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August 2013 Volume 12 • Issue 9

The New Kaladi’s Bistro 5 Best (& Worst) Wine Pairings Back to School Treats & Crafts

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A Room Fit for a Superhero – the Leo Sievers Room 57

The Journey to Have a Child 60

For Kids Back to School Crafts For Kids 64


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Man in the Kitchen Veg Out 32 vino

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Pets What’s Piper Going To Do? 74 best friendS

5 Best (& Worst) Wine Pairings 36

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Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times at Kaladi’s Bistro

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he sign hanging over the window looking into the busy kitchen at Kaladi’s Bistro says, “Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times.” It’s a simple statement, but more than that, it seems to be a promise. Kaladi’s has been a favorite spot for coffee and lunch for the past 10 years. Now there’s even more Kaladi’s to love with expanded hours and the addition of a dinner menu. Mark and Kaila Gillespie, along with Corey and Naida Boadwine, recently purchased Kaladi’s and went through a month-long renovation process before opening with a slightly different look and some changes to the menu.

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The place still has the same comfortable feel, but now it’s opened up a bit more with the removal of the divider walls and the addition of booth seating along the walls. The flat screen TV’s that were added during the renovation don’t detract from the chic look of the place and still allow you to catch the morning news or the sports scores at the end of the day. Whether you’re stopping by in your business suit or Saturday morning sweats, you will feel right at home. The friendly staff is always glad to see you. For those who need their daily dose of Kaladi’s coffee to start the day, they can also now enjoy full-service breakfast with their mocha...everything from paninis to pancakes....from 7-11 a.m.

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Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday (8 a.m.-2 p.m.). Their menu states, “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” - a quote by John Gunther. With the extent of their breakfast offerings, Kaladi’s is out to ensure that everyone leaves happy. Egg lovers can choose from three delicious omelets, including the “Eggstravaganza” that features ham, sausage, onion, green pepper, pepper jack cheese and Brazilian vinaigrette. If you like your eggs rolled up in a tortilla, then the breakfast burrito might be for you. They offer the Kaladi Burrito and one just for the guys. It’s called the... (wait for it)... Bro-rrito. Panini breakfast sandwiches are an alternative to the

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burrito, or you can also try more traditional breakfast items like pancakes, French toast or waffles. Of course, Kaladi’s puts its own spin on these breakfast favorites too, with items like French toast stuffed with apples and cinnamon cream cheese or a banana cream filling. Pancake fans can choose from regular buttermilk, blueberry or chocolate chip. And, the waffle lovers have to try the Divine Swine - a Belgian waffle with bacon and sausage right in the batter. They are known for their baked-from-scratch treats like the cinnamon roll, caramel roll and caramel nut roll, and the menu lets you know that you can “get ‘em til they’re gone.” Another quotation on their menu is from author Virginia Woolf who said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one

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has not dined well.” As they worked on their menu, Mark Gillespie says, they wanted to keep some of the Kaladi’s favorites and also add some new items to make sure customers do indeed dine well. “We make everything from scratch,” says Gillespie. “We hand cut our steaks, and everything is fresh.” Plan to visit Kaladi’s many times to make your way through the choices of salads, sandwiches, paninis, burgers and the new entree items. Many of the features explore different cuisines, like the curry fried chicken, sweet cajun salmon or the Sláinte Reuben or Wanna Cubana sandwiches. Of course, they also have South Dakota favorites like walleye and steak...including a sirloin

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marinated and basted in Fat Tire amber ale. Their burgers run the gamut from Sunday morning style - a burger topped with ham, bacon and an over easy egg - to the Spinal Tap with jalapenos, onion, pepper jack cheese and their own “volcano sauce.” In addition to the dinner menu, the new Kaladi’s Bistro also offers a beer and wine menu, with pint and “tall boy” beers on tap, bottled beer and a nice selection of wines. They’ve even added a few specialty drinks like the Blue Mosa (Blue Moon Belgian white ale and orange juice), Sake Bloody Mary and Sangria. The menu is family friendly, with several choices for kids, and of course, there is dessert. Along with their cookies, 7 Layer Bar and Special K Bar, they offer a selection of homemade pies, cheesecake, bread pudding and the PB&J Monte Cristo (think peanut butter, jelly, bananas and honey sandwiched in between two slices of French toast). Although the focus is on providing great food with exceptional service, there was an added perk that came with the change in ownership. “When we expanded our hours, we were able to add 14 jobs,” says Gillespie. Another catchy quote from the menu sums up the “new” Kaladi’s very well: After a full belly, all is poetry. - Frank McCourt

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The Aspen House At Home with Roger and Kaye Mack by Mary Michaels | Photos by Chang Photography


rom the back patio of the Roger and Kaye Mack home, you would never know that you are just blocks away from one of the busiest retail areas of the city. Here at Aspen House, a nickname chosen by the Macks because of the aspen trees planted in the front and back, life is all about comfortable elegance.

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Built in 1992, the house has only had one other owner. The Macks moved in about 5 years ago and decided to add their personality to the ranch-style home. With Roger working for Lloyd Companies, they sought out some remodeling advice and completed their renovations in about three months. The open floor plan was based on their love of entertaining,


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and the central part of the Mack’s home perfectly fits that purpose. A smaller sitting area is located right inside the front door, with overstuffed furniture in a mix of warm leather, wood and fabric. Just past that is a larger seating area with a fireplace and large windows that draw you in to sit down and relax.

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Throughout the main level are warm earth tones and a cherry wood floor with the planks laid on the diagonal, which creates a very modern feel. According to Kaye, there had originally been one single door to the patio. However, by shifting the fireplace to the left, they opened up space for two long window panels on either side of the door, letting in more natural light and further opening the view to the beautiful backyard. They also updated the look of the fireplace by surrounding it with ceramic tiles that have a metal appearance from certain angles.

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“The same tiles were used on the floor of an office building that Lloyd Companies built,” Kaye says. “It was a unique alternative use of the tiles.” The contractor was also able to borrow some space from an adjoining bathroom to enlarge this seating area and create a built-in entertainment center. “The guest bathroom previously had a long closet,” Kaye explains. “So we just took some of that space for the living room and were still able to keep a smaller linen closet in the bathroom.” That bathroom, along with a guest bedroom and an office,

can be closed off from the living room by double doors, allowing some privacy for guests. The guest room, with its calming green walls and white woodwork is a relaxing home-away-from-home for guests. A landscape print on the wall looks like a scene taken right from the bluffs of the Missouri River. Both Kaye and Roger use the office in the back, and your eye is immediately drawn upwards to the interesting box-beam ceiling. You can relax here with a book in the big leather chair complete with animal print pillow. Or, you can work at the desk,

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on which sits a lamp with a shade adorned with a fringe of feathers. Behind the desk sits a sculpture that truly catches the eye. Roger and Kaye call him “Ol’ Grizz” – a mountain man with a bear-skin cap. It was sculpted by a retired highway patrolman from Estelline. What is even more interesting, though, is the print that hangs next to it on the wall featuring an almost identical mountain man. However, the two pieces were created by different artists and were purchased at different times and places…yet they came together here. In the other corner sits a little John Deere tractor, and you know there has to be a story attached to it when the rest of the office has the look of a place where Ernest Hemingway might work. “It actually was Roger’s when he was young,” says Kaye, referring to the bright green and yellow pedal tractor. “His mom had it restored and gave it to him as a birthday present.” Venturing back out toward the kitchen, you can see this area of the house received a great deal of attention as the Macks planned space for entertaining. A 16-foot curved bar with its mascarella granite top has seating for six. Drop lights with amber glass cast a warm glow over the seating area. Power strips mounted along the inside edge provide plenty of power for party preparations. The functional, yet elegant, kitchen also features stainless appliances, a gas cooktop with a wood cabinet bottom and a hood crafted from

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black distressed wood, and a full-length wine refrigerator. Although the floor plan is open, the dining room is set apart with its distinctive textured walls, tray ceiling with a unique paint finish, and built-in cabinetry along one wall. A beautiful

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and bath area. The space is a perfect retreat after a long day, with a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. An angled wall in the corner of the bedroom is home to a flat screen TV and fireplace. They also converted a bedroom window to a double door that opens out to the patio. Previously, the Macks lived in a twin home. But, Kaye says, they didn’t have the kind of room they needed for entertaining. At this house, however, with some help from Landscape Garden Center, they transformed the backyard in to an entertaining oasis. The square-shaped outdoor cooking area is complete with a

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pergola and is framed with stacked stones and features granite countertops, complete with tall chairs for some counter seating. A grill, refrigerator and sink make entertaining easy. A pair of umbrella-topped tables allows guests to dine in comfort and enjoy the rainbow of planted and potted flowers and the multitiered, flowing water feature. After dinner, they can retreat to comfortable chairs around the fire pit and listen to music, which is piped both inside and outside the house. While the hustle and bustle of the city lies just past the trees, the Aspen House provides Roger and Kaye Mack a quiet retreat to enjoy with family and friends.

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Coconut Almond Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup old-fashioned oats

In a bowl combine the sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, sour cream, butter and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in coconut and chocolate chips.


Fill the paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Sprinkle with almonds and additional sugar. Bake at 375Ëš for 18-20 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.

1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon flour 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 tablespoon cold butter In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the egg, pumpkin, milk and oil and add to the dry ingredients and stir until just moist. Add the oats. Fill paper lined muffin tins 2/3 full. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, flour and pie spice; cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle a teaspoon over each muffin and bake at 375Ëš for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

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Veg Out By Jim Mathis


ere we are, smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer. Now is the time when we praise the heat even as we curse the humidity. We slather ourselves in sunscreen during the day and bug repellent at dusk; anything we can do to wring out a few more hours of sunshine before vacations are over, the

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kids go back to school and we begin to notice the shortening of the days that leads us back into the doldrums of winter. It is summer and as short as the season can be here on the prairie, we want to savor every minute. For me, that means cooking as many meals outside as I can.

I start the corn in the husks, and when it is nearly done, I pull them back and let the kernels touch the grill. You get more of the smoky flavor and just a little char without the risk of burning too much as the corn gets tender.

If you’ve read this column before, you know I love my grills. Yes, grills plural. I have a gas grill and a charcoal grill, and I wouldn’t give up either one. Summer also means an abundance of fresh goodies from the farmers markets and backyard gardens. And for me, summer means introducing those fresh vegetables to the grill. My first foray into the world of grilled vegetables, many years ago, was asparagus. I’d been roasting the stalks in the oven and loved how roasting brought out a nutty flavor and didn’t make the texture mushy like sometimes happens when asparagus is steamed or boiled. So, I thought I’d try them on the grill. It was

summer and the grill was already fired up, it seemed senseless to get the house heated up with the oven. I started by marinating the asparagus in some olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a little salt and pepper. The results where outstanding! Crisp yet tender, nutty and sweet. I was on to something. The next challenge was sweet corn. Before the days of Bobby Flay, it seemed like the only way to cook fresh sweet corn was to boil it, and too often, people would overcook it, which is a sad thing to do to really good sweet corn. I first grilled sweet corn in the husk. It’s not too hard, just peel back the husks and remove

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Vegetable Mixed Grill

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Marinade: 3/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (parsley, sage, thyme) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon pepper 2 baby or Asian eggplants cut in half lengthwise or quartered depending on size. 2 red or yellow bell peppers, seeded and cut lengthwise into wide strips 2 mild green chiles (like Anaheim), halved and seeded 1/2 lb. asparagus, woody ends snapped off 1 medium onion or 2 shallots, quartered 4 green onions 2 or 3 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise 2 or 3 small zucchini, halved or quartered lengthwise 4 firm ripe small tomatoes or 12 cherry tomatoes

Put the eggplant slices in a colander, sprinkle with a little salt, and let drain for about 20 minutes. Heat your grill to medium-high heat, and oil the grill rack. Combine the oil, vinegar, herbs, minced garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl, and brush about half of the marinade on the vegetables. Grill the eggplant, bell peppers, chiles, asparagus, onions, squashes, zucchini and tomatoes on the grill rack over the hottest part of the fire. You may have to work in batches depending on the size of your grill. Brush the vegetables with the marinade as you grill, turning often. You will want to get grill marks which will take about 5 minutes for most of the vegetables. Then move the vegetables to the edge of the grill where the heat is less intense, and continue grilling until tendercrisp, about another 5 minutes. Serve with the rest of the marinade and crusty French bread.

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corn was nicely cooked, it didn’t pick up a whole lot of flavor from the grill. The other method is to shuck the corn and throw it on the grill naked. This method takes more careful attention to make sure the corn gets cooked evenly and picks up a little char without getting too burnt and chewy. When it’s done right, it’s great, but if you get distracted and it burns, you’re out of luck. Lately I’ve been doing a combo of the two. I start the corn in the husks, and when it is nearly done, I pull them back and let the kernels touch the grill. You get more of the smoky flavor and just a little char without the risk of burning too much as the corn gets tender. Since those early days, I’ve taken to grilling just about everything from the garden and with the right selection of produce, you can make a whole meal out of grilled goodies. Small eggplant, zucchini and summer squash are perfect for the grill. Onions and shallots will sweeten and caramelize and sweet bell peppers turn into grilled candy. And for a real treat, try a mixed grill of marinated veggies. You may forget to put the steaks on. What about salad? I’m glad you asked. My beloved and I really

like Caesar salads, but one way to make our favorite Caesar even better is to grill the romaine. Simply slice the head of romaine into halves or quarters lengthwise (depending on the size). Then season lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle the cut side with a little olive oil. Grill with the cut side down over a medium heat for a few minutes until grill marks show and the lettuce just starts to wilt. While it’s still warm, sprinkle with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese and dress with your favorite Caesar dressing. My recipe for Caesar vinaigrette was included in my first article for this publication back in July 2009. If you don’t keep an archive, you can find it online at etcsiouxfalls. com/200907.html. Squeeze a little more summer out of August and throw something really fresh on the grill. And heck, when summer’s gone, a few grilled veggies may help to brighten a cold South Dakota winter. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. When Jim’s not in front of the grill or hanging out a farmers market, he runs ADwërks, an ad agency in downtown Sioux Falls.

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5 Best (& Worst)

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ne of my favorite things to do is to pair wine with food. The two go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, Lucy and Ricky, or a horse and carriage. Much like a marriage, wine and food complement each other, making up flavors the other lacks, and sometimes even creating a new flavor together that doesn’t exist individually. I love experimenting with different foods and wines because I like both things, and if you’re anything like me, you learn more from the mistakes you make than the things you get right. Here are my top 5 best and worst wine pairings to help you out. Note: I picked only stellar bottles (representing a diverse range of pricing,) and the pairing information should hold true regardless of how much you spend on a bottle. Consult with your local wine store for pricing and other suggestions. Carpe Vino and Mangia!

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Champagne Sparkling wines are perpetually food-friendly. Bubbles wake up the taste buds and Champagne, specifically, is blended from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and the lesser-known Pinot Meunier. Veuve Clicquot from Reims (the birthplace of Dom Perignon) is light on its feet, exemplifying the healthy acidity and freshness found in the best bubblies. WORST PAIRING Chocolate Cake with Buttercream A frequent wine-pairing mistake: cake and bubbly. The Champagne is relatively tart, the cake is super-sweet… it’s chaos in your mouth. BEST PAIRING Spicy Asian Noodle and Chicken Salad Champagne, when light, dry, and acidic, elegantly cuts through the spices in Asian food; dishes with nuts bring out the nutty flavors in some Champagnes like Pommery.

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

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There’s still time to invest in your child’s beautiful smile before school. Dr. Kevin Horner and Dr. Keri Barrow can reduce your child’s time in braces and provide great results for the year ahead. Horner Barrow Orthodontics. 2407 W. 57th St. (605) 335-6680.

Look cool for back to school! Dakota Vision Center has over 200 kids’ frames in stock. From infants to teens we have you covered. Dakota Vision Center. 5012 S. Bur Oak Place. (605) 323-0765

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Storewide reductions — everything on sale. Home decor, gift items and so much more. My Current Obsession. (605) 336-3224.

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This sign quoting Napolean is a great reminder of girl power. Excellent for right above where you sleep. Available at The Robin’s Nest. 108 W. Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD. (605) 767-0191.

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Get your free nail polish with any purchase during the month of August at Lillian’s. Open August 1 - 4 and every Saturday. Lillian’s. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Cool Off with VINOICE

Stircicles, wine pourer and arctic chill shots are perfect for all drinks. Liquid filled with freezer gel. Keeps wine chilled at perfect drink temperature. Non-diluting alternative to ice. Get yours at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. (605) 339-1500.

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Over 500 pieces of Melissa & Doug toys have just arrived at Kids Stuff SuperStore. Choose from all the favorites. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Trendy Chevron

Trendy chevron print elastic headbands ~ perfect for every day wear and special occasions! These adorable headbands complement any outfit. Available at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 275-0014.

Weightless Movement

Moroccanoil Root Boost thickens hair at the root for a natural appearing, longlasting and thicker texture. When applied to towel dried hair, Root Boost adds weightless movement, body and fullness without product build-up or residue. Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Wax Sachets

Freshen a room or impart a delightful fragrance onto your delicate surroundings. Pretty enough to display, hang in closets or place in drawers. Made in USA. Set of two $19.95 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 335-9878.

Little Monster Must Haves

Two of our favorite best buddies, Mike & Sulley, from the new Disney Pixar movie Monsters University reunite in the Monsters University collection by Stride Rite. Must haves for your little monster. Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 362-7728.

Unlock Your Creativity

Give your school locker a makeover from basic to beautiful with high-fashion locker decorations that make it easy for you to have an amazing locker in no time! Express yourself through our unique mixand-match locker design collections of wallpaper, bins, dry-erase boards, flowers and rugs. Available at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. (605) 334-4825.

Beautiful Brighton®

Brighton® is known for designing products with a message. Many of the items in the collection have a defining detail that gives them special meaning. Find these beautiful pieces and more at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. (605) 361-9229.

Lenses for Little Ones

It’s never too early to be thinking about your child’s eyewear. Let Ari Eyewear help you with a high quality look that is fresh and fun. Call or email for a consultation today. (504) 254-3097. or

Wine Soaked Oak Chips

Enjoy the delicious aroma of wine when you add these wine soaked oak chips to your BBQ or smoker. Just $5.99 per bag at Wilde Prairie Winery. 48052 259th St. Brandon. (605) 582-6471.

Skirted Dance Dresses

Your little dancer will twirl in style in The Dance Line’s new skirted dance dresses. New styles and colors have just arrived. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 335-8242.

Sweet Succulents French Oyster Basket

Say oui! to this robust and rustic French oyster basket. The strength of these baskets means they have unlimited ways of using in the house or garden. Measures 19” x 16” and 9” tall. $99 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.

Choose from Josephine’s large selection of succulents. They are not only beautiful, but easy to take care of and fun to experiment with too! From $10 each at Josephine’s Floral Design. 8th & RR. (605) 338-9290.

Tidal Wave!

Fancy-cut shell and a simple double-looped chain cause simplicity to become fabulous in “Tidal Wave”! 26” neckpiece with 2” extension. Lead and nickel free. Just $69.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop their national showroom at 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

The New Neutral

Gray is the new neutral for home decor. Stop by Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry to see Driftwood. There are four colors (two shown here) in the Driftwood palette, see them all! StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th Street North. (605) 977-3660.

Never Too Late -Career in Design

Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from our Interior or Fashion Design programs. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as educational partner with the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International). 123 South Main Avenue. (605) 275-9728 or

Garden Stroll

Lovely scents are in the air and beauty is all around you. Take it all in and let it inspire you to create the Garden Stroll bracelet. Trollbeads. The Original since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 331-4700.

Accents That Impress

For unique accents and decor accessories, visit Fibber McGee’s for all the inspiration you need. Enjoy a coffee or smoothie while browsing. South of 69th & Cliff in the Schoeneman Center, Harrisburg, SD (605) 213-3200.

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Embryolisse pharmaceutical skincare products contain essential nutrients, effective natural ingredients and are suitable for sensitive skin. Born in Paris. Used by professionals. Now for you. D’Fabiola, Skincare, Makeup & More. 3701 W. 49th Street, Suite 200C. Appointments only. (605) 521-8529.

Belly Casting Kit

The belly casting kit makes a wonderful gift and keepsake for the expectant mother. Cherish the memories of pregnancy with this simple kit. Regular price $25, on special for just $20 at Pedicakes. 305 W. 39th St. (605) 332-2528.

Save Time, Call the Concierge

Relieve stress and have time to enjoy life. From house sitting, pet walking, pickup, delivery and child care, Desire Your Time Concierge can do the work for you. Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg, Tea. Call Dominique at (605) 809-5574 or visit

Doggie Grahams!

Create a keepsake of your pet’s nose in fine silver. Schedule an appointment to bring your furry friend in or we can send a kit home for you. Call or stop in for details! (605) 695-3997. Say Anything Jewelry. 524 N. Main Ave.

Riddle’s Noventa Diamond

Stunning beauty with brilliant fire, each Noventa Diamond is hand-cut by a master jeweler, encompassing 90 facets of shimmering light. Available in round and princess cuts. See the collection at Riddle’s Jewelry, corner of 41st and Louise. (605) 361-0911.

Passionate Lemonade

Try our freshly crafted exotic cocktails infused with the taste of summer. Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Avenue. (605) 361-6328 or

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These notebooks and sketchbooks are perfect for back to school. We are now offering them 50% off to our ETC For Her readers. Use promo code ETC50. Offer good through September 5th. Regular Price: $34.99. Sale Price: $17.50. Harold’s Photo Centers.

Sugaring Natural Hair Removal Starting at $20

Being noted as ‘the new smooth in hair removal’, Sugaring, an ancient middle-eastern practice that uses an all natural paste with only sugar, water and lemon juice to remove the hair follicle from the root. Depending on your hair growth rate, results can last up to six weeks and sugaring requires only 1/8” to 1/2” of hair growth for removal. Call Radiance to book your appointment today! 6209 S. Pinnacle Pl (605) 275-9535.

Knit Along With Us!

Check out one of our many classes and ongoing Knit Alongs, join us Thursday nights from 6 to 8 for “knitting on the Porch”. Prices vary, for class listings call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, (605) 271-0741,

Colorful Corn Jewelry

Shop Tara Barney’s collection of colorful corn jewelry this season at Rehfeld’s! This unique jewelry is raised, harvested and crafted in South Dakota. Rehfeld’s Art & Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-9737.

Relax and Rejuvenate

At the brand new SuiteSweat Sauna Studio. Burn calories while enjoying the many benefits to your skin, joints, immune system and blood pressure. SuiteSweat Sauna Studio. 4809 S. Louise Avenue, Beakon Centre. (605) 275-5565.

FatHouse Margarita Beer Soap

Margarita scented and made from LandShark Lager, FatHouse Margarita Beer Soap is the perfect bar of soap for any Parrot Head.

Ride & Dine

Ride your bicycle to Wild Sage Grille in August! Dine on our patio and receive 10% off your total bill. This is not good with any other offer. Wild Sage Grille. 300 North Cherapa Place (605) 274-1667.

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.

New Chamilia Collection One and Only

Tote-ally Gorgeous has just received a large shipment of very unique handbags - and they only bring in one of each style. So your bag would be the one and only! Starting at just $19! 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

Come see the NEW collection from Chamilia celebrating Spring & Summer with the beauty of Swarovski crystals. Prices vary. The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th Street. (605) 362-2944.

Let’s Dish! Oh Sweet Sixteen!

Come in and help celebrate our 16th anniversary! Enjoy sweet deals from August 1 - 16 at both Breadsmith locations. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 or 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

This hand-made ceramic piece is perfect to hold tea bags, earrings, and other knick-knacks. Meredith & Bridget’s Flower Shop. 3422 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 271-5500.

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city in Tennessee, and has been relied upon by many since 1819. When the city of Memphis is mentioned, most people think of one name in particular: Elvis. The king of rock and roll, this star definitely put Memphis on the map for many, recording many hit singles in the popular Sun Studio. His legacy lives on at Graceland, the estate where he lived and died. Elvis bought the mansion in 1957 at age 22. There is also an adjoining automobile museum for tourists to experience the story of the spoils of stardom. Thousands of fans travel to this colonial suburban home each year to pay tribute to Elvis and his music. 12 miles south of Downtown Memphis, the mansion is visited by an estimated 700,000 guests annually, and includes a jungle

room and a pink Cadillac. Elvis himself is buried outside the mansion, and guided tours conclude with many fans leaving something in honor at his gravesite. Take advantage of the Main Street Trolley in Memphis, which gives the traveler an authentic vintage experience with a nostalgic trip to some of downtown’s most popular attractions. In addition, there are some breathtaking views of the mighty Mississippi River along the Riverfront offered by Memphis’ trolleys. Some notable destinations available on the Main Street Trolley route include Civic Center Plaza, the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Court Square, and Peabody Place, which is a collection of offices, apartments, shops and restaurants. Also

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located here is the Center for Southern Folklore, where some of the region’s most interesting history is pieced together into intriguing exhibits. Another landmark located in Peabody Place is the Peabody Hotel. Built in 1925, this 12-story downtown landmark has the original stained-glass lobby skylights, with rooms decorated in a variety of period styles. The hotel is even home to some resident ducks, who parade to the marble fountain in the morning and depart in the evening. Travel south on foot to find Beale Street, which tops the hot spots for places to go in Memphis for entertainment. There are more venues per square foot than any other place in town on Beale Street, including the popular Overton Square. A few

blocks east on this street is Handy Park, where the “Father of Blues” is honored at the nearby W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum. Here you can witness W.C. Handy’s turn-of-thecentury home, viewing the artifacts and memorabilia of the life and times of this musical genius. The Main Street Trolley can take you straight to tour the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum or the National Civil Rights Museum. This impressive attraction used to be a motel and was transformed into a museum after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated there in 1968. It documents the civil rights movement using some very interesting audiovisual displays and exhibits. Anyone who has been to Memphis will know that there is a

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local passion for barbecue. With several barbecue restaurants to choose from, including numerous soul-food restaurants, there are many adventures to be had in the world of Memphis food. Diners offer popular “meat-and-twos” and “meat-andthrees”, serving meat with two or three side dishes. Different versions of barbecue are served throughout the city, with Corky’s being the powerhouse place to be. Often extending out the door of the restaurant, the line of people waiting to eat here is consistently long. Along with the Rendezvous, a downtown restaurant known for dry ribs, Corky’s also offers a mail order business, happily sending a slab of ribs via FedEx to barbecue lovers anywhere in the country. There are also several smaller, family-run operations within the city, including the Cozy Corner, Neeley’s, and the Bar-B-Q Shop. There is even a clever business

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Slow Down and Avoid Multitasking You might avoid an orthopedic injury. By Kristina Johnson for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


ou’ve probably been there – trying to finish that project before calling it a day. It might be cleaning out the gutters, washing windows, or residing your house. It’s almost dark, so you speed up and try to save time. But the time saved could mean an injury. Dr. Gregory Alvine, an orthopedic surgeon at CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group, says this type of scenario can lead to injury. “Seems like when people are in a hurry they get in more accidents,”

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Can wearing high heels lead to injury? High heels. Women love to hate them, but no other type of shoe can lengthen a leg better than a 4-inch stiletto. But can wearing them lead to injury? We asked Dr. Greg Alvine, foot and ankle specialist at Core Orthopedic Medical Group, for the skinny on tall heels.

Do you see women with injuries because of high heels?

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The biggest trouble with ladies’ footwear is the bunion and claw toe that develops with time. I think we’re seeing less of that than we did 15 years ago because more women are aware that cramming their foot into a narrow triangle shoe will eventually at least contribute to bunion deformities, where their toes get crowded together.

“No, I don’t think so. But anything that elevates your heel when you walk is going to load your forefoot. The higher your heel, the more trouble you’re going to have in your forefoot.”

Dr. Alvine said. “The one thing that people can do to prevent injuries is slow down.” Dr. Alvine says acting too quickly causes you to forget the little things, like removing grass clumps from the lawnmower without turning it off.

Multitasking is another risk factor for injury. “The reason you text and drive, or you text and walk, is

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because you’re trying to do too many things at once,” Dr. Alvine said. “Accidents happen when you just don’t stop and take care of what you’re doing.” People on both ends of the fitness spectrum are at risk for injury, according to Dr. Alvine. Those who don’t exercise enough can become injured because they set their foot down awkwardly while walking. Those who participate in extreme athletic contests also put themselves at risk.

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“Seems like when people are in a hurry they get in more accidents,” Dr. Alvine said. “The one thing that people can do to prevent injuries is slow down.”

“Athletic people push themselves so hard that they have injuries as well,” he said. “People that are doing mud runner races in Colorado and climbing over rock cliffs get hurt too.” For those who are looking to get fit, Dr. Alvine has advice to prevent injury. “Increase your fitness routine slowly to adapt and train. You don’t want to just take off and go sprinting.” If you get injured, the old advice still holds true. “Rest, ice elevation, and compression are the treatment modalities for most minor injuries,” Dr. Alvine said.

If an injury isn’t getting better, it might be time to see a physician. Injuries can happen anytime, which is a benefit of the CORE On Demand walk-in clinic. “It offers after-hours orthopedic care so that people who are working in the day can get in, in a timely fashion, to have an injury evaluated,” Dr. Alvine said. But if we all slow down this summer, and every season for that matter, we may avoid pain and injury. After all, the extra chore can wait.

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hen you walk into the room of Leo Sievers, you know a busy boy lives here. The inspiration for the room came from Leo’s dad, John, who wanted to do a comic theme and also from the love of color that

his mom, Megan, has. Two walls are bright green, the others are grey, and strong black accents give it that “little” manly feel. “My husband is supposed to be painting the Incredible Hulk

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on the grey wall,” Megan says. “Hulk is John’s favorite, but he hasn’t been able to make Leo that big of a fan yet. In fact, Leo decided on his own that his favorite is Spiderman.” Leo’s favorite character is represented with a mounted comic book cover of the webbed hero on one wall. Another colorful comic print of the Mighty Thor hangs on another wall. The black bed provides a stark contrast to the bedding (orange and white polka dot sheets with a blue and white gingham check blanket) and to the friendly green monkey that is resting on a multi-color striped pillow. There are two black accent chairs in the room – one that is a retro style chair that occasionally serves as a resting place for a bright green John Deere tractor, and the other which is a comfy side chair that serves as a perfect reading spot and home to a colorful, stuffed, striped monster making a goofy face. Next to the chair sits a black wooden cube and green baskets – both filled with books. Contrasting drapery panels cover the windows and add cool texture to the room, with two end panels in a shiny grey and the middle panel in a black dotted fabric.

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A tall black dresser provides great storage space. On top sit a ferocious T-Rex, blocks spelling the names of Leo and brother Miles (age 3), and a stand-up poster showing how to make all sorts of shadow puppet animals. Circular paper lanterns, two blue and one polka-dot, hang in one corner of the room. On the wall next to the dresser hang artsy letters that spell out Leo’s name. There is a blue wooden “L,” a painted metal square with the “E” and a threedimensional “O.” There is also custom artwork on the walls – made by Leo himself. A growing collage of masterpieces include a pink pig and a blue bug made with paper plates and a painted butterfly using Leo’s footprints for the wings. “I love hanging up the kids’ artwork,” says Megan, “and they love it too.” In addition to the two boys, the Sievers are also parents to 4-month-old Roxie. And, when it’s time for a nap or to turn in for the night, scattered planets and stars glow in the dark from the ceiling as Leo drifts off to sleep dreaming of the next day’s adventure.


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or Casey and Trisha Jackson, deciding to add another child to their family was the easy part. Making it happen for the Moville, Iowa, couple would require some work. “I had a girl and two boys, prior to marrying Casey,” Trisha said. “After my youngest was born, I had to have a hysterectomy.” Once Casey and Trisha were married, the desire to add to the family was discussed. What started out as casual discussions, soon turned into a reality. Trisha begin researching their options, and the couple decided to use a gestational carrier, or surrogate, to carry their baby. What Trisha discovered, though, was startling. “When I started looking at different agencies for surrogacy, I almost fell out of my chair,” Trisha said. “This option is very expensive – I don’t know how people can afford it.”

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It was then that a new avenue was approached. What about asking someone to help? Who could Casey and Trisha ask such an important question? Trisha said the choice was obvious. “It came to me while watching TV one night,” she said. “I knew exactly who would do this for us – my best friend.” A single text message began the journey. Theresa Archer, also from Moville, watched as one of her own children played in a ball game, when she read the message. While a bit surprising, Theresa knew how badly her life-long friend wanted another baby. “I don’t think I even hesitated to say yes,” Theresa said. “But I did need to check with my husband, Curtis, first.” A few days later, the two couples sat down together and discussed the journey that was about to begin. Trisha took the advice of her obstetrician and contacted Dr. Keith Hansen at Sanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine last year. It was decided that in vitro fertilization (IVF) would be the option best suited for the Jacksons. The process involves removing a woman’s eggs and fertilizing them with sperm in a laboratory setting. Then approximately three to five days later, the fertilized eggs are placed in the uterus. With Dr. Hansen’s assistance, as well as the technology available at Sanford, two embryos belonging to Casey and Trisha

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“The goal is to always have a healthy baby and a healthy mom,” Dr. Hansen said. “I know it can be complicated. There are a lot of ups and downs and the process can be psychologically difficult. We’re here to help.” transfer rates in the area. We’ve always been conservative with the numbers we transfer.” For 15 years, Dr. Hansen has been part of Sanford’s team and enjoys helping couples achieve their dreams of having a baby. The department is also continuing to grow, with a new addition to the Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine team. Dr. Tiffany Von Wald joined Sanford at the end of June. The team at Sanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine offers a variety of options to help those having difficulties conceiving. “The goal is to always have a healthy baby and a healthy mom,” Dr. Hansen said. “I know it can be complicated. There are a lot of ups and downs and the process can be psychologically difficult. We’re here to help.” The Jacksons also had Sanford’s team conduct preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), a screening process to identify embryos at risk of a genetic defect. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is also available at Sanford. “Any time a baby is born, there is a chance that a defect may be inherited,” Dr. Hansen said. “Examples include cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy, which can be heart breaking for parents.” There is now a test available that requires nothing more than your saliva. Patients simply give a saliva sample, then it is tested to for a variety of genetic diseases. The cost for this test was recently reduced to under $100, according to Dr. Hansen. “With this test, we can tell if either, or both, parents are carriers of a genetic defect,” Dr. Hansen said. “If they are, there are things we can do. With PGD, we can take a cell and test it to see if any embryos have the disease before implantation.” Today, Casey and Trisha’s healthy, unborn son eagerly kicks their friend’s belly, in anticipation of his birthday, predicted for August 11. Trisha and Casey are debating about what his name will be and how to decorate his room. But with the uncertainties, Casey and Trisha stand firm in their decision. “There have been some ups and downs along the way, but it’s all worth it,” Trisha said, admiring her best friend’s generosity. “And Dr. Hansen has been so great along the way. We have felt very comfortable with him and his team. He was great at explaining things in a way we could understand.” For more information on the services provided at Sanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, call (605) 328-8800.

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ack to school shopping can get expensive and can be a tedious task lacking creativity. Here are some ways to make it a little more exciting for your kiddos, and to recycle any supplies you may have leftover from last year.

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Crayon Art Materials needed: 1 big box of 64 crayons, 1 small box of crayons, hot glue and gun, plain white canvas, and a blow dryer.

Directions: Take the black and brown colors out of the boxes of crayons, so all of the colors are bright and cheerful. Layer the crayons in a row on the top portion of your canvas with the tips pointed down. Order the colors in a pattern

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that blends nicely from one color to the next, using the light and dark shades to transition them. Hot glue the crayons to the canvas once you have your desired color order in place and let dry. Once dried, take a blow dryer and turn it on high at a hot temperature. Hold the blow dryer by the crayons and see the wax start to melt and run down the canvas, creating a pretty work of art.

Chalkboard Lunchbox Materials needed: A lunchbox, tape, plastic shopping bag, chalkboard spray paint, chalk, and adhesive vinyl if the lunch box is insulated.

Directions: Take your child’s lunch box and tape around the edges of the lid. Cover the rest of the lunch box with a plastic shopping bag to avoid the spray paint from getting on the remaining portions. Using chalkboard spray paint, completely cover the inside of the lid and let dry. Once the first coat is dry, spray on a second coat and leave the lid open to let dry for several more hours. If your child’s lunch box is insulated, measure a piece

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of adhesive vinyl to fit the inside of the lunch box lid, then spray the vinyl with chalkboard paint before attaching it. Let the vinyl dry, then peel the adhesive backing off and place inside the lid of the insulated lunch box. Be sure to use a flat edge surface to smooth out any potential bubbles that may form when attaching the vinyl. Once the chalkboard paint is completely dry, remove the plastic bag and write your message with chalk. Get creative with your messages for your children each day they go to school by drawing pictures, giving them love notes, or telling them what is planned for the evening after school is over.

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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.

Bluffton by Matt Phelan In the summer of 1908, in Muskegon, Michigan, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They’re summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and — lo and behold — a slapstick actor his own age named Buster Keaton. The show folk say Buster is indestructible; his father throws him around as part of the act and the audience roars, while Buster never cracks a smile. Henry longs to learn to take a fall like Buster, “the human mop,” but Buster just wants to play ball with Henry and his friends. With signature nostalgia, Scott O’Dell Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan visualizes a bygone era with lustrous color, dynamic lines, and flawless dramatic pacing. Ages 9 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

Joe and Sparky Go to School by Jamie Michalak Sparky the turtle may be cautious, but when the strange vehicle full of noisy short people pulls away from Safari World, he finds himself stuck on the bus’s roof just the same. Luckily his giraffe friend, Joe, is adventurous enough to take a running jump, too! When they arrive at school, they discover that there’s a lot to learn, like the fact that the restroom is full of little magic “ponds,” that you’re supposed to count the peas, not eat them, and that the goal of the day seems to be to get a star. But just when Joe fears that he may have to go home starless, Sparky reminds him of all the ways that his loyal friend already shines. Ages 5 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Squirrel’s Fun Day by Lisa Moser Squirrel is busy, busy, busy — and determined to have a fun day! Mouse has cleaning to do, but it’s nothing that Squirrel’s frenetically helpful sweeping won’t take care of. Turtle may be too slow to run, run, run around the pond, but Squirrel has a rocky plan to help Turtle get across. And when Rabbit is reluctant to alter his grasseating routine, Squirrel’s comedic assistance makes for an unexpected adventure. Welcome back the funny, exhausting Squirrel and his ever-patient friends in a medley of stories perfectly suited for reading alone or reading aloud. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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Bobbo Goes to School by Shirley Hughes It starts out as a regular trip to the store with Mom, but then Lily does a dreadful thing: she flings her beloved stuffed toy, Bobbo, high in the air, only to have him land on top of a school bus just as it’s pulling away! Lily is inconsolable. What if she never sees Bobbo again? Little does she know (though the reader can see) that Bobbo is having an exciting adventure at school — and will be well cared for until he finds his way back to Lily. In her deft portrayal of a preschooler’s worries, Shirley Hughes offers a comforting peek into an appealing world to come. Ages 0 mos - 20 yrs Candlewick Press

Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School Peppa is having a busy day at school — learning numbers and letters, painting, making music, and playing outside. Peppa can’t wait for Special Talent time, but her excitement turns to worry when all three of her special talents are chosen by others! Luckily, Peppa can revert to her true specialty: jumping in muddy puddles! Peppa Pig is back! Get ready to join in on two new adventures starring the beloved, award-winning U.K. sensation. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

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s summer fades to fall, students of all ages will head back into the classrooms to further their education. Of course, the ultimate goal is to obtain the education necessary in order to land a job someday. Perhaps the irony lies in the fact that many kindergartners can tell you with absolute certainty what they want to be when they grow up, while many high school students or even college students aren’t quite as confident. Whether it’s a big dose of reality or the realization that there are more jobs to choose from other than becoming a teacher or a doctor, sometime between ages 6 and 18, students realize that choosing a career is a much more daunting and difficult decision than they once thought. For students at Augustana College, however, there is an invaluable resource to help guide them from the classroom into careers. Sandi Vietor serves as the Director of the Career Center at Augustana. In addition to providing traditional career advice about résumés and interviews, for the past 12 years, Sandi has been guiding students through decisions such as what classes to take and how to secure internships in order to help Augie grads start their careers. Nearly 98% of Augustana’s graduating seniors in the class of 2012 who were looking for employment following graduation found jobs in their chosen fields. It is clear that Sandi and the work done at the Career Center provide a definite Augie Advantage for graduating seniors. And I should know. Not too terribly long ago (at least it doesn’t feel like it was that long ago), I was one of those graduating Augie seniors who sought out the services of the Career Center to help me land my first job. (Ironically enough, it was Sandi— working as a recruiter for Citibank at the time—who hired me.) I ventured back to campus recently to sit down with Sandi and get an update on how the Career Center continues to help students transition from classrooms into careers.

I’m having a strong sense of déjà vu being back in this office with you, Sandi. The only difference is that this time I’m the one asking the questions! For those who haven’t

heard of the Augustana Career Center before, though, please tell us a little bit about the services you provide. We like to say that we want to get to know our students early and often because the Career Center in general has a rap of being only for seniors or for graduates, and that’s not the case at all at Augustana. We have a four-year outline that says if you have questions such as, “What do I want to major in?” or, “How do I want to get involved on campus?” or “What are the kinds of things I’d like to do?”, we’d like to see students as early as their freshman year to help them sort those things out. We help our students use instruments such as interest inventories and strength finders to get a sense for the kinds of things they are interested in. During the sophomore and junior years, we start to firm things up a little bit more. We help set up outside the classroom experiences such as practicums for future teachers, nursing clinicals, internships, and job shadows. When we get more into the junior and senior years, we start talking about résumés, interview skills, cover letters, finding internships, and helping them piece the whole experience together and discover what they’ve done during their college career to help them develop and to discover what they might bring to potential employers. Throughout their college careers, we encourage students not only to consider what they’re doing in the classroom, but also to consider their clubs and organizations, leadership opportunities, volunteer activities, and even how a summer job can help round out their experience and prepare them for future employment.

So what about alumni? What services do you provide for alumni? That’s one of the most fun parts of my job. In addition to taking care of students who are here, I have so many great connections with alumni. Sometimes alums will come back and use the Career Center for their own job searches, but more often than that, they are utilizing us to find employees for their


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companies. They know what an Augie grad brings to the table, so they want to come back and find somebody who is eager to go out and work really hard and use that liberal arts background and education. Often I get calls from alumni—locally, regionally, or even bigger than that—looking for a particular kind of student. It’s really neat to see it come full circle. That’s really the relationship in the Augie family.

And I know that sometimes you bring alumni back to campus to talk to students about careers and share their experiences, right? Yes, we love bringing alumni back to share their experiences during our Alumni Career Symposium, or oftentimes, alumni will come back to speak in classrooms about life after Augie. We bring alumni back to campus as much as we can.

What kind of interactions do you have with potential employers? Augustana—for many good reasons—has many strong relationships in the business, medical, and educational communities here in Sioux Falls. Our students are out working in the hospitals and doing their student teaching and interning with these local companies, so the organizations get a feel for the Augie students firsthand and our students get the experience with the potential employer. We are a major recruiting force for the local employers.

With the state of the economy, what is the job market looking like right now? The job market is good for our students. We have been very fortunate; we’re in good shape. On average 24-25% of our students go on to graduate or professional school each year. And of our remaining 75%, about 97-98% of those students are finding jobs within their chosen fields. Our students are going out and seeking opportunities, and people are coming for the Augie grads because they are well-rounded individuals. As far as the business community in Sioux Falls, things are looking up. I have people calling me with opportunities who haven’t called in a long time.

What advice would you offer to people searching for jobs right now? I would probably give you the same advice I would’ve given you ten years ago: be open minded to finding an organization that is a good match for you culturally, one that provides opportunities for you to use your skills and qualifications. And if you get into the right organization, it doesn’t really matter what the job is. You’ll provide opportunities for yourself. You

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may not start with the title you thought you were going to have, but get into an organization that will reward you for what you bring and your hard work and that will be a cultural fit. You want to work for an organization whose culture and values and mission fit with yours. If you find that, you cannot go wrong— no matter what the paycheck or job title is.

So, as a career counselor, what’s the latest word on résumés? Is the one-page limit still the rule? I help students with a variety of résumés. I always tell my students that unfortunately you’ll never know your audience. I encourage my students to tailor their résumés to the organization and present what they can do for that organization—how the organization can use their skills, traits, qualifications, and experience—and not to worry so much about the length of the résumé. I love creating beautiful, pretty résumés, but in the day of electronics, that’s not what it’s about anymore. It’s about cutting to the chase and including the relevant details to help the business understand what you can do for them. And if you can do that, you’ll get an interview. The cover letter gets the employer to look at the résumé, the résumé gets the interview, and the interview gets the job. So all of those things have to work together.

What is your one, tried and true piece of career advice? Don’t ever be afraid to apply for a position for which you might not fit all of the requirements. Say, for example, you see a job that says “Must have three years of experience,” and you don’t have that. What you might not know is that the company has an internal hire in mind for that particular job, but you might be a perfect fit to backfill the vacant position that internal hire would leave. But you’ll never know that if you don’t send in your résumé. You might have exactly what they are looking for to replace the other person. Don’t be afraid to apply for jobs that are a good fit for you, even though you might not meet all of the requirements. You never know where you might end up. Any conversation you have with somebody about your career goals or your job search might be the conversation that finds you the perfect job. You need to be telling everyone—even your dentist—that you’re looking for a job because you never know if your dentist’s sister-in-law might be retiring from the perfect job for you. That job might never be advertised. It’s all about marketing yourself. My sincere thanks to Sandi for hiring this Augie grad for a position that did not have the title I thought I wanted at the time but that has led to a wonderful career at an organization whose culture and values make me proud to be a Citibanker.

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n most homes, our pets view us as part of the pack. The problem for Piper is when the pack changes, she is not happy. She can’t help it! Packs are supposed to stay together and strength is in this bond of the group. Her next stress will be her master leaving for college. This will leave a great void in her routine and her pack. The alpha dog is leaving. Who will protect, feed or sleep with her? Who will be in charge? Kids going back to school, new people or pets in the home, and even a schedule change at work can upset both cats and dogs. They like the way the world was yesterday! Change can really mess up their world. And some pets do not deal with change well. Simple stress may result in a loss of appetite or restless sleep at night. Occasionally, pets will vocalize and pace. The most common behavior in dogs are lick sores. They will pick a spot on their leg or foot and not leave it alone. Over time it will become a pink flat hairless ulcer.

Medicines can help, but the true treatment requires decreasing their anxiety and stress. Exercise and play is very important. I like to wear them out as much as possible. It may include more car rides, a new toy or treat. Leave the tv or radio on when you are gone. I have gone so far as taking them to work when possible. Pets can also become destructive when they are not happy. Behaviors can range from chewing up your stuff to going potty in the house. Try to find the source of their anxiety and do your best to eliminate it. Our youngest son Alex, is going away to college this month. He is Piper’s master, buddy and sleeping partner. She will not be happy and she can’t live in the dorm. She has licked sores open if we have to leave her for vacation. Things will be interesting. It looks like Piper and I will be exercising and playing more. Maybe that will keep me from getting a lick sore too. Maybe none of us like changes in the pack.

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Battleship X by Beth Rippentrop


Battleship X Marker location: Sherman Park, Sioux Falls

n June 7, 1941, Vera Bushfield, wife of the then governor of South Dakota, smashed a bottle of champagne against the towering bow of a new battleship and proudly proclaimed, “I christen thee ‘South Dakota!’” While an 80-piece band from Sioux Falls Washington High School played “Anchors Aweigh” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the huge hull of the battleship slowly slid into the Delaware River at Camden, New Jersey. The USS South Dakota was longer than two football fields, cost $73 million, and would weigh 35,000 tons. After a year of fitting out, commissioning, and rigorous training of a green crew, the ship was ordered to the Pacific War Zone. The heavily armed but untested South Dakota mounted more than 100 antiaircraft guns. Her first engagement with Japanese planes occurred during the Battle of Santa Cruz on October 26, 1942. Even though her gunners shot down all 20 of the first wave of raiding enemy planes, in a later attack one plane eluded antiaircraft fire and hit the South Dakota with a 500-lb bomb. Gunner’s mate Hubert P. Chatelain was her first battle fatality, and Captain Thomas L. Gatch was critically wounded by shrapnel. However, the carrier Enterprise was protected and saved because of the efforts of the South Dakota, and her baptism in battle was a stunning success. The ship then participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal, a night action off Savo Island, on November 14-15, 1942. This was one of only two Japanese battleship vs. American battleship duels in World War II. In the ferocious fighting 34 torpedoes were fired at the USS South Dakota and another US battlewagon, but all missed. Although she held her own, the South Dakota took a pummeling, suffering 27 major shell hits; 38 crew members were killed in the encounter and were buried at sea. For security reasons, and because the Japanese believed they had sunk her, the Navy gave the hot shooting battleship the code name Battleship X. In 1943 the South Dakota joined the British Home Fleet in convoy duty. She also attempted to lure the German battleship Tirpitz from a Norwegian fjord but without success. After returning to the Pacific Theater later that year, her massive 16-inch guns fired one-ton projectiles to bombard enemy territory in nine separate operations, including the first time that the Japanese homeland was shelled. By the end of the war the South Dakota had steamed 246,970 miles, destroyed 64 enemy planes, and was awarded 14 Battle Stars. Vera Bushfield, who had christened the ship 28 years earlier, was in attendance on September 7, 1969, for the dedication of this memorial. She heard speaker Vice Admiral Bernard F. Roeder declare, “This grand memorial shall stand in quiet tribute to a man-of-war, a Navy fighting ship that did its best for her country.” DEDICATED IN 2001 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CITY OF SIOUX FALLS, USS SOUTH DAKOTA VETERANS, INC., AND BATTLESHIP SOUTH DAKOTA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION.

Christening the USS South Dakota Vera Bushfield, wife of the state’s then governor, christened the USS South Dakota on June 7, 1941. She was assisted by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox.

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A Conning Tower Scoreboard Following a pair of late 1942 battles, the proud crew of the USS South Dakota used the ship’s conning tower as a scoreboard. They are shown celebrating their two successes when a total of 32 enemy planes were destroyed and 3 cruisers were sunk.

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