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By Tanya Manus November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Becky Baker battled the disease after being diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer last summer. While the experience was harrowing, Becky describes cancer as an opportunity to spread hope and positivity to the medical staff and patients she encountered throughout her treatment. “Being a cancer survivor isn’t part of who I am. It’s just something I got to go through. It’s a chance to be salt and light and share the gospel,” Becky said. “It’s so amazing, the sovereignty of God. When you trust Him, He uses you to give other people hope.” Becky currently teaches Freshman Seminar as a Career and Technical Educator at Rapid City Central High School. In her classes, Becky guides and mentors ninth graders to help them determine their courses of study in high school and their possible future career goals. Becky is also a Youth Leader at Parkview Evangelical Free Church. Cancer has been a gritty life lesson Becky shared with her students and with her own two young adult daughters and her teenage son. “I’m well known with my kiddos as (telling them) … every experience in life is something you get to do whether you want to or not,” Becky said. “I’m very passionate about young people and helping them to grow to become the best version of themselves.”
Being diagnosed with cancer in her 40s is a situation Becky approached with a “why not me?” instead of a “why me?” attitude. She maintained a sense of humor and, when her diagnosis revealed a cancerous tumor, Becky nicknamed the tumor “Penny.” “We don’t choose our circumstances,” she said. “I know God’s place and plan in my life. … I’ve gotten to experience a lot of amazing things even having a pancreatic tumor.” Her cancer diagnosis came in early July 2022, soon after a bizarre middle-of-the-night experience that briefly caused some paralysis and aphasia so she was unable to speak. The episode reoccurred a couple of days later, and what followed were weeks of tests and a biopsy. Becky credits her primary medical caregiver, physician’s assistant Sarah Lemon, with correctly suspecting that Becky had a rare form of pancreatic cancer — a tumor called an insulinoma that secretes insulin. The cancer caused Becky to develop severe hypoglycemia. She wore a glucose monitor and was eating around the clock to stabilize her blood sugar. The invasive nature of the tumor meant Becky needed surgery, but before she could have it, she contracted COVID-19. “How could I fight COVID and eat to stay alive? That was a low point. I didn’t know how I was going to do this because I was so tired,” Becky said, noting she gained 35 pounds and didn’t have the energy to exercise.
“I got to meet some pretty cool people. I got to share the gospel with nurses. There were some spectacular opportunities to share the love of Jesus, and when you are on the cancer floor, there’s not a lot of light,” Becky said. “To be able to share that hope with them and they listened — it was really cool.”
She was hospitalized for COVID-19 in the cancer ward at Rapid City Hospital, an event Becky said turned out to be a blessing. “I got to meet some pretty cool people. I got to share the gospel with nurses. There were some spectacular opportunities to share the love of Jesus, and when you are on the cancer floor, there’s not a lot of light,” Becky said. “To be able to share that hope with them and they listened — it was really cool.” “Yes, I had COVID and hypoglycemia, but I got to sleep. It was literally the most awesome 10 days. It gave me the energy I needed (to travel for surgery),” she said.
She had surgery in September 2022 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where “Penny,” two-thirds of Becky’s pancreas, her spleen and 32 lymph nodes were removed. In June this year, Becky required more surgery to remove her gall bladder, fix a hernia and “bariatric stuff,” she said. Doctors told Becky developing such an unusual, large, malignant tumor is a “one in a million” occurrence. Because of its rarity, Becky said she was told her case will be of interest to the medical community — and as a teacher, Becky believes the opportunity for other doctors to learn from her cancer journey is a benefit.
Battling “Penny” — the tumor Becky asked for a photo of after it was removed — meant she was forced to miss the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. Though she’s still healing and working to regain her health, Becky is thrilled to be back in her classroom with her students. “I started college in 1999 and continued to get degree after degree,” Becky chuckled. “I love school. I’m certified to teach pretty much everything but math at middle school. … If you do what you love and love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Teaching has given Becky amazing experiences, she said, such as working with gifted students, teaching video production, and teaching kids to research their family trees. The most remarkable opportunity was teaching her own daughter in middle school. “It was wonderful. She looks more like (her father) and a lot of kids didn’t know she was my child. We agree we could do this. We had a conversation about expectations. I was not ‘Mom’ and she was not my child in the classroom,” Becky said. “I got to see my child and the work ethic she had. I saw her aptitude for doing things I wouldn’t have seen at home. It was the best experience of my teaching (career). To see how amazing she was, was so rewarding,” Becky said.
Her daughter Abigail is now following in Becky’s footsteps and teaching Spanish at Central High School. Becky is thrilled to have Abigail as her colleague and lunch buddy. Through the ups and downs of life, and especially pancreatic cancer, Becky said she cherishes Bible verses James 1:2-4. “Count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds. Yes, we get to go through trials but if we count it all joy for the glory of knowing Christ, there isn’t anything better,” Becky said. “In the end, I count it all joy anyway.”
1. Becky says she isn’t musically talented but she’s skilled at whistling. “The only ‘B’ I ever got that I thought would be an easy class is Music Appreciation,” Becky chuckled. “I had to work to do these things (for the class). It was murder.” As a whistler though, she’s extraordinary. “My brother is musically inclined but he couldn’t whistle. … I can whistle just about any tune,” she said, noting she amazes students who ask how she does it. She replies with Lauren Bacall’s famous answer to Humphrey Bogart: “I put my lips together and blow.”
2. Becky loves to travel and is grateful that she’s had the chance to visit every state except Maine and Alaska. Especially memorable trips in 2019 and this year took her to Tijuana, Mexico. Becky and her son were part of a group from Parkview Evangelical Church that built houses for people in need. “I got to help some of the women on our team learn about hanging sheet rock. …I got to help kids cut and measure sheetrock,” she said. Part of the time was spent making breakfast for and ministering to people in a recovery center and a home for the elderly. “It’s like a little piece of heaven on Earth when you’re all on a mission together. You’re all there for the same purpose doing the same thing,” she said.
3. Hiking in the Black Hills is one of Becky’s favorite hobbies, especially when she can explore Spearfish Canyon and the Mickelson Trail. She even marked a milestone in her life by hiking a popular site in the Rocky Mountains. “A year after my divorce, on August 13th, 2017, I completed a 14er. I climbed the 14,065-foot Mount Bierstadt in Colorado,” Becky said.
4. As a child, Becky didn’t run away from home. She plotted her escape from preschool because she wanted to go home. “As a child, I had separation anxiety and because of that, my mom and dad decided I needed to go to preschool,” Becky recalls. “I was pretty smart in terms of strategy and analyzing things. … This one day, I didn’t want to go. … I waited until snack time when the teachers were distracted and I snuck out the front door.” The distance from preschool to her home was about seven miles. Becky, then age 4, said the police picked her up when she got to a bridge over the North Platte River in the town where her family lived. “I didn’t run away from preschool again,” she said.
5. Lacking a green thumb, Becky has a collection of non-killable, comical “silly succulent” stuffed plants her brother gave her. Becky’s also not a fan of cooking, unless she’s preparing something that will bring happiness to someone else. “I only have a kitchen because it came with the house,” Becky said, laughing. “Now that it’s just myself and my son, I eat a lot of sandwiches. I love subs. Jimmy Johns is one of my best friends.” When she does cook, her specialties include deviled eggs and Mexican casseroles. Now that the weather’s turned colder, Becky likes to bake banana bread, cookies, beer bread and foods she can share.
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YOUR PAYMENT HISTORY (35 PERCENT) You probably already know that paying your bill on time each month is a good credit card habit to build. But did you know that if you miss a bill payment it could lead to a drop in your score? If you miss your due date by only a day or two, the damage will likely be minimal, although you may be charged a late fee (many companies won’t report a late payment to a credit bureau until it’s 30 days late). Plus, when deciding how missed payments will affect your score, FICO considers other factors such as how late you were, how much was owed, how recently you missed the deadline and how many times you’ve been late in the past. If you’re so late with a payment that it goes to collections, expect an even bigger ding to your score. Because you’re not always notified when this happens, it’s a good idea to regularly check your Credit Report which you can do by requesting a free copy from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion).
AMOUNTS OWED (30 PERCENT) How much you owe across all your credit accounts also has a significant impact on your credit score. The same goes for your credit utilization, or the percentage of your available credit that you’re actually using. Your goal should be to keep your credit usage at 30 percent or less. So if your credit cards have a total combined limit of $10,000, you shouldn’t carry a balance of more than $3,000 in a given month (and the lower, the better). If lenders see you’re close to maxing out lines of credit, they may view you as a risk for not making future payments. So it’s a good idea to stay under 30 percent for individual cards as well. 14
LENGTH OF YOUR CREDIT HISTORY (15 PERCENT) Your credit history factors in the length of your oldest credit account, your newest credit account and the average age of all your accounts combined so lenders know how long you’ve been responsibly managing your credit. In most cases, the longer your credit history, the higher your score. So if you’re thinking of canceling a card you’ve had for a long time, you may want to think twice.
YOUR CREDIT MIX (10 PERCENT) Holding a variety of credit accounts and loans (credit cards, student loans, auto loans, a mortgage, etc.) can help your score because it shows lenders you can handle different types of borrowing. That said, you shouldn’t open an account you don’t need or intend to use because doing so could trigger a hard inquiry (more on this below).
ANY NEW CREDIT (10 PERCENT) Opening several new lines of credit in a short period of time can signal to lenders that you may be financially unstable. If it looks like you’re relying on credit and loans too much, this could have a negative impact on your score. Each time you open a new account, you’ll trigger a hard inquiry (when a lender pulls your credit report to evaluate you as a borrower) on your credit, and that can lower your score. A soft inquiry doesn’t affect your score and occurs when someone who isn’t a lender (including you) checks your credit report.
Bottom line: There’s a lot that goes into your credit score. And because it can fluctuate frequently, it’s important to keep tabs on it regularly. Also, be on the lookout for any errors on your report, which can hurt your score unnecessarily. If you do notice a mistake (which does happen), you can dispute the error with the bureau in question. TAKE THE NEXT STEP Our advisors will help to answer your questions — and share the knowledge you never knew you needed — to get you to your next goal, and the next.
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Meals on Wheels Fills the Plates—and Hearts—of Black Hills Residents By Molly Barari Meals on Wheels Western South Dakota knows that proper nutrition is vital to happiness and health. That’s why they are committed to helping folks ages 60 and older with consistent, nourishing meals throughout the week—including holidays. The nonprofit organization serves 2,000 seniors in 64 communities in western South Dakota. Hot lunches, safety checks and friendly visits are provided five days a week to homebound seniors in many communities. Chilled meals are available for evenings and weekends, and pet food is also provided for the furry family members of seniors in the Rapid City area. There are also community dining sites open to the public where seniors can dine with old and new friends for lunch Monday through Friday with a voluntary contribution, which is suggested as $4.25 per meal. Community dining sites are listed on the Meals on Wheels website at www.mealsprogram.com. With the holiday season in full swing, older adults will also have access to special holiday meals provided by Meals on Wheels. “We provide a full Thanksgiving meal with turkey, dressing, cranberries and pumpkin pie and a full Christmas ham dinner with all the fixings!” said George Larson, executive director of Meals on Wheels Western South Dakota. The Thanksgiving meal will be served at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 and the Christmas meal is at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 at Minneluzahan Senior Center in Rapid City. Homebound seniors will receive the same meals in their deliveries. Seniors who are part of Meals on Wheels can also request to have their name placed on the Elder Tree, which collects items that seniors want and need over the holiday season.
Larson said Meals on Wheels is an essential program because it connects seniors to their community not only through nutritious meals, but through companionship. Volunteers are not simply dropping off a meal—they are visiting with the resident of the home and ensuring the senior is safe and sound. For seniors who can drive to in-person meals, they can experience the joy of fellowship with their peers. Reflecting on his past, Larson said his parents were instrumental in teaching him about the unique needs of senior citizens.
“I was taught by my parents that we need to take care of our community, and my dad always ‘adopted’ the seniors of our neighborhood,” he reminisced. “We would stop by and do repairs, bring them food and gifts throughout the year, and just make sure they knew they were seen and respected. This has impacted me to this day.” People who would like to volunteer with the organization have several different options. “Community members can ensure a senior neighbor receives a month of meals by donating money, by volunteering to deliver a meal during their lunch hour Monday through Friday or helping at one of our community kitchens,” said Larson. “They can help provide a Christmas present by donating towards the Elder Tree program or they can reach out to find out how they—or their business—can sponsor a senior, a route of seniors or even an entire community.”
Larson said with rising costs, the organization is in critical need of assistance to ensure that the 2,000 seniors they serve are provided for. “We are asking for 2,000 people or businesses to step up to provide $110 per month for the 2,000 seniors that are currently asking for help. This $110 per month covers the $5 per meal shortfall after state and federal funding. Without community help, we will need to start waiting lists and may have to turn away seniors when they need us most.” Larson said we can all do our part to help seniors stay nourished. “I have been blessed to be able to work with the communities of western South Dakota to make sure our senior neighbors are as safe and nourished, both physically and emotionally, as they can be.” For more information about Meals on Wheels, visit www. mealsprogram.com/meals-info or call 605-394-6002.
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‘Dark of Night/Light of Day’: PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE ART HOUSE
By Noah Geiger, Curator at the Dahl Arts Center Nestled in the picturesque town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, the Art House Gallery has rapidly become a destination for art enthusiasts seeking unique and thought-provoking exhibitions in the Black Hills. Art House is owned and operated by Chance Whelchel who also has the premiere art printing and framing shop in Rapid City under the same name. The latest show to grace the gallery’s walls is a captivating dual-body of work by the talented artist, Tim Peterson, titled ‘Dark of Night/Light of Day.’ This exhibition captures two distinct perspectives of the American West’s fading landscapes and architectural beauty, portraying back alleys, gas stations, and trailer parks, each with its own unique charm and dignity. Whelchel started Art House in Hot Springs in 2021 to provide artists in the Black Hills with more opportunities to display their artwork in a professional and inclusive setting. This gallery came to be after his team at Art House Rapid City started doing small art shows amongst their frame shop, where they offer printing services and gifts. They rapidly understood the need for space solely for exhibiting and selling local artwork and were excited by the opportunity to purchase the historic Morris Grand Gallery in Hot Springs. This transition was welcomed by the Hot Springs community and Whelchel is excited to offer a space that is open and welcoming to anyone interested in experiencing art. 22
The most recent show being that of Spearfish artist Tim Peterson, ‘Dark of Night/Light of Day’ is a testament to Peterson’s skill and vision as an artist. Through this exhibition, Peterson invites viewers to explore the dichotomy of two distinct worlds: one bathed in the soft luminescence of daylight and the other shrouded in the enigmatic allure of night. In the daylight portion of the exhibition, Peterson’s watercolors vividly depict scenes of gas stations, trailer parks, and back alleys bathed in the unforgiving light of day. These subjects, often overlooked and dismissed as derelict, are imbued with a sense of resilience and enduring dignity. Peterson’s watercolors capture the subtle details of these everyday places, allowing viewers to appreciate their beauty, even in their decline.The watercolors are awash with warm, natural hues, illuminating the subjects in a way that makes the viewer pause and reconsider the value and character of these structures. It’s a testament to Peterson’s ability to infuse light into the mundane, finding beauty in the forgotten.
As the day fades into night, ‘Dark of Night/Light of Day’ takes on a completely different tone. The pastel portion of the exhibition plunges viewers into the depths of the American West’s nighttime allure. Peterson’s skillful use of pastels brings a dreamlike quality to gas stations, trailer parks, and back alleys that might otherwise be perceived as bleak. The play of shadows, the soft glow of streetlights, and the interplay between darkness and light in these nocturnal scenes evoke a sense of nostalgia and intrigue. Peterson’s pastels transport viewers to a time when these places, past their prime if they ever had one, were alive with stories and mysteries hidden in the dark. In ‘Dark of Night/Light of Day,’ Tim Peterson explores the duality of the American West’s architectural beauty. Through pastel nocturnes and watercolors, he unveils the hidden dignity of gas stations, trailer parks, and back alleys that have witnessed the passage of time. The Art House Gallery, in its commitment to showcasing art that challenges perceptions and sparks contemplation, provides the perfect backdrop for Peterson’s evocative exhibition.
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Visitors to the Art House Hot Springs are in for a treat as they journey through the contrasting worlds of light and darkness, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and the derelict retains its inherent dignity. ‘Dark of Night/Light of Day’ is a testament to the power of art to illuminate hidden beauty and transform the mundane into the sublime, making it a must-see for art enthusiasts and seekers of visual narratives alike. Art House Hot Springs acts as a wonderful host for this exhibition. For those seeking to give the gift of art this season or the perfect addition to any room, Art House staff offers great advice on artwork and framing. The wine bar in the back of the space is an enticing bonus. ‘Dark of Night/Light of Day’ will be on view until December 1st. Plan your visit at: www.arthouseblackhills.com. Dahl Arts Center @DahlArtsCenter (605)394-4101
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Custom built, fully furnished home on Rapid Creek at the mouth of Pactola Lake and
City with no covenants! No detail
foot home. The main level welcomes you to a large great room with soaring 23
and wood beams ushers you into this amazing space for entertaining. The well appointed kitchen offers a breakfast bar, walk-in pantry and granite countertops. A "Silver City Saloon" bar flanks the dining room and allows plenty of room for storage, a mini fridge and wet bar.
this immaculate, 4200+ sq
Stone fireplace, hardwood floor
drive to Rapid City and Hill
Custom-Built, Grandly Designed A
bedroom offers private access to the back deck which
creek and stunning Black Hills National Forest. A second bath and laundry complete the main level.
The upper level, overlooking the great room, offers two large
and sitting area. The lower level has a massive family room with walkout to creek access.
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Fall Decorations For Home the latest designs set to take center stage
Rare Finds Decor specializes in handpicked custom furniture, tables, chairs and exotic decor. Sourced from all over the world, every piece has its own story to tell. Locally owned and supporting local artists and local custom built home furnishings.
Here is a custom fall centerpiece in
We can make custom centerpieces for any occasion. This one is a sample of a fall arrangement in one of our beautiful, textured
One of our popular light ups. This is a cool owl that could go outdoors on a covered deck or anywhere to
Fall decor that can be incorporated into any design. Looks great displayed on shelves, coffee tables
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