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February 2011 Volume 10 • Issue 3

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FOR KIDS Warming Winter Recipes for Kids 60

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PARENTING & PREGNANCY

Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s Day 30

8 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant 64

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS Best Books 68

The Way to the Heart 31

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BEST FRIEND The Perfect Kiss 76

For Love of Trees: Duane Stall, Steward of Our Urban Forest 40

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HISTORICAL MARKER Hattie C. Phillips 1841-1933 78

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While a mission statement might read that the purpose of the museum is to promote learning for children of all ages and abilities through interactive, informal, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, it could more simply be phrased in these words: Come Play With Us! At the Children’s Museum, which is the only one in the state, you can build, climb, splash, paint, read, imagine, create, act, dig...and even learn (don’t

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interactive displays, but it might just be pushing a button to create a sound or motion experience. “At our museum,” she says, “we have ‘loose parts’ that let the children build, create and let their imaginations run wild.” While this does impact the maintenance and upkeep of the museum (sometimes the cowpies from the prairie house stove end up in other places!), Hegg says that true hands-on experience is an integral part of learning and discovery. The museum fosters a love of nature, an understanding of our prairie culture and environment, learning about communities and relationships and appreciation for diversity. The generosity of the Larson Family Foundation in Brookings helped make this unique museum possible. With a life-long love of play and learning, the whole family drew on their own past experiences of travel, learning and exploration to create a vision – building a place where children of all ages and

abilities could learn through play. The Foundation fully funded the start up costs of the museum and established an endowment for future operating costs. Believing in the necessity of being good stewards of the environment, the non-profit Children’s Museum of South Dakota has created an environmentally friendly facility within the former Central Elementary School and is currently seeking a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The museum has restored the windows original to the 1936 building design, restored original terrazzo tile and hardwood floors, used recycled materials – such as recycled sunflowers – within the facility, installed eco-friendly lighting and constructed benches from the old gym bleachers. Right inside the front door, guests are welcomed into a bright, colorful circular pavilion that is home to Café Coteau,

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While kids of all ages will certainly love to splash in the water, paint on a window or play with the giant Lite Brite exhibit, one of the biggest attractions – literally – is Mama T. rex. The Children’s Museum of South Dakota has the ONLY full size, permanent, animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex in the United States. Mama is 25 feet high, 60

feet long and weighs 2,600 pounds. She watches over the museum, as well as her 10-foot tall baby boy T. rex. In addition to the exhibit galleries, the museum offers educational programs for children and adults, and they have two rooms, aptly named “Party On 1” and “Party On 2” available for children’s and grandparent birthday parties.

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Hegg, a former school teacher and administrator, certainly puts her education background to use at the museum, but she admits she loves the playful environment here. “I love being able to work in a place where creativity is nurtured and promoted.” One of the most rewarding aspects, she says, is watching the families

experience the museum. And, oftentimes, it is three generations coming together. “Here, you can get away from the stresses of the world,” says Hegg. “Jobs and laundry and everything else stay outside the door. Here, they relax, laugh and play. The only time there are tears is when it’s time to leave.”

Admission Daily: $6 per person, children under the age of one year are free. Annual Membership: Family memberships and Grandparent memberships are $95/year and offer free museum admission, 10 percent discount in the museum store, subscription to the museum newsletter and discounts on workshops, special events and birthday parties. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon- 5pm, Closed Most Mondays

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Movie Night at the Museum Muppet Treasure Island Fri, February 4 • 6:45 pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth St. The Old Courthouse Museum and Downtown Sioux Falls are teaming up to bring you free family movies this winter! The movie for February is Muppet Treasure Island. Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on and settle in to the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:45 p.m. Some chair seating is available, refreshments will be for sale during the movie. INFO (605) 367-4210. Benson’s Flea Market February 5 & 6 Sioux Empire Fairgrounds

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Starlab Inflatable Planetarium Old Courthouse Museum Wed, February 16 â&#x20AC;˘ 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum â&#x20AC;˘ 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. (605) 367-4210.

Walk-In Wednesday Wednesday, February 16th â&#x20AC;˘ 1-5pm Heal With Hypnosis LLC â&#x20AC;˘ 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 Chris Tomlin Thu, February 17 â&#x20AC;˘ 7pm Sioux Falls Arena â&#x20AC;˘ 1201 N. West Avenue Chris Tomlin with special guests Louie Giglio, Christy Nockels and Rend Collective. Tickets $38.00, $27.00. INFO (605) 367-7288.

Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum Thu, February 18 â&#x20AC;˘ 9am Old Courthouse Museum 6th St. and Main Ave. Learn about history and make a craft to take home! Learning sessions begin every 15 minutes 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. For children preschool through 2nd grade. Call (605)367-4210 for available times. Artists of Plains Art Show & Sale Fri, February 18 â&#x20AC;˘ 5pm Sat, February 19 â&#x20AC;˘ 10am Sun, February 20 â&#x20AC;˘ 10am Holiday Inn City Center, downtown Sioux Falls This is a one-of-a-kind show featuring 25 of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest artists. It is a quality show with a variety of mediums showcasing the tremendous talent in our region. The mission of the show is to promote Northern Plains art and artists. On display are wildlife and landscape paintings; wood, stone, and bronze sculptures; Native American art; hand-crafted jewelry; and much more. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a show for art enthusiasts of all kinds! This is the longest running art show and sale in the region. INFO (605) 274-4007. Trio Con Brio Copenhagen Fri, February 18 â&#x20AC;˘ 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion â&#x20AC;˘ 11th St. & Main Ave. Trio con Brio Copenhagen belongs unquestionably to the upper echelons of young chamber ensembles performing today, commanding an amazing range of timbres and tones. Founded in Vienna in 1999, this piano trio first grabbed the music world with

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Ceili Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Thu, February 24 • 6:30 pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Ceili, pronounced (KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Live music is provided by the Sioux Falls Ceili Band. The dances will be taught and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210.

The Music of John Williams Sat, February 19 • 7:30 pm • Washington Pavilion • 11th & Main The South Dakota Symphony will perform works from celebrated concert and film score composer John Williams. $10-45 adults, $10 students. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sun, February 20 • 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth St. 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. SME Excellence Awards Tue, February 22 • 6pm Holiday Inn City Centre • 100 W. 8th St. The SME Excellence Awards event honors the 2011 SD Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year, Don Dunham, Jr. and SME Past Presidents. Speaker Dave Sanderson was the last person off US Airlines flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River and shares his message

Vietnam: In Our Words Exhibit Opening Reception Thu, February 24 • 5pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Get the first look at the newest exhibit Vietnam: In Our Words at the Old Courthouse Museum. Join the museum staff, volunteers, donors, and community to see this exhibit on the Sioux area connections to the Vietnam War from the perspective of those who lived through and participated in it. From those who were stationed overseas to those at home, each person’s experience is varied and relative to the story. 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. INFO (605) 367-4210. 2011 Death By Chocolate Charity Event Saturday, February 26th • 6pm - 8:30pm Westward Ho Country Club • 3400 W. 22nd This fun filled evening features Sioux Falls’ only chef’s dessert competition, wine tasting, appetizer selections, silent auction and more. When you attend Death By Chocolate, you help fulfill the dream of making Girl Scouting available to every girl who wants to join. All funds raised at the event will stay in the Sioux Falls area and be dedicated to developing today’s girls into tomorrow’s leaders. INFO 605.336.8409 ext 19.

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man in the kitchen 31 The Way to the Heart

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and modern space. Each detail in the home is emblematic of how the Cronins wanted to tailor the house to fit their lifestyle, and not the other way around. Set back from the street, Judith and Jim’s abode looks like most any other townhome on South Vintage Place; however, it’s the inside of the house that makes it unlike any other. “We changed the entire layout of the standard model,” said Judith. “We opened it up, moved doors, and redesigned the home to maximize the square footage, and utilize every nook and cranny. We also changed the floors from carpet to heated tile, and added a wine cellar.” The couple purchased their townhome in January 2009, and spent 4 months prior to moving in transforming the space to fit both their taste and lifestyle. The once encased layout is now dominated by an airy disposition, and each room seemingly flows into the next. The only fully enclosed spaces in the home now are the master bedroom and bath, wine cellar, and media room. The couple decided to eliminate the wall that divided the dining room and kitchen to create an open space that focused on functionality and entertaining. They also opted to forgo a utility room, and decided to move the house outward instead, which awarded them additional square footage in the kitchen. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, dark wooden cabinetry, and a chest filled to the brim with cookbooks. “The kitchen was so important to us,”

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said Judith. “Both my husband and I love to cook. It’s one of our great passions. We also love to entertain, and we love to serve good wine. In the summertime, we like to sit out on our deck and entertain outside.” A small office off of the kitchen is hidden smartly behind two doors adorned with frosted glass from Dakota Millwork. The living room is flooded with natural light from an eastfacing oversized window. Plush chairs from DeWitt Designs are arranged in a circle, with a large rectangular coffee table positioned in the middle. “I didn’t want a couch,” said Judith. “Everyone sits in a row and it gives them no space to relax. By putting the chairs in a circle, it opens it up and makes it easier to talk to one another.” Two of the oversized chairs are positioned in such a way that it allows an expansive view of the backyard, blue sky and sunrise every morning. “We purchased this particular home because it’s very peaceful,” said Judith. “There is no traffic; no sirens. We used to live off of 33rd and Kiwanis and we never saw the sunrise – now we’re able to watch the sunrise every morning. Being in this area feels like country living, but without all of the work.” Overall, the living room, as with the entire home, is a hodgepodge of décor. There are touches of organic and modern décor intermittently, but there is no overall design theme or style. “I have no one decorating inspiration,” said Judith. “I just purchase whatever feels good

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Minnesota, and it was framed in Hill City, SD. “They do leather framework in Hill City that enhances the art beautifully,” said Judith. The couple’s bedroom and bathroom have been thoroughly

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and measure our shoes to see how many shelves we needed,” said Judith. “We needed to make the most of the space. We also added a small closet behind the bedroom door for my purses.” Three years ago, Jim and Judith Cronin drove to the Diamond

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8 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet baking chocolate 1/2 cup water, divided 2 Tbsp butter....MUST USE BUTTER 3 egg yolks 2 Tbsp sugar 1 1/4 cup whipping cream, whipped

Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and melted chocolate and mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla to this mixture. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Spoon batter into 5 greased mini loaf pans. Bake at 350˚ for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate, 1/4 cup water and butter. Cool for 10 minutes. In a small heavy-duty sauce pan, whisk egg yolks, sugar and remaining water. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160˚ (should take 1 or 2 minutes.) Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate mixture. Set the pan in ice and stir until cooled, this should take 5-10 minutes. Now spoon in the whipped cream. Spoon into serving dishes and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. Makes 6-8 servings.

Brownies Loaded with Goodies 3/4 cup margarine 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 2 cups mini marshmallows 1 cup milk chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts Melt margarine and chocolate squares in a double boiler and allow to cool for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla and then add the chocolate mixture. Add flour and mix well. Spread into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350˚ for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle with marshmallows, chocolate chips and walnuts and bake another 4 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes 2 dozen.

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aybe it’s because I’m obsessed with food, but I think sharing a meal with your partner is probably the second most intimate thing you can do. (Please don’t make me elaborate on the first, this is a family publication!) And if ever there was a time for a romantic dinner, it’s Valentine’s Day. Ladies, if you make this for your man, I’m pretty sure we’ll have a lot of happy guys in Sioux Falls on February 15. But for best results, get in the kitchen and cook together. Trust me, if eating together is good, cooking together can be better.

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Now, if you want to go out for dinner, more power to you. Local restaurants will be rolling out the red carpets for Valentine diners. But here’s the rub, the best reservations will fill up fast. And as I check my “Decade at a GlanceTM”, this February 14 is on a Monday. That’s a rough day for restaurants. Many small independent restaurants are closed on Mondays. And the bigger places will be booked solid a week in advance. And I understand the appeal of dining out, but if you want to really find the way to the heart of that special someone, it’s time to head to the kitchen. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m going to be treating my beloved to a romantic dinner in Puerto Vallarta this February 14. Consider that setting the bar for next year. So what do I recommend to set the mood and pave the way to each other’s hearts? Follow along my friends; I think this meal just might do the trick! My idea of the perfect Valentine’s

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meal is simple and sensual. Most importantly, you’ll be making it together. If one of you typically does the cooking, your partner may feel like the best thing they can do to help is stay out of the kitchen. I know that I am often guilty of answering Kara’s offers to help with “you can set the table.” If that’s you, or even worse, if you’re cooking and your husband is glued to ESPN, now is the chance to remind him of the times you followed him to stadiums and racetracks. It’s his turn to join you in the kitchen. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday, you may want to take some liberties with the calendar and send the kids to a friend’s house on Saturday night and plan your celebration then. First, open a nice bottle of wine, a semi-dry white like Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc will work. You need a little for the soup, but pour a couple of glasses to start to set the mood. I always seem to cook better with a little wine.

Sage Brush Shrimp Appetizer 4 large shrimp (10 to 15 per pound size) Fresh sage leaves 4 slices prosciutto (very thin) Olive oil Salt and pepper Peel and de-vein the shrimp then season lightly with salt and pepper. If your man isn’t comfortable in the kitchen, peeling shrimp could be a good way for him to start to get in the groove. Place a single sage leaf along the space where the shrimp’s vein was. Now wrap prosciutto around each shrimp. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium heat and sear them on each side. When the prosciutto gets crispy and the shrimp turn opaque, they are done. Don’t over cook or they will get a tough. You’re cooking together, it’s just that easy.


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1 pound carrots, peeled, sliced 1 small yellow onion, quartered 3 garlic cloves, peeled 2 cups chicken stock (the kind that comes in the box) 1/2 cup white wine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon dry sherry Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 400˚

Two 8-ounce beef filet mignon 2 tablespoons olive oil Small wedge of Maytag Blue Cheese Salt and pepper

Even a kitchen novice can peel carrots, and if your guy is like most, he’ll enjoy the chance to play with sharp objects. Toss the carrots, garlic and onion in olive oil and spread out on a sheet pan, then season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the carrots just start to brown on the edges. Bring chicken stock and wine to a boil in a sauce pan, then reduce to simmer. If the carrots aren’t cooked all the way through, add the veggies to broth and cook until the carrots are soft. Remove 5 or 6 small pieces of carrot and set aside. Puree the broth and veggies in a blender until smooth. Return to the sauce pan to keep warm, stir in the sherry, salt and pepper to taste. When you’re ready to serve, garnish the bowls with the remaining carrot chunks.

Turn the oven up to 450˚, and at the same time heat an oven safe skillet (not a non-stick) on the stove over medium high heat. Rub the steaks with the oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook steaks in skillet without moving steaks, until browned and a nice crust has formed. This will take about 3 minutes per side. Move the skillet and steaks to the oven. Roast 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare (centers will appear pink and feel firm but juicy). The internal temp should be about 125 degrees. If you prefer medium, roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Put the steaks on a plate and top with about a tablespoon of the blue cheese. Tent loosely with foil to let rest about 5 minutes before serving.

You may want to add some potatoes, veggies or couscous, but this will cover the big parts of the meal. And by the time the steaks are done, you should be ready for the second bottle of wine, maybe a nice Cabernet or Pinot Noir. Now if juicy shrimp, a sexy carrot soup, tender steaks and two bottles of wine doesn’t set the mood, then I don’t know what will. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Jim is a hopeless romantic who works side-by-side with his bride everyday at ADwërks, an ad agency in Uptown Sioux Falls.

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his time of year I usually put out some sort of Top Ten list delineating romantic gestures or wine gifts you can give your loved one for Valentine’s Day. This year I’m going old school: take your Valentine on a date! Go to a movie. Have your beloved’s favorite bottle of wine. Do both, although I’m pretty sure the movie theaters frown upon that kind of stuff… anyway, pick a movie, pick a bottle (for the post-movie portion of the date,) and don’t forget to have fun. One of our (my Valentine’s and my) favorite movies is French Kiss. It’s funny, it’s romantic, and there are a ton of wine references. It’s the perfect movie for a wine writer. My wife’s favorite scene is when Meg Ryan’s character falls in love with the plethora of cheeses offered on a train ride to the south of France. She eats and eats and eats...until she realizes that she’s lactose intolerant...comedy ensues. My favorite scene is at Kevin Kline’s character’s vineyard in the heart of France. He is describing how to smell aromas in wine

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– Inspector Dubois (Gerard Oury) Father Brown (1954)

“Wine is like people. The wine takes all the influences in life all around it, it absorbs them and it gets its personality.” – Luc (Kevin Kline)

and then makes a statement French Kiss (1995) about how wine is like people. I love that line; I always think about how many times I say that a wine has great legs or lots of body or is complicated or lackluster. Every bottle of wine I encounter is like meeting someone new. Of course, just like people, there are some that you want to spend more time with than others… So pick someone you like to spend time with, pick a wine you like to spend time with, and make it a special Valentine’s Day. Hit the movie theater and create your own memories. Here are some of my favorite wine quotes from some memorable movies. Carpe Vino!


“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” – Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) Silence of the Lambs (1991)

“I myself subscribe more to the European philosophy of life, my priorities leaning towards wine, women and, well that’s about it.”

“I’ll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.”

– Alfie (Jude Law) Alfie (2004)

– Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) Dumb and Dumber (1994)

“I never drink… wine.”

“Stick your nose in it. Don’t be shy, really get your nose in there. A little citrus, maybe some strawberry, passion fruit and there’s the faintest soupçon of like asparagus and just a flutter of a nutty Edam cheese.” – Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) Sideways (2004)

– Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) Dracula (1931)

“I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I’d opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your ‘61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline.” – Maya (Virginia Madsen) Sideways (2004)

“It’s a bold wine with a hint of sophistication and lacking in pretension. Actually, I was just talking about myself.” – Kate (Meg Ryan) French Kiss (1995)

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irst comes love, then comes marriage. For many, this is how the love story goes. This month, as we celebrate loved ones with valentines and chocolates, why not think about yet another public recognition of love: the wedding? From the dress to the cake, going green can be a reality that can help reduce your Big Day’s carbon footprint and cost. Here’s a few tips to get you in a green frame of mind when planning a wedding that will make both Saint Valentine and Mother Earth raise a glass to the happy couple. Set the stage with an earth-friendly venue. An outdoor wedding is a nice option that won’t require too much additional decoration. Choose a park or garden that will look beautiful in photos. Find a local vineyard or farm offering a picturesque backdrop - and maybe a nice sample of local cuisine. If you want an indoor event, look for on-site recycling and other green amenities. One example is the Museum of Visual Materials in downtown Sioux Falls. This non-profit location offers beautiful decor and LEED certification. Ultimately, reduce stress and gas emissions by thinking close to home and choose a spot close to most guests and consider one site for both the ceremony and the reception.

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When requesting the presence of family and friends, be paper conscious. While some may find Evites impersonal, you can still be green when mailing out invites. Consider reducing the number of inserts and envelopes you send, by having a RSVP postcard or having guests respond on your wedding website. Look for recycled paper options, using vegetableor soy-based inks, and even going paperless with cotton or bamboo materials. No matter which option you choose, using a blog or website does allow you to post directions, registry info, etc. without wasting paper to keep your guests updated. All eyes will be on the bride and her dress as she walks down the aisle. Consider a vintage or hand-me-down dress that you can personalize as your own. If you purchase a new gown, look for sustainable materials such as organic cotton, silk and hemp. Choosing an evening gown that you can wear more than once is also a green option. The groom can also follow these general rules, or opt to rent a tux or suit for the occasion. Accent your style with bouquets and corsages using seasonal and local flowers when possible. Continue this train of thought when it comes to the real party elements: food and favors. When planning dinner and your cake, choose local products and businesses to make every bite memorable. Decorate tables with potted plants that can be

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Duane Stall, Steward of Our Urban Forest BY MARY ELLEN CONNELLY

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ome might say that “prairie forest” is an oxymoron. But South Dakota is dotted with huddles of green, the tiny and large urban forests that mark prairie towns, planted first by hopeful homesteaders then sustained by subsequent tree lovers. Our very own urban forest has its own stewards, City Forester Duane Stall and other members of the Sioux Falls Forestry Division. You often find them looking up, the direction that allows perusal of the lowest altitudes of heaven, where their leafy responsibilities are found. Duane has been City Forester for nearly ten years. His background includes a 1981 double major in forestry and pest management from Iowa State University, two years as sole proprietor of a forestry contract business, six years in timber management with the US Forestry Service, a stint with a Spearfish sawmill, and thirteen years with the South Dakota State Division of Forestry. He attributes his love of trees to his

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appreciation of natural resources, instilled in him by his farm background and camping as a youth. The dormant season offers no respite for Duane’s division. “Forestry is one area where there is always something going on,” he said. He and six other certified arborists work year around, aided by five seasonal employees. Besides trees, the enforcement of the Vegetation Nuisance Ordinance, for weeds and overhanging branches, consumes his office in the warm months. (Next year the weed portion becomes the responsibility of Planning and Building Services.) After the cold drops its curtain, there is time for the Forestry Division to catch up. Number one: Forestry must be en garde for emergencies. Priority always goes to trees downed or damaged by wind or ice storms. After that come these responsibilities that generally follow three fronts: private property, parks, and street trees.


• Tree Removal. A major portion of Forestry work is removal of trees that are identified during the annual survey for dead and diseased trees on public and private property. The City has funded this extensive undertaking since the early 70s, took it out of the budget in 2010, but then reinstated it because of the looming arrival of the emerald ash borer epidemic. Funding covers removal of dying street side trees, and it allows for five percent removal of ash trees per year. When the emerald ash borer gets here, additional funding will be required. (Prior to 1956, property owners were responsible for their own street tree removal. That changed in the seventies when the City stepped in to help manage the scourge of Dutch elm disease. The City Forestry Division was created during that period.) Though the Forestry Division often contracts with private companies for removal of large trees, they save money by holding back stump removals for Forestry winter work. Heavy snow often sets them back. • Administer Project Trim: T.R.I.M. is an acronym for “tree raising improvement methods.” Begun in 2005, this is an ongoing, citywide inspection for low branches that present safety issues. The ordinance requires sixteen feet of clearance over arterial streets, twelve over residential streets, and ten over sidewalks. The City is divided into five forestry districts. Crews survey one district a year, so it takes five years to cycle through the entire City. From the second, five-year go-round, Duane has been pleased with the results. Notices to property owners has been down by six percent; 97 percent of property owners comply. Of a few that don’t, a Forestry crew will trim and then bill the homeowner. (www.siouxfallsparks.org/Forestry/ project_trim) • Let for bids the yearly orders for trees and other plants. This is the wish list for thousands of plants - trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals from four park supervisors - 400 trees and shrubs, 24,000 annuals and 2,500 perennials for 2011. • Educate the public. Duane’s division writes informational brochures, participates in lawn and garden shows, and presents programs for service clubs. Videos are available on the website (www.siouxfalls.org/Forestry) and brochures available from the Park Office, 2401 West 49th Street. He is rewriting the City Street Guide that lists and describes approved trees for Sioux Falls. For the first time, he will exclude ash trees. The guide identifies trees for planting in new developments where topsoil is less than eight inches deep and overlays compacted subsoil. Older neighborhoods, where there are normally deeper topsoil and better drainage, will have a wider range of tree suggestions.

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When asked about a favorite tree, Duane’s message is firm – diversity. When he picks only one, he says, “I fall into the trap of planting the same tree over and over again. If your neighbor has a particular tree species, you should plant a different one.” There is only so much you can do to educate the public, Duane says. He can offer far-sighted advice to property owners and tree merchandisers, but he can’t make them act on it. The makeup of the urban forest is up to the self-regulation of the citizen, even if his or her thinking doesn’t heed the Forestry Division’s tree diversity goal. The best way for a property owner to choose a tree variety is to research on his or her own, then request that specific tree. Nurseries provide a good tree selection if given time to order them. We need to think outside that box that says only two or three species of trees will thrive in Sioux Falls, he says. Reacting to the potential emerald ash borer will be critical. Crews currently work to reduce the ash tree population by five percent a year starting with those of lowest quality. They remove trees that are damaged or diseased instead of trimming or treating them. “This is a good idea regardless of the emerald ash borer threat,” Duane says. The health of urban forest depends on diversity. In Sioux Falls, where there is approximately forty percent ash, tree diversity is out of balance.

• Attend public and departmental meetings. To stay abreast of current arborist practices and technology. Forestry Division members attend meetings and classes with SD State Arborist Association, the Iowa State Shade Tree Short Course, South Dakota Community Forestry Advisory Council, and International Society of Arborists. • Other jobs: Assist with snow removal and ice making for public skating rinks, help with Christmas lighting, budgeting, grant writing, update and review operational plans, and more. “We’ve gone from one tree disaster to another in this country,” Duane said. First it was the annihilation of native chestnut trees in the early 1900s; thirty years ago, Dutch elm disease; and now, the pending emerald ash tree borer epidemic. Last autumn’s abundance of a particular red-orange leaved tree is a strong indication that the Freeman maple called ‘Autumn Blaze’ is quickly becoming the latest over-planted tree in Sioux Falls. It is a cross between the silver maple and sugar maple. ‘Autumn Blaze’ is a good tree, he added, but best when planted in moderation.

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GEORGE GINA & LUCY bags from Europe are back for spring — and bigger and better than ever! From $109. Exclusively at AMaVo. 57th & Louise. (605) 274-8674.

A Beautiful Addition

These unique decorative jars and matching bird make a beautiful addition to any room in your home. Set of 3 $42, bird $6 at Pretty Please Boutique. 336 E. 4th St., Dell Rapids. (605) 428-4244.

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Your Little Princess

Treat your princess to a Valentine’s gift she’s sure to love. Several dance inspired gifts to choose from at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Ride-on Suitcase

Wave goodbye to tiring travel, tears and tantrums with this award-winning Trunki. The innovative ride-on suitcase! Great for sleepovers, vacations, storing toys, trips to grandma’s house and summer camp. $39.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

Cuddle Up!

Cuddle up with your Valentine in these Laura Dare pajamas. They’ll be eating sweets while looking sweet. Available at Sprout, providing you with unique, specialty children’s wear. Laura Dare sleepwear ages newborn - 16. Prices $28 & $34. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 271-2999.


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Choose from a large selection of gifts for Valentine’s Day - or any special occasion. Shown from $17.99 at GoodSpirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

The latest in stylish yet functional toys for kids as young as 9 months old! They’ll enjoy many fun-filled hours as they walk, swing and glide with the latest stylish bike adaptation - YBIKE Pewi. $59.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Brighten Your Day

Brighten your day by planting your favorite plant or flower in a one-of-a-kind flower pot designed by you. Large flower pots $37.50 at Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. 362-6055.

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Personalized Sweets! Gift trays are available to personalize for your sweetie! Shown just $8.50. Other sizes are available. Pre-orders appreciated and delivery is also available. The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

Keep It Going

Keep that New Year’s resolution going and take a healthy lunch to work with you — in style. Insulated lunch bags in oodles of patterns and colors just $22 $29 at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

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Call Young & Richards and order gourmet chocolates AND flowers — doesn’t your Valentine deserve both? Young & Richards, 236 S. Main Ave. (605) 336-2815.

A Sweet Treat

Treat your sweetie to a delicious Cupid’s Kiss or Mon Cheri Mocha at Kaladi’s. 26th & Minnesota. 339-3322 or 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

Beat the winter blahs with a little bling bling! Shown from just $14 at Lillians. Open for a Sneak Peak (and shopping) Feb. 1 from 4pm - 7pm and Feb. 3 - 6 regular hours. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Breadsmith Chocolate Heart

Treat your Valentine to a unique and yummy chocolate-cherry heart-shaped bread. Available at both Breadsmith locations. 33rd & Duluth, 338-1338 or 26th & Marion, 275-2338. Advance orders appreciated.


School of Fish What’s Your Sign, Baby?

Give your Valentine this unique Zodiac sign necklace. Show your love by giving her a sign. $32 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Choose your favorite or the whole series and decorate with a school of fish. Framed with a rich linen mat in a Burl wood frame. $399 each at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. (605) 275-3456.

Make Travel Fun! Baptism Gift

Insert a coin and hear “Jesus Loves Me”. Makes the perfect Baptism gift. $24 each at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

These lightweight travel bags let the fun of your vacation start before you even leave the house! From just $40 at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

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Dress It Up!

For Valentine’s Day or any special occasion, Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique has the dress for you. Many styles to choose from. Shown $179, dresses start at $119. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

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Charm It!

Live it, love it, charm it! What little girl wouldn’t love a charm bracelet and these precious collectible charms for Valentine’s Day? Bracelet $14, charms $5 each at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Tuesday Night is Sandwich Night!

Choose any specialty sandwich or bison or elk burger & receive another one for half price. Limited Time Offer. Tuesdays from 5-8pm. Wild Sage Grille. 300 N. Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667.

Serious Hold

What goes up won’t come down — serious hold for serious styling (and it brushes out!). Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

The Perfect Gift

Give her a gift certificate to Posh Boutique for Valentine’s Day — the perfect fit, the perfect gift — every time. Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 271-2164.


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Give your Valentine the gift of relaxation. Book your 2 nights of lodging at the beautiful Northwoods Vista for just $300 plus tax. www.northwoodsvista.com or (605) 310-6692.

Intro to Letters Paradise

Crystal blue water and palm trees set the scene for a tropical paradise. Tell the story of your own dream getaway with Trollbeads! Available at Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

Now available as a Universal App for iPad & iPhone, Intro to Letters brings the alphabet to your child’s fingertips as they learn to trace, read, write and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms. www.montessorium.com

Double the Love

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You’ll double the love when you give your Valentine beautiful Fifth Avenue Collection jewelry. Shop the retail showroom featuring hundreds of pieces — always in stock. Just west of the airport on Benson Road. Open to the public 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri. Shown $49.99. 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

See the new Lyptus door — shown in Huntingford finished in Old World Brittany and in Breckinridge finished in Cottage Toffee Chocolate. Cambria colors include Canterbury, Darlington and Williston. StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th St. North. 336-5595.

The Kiss

Brighton® Her Day

The Hershey’s Kiss pendant is an iconic sign of Love. Designed in sterling silver, this pendant shines as an expression of love. Includes an 18 inch sterling silver chain. Receive a FREE Hershey’s Kiss candle with purchase. $89.98 at Raymond’s Jewellers. 206 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 338-7550.

Your Valentine will love this Brighton® Pisa Heart jewelry set. Hoop earrings $26, hinged bangle $64, necklace $54 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 330-4002.

Touch of Spring

Add a permanent touch of spring to your home with an acrylic floral wreath. They are the newest in floral design. Wreath shown $37.99 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

Eco Friendly Accessories

Cycle-linked necklace reclaimed materials from Harley Davidson motorcycle tire tubes created by students at IDTSD for the Dakota by Dakota label. Gift certificates also available for summer Project: Design Boot Camps. 125 South Main Ave. 275-9728. www.idtsd.org or www.dakotabydesign.com


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Patagonia Atom Bag

A multitasker’s cloud nine, the Atom plays the part of courier bag, daypack and carry-on. Its teardrop shape provides the support of a daypack by positioning the load behind your shoulder, and the single-strap design makes getting to the goods simple just spin it around front. $35 at the Great Outdoor Store. 201 E. 10th Street in the Historic Rock Island Depot building downtown. 335-1132 or www.greatoutdoorstoreonline.com

Can’t Wait for Spring?

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Enhance Your Romance

Enhance your romance this Valentines Day with an elegant gift card from Radiance Day Spa. Gift cards can be purchased for any service like an Intimate Couples Massage, or for any dollar denomination. Show your special someone just how special they are! Radiance Day Spa. 6209 S. Pinnacle Pl. (605) 275-9535.

Family Matters

A custom hand stamped necklace in sterling silver and copper with birthstones would make a wonderful gift for mom or grandma or that special friend for Valentine’s Day. Prices from $25 up. Piece shown $75. Order from Say Anything...Jewelry. (605) 695-3997 or visit www.sayanythingjewelry.etsy.com

Fashionable Headgear!

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Sirena® Collection

Stunning diamond heart from the Sirena® Collection - only $229. Available at Riddle’s Jewelry, The Galleria at 41st, Sioux Falls. (605) 361-0911.

Little Surprises!

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3. Listen. Instead of slapping on a headset, why not use this time in close quarters to reconnect and rediscover? Now is the time to talk. Tell each other stories you have never shared before. Reminisce on old times, how you met, and why you love each other as much as you do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that often you will have this opportunity for hours on end to converse uninterrupted. Take advantage of it. 4. Assign responsibilities. Have one person act as navigator, and the other be in charge of the music and snacks. Think about who will be driving. Will you share this responsibility, or will one of you be the designated driver the entire time? Trust in each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abilities and remember to be patient. 5. Be prepared for the worst. Remember to pack road flares, a can of Fix-A-Flat, some extra antifreeze, and keep track of your mileage and gas. Keep an up-to-date detailed map so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stray off the path. All of these little extras will save you from calling AAA and prevent breaking down in the first place. No matter what, it is best to know you are ready for it if it happens.


6. Keep a journal and take pictures. Things like jotting down certain phrases you will remember forever and snapping a picture of something that made you both laugh is just the type of romantic gesture that will strengthen your relationship in the long term. Pick wildflowers or dandelions from the side of the road. Keep receipts, ticket stubs, things you find, etc. as little trip souvenirs to remember. A road trip blog is also a great way to share your memories and preserve them for future reference.

9. Enjoy every moment. Even the unplanned moments are worth appreciating. Your state of mind can make all the difference when something unexpected happens. Stay positive, and keep your attitude in check. Some of the worst things that happen don’t have to ruin the entire trip, and they can make some of the best road trip memories.

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8. Play games. Kiss your partner anytime you are stopped at a traffic light or stop sign. Make up a scavenger hunt where each of you has to find certain things during the trip, such as a certain type of car or a certain color house. Play “Yes or No” and simply try to make the other person say yes or no. Another time-consuming game that forces you to be creative is an Alphabet Conversation, where one person starts a conversation by starting a sentence with the beginning word of the first letter of the alphabet, then the second player would respond to that with a sentence that starts with B and so on. No thinking about your next word allowed, you must improvise on the spot!

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With some creativity, planning, and consideration, a road trip can be one of the greatest romantic getaways you will ever take. Once you and your loved one know the best way to travel together, you will have endless opportunities for even more adventures. Hours: Mon, Fri, Sat: 10am–5pm • Tues–Thurs: 10am–7pm

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and it only needs to be done once a decade, unless suspicious polyps are found. CT colonography, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtual colonoscopy,â&#x20AC;? is another screening option. However, many insurance plans do not cover it. If a polyp is spotted during the CT scan, you still have to schedule a colonoscopy to have it removed. Plus, aspects of colonoscopy that people often want to avoid are still part of virtual colonoscopy, such as colon cleansing. Also, air must be pumped into the colon, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a matter of just being zipped through the scanner. Virtual colonoscopy does not require the sedatives needed for colonoscopy, making it a good option for people who do not tolerate the sedatives well, Dr. Hill Jensen said. Patients also have the choice of a double contrast barium enema and/or flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years.

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Colonoscopy takes only about 10-15 minutes for the actual procedure, and a total of about two hours between checking in and leaving to go home. It can be done right in a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clinic, or as an outpatient hospital procedure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of patients say the worst part of the test is the bowel prep the night before,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Hill Jensen said. This involves drinking a half-gallon of fluid that cleanses the colon. Many patients wake up from sedation after the screening is over, and ask if the doctor is ready to start the test. Will there ever be an easier way? A â&#x20AC;&#x153;pill camâ&#x20AC;? now exists for examining the small intestine. The patient swallows a capsule that contains a tiny camera, and the camera transmits thousands of pictures electronically. When the pill makes it through the system, it can simply be flushed away. A pill cam for the large intestine is currently in development, but is not yet available for routine colon screening, Dr. Hill Jensen said. Statistics prove that colon screening is indeed effective in preventing colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer incidence and death rates have been dropping over the past two decades,

and the American Cancer Society attributes this decrease to the increase in colon cancer screening and removal of cancerous polyps. Colonoscopy can also detect cancer in its earliest stages, before symptoms appear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If colorectal cancer is detected early, survival rates are high,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Hill Jensen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colonoscopy is truly one of those life-staving preventative measures that we need to do regularly, like the mammogram or pap smear,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Hill Jensen said. Along with regular screenings, people of any age can reduce their risk for colorectal cancer by eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and limiting red meats. Some studies have tied taking a daily aspirin to colon cancer prevention. And, maintaining an ideal weight also decreases risk. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include bleeding from the rectum or a major change in bowel habits. To learn more about colorectal cancer and other health topics, go to www. AveraMcKennan.org and click on the Health Information tab at the top of the page.

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n cold, chilly days, nothing is better than cooking up a storm in the kitchen. The delicious aromas and the comforting warmth from the oven fill the room with a relaxing vibe that makes the bitter outdoors a thing to forget. It is never too soon to learn how to cook. It is a life skill that everyone should be taught. Give your children the opportunity to learn the value of making their own food by taking advantage of a snowy, cold day. Gather your kids around and let them join in on preparing your favorite winter recipes. First, some helpful hints. Let your kids pick the recipe to bake or plan the meal to cook, and they will be even more excited to make it. Once you know what you will be making, let your children help you find the ingredients and have them make a list of any missing ingredients you might have to get at the store. Have a light snack before you get started so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cook on an empty stomach. Consider setting up a cooking station for the kids so they can work at a table on their level and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about them standing on chairs and losing their balance. Have your child read aloud each step as it comes up in the recipe in order to help them with their reading skills. If there is more than one child, have them take turns reading the steps and give a lesson on sharing and cooperation. Delegate the cooking tasks among your children to whichever job is best suited for their age. Be prepared

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to get messy, and make clean-up a part of the cooking routine that your kids help out with. To make the job less overwhelming, put ingredients away as you use them. The following are some simple recipes to get you and your kids started during these last cold winter months.

APPLE AND PEACH TART 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 Granny Smith apples or two peaches, peeled, cored, and sliced paper thin 1/2 cup of apricot jam or preserves 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Roll pastry into a 12x12â&#x20AC;? rectangle and cut into nine 3â&#x20AC;? squares. Prick the pastry with a fork and coat each with a spoonful of apricot jam. Fan the apple or peach slices over the jam and arrange nicely. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon until mixed well. Sprinkle over apple or peach slices. Put the tarts on an ungreased cookie sheet and back at 350Ë&#x161; for 10 to 12 minutes, until the slices are crisp and tender and the pastry is golden brown. Try serving hot with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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MAC AND CHEESE CASSEROLE 3 cups of medium shell pasta 16 ounce jar of four cheese Alfredo sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1/8 tablespoon of pepper 1 cup frozen baby peas 1 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs 2 tablespoons melted butter

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20 oz. package of refrigerated chocolate chip or white chocolate chunk cookie dough 2 cups of miniature marshmallows 12 oz. package of semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup of caramel fudge ice cream topping Preheat the oven to 350˚. Slice cookie dough into 1/2” slices and arrange onto greased 15x10” pan, pressing evenly using floured fingers so dough covers the entire bottom. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips onto the baked crust and return to oven to bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows are puffy and light golden brown in color. Remove from oven and drizzle caramel topping evenly over the bars. Cool completely and cut to serve.

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8 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant BY ANTHONY SIERRA, MD – OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Sanford Clinic Women’s Health

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regnancy is a subject that generates a lot of paper. Bookstores and libraries devote not just shelves but entire aisles to it. Despite all this information, pregnancy can take any soon-to-be parent by surprise. Here are a few things to keep in mind during your pregnancy.

1. The Nesting Instinct Many pregnant women experience the nesting instinct, a powerful urge to prepare their home for the baby by cleaning and decorating. Or perhaps you’ll want to tackle projects you haven’t had time to do, like organizing your closets.

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As your due date draws closer, you may find yourself cleaning cupboards or washing walls — things you never would have imagined doing in your ninth month of pregnancy! This desire to prepare your home can be useful because it will give you more time to recover and nurture your baby after the birth. But be careful not to overdo it.

2. Inability to Concentrate In the first trimester, fatigue and morning sickness can make many women feel worn out and mentally fuzzy. But even well-rested pregnant women may experience an inability to concentrate and periods of forgetfulness. A preoccupation with the baby is partially the cause, as are hormonal changes. Everything may seem less important than the baby and the impending birth. You can combat this forgetfulness by making lists to help you remember dates and appointments.

3. Mood Swings Premenstrual syndrome and pregnancy are alike in many ways. Your breasts swell and become tender, your hormones fluctuate, and you may feel moody. Mood swings are incredibly common during pregnancy, although they tend to occur more frequently in the first trimester and toward the end of the third trimester.

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4. Bra Size An increase in breast size is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Breasts usually become swollen and enlarged in the first trimester because of increased levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. That growth in the first trimester isn’t necessarily the end, either — your breasts can continue to grow throughout your pregnancy! In addition to the size of your breasts, your bra size may be affected by your rib cage. When you’re pregnant, your lung capacity increases so you can take in extra oxygen for yourself and the baby, which may result in a bigger chest size. You may need to replace your bras several times over the course of your pregnancy.

5. Changes in Your Hair Many women experience changes in hair texture and growth during pregnancy. The hormones secreted by your body will cause your hair to grow faster and fall out less. Some women

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find that they grow hair in unwanted places, such as on the face or belly or around the nipples. Others experience changes in hair texture that make hair drier or oilier. But these hair changes usually arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t permanent; most women lose a significant amount of hair in the postpartum period or after they stop breastfeeding.

6. Shoe Size Even though you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit into any of your prepregnancy clothes, you still have your shoes, right? Maybe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but maybe not. Because of the extra fluid in their pregnant bodies, many women experience swelling in their feet and may even have to start wearing a larger shoe size. Wearing slip-on shoes in a larger size will be more comfortable for many pregnant women.

7. Joint Mobility During pregnancy, your body produces a hormone known as relaxin, to help prepare the pubic area and the cervix for the birth. The relaxin loosens the ligaments in your body - making you less stable and more prone to injury. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to overstretch or strain yourself, especially the joints in your pelvis, lower back, and knees. When exercising or lifting objects, go slowly and avoid sudden, jerky movements.

8. Hemorrhoids and Constipation Hemorrhoids frequently occur during pregnancy as well. Because your blood volume has increased and your uterus puts pressure on your pelvis, the veins in your rectum may enlarge into grape-like clusters. Hemorrhoids can be extremely painful, and they may bleed, itch, or sting, especially during or after a bowel movement. Coupled with constipation, another common pregnancy woe, hemorrhoids can make going to the bathroom downright unpleasant. Constipation is common throughout pregnancy because hormones slow the rate of food passing through the gastrointestinal tract. Constipation can contribute to hemorrhoids because straining may enlarge the veins of the rectum. The best way to combat constipation and hemorrhoids is to prevent them. Eating a fiber-rich diet, drinking plenty of fluids daily, and exercising regularly can help keep bowel movements regular. Stool softeners (not laxatives) may also help.

Lots of surprises are in store for you once you become pregnant â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but none sweeter than the way youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel once your newborn is in your arms.

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THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WE HAVE COME ACROSS THIS MONTH. WE HOPE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE AND ALSO INTRODUCE OTHERS BEING RELEASED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ENJOY.

Tucker’s Valentine by Leslie McGuirk There are many things Tucker loves, like his dog food, his Frisbee, his spot on the couch, and bubbles from a jar. But today is Valentine’s Day, and Cupid is determined that this year Tucker will fall in love with another dog. Could Tucker’s dream pup be his playful friend Spunky or maybe Cupcake, who smells like roasted chicken? Tucker is one busy puppy, and somehow Cupid’s love arrows keep missing their mark. Will Tucker end up with the perfect Valentine after all? Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

I Like Fruit: Petit Collage: by Lorena Siminovich Discover all kinds of concepts and textures in the magical world of Petit Collage! From the sleek, beetle to the silky butterfly, from the yellow pear to the purple plum, these books invite little readers to explore the kaleidoscope of pictures and textures to their heart’s content. Quirky textures highlight artwork by Lorena Siminovich in an unconventional collage style, while a positive story encourages children to investigate what they like about the world around them. Do you like shiny apples or lumpy, bumpy oranges? This appealing board book offers much to touch and feel. Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth The best part of a young child’s day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu. Ages 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Maisy Goes on Vacation by Lucy Cousins How exciting! Maisy has put her sun hat, pajamas, toothbrush, and camera into a bag, and she’s off to the train station with Panda and Cyril. They’re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only half the fun. Coloring and snacks help pass the time on the ride to the beach, where Maisy can’t wait to swim, collect seashells, build sandcastles, and lots more. At nighttime it feels special to go to bed in a hotel — knowing that tomorrow another vacation day awaits! Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

I Love You, Baby, From Head to Toe! by Karen Pandell Oh, baby! This unabashed ode to babies celebrates everything from their button noses to their tiny toes. Soft, pastel images by bestselling author-illustrator Jane Cowen-Fletcher showcase an array of earthly cherubs just waiting to be loved. Now in a padded board book edition! Revel in the virtues of babyhood with this supersweet read aloud for the littlest of listeners. Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press


Grandma’s Gloves by Cecil Castellucci Grandma is always on her knees in the dirt, with her gardening gloves on, talking to her roses and laughing with the birds-of-paradise. Her home brims with plants and blossoms, and on hot days, she waters her granddaughter, her “most special flower of all,” with the garden hose. But a day comes when Grandma is no longer there to care for the little girl, who feels sad and small and alone until she remembers all that her grandmother taught her —and all that she now has to teach. Full of light and life and the solace of green growing things, this moving and beautifully illustrated picture book explores a timeless bond with warmth and joy. Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Amazing Monty by Johanna Hurwitz It’s because six-year-old Monty is such a great reader that he finds out about a free pair of parakeets in need of a new owner. And though Yankee and Doodle end up in his classroom, not his own house, unexpected things are happening at home as well. First there’s the tooth that finally falls out, then the amazing news that Monty will have a new brother or sister. But one surprise — the carwash his friends Ilene and Arlene find exciting — turns out to be more of an asthma trigger for Monty than a treat. In this gently humorous adventure, Monty faces the unpredictable, everyday turns of a first-grader’s life with his usual lovable charm. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

MoshiMoshiKawaii: Where is Strawberry Moshi? by Mind Wave Inc. Welcome to Moshi Town, where Strawberry Moshi is looking for her sweetheart, Super Moshi. Finding him is not so simple, though — you have to locate Strawberry Moshi first! Moshis love dressing up, and Moshi Town is a wonderland full of every type of Moshi in every type of costume, from Rainbow Moshis to Angel Moshis. So be prepared to engage in some eagle-eyed scrutiny! A sort of Where’s Waldo? for the younger crowd — presented in a distinctive kawaii (cute and kitschy) Japanese style — this search-and-find activity book is bound to keep observant youngsters busy for hours at a time. Ages 6 yrs - 11 yrs Candlewick Press

My Penguin Osbert in Love by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Joe couldn’t be more surprised to find his friend Osbert knocking at his front door — AWOL from the zoo —with an invitation to a South Pole extravaganza under his wing. Since penguins can’t fly, and Joe has a helicopter from Santa, the boy is soon piloting a bunch of penguins on a long journey south. But when Osbert ignores the southern lights and only has eyes for a penguin named Aurora, Joe starts to worry. Will he ever get back in time for his own family’s Midwinter Bash? Ages 4 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Guess How Much I Love You: Little Library by Sam McBratney Little Nutbrown Hare has lots of questions when growing things start to sprout in the spring. By summer, he notices colors everywhere, but there’s one he’s sure he likes best. Autumn winds inspire hiding and chasing - and a funny surprise for Big Nutbrown Hare. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Each month we will choose and feature new cute kids. Your child could be next, so send in a picture today. Email your photo – just one per child – to etc.mag@sio.midco.net. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Include in email: child’s first name, age, birth date, parents or guardians names, address, email address and phone number. Parents must own the rights to all submitted photos.

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I have to think the first time you did this it must have been interesting, maybe even a little scary? Definitely, and it still is, but you have to remind yourself that nobody knows who you are – that’s why I put so much effort toward protecting my identity – and that for the next 20 minutes or so, you are that character and your job is to make sure everyone has a great experience. When I walk into a room, people don’t see me, they see Mel-o-dee and that makes it easier to just relax and perform. So the fact that no one knows who you are makes the job easier? Absolutely! If people knew who I was they would say, ‘Oh there’s so-and-so in a chicken costume.’ Since they don’t, they just see Melo-dee. It makes it easier for them to enjoy it and easier for me to be silly and have fun with the character. How much can people generally expect to pay for one of your visits? Usually from $75 to $95 and that includes my performance and the gift package. The difference in price usually is driven by how complex the performance is and how

personalized you want the gift or gifts to be. Based on our pre-visit talks, we’ve come up with some great ideas for special gifts and people really enjoy that. It must be something to see the look on someone’s face when they realize the person in the chicken suit is actually there for them. It is a treat to see their face and the faces of the people around them. Last year we did one for one of the Stampede hockey players at practice, and when I walked in, they all just started laughing and the look on the young guy’s face when he realized it was for him - that was priceless. I hate to ask this, but was there ever been an instance where your recipient didn’t appreciate the performance? Do you ever… ahem…lay an egg? Good one! Sometimes people start out a little quiet or won’t join in on the singing or dancing, but usually after a few minutes I’ve got them laughing and having fun. Sometimes the quiet people are the best to work with, because everybody there knows what they’re like and they think it’s even more hilarious to see this serious person talking to a chicken.

Are there any other performances that stick out in your mind? There are so many good memories. One lady was laughing so hard I seriously thought she might pass out. But I did have one that was definitely a little awkward. A young guy hired me to deliver one to his ex-girlfriend as a kind of a ‘Hey I still care about you message.’ I think he thought there was still a chance they could get back together, but it was very clear from the start it wasn’t happening. She was very nice but it was definitely a little chilly. Ouch. What do you enjoy most about being Mel-o-dee? I love being part of people’s celebrations. The fun and the laughter make for great memories. Regardless of the occasion or whether the customer is young or old, people seem to really enjoy Mel-o-dee, and that is a great feeling. That is nice. Definitely something to, uh, crow about. See? The material just writes itself. If you’d like Mel-o-dee to cross the road to your next event, call Balloon Squad at 605-2742864.

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ove and romance over the past centuries has always involved the perfect kiss. That kiss is supposed to happen with great timing, ruby red lips and the song you will remember forever. My pets provide none of these things. They are usually wet and sloppy. They also seem to happen at the wrong moments and can happen after they have just groomed themselves. Still, they can put a smile on my face almost any day. Because we live so intimately with our pets, we need to take care of them differently than we did a generation ago. As a child, my dog slept in bed with me, which upset my Grandma. Now it is common place for our dogs and cats to share our beds, sofas and even some have a chair at the dinner table. Piper would like a chair at the table, but I don’t recommend her as a dinner guest. When they live so closely, we need to make sure they are healthy and that they do not share parasites or disease with us. I strongly recommend that pets that go outside are on a year-round parasite control program. For dogs, that would just involve using a good heartworm preventative year round. Felines that hunt should have fecal exams for parasites every 2-3 months. If you see tapeworm segments, you should worm them as soon as possible. We are not a usual host for the parasites of cats and dogs, but they can infect us and cause a lot of problems. It is not something

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to panic about, but to be proactive in preventing. This is especially important if you have children. The perfect kiss also involves our nose. If it’s the experience of a lifetime, then the odor of the breath matters. Too many of my patients have “Dog Breath”. I suspect that most of us do not brush our pets’ teeth every day. Now most of us do our best, but tartar and gingivitis happen. Dental disease is very common in our pets. It can be as simple as tartar build up and odor causing bacteria. In many cases, the dental disease is much more serious. I used to tell my patients that detecting dental disease is easy, just pick up the lips and look inside. The presence of yellow or brown tartar build up is enough to say it is time for a cleaning. If the gums are red, swollen or tender, that is also an indicator of dental problems. And of course, the odor! Today we are using digital dental x-rays to look at the mouth. I have been amazed at the things I have been missing for 24 years. The problems and pain that our pets live with is unbelievable. I have looked at the x-rays and cannot believe looking at the gums that there are broken roots, fractured teeth and abscesses under the surface. They feel better and their breath is great once the problems are fixed. A big wet kiss on the cheek is always fun, even if it is from Piper!

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title Hattie C. Phillips 1841-1933 Sioux Falls, South Phillips Avenue at West 10th Street

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his plaque is dedicated to an outstanding pioneer woman whose efforts helped to develop the religious, educational, civic, and cultural life of the community. Dr. Josiah L. Phillips brought his wife Hattie to abandoned Fort Dakota in 1870, where they lived in the officers quarters until moving in their first home in 1873 near this site. As one of only seven women, Mrs. Phillips immediately began her benevo- lent and charitable work.

After the death of her husband in 1882, Hattie C. Phillips raised a family of seven children and managed a large amount of property. Her leadership in establishing the first pioneer Union Sunday School, Women’s Benevolent Association, History Club, WCTU, Children’s Home Society, and YMCA exemplified the courage, spirit, and determination of the pioneer women of Sioux Falls.

Women’s Division - Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Sioux Falls Bicentennial Commission - June 1976

1886 Woodcut Sandi Messerschmidt gave the only known copy of an 1886 promotional booklet, Echoes of the Sioux, to the MCHS, which was then given to the Center for Western Studies. It contains this woodcut of Hattie’s $50,000 mansion built in 18841885.

Hattie and Her Seven Children From left to right, Hattie’s children and their birth years are: Alice (1873), Abbie (1871), Rosie (1880), Charlie (1877), Josie (1883), mother Hattie, Flora (1875), and Annie (1868). Abbie (Abigail) was the first Euramerican child to be born in Sioux Falls. Josie (Josephine) was born after the death of her father. Ca. 1890. Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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Lightning Strike Shown is a lakeside view of the magnificent home built by Hattie Phillips on the bluff high above Covell Lake in present-day Terrace Park. It was struck by lightning in 1907 and badly damaged. Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums


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