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Calendar of Events Featuring Sioux Falls Play It Again, Doc! Our Community Schmeckfest Featuring Sioux Falls Comfort For a Cure


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Weddings A Celebration of Love


Fashion Trends Off the Cuff

The Big Day Better Together


Where to Shop


Where to Dine


Recipes Heart Healthy Recipes

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Travelogue New York City in the Spring


Auto Style Ladies and Their Cars


Home & Garden Home is Where the Heart Is



About the House Pride, Parties and Home Projects


About the Home What to Expect


Health Going Red forWomen Healthy Eating Confused about what to eat, and how much?


Healthly Living Long-Term Weight Loss Solutions Health Tired and Don’t Know Why? Health Blood Clotting Disorders and Miscarriage

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Health Awareness The Circle of Life Cover Story Carrie Hill A Pocket Full of Sunshine Profile Linda Olson: Lessons of the Heart




Sioux Falls Woman Art Beat Artistry Revealed What’s New Venture Footwear if the Shoe Fits What’s New Resale Living Furniture Consignment



What’s New Dr. Jessica Shaw, Comprehensive Foot Care What’s New dFine Private Fitness Club


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Jill Funke

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Jennifer Dumke

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Just across the South Dakota border in Northwest Iowa, Jill and her husband Dan are raising their spirited daughters Abigail and Lindsey. Jill learned strong Midwestern values while growing up in the small town of Bronson, Iowa. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications at Buena Vista College. She sought employment which would allow her to make a difference in the lives of others and found herself leading seminars for non-profit organizations in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. Today, Jill stays busy with freelance assignments for area newspapers and magazines and she works part-time in a marketing position. When she is not working or writing, Jill can be found teaching piano lessons, leading her dance team or volunteering for a function at her church.

Megan graduated in May 2011 from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism. She has had several editor roles, including her college newspaper, the former online magazine, The Post SD, and Living Well magazine. Her love for writing developed from her love of stories. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the stories of people and places alike. Since graduation, she has been filling her time with several freelance writing and editing projects and working as the Project Manager for Lemon. ly Infographics. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her friends and family.

Jennifer Dumke loves to create. Whether on paper or in a room, she enjoys design. Jennifer has a background in interior decorating, journalism and real estate. She received her degree in journalism from South Dakota State University and has settled into her job working in healthcare philanthropy. Her hobbies include playing piano, exercising and remodeling their home, in particular the nursery. Jennifer and her husband, Brad, welcomed the longawaited birth of their daughter Kaydence. They are enjoying their new role as parents.

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.

Brianna, a Sioux Falls native, earned her Bachelors degree in English and her Masters in Education, both from Augustana College. When she’s not teaching Language Arts and Reading to sixth graders at Whittier Middle School, she enjoys spending time with her three children and husband, Jeff. She loves to read, write, listen to the soundtracks from Broadway musicals, take pictures, and add stamps to her passport. Some of her favorite memories include—watching the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry V in London, sailing through Fjords in Norway, seeing the Eiffel Tower at night, watching Russian ballet in St. Petersburg, and studying Marine Biology in the Bahamas. Her new favorite hobby includes organizing her children’s photographs into albums and keeping their scrapbooks current.


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Through Feb. 17 Give Daffodils, Give Hope American Cancer Society Bunch of Daffodils: $10; Bear & a Bunch: $25. To order call (605) 323-3555 or visit

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Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28 Open Drawing Group 10 a.m. Museum of Visual Materials Admission- Free Feb. 9 & March 8 Wining Women 6 p.m. Strawbale Winery Admission- Free Feb. 11 The Dancing Grape 7 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum Admission- $20 each or $35 per couple Call (605) 201-2091 or email Feb. 11 & March 24 Biker Buffet 9:30 a.m. J&L Harley-Davidson Admission- Free Feb. 12 Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena Admission- Tickets at Feb. 13 Victorian Tea Party 2 p.m. Pettigrew Home & Museum Admission- Free

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Mar. 16-18 SD Horse Fair March 16: 1 p.m.; March 17-18: 9 a.m. Fairgrounds Admission- $8 for adults; $5 for 6-14; Free for 5 & under Mar. 20 Olive Oil Appreciation 6:30 p.m. Olive Destination Admission- $15 Mar. 20 Instant Guitar One-Finger Magic 7:30 p.m. Case School of Music Admission- $25 Call (605) 367-7999 or visit to register Mar. 23 American Cancer Society Gala Washington Pavilion Admission- visit or call (605) 323-3555 for tickets

Mar. 31 Children’s Care Hospital & School 60th Anniversary Celebration 7 p.m. Convention Center Admission - Call (605) 782-2300 or visit Mar. 30- Apr. 1 Spring Spectacular Event March 30-31: 9 a.m.; April 1: 11 a.m. J&L Harley-Davidson Admission- Free Mar. 31 & Apr. 1 Swap Meet and Motorcycle Show 10 a.m. Fairgrounds Admission - TBA Call (605) 335-2236 or visit The 2011 Parade of Lights event was sponsored by Century Link. “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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Music and Miracles: Children’s Care Concert Unlocks Potential and Improves the Lives of Children By Jennifer Dumke• Photos courtesy of Children’s Care Hospital and School


ooking past the professionally-lit stage filled with crisp, black tuxedos, dazzling evening gowns and a barrage of stringed and brass instruments are the many faces of children in our community who face a battle. Whether it is physical, mental or struggles from an accident or injury, these young faces are the reason why these groups of talented musicians gather each year to perform. But some of them are not just into music. They are also physicians, who blend science and art into the perfect sonata for the annual Children’s Care Hospital & School fundraiser appropriately titled Doctors in Concert.  Since 2003, this annual fundraising concert has impacted countless lives through the music and art therapy programs offered at Children’s Care Hospital and School.  “This concert  assures that music and art therapies are available for our kids.  Because of it, we are able to continue with our Art of Healing & Growing Program,” says Jacquelyn Knowlton, development associate at Children’s Care. Through music therapies, children are given increased exposure to and participation  in not only music, but also movement, storytelling, role-playing and visual arts. “I have personally witnessed miracles with our children as they grow from a particular experience with a music therapist, or from one of our visiting artists or staff member that spend time with our children.  It truly is heartwarming. Miracles do happen at Children’s Care,” she adds.  22

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For nearly 60 years, Children’s Care has strived to give each child the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by offering a broad continuum of health care and educational services for children ranging from birth through age 21. Their many success stories are not a result of only consistent and quality care, but also vital programming and caring staff, which are made available due to funding from events like Doctors in Concert.  “Proceeds from our fund-raising events go to improving the lives of the children we serve. We are unlocking potential and improving lives,” adds Knowlton. Knowlton also credits the unique hybrid of talents featured in the array of musicians and physicians as part of the draw for the event.  “It’s a perfect fit,” she adds. “There are so many talented physicians in Sioux Falls.  A large number of music majors go to medical school; the orderly thinking needed for trained musicianship applies very well to the orderly thinking needed for science. Both music and medicine involve art and science.”  With eight successful years behind them, Knowlton remains confident in the future of the event. “We will continue to do this event because of the uniqueness of the performances and the quality of the event,” she adds. “The audience knows they will be entertained and enjoy outstanding talent. The event has so much to offer and plenty of room to grow.” For more information on Doctors in Concert, please visit: SFW SAVE THE DATE! Doctors in Concert April 14, 2012 Orpheum Theatre

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Best Heritage Celebration in the Midwest By Jill Funke • Photos courtesy of Schmeckfest Heritage Festival


chmeckfest, an annual Freeman, S.D., event that celebrates the heritage of local residents and visitors, can trace its beginning to five women looking for a unique way to celebrate. As members of the executive committee of the local Women’s Auxiliary, the ladies were celebrating a decade of the organization’s mission of supporting the Christian education activities at the Freeman Academy. Three different ethnic groups from Russia settled in the Freeman area in the 1870s, bringing with them different German-based recipes and traditions. The ladies from the Women’s Auxiliary felt that an event that offered a connection to the area’s rich history would be fun and meaningful. The first event, held in 1959 at the Freeman Academy, was named Schmeckfest, or tasting festival.


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According to Schmeckfest food committee chair Vernetta Waltner, “Organizers of the event expected around 200 people to attend the first Schmeckfest and were overwhelmed when about 1,000 people turned out to enjoy great food, company and fellowship.” She said that her grandmother was one of the five women who created Schmeckfest, and she and the other members of the Women’s Auxiliary decided to hold the event annually following a flood of positive feedback regarding the event.

This year, the event revolves around a full three-course ethnic meal, a range of culinary and handicraft arts, and historical presentations and exhibits. Honoring a strong appreciation for the arts, the event features the full-stage musical production of the Wizard of Oz. Those in the mood for sauerkraut, stewed beef and bratwurst need look no further than Freeman, S.D., on March 23, 24, 30 and 31. Over the years, Waltner has seen Schmeckfest steadily grow. “We are all amazed at how many people like to attend the event every year, as well as the number of new people who hear about Schmeckfest and decide to make the trip to Freeman.” With a laugh, she adds, “Some kids say Schmeckfest is just as important SFW each year as Christmas!” februar y/march 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N


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Comfort For A Cure

Girl Scouts Enter Fight Against Breast Cancer


By Jill Funke • Photos By Julie Prairie Photography

ith each passing year, the subject of breast cancer is receiving more and more attention. The pink ribbons that signify the disease can be found on everything from key chains to car magnets. Campaigns against breast cancer include events like run/walks and numerous fundraisers. Many different groups are standing together to stamp out the disease that takes mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers and women of all ages. Girl Scouts is one group working to increase awareness about breast cancer. Every October, Girl Scout troops across the nation strive to earn their pink breast cancer patches. October is the target month for these efforts, and was selected for two reasons. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday was Oct. 31, and she died from breast cancer. Also, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time for awareness projects. Annually, the Dakota Horizons Girl Scout Council in Sioux Falls asks troops if they want to make pillows for those fighting breast cancer. This year, the troop from Inwood, Iowa, was excited to participate. Troop leader and Girl Scout mother, Melissa Moser was thrilled to use the pillow project for the troop’s first meeting of the year in October. “I showed the girls the cancer patch they would earn and explained what the pink patch represented,” Moser said. She went on to explain to the interested scouts that cancer is a disease that affects many people, and breast cancer is a type that affects mostly women. “The girls understood that we were doing this pillow project for people who were very sick and going to their doctor to receive chemotherapy.”


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The pillows made by the Inwood Girl Scouts were sewn from pink and white fabric and constructed in the shape of a heart. A handmade card signed by the scouts accompanied each pillow. Moser was thankful for the support, supplies and instruction the troop received from Dakota Horizons. In addition to the pillows, older members of the Inwood troop made breast cancer awareness necklaces that were particularly meaningful. “Each girl thought of a special person in her life and gave that person a necklace,” Moser said. The necklaces consisted of various sizes of pretty beads, each representing the size of lumps that women can find in their breasts. Giving them as gifts was a way that the scouts could remind their loved ones to do their self-examinations and schedule their mammograms.


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When they were completed, Moser brought the pillows to Dakota Horizons. They will be delivered with their accompanying cards on an as-needed basis to the patients fighting breast cancer at Avera McKennan. Moser feels the experience was positive for everyone involved. “I think it is very important for girls to do these types of projects in their communities for the people they don’t even know. This is definitely something our troop will consider SFW doing again.”

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Sisters Share In Wedding Planning Bliss By Megan Brandsrud • Photos by Maurer Photography


edding planning can be hard work. Many couples even elicit the help of a professional. But the Christopher family planned two weddings only three months apart with just the help of each other. Christina (Christopher) Odens met her now-husband, Josh, four years ago. After a date at the rodeo and an afternoon of horseback riding, “the rest is history,” as Christina says. On May 12, 2010, Josh asked Christina to be his wife, and they started making plans for a wedding the following summer, after Christina would be finished with pharmacy school. Laura (Christopher) Beaver met her now-husband, Travis, in a business law class at the University of Sioux Falls. “We ended up sitting directly across the classroom, and it turns out we both had a little bit of a staring problem,” Laura says. On April 2, 2011, Travis proposed to Laura, and they started thinking about a fall wedding, knowing they wanted to get married before the end of the year. Christina and Josh saved July 30, 2011, as their wedding date, and Laura and Travis chose Oct. 22, 2011. The Christopher family was in for a busy couple of months. “The end of July was a great choice for Josh and I to get married because I had a few weeks from the time I finished my last pharmacy school exam until the wedding day,” Christina says. “It turned out to be a blessing that we got married as soon as we could after pharmacy schooling was over because then Laura could plan her wedding far enough away from our day, but yet early enough so that the weather was nice.” Laura was the maid of honor for Christina’s wedding, and Christina was then the matron of honor for her sister’s wedding. Even though they each had their own plans to attend to, the sisters enjoyed helping each other make wedding arrangements.


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Sisters: Christina (left) and Laura (right) on their wedding days, only a few months a part.

“It was both exciting and stressful planning two weddings at the same time,” Laura says. “It was nice to be on the sidelines first, so I would know what to expect when mine came.” “We were able to take note of things that we liked from my wedding and things that we wanted to do differently for her wedding,” Christina says. “I’m sure our family felt stressed and overwhelmed by it all, but they were very supportive and did whatever they could to help out. The distant family seemed to think it was great that we were all able to get together twice in one year to catch up and spend time together.” Even though the weddings were close in date, they were distinct and special for each sister. Christina will never forget seeing Josh for the first time before their ceremony. “The anticipation was almost more than I could handle,” Christina says. “When he finally turned around, we embraced each other and we both began to cry because God had brought us together and we were only a few hours from becoming One in Christ.” Laura and Travis had planned to write each other special notes. “It was exciting because we wrote the notes the morning of the wedding, about the anticipation of the day that we’ve waited for since the moment we knew we wanted to spend forever together,” Laura says. “The feelings he told me about in his letter were feelings that every girl would want to hear and be able to cherish the rest of her life.” The couples are now enjoying settling into married life, and the sisters are happy that they got to experience the biggest days of their lives side-by-side. SFW februar y/march 2012 • SIOUX FALLS WO M A N


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he new year is a great time for trying something new with your style. Read the fashion and hairstyle tips to make sure your new style is on track with the hot looks for 2012. Then, check out some of the popular places to eat and shop. Go show off your new look. If you’re in the mood for some big excitement, we have the perfect travel destination with attractions for everyone.

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There’s a reason women shop in pairs- someone to help us avoid those, “What was she thinking?” moments. But who helps us when we need to hear that about our hair?

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Let these simple tips help you avoid a hairstyle faux pas.

Avoid using elaborate head gear

Here is an easy rule to follow: objects larger than your head do not belong on your head. We’re talking giant bows or headbands with huge embellishments. You want to look classy, not clumsy.

Avoid baking your hair with styling products Excessive styling will start to make your hair brittle over time. Avoid styles that require the use of several products on a daily basis to hold their shape.

Avoid anything that refers to or reminds you of the word bouffant This also includes excessive volume. Some back combing to an up-do looks great, but so much you end up with a beehive…no-no! Too much volume looks tacky.

Avoid letting your bangs cross your eyes or going too long without a trim Hair in your eyes is inconvenient and looks neglected. Regular trims help your hair hold its shape and require you to use less styling product.

Avoid flat ironing your hair to death

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Constantly using the flat iron to smooth every hair into flat submission causes hair to dry out, split and break. Learn to love your natural curls – they are an asset!

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investment and look cute tucked into skinny jeans or with a 60s style shift dress. If you already own a pair of boots you love - try adding embellishments to change their look. Boot cuffs and clips range in price similar to earrings, and

Available at: Haegles West

Available at: Savvy

Available at: Haegles West

just as easily alter the appearance of your existing boots. Cuffs slip easily onto your calf, similar to a sock, and fold over the top of your boot. Measuring between 2” to 4” deep, cuffs create a completely different look depending on the fabric, color, or print you choose. The variety is only limited by your imagination, as options allow you to add ribbons, pompoms, faux fur, feathers, jewels, chains, rhinestones, or even flowers. If your boots already have a strap or cuff around the top, simply attach clips to the outside of each boot. Adding accessories to your boots is a fun and affordable way to create a variety of looks that make you stand out in the cold!

Available at: Bella Boutique


We’re proud to announce that we’ve been rated the 20th “BEST BABY STORE IN AMERICA” by Baby Bargain Book

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where to


University of Sioux Falls

Bridges at 57th 2109 W. 57th St (605) 338-9060 John Hardy Double Twirl Ring with Black Sapphire Only at Gundersons Price vary.

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

The Economy Shop

1308 Main St. Rock Valley, IA (712) 476-5531  Quality consignments for everyone in the family.  Brand names at prices that cannot be beat. Stop often, shop awhile, save a lot. Never the same store twice.  Prices and selection varies.

Pomegranate Market

LI Bridal and Formal Wear

3101 W. 41st St. (Park Place Center) 332-2443 www. Xtreme-By Impressions fushia sequin prom dress. Prom dresses, bridal gowns, all occasion dresses, and tuxedos showcased in our store or custom order from one of our collections. Prices vary.


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4815 S. Louise Ave. (605) 275-0200 Irish Twins Co. creates their products locally using natural ingredients, free of dyes and synthetic additives. Choose from a selection of bulk soap, bar soap, shaving products and even laundry detergent! Price Range: $5 - $20

Montgomery’s Furniture

1725 W 41st St. (605) 332-4400 If you’re looking for beautiful, original artwork, stop in and see what Lisa Freidus, an accomplished artist based in Ft. Meyers, Fla., has to offer. Each piece is three-dimensional with a truly unique, whimsical feel. Stop in today and take a look! Prices vary.

The Diamond Room

3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008 Stop by and see what is new from the Chamilia designer collection like this “Lovedrop Necklace” accented with sparkling Pave styled Swarovski crystals or the leather wrap style bracelet. New 2012 beads are also arriving! Prices Vary.

Terri’s Catering

(605) 271-1545 Full-service catering operation now specializing in cakes and all varieties of cookies. Call for all of your catering needs. Free delivery in Sioux Falls. Prices vary.

Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting

130 N. Minnesota Ave. (605) 336-7798, Stop into Mahlander’s when you’re looking for unique and stylish lighting! These oxidized metal pendants are a sample of our huge selection of fashionable light fixtures. Prices vary.

Belle Touche

5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 180 (605) 275-6200 THICKER, FULLER HAIR IS YOURS. Our new Invati system is clinically proven to reduce hair loss by 33 percent – powered by a unique blend of herbs. Exfoliating Shampoo: $24 Thickening Conditioner: $24 Scalp Revitalizer: $60


4101 N. Hainje Ave. (605) 334-9727 See us for custom kitchen islands and cabinetry. Voted the Local Best Every Year! Prices vary.

You’ve Been Framed

5015 S. Western Ave. Suite 140 (605) 361-9229 We believe all women are unique and precious. All are fabulous in their own way, original way, with personalities to be celebrated and stories to share about those special moments that have shaped them today. Prices vary.

Haegles West 41st & Kiwanis Ave. (605) 332-8712 Corral boots - Black / Purple wing cross boot made with the finest exotic & leather material available. Stop in to see our large selection of boots and clothing. Price: $255


where to

Riddle’s Jewelry

Harold’s Photo Centers Hardcover Photo Books. Make a personalized photo book for any occasion! You can completely customize your book with photos, text and colorful backgrounds. Available in 8”x8” and 8.5”x11” sizes with 20 to 80 pages. Shop in-store or online. Prices starting at $49.99

Corner of 41st & Louise (605) 361-0911 PANDORA offers women a collection of romantic and feminine designs in sterling silver and 14K gold that celebrate the unforgettable moments of life. Prices vary.

The Willow Tree Gift Shop

824 W 10th St. 335-5978, Original, one-of-a-kind, homemade bird houses. A unique gift or home accent for all home decor styles. Prices and sizes vary.

Betz Blinds

3100 S. Minnesota Ave (605) 357-0057 aspx?d=73141e69-9af8-4a13-b6d0bb81f9023ad8&m1=Magazine&m2 =Other&d1=SFW&tp=504 Hunter Douglas DUETTE ARCHITELLA Bridges at 57th HONEYCOMB SHADES 5019 S. Western Ave., Suite 140 The state-of-the-art design (605) 274-3335, incorporates insulating air pockets Sophisticated and stylish shoes without for energy efficient window fashion. compromising comfort or function so you can Reducing energy loss up to look good longer. Womans Born black leather 50 percent. boot $164.99 and Mens Rockport Prices vary wing tip shoe. $209.99

Venture Footwear

Zandbroz Variety

TRY IT AGAIN Consignment Store

2101 W. 41st St., Suite 29 (605) 362-9000 Coach purses at affordable prices. Shop our large selection of new and used handbags and accessories. Prices vary


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209 S. Phillips Ave. 331-5137, Baggallini - Well Traveled. Whether you’re going across town or around the globe, baggallini keeps you organized and stylish. A perfect blend of thoughtful function and style. Prices vary

Rainn Salon & Spa

Bridges at 57th 5119 S. Western Ave. #160 (605) 521-5099 Lilash, for longer, thicker eyelashes. Promotes growth of your own lashes in just a couple weeks.  Prices Vary

Raymond’s Jewelers


Crazy Daisy Consignment Boutique

2425 S. Shirley Ave. #112 (605) 274-2882 Be beautiful, be classy with a Rose gold Heart & Arrow necklace by Meinda Maria. Price: $95

206 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls, 57104 (605) 338-7550 The Kiss that keeps on giving... Sterling Silver $119.00

1513 E 10th St. (605) 275-2322 Show your little one how much you love her with a unique “mom-made” item from Crazy Daisy Consignment Boutique. A consignment store with a boutique flair. Prices vary

Forget Me Not

5005 S. Western Ave. The Bridges at 57th (605) 335-9878 Monet’s Garden set of 10 Orchid scented disc soaps with emobssed Fleur di Lis in gift box. Includes 5 colors. Prices vary

Nearly New, Barely Used Uniform Consignment

Handy Man

801 N. Cliff Ave. (605) 274-3464 Gently used uniforms and scrubs For men and women. In all sizes. Numerous colors and prints Average price, $8.00 Surgical caps, can be used for food services, Motorcycle riding, and many other uses. Average price. $6.00

910 E. 10th St. (605) 336-0316 Custom Bathroom Tops from Handy Man. Any Size. Any Shape. 65 Colors. Custom Made. Lifetime Warranty. Starting at $200

The Stone Center

29th & Minnesota. (605) 362.5853 Stop by to check out our new expanded location featuring quartz, granite & laminate countertops, as well as several lines of tile. An interior designer on staff everyday to help you with your remodeling project. Prices vary.

Kids Stuff Superstore

3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636 For your little Sweetheart, a Hello Kitty lamp and accessories. Choose from several different themes of lamps and accessories. Price $51.99

where to



325 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-7151 Pretty Sterling Silver Bracelets in a variety of styles and prices available at Bechtold’s Jewelry Prices vary

The Spa at Grand Falls

Professional Image Beauty

Grand Falls Casino Resort 1415 Grand Falls Boulevard Larchwood, Iowa (712) 777-7777, Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair instantly repairs damaged hair by 26 percent, protects hair from further damage and heat styling $24-$29

1500 S. Sycamore Ave. (605) 334-0619 Our affordable full line of skin care and makeup works for all women and all skin types – it’s not just for models. Once our specialist determines your color palette, our makeup is tailored to enhance your beauty. Prices vary

The Institute of Design & Technology of SD

Blessed Door

Across from the Western Mall 41st Street & Holly Avenue at Elkjer Square. (605) 553-1010 Baskets galore! Find everything from quality-made wooden Amish baskets to Longaberger collectibles in large variety of sizes. Prices vary

123 S. Main Ave. (605) 275-9728 Form + Fashion = Functional Design Career Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from Fashion Design Entrepreneurship or Interior Décor & Staging. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as an educational partner with the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International). It is not too early to plan for summer, Project Design: Boot Camp. Prices vary

Oh My Cupcakes

524 N. Main Ave. Suite 106 (605) 310-6742 We have tastes to tame any sweet tooth! You can purchase a dozen standard size cupcakes for $25-$30 or one dozen mini cupcakes for $12-$15.

Resale Living

Consignment Furniture & Home Decor 3126 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 929-3103 American Heritage pool table and cover, with accessory table, 2 pool sticks, balls, and bridge. Cherry color wood with ram feet. $1500 delivered and installed

Dimensions Salon and Spa 1900 S. Sertoma Ave., Sioux Falls 605-362-9844 Ready for a change? NEW bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow. 15 amazing duos for $20 4 phenomenal quads Price: $30


Schoppert’s Piano Gallery

1020 E. 41st St., Sioux Falls 605-339-6023 Experience the premier selection of the world’s finest pianos. Your authorized dealer for Steinway, Boston, Essex, & Kawai pianos. Prices vary

Moving from Main Ave to Phillips!! 222 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-2815 Sweets for Your Sweetie You can’t go wrong with flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day! Shown are Chocolate Covered Oreos that are sure to delight. Price: $6.99


3109 W. 41st. St. (605) 339-0656 Pilates CorePlus REFORMER Get tight & toned with our Pilates CorePlus REFORMER! Customize the resistance while targeting upper body, lower body and abs. $29.99

Bella Boutique

The Bridges at 57th 5009 S. Western Ave. 335-2295 Leather for him and bling for her make a dazzling statement and will send sparks flying! Get these fun bracelets at Bella Boutique! Prices vary


2425 S Shirley Ave., Suite 106 (605) 271-2999, (605) 271-9629 Glittery headbands and hairties have been added to the EmiJay collection!! Stop in to 604 N. West Ave. snatch up your hottest fashion in hair (605) 336-2775, accessories today. Clinical Care Skin Solutions offers 2 complete lines 4 for $10- Hairties, 2 for $12- Headbands Age Defying and Oily/Acne. Also offer specialty treatments including Lip Plumper, Caffeine Blast for eyes and Sugar Cane Peels, Prices vary

Stewart School

NU2U Thrift Store 3819 S. Western Ave. (605) 275-4205 Children’s, male and female clothing in all sizes. Check out our large selection. Inventory changes daily. Prices vary.

South Dakota Beef Industry Council. Beef Bucks, a gift that’s good for everyone. Can be used to purchase beef at any retail or restaurant location, purchase through the South Dakota Beef Industry Council.


Where To

Bro’s Brasserie Americano 334 S. Phillips Ave. 275-3181 Fresh fish, steaks, homemade pastas and specialty desserts in a beautiful downtown setting. Tre Lounge 601 West 33rd St. 274-7017 Thin crust pizzas, flatbreads, steaks, seafoods, salads Crawford’s Bar & Grill 214 S. Phillips Avenue 332-5333 Steaks, tableside s’mores, fish specials, appetizers, full bar with wide selection of wines, beers and scotch.

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

Thatzza Pizza 1100 South Highline Place 271-9222 Pizza by the slice, or order your own pizza with their huge selection of toppings. Also choose from pasta and salads.

Grille 26 by Minerva’s 26th Street and Western Avenue 444-1716 Come to Grille 26 for authentic pastas, specialty pizzas, gourmet salads, sandwiches, kabobs and steaks on constantly evolving menu.

Tinner’s Bar and Grill 449 W. 69th St. 271-2754 Dry-aged steaks, Angus beef burgers, chislic

18th Amendment Bar and Grill 1301 W. 41st St. 271-1409 Pizza, chicken wings and burgers

Tokyo Sushi and Hibachi 3202 E. 10th St. 275-3888 Prepare to be entertained. The hibachi chefs cook with style in front of diners. Also order sushi and rolls.

Golden Bowl 2600 S. Spring Ave. 332-2768 Authentic gourmet cooking of Szechaun, Hunan and Cantonese dishes. Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop 3500 S. Louise Ave. 275-3727 Tasty sandwiches, soups and chili. Each of the fresh subs draws from an imaginative story with a colorful cast of characters. Carnaval Brazilian Grill Churrascaria 2401 S Carolyn Ave. 361-6328 Brazillian meats served churrascaria style, home-made sausages, seafood, chicken, lamb, and 55-item salad bar. Wild Sage Grill 300 N. Cherapa Place, Suite 102 274-1667 Fine-dining experience with dishes ranging from organic salads to locally raised elk, buffalo, beef and wild seafood.

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Heart-Healthy Recipes

Start The Year Off Right With These Delicious Meals

These recipes are reprinted with permission from Recipes for the Heart, Copyright © 2012 by the American Heart Association. Published by Publications International, Ltd. Available on starting mid-February, while supplies last.

Thyme-Roasted Salmon with Crunchy Veggie Salsa Serves 4; 3 ounces fish and 1/4 cup salsa per serving Cooking spray 4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper (coarsely ground preferred) Salsa 1/2 medium cucumber (about 3 ounces), peeled, seeded, and chopped 1/4 cup quartered or chopped grape tomatoes (about 2 ounces) 1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped radishes 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 teaspoon grated lime zest 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon olive oil (extra virgin preferred) 1/4 teaspoon salt


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Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, gently stir together the salsa ingredients. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Put the fish on the foil. Sprinkle the thyme, salt, and pepper over the fish. Using your fingertips, gently press the seasonings so they adhere to the fish. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the desired doneness. Transfer the fish to plates. Spoon the salsa and its accumulated juices beside or over the fish.

French-Style Bean Stew Serves 6; scant 1 1/2 cups per serving 6 cups water 8 ounces dried Great Northern beans or other dried white beans, sorted for stones and shriveled beans, rinsed, and drained 8 ounces dried black beans, sorted for stones and shriveled beans, rinsed, and drained Cooking spray 3 medium ribs of celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 4 medium garlic cloves, crushed or minced 2 8-ounce cans no-salt-added tomato sauce 1 1/4 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth 1/2 cup dry white wine (regular or nonalcoholic) 1/4 cup light or dark molasses 2 medium dried bay leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons dried fennel seeds, crushed 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled In a Dutch oven, stir together the water and beans. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour. Or put the water and beans in a large bowl. Let stand, covered, for 6 to 12 hours. With either method, drain the beans in a colander, rinse, and drain again. Set aside. When the beans are ready, dry the Dutch oven and lightly spray with cooking spray. Cook the celery, carrots, bell pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the remaining ingredients and the beans. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the beans are tender, adding water if necessary and stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves before serving the stew.

Spinach Noodle Bowl with Basil and Ginger Serves 4; 1 cup per serving 28 ounces fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 ounces dried whole-wheat angel hair pasta, broken into 2-inch pieces, if desired 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1 cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons grated peeled gingerroot In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta and red pepper flakes. Return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 6 minutes, or until the pasta is just tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let stand for 2 minutes so the flavors blend.

Roasted Carrots, Beets, and Red Onion Wedges Serves 4; 1/2 cup per serving

Cooking spray 2 medium beets (about 5 oz. each), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch wedges, and patted dry with paper towels 3 small carrots (about 2 oz. each), cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces (not baby carrots) 1 medium red onion (about 4 oz.), cut into 1/2-inch wedges 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled 1/8 teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil to keep it from getting stained. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray. Put the beets, carrots, and onion wedges on the foil. Drizzle the oil and sprinkle the oregano and salt over the vegetables, tossing gently to coat. Arrange the vegetables in a single layer so they don’t touch. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are just tender when pierced with a fork. Cook’s Tip: Avoid getting beet stains on your hands by peeling the beets under cold running water.

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New York City in the Spring By Thea Miller Ryan


right lights. Big city. Yes, it’s time to visit New York City this spring. Take the whole family, a girlsonly trip, or a getaway for couples. No matter who goes, New York City has something for everyone. “There’s so much to see,” Rae Gene Larson of AAA Travel in Sioux Falls, said. “There’s always something going on that you don’t experience at home, no matter where you live.” Most importantly, Rae Gene said, is to have a plan when visiting the city. “Know what you need to be organized. You don’t want to wing it there – you’ll spend so much time missing things. You don’t have to be totally structured, but you should think about what you’re going to do.” Those plans might include a dinner cruise around the Statue of Liberty, she suggested. Museum trips to the Guggenheim or Whitney can be added to an itinerary and tickets purchased before arriving in the city. Visitors who want to be in the studio audience of a television show need to purchase tickets before they arrive. She said seeing shows like the Late Show with David Letterman and The View are only guaranteed if you plan ahead to get tickets. The theatres on Broadway take planning ahead as well. “If there’s a show you have to see, you have to be willing to bite the bullet and pay the price,” she said. “But, if you can go to New York City without feeling that you have to see something, you can go to the ‘will call’ windows and see if someone will not be using their tickets. You can sometimes get them cheaper.” 52

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“There’s always something going on that you don’t experience at home, no matter where you live.”

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with Biogenie Body Contouring Bridget De Yager, Sioux Falls, attended a Broadway show with friends. “We were in the third or fourth row, center stage, close enough to see, and feel, the sweat flying off of the actors,” she said. “The energy was amazing. You can’t help but feel like you’re in a different world, which I guess is what a good show will do. I also just loved how well done it was-even the extras and people way in the back were acting their hearts out.” Wear excellent walking shoes and see Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and all the bright lights of the city. “It’s just an electrifying experience,” Rae Jean said. Shopping in the city is always a spectacular adventure. Even though many of the stores found in the city exist even in South Dakota, there’s something more exciting about purchasing it in New York City. But, stores like FAO Schwarz and Tiffany’s, even though found in other locations, are uniquely New York and special places to visit. Of course dining in New York City is beyond compare. “They have everything from McDonald’s to some of the most elaborate five and six star dining,” Rae Jean said. One of her favorites is the top floor of the Marriott Marquis, a rotating restaurant with a spectacular view of the city. She suggested cocktails and hors d’oeu·vres for a budget-friendlier experience. The dinner menu choices are an investment, both in time and pocketbook. But, “It’s the city experience,” she said. Spring is the perfect time to experience New York City. SFW

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SFWauto style

Ladies and Their Cars Burning Up The Boulevard in 2012 By Jill Funke

Ford F-150

While pickup owners have traditionally been mostly men, the Ford F-150 attracts more and more interest from their fairer sex each year. Factors for this interest include the pick-up’s versatility, as the F-150 offers different cab and cargo bed combinations that were created to fit the unique needs of all owners, male or female. Other attractive features include a flat rear floor, and a step to help accommodate access to the cargo bed. The 2012 F-150 sees the Sync system capabilities grow to include smartphones.

Ford Edge

Those in the market for a crossover SUV are drawn to the Ford Edge for its style, ride and high-tech features. The five-passenger Edge demonstrates more agility during corner turns and maneuvering in tighter spaces than what would be expected from a midsize SUV, and great construction keeps the ride enviably quiet. Safety is arguably a priority for the Edge, which scored the highest possible rating in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests.


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A few ways your city is providing a better quality of life for you...


Cadillac CTS

Due to its cat-like agility, some might wonder if the Cadillac CTS is really a sport car that suddenly woke up one morning in the body of a mid-size sedan. An interior full of ample space and a trunk with tremendous cargo carrying capacity help round out the long list of features that continue to attract buyers to the CTS. No stranger to safety, this fivepassenger vehicle was awarded the Insurance Institute’s highest rating in frontal-offset and side-impact testing.

• Household Hazardous Waste Recycling • Electronics Recycling • Yard Waste Composting • Free Finished Compost Available for Pick-Up • Free Water Conservation Kits • Rebates on Water conserving Toilets and Washing Machines

Learn more about the City of Sioux Falls’ efforts to promote environmental sustainability at: or by calling 605-367-8695


Lincoln MKS

Thanks to driver memory settings, the Lincoln MKS seems to memorize the attributes of its operators. Other features drivers enjoy are a power rear sunshade, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Sync voice-activated system, satellite radio, indash six-CD changer, and heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats. Passengers in the rear also enjoy heated seats and dual-zone climate control. Owners will find the sedan to have a roomy interior and should enjoy stowing their gear in the spacious trunk that holds 18.4 cubic feet. SFW

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Home I

nterested in expanding or making some updates to your home? Read our helpful articles telling you what you can expect during a renovation. And where to purchase new appliances and home remodeling supplies. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, flip to page 60 to read about The Fords’ decorating style where modern meets antique.


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Homeowners Make Surroundings a Walk Down Memory Lane By Jennifer Dumke Photos By Cipher Imaging- Architectural Photography


hen homeowner Sue Ford gazes around the rooms of her sprawling brick ranch-style home, she is taken back to her childhood days growing up on the family farm. Rather than just a place to “hang your hat,” Sue has turned her home into a hobby, a career and most importantly, a place where she can fondly display family heirlooms. Originally built in 1993, the home became the Fords’ in 2000. Having a likeness for antiques and family heirlooms, the house spoke to Sue with its wide moldings and oak accents, even though it was relatively new and in need of remodeling to make it fit their lifestyle. “We have a growing family, three grown, married children and three grandchildren, so we needed a place that had enough bedrooms for everybody,” Sue says.

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ue and her husband Marc immediately got to work. The kitchen was given a facelift with dark granite countertops and coordinating glass mosaic backsplash from Granite Transformations. Existing oak cabinets from Dakota Kitchen and Bath were given a facelift with new oil-rubbed bronze hardware. To accommodate Sue’s crystal collection, the Fords converted their pantry into a custom buffet with glass-front cabinets and plenty of countertop space. Additional glass-fronts were added to cabinets, while others were enlarged for more storage space. Rope molding in a contrasting stain embellishes the cabinets and blends with the chocolate hues found in the granite countertops. The formal living room was part of an addition that was completed in May 2011. The exterior deck area was converted to make way for the spacious room that is complete with a custom fireplace and casual eating area. Despite the rich colors of the upholstery and accessories, large windows let in ample natural sunlight through the custom wood blinds. Flanking the gas fireplace are oak chairs passed down for generations on the Ford side. “These date back nearly two centuries,” says Sue as she flips the chair over to reveal


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markings. A Hoosier cabinet, a wedding gift from Sue’s maternal grandfather to her grandmother in 1919, and a historic crank telephone bring Sue back to the days on the family farm. Although some antiques are time-honored pieces handed down for generations and cherished by Sue and her family, others are a hybrid of garage sale and dumpster finds. For almost forty years, Sue has been proud of her ability to turn trash into treasure. Sue has long been incorporating family finds into décor and taking it one step further by fixing up old antiques and adapting them for modern day living. With a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from South Dakota State University, Sue spent decades as a tailor. She has retired from the sewing business and is now the Executive Director for Sales and Marketing Executives of Sioux Falls, yet she credits her years of working with fabrics and textiles as part of her now budding hobby of decorating and design. “I really believe it’s a God-given talent to visualize a finished project when you find something in the dumpster and want to fix it up and incorporate it in your home,” Sue says.

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oday, Sue enjoys filling up her over 4,000 square-foot home with unique family hand-me-downs and hidden treasures. Since the remodel, the area just off the kitchen has become a quaint sitting room and home office. “This log cabin quilt was sewn before 1889 by my great grandmother,” she adds. Today, it’s proudly displayed on the wall along with a myriad of “new meets old” pieces. And while the quilt brings about a flurry of family memories, other pieces, like an antique secretary, was actually purchased for a dollar and given a facelift with fresh paint. Just down the hall, the formal dining room started out as the living room. Thick, oak woodwork and pocket doors add to the nostalgia, while a distressed dining room table and coordinating buffet and china hutch were more recent purchases, selected for their time-worn appearance from Farmhouse Treasurer’s by Singer Furniture. Dotted with family heirlooms and garage sale finds, like an antique highchair and adapted wrought iron sewing machine turned glass-top table, Sue comments on how they all add to her eclectic style. Cozy and quaint, the sitting room located just off the kitchen is where the Fords enjoy their morning cup of coffee. Despite sinking into the plush sofa and enjoying the warm morning sun, Sue immediately pops up to showcase her sewing talents. A footstool originally from the 1950’s was reupholstered with plush brown fabric and finished off with elegant tassel accents, taking it from dated to decadent. A sewer at heart, Sue reclaimed a historic treadle sewing machine as a nod to her skills. One of the first antique pieces Sue ever worked with was a rocking chair from the late 1800s, now situated in her master bedroom. Even though it was broken in pieces when Sue acquired the pressed oak chair, she had it rebuilt and restored to become a great room piece. Her master bedroom set, also from the Farmhouse Treasures collection, blends with the floral wallpaper and rich, historic touches. An upholstered settee in the corner is another fond find for Sue. “This was actually in the basement of the farmhouse I grew up in,” Sue says. When her mother was in need of a small sofa, Sue promptly went to task restoring and reupholstering the basement find. Today, the mechanisms still work and Sue has yet another conversation piece.

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n additional bedroom and two full baths complete the main level while the lower level features four bedrooms for her children, a home office and family room. One of Sue’s best examples of blending old and new is the lower level fireplace. “I actually purchased this antique mantle and used it as the center while adding a new bookcase tower on either side,” she shares. The shelf portion of the historic mantle was then used to display a flat screen television while the lower portion accommodates an electric fireplace, making for a modern day media wall. Deep burgundy upholstery and accent walls add depth and warmth to the family room while a whimsical wallpapered wall proudly showcases more memories and farmhouse treasures. Other than the log cabin quilt and Hoosier cabinet, one of Sue’s most prized possessions is proudly showcased in her lower level home office. “My mom made this for me,” she says, pointing to a needlepoint sewing machine wall hanging that has been framed with reclaimed wood from a building at her childhood home. With modern conveniences and ample space for a growing family, Sue and Marc Ford’s home is a true example of old meets new. “I just love what I do and have always appreciated being surrounded by family heirlooms,” Sue says. And whether it’s a hand-stitched quilt or modern replicas, Sue has an affinity for the eclectic style and enjoys using her skillful talents as a means to create a home that’s truly where her SFW heart is.


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SFWabout the house

Pride, Parties and Home Projects Graduation Celebrations Mark More Than Milestones By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Hauschildt’s Photography


our child’s high school graduation often marks a huge milestone for a parent. Even though the focus is on the young graduate, hosting the celebration in the house often prompts homeowners to tackle remodeling projects. In lieu of all the party planning and college visits, the key to having a successful home remodeling project for graduation day is all about timing. Even though Sheri and Brad Brown built their two-story home in 1995, as their family grew and their styles changed, they found a need to make updates. With a pending graduation, they knew it would be a good opportunity for them to make improvements. Last spring, they began preparing for their first child’s high school graduation by drawing up plans to remodel their


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kitchen. “We found our kitchen was difficult to navigate,” Brad said. “We had wanted to remodel it for a couple of years and with our child’s graduation coming, it was the perfect time.” Working as Director of Operations for Creative Surfaces in Sioux Falls for the past seven years, Brad knew exactly what they needed to give their kitchen the necessary facelift. “Countertops really are the key for changing the look,” he said. Along with swapping out their white laminate countertops for a rich, Cambria stone surface, they also made changes to the flow of the room. “We moved our pantry so we could enlarge the island,” Sheri said. “Having a larger island that is more centrally located has made a huge difference.” Choosing Cambria for their surfaces added beauty and also durability.

To accent the countertops, the Browns also updated their backsplash with custom tile from The Stone Center by Creative Surfaces. The existing wood floors were refinished, a sleek black sink was added and their original cabinets were spruced up with modern wrought hardware. “We couldn’t believe the difference the little touches ended up making,” Sheri says.

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Even though Brad works in the home-building profession and the family has taken on numerous other remodeling projects throughout the years, they still attest to timing as being the key to a successful remodeling project. “Start planning early. We began thinking about our project in January and found we didn’t have much time to spare,” Brad said. “It’s important to also think about the traffic flow, even though, ultimately, the project is about what fits your lifestyle and your future entertaining needs.” Having a goal in mind when remodeling your home, such as hosting a graduation celebration, can be rewarding and challenging at the same time; it’s great to have a way to showcase your finished product, but it can create additional stress. Thankfully, the Browns are enjoying their new kitchen and fondly reflect on their child’s graduation party as being a SFW success.

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SFWabout the home

What to Expect

Building, Buying, Budgets and Everything In Between By Jennifer Dumke


our home is a big part of your life. It’s where you raise your family, take pride in your surroundings and spend some of your best quality time. So it’s no surprise how much emotion is involved with home ownership. Whether you’re in the market to buy or build a home, are a current homeowner or first-timer, a person’s home can be a source of pride and personality when projects turn out perfectly. It can also be a source of dilemma and disagreement when expectations are not met. With this said, you don’t need to be an expert in building, remodeling and additions. You just need to hire one and understand what type of emotions you may experience before you dive into your project. One way Rachael Schwebach Weissenburger and her husband Lawrence, owners of Rosewood Homes Inc., suggest to avoid home hassles is through security. They’re not talking about alarm systems, but rather having the confidence you’re making the right decision and trusting the right professionals. “Homebuilding projects have a great deal of emotional impact,” Rachael says. “Some of the biggest mistakes, regrets and problems often times are avoidable.” Signatures, proposals, renderings and budgets can sometimes consume a customer’s life. Rachael suggests putting your homebuilding or remodeling plans on paper before digging in. Just knowing the importance of security and peace of mind, Rachael and Lawrence created what they


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“As experienced homebuilders, we know first-hand how stressful building, remodeling or additions can be. But with the right plan, the path to having your dream home is not only attainable, but can be stress free.” ~Rachael Schwebach Weissenburger, Rosewood Homes

call the “stress-free homebuilding process.” Everything from living with sawdust to picking out hinges, from fair market value to staying on budget is organized in a trusty binder and given to each customer. “There’s nothing worse than not understanding the process or the importance of communicating with your builders – it’s frustrating for both the customers and the contractors.” Rachael and Lawrence also stress the importance of getting to know your builder. “We suggest meeting with your builders frequently to really make sure your goals, desires and needs are understood,” Rachael says. It’s also important when discussing the budget, not only financially, but also when budgeting a customer’s time commitment to the project. Rachael adds that homebuyers can often avoid unnecessary stress and disappointment if details are reviewed and discussed in advance– something even before the location is determined. There are a lot of important decisions to make when taking on a remodeling or new construction project – and we don’t mean picking out colors or cabinets. The first step in a successful building project is finding the right builder. Developing the right relationship can reinforce a sense of security and avoid mistakes and emotional mishaps down the line. Thankfully, homebuilding experts Rachael and Lawrence are here to help guide you through the process with insightful tips of the trade. Be on the lookout for more fact-filled topics in upcoming issues, or send your specific questions or story ideas to Rachael and Lawrence by emailing rachael@ SFW

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till keeping your new year’s resolution to eat healthy and get fit? We’ve got some articles that will keep you motivated. Read about healthy food choices and portion sizes and check out some tips for long-term weight loss. Also, read our health focus articles to make sure you understand the warning signs of heart attacks, blood clots and sleep apnea.


Going Red for Women A Crucial Step in Female Heart Care by: Lynn Thomas, Sanford Health


e’ve all seen it on television, the overweight, stressed out, “pack-aday” middle-aged man has a fight over the phone, suddenly turns blue, clutches his chest and collapses to the floor. The typical made-for-television heart attack has certainly distorted our definition of real-life heart event symptoms, especially in women. We’ve been taught that there are a certain set of “classic” signs and symptoms for heart attacks. However important they may be, they do not always tell a woman’s side of the story. Many men do experience “classic” signs of a heart attack – crippling chest pain, sweating and difficulty breathing. Women often report experiencing an entirely different set of symptoms and warning signs, including: • nausea and vomiting • chest tightness • upper back pain • shortness of breath • lightheadedness • unexplainable fatigue

Not Just a ‘Man’s Disease’

The American Heart Association reports survival rates among women with cardiovascular disease are not improving at the same rate as men’s. This is due in part by a lack of information and awareness of women’s heart health, coupled with the longstanding misconception that


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heart disease is primarily a “man’s disease.” For example, women often do not experience severe pain during a heart attack. Instead, they report feelings of chest pressure, tightness or an ache,

tens of millions of women who are at risk and those already afflicted,” says Maria Stys, a doctor at Sanford Heart and the region’s only female cardiologist.

Physician Awareness Because of a lack of research and awareness, health care providers commonly attribute cardiac symptoms in women to psychological conditions, such as anxiety, panic or stress. “For this reason, women often go misdiagnosed and suffer from a heart attack and are less likely than men to

which often results in physicians failing to administer the proper lifesaving heart tests. “These disparities in heart disease between men and women underscore the need for women’s heart programs that can deliver gender-specific and comprehensive cardiovascular care to the

receive recommendations from their physicians about preventive or interventional care,” says Maria Stys. “More times than not, physicians are looking for male-pattern disease, when we need to start looking at female patterns,” she says.

Patient Education Only 20 percent of women recognize heart disease as the leading cause of death for women. According to the 2011 American Heart Association update, a majority of women surveyed said they were confused about basic cardiovascular disease prevention. It not only impacts the medical care women seek, but also the lifestyle behaviors they adopt. While heart event symptoms in men and women differ, preventive measures stay the same. These include: • Maintaining a resting blood pressure that is no higher than 120/80 • Knowing family history • Keeping total cholesterol levels under 200 • Exercising for 30-60 minutes three or more times a week • Quitting smoking • Maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index • Eating a heart-healthy diet full of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables • Controlling diabetes if you are a diabetic • Practicing relaxation and reducing stress For more information on women’s heart health and how to prevent or treat heart disease, visit SFW

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SFWhealthy eating

Confused about what to eat, and how much? Start With Your Plate!

By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


iguring out what to eat and how much is now as easy as dividing your plate into four portions. “My Plate” was recently released by the USDA as the new model diet. “It’s a very simple, visual cue,” said Kristin Sousek, Avera/Hy-Vee dietitian. Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables; one-fourth with lean meats or protein; and one-fourth with grains, with a dairy product on the side. “If you eat like that three times a day, you’ll have adequate nutrition for staying healthy and maintaining a healthy weight,” Sousek said. The plate helps gauge portion size. “One-fourth of a plate will give you a meat serving that’s about the size of a deck of cards, or a woman’s palm. It gives you a cue that a 2 0 - ou nc e steak, or a heaping pile of pasta is too much,” Sousek said. Variety is key when choosing how to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, both in type and color. Corn and potatoes can be considered vegetables, but they are starchy, meaning they break down to sugar easily. “When the body gets more sugar than it needs, it is stored as fat,” Sousek said. A variety of different colors means you’re getting a variety of 76

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nutrients and antioxidants. “If you have corn and potatoes every day, your nutritional intake will take a dive.” When choosing r e d meats, look for

“round” or “loin,” which are leaner choices. “Pork, chicken, and turkey are great, low-fat choices, as long as the skin is removed. Fish is a wonderful highprotein, low-fat, heart-healthy choice,” Sousek said. “Watch your portion size, and how you prepare it. Baking, broiling or grilling get the fat away from the meat, rather than deep frying or breading the meat.” Choose whole grains at least half of the time. “Look for enriched and whole-grain products,” Sousek said. “Limit white bread, white rice and white pasta.” Fats and sweets are not included on “My Plate,” but that doesn’t mean they can’t ever be included in your diet. Choose “heart

healthy” oil like canola and olive oil, and use sparingly. If you have dessert, have a small portion, or modify the recipe to make it lower in fat and calories. Sousek suggested mixing a brownie mix with a can of black beans with the juice included that has been pureed in a food processor. “Bake as normal, and you have delicious brownies that are lower in fat and cholesterol, and high in fiber.” Changing your diet based on the “My Plate” plan can not only help you eat healthy, it can help you maintain a healthy weight, or lose weight. “When you’re trying to lose weight, work on one change at a time. Find simple things you can do,” Sousek suggested, such as using a smaller plate, watching portion size, avoiding “seconds,” eating plenty of fiber, and drinking plenty of water. “Many of us are walking around dehydrated. Because the body doesn’t differentiate well between hunger and thirst, you might feel hungry when you actually are only thirsty,” Sousek said. Eat three square meals a day. “If you skip meals and then have a huge supper late in the day when your metabolism is at its lowest, you aren’t doing yourself any favors,” Sousek said. Keep healthy snacks, and fresh fruits and vegetables on hand – cut up and ready to eat. “We eat what we have in the house. If the only thing you have on hand is frozen pizza and cookies, that’s what you’ll eat,” Sousek said. To learn more about thousands of health topics, go to and click on Health Information. SFW

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Long-Term Weight Loss Solutions Go the Distance By Jill A. Funke • Phohos by Hauschildt’s Photography


he number of people in the United States who fervently desire to lose weight continues to increase. As a result, the number of diets and weight-loss programs rises to meet the demand. For some people, the yearning for a smaller silhouette leads to desperation, and they will try any method that promises to help them shed their unwanted pounds. Nancy Keenan of Sioux Falls struggled with other weight loss programs until she sought the help of a consultant at Jenny (formerly Jenny Craig). She was initially unsettled, as Keenan explains, “At first I thought I might panic, until my consultant told me that there wasn’t anything I couldn’t eat, and she and I could work around the items I didn’t want to give up.” Gayle Craik, local Jenny franchise owner, says that Keenan’s experience is common, as many clients have had more than their


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Above: Nancy lost 55 lbs. Left: Lori lost 15 lbs. & has kept it off for 15 years.

share of disappointments when trying other programs. “The client who comes to Jenny has tried other diets but has not had lasting success,” Craik says. “They are looking for the long term weight-loss solutions we provide.” Keenan found her personalized program with Jenny to be just what she needed, as it took into consideration her previous experiences with weight loss and her current situation. “We live a very social lifestyle,” Keenan says. “I worked with my consultant to determine the best food choices to make when dining out.” In addition to a renewed focus on balanced,

healthy eating, Keenan incorporated physical activity in her plan and secured an unexpected ally. “I added exercise into my routine by starting to walk my dog. He was also overweight, so some could say we made this journey together.” Just like Keenan, former Jenny client Lori Kading was ready for a program she could live with forever. “I needed a healthy plan to help me lose post-pregnancy weight.” Both Keenan and Kading watched the numbers on their scales decrease a little every week, which according to Craik, is ideal. That was the right recipe for success, as Keenan says, “I never felt hungry or deprived. And my consultant became my friend and partner in my journey.” With weight losses of 55 and 15 pounds respectively, both Keenan and Kading are Jenny success stories, and they stay with their maintenance programs while eating their own food. Keenan has spent the last

two years visiting her consultant weekly and following her plan to keep the weight off. “I feel so much healthier, and happier with the way I look. This journey has taught me to become aware of how much I really eat,” Keenan says. Kading has been maintaining her weight loss for more than 15 years and was so impressed by the program and company that she became a Jenny consultant. “I help clients see that the program works, and I use my experience to help them on their own nutritionally-balanced plan,” Kading says. “A company that has been around for more than 28 years and worked so well for me can help so many others through their weight loss process, and greatly improve their health.” SFW

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Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care

New Specialty Center Focuses on Allergy and Nonsurgical Ear, Nose and Throat Treatments


urse Practitioner Denton Combs is no stranger when it comes to treating, managing and solving ear nose and throat (ENT), and chronic allergy conditions. For the past 12 years, he has seen thousands of patients in the Sioux Falls area for these conditions. “I started out working for Dr. Reuben Setliff at the Setliff Sinus Institute managing his allergy and chronic sinus patients,” Combs says. “Since then, I’ve been focusing in that specialty, as well as non-surgical ENT treatments.” Many of Combs’ patients have little understanding of how an allergy can adversely affect their overall health when they first come in for treatment. In fact, he notes that nearly 25 percent of his patients being seen for sinus issues have an underlying allergy that has led to their sinus condition. “I see many patients with skin conditions, chronic fatigue and chronic sinus problems. It affects sleep, concentration, mood, even your ability to exercise,” he says. “Every aspect of our life is affected by full body wellness, and if you can’t achieve good sleep, everything else suffers. Many times this can be caused by an underlying allergy that is treatable.” In addition to non-surgical sinus care and allergy testing and treatment, Combs also specializes in waterless microscopic ear cleaning and other ENT conditions. “Many providers spend up to 30 minutes cleaning the wax from a patient’s ear and

“I can usually just look at a person to determine if they have the presumptive signs of an allergy. Through testing, we can determine what the problem is and then address it through a management plan. If you have a number of these symptoms, make an appointment to find out what the issue is so that you can address it and improve your quality of life.” ~ Denton Combs, NP-C, Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care

softening it up with water, which can be painful,” Combs says. “My average time per ear is less than two minutes. I believe that using a

microscope to clean ears is the only way to do it.” Because Combs is a nurse practitioner, he also offers additional services that are many times commonly aggravated by an existing ENT or allergy condition. “Within the realm of ENT, I specialize in thyroid disorders,” he says. “I also work with women experiencing hormonal issues, which often coexist with allergies.” The Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care Provides These Services • Allergy • Allergy Testing • Allergy Shots • Allergic Asthma • Non-surgical ENT • Microscopic Ear Cleaning (Water Free) • Chronic Ear Infections (Failed Ear Tubes) • Chronic Sinus Issues (Had Sinus Surgery, Symptoms are Back) • Postnasal Drip • Frequent Throat Clearing • Reflux • Chronic Cough • Facial Pain/Headaches The Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care is a division of Kannan Clinic, PC, and is housed in the Independent Medical Arts Building located on 6709 South Minnesota Ave., Suite 202. For further information or to schedule an appointment, call 605.274.3898. Referrals aren’t necessary but it’s always best to check with your insurance provider before making an appointment. SFW


Tired and Don’t Know Why? Sleep Apnea: Causes and Cures By Jennifer Dumke


othersome snoring may be much more than just an annoyance; it could be a warning sign of a much bigger problem that’s potentially dangerous to your health. Sleep apnea occurs when the body stops breathing while sleeping, often resulting in snoring, gasping or heavy breathing. And while this indicates you could be suffering from a much more common type of sleep apnea called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), it can still have harmful effects on the body. Dr. Ken Scott, a board certified ear, nose and throat surgeon and sleep specialist for Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat says that about five percent of adults and children in the United States suffer from this type of sleep disorder. Its counterpart, although far less common, bears much larger health risks. Known as Central Sleep Apnea, this 82

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condition consists of the brain not telling the body to breathe. The more common OSA has more obvious symptoms and affects the day-today quality of life for most sufferers. “It most commonly occurs in children with

large tonsils or overweight adults,” Dr. Scott says. And while younger adult females are less likely than males to have sleep apnea, once a woman reaches menopause, they can likely have as much risk as men.

“Sleep apnea is a problem that shouldn’t be ignored in yourself or others.  Night after night of suffering from sleep apnea predisposes a person to early stroke, heart attack and even death.” ~ Dr. Ken Scott Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat  Surgeon and Sleep Specialist Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat

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Common side effects of sleep apnea are increased blood pressure and daytime tiredness that can affect your quality of life and critical thinking abilities. “When someone is sleep deprived, they are more prone to make mistakes, which can lead to serious outcomes such as car accidents,” Dr. Scott says. “Most adults are noted by others for snoring, but it’s difficult to distinguish between socially bothersome snoring and medically significant sleep apnea symptoms,” he adds. Some other diagnoses common in women that can be associated with sleep apnea include polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes. Because OSA involves the body’s inability to breathe due to a blocked airway, there are treatments to help increase the airflow. For children, a common treatment is removing the adenoids and tonsils, which often cures sleep apnea. For adults, the gold standard for treatment is positive airway machines. Usually deemed cumbersome and bulky, Dr. Scott says that these machines have actually become much more comfortable and quiet over the past few years. Even though sleep apnea is treatable, understanding the symptoms and warning signs make it a silent syndrome. Left untreated, your health can greatly be affected, so it’s important to understand the warning signs and visit with a doctor immediately if you or a loved one suspects they may have it. Don’t overlook the symptoms. “Sleep apnea is a problem that should not be ignored in yourself or others,” Dr. Scott says. “Night after night of suffering from sleep apnea does predispose a person to early stroke, heart attack and even death.” SFW

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The Connection Between Blood Clotting Disorders and Miscarriage A Devastating Condition that Can Be Treated Successfully by Margaret Pennock • Photo by Hauschildt’s Photography


or most couples, having a child is a joyful and magical experience. Unfortunately for some hopeful parents, becoming pregnant and giving birth is only a dream. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10 – 25 percent of all pregnancies will end in miscarriage. And while the majority


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of these miscarriages are due to chromosome or hormonal problems, several are caused by blood clotting disorders, which few are aware of. Dr. Michael S. McHale, founder of the McHale Institute in Sioux Falls, specializes in treating patients with blood disorders, including a number of women who had previously had multiple miscarriages. With more than 25 years of experience working with oncology and hematology, Dr. McHale works closely with area gynecologists to help find solutions for women who desire to have children. “When a woman has a miscarriage, it’s typically caused by either a hormonal or implantation issue, such as when the placenta is positioned in the wrong location,” Mchale says. “However, it may also be caused by a blood disorder that causes blood clots to form in the placenta, not allowing the baby to receive what it needs to survive.” Because the cause of many miscarriages is difficult to determine, he strongly suggests working with a gynecologist that specializes in fertility issues. This will

allow you to help pinpoint any potential issues, and then work to find a solution for future pregnancies, especially if you have endured more than two miscarriages. “By working with a specialist, many times you can determine the reason for the miscarriage and then you can develop a plan that allows you to experience a successful pregnancy.” “Talk to your ob/gyn and if your issue isn’t hormonal or anatomic, then you can see me to see if it’s a blood clotting issue. If we can determine you have a clotting disorder, we can help you maintain your pregnancy.” ~Dr. Michael S. McHale, Dr. McHale sees four to five women on average at any given time to help them manage their blood clotting disorders while pregnant. “I’ve been seeing patients for a number of years so I do quite a bit of this. I currently have a patient who’s experienced five miscarriages previously, so we are going to manage her care at this time for the duration of the pregnancy.” Once Dr. McHale has determined exactly what his patients’ issues are after completing blood tests, he creates a medical regimen for them to treat their condition. “We can determine if you have something wrong, how it affected you and how we can help you maintain your pregnancy,” McHale says. “It’s not going to cure your condition, but it can be possible to treat it throughout so that we can help you maintain your pregnancy and ultimately give birth.” For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the McHale Institute at 605.339.4464. SFW

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Structural Misalignment Causes Spinal Cord Compression

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chiropractic procedure that corrects the position of the top vertebrae of the spine, the atlas. Trillions of nerve fibers from the brainstem travel though the small opening in the atlas and flow down into the spinal column. These nerve fibers supply all of the parts of our body with the vital connection to our brain. If the atlas has moved out of position even a fraction of a degree, nerve supply is altered and many different disease/ conditions may occur. So if you feel you haven’t found the cause of your problem and are tired of hearing “just live with the pain...” then make the drive to Hartford - It just may change your life. To see an animated demonstration of the adverse affects of an upper cervical misalignment, go to our website and click on MY CHIROCORRECTION.

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The Circle of Life

A New Cancer Education Tool for Native Americans By JoAnn Yanez, ND, MPH (candidate)


e don’t like to talk about it, but cancer affects us all. According to Charlotte Hofer of the American Cancer Society, the Native American population survival rate from cancer is lower than any other ethnic group. In fact, cancer is the second-leading cause of death for Native Americans over the age of 45. That which we do not acknowledge is more difficult to address. Therefore, from a public and community health perspective, it is vital to talk about, and work on, preventing diseases like cancer--especially ones that respond well to lifestyle interventions. An exciting new cancer education teaching tool called “Circle of Life” was developed for Native Americans by the American Cancer Society with input from Native American health leaders from around the country. Health educators from nine tribes (representing S.D., Neb. and N.D.) recently met in Aberdeen, S.D., to train on the program. This meeting was hosted by the American Cancer Society in conjunction with Indian Health Services as an opportunity for community health representatives to familiarize themselves with “Circle of Life” and talk about the best ways to implement it in the community. The “Circle of Life” curriculum is unique in that it was created for Native Americans by Native Americans with sensitivity to cultural relevance. Most specifically, it is cancer education with positive health messages built on common tribal values of spirituality and respect for the natural world. Up until now, cancer education has been a challenging undertaking in the Native American community. Many Native cultures don’t have a word for cancer, and some believe that by talking about it, you bring it into existence. This was a cultural barrier the group acknowledged and worked with. As a result, the “Circle of Life” program is presented as a wellness model with an emphasis on staying healthy and well.


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“Circle of Life” program is presented as a wellness model with an emphasis on staying healthy and well.

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“Circle of Life” education modules cover a number of topics ranging from what cancer is, to how it develops and how different types can be prevented and found. It includes tips on healthy lifestyle choices that reduce risk and places a strong emphasis on wellness. The program additionally addresses how to best support patients after a cancer diagnosis and other caregiver issues like how to help people facing the end of their journey (palliative care). Americans often don’t realize the degree of cultural variation within the Native American population. There are approximately four million Native American and Alaska natives in the United States with more than 500 tribes and more than 217 languages. What makes the “Circle of Life” program so unique is that it can apply to every tribe because it is customizable. Care was taken to ensure that the program could span the vast cultural differences between tribes. The curriculum incorporates Native art (online) where participants can download what is pertinent to their tribe. A pilot program was J. Morgan Edwards Photography conducted with 250 participants for the past year in nine tribes. Two of the nine tribes were in South Dakota. Early results demonstrated that more than 50 percent of participants in the “Circle of Life” program showed an increase in cancer literacy when comparing pre- and post-test data. Materials will be available in community health centers, through health educators and online early in 2012. For more information on the Circle of Life program, please visit SFW

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emember back in grade school? If you dig way back in the crevasses of your mind, do you recall any memories of having your hearing screened? Where are you located? Most people recall having their hearing checked in an unused storage room or in the middle of the school gymnasium. Hearing evaluations completed at Stanford Hearing Aids look a little bit different. As the oldest, privately-owned, audiology practice in the state of South Dakota, Stanford Hearing Aids is well-known for providing quality, comprehensive hearing health care. Excellent hearing care begins with a hearing screening and consultation with one of the providers at Stanford Hearing Aids. Best of all, a hearing screening and consultation is offered to you at no charge. For nothing but the investment of your time, you can find the answers to many of your hearing concerns. A hearing screening and consultation can be broken into a fourstep process: an interview, an examination, a diagnostic evaluation and a recommendation of treatment solutions.

The Interview: This is your opportunity to share your listening and 301 West 14th Street communication concerns Sioux Falls with a hearing expert. In addition to talk- (605) 338-6251 • 800-657-8060 ing about your communication successes and concerns, you will be asked questions about your general health, hearing history achieved by looking in your ear with an and communication experiences. Make otoscope or ear light. The skin around sure to include any history of ear infec- your ear and head may also be palpated or tions, medical or surgical procedures and touched. family history of hearing loss. The Diagnostic Process: The The Examination: The purpose of diagnostic process is the most reminiscent the examination is to determine if your of a school hearing screening. During this hearing concerns could be due to obstruc- portion of your hearing assessment, the tion within your ear canal and to assess softest sounds that you can hear will be the health of your ear. This will be identified for a variety of pitches of sound. This will be assessed by having you press a button or respond whenever you detect that a tone is present.

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arrie Hill, featured on the cover, spent four years overcoming life’s curveballs. She persevered and is stronger than ever before. Read about her great journey, starting on page 92. Then, read about how Linda Olson is in-tune with her heart and how she wants to make sure all women learn from her story. Finally, check out some of the newest places for fitness, health and shopping around Sioux Falls.

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Sunshine Carrie Hill Overcomes Obstacles By Jennifer Dumke • Photos by Julie Prairie Photography

What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger for Carrie Hill, this could be her motto. Four years of overcoming devastating obstacles has left this young woman smarter, stronger and an inspiration to others. In fact, she even carries a pocket full of prayer coins with her, doling them out to complete strangers in need of an uplifting message. But Carrie didn’t always look at herself as being a service to others. Before 2006, her life story consisted of being the average hard-working mother and wife. She never expected the pending chain of events that would change her life forever. “I realized my entire life was not what it was,” says Carrie, reflecting back to the onset of her trials, which started in 2007 with a divorce from her husband of eight years. With her two young children, Carrie faced life as a single mom and focused on her career as a manager for a credit card center. As the day that would have marked her ninth wedding anniversary approached, Carrie wasn’t looking forward to remembering a day that had usually been spent celebrating. But bad memories were to be the least of her worries. Carrie woke up that morning with a terrible headache, which over the course of the day worsened and even affected her eyesight. “I found my way to the couch and eventually regained my vision,” she says. For the next five days her headache persisted, yet Carrie didn’t see a doctor and kept going to work. “I relied on my roommate for help and tried not to think about it,” Carrie says.


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“I look at my setbacks as opportunities. They’ve made me a better person, one who is able to recognize the needs of others and understand the importance of family.” Carrie Hill


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ut soon she realized the pressure in her head was worsening and Carrie was forced to leave work and see a doctor. “I was really scared and just remember being in a state of panic at that point.” Carrie underwent a battery of tests and was sent home only to be called by her physician hours later. He told her she had an hour to get checked in to the hospital. An aneurism had burst inside Carrie’s head and she was immediately faced with two options: have an invasive procedure to remove the pressure, or undergo radiation treatments. “I was only 34 years old with two young children to take care of, so I chose to have a surgery where they opened my skull and removed the excess blood.” The four-hour procedure turned into a grueling 13-hour marathon during which Carrie suffered a stroke. Things worsened in recovery when another stroke rendered her paralyzed on the left side of her body. After days in a coma, Carrie woke up to realize the extent of the damage. “I had to relearn everything: walking, talking and even thinking,” she says. Having lost the ability to problem solve, Carrie not only focused on her physical rehabilitation, but also worked extensively on regaining her cognitive skills. “I thought about my children and how could I help them with their homework? How could I function back at work? These were all things that inspired me to work extra hard,” Carrie says. With the help of friends, therapists and training tools, Carrie filled her days with activities and exercises in hopes to regain her previous quality of life. “I was very optimistic at that point,” she says. But after months of intense physical and occupational therapy, Carrie had yet to regain the use of her left arm. “At one point, I realized I had gone as far as I could go. It definitely was difficult to do daily activities without using my left arm, but I accepted it and was ready to get on with my life.” In 2008, Carrie was getting ready to return to work after four months of rehabilitation. But she never made it back. The night before, a routine shopping trip ended in yet another setback. While driving home, Carrie suffered a grand mal seizure while driving. She woke up in an ambulance and was told the devastating news. Carrie was also told by doctors that she would not be allowed to return to work, which resulted in the loss of employment and insurance. “At that point, all I could think about were my losses; I lost the use of my arm, my job, my husband, my insurance.” Her mounting hospital bills left her in a financial crisis that only added to her stress. “I was really depressed,” she says of the year she spent at home. “I knew how lucky I was to be alive, but I was worried about my future and what kind of life I could provide for my children.” But life had much more in store for this young mother when a holiday surprise rekindled her hopes and spirits. The family of three was flooded with gifts and food from people they didn’t even know. “It was the most amazing outreach,” Carrie says. Around the same time, friends and her Harrisburg community also threw a benefit in Carrie’s honor to off-set expenses. Witnessing first-hand how much good there is in life gave Carrie a spiritual breakthrough that has lasted to this day. “I knew there was a purpose to all that had happened to me and I wanted to use my experiences to motivate others.”

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Carrie was officially diagnosed with a Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). This rare but deadly genetic condition affects both men and women in their thirties. Carrie was given the proper course of treatment to keep her disease at bay. With her health under control, she could focus on her friends and family. “I realized how lucky I was to have wonderful, healthy children,” she says. “The person I am today wasn’t the same person ten years ago. I’m a better person. I definitely had some bumps in the road, but no obstacle is too large to overcome.” In fact, after suffering a debilitating aneurism and multiple strokes, Carrie was more determined than ever to regain her financial independence and further her education to pursue a career where she could work with people. At the age of 36, she returned to college where she graduated with top honors and a degree in criminal justice. “It was a proud moment for me and my family,” Carrie says. Today, she continues to further her education at Colorado Technical University and is excited to see her son graduate from high school. “I want to be a good role model for my children. They’ve seen me through my struggles and they know life sometimes takes you down a different path,” she says. She is actively pursing her bachelor’s degree in human resources and appreciates the flexibility of her college schedule. Additionally, Carrie also credits a supportive community, friends and family in helping her achieve her dreams and is considering using her obstacles to motivate others. “I want to share my story in hopes it can make a difference in someone else’s life.” Rather than focusing on her losses, Carrie now looks at what she’s gained, like a renewed friendship with her mother, whom she now refers to as her ‘new best friend.’ “I look at my setbacks as opportunities. They’ve made me a better person who able to recognize the needs of others and understand the importance of family.”

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Linda Olson: Lessons of the Heart

“My husband and my work saved my life…” By Lisa Rinaldo • Photo by Julie Prairie Photography


here is something about Linda Olson that immediately puts one at ease. She is one of those rare people who is content to be right here, right now. Why? A year ago, she nearly died from a heart attack at age 51, without having a family history of heart problems. It was even more unexpected because, as Linda explains, she had no classic heart attack symptoms. On Feb. 14, 2011, she suffered a heart attack without knowing it. Ten days later, she went to work as usual at Avera McKennan’s marketing department, still feeling under the weather from a sinus and strep infection. Although on antibiotics, she didn’t seem to be feeling much better, and as the day went on, she felt even worse, to the point of being severely out-of-breath. Stopping at lunchtime to pick up her husband, who also works at Avera, she wondered if she might have to go home for the day. Her husband noticed immediately that she was having respiratory distress, and he insisted they go around the corner to the emergency entrance of Avera. By the time they arrived, just minutes later, Linda was in full cardiac arrest, and proceeded to code, requiring CPR and intubation. A cardiac care team happened to be in the emergency room, having been called in a few minutes earlier for another case. Linda still shakes her head in amazement that just the right people were lined up for her at just the right moment. “I was never exactly scared,” she says. “It was


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like being at home—I knew these people and I knew they were going to take care of me. I feel very fortunate to live in Sioux Falls, where we have the medical care we do. I truly believe if I lived anywhere else, I might not have made it.”

Her diagnosis was congestive heart failure caused by the fluid filling up her heart since the attack. Over the next five months, she required various procedures to repair the damage to her heart: a balloon pump, two stents, surgery to perform

mitral valve replacement, then weeks of cardio rehab. Further challenges included bravely venturing out to drive a car again, then resuming her normal life and full-time work at the job she loves. Now she faithfully works out 3-4 times a week at Active Generations. “I feel good, though I do get tired by Friday afternoons.” Besides working out, she takes time for some relaxation, such as a daily bubble bath and occasional root beer floats. The visualization of these two delights kept her going during difficult days in the hospital. “I appreciate every day I have, and I’ve learned it’s OK to spend time on myself,” Linda says. Linda has wise advice for other women. “Have your heart screened!” she says adamantly. Planet Heart, a very reasonable screening program at Avera Heart Hospital, recommends heart screening for women 45 or older. “Trust your instincts if you feel ill in an unusual way,” Linda says. “Women don’t experience the same symptoms men do with a heart attack.” Here are common symptoms females experience when having a heart attack: Feeling unusually flu-ish Any shortness of breath Pain in jaw, shoulder, or chest Odd indigestion symptoms Cold sweats Nausea with chest discomfort We all have dreams for the future, which a timely heart screening could help guarantee. “My dream? Simple,” Linda says. “I want to continue to feel as good as I do, and to spend time with family and friends.” Linda has learned her lessons of the heart and passed the test with flying colors. SFW

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A profile of area artists and their recent work that have caught our eye. Tara Barney Endless jewelry possibilities Finding yourself in “Forbes Magazine” isn’t something many South Dakota artists can claim. Last year, Tara Barney had her creative jewelry made from corn put her in the news. Not only was she in “Forbes,” she also made “Business Week” and many other publications around the globe.

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“Corn jewelry is my favorite type of jewelry to create,” she said, “because when you combine corn with glass beads and semi precious stones, the possibilities are endless.” She uses dried South Dakota corn, similar to the corn used on Mitchell’s famous Corn Palace, combined with semi-precious stones to create the one-of-a-kind, popular pieces. But her jewelry isn’t only of the maize type – some of her work includes non-tarnishable craft wire wrapped around South Dakota agates, embellished with beads. Tara has trained with several artisans in m e t a l smithing and beadwork techniques, in addition to some formal art classes in S o u t h Dakota and Colorado. Her jewelry creations can be found at Rehfeld’s Art and Framing, Aviena Vintage and the Center for Western Studies in Sioux Falls. The Corn Palace in Mitchell, the Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings and the Ingalls Homestead in DeSmet also carry her work. She’ll also have her work for sale at the 32nd Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale Feb. 17 - 19 at the Holiday Inn City Center, Sioux Falls. Contact:


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Jewelry with Unique Elements Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a girl doesn’t only want jewelry made with precious stones, metals or glass beads. Sometimes a girl wants jewelry that will create conversation or set her apart from others. Finding jewelers who use unique items in their wares isn’t difficult with the recycling craze. Recycled Scrabble tiles and bottle caps are fun and current. Some jewelry creators use shower drains, chain mail or paper to make unique pieces. One creator in California makes jewelry from recycled, disarmed nuclear weapons systems. “When you have a unique and one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, it is art,” says Julie Kittelsrud of J and K Art Designs in Sioux Falls. “When you wear it, it can set you apart from others and is a great conversation starter.” One of Julie’s favorite unique jewelers makes pieces featuring old Barbie doll parts. While Julie and her business partner, Kay Warren mostly use silversmithing and glass techniques in their pieces, they do enjoy a challenging element now and then. “PVC pipe is great for jewelry,” she said. “You can mold it, carve it and paint it and have a wonderful piece of artwork.” Julie knows that women love jewelry that makes a statement. “It can be funny, crazy, sophisticated or promote an idea. I think when you find a piece of jewelry that reminds you of something that is special to you, or makes you feel good when you wear it, it is worth every penny.” SFW

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Venture Footwear If the Shoe Fits…It’s Probably from Venture Footwear


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he newest shoe store in town may just provide the most pleasant shoe-shopping experience you’ve ever had. Venture Footwear offers a computerized foot scan to determine your correct size. You’ll drool over the displays of high-quality brands in the latest styles, and in great textures and colors. Whether you’re searching for just the right walking shoe, Danish clog, cool sandal, or fashionable boot, Venture has them all. Local owners Rob Huber and Dan Olson, who also own “The Runner’s Block” on 57th and Louise, are proud of their commitment to excellence in customer service. “Our customers are treated like people, not just sales opportunities.” When was the last time you actually received advice from a trained shoe salesperson on finding the right shoes for comfort, support, and durability? At Venture Footwear, this is not just something out of the past. Their personal service includes custom gait analysis, with a generous selection of insoles to individualize fit and prevent pain in the arch, knee, hip, or back. In addition, custom orders are offered at no extra charge. Brands currently on the shelves include Birkenstock, Born, Bostonian, Clarks, Columbia, Dansko, Keen, Mephisto, Merrell, and Rockport---with more brands expected soon! Once your feet experience the quality and comfort of Venture’s shoe selection, they will lead you back there again and again! SFW 102

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Resale Living Furniture Consignment

ondee Schlenker did her research. She found that there were two retail industries that generally boomed during a recession: candy and consignment. After ruling out clothing consignment based on their pervasiveness in Sioux Falls, she turned to furniture consignment. Of the 23 furniture stores in Sioux Falls, only four were consignment shops, outside of the non-profit and thrift stores. “I thought, if Sioux Falls could handle that many furniture stores, and they were all doing well, what were people doing with all the furniture they were getting rid of when buying the new furniture?” Schlenker said. And so, she opened Resale Living. Located at the corner of 40th Street and Minnesota Avenue, Resale Living is a consignment store for gently used furniture and home decor. Resale Living opened its doors on Aug. 1, 2011, and it already has a steady flow of customers browsing the large showroom floor every day. “Business is booming, and I’m loving every minute of it,” Schlenker said. The store’s visibility from the 41st Street and Minnesota intersection sets it apart, and its size allows Schlenker to accommodate a large quantity of furniture. Among the living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and home office furniture collected, Schlenker last counted 51 couches arranged in her store. The arrangement of furniture in the store is often sectioned by room, with decor actually hanging on the wall, making it easier for customers to picture the furniture in their own home.

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People interested in consigning furniture can contact Resale Living and set up an appointment for someone from the store to visit their home and evaluate the furniture they are interested in selling. Schlenker pays attention to the age, condition, style and demand of the furniture when meeting with potential consignors. Once pieces are selected to be sold at Resale Living, they can live on the showroom floor for up to 90 days. If the piece sells, the consignor receives 50 percent. If the piece doesn’t sell, the consigner can take the furniture back, or Schlenker will donate it to the Furniture Mission. Resale Living does not accept bathroom accessories, mattresses, bedding, appliances or collectables. Schlenker goes to great lengths to be fair to both her customers and her consignors. She works with the consignors to

agree on a fair price for the furniture, and she offers a pick-up and delivery service for people either consigning or buying furniture. Resale Living is also open seven days a week and until 7 p.m. on Mondays-Fridays. “Being available for my customers is important,” Schlenker said. “I want to work around their schedule and I want them to have a nice, friendly shopping experience SFW in a welcoming environment.” Resale Living 3126 S. Minnesota Ave. (40th & Minnesota) Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-929-3103 Open Monday -Friday 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sunday 12 - 5 pm

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Dr. Jessica Shaw, DPM, Comprehensive Foot Care and Surgery


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eople often take their feet for granted and don’t think about proper care for them until something goes wrong. Dr. Jessica Shaw, DPM, Comprehensive Foot Care and Surgery is a new practice available to help in just that case. After spending a few years in Pennsylvania for school and residency, Dr. Shaw moved back home to Sioux Falls with her family this summer and opened her practice in August 2011. “I’m a new practitioner and am excited to have my own practice,” Dr. Shaw says. She offers a wide range of podiatric services, from routine foot care to surgery. Patients visit Dr. Shaw for diabetic foot care, routine nail and callus care, wound care, orthotics, bracing, heel pain, arthritic pain and surgical correction of deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes. She has extensive experience with wound care and limb salvage. “I am well-trained in forefoot and select rearfoot and ankle surgery,” Dr. Shaw says. “Some of these procedures are even done right in the office, such as nail surgeries and wart removal.” Dr. Shaw sees patients of all ages and encourages people who are prone to feet problems to pay close attention to their feet and see a podiatrist regularly. “Diabetic patients should see a podiatrist at least once a year, and if they have problems due to diabetes or need routine care services, they should be seen every two to three months,” Dr. Shaw said. “People who have poor circulation to their feet


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should also see a podiatrist regularly, as they could need routine care services every few months.” Dr. Shaw also says that pain in the foot or ankle should not be ignored. “If the pain is not going away, or if it’s affecting your quality of life, then definitely come see me,” she says. Dr. Jessica Shaw, DPM, Comprehensive Foot Care and Surgery accepts all forms of insurance, including Medicare and

Medicaid. Cash discounts are available, as well. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaw, call 274-5554, or stop by the office at its Prairie Avenue and 41st Street location. Dr. Jessica Shaw, DPM, Comprehensive Foot Care and Surgery 1012 W. 41st street (Prairie and 41st) 605-275-5554 0

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dFINE Private Fitness Club By Margaret Pennock

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ooking to fill a niche that hasn’t been attempted in the city of Sioux Falls before, dFINE Private Fitness Club is introducing an innovative concept of what a fitness center is all about, and according to owners and fitness experts Mark Bartels and Dave Burke, what a fitness center should be. Mark and Dave have worked in the industry for more than a decade, and they’ve put their considerable expertise into launching a new fitness club they believe is clearly needed and unique to the area. “We’ve both been in the business for a long time and we’ve seen what works and what doesn’t,” Mark says. “Through that knowledge, we’ve created a club that delivers the amenities, expertise, customer service and atmosphere that will help keep our members not only satisfied, but successful at their fitness goals.” dFINE Private Fitness Club is Sioux Falls’ most exclusive fitness center with a limited membership of just 300. The rationale behind the approach is simple. Fewer members allow for a personalized, upscale approach to fitness that ensures every club member will receive unparalleled customer service and flexible class offerings. In addition, a lounge area that serves health drinks, as well as beer and wine, offers members a divine sanctuary with a social club atmosphere to unwind and relax after an intense workout. And unlike many other area clubs, tanning and classes are inclusive in the membership.

dFINE Private Fitness Club Amenities • Upscale Contemporary Decor • Secure 24-Hour Access - Security Cameras • Limited Memberships • Full Locker Rooms • Tanning • Sauna • Steam Room • Group Fitness • Private Training • Private Group Training • Lounge - Smoothies, Pre- and Post-workout Drinks, Beer and Wine During Staffed Hours • Top of the Line Nutritional Supplements “dFINE Private Fitness Club is different than any other health center or gym in Sioux Falls. We’ve created a unique, upscale environment that is comfortable and engaging, with customer service being our number one priority. Our goal is to be the country club of fitness clubs.” –Dave Burke, Owner dFINE Private Fitness Club dFINE Private Fitness Club 69th Street & Minnesota Avenue, WaterFall Plaza Open: 24-Hour Access/Staff M-F 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (605) 271-1711

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