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April 2013 Volume 12 • Issue 5

Chocolate & Wine Fabulous Fruit Desserts Earth Day Crafts for Kids

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shop the a list 42

out & about


concierge The Eyes Have It at 20/20 Eye Candy 8 A Sweet Place to Stop: The Cake Lady 12 calendar April 2013 16

Travel Grand Canyon Vacation 50 health & well-being

Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

When Your Bladder Works Overtime 58

Account Manager

Tot Spots Tot Spot – Kinsler’s Room 66

For Kids

Earth Day Crafts 70

Awesome Apps 74

Parenting & Pregnancy Breathing Easier Sanford Fetal Care Center 76


Children’s Books Best Books 80 Cute Kids Submit Your Child’s Photo 82

at home

Contemporary Meets Comfort – the Erik and April Syverson Home 24


neighbor Patty Brooks— Guiding Hope 84


Fabulous Fruit Desserts 34

Bytes for Bites Part 2— Apps for Dining Out 36

best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 90


Chocolate Eggs and Wine 40

historical marker Military Road 94

Man in the Kitchen

4 contents

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer Toby Kane

friends & family 24


Angela Efting Ellerbroek

Spring is in the Air 88

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 2013 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, 34, 48, 51, 62, 74, 76, 88

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out & about concierge 8 The Eyes Have It at 20/20 Eye Candy

concierge 12 A Sweet Place to Stop: The Cake Lady

calendar 16 April 2013

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The title Eyes Have It at 20/20 Eye Candy By Mary Michaels | Photos by Chang Photography


icking out new eyeglasses used to involve a side-step shuffle along a plain wall as your eyes scanned up and down rows of frame styles. Now, you can shop boutique style at 20/20 Eye Candy. Optician and owner Anne Jorgensen wanted to create a fun and unique shopping experience when she opened her shop in

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an office building on South Minnesota Avenue. Outside the door are stylish shelves filled with accessories like little handbag- and clutch-style eyeglass cases in a variety of bold colors and patterns that sit on animal print fabrics and funky racks. Framed art on the walls features handbags and heels in animal prints with words like Charm, Attitude, Fabulous

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and Unleash the Animal Within. You know you are going to be in for a different kind of eyeglass-shopping experience when you walk through the door. The business is branded “Eyewear With Attitude,” and at 20/20 Eye Candy, customers can explore the multitude of choices to find a design for every mood, every season…and

every outfit. Jorgensen picks her offerings carefully and carries exclusive frame lines like Jee Vice and OVVO Optics. “Jee Vice is manufactured in Italy,” says Jorgensen. “They are committed to high quality materials and iconic fashion. Many celebrities have been photographed wearing Jee Vice shades,

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like Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and cast members from ‘Sex in the City.’” OVVO, on the other hand, has its roots in the Cold War, when European scientists developed technology to fuse titanium with surgical steel. The resulting material was extremely light, durable and flexible. This inspired the founders of OVVO to use the material in their first metal sunglasses. The lightweight, nearly indestructible frames are ideal for athletes and active individuals. 20/20 Eye Candy is also ready to help you get ready for summer with an extensive collection of sunglasses, including

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premium polarized sunwear. Big frames, little frames, round frames, square frames…Dr. Seuss would have enjoyed writing about this place. “Selecting the right eyeglasses is a practice and necessary task,” says Jorgensen, “but that doesn’t mean it needs to be normal or unexciting. We are here to give each customer that individual attention to find what really suits them.” While 20/20 Eye Candy may technically be an eyeglass shop, no one can say that it isn’t exciting with its “diva décor” feel. Shopping for glasses now can make you feel like a kid in a candy shop.

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A Sweet Place to Stop:

The Cake Lady By Mary Michaels | Photos © AC Ellis


nna Andachter grew up baking with her mom. Eventually, the two became “The Cake Lady’s” and started a business together. When her mom decided to retire, Anna changed the name from plural to singular – becoming “The Cake Lady” – and recently opened a retail storefront attached to her bakery and consultation area. Even though she’s on her own now, she’s keeping the family tradition alive, using recipes that have been in her family for four generations. Anna keeps it current, too, as she is always trying new things on her own or working on recipes that come in as customer requests. Her bakery and her website are sensory wonders, with cakes of all shapes, sizes and flavors. She quickly grew beyond “just cakes,” and her storefront is filled each day with delicious treats like orange cranberry muffins, carmalita bars, monster cookies, cupcakes, cream puffs, mini pies and more. “I love the interaction with customers,” says Andachter. “Whether it is working with a bride to design a wedding cake or just helping customers in the retail bakery, it is exciting to know that I get to play a part in their special celebrations.” Because her customers have a variety of dietary needs, Andachter will work to create recipes that allow her to offer vegan or gluten-free options or to accommodate individuals with food allergies.

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Although she can certainly do a cake for any occasion, Andachter has a hefty portfolio of wedding cakes. It is important for couples planning a wedding to schedule out as far as they can to be sure that The Cake Lady is available! “When it comes to weddings, I’ll schedule a tasting with the couple,” says Andachter. “I like to get to know them… what flavors they like, the colors and location of the wedding, anything that is special to them. Then, I can incorporate all of that into the design.” Andachter does watch color and texture trends, as they exist in cake design as much as they do in fashion. She will work to carefully match the wedding colors and can even do textured frosting work to create lace, flowers or other textures that match the dresses. For quite awhile, the popular wedding look was smooth fondant, she says. Now, the trend seems to be moving back to buttercream frosting with a variety of textures. A favorite flavor of many couples is the champagne cake with raspberry filling. “The great thing about tiered cakes,” says Andachter, “is that you can change the flavor of cake with every layer…and change the filling flavors, too.” “It’s very rewarding to work closely with our clients, to help bring their dreams and ideas to life,” she says. “We specialize in working with fresh flowers, and crafting life-like edible flowers

The Cake Lady 2301 W. 50th Street (605) 610-9604 www.thecakeladysf.com anna@thecakeladysf.com Hours: Tues-Sat • 9am-6pm

and figurines.” For other occasions, cake designs can range from traditional layer cakes to unique shapes – even a cake version of the nostalgic “push-up” ice cream treat. Andachter has created cartoon characters, sports-themed cakes, animals, a snowboarding hill and even a 2-foot high Dora. Some cake requests, such as those for bridal showers or for groom’s cakes get a little interesting, she says with a smile. “I do my best to accommodate those ‘creative’ requests. I guess

what I tell people is that if they aren’t sure if I can do a certain design, they can always ask.” The bottom line is that it’s fun for Andachter to truly bring cakes to life. As her business has grown, she has added retail items for sale, perfect for gift-giving. Both the treats and the retail items are refreshed with each holiday season. Be sure to stop in and see Anna at The Cake Lady – a place where you can have your cake and eat it, too!

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Be Thankful

Spring is in Full Bloom

Welcome to my world, where it’s all about color, texture, & fragrance.

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs 2007-2008


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Take a look behind the closed doors at the Old Courthouse Museum and get

Old Courthouse Museum

a behind the scenes look at the work areas and artifact storage locations in

Monday, April 1 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

our 120 year old building. Space is limited, call (605) 367-4210 to register in

200 West Sixth Street


Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab planetarium is

for children over 5 years old to adults. No late admission, please arrive 5-10

Harlem Globetrotters

minutes early to purchase tickets. $2 tickets. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Thursday, April 4 • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena

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Tickets can be purchased at the Sioux Falls Arena Box Office or via Ticketmaster

Thursday, April 4, • 6:30pm

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400 S. Sycamore Ave. Ste 103-1 Bethany Christian Services

First Friday Featured Artist

Bethany Christian Services will present an “Adoption Journey” Introduction

April 5 • 6pm - 8pm

Meeting. Come learn about how you can help a child in need of a loving family.

Rehfeld’s Art and Framing

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Featured artists for April are Nancyjane Huehl and Sheila Agee. Nancyjane

paints plein air landscapes and is a signature artist of the National Oil

Behind the Scenes Tour

and Acrylic Painter’s Society. She has also been juried in top national and

Old Courthouse Museum

international exhibitions. Sheila’s beautiful impressionistic landscape

Thursday, April 4 • 6:30pm

paintings feature iconic imagery found throughout South Dakota. INFO 210 S.

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April 5 • 6:30pm Social Hour, 7pm Dinner

The Sioux Falls Stampede are members of the Tier 1 Junior United States

The Grand Opera House in downtown Dell Rapids.

Hockey League. The team is filled with players from all over the world and

The Grand Opera House is excited to present a Mardi Gras Murder Mystery

competes in 64 regular season home games from September to April. INFO

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unfolds. The audience is involved from the very beginning of this murder!

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Mozart’s Requiem


April 6 • 7:30 pm April 7 • 2:30 pm

Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin

Mary W. Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion

Friday, April 5 • 8pm

301 S. Main Ave.

Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave.

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continue their 90th

Lee Ritenour boasts a career that has earned 19 Grammy nominations, a

anniversary celebration with a mighty and beautiful masterpiece. The last

Grammy Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, a Life- time Achievement

work of a master composer, the Requiem represents the perfect marriage of

Award from the Canadian SJ Awards and the prestigious Alumnus of the Year

Mozart’s dramatic, symphonic, and sacred writing. Full of power and subtlety,

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this work expresses the complete range of Mozart’s emotion and spirituality.

was a founding member of the group Fourplay, considered the most successful

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band in contemporary jazz. INFO (605) 335-6101.

4th Annual Vendor & Craft Fair

Egg Hunt Extravaganza

Saturday, April 6th • 9am - 2pm

Saturday, April 6 • 1pm - 4pm

Sioux Falls Lutheran School • 308 W. 37th St.

Outdoor Campus • 4500 S. Oxbow Ave.

Crafts, vendors, bake sale, concessions and a kid’s area “Drop & Shop.” INFO

Join us for our Egg Hunt Extravaganza! Use your map reading skills to find

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eggs hidden at The Outdoor Campus. Bring the whole family! INFO (605) 3622777.

Benson’s Flea Market April 6 & 7

Stampede Hockey

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds

Saturday, April 6 • 7:05pm

Benson’s Flea Market features everything you can imagine, big and little,

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April 5-13th Featuring Special 3 Course Menu

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old and new, heavy and light! This is the longest running flea market in South Dakota. INFO (605) 367-7178.

W.L. Dow Architect Documentary at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday April 7 • 2pm

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Join filmmakers Brad and Jennifer Dumke as they present their documentary on Wallace Dow, the prairie architect behind many of the area’s landmark buildings, including the Old Courthouse Museum and the Pettigrew Home. The viewing will be followed by a question and answer session with local historians. Admission is free. INFO (605) 3674210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Awolnation

Tuesday, April 9 • 6pm

The Vault • 2601 S. Carolyn Ave.

Jazz Crawl April 13

featuring Jim McKinney & Friends performing 6-9pm

Awolnation with Blonefire and Mother Mother. All ages. Tickets available at Ernie November on 41st and at Etix.com. INFO (605) 357-7377. Into the Pit Quarry Tour Tuesday, April 9 • 10am

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Take a trip aboard the historic trolley to an active quarry owned by Concrete Materials and view the modern techniques of quarrying. Guaranteed to provide payloads of information. Space is limited, call 367-4210 to register beginning March 1st. Limit 4 spaces per call. McCrossan Banquet Auction featuring Pat O’Brien Friday, April 12 • 5:30pm

Sioux Falls Convention Center

We are proud to have famous South Dakotan Pat O’Brien join us for our 2013 Banquet. O’Brien was born and raised in Sioux Falls and is best known for his career in which he worked for CBS Sports, and then cohosting Access Hollywood and The Insider entertainment shows. INFO (605) 339-1203.

Sing along with Shane Skinner April 12 • 6:30pm

Dell Rapids Opera House

Accomplished pianist and singer entertains you, or will you join in and entertain the crowd? No cover charge. INFO www. dellrapidsgrandoperahouse.com or 605-321-9789

• Classic Steaks, Wild Seafood & Bison • Intimate and Relaxing • Lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri / Dinner 5-9 Mon-Sat • Visit www.wildsagegrille.com

Sioux Valley Genealogical Society Free Seminar Friday, April 12 • 4pm - 6pm Siouxland Libraries Main Branch • 200 N. Dakota Ave. Discussion topic: Documenting Your Genealogy and Standards of Proof for Beginners. INFO 366-6280 or gpoppin@sio.midco.net The Ballroom Dance Club at the April 12 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Ballroom dancing to the music of the Dick Bowden Orchestra, Guests

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welcome with tickets $10 each at the door. Dressy/business casual attire requested. INFO (605) 528-5653.


Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Jazz Crawl Saturday, April 13 • 5pm - 10pm 301 S. Main Ave.

In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues is hosting the 6th annual Jazz Crawl!

This listing posted for you by Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society. INFO (605) 335-6101.

Stampede Hockey

Saturday, April 13 • 7:05pm

The Sioux Falls Stampede are members of the Tier 1 Junior United States Hockey League. 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.

Take a Jersey from the Stampede Saturday, April 13 • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena

Last game of the year and its your chance to win a Stampede Jersey. The

Stampede will be raffling off a set of their jerseys so grab your buds and take your chances to take home a Stampede Jersey. INFO (605) 3366060.

Rosemaling Demonstration Old Courthouse Museum Tuesday, April 16 • 1pm 200 West Sixth Street

Eileen Halverson will be demonstrating the Norwegian folk art of rosemaling (decorative painting) in the second floor hallway of the

Old Courthouse Museum. Stop in any time during the afternoon for a demonstration or to ask questions. INFO (605) 367-4210. Into the Pit Quarry Tour

Tuesday, April 16 • 10am

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth St.

Take a trip aboard the historic trolley to an active quarry owned by Concrete Materials and view the modern techniques of quarrying. Guaranteed to provide payloads of information. Space is limited, call 367-4210 to register beginning March 1st. Limit 4 spaces per call. Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic Support Group April 18 • 4pm - 5pm

Every day, women are affected by gynecologic cancers. Whether you have ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer or cervical cancer, we are here for you. Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic invites you to attend the Gynecologic Cancers Support Group. INFO (605) 328-8888 or email info@sanfordwomenshealth.org Kids Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, April 18, • 9am 200 W. Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own craft to take home! Kid’s Activity Day includes sessions beginning every 15 minutes during the morning 9-11 a.m. and afternoon 1-2:30 p.m. Kid’s can hear a story and make a craft. Call for available start times. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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butterflies and fish. Includes an exclusive viewing of the shark and stingray

April 19 • 7pm - 10pm

touch pool debuting this spring! All proceeds benefit the Sertoma Butterfly

Color Me Mine

House & Marine Cove. INFO (605) 334-9466.

Join the fun and paint a piece of your choice. Monthly event is the perfect

way to explore your artistic side and catch up with girlfriends!. Please call to

Fight for Air Walk

reserve space. 362-6055.

Saturday, April 20 • 7:30am Western Mall

Sanford Health & Keloland TV Health Fair

Register now for the Fight for Air Walk, April 20, 2013, in the Western Mall and

April 19 • Screenings 7am - 9pm, Exhibits 10am - 9pm

join us for an inspiring fundraising opportunity to help in the fight for air. Enjoy

April 20 • Screenings only 7am - noon

a vigorous morning of walking and helping the American Lung Association in

Empire Mall

South Dakota. INFO 605-336-7222 or go to www.fightforairwalk.org today!

This community event offers a wide array of health care booths from Sanford

USD Medical Center, Sanford Clinic and other Sanford Health services. INFO

Party for the Planet


Saturday, April 20 • 1pm - 4pm Great Plains Zoo

Nothing | Nowhere XXL - artshow

805 S. Kiwanis Ave.

Friday, April 19 • 7pm

In honor of Earth Day, the Zoo hosts an annual “Party for the Planet.” This

Icon Lounge • 402 N. Main Avenue

event is designed with fun and educational activities to involve parents and

The first nothing & nowhere artshow was such a success that a second even

children alike and encourages enthusiasm for nature. Party for the Planet

bigger show was requested! Come see a handful of local artists show off their

shows zoo-goers how to make their own backyard more wildlife friendly, while

latest abstract paintings. Drinks, food, and art! INFO (605) 444-4426.

also teaching about conservation. INFO (605) 367-7003.

Wings, Waves & Wine

Gourmet Guys

Friday, April 19 • 5pm - 8pm

Sunday, April 21 • 5pm - 7:30pm

Sertoma Butterfly House

Center for Active Generations • 2300 W. 46th Street

Join us for our 1st annual Wings, Waves & Wine open house event! Enjoy

Gourmet Guys features 40 prominent men from the Sioux Falls area who

an evening of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres while viewing the beautiful

create a culinary delight for guests to sample and enjoy. Event includes


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Community men and one “Gourmet Youth” showcasing their creative recipes! This fundraiser benefits the programs and services that Active Generations offers for adults and their families in the Sioux Empire.


April 21 , 2013 5:00 - 7:30 pm st

Active Generations

2300 W. 46th Street - Sioux Falls • Sample incredible foods! Enjoy complimentary wines and beers while strolling through the festive atmosphere of Active Generations. • Featuring entertainment by the Prickly Pears and additional local musicians. • Tickets only $35.00 per person in advance

or $40.00 at the door. (limited number at the door)

Get your tickets today by calling

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13 complimentary beverages and special entertainment. Proceeds directly

program and other youth recreation activities. $50 per person. INFO cforsch@

support the programs and services that Active Generations provides for older


adults. $35 per person. INFO (605) 333-3302.

An Evening with Dawn Upshaw

Into the Pit Quarry Tour

April 27 • 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 23 • 10am

Mary W. Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave.

Old Courthouse Museum

Described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most consequential

200 West Sixth St.

performers of our time,” the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra welcomes

Take a trip aboard the historic trolley to an active quarry owned by Concrete

vocal superstar Dawn Upshaw. “Leaping effortlessly across language barriers

Materials and view the modern techniques of quarrying. Guaranteed to

and chasms of mood, the astounding Upshaw spanned the full breadth of

provide payloads of information. Space is limited, call 367-4210 to register.

her vocal and emotional range. Upshaw’s instrument has the kind of power,

Limit 4 spaces per call.

clarity, and pure beauty that can transfix a listener.” ---St. Paul Pioneer Press. INFO (605) 367-6000

Ceili Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, April 25 • 6:30pm

Crossing Borders Spring Fling Shop Hop

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West 6th Street

April 27 - May 4

Ceili dancing (pronounced KAY-lee) is and Irish social dance. The dances will

Visit 10 great quilt shops in South Dakota and Minnesota. Grand prize is a

be taught and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome. INFO (605) 367-

Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 Sewing Machine. Drawings, free patterns and


fabric give-aways. INFO(605) 362-1650.

Tribute to Women

Into the Pit Quarry Tour

April 26 • 5pm - 8pm

Tuesday, April 30 • 10am

Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave.

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth St.

Your participation in the event will help the YWCA to continue to empower

Take a trip aboard the historic trolley to an active quarry owned by Concrete

women who choose to work outside the home by providing them safe,

Materials and view the modern techniques of quarrying. Guaranteed to

affordable childcare; empower young girls to believe that they can set goals

provide payloads of information. Space is limited, call 367-4210 to register.

and achieve things they are not sure they can, through Girls on the Run

Limit 4 spaces per call.

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nest at home 24 Contemporary Meets Comfort – the Erik and April Syverson Home

recipes 34 Fabulous Fruit Desserts

man in the kitchen 36 Bytes for Bites Part 2— Apps for Dining Out

vino 40 Chocolate Eggs and Wine

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Contemporary Meets Comfort – the

Erik and April Syverson Home

by Mary Michaels | Photos by Chang Photography


hen Erik and April Syverson decided to build a home in southern Sioux Falls four years ago, they knew they wanted a design that was clean and contemporary. But, they also wanted it to be a comfortable family home. Working with Rallis Construction, the Syversons took a floor plan they found online and added some modifications to meet their needs and their style.

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From the moment you walk in the door, you can see the many architectural elements incorporated into the design. The wide doorways, rooms that lead seamlessly into one another, recessed lighting and built-ins are reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright design. The most striking element when you enter is the living room wall filled with 15 built-in cubes, framed in dark wood

“The cupboards, backsplash of slim rectangle tiles in brown hues and the American Walnut floor provide a warm backdrop for the cool silver hardware and stainless steel appliances.�

and individually lit to showcase things like uniquely-shaped vases and family photos. A cozy seating area combines a darker brown sofa with four lighter chairs. In the center is an interesting coffee table in a wood that matches the cubes, built with different layers that again seems like a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright. A manicured bonsai on the table adds a pop of color to the seating area.

The open floor plan then leads you into the kitchen and dining area. The cupboards are made of cherry wood, but they were finished with a darker veneer that gives them more of a deep brown appearance. The cupboards, backsplash of slim rectangle tiles in brown hues and the American Walnut floor provide a warm backdrop for the cool silver hardware and stainless steel appliances.

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A large island in the center of kitchen is perfect for cooking, entertaining or for pulling up a stool for breakfast. The island has a small sink, which April loves. “I usually have one sink full

of water, so then I can still use this island sink for cooking.” A horizontal band of windows in the dining room looks out into the open backyard, and doors from the dining area and living

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room lead to a large screened-in porch perfect for outdoor dining. Just off the kitchen is a corner, walk-in pantry – one of the design elements the Syverson’s modified on the original plan.

They also personalized the laundry room and “mud room” spaces with lockers and cubbies to hold coats, shoes and other items belonging to children Kason (6), Taylor (3) and Haley (1). A

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If you are building or remodeling, start with a visit to the experts at Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry & Furniture. Bring your house plans. Bring your ideas. Bring your likes. Bring your dislikes. Bring your sketches and your doodles and all the magazine pages you’ve torn out. We’ll serve you a cup of coffee and together we’ll bring your dreams to reality. Our designers have years of experience in addition to degrees in Interior Design, with sound advice and creative ideas for all the components in your home: walls, paint, floor and more.

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bulletin board near the lockers is a colorful collection of artwork and reminders. The master bedroom sits behind the kitchen, with ample floor space and a tray ceiling with soft lighting. The master bath has several unique features, with its long vanity and double sinks, a large shower with a collection of programmable shower heads

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and body sprays. You don’t have to worry about bumping the faucet in the adjacent Jacuzzi tub, because it actually fills from an opening in the ceiling for a spa-like rainfall effect. At the other end of the upper level are the two rooms belonging to Taylor and Haley, decorated in pinks and browns. Each girl has her own little walk-in closet and vanity with sink,

“At the other end of the upper level are the two rooms belonging to Taylor and Haley, decorated in pinks and browns. Each girl has her own little walkin closet and vanity with sink, joined together by the bath.”

joined together by the bath. To get to the lower level, you go down a wide staircase with a modern, almost industrial-looking metal railing. The Syversons completed work on this level about a year and a half ago. One prominent feature is the bar area. “We love to entertain,” April says. “So this space is perfect.”

It is perfect – and stylish – with dark wood, glass front cabinets, a counter with chic high stools, sink, full-size stainless refrigerator and a built-in wine cooler. Cone-shaped drop lights cast a warm amber-brown glow over the bar area. And, the house is wired for sound with a built-in system that lets them play their iPod from various rooms in the house.

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A partial wall divides the space, but the wall has design features of its own, with a narrow rectangle cut-out up high with recessed lighting to serve as a display shelf, and then a lower two-sided ribbon fireplace. The elongated band of flame and clear stones create a mesmerizing “fire art� feature. On the other side of the wall is everyone’s favorite place to

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watch a movie. Two flat screens are tucked into the left and right sides of large built in cabinet, and the center space is for a dropdown screen. The projector is mounted on the ceiling. The original design had an office located just off the TV room, but with three active children, that quickly became the play space instead. It is perfect for the mega-tea-party with its

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own dining table and chairs, and windows looking out to the backyard. The entertaining space is also big enough for a full-size pingpong table that sits in front of the sliding doors leading out to the lower patio. There is a nice-sized guest room on the lower level, which three-year-old Taylor calls “Grandma’s room,” and Kason also has his sanctuary here. It is all boy, complete with a little

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basketball hoop mounted on the closet door. A bookcase with geometrically-shaped insets holds books, Lego creations and his Sioux Empire Baseball Association trophies. The Syversons are happy with their home-building experience. “It was great to work with a construction team that could match their vision with ours so well,” says April. “The contemporary style gives us the clean lines we like, but it’s also a comfortable home for our family.”

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Fabulous Fruit Desserts by Jo McClure

Upside Down Strawberry Cheesecake 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup sour cream 2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed 1 1/4 cups strawberry glaze, divided 1 ready to use graham cracker crust 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries Beat cream cheese and sugar in the large mixing bowl on medium speed until fluffy. Add sour cream and beat until combined and then fold in the whipped topping. Set aside and make the strawberry glaze. Spread 1/2 cup of glaze in the crust. Gently combine the strawberries and remaining glaze and

spoon onto the crust. Now spread the cream cheese mixture over the berries. Chill for 5-6 hours or until set. Garnish as desired and store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Strawberry Glaze 3 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 1/4 cups water 4 tsp. strawberry flavored gelatin Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan and add the water. Cook and stir over medium heat until it boils. Stir in the gelatin until in dissolves. Use immediately in the recipe.

Dreamy Cherry Pie 3 egg yolks 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 ready to use graham cracker crust 21 oz. can cherry pie filling

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Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Stir in milk and lemon juice and pour into crust. Bake at 325Ëš for 25 minutes. Cool at room temp for 1 hour and then chill in refrigerator for 4-5 hours or until set. Top with pie filling and garnish if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

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ast month I publicly admitted my geekyness and wrote about how the iPad has become a fixture in my kitchen and many of my old cookbooks have begun to gather dust on the shelf. But the iPad is too shiny and sleek to keep it cooped up in the kitchen. So this month we will explore how these cool toys – I mean tools – can help get you out of the kitchen as well. Don’t feel like cooking? No problem, there’s an app for that. One of my favorites is OpenTable. Whether you use the website or the smartphone or iPad app, OpenTable can help you make

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a reservation at thousands of restaurants around the country. Unfortunately only a handful of restaurants in the area use it, but when you’re traveling, this is a great tool. We’ve used OpenTable to score reservations at great restaurants in advance of our trips and the app found us a last-minute table at a great restaurant in Chicago. A couple of months later the place was honored with a James Beard nomination and a Michelin Star, so now you need reservations weeks in advance. Not a bad score for a free app. And the reviews can help make a choice when you

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Find this recipe and join the conversation at PorkBeInspired.com/PorkSocial don’t know where to go. OpenTable will search for reservations months in advance or to find a place 20 minutes from now. You can select a city (and often neighborhood) or let the GPS in your device find options near you. In January, OpenTable got me in to Morimoto (as in Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto) in Philadelphia. OK, so for the cost of dinner you could buy a new Kindle Fire for each guest, but the meal was worth every penny. Morimoto was the third Iron Chef on my list; OpenTable got us reservations at restaurants by Michael Symon and Jose Garces as well. A similar app is UrbanSpoon, but as far as I have found, the only Sioux Falls restaurant that uses UrbanSpoon’s reservation service is Parker’s, but that alone is reason enough to download the app. If you don’t need reservations, tap on the city or neighborhood, select a type of food and price range and it will map out your choices. Or if you’re feeling lucky, this app has a cool slot machine type search feature. You can tap on the “spin” button and see what options pop up. Even if you feel like you’ve tried every place in Sioux Falls, this just might point you towards something new. If you’re looking for advice and reviews, Yelp is the king. More reviews of more places than just about any other website, portal or app. Some of the reviews are harsh and brutally honest, and that can be a good thing. My only gripe about this app is that the reviews are anonymous, which means the writer of the glowing review could be the owner or the manager and the guy who pens the scathing review can hide behind a made-up name. This problem is not unique to Yelp, but it’s one of my internet pet peeves. TripAdvisor does the same, but as the name implies, it is geared toward travel, so not only will it help you find a place to eat, it can point you to hotels, resorts, spas and more. Again, the reviewers are often anonymous, but if your friends on Facebook or Twitter recommend someplace, you can get notifications.


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While you may not be able to trust “Traveler427,” you can trust your friends, and if they’ve reviewed something, you’ll see it. If you find yourself in a strange city or just a different part of town, the GPS in your phone will work with apps like Yelp and AroundMe to help you find nearby restaurants, bars, banks, gas stations or hospitals. If you’re lost and looking for Vietnamese pho or simply something cheap, nearby and open now, Yelp lets you get very specific in your search. If you’re a Food Network fan, you may want to download the Food Network On The Road app. It lets you search for eateries

that have been featured on Food Network shows like Diners, Drive-ins and Dives or The Best Thing I Ever Ate. You can choose cities, states or just pick “Around me” and a map fills up with red pins showing locations the shows have visited. Unless you’re in Sioux Falls, then the nearest location is in Sioux City. It’s a visual reminder of how our fair city has been snubbed by the network. Speaking of TV shows, I’ve been a fan of Anthony Bourdain’s shows on the Travel Channel for a while. One of his new shows is The Layover and the app by the same name chronicles his brief journeys to these fine cities. He led me to a few gems on my business trip to Philadelphia. And this app is not just about food; he will also point out great museums (like Philly’s Barnes Foundation). Not a lot of cities yet, but worth the free download. You can even earn badges for doing what Tony has done. These are just the tip of the restaurant app iceberg. Seriously, if you’re a vegan and just want to find restaurants that offer vegan options, there is an app for that. Or if you find yourself hungry at DisneyWorld, the right app on your iPhone will point you toward Mickey’s best. So be bold, let your fingers explore the app store and then let your phone or tablet lead you to your next favorite restaurant. Bon appetite! Do yourself a favor, eat something good today! Jim is never too far from his iPad or iPhone, even while he’s running ADwërks in uptown Sioux Falls.

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Chocolate Eggs and Wine by Riccardo Tarabelsi


ne of my most favorite memories from my childhood is waking up Easter morning and finding a big chocolate egg on the kitchen table. My parents would “surprise” me every Easter with one of the best chocolate eggs made by one of the best chocolate companies in Italy: Perugina. These eggs are a kid’s dream because not only do you get a chocolate egg (which

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measures about 10 inches in height,) but the egg is hollow with a toy inside! My wife and I have continued this tradition with our children who have enjoyed “cracking” the chocolate egg open to reveal their surprise every year. Of course, as I get older, one of life’s most exquisite experiences is finding a wine that pairs with unbelievable chocolate.

“When pairing wines with chocolate, your best bet is to match lighter, more elegant flavored chocolates with lighter-bodied wines; likewise, the stronger the chocolate, the more full-bodied the wine.”

Pairing wine and chocolate is not a straightforward pairing. It will take a bit of experimenting to find the best wine and chocolate combinations. Some prefer the wine to be as sweet as the chocolate, for others this causes the chocolate to take on a distinct sour note. When pairing wines with chocolate, your best bet is to match lighter, more elegant flavored chocolates with lighter-bodied wines; likewise, the stronger the chocolate, the more full-bodied the wine. For example, a bittersweet chocolate tends to pair well with an intense, in-your-face California Zinfandel or even a tannindriven Cabernet Sauvignon. The darker the chocolate, the more tannins it will display. However, when you pair this darker chocolate with a wine that has stout tannins, the chocolate will often overshadow or cancel out the wine’s tannins on the palate and allow more fruit to show through. Similar to “formal” wine tasting, if you experiment with several varieties of chocolates, work from light to dark. Start with a more subtle white chocolate and end on a dark or bittersweet chocolate. White chocolate tends to be more mellow and buttery in flavor, making it an ideal candidate for a Moscato d’Asti, from Italy’s Piedmont region. Another phenomenal choice for white chocolate is, somewhat surprisingly, Pinot Noir. I attended a Riedel tasting a few months ago, led by none other than George

Riedel himself. One of the first pairings he introduced was Pinot Noir and white chocolate. Decadent, eye-opening, flavor explosion. I don’t know what else to say. You HAVE to experience it for yourself. George Riedel was very specific when describing how to allow the chocolate to melt in your mouth first, then sip on the Pinot Noir. There was this unusual “melding” effect that took place, one that I like to recreate on occasion. It’s like creating all new flavors that didn’t exist before. Dark or bittersweet chocolates need a wine that offers a roasted, slightly robust flavor itself, with perhaps a hint of its own chocolate notes. Cabernets, Zinfandels, and the esoteric Italian grape varietal Aglianico have a history of perfecting the dark chocolate match, resulting in an unparalleled tasting combination. All this talk of chocolate and wine is making me salivate… literally. So here’s your homework: invite some friends over and have a blind tasting, except this time, line up some Swiss and Italian chocolates with your wines… and expand your palate. Carpe Chocolate and Wine! Riccardo loves experimenting with new flavors at Spezia, where he is the General Manager. Riccardo finds his inspiration at home with his wife Marybeth, and three sons, Dante, Berent, and Jaxon. The kids loved their Perugina chocolate eggs this year… and their parents enjoyed a nice wine pairing.

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April Showers

Get your yoga mat sandals — made out of real yoga mats. The most comfortable sandals on the planet! Several colors available. From $36 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Choose from adorable raincoats and umbrellas in bright spring colors — for both little girls and boys — at Child’s Play Toys. $19.99 - $49.99. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Pack It, Snack It, ReUse It!

ReUsies™ are a re-usable alternative to snack and sandwich baggies. Each one has the potential to keep hundreds of plastic bags out of our landfills. 100% cotton, lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with hook and loop closures. Two sizes and oodles of patterns and colors available at My Current Obsession. $8 - $10. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

U Luxury

U Luxury Shampoo & Conditioner lock in nutrients and enrich all hair types with ultimate health, voluminous body & exquisite shine. Available at Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Memo & Photo Board Choose from the whimsical dragonfly or butterfly, and post your photos and messages. Bring a little garden into your home. Magnets included. $82 each at Josephine’s Floral Design. 8th & RR. 338-9290.

Just In!

Alex and Ani creates eco-friendly, positive energy infused products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind and empower the spirit. 100% recycled metals. Made in America. Available at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

The Friendly Pacifier

First Friends pacifiers calm fussy babies and promote self soothing. Choose from many cuddly animal friends. $16 each at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 275-0014.

Loop De Doo!

Make fab & funky bracelets in minutes or make them with friends for hours! $34.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Custom Silks

Pick from many custom floral arrangements in varying sizes and colors. Shown $48 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 5015 S. Western Ave. (605) 335-9878.

Celebrate Spring

Celebrate spring with this watermelon pink 7� expandable Swarovski crystal, lead & nickel free bracelet. Also available in aqua, purple, black and rainbow black. $59.99 each at Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop their national showroom at 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

Keep the Elements Out

With its removable eye cup, this frame is great for keeping the wind, dust, and debris from getting in the eyes. Motorcyclists love them. Prices range from $175 - $250. Available at Dakota Vision. 5012 S. Bur Oak Place. 605-361-1680.

Dreading That Sit Down Talk?

With a family member, friend, employee or associate? Learn simple strategies to make communication easier in your work, home and business. Executive Coach John Beranek helps organize your purpose and plan in just an hour-a-week. John Beranek. (605) 310-3226 or johnspeak@sio.midco.net to learn more.

Paint. Sip. Create.

Creative Spirits is the hottest trend for a great night out. Come to our studio or we’ll come to you. 224 S. Main, Sioux Falls. Check out our calendar at www. creativespiritssiouxfalls.com.

Fall in Love

Ladies Night With Leo

Thursday night is Ladies Night with live music from Leo. Live music every Friday and Saturday night too. Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. 605-361-6328. www.carnavalbraziliangrill.com.

Are you looking for a cute idea for an edible favor or a dessert option for your wedding reception? Well look no further! The possibilities are endless and these delicious treats are sure to make anyone fall in love! The Cookie Jar. 230 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 978-0991.

Make Your Pinata Plans

Mark your calendar now for the Cinco De Mayo Falls Park Fiesta, Saturday, May 11th, 11am to 7pm at Falls Park. Food, pinatas and live music. More information at www.cincofiesta.com

Your Seat Is Waiting

Fill your chair with your own salon customers and be the boss. Ideal for stylist, nail tech, even massage. Great 26th and Marion location. Call Sherri at 310-4869. PH Salon Suites. 5126 W. 26th Street.

Cool & Refreshing

FatHouse 100% Natural Tea Tree and Mint Goat’s Milk Soap. Fathouse Goat’s Milk Soap has a cool, refreshing scent and is a gentle bar of soap packed full of skin-friendly vitamins and proteins with the added bonus of tea tree oil, which soothes the skin with its natural healing properties. www.fathousesoapcompany.com

A Modern Twist

Use this unique piece as a glamorous accessory on a bookshelf or coffee table or add a plant for color. $149 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.

Bad Joke, Good Muffins

Come in for some of our delicious fresh-baked muffins. Available at both Breadsmith locations. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 and 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

Fun & Whimsy

Whimsical serve ware of the garden variety! These gorgeous Mariposa pieces serve so many functions from food, art, to decor. Let your imagination have fun! Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Colors Galore!

Let your little one step into spring in these adorable multi-colored sandals. Adorable! Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

Recital Ready

Be recital ready in seconds! The Dance Line carries a large selection of hair accessories to make your dancer’s life easier. The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Little Princess

Spoil your little princess with a darling tutu dress from Kids Stuff Superstore. She deserves it! $26.99 - $39.99. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Look of the Month!

The billboard buy look of the month — available April 20th ONLY! While supplies last. Lillian’s Shoppe. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Living Ivy Topiaries

The ancient art of Topiary has been used for millennia to decorate homes, palaces, patios and magnificent gardens. Get yours today. $39.95 & $59.95 at Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd. Brandon. (605) 582-6565.

Divas, Dish & Design

Join us April 19 (7pm - 10pm) for our monthly Divas, Dish & Design. Design and paint this square serving platter (or piece of your choice). $65 shown. Please call for reservations. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055.

April Showers Bring May Flowers! Spring Fling

Fling into spring with a bright and colorful bag. Perfect for travel or spring and summer outings. Choose from a huge selection of beautiful bags at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Our Big Boy

Now you can have a Big Boy Bunny available in three different colors! $69.95 each at The Robin’s Nest. 108 W. Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD. (605) 767-0191. www.therobinsnestsd.com

Mother’s Day just around the corner, we have lots of great gift ideas for that special Mom in your life. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

Designer Canvas

Ready to hang or stand, these designer canvas wraps are a great way to creatively display your child’s senior photos. Perfect gift or party display! Choose from 6x6 & 10x10 sizes. Designer Canvas starting at $29.99. Harold’s Photo Experts. www.haroldsphoto.com

Stack Some Color

Stack up some color this spring with these gorgeous rings from The Diamond Room! Prices vary. The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008 or www.thediamondroom.com

Spring Is Here

Find fresh new artwork for your walls this spring at Rehfeld’s! Shown is Brad Kringen’s Kota Bloom 2. Just one of our twenty-five original artists. Rehfeld’s Art & Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. (605)-336-9737. Rehfeldsonline.com

Never Judge a Top by Its Outer Layer

The secret to a perfectly slimming silhouette is here. A built-in shaping liner in every top smooths, sculpts and tones from bust to waist. Breathable, lightweight spandex, hiding any unwanted flaws. Available at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

Parade™ Natural Fancy Diamond Pendant

Parade Reverie™ has a playful mixture of natural fancy colored diamonds in artful designs. This pendant has a full spectrum of colors including rich golden tones, deep amber, and flashes of champagne, accentuated by 18kt white and yellow gold. See the collection at Riddle’s Jewelry, 41st and Louise. 605-361-0911.

Wild Sage Grille celebrates Restaurant Week from April 5-13, 2013. 3 special courses for only $30 per person. Reservations recommended. Regular menu also available. 300 N Cherapa Place, Sioux Falls. (605) 274-1667 or www.wildsagegrille.com

Baby, Oh Baby!

All baby inventory is now 30% OFF! And, buy any item from the Little Giraffe line and receive a free Sophie the Giraffe (while supplies last). Pedicakes. 305 W. 39th St. 332-2528.

The Newest Trend

The slate finish is now available at Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry & Furniture. This on trend, gray-green color brings to mind smoke from a pleasant, warm fire and the timeless appeal of a weathered rock wall in the hayfield. Shown is the Augusta door in maple finished in slate with ebony glaze. 600 E. 48th St. (605) 977-3660.

Spring is Blossoming!

Designed by highly respected Danish jewelry artist, Mette Saabye, this exclusive designer collection carries an elegant elderflower motif, a honey scented blossom that is commonly found in Europe. See the full collection of rings and earrings at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331.4700.

Farmhouse Fresh

Fluffy Bunny, Whoopie Pie, even Sweet Cream Body Milk moisturizers for hands and body. Vegan and Glutan Free. Available in gift sets too. Exclusively at Autria Esthetiques & Wax Studio. Appointments 7 days a week. 605-929-9149 or autriaesthetiques.com

Give them Words, Give them Wings

Present a welcoming gift as unique as the special child in your life. Introductory pricing: 4x6 Babybets prints for $3.99 each until May 10. www.adorabets.com

Get a Handle on Design

Ronning Companies selection gallery lets you browse everything from handles, to flooring to countertops and more. Call (605) 336-6000 to schedule your visit. 401 E. 12th Street. RonningHomes.com

A Special Gift

A special gift to be shared by mother and daughter. $80 as shown for both necklaces. Mother’s Day orders due by April 12th, date subject to change. Call or stop down for details! (605) 695-3997 524 N. Main Ave Ste. 104 www.sayanythingjewelry.com

Green with Envy – 2013 Color of the Year

Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from our Interior or Fashion Design programs. It is not too early to plan for summer, Project Design: Boot Camp. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD. 123 South Main Ave. INFO (605) 275-9728 or check our website: www.idtsd.org

Gifts for Grads for Less

$15 or less. Graduation is memorable for everyone! Whether it’s from middle school, high school, or college; get your grad something they’ll love, without breaking the bank! Chelsea’s Boutique. 321 S Phillips Ave. 605-334-3983. chelseasboutiqueonline.com

Planters With Personality

Fantastic succulent planters starting at $17 from Meredith & Bridget’s Flower Shop. Call or stop by our shop and check out our fresh flowers. 3422 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 271-5500. www.mbpflowers.com

We’re Spring Cleaning! Our store is full of home accessories and we’ve got a new shipment coming in soon, so we’re marking down prices on our existing inventory up to 80% off! Shop early for best selection and savings, then check out all the new items when they arrive next month! For a limited time only at the Furniture Mart in the Western Mall, Sioux Falls. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

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ocated in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. It was formed over several million years by the Colorado River. From the rim to the river, the canyon is over one mile deep, and in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt founded Grand Canyon National Monument. Eleven years later, in 1919, the canyon became a national park, and today there are over 1.2 million

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acres included. Some might be surprised to learn that the Grand Canyon sets no records for total size, and that there are other canyons on the planet that are deeper, wider, or longer. However, the Grand Canyon is regarded by most to be the most impressive canyon of all. The rock layers displayed at Grand Canyon have been preserved in a very original condition, with over two billion years of geologic history.

Grand Canyon National Park is divided into two distinct parts: the more accessible South Rim and the remote North Rim. There are two Indian reservations that border the southwestern end of the canyon: the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Hualapai Indian Reservation, which is also known as Grand Canyon West. It is recommended by knowledgeable canyon visitors to spend several days at the Grand Canyon in order to truly appreciate

what it has to offer. The South Rim is by far the most popular destination, with millions of visitors every year. With eight overlooks, the Tusayan Ruin and Museum, and the beautiful Buggeln picnic area, there are several intriguing stops along the South Rim. This is also where most of the park’s lodging and camping, restaurants, stores, museums, and trailheads are located. The Grand Canyon

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Visitor Center is just north of the south entrance of the South Rim, where you can pick up information and see your first amazing view of the canyon at Mather Point. Desert View is where visitors will find a less-congested entry of the park, with Desert View Drive being a 23-mile stretch of road that follows the South Rim from the East entrance to Grand Canyon Village. Also nearby is an airport and railroad depot. The Kaibab Trail Route shuttle bus takes about 50 minutes and travels a section of Desert View Drive round-trip. Included in the route is the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, Yaki Point, Mather Point, South Kaibab Trailhead, Pipe Creek Vista, and Yavapai Geology Museum. One of the best locations on the South Rim to watch the sunset is Yavapai Point, which displays panoramic views of the gorge through a wall of windows. There are several exhibits offered at Yavapai Observation Station, including videos of the canyon floor and the

Colorado River, fossils and rock fragments, and a scaled diorama of the canyon with national park boundaries. Also along the South Rim is the Tusayan Ruin and Museum, which displays the history of the Ancestral Puebloans. Completed in 1932, the museum offers a glimpse at the lives of some of the area’s earliest residents. The historic Watchtower of Desert View is a popular destination for many visitors and from the top it offers the highest viewpoint on the South Rim. The 70-foot stone and mortar watchtower reveals a view of the distant Painted Desert and the Vermillion Cliffs near the Utah border. Several flights of stairs in the Watchtower lead visitors to a glass-enclosed observatory with very capable telescopes. Built by the Santa Fe Company, Hermit Road consists of nine overlooks and several awesome stops along a 7-mile stretch, including the Abyss, which at an elevation of 6,720 feet reveals a sheer drop of 3,000 feet to the Tonto

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Platform. You’ll also experience several isolated sandstone columns from the Abyss, the largest of which is called the Monument. Take the shuttle on Hermit Road to Hermits Rest,

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which is the westernmost viewpoint and a gift shop and snack bar. From March through November, Hermit Road is closed to private automobile traffic because of congestion, and a free

shuttle bus carries visitors to all of the overlooks. Grand Canyon Field Institute provides guided tours by educated instructors, allowing visitors to hike around the canyon and take classes

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elegant dining experiences are available inside the park. Arizona Room is located on the East Side of Bright Angel Lodge, and features some of the best canyon views of any restaurant at the South Rim. Bright Angel Restaurant is located in Bright Angel Lodge and offers informal dining for a casual and affordable atmosphere. El Tovar Hotel Dining Room offers fine dining and requires reservations for dinner. The decor in the dining room resembles the 1910s and is modeled after a European hunting lodge. The Maswik Pizza Pub offers big screen TV viewing and pizza, beer, and wine. The park’s lodging accommodations include three “historic rustic” facilities and four motel-style lodges, including El Tovar Hotel and Grand Canyon Lodge. The most convenient and

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sought after hotel is El Tovar Hotel, which is close to all of the canyon’s facilities. It is considered to be the best place to stay on the South Rim. A registered National Historic Landmark, this hotel was built in 1905 and is usually booked well in advance. Many rooms have spectacular canyon views. Just south of the park’s boundary, Tusayan’s hotels are a convenient lodging option, with extra amenities available. Campgrounds are located at both rims of the canyon, with reservations being very highly recommended especially during the busier seasons. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time is a breathtaking and memorable experience, one that will never be forgotten. Anyone who has the privilege of seeing the canyon first-hand will understand why it is referred to as grand.

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o you seem to be running to the bathroom more often than most people? Do you get up several times at night? Do you hesitate to go to the movies, to church or on long drives because of this? It may seem like it, but you are not alone! One in six adults, or 33 million Americans, suffer from what’s known as overactive bladder. With this condition, the bladder contracts more often than it should, making you feel like you need to go to the bathroom very frequently. Your bladder may even contract prematurely, causing you to leak urine on the way to the bathroom. “The urge and frequency should not be passed off as normal, and leaking is never normal,” said Dr. Matthew Barker, urogynecologist with Avera Medical Group Urogynecology Sioux Falls. Overactive bladder is two to three times more common among women than men. “We’re not always sure what causes it,” Dr. Barker said. “It may be part of the aging process, or a neurological condition.” Most women who develop this condition are between 45 and 60 years old. Unfortunately, many people suffer in silence, not realizing there are solutions available, or feeling too embarrassed to ask. “There is a stigma attached to incontinence,” Dr. Barker said. For the first time in 30 years, a new medication has been

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Botox injection causes the bladder to relax, increasing its storage capacity. “It is typically for patients who have failed other treatments,” and can be performed in the physician’s office, Dr. Barker said. Sacral neuromodulation is another option, which is an implantable system in the lower back that sends mild electrical pulses through a lead to the sacral nerves that control the bladder. “It’s almost like a pacemaker for the bladder,” Dr. Barker said. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is an office treatment in which a needle electrode, similar to an acupuncture needle, is inserted near the tibial nerve near the ankle. The impulse travels via the tibial nerve to the sacral nerve. “It’s a minimally-invasive procedure, and provides one more tool in the arsenal against overactive bladder,” Dr. Barker said. “There are a lot of exciting changes in how we manage overactive bladder,” Dr. Barker said. “There are ways we can get it under control, so you can get back to doing what you enjoy.” What constitutes overactive bladder? Dr. Barker said it’s normal to void your bladder six to eight times a day, and no more than once during the night. Yet few people keep track, he added. Perhaps a better gauge is how overactive bladder limits your activity. “Does it get in the way of what you enjoy – like going to the movies, church or social activities?” To learn more, go to AveraUrogyn.org.

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alking into this animals-and-alphabet room with a cool, retro feel, you see the name spelled out on the wall – Kinsler – as in three-time All Star second baseman Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers. But, you might be surprised to know this room belongs to a 20-month-old girl. “Ian Kinsler is my favorite player, so we knew that would be the name of our baby,” says Kinsler’s mom Elise. When the family made plans to attend a Rangers spring training game in Arizona, Elise’s mother-in-law (husband Dustin’s mom) sent a message to the ballclub about little Kinsler coming for the game. After a length of time with no response, they just went ahead with their travel plans….and then the call came. “I couldn’t believe it,” says Elise. “We got a call from the Rangers, and at the game, Kinsler got to meet her namesake. It was amazing.”

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When Elise and Dustin were expecting, they decided to not find out the gender in advance. So, in choosing a theme for the room, Elise knew they needed to stay neutral with the colors. “I didn’t want it to be too babyish, but I also didn’t want it to be too grownup looking.” She found adorable bedding online in a print of alphabet letters and animals in the exact retro colors she was looking for – shades of orange, brown, blue, green and maroon. The colors in the bumper pad and blankets are perfect against the dark wood of the convertible crib that will eventually become a toddler bed and then a “big girl bed.” The individual wooden letters spelling Kinsler’s name above the crib are in alternating stripes and polka dots of the same color scheme and are each suspended by a wide brown ribbon. Peeking around the corner of the base of the crib is a big stuffed giraffe that has been around awhile….he was a gift to


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Near the closet door is a long fabric growth chart featuring a giraffe down the side and six plastic slots for photos to mark the milestones as Kinsler grows. Kinsler’s room is simple and stylish. In short, the design is a real home run.

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itting together in their NICU room at Sanford Health, 21-year-old Rachel Sommerfelt breathes a little easier these days. So does her son Abel, whose name coincidentally means “breath.” He’s no longer on a ventilator, and each day he shows improvement is one day closer the family is to going home. Rachel and her son are receiving care at Sanford Fetal Care Center, not an actual place, but a concept of care that emphasizes collaborative medical care for families with high-risk pregnancies.

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“Rachel and her son are receiving care at Sanford Fetal Care Center, not an actual place, but a concept of care that emphasizes collaborative medical care for families with high-risk pregnancies.”

Rachel traveled to Fargo once a month until she was at 32 weeks to see Dr. Van Eerden who collaborated with Sanford physicians in Sioux Falls to determine a delivery plan for Rachel and Abel. “The fact that a mother can go some place close to home to get her questions answered and talk to experts is very helpful to easing emotional stress,” says Dr. Ryckman.

A Slow but Positive Recovery Rachel delivered Abel via C-section on Nov. 1. For one week, Dr. Ryckman worked to reduce the size of the omphalocele by slowly pushing it into the abdominal cavity. A week later Abel underwent a successful five-hour surgery to repair the omphalocele. Unfortunately, Abel required a ventilator because his lungs weren’t accustomed to having additional organs in the abdominal cavity, which has caused him to dislike eating through his mouth. Abel is now seeing a physical and speech therapist to get him eating on his own. He also has a heart murmur, which isn’t uncommon. But the prognosis looks good for mom and baby as Abel continues to heal in the hands of experts at the fetal medicine clinic.

Ready To Be a Family Even though she’s far from home, Rachel says she realizes she could be much farther. “I’m just looking forward to living a normal life. The hospital is amazing. The doctors and nurses are absolutely great. It’s more than I could ever ask for,” Rachel says, “But I am so ready for a normal life and a normal schedule.” And there’s no place she’d rather be to help her son heal, which is the ultimate goal of the Fetal Care Center. “I’ve learned to not pity myself,” says the new mom. “I could be in a much worse situation. I’m grateful I still have Abel.”

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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.

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader (“Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin’ some spruce. Yep.”). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers. Ages 8 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time by Frank Cottrell Boyce When the Tootings return to Zobrowski Terrace at the end of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, they find that “home” is looking a lot like Jurassic Park. But this is no theme park — a very real and very hungry T. rex is charging them! Thanks to Dad’s inadvertent yanking of Chitty’s “Chronojuster” lever, the spirited car has ushered them back to prehistoric times, where the family (and especially Baby Harry) make a narrow escape. But Chitty has a mind of her own, and the Tootings will get an unexpected tour of exciting times and places from Prohibition-era New York (where Chitty wants to compete in the famous Prix d’Esmerelda’s Birthday Cake race) to the lost city of El Dorado and back again, with misadventures and surprise stowaways along the way. Get ready for a hilarious high-flying adventure, with celebrated author Frank Cottrell Boyce behind the wheel. Ages 9 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman & Valerio Vidali Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali discovered a mutual interest in this story and overcame language obstacles with the help of translators. Jemmy Button, a native of Tierra del Fuego, was brought to England in the mid-1800s to be “educated and civilized.” The book illustrates Jemmy’s adventures in England, his extraordinary encounters, his homesickness and experiences as an outsider in a strange land, and his return home. Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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King of Space by Jonny Duddle Rex may look like an average six-year-old, living on his parents’ moog farm and going to mini intergalactic citizen school, but he knows he’s destined to become...the King of Space! With the help of his unsuspecting friends, Rex begins his conquest of the known worlds. And when he goes too far, only one person can save him from the wrath of the Galactic Alliance — Mom! Ages 0 mos - 20 yrs Cnadlewick Press

Escape from Silver Street Farm by Nicola Davies It’s opening day at Silver Street Farm, and Meera, Gemma, and Karl are very excited. Everything is going to plan until the star attractions — the turkeys — go missing along with Bobo and Bitzi, the Silver Street sheep. It takes a lot of detective work (and the enlistment of a pushy ram named Kenny), but the children finally track down the escapees and find the culprits. What they discover are two very surprising turkey rustlers indeed! Ages 7 yrs and up Candlewick Press

All We Know of Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin “I used to think that a person would not know who I was, not really know me, until they heard about my mother.” Four years, four months, and fifteen days ago, Natalie Gordon’s mother walked out mid-sentence, before she finished what she was going to say. Now Natalie is traveling twenty-four hours on a bus to Florida to find her mother, to find herself, to find out something about love. Along the way, Natalie struggles to understand her relationship with Adam, a boy she pines for with near-obsession, and to her surprise, she meets people with stories like her own, stories about giving love and getting lost in the desire to be wanted. Acclaimed middle-grade novelist Nora Raleigh Baskin makes her young adult debut with a deeply resonant novel about secrets held and secrets shared, about having the courage to uncover all we know — and don’t know — of love. Ages 14 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Garden Princess by Kristin Kladstrup Princess Adela is not a typical princess. She’s neither particularly beautiful nor particularly graceful, and she’d rather spend her days digging new plots for her garden than listening to teatime gossip. But when her friend Garth is invited to a garden party hosted by Lady Hortensia — whose beauty is said to be rivaled only by the loveliness of her gardens — Adela can’t resist coming along, even if it means stuffing herself into a too-tight dress and donning impractical shoes. But the moment Adela sets eyes on Hortensia’s garden, she knows something is amiss. Every single flower is in bloom — in the middle of October! Not only that, there is a talking magpie flitting about the garden and stealing the guests’ jewels. Is it possible that Hortensia is a witch and the magpie an enchanted prince? And what of the flowers themselves? Will Adela get to the root of the mystery and nip trouble in the bud before it’s too late? Ages 10 yrs - 13 yrs Candlewick Press

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy Basil Ering 10th Anniversary Reissue Once upon a time, in a gray endless place called Cementland, a boy finds a treasure box. It’s filled with tiny specks and a wrinkled note that says, “Put these wondrous riches in the earth and enjoy.” But a special treasure requires a special guardian, so the boy conjures a creature to protect the specks: Frog Belly Rat Bone. With subtle, delicate tones, fantastical figures, and bursts of glowing color, the surreal artwork and hand-lettered text of Timothy Basil Ering’s picture book debut exude all the whimsy of an inspired imagination. Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

Monkey and Elephant Get Better by Carole Lexa Schaefer Monkey and Elephant are very good friends who have a lot in common. They both like morning time. They both like shiny rocks. And they both like to hear their own voices: “TAH. TAH. TAH.” But Monkey is Monkey and Elephant is Elephant. They are not exactly the same. So when Elephant starts to sneeze — achoo! — Monkey has her own ideas of what will make him feel better. And when Monkey gets the sniffles, Elephant has his own ideas of what will make her feel better. Maybe there’s more than one way to enjoy a soft pile of hay, some fresh water, and a bit of entertainment! Ages 5 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Noodle Loves the Zoo by Nosy Crow Noodle and his dad are having a fun day at the zoo. With a host of touch and feel elements and a noisy “ROARing” ending that toddlers will love to join in with! Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

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Patty Brooks— Guiding Hope By Adrienne McKeown


s the calendar turns to April, we find ourselves anxiously anticipating the warmer days that are about to come. The flowers begin to bloom, and the memories of snow piles melt away. Trees and lawns turn green, and the neighbors once again emerge from their hibernation and return to their yards and gardens. Everything comes back to life after the harshness and cruelty of the bitter cold winter. Spring is here, and with it comes the hope of renewal. At the same time, April is also the month to think about a much darker topic; it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is a topic that no one likes to think about, but sadly, it is very much a reality. Recently, I sat down with Patty Brooks, executive director of The Compass Center, to learn how the agency works to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence, counsel the offenders, and—perhaps most importantly—care for the victims of these most intimate crimes. Thanks to the services and the guidance found at The Compass Center, victims are able to move past the cruelty of the crimes they endured and let hope spring forth again.

For those who aren’t familiar, can you please tell us a little bit about The Compass Center? The Compass Center started here in the Sioux Falls community back in 1976. It originally started as a grassroots effort called Citizens Against Rape. There was a need identified in the community; nothing was happening for the victims of sexual assault or rape. In the mid-‘80s, the name changed to Rape and Domestic Abuse Center, but we were still providing the counseling and advocacy services that we started with. Then, in 2009, the name changed to The Compass Center. Throughout all of those years, though, the basic services have stayed the same. We’ve certainly added in services based on the needs in the community, but our main focus continues to be free counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. We also provide offender treatment for individuals who have been convicted of domestic violence. And the third

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prong of our services really focuses on prevention education and trying to prevent acts of violence from happening in our community. It’s really a holistic approach.

What kind of support do you provide to victims of these crimes? About two-thirds of the work we do for the victims is individual counseling. We’re one of the only agencies in the Sioux Falls community that provides free counseling for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. What’s nice is that the sessions are not limited to 30 days or two sessions. They can come here as long as they need to for counseling—whether it’s one time or seven years. We also provide advocacy. That means we work with victims to help them protect themselves by educating them and supporting them on everything from safety planning to filing protection orders. We will accompany a victim throughout the entire process with the court hearing, with protection orders, and with other civil matters if they need to have those worked out. We are the only agency in the community that provides a rape crisis team. We have our staff and about a dozen volunteers available on call 24/7 so we can respond and be at the hospital with that victim throughout the entire process—from the emergency room until after the hospital and through the court process, if necessary. And then of course, we recommend they come here for counseling afterwards so they can recover. We also have two play therapists who assist our youngest victims, whether the child was a primary victim or witnessed a crime happening.

How did you personally come to be involved with The Compass Center? I’ve been the executive director for about two and a half years. Prior to that, I was a volunteer and I served on the board of directors for about two years. The reason I was interested in coming to work for The Compass Center is that I really, truly have a passion for our mission. I am a survivor of domestic

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violence. In my first marriage, I survived pretty severe violence and abuse, and I was able to use counseling and therapy to help get out and have healed completely. You never forget what happened, but you heal. Now I’m ready to give back to others.

Wow, that’s pretty incredible. So, obviously the services provided by The Compass Center aren’t things we like to think about in our community. Help us understand the problem of sexual assault here. How common is it? We served 65 individuals through the rape crisis line last year alone, so if you do the math, we served at least one victim a week, if not more. But we know that statistics nationwide tell us that only about a third of victims will actually even report the crime, so the number is probably three times that many. Out of the 1,483 clients we provided free counseling services to last year, 667 of them were victims of sexual assault. We had 328 victims of domestic violence and 31 victims of stalking—which is on the rise. We had 36 victims that had survived both sexual assault and domestic violence, and then we had 421 that did not disclose their situation. Sadly, we’ve seen a growth in our victim

services over the past three years, and we are growing at a rate of about 58% more victims each year on average. So that’s a huge increase and need for services.

Sexual assault is a very sensitive topic, to say the least. What is the biggest barrier that victims have to overcome? The biggest barrier is acknowledging that they are a victim. A lot of times they feel guilt or shame. They internalize it saying, “I could’ve prevented it. What did I do wrong? I shouldn’t have been out at that bar.” They’ll have every excuse possible, and they feel rightly justified in saying them. So they don’t actually see themselves as the victims, and that’s one of the biggest barriers. It’s never your fault. There is no shame or guilt in coming out and seeking services.

And what is the most important thing for them to know? That they are not alone. Even though your situation may be very unique based on the circumstances, you are not alone just because you are a victim of sexual assault. And also, it’s something that happened to you, but it doesn’t define who you


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are. It’s part of your past. It maybe changes your outlook or your perception, but it doesn’t change the person you are inside. You can heal, and you can get past acts of sexual violence in your life.

What can we in the community do to support the victims? A couple different things. The general population should just be aware of changes in relationships of their loved ones. Watch for red flags like changes in moods or behaviors, depression, or anxiety. These are some of the most underreported crimes in the country because they happen behind closed doors. They are very intimate and private, so keep an eye on your family and friends for changes in their relationships. The general public should also be more aware and be more proactive bystanders. If you see something that doesn’t seem appropriate or feel quite right morally or ethically, we have an obligation to say something or to step in and prevent something from happening.

What kinds of events are planned locally for Sexual Assault Awareness Month? We are partnering with Globe University on an event called

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” It’s a fundraiser, but it really brings attention to the topic of violence against women. Men, women, and children can all put on high heels, funny shoes, whatever, and then they actually walk a mile. That event will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m. to noon at Globe University. We’re also working with some local campuses to show an awareness video, and we’re hoping to eventually build that partnership so we can regularly educate incoming freshman students about sexual violence that can happen on campuses.

Thanks for your time today, Patty. I’ve certainly learned a lot and have had goose bumps many times. Yeah, it’s not glamorous and it’s not pretty, and it’s really tough to work in this field. But it’s very gratifying to know that by the end of the day, if we’ve helped anyone, it’s been a good day. For more information about The Compass Center, visit their website at www.thecompasscenter.org or contact them at 605-3390116. If you are a victim of sexual or domestic violence, you can also dial 211 to contact the 24-hour crisis hotline at The Help!Line, and they will connect you with The Compass Center.

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Spring is in the Air by Dick Rogen, DVM Horizon Pet Care • 1100 East Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005 • (605) 582-8445


t has been a long cold winter, but spring is finally here. I suspect we should make spring resolutions instead of trying to change in the middle of winter. It’s that time of the year to get out, start exercising and shed off those extra pounds. Piper and I each added a few pounds from sitting on the couch this winter! When exercise begins after such a long winter, we should start off slow. It is important to gradually increase the length and intensity of your pet’s exercise. We need to start off with flat and level leash walking, not a marathon. It is hard to give a set distance to walk your best friend, because your pet really has to help. A “Rule of Thumb” to follow involves watching for where your pet is walking. At the start, most dogs are out front pulling at their leash checking out all of the new sites and smells. Later, they start walking next to you. This is a good signal that they are getting tired. It is time to turn around and go home. If they are dragging along behind you, better sit and rest for a while. We also have to pay attention to the surfaces upon which we are exercising. After a winter of living on a deep plush carpet, their feet are soft and tender. It takes time to toughen up their pads. So, start in areas where they can get on and off the hard surfaces of sidewalks and roads. Every year we see pets that

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blister off their pads after playing too hard on concrete or asphalt surfaces. And make sure their toenails are trimmed short too. Pets also need to have us limit their activity on the first few warm days of the spring. They need time to acclimate to the heat and most are still wearing their thick winter coat. They will be as excited to go play ball in the park as your kids. The other thing we forget is that pets have become “Weekend Warriors”. They are no different than their human counterparts. Muscles and joints that have not been used hard for months are called on to leap for the Frisbee or jump the retaining wall. It is fun and healthy for them, but they need to warm up and slowly get into shape before they start the crazy stuff. It is not unusual if your pet is a little sore after their first few outings. If the limping or soreness lasts more than a day or if it occurs after every time they are active they should be seen by their Veterinarian. It is fairly common for them to damage their ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) just like people. There are other orthopedic conditions that also can cause the pain. Veterinary medicine has improved and we are able to get your pet back into the game with both medicines and surgery. Enjoy your walks, take along some water and don’t forget to enjoy the warmth of a beautiful spring day.


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Ace and Izzy, best friends of Jamie Sorensen

Dakota, best friend of Troy & Monica Wilson

Claude & Casper, best friends of Rogene & Wayne

Daisy, best friend of Brent and Cheryl Sommervold

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Coco, best friend of Tessa

Duke, best friend of Tracey Hackworth

Justice, best friend of Jeff & Bridget Nilges

Guinness, best friend of Ben Blomberg

Moya & Finley, best friends of Rita & Joel Laumer

Maggie, best friend of Lindsay Reinesch

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Oliver, best friend of Amber Lukehart Oscar, best friend of Carla, Chad & Kristin Schwartz

Remington, best friend of Shane Matthys & Nora Herbert

Sam, best friend of Rashel Olesen

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.

Roscoe, best friend of Tiffany Lape

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Military Road by Bruce Blake

Military Road Marker location: Sioux Falls, 19th St. & Southeastern Ave.


ollowing the development of Sioux Falls City in 1856, a trail was developed on the east side of the Big Sioux River, which linked the tiny village with Sioux City, IA. After the Amidon slayings in 1862, Sioux Falls City was abandoned. In 1865 Lt. Col. John C. Pattee led the 7th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry over the old trail to Harwarden, IA, where the military party crossed the Big Sioux River into Dakota Territory. Continuing north along the river’s west side, the group reached the ruins of Sioux Falls City. Soldiers built Fort Dakota there, often using materials salvaged from the burned buildings of the village. Steamboats delivered arms, munitions, and army supplies to Sioux City. Freighters then used oxen-drawn wagons to haul the military cargo to Fort Dakota. Before long, the new trail was called Military Road. After Fort Dakota closed in 1869, Sioux City merchants used the trail to ship lumber and materials to rebuild Sioux Falls, and incoming settlers also traveled over it to reach the resettled village. A trace of Military Road is visible to the east. DEDICATED IN 2004 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS.

Oxen Train Oxen trains consisted of three or more wagons hitched together and pulled by several pair of double-yoked oxen. Ten days was the average length of a trip by an oxen train using the Military Road to deliver supplies from Sioux City to Fort Dakota. Image owner: South Dakota State Historical Society. Missouri River Steamboat Whenever the Commanding Officer of Fort Dakota requisitioned supplies, the cargo was transported up the Missouri River by steamboat, such as the Nellie Peck shown here. At Sioux City the goods were loaded on wagons and then hauled by oxen to Fort Dakota. Image owner: South Dakota State Historical Society.

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