Sioux Falls Woman Magazine - October/November 2013

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Calendar of Events

Featuring Sioux Falls Sioux Chef Challenge


In Our Community Festival of Trees Brings Holiday Cheer


The Big Day Team Work Starts Before the Big Day


Weddings A Celebration of Love

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Sugar & Spice Pet Pals: Needing A Good Home



Fashion Trends 1/2 the outfit 1/2 the hassle


Hair Trends When is Less Than Half Really Half

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Where to Shop

Where to Dine The Pickle Barrel




Recipes Celebrate National Pork Month


Travelogue Sleepy Hollow, NY


Auto Style Automobile Motivation


Home & Garden Hidden Treasure


About the House Everything and the Kitchen Faucet


Health Genetic Testing


Wellness Are You putting off Your Annual Mammogram?


Health The Undercover Condition


Cover Story Gina Benz


Profile Grace Under Pressure


Profile Fabric and Friends

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Artist Gallery


What’s New Desire Your Time Concierge


What’s New Man Code


What’s New D’Fabiola


What’s New Like New Tile & Carpet Cleaning


What’s New Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic



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of events Grand Opening Celebration Concerts at The District: Nov 8: Uncle Kracker Nov. 9: Big Head Todd & The Monsters Nov 24: Josh Thompson

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October 1 (every Tuesday) Get Your Dance On— Line Dancing 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. VFW 3601 S. Minnesota Ave. Admission $6 Dakotacountrydance October 4 First Friday Art & Wine Walk 5 – 9 p.m. Phillips Avenue Admission – Free (wristband for wine samples – $15; wine by the glass – $5) October 5 & 6 Showcase of Remodeled Homes 12 – 5 p.m. Sioux Empire Admission – $5 October 5-6, Benson’s Flea Market 9 - 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 - 4 p.m. Sundays W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Expo Building Admission - $2 for Adults, 12 & under FREE 605-332-6000, after hours 605-321-1130 or email info@ SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • october/nove m b e r 2 0 1 3


December 17 Shaun Johnson The Big Band Experience Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater

October 6 Sioux Falls Woofstock 1 – 4 p.m. Spencer Dog Park (3501 S. Cliff Ave.) Admission – Free October 6 The Run Crazy Horse Marathon & Half Marathon 7:00 a.m. Crazy Horse Memorial Admission $10 - $30 October 10 Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale 7 p.m. Orpheum Theater, Zabel Studio Admission - $10 605-360-4800 or e-mail


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October 10 & November 14 Wining Women 6 p.m. Strawbale Winery Admission – $15 October 10 & November 14 TMS Therapy “To Be Well” 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Avera Living Well Center A new treatment for depression: TMS Therapy October 11 & November 8 The Ballroom Dance Club at the El Riad Shrine 8 – 11:30 p.m. 605-528-5653 October 12 Paint the Mall Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Macy’s court in The Empire Mall Admission – Free

October 12 Fall Showcase at the Sheraton – Arts & Crafts Show 9 – 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel Admission – Free 605-361-5684 October 12 Sena Ehrhardt – Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Concert Series 8 p.m. Orpheum Theater Admission - $33 - $42 605-367-6000 October 12 3rd annual United Way Zumbathon 10 - 11:30 a.m. The Vault Admission $10

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October 14 & 28, November 11 & 25 Ideal Living at Avera – Weight loss Seminar 5:30 p.m. Avera Prairie Center October 16 Surgical Options for Weight Loss with Dr. Curtis Peery 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sanford Heart Hospital, Center for Health and Well-being Admission – Free 605-333-2249 or visit October 17 Gynecologic Cancers Support Group 4 p.m. Sanford Women’s Health Plaza (5019 S. Western Ave) 605-328-8888 or email womens-sf@ October 19 4th Annual Fall Festival (soup & pie supper & chili cook-off) 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Good News Church 605-361-6718 October 23 Ruby’s Night of inspiration – Ruby Gettinger 6 – 9:00 p.m. Orpheum Theater Admission - $20 605-275-5699, or e-mail epicevents.ticketleap. com/ruby


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October 25-26 Micca Campbell - Fear, Contentment, Learn to be Yourself 7 – 9 p.m. (Oct. 25) 10 – 2:30 p.m. (Oct. 26) Sunnycrest United Methodist Church Admission – $20 (register by Oct. 20th) 605-361-0899 or visit October 25-27 Annual Dog Show and Obedience Trial 8 a.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Admission – TBA October 26 7th Annual Hillcrest Church Craft Bazaar 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Church Admission - Free 605-371-0546 October 26 Spooktacular Trails (trick or treat along the Big Sioux Recreation Area) 5 - 8 p.m. Big Sioux Recreation Area, 410 Park St. Brandon, SD Admission - Free - A park entrance license is required to enter the park 605-582-7243 October 26 Fall Bazaar 9 – 3 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church Admission – Free 605-339-8897 or email Deloris McDonald at October 26 Sioux Falls College Football Rivalry University of Sioux Falls vs. Augustana College 6:30 p.m. USF Sports Complex Tickets at

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October 25 - 26 Rake the Town 2013 7 a.m. Get lawn assignments at Active Generations Admission – Free

October 25 & 26 Rake the Town 2013

November 1 First Friday 10 a.m. Downtown Sioux Falls Admission – Free November 2 First Lutheran Church Bazaar: Let Your Light Shine 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church (327 S. Dakota Ave.) 605-336-3734 November 2 University of Sioux Falls Fall Instrumental Concert 4 p.m. Jeschke Fine Arts Center 605-331-6667 or visit November 2-3 Benson’s Flea Market 9 - 5 p.m. Saturdays 11 - 4 p.m. Sundays W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Expo Building Admission - $2 for Adults, 12 & under FREE 605-332-6000, after hours 605-321-1130 or email November 3 University of Sioux Falls Fall Choir Concert 4 p.m. Central Baptist Church 605-331-6629 or visit November 8 Uncle Kracker 7 p.m. The District (Empire Mall Campus) Admission – Grand Opening FREE Concert or

November 8 - 9 Sioux Empire Arts & Craft Show Friday - 3 – 8:00 p.m. Sat. - 9 – 5:00 p.m. W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds Expo Building Admission $4, Children 12 and under Free (shop Friday get a free admission pass for Saturday) November 9 Big Head Todd & The Monsters 7p.m. The District (Empire Mall Campus) Admission - $29.50 General Adm/Floor or $40 for VIP Balcony or November 15-17 & 22-24 University of Sioux Falls Theatre Production “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Jeschke Fine Arts Center 605-331-6709 or visit November 18 (Mon & Wed) Zumba at The District 6 – 7 p.m. Admission – $10- punch cards available

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November 22 Festival of Trees Gala 6 p.m. Avera Prairie Center Admission – $75

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November 23 Festival of Trees Public Event 10 – 2 p.m. Avera Prairie Center Admission – Free-will donation

November 29 22nd Annual Parade of Lights 7:30 – 9 p.m. Phillips Ave. Downtown Admission - Free 605-338-4009

December 6 - 7 Tonic Sol fa – Holiday Tour 2013 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion Admission – Adults: $29, November 23 – January 5 $30.50 & $34, 12 and 2013 Winter Wonderland under: $24, $26.50 & $29 5 p.m. 605-367-6000, 877-927 Falls Park 4728 or Admission – Free & November 24 Josh Thompson Concert December 7-8 7 p.m. Benson’s Flea Market The District 9 - 5 p.m. Saturdays, (Empire Mall Campus) 11 - 4 p.m. Sundays Admission - $15 Advance W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, $20 Day of Show, Expo Building $30 VIP Balcony Admission - $2 for Adults, 12 & under FREE or 605-332-6000, after hours 605-321-1130 or November 27 email info@ Hairball Concert 7 p.m. The District December 17 (Empire Mall Campus) Shaun Johnson Admission - $17 Advance, The Big Band Experience $22 Day of Show 7:30 p.m. or Orpheum Theater Tickets:, Orpheum Box Office or

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Sioux Chef Challenge

Cooking Up Great Food for Worthy Causes By Jill Funke • Photos courtesy of Diversity Kiwanis Club


n November, lovers of fine food can enjoy the succulent creations of area chefs while raising money to benefit the missions of the Diversity Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls. The second annual Sioux Chef Challenge begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. At this unique event, executive or sous chefs from local restaurants or catering companies will create appetizers, entrees and desserts that will be tasted by guest judges. After the inaugural event in 2012, Diversity Kiwanis Club President-Elect Stacey Kracht says the group knew the fundraiser was a success when “everyone commented that it was a fun experience.”

This year, organizers of the Sioux Chef Challenge expect about 300 people to sample the delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts. Judges will select the winner of each category, and guests will have the opportunity to select an overall “people’s choice” winner. Stacey believes that attendees appreciate the uniqueness of the event. “Last year, people who attended liked having the chance to get dressed up and sample creations from the best of the best chefs in the area,” she says. 24

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The impetus for the Sioux Chef Challenge was the group’s desire for a new, enticing fundraiser that would appeal to many residents, Stacey says. The event’s success is evidenced in the $4,400 raised for serving children in need locally and around the world. Stacey adds, “We were very happy with the 2012 event, even when we considered that it was the first time we had attempted something like that.”

} } “Holding the event at the Convention Center and providing music in the background, makes an enjoyable atmosphere.” ~ Stacey Kracht

Single tickets for the Sioux Chef Challenge cost $40. Two tickets cost $75, or families or businesses can elect to purchase an entire table for $400. Stacey says some businesses purchased tables and used the event as an employee perk, which she felt was a great idea considering the fundraiser’s fun and festive environment: “Holding the event at the Convention Center and providing music in the background, makes an enjoyable atmosphere.” The proceeds from past efforts of the Diversity Kiwanis Club have assisted with the Lutheran Social Services winter wear drive, Project Warm Up that provided blankets to homeless children in Sioux Falls, the backpack program, a Guatemala shoe drive, the Mobile Food Bank, a school building in Africa, and sponsorship of two Haitian children. For more information about the Sioux Chef Challenge, contact Stacey Kracht at 321-0170, or visit to purchase tickets. sfw

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Festival of Trees Brings Holiday Cheer

Get into the holiday spirit while helping Southeast Behavioral HealthCare


outheast Behavioral HealthCare kicks off the holiday season with its Festival of Trees Gala on Friday, Nov. 22. The event begins at the Prairie Center on the Avera McKennan campus at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvre stations, festivities, a wall of wine and jewelry raffle. The live auction follows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and will be available after Nov. 1 by calling 605-3360510 or visiting On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Prairie Center will be the location for a public event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa, holiday music, and trees and wreaths. A free-will donation will be taken at the door.


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By Jill Funke • Photos courtesy of AC Ellis Photography

The Festival of Trees proceeds are used by Southeast Behavioral HealthCare to assist people as they set out to write a new chapter in their life story. Funds can be used to offset the cost of counseling for family dynamics and communication, as well as children with emotional problems resulting from abusive situations. Support from the Festival of Frees can also help with the cost of providing case-management services for individuals with severe mental illness to live independently in the community, and assist children working with counselors at school and home to improve social skills and behaviors. Event proceeds can also fund counseling for children and adults sfw with developmental disabilities.

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Teamwork Starts Before the Big Day

Chelsea and Greg Koch


helsea and Greg met in the summer of 2010 when they were both working at Leif Ericson Day Camp, but they didn’t actually go on their first date until the summer of 2011. They spent the night in downtown Sioux Falls at Hot Harley Nights and the Moonlight Movie in Fawick Park. After that first date, their relationship developed and their personalities easily meshed. “I knew that Chelsea was the one when I took her over to meet my parents and she got dressed up for a BBQ. She played bean bags in a dress and took the whole night in stride,” Greg says. “When I saw that she was willing to spend time with my crazy family and then still wanted to see me, I knew that she was the one.” Chelsea loved that Greg was her biggest supporter and always stood up for her. After eight months of dating, Greg popped the question on April 7, 2012. “He created an Easter egg hunt using my favorite candy, Cadbury eggs,” Chelsea says. “When he asked me to be his wife, I first said, ‘Umm…OK!’ and then I shouted, ‘Yes!’ He was surprisingly creative and I was so impressed!” 28

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Chelsea and Greg decided early on that they wanted to plan their wedding as a team. “While planning the wedding, I was so proud of Chelsea because she knew what she wanted and was willing to work hard to earn the extra special things for the wedding,” Greg says. “She worked a second job and I went to some of the planning sessions by myself because she trusted me to make good decisions.” Greg and Chelsea agree that working as a team and making decisions together made their wedding planning stress-free, successful and fun.

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On May 25, 2013, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Greg and Chelsea became Mr. and Mrs. Koch in front of 200 of their friends and family members. Chelsea’s and Greg’s pastors co-officiated the service, which made the ceremony personal and special. The wedding colors were purple and black, and the couple had 10 people in their wedding party so they could include their siblings and closest friends. The reception was at the Holiday Inn City Centre Starlight Room in downtown Sioux Falls, where guests indulged in a spread of treats from the Cookie Jar, which is owned by Greg’s family. Everything on the wedding day went according to plan and Chelsea and Greg had great vendors, who all helped contribute to the day’s success. After the festivities, Chelsea and Greg honeymooned in Seattle for a week. Since then, they have settled into their apartment in Sioux Falls. They are enjoying married life and learning something new about each other every day. They each have their own bathroom, which is something they highly recommend for future newlyweds! They enjoy spending free time with friends and family and watching football. For future grooms and brides, Chelsea and Greg encourage couples to plan their big day together. “My advice is especially for the guys,” Greg says. “Make sure to participate in the process. A little effort goes a long way and your wedding will be great if you plan it as a team.” sfw SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • october/nove m b e r 2 0 1 3



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Treats for the Troops!

Attention All Children!! Bring your Halloween candy to our offices at

3813 S. Kiwanis Circle Friday, November 1st between the hours of

4 pm - 7 pm and we will trade you $1.00 for each pound! 3813 S. Kiwanis Circle • Sioux Falls Located Near 49th Street • Kiwanis Avenue

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Creating Great Smiles

Starts at a Young Age.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr. Damon Thielen to our practice.

Damon Thielen was born and raised in Pierre, SD. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota, earning a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Thielen obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, a Master of Public Health degree and a certificate in Dental Public Health from Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He completed his pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Thielen is a member of the South Dakota Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Education Association. To give back to the community, he volunteers with the Special Olympics and Give Kids A Smile. Give our office a call today to schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Damon.

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the First to Offer New Technology

nyone who has gone through the experience of needing impressions made at the dentist will be relieved to know that Designer Dentistry and Smiles has a new technology that doesn’t involve the “goop.” It’s called iTero® and it can be used for a variety of dental work. Better Patient Experience Nichole Cauwels, DDS, has owned Designer Dentistry and Smiles for 8 years and is excited to use the new technology on her patients for a variety of reasons. “The new iTero® is a scanner that takes pictures of your teeth. These scans are more precise than rubber impressions and patients with strong gag reflex will be thrilled that there will be no more goop,” she adds. That’s right, with Align Technology’s iTero® Intraoral Scanner, photo scans take pictures of a patient’s teeth which are then used to make models.

“Patients that need impressions will be happy to have a better fit, faster turn-around time and far less gagging with the new iTero® scanner offered only at Designer Dentistry and Smiles.” ~ Nichole Cauwels, DDS Owner, Designer Dentistry and Smiles

Increased Accuracy Only offered at Designer Dentistry and Smiles, the new technology is a vast improvement over the standard PVS impressions. Not only is the patient experience better, but the scans provide more accurate and better-fitting models. The number of patients this will affect is reason enough for Dr. Cauwels at Designer Dentistry and Smiles to be excited to be the first and only dental practice in Sioux Falls to offer the new procedure. “The pictures can be used to make models for all types of dental work including Invisalign® aligners, implants, veneers and single crowns.

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Immediate Results Not only do patients avoid the “goop” phase, they can also see the results of the scan right away with their high-impact visualations. “We’re able to show patients who are interested in straightening their teeth an “after” picture in 5 minutes with the smile simulator,” adds Dr. Cauwels. “It also means Invisalign® patients can start treatment in a week instead of the traditional one month wait time with traditional goop impressions that have to be mailed and then scanned.” It’s proven that wait times and the “goop” often hold patients back on having work done on their teeth. With iTero® technology at Designer Dentistry and Smiles, this takes away those set-backs and encourages patients to proceed with both restorative and cosmetic procedures. “I think being able to preview your Invisalign® results before deciding if you want to pursue treatment will be great for patients,” says Dr. Cauwels. “In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world we don’t have time to come back two more times for goopy impressions and smile simulations.” Do you have a crown that needs repair or maybe you’re embarrassed about your smile, go ahead and get started toward a healthy and attractive smile today by scheduling an appointment at Designer Dentistry and Smiles. You’ll be delightfully surprised at how easy, fast and pleasant it can be to have the smile of your dreams!

For more information on Align Technology’s iTero® Intraoral Scanner visit: Schedule your appointment today! Designer Dentistry and Smiles 6100 W. 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (605) 361-1900

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1/2 the outfit, 1/2 the hassle By: Brianna Venekamp

Searching for an entire outfit is overwhelming... so don’t shop from scratch! When you shop, wear your favorite pair of jeans or favorite top, and focus on finding items that complement what you’re already wearing. Available at: Boutique Jillian


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HairTrends Hairstyle Tip: When is less than half really half? By Brianna Venekamp


ulling a section of your hair back is an easy go-to style, just like a ponytail. However, the trick with half-up styles is to remember that they’re not half-up at all. Pull back only 10 to 20 percent of your hair at a time to keep it from looking thin and flat!

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The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave. 605-361-9229 Shop our genuine leather Hobo handbag collection. Prices start at $38.

Arthur-Johnson Shoes

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Montgomery’s Furniture

1725 W 41st St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-332-4400 • Add a touch of style and function with this foot-of-the-bed bench from Nowalk. It is completely customizable in your choice of leather and finish colors and slatted or solid shelf. Prices vary.

Frisbees Kitchen & Bath Showroom

4009 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-338-6321 Stylish kitchen faucet featuring Delta’s Touch2O ® Technology, which enables you to turn the faucet on and off with just a touch anywhere on the faucet’s body or handle. Helpful when hands are messy! Arctic Stainless price $339.

Man Code

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2101 W. 41st St. Ste. 29 (605) 362-9000 Come on in and get some fresh outfits for the new season! We have everything the name brand stores have to complete your outfit for a quarter of the price!

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Where To A partial listing of some of the finest restaurants and dining establishments throughout the Sioux Empire.

Crawford’s Bar & Grill 214 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls 332-5333 Cuisine: American Steaks, tableside s’mores, fish specials, appetizers, full bar with wide selection of wines, beers and scotch. Minervas Restaurant and Bar 301 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls 334-0386 Cuisine: American, seafood, steaks For 30 years Minervas has set the standard in Sioux Falls for service and food. Fresh fish, streaks, pasta, and an award-winning salad bar. Ruthie’s Steak and Seafood 1415 Grand Falls Blvd. Larchwood, Iowa 712-777-7777 Cuisine: steak and seafood Enjoy a succulent steak or fresh seafood cooked to perfection in the quiet and elegant atmosphere of Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood at Grand Falls Casino. Shahi Palace 2527 Shirley Ave. Sioux Falls 361-5050 Cuisine: Indian Explore the flavors of north India. Vegetarian and meat dishes including butter chicken, chicken tandoori and delicious naan bread. Tinner’s Bar and Grill 449 W. 69th St. Sioux Falls 271-2754 Cuisine: American Dry-aged steaks, Angus beef burgers, chislic

Blooms and Lattes 201 NW 13th St. Suite 1, Beresford, SD 605-763-8073 Cuisine: Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads, Soup Numerous cold and grilled sandwich options, fresh salads, hearty soup of the day. Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge 725 Main Ave. S. Brookings, SD 692-4723 Cuisine: American Serving upscale-casual culinary classics and innovations for 62 years. Hand-mixed cocktails, local craft microbrews and great, affordable wines. Famous bloody Marys and house-made artisanal ice cream. Bro’s Brasserie Americano 334 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls 275-3181 Type of food: American Fresh fish, steaks, homemade pastas and specialty desserts in a beautiful downtown setting. Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop 3500 S. Louise Ave. Sioux Falls 275-3727 Cuisine: sub sandwiches Tasty sandwiches, soups and chili. Each of the fresh subs draws from an imaginative story with a colorful cast of characters.

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t takes only one visit to Pickle Barrel in the Park Ridge Galleria to make someone an avid, raving, loyal fan. Their enthusiasm is almost like being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day — people are that much in love with Irish owner Jen O’Brien’s restaurant. For the past nine years, Jen and her longtime staff have created the most remarkable sandwiches in Sioux Falls. Starting at 6 a.m., they are baking bread and slicing meat, cheese and veggies to make the gigantic sandwiches people crave. “We’re one of the few that does all that,” Jen said. “I drive around town that early and see the other shops. Their lights aren’t on yet.”

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People come for the shop’s giant list of hot and cold sandwiches that are 17 1/2 inches long — beating chain sub shop sandwiches by a full 5 inches. “If someone new walks in looking for advice, we steer them toward the Pepper Steak to start. It’s steak from Montana, chopped here, green peppers, onions with Monterey Jack cheese melted in,” she said. Jen’s personal favorite is the chicken salad. “It’s got an unusual twist in that it has curry. It’s not overwhelming, just a nice little hint of curry,” she said. The original Pickle Barrel restaurant opened in Bozeman, Montana, in 1974. Jen worked there for three years and considers the owners her second parents. She asked them whether she could take their restaurant concept back home to South Dakota and they obliged. There are four Montana locations and the Sioux Falls shop.

Each location’s decor is up to the owner, and Jen chose an eclectic feel with local antiques, including old doors salvaged from a house demolition in the Cathedral district. The tables were made by a Hartford resident. And in addition to the assortment of Irish decor and antiques, photographs by Jen’s father and paintings by a Freeman artist hang on the walls. Don’t miss the desserts. Jen’s staff creates seven-layer bars and heaven bars that are...well, heavenly. Pickle Barrel in the Park Ridge Galleria is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday until 5 p.m. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • october/nove m b e r 2 0 1 3


Celebrate National Pork Month

Recipes courtesy of the South Dakota Pork Council

Easy Cheesy Pork Chop and Rice Casserole Ingredients 4 New York (top loin) pork chops, 3/4-inch thick 2 cups cooked long-grain white rice 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup ricotta cheese, or cottage cheese Salt and pepper 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for casserole dish 1 tablespoon Italian parsley (optional) Cooking Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Oil a 2-quart casserole dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the rice, vegetables, cheddar, ricotta or cottage cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, sprinkle the Parmesan on top, and set aside.


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Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the chops and cook until browned on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Arrange the chops, browned side up, on top of the rice mixture and bake until the rice mixture is hot and the chops are cooked to 145 degrees F., about 30 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 3 minutes. Serve the chops over the rice mixture, sprinkled with the parsley, if using. Serving Suggestions To change things up, make the casserole with brown rice or a white- or brown-and-wild rice blend. You can also keep things interesting by using different frozen vegetable mixtures or your own mixture of blanched or steamed vegetables—or by using different cheeses. Bone-in pork chops can be used as well. On the side, consider a big green salad or sautéed spinach, kale, or chard.

Pulled Pork Tostadas with Slaw and Chipotle Cream Ingredients 1 pound cooked pulled pork , * warm or room temperature 3 or 4 limes 2 tablespoons canola oil, or other neutral-flavored oil 8 cups shredded cabbage, or 1 10-ounce bag coleslaw mix 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced Salt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 chipotle chile from a can of chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and finely minced 6 8-inch Tostadas, (flat, crisped corn tortillas) 2 tomatoes, diced 3 radishes, cut into wedges

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Cooking Directions Halve and squeeze 1 or 2 of the limes to yield 2 tablespoons of juice. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice and oil. Add the cabbage, onion, and cilantro, tossing to combine. Add salt to taste. Cut the remaining 2 limes into 6 wedges each. Set the slaw and lime wedges aside. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and chipotle pepper. Season with salt and set aside. Arrange the tortillas on plates. Top with the pork, slaw, sour cream mixture, and tomatoes. Arrange the lime and radish wedges alongside and serve. Serving Suggestions If you like, you can use regular tortillas, warmed up, instead of the crisped ones, to make soft tacos instead of tostadas. And you can experiment with the slaw to make it your own – try adding shredded zucchini, thinly sliced bell pepper, or diced cucumber.




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A Spooky Vacation Sleepy Hollow, New York By Thea Miller Ryan


here better to spend an October evening than in Sleepy Hollow, the home of Washington Irving’s famous headless horseman? In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving described the valley in New York state as one filled with spirits, where a “drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.” Many visitors come to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery each year in hopes of hearing the echo of their authoritative haunt, the headless horseman, who fearfully chased fictional Ichabod Crane through the woods on that fateful night. “The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head. It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannonball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind.” —The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Whether the hoofbeats sound or not on any given night, tours of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery are filled with both the dark tales as well as some other tales of American legends such as Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller and the memorable Leona Helmsley. New Jersey native Dee DiMemmo, of Sioux Falls, has visited the area many times. Children who know the story aren’t as frightened by the cemetery after learning the significance it played in the history of the Hudson Valley, she says. The residents, some modern, some buried more than a hundred years ago, all tell the story “of the area’s importance to the Revolutionary War, art and literature,” Dee says. 56

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Afternoon guided tours dig into the history of the cemetery and its inhabitants. The tour guides tell Irving’s story, and point out the cemetery’s art, architecture and symbols on the grounds, including a tour of the 113-year-old underground receiving vault. Evening tours are led by lantern light and pay respects to Irving, Revolutionary War officers and their monument, a Gothic monument of a wealthy merchant, and the graves of industrialists Carnegie and Rockefeller. The route includes the underground receiving vault. Thrill seekers love to take the “murder and mayhem tour” that introduces some of the cemetery’s residents who were not so kind while alive. Tour guides carry lanterns to help visitors see the graves of a counterfeiter, “the wickedest woman in New York,” an opera singer accused of assault, extortion and murder of some of her seven husbands, and the scene of a grave robbery. Just 25 miles north of Manhattan, New York, visitors to Sleepy Hollow can also find Washington Irving’s home where he wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Sunnyside may seem like a strange name for a home whose owner wrote one the darkest stories in American literature, but it describes the restored home well. Irving was a romantic and designed the house and grounds to reflect his views of history, art and nature. Inside, guests find Irving’s writing desk and books. Costumed guides at the home tell the story of the legend behind The Legend. True Irving fans also might want to see Christ Episcopal Church. Dee, who considers herself a “church geek,” counts this building as one of her favorites. “It’s where Irving worshipped and served on the vestry,” she says. “It’s a gorgeous church. Historic churches tell the story of a community, too.” The ivy on the walls of the church was taken from Sunnyside, Irving’s home, and his pew in the front of the sanctuary is still marked with his name. Records from the church say that an estimated 5,000 people came to his funeral in sfw 1859, many, many more than the church could hold.

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Automobile Motivation

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omen have differing needs and desires than men when shopping for a new vehicle. Luxury attributes, safety features and fun characteristics have been known to motivate buyers. Those who lust for luxury find that the 2014 Audi A4 delivers extravagance in the form of its prestige package. An optional driver-select package allows the operator to touch a button and change the vehicle’s handling and response among various modes, including efficiency, comfort, dynamic, auto and individual. Other elements of opulence include front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a power rear sunshade. Ladies living for luxury also look to the 2014 Cadillac Escalade for its self-assured styling. The luxury model Escalade offers a blind-spot warning system and upgraded adaptive suspension, as well as the option of power-retractable running boards. Dual headrest-mounted screens help complete the Escalade’s video entertainment system.


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Volkswagen CC A search for the best safety features will lead women to consider the Cadillac SRX or the Volkswagen CC. The premium SRX features a driverawareness package that includes a collision alert, lane departure warning and a vibrating safe alert on the driver seat that trembles on the left or right side of the seat, depending upon where the system has detected a potential hazard. There is also an automatic collision preparation and low-speed braking response, as well as cross-traffic alert systems and the OnStar automatic crash notification.

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The Volkswagen CC is another vehicle that attracts safety-conscious drivers. The 2013 CC made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick list after its outstanding performances in front, side, rear and rollover crash testing. Stability and traction control, as well as antilock disc brakes are standard, while the executive model offers a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.

2014 Cadillac CTS-V Women in a frenzy for fun gravitate to the Cadillac CTS - V. An optional panoramic sunroof heightens the appeal of this sports sedan, while a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system boasts a CD/DVD player, iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio, digital music storage and an auxiliary audio jack. The CTS – V’s CUE infotainment system allows the driver to control navigation, music and entertainment functions from a pop-up touch-screen display much like a tablet. Sometimes fun-seekers will think outside the box to find their enjoyment. In those cases, they will be drawn to the Volkswagen Eos. A retractable hardtop roof with a tilting sunroof helps the Eos set the scene for a plethora of noteworthy adventures. On the inside, a touchscreen interface, iPod interface, six-CD changer, and satellite radio make the journey just as much fun as arriving sfw at the destination.

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tanding on 51st Street amongst a host of other bidders, the Hansen family exercised true determination. One by one, they chiseled away at their competitors until they stood alone. But they weren’t bidding on antiques or machinery. They were at an auction to purchase their house. Eight years ago, Lornell and Liz Hansen decided to sell their large home and downsize. What they fell in love with was a 1973 multilevel home nestled among large trees and quiet streets. But the family of five knew the home needed some work to fit their needs. “We actually decided to live in it a while before we started any major work,” Liz says. However, her husband had other ideas. Lornell Hansen, owner of LazaDerm Skincare Centre in Sioux Falls, didn’t hesitate to start a project. “I’d come home to find that Lornell had started taking down sheetrock or removed spindles,” she laughs. “I guess we’re going to start that project now.”

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Pendant lights and twisted banana leaf barstools accent the hub for daily life and gatherings. “We love the center island and how it turned out with the rest of the open space,” says Liz of the area that was once walled in. But even that had its challenges. “Sometimes when you change one thing it can have a ripple effect to other things,” Bret adds. “A big challenge for the center island was venting the gas stove. That took a lot of creative thinking to get it to work within city code and the manufacturer’s guidelines,” he says. The once-formal dining room is now an open dining space that is easily accessible from the kitchen, making it more functional for the family. A large distressed dining room table acts as the focal point, while khaki high-back chairs and pendant light from Lamps and Shades Lighting Gallery lend a softer appeal. And while the original home did include a smaller dining area, that interior real estate was converted into a large utility room. “We actually added a wall, which created a space for a utility room,” says Liz, who loves having a large, easily accessible room with custom lockers for coats and shoes, a small computer area. and laundry facilities.

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“I have to give the Hansens a lot of credit for the interior of the home. They really had the vision of what they wanted and how they wanted it to look,” Bret says. “There were some areas where we had to brainstorm, but overall, it was a great collaboration. I think the home turned out beautiful.” While the main level great room is an eye-catching favorite, it’s the lower level where the family spends most of their time entertaining and relaxing. From the projector and theater screen to the pool table, and from the casual leather sofa to the kitchenette, this area designed by Home Definition is used for family fun. “My kids love coming down here with their friends,” Liz offers. The walls are painted a neutral gray by Larry Cummings Painting and the kitchenette boasts black glazed cabinets. “We actually saw this entire cabinet setup at a home show and knew it would be perfect in our home,” she says.

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And in this case, what you see is what you get. The unique curb appeal leading into the home is just as breathtaking as the large backyard. But it required a lot of creative thinking. “I love design work where I draw the project in my CAD (computer-aided design) program and provide 3-D visuals to the customer so they can envision what things will look like,” Bret says. “When we did the exterior of the home a few years ago, the plan was to replace the siding and windows and put some ‘shakes’ on the gable ends of the home. That would have been just fine.” But Bret took it one step further to make the home stand out. “I added a gable over the front door area and columns on the front porch and showed it to the Hansens with my computer software and they fell in love with it.” Today, the home looks much different with the elaborate stone accents from Moran Masonry and the dual wood elements. Perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying a quiet evening, the large backyard features a spacious deck with wrought-iron accents and opens to flagstone fire pit. “This entire backyard was just full of dead trees,” Liz says. “Everything you see here, from the white fence to the grass, had to be added.” They even made sure to entice every sense, even hearing. A pondless waterfall trickles over stones and is surrounded by ornamental grasses and plants designed by Preheim Lawn and Landscape. “We just love how everything looks and couldn’t be happier,” Liz says. “I even realized I had some design talent,” she laughs. “This home fits our family today and will transform itself in the future. I can really see us living here for a long time.”


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Everything and the Kitchen Faucet Kitchen Trends ‘Touched’ by New Technology By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography


hether you’re a building a new home, looking to liven up your existing home or simply satisfied with your dwelling but keep an eye on current trends, you might be surprised to find that a new technology in kitchen faucets is creating a big stir. It’s called touch technology and it can be found in a number of styles and brands of kitchen and bath faucets. Patsy Boeve has worked in showroom sales for Frisbee Kitchen and Bath for eight years and has seen first-hand how touch technology has taken off. “It’s been three to four years since Delta came out with one of the early touch faucets,” Patsy says. “Since then, more companies are following the trend and coming out with faucets that include the touch capability.” Thankfully, it’s this competition in the marketplace that makes it great for homeowners who are looking for a large selection and low prices. But what makes this extra bell and whistle worth it? Patsy says convenience and safety top the list. “If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it’s great to have your hands free when using the sink,” she adds. “But we also see a benefit of being able to set the temperature control and flow of water. That can be important to a household with children so they don’t get the temperatures too hot for little hands.” 78

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When using a Delta faucet, the technology requires the handle to be in the “on” position in order to work. Homeowners can select the water temperature and flow before they actually need it. To use the faucet, it’s as simple as it sounds: just touch. Patsy says most customers like the fact that they can run water just with the touch of a wrist or forearm on the faucet’s spout or neck. And if desired, Delta touch faucets will function manually as well.

{} “Right now, about one-third of kitchen faucet customers are buying in on the touch technology. But I foresee these numbers growing as more homeowners become aware of the technology and benefits.” ~ Patsy Boeve, Showroom Sales, Frisbee Kitchen and Bath

Aside from convenience and temperature control, food safety can also be a factor for homeowners. Since the kitchen can harbor bacteria, having this type of technology is beneficial at reducing cross-contamination, which can lead to foodborne illness. “Right now, about a tenth of the customers that are aware of touch technology are buying faucets that include the feature,” Patsy says. And unlike some other “upgrades,” this type of faucet can run as little as $50 more than the traditional faucet. So whether you’re selecting or replacing a kitchen faucet, be sure to take a touch and see first-hand what this new sfw technology can do.

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An informed decision for better health By Stacy Jones • Photo courtesy of Sanford Health


ohna Kern’s sisters tease her a bit about her “similarity” to actress Angelina Jolie, she says with a laugh. The 32-year-old woman has a bright white smile, like the actress, and a great sense of fashion. But the two women share something else – both tested positive for a genetic mutation that led them to opt for a preventive double mastectomy. “My breasts do not define me as a woman and I decided that in the whole scheme of things, I’d rather take my health into my own hands,” says Johna, who has undergone both a mastectomy and hysterectomy in the past year. A Family Legacy Like the Hollywood actress, the registered nurse from Canton, South Dakota, has a family history of the disease. Johna and her two younger sisters lived through their mother’s diagnosis and successful treatment of cervical cancer and two incidents of breast cancer. “We always kind of knew, deep down, that we were going to get it,” says Johna, who was 6 years old when her mother received her first cancer treatment. In addition, Johna’s grandmother and a great-grandmother died from ovarian cancer. So last year, after their mother tested positive for the BRCA2 mutation, all three sisters were tested. While Johna had the mutation, her sisters were clear. Sanford Health’s fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Jesse Dirksen says Johna’s case is fairly unusual. First of all, only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are genetically driven. There are plenty of options for women to consider, even if they test positive for the BRCA2 gene, he says.


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Knowing Your Risk Dr. Dirksen says he sees many women at the Edith Sanford Breast Specialty Clinic who are concerned that they might be at high risk of developing breast cancer. Factors that can put a person at higher risk for breast cancer include: • Age • Gender • Genetics • Family History • Race and Ethnicity • Dense Breast Tissue • Lifestyle Factors

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The purpose of the Edith Sanford Breast Specialty Clinic is to provide a specialized form of education, risk assessment, genetic counseling and testing, individualized cancer screening, and proactive support for women. Dr. Dirksen met with Johna to discuss her history and help her determine what preventive treatment plans and screenings would be beneficial. After her consultation, Johna decided to undergo the surgeries. She had experienced her mother’s cancer treatments and knew that she didn’t want to constantly worry about when her disease might start. Her surgeries have lowered her lifelong risk of breast and ovarian cancer from more than 90 to less than 5 percent. Peace of Mind Johna says she had no misgivings about either surgery, and she’s now getting ready for the second phase of breast reconstruction. “I’ve been down a long road, but life is good today,” she says. Dr. Dirksen encourages all women to be proactive in their health care and consult a doctor if they have any concerns about their breast health. Don’t wait for a test or referral, he says. “A lot of fear and anxiety about a disease is in the unknown,” says Dr. Dirksen. “We can empower patients with knowlsfw edge and put them in control.” SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • october/nove m b e r 2 0 1 3


Putting Off Your Annual Mammogram?

Take advantage of early detection, advises ‘Think Pink Lady’ Patty Larson By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


ypically, Patty Larson of Sioux Falls would not put much stock into psychics. But a message her daughter received caused her to think twice – and schedule a screening mammogram. In the summer of 2010, Patty was showing horses at a county fair with her daughter. Her daughter thought it would be fun to stop at a psychic’s booth. The psychic said many things – some that never came to pass and some that were good guesses. Yet Patty’s daughter was also told to warn her mother to see a doctor about a life-threatening condition. “It had been over a year since my last mammogram, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get checked out,” Patty says. She remembers laughing with the radiologist about the psychic’s advice, but when a biopsy was recommended, “It wasn’t funny anymore.” Patty believes God used the cryptic message to get her attention – before her breast cancer could advance any further. Thankfully, Patty’s cancer was diagnosed at a stage 0. She had breast surgery with reconstruction and needed no further radiation or chemotherapy. “I think we’re blessed to have the technology we have,” Patty says. “Digital mammography is finding breast cancer earlier, in younger women. The advantages of early detection are huge. It can save your life.”


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Had Patty waited until she felt a lump, her cancer would have been diagnosed at a later stage. Yet she realizes that cancer at any stage is a serious diagnosis. Patty remembers the day she went to her doctor’s office to receive the results of her biopsy: “I knew that once I crossed into her office, my life would never be the same. I knew I was in Jesus’ hands, and that he would walk me through it.” Patty is an Avera “Pink Lady,” serving as an advocate for breast cancer awareness. At first, she didn’t feel she deserved the title. “I didn’t get sick and I didn’t lose my hair.” Yet Patty came to realize that she was living proof of the value of early detection. During October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she encourages all women age 40 or older to get their annual mammogram. Being a clinic manager, Patty understands that some women are fearful of the procedure and put it off. “Too many of us think it’s not going to happen to me. So your breast gets smashed for a few seconds – it’s worth it to save your life.” On average, mammography detects 80 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women without symptoms. Thanks to early detection, five-year survival rates of breast cancer have climbed from 63 percent in the 1960s to more than 90 percent today. If breast cancer is detected while it is still localized, five-year survival is 99 percent. Patty wears a pink bracelet as a reminder of her own experience and the importance of early detection. While it doesn’t define her, being a cancer survivor has changed Patty’s outlook on life. A coffee mug in her office says it all – “I didn’t survive cancer to die of stress.” She’s taking more time to enjoy the journey – which still includes a few county fairs each summer. Not so much to visit psychics, but to show animals with her children. sfw SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • october/nove m b e r 2 0 1 3


The Undercover Condition What You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism


eeling sluggish or worn down? Have you been experiencing weight gain or dry skin? You might be suffering from a hormonal disbalance called hypothyroidism. But don’t fret yet, many people show signs of these and only a few are officially diagnosed with the condition. Drs. Peter Kasznica and Thomas Tamura at Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat do point out, however, that hypothyroidism isn’t something to be taken lightly even though the warning signs are common. Here’s a closer look at hypothyroidism and how it’s treated. About Hypothyroidism First, it’s important to understand hypothyroidism. “It’s defined as a deficiency of thyroid hormone caused by the thyroid gland not producing enough of the hormone,” Kasznica and Tamura say. It occurs 2 to 8 times more frequently in women than in men and there’s more than one type. “Some patients suffer from secondary and tertiary hypothyroidism,” the Sioux Falls physicians say. But these conditions differ in that they occur from decreased stimulation in glands other than the thyroid.

By Jennifer Dumke Studies have found new mothers also can be at risk. “Up to 10 percent of women can have hypothyroidism the first two to 12 months after delivering a baby,” the doctors say. “For these women, hormone replacement can be started or it can resolve itself over two to four months.” What to Look For Knowing whether you have hypothyroidism can be difficult to determine because the condition has an array of common symptoms, such as: • Feeling sluggish both mentally • Constipation and physically • Dry skin and hair • Hair loss • Fatigue • Feeling cold more easily • Depression • Forgetfulness • Weight gain Kasznica and Tamura say it can take months and even years to for these symptoms to occur and it’s difficult to fully diagnose based solely on symptoms. In fact, some patients may not have any at all.

Causes and Treatments The most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is related to chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s disease. It may have a complicated name, but the cause is rather simple. “Basically the body creates antibodies which injure the normal thyroid tissue, eventually causing hypothyroidism,” Kasznica and Tamura say. Sometimes, your own medications might be to blame so it’s suggested that you review your current medications with your primary doctor if you’re diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The best treatment is undergoing thyroid hormone replacement. “Most of the time, patients get started on hormone replacement, which doesn’t even require surgery unless the thyroid gland is large or there’s concern for a malignancy,” the doctors say. There are many causes of hypothyroidism, some of which require further review by your physician. In general, internal medicine physicians and endocrinologists medically manage thyroid conditions and hypothyroidism. However, surgeons may be necessary for imaging and surgery if supplemental care is needed. What Lies Ahead The condition affects almost 4 percent of the population and incidents increase with age. “We can’t say we’re seeing more cases of hypothyroidism, but as the population ages and lives longer, there will likely be an increase in hypothyroidism,” the two specialists say. If you think you have hypothyroidism, it’s important to speak with your primary care provider or endocrinologist. Drs. Kasznica and Tamura offer endocrine evaluations with a focus on surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid disease. For more information, contact Midwest ENT at 605-336-3503 or visit sfw SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • october/nove m b e r 2 0 1 3



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Motivational & Challenging: Young Teacher Brings Out the Best in her Students
 By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Julie Prairie Photography


hen Gina Benz finally accepted the offer to teach junior Advanced Placement English at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, her one request was pretty simple. She wanted her classroom to have a window. While a host of reasons for her request run through your head, such as fresh air, sunlight or maybe even a view, for Gina, the motivation was quite the opposite. “I believe it’s the quiet moments that we’re truly thinking and discovering more about ourselves and this world,” Gina says. She goes on to explain that she uses the window as an anecdote; what happens outside the window may be fast and loud, but in her classroom, life slows down so one can listen, learn and understand.

“My style of teaching forces students to listen to each other, to the words of master authors, and ultimately, to the stirrings within their hearts as we discuss the art of writing, the science of writing, and of course, the human condition.”

~ Gina Benz Advanced Placement Program Coordinator
 Roosevelt High School


rowing up, Gina wasn’t always the inspiring and grounded teacher she is today. She was a typical girl who lived life “outside the window.” In fact, she didn’t even go to college to be an English teacher. “It was more of a back-up plan, something to do before getting into graduate school and doing what I really wanted,” she laughs. But it was the process of obtaining her education that inspired her. “I couldn’t ignore the passion and purpose the Education Department at the University of Sioux Falls brought to my life,” Gina adds. During this time, the young college student married her high school sweetheart and began her career. Over time, Gina blos92

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somed, developing her own style of teaching that has led her to be the mentor she is today. “I quickly learned that all people want is to be heard and known. It’s so important to be a good listener,” she says. “In fact, listening is actually the platform for English.” Aside from listening, Gina also bonds quickly and intensely with her students because she encourages them to be vulnerable. “I want my students to share personal anecdotes and beliefs through writings and discussion,” Gina says. “I treat that as a privilege. There’s a level of trust that comes with hearing another’s story and that’s sacred to me.” Gina has been teaching for thirteen years and has inspired hundreds of students. But

despite the repetition, she says each year is still new and she could never teach the same lesson plan twice because she relies so heavily on the personalities and emotions of her students. “Each group of students is different every year, which means there are different dynamics. But that’s what I love, being challenged every year.” And so do her students. Former student Jessalyn Holsing is a freshman at Northern State University. Her major? Education. “I loved having Mrs. Benz as a teacher and even looked to her as a mentor,” adds Jessalyn. “I feel she really inspires her students by asking questions about ourselves and the world around us.” Jessalyn goes on to say that Mrs.

Benz teaches more than just reading; she includes how English affects a person. “She taught me how to write and it was like I had an epiphany,” she laughs. “I realized how happy I was in her class and how happy she was teaching. That’s the moment I knew I wanted to be like her.” And there are more students like Jessalyn who believe the young, motivational teacher taught them English--but also how to feel important and smart. Gina knows not every student is inspired to the point of becoming an English teacher, but she’s still confident with her place in this world and how she’s positively affecting the community. “I try to find the good in everybody and believe that every student is smart in some way,” says Gina. Grounded and inspirational, the mother of two packs a mighty punch when it comes to making a positive impression. But it wasn’t always that way.

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“It was just torture,” says Gina of the debilitating migraines that plagued her for years. “Pain changes people. They made me irritable and took away clarity and thought.” Suddenly, the thought of living a normal life with her loving husband, two young children and budding career became more of a dream than a reality; masked by ice packs and dark rooms. Her friends and family noticed the change and began helping her regain her life. But she wasn’t ready. Ironically, it was that pillar of the English language that she had been teaching first and foremost that helped her: She finally listened. “I was told about the powerful effects of yoga but was always too busy. With the help of my fellow Roosevelt English teacher Jackie Wilber, I tried it again and fell in love with it. I found that through the instruction of yoga, I rediscovered my strength and learned to be mindful,” Gina adds. Although she still suffers from occasional migraines, they have been significantly reduced.

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The timing was perfect as Gina was then offered a position as coordinator of Roosevelt’s Advanced Placement program. And for the first time, she was ready to throw her name in the hat. “My passion for the AP program was strong as I watched more and more students elect to challenge themselves with accelerated and AP classes. I wanted to be part of that.” But aside from teaching to advanced students, Gina also enjoys teaching remedial classes. “At Roosevelt, we have the philosophy that most students should try at least one AP class. We want our students to be placed where they are most challenged.” And Gina is proud of the wide variety of subjects offered at that level. “With so many, it’s pretty easy for a student to find at least one. We have Studio Art, Music Theory, Computer Science, in addition to all the core classes.”

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ut Gina still struggles with the thought of leading the AP program at Roosevelt. “I got the position, but it feels strange to say I lead the program when it’s the students and fellow AP teachers who continuously lead with their enthusiasm for learning and ability to bring others into the AP community.” At age 36, the inspiring teacher continues with one struggle: saying good-bye every year. “I teach a group of 120 students each year. Throughout that time, we bond and really get to know each other. The hardest part is having to say goodbye at the end of the year,” she adds. “Even though I know they’re going on to great things, it’s still difficult.” Thankfully, social media has allowed Gina to keep in touch with former students, such as Jessalyn, and many others. Today, Gina is blossoming both professionally and physically. “I’ve learned to take control of my body and mind, which allows me to be a better leader, as I continue to refine my style of teaching to what best suits the students,” Gina adds. “Inspiring others is what brings true joy to my life.” sfw

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“I work hard to represent the mayor’s office and myself in a professional manner. It’s never acceptable to treat a customer or fellow employee poorly because I’m having an off day. For me, having a good support system is key. I believe in surrounding myself with people that genuinely care about me and lift me up when I’m down. One of these people is my husband, Craig. He is one of the most kind, generous and loving people I have ever met. I’m fortunate to have him in my life.” ~ Julie Wilson, Executive Assistant to Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether


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town and a healthy economic boom make this an exciting time to be part of city government. Julie Wilson has served as Mayor Huether’s executive assistant since 2010, and for her, the past three years have been an eye-opening experience.

Originally from the Tripp area, Julie and her husband Craig, have called Sioux Falls home since 2003 after they relocated from Mitchell. “I’m from the rural Tripp area where I grew up with two sisters. I was born in Tyn-


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The women make 2,500 scarves a year. “Having cancer and losing one’s hair is such an emotional experience,” Linda says. “Our mission statement has always been to brighten the day of a woman battling cancer. I receive cards, emails and phone calls from women who are so grateful for the scarves. These correspondences that I receive assure me that this is being accomplished. I am so grateful that God has chosen me for this ministry,” Linda says.

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Amy Peters, program resource specialist with the American Cancer Society, says the group is fortunate to work with Linda and her friends to provide the scarves to women going through treatment. “What we get from her, we give to all the women in our division. That’s women in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Iowa,” Amy says. Women with cancer can call the ACS at 800-227-2345 for access to resources such as programs and services, transportation, help with lodging, emotional support and scarves. “We try to give two scarves to each woman who calls in,” Amy says. “They love to have them.” Linda adds Scarves of Hope is always in need of donations. “Monetary or material,” she says. “If it’s material, it needs to be at least ¾ yard of cotton material with a random pattern because the scarf is cut on the diagonal. The material should be not too heavy or too thin.” People interested in helping out by making a donation can contact Linda at sfw


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f you’ve been hunting for the perfect store for men’s clothing, you’ll have to check out Man Code. Brand new to Sioux Falls, Man Code is a unique clothing and accessories store featuring business casual and stylish wear for every day. Located downtown, its youthful and exciting urban flair stems from the industrial furnishings and carries throughout the modern and clean design of the clothing. To top it off, owner Gabrielle Spangler added a luxurious seating area complete with a big screen TV to pamper her clientele. According to Gabrielle, “We created a unique atmosphere catering especially to men. They can come in and lounge in our leather chairs while watching the big game while we help select the perfect pieces for them. It’s also a great place to get your guy to relax while you take your time finding unique items that fit his style and personality.” Gabrielle prides herself on bringing unique brands of exceptional quality to South Dakota. In addition, she works hard to offer unparalleled customer service. “We carry name brands that are difficult to find locally along with a personalized shopping experience that very few businesses offer in the area.

“Man Code is something entirely new for Sioux Falls. Stop in to see our impeccable clothing lines, new ideas and a fresh relaxing atmosphere downtown. Your face will be remembered here and we will remember you and your guy’s style!” ~ Gabrielle Spangler, Owner There are many stores that cater to women in Sioux Falls, but very few that do the same for men. That’s why I brought Man Code to Sioux Falls.” Man Code carries a complete line of clothing and accessories from pants and shirts to bags and socks. Brands include: • Anthony Morato • Buffalo • Jared Lang• Ted Baker • Will Leather Goods Owner: Address: Phone Website:


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D’Fabiola By Jennifer Dumke Photos by Finished Vision Photography


hether you’re looking for extensive cosmetic restoration or a quick and relaxing “lunch hour” facial, D’ Fabiola is the place to go for expertise and positive results. Fabiola Julsrud, a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist who owns and operates the business, has more than a decade of experience in specialized procedures for unique skin-care and makeup products from different countries. “I take great pride in my work and it shows when I’m able to improve my clients’ self-esteem and highlight everything beautiful about you,” she says. Fabiola specializes in permanent makeup, Dermatude MetaTherapy™ and paramedical procedures such as areola re-pigmentation. Permanent Makeup Not only does permanent makeup cut down on morning routines, but you look great as soon as you wake up. Permanent makeup includes eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. The procedure offers immediate, long-lasting results. Dermatude Meta-Therapy™ D’ Fabiola also features the latest nonsurgical, anti-aging innovation from Europe called Dermatude Meta-Therapy™. This treatment reduces fine or deep lines, restores volume and improves skin texture. Paramedical Procedure For women who have undergone a mastectomy, Fabiola is trained in areola and nipple re-pigmentation, using a 3-D effect to give a very natural look. Today, Fabiola is seeing more patients than ever undergo the service because some insurance companies now cover the expense. This is the last step of breast reconstructive procedures. 108

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“When you look good, you feel good; my passion is helping people improve their self-esteem. We offer the latest technology and years of experience to ensure the best results for our clients.” ~ Fabiola Julsrud, owner/operator

Starting in October, D’ Fabiola will donate 100 percent of every facial purchased on the first Monday of each month to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation through the salon’s Facials for Hope program.

Owner: Address: Phone Website:

Fabiola Julsrud 3701 W. 49th Street, Ste. 200C (605) 521-8529

“D’ Fabiola is proud to partner with Edith Sanford and support the nonprofit’s mission of unlocking the potential of genomics to end breast cancer,” Fabiola says. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (605) 521-8529 or visit to book online.

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Like New Tile and Carpet Cleaning


By Darcie Bontje • Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography

fter spending years in corporate America, Dan Grossman says starting his own company was something he had always wanted to do. The owner/operator of Like New Tile and Carpet Cleaning says his family history in the flooring business coupled with some market research gave him the confidence to launch his cleaning business in the Sioux Falls area. And he doesn’t take his company’s name or reputation lightly: “The integrity and quality of products and services we offer mean a lot to me,” Dan says. “And as an owner/operator, I think that being hands-on and in front of the customer adds value.” Dan also has done his home“I offer a premium work on the service. My company is flooring not a big-box provider industhat sends someone out t r y and he to do as many jobs in prides one day as possible. himI’m not going to leave self on your house until you’re using happy.” tools that ~ Dan Grossman, provide Owner and Operator quality deep cleaning. “I am connected with a community of cleaners that have a ton of experience, so I was able to jump-start my knowledge of the industry,” he says. He stays on top of what’s new in the industry too—from his Rotovac 360i Professional Carpet and Tile Cleaning Machine to his cleaning products. Dan says his services are priced competitively in the Sioux Falls area. He adds that he prefers to see a cusOwner: Dan Grossman tomer’s home and provide a price quote because pricing can depend Address: 710 Laura St. Harrisburg, SD on whether the home needs a general cleaning or a restoration project. Phone: (605) 201-6189 “Too often,” he says, “a company will give you one price over the phone Online: and then show up and it’s a totally different price.” cleaning For more information or to contact Dan, call (605) 201-6189 or find E-Mail: his company online at 110

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Chinese Acupuncture Holistic Healing & Herb Clinic comes to Sioux Falls By Darcie Bontje • Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography


r. Shwurong Lee likes to put his business in terms that people can understand: “There are 14 energy routes, or meridians, in the human body, and just like an interstate, they can get clogged with traffic. Acupuncture and herb medicine help clean up our own internal highway system to improve our overall health.” After moving from California, Shwurong and his wife, Mayling, opened the Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic near the intersection of 69th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls. The couple was drawn to the city’s low stress, relaxed pace and many trees, and Shwurong says he enjoys an 85 percent customer return rate. He says he began his practice with a focus on herb medicine. “In China, herb medicine is used in 80 percent of cases, while acupuncture is used only 20 to 30 percent of the time,” he says. “In the Western world, acupuncture is more popular.” Shwurong, who received his doctorate in traditional Chinese medicine from Nanjing University in China, says patients can maximize results—especially for complicated chronic issues—by combining acupuncture with herb treatments that he prescribes. Conditions treated at his clinic include: chronic pain; arthritis; digestive issues suffered by chemotherapy patients; vomiting, nausea and constipation after surgery; infertility; depression; anxiety; stroke victims; menopause; abdominal pain; edema; weight control; and common colds.

“Chinese acupuncture and medicine are surprisingly comprehensive and can have beneficial effects on almost any disorder.” ~ Dr. Shwurong Lee

Shwurong says his practice also provides patients with an overall health balance that makes his treatments more effective. “We go through a series of questions with our patients that tells us a lot about their overall health mechanics,” he says. For more information go to or to make an appointment, call (605) 275-1003.

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Mayling Lee 6116 S. Lyncrest Ave. Suite 102 Sioux Falls (605) 275-1003


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