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September 2012 Volume 11 • Issue 10

Building into Reality Master artist Pablo Picasso believed that “everything you can imagine is real.” At Ronning Homes, we agree. Having mastered the art of constructing custom homes with the highest level of craftsmanship, we also pay relentless attention and offer expert guidance to choosing your finishing details by supplying everything you can imagine from our Selections Gallery. Let Ronning Custom Homes & Neighborhoods build your dream living space into a reality at Summer Hill South. 8 Model Homes. More than 50 lots from which to choose. Exclusively offered by Ronning Homes. Starting at $200,000

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health & well-being

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There’s More to See at You’ve Been Framed 8

calendar September 2012 14

The Country Apple Orchard — A Family Affair 22

Genetic Counseling: Assessing Your Breast Cancer Risk 60

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer Special thanks to friend and guest cover artist, Chris Browne.

friends & family

For Kids Fall Tree Art 66 Tot Spots Gavin Meyer’s Room 70

Parenting & Pregnancy Exercise During Pregnancy 74

at home The Gary Gaede Home 26 recipes September Recipes 34

Man in the Kitchen Le Grand Aioli 36

Men Are Like Fine Wine 40


Children’s Books Best Books 78 Cute Kids Submit Your Child’s Photo 80

neighbor Monica Pluim— Putting the Fun in Fundraising 84

Pets The Ears Have It 88 best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 90

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Account Manager Cover Artist, Graphic Designer



Angela Efting Ellerbroek Toby Kane


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the a list 46

Travel Visit Ponca, Nebraska 55

historical marker Massacre Site 94

etc. for her. 605.334.2479 email: etc.mag@sio.midco.net www.etcsiouxfalls.com 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, 24, 34, 40, 54, 60, 64, 74, 88

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There’s More to See at

by MAry Michaels Photos by Chang Photography

You’ve Been Framed O

ver the past several years, You’ve Been Framed has made a name for itself with custom framing, design and decorating expertise. Now, with an expanded location at The Bridges at 57th, there’s even more to see at You’ve Been Framed. You can still find a wide array of custom framing options, with an entire wall filled with sample frame choices perfect for your special photos, sports memorabilia, family heirlooms and other memories you want to preserve in a unique way. Now, though, according to owner Tamara Dettler, there is more room to showcase all of their favorite products and bring in some new ones that are sure to become favorites. The company’s website says, “Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them.” The You’ve Been Framed team certainly takes that to heart as they search for the just-right items for their store.

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“We really look for those one-of-a-kind pieces, both classic and contemporary, that help people preserve memories or create new ones,” says Dettler. Certainly, their framing expertise helps preserve memories, but the store also offers many styles of ready-to-go frames and other unique ways to display photos like the magnetic photo cord by Herculittles. Perfect for pictures, cards, artwork or special notes, the cord can be hung by a loop at the top with a small nail or thumbtack. A stylish weight at the bottom holds the cord straight. Then, simply use the Herculittles tiny round magnets – or pick one of the many magnet colors or shapes – that stick directly to the cord to hold your special keepsakes. While going through an expansion of their location had its challenges, Dettler says it was worth it to be able to bring more great products to customers. “We are so grateful for our customers’ patience and support

during our construction,” she says. “This project has been a vision – part of the plan since we opened in 2004, and now it’s become a reality.” The new space houses their entire Pandora collection, with bright white cases filled with colorful beads and beautiful pieces of jewelry, as well as clothing and other accessories. While the store has dabbled in clothing since relocating to The Bridges, Dettler says, they are now truly a boutique setting that offers unique and limited pieces. This represents the “fab’rik” in their company tag line, “Frames, Frills and Fab’rik.” One of the other features in the new space is the Angelrox clothing line. Angelrox brand is great for work, travel, evening and even bridal looks. The knit wrap creates amazing layered style as a dress, skirt, top, tunic, shrug or whatever you can imagine. As the brand says, “experiment and play, there is no wrong way” to wear Angelrox, which emphasizes practices of reuse, recycle and sustainability in their business. Ensuring that you’re in fashion from head to toe, the store has

fashionable scarves, fabric headbands, Tokyo Bay watches and Sseko (say-ko) sandals. This unique piece of footwear gives you the opportunity to be your own fashion designer, with a leather sandal for which you can buy interchangeable fabric straps. The Sseko company is based in Uganda and provides opportunities for women to further their education and for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society. You’ve Been Framed also added a diverse collection of Hobo bags with the expansion. Not your ordinary handbag, the Hobo bags are known for their creativity, details and design. Be prepared to spend a little time here, as there is so much to see, whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift. Peruse the books, like cute notebooks and journals that are blank or that contain inspirational messages. Or perhaps you’d like to check out the books on entertaining, cooking and grilling. If entertaining is your thing, you can find something for every occasion. In addition to beautiful touches for your home, like

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framed art for the walls or candles and silk botanicals, there are products to help you get the party started. Begin your next gathering with one of the delicious cheeseball mixes, such as Key Lime Pie, Jalapeño Jack or Dulce deLeche. Dress up your chips with mixes for dips in flavors like barbeque or “ArteyChokey” and “Home on the Veggie Ranch.” For cool Fall days ahead, feature soup on your menu. Pick

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a mix like tortilla or cheddar broccoli to warm up your meal. Gourmet pastas, pasta salad or pasta sauce spices will bring out your inner gourmet. And, no meal is complete without dessert, and You’ve Been Framed offers easy-to-make mixes like Apple Crisp – another Fall favorite. Don’t miss the extensive jewelry collection, with vintage-looking pieces from “My Mother’s Buttons” that offer one of a kind items

5015 S. Western Avenue The Bridges at 57th & Western (605) 361-9229 www.youve-beenframed.com Online store: www.youve-beenframedstore.com Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 10am-6pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm

like necklaces or rings made from authentic antique buttons. The store also carries Lenny & Eva brand cuff bracelets and braided wrap bracelets. Customize your leather cuff with a metal plate inscribed with inspirational words or quotes from classic authors. Get a chance to pay it forward with the Giving Keys, a company that employs the homeless, to get them off the streets and give them a chance at a better life. So, when you purchase or are

given a Giving Keys necklace, you are to someday give it away to a person you feel needs the message that is on your key. That message might be faith, strength, love, grace or another word that is just what they need to hear. Whether you are looking for frames, fashion or other “frills,” come see what’s new at You’ve Been Framed...where things are never ordinary.

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Friday, October 19th 2pm–9pm Saturday, October 20th 9am–5pm Sioux Falls Convention Center

Grab your purse, The seventh annual expo for her is two days of shopping, entertainment, pampering and fun — designed especially for women. Sample foods & drinks, participate in FREE fabulous seminars, and SHOP! Treat yourself or start your holiday shopping — or both.

JOIN THE FUN! $5 admission

RECEIVE $1 OFF with your donation of a canned good. Let’s fill the Sioux Falls Food Pantry for the winter!

Attend Fabulous Seminars!

See Cooking Demonstration s from Local Chefs

it’s time to shop! Register for

FABULOUS PRIZES to be given away at 5pm on Saturday


Over 240 First 200 adult booths featuring: attendees Jewelry Purses Home Décor Furniture Original Art Make-up Pampering Products Skincare Wine Food Cookware Candles Florals Recreation Educational Tools Informational Tools Travel Photography Gifts Galore… and so much more!

each day will receive a gift bag full of free items!

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On-Going Events


Moms and Tots Tuesday Tuesdays • 10am Legacy Park • West 12th Street/east of Sertoma Avenue Come walk and talk with this new playgroup for moms and their tots. Bring your strollers or wagons to Legacy Park, and don’t forget your tots too. $5. INFO (605) 978-6928.

Falls Park Sound and Light Show Saturday, September 1 • 9:30pm One of the region’s most popular attractions, seen by over 60,000 people each summer! Come see the history of the city that grew up around the falls of the Big Sioux River as it is dramatized in a digital sound and laser light show. INFO 3361620.

Jazz Night at Icon Lounge Icon Lounge presents Jazz Icons featuring different Jazz artists every week. 6-10pm. $5 signature drinks and $10 menu sampler platters. 402 North Main Avenue. INFO (605) 444-4266. Co-op Cooking Class Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month • 6pm $15 charge. Call the Co-op Natural Foods for more information. (605) 339-9506.

Ladies DIY Craft Night Wednesday, September 5 • 5:30pm Museum of Visual Materials • 500 N. Main St. Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-craft! Every month, a new trend, material, and tutorial. Join us for this fun, relaxed, crafter’s night out! $5 fee. Call Jessica to pre-register: (605) 271-9500. First Friday Friday, September 7 • 10am Various downtown businesses

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ptem A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! September theme: Chalk the Walk. INFO (605) 338-4009.

This annual event draws and estimated 15,000 people every year. Join the fun! INFO email@sfsistercities.com

Carnaval Brazilian Grill 7 Year Anniversary Celebration September 7 and 8 2401 South Carolyn Avenue Two evenings of music, food and drink specials. Make your reservations now by calling (605) 361-6328.

Oglala Pet Project Sit..Stay..Sip Saturday, September 8 • 6pm Strawbale Winery • 47215 257th Street, Renner, SD Wine tasting and silent auction. OPP is a community based nonprofit organization at Pine Ridge Reservation. Volunteers work to enhance the quality of life for pets on the reservation through education, pet wellness, spay/neuter assistance and rehoming unwanted pets. $40/couple or $25/person and include a wine glass, wine charm, wine tasting, and light appetizers and desserts. INFO (605) 553-0976.

German Festival September 8 Falls Park - WEST Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the annual Germanfest!

Sidewalk Arts Festival Saturday, September 8 • 9am Washington Pavilion This free event is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion, and it features over 225 vendors from 10 states. INFO (605) 367-7397.

FREE Day of Play for Kidoodle’s Birthday Sunday, Sept 9 •12pm - 5pm The Children’s Museum of SD • Brookings The Children’s Museum of South Dakota will celebrate Kidoodle’s 2nd birthday with a bubble birthday bash including free admission and activities. Come join the FUN! www. prairieplay.org

Open Aug 25 through Oct 31 Apple Festival

Sept 15 & 16 Two Performances by Phil Baker each day

Harvest Festival Oct 6 & 7 Giant Pumpkin Weigh off on Sat.

Pumpkin Festival Oct 13 & 14 Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5

BUSHELS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE! 80 Acres, 13 Varieties and Bushels of Fun Activities for Your Entire Family! It All Adds Up to a Family Friendly Experience Every Weekend Enjoy

New this Year:

Don’t forget the apples!

Apple pie, apple turnovers, caramel apples, apple cider and apple salsa. And we will have pumpkins later in the season as well.

Children’s Petting Barn • Wagon Rides Picture Area to Capture Your Memories Pony Rides • Train Rides • Straw Play Area Refreshments and more!

Pick ’em yourself or buy them already bagged!

BIG O’s Pork Loin sandwiches and our famous Apple Brats every weekend at our new Food Shack.

Located 4.5 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue

Call (605) 743-2424 to schedule family events and field trips www.countryappleorchard.com

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Celebrate labor day by treating yourself to a piece of handcrafted Stickley furniture—furniture that works as hard as you do. On September 1, 2, and 3rd you can save 45% off one item.

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Sioux Falls Marathon and Half Marathon Sunday, September 9 • 6:30am Howard Wood Field • 2000 Russell St. Marathon 6:45 AM @ Howard Wood Field Half Marathon 7:30 AM @ Howard Wood Field Miracle 5K Run/Walk 8:30 AM @ Sertoma Park Please visit website for detailed information or call (605) 373-2033. Homesteader Day Harvest Festival Sunday, September 9 • 1pm - 4pm Beaver Creek Nature Area Head to Beaver Creek Nature Area east of Sioux Falls for the 34th Annual Homesteader Day Harvest Festival. This free event features Pioneer Farming demonstrations, music, food and refreshments, and more! www. siouxlandmuseums.com

South Dakota International Pageants Sunday, September 9 • 7pm Orpheum Theatre Contestant divisions: Little Miss ages 5-6, Young Miss ages 7-9, Junior Miss ages 10-12, Miss Teen ages 13-18, Miss ages 19-29, Mrs. ages 21-56. Please contact State Director Jessie Brower at mrssouthdakota@gmail.com or 605-3601117 for information and details.

Warm Up Sioux Falls Sunday, September 9 • 1pm Warm Up Sioux Falls is a part of a national effort to create warm afghans for families in need. Volunteers use leftover yarn to make 7” by 9” sections that are joined together into afghans to donate to Sioux Falls organizations that help families. INFO (605) 271-0741.

Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thursday, September 13 • 6:45pm Southern Hills Methodist Church 3400 E. 49th Street The Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each month includes a program and show and tell. The purpose of our guild is to encourage a wider appreciation of quilting; to raise and maintain standards of design, individual ideas and expression; and to keep interest alive by promoting local quilt projects and programs and doing charitable works. INFO (605) 371-1714. The Ballroom Dance Club Friday, September 14 • 8pm-11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Ballroom Dancing to the music of the Doming Gomez Swing Band. Guests welcome with tickets $10 each at the door or $75 annual membership. Dressy/business causal attire requested. (605) 528-5653. Evening in the Vineyard Friday, September 14 • 6pm - 9pm Wilde Prairie Winery 48052 259th St., Brandon, SD.

mbe Enjoy an “Evening in the Vineyard” and winery, relax and listen to live music. Purchase a gourmet pizza by Stepping Stone Pizza, bring a lounge chair or blanket and please No pets and no outside alcohol please. INFO (605) 582-6471. The Apostles September 14 Carnaval Brazilian Grill Live music by the Apostles from 6:30-9:30pm. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-6328.

14th Annual Apple Fest Saturday, Sept. 15 •10am - 5pm Sunday, Sept. 16 • noon - 5pm Country Apple Orchard 3 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue Apple Fest activities include horse-drawn hayrides and tractor wagon rides for people to pick their own apples, ponyrides, kiddie train rides, Bounce Around Inflatable Playground, children’s barn, face painting, home made apple pies, caramel apples, Kettle Korn, BBQ, and much more. Phil Baker will perform. INFO www.countryappleorchard.com Block Party Fiesta! Saturday, September 15 • 3pm - 7pm 235 N. Prairie Ave. • Augustana Lutheran Church 2012 Block Party Fiesta! Free Food – Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/authentic Central American food, live music, games for everyone. Bingo, piñatas, face painting, bean bag toss, inflatables, and more! INFO Chris.Tesch@usd.edu or 9297744. AIDS Walk Saturday, September 15 • 10am Falls Park • 900 N. Phillips Ave. Opening Ceremonies begin at 1:30pm 2 mile walk at 2:00

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ber pm 5K Run at 2:00 pm Post-Walk Entertainment at 3:00 pm. INFO (605) 331-1153.

I Forgot That I Remembered Book Signing September 15 • 1pm - 3pm Dunn Brothers Coffee Author Kevin T. Boekhoff will sign copies of his book which discusses his experiences with early onset Parkinson’s disease presented through his unique sense of humor. INFO sdbookfestival.com or 605-759-1809.

Sea & Sky Saturday Saturday, September 15 • 10am Sertoma Butterfly House • 4320 S. Oxbow Ave. Learn what a sea star or starfish does that is so unique. Touch our chocolate chip sea stars and a brittle star. Learn the differences. Make your own starfish to take home. INFO (605) 334-9466.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, September 15 Sertoma Park • 49th Street and Oxbow Avenue Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the annual fundraiser supporting the programs and services of the South Dakota Office of the Alzheimer’s Association. INFO (605) 339-4543. Reunion – YWCA Past Residents Saturday, September 15 • 1pm – 3pm

If you know someone that lived in the residence hall at the YWCA, have them contact us. The YWCA will send out a special invitation. Call Mary at YWCA (605) 336-3660 to be included in the reunion celebration.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, September 16 • 1pm - 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 Kid’s Activity Day • Seasons of Change Thursday, September 20 • 9-11:30 a.m. and 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. Free admission. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Bike Night at J&L Harley-Davidson Friday, September 21 • 6pm J&L Harley-Davidson • 2601 West 60th Street North Bike Night is an evening when riding enthusiasts 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

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entertainment and tons of fun activities for everyone! INFO (605) 334-2721. Live Music by Dan Mahar September 21 - 22 Carnaval Brazilian Grill Live music by Dan Mahar from 6:30-9:30pm. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-6328.

Gordy Pratt - Funny Guy Fancy Picker September 22 • 7:30pm The Grand Opera House • Downtown Dell Rapids Classical guitarist/comedian. Tickets $13.00. Dinner and Show $33.00 (Reservations required). 605-321-9789 or www. dellrapdisgrandoperahouse.com March Into the Light Saturday, September 22 Downtown Riverfront Amphitheater at Cherapa Place Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls will host the march to celebrate recovery and provide hope and inspiration for those affected by alcohol and drug problems. Learn more at www. wefaceittogether.org/march-into-the-light or call (605) 2742262. Fall Parade of Homes Saturday, September 22 • 1pm Sioux Falls Area

The Fall 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 www.hbasiouxempire.com

Dakota Marketplace Saturday, Sept. 22 • 9am-3pm First United Methodist Church • 401 S. Spring Ave. Join us for a city-wide event to fight hunger locally and globally! The day’s activities will include a farmer’s market, bake sale, silent auction, pie and ice cream, a craft bazaar, and mission fair. At 10am, a live auction featuring locally-made quilts, woodworking, stained glass, pottery, and paintings will take place. INFO cynthianelson1@sio.midco.net or call 605-336-3652. Wedding Showcase by Professional Image Modeling School and Agency Sunday, September 23 • 12-4pm Grand Falls Casino Resort Over 100 vendors, cash and door prizes throughout the day.

$30 OFF any Jean Purchase when you bring a gently used pair to donate!

Denim and fall go together quite nicely. And our newest collection of denim for fall includes jeans by famous makers that we all love, like Joe’s Jeans, Hudson, and Paige Premium Denim. Come shop during our 2nd annual ‘denim does good’ event from

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and find just the right pair. Bring in a pair of gently used jeans for a donation to the children’s inn of sioux falls, and be a part of doing good in your community, too.

Posh is located at THe Bridges at 57th (corner of 57th & Western) in Sioux Falls, SD Visit us @ facebook.com/ShopPoshBoutique or Shop-Posh.com

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Saturday, September 15 10-5

Join us for store specials, treats and prizes!

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Victorian Tea Party at the Pettigrew Home & Museum Wednesday, September 26 • 2pm Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Avenue Enjoy fall in true Victorian fashion at the historic Pettigrew Home & Museum. Learn about the history of tea while enjoying a delicious tea blend. Space is limited for this adult program. Call (605) 367-7097 to register. Free admission. INFO www. siouxlandmuseums. com

25th Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market September 26 – 30 Sioux Falls Celebrating 25 years of art created by the indigenous people of the Northern Plains. Featuring juried art show, artist reception, traditional pow wow, buffalo feed, art market and more. INFO www.npiam.org or www.sintegleska.edu

Photo Preservation Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, September 27 • 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn different photographic processes from the invention of photography to the present, as well as handling and storage techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring photos for preservation advice. Space is limited, call 3674210 to register. INFO www.siouxlandmuseums.com Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour Thursday, September 27 • 4pm - 9pm Downtown Sioux Falls A fabulous girls night out in Downtown. Each participating business will give out a free sample to the participants, and you can register to win a grand prize. $15 tickets. A limited number of tickets are available. INFO (605) 338-4009. Live Music by Sound Poet September 28 - 29 Carnaval Brazilian Grill Live music by the Sound Poet from 6:30-9:30pm. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-6328.

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Evening in the Vineyard Friday, September 28 • 6pm - 9pm Wilde Prairie Winery • 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD. Enjoy an “Evening in the Vineyard” and winery, relax and listen to live music. Purchase a gourmet pizza by Stepping Stone Pizza, bring a lounge chair or blanket and please No

12 pets and no outside alcohol please. INFO (605) 582-6471.

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Friday, September 28 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 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 $2, 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

South Dakota Festival of Books Friday, September 28-30 Siouxland Library Main Branch, the Orpheum Theatre, Zandbroz Variety, and the Holiday Inn City Centre. We have put together an exciting line-up to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the South Dakota F e s t i va l o f B o o k s including newcomers Roy Blount Jr., Heid Erdrich, Karl Marlantes and Will Hermes! See www. sdbookfestival.com for more.

South Dakota Festival of books 10th anniversary event 70+ Presenters Sioux Falls, SD Sept. 28-30, 2012

Register at www.sdbookfestival.com


Icon Lounge presents Main Avenue Warehouse Saturday, September 29 • 7pm Join us for this outdoor concert. 402 North Main Avenue. (605) 444-4266. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, September 30 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance! 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

SD Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Sunday, September 30 • 9am Downtown Sioux Falls The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. This will be the 5th Annual SD Race for the Cure. This listing posted for you by South Dakota Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. INFO (605) 271-1751.

Almond Milk Hand-Crafted Soaps Almond milk is added to shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil to create a rich and moisturizing bar of soap. Luxuriously creamy suds leave your skin clean and replenished. Available in several scents.

Shaving Soap • Shaving Oil • Beard Oil Craft Soaps • Beer Soap www.fathousesoapcompany.com

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The Country Apple Orchard — A Family Affair E

ight years ago, if you asked Nancy Olson, manager of the Country Apple Orchard, what she would be doing now, running the apple orchard would not have made the list. Nancy is one of multiple family members of the Bernhard family who own the orchard, and also own Bernhard Contracting that sits just across the road and has been apart of the local community for the past 50 plus years “I had enjoyed the orchard in the past with my family, but had no interest or idea how the orchard ran. Now Nancy, along numerous family members make the orchard a family fun destination we all love. “We really try to put a lot of love and effort into providing a family atmosphere for you to make memories with your family on your visit to the orchard. Our whole family pitches in. There is plenty of fun to be had at the orchard this year with 3 festivals on the calendar with performances by Pockets Full of Fun on September 8 on the newlyintroduced Family day. Phil Baker will play at the Apple Festival on September 15th and 16th as well as Bounce Around fun available from Bounce Around Inflatables. With a variety of apples to pick right from the tree as you take a wagon ride into the orchard or hand pick your own pumpkin, for young and old there is plenty to do. To stay up to date on the latest orchard news and schedule and exclusive discounts follow them on Facebook or text Orchard to 42828 to stay up to date. Or visit www.countryappleorchard.com

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estled in a cozy neighborhood in southeast Sioux Falls is the home of Gary Gaede. The overall style of this spacious twinhome is the cumulative result of an art degree and over 40 years of retail work experience in clothing, home interiors and landscape design. Since moving in last year, Gaede has gradually been bringing his own unique touches to the space, beginning with the lush greenery that welcomes you at the front door. Once inside, you quickly see that the neutral wall colors are the perfect backdrop for his original artwork and the many visual displays that he has created throughout his home. Gaede says the art medium he is working in the most right now is markers and crayons on the back of wrapping paper or even shopping bags from Norman’s Menswear, where he has been working since he was a junior in high school (and now he is a grandpa six times over!). “I really like the way this paper takes the color of the markers,” he says. “I’m not sure what may happen to them in the sunlight or over time, but I like the way this looks.”

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Some of these creations that feature an array of geometric designs are already framed and hanging on the wall. Other sheets of wrapping paper are still in the works, with large colorful tree frogs or turtles. Gaede doesn’t use just plain paper, either. His vision to use wrapping paper with a design on the reverse adds to the overall look of his pieces, as some of that print from the reverse shows through on the front. Another focal point in the main living area is the formal dining room table covered in a large tablescape that Gaede changes with the seasons. What has been green and lush for the summer months will transform this fall into a Halloween village, then to a holiday panorama. In the corner stands a large hutch that includes family pieces like his grandmother’s blue glass pitcher, as well as other things Gaede has found over the years, like a partial set of Blue Willow China. His artistic eye shows in the way the items are placed in the hutch, with the light in the hutch connecting the blue glass pitcher to the blue design on the china, or with the sprigs of greenery that peek out between plates or cups. Wherever there is a space, a shelf, a corner or a ledge, Gaede has successfully taken random items and created something that makes sense. “I find things here and there, even on eBay, and it is fun to put it all together,” says Gaede. The result may be artistic, elegant, comfortable or even

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whimsical – such as the silver open basket that was a wedding gift his parents received. Gaede started with that piece of family history and filled it with greenery, pinecones, natural grapevine balls….and a ceramic rabbit. There are other rabbits tucked here and there around the house, along with a horse, a telescope, bottles, vases, law books, printers’ blocks, candlesticks, birdhouses and more. It is truly as if you have stepped into the pages of an “I Spy” book as your eyes seek out all that there is to see.

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The rooms of the main level flow from one to the next, with partial walls and a cutout window between the dining room and kitchen. Between the kitchen and master suite is a cozy den with an oversized leather chair and ottoman that invites you to stay awhile with a good book and a cup of tea. One of Gaede’s college-days art pieces hangs here – titled Alice in Wonderland, it is a colored drawing of Alice and company with a piece of acetate over the top on which he has outlined all of the characters and scenery with black pen. Stepping from the den into the master suite, you get a good sense of how much space this twinhome really has, with a sleeping area, large vanity, sunken Jacuzzi tub, separate toilet area and an enviable walk-in closet. And because the walls surrounding the toilet area do not go to the ceiling, that “shelf ”

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provides another place for one of Gaede’s signature visual elements with greenery, unique masks, a candelabra and other items that many of us would think, “wow, I would never have thought of doing that!” As you go down the stairs to the lower level, the first thing you see as you step into the comfortable seating area is a very large, sparkly cow hanging on the wall. This is an acquired piece of art that Gaede found, where the artist created the outline of the cow with lace and then attached to the lace all sorts of colorful stones, “jewels” and sequins to complete the picture. On more than one wall hang pieces of Gaede’s collection of tribal-inspired masks. He appreciates the artistry that went into creating them, but they also have a little family history. “These used to be all in one bathroom in my previous house,”




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he explains. “When my grandkids were little, none of them ever wanted to use that bathroom because they were scared of the masks.” The lower level also has two extra bedrooms, one decorated in red, white and blue with a large flag on the wall, patriotic throw pillows on the bed and an old nickel peanut vending machine on the dresser. Gaede’s “art room” is also downstairs, with a large drafting table and drawers and shelves filled with papers and supplies. Using the wrapping paper as a canvas for his art and turning common items into decorative elements show how Gaede likes to recycle and “repurpose” (like using pottery mugs or wine goblets as candle holders). He has recently repurposed plastic containers that once held powered drink mix-ins to use for holding his marking pens. There are still some things Gaede plans to update down the road since the home is 22 years old, but for now he is enjoying his comfortable, functional living space filled with all of his favorite family keepsakes, artwork and other “conversation starter” touches that make his home so unique. As a sidenote, If you want to see some of Gaede’s personal creations, he will be the featured artist at Sticks & Steel at the 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls this October.

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Le Grand Aioli

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“So on one of the few mercifully cool Sundays we’ve had in this blast furnace of summer, I decided it was time to try my hand at Le Grand Aioli – a little touch of the South of France right in our backyard.”


’ve heard the term “Le Grand Aioli” for years, and remembering just enough French from Madame Anderson’s class at Norwalk High to be dangerous, I know that “le grand” means “the big.” And aioli is just a garlic infused sauce, much like mayonnaise. So, I thought for many years, le grand aioli was just a big batch of garlicky mayo. Since I love aioli, a big batch can’t be a bad thing, right? But over the last few months, I’ve read several articles about Le Grand Aioli and I’ve learned it’s much more than a big bowl of sauce; it is a tradition, an event and a grand celebration of food that just so happens to be accompanied by a big batch of rich, garlicky aioli. The tradition can be traced back to the Provençal region in France and while I’ve read differing accounts that say the festival must include (alternately) fish, lamb, beef or even pork, it is always a celebration of the best and freshest seasonal vegetables. It is the aioli in which all of the dishes are dipped,

slathered or sauced that makes it Le Grand Aioli. Even the bread gets a taste of aioli; I guess that’s why they call aioli “the butter of Provence.” And since this is a celebration of the season, it seems only fitting that just about every article I read, showed this feast being served outdoors. So on one of the few mercifully cool Sundays we’ve had in this blast furnace of summer, I decided it was time to try my hand at Le Grand Aioli – a little touch of the South of France right in our backyard. I started with a trip to the farmer’s market where I picked up some beautiful multi-colored carrots, golden beets, red-skinned fingerling potatoes and nice head of fennel. Coincidently, a good friend — knowing my love of lamb — had given me a small boneless leg of lamb earlier in the week, and I was anxious to put it on the fire. I knew I had the makings of Le Grand Aioli. A loaf of crusty French bread and a good bottle of wine (or two) was all I needed.

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Discussions of French cuisine always seem to end up with a discussion of one of the “mother sauces” and while aioli is not one of the classic five mother sauces, it is basically mayonnaise, with a few twists. Generally mayo is eggs, vegetable oil and vinegar. Aioli is much the same, using eggs to emulsify the fat (olive oil) with the acid, in this case lemon juice. But add a little (or a lot) of garlic and the mayo becomes aioli. In a pinch, you can even just add some finely minced garlic to some Hellmann’s for a pretty good stand in. There are hundreds of recipes on the web for aioli, so my advice would be to play around a bit and see what you like. One article I read suggested ten to twenty cloves of garlic for about a cup and half of aioli, but since I generally don’t want to smell like garlic for weeks after a meal, I stick to two or three. Some recipes use whole eggs, I just use yolks. A couple of suggestions from my trial and error; first, let the eggs come to room temp before building the sauce. They really emulsify much quicker and easier that way. Next, pick an olive oil that isn’t too pungent or grassy or it will tend to overpower everything. Then, whether you make it in a mortar and pestle, with a whisk or in a food processor, is up to you. I’ve had the best results with just a whisk and bowl. I can hear the food police already: You can’t serve raw eggs!

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Everyone will die! Pffttt. I’ve been eating over-easy eggs all my life and I’m not dead yet. But if the idea of raw eggs freaks you out, try pasteurized eggs. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “In-shell pasteurized eggs may be used safely without cooking.” I know that Look’s Market sells them and you can ask at any mega-mart. But I don’t want any of you “anti-raw egg activists” yelling at me then turning around and eating raw cookie dough. You know who you are. If the raw eggs are OK in cookie dough, the aioli will be just fine. The feast was grand indeed! The lamb was rich, the roasted carrots, beets and potatoes soaked up the garlicky aioli. The bread was perfect for the last little bits of sauce. The wine made everything seem right in world. The next morning I could still taste just a hint of the garlic; the only problem was I woke up in Sioux Falls instead of the coast of Marseilles. Oh well...maybe next time. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. When he’s not dreaming of a remote village in the South of France, Jim creates advertising at ADwërks, his ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls.

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Men Are Like Fine Wine by Riccardo Tarabelsi


ver the course of my 12-year restaurant career, I have had the privilege of hearing and seeing some pretty strange things. They say that Stephen King has gotten all of his horror story ideas, which have turned into best-sellers, by sitting in a booth at restaurants. Then, he casually sips his coffee as he Spark_EFHAd_Sept2012.pdf



eavesdrops on neighboring conversations. That should give you an idea of just what occurs in a restaurant setting. Over the years, I’ve observed blind dates gone awry, couples breaking up, people leaving without paying, families sitting in silence, little kids throwing sauce-drenched pasta, half-

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the highest Riserva Chianti from longtime wine producer Ruffino, and the other comes from Tuscan wine royalty Castello Banfi. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro was first produced in 1947 and is an evolution of Ruffino’s Riserva Ducale. The Oro is appropriately decorated with a beautiful gold label, a replica of the Riserva Ducale label. What makes this wine a significant event on your palate is the length of time this wine is given as it matures. After malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine is aged about 36 months, first in vats for about 3 months, then in oak casks for about 24 months, and lastly in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months. This wine is absolutely superb, and well worth the price. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro is one of those hidden treasures in the wine world, winning many accolades in wine competitions but often overshadowed by its neighboring Tuscan competitor to the south: Montalcino. Brunello di Montalcino is arguably the most sought after Italian wine in recent history, especially after the 1997 vintage blew the socks off of every wine aficionado on the planet. Castello Banfi has been making award-winning Brunello wines for decades, and the care that is taken when harvesting these special Sangiovese Grosso grapes in the small town of Montalcino is evident in the bottle. Meticulous grape selection is followed by a 10 day vinification process and subsequently aged for 2 years in oak barrels of various sizes: 350 liter barriques and 60 and 120 hectoliter barrels. Then the wine is

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Whether you choose a loaf, petite or dinner rolls, these daily breads are sure to satisfy your family’s daily needs. Breadsmith. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 or 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

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Be the belle of the ball in these beautiful and glitzy adjustable bracelets. Four fashion colors to choose from. $39.99 - $69.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

Now is the perfect time to purchase South Dakota made jams, jellies and syrups. Or learn the how-to of home canning and preserving or what to do with your harvest with our medley of recipe books, which include both modern and old-fashioned recipes. All starting at just $4.50 – stop by the Old Courthouse Museum Store today! 200 W. 6th St. (605) 367-4210.

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Innovative secure click design and handle for easy carrying make this formula dispenser & snack case smart packing for families on the go. Available at Sweet Pea Baby Boutique. 57th & Western.

These beautiful velvet pumpkins are artistic creations that make a statement. Add elegance and whimsy to your Fall decor. $22 - $34 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 335-9878.

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Wanting those beachy, full locks without trying too hard? Beach Day will give you that feeling in minutes. Full, tousled and very sexy hair —fast! Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

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Unique new modeling compound that never dries out and can be used over and over. Non toxic and contains no gluten. Won’t stain or leave a residue and is easily cleaned up. Stimulates kids’ fine motor skills. Available at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Shop fall Hannah Banana at Sprout where inspiration happens on a daily basis. Pick from this dress, along with leggings, blazers, tops and many more styles. Sizes ranging from 2T-sz 8. $82.50. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 271-2999.


Beautiful leather goods inspired by the spirit of those who live by their own rules and navigate life’s journeys in style. Several sizes, styles and colors to choose from. Shown $288 at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

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Join us September 14th (12pm - 9pm) and September 15th (12pm - 6pm) for the Festival of Artists. Local artists will be here to visit with about watercolor, acrylic, pastel & jewelry. Wilde Prairie Winery. 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD (605) 582-6471.

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Pendants and Cha Cha’s by RR sisters only at Robin’s Nest. Pendants $25 - $35. Chains $15$25. The Robin’s Nest. 108 W. Willow St. Harrisburg, SD. (605) 767-0191.

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Bring your own beverage and have a little fun being artistic — with just the ladies! September 21, 7pm - 10pm. Cost to paint piece shown $50. Please call (605) 3626055 to register. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St.

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Summer is coming to a close, so our seasonal furniture is priced for “closeout”. Savings and selection is limited, like this Agio Heritage Firepit Collection for just $997 – that’s 55% off! Those discounts and more while getting a head start for next summer. All in-stock seasonal collections up to 60% off at the Furniture Mart in the Western Mall. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

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At Luciano’s North for Thursday Night Wine Tastings. Six wines & light appetizers for $10. Ask Ray about our extra special case prices. Private tastings also available in our Wine Cellar. 431 N. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-7626

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Transform your iPhone 4 or 4S into a piece of artwork! Choose from over 24 iPhone case designs or upload your own design for a one-a-kind look. Order in-store or online! Price: $24.99. Harold’s Photo Experts. www.haroldsphoto.com


Introducing the 2012 Spirituality Collection from the People’s Bead contest. “Spirituality” means different things to different people. What does it mean to you? Create your “Spirituality” bracelet with Trollbeads, The Original Since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

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Show your love for the Cookie Jar with these hats, lunch bags, and T-shirts from $5 - $15. Adult and youth sizes available. The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

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The practical accessory for temporary tailoring. With Hem Gems you can wear your best jeans with heels or flats. Several to choose from. Just $20. New! at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

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English Arts & Crafts influence. Drawer over a three panel door with intricate inlay, consisting of Mother of Pearl, with pear, maple, magnolia and makore wood. Solid oak or cherry. Available in 2012 only. Equally at home in the bedroom or the living room. Artisan House Galleries, Locally Owned and Operated in Historic Downtown. 229 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 373-0700.

Chocolate & Diamonds

Cover yourself in chocolate with the newest chocolate moonstone and diamond designer jewelry available at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008 or www.TheDiamondRoom.com

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Find fun paper goods, such as this letterpress postcard by Hammerpress, at Spark Stationery Love, 524 N. Main Ave. (605) 221-5997 or letterpresslove.com.

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This award-winning Lyria Bridal ring by Parade designs gets a unique Riddle’s Jewelry touch with the exclusive Amarra cushion-cut diamond in the center. Also available with a sapphire center, reminiscent of Lady Di’s classic elegance. Riddle’s Jewelry, 41st & Louise, (605) 361-0911.

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Felted Flowers made easy using Needle Felting Applique Mold! Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

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We’ve streamlined the home-building process. Interactive displays and large samples allow you to view and touch the elements needed when designing your new Ronning home. Make all of your decisions — under one roof. Flooring, countertops, appliances, countertops, cabinets, wall colors & textures, millwork, mechanical and so much more! Call to schedule your appointment today. 401 E. 12th Street. (605) 336-6000 or www.ronningcompanies.com

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Relax and enjoy a beverage or delicious meal on our patio with an exclusive view of the Riverfront Amphitheater at Wild Sage Grille, 300 North Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667 or www.wildsagegrille.com

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This kitchen island is sure to impress with the chunky legs, curved drawers and custom finish. Topped with Cosmos granite, this island will be the envy of all your friends. See us for all of your home’s custom cabinetry. Dakota Kitchen and Bath, 4101 N. Hainje Avenue, 334-9727, www.dakotakitchen.com

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estled in the northeast corner of Nebraska sits a town called Ponca, the fourth oldest town in the state. Just two miles from the banks of the Missouri River, Ponca is just about 25 miles from Sioux City, Iowa and Vermillion, SD, and only 90 miles south of Sioux Falls. There are two city parks in town as well as the beautiful Ponca State Park, the Missouri River, and Highland Oaks Golf Course nearby. With such a variety of outdoor activities at hand, the town is the perfect place to take a few days off for refreshment, rest and relaxation. A notable place to eat in Ponca is a little place called Bob’s Bar and Grill. Known as the “Home of the Big Burgers”, this little bar in a little town offers giant portions to its customers. The food here is considered by some to be legendary. Ponca State Park is just two miles from the town of Ponca, both named for the Native American tribe that inhabited the area long ago. The infamous Ponca Chief Standing Bear was victorious in winning the court battle to have the Indian

declared a “person” under American law, placing him in the Nebraska Hall of Fame. At the entrance of Ponca State Park is the city-owned Highland Oaks Golf Course, a picturesque 9-hole regulation course surrounded by pretty tree-covered bluffs. Overlooking the course and lake is an impressive club house containing three stories with a full bar and lounge. The Missouri National River Resource and Education Center is 17,000 square feet full of educational opportunities and information about the history and nature of the entire region. It offers outdoor skill programs such as shooting sports, fishing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, and much more. There is also an interactive museum that teaches visitors about the Missouri River. Ponca State Park is the eastern escape to one of two unchannelized stretches of the Missouri National Recreational River. Designated under the Scenic River Act in 1978, the 59mile section of river “gives visitors a glimpse of how the untamed river looked before modern man changed it forever”.

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The park is also part of the Lewis and Clark Historical Trail. The wilderness at Ponca State Park is animated with the beautiful sights and sounds of the creatures who live there. From musical songbirds and chanting tree frogs, to majestic trees and brilliant flowers, the beauty of nature is everywhere here. Around 1,400 acres of wetlands called the Elk Point Bend Wildlife Area sit in the north section of Ponca State Park, with backwater kayak and canoe areas, and trails with plenty of amazing views, including a tri-state overlook. Situated on top of the bluffs, this scenic overlook offers an impressive look at the states of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. There are over 20 miles of trails provided for hikers and mountain bikers, as well as bike

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racing events held every year. Organized horseback rides, an outdoor swimming pool, and a boat ramp with Missouri River access are also available. On the third weekend in September through the first weekend of Fall, Ponca State Park and the surrounding community hosts the Missouri River Outdoor Expo, which attracts nearly 20,000 visitors every year. The event is designed to introduce families to new ways to enjoy the outdoors. Hay rides carry sightseers to each destination located within the vast 2,500 acres of the park. With several activities including bow and arrow shooting, hunting, fishing, dutch oven cooking, camping, boating and kayaking, there is an enjoyable experience available

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for every age. In October, Ponca State Park celebrates Hallowfest, an autumn and Halloween event that allows families to have fun cooking outdoor meals, competing in decorating campsites, rolling and carving pumpkins, and going on the Hallowfest Hayrack Rides. With superb camping options at Ponca State Park, a weekend camp-out is a must. Various options are available from modern facilities with pavement and electrical hookups to primitive

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year-round sites offering remote experiences. A Lewis and Clark Group Campsite is also available, featuring tents that resemble those from the early 1800s military style encampments. Cabins at Ponca State Park also vary to satisfy a camper’s needs. Cabins come with options such as fully furnished kitchenettes, bathrooms and showers, screened in porches, wood fireplaces, big screen TV’s, gas grills, and air conditioning, depending on what sort of camping experience one desires.

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The vision examination by the optometrists includes evaluation of the child’s eye movements, eye alignment, and other visual behaviors. Specific, objective testing and instrumentation allow for assessment of children’s refractive correction without the need of verbal feedback for the child. Children’s eyes will routinely be dilated during the exam. The dilation also allows the doctor to view the structures inside the eye to look for abnormalities of the retina or optic nerve. www.centerforvisuallearning.com

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Besides the physical improvements that can result from exercise, Dr. Siewert says that for women who are pregnant, it can also “help you sleep, improve your mood, and increase your energy level.” It is also well known that exercising while pregnant will reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes.


mom-to-be has many questions, which may include, “Can I exercise? Is exercising safe during pregnancy?” Although there are certain cautions for women who are pregnant, being active and exercising during your pregnancy can hold many benefits for both you and your baby. Dr. Annie Siewert, OB/GYN with Avera Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology Sioux Falls, is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise for women who are pregnant. Besides the

physical improvements that can result from exercise, Dr. Siewert says that for women who are pregnant, it can also “help you sleep, improve your mood, and increase your energy level.” It is also well known that exercising while pregnant will reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes. Furthermore, being active throughout your pregnancy can help your body prepare for the physically demanding labor process. According to Dr. Siewert, “Labor is a marathon in itself

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and exercising can help you gain the stamina and strength that could help you during labor.” Marne’ Schelling believes remaining active and exercising frequently during her last pregnancy helped her have a fast and safe delivery when she gave birth to her son, Layton. Marne’ recommends exercising throughout pregnancy as a mother, a woman expecting her second child in November, and a trainer at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center. As a trainer, she has worked with pregnant women of various fitness levels from experienced to novice. “The intensity of your recommended exercise program largely depends on your past workout regimen,” she says. When asked if it is safe to start exercising while pregnant, Dr. Siewert answers with a definite “yes.” “Even if you are just getting started, it will be highly beneficial for you. Start with five minutes a day, and keep adding five more. It doesn’t seem like much, but it makes a big difference.” The recommendation for most people is 30 minutes of activity every day and it is the same during pregnancy. However, this 30-minute mark should be adjusted to fit your skill level, your body, and your pregnancy. Both Schelling and Dr. Siewert emphasize the importance of listening to your body and changing your workout accordingly. “Modify your workout according to how you are feeling,” Schelling says. She recommends making small changes, like doing a ball squat instead of a typical squat, to compensate for the changes in your body. However, there are some exercises that should be eliminated from your workout if you are pregnant. Avoid jumping movements, any high impact activities and sports, as well as exercises like squats and lunges. Plus, as the pregnancy progresses past the first trimester, it is best to avoid exercises that require you to lie on your back. For most exercises, Dr. Siewert offers a simple way to determine whether or not to do them – “If you don’t like the way it feels – stop.” Finally, pregnant women should monitor their heart rate to make sure it doesn’t exceed 140 beats per minute, as a higher heart rate could restrict blood flow and air supply to the baby. A common test for a healthy heart rate is whether or not you are able to carry on a conversation while working out. If you can’t, slow down. There are a few patient groups that should avoid exercising during pregnancy – those with severe heart disease, bad asthma, pregnancy-induced hypertension, as well as those who know they are at risk for pre-term labor. These groups are exceptions; in most cases, exercising is highly beneficial activity during pregnancy. To learn more about pregnancy and childbirth, go to www. AveraWomens.org.


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all is near, and so are the brilliant colors of trees with their falling leaves and the crisp fresh air of autumn. Get your kids excited for the season by crafting some colorful projects with them that are inspired by this anticipated time of year. Use their projects as seasonal décor and to make your children proud of what they have accomplished!

Acorn Owls Materials: Large acorns, glue, paintbrush, scissors, and felt scraps. Directions: Using the scissors, carefully cut out small white felt circles for the eyes, and smaller colored felt circles for the irises of the eyes. Next, cut out a tiny orange triangle for the beak and two small wings of any color felt of your choice. Using the glue, patiently adhere these body parts onto your acorn. You should now have a little acorn owl that needs some more friends, so continue these steps on more acorns to create a little acorn owl group. For some fun accessories, cut out a brown felt branch, some green leaves, some flowers, or get creative and think of other things to decorate the owl family with.

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Tree Branch Art Materials Needed: Sticks with twigs and various shapes connected to them, hot glue, small paintbrush, art canvases to fit the sticks, and your choice of decoration. Directions: There are a variety of options for this craft, but all require gluing the sticks to the canvas. Using hot glue, glue the sticks to the canvases for each design you want to create. This is a job for the grown up to create the canvas for the child to decorate. Once dry, your child can use paint to create leaves on the canvas that surround the branches, place colorful buttons or fabric leaves around the branches of the tree using glue, and any other decorative idea they can come up with! Create a wall display with several canvases of the same size and use as your seasonal fall decor.

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Handprint Tree Materials Needed: White and orange construction paper or card stock, scissors, glue, and acrylic or poster paint in the colors of Fall. Directions: Prepare a work surface by covering a table with newspaper or a plastic table cloth. Make sure your child is dressed in clothing that can get messy. Show them where they should place their arm on the white paper, and be sure to include from below the elbow all the way to the palm and every finger. Paint their fingers, palm, wrist and arm completely with brown paint, using a paint brush of the appropriate size. Have them place their hand where they did before and firmly press down to create the trunk and branches of the tree. Wash their hands completely. Using various fall colors for the leaves, have your child dip their finger tips into the paint and dot the branches and spaces around them to create the leaves. Once the leaves are in place, you could paint some grass along the bottom, a little bird on one of the branches, and your child’s initials in the trunk for a finished result! Use the orange construction paper as a frame and glue your child’s piece of art to the middle, creating an orange border. Hang for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the coming of fall.

Pop Up Tree Materials Needed: Paper towel roll, paint brush, glue, scissors, brown paint, tissue paper in Fall colors or a pack of decorative Fall leaves from any craft store, and a thicker white card stock or poster board. Directions: Paint the paper towel roll brown and allow to dry. Using your scissors, cut one end of the paper towel roll into four sections and glue those sections to the white paper, causing the roll to stand upright. This will be the trunk of your tree. Cut the top end of the roll into various slits to look like tree branches. Choose your tissue paper colors for your leaves and cut out pieces to glue onto the tree branches, or use the decorative leaves purchased at the craft store. Also glue some leaves to the white ground, creating some have fallen off the tree. Feel free to decorate the white paper with acorns and other Fall colors with paint.

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hen Beth Meyer first learned she was pregnant in May, she began to scour websites like Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration to recast an ordinary spare bedroom into a beautiful nursery for her son, Gavin. She found that both sites offered a limitless number of themes and decorating ideas for a child’s bedroom; however, as a mother to a three-year-old girl, Isabel, Beth quickly found herself in unfamiliar territory. Over the past several years, she had become rather accustomed to the color pink and all-things girly, so it was deemed a challenge to pick an overall theme. “I really struggled to try and come up

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The charming room features many key elements of a dream nursery: smart design and savvy storage, effective use of wall space, natural lighting as well as sturdy and well-made furniture. “A lady sold me all of the furniture in the room, including the green storage bin,” she says. “I used it for my daughter and I’m reusing it for Gavin.” The storage bin, which is located in the corner of the room, has six storage areas that allow enough room to dedicate each cube to the essentials – diapers, swaddlers, stuffed animals, burp rags, blankets, wipes, etc. “It’ll be a perfect piece of furniture to grow and transition with him,” she says. “As he gets older, I can swap out the burp rags for blocks, and so on.” A wall-mounted shelf hangs above the green storage bin and provides additional storage for books and more stuffed animals. Gavin’s closet is also perfectly organized and arranged in a tidy manner. Clothes are organized by stages/sizes (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, etc.), and blankets, socks, shoes and bibs are kept in appropriately labeled storage bins. “I’m kind of an organizational addict,” she says. “Organization is very important to me because I like when everything has its own place. Also, if we ever hire a sitter, it’s all very visual. She’s able to see where everything is located and it’s easy for her to find everything.” Beth sprinkled the walls with unique items that feature fun and personalized details. She created a no-worries piece of artwork with a wooden letter “G”, an old picture frame and a can of spray

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paint. “It turned out to be a beautiful piece of art and one of the main focal points in the room,” she says. In addition, Beth had a cast made of her stomach while she was pregnant that now hangs in the nursery. “Another one of my favorite items in the room is my tummy cast,” she says. “It’s a neat way to have something hanging on the wall, but also signify my pregnancy and his birth.” Beth designed Gavin’s room specifically to grow along with him. The color scheme lends the room longevity and flexibility. “I thought it was a good blank palate, so as Gavin gets older and decides what he likes, it will be easier to pull in different colors and themes.” In a once-vacant room, Beth has worked diligently to carve out a cozy space for her newborn son. It’s full of fresh ideas. The room also features a traditional SEND YOUR interior with a modern edge as well as lots of PHOTO! personalized details and of course, plenty of If you have a kid’s room organization. or nursery you would like It’s the simplest of rooms, yet it’s full of to share with our readers, character and very sophisticated. “Every time please email a photo to I walk into this room, I get a sense of calm. It’s etc.mag@sio.midco.net — very soothing.” Most importantly, Gavin’s room it could appear here! will be a place where he can feel completely comfortable for many years to come.

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“More than 200,000 women a year in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. The more information you have about your own predisposition to develop breast cancer, the better you can work with your doctor to prevent or discover this disease at its earliest stages.” better you can work with your doctor to prevent or discover this disease at its earliest stages. A genetic counselor will often work with families to identify members who are at risk. Our role is to help our patients understand their risk for cancer, educate them about hereditary cancer and assess the risk of passing the predisposition of cancer on to children. If it is appropriate, we discuss genetic testing, coordinate any testing, interpret test results and review all additional testing, surveillance, surgical, or research options that are available to members of the family.

Your History One of the first things we review is the family history. While approximately 5-10% of all cancers are hereditary, the majority of families who experience an excess of cancer do not have hereditary cancer. Family members growing up in the same environment may contribute to similar environmental interactions causing multiple family members to have cancer. A visit to a genetic counselor may help in determining the underlying cause of cancer within a family. Genetic predisposition for breast cancer can be inherited

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from both sides of the family, which makes medical information necessary from both the mother and father’s side of the family tree. If a close relative, such as a sister, mother or daughter, has a genetic mutation that can lead to cancer, she may also be at an increased risk.

Genetic Testing The genetic tests looking for breast cancer mutations are one of the most effective methods for identifying women at risk for getting breast cancer. If a woman is identified as being at an increased risk routine screenings can be offered to prevent cancer or catch it early on. Today’s blood tests for breast and ovarian cancer look for changes, or mutations, in genes, most notably the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Normally, these genes help control cell growth. When these two genes are not working properly, the cells can change and grow out of control causing cancer. Women who inherit these gene changes have a higher-than-average chance of getting breast or ovarian cancer. We’re learning more about the role of genetics in cancer everyday. New research efforts, such as Sanford’s BioBank, a repository of genetic samples to be used to further study breast

cancer, may unlock new clues to treatments and cures in the future.

Considering the Results As important as the actual testing is reviewing the results with a licensed genetic counselor. While the results of your lab work may be straightforward, the issue of how to consider the results can be complex. Women who test positive for the BRCA mutations are generally recommended to have increased screenings for the disease. Some women will opt for surgery to remove breasts or ovaries to avoid any chance of developing cancer. Discussing the results with both your doctor and a genetic counselor allows you know all of your options and make the best decision for your own situation.

Talking About Your Options If you have any concerns about your risk for developing breast cancer, talk to your doctor about whether genetic counseling might be a wise choice for you. When you know your risks, you can work with your doctor to take the steps you need to best protect your health.

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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.

Hop, Skip, and Jump, Maisy! A Maisy First Science Book by Lucy Cousins Maisy is full of energy, just like the toddlers and preschoolers who love her. With this interactive picture book, children are invited to channel that get-up-and go into stretching, jumping, running, playing ball, jumping rope, somersaulting, and lots more. Like Maisy, of course, they’ll want to take time for a nutritious snack -and hunker down for a good night’s sleep when all that activity is done. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel Henry Alfred Grummorson is the great-greatgreat-great-great-great-great grandson of Arthur, King of Britain. On his sixth birthday, adorned with a helmet and sword, Henry goes in search of adventure. He challenges a fire-breathing dragon to a fight, but the dragon prefers a game of blowing smoke rings. A cyclops wants only to have a staring contest. Even the griffin will not engage in — a battle to the uttermost — of the type Henry desires. Desperate for a real battle, strength against strength, might against might, Henry seeks out the fearsome leviathan. Has he met his match at last — or might he find something he didn’t know he was looking for? Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great! Olive tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. Uh-oh, the secret is out, and Olive is in for it! Olive learns the hard way that keeping secrets is tough, and telling them can make for a whole lot of trouble! Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream... Ages 0 mos - 20 yrs Candlewick Press

A President from Hawaii by Dr. and Joanna Carolan Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai‘i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai‘i — originally distributed exclusively in that state — explores the unique history and cultural traditions of President Obama’s birthplace. In addition to the well-known concept of aloha, it introduces such Hawaiian concepts as kokua (to help), lokahi (unity), and ohana (family), among others, and includes quotes from Barack Obama’s speeches, books, and interviews that reflect and embrace these themes. Ages 7 yrs - 10 yrs Candlewick Press

Toppling by Sally Murphy John lives for that satisfying clink of dominoes as they topple in a perfectly timed rhythm of his own design. His sister thinks he’s a dork, but all he cares about is setting the world record for knocking down dominoes -- that and hanging out with his best friends at school. But when his closest friend, Dom, gets sick and ends up in the hospital, John and the gang are left behind, wondering what to do for him. Ages 8 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross Milly Moo wants only one thing: to churn out the finest, tastiest, creamiest milk around. But there’s just one problem. She’s always too hot! While all the other cows snicker and bask in the sun, Milly Moo’s milk bucket keeps coming up empty. Nada! Zilch! Just when she’s sure that the farmer will banish her, Milly Moo wakes to a freezing cold morning. It’s her last chance! Will the icy temperature help her make the special milk product she dreams of? Ages 3 yrs - 20 yrs Candlewick Press

Dublin: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape by Nina Cosford Keepsake Cityscapes Traveling to Dublin? Just returned? Wish you could go? Discover a dozen popular spots, from Dublin Castle (now a convention center) to the lofty St. Patrick’s Cathedral, from the handsome brick townhouses of Merrion Square to Gaiety Theatre, the city’s longest-running theatrical stage. Ages 5 yrs and up Candlewick Press

What Will You Be, Grandma? by Nanette Newman Every child is asked what they would like to be when they grow up, but Lily decides to turn the tables by asking her grandma the same question! What answer will Grandma give? This enchanting book illustrates the touching bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

Bananas in My Ears by Michael Rosen From the chaos of breakfast to the calm of bedtime, this whimsical collection, pairing two former British Laureates, is full of delightful moments. Explore the pleasures of acting silly and the pains of feeling ill, the camaraderie of siblings and strange goings-on at the beach...all this and a trip on a flying bed, too! Ages 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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t’s that time of year again. It’s time to embrace the cool fall evenings, the smell of popcorn at the local Friday night football game, and the unexpected ring of the doorbell. Wait, the ring of the doorbell? Oh

yes, that’s right. Now that the kids have gone back to school and the fall activities are in full swing, a new season overtakes the lazy days of summer. It’s fundraising season, and every child in every activity has got something to sell to unsuspecting family members and neighbors. It’s a season many parents dread as they try to calculate just how many rolls of wrapping paper or how many tubs of cookie dough the

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family budget can support. (Or how many more times they can hit up Grandma and Grandpa before they change their phone number.) But what if fundraising was easy? What if there was someone who could help by offering eco-friendly products, some of which are made locally? Enter Monica Pluim, co-owner of two small businesses—Jungle Beans Coffee and Fundraising is Easy—that are uniquely positioned to help people and organizations looking to raise money for their causes. We sat down with this ambitious business owner, wife, and mother to learn more about how she balances the demands of each role and how she is bringing a fresh, new perspective to fundraising.

Please share with our readers a little bit about your business. Jungle Beans Coffee started off as a coffee wholesaler that really wanted to integrate into the local restaurants. (I have a restaurant background.) Then the owner’s son had an idea to turn it into a fundraising business, and I really liked that. So we take our coffee, and people can put a private label on it for their school, church, or organization and sell it. But I wanted to take our fundraising product line further beyond coffee, and as of this year, we’ll have five new products added. I really have a heart for helping these people raise money for their causes. Our clientele started mainly with mission work, but now it’s mostly schools. We see a lot of schools—not so much locally, but on the coasts—that are really hurting. We’ve seen schools that can’t even afford to pay their librarians. It’s been hard to see, but helping schools and helping children is where my passion lies.

How did you end up owning your own business? Have you always had an interest in business? I come from a family of teachers and that wasn’t for me, so I’ve always been trying to find my niche. I honestly never had the dream to own my own business. I was more into the psychology field and helping others that way. And then through my journeys in the last five years, I was introduced to a company that needed some help here locally, and I jumped on board to help. Then a year later, I bought the business! I just really saw a lot of potential in it and in helping others. I really enjoyed it.

Besides coffee, what other kinds of products do you offer for groups to sell? We try to keep a green, Earth-friendly product line, and we also try to support local businesses as much as we can. In addition to the coffee which we roast locally, we also offer cocoa made in Luverne and pet grooming products from another company in Sioux Falls that is number four in the world for pet grooming supplies. As far as eco-

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“It’s a season many parents dread as they try to calculate just how many rolls of wrapping paper or how many tubs of cookie dough the family budget can support. (Or how many more times they can hit up Grandma and Grandpa before they change their phone number.)” friendly products, we offer PROBARs which are all-organic and gluten free, and we also have recycled wine bottles made into candles. We try to offer positive products. So, I understand that you bought this business when you were eight months pregnant. Was that a little scary? Incredibly. It was my first child, and it was a difficult pregnancy, so I was already exhausted. The hard part was that I knew that all of the websites needed major work to accomplish the goals that I had for the company, so trying to do all of that while I was in the hospital was really hard. I had my laptop with me in the delivery room because it was fundraising season. She [our daughter] came right during our busiest month of the year—September. And I had my roaster bringing me brochures to approve proofs while I was in the hospital. My mom was like, “Times have changed!” It was stressful, but I am a

woman of faith, and I know that God gave it to me for a reason. But I was so tired! No maternity leave! (laughs) So how did you handle all of that change at the same time? What did you do? I ran on empty, but the excitement of it all—it just kept me going. And finally at Christmas time—when all of the schools are dismissed—I was able to take my maternity time. It was awesome to know we made it through that, though. My husband is an awesome help and awesome daddy, too. Oh…and my roaster, Jack, worked the whole time and really kicked it into gear. He is phenomenal, and he really helped me out. So how do you balance being a business owner, entrepreneur, wife, and mother?

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My friends would say that I’m uber detail-oriented. I don’t think I could do it if I wasn’t. My day is planned out the day before, and I am very particular. Every day I have my schedule in my head of the things I know I can get done and the things I hope to get done. My daughter is in part-time daycare during the summer and full-time daycare during the school year. Eventually, my goal is to be a stayat-home mom during the summer because that’s our off-season, but for now, I clean houses so I can pay myself! And my husband helps out and takes the evening shift with our daughter. I have amazing girlfriends who help me to maintain balance as well. We make it a point for us moms to get together so we can have our down time, whether it’s going to Bible studies or happy hour. What advice do you have for other women entrepreneurs just starting out? Take it a day at a time. This is so cliché, but really just sit down, breathe, and figure out what is most important and handle those things first. In the end, you’ll be blessed by putting the right things first. Don’t pour your heart into everything — prioritize. And have fun doing it. This is one of the first times in my life where I truly, truly, enjoy working. Also, have faith in yourself. I hope that this business survives and makes it through many years so we can pass it on to our

kids, so they can help people too. Being a small business owner comes with pros and cons. What are the biggest advantages and disadvantages? The biggest advantage is that you get to make decisions and run with your own ideas without running them past somebody else. The biggest disadvantage might be that the effects of those decisions can directly affect your family, and that can be scary. They can affect your finances and your home atmosphere. It’s hard to turn work off. Do you ever sit back and think, “What have I gotten myself into?” I think I would’ve thought that more if we hadn’t bought the company right in the midst of a huge fundraiser season. Yes, there were times around the beginning of summer when I began to panic because you still have to pay for all of the operating expenses, even though the revenue isn’t coming in, but then I realized that it hasn’t been easy for anybody who’s gotten anywhere. But yeah, I have had moments like that — usually in the middle of the night when I was running on empty. During those times, I kept looking at my baby and thinking, “I did this for us,” and I don’t think my drive would’ve been as great if it wasn’t for her. My journey is still going, but I’m here now and it’s worth it.

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The Ears Have It by Dick Rogen, DVM


ot all ear infections are created equal. It’s a daily task cleaning and treating those pesky ears. The problem is, that each ear infection has a different cause and many times different treatment options. Traditionally, most people thought if their pet had red and sore ears, that they would have mites in their ears. Today, it is very uncommon to find those pesky bugs. A simple look under the microscope can be used to diagnose Ear Mites. They are easy to eliminate and the newer medications are very effective. Even a dose of Revolution will eliminate them. More commonly, ears are inflamed and smelly from bacteria and yeast. We have a small population of bacteria and yeast on our skin at all times. They live there and usually do not cause a problem. However, once they get fed, get out of the way. Flash, the Bassett Hound, has deep, dark moist ears that are the perfect area for yeast to grow. Yeast are opportunists that just wait for a little moisture, inflammation and heat. The most effective ways to treat these infections are cleaning, acidifying the ear canal and using antifungal medications. Once the infection is controlled, I like to clean these types of ears once or twice a week. Keeping them dry and acidic is the key to prevention. Labs and other big dogs appear to be more prone to a mixture of bacteria and yeast. It is important to find out what type of bacteria is causing the problem and then using the appropriate

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medications. If your first treatment is not working, a culture of the material for identification is warranted. Some of the bacteria are very resistant to the common medications we use today. Ear infections can become a very frustrating problem. It is important to find the underlying cause of the inflammation that allows or feeds the bacteria. Often allergies to foods, pollen and trees can be the igniting force of the infection. Once the allergies are eliminated, then infections are controlled. In the most severe cases, surgery can be the answer. I perform a number of lateral ear resections that open the canal to allow air and light into the area. Once the canal is opened, you can keep the ear dry and clear of infections. In the most severe cases, we remove the entire ear canal, ear drum and a portion of the inner ear. It can provide long term relief from the pain and discomfort of chronic ear infections. If your pet has an ear infection, have them looked at by your veterinarian. You want to make sure they do not have an inner ear infection or perforation of their ear drum prior to treating with topical medications. This is a problem that goes away much quicker with the proper diagnosis. If it is a recurring problem, make sure you look for the underlying cause. You should not have to treat the ears forever. Horizon Pet Care 1224 East Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005, (605) 582-8445

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MAssacre Site Marker location: Sioux Falls, “E” Ave. & Algonquin St.


n late July 1864, members of an all-Indian and uniformed Yankton Agency scout unit followed the trail of an unknown war party. When the warriors attempted to flee, they were pursued, captured, and taken to the Yankton’s camp about one-mile north of this site. The prisoners were Santee who left Devil’s Lake 20 days earlier in search of settlers to rob and murder. One captive, a member of White Lodge’s band, claimed that he had killed ten settlers during the Dakota Conflict. The Santee were told that the Yankton scouts were friendly to settlers who belonged to Great Father, the President of the United States. The Yankton were from the tribe of Chief Struck by the Ree. Called Old Strike, he had positioned his warriors to protect settlers during the uprising in Minnesota. In view of their confessions, the Santee were summarily executed. “Receipts” in the form of scalps were taken and delivered to the Yankton Indian Agent. During the winter of 1938-39, some 74 years after the mass execution, workmen building a runway for the new Sioux Falls Municipal Airport uncovered 12 shallow graves and removed the remains of 14 Santee warriors. DEDICATED IN 2008 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE MINNEHAHA CENTURY FUND

Principal Chief of the Yankton Sioux “Struck by the Ree” was so named after he was partially scalped by an Arikara (Ree) warrior. Many of his years as chief were spent promoting peace. Three Presidents, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, and James Garfield, awarded Peace Medals to him. He died in 1888. Image owner: South Dakota State Historical Society.

The Practice of Scalping During the French and Indian War, both the British and the French encouraged their separate Indian allies to practice scalping. The two European powers paid warriors in trade goods according to the number of foes they had killed; the amount due was quickly determined by counting the number of scalps brought in. As shown in the illustration, warriors announced their valor by giving a fierce death cry as they displayed their new trophy.

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