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November 2013 Volume 12 • Issue 12

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What Every Mom Needs to Capture Life’s Special Moments 68

Local Entrepreneur Publishes Children’s Book 20

Everlasting Spring – Julia Crotty’s room 64

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Full of Sugar: River’s Journey with Type 1 Diabetes 70

Travel

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Deep Relaxation Techniques Can Help Take the Fear – and Pain – Out of Childbirth 72

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids 76

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A Time for Thanks 90

The Brad and Jean Reed Home 24

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ven as a young girl, Kayleen Leonard dreamed about fashion, design and having her own business one day. Her dream became a reality over a year ago when she started an online store for designer shoes and handbags. “When I was in my entrepreneurial studies program at college, we always had projects to do,” she says. “Sometimes I would just make something up like how to sell hot chocolate. But then, I thought, I should come up with a project that could actually turn into something real.”

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Leonard says she always found herself shopping online for shoes and handbags, because she couldn’t ever find the kind of fashion she was looking for in other stores. Her online business now ships nationwide. Her success with that venture, along with an unexpected partnership she formed while in college, resulted in the Coquette Couture boutique, which opened in September at The Bridges at 57th. The business is a creative collaboration of Leonard and Jael


Thorpe, owner of J.Ella Couture in Brookings, who Leonard met while in college. Leonard says that while in her entrepreneurial studies program at college, there weren’t very many instructors, speakers or mentors who were women. But then one day, guest speaker Jael Thorpe came to Leonard’s class. “My dad was an entrepreneur,” says Leonard, “so I always had a great role model and someone to look up to. But, it was exciting to meet Jael, because here was a woman entrepreneur who was making it happen!” Their partnership began when Thorpe, also a photographer, took pictures of shoes and handbags for Coquette Couture’s online store. Leonard knew she needed to expand beyond shoes and handbags, though, to make a storefront work, and Thorpe was looking to add a Sioux Falls location for her clothing business. “We both knew that a boutique-style business was what we wanted,” says Leonard, “and for me, that meant being here at The Bridges near other boutique stores. We want people to come in, have a visit and stay a while.” The store, named for the French word for “flirty,” has the small boutique feel but is big on style - both in the décor and in the wide array of items that will outfit shoppers from head to toe. While there are certain companies the two favor, like genuine leather Renzi shoes from Italy and Bed|Stü, which carries the motto “Old soul. Modern style. Rebellious spirit,” they typically look for trends that catch the eye more than brands. For example, Leonard says, they browse sites like Pinterest to see what women are pinning, or customers will come into the store and ask for something, and then they go find it. While the two business partners have many similar tastes, such as a love of things that are rustic, recycled and repurposed,

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they are also different enough diverse items will catch their attention when they go to market. Leonard, who is just 23, says she also takes her mom to market to get another perspective. “I’ll see something that I don’t really like, but then my mom will say ‘Buy it; it will sell,’ and most of the time she is absolutely right. With me, my mom and Jael working at it together, we find items that will appeal to women of all ages.” Right now, Leonard says, “preppy” is coming back in many clothing pieces, but with a slightly updated look. Another popular trend is leather accents, like side panels on a pair of black shorts, or the collar on a blouse. “I love the pairing of hard and soft together,” she says. That goes for both store and fashion design. A purple crystal chandelier hangs over the little seating area in the middle of the store, and a large birch branch hangs over the counter. Pipes from her dad’s sprinkler business extend from one wall to serve as a clothing hook for pretty, feminine blouses. A muted yellow and white striped cropped jacket is paired in a display with a short, black leather skirt with gold studs around the hem. It’s this kind of eclectic mix that make Coquette Couture and J. Ella Couture unique. Leonard says it is important to her and to Thorpe to build relationships with those who visit the store. “It is great to have that one-on-one experience with a customer,” she says, “getting to know them and helping them put pieces together that they feel really good about.” The store’s displays change every week, with Leonard and

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Thorpe collaborating on what to feature. It might be sweaters, jeans and boots or bubbly skirts, animal prints and faux fur. If a customer sees a handbag style she likes but would prefer it in green, Leonard will go directly to that designer to get what the customer wants. “We can provide that kind of service for less than the cost of what you would find in a big city,” she says. Leonard adds that some items in the store, like the Renzi shoes, are more expensive. But, she says, they are high quality shoes that will last. The shoes and boots at the store, for example, can be re-soled to help get even longer wear. Once you have found that perfect outfit, don’t forget to accessorize. Look for the wine bottles holding a stack of bangle bracelets, an old wood pallet and a printer’s box filled with necklaces and earrings, and one special section featuring bracelets from Threads, a company that employs at-risk youth. These young people are paid for the bracelets they make and, in turn, are able to pay their way through school. As the company says, when you purchase Threads, you are wearing more than just a bracelet — you are wearing change. Having the opportunity to give back through projects like Threads is a part of the business that Leonard really enjoys. “This has been so much fun already,” she says. The store is about flirty, fashion and friendship. The personal touch you get at Coquette Couture doesn’t end with the purchase. Leonard sends hand-written thank you notes to customers after they have been to the store. “I want them to know how much I appreciate their business and that I look forward to them coming back to see us again.”


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november 2013 First Friday November 1 • 10am - 8pm Downtown Sioux Falls A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Enjoy a day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots! Many stores stay open late until 8pm. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Meet the Midwest’s premier watercolorist, Jon Crane. Jon will be available for signing from 6-8pm while displaying his newest original watercolor paintings at Rehfeld’s. The first 50 attendees will be given a free signed mini print and guests will also enjoy sale prices on select framed Jon Crane prints. Admission is free. INFO (605) 336-9737.

Dakota String Quartet at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, November 1 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth St. The Dakota String Quartet will perform classical music in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

First Lutheran Church Bazaar: Let Your Light Shine Saturday, November 2 • 9am - 3pm First Lutheran Church 327 S. Dakota Ave. The bazaar features: Food Butikk: Pies, lefse, rosettes, krumkake. Scandinavian Buffet: meatballs, sweet soup, ris creme, open-faced sandwiches. Specialty shops: attic treasures, antiques, variety boutique, quilts, linens, garden and wood shops, used books, Christmas gifts. All proceeds from the bazaar are donated to mission work in Sioux Falls, across the country and abroad. INFO (605) 339-1983, ext. 252

Jon Crane Show Friday, November 1 • 6pm - 8pm Rehfeld’s Art & Framing 210 S. Phillips Avenue

Benson’s Flea Market November 2 - 3 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds at Expo Building Benson’s Flea Market features everything you can imagine, big and little, old

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and new, heavy and light! Benson’s Flea Market is a nostalgic experience sure to bring back memories from childhood, stimulate excitement and provide hours of shopping entertainment. INFO (605) 332-6000. Soup & Pie Missions Supper Sunday, November 3 • 4:30 - 7pm Prairie Hills Covenant 2500 S. Powder House Rd. Free Will Offering 4 types of soups including gluten free. Funds will be used to complete a church in South Sudan and help a poor school in Bogota, Colombia, as well as other mission projects. INFO (605) 334-4172. Dysphasia Holiday Cooking November 4 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-being 1305 W. 18th Street Free for patients and family members, $10 for professionals seeking continuing education credit. INFO 605-312-2150 or Dawn.Nelson@SanfordHealth.org 18th Boe Forum on Public Affairs Monday, November 4 • 7pm - 8pm Elmen Center - Augustana College The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College is pleased to welcome the eighteenth Boe Forum on Public Affairs speaker: Jon Huntsman, Jr. Former governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate, Former U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore; Huntsman will speak on the topic of: “The Geopolitics of China and the United States.” Event is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be reserved by going to www.augietickets.com INFO (605) 274-4007. John Mills at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, November 8 • noon - 1pm

Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Singer-songwriter John Mills will perform in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Sioux Empire Arts & Craft Show Friday, November 8 • 3pm - 8pm Saturday, November 9 • 9am - 5pm Sunday, November 10 • 9am - 5pm W.H. Lyon Fairground at Expo Building Our event features only handcrafted and handmade items by the most talented local artists and crafters in the Midwest. INFO (605) 332-6000. Date Night Cooking Class • Sushi 101 November 8 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-being 1305 W. 18th Street Hands-on class where couples will roll their own sushi and learn other Japanese cooking techniques! $40/couple. INFO 605-312-2150 or Dawn. Nelson@SanfordHealth.org The District - Grand Opening + Uncle Kracker Friday, November 8 • 11am - 2am 4521 West Empire Place Stop in and enjoy food, beverages, music, friends and much more! The 37,000 square foot, bi-level event hall will be centrally located on the campus of The Empire Mall. The multi-themed facility will feature space to host corporate events, wedding receptions, concerts and more, as well as an upscale casual Woodfire Grill restaurant and lounge. Uncle Kracker to play at 8pm - free admission. All ages show. INFO (605) 357-7377.

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The Ballroom Dance Club November 8 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine (14th and Phillips) Come dance to the Gale Pifer Orchestra. Guests are welcome. $24 a couple, yearly memberships available at a cheaper rate. Abby Road Band - Live Tribute to The Beatles Saturday, November 9 • 6:30pm El Riad Shrine 510 S. Phillips Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, band starts at 8pm. Tickets are available at El Riad Shrine, all Lewis Drug stores, or any Sprint Car Unit member. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door. Reserved Tables (includes 10 tickets) are available for $125 ea. Call 336-1117 for tickets. Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Kris Lager Band Saturday, November 9 • 8pm The District 4521 West Empire Place Sioux Falls, SD 57106 All ages show. Tickets $40. INFO (605) 357-7377. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Old Courthouse Museum Saturday, November 9 • 10am Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Take a look behind the closed doors of the Old Courthouse Museum and see the artifact storage and work areas. Free Admission. Call (605) 3674210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Game Saturday, November 9 • 7pm Come and celebrate our 15th Anniversary season with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060.

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Swing Dance at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, November 10 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Service of Remembrance Monday, November 11 • 1:30 - 2:30pm Sioux Falls VA 2501 W. 22nd Street The service of remembrance will take place in the front foyer of the Sioux Falls VA. Questions, please feel free to contact the Chaplains Service at 605-336-3230, Ext. 6254. Cooking with the Seasons: Fall Bounty (with guest chef Dr. Braithwaite) November 12 • 6pm Sanford, Center for Health and Well-being 1305 W. 18th Street We will be learning about and cooking with a variety of squash and other fall harvest foods. We will also learn how to make bananas foster for dessert. $10. INFO 605-312-2150 or Dawn.Nelson@SanfordHealth.org Third Eye Blind Tuesday, November 12 • 6pm The District


4521 West Empire Place All ages show. Tickets $25.00 Floor / $40.00 VIP. INFO www.thedistrictsf. com/events or (605) 357-7377. Thanksgiving How-To Cooking Class November 14 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-being 1305 W. 18th Street Learn how to make Thanksgiving delicious! Impress the in-laws (or your kids)! Learn how to cook a turkey right and get other yummy ideas for sides. $10. INFO 605-312-2150 or Dawn.Nelson@SanfordHealth.org Ceili Dance Program Thursday, November 14 • 6:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, Ceili dancing is a fun and energetic way to spend an evening. Get ready to dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Ladies Night at the Museum November 14 • 5 – 8:30 pm South Dakota Art Museum 936 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD Enjoy a fun evening of wine and painting with Uncorked Creativity! No painting experience needed. Painting will start at 6:30 pm. Come early to shop, socialize and grab a glass of wine. Enjoy special pre-holiday sale discounts in the Museum Store! Register: www.uncorkedcreativity. com/events $40 ($10 will be donated to the Museum). More info: www. southdakotaartmuseum.com

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High Heels & Hard Hats Thursday, November 14 • 6pm The District 4521 West Empire Place High Heels & Hard Hats for Make-A-Wish South Dakota. Tickets $125 / $250. INFO (605) 357-7377. Little Turkeys Thursday, November 14 • 6:30 - 7:30pm Friday, November 15 • 10:30 - 11:30am Kuehn Community Center 2801 S. Valley View Rd. Gobble, gobble, gobble! Come to Kuehn and have fun playing games and making crafts with other little turkeys. $5 fee. Session for preschoolers (ages 4-5). Registration deadline is one week prior to class date. INFO (605) 367-8222. Sanford PROMISE Community Lecture Thursday, November 14 • 5:30 - 6:30pm Sanford Center 2301 E. 60th St N. Science minded individuals in our community are invited to learn about the science research being performed in their own backyard! The PROMISE Community Lecture Series is a free, monthly seminar hosted 5:30-6:30 the second Thursday of each month at the Sanford Center. Speakers are leaders in their respective fields of research representing academic institutions and industry in our region. Scientists share their recent research and discuss the implications of their work on society. Videocast and student signature cards available upon request. INFO (605) 312-6590. Sioux Chef Challenge Thursday, November 14 • 6pm - 9pm

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Sioux Falls Convention Center 1101 N. West Avenue In an effort to generate funds to support our mission, members of the Diversity Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls host their annual Sioux Chef Challenge. Executive or sous chefs from local restaurants or catering companies create delectable appetizers, entrees, and desserts in an effort to be selected best dish of their category. Attendees enjoy dinner (as part of the cost of the event) and have an opportunity to participate in the “People’s Choice” award. INFO (605) 321-0170. Wining Women Thursday, November 14 • 6pm - 8pm Strawbale Winery 47215 257th St. Renner Every month during the fall, winter and spring we have exciting speakers, demonstrations, shopping for the unusual, hands on activities, or dancing. Check each month for what we have going on! It offers women an opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a night out. $15.00. RSVP please (605) 543-5071. Super Sweet Zumbathon - National Diabetes Day Thursday, November 14 • 6pm The District 4521 West Empire Place Super Sweet Zumbathon - on National Diabetes Day! Join the fun and support a great cause! 5% of ALL sales throughout the day will go to the local National Diabetes Association. Visit http://dawnszymik.zumba.com/ for more info or call (605) 357-7377. Doc Walker Trio at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, November 15 • noon - 1pm

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Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Author Jeff Barnes will present rarely seen maps, photos, and images of yesterday and today retracing Custer’s routes. Barnes writes and presents a number of programs about Custer’s life during war and peace in the Great Plains. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Rosemaling Demonstration at the Old Courthouse Museum Tuesday, November 19 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Eileen Halverson will be demonstrating the Norwegian folk art of Rosemaling (decorative painting). Stop in any time for a demonstration or to ask questions! INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Gynecologic Cancers Support Group Thursday, November 21 • 4pm Sanford Women’s Health Plaza 5019 S. Western Ave, Suite 200 Join Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic and get answers to your questions. Learn about treatment options and individual patient experiences. Discuss the effects of cancer. Share your story. INFO (605) 328-8888 or email womenssf@sanfordhealth.org Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, November 21st • 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own crafts to take home. 15 minute sessions run throughout morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

2013 Festival of Trees Friday, November 22 • 6pm Saturday, November 23 • 9am Avera Prairie Center 1000 E. 23rd Street The Festival of Trees is Southeastern Behavioral HealthCare’s annual fundraiser. The Festival features a Gala on Friday, November 22nd, which includes a live and silent auction where beautiful trees and wreaths are sold. The Festival is known as the kick-off to the holiday season. INFO: www. directionsforlife.org or (605) 336-0510. Hegg Brothers at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, November 22 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street The Hegg Brothers will perform in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com 2013 Winter Wonderland Kick Off Friday, November 22 • 6pm Falls Park 900 N. Phillips Ave. Please join us for the flipping of the switch! Winter Wonderland at Falls Park kicks off with the lighting of the park. Children can visit Santa & Mrs. Claus and the reindeer. Park downtown and ride the free trolley to Falls Park. The park will be closed to drive through traffic the evening of the event. Parking at Falls Park is limited to handicap accessible vehicles the night of the event. Winter Wonderland is a dazzling display of lights and holiday festivities for all ages. Falls Park will continue to “light up” nightly through January 5, 2014. INFO (605) 275-6060.

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LaVerne Butler Friday, November 22 • 8pm The Orpheum Theater 315 N. Phillips Ave. LaVerne Butler is a superb but underexposed New York City jazz singer whose main influences include Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughan. Her latest CD release “Love Lost and Found Again” has gained critical acclaim in 2013. INFO (605) 367-6000. Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey vs. Indiana Ice Friday, November 22 • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena 1201 N. West Ave. Come and celebrate our 15th Anniversary season with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060. Strikes for Special Olympics November 23 • 1pm - 5pm Eastway Bowling Center Participants must raise/pay a minimum of $35 per bowler in order to join in the event. The $35 fee will include a t-shirt, food and drink, shoe rental and an hour and a half OR three (3) games of bowling. Prizes will be awarded at the end event to the top male score, top female score, top youth score (under 16) and the most money raised by an individual. There will also be door prizes, raffle, music, fun and more! All money raised by the event will go directly towards the 1,700 athletes and 23 sports programs supported by Special Olympics South Dakota. INFO www.firstgiving.com/sosd, 605-331-4117 or kmesserschmidt@sosd.org Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey vs. Fargo Force Saturday, November 23 • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena 1201 N. West Ave. Come and celebrate our 15th Anniversary season with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060. Trains at Christmas Saturday, November 23 • 10am - 5pm Sioux Empire Fairgrounds SVMES is sponsoring its annual Trains at Christmas Swap Meet and Model Train Exposition. The event includes portable model train layouts from around the area. The displays include layouts of all sizes and Lionel and American Flyer exhibits. There will also be a large number of vendors present with a variety of train items for sale. INFO (605) 373-0222. Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, November 24 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Swing Dance at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, November 24 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Josh Thompson Concert Sunday, November 24 • 6pm The District 4521 West Empire Place All ages show. Tickets $32 Balcony / $17 General Floor. INFO (605) 357-7377. Soccer Stars Soccer Clinic Wednesday, November 27 • 10am - noon Friday, November 29 • 10am - noon Oyate Community Center 2421 W. 15th St. For ages 6-9 years old. Get your little ones ready for next year’s season with this introductory soccer camp. We will work on dribbling, passing, spacing, and shooting. We will end each day with different games to develop individual skills as well as teamwork on the field. Wear your shin guards and bring your soccer ball if you have one. Fee: $20. Please register by November 20th. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. INFO (605) 367-8222. Parade of Lights Friday, November 29 • 7:30pm Phillips Avenue from 14th - 5th Street Dazzling lighted holiday floats and music will flood historic Phillips Avenue. The 22nd Annual Parade of Lights is the official start to the downtown holiday season! For parking, consider trying a ramp for free after 6pm: http://www. dtsf.com/Parking. Anyone is welcome to register a float for the Parade of Lights. Email maureen@dtsf.com to get added to the notification list for when the official 2013 registration packet is available. INFO (605) 338-4009. Mike Connor, Guy Gullickson, and Boyd Bristow Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, November 29 • Noon to 1 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Acoustic group Mike Connor, Guy Gullickson, and Boyd Bristow will perform in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Soccer Stars Soccer Clinic Friday, November 29 10am - noon Oyate Community Center • 2421 W. 15th St. For ages 6-9 years old. Get your little ones ready for next year’s season with this introductory soccer camp. We will work on dribbling, passing, spacing, and shooting. We will end each day with different games to develop individual skills as well as teamwork on the field. Wear your shin guards and bring your soccer ball if you have one. Fee: $20. Please register by November 20th. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. INFO (605) 367-8222. Soulcrate Music Friday, November 29 • 8pm The District 4521 West Empire Place Soulcrate Music with special guests Later Babes & more. All ages show. Tickets $10 adv / $15 day of show. INFO (605) 357-7377. Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints Friday, November 29 • 7pm Come and celebrate our 15th Anniversary season with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060. Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey vs Team USA Saturday, November 30 • noon Sioux Falls Arena • 1201 N. West Ave. Come and celebrate our 15th Anniversary season with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060.

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ioux Falls resident Paul Ten Haken, an internet marketing expert, has recently written and published the first children’s book dedicated to teaching kids about internet vocations. The book features a common scene with a twist — a group of parents speaking about their jobs on a school career day. I Can Work on the Internet playfully explores the impact the internet has on virtually every industry. Illustrated by Kiel Mutschelknaus, the 32-page book vividly narrates the day Teddy’s dad comes to class and educates students on the role of web technology in their daily lives.

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In the author’s pursuit of recruiting talent for his own online marketing company, Ten Haken discovered a voice for those mapping their career in technology and advisability for the opportunities that lie ahead for the next generation of web designers, developers, strategists, and entrepreneurs. “The goal of the book is simple – to get kids thinking about the web as a viable job option at a young age, versus stumbling on the idea late in life. We want kids to be excited about the internet,” says Ten Haken. “I just want to get this book in the hands of as many kids as possible,” said Ten Haken. To assist in that goal, the book is available for free to schools by visiting www.icanworkontheinternet.com and is also available to download in the Amazon bookstore.

About the Author Paul Ten Haken represents the personification of web and digital technology and its limitless potential. Since launching

Click Rain in 2008, the company has made its way onto the Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s fastest growing companies, and Paul was named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Ten Emerging Entrepreneurs of 2011. He sits on numerous boards and committees and is a respected leader, businessman, and member of the community. He credits his spirituality for much of what he defines as success. He and his wife Jill have three outstanding kids and reside in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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hen Brad and Jean Reed decided to downsize their home, they rented while they looked for that “just right” space. The Reeds wanted a house that was smaller, but still comfortable with enough space for entertaining. Just over a year ago, they found what they were looking for in a model home on the southern edge of the city. “We ended up buying the model home because it already had about 85% of what we were looking for,” says Jean. One feature that drew them to the house was a feeling of openness with plenty of natural light. “There are so many windows that look out onto the front yard or back yard,” Jean says. “It just gives the house a very

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welcoming and inviting feeling, and that was important to us.” Because of the windows looking out to the yard, they did spend some time enhancing the landscape around the house. “Your yard is really an extension of your house,” explains Jean, “so we wanted that space to have the same comfortable, inviting feel as the inside.” The Reeds added flowers and plants around the house and in the back, they expanded the patio and added a fire pit and water feature. Even with all of the windows in the house, you still get a very warm feeling when you walk through the door, with a tapestry of browns, reds and greens, along with beautiful woodwork, that


provides the comfort that drew the Reeds to the house. Right from the start, you begin to get a glimpse into the Reeds’ personalities and their priorities. Wherever there are side tables or shelves, you are likely to find pictures of family and friends. In the entryway is an eye-catching piece of artwork created on four vertical metal panels. The swirl of orange, red and copper across the panels create an almost holographic effect when you look at it from different angles. The piece was a birthday present from Brad to Jean, and it came from Key West, Florida – meaningful since they spend part of the winter in Florida. Just off the foyer are double doors with glass panes leading it a relaxing sitting room.

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“Everything around us here is a reflection of what we enjoy doing when we are at home, when we are traveling and when we are spending time with family.” “Brad and I spend the bulk of our time in this room,” Jean says. “We can sit in the chairs to watch TV or look out the windows at the front yard. It’s a very calming and comfortable space.” When they aren’t in that room, Reed says, they’re probably in the kitchen. The open kitchen and dining area provides the usual congregating space when they are entertaining. “Everyone always seems to gather around the island.” The island is big enough to accommodate tall chairs around it and plenty of storage inside. The darker wood of the cabinets, light hickory floors and stainless steel appliances provide a nice contrast of color and texture. A window above the sink provides a view of the neighborhood outside. “Other people may think it’s crazy,” Jean says, “but I have always liked having a window to look out when I’m standing at the kitchen sink.”

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Several roosters appear around the kitchen, on items like a platter and a pitcher, and like many other things throughout the home, they have a story. “When our daughter graduated from college, she said she

wanted a family trip to New York City as her gift, so that’s what we did,” Jean says. “I found these roosters at Tiffany’s, so they are a wonderful reminder of that trip we had together.” The kitchen and dining area flow into the living room, with

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furniture set to create a friendly conversation space. Hanging on the wall near the sliding door that leads to the backyard is a Thomas Kinkade print titled “The Prince of Peace.� The Reeds found the print at a gallery while traveling, and they learned that Kinkade had painted the original for his mother.

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Not only is this another meaningful reminder of their travels together, it is also one of many pieces throughout their home that reflect the importance of their faith life. The Reeds did spend some time finishing the lower level, because they knew they would use that space for entertaining.


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As you walk down the stairs, you see the focal piece – a bar built with a wood top to create an older feel. It’s a tribute to Jean’s parents who owned a bar in the small southwest Minnesota town of Kinbrae.

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Hanging on the wall is a family picture taken in front of the old hometown bar. And, a chair that originally had its place behind the Minnesota bar now has a place in the Reed’s home. Jean estimates the chair, which originally belonged to her mom’s


cousin, is somewhere between 75 to 100 years old. Recently, her brother visited their hometown and talked with the man who bought the bar from their mother. Inside, he saw an old picture of their mom behind the bar, and the chair was

visible in the picture. On the wall to the side of the bar, a colorful neon light sets the theme for the space with the words, “Just Chillin,” which also happens to be the name of the Reeds’ boat.

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Also featured in the bar area are works of art from Minnesota artist Michael Birawer, a nod to the home state of both Jean and Brad. They hang on the wall over a unique buffet covered in a multitude of colorful bottlecaps. Along with boating, golf is another prominent hobby in the Reed home, which is captured through a metal statuette of a golfer, pillows with golf sayings and several framed images of golf courses ranging from Augusta and Pebble Beach to the little course in Crofton, Nebraska, just across the Missouri River from Yankton, South Dakota.

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From the stools at the bar to stylish geometric print barrel chairs or the leather sofa, there are several different spaces in this family room where guests can gather and chat. The lower level has a guest room and guest bath with jack and jill sinks that sit opposite each other. Jean’s home office is also in the lower level. Much like her kitchen sink upstairs, Jean enjoys the fact that her desk faces the window. It’s not all business in the office, though. An old rocker sits inside the door that belonged to Brad’s great-grandmother. The two walls on either side of the desk each display a large framed print by Jon Crane, featuring his well-known rural winter scenes. Near the desk hangs a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a canvas print replica of a wall in the church they attend in Florida. The image on the church wall is done in tile, but the church sold the prints as a fundraiser. Other artwork, such as a wood carving of Madonna and Child, are reminders from a mission trip Jean took to Haiti. Other colorful prints from Haiti hang upstairs in the laundry room just off the kitchen, which also provides more storage space, a wall oven and a wine refrigerator. The home isn’t as much about a particular style as it is a feeling. “Everything around us here is a reflection of what we enjoy doing when we are at home, when we are traveling and when we are spending time with family.”


Holiday Treats by Jo McClure Once again, it’s time for Christmas candy and cookie recipes. I always like to test a recipe before I serve it to guests, so needless to say it already seems like Christmas at our house. Both these recipes freeze well, so you could get a head start on your holiday treats. Good luck keeping the family out of the freezer!

Peanut Butter Truffles

Cherry Cookies

15 ounce package of peanut butter Oreos 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup mini Reese’s Pieces 6 squares chocolate candy coating

1 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice 5 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 1/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 finely chopped maraschino cherries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts if desired

Crush the Oreos in a food processor. Place the cookie crumbs and cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes. Add the peanut butter cups and beat until smooth. Fold in the Reese’s Pieces and chill for an hour. Roll the truffle mixture into 3/4 inch balls and place on baking sheet covered with wax paper. Freeze the truffle balls for an hour and then dip in melted chocolate. I like to return the dipped truffles back to the freezer for an hour so they set up nicely. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. Makes 36-40 truffles.

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In a large bowl, cream the sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg, juices and vanilla and beat well. Combine the dry ingredients and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the cherries and nuts. Chill for an hour. Drop cookie dough onto baking sheet and slightly flatten with a cookie press or bottom of a glass dipped in sugar and bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


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local roots and have become staples around the country and the world. Others remain hidden within the local borders. Either way, these dishes will forever be tied to the area that gave them life. These are a few of the regional dishes have shaped the taste of America, as the tortilla is synonymous with Mexican cuisine, or soba noodles in Japan or curry in India, the food can help us to understand the culture of the region and even half way around the world, the taste will transport you to that place. Naturally when I have visited Philadelphia, I had to have a cheesesteak (or two). When most of us here on the Great Plains think about that part of the country, we think of those famous sandwiches in much the same way we relate the city of brotherly love to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It’s a little sad, Philly is a great food town, but most of us think only of the cheesesteak. We overlook the pork sandwiches, soft pretzels and a host of foods influenced by the ethnic melting pot of the eastern seaboard. Further north and east, another sandwich is tied to the rugged coast of Maine and Massachusetts — the lobster roll. It has

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them live adds to their already premium price. While a lobster dinner is great, it’s when the locals take what we think of as a fancy meal and break it down into a simple handheld meal, that it becomes an iconic sandwich. A lobster roll is perfect. It’s simple really; just fresh lobster, a little mayonnaise, butter and maybe celery or cucumber on a toasted bun. But it is the simplicity that makes it great and really allows the succulent meat to shine. Fly to the other side of the country and you’ll find cioppino, a San Francisco staple. While it sounds and tastes like an Italian import, cioppino is an American creation and a regional treat that has spread across the country and around the world. Cioppino is a seafood stew created in the kitchens around the docks, when fishermen were asked to “chip in” a little of their catch to make a meal to serve many. Crabs, clams, shrimp, and whatever kind of fish came in fresh went into the pot with a savory tomato and wine broth. Again, the simplicity lets the seafood be the star. My mouth is watering just talking about it. Closer to Home Growing up, I thought of the cheese-stuffed hamburger as an “inside out burger” but now I know its proper name is the Jucy Lucy. Some will spell juicy correctly; others will simply describe the cheese on the inside. But whatever you call it, the Jucy Lucy was born in Minneapolis. Two bars claim to be the birthplace, but most agree that Matt’s Bar in South Minneapolis created this local favorite. Now, just about every bar and grill in Minnesota offers some variation on the theme. Part of the beauty of the


local favorite is that every pub and diner puts their own spin on it. Then it’s up to us to find our choice out of the variety. While the state of Iowa is usually regarded as the center of the loose meat sandwich universe – a general category including the Maid Rite, tavern and Sloppy Joe – there is a specialized version that gets my vote; the Guinea Grinder. The Guinea Grinder – yes, it’s a politicallyincorrect name – is a wonderful substyle sandwich with Italian sausage, tomatoes, peppers and onions, covered with melted provolone or mozzarella. Historically, this sandwich is linked to the Italian American community in Des Moines. But it’s Jennie DePhillips, a Des Moines restaurant owner, who is credited with the creation more than 60 years ago. The sandwich became so popular that DePhillips trademarked The Guinea Grinder name. In these more politically correct times, it’s now called a Jennie Grinder or just a Grinder. Restaurants across the metro and stands at the Iowa State Fair sell their own, and for me a trip to Des Moines is not complete without one. So what about our local specialty? We don’t seem to have a sandwich that fits the bill. The state food is the kuchen, but that’s a German import. As far as I know, there is only one food that is uniquely South Dakotan; chislic. And like so many other favorites, the beauty is in the simplicity. It is, after all, just small chunks of red meat; lamb, mutton, beef or even venison or bison or elk, seasoned and fried. A little garlic salt and perhaps some barbeque sauce is all you need. Most of the time chislic served with toothpicks in lieu of silverware. It is simplicity at its best. Did I miss your regional favorite? Maybe you’re a fan of the Chicago Italian Beef (so am I) or you crave the heat of the green chili burger like they make in New Mexico. Or do you want to explore the Tamale Trail along the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers from Memphis south to Jackson? If you follow the Mississippi all the way to New Orleans, local favorites explode. Whole books have been written about those wonders, and I’ve only got so much space. Whatever your local favorite is, do yourself a favor, eat something good today.

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ecaps occur all the time. Sports broadcasters recap a game. Company managers recap meetings with staff. People recap their vacations on Facebook. I thought I would recap or, in this case, recork my wine seminar from the expo for her last month. For those of you who missed this great event, I can’t provide you the wine we enjoyed, but I can provide you a play-by-play of what we learned. After pouring everyone a white wine and red wine, we proceeded to do what is called a blind tasting. Doing a blind tasting of wines is probably one of the most effective and educational ways to improve your palate as you try to discern the nuances of a wine using your senses. What tasting blind (it’s not actually done blindfolded) means is tasting a wine that has been poured for you without you witnessing which bottled it was poured out of. Most of us, including myself, rely on our sensory memory to “predict” what aromas we might smell or what flavors we might taste in a Pinot Noir, for example. But when you don’t know anything about the wine sitting in front of you, except for that it is red or white, you have to depend on your senses to do the detective work.

Here are some tips on how to identify a mystery wine by using all of your senses: First up is your sense of sight. Using your eyes to help you identify a wine is greatly underestimated. There is lots of information that can be gathered by simply looking at the unidentified wine. Start with the color. Wines have a distinct color according to the variety of grape used in its production. Rieslings tend to be very light and almost white, while Chardonnays have a more full golden hue. Gewurtztraminers look like an apricot melted into your glass. Pinot Noir is a very light colored red grape, while Cabernet has distinct purple hues, and Grenache displays inky, black depths. Also note the viscosity, which is displayed by the way the wine clings to the side of the glass. A wine high in viscosity will have higher levels of glycerine, an indication of both sweetness and body. Crisp, clean whites will run down the sides into the bottom of the glass where a full or sweet wine will slide slowly down. Viscosity is also a good way to judge the level of alcohol. A high alcohol content is evidenced by the “tears” or “legs”

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of the wine, which gently run down the side of the glass when you swirl the wine. Wines high in alcohol have well-defined legs that crawl slowly back towards the wine. A general rule to follow is that wines from warm growing regions are higher in alcohol than wines from cooler climates. Wondering if the white you are tasting is a Riesling from Germany or Australia? Well, Australia is warm and Germany is (relatively) not, so how high is the alcohol content? Next, on to your nose and your sense of smell. The aroma of the wine is the most important factor in determining what the wine is. The palate can differentiate only 5 different tastes, but the nose can identify up to 180 different aromas. Grape varietals have certain characteristics that are common to wines made of that grape. Chardonnays smell like golden apples and tropical fruits. Pinot Noirs have aromas of flowers and red fruits. While you don’t need to be able to say “This wine has passion fruit, it must be a Chardonnay,” any fruits or spices that you can memorize will help you to ascertain the wine’s origin. One thing to remember is that sense memory is based on memory. If you have never had a Chardonnay, how can you expect to remember what it smells like? Practice is very important. There are several clues to be found in the scent. Does the wine smell hot? That can be an indicator of high alcohol, which as we know, is an indicator of climate. Do you smell a lot of fruit or more earth? Wines from the new world (Australia, the U.S., and South America) tend to be very fruit forward. On the other hand wines from the “old world” regions of western Europe tend to have more complex earthen aromas. These are not hard and fast rules, but guidelines. They do, however, bring a few more pieces to the puzzle. Your sense of taste is next as you sip the wine. Roll it around

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the inside of your mouth so that it coats all parts of your tongue. Each part of the tongue identifies different sensations so it is important to hit them all. Can you taste any residual sugar? Is the wine high in acidity or tannins? Is it simple or complex? Is it of a low or high quality? These and many other questions can be answered with the palate. Certain grapes are high in residual sugar such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Gewurtztraminer. Others are high in tannins such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo. A wine that has just one flavor or aroma is called simple, while wines with many flavors and aromas are considered to be complex. Complexity is a sign of quality. These are all clues to the wine’s origin, style, and age. Let’s not forget your sense of touch. There is always a certain “feel” a wine has in terms of its style that could possibly give you a clue as to its origin. A full-bodied wine will feel heavy, while a light-bodied wine will feel transparent. At the end, you must add everything that you have learned about the wine and put the pieces of the puzzle together. Making a correct assessment of a glass of wine is never easy. Do not get discouraged by wrong answers. Practicing this blind tasting method will help develop your sense of sight, smell, and taste as well as develop your sensory memory as you discover the identity of the wines you taste. Thank you to all of you who came out to the expo for her. I had as much fun as you did! And remember, men are like fine wine. We all start off like grapes, and it’s a woman’s job to stomp on us and keep us in the dark until we mature into something you’d like to have dinner with. Carpe Vino! Riccardo welcomes your wine questions at riccardovino@sio. midco.net.


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Receive a different bar of beer soap every month for six months. FatHouse Beer Soap is made by hand in small batches and contains the finest olive, palm and coconut oil, lye and beer. 605-670-1134 or www.fathousesoapcompany.com

Dinosaur Headquarters

Our toys will have you roaring! The Children’s Museum of South Dakota gift shop is your go-to place for anything dinosaur. Unique family friendly games, toys, gifts and gift cards for the holidays. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. No admission required to shop. Call 605-692-6700. 521 4th Street, Brookings, SD. www.prairieplay.org

A Lifetime Keepsake

Bring in your children’s drawing, artwork or handwriting to create a lifetime keepsake! Christmas orders should be placed by Nov. 16th. (Date subject to change). Say Anything Jewelry. 524 N. Main Ave #104. 605695-3997.

Time for a Toddy?

When it’s time for dessert and a drink, check out the hot drink features at Carnaval Brazilian Grill. The perfect place for an end-of-night stop. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. 605-361-6328 or www.carnavalbraziliangrill.com

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, corner of 41st and Louise. 605-361-0911.

Unique to the Classic

Come in and take a look at our new lines by Alternative Eyewear! We now carry Ice Cream, Glacee, Grace and Headlines. From the unique to the classic Alternative Eyewear offers options for every style! Dakota Vision Center. 5012 S. Bur Oak Place. 605-323-0765.

Just Like Real Pumpkins

These beautiful velvet pumpkins are unique by virtue of their real pumpkin, gourd or squash stems. Every pumpkin is handmade in Minnesota and embossed with the PP logo on the bottom. Found at Simply Perfect. 8th & Railroad Center. 401 E. 8th St. 605-338-3599. simplyperfectstore.com


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VibaCore machines encourage your body’s energy, health, detoxification and immunity through whole body vibration. Enjoy along with all the benefits of infrared saunas at Suite Sweat Sauna Studio. 4809 S. Louise Avenue, Beakon Centre. 605-.275-5565. www.suitesweat.com

Trim A Tree

Display your favorite photos and holiday design on this two sided die-cut metal ornament. $19.99 each. Harold’s Photo. www. haroldsphoto.com

Boot Kicking Good Time

One of a kind, handmade boot purses. Single boot, $120. Double boot, $250. Only at The Robin’s Nest. 108 W. Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD. (605) 767-0191. www.therobinsnestsd.com

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The ultimate luxury...a powerful treatment mask formulated with Amber Extract, an intense antioxidant that repairs, protects and strengthens hair. Treat yourself to the entire U Luxury line. Available at Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

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Assorted Faux Leather Jackets just $40! Offer Valid ONLY on White out Wednesday, November 26 from 10-6, Black Friday, November 28 from 10-6 and Small Business Saturday, November 29 from 10-5. While supplies last! Lillian’s, 311 S. Phillips Ave. 605-2755720.

Fleur de Lis Planter

Use this beautiful planter as a centerpiece or to decorate any holiday table. $128 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 335-9878.

Story Express Circus

This gorgeous wooden circus playset helps inspire creative, imaginative play in your little one. Pieces are constructed from all wood and are fully compatible with Thomas and Brio sets. Designed in France and great for children 3 to 8 years. $79.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.


Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Let us make you a gorgeous gravy boat arrangement for your Thanksgiving centerpiece! Meredith & Bridget’s Flower Shop. Call or stop by our shop and check out our fresh flower arrangements too. 3422 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-271-5500. www.mbpflowers.com

Snuggly Piggies

These fur lined cuties will keep your little ones’ piggies snuggly warm all winter long. Elasticized ankle design ensures they stay on too! $36 each at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. 57th & Western. 605-275-0014.

Marshmallow Zoo

These darling characters are ultra soft, and beautifully plush, have fun, expressive faces, and bodies that dangle like they’ve been loved for years. $19.99 - $32.99 at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. 605-361-8636.

Warm Fuzzies

These recycled wool sweater mittens make the perfect gift for the teacher, hairdresser, babysitter — anyone on your holiday gift list! And you might just have to treat yourself to a pair or two as well! Just $20 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 8th & RR. 605-338-9290.

Rolls as Unique as Your Family

When getting together for the holidays, don’t forget to order an assortment of rolls to satisfy every tastebud. White, wheat, French, Italian, sourdough rolls and pull aparts available at both Breadsmith locations. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 and 1813 S. Marion Rd., 605-2752338.

Treat Your Dancer

Just in time to treat your dancer to a Nutcracker performance gift. Choose from several Nutcracker gift items at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-335-8242.

The Perfect Table

Vases are wonderful tools for designing the perfect table. They can provide sculptural beauty, with or without flowers. Add this beautiful unique mini chiseled gray vase to your autumn décor. 6” tall and $39 at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-275-3456.

Steppin’ in Style

The new men’s Stacy Adams line has arrived at Stride Rite. Have him steppin’ in style. Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 605-362-7728.


Art and Function

Our selection of wall mount fireplaces adds a great look to your room with steady, comfortable heat. Plus we have everything else you need for your redesign at Ronning Selections Gallery. 401 E. 12th Street. 605-336-6000 or www.ronningproperties.com

HOBO for Fall

Shop You’ve Been Framed for the latest HOBO for Fall. Beautiful, handcrafted leather goods with creative design and purposeful details. Fabulous AND functional. You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 605-361-9229.

Holiday Cards & Invitations

Perfect stationery for your holiday greetings and parties available at PaperWerks. 3810 S. Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, (605) 332-2599. www.paper-werks.com.

‘Tis the Season

The holidays are just around the corner. Shop Oak Ridge Nursery’s large selection of unique Christmas décor. Trees shown 15” tall ($19.25) and 24” tall ($35.95). Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd. Brandon. 605-582-6565

Savor the Season

Delight in the flavors of the season. These autumn whisky flavors including Southern Spiced, Root Beer and Cinnamon will soon become seasonal favorites. Available at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota Ave. 605-339-1500.

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A new and unique jewelry concept. Designed for you to create unexpected combinations and express your own personal style - with a twist. Combine rubber, bronze, silver, and gold links to create your own X bracelet. See more at www.holsenhus.com. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 605331-4700.

Fashion Forward Ways to Fall Back!

Get ready to set back the clock and turn up the style with an accent lamp from the Furniture Mart. Brighten up your room with the perfect lamp from our collection of lighting choices. Starting at just $19.99. The Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. 605-336-1600.


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Stock up on the things you’ll need to keep baby cozy, like Zookeepers car seat canopies or these adorable knit QTcaps. Elegant Mommy. 207 W. 37th St. 605-338-0228. www. elegantmommy.com

We design, install and maintain container flower gardens that make your home the envy of the neighborhood. theprairiepotter@gmail. com. (605) 261-6140.

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A Spa Experience to Remember

At the SPA at Grand Falls. Sensory rituals, aromatherapy, whirlpool, wet steam room, infrared sauna and vichy showers included will all spa services for the ultimate pampering. Holiday gift packages too. Grand Falls Casino Resort. 6 miles east of Sioux Falls. 712-777-7777. grandfallscasinoresort.com.

Breath Taking

The Parade designer collection, has the perfect gift for the “one who has it all”! Featuring a playful mixture of natural fancy color and black diamonds in artful designs - this collection is truly breath taking! The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th Street. www.thediamondroom.com 605-362-0008.

Trends in Hand

The latest trends in Accessories of purses, scarves, jewelry, iPhone cases. We have them all! Fibber McGee’s, south of 69th & Cliff in the Schoeneman Center, Harrisburg. (605) 213-3200.

These Kindred Hearts Jada Venia night lights are inspirational, interchangeable, popular and stylish. Country ‘N More. 69th and Western. 6201 S. Old Village Place. 605-361-9797.

Discover Driftwood

Stop by Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry to see a beautiful hutch in Driftwood with Ebony glaze. There are four colors in the Driftwood palette, see them all! 600 E. 48th Street North. (605) 977-3660.

Molly Mutt Duvets

Molly Mutt offers an inexpensive, eco-friendly option for a new dog bed. Simply gather up old blankets, pillows, or clothing and stuff the duvet. Voilà - a comfortable new bed for your pooch! The duvets are machine washable, durable, and stylish. Starting at $25. Shop Dog Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 838-5582. shopdogboutique.com


$5 Scarves

Stop down and see us Nov 27th, 29th, & 30th to get our $20 scarves for ONLY $5!! Great gifts for the holidays or stocking stuffers!! We will also have fabulous sales for all your holiday and shopping needs! Chelsea’s Boutique. 321 S. Phillips Avenue. 605-334.3983. chelseasboutiqueonline.com.

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Our deliciously buttery toffee with our signature perfect crunch is enrobed in creamy milk chocolate and topped with crunchy almonds. It comes beautifully packaged in our black, gold and white striped box, finished with a black bowtie. A classy and elegant gift for any occasion. Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

Harvest Foods

At Wild Sage Grille. Foods from the harvest. Try the handmade butternut squash, bacon, caramelized onions and fontina cheese gallete this harvest season. Wild Sage Grille. 300 N. Cherapa Place, downtown. (605) 274-1667. www.wildsagegrille.com

A Perfect Pair for Holiday Fare

Cranberry Wine features tart cranberry flavor with a touch of sweetness. Festive chilled, mulled or sparkling. Available at South Dakota retailers after November 9. Prairie Berry Winery. www.prairieberry.com

Sure to Impress

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

Christmas is Just Around the Corner! We have lots of fun, quick, one skein projects. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

Accent Pieces

Flasks, cookie jars, teapots, vases, and more! With a wide variety of styles, you can find the perfect piece for that lonely table or shelf. Rehfeld’s Art & Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. 605-336-9737.

W.L. Dow: The Architect Who Shaped Sioux Falls

Wallace Dow’s enduring legacy is visible throughout Sioux Falls and across South Dakota in his buildings. Author Jennifer Dumke uncovers Dow’s story as a man who left his mark. Old Courthouse Museum Store. 200 West Sixth Street. (605)367-4210.


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Region is renowned as an outdoor playground, with world-class museums and performing arts centers as well. Visit the Adirondack Museum and learn the unique story of the region and its people. There are several indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, with amazing views of Blue Mountain Lake and of Blue Mountain itself. Exhibits at the

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incredible views. Enjoy a pleasant drive along the Adirondack’s 14 New York State Scenic Byways, each representing a different theme: cultural, historical, archaeological, natural, scenic, or country. These byways will help you to discover off-beaten path attractions and learn some history, too. Water activities are endless, with more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams running through. It’s almost impossible to escape the sound of flowing water here, and some say the best way to explore the Adirondacks is

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on the water. Considered to be “Forever Wild”, the Adirondack Lakes Region is home to the only canoe wilderness area in New York State, and is one of the most unique areas to visit here. Canoe and kayak rentals are available throughout the region, as well as organized trips along scenic shores. Take a kayak trip to Valcour Island in Lake Champlain, exploring the beautiful Adirondack coastline and catching a glimpse of Crown Point State Historic Site, which dates back to the American Revolutionary War. Travel down Long Lake’s 14 mile shoreline,


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waves and lush green forests, with fresh mountain air and rejuvenating sounds. The park offers thousands of campsites and campgrounds. There is a wide range of options for camping experiences, from glamour camping, or “glamping”, to pristine backcountry camping. Primitive camping is allowed on public lands through the Adirondack Wild, with designated camping areas marked with a yellow disk. The St. Regis Canoe Wilderness in the Adirondack Lakes Region offers some of the best camping

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and backcountry paddling experiences around, with access to nearly 20 miles of hiking trails and 75 primitive campsites. If camping really isn’t your thing, there are plenty of lodges in the Adirondacks with access to beaches, activities, campfires, and dining experiences. No matter what you choose to do during your stay in the Adirondacks, it will undoubtedly be something you will never forget.


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style of the room, Naomi took a plain build-it-yourself style bookcase and added decorative elements by using pieces of a shelf similar to the one that hangs over the dresser. A pale green wicker basket on one shelf of the bookcase is overflowing with books, and other hardcover volumes stand along the shelves. This collection called “My Book House” provides a look back in time with the vintage covers. “I found this whole set of books for just a few dollars at a rummage sale,” says Naomi.

One window in Julia’s room looks out at the front yard, which is filled with mature evergreen trees, bringing the outdoors in and adding to that ever-spring feel. Naomi, husband Andrew and the two girls moved into the house about a year ago, and welcomed son Timothy to the family last fall. “The girls love their little brother,” says Naomi, “but it’s also nice that they each have their own pretty rooms when they need that ‘girl time’ for themselves.”

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What Every Mom Needs to Capture Life’s Special Moments By Emily Erfman | Photos by Hillery Janssen

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hotography has always been an important part of my life. My father, Bob Hanson, owns and operates Harold’s Photo Experts, which has been a family business for more than 100 years. Harold’s is a specialty camera store with a focus on expert photofinishing. We print quality images, and we do it with impeccable service. After studying business at Augustana College, I began working at Harold’s specializing in marketing and

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advertising. Although I’ve been around the world of photography for years and I love taking photos, I am not a professional photographer. As a mom of two young boys, I know just how hard it can be to get the right shot. Like many people, I’m addicted to my iPhone. It captures fantastic images that are easy to share and store in the cloud, and chances are good, I have it on me when a perfect photo-op shows up. In addition, dynamic apps and filters are

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available that help me create fun images for sharing and printing. But there’s a down side. While the smartphones in our pockets allow us to capture special moments more often and more conveniently than ever before, the quality of the images we take is compromised. These images, while fine for viewing on a screen, are not all you need. You just can’t rely solely on your mobile devices, smartphone or pointand-shoot camera to ensure you get the


images you want. For exceptionally vivid images and video, you need a quality digital single-lens reflex camera – a DSLR. The difference between your iPhone and a DSLR is similar to the difference between walking through the snow in high heels or snow boots. While I love to wear both, boots are definitely superior in the snow. I have tried many cameras and have finally found my favorite – the Canon Rebel SL1. This camera is small, powerful and perfect for still or video. Take a look at these two images. Both are cute and important to my family and me. Image #1 was taken with my iPhone using Instagram camera, filter and edge. I love this image and I printed it as an 8x8 metal print to display in Henry’s room. Image #2 was taken with the Canon SL1 with an 18-135mm Canon lens. I know it sounds complicated, but I promise it’s not! The blur in the background allows you to focus on the subject; similar to the way our eyes visualize images. I printed this image in black and white and enlarged it to make a 30x30 canvas print. The high quality of the image allowed me to create a piece of art that I can display prominently in my living room. My home has an open floor plan that makes decorating the walls somewhat difficult. While we have some vintage posters and original paintings on the walls, the only things that combine these elements nicely are photographs. I enjoy filling my home with things that I love and images that bring back memories of the most special moments in my life. I love taking pictures, especially of my favorite subjects who are obviously cute and mostly willing to pose. I am proud of my pictures and I love to share them and allow others to enjoy them, too. I realize more each day, photography is not just what I do, it’s my passion.

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Full of Sugar:

River’s Journey with Type 1 Diabetes

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e all know someone with diabetes. Recently, names like Tom Hanks and Randy Jackson have placed diabetes in the headlines. These celebrities have type 2 diabetes, a form of diabetes in which the body is resistant to insulin. This form of diabetes can often be managed with diet and exercise, but there’s a set of less known heroes who have another form of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease in which the body produces no insulin and currently has no cure. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults— approximately 80 people per day—are diagnosed with T1D in the United States. Only about 10% of individuals who are diagnosed have a family history of the disease. The rate of T1D incidence among children under age 14 is estimated to increase by three percent annually worldwide. No one knows exactly why this is happening. One local boy is sharing his story to bring about awareness, dispel myths about diabetes, and to raise funds that will hopefully someday provide him with a cure. River McKenzie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on March 27, 2013, one week after his 5th birthday. His diagnosis shocked his family since they have absolutely no history of diabetes. Early symptoms of diabetes can easily be confused with typical 5-year-old boy

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behaviors: lack of energy, grumpiness, and trips to every public restroom in sight. The obvious symptom that lead River and his family to the doctor’s office was rapid weight loss… something this beefy 5-year-old had never experienced. River’s starting blood sugar was 792. (The normal range for a person’s blood sugar is between 80 and 120.) Within minutes of hearing this number, River was escorted to the hospital where he stayed for 3 days to slowly bring his blood sugar back into a healthy range and to educate his family about the disease and the new lifestyle they would be living. Each day, River checks his blood sugar 12-15 times; something he learned to do by himself once he was discharged from the hospital. While at school, these tests are done in the school nurse’s office so that his diabetes can be closely monitored while he’s away from his family. Each time he eats, his current blood sugar and the total amount of carbohydrates he consumed are entered into his insulin pump. The pump is a device that provides a slow and steady release of insulin as well as larger doses at mealtime through a tiny needle in his abdomen. Every 2-3 days, his site needs to be changed and the pump needs to be reloaded with fresh insulin. During the overnight hours, River’s parents check his blood sugar at least once, but every


The warning signs for type 1 diabetes include:

• Extreme thirst • Frequent urination • Drowsiness, lethargy • Sugar in urine • Sudden vision changes • Increased appetite

• Sudden weight loss • Fruity, sweet, or winelike odor on breath • Heavy, labored breathing • Stupor, unconsciousness

now and then, when River’s sugar is too low, they will feed him something with carbohydrates and recheck his blood every 15 minutes until he is back within a safe range. If his blood sugar is too high, they will give him an extra dose of insulin and check his blood sugar again 2 hours later. This disease truly requires 24 hour monitoring. River and his mother, Bethany McKenzie, have decided to pour their passion into positive projects to spread awareness, raise money, and paint the world in tie-dye…River’s favorite. These include: • River’s SUGAR-FREE lemonade stand • SUPER SWEET T-Shirts • S UPER SWEET Zumbathon, November 14th on World Diabetes Day • A website: www.fullofsugars.com • A Blog: Full of Sugar: My Dude with Diabetes, found on Facebook Please visit www.fullofsugars.com to see more details on upcoming events, purchase a t-shirt, make a donation, and learn more about River’s journey.

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birth to three babies with this method. “Your body knows what to do during the delivery. It’s the mind that gets in the way.” The advantage is being able to have a natural childbirth with minimal pain. The term “hypno” comes from the word hypnosis. “People tend to think of the shows when they bring people up on stage and cause them to do weird things,” Winckler said. Yet with HypnoBirthing, no one “hypnotizes” anyone. “Using visualization, imagery and breathing techniques, you can learn to bring your body into a state of deep relaxation, and actually shut down the pain response,” Winckler said. HypnoBirthing is not “mind control” or any loss of a conscious experience. “It’s just the opposite. You are fully aware, even though you are in a deeply relaxed state.” The method involves visualization to scripts, read by a birthing partner – your husband, boyfriend, friend or family member. There are also relaxation CDs to listen to. People usually take the class about a month before their due date. “By practicing the techniques every day before your delivery, you condition your body to relax,” Winckler said. “By the time I gave birth

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to my third child, I didn’t need any scripts or CDs. It just came naturally.” Participants of HypnoBirthing can learn how to control the body’s own natural anesthesia, Winckler said. When the body senses pain or stress, it releases endorphins to help the body cope. Endorphins interact with the opiate receptors in the brain to reduce the perception of pain, and act similarly to drugs like morphine and codeine. Deep relaxation causes the release of even more endorphins. Some class participants fear that they won’t be able to follow through and go into a relaxed state when the big moment arrives. “Some people have a harder time making themselves relax than others. A lot has to do with what you put into it. You can’t just take the class and put it on hold until you go into labor. But if you put time into it every day, you won’t have a problem putting the techniques into play,” Winckler said. These techniques also come in handy after the delivery. Relaxation, rather than tension, can make breastfeeding easier, and allow you to bond with and enjoy your baby. It can also help with getting to sleep and adjusting to your new role as parent. “A delivery should be something we look forward to, not something to get over with,” Winckler said. “It’s about celebrating life and bonding as a family.” HypnoBirthing is just one of many prepared childbirth classes offered by Avera McKennan’s Women’s Center. To learn more, go to AveraWomens.org. Click on Events Calendar and see the category Childbirth.


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Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder Materials needed: Small black paper plates, black plastic cups, yellow or gold craft foam, glue, scissors.

Instructions: Cut around the rim of your paper plate, creating a flat, round surface. Carefully cut and remove the bottom from the plastic cup. Take the craft foam and cut a buckle out for the pilgrim hat. It helps to fold the foam in half while cutting, so you can create the square shaped cutout inside. Keep in mind the size of your plastic cup, and cut the buckle to match the middle as it were a pilgrim hat. With the cup facing upside down and the open bottom facing up, center it over the paper plate and glue it in place. Once dry, glue the buckle onto the cup and let this dry. Add crayons or other items to the inside of the cup, and you have a Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder.

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Instructions: Cut your feathers in half, leaving the stem for one half and the top tip of the feather as the other half. Using a very small amount of hot glue, adhere the bottom portions of the top tip half of your feathers to the pinecone, creating the colorful turkey feathers fanning out. Cut out a small felt triangle for the beak, and use the glue to attach the eyes and beak for the turkey face, just below the feathers. Let dry, and repeat with another pinecone to create an adorable family of crafted turkeys for your Thanksgiving decor.

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Best Toys of 2013

Active Play RingStix Lite by RingStix - System Enterprises LLC Easy to learn, this game is a modern take on playing catch with two players, and can be played from 30 yards away. It offers exercise and improves hand-eye coordination, while getting both children and adults moving as they play the game. The pieces of the game also float and glow in the dark for playing in the water or at night, or both! Y’all Ball by Joint Merchant For children ages three and older, the Y’all Ball is a giant ball that is extremely bouncy and very soft.

Constructive Play Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 Mega Stunt Set by MindWare An endless guessing game of fun, with interlocking pieces that create an outstanding maze of configurations for marbles to travel through. Double-exit cubes, a pivot trampoline, cascade stilts, and 30 steel marbles make this game an extraordinary experience for all. Squigz by Fat Brain Toy Co. Made of high-grade silicone, Squigz can stick to almost any flat surface while leaving behind zero residue. Featuring eight different shapes, kids can use “Suction Construction” and creativity as they push Squigz together and pop them apart. These are only available to the specialty toy market!

Creative Arts Play Potholder PRO by Harrisville Designs Become a weaving pro with the customsized cotton PRO Loops and large metal loom the Potholder PRO has to offer. Children and adults can use their creativity to weave a potholder that is professional and more beautiful than ever. It comes with a 2-year warranty and is made in the USA.

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t’s that time of year again to think about shopping for the holidays. Every year the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association comes out with a Best Toys For Kids list, and the 2013 winners are in. With several categories of play in mind, these top-rated toys will help you decide what is best for that special someone in mind. X-treme Sticker Maker Set by Faber-Castell USA Inc. Considered to be the best sticker maker on the planet, this crafty machine is super versatile, high quality, and simple to use. With over 80 designs to choose from and 40 feet of sticker tape, the set includes color-in markers, a sticker book, and velvet, metallic and glitter.

Early Play Green Toys Seaplane by Green Toys Inc. Made in the USA and very earth-friendly, the Green Toys Seaplane is made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs. Specially designed for the bathtub or the pool, and safe for children ages 1 and older. It is also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning! Tatoo Xylo Roller by Juratoys US Corp A wooden pull toy designed in a classic way, the Xylo Roller is literally music in motion. Two sticks are stored in the front of this pull toy, making it easy for children to play xylophone as they are on the move.

Game Play Bunny Peek A Boo by Smart Toys and Games, Inc. The first game from Smart Toys and Games, Inc. for children as young as two years old, Bunny Peek A Boo encourages the development of spatial perception and logic skills. Three wooden blocks and a cute little bunny make up this 3D puzzle, with sixty challenges that prepare children ages 2-5 for more difficult single player logic games. Zingo! Sight Words by ThinkFun, Inc. Bringing excitement and learning to the classic game of Bingo, players can enjoy this interactive word game by quickly recognizing and reading sight words. Sight words are words with spelling that is a little more complicated, and are the most frequently used words in the English language. The sight words used in Zingo have been specifically selected by leading educators as the most important for reading development.


Laser Maze by ThinkFun, Inc. A series of challenging mazes, players can work on their strategic thinking muscles by using their brain power and the lights and mirrors included with the grid on the Laser Maze. Timeline Diversity by Asmodee Editions With Timeline, each card has a different event and on the opposite side its corresponding date. One card is randomly selected and placed in the middle of the table, and players start to build the timeline they believe things happened in surrounding the first card’s date. Timeline Diversity is a great way for players to learn some history and some interesting facts.

Just For Fun Curiosity Kits Pulsar Powerballs by The Orb Factory Included in this kit is a mold for colorful crystals, which is placed in water for five minutes and creates a Powerball. Create five Powerballs that bounce really high, some can even include special lights so they light up when they bounce! Super Magnetic Tidal Wave Thinking Putty by Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld The new blue Tidal Wave Thinking Putty comes with a large ceramic magnet that is safe for children 8 years and older. It is perfect for science experiments, and can be used as a toy or even a stress reliever. It is easy to shape, stretch, and squeeze. The larger magnet makes tricks easy and amazing. All of it is made by individuals in the USA with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Pretend Calico Critters Supermarket by International Playthings Comes with over 100 pieces, including canned food, shopping cart, checkout counter with cash register, fruits, vegetables, display stands, and more. Little critters can enjoy shopping for delicious, healthy food. Rainbow Fairy Wings with Glitter by Douglas Cuddle Toy Hand-painted in a detailed design with an array of colors, these fairy wings are made of the softest fabric and sprinkled with glitter for an enchanted look and feel. They are the perfect size to span a child’s outstretched arms, and are just one of 14 styles of “Dreamy Dress-Ups” by Douglas Cuddle Toy, designed for both boys and girls.

Cargo and Passenger Aircraft by PLAYMOBIL This set includes a plane equipped with a sink and toilet, cargo container, five figures, air traffic control tower with equipment, and other fun accessories. Cargo can be loaded, and the roof of the plane is removable, making it easy to use the imagination with the figures inside the plane. Recommended for children ages four to ten.

Scientific Play Air-Stream Machines by Thames & Kosmos This kit includes models that use a blower motor with an impeller that increases air pressure under the hovercraft, and a safe, soft-bladed fan that creates a stream of air to push the vehicle forward. A working hovercraft can be built that will glide across smooth floors or flat water on a cushion of air. A batting machine that tosses a ball upward on a stream of air can be constructed, as well as a basketball launcher and a fan-driven car. Comes with a full-color, 32-page manual and 59 building pieces. Snap Circuits SOUND by Elenco Electronics Offering more than 185 projects and over 40 parts, Snap Circuits SOUND comes with a colorful and illustrated instruction manual that will help you create some exciting projects. Projects include a Keyboard with Optical Theremin, Sound Energy demonstration, Voice Changer, and Echo Effects. You can also connect your smart phone for app integration and more educational fun.

Classic Play Skwish Classic by Manhattan Toy This award-winning wooden rattle has been around for three decades, and provides hours of entertainment for babies with it’s jumping wooden beads and springing elastic. It introduces the concept of cause and effect while encouraging the development of reaching and grasping skills. Original Spirograph Deluxe Kit by Kahootz Toys An inspirational tool for artists of all ages, this set features iconic wheels and rings, a durable carrying case with snap-in storage, and a built-in drawing surface. The new Spiro-Putty holds the Spirograph pieces securely allowing you to avoid any holes in the paper. Also included are 20 sheets of design paper and a full color design guide with instructions for creating your own designs.

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These are just some of the wonderful books for children we have come across this month. We hope to share with you some you have not seen before and also introduce others being released in the near future. Enjoy.

What’s in There? All About Before You Were Born by Robie H. Harris Gus and Nellie have some exciting news: there’s going to be a baby in their family! Join them through the seasons as they watch their mother’s pregnancy with fascination and curiosity while awaiting the birth of their new baby sibling. Combining accessible, humorous, and accurate illustrations; conversations between the two siblings; and a factual text, here is the ideal book to help young children understand that the way a growing baby develops inside a woman’s body, and how a baby is born, are both perfectly normal and totally wonderful. Ages 2 yrs - 4 yrs Candlewick Press

My Dream Playground by Kate Becker Right now there is just an empty lot down the street, but this little girl dreams that one day there will be a playground — a real playground, a fun playground — right in her own neighborhood. When she sees a man measuring the empty lot, she’s sure that he’s there to help make her playground dream come true. And he is! Inspired by the real story of the firstever playground built by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that has helped build more than two thousand play spaces across the country, here is the tale of how a determined young girl, with the help of her family, friends, and community, makes her dreams of a playground in her own neighborhood a reality. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

The Two and Only Kelly Twins by Johanna Hurwitz Second-graders Arlene and Ilene Kelly are twins — identical twins to be exact — and they love being a pair. They love to dress alike, they have identical pet ferrets, and they do everything together. But being a twin is not always easy. When a set of triplets comes to school, Arlene and Ilene wonder whether triplets are more special than twins. At Halloween, on different streets in identical witch costumes, some neighbors think that the girls are one person trying to get extra candy. And when Arlene gets sick and has to visit the hospital, the twins each find out what it’s like to be one instead of two. But whether they’re together or apart, Arlene and Ilene know they’re lucky to have each other. Ages 6 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

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I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs Smooth or furry, shiny or fluffy, there are many pets to spot in this fun take on the “I spy” game. Look through the spy holes and use the texture clues to guess; then turn the page to reveal the animal. Watch as children quickly become engaged in the game — joining in with the interactive novelty and learning what animals eat along the way. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Peppa Pig and the Perfect Day by Candlewick Press On a beautiful day, Peppa gets to do all of her favorite things: ride in the car, have a picnic, play with friends -- and there’s a surprise, too! Press out the characters of Peppa, her family, and her friends and add them to removable popup vehicles. What’s more, there’s a play mat to decorate and serve as a setting for travels in Mummy Pig’s car or trips in Grandpa Pig’s boat. Perfect! Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press


Mitchell Goes Bowling by Hallie Durand Mitchell liked to knock things down. That’s just how he rolled. One Saturday, when Mitchell almost knocks down his dad, his dad catches him and puts him in the car. And when they step into the bowling alley, Mitchell feels right at home. Pizza! Giant crashing noises! Special shoes! But as Mitchell picks up the biggest ball and quickly learns the word gutter, and when Dad does a little kick with his leg and earns a big X on the scoreboard, Mitchell starts to get peevish. How can Mitchell get a chance to do a steamin’hot-potato-dance too? With wit, warmth, and comedic charm, Hallie Durand and Tony Fucile roll another strike with this tale of a lovably rambunctious child and his doting dad. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

Meeting Cézanne by Michael Morpurgo When Yannick learns that he is to stay with his aunt Mathilde and her family in the South of France, he cannot believe his luck. He has rarely been out of Paris, and if the paintings in his mother’s beloved Cézanne book are to be believed, surely Provence is paradise itself. So begins an idyllic month for the young city boy: roaming the gentle hills and rolling valleys and daydreaming about his beautiful cousin Amandine; helping at his aunt and uncle’s bustling village inn; feeling that he has come to the most wonderful place in the world. But one evening the spell is broken when an important local comes for dinner and Yannick accidentally destroys a precious drawing the man leaves behind. How can the devastated Yannick make things right again — and what surprising discoveries might come of it? Ages 7 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Poppy the Pirate Dog by Liz Kessler Poppy the dalmatian can’t wait to go on a seaside vacation with her family. And when they tie a skull-and-crossbones scarf around her neck, she’s sure a pirate’s life of adventure on the open seas awaits. But to be a pirate dog, Poppy must find her perfect pirate ship. Unfortunately, boats bob up and down a lot. Waves splash over the side. Strange creatures live in the water. After trying — and failing — to be a brave pirate dog on a fishing boat, a sealspotting cruise, a pedal boat, and a speedboat, Poppy has almost given up. Will she manage to find her pirate ship before the family heads back home? Ages 5 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard Sixteen boisterous, rhyming poems — each one highlighting the job and personality of a different vehicle, from a backhoe to an ambulance to a snowplow -- invite young children to meet their favorite trucks face-toface. Cheerful illustrations show each one in action, digging (or dozing, or dumping) away. Engaging visual details like an anxious turtle crossing the street just ahead of a steamroller are sure to keep preschoolers poring over the pages as they consider the question, “Trucks as far as eyes can see. . . . Which truck would you like to be?” Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

There, There by Sam McBratney “There, there” — one of the most soothing expressions in the English language. In this story, Little Hansie Bear loves to pretend, but walking like a duck can be hazardous, especially when he falls into a deep- down ditch and has to be helped out by his dad. With a “There, there” and a hug, Hansie is soon off to play again. So when Dad hurts his foot, Hansie knows just what to do —a “There, there,” a big hug, and everything is all right again. From Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney comes this tender story of the special kind of soothing comfort that a hug can bring, setting everything just right again. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

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Helping Others Fight Diabetes By Adrienne McKeown

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hen Sarah Barck joined the American Diabetes Association (ADA) back in February, she had an idea of what the disease

was. She had a former co-worker whose daughter fought the disease, and she also had an uncle and a cousin’s son who were diabetic. What she didn’t realize, however, is how rewarding her new job would be

and how much she would learn. After just eight months as the event manager for the ADA in South Dakota, Sarah has embraced the fight against diabetes as a personal mission and works to support research, education, and advocacy efforts centered around this deadly and all-toocommon disease. We sat down with Sarah to learn more about diabetes and the work the ADA is doing to fight and cure it

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“After just eight months as the event manager for the ADA in South Dakota, Sarah has embraced the fight against diabetes as a personal mission and works to support research, education, and advocacy efforts centered around this deadly and all-too-common disease.” during Diabetes Awareness Month in November and throughout the year.

types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2, but there are also other kinds like gestational diabetes.

Diabetes seems to be a pretty common disease, but many people may not really understand what it is. So what exactly is diabetes?

What are the differences between the types?

To answer that, you first need to understand the role of insulin in your body. When you eat, your body turns food into sugars (glucose). At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, allow the glucose to enter, and allow you to use the glucose for energy. But with diabetes, this system doesn’t work. The most common

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Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, so the person requires insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes is a problem with your body not using insulin properly and that causes blood sugar (glucose) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia, and this is the most common type of diabetes. There is also gestational diabetes which can affect women during pregnancy, usually around the 24th week.

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Diabetes causes many complications including heart disease, strokes, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system damage, amputations, and dental diseases. Because of these complications, diabetes takes more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined. In fact, diabetes claims the life of one American every three minutes. That’s amazing. I never realized diabetes was so deadly. What can you do to prevent diabetes? And is there a cure?

Currently, there is no cure for diabetes and that’s one thing that we’re really working on. The ADA funds research grants,


and right now we have an $808,000 grant being used here locally, so the funds raised here really do stay local. With type 2 diabetes, it’s a little different. Through a healthier lifestyle—a good diet and proper exercise—you can turn it around. What does the ADA do to support people with diabetes in South Dakota?

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of those affected by it. We lead the fight against diabetes and those affected by it through our three-pronged approach of research, education, and advocacy. People can call me and I can help them access the wealth of knowledge that we have. A lot of information is also on our website—www.diabetes.org—as well. There are things like meal planners, exercise tips, all kinds of information. And for those who may not have access to a computer, they can give us a call and we can provide that information over the phone or through the mail.

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Any special events planned during Diabetes Awareness Month?

Yes! ADA National Advocacy Representative Laura Keller will be speaking regarding local advocacy efforts and health care as it relates to diabetes. We are also partnering with a volunteer, Bethany McKenzie, whose five-year-old son, River, was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to put on the “Super Sweet Zumbathon.” It will be held at The District on World Diabetes Day, which is Thursday, November 14th. The District will also be donating a percentage of its food and beverage sales from that day to our organization. It should be a lot of fun and we invite everyone to attend. In addition to Diabetes Awareness Month, November is also the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. What are you most thankful for when it comes to fighting diabetes?

I am most thankful for the people I have met along the way. There are so many people in this community who are giving, supportive, and great to work with. I have met many individuals and families who are affected by this disease, and getting to know them is what I love. Diabetes is a huge epidemic, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, so these people who take the time to volunteer, ride or walk in our Tour de Cure event in July, or take the time to help and genuinely care are the ones who are helping to stop diabetes, and it makes me very thankful! If you would like more information about diabetes or the American Diabetes Association, please visit www.diabetes.org or contact Sarah directly at (605) 312-6439 or sbarck@diabetes.org.

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he leaves are gone, the crops are in and the shedding has stopped! November is a great month because it is time to be thankful for the big and little things in life. It also includes turkey! It can take only a few quiet moments in your life to realize the special things that happen every day. I am fortunate and thankful for my days that involve dogs, cats and their people. Realizing the importance and special place a pet can make in our lives, can make even the most stressed person smile. I am fortunate enough to have taken care of many therapy dogs. One of them was Baloo, a big Golden Retriever who was patient, stoic and always a gentleman. He was quite the guy to take care of. Never did he complain about needles or thermometers. That big guy was made to be a therapy dog. I think he was pre-wired to love, accept and comfort. His job was to visit sick children. He

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did the heavy lifting of warmth, compassion and tail wagging at just the right times. When you first get a new friend, we do a free physical. It is my job to make sure everything is normal and healthy. It is sad and stressful when things are not perfect. That is where Marley’s story begins. He was blind. How can you train a blind puppy and what will he do for the next 14 years? I recommended that he be taken back. I was wrong. That blind pug helped kids learn how to read! It’s hard for kids to read out loud. If they miss a word it can be embarrassing. But Marley was a great listener and he did not judge. He thought they did just fine. Sam, the black lab, lived at the nursing home. His job was to make the rounds every day to make sure everyone had a chance to pet him. I suspect that in addition to getting petted, he also received a few treats. The warm touch and soft caresses helped

people smile. Their generosity and gratitude showed as he became a heavyweight! The most important therapy pet is the one that lives in your home. Every day I hear stories about the importance of pets in our lives. It can be as complicated as keeping watch over an ill person or understanding a teenager’s troubles. Sometimes we just need someone happy to greet us. They listen, accept and provide companionship whenever it is needed. Heck, they don’t even care if you have combed your hair. Their presence in our lives keeps us living longer and helps us be happier. Who can’t smile when you’re met at the door with a vibrating body, wagging tail and several wet kisses. Today I am thankful for pets and their place in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving and keep your pets away from the turkey.

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Ace, best friend of Brandy Koller & Patrick Bunkers

Zeke, best friend of the Norlens

Ambrose, best friend of Wayne and Tara Specht

Augie, best friend of Katie

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Cincy, best friend of Donnie, Sherry and Alexa


Ella, best friend of the Gregerson family

Milla, best friend of Analise and Jonathan Martin

Simba, best friend of Taya Larson

Winston, best friend of Analise and Jonathan Martin

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. Molly B, best friend of Loren & Marsha Letsche

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The Village of Hartman (This tiny community was located north of Humboldt and went out of existence in 1916). By bruce blake

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he town site of Hartman was homesteaded in 1878 by John Hartman, Sr. The town was started in January 1899. Hans J. Johnson, Postmaster & General Store; Charles F. Bartling, Creamery, Jarvis W. Phelps, Blacksmith; John and Carl Johnson, Farm Implements; John Hempfling, Hardware Store, the Hartman & Humboldt Wellington Telephone Company, John Hartman Manager, also a Community Hall. Went out of existence in 1916.

The Village of Hartman

The Main Street of the Village of Hartman Pioneers John and Christine Hartman homesteaded in Buffalo Township, Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory in 1878. Early settlers named the township “Buffalo” because of the shocking number of buffalo bones that they found scattered across the prairie when they first arrived. In 1899 the Hartman’s surveyed and platted a portion of their farm for a town site and then opened the new village of Hartman for settlement.

Customers at the General Store (1914) Hartman catered to the needs of the many nearby farm families in the township. Before long the village boasted a general store, grocery store, creamery, post office, blacksmith shop, hardware store, millinery shop for the ladies, an implement company, Hartman Hall for social gatherings and dances, and a number of homes. Telephone service reached the village in 1904.

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