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October 2012 Volume 11 • Issue 11

l a u n n A h 7t Grab your purse, it’s time to shop! Sioux Falls Convention Center

Friday, October 19, 2pm-9pm • Saturday, October 20 9am-5pm

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mind–body–spirit Travel

Famous Haunted Hotels 66

Healing and Empowering our Cancer Community 70

HEalth 8

health & well-being

Nancy’s Story Breast Cancer Survivor Takes on the Role of Advocate 72


shop the a list 56

out & about concierge

Shop for Your Bundle of Joy at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique 8

Visit the Enchanting World of Pedicakes 12

calendar October 2012 23


Angela Efting Ellerbroek Account Manager

friends & family

For Kids Crafts With Pumpkins 78 Tot Spots


Taylie Brewer’s Room 82

Awesome Apps 86

Parenting & Pregnancy Waterbirth: A Natural Option for Mom and Baby 88

Children’s Books Best Books 92

Cute Kids Submit Your Child’s Photo 94


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Hannah Walkes— Living History at Norway Center – Never Say Never the Bob and Helen Bergren Home 35 Returning to her roots gives others recipes the opportunity to do the same 98 It’s Pumpkin Time! 44

Man in the Kitchen Scary Foods 46

One Hope at the expo for her 50



Nancy Swanson— Making the Best Better 100

Pets How Did This Happen? 104

best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 106

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historical marker 110

Toby Kane Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer 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, 32, 44, 64, 76, 88, 104

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Shop for Your Bundle of Joy at

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique by MAry Michaels Photos by Chang Photography


he Forget Me Not Gift Boutique at The Bridges at 57th is happy to announce the arrival of the Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. Jody Kusek, owner of both stores, says the idea for this shop was “born” over the summer, as she realized there is a growing demand for baby items, and there was not enough room at Forget Me Not to accommodate it all. When a storefront opened up just a couple of doors down at The Bridges, she decided the time was right. The name Eddy Joy comes from a combination of family first names and middle names, and it has been a family’s labor of love to get the new store open. If you are familiar with items for babies and toddlers, you will recognize many of the popular product lines in the store such as Mud Pie clothing, Noodle & Boo skin care items for baby (and mom) and Ju Ju Be diaper bags.




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Eddy Joy Baby Boutique The Bridges at 57th & Western (605) 275-0014 Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-5pm C
















Kusek says they have many of their staple lines in the store, like the Little Giraffe and Buddy Blankets. They also carry SwaddleDesigns blankets that were featured on the television show The Doctors. Whether you need an outfit for baby to come home from the hospital in, a durable romper for playtime or something for a special occasion, you can find it – for boys and girls – at Eddy Joy. “For the first time, we are carrying newborn sizes,” says Kusek. “We just didn’t have room before at Forget Me Not to accommodate all of the different sizes and products that we would have liked to offer. It’s exciting now that parents-to-be can pick out a special new outfit for their new baby to come home in.” The store carries Angel Dear Knits that are soft, fashionable items and that have appeared in a number of national magazines as “cool mom picks” and in photos of celebrities with their children. As the temperatures start to get cooler, you can find plenty of fuzzy jackets – even bomber jackets for the boys – and a colorful variety of hats for girls and boys. Many of the hats are handmade, knitted by one of Kusek’s Forget Me Not employees. Wanting to ensure kids are outfitted from head to toe, Eddy Joy has a wide array of fun socks, Baby Legs legwarmers and WeeSqueak shoes that actually squeak as children walk. The squeakers can be removed, but many parents say they love to hear their little ones squeak as they jump and run and giggle. If you are looking for a baby gift, or maybe something special for big brother or big sister, Eddy Joy has you covered. The Jellycat plush animals are some of the softest you’ll ever

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feel. The store has children’s books, photo albums and frames and First Play toys like shape sorters and stackers. Another great gift idea is the WubbaNub pacifier. The pacifier is made of silicone and is BPA free. The attached soft plush toy, like a monkey, duck or frog, makes it easy for baby’s hands to grasp, which means fewer dropped pacifiers and less searching around in the diaper bag. If you are looking to decorate a child’s room, be sure to check out the colorful canvas prints on the walls or the selection of cute night lights and lamps. One of the hottest new items is the portable iPod doll for girls and boys that will be featured on Oprah’s “favorites” list this fall. With built-in speakers and an MP3 port safely tucked away inside, parents can download their favorite tunes “from Bach to Rock” for playtime or bedtime. While shopping in this colorful store with brightly painted walls and leopard-print carpet, Mom can find a few things for herself, too. In addition to accessories like diaper bags, there are several lines of skin care products for mom and baby as well as Chewbeads. These stylish necklaces and bracelets come in bold colors but are made from nontoxic, 100% silicone (like pacifiers). They make a fashion statement while providing distraction and entertainment for little hands and mouths. “This has been so much fun for us,” says Kusek. “We’re excited to be able to offer a one-stop-shop where you can find gift items for newborns and young children and have them wrapped at no charge.” Kusek says Eddy Joy is also offering a baby registry. The happiness is right in the store’s name. Shopping at Eddy Joy will certainly put a smile on your face.

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by MAry Michaels Photos by Chang Photography

f you have a little princess in your life, make a date now to head to Pedicakes for a little shopping and spa time. Owner, Mandra Connelly, recently opened the shop in a quaint little space on 39th Street, just south of the HyVee on Minnesota Avenue. The exterior looks like you have arrived at someone’s home, but the colorful painted rails along the walkway are your first indication that you are about to step out of the ordinary into a world of frills and fun. Mandra says the idea of opening her own boutique has been

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percolating for about 10 years, ever since they visited a little shop at Disneyworld with their first daughter, who is now 12. Her original plan was just to have a gift and clothing store, but as a licensed cosmetologist, Connelly later altered her plan to include a little spa area for manicures, pedicures and facials. “I come from a very artsy family,” she says. “When we were younger, my dad would travel all over to art shows, and we would go with him. I wanted to do something with my love of artsy and out-of-the-ordinary things.”

Mandra’s goal was to make sure that Pedicakes had an intimate, “boutique” feel while still being affordable. “I love to be pampered, but it can sometimes be spendy,” says Connelly. “And most spas don’t offer services for young children. I wanted to make sure what I offer is affordable so anyone can try it.” There is a whimsical cupcake theme throughout the store and in the spa services. Little girls will love the jeweled cupcake pendants to wear, and what child wouldn’t like a cupcake in their bath? These cupcakes, however, are actually “bath bombs,” and they come in two sizes. Simply drop one in the tub and watch it fizz and dissolve. The essential oils and salts help relax and moisturize…plus they fill the air with scents like mint chip, vanilla, chocolate-strawberry or bubblegum! The large cupcake and ice cream cone-shaped bath bombs can be broken up and used for multiple baths. Admittedly, she says, the store is geared toward “girly girls” at the moment, but she has plans to add more clothing and other things for boys and older children. You can find muslin blankets and Sophie Giraffe toys for infants, popular board books for girls and boys and, of course, all things princess – tiaras, wands, jewelry, hair accessories and flouncy pettiskirts. Pedicakes also carries the Gunapod wearable blankets for infants and toddlers, a stylish little sleeping bag that can be worn at naptime. In addition to unique pieces from popular kids clothing lines

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– like a Mud Pie outfit with different designs on each pant leg – Mandra adds her own touches to sleepers, rompers and other children’s clothing. “I don’t really say that I sew…but what I do is to ‘embellish’ clothing with ruffles and ribbons to make them unique,” she explains. One thing Connelly will work with customers to do is create customized outfits. The customer can pick out an outfit, such as a solid color sleeper, and then choose from the wide array of ribbons and ruffles. Once they have picked out their favorite colors and textures, Mandra will then add those special touches to the outfit. One of her other favorites in the store is the My Friend Huggles doll. Each oversized doll represents a specific virtue, such as fair, generous, honesty, cheerful and grateful. This helps the child learn about the virtue while having that special friend to call their own. A space on the doll’s heart allows the child to write their own thoughts. While the dolls are all girls at this point, Connelly says a boy doll is coming. “I love these dolls. What they offer children and what they teach is so valuable. I want this to be that special doll that kids hang onto into their adulthood.” Sold separately are fuzzy Huggles blankets that correspond to each of the dolls. You can find fun things for your child’s room at Pedicakes as well, like a working pink cuckoo clock. Mandra’s sister is a talented artist who works with metal, and many of her pieces will be available at the store, such as wall hangings with words like “Peace” or “Diva” and magnetic boards to hold notes and flowers. The magnets themselves are metal cut-outs in shapes like flowers and hearts, and bejeweled (of course!) for the perfect princess room accessory. Along with her nail and facial services, which are offered by appointment only, Connelly plans to add belly molding for expectant moms. You can find Pedicakes at the expo for her at the Sioux Falls Convention Center October 19 & 20 with gift certificates for $20 towards spa services at a cost of just $10. What a great time to stock up for the holidays! Take a trip to Pedicakes and find your inner princess.

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Freshly picked just for you: Dreamy jackets, Premium denim. Cozy sweaters. Stop into Posh for all your fall wardrobe wishes.

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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We'll see you at

The EXPO Friday, October 19 7:45 - 8:30 pm

Join the Avera McKennan Fitness Center Team for simple tips on how to train like the pros for your next 5K — and enjoy the process!

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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!

Purchase $20 Gift Cards

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from several of Sioux Falls’ favorite restaurants!

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FABULOUS PRIZES to be given away at 5pm on Saturday

$500 Gift Cards from Riddle’s Jewelry, beautiful cherry buffet from StarMark Cabinetry ($3380.00 value) and 32” HDTV from KELOLAND TV. Must be 18 years of age and present to win. One prize per person.


First 200 adult attendees each day will receive a Over 240 gift bag booths full of free featuring: items!

See Cooking Demonstration s from Local Chefs

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!

Friday, October 19th 2pm–9pm

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

2012 Seminar Schedule Friday, October 19th 4:30 - 5pm Piloxing: Sleek, Sexy, Powerful Piloxing blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. Add to that the fun and sexy dance moves. This is a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout, using a class format that’s both fun and challenging. Come give it a shot! Presented by Ur Fit Journey.

6:30 - 7pm Johnny Carino’s Signature Bowtie Festival Cooking Demonstration See how they make this delicious dish — and sample the results! Sliced grilled chicken sautéed with bacon, fresh garlic, red onions and roma tomatoes, tossed with bowtie pasta in a creamy asiago cheese sauce. Presented by Johnny Carino’s.

5 - 5:30pm RSV Signs & Symptoms

7pm - 7:45pm Wine Tasting 101

RSV is a common pediatric illness that affects many children during the school year. Join Dr. Bruning as she shares information on RSV signs and symptoms, along with recommended treatment options. Presented by Dr. Kara Bruning, Pediatrician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Pediatrics.

Have you ever wondered why people swirl, sniff, or swish wine? This is your chance to learn how to taste and examine a few wine varietals. Presented by Riccardo Tarabelsi, etc. for her wine columnist.

5:30 - 6pm We’ve Got Answers to Your Food Questions

7:45- 8:30pm 5K Training Discussion

Should you worry about hormones in your food? Is grass-fed more nutritious? We’ve got answers to your food questions and more. This is your chance to get an insider’s perspective on food production, and talk with the real people who grow your food. Presented by South Dakota CommonGround volunteers. Find more information at: www.findourcommonground.com.

Is Running a 5K Race on your bucket list? It is never too late. Train like the pros. Join the Avera McKennan Fitness Center Team for an energetic discussion about the simple training tips to help you enjoy getting to your goal and many 5k’s in the future.

6:00 - 6:30pm Cinema Falls Presents South Dakota’s only Oscar® winner received her prestigious gold statue for a film short. What’s a film short? Why are they important? We’ll talk about independent films and where Cinema Falls is presenting them in our city. We’ll watch the film THE SECRET FRIEND, a festival award-winning film short. Presented by Julie Anderson Friesen from Cinema Falls.

Saturday, October 20th 10:30 -11am Live Cage Free To a motorcycle rider, a car is called a cage...something that holds you back from fully experiencing the freedom of the road. We’ve all been “caged” by something in our lives. Lisa, from Full Throttle Living, will teach you how to bust out and live cage free because freedom is yours for the taking.

11- 11:30am Seasonal Tablescapes We would like to invite you to experience how to transition your seasonal decorating from your everyday look to the warmth and coziness of Fall into the joy and festiveness of the holiday season. You will learn how to switch your seasonal looks from one season to the next with very little time and expense. Presented by Jill Loudenslager of Signature Homestyles.

11:30 - 12pm 30 Minute Better Belly Workout You Can Do At Home Presented by the Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment. Belly busting tips and exercises to strengthen your stomach and core muscles using items you can find around your home.

12- 12:30pm Watercolors for the Artistically Impaired Please join this class to introduce you to the wonderful world of art. In this seminar, try your hand at painting sunflowers, the symbol of happiness, and painted 11 times by Vincent VanGogh! Using medical gauze, and wet-on-wet techniques, we will have fun with the “trournesol” (follower of the sun, in French). Presented by Barbara Sparks, who is also teaching at Josephines Unique Floral, the Avera Cancer Center and the Center for Active Generations.

12:30 - 1pm New Treatments for Varicose Veins Unsightly varicose veins and uterine fibroids are common conditions but treatable. Hear Dr. Joshua Plourde discuss these conditions and new, minimally invasive treatment options available. Presented by Dr. Joshua Plourde, Interventional Radiologist, Avera Medical Group Radiology.

1-1:30pm bareMinerals Make-up Tips Come join the bareMinerals experts and learn how bareMinerals can have you looking your best! We have had extensive corporate training on bareMinerals and we want to share our secrets with YOU! Relax and let the bare experts at Hip Chic Boutique show you how to get a fabulous complexion — you’re about to change the way you feel about your skin. Join us to learn all about the basics and great tips for Fall!.

Mobile Mammogram Truck

Saturday, Oct. 20 • 9am – 2pm Open for screening digital mammograms and for tours of the truck.

Call 322-PINK (7465) to schedule your mammogram or check at our booth to sign-up!

1:30 - 2pm Johnny Carino’s Signature Spicy Romano Chicken Cooking Demonstration Taste this delicious dish prepared with sliced grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions and freshly sliced mushrooms tossed with bowtie pasta in our signature cayenne pepper romano cream sauce. Presented by Johnny Carino’s.

2- 2:30pm Dollars and $ense Did you know that 95% of women are directly involved with financial decision-making in their household? Make sure each decision is a wise one by attending this educational seminar. Uncover new ways to manage your daily finances, curb debt and plan for retirement by utilizing some of the free tools available to you. Afterwards, you can go home armed with information to help you make sound financial decisions. Presented by Home Federal Bank

2:30 - 3pm How to Take Great Photographs of Your Kids Do your kids run when you get out the camera? Ever wonder how the pros do it? Our portrait photographer Hillery is going to share some of her secrets and techniques with you. In this seminar we are going to give you some of our best tips and tricks for getting great images of your kids. Presented by Harold’s Photo Experts.

3pm - 3:30pm Trends: Colors and Designs for your Holiday Season Presented by Ashley Rieck and Jill Pelltier with Design Inc. of South Dakota Furniture Mart.

3:30 - 4pm How To Look Your Best in High Definition KELOLAND TV’s Jaine Andrews demonstrates the unique make-up techniques used by the anchors and reporters at KELOLAND TV.

5pm • Prize Drawing Drawing for $500 Gift Cards from Riddle’s Jewelry, beautiful cherry buffet from StarMark Cabinetry ($3380.00 value) and 32” HDTV from KELOLAND TV. Must be 18 years of age and present to win. One prize per person.

Join the Fun! Friday, October 19 (2pm – 9pm)

Saturday, October 20 (9am – 5pm)

Sioux Falls Convention Center

8th Annual Holiday

Over 150 booths Visit us on

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Friday, Nov. 9th • 3 - 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 10th • 9 am - 5 pm

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Open Aug 25 through Oct 31 Harvest Festival

Oct 6 & 7 SD Growers Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest on Sat. Oct 6th

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

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

New this Year:

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

Apple pie, apple turnovers, Pick ’em yourself or buy them already bagged! caramel apples, apple cider and apple salsa. And we will have pumpkins later in the season Bounce Around Inflatables as well.

Don’t forget the apples!

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Located 4.5 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue

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Haunted Sioux Falls Tour Tuesday, October 2 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $10. Tours sell out quickly. INFO (605)367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Live Music from The Jazz Icons Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 • 7pm Icon Lounge. 402 North Main Avenue. (605) 444-4266.

Fight for Becca Thursday, October 4 Behind 8th & RR Center • 5:30 - 8:30pm Becca Sweeney has been diagnosed with lymphoma, after battling leukemia for the last year. Please come to a great event and help. Silent auction trips to Vegas with a 3 night stay at Planet Hollywood, free cabin stays for a week at cabins in Okoboji, Lake Madison and more. Live music by The Nick Rallis Band. INFO www.fightforbecca.com Ladies Night Shopping Friday, October 5 • 4pm - 7pm

Tote-Ally Gorgeous Boutique Women don’t let women shop alone. Join the fun! 57th & Western. 605-274-3500. First Friday Friday, October 5 Downtown Sioux Falls A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Many stores stay open late until 8pm. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Heartland Country Corn Maze Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 27455 SD Hwy 11, Harrisburg, SD points containing answers. Find hidden checkpoint for free treat. Bring flashlights for after dark fun. Concessions and restrooms. Adults $7.00 Kids 14 and under $5.00 INFO (605) 743-5984. Stampede Hockey October 5, 12, 13, 20, 26, 27 Sioux Falls Arena The Stampede are one of the premier organizations having won multiple Organization of the Year awards. The team is filled with players from all over the world and competes in 64 regular season home games from September to April. INFO (605) 336-6060.

Simply Saucy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin

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Harvest Festival at the Country Apple Orchard Saturday, October 6 • 10am - 5pm Sunday, October 7 • noon - 5pm Country Apple Orchard 5 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Ave. Enjoy a day in the country picking apples & pumpkins. Come out and meet Sneakers the live scarecrow. Enjoy horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, Bounce Around Inflatable playground, train rides, homemade apple and pumpkin pie, and lots of fun. Also see the incredible 500 lb. pumpkins at the South Dakota Giant Pumpkin Contest. INFO 605-743-2424 or www. countryappleorchard.com Benson’s Flea Market October 6 & 7 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Benson’s Flea Market features everything you can imagine, big and little, old and new, heavy and light! This is the longest running flea market in South Dakota. INFO (605) 367-7178. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, October 7 • 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


• Enjoy Fresh Vegetables from the Local Harvest • Experience Wild Seafood and Bison • Healthy Kids Menu • Great Selection of Craft Beers & Premier Wines

Visiting Custer this Fall? Visit us at Sage Creek Grille & Bitter Esters Brewhouse

300 N. Cherapa Place • Sioux Falls, SD (605) 274-1667 • Join us on Facebook www.wildsagegrille.com WE NOW HAVE SEASONAL BEER ON TAP!

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Haunted Sioux Falls Tour Tuesday, October 9 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $10. Tours sell out quickly. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Fall Organ Series Wednesdays, October 10, 17 & 24 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm 327 S. Dakota Ave. • First Lutheran Church After a hiatus for the restoration and completion of the Aeolian Skinner organ, the First Lutheran Church organ series is back! All are welcome to join us in the sanctuary on: Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Michael Elsbernd Wednesday, Oct. 17 - Sharon Buwalda Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Marilyn Schempp. Freewill offering. INFO (605) 336-3734.

Adoption Journey Thursday, October 11 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm 400 S. Sycamore Ave. Ste. 103-1 Bethany Christian Services will present an “Adoption Journey” Introduction Meeting. Come learn about how you can help a child in need of a loving family. Please RSVP at (605) 336-6999 or email us at bcssiouxfalls@bethany.org. Piccadilly Circus Thursday, October 11 • 4:30pm & 7:30pm W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Sioux Falls, SD 57107 Piccadilly Circus celebrates 25 years entertaining families throughout North America and we’ve pulled out all the stops! It is 1 1/2 hours of excitement and fun!

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Wining Women Thursday, October 11 • 6pm Strawbale Winery 47215 257th St. Renner, SD The activity changes every month! Join us for our Wining Women. Every month during the fall, winter and spring we have exciting speakers, demonstrations, shopping for the unusual, hands on activities, or dancing. Check each month for what we have going on! It offers women an opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a night out. INFO (605) 543-5071.

The Simon Kidgits Club October 13 Empire Mall The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun, informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Theme for October; Paint the Mall Pink. INFO (605) 361-3301.

Harvest Festival Saturday, October 13 • 11am Strawbale Winery 47215 257th St. Renner, SD Super day of super fun because we are grateful for having you as customers and we are done with harvest! Food, wine, games, wine, fun, wine bean bag contest, Bocci Ball contest, discounts on wines and tastings, and much more. INFO (605) 543-5071.

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Warm Up Sioux Falls Sunday, October 14 • 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. Haunted Sioux Falls Tour Tuesday, October 16 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $10. Tours sell out quickly. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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Ghosts & Graves Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery October 18 - 20 • Woodlawn Cemetery Learn some of the famous and infamous tales as told by some of the most interesting characters of Sioux Falls past on a new lantern light Ghosts and Graves Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery. Tours begin every 20 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night, advanced tickets are on sale now at the Old Courthouse Museum for $10. INFO INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

7th Annual expo for her Friday, October 19 • 2pm - 9pm Saturday, October 20 • 9am - 5pm Sioux Falls Convention Center The 7th annual expo for her is two days of shopping, entertainment, pampering and fun! Sample foods and drinks, participate in fantastic seminars and SHOP for clothing, jewelry, home décor, giftware, cosmetics, food, wine, half price gift cards to Sioux Falls restaurants, children’s items & so much more! Start your holiday shopping! A getaway for girlfriends and families. • Over 240 booths • See Cooking Demonstrations on the Cooking Stage • First 200 adult attendees each day will receive a gift bag! • Register to win fabulous grand prizes! INFO www.etcsiouxfalls.com

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Kids at Calvary Tuesday, October 23 This is a recurring event which runs through 05/15/13. Calvary Cathedral • 500 S. Main Ave. Each week, join us for dinner and programs for children K-5th grade, as well as a Middle School and High School Youth groups. In Kids at Calvary, we sing, play, hear stories and make a craft in addition to field trips and special events. INFO (605) 336-3486.

Sioux Falls Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday, October 20 • 9am Empire Mall •Meet by the Caribou Coffee/Coldwater Creek entrance The Sioux Falls Walk to Defeat ALS is a 2 mile fundraising event, benefitting The ALS Association. Participants will Walk a 2 mile route within the Empire Mall. There is no registration fee, although participants are strongly encouraged to raise at least $25.00. INFO (888) 672-0484. The Closet- Clothing Giveaway Saturday, October 20 • 9am - noon The Ransom Church • 700 North Main Avenue If you are in need of clothing, or know someone that is, please join us for this special event. INFO (605) 339-3733.

Haunted Sioux Falls Tour Tuesday, October 23 • 6:30 p.m. Departs from the Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Climb aboard for stories of ghosts, mysterious lights and footprints, elevators that run by themselves and other unexplained phenomenon on the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour. Advanced tickets are on sale

Ceili Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, October 25 • 6:30pm Old Courthouse Museum • 6th & Main Ceili dancing (pronounced KAY-lee) is and Irish social dance. The dances will be taught and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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since 1990, it is where she and her husband Bob have made their home. Bob and Helen met in Minneapolis and lived in New York, Colorado and other places around the country, but eventually decided to come back to the area where Helen grew up. “I remember my brother calling me to tell me that the Norway

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you with selecting styles and colors for your personal or professional wardrobe. To develop style means to love and accept ourselves and our bodies. By dressing in a manner to complement your figure, by gaining knowledge and adapting it, and by understanding your body will allow you to be more confident. Together we will create an individualized, custom made fashion and style guide to highlight your assets and camouflage any less desired areas. This fashion and style guide will take the guess work out of your every day decisions of what to wear and not to wear. Let’s face it, no amount of design, color, appropriateness, comfort, or any other feature will make up for a garment that just doesn’t fit will. Most women have over $500 in clothing in their wardrobe they don’t even wear. We will help you mix and match staple pieces from tops to bottoms, hat and handbags, and build for you a wardrobe that will be a source of inspiration with poise, grace, and style. There simply is no substitute for the way you dress, look, and feel. You are worth it. At Tote-Ally Gorgeous we take care of our customers and want to bring out the best in them. Look your best not only for the upcoming holiday season, it is an investment for a lifetime in you.




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It’s Pumpkin Time!

by Jo McClure

Pumpkin Chip Bread

Pumpkin Spice Cake

2 1/4 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon EACH, ginger, nutmeg and cloves 2 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1 (18-1/4 ounce) spice cake mix 3 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 can cream cheese frosting

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Combine the eggs, pumpkin and oil and add to the dry ingredients. Stir just enough until moistened. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips. Pour into two greased 8x4 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350˚ for 50-55 minutes or until the bread passes the toothpick test. Cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs, pumpkin, water, oil, pudding mix and cinnamon. Beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the pecans and pour into a greased and floured 10” fluted tube pan. Bake at 350˚ for 45-55 minutes or until the cake passes the toothpick test. Cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Frost with the cream cheese frosting. Serves 12-16.

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By Jim Mathis


he late, great Julia Child frequently urged her television viewers “don’t be afraid.” But years after her passing, there are some foods that just strike fear into the hearts of even the most adventurous eaters. I don’t mean the kind of Halloween goodies made to look like brains or eyeballs. I’m talking about those bits with odd sounding names, the hidden pieces of the animal you assumed were discarded, and the little critters that you thought were just a joke. I’ll admit, I was hesitant to try some of these at first, but I took a leap of faith and found some tricks and treats that are among my favorites today. I’m not suggesting that we all dig up earthworms for supper or try to recreate the stomach-turning dishes from the latest episode of Andrew Zimmern’s “Bizarre Foods”...au contraire. I just want to dispel a few myths about some often maligned edibles that I think you should give a chance. Warning, this article may not be for the faint of heart or queasy vegans! Anchovies We might as well start with the letter A, and in my scary food dictionary, A is for Anchovy. The humble anchovy is often a joke;



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it’s the thing you want left off the pizza with everything. You’re probably picturing a cartoon cat pulling a complete fish skeleton out of its mouth, right? Well the truth is, you’ve probably eaten anchovies and not even known it. If you’ve had a good Caesar salad dressing, it probably had anchovies. Ever had a really rich Italian tomato sauce, with a few flavors you just couldn’t figure out? Probably anchovy. When cooked with just a little olive oil, anchovies almost disappear into sauces, but they add a rich salty flavor to the background of the dish. I add them to the pot with most braises of short ribs, veal shanks or pot roast. My beloved doesn’t care for most whole anchovies, but if I make a Caesar salad dressing without the anchovies, she’ll know it’s not right. When we went to a restaurant in Chicago a few years ago, she had a “deconstructed Caesar salad” that had a beautiful white anchovy, a Spanish boquerone, on the top. Voila! We had found an anchovy she would eat whole. I’ve recreated that salad several times (basically anytime I can get those Spanish boquerones) and it is always a hit. And once I have the jar of anchovies open, I’ll usually put a couple on a pizza. Seriously, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Sweetbreads First of all, sweetbreads are not “sweet breads.” Most people think of caramel rolls and pastries when they hear sweetbreads. Yes, breads that are sweet can be called sweet breads, but they

should not be confused with sweetbreads, which are most often the thymus glands of the cow. Sometimes the pancreas and other “off cuts” of meat are included, but if you see them on a menu, more than likely the sweetbreads are the thymus glands. Last summer I was in Chicago with two of my employees, and I decided to treat them to dinner at the eponymous Michelinstarred restaurant of Graham Elliot who you may have seen on “Top Chef Masters”, “Iron Chef America” or “MasterChef ”. Somewhere in the middle of the ten-course tasting menu came the sweetbreads. While one of my guests who had grown up on a ranch was used to eating all different parts of the animal, the other liked the taste until she found out what it was. That just about spoiled the meal. Despite her psychological problem with the source of the meat, it was sweet and crispy and luscious. No need for concern. Sweetbreads are one of the things that if I see it on a menu, I will probably order it. Liver Since we’re on the subject of the internal organs, we might as well dive in to offal. Offal is the term for the off cuts of meat that today we may think of as inedible. But, not that long ago when people would butcher their own animals, nothing went to waste. So things like the glands, heart and liver wound up on the dinner table. My dear, sweet mother used to make liver and onions and I hated it. The beef liver always tasted metallic and the onions

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overwhelmed me. But what I’ve found is that liver makes great pâtés, terrines and sausages where the strong flavor can be mellowed with fat and rounded out with garlic and seasonings. And if we move down the food chain to poultry, the livers are wonderful. Foie gras, the fattened liver of ducks, is so good they’ve outlawed it in California. If you ever get to Graham Elliot’s restaurant, ask for the fois gras lollipops. They will change your opinion about liver forever. Intestines Intestines are one of those things you just don’t talk about in polite company, right below religion and politics on the list of “Things Thou Shall Not Discuss”, especially in a discussion about food. I’m sure a whole bunch of people just turned the page pretending I never said the “I” word and skipped right on to Riccardo’s thoughtful story about wine. But for you hearty souls who stuck with me, I salute you! For you know that without intestines there would be no sausage, and in the words of Doug Sohn, owner of Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, “There are no two finer words in the English language than ‘encased meats’ my friend.” Encased meats, like hot dogs, sausages and salami are often (and at their best) sheathed in natural casings. What are those casings? Intestines of cows, pigs and sheep. Of course they’ve been cleaned and the fat stripped away from the outside and linings removed from the inside. But, in the end, it’s still the business end of the animal’s digestive track. But don’t think about that, just enjoy the product and reward yourself for being an adventurous eater. Lutefisk My wife’s family is Scandinavian. The few branches on the family tree that aren’t Norwegian are Swedish – lots of blue eyes at the family reunion. At the holidays we always have some lefse and pickled herring and her dad always suggests we have lutefisk. Now, I am not a picky eater and I will try just about everything, but lutefisk is fish soaked in lye. And I remember enough high school chemistry to know that lye is caustic and it will burn you. The stuff you use to clean out your drain and eats through all of the crud in the pipes is made with lye. It should have the skull and cross bones on the label. This stuff is poison! So that’s where I draw the line. No lutefisk for me. Sorry, I can’t do it. So if you’ve been timid about trying something different, remember Julia’s words and “Don’t be afraid,” but when it comes to lutefisk, don’t be silly! Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Although he’s been told he looks like Andrew Zimmern, Jim is really just an advertising guy who runs ADwërks, an ad agency in Uptown Sioux Falls.

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don’t admit this to many people, but when I’m about to go on stage in front hundreds of women at the annual expo for her to do my wine seminar, I start to hyperventilate. I begin to think I’m

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“I don’t admit this to many people, but when I’m about to go on stage in front hundreds of women at the annual expo for her to do my wine seminar, I start to hyperventilate. I begin to think I’m having a panic attack when all of the moisture dissipates from my mouth and somehow reappears as sweat on my palms.” and I can literally see my heart beating through my shirt. So, the natural question one would ask is, “Why am I doing this?” Of course the answer must be one of two things: I’m either a glutton for punishment or I’m insane (as defined by repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result.) Well, the real answer is none of the above; rather, I do what I do because I believe in two things: 1. Living with passion and 2. Continually expanding my comfort zone. Speaking at the expo for her (this will be my 7th year) accomplishes both... and I get to do it by partnering up with a wine company called ONE HOPE. ONE HOPE is not your average wine company; in fact, ONE HOPE does more than make wine, they help many causes through their wine sales by donating 50% of all profits to charity. Yes, you read that right, HALF of all of their profits go to charity. This is one of the most unique concepts I have come across in the wine industry, and I am excited about sharing these wines with all of you at show this year!

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Like most game-changing ideas, the inspiration for ONE HOPE wine didn’t come from an Ivy-League MBA program. It rose from the aisle of a grocery store. It was the morning of October 15, 2005, while stocking shelves that young Jake Kloberdanz, a sales rep for a large wine distributor, had his “aha” moment. Jake noticed that specialty items used to raise awareness and proceeds for causes enjoyed preferential, more prominent placement on shelves, and consequently moved off those shelves much faster than other products. Some six months after Jake’s epiphany, a good friend of his was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 23. It wasn’t long before HOPE wine was incorporated. Pretty soon a buzz was building about HOPE Wine at charity events. What followed the next year is a classic American tale of altruism and entrepreneurship. Soon the eight founding members decided to quit their jobs, take on this mission of HOPE full time and set out to make a dream a reality. Long nights,

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countless meetings in living rooms, and distributing cases of wine out of the trunks of their cars became standard operating procedure for most of year one. From 150 cases of wine with “garage labels” distributed in Newport Beach, to 8000 cases being sold in ten states within the first year, HOPE Wine was on its way. It was clear that the idea behind HOPE wine was larger than just wine; it’s really a brand that stands for hope and unity of purpose. ONE HOPE is more than a name, it is a sense of culture, a lifestyle, and an umbrella under which many causes can be served and millions of lives made better. The concept is simple: for every bottle of ONE HOPE wine you purchase, half of the profits from that bottle go to a specific charity. Here is the lineup:


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Brut Sparkling Wine....... End Childhood Hunger Sauvignon Blanc............ Supporting Our Planet Chardonnay................... Fight Against Breast Cancer Pinot Noir Reserve......... Fight Against Cancer Merlot............................ Fight Against AIDS Cabernet Sauvignon...... Fight Against Autism Zinfandel........................ Supporting Our Troops This amazing company has already donated over $750,000 to their partner charities, and I invite you to join me at the wine tasting seminar at the expo for her for some ONE HOPE wines and help several charities along the way. Carpe Expo! Join Riccardo Friday night, October 19th, at 7pm at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, for a fun night of wine education with ONE HOPE wines. When he’s not speaking in front of hundreds of women, Riccardo is the GM of Spezia Sioux Falls. He is also an avid soccer fan, player, and coach. He enjoys living in Sioux Falls with his wife Marybeth and three sons, Dante, Berent, and Jaxon.

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All of the proceeds from the sale of this bar of soap during October and $1 from the sale of any other bar of soap will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. A delightful soap for a wonderful cause. FatHouse Soap Company. www.fathousesoapcompany.com

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Trust your child’s beautiful smile to Horner Orthodontics. With proper treatment and timing, Dr. Kevin Horner and Dr. Keri Barrow can reduce your child’s overall time in braces and provide the most stable results. Horner Orthodontics. 2407 W. 57th St. (605) 335-6680. hornerorthodontics.com

With a Harvest Festival arrangement. Leaf-shaped pineapples dipped in gourmet chocolate and cinnamon chocolate apple wedges. Edible Arrangements. Bridges at 57th. (605) 275-2580. EdibleArrangements.com

Visit Our New Selections Gallery!

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

Washable Diapers

Handmade by a local grandmother, these darling diapers are environmentally friendly and affordable! $15 - $25 each at Elegant Mommy. 207 W. 37th St. (605) 338-0228. www.elegantmommy.com

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A brand new selection of dance bags has just arrived at The Dance Line. So many styles and colors to choose from! Shown $22 - $30. The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Magnet Boards

Handmade with aged metal patina — you choose your board, choose your ribbon and choose your magnets. (Magnets sold separately). Personalization also available. Board shown $32 at Pedicakes. Now open at 305 W. 39th St. 332-2528.


America’s Beer for Women! Chick Beer is a craftbrewed light beer that doesn’t taste like a light beer. The flavor is soft, smooth and full-bodied. Yet Chick Beer magically has just 97 calories and 3.5 carbs. Available at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Exotic Allure!

Pumpkin Festival

Looking to take your cabinetry creation above the ordinary? How about a sustainable, renewable exotic wood like zebrawood, wenge, bamboo or American red gum? Learn more at ShowplaceWood.com or visit 804 S. Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls (605) 335-9600 or the Harrisburg showroom three miles south of 69th and Cliff, (605) 362-7220.

Join us for our annual Pumpkin Festival Saturday October 13 & 14. Pony rides, food, inflatable playground, train rides, Kettle-Korn, face painting, children’s Barn & lots of fun. Country Apple Orchard. 5 miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue. 605-743-2424.

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Choose from over 50 styles and colors of scarves for just $10 each at our booth at the expo for her (Oct. 19 & 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center). Lillian’s. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Bring on the Fur

‘Tis the season for Fall and for fur! Grab your warmth at Sprout. From Appaman to Alpha Industries, Sprout has the fashions you are looking for. Prices start at $80-$110. Sizes 2T - 10. Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 271-2999. ONLY


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Purchase a Watters Bridal gown in October and receive a free headpiece (up to $180 value). Please mention this ad. Offer expires 10-31-12. The French Door. 57th & Louise. (605) 332-8841.







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Succulents have become the hottest designer piece in decorating. Get yours at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

What a Hoot!

Choose from our large selection of Fall decorative items...including these adorable owls. Shown $26 at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

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Festive family dinners may seem so far away, but with school in full swing, activities and the days getting shorter — it’ll be Thanksgiving before we know it! Pick out that table & chairs perfect for your family get-togethers. Our styles and sizes accommodate the largest of groups and the quaintest of families. Available at South Dakota Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

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Pumpkin Extravaganza

Attach your keys to this glittery keychain and hit the road. Each wristlet includes a metal key clip so you won’t lose your keys ever again! $10 each at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Come get your pumpkin fix — enjoy a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin white chocolate mocha, pumpkin desserts, pumpkin soup and more! Kaladi’s. 26th & Minnesota, (605) 339-3322 or 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

Ciao Bella!

Rough but Refined

Say hello to the rustic Italian! This customer favorite has a golden crust and airy inside which makes it the perfect bread — toasted, for sandwiches, with dipping oil or just by itself. Breadsmith. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 or 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

This galvanized piece can be used for whatever you choose...a planter for your favorite sticks or stems, canes, umbrellas...you name it! The possibilities are endless. $119 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.

Diva’s Dish & Design

Go Wild!

Join us for this October 12 ladies class and paint this darling trick or treat bowl (or piece of your choice). 7-10pm. RSVP required. Grab your friends, your favorite beverage and make a night of it! Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055.

Kids Stuff Superstore has all the accessories that will make your wild child go wild! Shown $5.99 - $19.99 at Kids Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

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The Softest

Choose from THE softest collection of stuffed animals for your baby - or as a wonderful baby gift. Several adorable cuddly friends to choose from. Available at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. Now open at the Bridges at 57th & Western. 275-0014.

Woof ‘n Poof pumpkins are sold exclusively in Sioux Falls at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. Get yours at their booth at the expo for her. October 19 & 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

A Great Cause

Delicious Samples!

Stop by our booth at the expo for her - October 19 & 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and enjoy some delicious pork samples!

Help support a great cause by buying raffle tickets to win this beautiful buffet. Tickets will be sold in our booth at the expo for her Oct. 19 & 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing to be at Habitat Annual Fundraiser—need not be present to win. StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th St. North. (605) 977-3660.

Deliciously Spooktacular!

Halloween cutout cookies are deliciously spooktacular! $12.50/dz. at The Cookie Jar. 230 S. Phillips Avenue (new location!) (605) 978-0991.

Pink for a Purpose

This month, take 25% off all pink products from OPI to Kenra at Artist Hair Studio. Five minutes south of Sioux Falls. 27171 469th Avenue, Tea, SD. (605) 498-0300. teaartist.com

Mornings Coming Too Early?

If snoring is keeping you awake, call Dr. Jack Wightman. Call now for a limited-time free exam and consultation to discover solutions for you. Western Dental Center. 4109 South Carnegie Circle. 362-1000 or www.westdent.com

Custom Made Just for You

Beautiful cherry cabinets topped with Brazilian granite countertops are custom made just for you! See us for all of your home’s custom cabinetry. Dakota Kitchen and Bath. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue, Sioux Falls, 334-9727. www.dakotakitchen.com

Read in Style

Why choose regular readers when you can look good wherever you go? People will admire your necklace only to be amazed when you flip your pendant open and show them what it’s like to read in style! You’ll never leave home without them! Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Get Wild with the Balm

Sassy, fun and a little bit naughty. Eye shadow, lipstick, mascara and more. Check out the Balm cosmetic line at Southeastern Hair Design and Say Spa. Just east of 69th and Cliff. (605) 332-5115 or siouxfallshair.com

Recycled License Plate Books

Three styles of books with license plate cover-photo album, address book, and notebook w/calculator. South Dakota made. $30 at the Old Courthouse Museum Store. 200 W. 6th St. (605) 367-4210.

Slipper Season

It’s slipper season — keep their piggies comfy and cozy this winter! Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 605) 362-7728.

Downtown Delights

Not sure what gift to buy for the upcoming holidays? Stop by Crawford’s for gift cards to treat a friend or family member to fine dining in downtown Sioux Falls. Crawford’s. 214 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-5333 or crawfordssf.com.


Get this gorgeous necklace, alive with Swarovski’s blazing black and white crystal, at the expo for her October 19 & 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Or shop our national showroom at 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602. Nickel and lead free - 18” long. $49.99 and matching earrings $39.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection.

Harvest Time

Harvest time means time in the kitchen! Stop by Maxwell Food Equipment and shop their large selection of seasonal aprons, kitchen accessories, cookbooks and so much more! 1212 S. Cliff Ave. (605) 336-2675.

Luck & Joy

Introducing the new Luck and Joy starter bracelets featuring six vibrant colors. Each color describes a different virtue: Hope, Passion, Mystery, Imagination, Tranquility, and Renewal. A $159 value for only $99. Trollbeads, The Original Since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

Fight off the Chill Play it Straight!

With Bb Straight. Non-damaging Concen-straight TechnologyTM developed to help maintain straight styles and straightening treatments. Available at Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

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Make someone’s day by sending them a note on one of these original art notecards from Wilde Prairie Winery. Just $4 each. Wilde Prairie Winery. 48052 259th Street. Brandon, SD. (605) 582-6471 or www.wildeprairiewinery.com

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Celebrate the season with a fabulous silver and rose tone designer bracelet with elegant leaf designs from The Diamond Room! 3501 W. 57th St. 605-362-0008.

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Come see an exciting new accessory line at Bechtold’s Jewelry! The Debbie Brooks Collection of handbags and accessories. The new must-have among celebrities can now be yours. Gwyneth, Jewel, Elton and Britney have theirs. Which will be yours? Bechtold Jewelry. 325 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-7151 or www.bechtoldjewelry.com

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Visit our booth at the expo for her October 19 & 20 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and purchase $20 gift cards for just $10. And register to win a wine dinner for 6! Wild Sage Grille. 300 North Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667 or wildsagegrille.com

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BRIO’s toys are characterized by quality and durability, and are often handed down from generation to generation. Fully compatible with Thomas wooden train lines. Available at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. (605) 334-4825.

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he Halloween season is here again, the time to seek some scary adventures and things that go bump in the night. If travel is in your near future, there are several hotels in the country that are said to be haunted, with many stories of encounters to back up the claims. Here are just a few more noted places that provide rooms that are meant to bring you comfort, yet might just give you a spooky experience you will be talking about for years.

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Illinois One of the few hotels left standing from the prohibition era, the Congress Plaza Hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago has

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a history of being a gangster hideaway, headquarters, and possibly the location of some very gruesome scenarios. Two towers with 850 guest rooms containing a lot of permanent residents, this hotel is rumored to have been one of Al Capone’s hangouts. There is an underground marble passageway that was constructed when the hotel was built in 1893, to connect it with the auditorium building next door. The security guards who work here talk of several incidents of seeing ghosts, which supposedly happens on a regular basis. A young boy is seen wandering around the rooms and hallways of the north tower every so often. A female ghost whispers in the ears of hotel staff when they walk into the Florentine Room, which is one of

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the banquet rooms. And in room number 441, there is a very mysterious circumstance. Security is called to room 441 more than any other room in the hotel, and guests always report seeing the exact same shadowy outline of a woman.

Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana Built in 1796, this house is said to be built on Tunica Indian burial grounds. The owners say this is the most haunted hotel in America, and guests might say the same thing. Settled amongst the murky swamps and lowlands of Louisiana’s West Feliciana Parish, Myrtles Plantation has 11 rooms and many stories. The ghost of a naked Indian girl has been seen by several guests. The most famous haunting at this location resulted from a multimurder tragedy that took place in 1817. Legend has it, that the owner of the plantation during that time had an affair with his house slave, and then found her eavesdropping on his private conversations, so he cut off her ear. His house slave, named Cleo, was so angry that she poisoned his eldest daughter’s birthday cake, killing his wife and two children. Shortly after, Cleo was murdered and found in the Mississippi river. Guests claim to see Cleo wandering around the plantation, as well as sitting next to their bed staring at them. Also at the hotel, a haunted piano will play a single chord and a mirror will appear clean in person, but in photos of the mirror you can see faces, handprints, and smudges.

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Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana A 19th-century hotel in the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone is filled with paranormal activity. Guests, staff, and the International Society of Paranormal Research (ISPR) all have stories to prove it. The front desk staff insist that their ghosts are friendly, stating that they have witnessed the doors of the hotel restaurant swing open around the same time every evening. The ISPR investigated this and captured what appears to be the spirits of a waiter and a maintenance man opening these doors. Several guests have had similar encounters with a ghost of a young boy in a striped shirt walking up to their bed. The

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This Civil War-era hotel was established in 1797, and is nearby the infamous battlefield and the Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln edited his Gettysburg Address. Guests here have reported seeing the ghostly figure of a woman named Rachel, who was a civil war nurse who lived at the hotel during the battle, roaming the halls and rooms. Trays have floated and carts have moved right in front of the hotel employee’s eyes, and people have even seen Rachel pacing back and forth on the street outside. Clothes will go missing and drawers will be left open in rooms, and the temperature will drop suddenly when passing by certain spots throughout the hotel. Another female ghost has also been sighted, wearing a fancy dress and dancing in the ballroom. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is said to be one of the top three most haunted cities in the United States by Haunted Tours America.

Beverly Hills Inn, Atlanta Georgia With 18 rooms of Neoclassical design, this bed and breakfast was originally an apartment building for widowed women in 1929. The former residents have been caught on tape by


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numerous ghost hunting teams. Three old women’s alleged apparitions and hoarse whispering voices are recorded in various investigations. Most of the recordings were captured on the haunted hotel’s third floor. If you stay here, be prepared for these elderly souls to tuck you in before bed if you are respectful, but smash your drinking glasses to pieces if you talk bad about them.

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Manresa Castle, Port Townsend, Washington This beautifully preserved Prussian style castle was built in 1892, then was occupied by the Jesuit order in 1927 and used as a training college until it was converted into a hotel in 1968. A Jesuit priest is said to still reside on the third floor, who is said to have hanged himself in the tower attic. Footsteps, a man crying, and the clanking of chains are reported to be heard above room 302, which is located right below where this incident supposedly took place. One guest even claims to have awakened in the night to a dark figure in a hooded robe standing over his bed. Another ghost that is said to still live in the castle is that of a woman named Kate, who jumped out of room 306 when she heard the news that her lover was lost at sea. She has been seen wearing period clothing and sitting at the window, staring out at the sea. She has also been seen walking around the room in the middle of the night.

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Both Nancy and Bill wanted to be strong for the other. Nancy said fighting cancer together “helped both of us buck up. We had teamwork and it helped us get through it in a special way.” Together with the support from doctors, staff and volunteers at the Avera Cancer Institute and those in their family and church communities, the couple reached their goal. As they had hoped and prayed for, they both made it to their 50th wedding anniversary in good health. “It was a double celebration,” Nancy relates – one of reaching this milestone anniversary, and overcoming cancer together. As a breast cancer survivor, Nancy wanted to give back as an advocate once again. After completing her treatment, she became an Avera Think Pink Lady, while she and Bill also volunteer at the Avera Cancer Institute. As a Think Pink Lady, she promotes the importance of routine mammograms and screenings, as both her cancer and her husband’s were discovered because of them. As a member of this group, she also is part of the volunteer leadership for the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer, which is celebrating its 25th year with the next race, scheduled for May 11, 2013. As an effort that offers guidance and support as well as devotion to finding a cure, “Think Pink provides the same kind of thing as the March of Dimes.” Nancy is happy to once again be “part of an organized effort to help provide emotional and financial support” to those suffering from illness. Nancy was able to witness the dream of a cure for polio become reality when the polio vaccine was introduced in 1955. “I just hope I live long enough to see what happened with polio happen with breast cancer…I would love to see the Race go a whole different direction once a cure is found for breast cancer.” Think Pink strives to connect patients with survivors who are able to share their stories and encouragement. “As Think Pink ladies, we try to be an advocate for others who are facing breast cancer.” In that role, she encourages women to get their annual mammograms and urges everyone to help them achieve the Pink Ladies’ “ultimate hope – to see a victory against breast cancer.”

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Paper Pumpkin Ornaments Materials needed: String, scissors, stapler or paper clips, 8.5 x 11” construction paper in brown, orange, and green. Directions: Take one piece of orange construction paper and turn horizontally. Cut into 1” wide strips, creating 1” x 11” strips. Next, measure some of the strips and create some shorter pieces, resulting in (1) 6” long strip, (2) 7” long strips, (2) 9” long strips, and (2) 11” long strips of orange paper. Placing the smallest strip in the middle, gather all of the strips together with the ends flush, and put them in order so that the longest strip is on the outside. Use a paper clip or a staple to secure, depending on if you want the ability to add more elements if you use a paper clip. Now line the opposite ends up so they are all together, mirroring the other end, and secure. Next, take one piece of brown construction paper and cut one 1/4” x 3” long strip for the stem of the pumpkin. Wrap this strip around a pencil and hold it in place for about 30 seconds, creating a curly effect. From the green paper, cut out two leafs in any style you’d like. Add the stem and leaves to the pumpkin, then add a piece of string to the same end, using a paper clip or staple, and it is ready to hang up in your home for some seasonal fun!



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Pumpkin Centerpiece Materials needed: Real and/or faux miniature pumpkins, with some larger pumpkins and some very small. Real and/or faux very small squash, any other fall elements to add in to the pumpkins and squash, and a glass bowl to use as a centerpiece. Directions: Use the larger miniature pumpkins to create a base for the filling of other smaller pumpkins and squash and decorations in the glass bowl of your choice for this simple, yet beautiful pumpkin centerpiece for your home. Use other accessories such as leaves, pine cones, or whatever you come up with as fillers for the decoration and place on your table or in your entryway for a festive way to decorate your home.

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Directions: These can be made into whatever design you would like, whether you want to play around with an upside-down pot or a right-side-up pot, the opportunities are endless with what you could come up with for porch or table decorations, fun treat holders, and more! Here are just two variations you can do with a simple terra-cotta pot for the month of October. The first step is to paint the pot orange inside and out with a paintbrush and orange craft paint. If the pots are naturally orange in color to your liking, you can skip this first step completely. To create a jack-o’-lantern, add a face with yellow paint. When dry, use a black marker to outline the yellow facial features. Fill with candy, or if upside-down, add accessories to the top such as a stem and leaves and some fall-like foliage. For a pumpkin, use a brown marker to draw lines all the way around the pot from top to bottom, resembling a pumpkin’s ridges. With the bottom of the pot facing up, use various decorations such as green felt and chenille stems to create a faux stem and leaves, or use other finds from the craft store such as fall foliage for a more pumpkin patch type look.


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n a quiet street near Marion Road sits a home that belongs to the Brewer family – Rachelle, her husband, Josh, and their two daughters, Kyera and Taylie. The family has transformed their house over the past four years by giving every room its own distinct personality. The couple also opted to knock down several walls as well as build several new ones to carve out new rooms and spaces for their ever-expanding brood. “Our daughter Taylie’s room is completely new,” says Rachelle. “We added a wall in the living room because we wanted her to have her own room. The living room was huge and we never used all of the space, so my husband and dad worked together to put up a couple walls and make a nursery. I actually like it better now because the hallway makes the bedrooms and bathrooms more private.” When it came time to decorate their youngest daughter’s room, Rachelle relied heavily upon the internet for ideas. “I didn’t go to any one website ” she says. “I just Googled nursery ideas and themes, and I came across a room that had a gray and yellow color palate. I thought it was really pretty and I fell in love

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with it. I used it as an example to build off of for Taylie’s room.” Taylie’s room is covered in gray paint, which gives the space a sense of coziness, sophistication and versatility. Bold yellow accents and a few pink pillows add playful pops of color. A white mural of trees on the wall that was hand-painted by Rachelle’s sister, Bethany, lends the room a personalized touch. Funky and contemporary lamps from IKEA and Lowe’s provide warm light to the space as well as a sense of comfort. “We went up to IKEA while I was pregnant to purchase a majority of the items for Taylie’s room,” she says. “I kind of already knew what I wanted because I had looked online.” The unique and ornate details and décor items in the nursery were either made by family members or purchased at local stores. The espresso-colored crib was bought at Target, and the bedding and bumper pad were handmade by Taylie’s greatgrandmother. A gray rug that adorns the floor with a unique floral pattern sits adjacent from the crib, and flower decals on the wall provide a subtle contrast to the walls as well as design cohesiveness with the gray rug. Due to the nursery’s small size, there was no room for a closet. Therefore, Rachelle needed to be resourceful and maximize the space by purchasing two sizeable white dressers to hold all of Taylie’s clothes and toys. “The dresser was Kyera’s, but we bought her another one before Taylie was born,” she says. “It was a different color, so we spray-painted it white to match the color scheme. We also purchased new knobs for it. We always

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wanted a changing table, but knew we didn’t have room for one, so we just bought a changing mat and placed it on top of the dresser. I really liked how that worked out. We also bought the white closet and it works out perfectly for a nursery because she doesn’t need a whole lot of closet space.” The most cherished piece of furniture in the room is the rocking chair, which was purchased from South Dakota Furniture Mart. “My favorite thing to do in Taylie’s room is to cuddle with her and rock her to sleep,” says Rachelle. “She’s such a little snuggler. I really enjoy those quiet, peaceful moments alone with her.” Even though Taylie’s room is short on square footage, it is not short of the love that her family has put into it. The fun details and happy décor also make the space perfect for a child of any age. “The room really turned out better than I thought it would. I’m really happy with it.”

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PBS Kids FREE Education This app is by far one of the most used in our house. We love being able to go on and watch some of our favorite PBS shows anytime including Sesame Street, Curious George, The Cat and the Hat and many more. The app has over 1,000 videos for your kids to pick from, including a new video every week.

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“Sarah said she was amazed at how happy and relaxed her daughter was from the start. Since her infant daughter had spent the last nine months developing in the amniotic sac, being birthed into water probably felt quite normal, she says. ‘It was such a beautiful time...such a different experience,” said Caskey. “I would never do childbirth any other way if I could help it.’” A New Option Sanford Health Certified Nurse Midwife Terry Engelmann says waterbirth is a proven way to improve the entire childbirth experience. When Sanford Health began to offer the option earlier this year, expectant moms responded enthusiastically. “It’s a safe and natural way to deliver a baby,” says Engelmann. “Water seems to make it easier for the woman to relax during labor. This allows her listen to her own body and birth the baby easily.” During waterbirth, the mother uses an inflated pool made specially to allow her to be immersed in warm water up to

her shoulders during labor and delivery. Engelmann said that scientific studies have shown that women who give birth in water have: • Lower blood pressure. • M ore efficient uterine contractions and better blood circulation. • Increased production of endorphins, which is the body’s natural pain reliever. • A more relaxed and elastic perineum, reducing the incidence of severity of tearing in labor.


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Caskey and her husband Kyle were interested in waterbirth when their second child was born, but it was not yet being offered in hospitals in the region. They were pleased to learn that it was available now with her third pregnancy.

Sarah’s Experience When Caskey went into labor, she was able to use a deep, fully- cushioned pool that allowed her to immerse herself up to her shoulders in relaxing warm water. Throughout her labor she could move around and change position without feeling uncomfortable, she said. The water helped ease the pain of her contractions and kept her calm and focused. Her husband, Kyle, was able to be there with her, standing near her head at the edge of the pool when it was time to give birth. After Tenley was born, a certified nurse midwife lifted her out of the water. Sarah said she was amazed at how happy and relaxed her daughter was from the start. Since her infant daughter had spent the last nine months developing in the amniotic sac, being birthed into water probably felt quite normal, she says. “It was such a beautiful time...such a different experience,” said Caskey. “I would never do childbirth any other way if I could help it.”

A Better Birth Engelmann said she’s found the majority of patients who have experienced “landbirth” before they try waterbirth say the same thing. Waterbirth is not an option for every patient, Engelmann says. Women who need constant electronic monitoring of the baby throughout childbirth, such as needed for an epidural or induced labor, cannot have a waterbirth. Other conditions that would likely rule out waterbirth for a mother would be an infection, large amount of bleeding, high blood pressure, insulin dependent diabetes or birth prior to 38 weeks of gestation. Caskey said she was so glad to bring her new daughter into the world in an environment that was good for both her and the baby. “When you’re giving birth, you want to be comfortable with what you choose,” says Caskey, smiling at her baby girl. “We did a lot of research and I can’t imagine something that would be better.”

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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.

Playbook Farm by Corina Fletcher First read this beautifully detailed pop-up book, then unfold it to transform it into a 3D farmyard landscape playmat, with stand-up cardboard animals and a tractor that you can move all around the farm! A unique and ingenious novelty book that folds away again in its own box. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Snappy the Squirrel A Lesson in Friendship by Angie Batho-Barth - LOCAL AUTHOR! What is a squirrel with a crooked tail to do? Surely none of the animals in the woods will want to be friends with Snappy the Squirrelexcept Chipper the Chipmunk! What will it take for Chipper to befriend Snappy? Find out in Snappy the Squirrel: A Lesson in Friendship. Ages 4 - 9 years snappythesquirrel@gmail.com

Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roar and whisper, hide and seek, then settle into snug companionship at bedtime. Barbara Joosse’s fiercely protective and gently loving dragon cavorts across the pages, endearingly illustrated by Randy Cecil. At the end of the day, who can resist curling up in the embrace of a lovabye dragon? Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

Maisy’s Trick-or-Treat A Sticker Book by Lucy Cousins Perfect for a trick-or-treat bag! Painting pumpkins, dressing up, and bobbing for apples are frightfully fun for Maisy and friends. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

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One Spotted Giraffe by Petr Horacek Very young children can identify animals, count them, and discover numerals in this stand-out selection. Spreads filled with realistic depictions of colorful creatures - everything from pandas to lemurs - entice readers to count the animals, then flip the flap to reveal a corresponding popup numeral. And then the surprise: the numeral looks just like the animal - fur, spots, stripes, and all! Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in this bold, innovative concept book, a fantastic tool for making numbers noticeable for little learners. Ages 2 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Illusionology The Secret Science of Magic by Albert Schafer Do you wonder how Harry Houdini performed his amazing escapes? Are you burning to learn the art of making a beautiful woman appear to levitate? Look closely, for the secrets of the world’s most famous magicians and illusionists - from the ancient Egyptians through the early twentieth century “Handcuff King” himself are contained within! More than a fascinating history of magic through the ages, Illusionology is an indispensable guide unveiling step-bystep instructions for more than twenty-five astonishing feats. Ages 8 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Too Noisy! by Malachy Doyle The Bungles sure are a large and noisy bunch! So noisy that Sam, the middle Bungle, has no room to think and is desperate to escape his booming, twooting, banging, clanging family. So off he wanders into the woods for some peace and quiet. Deeper and deeper he goes, until... eek! What’s that climbing up his pant leg? Beek! What is flapping around his face? Eeky-beek! What could be sliding down his neck? HELP! Will he ever again hear the comforting cacophony of his own Bungle clan? Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood. He has a big, mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean, and that’s just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike can’t believe it! Before anyone can see, he puts the bunny down on the sidewalk and drives away. When the tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up again - and this time brings a friend - Mike tells them both to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies sure are cute... Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Cinderella by Jane Ray Jane Ray’s layered cut-paper artwork elegantly retells the time-honored tale of a scullery maid turned royalty. Six meticulously detailed tableaux include a shabby kitchen, a gorgeous nightscape in a magical garden, and a sparkling ballroom filled with nobles, as well as Cinderella’s iconic gilded pumpkin coach. Side panels unfold to reveal the story’s text and evoke an evening at the theater. Little girls who dream of fairy godmothers will adore this unique portrayal of the world’s most famous princess no glass slippers required. Charming three-dimensional scenes transform the story of Cinderella into Ages 5 yrs and up Candlewick Press

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva There’s so much to see at the bottom of the world! Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale - and have all kinds of fun. Young readers won’t stop grinning as they’re swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva. Ages 4 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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or Hannah Walkes, returning to her agricultural roots has provided more than a career. It is giving her the opportunity to help the next generation of South Dakota farmers build their own futures on the farm. Hannah Walkes grew up on a traditional corn and soybean farm in southwest Minnesota. Her family also raised pigs, cattle and sheep. “Growing up on a fourth generation hog farm, I swore at a young age that I would never grow up to work with pigs … it was hard work,” said Hannah. However, as she earned her college degree at South Dakota State University and conducted animal health and vaccine research, she was impressed with the improvements in caring for and handling pigs that made it better for both animals and the farmers who cared for them. “As the industry developed safer practices and more farmer and animal-friendly facilities, I ventured back to my roots. I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said. For the past five years, Hannah has combined her background in animal health with a passion for helping family farmers succeed. As a swine specialist with the Pipestone System, she uses her education experience in microbiology and infectious diseases to help farmers address their animals’ health challenges and to promote animal well-being and food safety. The Pipestone System is a group with a unique model that helps individual family farmers form groups to build hog barns and own the pigs housed in them. “The owners of Pipestone System barns are family farmers with a stake in the communities surrounding the barns,” said Hannah. “Our goals are to be able to keep family farms independent and sustainable to allow future generations to come home.” She said that adding a livestock component to a farm operation can be a good option for diversifying and bringing in new family members. Pigs provide an additional revenue stream, increase sustainability and allow for additional family members to be able to return to the farm and carry on the family legacy.

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“With three brothers who all had a desire to return to the farm, I have seen firsthand how difficult it can be to bring in additional family members into a farming operation,” said Hannah. “Rising land, machinery and input costs make it very difficult.” There are about 200 independent family farms involved in the Pipestone System producing about four million pigs each year. State-of-the art barns and management practices help keep pigs healthy and produce a nutritious food supply. The group investment also allows farmers to take advantage of economies of scale they couldn’t on their own, said Hannah. Farmers can receive volume discounts for feed, animal health, and other services, which can quickly make a difference in the bottom line. In addition, many farmers feed the corn they produce to their pigs; and manure from the hog barns is applied as fertilizer to cropland. Hannah works with independent pork producers in five states to help them monitor and maintain the health of their pig herd. She works to ensure that Pipestone’s commitment to ethical treatment of animals is carried out in all barns. She also brings another important perspective to her job: being a mom. Hannah, her husband Dominic, and their two children live in Brandon, South Dakota. Their son Caden is five, and daughter Logan is two. “Today’s South Dakota pork is the safest in the world. As a mother with young children, that is important to me and my family,” she said. Modern hog barns have helped eliminate food pathogens that once plagued the industry. Raising animals indoors provides a climate controlled environment even in the harshest of South Dakota weather conditions, while keeping the pigs safe from predators and providing them with a constant, well-balanced diet. Hannah is excited about the future of pork production in South Dakota, both for the farmers who raise it and the families who enjoy healthy, safe pork products at their dinner (and lunch, and breakfast) tables. Visit www.agunited.com or www.pipestonesystem.com to read more stories about family farmers.

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or an organization to last more than 100 years, it has to be strong, yet flexible. It will no doubt be rooted in tradition, but it still must be innovative. Most importantly, it must provide immense value — value that transcends the societal changes that occur over the course of a century. 4-H is just that kind of organization. Since its humble beginnings in the late 1800s and early 1900s, 4-H has continued to evolve in order to provide youth opportunities to develop life skills such as leadership, citizenship, and character through handson learning. In living up to its motto “to make the best better,” the 4-H organization has successfully enhanced the “cows and cooking” agricultural programming it is traditionally known for by developing new programs such as engineering, rocketry, robotics, photography, and precision sports. These newer program areas not only interest today’s youth but also help to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas. In addition to being a former 4-Her, 4-H mom, and 4-H volunteer, Nancy Swanson serves as the executive director of the South Dakota 4-H Foundation, an entity that functions as the primary fundraising vehicle for 4-H in the state. With National 4-H Week being celebrated in October, we sat down with Nancy to find out how the 4-H of today equips youth with life skills that will prove valuable far into the next century.

For those who aren’t familiar with 4-H, what is it? 4-H is a youth development organization made up of groups of young people in communities that are working with an adult advisor and learning together about different kinds of skill sets in subject matter areas like science or agriculture or photography. And I think—most importantly—4-H is about citizenship and community service. When you’re in 4-H, you are doing community service.

So, what do the four “H”s stand for and how do those relate to youth development? That’s a really good question. The four “H”s stand for head, heart, hands, and health, and those four “H”s have really stood the test of time in youth development. Young people use their heads to develop confidence and skill sets in a particular area. They are developing their hearts when they do community service and projects reaching

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out to others. The hands aspect comes into play because 4-H is a “learn by doing” organization. It’s not about lecturing to them. It’s about having them do something with their hands and then reflecting on what they’ve done. It’s how they learn best. And health has always been a component as far as how we take care of our health—not only for ourselves but for our families. 4-H helps youth think about things such as “What do we eat?” and “What activities do we do?” Even mentally and emotionally, they are learning how to stay really sharp in those areas as well. One health-related thing that we unexpectedly learned was how beneficial precision sports—especially archery—are for young people who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). A sport like archery really helps them focus and figure out how to make their body more disciplined in that particular role. And I’ve had a number of parents tell me that their children with ADD are successful for the first time in their lives in doing something like archery, and therefore that success gives them confidence that they were not able to achieve in school. It helps them to feel really good about themselves. So, over the course of time, head, heart, hands, and health have remained the same although the activities we do have changed to be more contemporary in many ways.

Speaking of evolving, 4-H has been around for more than 100 years. How have those activities grown and changed over time?

I’ll start first with what hasn’t changed. The focus of 4-H has always been the development of the child. What has changed are the tools that we use for that development. It’s easy for people to think about our agricultural and family and consumer science heritage, because they think of the show ring and the canning and cooking and those kinds of things. It is true that those are the tools we first used to educate young people. What is different now are all of the new projects that we have which include things like photography, robotics, wind energy, renewable fuels, and all the precision sports projects such as archery. We know that young people are interested in those areas, and because of that, now we have curriculum and clubs that focus around those areas as well as our traditional projects. As the interests of young people have changed, so have the tools that we use to reach those young people.

So that common stereotype that 4-H is for farm kids isn’t necessarily true anymore? It is true that it is for farm kids, but it is also true that it is for kids that live anywhere. In fact, our 4-H enrollment in this state is 70% non-farm, so we have 70% of our kids that come from small towns and cities in South Dakota. And our largest project areas are the more contemporary project areas. So that indicates that we are relevant to young people in the more urban areas and yet we haven’t forgotten our heritage and what 4-H was started on in the traditional areas.

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One of the modern projects you mentioned has to do with science and technology. What kinds of science experiments are 4-Hers doing? The science experiments range from wind energy to renewable fuels to robotics, which is our emphasis this year. When they do the experiments, those experiments are backed up by science research from a land grant university and the curriculum supports that research. But again, it gets back to the hands-on learning. For example, when we did the renewable fuels experiment, we really focused on how ethanol is made. There was an age-appropriate science experiment that used a pop bottle and some chemicals and a balloon, and it showed how ethanol is generated. And I think that’s the uniqueness of 4-H. It takes something that is a real life subject matter and makes it youth appropriate so that someone who is eight or someone who is 18 can understand the principles. It is engaging eight or nine-year-olds in a science area that they may not get to until later in school. We’re trying to pique that interest a little earlier. To help build that interest, one of the things that the national 4-H organization started a few years ago is something called National 4-H Science Day. On that day, every person in this country— whether you’re in 4-H or not—can do the same experiment that is featured on the national 4-H website. This year, that national experiment has to do with robotics and will be held on October 10th. So we as the 4-H Foundation have been in the process of

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buying kits to send out to the 4-Hers, but also here in Sioux Falls, we’re going to celebrate the day with an early morning fundraiser which will feature the science experiment. We will have a wellknown mystery guest actually doing the experiment along with the youth at our breakfast. We’re very excited about that because the national experiment has been very successful across the country. There are thousands of kids participating in this experiment on one day, and so our goal in South Dakota is also to have thousands of kids participating in it that day.

In addition to celebrating National 4-H Week and National 4-H Science Day in October, this month also brings the annual celebration of Character Counts! week across the nation. Please tell us more about how 4-H and Character Counts! are related here in South Dakota. October is a big month for us. (laughs) I think because the 4-H name isn’t always put in front of Character Counts!, a lot of people don’t know about our connection, but in this state, 4-H is the umbrella organization for Character Counts!. That doesn’t mean we run the show in every community, but we try to provide the tools for every community to implement it in a way they feel comfortable with. Since 1996, the South Dakota 4-H Foundation has been providing character education through the Character Counts! program across the state, and that has been truly significant because it just transcends all ages. It is time-tested.

We will never be done with our work in that area because there is a continual need to bring the program to new teachers, new kids, and new schools. The great thing about teaching character education is that it empowers the adults to do something positive with the youth audience, and it’s easier for them to do that than for the average community citizen to fight drugs or fight violence. They feel helpless in that because they are not trained to help kids in those areas. On the other hand, Character Counts! is something that almost every citizen can embrace in some way and work with a young person in some way. So that’s been the beauty of Character Counts! — the positive approach to negative problems.

We’ve talked quite a bit about how 4-H benefits youth, but how does it benefit families or communities as a whole? Making an investment in 4-H is like making in an investment in one’s community because community service is one of our fortes as an organization. There was a national independent survey done some years ago among all organizations, and one of the things that came out of that national survey was the discovery that youth in 4-H are three and a half times more likely to do community service than youth in any other organization. For those of us who have been through the program and see the program today, we know that. When you are an 8-year-old and you join a 4-H community club, you are doing community service with that club from the get go. I think what happens then is that because you are always doing

community service with that club, you continue that behavior as an adult. It is a learned habit. And that is one of the gems about a community club — that the club is always out there doing something for the community, whether the members are organizing a blood drive or picking up road ditches. My son’s 4-H club in Brookings helped build solar ovens for Haiti, and what happened was that the young people and the family got involved in the same project. I can tell you that is not something my son and I would’ve done on our own, but because it was part of the club, we went and he even invited some of his teenage friends, and we were all working on the same project together. I heard someone say at a national meeting one time, “I don’t know how you raise kids without being involved in 4-H because there is always something for the family to engage in.” 4-H becomes a support system for family activities that I think you find a hard time doing as a family on your own. And the 4-H families are all very different — kids being raised by grandparents, single parents — whatever the family looks like. The thing about 4-H is that it does bring them together in common activities they wouldn’t do on their own. 4-H is truly an investment in the future of our youth, our families, and our communities. For more information about how to get involved with 4-H, contact your county Extension office. If you would like to become a 4-H donor, visit www.sd4hfoundation.org.

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How Did This Happen? by Dick Rogen, DVM


have been to a lot of weddings this summer. Besides cake and punch, the cornerstone of every ceremony involved the big question, “How did they meet?” Everyone had a different story of their introductions. Some involved chance, others were “set up” and at times, life just happened. People and their pets are quite the same. In the exam room of a new puppy or kitten talk, I almost always ask where the new pet came from. The stories can be quiet interesting, funny or just down right bizarre. Cats seem to acquire new humans much differently than dogs. They sometimes will just show up at your doorstep looking pitiful. But a good feline, just keeps showing up day after day, looking a little more ragged with each visit. I personally think that cats mark the houses of the true soft hearted people in the world. Emily, a retired lady from Pipestone, must have had a secret neon sign by her house. Cats just seem to pass the word of who will feed and care for them. Now some cats are more adventuresome than others. There are the car surfing cats that jump up under the hood. This is a very dangerous hobby, but the cats that survive this almost always find a good home. Who can resist a pound of fluff calling out for help from under the hood of your Mercury? Many farm cats have acquired the good life of the city this way. Uncle Tim’s farm seems to be the other great source of pampered felines. It never fails, that a trip to the country in the summer can result in a kitten in a box on the way home. Some of these kittens can look tough, with ear mites, worms and patchy hair. It is amazing how beautiful they can look after good care and a year of good food. My favorite story recently has been the drop and run method.

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A soft hearted cat lover opened her door to find a full grown feline in a kennel with a note on it. Please take Tom. By the way, he prefers Friskies. This appears to be an abandonment or a pre-arranged marriage! Dogs tend to acquire their new people with more planning. Well, most of the time anyway. The adopting of a new dog can involve years of research, long distance phone calls or just impulse. Their relationships tend to require more time and energy. Piper’s acquisition required a persistent 14-year-old boy, the internet and a friend from the past. We filled out an application, provided references and put down a deposit. Momo the cat, just fell out of the hay mow at the right time! Now most dogs get adopted more easily. There are the puppies that magically show up at daycare, the elementary school or any other gathering place of young children. Who can say no to a child smiling and holding a puppy? Just take it home for the night and give it a try. There is little chance that puppy isn’t staying for the next 15 years! Now puppies also come home from Ducks Unlimited banquets, hunting buddies or the newspaper. They are cute, fun and full of energy. They put smiles on our face, which is priceless. I have witnessed many clients that look years younger after a new puppy enters their lives We need love and attention on a daily basis. Pets are more than willing to provide this and more. I hope your house is filled with energy, laughs and a little bit of pet hair from your special friend. Horizon Pet Care 1224 East Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005, (605) 582-8445

Archie, best friend of Tom & Nichole Cauwels

Buck, best friend of Tom and Becky

Bummer, best friend of Heath & Shawn

Ginger, best friend of Margaret

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Gus, best friend of Jason & Marissa

Jewels Britney, best friend of Jason & Carrie

Klaus, best friend of Phil Bjorneberg

Jordynn, 8 years & best friend Bailey

Millie, best friend of Derek & Brittany

Maggie, best friend of Eric & Deb Springer

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Missie, best friend of Charles Wallace & Megan Siemonsma

Mocha, best friend of Charles Wallace & Megan Siemonsma

Nickie, best friend of Erna and Jim Lewis.

Ruby, best friend of Andrew & Erin Wiswall

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.

Shilo, best friend of the Gimbels & Maggie, best friend of the Muchmores

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MAgma Marker location: Lien Park, Sioux Falls

lmost 1.2 billion years ago, molten rock called magma from deep in the Earth flowed up between two adjoining tectonic plates then located under present-day eastern Minnesota. Through a process called rifting, some magma flowed underground into Minnehaha County where it intruded into fractures in the overlying quartzite. While still below the surface of the Earth, it slowly cooled and hardened to form a dark-colored, coarse-grained rock. Subsequent uplift of the Earth’s crust and erosion combined to expose and erode away most of the large body of solidified magma. Only scattered remnants remain today. Geologists named the hardened magma “Corson Diabase” because outcrops of he rock were first found north of Corson, SD, along Split Rock Creek. In the early 1900s a quarry was opened in Lien Park to obtain Corson Diabase. Some was used to build the black facade on the north side of the original Washington High School. Diabase similar to that found at this site has also been found in other county locations. DEDICATED IN 2004 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS

The Earth’s Interior The relative size of the three main concentric layers of the Earth’s interior are: (1) the very thin outer crust (the line on the outer surface of the drawing), (2) a thick layer of dense rock that sometimes is semi-molten (light stippling), and (3) the metallic core divided into (a) the liquid outer core with a temperature nearly as hot as the sun’s surface (dark stippling), and a solid inner core, a mixture of iron and magnesium (black).

A Sense of Time Geologists and other scientists today generally agree that following the formation of the planet Earth, the point when the surface of Earth ceased to be molten, was about four billion, six hundred million years ago. The illustration helps us somewhat to grasp the fast expanses of time. For each day that humans have spent on Earth so far, the dinosaurs had eight years!

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