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You will need even more time if you are searching for movies, as the two Last Stop locations combined offer 30,000 DVDs, BluRay discs and even the “old” VHS tapes. The great thing is that you can find new releases or your favorite classic Alfred Hitchcock or James Bond flick. The new location also offers a special section at the front of the store stocked with kid-friendly movies. The center of the store holds the music collection – CDs in just about every musical genre. If you have the music but need something to play it on, you may get lucky and find a gently used iPod nano or iPod touch available for sale. While we certainly want our kids to be outside and active during the summer months, there are those days when you need a “rainy day program.” For those situations, check out the gaming area of the store – with games available for Wii, Playstation 2 and 3, Xbox and Xbox 360, Nintendo Game Cube and the personal gaming units like the PSP or Nintendo DS. Need a gaming unit? You can find those at Last Stop as well. If you know what you are looking for but don’t want to spend a lot of time searching, just ask one of the helpful staff. The entire Last Stop inventory is computerized, allowing them to look items up for you and determine at which location it is available.

Deutz says they are happy to look up items for customers and to send items to one store or the other so that customers don’t have to drive across town. You don’t have to make an appointment if you want to sell items at The Last Stop CD Shop – you can bring them in anytime. Deutz says the two locations purchase around 50,000 items every month, so customers are always going to find something new on the shelves. What if the CD you want to sell is scratched? No problem – Last Stop can fix it. “When you are working with used CDs and DVDs, there are bound to be some scratches,” Deutz says. “We have machines going all day long to repair discs to ensure they are in good shape to sell.” Deutz adds that Last Stop will also do repairs for customers who have scratched discs in their own collections. A few other things you don’t want to miss at the new location – artwork for sale hanging on the posts in the store, posters of upcoming events featuring local bands and a display case that just might include an iPad, Kindle or Nook. When it comes to summer entertainment, The Last Stop CD Shop has something for everyone.

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july 2011 Downtown Block Party Fri., July 1 • 6pm Downtown at 8th & Railroad Center 401 E. 8th Street Enjoy live entertainment in this fun kick-off to your weekend! Each First Friday in June, July and August you’ll find free music, food and beverage vendors, and merchants open late on the East Bank! INFO (605) 338-4009.

Free First Friday Fri., July 1 • 5pm • Washington Pavilion Admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center is FREE and Wells Fargo CineDome Theater films are just $5.00 each! Free Activities are also available in the Children’s Studio, and Carver and Rogers Classrooms. Great Hall is open for viewing (5:30 to 7:00 p.m.) and a Visual Arts Center docent will provide insights on the exhibits in the Visual Arts Center. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Toby Kane at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, July 1 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Singer/Songwriter Toby Kane will perform in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. Concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 3674210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Downtown Moonlight Movies Saturdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 9pm Fawick Park • Downtown Sioux Falls Enjoy FREE family movies in Fawick Park every Saturday night. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be sold during the movies. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park. INFO (605) 338-4009. Municipal Band Concert Sat, July 2 • 10am Battleship South Dakota Memorial • West 12th St.. & South Kiwanis Ave. A free outdoor band concert in honor of those who served on the Battleship South Dakota. INFO (605) 367-7290. Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 3 • 3pm • McKennan Park • East 26th St.. & South 4th Ave. A free outdoor band concert in the park. INFO (605) 367-7290.

Municipal Band Concert, ‘Best of the Big Bands’ Sun, July 3 • 8pm • Terrace Park • West 4th St.. & North Euclid Ave. A free outdoor band concert in the park, featuring music of the big bands. INFO (605) 367-7290. Bring Your Friends Night Mondays in July • 4pm • Wild Water West Waterpark

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Municipal Band Concert Mon, July 4 • noon • Falls Park • 309 E. Falls Park Dr., A free outdoor band concert as part of the Mayor’s Picnic in celebration of Independence Day. INFO (605) 367-7290.

Municipal Band Concert Mon, July 4 • 9pm • W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds Grandstand A free outdoor band concert, part of the Independence Day celebration. INFO (605) 367-7290. Municipal Band Concert Tues., July 5 • 7:30 pm • Waterford at All Saints • 111 W. 17th St. A free outdoor band concert open to the public. INFO (605) 367-7290.


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Family Fun Night Wednesdays in July • Wild Water West Waterpark Wednesday Family Fun Night! Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday this 2011 summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Wednesday, July 6 8 1,2,3 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable 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 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Cooking with Beer by Joanie Thursday, July 7 • Maxwell’s Food Equipment • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. Please call to register. 605-336-2675

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Historic Walking Tour of Mt Pleasant Cemetery Thursday, July 7 • 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 per person over 12 years old, call (605) 3674210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com Thursday Night BOGO Thursdays in July • Wild Water West Waterpark Thursday BOGO night! Receive Buy-One-Get-One (equal or lesser value) Unlimited access to the park 4pm-8pm every Thursday this 2011 season. INFO (605) 361-9313. Evening in the Vineyard Fri., July 8 & Fri., July 29 • 6pm Wilde Prairie Winery • 48052 259th St.. Brandon, SD. Enjoy an evening at the vineyard and winery, relax and listen to live music. Bring your picnic dinner, lounge chair, friends, and wine down for the weekend. No pets and no outside alcohol, please. $5 wine tasting. INFO (605) 582-6471. Crazy Days at the Bridges! Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10 • 57th & Western

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Tom Peterson & Charley Smith at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, July 8 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Guitar and mandolin acoustic duo Tom Peterson and Charley Smith will perform in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. Concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com

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Ballroom Dance Club Friday, July 8 • 8pm - 11:30 p.m. • El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Dancing to the music of Doming Gomez. Guests welcome with tickets $10 each at the door, yearly membership available. (605) 212-4017.

Hot Harley Nights July 8 - 11 • Downtown Sioux Falls Food, music, fun and Harley-Davidson motorcycles at J&L HarleyDavidson and historic Downtown Sioux Falls. Enjoy live music, silent and live auction, raffle, casino run, motorcycle show and parade. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota. INFO (605) 334-2721. Summer Barbeque Cooking Class by Joanie Saturday, July 9 • 10am • Maxwell’s Food Equipment • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. Please call to register. 605-336-2675.

Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 10 • 3pm Trail Ridge Retirement Community • 3408 W. Ralph Rogers Rd. A free band concert open to the public — outdoors if weather permits, indoors if inclement weather. INFO (605) 367-7290. Municipal Band Concert, ‘Sousa!’ Sun, July 10 • 8pm • Terrace Park • West 4th St.. & North Euclid Ave. A free outdoor band concert in the park, featuring music of John Philip Sousa. INFO (605) 367-7290.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sun., July 10 • 1 - 4pm • Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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Tea Time Mini Camp at the Pettigrew Home & Museum Tuesday, July 12 • 9am - noon Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Avenue Kids ages 5-8 can come dressed in their finest to learn about what it meant to be an American child growing up a century ago! Learn about manners, etiquette, make crafts, and have a tea party. $15 registration,

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Municipal Band Concert, ‘Circus Concert’ Tues., July 12 • 7:30 pm • Bethany Lutheran Home • 1901 S. Holly Ave. A free outdoor band concert, open to the public, featuring music of the circus. INFO (605) 367-7290. Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Wed., July 13 • 1,2,3 p.m. • Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable 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 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Hot Summer Nites Wed, July 13 • 6pm• Downtown on Phillips and Main Avenues An all-American celebration in the streets with hot Corvettes, cool Harleys and classic rock ’n’ roll. You can dance under the stars to the sounds of “The Rumbles” and check out hundreds of Corvettes showcased along Main and Phillips Avenue. Joining them at 6:45pm is the parade of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Food and beverage vendors will round out a fun night for the whole family. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Historic Walking Tour of Phillips Avenue Thursday, July 14 • 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 per person over 12 years old, call (605) 367-4210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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Kids Cooking Class by Joanie Thursday, July 14 • Maxwell’s Food Equipment • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. 3 things you can make and live on: egg dish, burger and chocolate. Please call to register. 605-336-2675.

Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival, JazzFest 2011 Thurs., July 14 • 5pm; Fri., July 15 • 5pm; Sat, July 16 • 11am • Yankton Trail Park JazzFest is a three day FREE jazz and blues festival. You won’t want to miss the music and fun! INFO www.jazzfestsiouxfalls.com or (605) 335-6101.

Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thurs., July 14 • 6:45 pm • Southern Hills Methodist Church The Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each month includes a program and show and tell. Next Quilt Show will be Nov. 5 - 6, 2011 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. INFO (605) 371-1714.

The Crabgrass Crew at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, July 15 • noon - 1pm • Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street The Crabgrass Crew will perform all kinds of music with a twist of bluegrass in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from A Taste of Country. Concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Downtown Crazy Days Fri., July 15 • 9am • Downtown Sioux Falls Downtown Crazy Days. Special sales inside and outside all along Phillips Avenue! INFO (605) 334-5795. KRROFEST feat. ROB ZOMBIE Fri., July 15 • 2pm Sioux Falls Stadium • 1101 N. West Avenue Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, As I lay Dying, 10 years, All That

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JazzFest Kids Activities Sat, July 16 • 12pm • Yankton Trail Park Free activities include: making your own instruments, mask making, mural painting, rocket launching, and sound of science demos throughout the day! Organized by the Washington Pavilion. INFO (605) 367-6000. Mom Prom 4 Everyone Sat, July 16 • 7pm • Dell Rapids Event Center Have an old prom dress, bride’s maid dress, or mother of the bride/groom dress hanging in your closet? Great! Put it on and come out to have a great time. No fancy dress? No problem. Put on whatever comes closest and join us. We’ll be dancing to the night away to raise money for the Children’s Inn in Sioux Falls. $10 admission. INFO (605) 201-2883. Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 17 • 3pm Prairie Creek Retirement Community • 4400 Creekside Dr. A free outdoor band concert open to the public. INFO (605) 367-7290.

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Into the Pit Quarry Tour Tuesday, July 18 • 10am Departs the Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Take a trip into an active quarry owned by Concrete Materials and view modern quarry techniques. Free Admission, call (605) 367-4210 ext. 0 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Wed., July 20 • 1,2,3 p.m. • Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable 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 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Vision Board Creation Workshop July 20 & 27 • 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 four. 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 An English Tea Party Cooking Class Thursday, July 21 • Maxwell’s Food Equipment • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. An English Tea Party - English muffins by Joanie. Please call to register. 605-336-2675.

Kid’s Activity Day Puppet Master Thurs., July 21 • 9-11:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own crafts to take home. 15 minute sessions run throughout morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times.

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R.F. Pettigrew Birthday Party Open House Thurs., July 21 • 5-8pm Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N.Duluth Avenue Take a tour of the Pettigrew open house, enjoy refreshments in the museum, and events in the yard. Horse-drawn carriage rides will tour the Cathedral District throughout the evening. Free admission. INFO (605)367-7097 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Siouxland Heritage Museums Alliance Historic Homes Tour Thursday, July 21 • 5pm - 8pm • Cathedral Historic District Tour four homes in the Cathedral Historic District and experience one of the American Planning Associations top 10 neighborhoods of 2010. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 at the Pettigrew Home & Museum. Proceeds go to support the Siouxland Heritage Museums. INFO (605) 3677097 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Minn-Kota Festival for World Relief July 22-23 • Sioux Falls Arena Friday 22: 4-9pm Food and craft booths, Preview of auction items, 6:30pm Antique Auction Saturday 23: 7:30 - 3:30 p.m. 7:30-9:30 Breakfast, 8am 5KRun/3K Fun Walk, 9am Craft booths open, 9:30 Just for Fun Auction, 10:30-2:30 Children Festival, 10:30-3:30 Quilt and Craft Auction, 11am Food booths open. INFO www.minnkotasale.org Municipal Band Concert Fri., July 22 • 7:30 pm • Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave. A free indoor band concert open to the public. INFO (605) 367-7290. Midwest Dilemma at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series

Friday, July 22 •noon - 1pm • Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Midwest Dilemma will perform Americana folk, rock waltz in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. Concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 3674210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Dakota Irish Fair 2011 Sat, July 23 • 3pm • 5th & Phillips at the entrance of Falls Park Irish Fair featuring Irish music, childrens’ events, rugby matches, Celtic highland games, heritage tent & Irish gift vendors. Numerous food vendors will be present. Free admission. INFO (605) 373-9154.

Wigs for Women Bean Bag Tournament July 23 • 11am • The Attic • 4601 E. 41st St. Bean bag tournament to raise money for Avera cancer center Wigs for Women. 2 person teams. $20 entry fee. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Raffle prizes will also be given away. INFO and registration 605-521-5099.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, July 24 • 1pm - 4pm • Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 24 • 8pm • Terrace Park A free outdoor band concert in the park. INFO (605) 367-7290.

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The cozy living room, the first space entered, cocoons you in a rich Hamilton blue. The air has a lovely spicy/floral smell and classical music softly plays in the background. “One feels immediately comfortable,” I tell them. “Thanks!” they say in unison, “that’s what we want!”

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when we put the frame on it, the glass shattered in the corner. He immediately wanted to replace it, but I thought, no, this is perfect.” Why? The saying on the poster is “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Moving to the large kitchen, the walls are a vibrant color called Monarch. The counter, which appears to be granite, is actually a recent project and was created using a faux painting kit. A wine cork curtain Hannah is working cleverly separates the kitchen from an inviting, airy dining room. The walls are covered in a grass cloth that perfectly accents the clean lines of the room.

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The bright colors of the tablecloth reinforce the vibrant tones in the kitchen. The tour ends with a trip downstairs. The room is all about comfort; roomy, cushioned chairs and lots of colorful pillows. On the walls, movie posters, including Hannah’s favorite depicting Audrey Hepburn. “This is my sanctuary,” she sighs, “it is so nice and relaxing.” Actually, the entire home is a sanctuary; a welcoming haven. I’m sure their cat agrees, and was thrilled when they “brought home the Bacon.”

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market. Then I threw together some salad greens, and roasted a few new potatoes and carrots. I sliced some bread from the Pink Lady Bakery; she was even nice enough to write the number of food miles right on the label. But what is dinner without wine? A bottle of Strawbale Winery’s Devil’s Nest Red paired very nicely with the steak and the winery is only 15 miles away. We finished the evening with some ice cream from the SDSU dairy; a sweet ending to our locavore weekend. Now I need to confess, I did cheat just a little; I had a glass of Templeton Rye whiskey as a night cap. It’s made in Templeton, Iowa, which is about 200 miles from Sioux Falls; double my self-imposed limit. But hey, I figure that’s better than Kentucky bourbon or a singlemalt from Scotland. Local or not, this was an outstanding weekend of meals. Did I miss anything with the strictly local diet? Yeah, I missed my Diet Coke and really wish I had orange, lemon and lime trees in the yard. In time I’m sure I’d miss gulf shrimp, California wines and assorted other goodies from around the globe, but I will continue to look for local options where I can find them; not just because they haven’t traveled as far, but because they really are better than the overly-processed stuff at the supermarket. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. A transplant from Oklahoma via Iowa, Jim has put down roots in South Dakota and owns ADwërks, a local ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls.

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ou walk into your favorite grocery store on a mission to acquire every item on your mental shopping list — in under twenty minutes. You’ve given yourself a loose budget, but have a little wiggle room just in case a candy bar or pint of Ben and Jerry’s leaps into the cart. You round the corner and ease your way into the produce department — an endless meadow of luscious lettuce, apples so shiny you see your reflection and pineapples smelling so perfectly ripe your mind takes you on a tropical get-away. As you force yourself back to reality and this shopping trip, you are faced with the task of choosing right from wrong — nutritious and wholesome from inexpensive and pesticide-coated. Suddenly you wish yourself back to pineapple paradise where these choices are not plaguing your shopping trip. For a few years now, media, scientists, and health nuts have preached that switching out the diet of processed, unnatural

foods for wholesome, minimally-processed organic options is a good idea. That spending extra on pesticide/herbicide/ hormone/antibiotic-free food will benefit one’s health in the long run. Some consumers are firm believers that chemicals and various unnatural ingredients found in all sorts of foods aren’t harmful because they have been eating them for years and haven’t had any problems...but those problems may be in the works. Research over the years shows a rise in multiple types of cancer, and the carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) found in the foods we consume are likely to blame. Studies at the University of Virginia show that one in three adults will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime - stating that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States — claiming nearly 550,000 lives in 2010. Twenty different studies in the United States have linked childhood cancer to

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carcinogens found in foods — carcinogens in the form of food dyes, additives and chemically-treated ingredients. One is left to question why these numbers are so high? Historically, food never used to contain the chemicals and synthetic ingredients it does now. According to Raw-Wisdom. com, genetically modified, chemical-laden foods did not start to really hit stores until 1997 - and at that point, two thirds of the options on grocery store shelves were genetically modified. What ever happened to wholesome, natural food? Now that genetically modified, chemical-covered foods are the norm, how does one go about deciphering good from bad, beneficial from harmful? How does one avoid carcinogen-packed nourishment? If you’re ready to commit to a more natural diet, a good start is changing what types of dairy and meat products you purchase. Look for eggs that come from free range, hormone and antibioticfree hens. If the chickens are happy, their eggs are happy, and

consuming them will benefit the body and make you happy. The same thought applies to purchasing dairy and meat — if the animal is raised free of hormones and free to roam, you will benefit more from consuming it and will avoid harmful doses of antibiotics and growth hormones. When purchasing fish, look for wild-caught options, rather than farm raised, as farm raised fish are fed a diet of corn which is unnatural and makes for an unhappy fish. If you’re in a part of the country like South Dakota, then getting your hands on local, free range, hormone and antibiotic-free

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meat, eggs and dairy is easy if you know where to look. When shopping for produce, try to buy organic when possible, but keep in mind the dirty dozen produce items so you are sure to choose organic where it is most important. The dirty dozen produce items are celery, peaches, apples, berries, nectarines, bell peppers, greens (spinach, kale, collard greens), cherries, root vegetables (potatoes, beets, etc.), grapes, pears and lettuce. These twelve fruits and vegetables are treated with multiple different types of chemicals. They also all have thin skins, or skins that one consumes with the fruit or vegetable, so removing the chemical-treated portion of the food is not an option. Fruits and vegetables with thicker skins, like that on citrus fruits, avocados, and onions are safe to eat if they are not organic, as the skin is removed before consumption, and is quite thick, which keeps chemicals away from the edible portion of the fruit or vegetable. Try to avoid purchasing processed foods — they’re just fillers. They may be salty or sweet and an easy snack, but they are packed with corn and dyes and do not benefit your body at all. Choose to snack on nuts or trail mix rather than crackers, cookies and chips. With the knowledge of how to avoid harmful foods, how do you go about living off of them without breaking the bank? First, shop wisely. Know that buying organic grains, flours, cereals and nuts in bulk will cost less because you aren’t paying for the products’ packaging. Making a shopping list before heading to the grocery store will remind you of just what you need so you do not spend money on what you already have waiting for you in the pantry at home. Educate yourself. Knowing where your food comes from is a good start. Buy unprocessed foods when you can — not only do they keep you fuller, longer, but they contain fewer starchy fillers, and they are less likely to contain dyes and chemical-rich preservatives. With the proper know-how and the determination to clean up your eating habits, perhaps dropping an extra dollar or two for an organic head of lettuce won’t seem so painful; with the idea that it is for your own good and a long, healthy future. (For more information on how to make the switch to organic eating, visit www.feedyourhappy.com and check out the blog section.)

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A Low-Maintenance Lawn: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Part 2: Warm-Season Grasses – A Buffalograss Lawn by Mary Ellen Connelly | Photos Courtesy of Lyle Pudwill

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ast month I wrote about low-maintenance cool-season grasses for lawns that green up in cool early spring but tend to decline in the hot, dry midsummer. This month’s article explains warm-season lawn grasses, those that wait for late May’s warmer soils before greening up and then thrive in the heat and dryness of midsummer. Warm-season buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) is native to the North American Great Plains and one of the most heat and drought tolerant grasses for lawns. For thousands of years it has been an important food for both wild and domesticated animals and the principal forage grass for the American bison. As early as the 1930s, buffalograss was suggested as a lawn substitute for western prairie states. It spreads by above ground stolons, creeping horizontal stems that root and create new plants. If soil allows, roots might grow ten feet deep. Buffalograss emerges from winter still dormant, a tawny grey color, but as soil temperatures increase, it gradually changes to light green. It is most active from late May through early September and then returns to dormancy with the first hard frost in fall. It could also go dormant after a sustained,

four-week drought in summer. One to two inches of rainfall or irrigation every two to four weeks will keep it green. Buffalograss’s long dormant period has deterred some from planting it, but devotees say that reduced costs in time and dollars when maintaining a buffalograss lawn offset the fewer weeks of green. According to Jon Mohn with LaCrosse Forage and Turf, a wholesale distributor of seed in Sioux Falls, there are three main ways to start a buffalograss lawn. #1. Plant 100% buffalograss seed, plugs (small rooted plants), or sod. Buffalograss seed comes as boy seed or girl seed. Pollen stalks form above the leaves on boy plants from where wind can easily spread it. (It’s easy to mistake these for seed heads.) The girl plants produce seed in small burrs, protective shells that are located at the base of the plant. The unique location of buffalograss seed makes it more difficult, and therefore more expensive, to harvest. Seeded lawns will have both boy and girl plants, while plugs

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are predominantly female. ‘Cody’ and ‘Bowie’ are recommended seed types. ‘Legacy’, available as plugs, is a recommended female clone. #2. Seed the lawn with a blend of buffalograss and blue grama grass seed (Bouteloua gracilis), also a warm-season grass. “Blue grama grass is easier to get started; it comes up right away,” Jon said. It fills in to a fluffy stand within twenty days, whereas buffalograss seed requires 7-20 days just to fully germinate. After that it might take two or three seasons for the stolons to fill in. Less expensive blue grama helps stretch the cost of more expensive buffalograss seed, and blue grama greens up slightly earlier than buffalograss. #3. Combine buffalograss seed with a filler, coolseason grass like fawn tall fescue that suppresses weeds until buffalograss stolons fill in. Don’t use a filler grass that will out-compete the buffalograss. “Source is the most important thing to consider when purchasing any seed,” Jon says. Ask specifically for seed that originates and is grown and harvested in a climate similar to the one you live in. Don’t get buffalograss seed, for example, that originated in southern states like Texas or Oklahoma. The best time to plant a buffalograss lawn is late May to early June. Or, wait to seed until late October after soil temps drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Then seed will not germinate until spring soil warms to required temperatures. Seed must be planted 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 inch deep. A mechanical drill expedites this process. Sod and plugs may be planted as late as August or early September as long as soil is warm enough for roots to develop before winter. Buffalograss prefers full sun but adapts to six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. “You need patience when growing a buffalograss lawn,” Jon said. Depending on the quantity of seed or plugs, it might take two to three seasons for plants to completely fill in. It does not germinate and grow into a quick cover like many other grasses and fescues do. Rather it grows progressively thicker each year as the stolons creep along and fill in. Close attention to weed control will be necessary. Too much water and fertilizer promotes weeds; use only those weed poisons that are labeled for use with buffalograss; do not use broad leaf weed killers like 2,4-D when air temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to poison perennial weeds

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is in autumn. While buffalograss is considered a low-maintenance, drought tolerant grass, it must be noted that ample water is crucial during root formation period. Once a native buffalograss/ blue grama lawn is well-rooted, it requires only a few welltimed rains or irrigations a season and for fertilizer, half the rate as other lawns, if that. If fertilizing, do so in mid summer when actively growing. (This is a different than for cool-season grasses. Fertilize them in cool spring and fall months – their active growing periods.) With proper minimal watering and fertilizing, you could opt to not mow a buffalograss lawn at all, especially if you don’t mind the male pollinating heads. Some mow only in spring to remove old growth. Left unmowed, buffalograss will grow to approximately three to six inches and have a low fluffy appearance. If you choose to mow buffalograss, every three to four weeks during the warmer months is usually sufficient.

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Patio Perfect

Serve your summer beverages in style - in this wicker and galvanized steellined basket. Three sizes to choose from. $24.99 - $64.99 at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Seeds to Beads

The Andean Collection artisans handcraft these colorful designs from natural materials that have been sustainably harvested from the rainforests and lowlands of South America. The bright colors and soft hues, with the natural materials and rustic metals makes this jewelry eco-chic and fun for every one! Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480


Brighton’s charm sunglasses allow you to express yourself by changing out the silver charm. So many to choose from! Glasses from $60, charms from $25 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 330-4002.

Djeco Art Nouveau Workshop

Your 9 - 15 year old will love this art nouveau mixed media kit. Art Nouveau is a particular style of art that was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s and means “new art”. $34.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Wild Side

Take a walk on the wild side with these zebra pattern watches — choose your favorite color. Just $20 at Lillian’s. Open for a sneak peek July 5 (4pm - 7pm) and July 7 - 10 and July 15 & 16 for downtown crazy days. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

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.

Whisk You Away

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It’s a Lamp! Get Funky

Display your jewelry on these funky jewelry stands. Several unique designs to choose from. What a fabulous gift! $34 each at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Decorate your patio or outdoor space with these wire woven lamps. Use on a table top or hang. Several sizes and shapes to choose from. $189 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

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Mini Masterpieces

Have You’ve Been Framed preserve their masterpieces — you will love to look back on them for years to come. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Party Cookies!

Get these festive (and delicious) large party cookies — sizes starting at a 16” round up to a full sheet — for your next gathering. The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

A kitchen island can be much more than storage... fit with a dishwasher, refrigerator drawers, microwave, oven, warming drawers, wine chillers, ice cube makers and more! Stop at StarMark Cabinetry and get started on your island today! 600 E. 48th St. North, (605) 335-8600.

Monthly Ladies Class

Create this amazing platter at our monthly ladies’ class on Thursday, July 21. Cost is $45 and includes platter and wine bottle slumping. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055.

My Angel

A stunning wing paired with the angels in your life! Custom designs welcomed. Handmade locally in Sioux Falls, not available in stores. Say Anything... Jewelry by Stephanie Wilde. (605)-695-3997 or www.sayanythingjewelry.etsy.com

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If you’re feeling out of the loop with texting lingo, get the Texting Dictionary of acronyms. Over 1000 acronyms and symbols. Get in the loop for just $4.99! 1948 Trading Co., Brandon. 1324 Cedar St. (605) 582-8644.

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Check out one of our many classes and ongoing Knit alongs, join us Thursday nights from 6 to 8 for “knitting on the Porch”. Prices vary, for class listings call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

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Handmade, cute and comfy! Stop for your laidback london sandals — new at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. $40 - $50. 57th & Western. 274-3500.

International Gifts

If you are looking for that international gift, look no further – we currently offer unique items from Africa, Bolivia, Guatemala, Korea, Vietnam, Congo, India and many other countries. Visit the museum store for these and other gift items. Medary Avenue @ Harvey Dunn Street, Brookings, SD www.southdakotaartmuseum.com or 866-805-7590.

Customize It!

Have your custom-made typewriter key bracelet made today. Treat yourself or create one for a beautiful gift. From $40 at Aviena. 8th & RR Center downtown. 929-8139.


The perfect place to rest your feet after a day of power-shopping, this accent chair or settee will look almost as fashionable in your boudoir as that great new pair of pumps! No reason to hide the price tag from your husband, these are a steal at just $349 each. Find them and more at the Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

Splish Splash

Put your little minnows in these splashingly adorable fishy rompers. Several styles and designs to choose from. Shown $27 - $32 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 335-9878.

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These adorable lamps are the perfect accent for your little peanut’s bedroom. Several colors and themes to choose from. $29 - $49 at Kids Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Wedding bells are ringing — stop at Sprout and dress your little ones in style for all your summer weddings. Shown: dress $110, shirt $42, pants $52 at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 271-2999.

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For back-to-school, think of Stride Rite. Stride Rite carries Under Armour for boys, girls and moms & dads. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 362-7728.

Unique and distinct — and just the right size for a stem or two of your favorite garden blooms. $59 $79 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.


Celebrate this summer with the red, white and blue salad from Kaladi’s. Greens, dried blueberries, fresh strawberries, feta cheese and a delicious berry vinaigrette. 1716 S. Minnesota Ave., 339-3322 and 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

The Perfect PB&J

Try the new line of delicious peanut butters at Breadsmith. No high fructose corn syrup and no hydrogenated oils. Several flavors including smooth, chunky, honey, maple, raisin cinnamon and chocolate. 609 W. 33rd St., 338-1338 and 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

Peas in a Pod

Serve snacks at your next gathering on this delightful sugar snap pea serving tray. 4 bowls and tray just $35 at Pretty Please Boutique. 336 E. 4th St., Dell Rapids. (605) 428-4244.

Dance by Design

Design or decorate your little dancer’s room with these dance-themed decorative plaques. Just $5 - $9 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Crystal Bangles

New Swarovski crystal colors — for summer! Just $49.99 each at Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop their national showroom - just east of the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. 335-0602.

Summer Grilling

You have to taste this fresh (daily) ground Creekstone chuck. Raised and grazed in the USA. Feed your family the best. Neighbor’s Meat Market. 2113 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-271-5232.

Purely Decadent

Absolutely divine! Purely Decadent frozen desserts are a perfectly rich, frosty treat — so good, you won’t miss the dairy! With a variety of flavors, you’re sure to find a new favorite. Available at Pomegranate Market, Beakon Centre at 57th and Louise. www.feedyourhappy.com

Cupcake Carrier

Carry your cupcakes in style and get them to the picnic looking as great as they did when you left the house. Carrier holds up to 24 cupcakes. $22.50 at Maxwell’s Food Equipment. 1212 S. Cliff Ave. (605) 336-2675.

Wedding Memories

Preserve keepsakes from your special day in a wedding shadowbox. Stop in at Rehfeld’s for ideas from our creative framing staff. Rehfeld’s Art and Framing, 210 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-9737 or www.rehfeldsonline.com

Bison is Back!

It is really that good...pan-roasted Buffalo Tenderloin, raised in the State of South Dakota. There is always a limited supply, so do not miss your chance to savor this succulent steak with port balsamic glaze. Wild Sage Grille — Live a Little. 300 N. Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667.

Wine Art

Designer Canvas Wraps

Unique wine art — wine photos shot at your favorite local winery. Available at Wilde Prairie Winery. 48052 259th St., Brandon. 605-582-6471.

Creative way to display your photos. Choose from 10x10 & 6x6 sizes with over 20 different designs. Order online or in-store. Starting at: $29.99. www.haroldsphoto.com

Get New Countertops!!! Let us replace your old countertops with new from the Stone Center. Not sure what you want? Call for free in-home consultation with one of our kitchen specialists. And, be sure to ask about our 50% off promo. Stone Center. 3603 W. 41st St. 362-5853.

Custom Cabinetry

See us for custom kitchen islands and cabinetry. Voted the Local Best every year. Dakota Kitchen & Bath. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue. 334-9727 or www.dakotakitchen.com

Romantic & Feminine

PANDORA offers women a collection of romantic and feminine designs in sterling silver and 14K gold that celebrate the unforgettable moments of life. Riddle’s Jewelry — The Galleria on 41st — 3609 W. 41st St. (605) 361-0911.

Career Change – It’s Never Too Late

Follow your passions and have a career in design. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as educational partner with the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International). Career exploration in interior & fashion design for grades 6- 11. Project: Design Boot Camp at the Inst. of Design & Tech. of SD, 123 South Main Avenue. 275-9728 or www.idtsd.org

Patagonia Kamala Dress

This elegant, flowing summer dress is in an organic cotton/Tencel blend. Great looking, and ready to go anywhere from dressy to casual. Available in 4 great colors! Just $69 at the Great Outdoor Store. 201 E. 10th Street. 605) 335-1132.

Moroccan Nights

Our featured summer bracelet is “Moroccan Nights”. See this bracelet and the entire Trollbeads collection at Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

McGraw Cologne

McGraw Cologne by Tim McGraw, the first fragrance from country singer Tim McGraw is a sensual and modern woody/ spicy scent for men. Base notes are sensual notes of amber, patchouli and sandalwood blended with a touch of aged whisky. www.coty.com

Bright & Soft

Blue Topaz Collection

Check out this beautiful 14k white gold diamond and blue topaz collection – available at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008.

Protect your knees while weeding with these bright and super soft kneeling pads. Make the chore of weeding a little bit better. $14.99 at Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon. (605) 582-6565.

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maha, Nebraska, is a fresh and lively city, bustling with new developments and activities every day. There are a wide variety of attractions in this spirited city, with something for everyone to enjoy. Midtown Crossing is a state-of-the-art neighborhood featuring an excellent shopping, entertainment, and dining experience, including a dine-in cinema. Scrumptious restaurants line the promenade at Midtown Crossing, overlooking the charming Turner Park. According to the Green Restaurant Association, the new development is the dwelling place of the “greenest restaurant in America, for its environmentally responsible approach.� Some more prominent restaurants are The Grey Plume, featuring a menu listing local food sources depending on the season, Crave, which has a fantastic sushi bar and vibrant decor, and Loft 610, offering a wide array of wines. If you are wondering where to stay near the admired Midtown Crossing, you will find great comfort at the relaxing Element Hotel by Westin, located right in the neighborhood, which is ecoconscious and demonstrates sustainability through providing paper recycling bins in each room, carpets made from recycled

materials, and interior paints containing low VOC. There are several other exceptional places to feed your appetite in Omaha, with an array of categories to choose from. If you are craving Italian eats, the local favorite, and also a Sioux Falls favorite, Spezia, is ready to serve you. For what is said to be the best pizza on the planet, Pizza King in Council Bluffs will do the job. Pasta Amore is another notable Italian restaurant, located in Rockbrook Village. If you prefer an allAmerican steak, come to the Drover, which is an out-of-sight local Omaha steakhouse offering the best Whiskey Filet and rib eyes. On a sunny day, dine on the patio at La Buvette and enjoy a burgundy and cheese plate and soon you will feel like you are in Paris, France. For those of you who enjoy French cuisine, the French Cafe in the Old Market is the perfect spot to sit back and sip mimosas while enjoying your breakfast. The Old Market also is home to a variety of top-notch spots, including bakeries, pubs, breweries, and romantic sit-down restaurants for those special occasions. It is one of the liveliest locations in Omaha, in a historic warehouse district with cobblestone streets and many sight-seeing opportunities.

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Discover the best way to see the world Nothing compares to the river. Where else, but on the river, can you journey into the heart of the world’s greatest cities and towns, and discover the true nature of the land? Comfortable and convenient, it offers a greater variety of destinations than you could encounter any other way. Spend less time getting there and more time being there. Little wonder that river cruising is the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry.

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Speaking of special occasions, Omaha is a wonderful place to take a mini-vacation to celebrate. The Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center, offers a peaceful escape in its 100-acre oasis of sculptures, drawings, and more. While in the Lauritzen Gardens, be sure to visit the Model Railroad Garden, which is located on the hillside and features the activity of model trains traveling through miniature communities and country sides. This is something both kids and adults will truly enjoy. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is Nebraska’s top tourist attraction with the largest indoor desert and nocturnal exhibit featuring animals that only come out at night. You won’t want to miss the shark tunnel in the zoo’s magnificent Scott Aquarium,

which makes you feel like you are literally standing on the ocean floor. America’s largest indoor rain forest, The Lied Jungle, has seven waterfalls, giant trees, a bridge, and nearly 90 animal species living throughout the forest. See Nebraska’s largest art museum, the Joslyn, with colorful glass sculptures and artwork featuring European and American works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Bring the children to Omaha Children’s Museum to challenge themselves in discovering and learning new things with hands-on exhibits. Visit the Durham Museum in Union Station, where breathtaking architecture surrounds the memories of time. Currently on display in July is “Capture The Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs”. fdc086_etc_july_p.indd 1

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For all those music and concert enthusiasts, The Red Sky Music Festival occurs at Qwest Center Omaha this year on July 18 - 23. Located in the heart of Omaha’s downtown riverfront site and within walking distance of the Old Market, Qwest Center is linked with a glass-enclosed skywalk to the Hilton Omaha for a comfortable place to stay after a day of excitement. With a schedule featuring artists like Sister Hazel, Better Than Ezra, Five For Fighting, Journey, Soul Asylum, The Charlie Daniels Band, Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band, Buddy Guy, 311 and Sublime, and even more, this would be an amazing experience indeed.

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Another popular venue for concerts is Harrah’s Casino, with Stir Concert Cove, which is an outdoor amphitheater that will feature concerts this summer by The Monkees, The Black Keys, Ben Folds, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Debbie Gibson, and more. Last, but not least, don’t forget to catch an Omaha Royals game at Werner Park to wrap up your getaway with an action-packed ball game. Learn some history, walk the cobblestone streets, dine in delectable restaurants, and shop like crazy. Love your stay in Omaha, Nebraska.

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here are many things that Cheryl Merry likes to do during her summer months. The 59-year-old Dell Rapids woman hits the golf course, gets out her bicycle and spends hours in her garden. “I love to be outside,” Merry said. “That’s where you find me. In the sun and digging in the dirt.”

ductal carcinoma in situ, the earliest stage of breast cancer. Since the cancer had not yet invaded into the tissue, Merry was able to successfully treat her cancer with six weeks of radiation treatments. “I could have had so many more problems,” Merry said. “My treatment was very easy. I was still able to work every day.”

A Summer Routine However, no matter how busy she is in the early months of summer, Merry always takes the time for a breast cancer screening test. Five years ago, those few minutes in her doctor’s office likely saved her life. “If I had not had the mammogram done, if I had skipped it, those cancer cells would have had an opportunity to grow for another year or two,” says Merry. Merry, who does a monthly self-check for breast cancer, had seen no signs of anything abnormal when she went in for her regular mammogram appointment in 2006. Afterward, she got a call that she needed to come back in for some additional views of one area of her breast. That second appointment led to a biopsy and a diagnosis of

Screening for Health Screenings and routine care can help women lower their risks of many health conditions, including cancer and heart disease. Routine tests such as mammograms and pap smears can help women detect diseases early when they’re easier to treat. Sanford Gynecologic Oncologist Maria Bell says often sees women after they’ve missed an important screening. “Usually most medical conditions can be picked up in an early form so that they’re much more treatable and don’t do long-term damage,” said Dr. Bell. “Women are often the caretakers of their husbands and children and sometimes put off taking the time they need to

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focus on their own health,” Dr. Bell said. It is important for women to focus on the disruption it will cause the entire family if they neglect their health. “When we get sick then it becomes an issue,” Dr. Bell said. “I think for the entire family’s health, it’s important that women are coming and getting screened.”

1 to 2 years. • Women who have had breast cancer or other breast problems or who have a family history of breast cancer might need to start getting mammograms before age 40, or they might need to get them more often.

Sharing Her Story A Variety of Tests Talk to your doctor about what screening tests may be appropriate for you. Women of all ages can benefit from regular checkups. Your physician can help you determine what additional tests may be necessary for maintaining your bone health, heart health, reproductive health and checking your risk for cancer, diabetes and other conditions. The American Cancer Society recommends: • Women 40 years and older should get a mammogram every

Although she has no family history of breast cancer, Merry has always been careful to go in for her yearly mammograms. As a nurse who works with women regularly, she never hesitates to tell her story when encouraging them to make those appointments for routine care. “I hate to think of what would have happened if I had waited another year or two; how those cancer cells would have had an opportunity to grow,” Merry said. “I spread the word and tell people, ‘please don’t skip it!’”

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• July 19-22, 25-28 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children with hemiplegia will focus on using both hands and arms for everyday activities, led by an occupational therapist in cooperation with rehabilitation physician Julie Johnson, M.D. Insurance may apply.

• July 26-27, August 1-3 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Trained therapists offer exciting opportunities to experience the latest technology in power mobility in a fun and functional setting. Insurance may apply.

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et’s face it... your baby is getting old enough to be signed up for a summer camp. You might be thinking about sending them to one in Sioux Falls to learn and experience some important life lessons and possibly meet some new friends. Here are just a few local camp resources to choose from in the area.

YMCA The YMCA camping program strives to instill a sense of

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Offering the C.A.R.E. day-camp serving kids ages K - 8th grade. C.A.R.E = Cultural Appreciation, Respect, Education Program. These camps are divided into sessions running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers take part in a variety of structured activities such as team-building events, nutritional education, and physical activities. They also are introduced to community businesses, recreational possibilities, and organizations. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Some activities this year include picnics, local artists, Devil’s Gulch, Wild Water West, plays, and more. 367-7401.

Youth Enrichment Services and Boys & Girls Club of America This summer program offers a safe environment for your child to enjoy and be with friends while learning valuable life lessons. Camps are available throughout the entire summer for ages 5 - 12, with weekly field trips scheduled around themes, available swimming, and opportunities for lessons in karate, gymnastics, foreign language, and roller skating. Nutritional meals are provided at no extra cost. 338-8061.

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Specializing in the developing child, Power & Grace Gymnastics camp improves strength, coordination, and balance with training in gymnastics classes. This camp is specifically designed for children ages 6-18, providing jungle gyms for the youngest members and competitive programs for all members. 361-3419.

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ZooCamps at the Great Plains Zoo There are a variety of educational programs available to children ages 2 - 11, with each camp being specific to the age of the child. The ZooCub classes include games, animal encounters, carousel rides, crafts, snacks, and fun tours of the Zoo. 367-8313 x 37.

Art Camps Located at 8th & Railroad Center, students will develop their creativity and artistic expression while discovering various art mediums. It is a fun and safe art camp experience for all ages; taught by a co-op of local instructors who are trusted and trained. 212-8199. Believe it or not, this only scratches the surface of the opportunities available in Sioux Falls for children to learn and grow. We live in a grand city full of wonderful things to be a part of. Embrace as many as you can.

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said. “The diseases we’re vaccinating against are still out there, and children who aren’t immunized are much more susceptible.” At preschool/kindergarten checks, Dr. Carlson said she usually starts by asking parents to assess their child’s health. “Are they generally healthy, or do they tend to be sick often?” she said. “Parents are a key resource for information about their child’s health, because they know their kids better than anyone.” A head-to-toe assessment is next, asking about headaches, allergies, dental health, any wheezing or shortness of breath, digestion issues such as chronic constipation or diarrhea, skin issues such as rashes or eczema, and any bone, muscle or joint pain.

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In the adolescent age group, Dr. Carlson said she’s also checking for unresolved repetitive-motion sports injuries that can occur among year-round athletes such as dancers, gymnasts or soccer players. Many adolescents may be concerned about acne. “There are prescription medications that can be effective, as well as over-the-counter remedies they can try,” Dr. Carlson said. Annual checkups are an opportunity to find chronic health concerns which can crop up at any age. Asthma is a growing health problem that affects over 9 percent of children. Doctors also routinely check for scoliosis, which may or may not need intervention depending on the degree of curvature. The well-child check-up is a time to talk about health threats that children may face now, or in the future. An example is obesity, which is reaching epidemic proportions for both children and adults. Accidental injuries are another top health threat to children and youth. Dr. Carlson said she talks with parents and children about wearing bike helmets and seatbelts, and for older kids, about the dangers of talking on cell phones while driving. Mental health should not be overlooked. In fact, children are more likely to need medical treatment or hospitalization for behavioral health disorders such as ADHD, depression or anxiety disorder, than any other reason. For adolescents, this may include eating disorders. An annual checkup is a good time for parents to bring up any behavioral health concerns with their child’s physician. Throughout the school year, children will be exposed to the typical cold and flu viruses. Dr. Carlson said children can stay healthier by eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting adequate rest and practicing good hygiene like frequent hand washing. For children who tend to miss several days of school each year due to the flu, a seasonal flu shot is a good precaution. Because children don’t always get all the nutrients they need from food, taking a multi-vitamin can help fill in the gaps. “It’s very common for children and adults to be deficient in key nutrients like Vitamin C, magnesium and Vitamin D,” Dr. Carlson said. “A well-child check-up can be scheduled at any time during the year – it doesn’t have to be right before school starts. What’s important is making sure your child’s health is getting annual attention, so we can address any concerns as soon as possible,” Dr. Carlson said. To learn more about children’s health topics or for parenting tips, visit www.AveraChildrens.org


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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.

I Like Vegetables by Lorena Siminovich Can you spot the triangle in the sailboat, or the rectangle in the robot? Feel the texture and explore the pictures to learn all about shapes in I Like Toys. Then look at and touch different vegetables, from the big and small pumpkins to the tall and short corn, as you find out about opposites. Textures perfectly complement the collage pictures, while the simple text encourages children to learn basic concepts and investigate what they like about the world around them. Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

Because of You by B.G. Hennessy Each child brings to the world one more person to love and care for — and one more person who can love and care for others. As children grow and learn, they can teach others and share feelings, ideas, and things. Just as each of us sometimes needs help, we can also find ways to help others. The creators of My Book of Thanks reunite to show how acts of kindness, understanding, and generosity — no matter how small — can make all the difference in the world. Ages 2 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and “spinning” wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself — starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties — and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all. Ages 9 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

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Magic at the Bed & Biscuit by Joan Carris When a tiny, ornery chicken named Malicia shows up at the Bed and Biscuit animal boardinghouse, Ernest the mini-pig is determined to put aside his dislike for chickens and be a good host. But Malicia is no ordinary chicken: she’s magic! Worse, she seems to enjoy using her evil magic to make the animals miserable. Together with Gabby the mynah bird, Milly the cat, and Sir Walter the Scottish terrier, Ernest must find a way to show Grampa what a bully Malicia is — before she does something truly terrible. Ages 6 yrs - 10 yrs Candlewick Press

Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau Four chairs. Four cuddly bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up -- what a stare! -and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more? With expressive illustrations and a sustained rhyme in every line, this winsome tale makes sharing irresistible and is sure to have little listeners sitting up to take notice. Four happy bears on four small chairs. Ages 18 months and up Candlewick Press

The Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker Tugs Esther Button was born to a luckless family. Buttons don’t presume to be singers or dancers. They aren’t athletes or artists, good listeners, or model citizens. The one time a Button ever made the late Goodhue Gazette — before Harvey Moore came along with his talk of launching a new paper - was when Great Grandaddy Ike accidentally set Town Hall ablaze. Tomboy Tugs looks at her hapless family and sees her own reflection looking back until she befriends popular Aggie Millhouse, wins a new camera in the Independence Day raffle, and stumbles into a mystery only she can solve. Suddenly this is a summer of change — and by its end, being a Button may just turn out to be what one clumsy, funny, spirited, and very observant young heroine decides to make of it. Ages 8 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

No One But You by Douglas Wood Feel the rain kiss your skin or the wind ruffle your hair. Hear the hum of a bumblebee; watch a water strider march across a pond; taste a red, ripe strawberry; whistle with a blade of grass. From Christopher Medal-winning author Douglas Wood and celebrated illustrator P.J. Lynch comes a moving look at the experiences that belong only to us, marking a place on Earth that is ours alone. After all, who but you can remember your own memories? Wonderfully evocative of nature’s sensory treasures, here is a perfect gift to share with a child - or to inspire loved ones of any age as they set out to create their special place in the world. Ages 6 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes In their third adventure, Benny and Penny hide every toy and tell Cousin Bo he can’t play with them. Will the three mice find a way to play without something getting torn, ripped, or snatched away? Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes returns to thrill us with a hilarious tale of tiny cousins who discover a game that can’t ever be ruined. Early readers will want to return over and over to this newest adventure of the charming mice, and learn from them how to embrace a solution rather than evade a problem. Ages 6 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Maisy Goes Swimming by Lucy Cousins At the swimming pool, Maisy takes off her blue hat and scarf, her red coat, her gray cardigan, her green pants, her brown boots, her purple T-shirt, and her yellow socks. Whew! Now she can put on her multicolored swimsuit and go for a swim. Faucets turn, doors open, and clothes go up and down in this hands-on story about a favorite childhood pastime. Kids go crazy for Maisy’s liftthe-flap books! Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Gulliver by Jonathan Swift First published in 1726, Jonathan Swift’s wonderful adventure has long been a favorite with adults and children alike. This skillful adaptation by award-winning author Martin Jenkins stays true to the original, in a magnificent edition featuring all of Gulliver’s extraordinary voyages. Chris Riddell’s illustrations capture the tale in panoramic detail, making for a peerless introduction to one of the most popular stories in the English language. Ages 7 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Addyson, 6 yrs. 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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Iversyn, 15 mos. Jazlyn, 2 1/2 yrs.

Chloe, 6 wks.

Lauren, 1 1/2 yrs.

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Madalynn, 9 yrs.

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p until recently, fans of independent and foreign film had limited options living in Sioux Falls. Cinematic offerings outside of mainstream Hollywood releases were few and far between; often forcing local patrons to either go without or travel to larger cities. But in September of 2010, all that changed with the launch of the Reel Dakota Film Festival. Held at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, the three-day event featured numerous film screenings, pre-and post- film receptions, and “Best of Fest” awards. The success of the initial festival led Julie Anderson Friesen, one of the event’s founding partners, to launch the Reel Dakota Film Society. The nonprofit organization hopes to keep the spirit of independent film alive year-round by offering monthly screenings of select films at the Pavilion’s Belbas Theater. We sat down with AndersonFriesen to discuss the festival, the society, and why supporting independent film is important.

and was working with Larry Toll from the Pavilion on getting something set up. I approached Larry separately and expressed my interest in bringing more independent films to the Belbas Theater through a film society. I was inspired to do it because I had been attending film festivals all over the country for 10 years. I had researched it and I knew it could work in Sioux Falls. When I told Larry of my interest, he said ‘This is great, I have to connect you with Greg’ and it worked out very well since Greg and I had already known each other for years.

So you merged the two visions to create the Festival and the Society? Yes, I joined the team a couple months before the first festival was scheduled to begin as the festival director and programmer. After the Festival debuted last September we began the Society film series in January of 2011. The idea with the Society is to feed that hunger for independent film year round and those events also help us raise money to produce the Festival.

The festival and the society are relatively new things, Where did the idea come from and how did it all come together?

What challenges were there in the start up?

Greg Johnson initially had the idea to create a film festival as a fundraiser. Greg had already partnered with John Pohlman

We knew the first festival was going to be a smaller event, just because of the limited amount of time we had to put it together

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and the extra work that goes into doing anything the first time. But we already understood the goal wasn’t so much to draw huge crowds the first time, as much as it was to set all the right precedents and make the decisions that will produce a great film festival. We wanted to make sure we were organized, treated our filmmakers right, and showed good judgment in choosing quality films. If we did that right, everything else takes care of itself.

Tell us more about how the films are chosen. I find some of our selections while attending other film festivals around the country and working the relationships I’ve built through those. I’m always on the lookout for things that would appeal to our Sioux Falls audience. We make every effort to use films that are either seeking distribution deals or have had only a limited theatrical release. We try very hard not to use films that are available via download, consumer DVD, or ondemand. We also use a service called Without A Box that allows filmmakers to submit their films for consideration. The goal is to provide our audiences with something they haven’t seen before that also delivers a little cinematic nourishment and adventure.

convincing. The product sells itself. When you think of the world of film, independent film is the small business guy just getting started. These filmmakers have talent and ambition but without support they aren’t going to make it. By coming out and buying a ticket or being a sponsor, you are growing the world of film in the most direct way possible.

The stereotype is that people who enjoy independent/ foreign film sometimes don’t think so highly of mainstream Hollywood fare. Is that a myth? I think so. Most people who enjoy our films would probably also enjoy Gladiator, Avatar, or Toy Story, or any other well-made film. Our patrons are a dynamic, engaged group who love movies of all types. We have red carpet events for the monthly society screenings where attendees can meet before and after the film, and it’s so gratifying to see everyone discussing the film and sort of immersing themselves in it. People don’t just come, watch the movie, and leave. The film starts the conversation and that’s what makes it special.

What are the qualities of a good film? What are the things you look for in choosing a film? It’s part of my role as a programmer to have good taste and also consider others tastes. As I watch films, I try to look at it and ask, ‘does this film move me personally? Is it well made? Can I imagine this having appeal in our community?’ I think it is important to try to expand peoples’ tastes, while also providing them with something familiar and accessible. We also try to support filmmakers with local connections. Some of our prouder moments have been when we’ve been able to give people like Nick Simon and Andrew Kightlinger the homecoming showcase they deserve for their films.

For people who love movies but may not be all that familiar with independent/foreign film, why should they come out and see the Reel Dakota offerings? I think people who love movies don’t need too much

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I’m a story-driven person, so that is important to me, but I think there are many other factors that can make a film great. Is it visually beautiful? Does it make you think? Does it move you emotionally or affirm or challenge your values? People look for different things in movies, so there are no universals, but those are a few that I consider.

So what’s your favorite film of all-time and why? (long pause) Well, that’s a tough one. (longer pause). I’m going to say it’s a tie between the Year of Living Dangerously by Peter Weir and Into the Wild by Sean Penn. They both featured strong stories, strong acting, solid directing, beautiful cinematography, soundtracks that further the story and mood, and stories that transport you to another locale without being travelogues. There are scenes from those movies that affect me still. That’s what great films do and that’s why we love them so much.

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love to travel and see new places. The trouble is that Piper and Millie want to go along. There is nothing better for the dogs that love to travel, than to have their favorite humans confined to a small area with them all day. They enjoy the extra petting, the sites and of course a few extra treats during the journey. Several years ago, the tourist industry embraced the idea of “pets are family”. Hotels advertised special beds, treats and even blankets for your pets. Airlines welcomed pets to fly alongside their humans and some destination resorts planned activities for you and your pet. Today it appears that things are changing. On several recent trips, we have been met by signs on the front door of

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hotels that strictly forbid pets from entering their establishment. Imagine after a long day in the car, you reach your destination and find out that there “is no room at the inn” for your pet. If you ignore the rules and sneak your pet in, there may be a fine added to your bill in the morning. Campgrounds, RV parks and even relatives’ homes may have similar rules and punishments. It is very important that we keep a few things in mind this summer to keep our pets happy and our stress level low on vacation. Always check ahead if possible. Ask about hotel or campground policies when making reservations and get it in writing that your pet can stay. Also check on any size or breed limitations that could cause a problem when you arrive. You want to make sure there are no surprises. If your pets cannot travel with you, make sure you make arrangements at home far in advance. Boarding facilities are booked early in the summer and especially over holidays. Your family, neighbors or a pet sitter may also be options for keeping your pets happy and safe during your vacation. If your pets are going along this summer, make sure you do a few simple things prior to leaving. Make sure their vaccinations are up to date and that you have a copy of the records with you. Also, bring along any medications that they are taking. I recommend that you bring a few extra days’ supply, just in case the trip takes longer than expected. I like to bring along some water from home for the first day or two of a trip. Water changes can cause diarrhea in some pets. It also provides a safety source of water if you have car troubles and it is hot outside. Your regular pet food should also be packed along on a trip, especially if your pet is on a special diet. Not all brands are available throughout the country. A few simple things will keep your vacation stress-free and your pets happy. Check ahead, pack your pet’s bag well and keep the treats to a minimum to have a safe summer and vacation season.


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Best Friends Alley, best friend of Michelle Haugen

Grumpy Jenkins best friend of Jason & Shana Hinks Baxter, best friend of Michelle & Jon Larsen

Bentley, best friend of Michelle & Jon Larsen

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Boo, best friend of the Fulford Family

Brandi, best friend of Lynn Nyhus

Daisy, best friend of Jeff & Kristi Stieben

Coco, best friend of Mike Alexander

Cooper, best friend of Walt and Kathy Koehn

Ernie, best friend of James and Liz Willers (with Benny)

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Henry and Amos, best friends of Dana and Laura

Tillie, best friend of Tonya Fodness Hershey, best friend of Mike & Becky Makens

Moxxi, best friend of Kristi Beck

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Graham, best friend of Dave, Lynette and Jake Schroeder

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Perch, best friend of Greg and Candace Zweifel

Rhylee, best friend of Ryan and Laura Otto

Ruby, best friend of Joanne and Steve Haase

Lucciano, best friend of Jason & Shana Hinks

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Fortified Village By Bruce BlaKe


n 1922 pioneer archeologist Dr. W. H. Over

Fortified Village State Hwy 11, south of Brandon

recorded the Brandon Village site, the only documented prehistoric fortified village in Minnehaha County. It is located one-mile west of this spot, on top of a narrow ridge 85-feet above the flood plain, on the west side of the Big Sioux

River. V-shaped erosional ravines provided protection from attack on three sides of this large village of 37 lodges. On the fourth side, villagers dug a fortification ditch as a barrier; Dr. Over believed that for additional defense a palisade of logs was

erected. These people were of the Plains Village culture and were ancestors of the Missouri River Mandan. Dr. Over supervised extensive archeological excavations at the settlement in 1939-1940. From evidence recovered, he concluded that the site was occupied for a short time between 1000 to 1200 A.D. and then was evacuated suddenly. His theory was that a strong warring tribe brought about the villagers departure. The Brandon Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Dedicated in 2001 by the Minnehaha County Historical Society and Midcontinent Foundation.

Map of the Fortified Village Site and the Eminija Mounds This hand-drawn map by Dr. Over not only identifies the location of the Fortified Village (1000 A.D.), but also notes the location of the earlier Eminija Burial Mounds site (500 A.D.) about one-mile east of the village and on the map’s right side. The sketch is in the scale of 1 inch equaling 600 feet. Image owner: W. H. Over Museum.

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