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April 2011 Volume 10 • Issue 5

FREE! Easter Egg Hunt April 17 Spring Sweets

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It’s that time of year again...the sun is shining, we’re enjoying time with family and friends and looking forward to another wonderful summer! That also means that it’s time for our annual women’s event:

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For Grilling or Gatherings, Neighbor’s Meat Market Can Help 8

The Everglades National Park 62

CALENDAR April 2011 14

Protect Your Brain from the Devastating Effects of Stroke 68


Angela Efting Ellerbroek 24


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AT HOME The Al and Dorothy Stone Home 24

FOR KIDS Easter Crafting 73



Spring Sweets! 34

Getting Help for an Eating Disorder 78



Three Things I Look Forward to at Easter 37


VINO Chocolate and Wine 42

Submit Your Child’s Photo 84


Alicia Luther: Working Hard at Recreation 88

Amelanchier, At Your Service 46


PETS Talk to the Animals 90

BEST FRIENDS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 92


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eighbors Tina DeLorenzo and Justin Geiman share more than adjacent property lines. Both have a passion for good food. Who knew that a casual arrangement of buying meat together for their families in recent years would turn into a new career opportunity for them? The pair recently opened Neighbor’s Meat Market on Minnesota Avenue. “We actually don’t live too far from the store,” says DeLorenzo. “We love the neighborhood feel and the diversity of the community. It’s that ‘neighborhood meat market’ feel that we wanted to create here.” The two both love to cook, and Geiman has experience in the restaurant business, so the opening the business just seemed like the right thing to do. “We’re all busy these days,” DeLorenzo says, “and it’s nice

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to unwind with a good, home-cooked meal. We want to make that easier by offering quality meats as well as side dishes like salads, soups – whatever people need for dinner…even charcoal for the grill.” Those delicious side dishes are made right in Neighbor’s kitchen – from potato salad and coleslaw to soups ranging from tomato basil to chili. They also prepare take-and-bake items like lasagna and chicken pot pies. Many of these items are made with ingredients from Colony farms, such as the chicken in the pot pie that is free of hormones and preservatives. In addition to using Colony farm foods in their own cooking, Neighbor’s also sells Colony products such as whole chickens, eggs, bacon, turkey breast, kuchen and jerky. It is obvious that DeLorenzo and Geiman take pride in their meat offerings. “We don’t add any kind of chemicals or

preservatives to our meat,” Geiman explains. “For example, we make our own hot dogs from ground chuck roast and pork roast, and they are in a natural casing. There are absolutely no fillers.” Geiman also makes other specialties like apple brats. Their cases are filled with a variety of meats, from beef and buffalo to pork, chicken and lamb. “We know everyone is anxious for Spring so they can get outside, and we have great meats for grilling.”

Want to make hot wings for your next party? They have whole wings available, too. If you’re looking for something different, you can also find salmon, tilapia, shrimp and, for the adventurous, alligator meat! Their beef is one thing they feel sets Neighbor’s apart. According to Geiman, Neighbor’s Meat Market is the only retailer in South Dakota to offer Creekstone Farms 100% USDA Certified

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Neighbor’s Meat Market 2113 S. Minnesota Avenue (605) 271-5232 Hours: 10am -7pm Monday-Friday; 9am-5pm Saturday; Closed Sunday

Black Angus Beef. “While you can find Creekstone Farms Black Angus at a few restaurants, we are the only retailer in the state selling it. What makes Creekstone special is that they believe in humane and safe handling of their cattle. Their animal receiving area was designed by Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-known expert on animal welfare. Creekstone’s commitment to quality means a better product for our customers.” DeLorenzo shares Geiman’s appreciation for Creekstone. “I feel comfortable selling this meat,” she says. “I feel really good selling it to people because it is such a high quality product at an affordable price.” DeLorenzo and Geiman not only want to create a customerfriendly environment in the store, they also want to ensure that

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they are responsive to their customers’ needs. Realizing that many people today are focusing on healthy meals or foods to help manage their weight, they have developed several special food items and recipes. “Many people are looking to increase protein and decrease their carbs,” Geiman says. “That is why we have created brats with no sugar. Our coleslaw is filled with cabbage and other low-carb vegetables and is also made with a sugar substitute. We are working on more low-carb recipes that feature our meats because customers are looking for new ideas.” So, whether you are cooking for one, for a family or a social gathering, stop and see neighbors Tina and Justin at Neighbor’s Meat Market.

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Book Reading and Signing Saturday, April 9 • 7:30 p.m.


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ach poem in this debut collection by Minneapolis-based poet Matt Mauch is a prayer. Mauch shines a holy light into the mystified corners of life that might otherwise remain obscure. Gods are hidden in beanpods, beneath creekbeds and in laundromats, and their discovery demands patience and self-conscious reflection. Mauch is a humble pilgrim on a meandering route, but by placing his faith in details, he reveals the sacraments of ordinary life.



att Mauch grew up in small Midwestern towns between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, where he worked as a foreman on a corn detasseling crew, as a women’s shoes salesman, and in a Goodyear shop where he changed oil in everything from cars to milk trucks, mounting and dismounting semi truck tires on a daily basis. He is the author of the chapbook The Book of Modern Prayer (Palimpsest Press, 2011). His poems have recently appeared in Salt Hill, NOÖ Journal, H_NGM_N, DIAGRAM, Willow Springs, Tule Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Sonora Review. The editor of Poetry City, USA, Vol. 1 (Lowbrow Press, 2011), Mauch teaches writing and literature in the AFA program at Normandale Community College. He lives in Minneapolis.

“These devotions will almost certainly be more useful to you than the ones you know by heart.” — Wesley Stace (aka musician John Wesley Harding)

Tonight is a night spent holding back tears in the belly of an onion. Your mind, infused with the liquor of regret, is the moon that controls the tide of breathing. Although you haven’t touched it or crawled inside you’ve seen one in the library museum and what you think this feels like is life in an iron lung.

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“Mauch reconnects us to distant parts of ourselves through sustained acts of attention. Like all prayer books, this one doesn’t expect an answer, only to be shared, and in doing so offers us the considerable gift of its grace.” — Dobby Gibson

At a wide open window, the outside comes in. Welcome to the congregation of the beautiful spring day. Remove your shirt. Does the body, a disbeliever, sag?

april april 2011 Opera Theatre: “Dido and Aeneas” April 1 & April 2 Edith Mortenson Center Theater, Augustana College A beautiful story set to the music of Henry Purcell. Directed by Dr. Lisa Grevlos. $12 for adults, $8 for seniors/students. www.augietickets.com or by calling (605) 274-5320. Children’s Art Class: Wind-up Workshop Animals April 2 • 10:30 - 11:30am Child’s Play Toys • 233 S. Phillips Ave. Wind up these pretty pets and watch them go! Class includes everything you need to create fun rolling windups. $10 per child. Register at 274-TOYS.

Benson’s Flea Market April 2 & 3 Sioux Empire Fairgrounds • 4000 W. 12th Street in the Expo building Saturdays 9am - 5pm & Sundays, 11am - 4pm. Admission: $2.00 12 and under: free. INFO (605) 332-6000. Fight for Air Walk Sat, April 2 • 7:30 am • Empire Mall Join us for an inspiring fundraising opportunity to help people with lung disease. Enjoy a vigorous morning of walking and impacting the fight for air. Funds raised support the American Lung Association in South Dakota’s

mission to save lives, prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Incentive prizes to reward your fundraising efforts. Call 605-336-7222 or go to www. fightforairwalk.org today!

19th Annual South Dakota Achieve Pancake Benefit Sun, April 3 • 7:30 am - 2pm The Historic Coliseum • 515 N. Main Ave “Together We Achieve” is a community event that shows how we can all impact the lives of others and see the abilities that people have. For over 50 years, South Dakota Achieve has been providing services to Adults with developmental disabilities in the Sioux Empire by “finding innovative ways for people with disabilities to achieve their dreams”! $5 tickets. INFO (605) 274-1355. Adult, Infant and Child CPR with AED B Mon, April 4 • 6pm Instructional Planning Center This American Heart Association course, intended for the public, covers CPR for victims of all ages, relief of foreign body airway obstruction, signs of heart attack, stroke and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). ($18 material fee payable to instructor includes 2 year certification.) Code: HETH460B. Session: 1M. Register online at commed.sf.k12.sd.us. Preregistration prior to class is required. Organized by Community Education. Cost is $39. INFO (605) 367-7999.




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Into the Pit Quarry Tour Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 • 10am Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard and take a trip Into the Pit of an active quarry owned by Concrete Materials. Tour departs from the Old Courthouse Museum and observes the modern techniques of quarrying. Space is limited, call to register, limit four spaces per caller. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast April 5 - 7 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy AwardŽ-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. $36.50, $50.50, $57.50 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Vision Board Creation Workshop Every Tuesday in April April 5, 12, 19, 26 • 6:30-9pm Heal With Hypnosis LLC • 3701 West 49th Street 2nd floor conference room. (Elevator accessible) A Vision Board is quite simply a representation of your goals in life. Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will lead as we discuss goals and create personalized vision boards. Fun and Inspiring! Vision Board Creation is held in small groups of up to six. If you have a larger group, invite Rebecca to bring the workshop to you. Fee: $40 per person per workshop (Materials included). Call (605) 940-8389 to register or online at www.healwithhypnosis.com/events. Pre-registration is required.




National Start! Walking Day April 6 Sponsored by the American Heart Association. This annual event encourages people to take their sneakers to work and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. Learn more at startwalkingnow.org

MariCar Playgroup Playtime Club Wed, April 6 • 10:30 am MariCar Community Center • 400 N. Valley View Rd. Come and enjoy making themed crafts to take home, as well as other activities before heading to PlayGroup. Snacks will include fun-shaped pancake cutouts. Get to know other parents and their little ones. Registration is required before attending. Cost is $3. Organized by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. INFO (605) 367-8222. Children’s Art Class: Beads, Beads, Beads Part 1 April 7 • 10:30 - 11:30am or 3:30 - 4:30pm Child’s Play Toys • 233 S. Phillips Ave. A two day craft class that uses more beads than you can imagine! We’ll make votives and bead pens and make your own felt beads. $20 per child. Register at 274-TOYS. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Pettigrew Home & Museum Thursday, April 7 • 6:30 pm Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Avenue Take a look behind the closed doors of the Pettigrew Home & Museum! A guided tour of the staff and artifact storage areas of the historic home. Space is limited, please call to register. Free Admission. INFO (605)3677097.



McCrossan Banquet Auction Thu, April 7 • 5:30 pm Sioux Falls Convention Center The McCrossan Banquet Auction this year features guest speaker Dick Beardsley. Dick is known for his incredible race in the 1982 Boston Marathon where he was an American record breaker, but perhaps the most amazing thing about him is his climb back to health after becoming

2011 addicted to pain medication for four years. Join us for exciting live and silent auction items! Sponsorships and tickets are available. Tickets $75. INFO (605) 339-1203.

The Ballroom Dance Club April 8 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Ballroom dancing to the music of Sammy Jensen. Guests welcome, $10 each at the door with club membership still available. Dressy attire requested. (605) 212-4017.

Family Nite Out Fri, April 8 • 6:30 pm Morningside Community Center What a great way to kick off the weekend! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Fun and Fitness Friday Fri, April 8 • 1:30 pm Morningside Community Center Children 6 and younger can come out and enjoy a fun afternoon of fitness. Ride around the gym on one of our riding toys. Jump on the inflatable jumpy or run through the obstacle course. Inflatables will vary from location to location, but the enjoyment will stay the same. Children must be supervised by parents. A five to one ratio of children to adults will be enforced. Free. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Children’s Miracle Network Cake Decorating Event Sat, April 9 • 10am Empire Mall Check out Sioux Falls Area Aces of Cakes at the 4th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network! Children’s Miracle Network is an alliance of 170 hospitals nationwide dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children who are suffering from injury, disease, or complications of pre-mature birth. INFO (605) 362-1002.

Genealogical Seminar Sat, April 9 • 8:45am - 4pm Grace Lutheran Church • 3300 E. 18th St. “Immigration, Migration and More” with Arlene Eakle, reknown speaker. Sessions include “Immigration Records Before Ellis Island,” “Migration Patterns into the Central US,” “European Exit Documents & Migration Sources” and “Location of Birth, Marriage & Death Dates Prior to 1900.” A catered lunch, snacks and print-outs are included. Free session at Ronning Library Fri, April 8 from 3-5 p.m. “Genealogy Easy Button.” INFO www.siouxvalleygenealogicalsociety.org or 335-7014. Girlfriend Sat, April 9 • 2pm & 7:30pm Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave. Take a walk back in time with “Girlfriend” to remember the fabulous music of yesterday. Listen as new life is given to the old classics in three part harmony. Enjoy each decade with a special narration of events, fabulous authentic costumes, choreographed dancing and memorabilia. Join us for all the great music and fun! Tickets $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door. INFO (605) 261-4700. Handel’s Messiah Sat, April 9 • 7:30 pm Sun, April 10 • 2:30 pm Washington Pavilion The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform Handel’s masterwork, Messiah. $15-60 adults ($10-45 Sun.), $10 students. INFO (605) 367-6000.

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11 ap Paul Horstad Presents: Exploring with Custer Sunday, April 10 • 2pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth St. Photographer Paul Horstad will present the multi-media presentation Exploring with Custer taking the audience on a virtual trip along Custer’s 1874 Black Hills wagon trail. The explorers journals and diaries are combined with the first photographs ever taken of the Black Hills to tell the story in an entertaining and informative way. A book signing will follow, admission is free. INFO 367-4210. Warm Up Sioux Falls Sun, April 10 • 1pm Athena Fibers • 3915 S. Hawthorne Ave. Warm Up Sioux Falls is part of the national Warm Up America movement. Volunteers donate their time to knit or crochet 7” X 9” sections from scrap yarn. On the second Sunday of most months, volunteers gather to join sections into colorful afghans to warm needy families in the Sioux Falls area. Free. INFO (605) 254-8434. Walk-In Wednesday Wednesday, April 13 • 2-6pm 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. Stop by and visit, no appointment needed. For more information call (605) 940-8389 or visit: www.healwithhypnosis. com/events. Garage Party for Women Thu, April 14 • 7pm J&L Harley-Davidson • 2601 W. 60th Street North

This special event is for women who are interested in motorcycling but aren’t quite sure how to get started. Attendees will get a behind the scenes tour of the dealership as well as individual time with different “experts” on topics from proper riding gear to how to pick up a fallen bike. Even if you are just a passenger, this seminar will help you to better understand riding and how fun and empowering it can be! Women only event. INFO (605) 334-2721. Wining Women Thu, April 14 • 5pm Strawbale Winery Wining Women takes place the second Thursday of every month (Sept. - May) at Strawbale Winery. It offers women an opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a night out. Please check out www.strawbalewinery.com/events or call (605) 543-5071 for more details. The activity changes every month!

Earth Day Party for the Planet Sat, April 16 • 1pm Great Plains Zoo Join us as we Party for the Planet! Activities include animal encounters, Zookeeper talks, interactive games and wildlife-friendly crafts. This event is free for Zoo Members or with paid admission to the Zoo! INFO (605) 367-7003.

Easter Egg Hunt Sat, April 16 • 11am Calvary Cathedral • 500 S. Main Ave. Come join the fun at Calvary Cathedral for the annual Easter Egg hunt. We will be making a chick snack, decorating our egg hunt bags and finding the eggs! INFO (605) 336-3486. Children’s Art Class: Finger Puppet Theater April 16 • 10:30 - 11:30am Child’s Play Toys • 233 S. Phillips Ave.

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Joey DeFrancesco Sat, April 16 • 8pm Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave. With virtuosic technique, innate soulfulness, and an unending reservoir of creativity and blues-drenched melodies that have made him a peerless master of the jazz Hammond B-3 organ, Joey DeFrancesco is a phenomenon that burns red-hot on swinging blues tunes. Simply stated- when it comes to jazz organ- he’s the best. $38/$25. INFO (605) 335-6101. Recycled Nature Craft Day Sat, April 16 • 1pm • The Outdoor Campus in Sertoma Park. Join The Outdoor Campus and the Museum of Visual Materials for a recycled nature craft day event. Learn how to make a variety of great crafts from items you have at home! Some crafts will be make and take and others will be demonstrations. Recycled craft vendors will also be at the event! INFO (605) 362-2777. The Spark: The Gala Event to Celebrate Augustana at 150 Sat, April 16 • 6pm Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences The Spark! is a blue tie affair that will celebrate the Augustana like always and give you a taste of the Augustana like never before. We hope you will join us! $25/ adults and $10/ Augustana students. INFO (605) 274-4404. Swing Dance Program Sunday, April 17 • 1-4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing to follow. Admission is free,

beginners are especially encouraged, all ages, and no partner is needed. INFO (605)3674210. FREE Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 17 • doors open at 11:30am Sioux Falls Convention Center Sponsored by etc. for her magazine and Sanford Children’s, this is a free egg hunt for children 1 - 10. Enjoy entertainment by Phil Baker and see the Zoo Mobile and animals from the Great Plains Zoo. Get your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny - don’t forget your camera! Hunt Times: Ages 1-2 • noon, Ages 3-4 • 12:30, Ages 5-7 • 1pm, Ages 8-10 • 1:30pm. INFO (605) 334-2479.

Children’s Art Class: Beads, Beads, Beads Part 2 April 21 • 10:30 - 11:30am or 3:30 - 4:30pm Child’s Play Toys • 233 S. Phillips Ave. A two day craft class that uses more beads than you can imagine! We’ll make votives and bead pens and make your own felt beads. $20 per child. Register at 274-TOYS. Kid’s Activity Day — Spring Has Sprung Thursday, April 21 • 9am-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own craft to take home. 15 minute sessions run through morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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il 201 Spring Into Summer Fun Fri, April 22 • 2pm Oyate Community Center • 2421 W. 15th Street Games and crafts will lighten anyone’s mood on this fun spring day. Join us for crafts that will get you ready for the summer, and a few fun and games also. Pre-registration is required. Please register on-line or by calling Oyate Community Center. Deadline is April 18. Cost is $6. INFO (605) 367-6185. Pancake Feed & Easter Egg Hunt Sat, April 23 • 9am J&L Harley-Davidson • 2601 West 60th Street North Join us for a pancake feed at the Snack Shack and an Easter Egg hunt for the kids! Free admission. INFO (605) 334-2721.

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Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Monday, April 25 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth St. Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those uncomfortable in the dark. Tickets only $1, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Kingswood Rummage April 26 - 30 • Southwest Sioux Falls The Kingswood Rummage takes place each year in southwest. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 2010, the number of registered rummages was over 330. Thousands of shoppers from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area find superb bargains. INFO (605) 362-8225. Shuffleboard for Adults Tue, April 26 • 6:30 pm McKennan Park Shuffleboard Courts We will work with the basics of the game, including rules, scoring, and strategies. The entire time will allow for game play in learning this fun game. Pre-registration is required. Please register on-line or by calling Kuehn Community Center. Deadline is April 22. Cost is $6. Organized by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. INFO (605) 362-2774. SME Women in Business Tue, April 26 • begins at noon Sioux Falls Convention Center SME Sioux Falls Women in Business® is a premier event offered to SME members and the community alike. Each year, a nationally known speaker headlines this prestigious event which also includes a Trade Fair/Market place, an afternoon of educational seminars, the Women of Excellence Awards ceremony, a style show and a fabulous banquet. This year’s speaker will be Betty Anne Waters whose story is featured in the movie “Conviction” starring Hilary Swank. Cost is $70. 12pm - 5pm: Trade Fair / Market Place, 5pm - 8pm Dinner, Keynote. INFO (605) 336-5626. GreenScapes Wed, April 27 • 4:30 pm Sioux Valley Energy • 108 N. Heritage Rd., Brandon The Seminar is to teach backyard sustainability and conservation. This year’s topics include edible landscaping, tree diversity and soil health. It is 15.00 per person - $10.00 additional person if sharing materials. Advanced registration one week prior to the event. Registration includes materials and meal. Organized by SD Cooperative Extension Service INFO (605) 367-7877. Ceili Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, April 28 • 6:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street

11 Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. The music is live from the Sioux Falls Ceili Band, the dances are taught and the moves called out, much like square dancing. Beginners are welcome. Free admission. INFO (605)367-4210.


Shrine Circus Thu, April 28 • 12:30pm & 7pm Fri, April 29 • 12:30pm & 7pm Sat, April 30 • 10am, 2:30pm, 7pm Sun, May 1 • 12:30pm & 5pm Sioux Falls Arena The El Riad Shriners present the 2011 Shrine Circus at the Sioux Falls Arena. Nine awesome performances. INFO (605) 336-1117. Champion for Children Luncheon Fri, April 29 • 12pm Sioux Falls Best Western Ramkota Hotel The Champion for Children Awards, sponsored by South Dakota Voices for Children, honor significant achievements that improve the lives of South Dakota children, will be presented at the annual Awards Luncheon. INFO (605) 367-9667. 2011 Parkinson Awareness Month Conference Friday, April 29 • 5-8pm Saturday, April 30 • 9am - 4pm Ramada Inn & Suites Airport Center • 1301 W. Russell The conference will offer information on the benefits exercise, diet, movement, music and humor offer towards mediating and moderating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Also a session promoting Parkinson awareness for the general public. This session will describe what Parkinson’s disease is: history of the disease, who it affects, common characteristics, and early warning signs. INFO 605-271-6113.

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n the spring of 2008, Al and Dorothy Stone began their quest to find the perfect piece of land to purchase to later build their dream home. “We really only had one criteria that we wanted met when we were looking for lots,” said Dorothy. “We wanted it to be on a corner so we could have a curved

driveway.” A few months later, the couple finally found their ideal spot and bestowed their 1,975 square-foot home upon a view of a charming, little pond. Because their street was part of a rather new and up-and-coming section of the Heather Ridge neighborhood, expansive views were readily available.

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The Stones found they immediately wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to build on a lot that offered views of the prairie and a vast and open landscape. In fact, when looking through their front windows, it’s often hard to imagine that the property is still within city limits. The construction of the home was completed in only nine months, and the couple moved in shortly thereafter. “My husband is in commercial building,” said Dorothy. “I guess that is one of the main reasons why we were initially drawn to the idea of building our own home.” With their circular driveway, positioning on a large corner lot, and residence that looms rather massively from the street, Al and Dorothy Stone’s home is fairly distinguishable amongst its more traditional neighbors in the Heather Ridge section of Sioux Falls. Although the exterior of the home does not look similar to most of the homes that surround it, it does have a traditional feel inside. Visitors enter the home through an archway amongst outer brick walls. Leading into the home, the interior boasts a color palate of muted blues, turquoise, dark reds, and various shades of brown. The furniture is a compilation of antiques, items purchased at Traditions in Sioux Falls, and also items that have been tweaked and altered to the couple’s liking. “There are a number of pieces that have been re-upholstered with new fabric or repainted,” said Dorothy. “We wanted to keep existing

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pieces of furniture, but rework them. They ended up feeling like new pieces of furniture.” An inspiration for the overall décor of the interior of the home flashed through Dorothy’s mind when she spotted a painting for sale in a local furniture store. “We worked with a designer from Traditions,” said Dorothy. “We saw the painting displayed at the store, and it just kind of all blossomed from there. The designer did a very good job of working with what we already had and wanted to keep, like our large buffet in the living room, in addition to helping us find new pieces.” Overall, Dorothy opts for new eclectic items, alongside older and more familiar pieces of furniture. “I don’t enjoy walking into a home and seeing all new furniture,” said Dorothy. “I think you need a mix of old and new.” The kitchen features off-white walls, and custom-made cabinetry with intricate molding. The unique style of cabinets featured in the kitchen also makes several other appearances throughout the home – they can also be found in the master and guest bathrooms. “I love off-white walls,” said Dorothy. “It gives the room a nice, clean look and it also makes it pretty versatile and easy to change.” The kitchen has a minimal amount of cabinetry. When designing her dream kitchen, Dorothy opted for shelves in place of standard cabinets. “I wanted to be able to display items,” said Dorothy. “It looks more open this way. I

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favorite room in the house.� The home is constantly buzzing with activity, and is alive with the sound of Al and Dorothy’s nine children, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. “We wanted to have a round countertop in the kitchen to play cards on with our friends,� said Dorothy. “I saw a

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are a minimum of 4 feet wide. “We didn’t know how long we would be living here,” said Dorothy. “We wanted to make sure that this house was built for the next phase of our life, even if we don’t end up staying here.” Dorothy and Al Stone found their little piece of heaven on the

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’m sure when most people see that headline, they’ll be thinking — like my beloved did — chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and more chocolate. But not me; somehow my sweet tooth did not fully develop. It could have been because my big brother got to the candy first or perhaps because my father’s desire for sugar is so strong that it caused the cravings to skip a generation. But whatever the reason, I’m drawn more to savory than to sweet. That being the case, I can stroll right past the rack of Cadbury Creme Eggs without even noticing, meanwhile my bride stands frozen, mesmerized, like a proverbial kid in a candy store. But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about Easter, oh no. I love this time of year. First of all, the Easter season starts with Mardi Gras. When I think of Mardi Gras, I think of New Orleans and I love the food culture of that city. Mardi Gras (AKA Fat Tuesday) is the culmination of the parties and feasts of Carnival. If you’re going to start fasting on Ash Wednesday, you need to tie on the feedbag in the days leading up. I love New Orleans. (Sometimes I think when my family left Oklahoma just a couple of years after my birth, they were supposed to turn south to Louisiana; a wrong turn brought me to the Midwest.) But when I travel there, I’m not one of those people who spend their time in the Crescent City drinking and carousing on Bourbon Street. Not me, I’m seeking out gumbos and fried oyster po’boys while sipping on Sazarac cocktails in the quiet corners of the French Quarter.

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But when it’s Mardi Gras time here in Sioux Falls, I make New Orleans-style barbeque shrimp (which doesn’t resemble anything we’d call barbeque in this part of the country) and rich gumbos with okra and andouille sausage. And the local restaurants take advantage of the Mardi Gras season, too, so you can get a taste

of New Orleans without getting your hands dirty. And once the last of the beads have been tossed, Ash Wednesday starts the 40 days of Lent. Now I am not a deeply religious man, but I do like the “fish on Fridays” tradition that so many people observe. With more fish being consumed, the

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ne of my most favorite memories from my childhood is waking up Easter morning and finding a big chocolate egg on the kitchen table. My parents would “surprise� me every Easter with one of the best chocolate eggs made by one of the best chocolate companies in Italy: Perugina. These eggs are a kid’s dream because not only do you get a chocolate egg (which measures about 10 inches in height,) but the egg is hollow with a toy inside! My wife and I have continued this tradition with our children who have enjoyed “cracking� the chocolate egg open to reveal their surprise every year. Of course, as I get older, one of life’s most exquisite experiences is finding a wine that pairs with unbelievable chocolate. Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you have the right wine to complement the right chocolate, it can be a match made in heaven. Whether you are pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind. Pairing wine and chocolate is not a straightforward pairing. It will take a bit of experimenting to find the best wine and chocolate combinations. Some prefer the wine to be as sweet

as the chocolate, for others this causes the chocolate to take on a distinct sour note. When pairing wines with chocolate, your best bet is to match lighter, more elegant flavored chocolates with lighter-bodied wines; likewise, the stronger the chocolate, the more full-bodied the wine should be. For example, a bittersweet chocolate tends to pair well with an intense, in-your-face California Zinfandel or even a tannindriven Cabernet Sauvignon. The darker the chocolate the more tannins it will display. However, when you pair this darker chocolate with a wine that has stout tannins, the chocolate will often overshadow or cancel out the wine’s tannins on the palate and allow more fruit to show through. Similar to “formal� wine tasting, if you experiment with several varieties of chocolates, work from light to dark. Start with a more subtle white chocolate and end on a dark or bittersweet chocolate. White chocolate tends to be more mellow and buttery in flavor, making it an ideal candidate for a Moscato d’Asti, from Italy’s Piedmont region. Another route, for pairing wine with white chocolate, is going for the contrast pairing approach.



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n an early March day I pried two inches of ice from the deck. The temperature was a balmy 36 degrees, and the birds were convivial and forthright. The cardinal’s sweet soprano was pure warmth compared to the cold silence of prior days. Buds swelled unnoticed as they subtly readied an eruption of fresh leaves and flowers. Forsythia and pussy willows will start the excitement and soon after, the serviceberry branches will burst into white silk. Later their fruit will entice those same birds that serenaded us last month. Amelanchier, or serviceberry, is a genus of about twenty species of shrubs and small deciduous trees in the rose family (Rosaceae). In this article I will emphasize only those fine, small, flowering tree hybrids known in the trade as Amelanchier x grandiflora, created by cross pollinating A. arborea and A. laevis. (There is much confusion over the taxonomy of Amelanchier.) It has the designation as a Nebraska Great Plants for the Great Plains Tree of the Year, so earned in 1998 (see http://www. arboretum.unl.edu/greatplants). Amelanchier’s many common names refer to flowering that


coincides with events of early spring: shadbush or shadblow because the shad are running; serviceberry because in early days, ground had thawed enough to bury those who died during winter; Juneberry because of summer ripening fruit; and Saskatoon for its Cree Indian name. The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is named for this plant. In the landscape, small serviceberry trees are useful as accent specimens, background or screening plants; in small groupings; for naturalizing or for difficult wet sites. They display best in the landscape when sited against a dark building or group of conifers. In South Dakota, you couldn’t ask for a better landscape plant. Serviceberry is one of those coveted four-season plants noted for flower, fruit and fowl, foliage, form, and flexibility. Flowers: Bare branches gleam in early spring with dangling creamy-white flowers. They resemble apple blossoms and have the conspicuous, numerous stamens typical of the rose (Rosaceae) family as do hawthorns, plums, peaches, almonds and raspberries.

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Fruit and Fowl: Serviceberry fruit is important to wildlife. Humans like them too, but must persevere to beat the birds. The flavor is akin to that of a nutty blueberry and ranges from bland to delectable. Some North American regions grow a shorter, shrubbier species, Amelanchier alnifolia, also known as the Saskatoon or ‘Smoky’ serviceberry, for commercial fruit production. Native people valued the fruit and made pemmican, a nutritious food when mixed with fat and dried meat. They also utilized serviceberry’s strong, rigid stems for arrow shafts and tipi stakes. The one-quarter to one-third inch dark purple fruit is called a pome, a fleshy enlarged receptacle with a tough central core containing seeds, based on Latin poma, from apple, again showing its place in the Rosaceae family. Form: Serviceberry trees grow into multistemmed, open and upright forms with rounded crowns, 15 to 20 feet wide and almost as tall. Bark is smooth and grayish. Older trees develop significant vertical, striped fissures. Flexibility: The many serviceberry species are native to varying areas of North American including our Northern Great Plains. Some species are hardy to zone 3. Most of the cultivars mentioned below are recommended for zone 4. They tolerate partial shade or full sun and grow naturally as an understory tree, at the edge of forests and along prairie streams. While serviceberries prefer moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil, they survive new developments that suffer from little topsoil, compacted subsoil and poor drainage. They are also tolerant of pollution. Plant breeders have introduced choice cultivars known for enhanced floral display, fruit size and taste, fall color and minimal suckering and invasiveness. Three of the best are ‘Ballerina’ (Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit), ‘Princess Diana’ and ‘Autumn Brilliance’ according to Michael Dirr, author

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of the Woody Plants Manual, the nursery person’s bible. Also worth finding are Amelanchier ‘Cumulus’, ‘Forest Prince’, ‘Robin Hill’ and ‘Rainbow Pillar’, a different form that is strongly columnar and a far better plant than columnar buckthorn (which is also banned in some states as a noxious weed). A potential drawback in the landscape is the suckering of some of the older selections, not a problem for a naturalized setting. Some insects and diseases such as trunk borers, cedar apple rust or fire blight that attack orchard trees, might cause problems for serviceberries. There is no one mystical day when spring suddenly arrives, but the flowering of serviceberry is a sure sign that it has. Let’s hope April keeps its promise.

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Celebrate their graduation day with delicious decorated cookies. Order now for your Open House. The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

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Get to Go Casual quickly — for the best selection of these delightful headbands. At just $12 they go fast! Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 334-5795.

Signs of Spring

Nature photography by Paul Schiller starting at $189.00. Rehfeld’s Art and Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. 605-336-9737, www.rehfeldsonline.com

Hop On In

Hop on in for a colorful assortment of Spring and Easter decor. Dress your Easter table with these whimsical bunnies and fresh flowers. Shown $37.99 (22” tall) at Young & Richards. 236 S. Main Ave. (605) 336-2815.

Cleansers with Benefits

Multi-tasking cleansers instantly cleanse skin and deliver softer, smoother skin with smaller looking pores. Available at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8480.

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Add a burst of color with this beautiful honeysuckle bag — one of the top colors from the 2011 Spring color palette. Bag $38, necklace and earrings set $24 at Lillians. Open April 5 for a sneak peak 4-7pm, and April 7 - 10. 311 S. Phillips Avenue. 275-5720.

These recycled beachwood frames from Thailand are unusual and unique enough to stand out but neutral enough to fit in with any decor. Pretty Please Boutique. 336 E. 4th Street. Dell Rapids. (605) 428-4244.

Insane Fun!

The Rockboard is 2 scooters in 1! Shred the pavement in Rockboarding mode, or quickly transform your Rockboard Scooter into a lowprofile kick scooter. With superior strength, and lightning quick dual-mode action adjustment, your new Rockboard Scooter means hours of insane fun! $199.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 274-8697.

Skip * Hop

Stop to see our new Skip * Hop baby products and diaper bag line. Shown MOBY bath spout cover ($13.95) and HARE baby comb & brush set ($20.50) at Cutie Pie Belly & Baby Boutique. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 271-2781.

On the Go

The perfect designer leather bags — for the gal on the go. Use as a saddlebag, crossover or belt. Keep your hands free! Starting at $129 at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

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Put new flower power into your Spring wardrobe. Brighton® Sunny Days large coin purse $82 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Avenue, 330-4002.

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Bring the colors of Spring into your little girl’s room with these precious butterflies in a variety of sizes and colors. They will brighten her day! $6.99 - $10.99 at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Change the ribbon in this beautiful and versatile piece for every occasion. $75 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

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Dance Magnets

Take your daughter’s Easter dress to a whole new level. Showcase her as she finds fun in swirls, twirls and frills. 12M - 4T. $82 at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 271-2999.

Inspire your dancer to be even more creative with this dance magnet set. Perfect for her Easter basket. Just $10 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.


hair (un)dressing creme gives hair that elusive undone-yet-done quality, with a hint of grit, extra lift and a tousled, shine-free finish. Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Bouncing Babies

Choose from the large selection of adorable and heartfelt gifts for every bouncing baby in your life. $6.99 - $24.95 shown. Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

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Fill their Easter baskets with puzzles, toys, books and more from Kidtopia! So much fun to choose from. Kidtopia, 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Step into Spring in style! Many new Spring shoes and sandals — in the hottest colors and styles — are arriving now at Posh. Treat yourself! 57th & Western. (605) 271-2164.

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A sweet Easter tradition! Remember the delicious raisins and orange icing? Make Breadsmith’s tradition your Easter tradition. Available April 16 and April 21 - 23. Preorders appreciated. 609 W. 33rd St., 338-1338 or 26th & Marion, 275-2338.

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Voted the Local Best every year. See us for furniture-style vanities for your home. Custom finishes available. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue. 334-9727. www.dakotakitchen.com

Wedding Gown Preservation

Your wedding gown can last as long as the memory if it is cleaned and heirloomed. MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE $10 OFF your preservation at The French Door. 4819 S. Louise Avenue. 332-8841.

Happy Feet

Find the most unique and exclusive selection of shoes for Spring at AMaVo. Make your feet happy! Shown $129 - $139 at AMaVo. 57th & Louise. (605) 274-8674.

Around the Corner

Spring is just around the corner — shop early for the best selection of Spring and Summer shoes. Stride Rite. 2425 S. Louise Ave. 362-7728.

For the Birds!

These unique bird houses — made from 100% recycled wood and corks — make the perfect gift or make a special impression in your yard. Just $18.99 at Wilde Prairie Winery. Open May 1 for the season. 48052 259th Street, Brandon, SD (605) 582-6471.

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This original painting as well as others by local artist Gary Steinley can be purchased at the South Dakota Art Museum Store. The Museum Store promotes regional artists. South Dakota Art Museum, Medary Avenue @ Harvey Dunn Street, Brookings, SD www. southdakotaartmuseum.com or 866-805-7590

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Covered in crystals these shoes are like jewelry for your feet. Remember life is too short to wear ugly, uncomfortable shoes. Made in the US. Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. 605-274-3500.

Easter Dinner

Customize a flare charger to use on your Easter table from year to year. $50 includes studio fee, painting and firing. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. 362-6055.

A Unique Baby Gift

Reminiscent of favorite nursery tales, these adorable baby items are crafted with a bunny rabbit motif. A classic selection for baby showers, christenings, and more. $14 - $37 shown at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Win This Wagon!

Stop during April and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary! Register to win this Radio Flyer wagon, gifts cards and more. Kids and Kaboodle. 1700 W. 33rd St. 334-6940.

Easter Sweets

Enjoy a Snickers or Almond Joy mocha at Kaladi’s — an Easter treat for big kids! Kaladi’s. 26th & Minnesota, 339-3322 or downtown at 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

Heartfelt Words

Express yourself with these heartfelt words — colorful and welcoming in your home. Choose from several designs. Shown $35.50 at Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 S. Splitrock Boulevard, Brandon. (605) 582-6565.

The Outdoors In

Bring the outdoors in and spruce up your bathroom, kitchen or any other room in your home. $39 - $59 at Twettens Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

Go Rustic

The Clinging Cross

This cross you are clinging to is a reminder of the Hope you have in Christ Jesus. Just $19.95 at the 1948 Trading Co. 1324 Cedar St., Brandon. (605) 582-8644.

Add a rustic feel to your kitchen with this Rustic Hickory door finished in Harvest Chocolate. Cambria colors shown are Waterford, Henley and Blackwood. StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th St. North. (605) 3358600.

Something to Say

Enhance your home with art that has something to say. Several pieces with words to live by available at My Current Obsession. Shown $35. 212 S. Phillips Ave. 336-3224.

Spring Rings

Ring a zing, zing, new rings for Spring! $89.99 and up. Shop the Fifth Avenue showroom just east of the SF Regional Airport. 708 E. Benson Road. 335-0602.

Historical Games for Kids!

In April, we offer a program about Almost Forgotten Crafts. Or, your children can learn on their own with these fun historical games & kits. Old Courthouse Museum Store. 200 West 6th Street. (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com

A Love to Create

O&X is steered by a visionary that loves to create. This love to create is a passion challenged and focused on creating eyewear that is unique, sophisticated, and a luxury to possess. Find it at Visionary Eye Clinic. 6100 W. 41st St. (605) 940-6200.

Relax in Style Butterflies at Bechtold’s

Emerge from winter’s cocoon and let your spirit soar with our fabulous butterfly jewelry. Butterfly charms start at $13, pins start at $200, and rings start at $750 at Bechtold’s Jewelry. 325 S. Phillips, 332-3099 or www. bechtoldjewelry.com

Accent your outdoor space with this chaise lounge, and relax in style all spring and summer. For just $229.99, you can stretch out under the sun and settle in for reading, conversation and savoring the warm weather. Great selection of seasonal furniture on sale now at the Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

Baby Manicure Kit

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Our “child friendly” baby manicure kit includes everything you need to keep your baby’s nails clean and groomed. An absolute must have for parents. $30 at tweezerman.com

Every baby needs its essential items. Throw out the chemical laced lotions, shampoos and nappy creams and replace them with organic, highly effective products that care for baby’s every need. $25.95 each at organicpharmacy.com

Sensational Spring Salads

Try Wild Sage Grille’s most popular salad, a fresh Spring mix with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, goat cheese and homemade poppyseed vinaigrette. Wild Sage Grille, 300 N. Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667.

Spring is in the Air!

This quick-to-knit hat has all the frills. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

Stand Out this Spring

Choose from dozens of designer-inspired handbags for Spring. Stand out this season! Shown just $38 and $36. Act fast — inventory changes quickly! Available at Rust & Rhinestones in Rowena or book a purse party or use as a fundraiser. Contact Heidi at 366-6903 or gsspurlin@sio.midco.net

Sammy Kershaw Live!

Since his debut on the music scene in the early 90s, Sammy Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music both with a chain of major hit records & sell-out touring schedules. See him live at Royal River on April 14 & 15 at 8pm. Purchase tickets online at royalriver.com/events.

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Fun, fresh, fabulous flowers...with a bit of extra happy included! The Flower Shop. 57th & Western. 336-1800.

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The Trollbeads Spring Collection

The Trollbeads Spring Collection features meadows of delicate flowers and surprising glass designs that evoke a sunny day on exotic shores. Trollbeads, The Original Since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

A Fresh Wardrobe

Think Spring with a fresh wardrobe made from all organic materials. Plan your future with a scholarship from IDTSD. Check out their scholarship competition and graduation design show and fashion runway event. Summer Project: Design Boot Camp for grades 6-11. The opportunity to explore careers in design at the Institute of Design & Technology of SD, 123 South Main Avenue. 275-9728 or www.idtsd.org

Surrounded by Love

The Surrounded by Love design is great for a grandmother or mother of many, as it can fit many names. Available with a variety of finishes, fonts and metals. Order now for Mother’s Day! Say Anything... Jewelry. (605)-695-3997 or www. sayanythingjewelry.etsy.com

Patagonia New Spring 2011 Swimwear

Many colors, styles and sizes to choose from and as always backed with Patagonia’s lifetime guarantee. Price $45 - $89. Great Outdoor Store. 10th St. and 1st Ave. in the Historic Rock Island Depot building downtown. 335-1132 or www.greatoutdoorstoreonline.com

Free Custom Designed Collage

Get a beautiful custom designed collage free with any wedding collection from Inspired Photography. View our wedding packages at www.beinspiredbylife.com or call for more information. (605) 940-5129.

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spending an entire day trying to find them and checking off the species in your bird-watching guides. Or perhaps a day spent hiking and sightseeing while taking in the warmth of sunny Florida is what you would choose to do. With so many decisions to make on what to spend your time doing in this amazing park, it would be wise to have a schedule in mind when you visit. Individuals, couples, and families will all enjoy the diverse habitats via hiking, fresh and saltwater fishing, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and camping in true wilderness. Don’t worry about traveling with your own equipment, rentals are available throughout the park. While exploring the park, it is advised to bring plenty of water and be prepared for changing weather. Thunderstorms can be popular in this area, so keep an eye out for lightning and listen

for thunder to ensure your safety and know when to take cover. In addition, the hot and humid summer months are the most popular for insects such as mosquitoes and biting flies. Bug repellent is a must when exploring the Everglades. There are several trails to explore, including Pine Island, Shark Valley, Flamingo, Hells Bay Canoe Trail, and Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail. The Flamingo area offers canoe, kayak, and paddling opportunities through freshwater marsh and the open waters of Florida Bay. Be prepared to see a variety of interesting wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, crocodiles, and alligators. Trips in a kayak or canoe range from just a few hours to several days. A wide variety of land trails offer tourists the option to take bike rides, hikes, and leisurely walks. The main entrance of the park in Homestead Florida provides access

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to Flamingo and Pine Island trails, which are two of the more popular places to start off your adventure. Shark Valley trail is closer to Miami, just off of U.S. 41. There are also some wonderful camping opportunities at Everglades National Park in both frontcountry and backcountry. Camping is available year-round, however campers should be aware of the possibility for changing conditions and should be well-prepared with camping equipment. Frontcountry camping includes Pine Island area and Flamingo, with two drive-in campgrounds accessible from the Homestead entrance to the park. Backcountry camping includes a number of ground and beach sites, as well as elevated camping platforms. Most of these camp sites are accessible by motorboat, kayak, or canoe, and some may be reached by hikers. A backcountry permit is

required for all campsites. Water covers approximately one third of Everglades National Park, creating perfect boating and fishing opportunities. Freshwater and saltwater fish are plentiful. There are thousands of acres of shallow water flats, channels, and keys to fish, however fishing from the shore is very limited. Fishing guides will maximize the fishing experience with their local knowledge of the unique waters of the park. All of the tropical creatures and plants in Everglades National Park are so amazing, it might be tempting to collect them along the way. Please remember that collecting any of these items is prohibited, but one quart of nonoccupied sea shells may be collected per person. There are several ways to get a closer look of the endangered creatures inhabiting this water wonderland. Paddlers can access

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many miles of water trails along the park’s coasts. Visitors to Everglades National Park can explore Whitewater Bay, Florida Bay, and the Ten Thousand Islands area by kayak, canoe, or boat. Each of these areas has different environments and habitats to admire. There are multiple individuals and businesses that provide entertaining tours and trips for visitors. Boat trips will guide you through parts of the park and you will discover the uniqueness of the multitude of habitats and species. Bird watching trips will focus on the many birds, both native and migrating, that can be found in the park. Kayak or canoe tours will give you the unique view of the Everglades from water level. Concession boat captains narrate boat tours along the mangrove coast through the park at both Flamingo and the Gulf Coast. Your explorations of the Shark Valley Slough are guided by Tram Tour naturalists. Shark Valley Tram Tours offer a twohour narrated guide along a fifteen-mile loop into the “River of

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triking the brain, the body’s “control center,” stroke is like a power outage that may leave permanent damage or even cause death. If you’ve always thought of stroke as something that only happens to older people, think again. A new study released from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a jump in hospitalizations due to stroke for males and females ages 15-44, with a decrease for people over age 65. Between 1994 and 2007, there was a 47 percent increase in hospitalizations for men ages 35-44, and a 36 percent increase for women in that same range. While researchers have not isolated a cause for the increase in younger stroke victims, it could be attributed to the rise in obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure – all risk factors for stroke. It could also be due to more accurate diagnosis and reporting thanks to newer scanning technology over the past 15 years. Stroke happens when a blood vessel is blocked or breaks,

interrupting blood flow to the brain, said Dr. William Rossing, medical director of the Avera McKennan Stroke Center. That portion of the brain is deprived of oxygen, causing death or damage of those nerve cells. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, about 795,000 Americans suffer stroke, and 137,000 die, according to the National Stroke Association. For stroke survivors, damage can range from minimal to devastating and life-changing. “The majority of stroke survivors do improve. That makes aggressive treatment and post-stroke rehab very important,” Dr. Rossing said. Risk factors include family history, uncontrolled high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular issues, such as an abnormal heart rhythm. Smoking increases risk of stroke by two fold, Dr. Rossing said. Causes of stroke in younger people can also include congenital heart abnormalities or vascular trauma brought on by injuries or even sports.

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The risk of stroke is about 1 in 1,000 for people under age 45. Risk jumps to 30 to 50 in 1,000 for those over age 65. Because anyone can suffer stroke, everyone should know the warning signs: 1. Sudden numbness or weakness 2. Sudden confusion or misunderstanding 3. Sudden trouble seeing 4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination 5. Sudden severe headache with no cause If you, or someone you love experiences one or more of these symptoms, call 911. “It’s important to get help as quickly as possible,” Dr. Rossing said. Treatment with t-PA, a “clot-busting” drug, is most effective when it’s given early – within 90 minutes of the time that symptoms appear. However, the drug can still be beneficial if given up to 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms begin. About 15 percent of strokes are preceded by a TIA (a

transient ischemic attack), marked by stroke symptoms which come and go. “A TIA is a warning sign for a future stroke, yet it’s unpredictable – it could happen within 48 hours, or in two years,” Dr. Rossing said. So even if stroke symptoms disappear, don’t wait; seek medical help. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Getting help as soon as possible can lessen the debilitating or even fatal effects of stroke. Yet like many other medical conditions, the best medicine is prevention. In fact, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. “If you’re a smoker, quit,” Dr. Rossing said. “Control your high blood pressure and diabetes, and manage high cholesterol. It’s also helpful to eat healthy, maintain a healthy weight and exercise.” To learn more, go to www.AveraMcKennan.org or www. AveraNeuro.org. Take a free and confidential online Health Risk Assessment at these sites to learn more about your personal risk for stroke.

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A SERIOUS CONDITION There are several common types of eating disorders. In general, an eating disorder is a mental condition that involves extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding food and weight. Not all disorders can be easily classified, but many fit into the following categories: • Anorexia nervosa – A person refuses to maintain a healthy body weight. He or she may be normal or below normal in weight, yet may refuse to eat and lose excessive weight. • Bulimia nervosa – A person will binge on food and then try to purge the extra calories from the body. Common methods involve self-induced vomiting, laxatives or diuretics or exercising to excess. • Binge eating disorder – A person has reoccurring patterns of binge eating, but doesn’t use any compensating measures to

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EARLY WARNING SIGNS One of the best ways to treat an eating disorder is prevention and intervention at the earliest stages. The sooner someone gets help, the better. Often, people with eating disorders work very hard to hide the signs of their illness, but a few warning signs are often there, including: • A marked loss or increase in weight. • Strange behavior around eating, such as not eating in public or excusing yourself right after eating. • Putting severe limits on the foods that are “good” or “safe” to eat. • Mood swings, including being more irritable and isolated or withdrawn. • Working out excessively or obsessing over not missing a workout.

She’d have serious health issues, too, but girls still try to be as thin as Barbie dolls. Statistics show dieting begins as early as fourth grade. By college age, girls have a 19 percent chance of an eating disorder. If you suspect a problem, see your doctor. And know that Sanford Health offers real treatment options … for real people.

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• Layering clothes. Perhaps wearing long sleeves or layers on a warm day to hide weight loss or gain. If you see these types of behavior in a family member or friend, it’s important to talk about it. It can be tricky to decide how to approach the subject. However, you need to privately approach the person with your concerns about what you’re seeing and to let them know how much you care about their health and well-being. For some people, one conversation is all they need to realize they must get some help. Others take longer to identify the problem and may need more convincing that things are not right. You may need to tread carefully, but don’t drop your efforts to help. Your conversation may plant a seed that will help later.

GETTING TREATMENT There is plenty that can be done to treat eating disorders. Professional help is usually needed to fully recover. This is not something that most people can conquer on their own. Someone with an eating disorder should see a medical doctor to assess his or her physical health. I also recommend that they see a counselor who is well

versed in eating disorders. A counselor can work with someone with an eating disorder to talk about their beliefs about food and eating and reconcile those beliefs to the facts. Counselors and dieticians can help a person understand a body’s real needs for food. Many times the counting calories or obsession with weight is a smokescreen for something else that is causing the disorder, such as depression or obsessive compulsive disorder. Sometimes medication may be warranted. If outpatient treatment doesn’t help the problem, inpatient treatment may be needed. The best way to support someone with an eating disorder is to be available and open to the him or her. It is important that you ask how you may help, instead of forcing your plans on the person. For example, your friend may ask you to eat with them, or join them during exercise to keep them from overdoing it. However, if you force them to do one of these things, they may act out or just engage in more destructive behavior when you’re not around. Recovery work is often painstakingly slow, but necessary. Friends and family may not understand that the process may take years. By getting the help they need, people with eating disorders can get better and move on to living life on their own terms.

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Alienology by Professor Alan Grey The year is 1969, and Professor Alan Grey is ready to lead you on a magical mystery tour of a world where space creatures mingle with earthlings, unbeknownst to all but a chosen few. On the one hand, this dazzling book is a field guide to other worlds, from the solar system to the laws of time and space; from the many species and cultures in faraway galaxies to the primitive state of alienology studies here on Earth. To the sharpest readers, however, this shining resource, with its constellation of brain-teasers, serves as a cunning test: Readers who solve its puzzles are guaranteed to achieve enlightenment--and have a chance to represent humankind in the intergalactic community at large. Ages 8 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure Discover the plants, animals, and people Darwin encountered on his groundbreaking voyage aboard the BEAGLE. Packed with novelties, including extracts from Darwin’s diary and later works, Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure takes readers on an eyeopening exploration of our globe and uncovers the path that led to the cornerstone of natural history: the theory of evolution. Ages 8 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

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Argus by Michelle Knudsen Sally’s class is doing a science project, and Mrs. Henshaw is handing out eggs for hatching. “Mine looks different,” says Sally. When Sally’s egg cracks, what emerges is something green and scaly with big yellow eyes. Argus isn’t like the other chicks: he isn’t small and fuzzy, and he doesn’t like seeds and bugs. He’d rather eat other chicks (or children, as he grows even bigger). Watching the other kids playing with their identical chicks, Sally wonders, would she be better off without Argus? With sly humor and a subtle tug at the heartstrings, Michelle Knudsen hatches a story about learning not just to tolerate, but to love what is different. Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

Good Night, Little Bunny A Changing Picture Book by Emily Hawkins Come with Little Bunny on a nighttime adventure through the forest. Open the flaps to change the pictures along the way, revealing some woodland friends who help Little Bunny conquer his fear of the dark. Adorable illustrations and a heartwarming story combine to make this a perfect book for bedtime. Lift the flaps and watch the pictures transform in this bedtime adventure. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

The Queen of France by Tim Wadham When Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal, she dons her necklaces, bracelets, and crown. Soon the Queen of France emerges to survey her domain, disapproving of Rose’s mother’s thorny gardening choices and asking Rose’s father where the Royal Physician may be found. The odd thing is, when Rose returns to look for the Queen of France, she’s nowhere to be seen. And when the imperious queen comes back, she’s curious to know what Rose’s parents would think if she traded places with their little girl? With charming illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton and a humorous tale by Tim Wadham, here is a sweet homage to the easy affection between parents and an imaginative child. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Nick and The Shrinking Inner Spaceship by Nick Schmitz of Sioux Falls An exciting tale about a six and three-quarteryearold scientist who has celiac disease and his quest to better understand what that means. The story and illustrations will engage children, but the purpose of the book is to explain in a nonthreatening way how celiac disease affects the body, and how the condition can be controlled through diet. The book is on sale at local health food stores, retail stores and is available online at www.ShrinkingInnerSpaceship

When Martha’s Away by Bruce Ingman Martha may think her cat, Lionel, merely naps while she is at school, but she is quite mistaken. Lionel has a jam-packed schedule. He busies himself during the day by catching up on current affairs, weightlifting, cooking, painting, and — most important — socializing. This awardwinning tale of a cat’s private life is presented with humor and panache by the talented Bruce Ingman. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

I’ll Be There by Ann Stott Children love the idea of growing up and doing things on their own. It’s fun to dress, read, and take showers like a big kid. But it’s a little scary, too. Scampering along a stone wall just out of reach, a young boy asks his mother, “Will you still take care of me when I’m big?” Ann Stott and Matt Phelan, creators of Always, have teamed up again. This time, they offer an honest, warmhearted portrait of a child taking those first steps toward independence. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

The Silly Book by Stoo Hample Includes a CD of THE SILLY RECORD “I am silly, You are silly, All of us are silly, Willy.” And everything in THE SILLY BOOK and THE SILLY RECORD is the silly-willynilliest! There are songy sills (oops!) — silly songs, silly stories, silly poems, silly secrets, silly things to do, a silly good-night, and even silly nothings. Ages 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Working Hard at Recreation BY JOHN NICHOLS Tell us a little about your job. How does one become a Recreation Manager? I became interested in it when I was working as a lifeguard at one of the city pools during high school. I saw how the full-time staff got to be outside and work with people everyday. There was a lot of variety in their work and they really seemed to enjoy what they did. That made an impression on me. In college, I started out working toward a business degree but eventually switched to Recreation Management. After graduating, I was lucky enough to get a position here and work my way up.

So you went from being a seasonal employee to being the manager of the department. That must lend some unique perspective. It does and it taught me that everyone’s contribution is so important. We don’t have any little jobs, because we all work with the public and when we do that, we represent the department and the city. At that moment, you are it for the person you are helping.

Being a ‘Recreation Manager’ seems like it could be pretty relaxing, but after taking a look at the list of activities you have planned for spring and summer, I guess that would be false.


f Alicia Luther knows her job from top to bottom, she comes by it honestly. Over the last nine years, the Recreation Manager for the city of Sioux Falls’ Parks and Recreation Department has held just about every job within the department — including lifeguard — before moving to her current position last August. If there were a stereotype for Recreation Managers you’d hope Luther would be it. Even in the small sample a 30-minute conversation provides, she comes across as energetic, forward thinking, and passionate about her job and community. We talked with Luther about her work and the challenges of bringing recreation into the digital age.

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It is fun and our department is like family — so many creative people with so much energy. But it is hard work and we pride ourselves on continually creating new and exciting opportunities for the people of Sioux Falls. In the coming months, we’ll be rolling out our aquatics program, golf, tennis, and volleyball programs, youth track meets, music in the parks, and host of other great activities. We are very proud of the things we offer but we never stop trying to reinvent ourselves. Times change and people’s tastes and expectations change, so we need to work hard and listen to stay ahead of the curve.

So what new things are you doing to put out the good word about Parks and Recreation? One thing we know is that people are much more web-aware than they were even a few years ago. So now, in addition to our normal city website, we’ve added our own Facebook page and people can follow us on Twitter. We even have a YouTube page. One other recent change is that we will publish and mail out

the seasonal activity guides three times a year instead of twice. It’s important to keep the message fresh and be places where people can see us.

With a rapidly growing community and budgets tighter than ever, how is it possible to do more with less? We’ve had budget cuts, just like everybody else, and it’s made us be more creative and work harder to utilize the assets we do have in new ways. During tough times, Parks and Rec programs become that much more important to a community, because we do offer low-cost entertainment to people of all ages; especially families.

The department name is Parks and Recreation. Any chance someday Recreation gets top billing or are the Parks people really that insecure that they have to be first all the time? (laughs) Hey, don’t get me in trouble with the Parks people. Without them, we can’t do what we do. They do so much hard work behind the scenes to get the facilities ready for us. Just think of the pool system for example. It is an enormous amount of work to get those ready to go and maintained all year long. They do an incredible job and our parks reflect that.

(big sigh) I love Amy Poehler but I don’t watch the show very often. I think the reason is when you are passionate about something and there’s a show out there that pokes fun at it, it makes you a little defensive. I just hope people know that what they see on TV isn’t how it works in real life. I do certainly get a fair amount of jokes and remarks about it, but I sort of think, if that’s what starts the conversation, so be it. It gives me a chance to talk about how the real world of Parks and Recreation works.

Every job has its little pleasures, what little things about your job make you happy? Oh, there are so many things. One thing that really sticks out is when I’ll run into kids and parents now that I used to have in programs when I first started. You see how the kids have grown and they often comment on how the program they were involved in helped change their lives for the better. Just the fact that they remember me at all is very heartwarming. It lets us know we made a difference and in the end, that’s all you can really ask.

We have to ask this. Are you a fan of the sitcom Parks and Recreation and since you are a blonde woman, how often do you get the Amy Poehler wisecracks?

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like our pets. That introduction to someone who is bent on squeezing the very life out of your hand is just as dominant as a Doberman erecting every hair on his neck and back. They want to be in charge as much as we do. Pets love a routine and will tell you in a variety of ways that may or may not amuse you. My cat Momo loves to tell me how hard he works every night guarding the castle from the lowly barn cats. In return, it is my duty to listen and immediately feed him when I awake. I altered that routine last week and Momo communicated to me that he was not happy. He twitched his tail 20 to 30 times and then bit my ankle. I promptly fed him. Cats love to communicate with their ears, tail and their posture. If Momo’s ears pull back while I am petting or grooming him, he has had enough. It is then time to stop. If it is combined with a face slapping tail wag, he is really tired of what I am doing. And when the hiss comes out, game over! I am lucky because some of Momo’s cousins will show their unhappiness by other methods of communication. Some cats will urinate to mark their territory, but others will do this to

show they are unhappy or stressed. An e-mail or twitter would be much less offensive. Both dogs and cats will use their voice as well. Dogs seem to want to tell the entire neighborhood what is happening, while cats appear to like quiet gossip. A dog will bark to show fear, need, aggression or if they just want some attention. My terrier, Millie is sure that she is the only one that can save us. She is very brave until the coyotes stop by at night to visit. One thing I have learned is that my pets are very attentive listeners. They will not tell my secrets and almost seem to appreciate me sharing my inner most thoughts. Children will go with you, when and wherever, until they are 9 or 10 years of age. Then they start to give you the once over about the itinerary, timetable and if there is ice cream involved. Piper and Millie just want to know if they’ve got “shotgun” or not. Ice cream would just be a bonus. I hope you have a pet to visit with. They make the best traveling companions and I truly don’t think they will tell anyone what is bothering you. My only concern, is that a cookie treat might make them talk.

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Momo, owned by Dick & Shally Rogen

Sadie, owned by Heather & Levi Pearson

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THE CATARACT Sioux Falls 9th Street & Phillips Avenue

n 1871 W. H. Corson built a hotel on this corner and named it Cataract House. It was an imposing twostory frame structure with fourteen bed chambers and two parlors. Corson proudly advertised his hotel as having “commodious rooms with clean beds and no bugs,” and that “attentive waiters served ‘surloin’ steak and good coffee.” Stabling for horses was also available. At an earlier time this location served as part of the campgrounds of Company A of the Dakota Cavalry. The Cataract became the social center of Sioux Falls, a small, isolated town on the frontier. Arriving stagecoaches left their passengers at the front door. Real estate speculators eyed new faces and pounced on prospective buyers. Mail was left at the hotel where it was picked up by townspeople eager for news from the outside world. The Cataract even hosted Sioux Falls’ first great ball on New Year’s Eve, 1872. Henry Corson joined his brother in the hotel venture, and in 1880 the Corsons hired renowned architect Wallace Dow to design a bigger and better hotel. The old Cataract House was moved out onto the street where business went on as usual while the new Cataract took shape on the original lot. The second Cataract, built of brick, was three stories tall with an impressive tower on the front giving it a fourstory appearance. By December 1882 the new hotel

with 100 rooms, hot and cold water, steam heat, gas and electric lights and every modern convenience was ready for occupancy. The room rates were $2.00 and $2.50 per day. The new Cataract became the leading hotel, not only in Dakota Territory but also in a wide region around. Located on the most prominent intersection in Sioux Falls, it was considered the “center of trade,” a fact reflected in nearby real estate prices. The Cataract, the unofficial capital of Dakota Territory, was where the action was, politically and socially. Many a political deal was made here. With Dakota’s lenient divorce laws, the Cataract became a place of choice for divorce seekers of Eastern society to wait out their residency requirements during the “gay ’90s.” This corner also was the starting point for the numbering of addresses in Sioux Falls. On June 30, 1900, the second Cataract was destroyed by a fire that was started by fireworks in a neighboring store. A new 160-room Cataract, designed by Joseph Schwarz, rose from the ashes and opened in 1901. After 71 years of serving the public, it also met its demise. The wrecking ball and urban renewal turned the third Cataract into just a memory. The three Cataracts provided solace and a home away from home atmosphere for over 100 years, 1871- 1972.

Dedicated In 1997 By Minnehaha County Historical Society, Sioux Valley Genealogical Society, Sioux Falls Community Area Foundation, and Boyce Murphy Mcdowell & Greenfield

Stagecoach at the Original Cataract! W. H. Corson built this wooden frame hotel building after he and his family arrived in Sioux Falls in 1871. It was named the Cataract House, possibly because the sound of water cascading over the falls of the Big Sioux River could be heard at the hotel. Note the stagecoach which arrived at the front door of the Cataract to unload passengers, baggage, and freight. This stagecoach was of a modest, somewhat primitive style and certainly not a Concord, the Cadillac of stagecoaches in that day. This is the only known image of a stagecoach in Sioux Falls, ca. 1875. Image owner: Center for Western Studies.

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