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All items served with German sausage, spaetzle, red cabbage and sauerkraut. Sauerbraten (marinated “sour roast”) German specialty Rouladen Slow braised Angus beef rolled with onion, bacon, pickle and Dijon mustard. Pork Loin Schnitzel A great European favorite. Pounded prime pork loin dipped in egg and bread crumbs and sautéed in butter.

Dessert Black Forrest Cake Layers with real whipped cream and Bing cherry sauce

Tap Beers

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest, Schell Oktoberfest, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest


Blue Moon Pumpkin, New Belgium Red October, Point Oktoberfest, Sierra Nevada Tumbler, Newcastle Werewolf, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat

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Calendar of Events


In Our Community Think Big


Featuring Sioux Falls Family Connection


The Big Day When Best Friends Become Husband and Wife

Life Protect Your Credit


Sugar & Spice


Weddings A Celebration of Love

Hair Trends How To Hair


Fashion Trends Colored Denim


In Our Community Changing the World One Chicken at a Time



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Where To Shop Where To Dine Starz




Where To Dine Crawford’s


Food Trends Celebrating the “Other White Meat”


Recipes Local Restaurant Favorites


What to Expect Bathroom Remodeling

Auto Style Women and Their Cars


Fitness Becoming Fit To Be A Mother


Health All About Allergies

Home & Garden A Countryside Creation


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Dental Health October is Dental Hygiene Month Health Cancer AwarenessPrevention is Key Health Taking Action to End Breast Cancer


118 What’s New Mental Health Audiology Specialty New Hope For Clinic Depression Sufferers


Healthy Eating Extra Credit Combos


Cover Story Vicki Kerkvliet No Stopping Her


Live Laugh Love Sharing Love and Opportunity


What’s New Eddy Joy Baby Boutique


What’s New Dakota Home Staging

contributors Jennifer Dumke

Jesse Christen

Margaret Pennock

Megan Brandsrud

Dr. JoAnn Yanez, N.D., M.P.H.

Jennifer Dumke is all about finding creative ways to be passionate about her life. With a degree in journalism from South Dakota State University, she has put her talents to work by writing about local history, architecture, real estate and interior design.  She and her husband, Brad often work together on video projects. In 2009, they welcomed a new member to their project team—their daughter, Kaydence. Jesse Christen is a cum laude graduate of South Dakota State University with a BS degree in journalism. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, television news producer and a magazine writer. Besides his writing work, Jesse is a professional musician and guitar instructor here in Sioux Falls. He’s also a professional dog walker and pet sitter under the name the Happy Dog Walker. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and dog, Hank. Margaret Pennock has called the Sioux Falls area home for the past 13 years and has enjoyed it

thoroughly. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Journalism degree, she has experienced a rewarding career including writing and producing for an advertising agency, marketing for a healthcare system and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for Southeast Technical Institute. Margaret and her husband Marty have been blessed with two incredible children, Brandon and Amanda. She enjoys spending her free time reading, catching new flicks, attending her children’s activities and traveling with her family.

Megan Brandsrud is the co-founder and director of content at Kingside, a web content strategy and development firm based in Sioux Falls. Prior to starting her own company, Megan had many roles as an editor and a writer, from being editor of an online magazine to a copywriter for an ad agency. Her passion for writing comes from her passion for sharing stories. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, reading and wasting too much time on Pinterest.

Dr. JoAnn Yanez, N.D., M.P.H. is a passionate advocate for wellness, prevention, health education and improved access to quality services. As a licensed Naturopathic Physician (Arizona) for more than twelve years, she has helped chronically-ill patients naturally navigate their health issues, taught medical and nursing students, served on numerous boards and advocated for legislative and policy change both at state and national levels. Dr. Yanez feels her calling is to increase awareness of prevention and public health issues, and she practices this through written and spoken word. She is regularly called upon to represent numerous public health concerns.


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Sioux Falls Woman Magazine

Celebrating 10 years! The largest Magazine Readership in the Sioux Empire Publisher Sioux Falls Woman Publishing, LLC Jared Holsing, President Editor Jared Holsing • 605-323-0072 Creative Director Randy Doty • Pinnacle Creative Services Studio: 605-271-7737 • Proofreading Megan Brandsrud Cover Photo by Susan DeWitte Photography

Photography Cipher Imaging Architectural Photography • Susan DeWitte Photography Dolby Photography • Hauschildt’s Photography • Margaret Pennock Julie Prairie Photography Sioux Falls Woman is published six times a year by Sioux Falls Woman Publishing, LLC. Print quantity of 25,000 per issue. © 2012 Sioux Falls Woman Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Sioux Falls Woman assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. Materials will be returned only if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Sioux Falls Woman Magazine does not necessarily endorse or agree with content of articles or advertising presented.

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chool is back in session and fall is in the air. It’s easy

to get caught up in the day-today schedule, but don’t forget to take time to check out and attend some of the great events happening around Sioux Falls in October and November. You won’t want to miss the Toby Mac concert on Oct. 11 or the Parade of Lights on Nov. 23. On page 28, read about Miss America’s visit to Sioux Falls and her help with South Dakota Family Connection. Don’t forget to check out the wedding photos and the wedding feature about a couple that tied the knot

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Oct. 5 Light The Falls Pink Celebration 8 p.m. Falls Park Visitors Center Admission- Free (800) 660-7703 Oct. 5 Bicycles: Life on Two Wheels Museum Exhibit 8 a.m. Old Courthouse Museum Admission- Free (605) 367-4210 Oct. 5 Heartland Country Corn Maze 5 p.m. 27455 SD Hwy. 11 Harrisburg, SD Admission- $7 adults, $5 - kids under 14


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Oct. 6 2012 Moving Day Walk for Parkinson 9 a.m. Western Mall Shopping Center Admission- Free (605) 271-6113

Oct. 6 Showcase of Remodeled Homes 12 p.m. Sioux Empire Admission- $5 (605) 330-2387

Oct. 6 Health Adjustment 5K 9 a.m. Pasley Park Admission- $15-preregistration, $10-14 and under; $20-registration day of event (605) 201-3638

Oct. 7 St. Francis Party and Blessing of the Stuffed Animals 9:30 am Calvary Cathedral (500 S. Main) Admission - Free (605) 336-3486 to RSVP

Oct. 6 Petco Dog Adoption Day 1 p.m. Sioux Falls Petco Admission- Free (605) 361-5095

Oct. 11 Adoption Journey 6:30 p.m. Bethany Christian Services Admission- Free (605) 336-6999

Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience December 18, 2012 Orpheum Theatre

Oct. 11 Toby Mac 7 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena Admission- Varies (605) 367-7288 Oct. 11 Wining Women 6 p.m. Strawbale Winery Admission- Free (605) 543-5071 events Oct. 12 & Nov. 9 The Ballroom Dance Club The El Riad Shrine Admission - $10 at the door or annual membership of $75 (605) 528-5653

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Oct. 13 Biker Buffet 9:30 a.m. J&L Harley-Davidson Admission- Free (605) 334-2721

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Oct. 13 Harvest Festival 11 a.m. Strawbale Winery Admission- Free (605) 543-5071 Oct. 14 University of Sioux Falls Instrumental Ensembles Concert 4 p.m. Jeschke Fine Arts Center Admission - Freewill Offering Oct. 16 Vegan Deelights Cooking Class 6 p.m. Museum of Visual Materials Admission - $5 (605) 271-9500 Oct. 19 – 21 & 26 – 28, Nov. 2 - 4 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2 pm Sioux Empire Community Theatre Orpheum Theater Admission – $18, group tickets available Oct. 20 Migration Celebration 10 a.m. Sertoma Butterfly House Admission- adults $8.50, ages 5-12 $5.50, 4 & Under $3 (605) 334-9466 Oct. 20 Sioux Empire United Way’s 12th Annual Reading Festival 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ramkota Exhibit Hall Admission- Free (605) 336-2095


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Oct. 20 Sioux Falls Walk to Defeat ALS 9 a.m. Empire Mall Admission- Free (888) 672-0484 MN_homepage Oct. 25 Realtors For Kids 4th Annual Auction 6 p.m. Washington Pavilion Admission - $35 per person or 4 tickets for $125 Individual tickets will be $50 at door (605) 361-9500 or visit for tickets Oct. 26 ZooBoo 5:30 p.m. Great Plains Zoo Admission- Call Zoo for ticket information (605) 367-7003 or visit Oct. 26 Yours + Mine = Ours, blending styles that work for both of you 6 – 8 p.m. Montgomery’s Furniture Admission – Free – space is limited, please RSVP at (605) 332-4400 Oct. 27 Hillcrest Church Fall Craft Bazaar 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Churdh - 4301 E. 26 St. Admission- Free (605) 371-0546 Oct. 27 University of Sioux Falls Homecoming 5K Run/Walk 8 a.m. USF Sports Complex Register: (605) 331-6791 or Nov. 3 First Lutheran Church’s Bazaar 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Ave. Admission- Free (605) 336-3734

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Nov. 3 Date Night Dance Company Presents Dirty Dancing Workshop 7:00 - 10:30 pm Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery (on US hwy 18 between Canton, SD and Inwood, IA) Admission $30 / person - Pre-register by Oct. 27 Call (605) 338-3685 or visit Nov. 4 University of Sioux Falls Choir Concert 4 p.m. Central Baptist Church Freewill Offering Nov. 8 Wining Women 6 p.m. Strawbale Winery Admission- Free (605) 543-5071 Nov. 9-11 Music Fest Midwest 6 p.m. Sioux Falls Convention Center Admission- $18-$50 (888) 202-2712 or visit to get tickets Nov. 9-11, 16-18 University of Sioux Falls Theatre Production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona Tickets: (605) 331-6787 or Nov. 16 2012 Winter Wonderland 5 p.m. Falls Park Admission- Free (605) 336-1620 Nov. 16 Festival of Trees 6 p.m. Avera Prairie Center Admission- $75 (605) 336-0510


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Nov. 17 Trains at Christmas 10 a.m. Fairgrounds Admission- TBA (605) 373-0222 Nov. 22 - Jan. 1 Christmas at the Western Mall 5:30 - 9:30 pm daily Western Mall Admission - Free-will Donations support Make-A-Wish SD Nov. 23 Parade of Lights 7:30 p.m. Downtown Admission- Free (605) 338-4009 Nov. 24 Photos with Santa 10 a.m. J&L Harley-Davidson Admission- $10 (605) 334-2721 Nov. 29 & 30 The Hobbit 7 p.m. Sioux Empire Community Theatre, Orpheum Theater Admission – $5 (605) 36-4800 or visit Dec. 6-8 University of Sioux Falls Madrigal Dinners 6:30 p.m. McDonald Center Tickets: (605) 331-6580 or email

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“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29: 11-14

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Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience: Performing with a Purpose By Jennifer Dumke • Photos courtesy of Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience


haun Johnson is no stranger to performing. In fact, most know him as a founding member of the popular a cappella group Tonic Sol-Fa where his tenor voice has been heard in the thousands of venues he’s performed in over the past twelve years. But last December, Johnson stood on stage alone, questioning himself as he waited for the curtain to rise. “What have I done?” Johnson thought. Minutes later the Big Band music started, hours later Johnson was having the time of his life, and days later – he was planning his next concert. “I wanted to do something more, to make a difference during my lifetime,” Johnson says. So he tapped his best resource: his voice. But rather than blending with his fellow band mates, Johnson now works with a variety of talented, local instrumental musicians who enjoy sharing the new venture of performing a great genre of music and raising money for local charities. His new band, called the Big Band Experience, is entering its second year. This year, Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience will include Sioux Falls on the four-city tour. Fans can sit back and enjoy the sounds of Big Band music and feel good about benefiting the community. Proceeds from the


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“I wanted to do something more for the community of Sioux Falls – to make a difference during my lifetime.” ~ Shaun Johnson, The Big Band Experience

local concert will support Lunch Is Served, Inc., a non-profit organization with a unique mission to deliver simple sack lunches to working men and women who are attempting to break the chains of poverty and hunger. “I wanted to find a charity in Sioux Falls that meant something to me and would benefit the community,” Johnson says. “When I first learned about the Lunch Is Served program, I couldn’t believe the number of people in our society that put in a full day of manual labor without the benefit of a noon meal. It’s something many of us take for granted.” “I didn’t know if this was going to work,” Johnson says. And he doesn’t mean his voice. Johnson was not only trying a new endeavor as a soloist, but he was performing a style of music that takes listeners back to an era of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. “My goal with the Big Band Experience is to have a great time performing great music, but to also benefit the community,” he says. With one year under his belt, Johnson’s goal is to raise $10,000 over the course of the upcoming scheduled performances. “I’m excited to be in Sioux Falls and raise money for a program that benefits people in the community.” And when asked about his charity efforts or music style, Johnson simply says, “I saw a need and knew this was the right fit. Our future is to make a huge SFW impact.” Shaun Johnson and the Big Band Experience December 18, 2012 Orpheum Theatre Downtown Sioux Falls To purchase tickets, please visit:

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Hope For Kids with Incarcerated Loved Ones By Jill A. Funke • Photos courtesy of South Dakota Family Connection


ncarceration does not only impact the person who is incarcerated. Those associated with the South Dakota Family Connection realize that the families of incarcerated loved ones are also ‘doing time’ and could be considered the invisible inmates that many of us rarely consider. “So many people in this situation are out of sight and therefore, out of mind,” says Lou Vogt, South Dakota Family Connection executive director. “It’s not that others don’t care, they just might not be aware of these circumstances.” Almost half of the families left on the outside of incarceration fall substantially under the poverty line and lack the necessary funds and resources to visit their loved one in prison. Perhaps the most innocent victims caught in this trap are children. For this reason, the South Dakota Family Connection started a program called Children’s Connection, which provides support for children with a close family member in prison. Group counseling sessions are offered to these children over their lunch hours, and with more than 850 kids in the area with a loved one in prison, there are many children in need. Vogt explains that the Children’s Connection provides other experiences such as monthly birthday parties, which have proven to be very meaningful and worthwhile. After a recent birthday party, one celebrated child said, “I’ve never had a birthday party before. This is the best day I’ve ever had!” 28

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“There are many of you out there – and I was one of them – but it doesn’t have to define you.” ~ Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America

The issue of children on the outside waiting for loved ones behind bars recently received national attention with the crowning of Miss America Laura Kaeppeler. An advocate for children of incarcerated parents, Kaeppeler wants them to feel less alone, to have mentoring, and to have as much of a relationship with their parents as possible. To those children who grew up like she did, Kaeppeler says, “There are many of you out there – and I was one of them – but it doesn’t have to define you.”

Kaeppeler will be visiting Sioux Falls on Thursday, November 15, and will help with the South Dakota Family Connection’s fundraiser “Celebrating Hope.” Miss America will be joining Miss South Dakota and other South Dakota title holders at the event. “Celebrating Hope is one of the biggest fundraisers we have ever had,” Vogt says. She describes the big night as a family-style, upscale, dressy event, and an elegant way to listen to Miss America speak about how she lived through her father’s incarceration.” Tickets for “Celebrating Hope” are available from a link on the website, or by visiting the Hospitality House at 303 N. Minnesota. SFW august/september 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N


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Going Green on Location The City of Sioux Falls Environmental Department gets a new facility By Jesse Christien • Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography


hen it comes to environmentally sound practices, it’s easy to say you’re “going green.” Unfortunately, it’s much harder to put the statement into practice. But now, the City of Sioux Falls Environmental Department has the facility to show that they practice what they preach. Bob Kappel, the City of Sioux Falls’ Environmental Manager, says the city needed a building where all the environmental staff is “under one roof.” Since the project’s goal was to be environmentallyfriendly, even the building site sits on reclaimed land at the corner of Cliff Avenue and Chambers Street. “People ask me why we would build it here,” Kappel says. “Well why not? This land used to be a sludge lagoon. This way we’re reusing existing property in the city. We’re not contributing to urban sprawl. We’re meeting our community’s needs without jeopardizing our future generations.” The location next to the Big Sioux River provides easy access to the river for water testing samples. The building also houses the testing laboratory for the environmental staff’s ongoing river monitoring.


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Besides the environmental staff, the building will also serve as an educational center for youth and adults in order to promote recycling and other environmental education programs. The new building also provides additional space for the city’s current Household Hazardous Waste recycling program. Whitney Parks, the project designer with Koch Hazard Architects, says the new building is 42 percent more energy efficient than a standard building. The building’s southfacing windows will help heat the building in winter months. Screened windows and doors will allow the building to function without air conditioning on nice, cool days.

“The building will get enough natural light that most people won’t have to turn their lights on,” Parks says. “Plus, there’s always a view of the outside wherever you’re at.” The majority of the building’s framing comes from sustainable forests. The silver galvanized exterior is for more than just an eyecatching exterior look. The metal reflects the sun’s rays, keeping the building cooler during summer months. The interior wall panels and counter tops are made out of heavily recycled materials. “We want to educate people that you don’t have to use dry wall and paints to have great looking interior walls,” Parks says. There are preferred parking spots directly in front of the building for people who either car pool or drive a hybrid vehicle. The building is even designed with the future in mind, with ample space for solar panels to be added. The building marks a first for any City of Sioux Falls building — it’s LEED certified Gold. The U.S. Green Building Council administers LEED certification. “It’s a third-party verification of how green the building is,” Kappel days. The new Sioux Falls Sustainability Building helps make Sioux Falls a city that will thrive in the 21st century. And that’s what the environmental department’s sustainability program is all about. “Our sustainability program brings together economic, social and environmental aspects,” Kappel says. “This way we really get the city moving forward.” For more on the City of Sioux Falls’ sustainability program go to SFW

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Changing the World One Chicken at a Time Tour de Coop Showcases Sioux Falls Urban Agriculture Movement By Margaret Pennock • Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography


movement that’s sweeping the nation with its focus on healthy food and a grassroots effort toward encouraging environmental sustainability is urban agriculture. And in the city of Sioux Falls, several families are getting in on the action with their very own chickens. Yes, you read that right, chickens. For Barbara Sogn-Frank, the experience of raising chickens in her backyard has been a joy. Barbara, who is Co-chair of Homegrown Sioux Falls did her homework before selecting her birds. “I’ve never raised chickens, so this has been a whole new adventure for me,” Sogn-Frank says. “I attended a chicken coop workshop and started building our coop in April. In May, I mail-ordered my chicks and received them two days after they were born.” To share this unique experience with others, Homegrown Sioux Falls, a local chapter of Dakota Rural Action, sponsored an event called Tour de Coop on Aug. 26. Tour de Coop gave the attendees an opportunity to view six different urban chicken habitats within Sioux Falls city limits. The event included coop demonstrations, resource sharing and networking opportunities for the attendees. 32

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“For me, it’s about learning to be more resilient and providing for ourselves in an organic and healthy way,” Sogn-Frank says. “Backyard chickens have really become a phenomenon. This movement is big, and it’s growing throughout the nation. I highly recommend that anyone thinking of it just dives in. There’s plenty of help; call us and we’d love to have you join us.” For more information on becoming involved in urban agriculture or learning how you can plan for your own backyard chickens, contact Dakota Rural Action at (605) 697-5204 or visit www. According to Homegrown Sioux Falls, these are the top 10 reasons to embrace raising chickens in the city. 1. Fresh, delicious healthy eggs right outside your door, every day! 2. Reduce your environmental footprint by decreasing the distance your food travels. 3. Help create a secure, safe and local food system. 4. Teach children (and adults!) where their food comes from. 5. Chickens are fun, entertaining and full of personality. They make great pets! 6. Reduce waste going to the landfill - chickens will eat your kitchen and table scraps. 7. Properly composted chicken droppings make a great fertilizer for your garden. 8. Chickens are low-maintenance animals that can be less expensive to keep than cats or dogs. 9. Save money on your grocery bill. 10. Chickens can help control unwanted garden pests, like slugs. SFW

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Protect Your Credit

Preventing and Dealing with Identity Theft By Jill A. Funke


dentity theft has become a threat to almost anyone with a favorable credit score. According to Marley PruntyLara, community relations coordinator for the Consumer Credit Counseling Service program at Lutheran Social Services, “Identity thieves can get sensitive personal information from a variety of ways.” Prunty-Lara says that individuals can steal information by stealing from mailboxes, rummaging through trash, hacking the electronic records from businesses or institutions customers patronize, or by conducting phone or email scams that are also known as phishing. They can also obtain credit and debit card numbers by standing close behind someone at ATM machines and by installing a portable scanning device on ATM and credit card processing machines.


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Prunty-Lara and her co-workers work hard to educate consumers about protecting their credit identities. “While no one action can fully prevent identity theft, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming a victim,” she says. In the cyber world, she encourages consumers to create strong passwords for all online accounts, and use only secured websites for financial transactions. Caution should be exercised when storing personal identifying information on a personal computer, and remember that emailing that information is not always secure. Prunty-Lara also says that virus protection should be updated regularly. On the home front, Prunty-Lara advises people to keep their Social Security cards in a safe place at home, along with a record of account numbers, expiration dates, and the phone number and address of each company. Billing a n d account state-

ments should be reviewed monthly, and all of this information should be shredded before discarding. When possible, PruntyLara says it’s best to arrange for bills to be sent electronically and when not possible, be mindful of when they should arrive in the mail. Credit experts say consumers can help prevent credit and debit card theft by signing cards as soon as they arrive, and opt out of pre-printed checks tied to their account. “If your credit and debit cards are lost or stolen, immediately contact the issuers of the cards and close any accounts you believe may have been compromised,”

Prunty-Lara says. She also advises consumers to file a police report and provide it to creditors and others who may require proof of the crime.

“While no one action can fully prevent identity theft, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.” ~ Marley Prunty-Lara In cases of personal information theft, Prunty-Lara says there are actions one can take, including placing a ‘freeze’ on their credit file. Consumers may also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which maintains a database of identity theft cases, and contact the fraud departments of any one of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on their credit file. This asks creditors to contact you before opening any new accounts or making changes to your existing accounts. At least annually, review credit reports from all three bureaus are sent to consumers free of charge. Consumers who have credit reporting questions are encouraged by Prunty-Lara to make an appointment at Consumer Credit Counseling Service, or to attend their Credit Report Review class.

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“When Best Friends Become Husband and Wife” Audrey and Mike Bucknell By: Megan Brandsrud • Photos by Dolby Photography


very girl has a dream of someday marrying her best friend. Luckily for Audrey, her dream became a reality. Audrey and Mike met in the late spring of 2006 at the Broadwater Resort on Lake Madison. As the story goes, Mike spotted Audrey from across the restaurant/ bar and told his friend that he would one day marry her. After meeting, Audrey and Mike quickly became best friends. “We were inseparable,” Audrey says. “We hung out for several months as just really good buddies. We got along really well and I loved being around him.”

Their friends say they knew Audrey and Mike were meant to be together before either of them realized just how head-overheels they were for each other. But by September 2006, there was no more denying it. “We knew we had become more than friends, and we finally shared our first kiss,” Audrey says. Over the next few years, the couple never ceased being best friends. Flash forward to Sept. 24, 2011, and Mike asked Audrey to


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be his wife. Audrey happily dove into planning their big day, which would mark the rest of their lives as husband and wife. “We wanted to keep things small and simple, but unfortunately even making things simple can be stressful,” Audrey says. Everything came together perfectly, and the couple became Mr. and Mrs. Bucknell on July 21, 2012. The wedding party of eight wore black with accents of teal for the men, and pink for the women. Audrey and Mike’s three yearold daughter, Tayler Lynn, was also among the special attendants of the wedding party.

The wedding ceremony, reception and dance all took place at the Broadwater Resort on Lake Madison. “Mike’s father owns the Broadwater Resort and it’s where we first met and everything began, so it was naturally the perfect place for us to get married,” Audrey says. “We had a small, intimate wedding ceremony of about 125 people, and then more were invited to join us for the dance later in the evening.” The most special part of the day was a sand ceremony that Audrey and Mike had during their wedding with their daughter,

Tayler. “This was very special to us as it represented us officially becoming one family—the Bucknells,” Audrey says.

One unexpected, but humorous, aspect of the day was the officiant forgetting Audrey’s name during the ceremony. “Our officiant had three other weddings that weekend, so she got confused and ended up calling me Angie, Angela and Andrea during our ceremony,” Audrey says. “With one hand on her hip, our three year-old daughter told her, in a little voice loud enough for everyone to hear, that my name is Audrey. It was very funny—and cute! But the name mix-up didn’t even upset me because I was too excited to be marrying the one I love.” After the ceremony, the couple took a boat ride around the lake with their wedding party and close friends and family. Everyone spent the rest of the night dancing and enjoying each other’s company. “We are so thankful for our friends and family,” Audrey says. “We couldn’t have had our perfect day without them.” Since the wedding, the couple has been settling into married life and looking forward to expanding their family. “It is such an incredible feeling knowing you have a partner to face the world with for the rest of your life,” Audrey says. “And, thank goodness this partner is my best friend, and my SFW love.”

For the best bridal buying experience make The French Door YOUR bridal shop. Beakon Centre 57th & S. Louise Ave. Sioux Falls (605) 332-8841 Mon-Thurs 10-7 | Fri 10-5 | Sat. 10-4 | Sun. 12-4 october/november 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N



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Downtown Sioux Falls

Renee H. Christensen Work Injuries & Social Security Disability Claims

Over 18 years of experience. For free advice and to discuss your case, call Renee today at 1-877-335-1778 or 335-1778

335.1778 or toll free 1.877.335.1778 431 North Phillips Avenue, Suite 300

It’s Never Too Early...

325 S. Phillips Avenue • Downtown, Sioux Falls 332-3099 •


Loungewear! I know it’s a Snoozie Slipper! The loungewear is sooo new we don’t even have pictures yet! Available in Six comfy patterns

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Black Diamond Necklaces 22 to 45 carats

Jewellers 212 S. Phillips Avenue • Sioux Falls


Mon - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM

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Outdoor Freedom!

Nickkie Hoekstra loves to deliver inspiration and natural beauty for her clientele.


ooking to earn some extra cash before starting college, Nickkie Hoekstra got a summer job at a local landscape center. According to plan, she began classes at Southeast Tech to attain her Business Administration degree. However, after just one year, she knew she wanted to work with the green industry full time. “I finished up my Business Administration degree and then switched over to the Horticulture Technology and Landscape Design Technology program.”

“The many different areas that you can use a horticulture or landscape degree is a great benefit. You can work for a large corporation maintaining their grounds, you can design landscapes for a large firm or a small design/install company, you could be a sales representative for plants or hardscape and the list goes on and on. A degree from Southeast Tech is a quick way to get some knowledge about your career field so you can advance into your position soon after graduating.” –Nickkie Hoekstra

Working hard and loving every minute of it. Nikkie Hoekstra, Horticulture Technology and Landscape Design Technology Graduate. She shares, “Southeast Tech was a great school to go to. It was awesome since it was a two-year program. I didn’t have to invest so much time in school and since the instructors had so much real-life experience, it was legitimate not just from a text book.” And with a degree in Business Administration to back up her horticulture knowledge, Nickkie was much more valuable to her company. A landscape designer at Greenworld Inc., Nickkie helps her clientele by developing a plan and then bringing it to life at their business or residence. In addition, she takes care of the business

side of things as well. “My education at Southeast Tech gave me a great start to my career. The plant knowledge I gained at school is something I use on a day-to-day basis. The information I learned during my business classes helps me manage the way we set up the nursery, run sales and merchandise our products.” Nickkie is happy that she has attained the ability to conduct business as well as enjoy her creative side and the benefits that come from that. “The love of the outdoors and a creative spirit are the perfect tools for a great landscape designer or crew foreman. This career is very rewarding because you get to help people with their properties. A ‘Thank You, we absolutely love it!’ from a client after the project has been completed is a great feeling!” Has working outdoors with the plant world always intrigued you? At Southeast Tech, you can begin your journey in horticulture in as little as two years or less with three degrees to choose from including: Horticulture Techology Landscape Design Sports Turf Management You’ll gain a core knowledge of horticulture with all degrees, while having the freedom to select a focus that gets you into the marketplace with specialized skills and certifications that set you apart from the competition. Call Southeast Tech at 605.367.6040 for more information or check out New classes start in January!

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Style A

s with every season change, fall weather brings

about a new set of style. We help you manage the fashion “do’s and don’ts” so that you spend the season looking stylish. Check out our trends, starting on page 48. Style doesn’t end with what you wear—it’s also about what you do! Find the best places to shop and eat, starting on page 52. If you feel like staying home for the night, we have some recipes from your favorite restaurants for you to whip up in your own kitchen.


How To Hair:

Gorgeous Styles In A Few Steps By Brianna Venekamp

1. Brush your hair so it’s easy to

handle. You don’t have to have super straight hair to achieve this look, but it’s important to start with no tangles. Divide your hair into two even sections, starting from the middle of the scalp.

2. With your pinky and ring finger,

grab a quarter-inch piece from the outside of one of the sections.

3. Cross the outside piece to the

center and add to the opposite section.

4. Repeat step 2, grabbing a quarter-inch

Model & Style Tips by Rainn Salon & Spa

Create A Fabulous Fish-Tail Braid

piece, only this time from the outside of the opposite section. Cross the outside piece to the center, adding it to the opposite section. Make sure these first few strands are pulled tighter, so you can get comfortable with the process and nothing falls loose.

5. Continuing braiding strands from the

left to the right. It may take longer, but the effect looks so much better if you weave thinner pieces instead of thicker.

6. Repeat this process until you have reached the


Once you’ve mastered the basic fundamentals, have fun experimenting with multiple braids, styles, and accessories!

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Gorgeous Curls: Easy! Everyone’s hair is different, so use this simple formula: • Thicker and courser: smaller sections • Thinner and finer: larger sections

3. Continue curling each section of

hair until you reach the top.

4. Leave a one to two inch Model & Style Tips by Belle Touché Salon & Day Spa

After washing, conditioning and adding any products, begin drying your hair. Once hair is about 80 percent dry, use a round or paddle brush to finish the drying process. This gives hair extra lift at the base. Then follow these easy steps for great curls.

1. Once hair is completely dry,

section off pieces, starting at the nape of your neck.

2. Use a 1 1/4 inch curling iron to

curl approximately two inch pieces at a time. Curl hair in toward the center, rotating away from the face and toward the back of the head.

section on either side of your part, and curl that straight back. These curls will cascade off your face and give you an extra bit of lift at the top.

5. Finish with a

hairspray to set the curls – use a product that adds shine, if you desire.

6. For the final

step, make sure your curls are completely cool before touching them. Then take your fingers and slightly break the curls apart.

Professional Image Salon Model: Bayley • Stylist: Tawny Dimension Salon & Spa Model: Megan • Stylist: Peggy



Fall/Winter Fashion Trend Alert:

Colored Denim

By Brianna Venekamp Want a simple way to feel stylish this season without reinventing your wardrobe? Wear a pair of colored jeans! The season’s must-have color is burgundy! It pairs well with so many colors navy blue, chocolate brown, forest green and cobalt among a few. Any wine-like color will workthink deep maroon or a more purplish grape. If you’re feeling bold and confident, burgundy’s brighter cousin, red, is your go-to gal. If you want to stay on the more conservative side, choose earthy colors - moss green, sandy neutrals, clays and rust tones.

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where to

Riddle’s Jewelry

Corner of 41st & Louise (605) 361-0911 • Now at Riddle’s Jewelry, get the award-winning Lyria engagement ring featured in the hit movie, “The Vow.” Parade - Inspired by Nature. Defined by Love. Parade collection starts at $700.

Harold’s Photo Experts Think Pink Collection. Join the fight against breast cancer with Harold’s Photo Experts & Avera Cancer Institute when you purchase any pink collection item. Choose from bracelets, keychains, notepads, jersey scarves, bottle cap magnets, necklaces, bookmarks, house flags and more! Shop online at or at any Harold’s Photo location. Prices vary.

Arthur Johnson Shoes 41st & Kiwanis Ave. (605) 334-5751 KEEN “Williamette” boot in brownwaxed suede with memory foam footbed and non-marking rubber sole. Comfort with style.  Price: $129.95.

The Spa at Grand Falls Grand Falls Casino Resort

1415 Grand Falls Blvd. • Larchwood, Iowa (712) 777-7777 • Aveda Gift Sets. Great gifts for any occasion. Price: $18 - $80

Nearly New, Barely Used Uniform Consignment

Stone Center

2105 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 362.5853 Cambria’s Shirebrook and Clyde complement each other in this kitchen design. The Stone Center has the biggest selection of countertops and is the largest Cambria dealer in the region. Prices vary.

801 N. Cliff Ave. (605) 274-3464 Gently-used uniforms and scrubs for men and women. All sizes. Numerous Holiday prints Average price: $8 Bandage scissors: $3.25, Pen lights: $3.75 Lab coats average price: $12 Retractable name badges: $3-$5


214 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-5333 Make holiday shopping easy this year with a gift card from Crawford’s. Stop in or simply order them over the phone. Available in any amount.


Bridges at 57th 2109 W. 57th St (605) 338-9060 Be Unique. 18-karat white gold Turquoise pendant with black and white diamonds. Prices vary.

Crazy Daisy Consignment Boutique 1513 E. 10th St. (605) 275-2322 Stylish Maternity at affordable prices! Specializing in upscale, gently-used infant to teen clothing, baby equipment, toys and maternity. A consignment store with a boutique flair.Inventory changes daily. Prices vary.

First Impressions

775 10th St. Hwy 18 Rock Valley, Iowa (712) 476-2945 • Enjoy the Autumn Season... the colors... and candles... and the ambience. Save the date for our Christmas open house—Nov. 7. Price: Table setter: $49, Candle holders: $12.95, $17.49, $19.95

The French Door

4819 S. Louise Ave. (605) 332-8841 “Wear the perfect simple dress of lace for your rehearsal or take it on your honeymoon for a special night out—or wear it for any special occasion.   “Encore” collection by Watters Bridal is now available exclusively at The French Door. Prices vary.

Handy Man Plumbing Superstore

901 E. 10th St. (605) 336-0316 The new 4-Part shower that fits in the same space that your tub is in now! 60” x 30”... with the drain left or right. Aging in place is made easy! Prices Start at $500.

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The Diamond Room

3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008 • Cover yourself in “chocolate” with the newest chocolate moonstone and diamond designer jewelry available at The Diamond Room. Prices vary.

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

Bridges at 57th and Western 5005 S. Western Ave. (605) 275-0014 My First Pair of Jeans. Super Sweet, Super Soft, Super Comfy...Babies in Denim. Available in Boys and Girls.  Price: $40

University of Sioux Falls

1101 W. 22nd St. (605) 331-5000 Shop for new and used textbooks, USF-themed gifts and apparel. Prices vary.

Try It Again Consignment Store

2101 W. 41st St. (Western Mall) (605) 362-9000 Name brands for less! Save money on your favorite brands of sweaters and jeans this fall for the entire family. Inventory changes daily. Prices vary.

Rainn Salon & spa

Bella Boutique

Bridges at 57th & Western 5009 S. Western Ave. (605) 335-2295 Put your best foot forward with fun-fur boot covers one size fits most! Prices: $20 - $29

Bridges at 57th & Western 5119 S. Western Ave. Suite 160 (605) 521-5099 Elegance with an edge. The new Germany nail polish assortment draws inspiration with classic looks, vibrant colors, chic neutrals and reds from light to dark. 12 new shades. Price: $8.50

Belle Touché Salon & Day Spa

Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite180 (605) 275-6200 This season, luxurious petal tones grounded by sophisticated neutrals cast features in a provocative new light. The look is yours to define, with color-saturated lips or richly contoured eyes. Prices vary.

Consignor’s Designs by Jennifer 2117 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 373-9700 FLEXSTEEK Ivory Chenille Button - Tufted Recliner with hobnail trim. Buying or selling? Come see our like-new furniture and decor consignments that arrive every day.  Price: $495.

Raymonds Jewelers

206 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 338-7550 The latest trend...Black Diamond Necklaces. A Must See to appreciate their beauty and sparkle.  22 - 45 carats.  Prices vary.

Bridges Chiropractic

Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave. Suite 160 (605) 271-8160 • These whole food supplements are a great combination for joint health and maintenance. For more recommendations, contact us! Prices vary.

Kloset Karisma

You’ve Been Framed

Bridges at 57th & Western (605) 361-9229 HOBO, The Original. Purses, handbags and accessories. Be sure to check out our newly-expanded boutique and Pandora Shop-in-Shop Prices vary

6101 Charger Circle (across from Sioux Falls Christian HS) (605) 261-7170 Experience the art of natural essence with Ambre Blends 100% Pure Natural Organic Oils and Candles in four wonderful fragrances. Sparkle with Treska jewelry or sparkle tanks and scarves. Prices vary


where to

Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting

130 N. Minnesota Ave. (605) 336-7798 • It’s fun. It’s now. It’s edgy. It’s here! Mahlander’s. Come see what’s inside. Prices vary.

Forget Me Not Gift Boutique

5005 S. Western Ave. #110 (605) 335-9878 These delightful scarecrows make a wonderful gift or an addition to your fall decorating. Handmade in Chico, Calif., and part of the Woof ‘n Poof collection. Prices vary.

My Current Obession

212 S. Phillips (605) 336-3224 Adorable keepsake wooden box that will make you smile. Many quotes to choose from. Price: $12


2425 S. Shirley Ave. Ste. 112 (605) 274-2882 Shades of the season. TOMS classic shoe in kilim: $54 Lucscious Hobo by Rebecca Minkoff in sage: $495

JH Bechtold Jewelers

325 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-7151 • “JUST IN” The newest, hottest fashion accessories from Debbie Brooks. Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow!! Come see what we have for you at Bechtold’s Jewelry.  Prices vary.


1725 W. 41st St. (605) 332-4400 • Indulge your sense of luxury with these incredibly soft, faux fur pillows and throws. Choose from polar bear white, wolf gray and rich dark brown mink.   Prices: Pillows: $99 • Throws: $149 

Young and Richard’s Flowers and Gifts

222 S. Phillips Ave.(605) 336-2815 Introducing the Kristina Collection by designer Hana Stepanek. Every unique jewelry piece is composed of Czech crystal and glass in a beautiful floral theme. Price: Necklace: $54.99; Earrings: $34.99

Dakota Spirit

3910 W. 59th St. (605) 373 0414 Your one stop SPIRIT shop! Cheer Bows, t shirts, Cheer pix & more! Prices vary


4101 N. Hainje Ave. (605) 334-9727 • 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.

Starz - Sportz, Food and Brewz

2209 W. 57th St. (605) 271-8000 • Purchase a gift card to enjoy the most famous Sportz Bar in Sioux Falls. Starz gift cards are available in any amount. Gift cards can also be used at Bracco or Spezia. Purchase by stopping in or online with free shipping at Prices vary.

Visions Eye Care & Vision Therapy Center

106 W. 69th St. (605) 274-6717 • lafont’s re-edition collection is chic eyewear made in Paris. It features riveted hinges, keyhole bridges, cat-eye, round, oval and square shapes. Prices starting at $255.

Lasting Impressions Bridal and Formal Wear

3101 W. 41st St. Suite 115 (605) 332-2443 Coffee is the new hot color for fall! Beautiful color-coordinating bridal wear and tux rentals. Special orders available. Prices vary.

Schopperts Piano Gallery

1020 E. 41st St. (605)339-6023 - Direct (763)486-8911 - Cell Experience the world’s finest pianos. Your locally-owned and authorized dealer for Steinway, Boston, Essex, & Kawai pianos. “8 keys to buying a piano” is a fun and educational seminar offered at the gallery. Prices Vary.

Where to



Weekly store hours posted on Facebook or call 261-7170 to book your private shopping party. Located inside the Champion Academy Building at 6101 S. Charger Circle (one block east of 69th & Cliff)

Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood Grand Falls Casino Resort – (712) 777-7777 1415 Grand Falls Blvd. Larchwood, IA Cuisine: American Expect greatness when it comes to dining at Grand Falls Casino Resort. Enjoy a succulent steak or fresh seafood cooked to perfection in the quiet and elegant atmosphere of Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood. Sneaky’s Chicken 4211 W. 12th St. 271-7300 Cuisine: American Imagine everything chicken – appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches – and you’ll be at Sneaky’s Chicken.

Spezia 4801 S. Louise Ave. 334-7491 Cuisine: Italian Italian-inspired casual dining. Fantastic pasta, wood-burning oven pizzas, rotisserie chicken, Risotto and more tantalizing Italian dishes. Extensive wine and beer list. Lick the Spoon 3101 W. 41st St. Ste 107 271-7700 Cuisine: American Homemade pot pies, casseroles, fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, quiche and desserts.

Authorized Steinway, Boston, Essex, and Kawai Dealer for Sioux Falls and surrounding area. Locally Owned 1020 E. 41st Street, Suite 3 • Sioux Falls (located in the Schmitt Music Building) 605-339-6023 • 58

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Lam’s Vietnamese Foods 1600 E. Rice St. 274-9898 Cuisine: Vietnamese Features pork, chicken and beef Vietnamese dishes Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe 101 S. Reid St. 759-8255 Cuisine: Coffeehouse and café Sioux Falls’ newest coffeehouse and café, located on the historic Eastbank of downtown Sioux Falls

Retro is the Word Starz Restaurant To Open in Sioux Falls by Thea Miller Ryan • Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography


t won’t be hard to keep one foot in the past when you visit the new Starz restaurant near 57th and Western Avenue in Sioux Falls. The new sports bar and pub is a dining destination for sports fans old and new. Decorated with walls full of sports artwork and certified memorabilia from favorite athletes, the newest restaurant in town is a hot spot for those who love to be involved in the game. It’s a museum of vintage and retro beer signs and neon lights, while 18 televisions show classic sports programs, daily from the 1940s and 50s.

The menu includes stadium-style food choices, including a variety of burgers, Philly sandwiches, brats, hot dogs, hot beef sandwiches, chislic, meatloaf, cheese curds, lunch platters and tater tot nachos. Starz also serves appetizers that are perfect for pre-game snacking. Their desserts are a

homerun. An ice cream truck will show up for dessert. Make your own rootbeer float, or sprinkle some Twin Bing candy bars, crumbled into bite size pieces, on a dish of vanilla soft serve.


2209 West 57th Street • Sioux Falls 605-338-4386

The bar features 16 tap beers, including some classics such as Hamm’s, Schlitz and Pabst Blue Ribbon, to remind you of your first beers in the ballpark. Besides beer, wine and specialty mixed drinks, patrons can snack on peanuts at the counter. Starz is where all your sports-loving friends will be hanging out. october/november 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N


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Pickle Barrel 1612 S. Western Ave. Park Ridge Galleria 275-3717 Cuisine: soups, hot and cold sandwiches Daily sandwich specials, beer and wine, open daily Bro’s Brasserie Americano 334 S. Phillips Ave. 275-3181 Cuisine: American Fresh fish, steaks, homemade pastas and specialty desserts in a beautiful downtown setting. Grille 26 by Minerva’s 26th Street and Western Avenue 444-1716 Cuisine: American Come to Grille 26 for authentic pastas, specialty pizzas, gourmet salads, sandwiches, kabobs and steaks on constantly evolving menu. Sushi Masa 423 S. Phillips Ave. 977-6968 Cuisine: Japanese Sushi Masa offers an extensive variety of meat and vegetarian dishes.



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& Pom Classes!

H Birthday Parties! H Daycare Days! dakota spirit cheerleading 3910 W. 59th Street • Sioux Falls 605-373-0414 • 60

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Bracco 5001 S. Western Ave. 338-4386 Cuisine: Island, Asian, Creole, American Incredible island drink menu – Liquid Therapy! Enjoy the outdoor patio and unique tastes for everyone. Paramount Studio Cocktail & Food 301 S. Phillips Ave. 332-5681 Cuisine: Drinks and appetizers Come downtown to the latest Minerva’s Restaurant family bar for flatbreads, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts—plus a full liquor bar.

Upscale Mix of Finery by Thea Miller Ryan • Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography


ome describe the upscale Crawford’s restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls as “Wild West meets gypsy.” While those two types of people may not agree in real life, mixing the two in décor is something Crawford’s does well. The description of the popular downtown bar and restaurant is accurate. The cowhide-paneled bar and reclaimed wood tables look funky next to the hand painted, jeweled wallpaper and Moroccan chandeliers. It’s a mix of masculine meets feminine, and history meets hometown. The bar top is Sioux Quartzite – a stone taken from nearby quarries. This stone is special and features some perfectly white circles called “moons.” Legend says the moons are where spirits have touched the stone and left their mark. Spirits touching the stone these days include innovative cocktails and an extensive wine and beer list. The food is tempting and flavorful – a prime cut of steak and wild-caught salmon were carefully selected to be on a menu that includes weekly features Tuesdays through Saturdays and Sunday brunch features. Crawford’s 214 S Phillips Avenue • Downtown Sioux Falls • 605-332-5333

Crawford’s took its name from the tiles at the front door, paving the way for Crawford’s Men’s Wear customers from the 1960s. The building’s history goes much deeper than this, though. Guests today can still see the black soot line running up the men’s bathroom brick wall where meat was smoked when the building was home to Bauch’s Meats in 1896. A blood trough still runs along the north cellar wall and a rusty

nail hangs in the quartzite wall under one of the large gilded mirrors, as testament to the building’s origins. Today, customers discover the sound of live music on Sunday nights and the laughter in conversation while dining in a place where detail is everything. Craw ford’s. Downtown Sioux Falls.

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Celebrating the “Other White Meat” Pork Boasts Both Nutritional and Flavorful Benefits By Jill Funke • Photos courtesy of the SD Pork Producers Council


he South Dakota Pork Producers Council helps consumers find new ways to cook pork, as well as learn about where their food comes from, which helps business for pork producers. In this quest, they have used pork month to hand out pork bacon cheeseburger sack lunches to farmers during harvest, and they have made appearances at area grocery stores to showcase how versatile pork is. Stacy Sorlien, the Chili Rub Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Program and Communication Director for the South Dakota Pork Producers Council, likes to highlight the nutritional value of pork. “Over the last thirty years, pork has become leaner and contains less saturated fat. Pork tenderloin, the healthiest cut of pork, is actually just as lean as a skinless chicken breast,” Sorlien says. “Recently, the pork tenderloin received the American Heart Association’s Heart Healthy Checkmark, which means it can be marked and promoted as a heart-healthy product. Pork is also a great source of America’s protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, phosphorus Favorite Pork Chops and niacin, as well as a very good source of potassium, riboflavin, and zinc.”


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Barbecue Pork Sandwich

Company’s Coming Pork Roast

“Over the last thirty years, pork has become leaner and contains less saturated fat. Pork tenderloin, the healthiest cut of pork, is actually just as lean as a skinless chicken breast.” ~ Stacy Sorlien

Comparing pork to other meat options, Sorlien says that there are seven common cuts of pork that are leaner than a skinless chicken thigh, and there are many ways to cook different cuts. “This makes it a very versatile option for those looking to keep lean protein on the menu in their homes, without getting stuck in a dinner rut,” she says. Yet, many people may lack knowledge about the variety of pork cuts and array of preparation methods. “Many people feel that pork is dry and tough, but that is not the case,” Sorlien says. “When cooked properly, pork can be a very delicious and healthy protein.” She also says that current FDA guidelines recommend cooking fresh pork to 145 degrees Fahrenheit with a three minute rest period, which allows the pork to continue cooking without direct heat and traps the flavorful juices within the meat. Versatility is another attractive feature of pork. Sorlien explains that it can be prepared quickly for the family that is on the go, or with just a little effort in the morning, pork can be cooked slowly during the day to be ready by dinner time. “A loin can be cut into strips or cubes and then used in a stir-fry with all of your favorite vegetables and flavors, or thrown on the grill for quick kabobs,” she says. “A great slow-cook method is to brown the outside of a pork butt roast, and then let it roast on low heat all day. The pork will fall right off the bone and can be used for pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, or chili.” She recommends that families add their favorite seasonings to keep the meat flavorful. Celebrate National Pork Month this October by trying out a new pork recipe. For some delicious pork recipes and preparation tips, visit their website at

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Recipes To D.I.Y. For! Local Restaurant Favorites Spezia Creamy Pesto Alfredo 2 cups Heavy Cream 2/3 cup Parmesan 1/4 Tb Pepper 1/2 tsp Salt 1/3 cup Alfredo Sauce 1. Mix cream, Parmesan and spices 2. Mix Alfredo and your favorite Pesto sauce to flavor 3. Mix with your favorite pasta

Spezia Crab Artichoke Bake 1 1/4 lb of Cream Cheese 2/3 flats of Real Butter chips 4 1/2 oz Mayo 1 can White Crab Meat 1 can Claw Crab Meat 6 oz Marinated Artichokes 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1/2 Tbsp Savory Pepper Blend 1/2 tsp Tbsp Dill Weed 1 small container of Seafood Royal Salad

Make sure you weight your mayo on a scale Drain your crab meat and artichokes very well. Heat your first three ingredients together in steamer and then mix Add remaining ingredients and mix very well.


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Bracco Jerk Sauce 2 1/2 Tbsp Honey 1 Tb 3/4 tsp Sugar 5 oz. A-1 Sauce 1/4 c Hot Water 2 1/2 Tb Green Onions 2 1/2 Tb Fresh Garlic 1 Tb 3/4 tsp Vinegar 2 1/2 Tb Jerk Spice 3 oz. Ketchup 1/2 Tb Worcestershire Sauce Makes 1 Quart

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2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet South Dakota winters can provide challenging conditions, which area resident Teresa Jackson considered when she contemplated the purchase of a new vehicle. Determining that a quality, all-wheel drive vehicle would best suit her needs, Jackson selected the 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet at Graham Automotive. “I was worried at first that a convertible wouldn’t be soundproof or maintain consistent temperatures, but with the sophisticated power top, it works really well,” she says. Although the many safety features, including the rear-view camera, were considered when Jackson made the purchase, it was the dealership’s service that impressed her the most. “Trust and honesty in the car and the people who stand behind their product and service was the most important feature, and Graham Auto met those qualifications.”

2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL When pondering the acquisition of a new vehicle, area resident Amber Larsen concluded that fuel economy was one of her top priorities. Opting for the fuel efficient 2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL from Graham Automotive, she feels that she maximized her transportation dollars. “Since I lease cars, I was looking for the most features my budget would afford,” she says. “Graham Automotive afforded me much more car for my budget.  The entire process was pressure-free and they made me feel comfortable in my decision. Everything was as promised, when promised.” Comparing her vehicle with other models from various manufacturers, Larsen said that the Passat SEL alone offered extra features including navigation and leather seating. “Additionally, the safety rating and included maintenance were also contributing factors that drew me to the Passat.”


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restoration—finding the beauty in the old, and making it something new to you. You won’t want to skip our home feature on page 72. Check out the photos and read the story of one man’s work to recapture elements of his childhood home while adding his own modern twist when he renovates an old house. Thinking about gutting your bathroom? Read our “What to Expect” on page 82 before you dive in.

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...That Gave Its Walls A Reason To Talk By Jennifer Dumke Photos by Cipher Imaging Architectural Photography


or nearly a century, this rustic homestead just outside of Hartford, S.D., weathered wars, a depression and countless nailbiting storms. But unlike most old homes, the story-and-a-half structure that sat amongst a bevy of dilapidated outbuildings bore walls that said very little. In fact, they said nothing at all. That is until homebuilder Dudley Deffenbaugh first set eyes on the opportunity. “Sometimes you don’t look for the work—it finds you,” Deffenbaugh says as he sits in his newly renovated home. “This is me; this is my style.” says Deffenbaugh, owner of Deffenbaugh Homes. But what exactly is his style? For the last twelve years, he’s been creating custom dream homes for others. During this time, he’s certainly been exposed to a plethora of unique tastes. But when it came to where he hung his hat, it was all about using what you have. october/november 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N


Growing up on a South Dakota farm may have influenced Deffenbaugh’s decision to purchase a fixer-upper farm located on the outskirts of Sioux Falls, but what he did with the property is a true reflection of his personality and love for restoration. “It definitely would have been easier to have just torn this old house down,” he says. “About all that’s left are the exterior walls and supports.” Instead, Deffenbaugh embarked on a journey that left him living out of a barn and spending countless hours tearing down old buildings, salvaging the aged-toperfection wood. Whether used as part of the architecture or to create custom-made furniture, one could say that other walls may be doing the talking now. “I built this coffee table top using a slab of a bur oak tree,” Deffenbaugh says. “It appears to be about 150 years old if you look at the number of rings.” He finishes it off with a stump support and a pair of rawhide chairs. All that’s needed is the glow of the fireplace. But even without a glow, the fireplace, from Fireplace Professionals, is still eye-catching with its unique use of stone. “I wanted it to look like lava,” he says, referring to the pinkish stone that appears to be slowly seeping from the wall. The open concept of the family room and kitchen are original to the 1920s home. However, not much of the


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original home is left. The kitchen, with its modern conveniences, blends perfectly with the rustic countryside style seen throughout the rest of the home. With reclaimed wide plank wood floors from an old warehouse, tree stump supports and heavy timber beams, Deffenbaugh added rustic metal and timeworn, wrought iron antiques as accents. But there is a hint of new when needed. “I had to be careful to not go over the top,” he says. So the kitchen cabinets may give old world charm, but they were actually custom made from Sioux Falls Kitchen and Bath. Same is true with the stainless steel appliances from Karl’s and the granite countertops with glass mosaic backsplash from Syverson Tile and Stone. The large center island adds contrast with distressed glazed cabinets and slabs of pine for the countertop. “I think the touches of new give a contemporary, modern feel,” he says. This is somewhat of an oxymoron when paired with the house, yet Deffenbaugh, with his skill for design and building, manages to pull it off effortlessly.

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With virtually no neighbors in sight, the large windows and sliding patio doors remain open for now. Although Deffenbaugh does very little to block natural sunlight, the dual patios feature cedar pergolas that keep rays to a minimum inside the home. Adding to the functionality of the kitchen is the cozy seating area, which includes plush furniture, a flat screen television, computer area and miniature wine cabinet. “I’ve always wanted to live on a farm again,” he says. Going back to his roots, Deffenbaugh even salvaged materials from his childhood farm to use as accents in his new home. “This large piece of wood came from my dad’s pasture.” It’s now aged to perfection and mounted on the wall in the great room. With vaulted ceilings, weathered bronze tile, creamy walls and new wood trim from Builder’s Millwork and Window, Deffenbaugh made sure to blend the old with the new in his home. An open staircase acts as an elongated bar with reclaimed tin and pine slabs for countertops. Looking up, there literally is a bail fork from a hayloft dangling above your head that’s been transformed into a light fixture. “See here, it’s held by a pulley,” Deffenbaugh says. Add Edison style light bulbs with cages, and what you get is a one-of-a-kind light fixture.

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“It definitely isn’t cheaper to use reclaimed materials,” he says. “Take, for instance, this main floor bathroom sink.” Although part of the addition, what would have been your typical “water closet” is anything but with a hollowed out bur oak stump and vessel sink. And not only is it not cheaper, it certainly isn’t quicker. In fact, Deffenbaugh took up residence in a barn while working on his labor of love. “Today, the barn is more of a party room, “ he says of the quaint loft-style space located just steps away from the main house. Having served its original purpose for Deffenbaugh, today he’s transforming it into a shop or small apartment. With a warehouse-style stainless steel railing from Quality Welding, the top story of the original home is now a spacious master bedroom with a large master bath and walk-in closet. Taking a more subtle approach, the floors are plush carpets, the walls are a subdued grey and ample lights give a natural glow to the simplistic furnishings. A combination media wall and fireplace act as a central hub. “I had to change the style of the home to accommodate the walk-in shower,” Deffenbaugh says. Not typical of a 1920s home, a cupola with windows was a necessary adjustment for the shower. On the inside, the bathroom is glossy and bright with creamy travertine tile, dual sinks and a retro-style soaker air tub.


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For guests and entertaining, the lower level family room and bar area was yet another opportunity for Deffenbaugh to go out on a limb with creativity. With a reclaimed wood countertop and old wagon rail footrest, the quaint space features an old tin ceiling and nostalgic accents. For the floors, Deffenbaugh chose elongated wood-style tile to contrast with the rustic cherry cabinets. A granite countertop with bronze bucket vessel sink is finished off with a contemporary glass mosaic backsplash. To utilize the space under the stairs, Deffenbaugh created a custom distressed wood bookshelf that has a door to additional storage or potential playroom. Finished off with soft upholstery and a flat screen television, and this lower level turns into a relaxing getaway. Leading into an open area with two additional bedrooms and full bath, Deffenbaugh chose to create a rock wall with an arched doorway. “I love to add interest where I can,” he says. “I look at this home as opportunity.” But don’t let the reclaimed materials and historic flair fool you. This home was built with modern conveniences and the most efficient, sturdy materials. “I don’t know much about this home’s past,” says Deffenbaugh. But after a lot of blood, sweat and tears, Deffenbaugh has certainly created a home with a future. SFW

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What To Expect: Bathroom Remodeling Don’t Get Caught in the Ripple Effect By Jennifer Dumke


ou’ve seen it before. The beautiful bathrooms on television where waterfall faucets fill glass vessel sinks and large sunflower showerheads glisten against a sea of mosaic tile and stone. You think, “That could be my bathroom.” And it can be. But depending on your existing bathroom, budget and timeline, your dream bath may create a tidal wave of emotions. Here are some remodeling tips from the pros at Rosewood Homes that will help keep your dream bath from sinking.

Drained Out? You’re on the path to your dream bath, so be careful not to get caught in the battle of the budget. Rachael Weissenburger, owner of Rosewood Homes, advises getting estimates and says to avoid basing your decision solely on what is cheapest. “If an estimate is too cheap, they may have forgotten something that will need to be added or changed later,” Rachael says. Another concern is the quality of products. “Customers can be disappointed if their budget doesn’t match their expectations, especially if it’s in the middle of the project.” To keep on course, she suggests homeowners select their products prior to starting the project so they have a better idea of what it will cost.

Design Time It’s easy to look at a photo of a bathroom in a magazine and say, “I want that.” But when it gets down to selecting products, it can be overwhelming and stressful. 82

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“People often have a hard time envisioning products in their space,” Rachael says. It’s easy to look at sample boards, but when remodeling an existing space, not all equipment, like tubs and sinks, will fit in the space allowed.

“We try to help our customers envision the finished product as best as we can, but the ultimate decision comes from the homeowner,” Rachael says. Bathrooms offer ample opportunity to get creative. Just remember that going

custom can create extra stress in coordinating products, utilizing proper scale and ensuring functionality. If you’re not a professional, this can easily turn into a full-time job. And Rachael warns that making design selection changes in the midst of a remodel will add time and cost to the project.

“When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, the overall cost can be stressful, especially if customers have a larger list than normal and assume they can complete the remodel for a lower amount than the actual price.” Rachael Weissenburger ~ Rosewood Homes Demo Dilemmas The process of a bathroom remodel can be frustrating. There is the mess, the anxiety about the remodel’s progress, and the hassle of not being able to use your bathroom while it’s under construction. And while catching potential mistakes or problems during the construction phase can be helpful, it’s usually best to remain calm and keep focused on the finished product. Rachael suggests communicating with your builder frequently so you’re familiar with every step of the process to avoid added stress and miscommunication. Are you looking for a sprucedup space to hang your towel? Simply send your questions or story ideas to Rachael@ SFW october/november 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N


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Can Hearing Aids Make You Look Younger?


earing aids” and “youth” are two words not often seen in the same sentence. Modern hearing aid technology makes these dissimilar terms compatible. Hearing aids, as common as they seem, are an untapped resource. They are capable of improving quality of life to such an extent that more than one hearing aid user from Stanford Hearing Aids has “gotten their youth back” once they began wearing amplification. The advantages of hearing aids go way beyond the obvious benefits. The intended purpose of hearing aids is to improve access to speech and environmental auditory information. The simple act of enhanced hearing opens the doors to a plethora of additional side effects.

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Someone with hearing loss, who manages their impairment by wearing hearing aids, may experience the following: Increased Interest in Social Activities: While hearing loss is very isolating, hearing aids are freeing. Wearing hearing aids lets you enjoy the activities and conversations you might have otherwise missed.

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Improved Working Relationships and Greater Earning Power: Individuals with hearing loss tend to receive fewer job promotions than peers with normal hearing. By addressing your hearing loss, you can remove this barrier to professional success. Improved Interpersonal Relationships: Who doesn’t want to connect to their loved ones? Hearing aid users experience greater intimacy and effective communication with their families. Less communication breakdowns results in less discord between spouses! Improved Belief That You are in Control of Your Life: Nothing makes a person seem younger than self-confidence. By taking control of hearing loss, hearing aids remove many of the barriers that may hold you back from living the life you want to live. Allow the professionals at Stanford Hearing Aids to help you maintain your youth through better hearing. Stanford Hearing Aids has the expertise and experience needed to help you navigate adjusting to life with hearing aids. We offer a frank and honest discussion about your hearing and communication needs. To schedule an appointment with Stanford Hearing Aids, call (605) 338-6251. Stanford Hearing Aids is located at 301 West 14th St. in Sioux Falls.

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Check out page 90 to read one woman’s journey to achieve fitness both before and during pregnancy. October is Dental Hygiene Month, so we’re bringing you some tips to make sure you keep your pearly whites bright and healthy. Read our tips on page 94. On page 100, we cover a story on a practice that could bring new hope to the many people that suffer from depression. Finally, we know nutrition is at the core of a healthy lifestyle. We give you some tasty ideas for healthy eating on page 102.

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Becoming Fit To Be A Mother

Attaining a Healthy, Happy Pregnancy By Jill A. Funke • Photos by Margaret Pennock


regnancy can be a difficult time for some women. Recent mother Sara Schut knew that pregnancy could be taxing on her body, so she made a commitment to retain her active lifestyle even before she was expecting. “By the time we knew we were going to try and get pregnant, I had already been running regularly and would go to the gym and lift weights,” Schut says. Upon learning she was pregnant, Schut took steps to ensure that her fitness activities were healthy for the baby. “I talked with my doctor to find out what I should and should not be doing,” she says. While she stopped intense weightlifting sessions, Schut continued to run two miles per day, four times a week until she was well into her third trimester. “After I was seven months along, I walked about 30 minutes a day on the treadmill, and some days I would walk another 30 minutes at night.” Like many expectant mothers, Schut was advised to stay active throughout her pregnancy, which was welcome advice for her. “It was nice that exercising was safe for the baby and that it was encouraged.” In addition to running and walking, Schut also performed exercises to strengthen the muscles she would be using in labor and delivery. While Schut found great benefits from running during her pregnancy, she realizes that every woman is different and every pregnancy can be different. Not every pregnant lady would feel comfortable engaging in running or jogging, and experts say that walking can be a very effective way to boost pregnancy health. Walking is a great exercise choice as it places less stress on knees and ankles than running, which is nice since these joints may already be working


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harder to support the extra weight that often accompanies pregnancy. Swimming is another activity recommended for pregnant women as it helps give knees, ankles and the back a break from supporting extra pregnancy weight. At the same time, swimming provides cardiovascular benefits while it exercises muscle groups in both the arms and the legs.

“I like feeling healthy, and being in shape prior to becoming pregnant was a main factor in my healthy pregnancy.” ~ Sara Schut

Exercising was only one part of Schut’s healthy pregnancy. She also practiced good eating habits and supplemented her diet with iron. “I was told you don’t need a lot more calories while pregnant. You should just concentrate on eating more healthy foods,” she says. That wasn’t hard for Schut, as she found herself craving fruit. Another important factor of feeling good during pregnancy is getting enough rest, which Schut also made a priority. Considering her health before, during and after her pregnancy, Schut says that her mission was always to take care of herself. “I like feeling healthy, and being in shape prior to becoming pregnant was a main factor in my healthy pregnancy,” she says. Staying active during her pregnancy helped Schut find the motivation to resume her fitness activities as soon as possible after her baby was born. Luckily, mother and baby are both enjoying walks together, treasuring both the moments together and the movement. SFW

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All About Allergies Do Your Homework to Keep Your Kids Safe at School By Jennifer Dumke


reparing to send your child to school can sometimes be overwhelming, and if your child suffers from an allergy condition, you could be facing much more preparation than just purchasing the right pencil. But the key to keeping your children safe at school against allergies comes down to identifying, educating and managing the condition. Dr. Laura Larsen, Board Certified Otolaryngologist for Midwest Ear Nose Throat, offers advice on keeping your kids out of the allergy danger zone. Identify If you know your child has an allergy, you’re actually ahead of the curve because it can sometimes be difficult to identify allergies and their triggers. Even if your child hasn’t been diagnosed with an allergy, it’s best to know allergic symptoms in case your child comes in contact with a trigger or develops an allergy. Dr. Larsen says the most common allergies are either food or envi-


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ronmental. Yes, those furry classroom pets could set off an allergic reaction if your child has an allergy to dander, which is classified as an environmental allergy. Dr. Larsen adds that other common indoor environmental allergies include dust mites, mold and cockroaches. Hay fever, or ragweed allergy, is a common outdoor allergy. Since its peak season corresponds with the start of school (mid-August to late October), it can also be a problem. For some children, food allergies can be a serious problem. Most people are familiar with peanut and milk allergies, but other common catalysts include tree nuts, soy, eggs and wheat. If you suspect your child is suffering from a food allergy, Dr. Larsen says to be on the lookout for identifiable symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing or rash. “Food allergies can also cause abdominal symptoms such as diarrhea or stomach ache,” Dr. Larsen says. “Rarely do food allergies, even in a highly sensitive patient, trigger serious life-threatening reactions such as anaphylaxis. But if anaphylaxis is suspected, epinephrine is

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recommended. Peanuts and tree nuts do account for 90 percent of these serious reactions.” Educate While your kids go to school to learn, it’s up to the parents to educate others if their child suffers from a known allergy. “There must be communication between school officials, teachers and parents if a child is highly sensitive, especially if to peanut or tree nuts,” Dr. Larsen says. Often times, this requires the cooperation of many people – including other students. Although Dr. Larsen says school isn’t the biggest hurdle for kids with food allergies, she does add that often times children whose diet has been carefully monitored at home can create anxiety for the parent when they venture into an uncontrolled environment. “Serious reactions to food are infrequent, and although they can never be totally avoided, they can be managed,” Dr. Larsen says.  

You can reduce the chances of an allergic reaction at school but never eliminate them. There must be communication between school officials, teachers and parents if a child has a highly sensitive allergy. Dr. Laura Larsen, Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Midwest Ear Nose Throat Manage The number one way to manage an allergy is quite simple: avoid it. But when dealing with large numbers of children, numerous environments and various foods, that can be quite a challenge. With the number of children suffering from allergies increasing, schools are taking extra precautions. Dr. Larsen warns this can give a false sense of security. “With respect to food allergies, it’s reasonable to attempt avoidance at school by peanut-free zones in the lunch rooms or restrictions on a particular classroom if a child with severe peanut/tree nut allergies is in attendance,” she says. But even with restrictions, reactions can still occur. “You can reduce the chances of a reaction but you can never eliminate them.” Dr. Larsen recommends emergency epinephrine auto injectors be available at school for the highlysensitive child. “It’s better to over-treat if you suspect an anaphylactic reaction than to under-treat.” And when in doubt, Dr. Larsen suggests to check with your physician to ensure your child remains safe, healthy and productive in SFW the classroom.

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October is Dental Hygiene Month

“Keep them healthy. Keep them clean.” By Dr. JoAnn Yanez, N.D., M.P.H.


ental Hygiene Month is a public health campaign promoting easy ways for patients to incorporate simple oral health regimens into their lives at all ages.

THE EARLY YEARS Did you know that oral health starts before a child gets their first tooth? Simply wiping the gums after feedings will minimize future plaque build up. When the first tooth comes in, get the little one excited about brushing with a child-sized toothbrush and pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Flossing can start, but it should be supervised until age six or seven when dexterity develops to do it on their own. Additionally, a child’s first dental visit should occur within six months after their first tooth comes in. One practice to avoid is putting babies to bed with a bottle other than water. Sugars in milk or juice can cause ‘bottle rot,’ early tooth decay and gingivitis.

Tips to prepare for the first dentist visit. Fear is often learned, so how you frame the dental visit makes a big impact on your child’s perception. 1 Set a good example by keeping your own hygiene and dental visits. Dr. Lineweber of the Family Dental Center recommends that parents bring their child when they have a hygiene appointment so that child can watch and get used to the office. 2. Dr. Lineweber also suggests scheduling visits when children are most likely to be rested; mornings tend to be best. 3. Don’t use words like “hurt” or “pain.” Even saying things like “This won’t hurt,” can get a child thinking about pain. Emphasize the positive. 4. Leave your negative dental experiences out of earshot. 5. Lastly, encourage discussion of their feelings about the visit.

OLDER CHILDREN Prevention is key. Instill healthy nutritional habits, like avoiding juice or sugar sweetened beverages and instead offer water whenever possible. Hard candies and sugary snacks should be replaced with whole fruits, vegetables and proteins. Brushing and flossing habits started in early childhood should be rein94

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forced and maintained. If your child has braces, ask your dentist about special orthodontic toothbrushes and flossing techniques. According to Dr. Schiek of Crist & Wenande Orthodontics, “Patients who don’t take good care of their braces during treatment can end up with decalcification of the enamel, cavities, or gum disease.” Also remember that dental appliances (night guards and retainers) require daily care as well. Dr. Schiek also recommends using dental guards during activities to avoid trauma to teeth and appliances. In case of accidental permanent tooth loss: 1. Hold the tooth by the crown – not the root. 2. Gently rinse the tooth for 10 seconds in running water. Do not scrub!

3. Place the tooth back in the socket or in cold milk. If you replace it in the socket, make sure the tooth is positioned correctly (not rotated or flipped backwards). Another option is to hold the tooth inside your cheek to keep it covered with saliva just don’t swallow it! Anything, even water, is better than dry storage. Then call your dentist as soon as you can.

ADOLECENTS Reinforcing hygiene habits is key. Topics like tongue piercings (which bring risk of infection and permanent tooth damage), smoking and oral health risks, eating disorders and their damage to enamel, as well as education on the dental impact of sugar and sports drinks should occur at this time.

ADULT HEALTH According to the American Dental Association, it is estimated that 75 percent of Americans have some form of periodontal disease. Early detection reduces risk of permanent damage to teeth and gums and can prevent costly treatment later on. Dr. Lineweber recommends professional visits every six months. Regular visits are important because gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, is usually painless and may not be detected on your own.

GERIATRICS With this population, medication, systemic illness and dry mouth are often the biggest issues. According to Dr. Lineweber, “Dry mouth places adults at higher risk for cavities since there is less saliva to wash away food and bacteria.” She recommends water throughout day and/or a mouth rinse. It is also important to remember to remove dentures at night to give tissue a rest. The American Dental Association generally suggests the following tips for a great smile and good oral health. 1. Brush for two minutes, twice per day. 2. Floss daily *Flossing tip: Keep floss by the remote and do it while watching TV. 3. Rinse with mouthwash. 4. Visit your dentist twice a year. 5. Unless someone has jaw joint pain (TMD), chewing sugar-free gum after meals mechanically removes plaque, stimulates saliva to buffer acids, and xylitol inhibits strep mutants that metabolize sugars into acid causing cavities. By following these simple steps and establishing good habits, you have a better chance of having a healthy mouth. SFW

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention is Key Do You Know the Facts? By Brianna Venekamp


very year, approximately 620 individuals will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung Cancer is not easy to treat because it’s usually in a more advanced state when officially diagnosed. Prevention is key! Take this quiz to see if you know the facts about lung cancer. Question 1: True or False? More women die from breast cancer each year than lung cancer. False.

Denise Kolba, director of health partnerships for the American Cancer Society, says that even though more women are diagnosed with breast cancer, more women will actually die each year from lung cancer. “This year in South Dakota, 110 women will die from breast cancer, compared to 450 from lung cancer,” says Charlotte Hofer, public relations manager for the American Cancer Society. “Lung cancer will cause more deaths than breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancers combined.” Question 2: True or False? Only people who smoke get lung cancer.


“Even nonsmokers are affected by smoking -- 3,400 people die each year nationwide of lung cancer from second-hand smoke, And although non-smokers can get lung cancer, the fact is that 90% of lung cancer deaths for women are caused by smoking,” Hofer says. Question 3: True or False? The best thing you can do to reduce your risk of getting lung cancer is to stop smoking. True. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking is the leading risk factor in developing lung cancer, causing about 90 percent of lung cancers in the United States. The first way to lower your risk for lung cancer is to stop smoking.


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Exercising five days per week for at least 30 minutes per day, eating a healthy plant-based diet, selecting lean meats, and including five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day also helps reduce your risks. Question 4: True or False? Quitting smoking is close to impossible. False. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. Yet approximately one in six women over the age of 18 smoke, and 47 million Americans smoke. The Great American Smoke Out, hosted by the American Cancer Society, is an annual nationwide event that encourages people to quit smoking. “The idea behind this event is that if you can quit for one day, you can quit forever,” Hofer says. This year, the American Cancer Society will host the 37th annual Great American Smoke Out on Nov. 15. The event encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit—an important step toward reducing their risks of developing lung cancer. Question 5: True of False? Quitting is easier if you get help. True. Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can provide resources and support to help you be successful. To learn about available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit their website SFW

Cares for Cancer CPS-3 Study Proves Power in Prevention By Jennifer Dumke Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography


hat is cancer?” It seemed like a simple question from fiveyear-old Ciana Stiefel. But for her mother, Breann Stiefel, the answer wasn’t quite as simple. It’s situations like this that led the mother/daughter duo to enroll in the Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3). In fact, even Breann’s mother Bonnie Rippentrop decided to participate. “My reason for signing up was to help win the battle with cancer,” says Rippentrop. “The American Cancer Society is just thrilled with the response from the community. Reaching 205 percent of projected enrollment is reason to celebrate. For a smaller community like Sioux Falls to garner so much support for cancer research is phenomenal. The American Cancer Society wants to thank the community for embracing CPS-3! ~ Charlotte Hofer, Public Relations Manager, American Cancer Society

Having lost her mother-in-law to cancer several years ago, Rippentrop is proud to have an opportunity to honor the past and shape the future. “My mother-in-law passed away only three weeks after she was diagnosed,” she says. “My children missed many years with her because of that. No parent or grandparent should have to miss those very important years of watching a child grow.” Hundreds of others in the Sioux Falls area also felt empowered to make a change, which is why Sioux Falls is leading the nation for participation with 1,534 enrolled in the CPS-3 study. “There are so many incredible stories as to why people in the community signed up,” says Charlotte Hofer, Public Relations Manager for the American Cancer Society. “We are just thankful for the outpouring of response.” The CPS-3 is a grassroots effort led by the American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program that studies a number of factors that cause or prevent cancer with the hopes to ultimately eliminate cancer both today and for the future. Factors that are studied include lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic aspects. Thank you to the Sioux Falls 2012 CPS-3 partner sites at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Citibank, City of Sioux Falls, First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard and Sanford Health for their participation in the 2012 CPS-3 Cancer Study. For more information on the study, please visit the website: www.

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Taking Action to End Breast Cancer

Sanford Health BioBank to Drive Research By Stacy Jones, Sanford Health


earing a ball cap to cover the hair that’s slowly returning after chemotherapy treatments, Lou Waltner pours hot cups of coffee and gives out words of encouragement every day to Sanford Health cancer patients. The 62-year-old woman has a connection with many of the women who stop by the Sanford coffee shop where she works. Waltner is the first donor to the Sanford Health BioBank and she wants nothing more than to end breast cancer. She hopes that the biorepository for blood and DNA samples will drive new medical discoveries and advance Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Research. “I’m so proud to be the first one,” Waltner says. “I hate the idea of my daughter, my granddaughters or any other woman having to go through this.” A family tragedy The disease took Waltner’s mother, Delores, when Waltner was only 10 years old. The death broke apart her family and she spent her childhood in a foster home. Waltner, who says she always wished she knew what it was like to grow up with a mother, finished her own chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer successfully this winter. Waltner didn’t hesitate when Sanford officials asked her last year if she’d like to give a blood sample to become part of the biobank. The biobank is part of a new initiative aimed at creating a turning point in breast cancer care. Sanford Health is collecting general health information and a blood sample from thousands of people. The biobank will accelerate new research, allowing scientists to start new studies without having to search each time for volunteers. Samples are housed in a 1,600 square-foot laboratory at


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the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, where a special robotic processing system and state-of-the-art refrigeration system ensure the samples remain organized and safe. Paving the way The hospital coffee shop barista was part of the announcement and celebration of Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Research in August 2011. The gift from Denny Sanford, whose mother Edith

died of the disease when he was two, has led to new efforts to fight breast cancer, including the biobank. “Having cancer is something that I would never wish for anyone, but my cancer did lead to a lot of positive things,” Waltner says. “I’m happy to share my story if it can help another woman avoid cancer.” Waltner worked at the coffee shop during most of her treatments, struggling some days with exhaustion. It was important for her to keep up her normal schedule and to interact with others, including patients who shared their stories. A way to give back Just a few days ago, one of the patients she’d gotten to know stopped to give Waltner a hug and tearfully say goodbye and thank you. The patient’s treatments were over and she was happily going home to heal and recuperate. “Those connections mean a lot to me,” she says. “It’s an honor to me. It really helps me and it helps them.” Today she feels well and appreciates every moment of her life. She’s looking forward to the birth of a new granddaughter and she talks to other women about taking the time to take care of their health and the future health of others. “Go to your checkups and get your mammograms,” Waltner said. “Don’t hesitate to donate to their biobank. Just call and make an appointment. It’s something all of us can do.” For more information on the Sanford Health BioBank, visit or call the BioBank at (866) 808-5098. SFW

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New Hope For Depression Sufferers TMS can help when medications fail By Donna Farris Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


epression is the most common mental health disorder, and an estimated one in 10 adults suffers from it. The good news is that depression is readily treatable with a combination of medication and talk therapy. The bad news is, not everyone responds to medication or can tolerate the side effects. “Depression is a treatable brain disorder that’s as much a medical disorder as diabetes is, or any other chronic illness you can name,” said Dr. Matthew Stanley, psychiatrist with Avera Behavioral Health Center and Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Associates. “Traditional therapies such as medication, psychotherapy and ECT have their place in the treatment of depression, but there is still a large number of patients we’re not able to provide a treatment for that’s acceptable or effective,” Dr. Stanley said. A new treatment, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), promises to help more people experience relief from depression, without unwanted side effects such as weight gain, insomnia or loss of libido, which some people experience on antidepressants. The prefrontal cortex of the brain, thought to control mood, is known to be underactive in sufferers of depression. TMS uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate that area and restore it to normal function, thus lifting depression symptoms. TMS is a treatment for people who have failed to find relief from at least one depression medication. The treatment, recently approved by the FDA, is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment. There’s no need for anesthesia or sedatives.


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TMS involves about an hour-long visit every day, Monday through Friday, for four to six weeks. The patient sits in a reclining chair, and the magnetic coil is placed against the patient’s head.

“Electromagnetic technology, similar to MRI but more focused energy, has a long-term record of safety,” Dr. Stanley said. The patient hears a clicking sound, and feels a tapping sensation on the head. “The patient is awake and alert throughout the procedure, and may return to normal activity immediately after treatment,” he said. Chelsy Walsh of Sioux Falls has suffered from depression for the past 15 years, since age 14. She was seeking greater relief from depression symptoms and wanted to get off medications if possible, due to adverse side effects. A full course of TMS treatments has resulted in a noted improvement for Chelsy. One of her medications has been decreased, and she hopes her dosage can continue to be lowered gradually as time progresses. “It’s helped my mood drastically and my outlook on life,” Chelsy said. “It’s also decreased my anxiety level, and helped my ability to sleep.” Patients may feel some discomfort on the scalp, which is noticed the most at the first treatment and then diminishes at future treatments. Otherwise, there are very few side effects. There is a rare chance (about 1 in 30,000) of seizures. Chelsy said the procedure is not painful or bothersome. “The atmosphere in the room is calming, so it’s actually a pretty calming experience.” Some insurance companies cover the treatment on a case-by-case basis. With newly approved therapies, it sometimes takes time before health insurance companies provide complete coverage. “Many people experience significant benefits,” Dr. Stanley said. In clinical trials, one in two patients improved significantly, and one in three patients were completely free of symptoms. “Along with medication and psychotherapy, we’re able to use TMS to help more patients experience remission,” Dr. Stanley said. To learn more about depression and other behavioral health conditions, go to or www. SFW

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Extra Credit Combos Health food combinations can boost nutritious benefits By Margaret Pennock


ood synergy, health benefits achieved by combining two or more healthy foods, can provide even more nutritional benefits than one food alone. According to Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, who authored 25 books (including “Food Synergy” in 2008), the facts about food synergy are a common thread in much food research completed over the past 10 years. “Research on individual nutrients has often been disappointing,” Magee says. “Approaching nutrition from this view of ‘synergy’ makes complete sense to me. I often say, ‘foods first and supplements second.’ The only way to truly know you’re getting nutrients in balanced amounts and in synergy with other nutrients - even those synergistic relationships scientists haven’t yet discovered – is to get nutrients and phytochemicals from whole food.” There aren’t many current books written for the public about food synergy. Magee notes that “Food-Drug Synergy and Safety,” a professional/scientific book, contains some diet-related synergy information. “Some research and medical articles also point to synergy between different food components,” Magee says. “Since my book was released in 2008, there has been more research data that supports many of the suggestions in my book.”


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Pomegranate Market’s Patricia Ammann says many different food combinations have been known to be beneficial. Vegans have long combined foods (i.e. rice and beans) to obtain complete proteins in their diet. “Beef and carrots are another good combination,” Ammann says. “Vitamin A in carrots is more effectively absorbed when it’s paired with protein. That could be beef, fish, chicken, any protein source.” “Food Synergy” discusses the synergy found in the Mediterranean diet’s dark, green leafy vegetables and mono-saturated fats combination. “The power is in the pattern – it’s not just about the olive oil,” Magee says. Ammann also says that the Mediterranean diet, rich in dark, leafy green vegetables and containing mono-saturated fats, is healthy in part because Vitamin C found in vegetables is more readily absorbed when the diet also includes healthy mono-saturated fats. “The list of beneficial food combinations is really endless,” Ammann says. “It just takes some time to read and find the food combinations that you’re searching for.” Ammann recommends going to as an ongoing source of current nutrition information. The site is sponsored by Maine’s Wild Blueberry Association of America to “broaden the conversation about health and wellness.” “They’re always discussing the newest health foods on the blog,” Ammann says. “Food synergy is often mentioned there.” Magee says that there is still much nutrition experts don’t know about how food components work synergistically. “In the past 10 years, scientists have identified hundreds of biologically active plant-food components called phytochemicals or phytonutrients,” Magee says. “A decade ago we didn’t know about phytochemicals like lycopene (found in tomatoes) or pterostilbene (contained in blueberries). We do know eating food as close to its natural form as possible is by far the best bet for improving health and preventing SFW disease.”


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ow many times do you remember being told not to stick anything in your ear? And did you listen? Chances are you have stuck something smaller than your elbow in your ear. But you’re not alone. Many South Dakotans use cotton swabs, their fingers, a bobby pin, even a pen or key to clean out their ears. And we think children are the only ones that need to be told or reminded about the elbow rule. So what’s the temptation; maybe an itch, excess water or just habit. Whatever the reason, the natural progression of ear wax can be disrupted by improper cleaning. “It’s very common to see people cleaning out their ears with various objects,” adds Denton Combs, board licensed and certified family nurse practitioner and owner of Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care. With over thirteen years working with this problem, Combs adds that earwax migrates out of the ear canal slowly and also provides a watertight surface for the sensitive ear canal. Self-cleaning can be harmful and disrupt the natural progression of the earwax out of the canal - which carries with it dirt and particles. “At Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care, we specialize in checking and cleaning ears using a method that involves a microscope and specialized tools and suction; which means no pain and no down time,” he says. So how do you know if you need your ears checked? Combs says a routine annual exam can indicate any need for proper cleaning or attention. For some people, excess wax is genetic. “For people with hearing aids, it’s almost a given that they have their ears checked for wax build-up and proper cleaning,” he says. Because the hearing aid pushes the wax back into the canal, blockage is more

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common. But even if you don’t have a hearing aid, other objects such as ear buds for listening to music and stethoscopes can cause similar issues. “Improper cleaning can lead to a perforated eardrum, which could result in partial and or permanent hearing loss,” Combs says. Although most damage can heal over time, more common self-cleaning troubles are infections, surface scrapes and scratches. “Our professional cleaning methods at Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care are highly safe and effective and are covered by Medicare and insurance companies,” Combs says. Yet he admits it’s not that complicated if you have the right tools. “Unlike some treatments that use water, our methods rely on being able to see perfectly with a microscope designed to look in ears and suction and precision instruments designed for cleaning ears, which makes our treatments safe and painless.  Overall, the best thing you can do to keep your ears healthy is to avoid probing the ear and allow the ear to keep its natural balance. If you are one of the thousands that have this problem come see Denton Combs and start having your ears cleaned the safe, painless, and precise way. For more information on the Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care or to schedule an appointment, please call (605) 274-3898. The Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care is located at 5124 S. Western Avenue, suite #4. Typically referrals aren’t necessary, and the procedure is covered by insurance but it’s always best to check with your insurance provider before making an appointment.  

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ife has never been easy for Vicki Kerkvliet. At just three weeks old, her arm broke while her mother was giving her a bath. “At first my parents were falsely accused of child abuse,” she says. “But after further examination, they saw that I had a bluish tint in the whites of my eyes that was an indication of a bigger issue.” She was eventually diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), more commonly known as brittle bone disease. After this, life was never the same for the Kerkvliet family in Larchwood, Iowa. Exceptionally close with her parents and siblings, Vicki is the youngest of six children. october/november 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N



y parents had to be so careful with me because my bones were so fragile,” Kerkvliet says. “My brothers and sisters would sit in a rocking chair and hold me. It was hard because they had to be so careful not to hurt me.” Although both Vicki and her family had to make sacrifices to cope with her disease, she led a fairly normal, happy childhood. She went to the same school that her brothers and sisters attended and was treated just like any other kid. “It’s really amazing looking back that people treated me like anybody else,” she says. “I went to a school where I was the only person in a wheelchair until I was in high school. My mom drove me into school every day until my friends could take me. My teachers made accommodations for me but didn’t make a big deal out of it.” However, the one thing that wasn’t the same was that Vicki suffered through several painful broken bones until she reached adolescence. At the age of five, she had rods inserted into her thigh bones to help keep them from breaking and re-breaking. “I cried a lot and I knew immediately when I had a broken bone,” she says. “I broke my scapula, my ribs—you name it. I’ve broken 30 bones, most when I was little. It was nice because my doctor let me stay at home instead of keeping me at the hospital. A lot of times when I had a fracture I just camped out on the couch at home, which was nice because at least then I got to interact with my family and friends.” Needing to be a ‘normal’ kid and wanting to be involved in a group activity, Vicki chose to play the flute when she was 10. “My family was very sports-oriented and of course that wasn’t something that I could do being in a wheelchair at that point, so my flute playing became my outlet to be involved with other kids my age,” Kerkvliet says. “I am a competitive person so it gave me something to strive for.”

“My family was very sports-oriented and of course that wasn’t something that I could do being in a wheelchair at that point, so my flute playing became my outlet to be involved with other kids my age. I am a competitive person, so it gave me something to strive for.”

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xcelling in music, Vicki w a s awarded a music scholarship from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Although it was a difficult choice to leave home and strike out on her own, Vicki knew she wanted to attend college and spread her wings. Following high school graduation, she gathered her courage and moved to Sioux Falls to enroll at Augustana. A very spiritual woman, it was an excellent choice for her but a very lonely one at first. “I had a lot of questions in my life at that time,” she says. “It was like, why me? I think a lot of people with disabilities do ask why this has happened to them. It was a big step to leave home and everything I knew and was comfortable with to go to college, and I felt pretty isolated the first semester. I did really depend on God at that point in my life.”

“I had a lot of questions in my life at that time. It was like, why me? I think a lot of people with disabilities do ask why this has happened to them.”


ut she stuck with it and doesn’t regret it to this day. Vicki graduated with a degree in religion with a minor in psychology. “At Augustana you’re required to take religion courses and they really intrigued me. They were great classes, and the more I took, the deeper the interest I felt. I had no idea what I would do with it since I’m a Catholic so being a pastor wasn’t an option.” Following graduation, Vicki found a use for her degree working for the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. “I was at the Diocese for five years and I’m very glad I chose that route,” she says. “I learned a lot more about people with all types of disabilities, not just physical ones. I really learned that everybody has abilities, gifts and talents, no matter what disability they have. I learned a lot from my clients rather than the other way around. It was an amazing experience.” Vicki also worked for rehabilitation services in Sioux Falls as a counselor aide for two and a half years and then moved forward to a position with Prairie Freedom Center for Independent Living (currently Independent Living Choices). “I was the development director, so I was responsible for public relations, fundraising and grant writing,” Vicki says.

Moving on, Vicki next became a benefits specialist for the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative and Rehabilitation Services. Her role was to educate people regarding how their social security and disability benefits would be affected by their employment. “Employment has been so important to me in my life, and it’s important that I have the opportunity to inspire others,” she says. “I tell people, ‘Yes, you can work full time with a disability!’ I cannot imagine not working; I think I’d go crazy. I love the variety that I’ve been able to have because I really need to be challenged in my job. That’s always what’s prompted me to find something new.” Currently, Vicki treasures working as the Director of Independent Living Services at Independent Living Choices.She supervises nine staff members and manages the Independent Living Services program. “We work with people with disabilities in 43 counties and I travel frequently to our branch offices,” Vicki says. “We have offices in Madison, Mitchell, Yankton, Huron, Watertown and Aberdeen. I like to get out of the office. I like to be out and about!” In addition to becoming a very successful businesswoman, Vicki has also attained the title of Ms. Wheelchair South Dakota 1998. A once in a lifetime opportunity, she cherishes the memories of participating and meeting other inspirational women. “It was a great opportunity to speak for others with disabilities who may not be comfortable doing so,” she says. “I also met so many amazing women. It was an honor to be among them and to hear their stories about what they’ve overcome and what they have accomplished in spite of their disability.” Today, Vicki is busy completing her bucket list. To date, she has traveled to all 50 states and is planning a trip to Ireland in the next few years. She is also committed to maintaining her personal fitness and following a healthy eating plan. “Being a healthy person is very important to me,” Kerkvliet says. “Maintaining my weight helps me be more mobile and feel good. I’ve always enjoyed being in the water because it was a safe place for me because I didn’t have to worry about breaking a bone. It’s important that I keep my bones as strong and healthy as they can be, so I do a lot more weight-bearing exercises. I have lots of things I want to accomplish yet!” SFW

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Adoption Opens Hearts and Heals Souls By Margaret Pennock • Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography



or many children, having a loving family and a stable home life are just dreams that may never be realized. This issue isn’t uncommon and in fact, the statistics are staggering. According to Bethany Christian Services, a global nonprofit organization that cares for orphans and vulnerable children, 153 million children worldwide are considered orphans.

One family that was assisted with Bethany’s services are the Czarneckis of Sioux Falls. Bridget and her husband Ed weren’t the stereotypical couple looking to adopt. Parents of four healthy, happy and busy teens, Bridget felt a calling to help children less fortunate. “My children Elliott, Ben, Jenna and Samantha are my life,” Bridget says. “Sure, I have my hobbies, but what I’ve always wanted was to love them, raise them and have a family.”

“We serve approximately 30 families a year,” says Judee Howard, branch director and adoption worker for Bethany in Sioux Falls. “What’s unique about Bethany is that while you work intimately with local adoption professionals, we have the stability and the expertise of a well-respected, non-profit ministry specializing in providing child and family services since 1944. Bethany is located on five continents in more than 20 countries and we are the largest adoption agency in the U.S.”

It was this love for children that drove Bridget to approach Ed about enriching their family through adoption. “My husband and I both came from families with 10 children and when we got married we both wanted a large family,” she says. “At first, Ed thought I was crazy, but after considering adopting for more than a year, we decided to work with Bethany to make this happen.” The Czarneckis opened their hearts and their home to two little girls from Ethiopia, sisters Genet Claire and Mirtalem Marie.

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“We knew we had the desire and the resources to make a difference so we took a leap of faith and we’re so glad we did,” Bridget says. “Genet and Mirtalem have been with us for three and a half years, and they have been a wonderful addition to our family. Our biological children have been very accepting of them and I can’t imagine life without them. They’re our babies.” “You don’t have to be a perfect parent to adopt—no one is! However, you have to love children and you have to want to help them. Adoption is a very complicated process, but it’s rewarding because you get to give a child opportunities they didn’t have before. You might think in the beginning, ‘Is this what I should be doing?’ But you can’t let fear run your life. I didn’t want to wake up at 50 and regret that I didn’t do it. We have big hearts, resources and this is something we were meant to do.”

~ Bridget Czarnecki For more information about domestic or international adoption, contact Bethany Christian SFW Services at 605.336.6999.

National Adoption Day

is a day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care. Since 2000, nearly 40,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day. It is celebrated the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Taken from the website

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Audiology Specialty Clinic Have you heard?

By Loretta Sorrensen • Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography


earing loss doesn’t have to diminish quality of life. Advancing technology makes it ever easier to cope with changes in your ability to perceive the world around you. Audiology Specialty Clinic professionals know that hearing loss is often an invisible disability that affects people of every age. The clinic’s three founding audiologists have committed themselves to detection, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Patients will always receive care from an audiologist trained to thoroughly evaluate individual audiology problems. Between them, Melinda Heegel, Dr. Kristen Kaufman and Dr. Lindsey Koch have 55 years of hearing care experience. In addition to offering patients highlevel care, the women also utilize a broad range of products. “We don’t want to be limited to one or two products for patients,” Kristen says. “We work with multiple manufacturers, each with products that meet patients’ needs. That practice works well with our mission, which says, ‘We are professionally, ethically and personally committed to providing the excellent care our patients have a right to expect in a timely, caring, and pressure-free environment.’” Through their work, the women have discovered that many people don’t thoroughly understand the serious impact of hearing loss. “Studies show that 13 million women suffer from untreated hearing loss and are at a greater risk for depression and other emotional and psychological problems,” Melinda says. “In children, 37 percent of those with even a minimal hearing loss are likely to fail at least one grade in school and miss out on 50 percent of all classroom discussions.” Reduced ability to perceive sound can be due to aging, genetics and/or environmental factors. “People with hearing loss often wait as long as seven years before seeking treatment,” Lindsey says. “They may not know what to do or where to find help. During that time, hearing loss can worsen.” “We’re able to test outer hair cells of the inner ear to determine if there’s damage there,” Melinda says. “Advanced testing methods are more objective in diagnosing hearing problems.”


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Studies have also shown that chemotherapy patients may suffer hearing loss. Extended high-frequency testing often detects hearing loss before individuals recognize changes. “We believe we are the only clinic in Sioux Falls that can offer this testing,” Melinda says. “We also have the equipment to assist in adjusting iPods so young people can’t turn them up loud enough to cause hearing damage,” Kristen adds. Among the clinic’s services are hearing tests, hearing aid consultations, hearing aid sales, fittings and services; cochlear implant and bone-anchored device programming; custom ear molds; and Tinnitus (ringing) management.

“If you suspect you have hearing loss, it’s valuable to obtain testing,” Lindsey says. “A good baseline never hurts. We’re committed to offering the best professional service and product in the region.” The Audiology Specialty Clinic is located at 5124 S. Western Ave. Suite 4. Call them at (605) 275-5545 and find additional information online at

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Oh Baby!

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique By Jennifer Dumke • Margaret Pennock


t comes to no surprise that babies outgrow things quickly. But it was a surprise for local shop owner, Jody Kusek, to see her baby department quickly outgrow its space to the point where she needed to open a new business. “With so many special orders and requests for more baby items, we felt there was definitely a need for a standalone baby store,” says Kusek of her latest shop called Eddy Joy Baby Boutique, located a few doors down from her current business Forget Me Not Gift Boutique at the Bridges at 57th. “This location was chosen so that we could make it convenient for our regular customers and it is one of the best shopping destinations in Sioux Falls.” Nestled in its new space, Eddy Joy Baby Boutique features more than 1,900 square feet of available shopping space filled with everything from trendy clothes and accessories to nursery decor and baptismal items. “We will be offering the same unique baby gifts but can now offer a larger selection,” she says. Tots can sport the latest threads for everyday or make photos truly memorable with clothes from Le Top, Mud Pie and Isobella & Chloe.   Moms-to-be can even get pampered with skin care products such as Bella B Tummy Butter for stretch mark prevention, pregnancy books and fashionable diaper bags from Kalencom and Ju-Ju-Be.

“We’re really excited to offer Chewbeads,” says Kusek. Chewbeads are both fun and functional bracelets and necklaces worn by mom but are geared to be used by baby when teething. Traditional teething toys by Sophie the Giraffe are also available. Other lux items include baby blankets from Little Giraffe and Bearington Bear. And if your family isn’t expanding, you can still benefit from the gift registry and free gift-wrapping. “Our gift registry services will be a great resource for baby showers,” she says. Kusek adds that the boutique will also host special events. “We want it to be fun so we will be hosting photography sessions, trunk shows and baby shower events.” Not sure about size or gender, not a problem at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. “We have something for everybody and every baby,” says Kusek. “Having a baby is an exciting time, we want our shop to add to the excitement.” Check out their store today at the Bridges at 57th or get a sneak peek at what’s in the pod by visiting their Facebook page.

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Dakota Home Staging Professionals, LLC Setting the Stage to Sell By Jennifer Dumke

Photo by Susan DeWitte Photography


id you know that it only takes 60 seconds for a homebuyer to decide if a house has potential? That’s right—first impressions are everything when it comes to selling a home. And with the competitive housing marketing, it’s important to capitalize on a home’s selling points to avoid a listing lingering on the market. But sometimes sellers struggle with making their home look spruced up. That’s where Dakota Home Staging Professionals can help. “Professional home staging can make all the difference in how a home is perceived in the real estate market,” says Regan Laughlin, owner of Dakota Home Staging “We all love using our creativity and helping people. Professionals. “We utilize our skills to maximize a home’s features so potential buyers Our hope is to help people sell their homes faster, can envision themselves living in that for more money and with less obstacles.” home.” Owners Ashley Waples, Deb Waples, Regan Laughlin, Owner/ASP, Accredited Staging Professional Kim Reit and Regan Laughlin started the business together and they have some serious skills when it the market for an average of 145 days. comes to home staging. “We wanted to receive the proper educa“We want to show people that home staging works and costs tion and become accredited staging professionals (ASP) so we are less than a price reduction,” Laughlin says. Dakota Home Staging prepared and can save our clients  money,” Laughlin Professionals’ team of trained stagers all share a passion and says. “Education, for us, is a financial benefit to our sellers.” desire to help sellers get their homes ready to list, and they are Their staging team evaluates every home and assists with willing to go the extra mile to ensure happy and satisfied clients. detailing, de-cluttering, depersonalizing and preparing a home to Eventually, the team at Dakota Home Staging Professionals give it an appearance that will make buyers want to live there. hopes to grow their business and provide additional staging ser“The way you live in your home and the way we market and vices to assist in relocation, foreclosure and bank-owned propersell your home are two different things,” Laughlin says. “We offer ties, businesses, events, and even holiday staging. various levels of staging services that will meet any budget. We “Our knowledge that we have gained in this industry will help know that selling a home can be stressful. Our job is to alleviate home sellers achieve top dollar for their home in the shortest time that stress.” possible,” Laughlin says.  Laughlin says that 94 percent of staged homes sell in 29 days Dakota Home Staging Professionals (605) 212-8431, visit their or less, on average. In comparison, a non-staged home can sit on website at 120

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