawn chair if you’d like; parking is free! Free music and Battle for the Arts competition. INFO (605) 338-4009. Downtown First Fridays Fri, August 6 • 10am Historic Downtown Sioux Falls A special time for shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Enjoy a full day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots! Ride FREE on the Trolley from 5-9pm. INFO (605) 338-4009. Greatest Show On H2O Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 • 7pm Catfish Bay Water Ski Park All new show every year. The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting, singing, dancing, and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. Our world class water skiers perform dazzling human pyramids, jumps, wake boarding, water ballet, barefoot water skiing and much more. “The Greatest Show On H2O!” has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. INFO (605) 339-0911. Into the Pit Quarry Tour Fri, August 6 • 3pm Mon, August 9 • 9am Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street.

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Sturgis Biker Bash August 6 & 7 • 9am J&L Harley-Davidson • 2601 W. 60th Street North We’re gearing up for the Sturgis rally with two days of all-out fun! Join us for free entertainment, food, refreshments, and lots of fun. INFO (605) 334-2721.

Big Sioux Sun Run Saturday, August 7 • 7:30am registration Robert Bennis Elementary Parking Lot This event includes a 1 mile or a 5K run/walk for participants. Beginning with registration at 7:30am at Robert Bennis Elementary, the run will start at 8:30am. Attendees will be taken through a path in the Big Sioux Recreation Area. Cost per participant will be $20 per person (ages 10 and up) which includes a shirt and refreshments. This year’s event will benefit the Volunteers of America After School Program. To register visit our website www.BrandonValleyChamber. com or call 582-7400.


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Grand Finale Sun, August 8 • 8pm Terrace Park The Sioux Falls Municipal Band’s final concert of the 2010 season. INFO (605) 367-7290. Rain Date/Singin’ In the Rain Sun, August 8 • 3pm McKennan Park If one of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band’s earlier concerts is rained out, this concert will use that concert’s program. If not, this concert will feature selections with “rain” themes. INFO (605) 367-7290.

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Southern Hills Methodist Church • 3400 E. 49th Street The Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each month includes a program and show and tell. The purpose of our guild is to encourage a wider appreciation of quilting; to raise and maintain standards of design, individual ideas and expression; and to keep interest alive by promoting local quilt projects and programs and doing charitable works. INFO (605) 371-1714.

2010 Annual Sioux Empire Fair August 10 - 15 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Six days of fun and excitement. Largest fair in South Dakota. Big name free entertainment. World class carnival with extreme rides. Hundreds of commercial and competitive exhibits. Mouth watering food. Nightly grandstand shows. The family fun event of the summer. INFO (605) 367-7178.

Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event Aug 13-15 Ingall’s Homestead and Laura Ingalls Wilder Society headquarters DeSmet, SD Artists are welcome to set up and begin painting on Friday, Aug 13, or Saturday, Aug 14. Painting will continue all day on Saturday and conclude with an evening wine and cheese reception at the Ingalls Homestead, located one mile southeast of DeSmet. All artists are welcome to exhibit and sell paintings throughout the event. Pete Kilian, Professor at Northern State University, will demonstrate his plein air technique throughout the day on Saturday. A “Wet Sale” of works created during the event will be held Sunday at the Ingalls Homestead. Event FREE to the public. INFO (605) 688-4313.

Veterans’ Job Fair Wed, August 11 • 10am VFW Post 628 The South Dakota Department of Labor, VFW Post 628, American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Disabled Veterans of America will be sponsoring a Veterans’ Job Fair. Veterans who are under-employed, unemployed or seeking new employment are encouraged to attend. Resumes and references are recommended. INFO (605) 367-5300 or visit www.sdjobs.org. Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thu, August 12 • 6:45 pm

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The Ballroom Dance Club Friday, August 13 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Dancing to the music of Sammy Jensen. Guests welcome. $10 each at the door, yearly membership available. Summer casual dress. INFO (605) 212-4017.

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Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! David Bradford and Kathie Erdman will teach beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are welcome, all ages, no partner needed, call (605) 359-4127 to learn more.

Quilts & Vines Sat, August 14 • 10am Strawbale Winery Over 400 quilts displayed on the grape vines, buildings, and vintage cars. Eight different wines to taste, food vendors, music and entertainment, all outdoors in a beautiful country setting. Some of the proceeds to help Project Linus. $12 admission. INFO (605) 543-5071.

Walk-In Wednesday Wednesday, August 18th • 1-5pm Heal With Hypnosis LLC 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 203C.(Elevator accessible) Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will be available to answer questions about hypnosis and help you discover how hypnosis can help you improve your life and achieve your goals. No appointment needed! For more information call (605) 940-8389 or visit www.healwithhypnosis.com/workshops

Rally To Rescue Sat, August 14 • 10am PetSmart • 2818 S. Louise Ave. Area rescue organizations come together to find new, loving homes for dogs, so once again they may become a member of a caring family – this time for life. Pit Rescue of the Great Plains, an Ambassador for the Purina® Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue™ campaign, is hosting this community fair and adoption event. The event will raise funds and awareness for area pet rescue organizations and help local, homeless dogs find permanent homes. INFO (605) 553-0976. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sun, August 15 • 1pm

Victorian Tea Party at the Pettigrew Home & Museum Thu, August 19 • 6:30 pm Pettigrew Home & Museum • 8th Street and Duluth Avenue Celebrate in true Victorian fashion with a Victorian Tea Party at the Pettigrew! In this free adult program, follow the history of tea while enjoying a unique tea blend in the Victorian atmosphere of the Pettigrew Home. Call the Pettigrew at (605) 367-7097 to register. Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Corner of 6th & Main. Friday, Aug. 20 • noon - 1pm

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2010 Dakota District Pipes & Drums featuring traditional Scottish & Irish Pipe Tunes. Bring a lunch or purchase one from Pickle Barrel. INFO 367-4210. McCrossan Xtreme Event Challenge Rodeo Sat, August 21 • 5pm McCrossan Boys Ranch Campus Saddle Up! It’s time again for the McCrossan Boys Ranch Xtreme Event Challenge. Featuring only the most jaw dropping, xtreme, action-packed events of rodeo – Barrel Racing, Mutton Busting and the Territoral Bull Riding Tour! All proceeds will go to support the quality programs for at-risk youth at McCrossan Boys Ranch. $10 in advance for adults/$12 at the gate. Don’t clown around and miss the fun – watch www.mccrossan.org for more details.

Black Tie Bridal Showcase Sun, August 22 • noon Sioux Falls Convention Center Plan to attend the Black Tie Bridal Showcase — the one stop for your entire wedding planning needs under ONE roof! Visit with local and national wedding vendors that offer special deals and coupons to make your day not only magical, but also affordable! $5 admission. INFO (605) 332-6000. Empowering Women Tue, August 24 • noon Hy Vee Club Room • 49th & Louise Empowering Women Seminar One hour of powerful insights and motivation, covering: Purpose & Vision ~ Calm Confidence ~ Burn Brightly without Burning Out. Don’t wait for a better future...CREATE IT! $20 (includes lunch). INFO (605) 338-9029. Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Corner of 6th & Main. Friday, Aug. 27 • noon - 1pm Vermillion Acoustic featuring vocals, guitars & fiddle, covers & originals. Bring a lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. INFO 367-4210. Bike Night Fri, August 27 • 6pm J&L Harley-Davidson Bike Night is an evening when riding enthusiast of all types can gather together and share ideas and show off new products or custom work. All brands are welcome. There will be live entertainment and tons of fun activities for everyone! INFO (605) 334-2721. Pepsi Presents Jam Against Hunger 10 Sunday August 29 • 1-5 pm Terrace Park Bandshell A free concert to benefit Feeding South Dakota (formally SF Food Bank). Enjoy a free concert featuring local bands Jukebox Zeroes, Driven, Sugardaddy & Ramrod Hamster. With a special appearance by DK Koller. Feeding SD will be there collecting non-perishable food items and cash. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, kids & coolers; this is a family friendly event.

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t had been in development for a little over a year and then in March, 2010 it finally arrived, FallsFood.com that is. FallsFood.com is a local website that delivers a fun way to get locals interested in businesses by having 3 $25 gift card drawings (despite the name, for more than just for food), on a daily basis, for simply becoming a free member and choosing businesses they like. Nate, the owner, says the site is aimed at being a “daily routine like checking your email and Facebook.” He says, “after getting those out of the way, make your 3 gift card choices and come back the following business day to see if you’re one of the winners.” He also notifies the winners via email. (over 330 winners since March!) But if daily gift card giveaways to your favorite local businesses aren’t your cup of tea, FallsFood allows visitors to post and view free classifieds, events, photos, recipes, and print local coupons. FallsFood.com is also making an effort to support the Sioux Falls area’s growing music scene by offering bands (for free) a place to display their music for all to hear. Nate, a movie trailer buff, claims most “trailers are better than the full length version.” That’s why he

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ryan Huls and Alison Larson’s home is not your average house in the McKennan Park area. While the exterior does maintain the same traditional and historic appeal of the other houses in the neighborhood, the interior boasts to be a modernist gem. The couple’s home is a few blocks away from McKennan Park,

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where their Italian Greyhounds, Razza and Rex are regulars. The couple also feels that it’s easy to live in the area because of the accessibility of nearby amenities of downtown Sioux Falls. “We always wanted to live in this area because we found the appeal in the old, unique houses,” said Alison. “In the McKennan area, no two houses are the same.”

In 2004, the couple purchased their home and has since renovated every room, except for the kitchen and bathroom. The home was originally built in 1918, and very little had been changed to the home prior to their purchasing it six years ago. However, since then old and dingy carpet has been taken out in favor of the original oak flooring and 3 tiny windows have been

replaced with a large, 8-foot patio door in the dining room. “We used to have to stand on our tip-toes to see our backyard,” said Alison. “Now with the new windows, it is clearly visible and it’s become the dogs’ favorite place to sunbathe.” Other renovations to the home include: adding new windows and insulation to a 3-season room upstairs, so that it can be

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utilized year round, adding recessed lighting and crown molding to the living room, and remodeling all 3 bedrooms. In addition, two porches in the home, one on the main level and another on the second floor, have since been enclosed and made into an office for Bryan and an exercise room for both. On the main floor, Bryan’s office contains an impressive collection of modern furniture. However, the first thing visitors see upon arrival is a wall chock-full of skateboards. “The skateboards are from a client I created a website for several years ago,” said Bryan. “He (Brian Sumner) was a pro skateboarder for Birdhouse. I don’t skate anymore, so I made them into pieces of wall art with reclaimed aluminum.” Overall, the remodel project has been a steady and ongoing process for the couple. “We have not yet finished our remodeling as we still have the bathroom and kitchen to go, as well as an unfinished basement that we would like to make use of,” said Alison. “However, for anyone who has ever remodeled themselves, they know most things take longer than expected. It is pretty much an ongoing process for us.” The property was already well landscaped prior to the couple moving in; however, they’ve since added a deck to the house to extend the living space into an outdoor room, and Bryan has also built a raised cedar garden box, so that the couple, who are both vegetarians, can grow their own vegetables. “We were lucky to have had a lot of beautiful flowers already

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planted when we moved in,” said Alison. “We’ve been able to enjoy them every year. There are still tons of ideas on what we would like to do with the landscaping, but we still have not settled on anything and would rather do it right the first time.” On both levels of their 1,600-square-foot-home, the modernist influence is not too difficult to detect. It’s confirmed by a wide array of contemporary and innovative furniture that blends stylishly into each other. Their white Vernor Panton chairs, Rosewood desk, Sapien bookcases, and Eames executive chair are contrasted by more exotic accessories like Hand Hooks by Harry Allen for Areaware, and a Norm69 pendant lamp chandelier that hangs beautifully above their dining room table. A majority of the décor was purchased in stores that exclusively tailor to modern and contemporary design: DWR, Hive Modern, and Unica Home. However, several of the items are vintage classics acquired on eBay, and others are pieces that they’ve created or fabricated themselves. “The entertainment stand in the living room was fabricated to match the speaker stands,” said Bryan. “It was designed to take up minimal space, but not be wall-mounted. We’re able to move it around, which is very convenient.” The stand itself was made out of 3/8” aluminum, the tube light was created out of 8’ fluorescent tubes banded around a core, and the stemware rack was crafted from an old skateboard rail. The result is impressive. Furthermore, the entertainment stand is clearly indicative of the couple’s creative nature.

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f you read my article last month, I listed my predictions for this year’s World Cup competition. On one hand, I think I did pretty well, naming 5 of the final 8 teams. On the other hand, I picked Italy and Brazil to be in the final… Italy never made it out of the first round, and Brazil lost in the quarterfinals. So, we have the Netherlands vs. Spain. I am writing this before the final match so here’s my prediction: Spain will win the 2010 World Cup. In honor of this year’s (predicted) winner, here is a glimpse into Spain’s illustrious wine industry.


Spain has over 2.9 million acres of vines planted—making it the most widely planted wine producing nation, but it is only the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being Italy and France. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions. The country is ninth in worldwide consumptions with Spaniards drinking, on average, 10.06 gallons a year. The country has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 600 varieties planted throughout

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Spain though 80 percent of the country’s wine production is from only a handful of grapes—including Tempranillo, Albariño, Garnacha, Parellada, Cariñena and Monastrell. Major Spanish wine regions include the Rioja and Ribera del Duero which is known for their Tempranillo production; Jerez, the home of the fortified wine Sherry; Rías Baixas in the northwest region of Galicia that is known for its white wines made from Albariño. In Spain, winemakers often use the Spanish word elaborar (to elaborate) rather than fabricar (to produce/make) when describing the Spanish winemaking philosophy. This relates to the view that the winemaker acts as more of a nurturer of the

grapes and wine rather than as a producer. For many years, Spanish winemaking was very rustic and steeped in tradition. This included the judicious use of oak with some wines, even whites, spending as much as two decades aging in the barrel. This created distinctly identifiable flavors that were internationally associated with the wines from regions such as the Rioja. Winemakers in regions like the Rioja found that the Tempranillo grape, in particular, responded well to new American oak. In the 1990s, more winemakers started to rediscover the use of French oak and some wineries will use a combination of both as a blend. Most DO (Denominación de Origen) wines require

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some minimum period of barrel aging which will be stipulated on the wine label by the designations - Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva depending on how long it spends in the barrel. The tradition of long barrel and bottle aging has meant that most Spanish wines are ready to drink once they hit the market. A new generation of winemakers has started to produce more vino joven (young wines) that are released with very little aging. Spain is also known two other types of wine: Cava and Sherry. Cava is Spain’s sparkling wine like Champagne, and Sherry is a fortified wine produced in specific towns in Spain. With Spain’s winemaking diversity, a perfect wine dinner would look like this:

Cava for an aperitif, Albariño with a seafood dish, Tempranillo for an intermezzo, a Rioja Gran Reserva for the main dish, and then finish off the evening with a Sherry. It must be some sort of conditional response because I’m starting to salivate… When it comes to a culture that is full of life, passion, and quality, Spain definitely comes to mind. Have fun this month with Spanish wine and live the Spanish lifestyle (by staying up all night!) and drinking some great wines from Western Europe. Carpe España! Contact Riccardo at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com for all of your wine questions and comments.

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Easy Oatmeal Scones 2 cups flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oatmeal 3/4 cups milk In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in the shortening until crumbly. Stir in the oats and milk just until moistened. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface . Roll the dough out to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with 2-3 inch round cutter. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet and bake at 375˚ for 15-20 minutes or until they are a light golden brown in color. Makes 12-15 scones. Serve warm.

Chocolate Chip Scones 1 cup flour 3 Tbsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 2 Tbsp cold butter 1 egg 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the mixing bowl. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Now in a small bowl, combine the egg and cream and stir this into the dry ingredients just until moist. Please don’t over mix the dough as it becomes tough. Fold in the chocolate chips. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently 6 or 7 times. Roll the dough into a 6 inch circle and cut into 6 wedges. Separate the wedges and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 350˚ for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 6 scones. Serve warm. Scone History 101: It is believed that scones are named after the Stone of Destiny, the place where Scottish kings were crowned.

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will admit that I don’t read labels as often as I should. I’ve heard all of the public service announcements telling me to read labels, but I’m an impulsive guy. If it looks good, I buy it. But when I’m cooking at home, I do want to know where my food came from. Not that I’m one of those manic locavores that only eats food raised within a hundred mile radius, but it’s nice to know where the morsels were harvested. I think it started years ago at an oyster bar in New Orleans. The old shucker behind the counter knew where the oysters were raised. Not just the vague general area—all of the oysters were from Louisiana—his knowledge went far beyond that. He knew which fisherman and which boat had brought them in. He knew which bay they came from, and based on where the oyster


had lived, he knew the subtle differences in flavor the specific location had imparted in each oyster. If you talk to people who really know wine (like Riccardo, whose wisdom is found in the pages of this magazine), they talk about “terroir,” the flavors the earth adds to the fruit and the character of the wine. If you’re talking to wine people, knowing where a wine comes from will tell them a lot about the wine before they ever open the bottle. In some cases, the origin of the product is controlled by law; bourbon comes from Kentucky, scotch comes from Scotland and Champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France; everything else is sparkling wine. Beyond wine and oysters, I have become pretty picky about

Came From? the origin of certain foods; I like lamb from South Dakota, Colorado or New Zealand, I want my Parmesan to come from Parma, Italy and never from a green cardboard can! I only buy wild caught American shrimp, because I have learned that if it doesn’t say that it’s wild American, it was probably farm-raised in Indonesia, and I don’t want to speculate what went into it. And with the problems the fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico are facing now, I want to give them all of the support I can. So how does a person keep track of where your food came from? You can either grow it yourself or buy it directly from the person who did. That’s why I like farmers markets. I can spend a Saturday morning talking with the producers, learning about the new things they are offering, what is perfectly in season and

share a few tips on how to prepare their bounty. Sioux Falls is blessed with a bunch of farmers markets scattered around the city, and while I’m partial to the market at Falls Park, all are great sources of fresh, locally grown goodies. And the real beauty of the markets is that you will find things the local mega-mart doesn’t have. Have you ever bought Brussels sprouts still on the stem? How about fresh heirloom tomatoes in red and green and purple? Last fall I bought a hand made garlic braid and just used the last of the garlic this summer. You never know what you’re going to find, so be sure to go with an open mind. If you think the farmers market is just a source for veggies, you haven’t been to the market lately. Want locally raised beef?

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Got it. Duck? Lamb? How about heritage Berkshire pork? Check. All are available at the local markets, along with jellies and jams and fresh roasted coffee and all sorts of other goodies. One word of caution, some of the “farm stands” on the street corners sell fruits and veggies that are neither “fresh” nor “local.” If you see corn on the cob in May, you can bet that it wasn’t grown between here and Canton. One of my favorite farmers market finds is real baby carrots. These are not to be confused with the carrot stubs from the grocery store. Did you know those aren’t baby carrots at all? They are ground down from the broken and misshaped carrots in a big factory. Carrots should come from the ground, not a machine. I love to take the baby carrots, clean them up and sauté them with a little butter and a few fresh sage leaves. I shamelessly stole the idea from a friend in California, so around our house we call the dish Camille’s carrots. How much do I like farmers markets? Well so far this year I’ve been to markets in Sioux Falls, Des Moines and Chicago. And


if you’re ever in Madison, Wisconsin, on a Saturday morning, you’ve got to check out the market there. It is outstanding. When we’re traveling, we like to check out the local farmers markets; it is a great place to find out a lot about the local food scene. While we are there, we usually pick up some local cheese and crackers to take back to the hotel. Some farmers markets have fresh baked goods and coffee, so go early and have breakfast there. As I write this on a warm Thursday evening, I’m finishing a glass of wine from Sonoma County, California, after a dinner of South Dakota lamb chops with a mint chimichurri made with herbs from the garden, and skewers of fresh grilled farmers market vegetables. I know where my dinner came from. Do you? Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Jim pays for his locally raised produce by running ADwërks, an ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls. Find out what’s cooking at facebook.com/mathis.jim

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hile “being green� is thought of as very modern and chic, it also carries the weight of being aware of environmental events. We’ve read the news blurbs, seen video of the birds rescued, maybe looked at NASA satellite photos revealing the silvery cloud of oil spreading through the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill that began April 20, forty miles off the coast of Louisiana,

5000 feet beneath the surface, however, feels very far away. This threat is very real to our air, coastlines, national reserves and parks, endangered species and more that we have a collective stake in as residents of America. Perhaps that sounds a little preachy or overdramatic, but the aftermath will be part of our legacy. Women are often typecast as the doer, the cleaner, the nurturer. Why not prove our skills by reaching out to our home away from home in the gulf to make a green difference? The heartbreaking idea of animals suffocating in oil makes me want to help mop it up. The Endangered Species Coalition


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has set up oilspillwildlife.org with a list of the most affected animals and a count of the confirmed dead. The National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org) established the Gulf Spill Restoration Fund that supports wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Others in the long list of organizations involved in the cleanup are Oiled Wildlife Care Network (owcn.org), which cares for marine mammals and sea turtles, and the Tri-State Bird Rescue, works to set up rehabilitation centers in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida – visit the website, tristatebird.org to Adopt-A-Bird in honor of the birds in the gulf.

These animals are threatened by their very home, the natural habitats meant to protect. The National Parks Service (nps.gov) lists 8 national parks, located in all 5 gulf states, as threatened by the spreading oil. The National Parks Foundation has launched a disaster recovery fund at helpparks.org. The ocean itself is a dangerous habitat. Along with the toxic crude oil splashing about, hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil dispersant have been sprayed. These chemicals are meant to break up oil slicks into tiny droplets that will have less effect on the sea life and coast. Another method of getting rid of oil is


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As you plan the last of your summer, remember that not all hot spots are affected.

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controlled burns on the water, releasing thick smoke. The Food and Drug Administration (fda.gov) is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov) to track the oil and keep seafood harvested from this area safe. NOAA has closed a large part of the commercial fishing area as well as shell fish beds. This necessary precaution, however, is having a devastating effect on the coastal fishing industry. Also hit hard: the tourism industry. Many livelihoods are being impacted, even lost. As you plan the last of your summer, remember that not all hot spots are affected. Check out Visitflorida.com for beach closures and to view local webcams to see for yourself. Of course, the ever-resilient New Orleans is as vibrant as ever (neworleansonline.com). Perhaps your gift to the coast could be in the form of a getaway for yourself. This article is meant to bring a few facts, a few organizations, a few ideas into the limelight; it is not an Op-Ed piece preaching oil = evil. In the spirit of “green,” however, I must mention that the crude oil in the gulf coast waters seems removed from the refined oil that fuels our transportation and is present in almost

every aspect of our lives – plastics, fertilizers, crayons, candle wax, asphalt we drive on, even deodorant. While BP has taken responsibility, and in turn must be responsible for the actual clean up, we all have a hand in fueling the oil industry. Finding new domestic reserves has become more dangerous – drilling 5,000 feet below the water or Shell’s possible plan to drill in the arctic waters off the northwest coast of Alaska. Let us not forget the 11 who died in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that prompted the leak. Greenpeace.org calls for a clean energy revolution in the spill’s aftermath. The Ocean Future’s Society, run by Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques Cousteau) seconds this opinion (oceanfutures.org). The future will be up to the oil companies and the White House to decide. Just like natural disasters, earthquakes in Haiti and Chile or the volcanic eruption in Iceland, this man-made disaster will also be easily forgotten once the media attention has passed. It is up to us to remember. As I write this sentence, we are in Day 81 of the oil spill. Hopefully as we enter August it will be contained, controlled, but the outcome is yet unknown.

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e punctuated the “if ” and “when” like staccato notes. “It’s not if the emerald ash borer will get to South Dakota, “but when,” Dr. John Ball told attendees at a First Detectors Training Class for emerald ash borer and other tree diseases. Surely by now, readers have heard of the emerald ash borer’s (EAB) indiscriminate demise of ash trees in states east of South Dakota, moving in this direction. Over forty million ash trees have died. The little beetle is a new species to North America and was accidentally brought from northeast Asia. It’s not a stranger to cold winters and hot summers; its home latitudes are similar to ours. During the class, John showed recent before and after photos of a lovely Chicago neighborhood that had been infested by EAB. At first there was leafy, cool shade. But in the after picture, the glare of denuded curbs, streets, sidewalks, and large houses seemed to jump from the frame. For me, the pictures resounded with Yogi Berra’s glib quote, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” My mind’s eye saw Sioux Falls’ streets of the 1970s, when urban beauty met disaster in the form of Dutch elm disease. Magnificent tunnels of green were downed by the depressing whine of chain saw blades. Sixty years of elm tree growth was ground up in few hours, an entire block of trees in a day or two.

So what did we learn from the elm tree debacle? Not much. First of all, we didn’t learn the importance of tree diversity. Fifty years ago Sioux Falls’ neighborhoods grew a nearmonoculture of elms, and when they died, many of us planted only ash trees to replace them. Today, ash trees make up about one-third of all of South Dakota’s urban trees. Percentages are higher in many newer developments where “modern” practices have destroyed deep soil profiles and given back only token, skimpy topsoil. Ashes are common shelterbelt trees. “If you were a little EAB you would have a road map and ask, how can I get to South Dakota where there is so much food?” John said. But we did learn that it was impossible to save the elm trees with fungicides and insecticides. Only a few isolated elms remain today (not counting newer, Dutch elm resistant trees). Even if poisons could halt the spread of EAB, which they probably won’t, pouring unnecessary chemicals into the environment may stress plants in other ways, kill beneficial insects, and potentially harm people, children, pets, and birds. John Ball’s rule for insecticide treatment of EAB is: “Do not treat for emerald ash borer until the insect is found in an adjacent county or fifteen miles away.” If you decide to treat, do so to prolong the life of a tree but not to save it. Property owners will bear costs for treatment and/or removal of ash trees.

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EAB was first discovered in 2002, killing ash trees in southeast Michigan’s Detroit area, though it was probably there since the 1990s. Because of EAB’s poor flying ability, experts at first didn’t expect it to travel very far, very quickly. But then it showed up in Maryland (2003), Ohio (2005), Illinois (2007), Missouri (2008), and Wisconsin and Minnesota (2009). Northeast Iowa reported it this year, 2010, though predictions hadn’t put it there until two decades from now, 2027. It’s also in parts of Canada. Just because the bug hasn’t yet visibly materialized in South Dakota doesn’t mean it isn’t lurking about somewhere. When someone identifies the first EAB infested ash tree in South Dakota, odds are it will be at a campground, as has happened in other states. Transport of firewood and quarantined nursery stock, despite laws against both, has spread EAB farther and sooner than expected. “It would take 85 years for the insect to fly from Michigan to South Dakota, but it could be here tomorrow at the speed of a car,” John said. John emphasized that even in states that have found the insect, there are still vast treed areas that don’t have it. “We probably will find EAB here within five years, but there will be counties that won’t see it for twenty years,” he said. (It took twenty years for Dutch elm disease to travel from southeast Minnehaha County to northwest Harding County.)

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We’ve learned from mistakes made in Michigan, John told our class. After EAB’s first discovery in 2002, federal dollars paid for dying ash tree removal and clear-cutting of healthy ash within a half-mile of infected trees. Moving infected trees, especially during summer months, probably spread the insect farther. Today’s goal is to slow insect movement in order to spread out the cost and time to remove dying trees. Guidelines are based on the life cycle of the insect. Once detected, these are guidelines to slow movement of emerald ash borer: • Do not move contaminated ash wood during warmer months of late May, June, July, and August when adult beetles emerge from the trees and seek new food sources. • Chip ash wood into pieces less than one-inch in diameter. Do this on site. Move Infected wood only during cooler months from Labor Day through spring. • To salvage ash lumber, completely strip the bark and chip it on site before transporting the wood. Federal and state governments have authority to quarantine affected areas. Here are the steps to identify emerald ash borer: First: Be sure the suspect tree is an ash. EAB only attacks ash trees, Fraxinus. Green ash is a South Dakota native, and black,

blue, and white ash grow here. Manchurian ash also grows here and is the only one that is somewhat resistant to EAB. (Mountain ash, prickly ash and ash-leaf maple are not true ashes.) It takes the EAB one to five years to kill an ash tree. Next, look for symptoms. Common ash borers, other pests, and drought already afflict ash trees and can cause the first four symptoms. • A thinning canopy with sparse leaves or branches dying in the upper part of the tree. • Small sprouts or suckers from lower trunk, lower branches, or roots. • Short vertical splits on the bark. • Increased woodpecker activity that sometimes strips away sections of bark. • Cream-colored, 1.25”, legless larvae under the bark. • Extensive serpentine galleries, the larval feeding tunnels, directly under the bark, on the wood, not in the wood. • Crisp, one-eighth inch, D-shaped, adult exit holes. (D-shaped holes are common on many other trees, but are usually larger than EAB exit holes.) Download an important flyer about EAB from: http://agbiopubs.sdstate.edu/articles/FS954.pdf Also look at www.emeraldashborer.info.






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A one-hundred-year-old way of learning at your child’s fingertips. Coming soon as a universal app for the iPhone and iPad. Tap into Montessorium. www.thebaandekmontessori.org

Blonde Ambition

In need of a little blonde ambition? This stunning portrait art piece features a nostalgic image of Marilyn Monroe. This beautiful 31” x 24” print will be a definite conversation starter. Get yours today at South Dakota Furniture Mart for just $39.99. 2101 W. 41st St. 336-1600.

A Charmer

This Brighton® Tustin charm Timepiece is the best of both worlds - a watch and charm bracelet all in one. Watch $75. Charms, beads and spacers sold separately. Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. 330-4002.

LEGO for Big Kids

Choose from several landmarks in this Architecture series of the classic LEGO brand. For ages 10 and up. From $21.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

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Coobie Bras look like a camisole without the layers. Ultra comfy, one size fits most. You may never want to wear a regular structured bra again. $22 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

A flowing summer dress in an easywearing blend of organic cotton and hemp; cut on the bias for a flattering drape. $79 at Great Outdoor Store, 201 E. 10th St. 335-1132.

Bright & Colorful Accessorize It!

Add a splash of color with accessories from head to toe — starting at just $16 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. 271-8480.

This bright & colorful prewashed 3/4 sleeve mesh top will take you from summer to fall in style. Choose from many colors and designs. Just $59 at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

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An Outstanding Accessory

This sterling silver designer set is the perfect compliment to any outfit. The large toggle clasp and uniquely textured open link design make for an outstanding accessory item at a reasonable price! Starting at $85 at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008.

Garden Whimsy

Add these whimsical garden ants — that you’ll actually welcome — to your yard or garden. Handcrafted and designed to maintain their finish for years to come. From $21.99 at Young & Richards. 236 S. Main Ave. 336-2815.

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Stop in and see these finely crafted accessories. Each piece is handcrafted from birch, poplar or driftwood. From wall hangings to furniture, Sticks & Steel at 8th & RR carries these one-of-a-kind works of art. 401 E. 8th St. 335-7349.

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Grab your safari gear and make a bold statement with the rich, wild colors of the jungle! At Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

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Your daughter will be cool for school in these fashion forward flats by Jessica Simpson. From $40.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 362-7728.

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Choose original and unique lighting for your home. These antique lamps come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. $699 at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

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Treat yourself or your family to a relaxing getaway. Northwoods Vista is located just 45 min. south of Sioux Falls. Fully-equipped cabin with walk-in steam shower and laundry sits on 80 acres of beauty. Book 1 night get 2nd 50% off. www.northwoodsvista.com 605-310-6692.

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Color your own wristlet or school bag and go back to school in an original. Wristlet $12.99, Bag $27.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

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Your little guy will look simply hugable in this velour overall set from Kissy Kissy. Set $48, bib $11, blanket $30 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Whether you’re framing a favorite print or an original by your child, You’ve Been Framed can help. With hundreds of framing choices, your piece will become a priceless work of art. You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

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Treat your office and co-workers to a tray of delicious Kaladi’s freshly-baked goods and brewed coffee. 24 hours notice appreciated. Kaladi’s. 26th & Minnesota, 339-3322 or downtown at 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

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Choose from the huge selection of homecoming dresses arriving now at Interlude Bridal. Shown $248. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 323-2210.

Buy any two of our editorial and fashion favorites* and receive the coveted Creme de Coco shampoo & conditioner (travel size) FREE while supplies last. *Styling lotion, styling creme, grooving creme or surf spray. Rainn Salon 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

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Paint Me a Story

Paint this keepsake first day of school plate at the Paint Me a Story class Aug. 7 (10am 11am) . Class price is $20 + tax per child. Please call to reserve your space. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. 362-6055.

Outdoor Style Fore! Blooming Colors

The Fifth Avenue Collection showroom is bursting with blooming colors! Shop their showroom near the Sioux Falls Municipal Airport for the best selection of dazzling jewelry. Shown from $29.99. Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 E. Benson Rd. 335-0602.

Axel & Hudson is a stylish golf-inspired collection for boys. Country Club meets California cool. A hip spin on golf’s signature style for a cool swagger on and off the course. $40 - $45 at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 271-2999.

Choose Labrador Landscaping to install this quality Rockwood and Silver Creek brand outdoor fireplace, complete with Firebrick lined interior. Three colors to pick from. Call Rob 605-271-2282 for all your landscaping needs.

Rock-a-bye Baby!

Lullaby renditions of Bob Marley, Radiohead, the Beatles and AC/DC. Rock classics transformed into beautiful instrumental lullabies. $16.99 each at Kids Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

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Have Josephine’s custom design a floral arrangement for your home for the fall. You choose the colors and they’ll design a beautiful piece just for you. Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

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Shop for new and used textbooks, as well as great USFthemed gifts and apparel. Prices vary. University of Sioux Falls. 1101 W. 22nd St. 331-6677. usiouxfalls.edu.

Cabinet Fever?

Stop at StarMark Cabinetry to see the latest in doors styles and colors. Shown are the new Farmington Door in Rustic Hickory and Hickory finished in Harvest with Chocolate Glaze and also in Natural. Cambria colors are Winchester and Willistor. 600 E. 48th St. North, 336-5595.

Denim Time

Posh is your denim headquarters — choose from a huge selection of all your favorite brands. Shown is the Hudson Boot Cut jean - $189 at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Bravo Calaisio!

Natural elegance, extraordinary durability. All hand made in the Philippines, and signed by the weavers that created it. Perfect for a pot luck, picnics and wedding gifts. Several pieces to choose from at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. Shown is $48.99. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Fashion Forward

Inspired by the distinguishing elements of modern architecture, styles from the Ogi Innovation collection are bold, contemporary and stand apart from the prevailing. Be fashion forward going back to school. Available at Visionary Eye Clinic. 6100 W. 41st St. (605) 940-6200.

Back to Dance

Back to school also means back to dance class. Twirl in to The Dance Line and choose from a large selection of dance bags to get you back to class in step. Bags shown $20 - $27. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Custom Designed Collages

Inspired Photography offers a variety of sizes and styles to showcase life’s moments in an artistic way including quotes that express the meaning of your pictures. 20% off until 12/30/10 www.beinspiredbylife.com 605-940-5129

Fast, Fresh, & Flavorful

Tasty salads and wraps with over 25 dressings and 45 sides to choose from. MIXED is all about fast, fresh, and flavorful made-to-order salads n’ more. Catering and business delivery available. Now open across from Home Depot at 264 S. Louise Ave. 271-2161. www.mixedgogreen.com.

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Stylish and chic, these polka dot metal magnet cases are ideal for storing your small needlepoint accessories. They also make a great gift! Available in black, red, blue and copper. $15 at Barbara’s Needlepoint. 8th & RR 401 E 8th St. (605) 367-9050.

South Dakota Raised

South Dakota Raised Bison Top Sirloin served with our homemade zesty steak sauce. Dinner served Monday-Saturday nights 5-9pm. Riverside patio dining available. Wild Sage Grille. 300 North Cherapa Place - downtown. 274-1667.

A marriage of function and design, the Bennett lamp lets you read, enhance ambient light, or spotlight focused areas. Made of polished nickel-plated brass. Available at Ethan Allen. 2300 W. 49th St. (605) 330-0642.

Treats for Someone Special

Two dozen assorted 3 inch cookies complete with 6 inch decorated cookie on top. $24 Check our website for other yummy, homemade creations! www.cookiejarsd.com The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

Noventa Diamond™

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Beads & Accessories

The South Dakota Art Museum store offers a very large assortment of beads and accessories. You will find unique beads for your next project! South Dakota Art Museum, Medary Avenue @ Harvey Dunn Street, Brookings. www.southdakotaartmusseum.com (866) 805-7590

Kitchen Gadgets Galore

Plum’s Cooking Co. at 8th & Railroad (formerly Kitchen Store on Tenth) has kitchen gadgets galore. Chocolate microplane is $14.99. Set of peelers… one for potatoes, one for tomatoes only $9.99, and a palm brush and peeler set for another $9.99. 401 E. 8th St. 335-1999.

New Twist on an Old Classic!

Rambling Rows Jacket, 8 from infant to Adult XL. Variations at the end of the basic pattern for popular 18” doll. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

Modern & Natural

Choose from the Flower Shop’s large selection of modern containers and nature’s accents. The Flower Shop. 57th & Western. 336-1800.

For Dog Lovers

Dog is Good specializes in unique, stylish apparel and gifts for dog lovers. Dog is Good was founded by a dog trainer and a pet photographer looking for dog tees that expressed their love of dog without sacrificing their love of style. Available at www.dogisgood.com

Wearable Art

This bright bold and beautiful line of dichroic glass jewelry includes pendants, fan necklaces, earring, rings and bracelets. Each piece is a unique work of wearable art handcrafted by Nancy Giere at her studio. www.nglassworks.com

Fashion with a Conscience

Saint Francis Couture designs and manufactures high fashion, animal friendly shoes, accessories, and they are now introducing apparel and jewelry. Comfortable and stylish. www.saintfranciscouture.com

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The new Henna Hipster is our most comfortable low brief due to the nice wide hip band and seamless construction. These provide nice coverage of your derriere while offering an alluring look. Durable and comfortable. $18 each at www.isisforwomen.com

Don’t panic – dishwashing can be glamorous. These Royal Accessories custom embellished dishwashing gloves are perfect for loading or unloading the dishwasher and light household chores. Several fabulous styles and colors available at www.royalaccessories.com

Truly Artful Gourmet Cookie

These chewy, buttery delights are made with the finest ingredients and contain NO trans fats and NO preservatives. Cookies for all occasions - weddings, showers, birthdays, holidays & corporate gifts. Better Bit of Butter Cookies. www.betterbitofbutter.com

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Baby Box Gifts offers luxury baby gifts, clothes, bedding, furniture, personalized baby gifts, baby gift baskets, moses baskets, nursery decor, baby shower gifts, bassinets, baby blankets, baby toys and keepsakes. www.babybox.com

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Faith Hill True

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Basic & Beautiful

Thymes Essentials are basic in a beautiful way. You’ll love this entire collection of soaps, lotions, body scrubs, home fragrances and more inspired by a love for art, nature and a desire to elevate everyday moments into restorative rituals. www.thymes.com

Dog Tag

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Power and Grace

Beauty means more than just looking good in sunglasses. There is power and grace in the female form and Oakley constantly strives to support those qualities by reinventing the concepts of comfort, fit, and style. www.oakley.com

All Natural Sanitizers

CleanWell’s all natural anti-bacterial hand sanitizers kill 99.99% of all germs, are safe for the environment, never tested on animals, and leave hands soft. Convenient pump makes them great for work, home or on the go. Available at larger drug stores and online.

Dogs Go Green!

Go Green with Read My Paws’ great organic shirts for doggies and humans. All organic dog shirts are manufactured by Read My Paws in Florida using 100% certified organic cotton, also made in the USA. Several styles and sayings available. All designs are original. www.readmypaws.com

Pak Naks

PakNaks are fun soft rubbery 3-D decorations for kids (and adults too!) to personalize all of their stuff. Backpacks, lunchbags, headbands, computer bags, household items, and more! www.paknak.com

Hassle Free Hair Removal

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Creative Play

Coursing Around takes the age old art of hopscotch and explodes it into heart pumping play like no other. The guide book is filled with 15 unique and creative courses your kids can draw with sidewalk chalk. Outdoor fun at its best! www.coursingaround.com

Personalized Kids Gifts

This amazing new educational product by frecklebox is perfect for teaching your youngsters the critical sight words that are most often found in the English language. www.frecklebox.com

Sore Feet Solution

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Custom Labels

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Travel the World

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Interchangeable Flower Clips Woobie Wear is more than a cute brand of children’s hair accessories for infants - teens. Woobie Wear is giving back to their community with their involvement in many charitable organizations that are dear to the designer’s own heart. www.woobiewear.com

Fetch Flyer™ Dog Toys

Fetch Flyers™ are fun flat balls designed for fetch! These toys are stylized like all of your favorite sport balls. The ergonomic shape of Fetch Flyers™ allows your dog to easily catch or carry them. www.otomik.com

A Smile Every Day

KindNotes™ is a container of 31 messages enclosed in mini decorative envelopes for the recipient to open each day or any time they need a lift. Whether it’s a fond memory, words of inspiration, love or thanks, these notes will send a smile to the recipient. www.kindnotes.com

Live Action Storytelling

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elcome to the colorful landscape, rich history, and diverse recreational and entertainment opportunities of Southeastern Wyoming.

Cheyenne is Wyoming’s largest city, as well as the state’s capital. Nicknamed the “Magic City of the Plains”, it is also the state’s oldest city. It is host to the annual Cheyenne Frontier

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Days, which is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo extravaganza and known as the “Daddy of them All”, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The town is buzzing with bucking

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bulls, parades, cattle, and more, making it a perfect place to experience the Wild West. Some other annual celebrations hosted by Cheyenne include Oktoberfest, the Goblin Walk at

Halloween, and a very elaborate Christmas Parade. Depending on your mood, there are plenty of options for lodging, including camping, dude ranches, isolated cabins, Bed

and Breakfasts, and historic hotels. There are a wide variety of shops and restaurants, plus attractions such as art galleries, museums, and parks. Every Saturday from the beginning of

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F.E. Warren Air Force Base

Old West Museum

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August until late October, visitors can get fresh goods at the Cheyenne Farmer’s Market. Downtown Cheyenne offers unique attractions such as gunslingers, a reenactment of gunfights, western skits, and Wild West activities in the Old Town Square. Get familiar with the rich history of Cheyenne by taking a fullynarrated historic tour on the enclosed Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley, which runs May through the end of September. Other tour options include a horse drawn carriage ride, or a personal walking tour on your own time. Many museums await your arrival in Cheyenne. The Nelson Museum of the West offers a collection of stories and old west memorabilia. The Old West Museum is famous for its exhibits on rodeos and the history of Wyoming. Housing some 60,000 artifacts, this museum includes more than 150 carriages, the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in the state, and is considered the premier cultural and historical center in Southeastern Wyoming. Also, take a tour of the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, which offers shows on the history of Fort D.A. Russell and is home of the ICBM Missile Museum. The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are the perfect place to go and get lost in the scenery. With numerous specialty gardens and landscapes, the unique solar conservatory is 100% solar heated and 50% of the electricity is powered by the sun as well. As the Intermountain West’s oldest and one of the largest demonstration sites for sustainable and renewable energy, the Botanic Gardens offers the Paul Smith Children’s Village, which demonstrates solar heating, solar power and wind energy. Located approximately 30 miles east of Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs Rodeo offers shows on Friday nights through August 6th. Also available at Pine Bluffs Rodeo are barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, bull riding, and more. Curt Gowdy State Park is located 20 miles west of Cheyenne, and is a great place to camp, fish, boat, hike, and picnic. Cheyenne is close to Laramie, home to the University of Wyoming and the center of open-plains ranching country. Nestled on the high plains in Southeastern Wyoming between the Laramie Mountains and the Rockies, Laramie is a friendly college community. Visit the American Heritage Center and see rare books, photographs, and memorabilia related to American and Western history. From 1872 to 1903, Laramie held the region’s federal and state prison, locking down notorious

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frontier outlaws such as Butch Cassidy. Today the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site is a restored prison that brings to life the legends of frontier law and justice, available for tours. Experience the excitement of horseback rides, wagon tours, and prime rib dinners at the Terry Bison Ranch, just a few miles out of the center of Cheyenne. Also located in the foothills of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Cheyenne and Laramie is Bit-OWyo Ranch, which invites you to “settle in” for the best cowboy entertainment in the Wild West. Enjoy a Horse Barn Dinner Show with a cowboy steak dinner including Bit-O-Wyo baked beans and applesauce. After dinner, be entertained by music and comedy. BitO-Wyo Ranch also offers fabulous trail rides overlooking valleys and creeks as well as shaded Aspen Groves. There are many ski resorts located nearby in The Medicine Bow National Forest in the Colorado Rockies, which has a rich cowboy heritage. Many trail systems reside in this National Forest as well. I-80 is the quickest way to get from here to there in the region, with the Lincoln Monument state rest area, where you can view a larger-than-life sculpture of the 16th president. If you have some time to spare, there are other options for scenic drives that display the wonderfully beautiful landscapes Southeastern Wyoming has to offer. Winding over the high plains, past Curt Gowdy State Park, Happy Jack Road offers a breathtaking view and provides access to the Vedauwoo Recreation Area. The Vedauwoo Recreation Area is a particularly unusual area with open meadows and stunning scenery. What makes it unusual are the glacial remnants sprinting out of the open meadows in the form of huge granite boulders, creating all sorts of shapes. These rock formations, made of gray stone, are a great avenue for hiking, climbing, and photography. The word “Vedauwoo” (pronounced VEE-da-voo) means “earth born” and is of Arapaho descent. The area used to be considered a sacred place where young Indian men went on vision quests. There are also plenty of opportunities for sight-seeing, fishing, and camping. In the winter there is snow showing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Visit Southeastern Wyoming for a fun and relaxing western vacation.













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f you’ve thought about putting off your annual well woman exam and health screenings due to media reports, think again. There’s been a lot in the news about changing guidelines for mammograms and pap smears in the last year, but the bottom line advice is this: Keep going in for annual exams, and ask your provider about what health screenings you should get depending on your age and risk factors, says Dr. Jane Peters, OB/GYN physician with Avera Women’s in Sioux Falls. “There have been new guidelines issued, but women shouldn’t stop getting various health screenings because they’ve read an article.



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They should talk with their health care provider about what these guidelines mean to them,” Dr. Peters said. In addition, not all health agencies and physicians agree on the guidelines. For example, the U.S. Prevention Services Task Force recommended that screening mammograms begin at age 50 instead of 40, and then take place every two years until age 74. “However, many physicians are sticking to the American Cancer Society guidelines that say annual mammograms should begin at age 40, and are still beneficial after age 75,” Dr. Peters said. While breast cancer is less common for women in their 40s,

women in their 40s still have a 1 in 69 chance of getting breast cancer. What’s more, 17 percent of all breast cancer deaths involve women in their 40s. Also, mammograms can find cancer that can’t be felt, leading to earlier detection of breast cancer. If a woman develops breast cancer in her 40s but it’s not detected until years later, her chances for a cure are less favorable. “Early detection is key, and we need to use as many tools as possible to find cancer early, whether it’s mammography, annual clinical breast exams, or monthly self-breast exams,” Dr. Peters said.

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While many physicians are not changing their mammography recommendations, pap smear guidelines have been changed by the American College of Obstetricians/Gynecologists. It’s now recommended that pap tests don’t begin until age 21. That’s because even if young women are sexually active, their risk of cervical cancer is very low, Dr. Peters said. However, young women do need annual exams. “Even before age 21, there are a lot of things that can go wrong that are detrimental to a woman’s health,” Dr. Peters said. If sexually active, young women need counseling about safe sex and family planning. They also may need STD testing if appropriate. Pap smears are recommended every two years for women age 21-30, and every three years for women over age 30 if they have had three consecutive normal pap smears. These guidelines may change based on personal or family history and risk factors, Dr. Peters said. For example, a new partner may expose a woman to HPV, which leads to most types of cervical cancer.

“These guidelines may make women automatically think they don’t need an annual pelvic exam, but this isn’t the case,” Dr. Peters said. An annual pelvic exam can detect other types of gynecologic cancer or conditions. For example, the only screening for ovarian cancer is a pelvic exam. A well woman exam may also include tests of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. At age 50, colon screening should begin, and earlier for patients at higher risk. “Your provider needs to know your personal and family history in order to know what you’re at greatest risk for, whether it’s diabetes, heart disease, or cancer,” Dr. Peters said. Annual exams make up just one piece in the puzzle for preventative health. “You have to take what you get with family history,” Dr. Peters said. “But there are a lot of factors you can control for better health, such as maintaining a healthy weight, good eating and exercise habits, and not smoking. That’s a basic recipe for wellness.”

For more information about women’s health, go to www.AveraWomens.org, or click on Health Library at www.AveraMcKennan.org

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AUGUST !"#$%&'()*+!,$'(%,& Auditions for Beauty and the Beast August 2 • 10am Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Avenue The Sioux Empire Kids Theatre will hold open auditions for approximately 75 children’s roles (ages 7-18). No preparation is necessary – but a smile is always welcome! Rehearsals will run from 10 to noon Monday, August 2, through Friday, August 6, for most roles. Major roles will have extended rehearsals until 3 PM. There will be two performances on August 2nd at 3 and 5:30, and all children cast must be available for both performances. Optional afternoon workshops will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The experience is FREE for the children. INFO (605) 360-4800 or www.mysect.org Half-Day ZooCamps - Marvelous Mammals Mon, August 2 • 9am Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 4-6 Half-Day Camps of a three-day period $72 +tax for non-members $61.20 +tax for Zoo members August 2-4 9am - noon. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313. Power Mobility Camps August 2-3 and August 9-11 • 9am - 11am Children’s Care Rehabilitation Center • 1100 West 41st Street Power Mobility Training Camp can offer exciting opportunities to experience the latest technology in power mobility in a fun and functional setting. Camp trainers certified in Assistive Technology will focus on development of mobility skills in different settings, terrains, and situations within a fun and casual atmosphere. INFO (605) 7822400 or visit www.cchs.org/services/camps. Half-Day ZooCamp - Armored Animals Mon, August 2, 2010 - 1:00 pm Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 9-11 Half-Day Camp 1-4pm. Aug 2 $44 for non-members $37.40 for Zoo members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313. Bring Your Friends Night Mondays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 4pm Wild Water West Waterpark Bring up to 10 people to receive admission for only $40 for the group. This price includes Unlimited Admission any time after 4pm to 8pm every Monday night. INFO (605) 361-9313. Half-Day ZooCamp - Animal Trackers Tue, August 3 • 1pm Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 7-8 Half-Day Camp • 1-4pm. $42 for non-members $35.70 for Zoo members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal

activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313. Half-Day ZooCamp - Good Night Gorilla Wed, August 4 • 1pm - 4pm Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 4-6 Half-Day Camp $40 +tax for non-members $34 +tax for Zoo members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313. Family Fun Night Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 • 4pm Wild Water West Waterpark Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday. INFO (605) 361-9313. Wacky Wednesday Water Carnival Wed, August 4 • 6:30 pm Kuehn Pool • 2309 Kuehn Park Road Join us for a fun night of wacky water play, splash contests, relay games, and music. The pool will close at 5 p.m. the day of the event so we can prepare for the carnival, which starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a free family event. INFO (605) 367-8222. ZooCamp - Animal Buddies Thu, August 5 • 9am Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 2-3 (2 with an adult) 90 Minute Camp $16 for non-members $13.60 for Zoo members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313. Two Day Overnight ZooCamp - Around the World Thu, August 5 • 1pm Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 9-11 Overnight ZooCamp Starts Aug 5 at 1pm and ends Aug 6 at 4pm. Cost $120 for non-members $102 for Zoo members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313. Greatest Show On H2O Fridays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 • 7pm • Catfish Bay Water Ski Park All new show show every year. The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting, singing, dancing, and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. Our world class water skiers perform dazzling human pyramids, jumps, wake boarding, water ballet, barefoot water skiing and much more. “The Greatest Show On H2O!” has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. INFO (605) 339-0911.

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ZooCamp - Way for Ducklings Mon, August 9 • 10:30 am • Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 2-3 (2 with an adult) 90 Minute Camp $13.60 for Zoo Members $16 for non-members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313.

Entering 1st & 2nd Grade: August 2-6, Cost: $160. Session 1: 9:00 11:30 a.m. + Session 2: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Have fun practicing handwriting this summer with Children’s Care. Do you have a child who is entering Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade who has difficulty with handwriting? Our occupational therapists will help your child develop skills to take the frustration out of handwriting. A structured, sensory-motor approach will be used to enhance printing skills. INFO (605) 782-2400 or visit www.cchs.org/services/camps.

ZooCamp - Who’s Nose & Toes Mon, August 9 • 9am • Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 2-3 (2 with an adult) 90 Minute Camp $13.60 for Zoo Members $16 for non-members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313.

2010 Annual Sioux Empire Fair August 10 - 15 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Six days of fun and excitement. Largest fair in South Dakota. Big name free entertainment. World class carnival with extreme rides. Hundreds of commercial and competitve exhibits. Mouth watering food. Nightly grandstand shows. The family fun event of the summer. INFO (605) 367-7178.

ZooCamp - Feet Are Neat Mon, August 9 •1pm Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 4-6 Half-Day Camp $40 +tax for non-members $34 +tax for Zoo members. 1-4pm. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313.

ZooCamp - Animals Big & Small Tue, August 10 • 10:30 am Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Age 2-3 (2 with an adult) 90 Minute Camp $13.60 for Zoo Members $16 for non-members. With a variety of themed camps, summer ZooCamp has an adventure waiting for kids ages 2-11. ZooCamps includes tours, animal activities, enrichment opportunities, games, songs, crafts, snacks, train and carrousel rides, and animal encounters. INFO (605) 367-8313.

Handwriting Camps Children’s Care Rehabilitation Center • 1100 West 41st Street Entering Kindergarten: August 9-12, Cost: $80. Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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he sunny months can seem to go by too fast in seasonal South Dakota, and it’s the little things that come with summer that the kids grow to love and remember. With the grill-outs and outdoor gatherings, there are many summer dishes to try. Kids can join in making some fun and tasty treats, especially when the weather is warm, and some easy recipes are just what they might need!

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BANANA POPS These classic desserts are a fantasti c way to cool-off in the sun. You will need popsicle sticks, ripe banana s, semisweet chocolate chips, shredde d coconut, chopped nuts, sprinkles, and canola oil. Cut the bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick halfway into each one. Set on wax paper and a tray and place them in the freezer for an hour. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and 2 tabl espoons of canola oil until melted. Place the various toppings into individual bowls. One at a time, remove the pops from the freezer and, holding them over the saucepan, spoon the chocola te over them. Roll each chocolate-covered banana in your topp ing choice, then return to the freezer to harden for at least an hour before serving.

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CATERPILLAR BISCUITS This recipe is so easy and may easily become your child’s favorite pastime. Using refr igerator biscuits, form four small dough balls. Prep are small bowls of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and grated cheese. Dip the dough balls into some mel ted butter and then roll them in the seeds or the che ese. Press the dough balls together on a cookie sheet to form a caterpillar shape. Bake the biscuits according to the directions on the package. When baked, poke two pretzel sticks into the head for an antennae. Use raisins for the eyes.

BANANA BONKERS Th is ba na na -fl avore d be ve rag e is something you and your kids will enjoy. You will need 3 ba nanas, 3 cups of fresh grapefruit jui ce, 2 cups of lemon sherbet, and 1 cu p of crushed ice. Puree the bananas in a blender or a food processor, then combine them in a gallon pitcher with the grapefruit juice, lemon sherbet an d crushed ice. Stir and serve.


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TURKEY ROLL UPS Th is qu ick an d he alt hy snack will satisfy any salty and crunchy cravings. You will need deli turkey breast slice s, honey mustard, sesame bre adsticks, and some freshly groun d pepper, to taste. Spread each slice of tur ke y wi th 2 tea sp oo ns of honey mustard and seas on with pepper. Wrap each slice around 2 sesame breadsticks an d enjoy.

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unny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough and fever. Sounds like the common cold, right? Today, physicians are warning parents to watch for signs of something worse – Whooping Cough. Whooping Cough (also known as Pertussis) is the most common vaccine-preventable disease among children younger than five in the United States. Despite the widespread use of vaccines, Whooping Cough has made a comeback in recent years, including yearly cases in South Dakota. Whooping Cough is very contagious and spreads by contact with someone who has the disease or by contact with recently contaminated surfaces. The disease causes an awful cough – the hallmark of the infection – that can last for several months. In addition to severe coughing, the disease can cause weight loss, incontinence, rib fractures, pneumonia and passing out from violent coughing. Antibiotics do not make the illness shorter or less severe.Whooping Cough is contagious from seven days after exposure to three weeks after the onset of coughing spasms. The most contagious time is during the first stage of the illness. Although most adults were immunized in childhood,

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to the disease until they have finished their immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control recommend adults who have close contact with an infant receive a dose of Tdap vaccine. Vaccinating adults is expected to reduce the cases of Whooping Cough in infants. The Tdap vaccine can protect adolescents and adults against three serious diseases: Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Diphtheria

According to the Centers for Disease Control: • More than half of infants under one year of age with whooping cough must be hospitalized. • One in ten children with Whooping Cough gets pneumonia. • While rare, other complications may include seizures, brain disorders and even death.

Who should receive the Tdap vaccination? • New parents • Grandparents • Child care providers • Healthcare workers who care for babies • Anyone 11-64 years old who has not had a tetanus vaccination in the past two years

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Emma Chichester Clark Once upon a time, a naughty little girl named Goldilocks stuck her nose where it didn’t belong. She didn’t wonder. She didn’t ask. She walked straight into the Three Bears’ house and made herself at home. “Disgusting and cold!” she proclaimed of a bowl of porridge. “Awful!” she groaned, sinking into a too-soft chair. “Bullseye!” she cried, snuggling up in a bed that was just as right as right could be. And then the bears came back... Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press


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hen you think of bellydancing, does it conjure up images of exotic, veiled women dancing for an admiring male audience? Would it surprise you to learn that this expressive and beautiful dance was originally performed by women for women? Out of its ancient origins, bellydance has grown, incorporating various styles and fusions. Flip through the fitness channels, or look at recent DVD offerings, and you will see bellydancing is enjoying a surge in popularity. Its appeal extends to women of all ages and backgrounds. We visited with Shelley Furtado-Linton, a member of the Liquid Hip Therapy bellydance troupe, to learn more about the appeal of bellydance to today’s women. Have you always loved to dance? Oh yes! I’ve been dancing since I was five. I started with jazz and tap, and later ballroom dancing. My parents actually competed in

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ballroom dancing, and my dad showed me. It was while I was taking ballroom dancing classes that I saw the offer for bellydancing classes. I showed up one night, and fell in love with it! Tell me about that night. What happened? That night they were using a veil and finger cymbals (zils). It was kind of intimidating to walk in, but I was welcomed right away. I didn’t have a veil or zils. Next thing I knew, someone had handed me a veil, and another some zils. Although I know I was probably pretty amusing to watch, I never felt that. I felt I had the ability to do it. This really was a dance created by women for women. What in particular appealed to you about bellydancing? The style of the dance is very feminine, which appeals to me because I am a girly-girl. Around me were these strong, confident women. They were so reassuring. Even when I had no clue what I was doing, the camaraderie kept me going. I fell in love with the dance and the dancers. How was bellydancing different from the other dance classes you had attended?

In other dance environments, it can sometimes be competitive. I don’t get that in bellydance. We had a workshop with Amy Siegal (a nationally-known bellydancer) and you would never have known she wasn’t just one of the girls. How has bellydancing affected you physically? It helped me physically shape up, but still stay curvy. I used to be a runner, with belly dance I got the strength of a runner but now kept my curves. It has helped with my posture, overall strengthening, and flexibility. We are not in touch enough with our shoulders, our ribcage. I found muscles I didn’t know I could control. What would you say to anyone toying with the idea of trying bellydancing? Can anyone do it? Yes! Anybody, any size, can do it. The curvier the better! Bellydancing class is the one place you go where it is good to jiggle. I’d say just try a couple of classes. The women will support you through the learning curve. All the techniques can be developed. Will everyone get to a professional level? No, it’s not about that. It’s about experiencing your own body, how it feels to move and not worry about whether you are doing it right or not. I think we are all able to hear the beat, feel the rhythm. It has just gotten lost. Being in touch with your body is so powerful to you as a woman. What have you observed about women who have “taken the plunge?”

Women come in with sweat pants the first day. The established dancers often come in costume, but new women don’t. They stand in the back. In a month, they are up front, pulling their shirts up over their bellies. They look in the mirror more. I love that! They learn a variety of steps. Then, they just put them together. They make the dance their own. So you went up the learning curve yourself, and now you are in a troupe. How did that happen? After I took every class I could get to, I saw they were accepting applications to join the Liquid Hip Therapy performance troupe. I was accepted and have been performing for almost two years. There are seven of us. It is a definite commitment; we dance many diverse styles with different costumes (which is great). We were just invited to dance with a St. Paul troupe called Afsana. They do a type of bellydancing called Tribal Fusion. Normally, we try to stay pretty local. How long do you see yourself continuing this? I have five grandkids, but I plan to do it forever. God willing and the creek don’t rise! So, If you hear a pair of zils ring, we’ll know another new bellydancer got her wings! Exactly!


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I have lost a few good friends this last month. It brings some tears to my eyes and it reminds me of how long I have been practicing. Just like people, they all have their individual personalities. It reminds though, what a great impact pets can have on the lives of us humans. Old age happens to pets as well as people. I remember the small puppy or kitten that was introduced to me. Some of them were scraggly, thin or carried every parasite known. A few I recommended to be taken back. Oh how I was wrong with my initial assessment! I have watched them grow and mature. We live longer, so sadly I have watched them age. Arthritis is a major problem for both cats and dogs as they age. There are many new treatments available. Some are very simple such as Omega fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin. If it becomes worse, stronger medications called NSAID can help

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Friends sometimes it is a fast forward view of what can happen in our own lives. We know that we live longer, if we have a pet. Maybe seeing them age with grace can give us a lesson in life. There are times when they are young, that it can be debatable. They start out with energy, mischief and a small dose of the devil in them. Who knows why they find chewing on electric cords or climbing the drapes fun. I also cannot explain why rolling in a pile of stink is a must as soon as we stop at the farm. But then there are times when you are sick, sad or just plain tired that they truly are your best friend. The companionship they provide is priceless. They do not judge you on your looks or age. They are perfectly satisfied with you, just the way you are. If you have a pet, you know what we are talking about. If you haven’t experienced a pet in your life, give it a chance. Some of my old friends have given buckets of kisses and smiles that can’t be bought in a store. They will not be forgotten.

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Stonecutter John Elm BY LOREN H. AMUNDSON


Stonecutter John Elm Rural Brandon 1000 ft. north of the intersection of Hwy 11 and 266th St.

fter arriving in Dakota Territory, John Elm, of Swedish stock, met and in 1887 married Dina Mathison, a Norwegian immigrant. The couple lived in East Sioux Falls, a company town. A quarry company owned the entire town site, including the Elm home, and surrounding land, all with underlying deposits of Sioux quartzite. John was a stonecutter, a dangerous trade that required strength, precision, and a sixty-hour work week. Between 1888 and 1898, the couple became the parents of five children. Three months after the birth of Mabel, their only daughter,

Dina died of “child-bed fever” at the age of 40. Grieving over the unexpected loss of his wife, John died one year later at age 36. He and Dina rest side by side in unmarked graves in nearby Hokenson Cemetery. All five of the young Elm children were then taken in by other families to be raised. Dina’s DNA proven Hamre and Aker relatives took four of them: Oscar by Peder P. and Helena Aker, Victor by Elias and Synva Eide, Mathias by Aad and Aadina Hamre, and Mabel by Edward and Anna Peterson. Elmer was raised by Swedish quarryman Petter and Alma Petterson.


An East Sioux Falls Stonecutter There are no known photos of John Elm. Before the age of powered stonecutting machines, quarrymen worked solely with muscle-power and their understanding of where to strike a block of stone to split it in a clean line. Stonecutters usually were paid by the piece. Their income was considerably greater than the lesser-skilled quarrymen who were paid about $1.25 a day. Quarry work days and weeks were long, ten-hour days and sixday weeks, Monday through Saturday. Image owner: Center for Western Studies.

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East Sioux Falls Stone Crusher Stone crushers were designed to reduce large rocks into smaller rocks of various sizes and rock dust. These became raw material to be used in construction projects such as bridges, buildings, railroad beds, and roads. Part of the foundation of the more than a century-old stone crusher still remains (2010). Image owner: Center for Western Studies.


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