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May 2012 Volume 11 • Issue 6

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Designing your custom home? You’ve got a lot to figure out. We’ve got your answer.

At Ronning Custom Homes & Neighborhoods, we’ve simplified the home-building process. Our new Selections Gallery includes interactive displays with oversized samples that allow you to see exactly how each feature in your new home will look. We’ve partnered with local professionals for everything — flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets, wall colors/textures, millwork, mechanical and more — so you can make all your home-building decisions in one place. O u r Pa r t n e r s : n StarMark n n n n n n n n n n


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Create a One-of-a-Kind Look at Threads 8

Icon Lounge Brings Big City Feel to Historic Downtown Sioux Falls 12



the a list 47

The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup 55

A Pediatric Specialty: Treating Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies in Children 60

health & well-being

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Angela Efting Ellerbroek Account Manager

Toby Kane Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

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For Kids

Spring Crafts for Kids 66

etc. for her is published monthly and distributed free in Sioux Falls. The content used in this magazine is copyright 2012 etc. for her and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without written consent by the publisher. All articles and editorial material represent the opinions of the respective authors. iStockphoto® used on the following pages: 6, 28, 38, 54, 64, 74, 88

Tot Spots Allison Zuercher’s Room 70


Parenting & Pregnancy at home Allergies May Be a Mild Nuisance, Chris and Carroll Browne Home 31 or a Life-Threatening Condition 74 recipes Children’s Books Fruity Favorites 34 Best Books 78 Man in the Kitchen Cute Kids Let’s Go Out Tonight 40 Submit Your Child’s Photo 80 vino neighbor Perfect Pair 44 Betty Barto-Smith – Moms are Forever 84 Pets


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ans of the Simply Perfect store at the 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls have even more to cheer about, with the opening of a new store addition to house Threads clothing and accessories. While Simply Perfect has offered clothing items for quite some time, customer requests for more helped shape the vision for the new Threads store, which opened on March 30. “We love being downtown,” says owner Penny Klinedinst, “so there was no hesitation when the opportunity came about to

expand our current space here at 8th and Railroad Center. The support from our customers and other downtown businesses has been wonderful, and it feels great to expand here and continue to be part of all the excitement in downtown Sioux Falls.” With summer right around the corner, Threads is ready to help you create a one-of-a-kind look. Whether it’s a comfortable strappy dress and sandals or cut off denim shorts and a tank with flip flops, there is something for women of all ages.

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“One thing we know is that every woman wants to look good at every age,” says Klinedinst. “We look for clothing lines that provide quality and style at an affordable price.” The other goal for Threads, says Klinedinst, was to make it easy for women to shop. “We put a lot of thought into the flow of the new space. We wanted to make sure it was easy to move around and we focused on arranging the clothing to help show how different pieces can go together.” You’ll be ready for everything from family reunions to summer weddings with the variety of dress styles at Threads – tailored, casual, longer, shorter – along with plenty of layering options with jackets, lightweight sweaters and oversized scarves. To complete a head-to-toe look, you can pick from the basket of headwraps like the Boho Bandeau, and then pick a pair of flats with changeable decorative accents. For a more casual look for your feet, check out the Lindsey Phillips flip flops with the “Switch Flops” accents – interchangeable Velcro straps with different designs so you can create a flip-flop to match your mood or the occasion. Threads also wants to make sure you have a beautiful foundation for their comfort-meets-fashion clothing. One of the items that Klinedinst says has been flying off the shelf is the Coobie bra, a seamless bra that provides shape and support and can be worn in place of a camisole or tank top. No hooks, no clasps, a smooth back, and the Coobie has removable pads

401 E. 8th Street, Suite 108 8th & Railroad Center www.simplyperfectstore.com (605) 338-3599 Find Simply Perfect and Threads on Facebook!

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Active kids = healthy kids Want your son to eat his vegetables? Looking for help to get your daughter off the couch? Healthy habits start early. That’s why Sanford Children’s CHILD Services and Kohl’s Department Stores work to teach children about healthy choices and leading a healthy lifestyle. Through our Kohl’s Classroom Connections program we are able to visit 60 different classrooms and 25 daycares in the Sioux Falls area each year. We are also able to host 8 educational Family Fun Nights. Sanford Children’s CHILD Services is thankful for the Kohl’s Cares® partnership. Since 2000 it has provided us with more than $281,000. Money that helps us get kids active and keep them healthy.


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and adjustable straps. You can also ensure that your skin is summer-ready with several lines of beauty products from Tokyo Milk and Tocca. From lotions and bubble bath to a variety of fragrances, you are sure to find the scent that fits your style. Threads is the only location in the area carrying the Tocca line, named for the Italian word for “touch.” Tocca’s fragrances, like Giuletta, Cleopatra, Florence and Stella, combine both the romantic and the exotic. For a little flair for fingers and toes, choose nail care and nail color products from butter London, a “3Free” company, meaning the products have no formaldehyde, no toluene and no DBP (phthalate). As you walk around the Threads space, you will find a wealth of accessories to complete your one-of-a-kind look. Perhaps you fancy a necklace or bracelet with unique charms from Waxing Poetic or from the Be Spoken line which allows you to create your own custom charms with initials or special dates. Threads also carries a variety of Fossil-brand items, including jewelry, watches and sunglasses. There are shelves of different handbags, including the Billabong brand. And, of course, there is the extensive collection of Vera Bradley bags – everything from a small coin purse to an e-reader sleeve or travel bag. What makes the Vera Bradley line so fun for a shopper is not only the variety of styles of bags, but also the signature designs that carry names like Deco Daisy, Floral Nightingale, Priscilla Pink and Rhythm & Blues. While Threads is now a permanent addition to the Simply Perfect space, the clothing items are not. One of the truly unique aspects of the Threads plan is that once a particular item of clothing is sold out, it is not re-ordered. “We want women to come in knowing that they are purchasing quality clothing that they aren’t going to see everywhere else,” says Klinedinst. “We’re continually looking for new things to bring in the store to keep each shopping experience fresh and exciting.” So, when you see that item you love at Threads, seize the moment and create your one-of-a-kind look.

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Brings Big City Feel to Historic Downtown Sioux Falls By Mary Michaels | Photos by Chang Photography


f you consult Merriam-Webster for the word icon, you may see something like this: i-con (ī’ kŏn) - An image; a representation; an important and enduring symbol; a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community or cultural movement. However, if you visit downtown Sioux Falls, you may find that Icon means a sleek, upscale entertainment spot that recently opened in a converted warehouse. Icon Lounge is the newest addition to a growing selection of entertainment options in the downtown area. Once a warehouse used for storage, this space in the Gourley Building transformed over the winter to a trendy atmosphere that evokes a big city feel. The meaning behind the name is felt inside and out – with exterior views of iconic Sioux Falls buildings like the Old Courthouse Museum Clock Tower and the spires of St. Joseph Cathedral and interior artwork depicting such cultural icons as Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Charlie Chaplin and Uncle Sam. Not only do these faces and more adorn the walls through classic photographs and artistic renderings, but their images are also projected on various scrims in the seating area, above the bar and on flat screens around the space. You can sink back into one of the many comfortable seating areas and watch for your favorites to appear. Icons are also honored through the lounge’s signature drink

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menu, featuring such offerings as the Katy Perry, the Jacki-O and the James Dean. For fans of You Tube pop culture, there’s even a drink named after the iconic “Honey Badger.” James Jacobson, a partner and president, says the Icon team is excited to bring this kind of venue to Sioux Falls. “We had the right people come together at the right time last fall,” Jacobson says. “Everyone brought their own specialties to the table, and we have been able to create a big city experience in a unique environment.” The design, largely the work of well-known local creative mind Kirby Schultz, pairs old and new together to create the look. Vintage chandeliers hang above the modern black leather seating spaces. The technology, such as the color-changing LED light strip along the bar, coexists nicely with the exposed brick and stone walls, open ceilings and still-present overhead warehouse doors. “We think that Icon Lounge offers something people haven’t seen in Sioux Falls before,” Jacobson says. “While we have that trendy and upscale look, the more important aspect at Icon is the service.” From the very beginning, Jacobson says, customer service has

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been the highest priority. Their goal is to make each guest feel that they are the most important person there. You can actually get a little extra VIP treatment at Icon Lounge by reserving a spot in special seating sections, roped off to create your own social gathering space. As you sit back and relax, you can choose from the signature drink menu or pick your favorite beer or wine from an extensive list. You can also experience bottle service at the Icon Lounge, where you buy the bottle, and the staff brings out all of the accompaniments so you and your friends can create your own mixes at the table. Don’t forget to peruse the food menu, which offers tasty snacks, hot appetizers, house pizza and desserts that are the work of the culinary team from Parker’s bistro. Start with a little cashew brittle or sweet potato fries, or perhaps you might prefer the lamb chislic or brie quesadilla. If you have more than just a few friends that you want to get together for a special occasion, Icon Event Hall is ready to meet your needs. With the same warehouse-turned-upscale feel, there is seating for up to 300 guests with a menu also managed by Carter Weiland, another Icon Partner and executive chef of Parker’s Bistro. There is also a smaller space perfect for everything from birthday parties to office dinners. The calendar is already filling up, so be sure to reserve your event space today. Be sure to check out Icon Lounge online, find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. You can also text ICON to 63566 to join their VIP text list.




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May 1 • 5pm Prairie Center on the Avera McKennan campus The 4th Annual Bangles, Baubles & Bags fundraiser for the Good Shepherd Center. It’s a girls’ night out of shopping and fun! Admission $20. INFO (605) 332-3176 or visit www.goodshepherdsiouxfalls.org. Tasha’s Scrapbooking Weekend

May 3 - May 6 Ramkota Convention Center Join Tasha’s Scrapbooking for a weekend of scrapbooking, education, prizes, shopping from six different vendors and lots of fun! If you can’t join us for the whole weekend you may purchase a ‘Creative Passport’ so you can participate in the different make & takes, demos and classes (for an additional fee). There is no admission fee to shop or look around. INFO email scrapitupsd@yahoo.com Active Living Expo

May 3 • 10am Center for Active Generations • 2300 W. 46th St. Over 60 businesses and service providers will be exhibiting with services

and programs for “Active Living.” Entertainment on two stages every 1/2 hour. Free food events and educational seminars on Active Living topics. Free Admission! INFO (605) 336-6777 or visit activegen.org. City Blossom 5

May 3 • 6pm Sanford Center • 2301 E. 60th Street N. City Blossom is the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation’s premier annual fundraising event. It’s a grand celebration of spring and a place to catch up with friends who are returning from winter havens. INFO (605) 336-7055. Our Town

May 3 & 4 • 7:30 pm May 5 • 7:30 pm Edith Mortenson Center Theatre, Augustana College. A can’t miss performance. $12 adults/$8 students & seniors/free with ID. INFO (605) 274-5451 or visit www.augie.edu/arts. Annual Spring Open House at Oakridge Nursery

May 4 - May 6

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y 201 Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 1/2 mile east of Arrowhead Park on Hwy 42/Arrowhead Pkwy Learn about some of the miracles that occur during springtime in nature. See baby ducks, lambs, pigs, goats, chicks, puppies, rabbits, donkey’s, a dairy calf, miniature horses and others. Plant seeds in soil and learn about what crops looks like when they’re growing. Bring a sack lunch to have a picnic. Free admission. INFO (605) 271-7114 or visit www.maryjowegnerarboretum.com.

Oakridge Nursery & Landscaping, Brandon Starting Friday, take advantage of special pricing throughout the nursery with select nursery stock on sale. On Saturday enjoy free hot dogs and soda. There will be inflatables for the kids Saturday and Sunday. INFO (605) 582-6565 or visit www.oakridgenurseryinc.com. First Friday

May 4 Downtown Sioux Falls A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Many stores stay open late until 8pm. INFO (605) 338-4009 or visit www. dtsf.com.

Wallace Dow Prairie Architect Geocaching Event

May 5 • 10am - 2pm Find the historic prairie architecture of Wallace Dow on a GPS hunt. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Form + Fashion Meets Function

May 4 • 6pm Old Courthouse Museum • 6th & Main Student Portfolio Gallery opens Friday evening at 6pm, Fashion runway show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets available at IDTSD or call 275-9728.

Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour

May 6 • 1pm Downtown Sioux Falls Bring your mother, daughter or girlfriends for a fabulous girls night out in Downtown for the Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour. Provides guests an evening to “sip, sample & stroll”. Several sophisticated and unique businesses participating on Phillips & Main avenues & stores at 8th & Railroad. Each participating business will give out a free sample. Tickets will be sold to this exclusive event. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Critter De Mayo

May 5 • 1pm Great Plains Zoo Critter De Mayo is a fun-filled family event with a Mexican holiday twist! Kids can take a swing at piñatas to get candy, and enjoy Mexican music, crafts, and other events. INFO (605) 367-7003 or visit www.greatzoo.org.

South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestras Concert

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Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestras (SDSYO) are an elite music program for grades k-12. $10. INFO (605) 367-6000. Free Consultation Mondays

May 7, May 21, May 28 • 10am - 6pm Heal With Hypnosis • 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 203C. Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener offers complimentary 1-hour consultations. Learn how hypnosis can help you resolve past painful events and move forward. Please call 605-940-8389 or visit www. HealWithHypnosis.com to pre-schedule your free consultation. Story Time With The Story Lady

Shop Trademark Uniforms for the area’s best selection of uniforms, scrubs, footwear and so much more! With two convenient Sioux Falls locations, we’re easy to find or shop anytime on-line at www.trademarkuniforms.com Store Hours (Both Locations) Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00 Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

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May 7 • 11:30 am Sioux Falls Family YMCA • 230 S. Minnesota Ave. The Story Lady is coming! The Story Lady enthusiastically engages her audience with puppets, music, flannel board stories and more! All ages welcome! Free admission. INFO (605) 336-3190. Vision Board Creation Workshop

May 9 • 6:30pm - 9pm Heal With Hypnosis • 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 203C. Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will teach you the fundamentals of vision board creation. A vision board is a visual interpretation of your goals and desires. Keeping focus on your true intentions helps you achieve your goals while reducing stress. $40 per participant. Limited to 6 participants. Preregistration is required. Please call 605-940-8389 or visit www. HealWithHypnosis.com/events to register. KRROFEST Feat. Marilyn Manson

May 9 • 1pm W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Clutch & The Pretty Reckless. Rain or shine, all ages welcome. INFO (605) 357-7386. Sioux Falls Synergy Annual Celebration

May 10 • 4:30 pm Luciano’s • 431 N. Phillips Ave. Join Sioux Falls area young professionals for a free wine tasting and network opportunity! Come learn more about Synergy’s professional, volunteer and social opportunities - all while networking with other young professionals. Free food and prizes. INFO www.sfsynergy.org Behind the Scenes Tour of the Pettigrew Home & Museum

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May 10 • 6:30 p.m. Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Avenue Take a look behind the closed doors of the Pettigrew Home & Museum and see the artifact storage and work areas. Free Admission. Call (605) 367-7097 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com McCrossan Banquet Auction Featuring Tom Brokaw

May 11 • 5:30 pm Sioux Falls Convention Center, We are proud to announce that this year’s guest speaker for our 2012 Banquet Auction will be none other than South Dakota’s


own Tom Brokaw. We would like to invite you to be a part of this amazing event benefiting our youth. $100. INFO (605) 339-1203 or visit www.mccrossan.org. The Ballroom Dance Club

May 11 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine, 14th and Phillips Ballroom dance music to the C.J. Rusken Swing Band. Guests welcome with tickets $10 each at the door. Dressy/business casual dress requested. INFO (605) 528-5653. Avera Race Against Breast Cancer

May 12 • 8am Avera McKennan Fitness Center The 24th Annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer will include a 10K run, 5K run, 3 mile walk, and 1.5 mile family fun walk. The Avera Race is a one day community event that raises funds to benefit the patients and families served by the Avera Cancer Institute. INFO (605) 322-8900 or visit www.AveraRaceSiouxFalls.org.




Stop Smoking Saturday

May 12 Heal With Hypnosis • 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 203C. Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will help you stop smoking with an individual session. $275 per person and sessions are limited. Please contact 605-940-8389 or visit www. HealWithHypnosis.com/stop-smoking to reserve your session as soon as possible as this event always fills quickly. Downtown Loft Tour

May 12 • 9:30 am Downtown During this self-guided tour, individuals will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse at downtown living. View both occupied and vacant lofts. Register the day of the tour at the Downtown Sioux Falls office (230 S. Phillips Ave) from 9:30am - 3pm. Tour 10am 4pm. $5 admission will be charged. Children 12 & under are free. INFO (605) 338-4009. Spring Parade of Homes

May 12 - May 14 and May 19 - May 21 Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Tea, Lake Madison, Brandon The Spring Parade of Homes will have over 60 newly constructed homes open to tour for free (excluding any Feature Home as funds raised in this home benefit the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation). All Parade homes are open Sat. & Sun. from 1-5pm and Mon. from 5:30-8:30pm. INFO (605) 330-2387 or visit www. hbasiouxempire.com.

• Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 12, 10-2pm. Check our website for details. Call early for reservations. • We are WILD about the best outdoor dining experience in town. Take a sneak peek of the DTSF River Greenway Amphitheater – Grand Opening June 8th! • $5 Burgers SD Certified Beef Burger available from 5 to 6pm Mon – Thur Served with House Seasoned Potatoes • NEW! Healthy KIDS Menu

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum

May 13 • 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 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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Sun, May 13 • 9:30 am Calvary Cathedral • 500 S. Main Ave. Bring your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day at Calvary Cathedral. We will have tea and cookies, make a special mothers day craft and celebrate moms! INFO (605) 336-3486 or visit www.calvarycathedral.net. Kid’s Activity Day May Flowers!

May 17 • 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 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. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Dakota Wind Quintet

Old Courthouse Museum Summer Concert Series May 18 • Noon to 1 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street The Dakota Wind Quintet will perform classical music in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from the concert caterer. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Brandon Edge Sand Box Re-fill

Sat, May 19 • 10am Brandon Valley School District Do you need to replace the sand in your sandbox? The Brandon Edge is providing 4 wheelbarrows of sand and labor for $15, each additional wheelbarrow is $5. We deliver anywhere within the Brandon Valley School district. There’s a $5 surcharge for traveling outside of Brandon. To sign up contact Clark or Suzie Meyer at 605-351-4336 or brandonedge.com NAMIWalks

May 19 • 9am Sertoma Park Changing Minds One Step at a Time is a nation-wide event being held in 83 communities around the country in 2012. It is the largest antistigma effort in South Dakota and the US. It raises public awareness about mental illness and allows individuals with mental illness and their families and friends, as well as the larger community, to gather for this special day. 5K non-competitive walk through beautiful Sertoma Park. INFO (605) 271-1871 or visit www.nami.org/walks/SD. Sea & Sky Saturday

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May 19 & May 20 • noon Wilde Prairie Winery • 48052 259th St. Brandon Annual Spring Open House. Tours, tastings, special offers. Artistry and

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2012 2601 West 60th Street North Bike Night is an evening when riding enthusiast of all types can gather together and share ideas and show off new products or custom work. All brands are welcome. There will be live entertainment and tons of fun activities for everyone! INFO (605) 334-2721 or visit www.jl-harley.com.

products, learn about organic foods and try free samples. INFO (605) 334-9466 or visit education@sertomabutterfly.org. Walk MS 2012

May 19 • 8am University of Sioux Falls, Stewart Center Join Us! Walk to create a world free of MS! Register now and start fundraising. Please contact Amanda at 605-336-7017 for further details regarding this annual fundraising event for multiple sclerosis.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum

May 27 • 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 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

Hershey Track Meet

May 20 • 1pm McEneaney Field - O’Gorman High School Hershey Foods Corporation and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will sponsor a local Hershey Track and Field Meet for girls and boys ages 9 through 14, and registration is free. Local place winners may qualify for the state meet. INFO (605) 367-8222 or visit www.siouxfallsparks.org.

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of the country: they’re kind, well mannered, hard working and have incredible common sense.” While Chris and Carroll were house hunting in Sioux Falls, they found themselves on the quiet cul-de-sac of Garfield Avenue. Rather ironic, considering that the Garfield cartoon

strip was Hagar the Horrible’s main competition for decades. They were rather fond of another residence on the secluded street, but were not keen on the idea of purchasing a home that was inundated with stairs. “My 90 year-old mother, Luvy, lives with us and I promised her before we moved here that we would

buy a home with only one floor,” says Carroll. “When we told our realtor, Emmet Rogers, that we weren’t a fan of the stairs, but loved the neighborhood, he turned and pointed to a house a few doors down and said, ‘How about that one?’” The couple believes it to be kismet, as they found everything they could

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have possibly dreamed of in their nearly 3,000 square-foot humble abode, which features a single-level open floor plan and spacious backyard. “We really loved the backyard,” says Chris. “In Florida, we had a brick yard and virtually no grass. I’m originally from Connecticut, so I had missed the trees and change of seasons. It’s been nice to be able to experience all of

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that again. I know that this house was exactly where we were meant to live.” From the outside, the one-story house plays it low-key. It’s partially covered in brick, and is shrouded with trees and shrubs. However, step inside and perceptions quickly shift. The home is filled to the brim with pieces of furniture and décor that

has deemed the “media room,” features an impressive DVD library as well as Carroll’s award-winning seashell collection. “I feel like I was able to take some of the best parts of the beach with me to South Dakota,” notes Carroll. Another favorite room is Chris’ office, which is positioned directly behind the dining room. Its design aesthetic is equal

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parts eclectic and personable. Sketches from his comic strip and children’s books he’s in the midst of writing can be found on his desk; while numerous small trinkets that hold special significance to Chris are located on a bookshelf near the door. The kitchen features light maple cabinets, granite countertops and a rustic-looking red armoire filled with different patterned vases. The dining room features a round wooden table from Pottery Barn. “You know that whole saying, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade? That’s kind of the story behind this table,” says Carroll. “A friend of ours was visiting us when we lived in Florida, and she accidentally got some mosquito cream on the table. It completely took the paint off. Shortly before we moved to South Dakota, I started to scour antique shops in Florida for vintage postcards of South Dakota. After I found a bunch of them, I glued them onto the table. After I was finished with that, I put a piece of glass over top. The craziest thing is that one of the postcards is from Sylvan Lake Lodge. The architect of that building was also the architect of this house, Harold Spitznagel.” The home has only gone though some minor transformations, beginning in the living room and extending all the way through to Luvy’s bedroom. “The first thing we did when we moved in was remove all the carpet in the living room because we have three dogs,” says Carroll. “And we knocked down a few walls in my mother’s bedroom to allow for more room. I couldn’t

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have been more thrilled with that whole renovation process. In Florida, it took over 6 months to remodel our kitchen; however, the workers we hired in Sioux Falls, Krumvieda Construction, took less than two months. They would work rain or shine. It was incredible.” The last modification the couple made to the house was the addition of a pathway around the entire perimeter of the house. “We walk out there every day,” says Chris. “It’s our little exercise routine. Our dogs walk out there all the time too. In fact, they will only walk on the pathway. They won’t even step foot on the grass anymore.” One of the couple’s preferred ways to characterize their home is with a Serena and Lily postcard they found years ago. It states: “We travel, we collect, we arrange, we rearrange, we mix the old with the new; the bought with the found; the passed-down with the picked-up-along-the-way. We create these beautiful little galleries throughout our homes that express our passions and curiosities to all who pass through and then, we start all over again.” Chris and Carroll have transformed a typical home into their dream home with some minor modifications and a whole lot of love for the space as well as the city for which it’s located. South Dakota is where they settled to enjoy the finer parts of life and maybe after a while “Hagar the Horrible” will turn into “Hagar the Slightly Miffed”.



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Go Out Tonight

By Jim Mathis


n late 2008, when the economy started to go south, most of the fine folks in the U.S. started to tighten their belts. We here in the greater Sioux Falls metro area didn’t see a lot of the effects of the recession. There were no foreclosures in my neighborhood (at least that I knew of ). I didn’t lose my job. And 95.2% of you didn’t lose your jobs. But we all tightened our fiscal belts. We cut back on the “luxuries”. Any of the stuff we thought we could do without, went away. Among those luxuries we trimmed were our meals at restaurants.

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Across the U.S., restaurants saw business drop more than 15 percent. It wasn’t just fine dining places either. The “special occasion” kind of places were hit hard, but the casual dining spots like Applebee’s and Chili’s saw declines as well. Many speculated that as families reined in their spending, our special occasion meals shifted from the white tablecloth restaurants to the mid-priced places. And the weekly meals at casual chains slid down to the fast food joints. The quick meal at a drive-thru became a grilled cheese sandwich at home. Every segment of the restaurant business suffered. While the “Great Recession” is hardly forgotten, we as a nation have started to loosen our belts again, and that means we’re going out more often. If you’re one of the people who still has a tight grip on the purse-strings, let me give you a few reasons to go out tonight. What would you think if I told you eating out is cheaper than eating at home? You’d think I was crazy, right? There are times when you really can save money by letting someone else do the cooking. For example, what would it cost to make four cheeseburgers? Probably $4 for the ground beef, 3 bucks


for 8 buns (half of which will go to waste) and another couple bucks for cheese. We’ll assume you’ve got pickles and ketchup already, so about ten bucks should do it. Or you could hit the Mickey D’s drive through and get four hot and juicy double cheeseburgers for under $5, tax included. How can that be? The food industry has people who track the changes in the cost of food at restaurants versus food at the grocery store and for most of the last year, the prices at the local supermarket have been going up faster than the cost of meals away from home. When the restaurant business was soft, the response was to offer great deals. Dollar menus, “two-fers” and discounts popped up just about everywhere that sells food. And the deals are still out there. So if you’re the kind of person who clips coupons for Cheerios and Miracle Whip, you can find those same kinds of deals on the menus around town. But I think there are two other reasons to go out tonight. First, you deserve it. A nice dinner out is the perfect treat, whether it is a reward for making it through the week or because it’s Tuesday. Heck, just by surviving the great recession, you’ve earned a little pampering.


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Locally Owned? With the economy in mind, you may think you want to eat somewhere that is locally owned. And that’s great, but be careful how you define “locally owned.” It’s easy to point to a place like Minerva’s as local, or the Chinese place on the corner. At our favorite Oriental spot, the owner greets you at the door — that’s locally owned. But what about the chains? Most people don’t think of Applebee’s, Carino’s or Ruby Tuesday as being “local”, but those restaurants in Sioux Falls are all owned by people who live right here—in Sioux Falls. What’s more they all hire local cooks, waiters and bartenders. The fast-feeders like McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco John’s? Local, local, and local. And they all use local banks, accountants and ad agencies. The truth is when you eat at just about any restaurant in the Sioux Empire, the biggest chunk of the money you spend stays right here at home, creating jobs for people who live right in your neighborhood. When you add up all of the bistros, bars, grills, take-out pizzerias and steakhouses, the food industry is a pretty big business made up of a whole lot of small ones. And whether you order pizza or sushi, tacos or appetizers, you’re helping those businesses to hire more people and create more jobs. Plus you get a nice relaxing meal that someone else cooked. So what do you say, should we go out tonight? Do yourself a favor, eat something good today.

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meet once a week with a group of men who are all 40 years old (I turn 40 later this year and have been inducted into this esteemed “gang” early.) We meet at Starbuck’s and talk about life, from a guy’s point of view. One of my friends asked for my opinion on box wine, and as I was starting to answer, another one of my friends responded, “My wife loves it; she drinks three boxes a week…” Now, I don’t condone 3 boxes a week, or even 1 box for that matter, but what I do condone is proper wine and food pairing. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things to do. Food and wine go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, Lucy and Ricky, or a horse and carriage. Much like a marriage, wine and food complement each other, making up flavors the other lacks, and sometimes even creating a new flavor together that doesn’t exist individually. I love experimenting with different foods and wines because I like both things, and if you’re anything like me, you learn more from the mistakes you make than the pairings you

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get right. Here are my top 5 best and worst wine pairings. Note: I picked only stellar bottles (representing a diverse range of prices) and the pairing information should hold true regardless of how much you spend on a bottle. Consult with your local wine store for pricing and other suggestions.

2. Cabernet Sauvignon

1. Champagne

Big Cabs are the giants of the wine world: Be careful, or they will stomp all over your pairing. With strong berry-filled explosions and chewy tannins, Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag’s Leap District in Napa Valley has tons of cherry flavor and a powerful thickness in texture, typical of high-end Cabs that need careful consideration at the dinner table.

Sparkling wines are perpetually food-friendly. Bubbles wake up the taste buds and Champagne, specifically, is blended from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and the lesser-known Pinot Meunier. Veuve Clicquot from Reims (the birthplace of Dom Perignon) is light on its feet, exemplifying the healthy acidity and freshness found in the best bubblies.

WORST PAIRING Pan-Seared Sole with Winter Vegetables Filet of sole, like flounder or any white flaky fish, is delicate, and will not only get lost, it will actively sour when it hits your Cabernet’s dense texture.

WORST PAIRING Chocolate Cake with Buttercream A frequent wine-pairing mistake: cake and bubbly. The Champagne is relatively tart, the cake is super-sweet… it’s chaos in your mouth.

BEST PAIRING Ribeye Steak with Red Wine Sauce It’s almost a no-brainer, but red wine and beef is a classic match. A big, bold Cabernet helps soften tannins which make the flavor of the steak that much better.

BEST PAIRING Spicy Asian Noodle and Chicken Salad Champagne, when light, dry, and acidic, elegantly cuts through the spices in Asian food; dishes with nuts bring out the nutty flavors in some Champagnes like Pommery.

3. Pinot Noir Ever since the movie Sideways, Pinot Noir has been riding a wave of popularity as the easy-drinking light red. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like a fruity, lower-tannin wine with a slight hint of earthiness, but that doesn’t mean it can go with everything. The Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir from Oregon has a


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nice floral bouquet and an appealing strawberry flavor. WORST PAIRING Chicken with Tarragon Vinegar Sauce The herb vinegar in this dish dampens the wine’s fruitiness. Dishes with acidic finishes do not pair well with Pinot Noir.

BEST PAIRING Seared Sea Bass with Fresh Herbs and Lemon This dish has the same citrus and herb profile as the wine, but complementary (the seared skin bits contrast nicely with the fruit flavors).

5. Chardonnay BEST PAIRING Chicken Breast with Squash, Yams, and Apricots Any recipe with mild, even flavors like this one with fruit and sweet veggies will bring out Pinot Noir’s essential flavors.

Burgundian-style Chardonnay — the classic white grape subtly aged in oak — has taken a public relations hit in recent years. Oak is out. But at its best, as in the Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, the wood is a fully integrated part of the taste.

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WORST PAIRING Spicy Lamb and Chorizo Chili The heaviness of meat and the spice’s heat make the wine seem unbearably oaky.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wins over fans with its tart brilliance. Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a good example of the bold, grapefruit-forward style that works with many dishes — but not all of them. It’s got a long finish, suggesting more serious winemaking than its modest price would indicate. WORST PAIRING Brussel Sprouts, Blue Cheese, and Glazed Pecan Salad Blue cheese is tough with any wine — and the slightly sweet pecans make the wine taste more tart than it really is. You can’t have two bold flavors competing.

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Stop at the StarMark Cabinetry showroom to see the latest colors of stains and paints. Shown are mocha and peppercorn. 600 E. 48th St. North. 335-8600.

Inspire a Dancer

The Dance Line now carries a large selection of dance inspired art greeting cards. Several styles to choose from. $2 - $5. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Beautiful & Functional

Choose from beautiful Juliska dining pieces, serving pieces and more. Sold exclusively in Sioux Falls at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. Freezer, dishwasher, microwave & oven safe. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Outdoor Canvas Art

Dress up your deck or patio with outdoor canvas art. Waterproof, UV protected, all weather art. Shown 24” square. $102 at Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon. (605) 582-6565.

Word Games

Enjoy these three unique word games by Bananagrams® — play anytime, anywhere. Hours of fun! $14.95 - $17.95 at 1948 Trading Co. 1324 Cedar St., Brandon. (605) 582-8644.

Everlasting Love

Show your mother how much you love her. Remember her this Mother’s Day, May 13. 30” adjustable neckpiece. $49.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

A Fun Excursion!

Visit Wilde Prairie Winery for a fun excursion and to sample their award-winning wines — in their brand new labels. 48052 259th Street, Brandon, SD 605-582-6471 or wildeprairiewinery.com

Day on the Farm

Join the Ode Family on their Brandon dairy farm for their 5th Annual Day on the Farm. Sat., June 9th tour the dairy farm and enjoy a free lunch. Kids entertainment featuring Do Re Lets Play with other activities and games planned. www.agunited.org or South Dakota Farm Families on Facebook.

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Step Into Spring Too Hot for Coffee?

Not at Kaladi’s! Try our iced coffee that will never taste watered down because even the ice cubes are made from coffee. Available at both locations. 26th & Minnesota, (605) 339-3322 or 10th & Phillips, (605) 977-0888.

Summer Fun!

ogosport will provide hours of fun all summer long. Set includes 2 hand trampolines and a ball. Play tennis, volleyball, badminton, paddleball and more! 3 sizes to choose from. From $29.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Step into spring in style - in these new kicks that have just arrived at Posh Boutique. Flats shown just $49, wedges $89 at Posh. 57th & Western. (605) 271-2164.

NEW! Magnetic Nail Polish

This polish will definitely turn a lot heads and make you feel extra special. 6 trendy magnetic shades. Available at Rainn Salon & Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Loaf Your Mother

Show mom how much you “loaf” her on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed from Breadsmith. Delicious bread, granola, jam and more. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 or 26th & Marion, 605) 275-2338.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Make your reservations to Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Wild Sage Grille on Sunday, May 13 from 10am to 2pm. Visit www.wildsagegrille.com for details. 300 N. Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667.

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Colorful & Affordable

Chunky fluorite and sterling silver necklace. Just one of many new, colorful and affordable sterling and gemstone pieces at Bechtold’s Jewelry. 325 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-7151 or www.bechtoldjewelry.com


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Rock ‘n Roll

A little bit of baby and a lot of rock ‘n roll! Adorable hats $14.99 each at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Art and Function

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Beautiful custom vase with multiple textures and colors, signed from glass artist Doug Frates. The Blessed Door Furniture Consignment. 41st St. & Holly Ave. 605-553-1010.

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Fingerprints, artwork & phrasing preciously preserved & silver Forever Fingerprint charms. Locally made with love. Bring artwork or call for Forever Fingerprint appt. Bead Co. Downtown Sioux Falls www.bead-co.com or 605-977-2146.


The once-retired and very popular Joyful silver bead has returned for a limited time. It makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift. Trollbeads, The Original Since 1976, are available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331.4700.

The Way to Her Heart The way to mom’s heart is through her sweet tooth! Treat her this Mother’s Day to treats from Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. Flavored tea cookies, chocolate mints and raspberry drops starting at $7.95. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Felted Flower Scarves

Surprise mom with a unique Mother’s Day gift. Hand-crafted felt flower scarves will make her day. $40 each at Josephine’s Floral Design. 8th & RR. 338-9290.

If momma ain’t happy... Blingy Bling!

Jimmy Crystal Swarovski crystal sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging sun rays and add a little bling to your look! Available at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Lunch in Style

Take your lunch to work in style in these adorable insulated lunch bags. New summer colors and styles to choose from. $24 - $28 at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

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Sisterhood Saturday

Receive a free bottle of nail polish in the season’s hottest colors with any purchase when you bring your “sister” to Lillian’s on Sisterhood Saturday (May 12) and check out the new fab fashion & accessories. Lillian’s. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

To the Dogs

Keep your home from going to the dogs with these beautiful and useful dog dishes. Available in several styles & sizes. $44.99 $69.99 at Young & Richard’s. 222 S. Phillips Ave. 336-2815.

Go Glam

The Brighton® Beverly Glam bracelet and necklace would surely put a smile on mom’s face this Mother’s Day. Available at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 330-4002.

Wilton Baking Supplies

Maxwell Food Equipment is proud to now carry Wilton baking & decorating supplies. Dessert stand shown $19.25. 1212 S. Cliff Ave. (605) 336-2675.

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.

Spring & Summer Color Trends

Mix warm & cool colors to add that perfect punch of color to any outfit! Stop in to see our large selection of scarves. Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

My Little Sandbox

Bring the sandbox or the beach into your home for those rainy or cold days where you can’t enjoy the real thing. Several themes to choose from. $29.99 each at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

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Kick Up Your Heels

At the Country Throwdown Tour featuring Gary Allan. Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney, Eric Paslay & Florida Georgia Line & Maggie Rose. June 22nd. W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. Tickets at pepperentertainment.com

Remember Her

Remember her special day with a unique piece of Pandora jewelry. Let your You’ve Been Framed Pandora experts guide you in creating an unforgettable moment for a story worth sharing. Your story. Your bracelet. Designed by you. You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.


Let us help with the goodies for any special occasion. Delicious made-from-scratch cakes and cookies are just a phone call away. The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

Color Me Kids Thursdays

We make it easy! Sign up your kids for our May 24 class. Begins at 11am. Fee is $20. Visit siouxfalls.colormemine.com for details and to sign up!

Springtime Floral Tablecloth

Bold blue and white spreads a cheerful springtime table. Screen printed tablecloth with its floral borders and background is perfect for the season. $54. Coordinating napkins $6 each. Ten Thousand Villages. 218 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 335-6209.

Father’s Day & Graduation

Now taking orders for Father’s Day and graduation! These rustic personalized keychains are great gifts for dads or grads! Say Anything...Jewelry by Stephanie Wilde. 524 N. Main Ave. (605) 695-3997 or www. sayanythingjewelry.com

Pink is In

And so is scheduling and screening for breast and prostate cancers. Always keep your lifesaving medical appointments. Classic Import Repair. 301 W. 43rd St. (605) 335-1905.

Innovation in a Glass

Unwind with one of our innovative cocktails at Crawford’s. Enjoy our unique décor and tempting menu in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls. Crawford’s. 214 S. Phillips Ave. 332-5333. www.crawfordssf.com

A Romantic Glow

Add candles to these elegant yet rustic lanterns and enjoy the romantic glow. Use indoor or out. 18 - 24” tall. $85 - $95 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.

Unique New Services

Unique new services now offered at Radiance Day Spa! Ayurvedic Therapy has been used for centuries to restore an inner calm by relieving mental tension and stress. Shirodhara, Marma Scalp Massage, and Dosha Balancing Massage are the most relaxing services you’ll ever have! Radiance Day Spa. 6209 S. Pinnacle Pl. (605) 275-9535.

May is Preservation Month!

Learn about historic Wallace Dow buildings at our geocaching program on May 5 or pick up the book Caring for Your Old House in the Museum Store. Old Courthouse Museum Store. 200 W. 6th St. (605) 367-4210. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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New Twist on an Old Classic!

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

Color isn’t just for your wardrobe — and this lamp proves it. Adding a pop of clementine to your room will brighten up the atmosphere, and your mood! Just $19.99 at the Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. 336-1600.

Pair of Pedis

Bring a friend in for a pair of pedi’s, featuring O.P.I. products. $70. Just five minutes south of Sioux Falls. Tea Artist Studio. 27171 469th Ave, Tea. (605) 498-0300.

Mimosa for Mom

Complimentary mimosa for mom at Carnaval’s spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch. Sunday, May 13, 10am-3pm. Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Avenue. (605) 361-6328 or www.carnavalbraziliangrill.com

Attention Superheroes!

Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man & Spiderman tennies are here! Sizes 8 1/2 - 3. Get them early for best selection. $52.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

Work of Art

Complete your home with a true custom-made work of art. Prices vary. Dakota Kitchen and Bath. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue. 334-9727. www.dakotakitchen.com Voted the Local Best Every Year!

New Designer Line

Check out our NEW designer jewelry line added this spring to The Diamond Room. Sterling silver with gorgeous cubic zirconia and enamel sure to add to your fashion wardrobe! Starting at $40 at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008.

Spread Some Sunshine

With a Rainbow Play System for the kids. Excellent financing and Mother’s Day Sale on select models. Rainbow of South Dakota. 1-800-RAINBOW. rainbowplay.org

Project Runway Finalist at IDTSD Form + Fashion Event The Institute of Design & Technology and Jay Nicolas Sario, Project Runway finalist, will be appearing at our “Form + Fashion meets Function”. The event features works of interior & fashion students collections. Old Courthouse Museum, May 4th, INFO (605) 275-9728 or www.idtsd.org

Surprise Mother’s Day Gifts

Take the guesswork out of Mother’s Day gift shopping. Give us your photos and we’ll create a gift that mom will love...from something to wear to something to display. Gifts will be wrapped and ready for pick-up on May 11th. Order online or in-store at www. haroldsphoto.com Starting at $19.99.

Everyone’s Favorite Cowgirl Eternal Rose for Mom

Riddle’s has Mother’s Day gifts that will last forever. This adorable diamond rose pendant in pink gold is from the Sirena® collection, with a curving design inspired by the beauty of the female figure. Riddle’s Jewelry, corner of 41st & Louise. (605) 361-0911.

Calamity Jane is everyone’s favorite, award-winning Concord cowgirl. Made right here in South Dakota, available at many retailers in the Sioux Falls area. Learn more at prairieberry.com or call 877-2269453, Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City.

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The Custer State Park

Buffalo Roundup title by Craig Ellerbroek | Photos by craig ellerbroek


write this to my personal shame. There was a span of about 30 years when I didn’t venture west for adventures in my own state. Oh, I ventured, I just ventured elsewhere and besides, I reasoned – I had been to the Black Hills when I was a kid. I had been there, and I had done that, and I had great memories from those trips. The Hills were for loud motorcyclists, children, hunters and skiers. While I have been some of those things, I was no longer and therefore, the left side of the state was

for others. You head west; I‘ll go east. Or south. Perhaps even north. But in May of 2008, an admission to my bride of my lack of west-river travels resulted in a refresher course, and my eyes have been opened once again to this wonderful region. We have visited this part of the state annually since then, and all have been great trips, but the trip that has brought pen to paper was in 2011, with an adventurous and wide-eyed three-year-old


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traveling partner. We had been offered press credentials to witness the Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival in Custer, South Dakota. The weather was forecasted to be ideal, and with our young man, we headed west. The trip across South Dakota from Sioux Falls to the Black Hills could be an easy one to forget unless you stop at some of the state’s finest tourist attractions. Al’s Oasis and Wall Drug.

Al’s is one-of-a-kind, and they continue their great tradition of having everything for want or need at half-time, including some of the best pie in the state. They also have a fine selection of souvenir items you don’t need, but may want, especially if you are three years old. We saw some old friends at Al’s, also headed to the Roundup, which is to be expected as life-long SoDak residents. What wasn’t expected was to see those same old friends as we

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headed into Wall Drug to see the giant jack-a-lope, and have some free ice water, and then to see them again in the press area at the Roundup. Expected, no, but pretty cool. It is fairly unlikely for that to happen in too many other states. Once in Custer, we found our cabin peaceful and ideal, with a babbling creek and a climbing hill behind us, and four or five deer waking up with us every morning. On the morning prior to the actual roundup, we were invited to take a tour of the park with several guides and rangers and other members of the press. With cameras and note pads, about 30 of us ventured into parts of the park that are usually off limits. Our crew included a group of one journalist and seven photographers from France, and husband and wife newspaper team from England, and the publisher of the Freeman, S.D. Currier. The wide range of reporters, photographers and rangers felt right, and the conversations and questions fit in very well with the changing landscape and the infinite varieties of plant and animal life. I highly doubt, yet still wonder, if the genius minds that were behind the Savannah-like Eden that is western South Dakota’s Custer State Park realized that Highway 16 and 16 A surrounding their park creation looks exactly like the continent of Africa. And why shouldn’t it? Africa, or course, is home to the greatest of migrations, the 1.5 million wildebeests who continually move

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in search of greener grasses. Our great plains were once sort of an Africa, with between 30 and 60 million bison roaming freely over them, along with all of the other wildlife that followed them, hunted them, or forged ahead of them. Those days are tragically gone forever, but a glimpse of those days can still be seen and felt every fall at Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival. The actual roundup serves a very important purpose as far as the bison are concerned. Although the park is more than 70,000 acres, it can only sustain so many animals, approximately 1,300 bison, along with the other grasseating mammals. When conditions are good, there are many more bison than can be sustained, so they must be rounded up and managed. Each fall between 2 and 500 getting sold to start a ranch, or to enhance an existing herd. All of the bison sold are completely weaned off their mothers, and none of the bulls are sold. The bulls are too big to fit in the pens, and not too thrilled with being told what to do.

Here are some tips for enjoying the Roundup: 1. Get there early. Like a day or two early. The Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, 2012. The actual roundup is Monday, September 24. It is a good idea to get there early for that as well. You want to get a good seat right up toward the fence. And, the bison tend to do as they choose, so predicting when they may herd past your perch is difficult to predict. 2. Bring supplies. Chairs, food, water, rain cover, shade, etc. You will be sitting and waiting for more than 1,000 animals to run by you, next to more than 10,000 folks who want to see the same thing you do. If you have the above items, you can do what we should have done, which is enjoy the roundup and then sit back, have a picnic lunch and wait for the traffic to slowly move out of the park before attempting to venture on our way.

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lex Espenson’s best friend noticed it first. The nine-year-old Windom, Minn. boy was sitting in class when his buddy leaned over and pointed to his neck. Up until that point it had been just an ordinary day in school. Sometime during his teacher’s lessons that early

December afternoon, a vein on the side of Alex’s neck suddenly popped out. “It was weird,” says the quiet third-grade student who doesn’t talk much, but loves to play sports, especially hockey. “I didn’t know what to think.” Alex’s parents took him to Sanford pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Dr. Patrick Munson, who diagnosed the condition as a lymphatic vascular anomaly. An area in Alex’s throat containing his lymph nodes had not formed properly before his birth. The malformation didn’t show up until an underlying infection caused it to suddenly bulge out, says Dr. Munson.

A Common Problem While Alex’s specific type of vascular anomaly is unusual, vascular birthmarks and anomalies are very common. One in every 10 children in the United States is born with a vascular birthmark. Blood vessels that form abnormally can cause a variety

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Today, Alex shows no signs of the large bulge in his throat. Looking at “before” pictures in Dr. Munson’s office, it’s hard to believe that the images depict the same child, says Alex’s mother, Cindy Espenson. And his family knows that the changes of the problem reoccurring are slim. “It’s nice to know that we don’t have to worry about it coming back,” says Cindy, putting her hand on his shoulder. Her son says the worst part of the whole experience was having to miss hockey practice for a few weeks while his neck healed. He watches the doctor trace the spot on the photographs marking the bulging mass, displaying a shy smile. “I’m glad it’s gone,” he says, simply. “I can play again.” Screening. Knowledge. Scheduling.

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parenting & pregnancy 74 Allergies May Be a Mild Nuisance, or a LifeThreatening Condition

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pring came so suddenly this year, and we are finding ourselves surrounded by colors, scents, and sounds that bring us joy and happiness, along with sweet memories of springs of the past. What better time to create new memories and get creative with some spring crafts with your kids?

What you need: Brown marker, various colors of tissue paper, light blue paper, and glue. Directions: Using the blue paper as your canvas, draw some tree branches with a brown marker. Show your child how to scrunch the tissue paper up into small balls, forming colorful “flowers” for the tree branch. Dip the tissue flowers into some glue, and stick them onto the paper near and on the tree branch to create a blossoming tree branch!

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What you need: Glass goldfish globe, soil, aquarium gravel, decoration such as a small plastic toy, and your choice of succulents.

What you need: 1/2 gallon plastic jug with a handle and a lid, hammer, a small finishing screw or nail, and decorations such as stickers, paint, or permanent markers.

Directions: Fill your glass globe, which will be your terrarium, with a couple of inches of aquarium gravel. Next, take your plant and carefully remove it from its container, gently breaking up the root ball. Help your child set the plant in the center of your terrarium and fill the surrounding area with soil. This may be a messy job, so if possible, do this outdoors. Have your child choose their favorite plastic toys and place them into the terrarium. Items such as small plastic sea creatures, people, animals, or plants work perfectly in the terrarium environment. Make sure to water the plant as needed, and teach your child how to care for the plant. They will feel responsible and happy to have a creation of their own to look after.

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Directions: After carefully washing out the plastic jug, poke some holes in the lid of the jug with the tip of a finishing nail or screw and a hammer. Have your child decorate the jug with their choice of stickers, paint, or markers. Keep in mind the longevity of the decoration choice. Fill the jug with water and put the lid back on. Hold the jug by the handle and show your child how to tip it so that the water will sprinkle onto the flowers.

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Potato-Stamp Shirt What you need: A light-colored shirt made of washable cotton, a large russet potato, a cookie cutter, paper towels, a craft stick, fabric paint, a paper plate, and a piece of cardboard. Directions: Slice a potato in half the long way, and place your choice of cookie cutter on the white side of one of the halves. Push the cutter through the potato, then break away the excess. Remove the potato from the cutter and blot away any moisture using a paper towel. Spread a thin layer of fabric paint on a paper plate with a craft stick. Dip the potato shape into the paint, moving it around for an even coating. If any paint gets on the sides of the potato, wipe it off with a paper towel. Take a piece of cardboard and place it inside a washable cotton shirt. Stamp the potato shape onto the shirt and press firmly for at least five seconds. Make sure to let the paint dry before adding any other stamps to the design.

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What you need: Paper plate, fabric or felt, glue, sky blue paint, scissors, material for a nest such as feathers, hay, and wool. Directions: Cut a piece of fabric or felt into the shape of a bird. Paint the top half of a paper plate to look like the sky. Glue the bird onto the middle of the plate. Spread glue onto the bottom half of the paper plate, adding feathers, hay, wool, and any other materials that resemble a bird nest. Cut out some egg shapes from felt or fabric and glue them into the nest material on the bottom half. Take this craft to the next level and draw clouds, branches, and sunshine in the background for added decoration.

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into a home in which they would raise their family. “It turned out to be a happy coincidence,” says Kendra. “After we moved all of our furniture in here, and got settled, we really fell in love with this house.” When it came time to decorate their 8 month-old daughter’s nursery, Kendra didn’t clip pictures out of magazines nor did she scour the internet for countless hours looking for cute ways to decorate it. In fact, she was undecided on most everything pertaining to the room, including an overall theme. She was, however, very adamant about one thing: the color. For years, she had dreamt that one day her child’s room would be a vibrant shade of aqua blue. Her mentality was that once the walls were painted that particular color, everything else would follow suit. “The wall color was the only thing that I knew I wanted when I started the process of decorating the room,” says Kendra. “It’s my favorite color. I didn’t want an overly girly room; I just wanted something fun and colorful. I also knew that I would be spending a lot of time in there, especially late at night, so I wanted to make sure that it was something that I enjoyed as well.”

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A few months prior to her daughter Allison’s arrival, Kendra purchased the Oeuf crib and dresser, Stokke changing table, and the Posh Tots rocking chair. However, when it came to filling the room with art and other décor items, she was unsure of exactly which direction to go. Fortunately for her, she was able to rely heavily upon her sister Hilary for help. Hilary went to school for design in Oklahoma and has worked in the field for several years. In May 2011, Hilary came to Sioux Falls for a week to help her sister decorate the nursery. “If I had tried to do the entire room myself, I know I would have ended up with all one color and picked out only a few things for the walls,” says Kendra. “I did manage to pick out the furniture and the wall

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color by myself, but my sister did everything else. She made the mobile, the paintings on the wall, and chose a majority of the décor items. I’d have to say that she was extremely instrumental in how this room turned out.” Neither Kendra nor Hilary wanted a generic looking nursery, so they opted to try to make the space as eccentric, funky and fun as possible. Upon walking through the door of Allison’s room and seeing all of the various details, you can see they were successful in their feat. The pink elephant and blue circle fabric on the windows, which was purchased in bulk at a fabric store and sewn into curtains, provides a perfect complement to the brightly colored walls. The yellow lamp that sits on top of the dresser adds a sunny disposition to the space. It also looks perfectly synchronized with the color of the walls. “I went down to Tulsa to visit my sister when I was six months pregnant,” says Kendra. “We were in a vintage furniture store, kind of looking around for things to go in the nursery. My sister spotted that lamp and fell in love with it. She knew that I wanted to have bright blue walls and just thought it would be perfect in the space.” Kendra’s mother bestowed a large Raggedy Ann doll that sits near the crib. It once belonged to Kendra and her sisters when they were growing up; however, shortly after Kendra found out she was pregnant, her mother insisted that she have it for the nursery. “My mother gave me this doll shortly after I found out I was having a girl,” says Kendra. “It’s kind of neat that my daughter will be able to play with something that I had as a child.” Kendra, Hilary and Michael cleverly added a picture rail around the entire length of the room. The picture rail is a fun way to display art and photos. “We painted one rail white and stained the other one to match the wood in the room,” says Kendra. “Hilary and my husband used a nail gun and put them up. It’s one of my favorite things about the room now.” Hilary and Kendra’s collaborative effort resulted in a nursery that has its own distinct charm and personality. They wove unique details into the design of the room by mixing handmade items and vintage pieces together. However, most of the roomdefining elements are the sisters’ own subtle but beautifully executed details and designs. It’s clear that the nursery is far If you have a kid’s room from ordinary, or nursery you would like and will house to share with our readers, all the love that they have for please email a photo to design as well as etc.mag@sio.midco.net — for one another.


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Schimelpfenig said. “Food allergies usually involve a protein in food that the body is sensitive to, for example, in milk and peanuts,” he said. A severe allergic reaction to allergens such as bee stings or peanuts is called “anaphylaxis,” and these reactions must be treated with epinephrine, which can be life saving when given right away. When a severe allergy is discovered, the person must carry an EpiPen which injects this medicine. Life-threatening reactions most often involve the swelling of the airways, limiting or blocking breathing. It may take one bad reaction to know your child has a severe allergy, Dr. Schimelpfenig said. Or, those with a family history of allergies might want to have their children tested before they are ever exposed. Because of the severity of peanut allergies, doctors recommend that peanut butter not be given to any child under the age of 1. Asthma is not an allergic reaction, but allergies can trigger an asthma attack. What’s more, some people have a “trio” of asthma, eczema and allergies. “One does not cause the other, but if you have one, you’re more likely to have the others,” Dr. Schimelpfenig said.


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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.

What Will I Be? by Nicola Davies A small papery bundle hangs under a leaf by a silken thread. Can you guess what it will be one day? Butterflies, polar bears, turtles, frogs, birds - they all have a fascinating life journey to follow. Peek under each large flap and look at colorful spreads to find out how each animal develops. A final spread invites readers to match each fullgrown creature with its beginning stage. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press Utterly Lovely One by Mary Murphy Oh, my Yummy One, my Utterly Lovely One! Look at you, so gorgeous! So opens a glorious praise song from a parent crane to her little cranelet - drawing many other species into the circle of love as she sings. Warm, funny, and full of energy and affection, this is another gem from Mary Murphy, whose springlike palette is well suited to the story’s celebratory air. Tender, playful, and full of joy, this ode from mother to child makes an utterly lovely baby gift and will resonate with readers big and small. Ages 2 yrs and up

Outside Your Window A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies The buzz of bees in summertime. The tracks of a bird in the winter snow. This beautiful book captures all the sights and sounds of a child’s interactions with nature, from planting acorns or biting into crisp apples to studying tide pools or lying back and watching the birds overhead. No matter what’s outside their windows - city streets or country meadows - kids will be inspired to explore the world around them. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm by Jamie Harper It’s a spring morning, and Miss Mingo and her class are ready to hike up High Hill to visit the weather station. Groundhog, the new student, predicts that the weather will be perfect. But as the animals climb, the temperature does too, and Panda seeks a shady spot while Hippo starts sweating red (it’s normal, not blood!). And that’s just the beginning! From hail and swirling winds to pouring rain and a sudden chill, everyone from Ant to Alligator is learning about some crazy atmospheric changes. Sprinkled with fascinating facts about weather and animal habits, this charming, one-of-a-kind class trip is sure to bring sunny smiles. Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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Arthur’s Dream Boat by Polly Dunbar One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a pink and green boat with a striped mast and a beautiful figurehead. He can’t wait to tell his family about it! But when he tries, no one (not even the dog) is interested in listening. In fact, they don’t even notice when the very same boat gradually appears on his head, growing larger and larger by the minute! Soon Arthur is bouncing over the waves in his very own dream boat. Maybe now his family will listen to him! Ages 2 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefer Monkey and Elephant are very good friends. The live in the jungle, which is sometimes very hot! So the two friends set out to find a shady spot. On the way, Monkey complains that Elephant is walking too bumpity, too ziggy and zaggy. And Elephant complains that Monkey is being too bossy and too sassy. Will these very good friends find shade before they become very bad friends? Lush with funny adjectives and action words, this fresh take on the tale of unlikely pals, brightened with playful, graphic illustrations, is pitch-perfect for newly independent readers. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater Nick and Maxine live in a tall building with one apartment on top of another. So when they look out their window and see a little house they never knew was there, of course they must visit (especially when their parents tell them not to!). Going through the boiler room, they’re amazed to find to a secret backyard with a garden, a porch, and a statue of a cat. And they’re even more amazed when that cat starts to talk. . . . Welcome to the world of Mrs. Noodlekugel, where felines converse and serve cookies and tea, vision-impaired mice join the party (but may put crumbs up their noses), and children in search of funny adventures are drawn by the warm smell of gingerbread and the promise of magical surprises. Ages 5 yrs - 10 yrs Candlewick Press

Let’s Have a Tree Party! by David Martin What could be better than friends together at a party in a tree? All of the forest critters will be there: the squirrel, raccoons, possums, frogs, birds, mice, and more. Even the slimy slugs are sure to slither in for the food, games, music, and dancing. And don’t forget Baby Bear - that little clown will be there for sure! John Manders revs up the action with bold illustrations, while David Martin sneaks in some counting and movement prompts in a rollicking, boisterous tale that will have children eager to jump up and join the party. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Who Has What? All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’ Bodies by Robie H. Harris Young children are curious about almost everything. Asking questions is one of many ways they learn about themselves and the world around them. Now, this unique series for our youngest children provides easy-to-understand facts and answers to their delightful, thoughtful, and often nonstop questions. Launching the series is WHO HAS WHAT?, a simple story following Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and a clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl’s body or a boy’s, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful. Ages 2 yrs 6 mos - 6 yrs

Bugs Galore by Peter Stein Bugs, bugs, BUGS galore creep, slither, stink, and squirm; scurry, fly - ewww, a worm! Dig in as a flurry of bugs of every shape, size, and color crawl across the page in a veritable infestation of whimsy and humor. Cars Galore creators Peter Stein and Bob Staake return to thrill (and gross out) bug enthusiasts of all ages, offering an inthe-dirt, high-in-the-sky critter tale sure to leave readers wiggling and stampeding for more. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

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ith apologies to the Peace Corps, the slogan “the toughest job you’ll ever love,” really best applies to motherhood. After all, in the Peace Corps there are no 3 AM feedings in year one or midnight worrying in year 18. But with all its trials, tribulations and stresses, there is no better reward than raising healthy, happy, welladjusted people who love you unconditionally - even when you occasionally wear “mom-pants”. To honor Mother’s Day and moms everywhere, we sat down this month with Betty Barto-Smith. Betty is a Certified Family Life Educator with Avera Children’s Hospital. Along with her formal training and 20 years in parenting education, Betty also has extensive on-the-job experience raising three grown sons. We discussed the challenges of motherhood, its infinite rewards, and why the little voice in my head is so reassuring.

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From the outside looking in, the job of mom seems to be one tough, demanding gig. Long hours, limited sleep, lots of stress. Why would anyone sign up for it? (laughs) Well, sometimes it’s not a conscious decision. Motherhood is a wonderful gift but it can be one that comes unexpectedly. But to answer your question, it can be hard, and it will challenge you every day, but because it is hard, it is also extraordinarily rewarding. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it.

How has being a new mom changed over the years? In the past 30 years there has really been a revolution in the role. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, women felt empowered to get out in the work force and develop themselves professionally. With that came the explosion of day care and more and more moms had to deal with the work/life challenges that come with it. Now, economically having mom work isn’t so much a choice as it is a necessity, so that can create further complications.

When new moms go back to work, taking their baby to day care can be such a difficult thing. What advice do you have for moms going through that? It is stressful and there’s no way to completely eliminate that.

But using the time during pregnancy and maternity leave to research potential day care providers and become comfortable with your choice helps a great deal. Take the time to interview providers, check credentials, references, and licensing. Build that relationship ahead of time, so when the day comes it won’t be quite so difficult.

There is a quote out there that says, the best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Agree? Absolutely. Having that support and love is a wonderful thing. Today it seems like the role of dad gets discounted sometimes, but being a good dad makes being a good mom that much easier. With the modern family where both parents work, the old traditional roles get blurred quite a bit. Dads do the laundry and moms mow the lawn because that’s how it gets done - and that’s great.

With job, kids, home, and family to take care of, it’s easy for moms to spend all their energy on others and neglect themselves. What are some ways moms can carve out some healthy “me” time? I wish I had a magic answer for that. If we could invent a daystretcher to give us a couple more hours every day that would

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be wonderful, but that’s not going to happen. Moms put out a lot of energy and the last person on their priority lists is usually themselves, but it is important to carve out a little sanity time. This is where the support system and good planning come in. Maybe dad does bath time while mom relaxes, or maybe it’s a trip to the gym while the kids are at school. Anything really that allows you to clear your mind, even if it’s only 30 minutes.

My wife escapes to the bathtub with a book.

What’s the best advice or trait you received from your mom? My mother died when I was young so my grandmother raised me. I guess the biggest thing I learned from her was the importance of earning things. We all want to give our kids everything within our means - that’s natural - but it’s so important to teach them that if they want something, they have to earn it. When you are given everything, nothing has value. That lesson has served me well and I hope I’ve passed that on to my sons.

(smiles) Yes, that’s a great way to unwind.

In the next few weeks a lot of moms are getting ready to watch their kids graduate from high school or college. What advice do you have for mothers who are looking at an empty or emptier nest? After we dropped my oldest son off at college, I cried for days. It’s tough but it’s all part of the process. It dawned on me that I would always be his mom, but never be his mother again. He’ll always look to me for love and support, but I won’t ever be that central figure in his life again. They are beginning their own life journey and that’s hard for mom because you’ve put a lot into getting them there. The tears are going to come, but the important thing is to look at the grown person you’ve helped to create and take comfort in the fact that you’ve prepared them well.

Last thing. I’m hoping you can explain something for me. How come the little voice I hear in my head when I’m making a life decision sounds an awful lot like my mom? (laughs) Because you are a lucky guy! It proves what I said earlier, that she’ll always be your mom and no matter how old you are, that voice will speak to you and provide comfort and guidance. You know your mom has no agenda other than your best interest and that voice you hear is her forever gift to you. This article is dedicated to Marilyn Nichols. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Don’t worry. I’m still listening. Love, John. For more information on parenting services available through Avera go to: www.averachildrens.org

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by Dick Rogen, DVM Horizon Pet Care, 1100 E. Holly Blvd., Brandon, SD (605) 582-8445


pring came early this year! The ticks and fleas that bother our pets have also arrived early. We are already seeing larger numbers of these pests, than we have in entire summers in the past. I have to say, ticks are not my favorite thing. They rate down at the bottom of my list, right next to skunks. I am amazed at how they can get onto your body, walk around and not even get noticed. I know for a fact I did not rub my head on anything, but you can find a tick there looking for a free lunch. Then there are the poor pets that become their victims. My dogs cannot help themselves. Dogs are wired to put their noses where they don’t belong. This curiosity puts them in tall grass and bushes where the ticks lay in waiting. They want a juicy meal and that is our pets. Dogs and cats are at a disadvantage, because they do not have thumbs. (If dogs or cats had thumbs, the world would be a different place.) They have no way of grabbing the tick to remove it. That is where we come in. If there is a tick attached to your best friend, you need to get it out. There are many home remedies, and most of them are dangerous to you or your pet. It is best to firmly grab them as near to the skin as possible, slowly and firmly pull away and most ticks will release. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands after removing it. Safely dispose of it in a sealed jar, baggy or garbage sack. They will crawl away if there is no lid or seal. Watch the area of the tick bite for signs of infection. We always worry about a rash or paint brush hemorrhage in the area. You may also see a discharge, fever or pain after a tick has attached to you or your pet. We have a great concern about Lyme disease, but ticks can also carry a wide variety of bacteria or viruses. As always, prevention is always better than treatment. There are a wide variety of products on the market to keep our pets safe. Some are better than others. The old standby flea and tick collars are the weakest protection. I prefer using the newer products that are much stronger, water resistant and most importantly safer for your pets. Novartis has introduced a new topical called Parastar, and it has the popular medication fipronil of Frontline and added Permethrins to repel ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. It is priced very competitively and is very effective. I always recommend asking your Veterinarian. If you travel to lake country, hunt or exercise where there is wildlife, I strongly recommend vaccinating for Lyme disease. The lake regions of Minnesota and Wisconsin have an extremely high incidence of Lymes. If you are not vaccinated, you are probably going to get it from the ticks. Enjoy the great outdoors this spring, but keep your friends protected from ticks and fleas.

Babe, best friend of Aldijana Mustic

Cleo, best friend of Nora Herbert & Shane Matthys

Bindi, best friend of Aldijana Mustic

Jack, best friend of Allice

Buddy, best friend of Jim

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Cheech, best friend of Bill and Elaine

Madelyn and best friend Harley

Junebug, best friend of Nora Herbert & Shane Matthys

Katie & Alley, best friends of Michelle Haugen

Ozzy, best friend of Mariane and Jerry Wiles

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Odie & Sassy, best friends of Jason & Tricia

Rocky, best friend of Aldijana Mustic

Thor, Zeus, & Odin, best friends of the Perrizo family

Paris & Khloe, best friends of Alex & Kim Palmer

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Spinks, best friend of Lori Wiles

Professor, best friend of Aldijana Mustic

Palmer, best friend of Cris and Todd Fanning

Tia, Willie, and Pooka, best friends of Amy, Shay & Peyton

Cooper, best friend of Glenn & Sue Hooyer

Each month we will choose and feature cute pets. Your pet could be next, so send in a picture today. Email your photo – just one per pet – to etc.mag@sio.midco.net. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Include in email: pet’s name and owner’s name. Pet owners must own the rights to all submitted photos.

Sherlock, best friend of Aldijana Mustic

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etween 300 to 1000 A.D., stone-age people of the Late Woodland culture lived nearby. They were among the first permanent residents of Sioux Falls. Proof of their existence is provided by the line of five burial mounds that they built here. T. H. Lewis sketched these mounds in his 1884 survey map. The Eminija Mounds near Brandon, these Sherman Park mounds, and several other scattered mounds are the earliest evidence of past occupation by humans in Minnehaha County. Very few of these mounds were excavated by archeologists. Some were constructed to be the final resting place for only one person, presumed to be someone of high rank. Others contained the remains of several humans, perhaps village elders or persons of stature. In the 1940s amateurs excavated and destroyed the fifth mound. After removing burial goods and some skeletal remains, smaller bones were reburied, and a quartzite slab was left to mark the mound’s former site. In 2001 as a gesture of reconciliation and goodwill to area Native Americans, the fifth mound was rebuilt under the direction of the Minnehaha County Historical Society.

Sioux Falls, Upper Sherman Park


Rebuilding the Fifth Mound, 2001 Led by Eagle Scout candidate Jacob Mentele, in 2001 the boys and parents of Sioux Falls Boy Scout Troop 152 rebuilt the fifth mound. Dr. L. Adrien Hannus of the Augustana College Archeology Lab supervised the Minnehaha County Historical Society project. At the request of the MCHS, the Park Department decreased the width of the macadam park road that divided the fifth mound and its adjoining mound. Human bones were uncovered when the blacktop was removed, and these remains were then respectfully reburied in the fifth mound.

Building the Fifth Mound, 300 A.D. Building a mound five feet in height entailed considerable effort. Without metal tools, the ancients used sharpened bones, antlers, and tree limbs to dig with and woven baskets to carry dirt to build the fifth mound. Drawing by Carl Grupp.

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