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Calendar of Events


Featuring Sioux Falls Repurposing & Creating Art for a Great Cause


Our Community Helping Families

22 Our Community

Commit to Know More


Weddings A Celebration of Love


The Big Day A Second Glance


Sugar & Spice


Pet Pals


College Search Guide


Fashion Trends Stretch Your Wardrobe

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Hair Trends Healthy Beautiful Hair at any Age

52 Where to Shop 58

Where to Dine Grille 100


Recipes Set the Table with Love


Auto Style Winter Re-Tread


Home & Garden Some Like it Warm


Wellness It’s All in Your Head

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Profile Jolene Dohrer


Profile Nancy Pierson


Artist Gallery


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What’s New Akela Spa of Deadwood


What’s New Fit My Feet




Health Words from the Heart Well Being Eating Disorders Cover Story Kristy Jackson Career-minded to the Core

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of events alendar C Tuesday Nights thru April Country Line Dance Classes 7:30 – 9 p.m. with open dance time after lessons Sioux Falls VFW, 3601 S. Minnesota Ave. Admission: $6 per person www.DakotaCountry DanceClub.org

February 5 Sioux Falls Storm Dance Clinic for Preschoolers 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Morningside Community Center Admission: $5 605-367-8222 to register

February 1 Executive Showcase 2014 Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Admission: $10 www.tinyurl.com/ executiveshowcase

February 6 It’s in the Bag Fifth annual silent auction fundraiser for The Compass Center in partnership with Attitudes by Designers 5:30 p.m. Minnehaha Country Club Admission: $30 advance, $40 at door www.itsinthebagsf.com


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February 7 Hairball - A Bombbastic Celebration of Arena Rock 7:00 p.m. VIP, 8:00 p.m. GA, The District Admission - VIP Balcony $30, GA Floor $17 www.thedistrictsf.com February 8 THE BIG WU with Jampurifi 8:00 p.m. The District Admission - $10 advance, $12 door www.thedistrictsf.com or online at www.etix.com February 10 Dragon & Tiger Medical Qigong (8-week series) 7 – 8 p.m. The Dharma Room –

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February 13 Sanford PROMISE Community Lecture Series Back to Basics: The Role of Basic Research in a Clinical World 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sanford Center, 2301 E. 60th Street North Admission: Free www.sanfordresearch.org February 13 & March 13 Wining Women 6 p.m. Strawbale Winery Admission: $15

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February 14 & March 14 Dance with a Live Big Band 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. The Ballroom Dance Club at El Riad Shrine 14th St. and Phillips Ave. Admission: $24 couple, $12 single Yearly memberships available February 15 Family FUN Festival 11 a.m. Multicultural Center Admission: Free February 15 S.Y.S. (Spoil Your Self) 10 a.m. The District Admission: $5

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March 6 Craig Motgan The District

February 15 Kick’n it up with Riata Dakota Country Dance Club (country dance party) 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Sioux Falls VFW Admission: $3 www.DakotaCountry Dance Club.org February 15, March 22 & April 19 Shoppers Showcase – Craft & Vendor Show 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sioux Falls VFW Admission: Free 605-254-7063 February 20 & March 20 Gynecologic Cancers Support Group 4 p.m. Sanford Women’s Health Plaza 5019 S. Western Ave, Suite 200 Email: womens-sf@ sanfordhealth.org 605-328-8888


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February 21 Thought Leader Forum Mike Reszler ’91, VP at American Public Media Group 11:30 a.m. CJ Callaway’s Event Center www.augietickets.com February 21 Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones – Ballads of Ireland 7:30 p.m. Washington Pavilion Tickets: $25 or $30 washingtonpavilion.org 605-367-6000 February 23 Summer Activities Fair 1 p.m. Best Western Ramkota Admission: Free February 27 Pumps, Pearls, Purses: Blue Jeans & Bling Annual fundraiser for Junior League of Sioux Falls 5:30 p.m. ICON Lounge& Event Hall Admission: $40 advance, $45 at door www.jlsiouxfalls.org 605-336-9469

February 27 Sanford PROMISE Community Lecture Series: A Day in the Life of a Physician-Scientist 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sanford Center, 2301 E. 60th Street North Admission: Free www.sanford research.org February 28, March 1-2 & 7-9 Doubt: A Parable University of Sioux Falls Theatre Production 7:30 p.m. Jeschke Fine Arts Center Admission: $8 & $10 www.usiouxfalls.edu/ theatretickets 605-331-6787 March 6 Craig Morgan: The Journey Tour 2014 VIP Doors 7 p.m. GA Doors 8 p.m. The District Admission- $40 VIP Balcony, $25 GA floor www.thedistrictsf.com March 7 Soul of John Black 8 p.m. Orpheum Theater Admission: $33-$42 605-367-6000 March 7 - 9 Sioux Empire Home Show 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun SF Convention Center Admission: $7, $6 Senior Citizens (Fri only), All access pass $10, 12 & under free hbasiouxempire.com

March 26 Martin Sexton The District

March 9 A Precious, Finite Gift: End-of-life care planning in a Christian perspective by the Rev. Andrew Burnett Lead Pastor at Celebration Covenant Church in Omaha 7:30 p.m. University of Sioux Falls Conversations in Theology and Science Salsbury Science Center Admission: Free March 13 Sanford PROMISE Community Lecture Series. When your powerhouse goes bad: Mitochondrial Diseases and Disorders 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sanford Center, 2301 E. 60th St. N Admission: Free www.sanfordresearch.org

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March 13 & 14 Jami Lynn Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. The District Lounge Admission - FREE www.thedistrictsf.com March 13, 20 & 27 Etiquette & Expectations Classes Ages 5 - 13. Led by Miss Teen South Dakota International, Miss South Dakota International and Mrs. South Dakota International Admission: $15 605-367-7999 www.sf.k12.sd.us March 26 Martin Sexton 7 p.m. The District Admission: $20 advance www.thedistrictsf.com March 28 Lawn & Garden Show 12 p.m. W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds Admission: $8 March 28 Dress For Success - Empowerment Breakfast 8 – 10 a.m. Ramkota Convention Center Admission: $25 605-610-0665 www.siouxfalls@dressforsuccess.org

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Repurposing & Creating Art for a Great Cause

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls Launches ReStorAtion Art Auction Article & Photos By Margaret Pennock


reating safe and affordable housing for families in need has been the goal of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls since its inception in 1989. Since then, the organization has built more than 110 homes, helping more than 170 adults and 430 children. A branch of Habitat for Humanity, the Habitat ReStore, is a warehouse filled with surplus and pre-owned quality cabinets, light fixtures, doors, appliances and flooring available at 60 to 70 percent discount. The center is not only an incredibly green way to recycle home materials, it also helps Sioux Falls keep its landfill manageable, trimming an amazing 295 tons of building debris every year! Even better, all profits from the ReStore support the Habitat for Humanity mission. Habitat for Humanity Community Relations Director Niki Schillerstrom shares, “The ReStore started in the 1990s and it has been a very successful venture. However, we need to expand it in order to meet more requests for help. We currently assist eight or nine families, but we receive 70 to 80 ap-


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plications every year. The ReStore utilizes 10,000 square feet, but we would like to double the size. With that space we’d like to add more offices, an education room and have enough space for indoor construction of component parts, even entire homes.” Niki hopes the ReStore’s first ReStorAtion Art Auction will not only help raise funds, but also raise awareness for the building expansion. The concept behind the auction builds on the ReStore’s purpose to reuse construction materials. Area artists and craftsmen were invited to select a ReStore item of their choice to recreate and reimagine into a unique work of art to be sold at auction. Niki smiles, “I want people to be excited about coming to the event. We’re hoping that Habitat supporters, friends and families of the artists, as well as the artist community will attend. We are thrilled to be adding value to Sioux Falls cultural community and we hope to do this every year. It’s an incredible opportunity for us to share the importance of affordable, secure and safe housing in the Sioux Falls area through this art auction.” Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 721 East Amidon Street in Sioux Falls. For more information, visit www. siouxfallshabitat.org or call 605-330-1950.

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ReStorAtion Art Auction Sutton Auction will be conducting a live auction for five pieces of original art with the remaining pieces as silent auction items. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a 1970s cover band, and wine for attendees 21 and over. Date: April 19 Location: Icon Event Hall Time: 7-9 p.m. Tickets: Complimentary but necessary. Tickets may be acquired online at www.siouxfallshabitat.org. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 4


Helping Families The Miracle of Adoption By Lisa Rinaldo • Photos by Finished Vision Photography


e help families understand and navigate through the process of adoption, easing the stress by keeping them informed,” says Brooke Swier Schloss, one of the co-chairs of the law firm’s family practice group. “There’s a great deal of paperwork to do and milestones to complete in the process. Our law firm is able to help families make sure the process is done efficiently and correctly.” Swier Law Firm works with both national and local attorneys in adoption cases. “We all have our role in finalizing the adoption; it takes a lot of people to work together as a team,” says Brooke, who entered family law after a career as a school psychologist. Families for Private Adoption, a national nonprofit volunteer organization, outlines some of the advantages of private adoption: • Greater control over choice for birth parents and adoptive parents, by having an opportunity to meet.

Berkley, adopted with the help of Hughes Law Office, hugs her big brother Beckam DeCurtins

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• More immediate bonding, because a newborn bypasses temporary foster care and often goes directly home from the hospital with the adoptive parents, so the bonding process begins immediately. • Chance of a shorter search compared with an agency adoption. How do birth parents, adoptive parents and attorneys locate each other in a private adoption? An experienced attorney can guide each of these parties in making their adoption desires known. Sometimes connections between prospective parents and an attorney happen by word of mouth or other times an agency contacts the firm. An attorney then steps in to ensure the adoption is properly completed. Brooke says, “Our law firm takes great pride in preparing our clients so that they fully understand the entire adoption process.” The timespan and costs of private adoption vary by situation, so these are topics best discussed with a family law attorney. When asked how an individual or family could prepare to enter the adoption process, Brooke advised: • First, make sure adoption is the right fit for your family and situation. • Second, meet with an experienced family law attorney and ask lots of questions about the adoption process. • Third, be prepared emotionally— as much as possible. The process can be long before the happy ending. Knowing what to expect, knowing the legal process and being prepared are vital for a smooth and happy adoption. Swier Law Firm’s Sioux Falls office is a boutique law firm assisting individuals who have sophisticated adoption and family law issues. Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in Avon, Corsica, Sioux Falls and Winner. For more information, visit sfw www.SwierLaw.com.

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CommitFosterOne to Know More aims to recruit more foster parents in South Dakota


By Margaret Pennock

oster care isn’t a new concept. In fact, it has been a part of American history since the mid-1800s. What isn’t well understood, however, are the responsibilities a foster family undertakes as well as the support that is available for these families and the children they embrace. South Dakota’s Division of Child Protection Services (CPS) recently created FosterOne, an initiative to recruit more foster parents in every community across the state. According to

Virgena Wieseler, Division Director for CPS, “FosterOne urges individuals to ‘Commit to Know More’ about becoming a foster family.” Virgena shares, “We reached out to First Lady Linda Daugaard and asked if she was interested in helping with this initiative and she was on-board immediately. It is wonderful to have such a champion of children’s issues to help in this endeavor.”

“DSS (Department of Social Services) has approximately 650 children in foster care in South Dakota. DSS wants their placement into a foster family to be as positive as possible while lessening the trauma of the experience. DSS matches the strength of the family with the needs of the child, as well as provides a good experience for the foster family.” ~Virgena Wieseler, Division Director for CPS 22

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According to veteran foster parent Lisa Dawley, “I love being a foster mom and feel that next to being a mother, it is the most rewarding thing someone can do. Seeing children happy, laughing, playing and running around the house is so rewarding. Being able to watch a child go from being scared and crying to smiling, happy and laughing is a great thing.” For former foster child Arlinda Peacock, her positive experience with the program dramatically impacted the direction of her life. She notes, “My foster family helped guide me because I needed love. I didn’t know what love was until I met the family that was willing to give up everything for me.” For more information or to fill out a Commit to Know More card, visit the website www.FosterOneSD.org. sfw

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A SecondBrittany Glance and Russ Peterson


hings would be different if that first impression had stuck. “I thought he was arrogant. I hated him,” newlywed Brittany Peterson laughs nearly 12 years after that inauspicious beginning. “Mr. Arrogant” was Russ Peterson, who was the roommate of Brittany’s brother. The two were on the University of Iowa track team. “He beat my brother in a race, so I didn’t’ like him,” says Brittany, who grew up in Iowa City, Iowa. On April 8, 2002, something changed. “I know it sounds silly and cliché, but it was like time stopped when I saw him that day. I knew then and there,” the 29-year-old says. “I don’t know when it was for him, but that is when it was for me.”


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Russ, who is from Manteno, Illinois, offers, “The first time I saw Brittany and she didn’t see me changed my life forever.” The couple remained in Iowa City until moving to Sioux Falls in 2006 so Russ could attend Augustana College. Brittany worked at Lloyd Companies until they moved to New York state in 2009, where Russ was an assistant track and field coach at Colgate University. The pair also endured long-distance dating while Brittany returned to Iowa City and Russ continued working in New York.

The couple married Aug. 17 in Iowa City with about 350 friends and family in attendance, and Brittany shares that their long courtship is the foundation of their marriage. “Take your time getting to know the other person,” she says. “You should go through a few ups and downs to know that you can get through it.” Another asset to their relationship has been their strong friendships. “We had a lot of support from our bridal party (eight attendees on each side) and our families,” Brittany says. For Russ, 33, staying focused on what matters is simple: “When times get tough, remember who you were when you were standing at the altar.” Today, Brittany is project coordinator for The HON Company, an office furniture manufacturer, and Russ is an assistant track and field coach at the University of Iowa. And their 6½-year-old German shepherd, Diesel, is the center of attention. “Diesel walked down the aisle in front of me,” Brittany says. “He’s a huge part of sfw our lives.” SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 4



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Eyewear Experts Specialize in Eye Art and Eye Health at New Location


yewear that shouts your style has become a hot commodity over the past few years. However, finding a unique pair that fits your personality perfectly is another matter all together. Add in amazing customer service, state-of-theart equipment and affordability and it seems nearly impossible. For several eyewear clients this is exactly what they’ve been experiencing for the past year at 20/20 Eye Candy.

2210 West 69th Street • Suite 160 • Sioux Falls 605-759-2389 • www.2020eyecandy.com According to client Peg Carico of Sioux Falls, “I couldn’t believe the variety of frames I had to choose from because they were so different from anything else in town I’ve seen. I constantly get compliments on my amazing frames and the customer service was so professional and friendly that I’ve sent all my friends there.” In fact, 20/20 Eye Candy has become so popular that the business is expanding into a new spacious location and adding an optometrist on staff. Co-owner Krista Smit shares, “Our business has grown so rapidly and we have added so many exclusive frame lines that we needed a larger showroom to display all of them. In addition we needed additional space for our fantastic optometrist, Dr. Meghan Montreal, so we can provide our customers with eye exams as well.” Established Sioux Falls optometrist Dr. Meghan Montreal of 20/20 Eye Care P.C. is excited to partner with 20/20 Eye Candy. An expert in providing contact lens and spectacle prescriptions, she also

“20/20 Eye Candy is a totally different environment than most eye-care clinics because it’s so relaxed and fun but professional at the same time. Patients are our main focus and how we can help them is the most important thing. I’m proud to be part of this practice.” Dr. Meghan Montreal 20/20 Eye Care, P.C. Optometrist

works with challenging conditions including; dry eye allergy, red eyes, glaucoma and macular degeneration. In addition, she also enjoys getting to know her patients. “I want my patients’ experience to be more than just a clinical visit. I want them to understand the importance of a yearly eye exam so that they’ll come back to have their eyes examined every year just as they would any other wellcare examination so their eyes remain healthy.” Krista notes, “We will be providing a top of the line, three-part eye exam including retinal photography, eye health screening and refraction testing. We will have the latest technology to help with complicated prescriptions and medical issues and we will also be able to accept a larger number of vision insurance providers for the convenience of our customers.”

20/20 Eye Candy carries many lines that are exclusive to the Sioux Falls area, including OVVO, Jee Vice, Geek, Yabi Art, em, IYOKO INYAKe, Teka, Huvelli Milano, Stacey Adams, Legre, Louis Rousseiau, Super Dry, Vanni, Alexandra Peng and TC Charton. 20/20 Eye Candy is taking appointments for Dr. Montreal. For more information call 605-759-2389 or visit 2020eyecandy.com.


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College Search Guide Tips to take the challenge out of your college search journey


or parents with teenagers, it isn’t easy helping them choose the right path after high school, and for adults considering a degree or career change, college can be a wonderful option that opens new doors. In any situation, there are many things to consider that can impact college success.

The following tips will help make your decision easier, more practical and ultimately a better fit for your son, daughter or you!

Direction: High School to College Your son or daughter has probably been receiving letters, postcards and other invitations for many colleges if they are a junior or senior in high school. Sift through these and determine what school might be the perfect fit for them with these tips. Degrees and Placement: Not everyone

knows exactly what they want to major in but if your student does, make sure the college offers it. Another thing to ensure is that the institution is accredited both regionally and nationally. This will be important if they need to transfer credits or seek an additional degree in their collegiate career. Ask about placement. This tells you how many graduates enter their field of study after completing their degree! Location and Size: Campus visits are incred-

ibly important to determine if a school is the right fit. If your student performs better in an atmosphere of small classes or vice versa in high school, chances are that won’t change in college. Most high schools allow some excused absence days for college visitations. Open Your Mind: You are the person who

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them balance their natural strengths, dreams and desires with a career direction they will be successful in. Advances in technology have created options that weren’t even available 10 years ago, and these frequently pay quite well! Affordability: While incredibly rewarding,

education does have a price tag and the meter starts ticking directly after graduation.

Know how much earning a degree from the institution you’re researching is going to cost and that it’s feasible to pay it back. If you’re not sure, call and talk with an admissions representative to get that information. Make sure you factor in the ability to transfer in AP courses, to apply for scholarships, and to use other financial resources you won’t have to pay back such as grants or military service benefits.


Destination: New Career Many adults have chosen to enrich their lives and their finances through the benefits of a college degree. Fortunately, there are many options that make it a reality even if you have to work while attaining a degree! If you’re concerned about being out of place with traditional students, don’t be. Most faculty enjoy adult students as they tend to be more serious about their education and other students often learn from their perspective. Weigh the following recommendations when you are considering college as an adult. Flexibility: If you need to work or if you have family commitments that won’t disappear while you work toward a degree, look for schools that are conveniently located and can offer flexible scheduling, evening classes or even online options.

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Affordability: Now more than ever money is an important factor. Not only do you have other financial obligations to consider, but your degree needs to offer a good return on investment. Make sure you have a handle on what you can expect to earn in the field you’re researching. Experts suggest capping your student debt below your first year’s salary income. Timing: There are many options that can get you into a fastlane approach. If you already have a degree or even credits from previous college experience make sure you have official transcripts to provide when you apply. These can dramatically shorten your time in the classroom and help keep costs down!

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UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS…ONLINE A Christian, Liberal Arts Approach to Adult and Graduate Education


ommitted to providing students an online experience in the Christian, liberal arts tradition, the University of Sioux Falls offers courses focused on you, the learner. “When I’m teaching online, my goal is to make sure interaction takes place between students and between students and the instructor,” said Dr. Beth Jernberg, professor of education. “Education cannot exist in a vacuum; you have to be able to learn together.” Personal interaction and access to student resources are what sets USF ONLINE apart from its competitors. “We offer reputable online programs because we’ve had a long, strong history with on-campus programs,” said Veda Iverson, director of online services. “Our online students have access to the same student resources as our on-campus students, including validation, library resources, advising, career services, learning accessibility services and more.”

AFFORDABLE TUITION •USF ONLINE is a smart investment! With straight-forward tuition pricing and no hidden fees, our online degrees and courses provide the best value in the region. Financial Aid and flexible payment plans make USF ONLINE affordable, even more affordable than many public colleges and universities. Several employers also offer tuition-assistance programs.

USF ONLINE PROGRAMS Center for Professional Development The Center for Professional Development offers courses, seminars, workshops and certificate programs to enhance the effectiveness and skills of K-12 educators, business professionals and health and human service providers.


Degree Completion Program (DCP) – Management Designed for individuals who’ve been away from college for a few years or a few decades, DCP will help you finish the bachelor’s degree you started. Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Management Whether you want to further your career or broaden your knowledge base, our MBA emphasizes practical application.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration: Adult and Higher Education This M.Ed. degree develops appreciation of leadership and organization issues as they relate to theory and practice. Graduates work in adult learning, higher education and business environments. RN-to-BSN Our RN-to-BSN builds on previous nursing education and emphasizes leadership, management, evidence-based practice, research, community nursing and cultural diversity.


College Revolution

Transforming how education works for you at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls


t Southeast Tech, we work for you. Our focus is on our students and our goal is to give our graduates the tools and the skills to be successful and relevant in our local economy. And, every one of our more than 40 degrees can be completed in 24 months or less at a fraction of the cost of a traditional four-year degree. While others hesitate at change, we embrace it. We work with industry leaders to strengthen and revitalize our curriculum every year. The result is exciting. Our placement rates are amazing and our alumni are successful. In fact, an incredible 96% of our graduates are employed within six months, 91% in their field of study! At Southeast Tech, we specialize in advanced technology every day. All of our faculty members are industry experts who have done the job and are excited to teach it through hands-on instruction with innovative equipment.

We don’t overlook or underappreciate our students either. Proud to be in the top three largest South Dakota college graduating classes, our faculty and staff know our students and work to ensure they succeed both on campus and off. Isn’t it time for you to learn more about Southeast Tech? Call our admissions team today at 605.367.6040 to discuss your options and discover how Southeast Tech can revolutionize your future, or visit www.southeasttech.edu today!

Southeast Tech is a great investment – EVERY degree can be COMPLETED in less than 24 months for under $25,000 & MOST FOR CONSIDERABLY LESS!


Looking for a degree that will pay you back? Southeast Tech offers more than 40 high-demand degrees in these areas: • Computers • Electronics • Business – many online! • Media Communications • Engineering Technology • Healthcare • Horticulture Technology • Law Enforcement • Early Childhood • Plumbing • HVAC • Welding • Automotive • Collision Repair & Refinish • Diesel


Black Hills Beauty College

Begin Your Cutting-Edge Career Today!


lack Hills Beauty College puts forth bold and creative Cosmetologists driven towards productive careers. Our cosmetology schools are cuttingedge with their educational approaches. We instruct in the latest techniques for today, and prepare students with skills for tomorrow. At Black Hills Beauty College students receive the education they deserve! Black Hills Beauty College is a 2100 hour cosmetology program, teaching the latest trends in hair, skin and nails. Our curriculum is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences. We have two locations, Sioux Falls and Rapid City, which gives our students the option of a great education

on either side of the state. Our three starting dates throughout the year (February, June and September) give future students the convenience of starting when it’s right for them. Keeping students up to date with their education in the most advanced way is our main priority. Included in our program cost, students will be receiving eBooks, a tablet and a full salon kit to get started in their education. In one short year you can have the glamour and excitement you have been dreaming of. Don’t wait, give us a call!

Begin Your Cutting-Edge Career Today!


North Dakota State College of Science:

The Science of Success ! ®


eing a student at NDSCS is about studying hard and playing hard, meeting new friends outside of class and the lab, and getting involved. Having fun along the way is just a given! • We’re a 2-year college offering over 80 academic options to choose from. • 30+ student clubs and organizations, five intercollegiate athletic teams and 6 traditional residence halls provide a true, university atmosphere. • Students earn their degrees for a fraction of the cost and in half the time. • Hands-on learning on state-of-the-art equipment gives our students an edge no matter where their futures may take them.

• Industry partners provide opportunities for one-of-a-kind internships. • Job offers before graduation are the norm and an NDSCS major means money. • A 98% placement rate means our students are employed or continuing their education just months after graduation. This is what sets NDSCS apart from the typical two-year college. Plus, we truly care about our students’ success—both in and out of the classroom. For more information visit www.ndscs.edu today. Request more information or schedule a visit to tour our Wahpeton, North Dakota campus, located just miles from the South Dakota border.


University of Jamestown:


Proven Success

niversity of Jamestown’s approach to educating • With a Master’s Degree of Education in Curriculum and students inside and outside of the classroom – uti- Instruction, University of Jamestown provides teaching lizing the knowledge of dedicated professionals with the tools they need to professors, the handsadvance in their careers. This degree on experience of internships, is offered both online and on and the desire of students campus. to serve their community • University of Jamestown – has resulted in a 98 peroffers an online RN to BSN cent placement rate for program for nurses who graduates in the workforce wish to further their and in graduate school. education. • University of Jamestown opened its In addition to being named the highest-ranked North Dakota first doctoral program in Physical Therapy in Fargo, N.D., in Top Tier school by U.S. News & World Report, University of August. The three-year program will fill a need in response Jamestown has been named a Best Midwestern College by the to growing demand and provide diverse clinical Princeton Review. opportunities. For more information or to arrange a campus visit, contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-336-2554 or admission@uj.edu. Visit us on the web at www.uj.edu.



Sioux Falls Woman

Stewart School

FashionTrends Stretch Your Wardrobe with Versatile Pieces You Can Layer By Brianna Venekamp


ayering allows you to instantly change the look of your outfit without much additional fuss or flare. A few key pieces create endless options.

A pair of skinny jeans in black or dark blue Casual: tucked into a pair of boots or worn with ballet flats and a leather jacket. Dressy: pointy-toe heels and a flowing blouse. A cashmere sweater Casual: sweater over top a blue or white oxford shirt. Dressy: looks great with a skirt, trousers, leather pants or shorts.

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Knee-high boots Causal: tuck your skinny jeans into these while running errands. Dressy: pair a stacked-heel version with a sweater dress.

A scarf Whether you choose a zigzag pattern, a classic leopard print, or a solid color, a scarf makes you look instantly put together. Casual: wear over a long-sleeve shirt, with or without a soft cardigan, and skinny jeans. Dressy: add to a long-sleeve blouse or sweater, paired with a skirt or dressy slacks. A knit sweater dress Causal: a relaxed, loose-fitting knit version. Dressy: a more form-fitting option.

An example on how to layer an outfit Begin with a lightweight top, a solid, something neutral or striped. Add another layer, such as a soft cardigan, sweater, or pullover. Next, add a jacket or coat in a basic color, camel, black, navy, or even olive green. Then, add a scarf and your other accessories, bracelets, rings, a watch. Available at: Boutique Jillian


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Hair Trends Keeping Your Hair Healthy at Any Age By Brianna Venekamp Hormone changes, fluctuations in diet and life stressors—not to mention the natural aging process—can adversely affect your hair. What’s your best defense? Reduce the frequency of your hair’s exposure to direct heat Many common hair-care practices can become problematic over time. Reducing the frequency of flat-iron use and blow drying your hair at a lower heat setting can make a big difference.

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Never flat iron wet hair Wet hair is more vulnerable to breakage. Allow your hair to air dry or blow dry your hair on a low setting before using your flat iron. Eat enough protein and get your vitamin levels checked Iron and protein are important for healthy hair. Women can develop iron-deficiency anemia because they aren’t getting enough iron or because of normal monthly menstrual blood loss. Vitamin D, omega, fish oils or a generic multivitamin with iron can help.

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Update your products It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with products. You’re comfortable with them. You know what they do. However, new silicone technology has revolutionized hair conditioning, smoothing the cuticle, temporarily mending split ends, decreasing combing friction, improving the ability of hair to retain color, and decreasing hair breakage. Healthy habits are the best defense to help your hair maintain its texture and radiance at any age!



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Riddle’s Jewelry

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 170 605-275-0014 Nookums Paci-Plushies Their huggable design is comforting for little hands to hold, and they attach to most brand-name infant pacifiers. Price: $16

The Galleria at 41st and Louise 605-361-0911 • RiddlesJewelry.com Parade™ – Diamond Semi-Mount Engagement Ring Parade™ crafts every piece with purely essential elements, resulting in one seemingly effortless, but intelligent, design. Prices vary

Nearly New, Barely Used Uniform Consignment 801 N. Cliff Ave. 605-274-3464 www.nearlynewbarelyused.com Team logo retractable name badge holders, how cool is that? New arrivals daily. Bring in unwanted uniforms and scrubs and receive 40% of what they sell for. Price: $3 - $5

Dakota Vision Center


The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave. Suite 170 605-334-MODE (6633) • mode105@shopmodestore.com Treat yourself! With our denim and a new fur vest, you can always get an entire outfit for about $100. Stop in to find even better prices and styles. Prices: denim $40, fur vest $42

5012 S. Bur Oak Place 605-361-1680 • www.dakotavisioncenter.com Tiffany Eyewear offers an elegant outlook on style with impeccable craftsmanship and unexpected details. Many of these exclusive designs are inspired by their iconic jewelry collections. Price: Varies by design

Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting

Granite Accents, Inc.

2821 West Sixth St. 605-338-4088 • www.graniteaccents.com Granite fire pits made from recycled stone. Quick and easy assembly. Introductory price: $190

130 N. Minnesota Ave. 605-336-7798 • www.mahlanders.com Time to update your bathroom? Time to stop in at Mahlander’s! Our vanity lighting will add just the right touch. Price: $149 – $249

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Frisbees Kitchen & Bath Showroom

4009 S. Minnesota Ave. 605-338-6321 FrisbeesInc.com With Delta’s Touch2O® Technology, it doesn’t matter if you have two full hands or 10 messy fingers. Tap anywhere on the spout or handle to turn on and off the flow of water. Sale price: Artic Stainless $299

Relic Revivals A Ladies Resale Couture Boutique The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave. Suite 260 605-274-3354 Fashion-forward heels that every woman will love. Prices: starting at $29

Forget Me Not

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 110 605-335-9878 forgetmenotsf.com Hair ties that won’t leave kinks in your hair or damage delicate strands. Sold in a five-pack. Price: $13.99

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Montgomery’s Furniture

1725 W. 41st St. 605-332-4400 www.montgomerysfurniture.com Whimsical designs and retro colors describe these fun pieces of art for your child’s room or anywhere in your home! Lots of shapes & styles to choose from including fish, guitars, letters and more! And during the month of February, Montgomery’s Furniture will give you $150 off accessories for each $1,000 you spend. Stop in and see all we have to offer! Prices vary

The Diamond Room

3501 W. 57th St. 605-362-0008 Diamond solitaire earrings are the perfect gift for any occasion! We invite you to stop in and pick out the perfect pair – and don’t forget to ask about our endless upgrade possibilities! Prices vary


216 First Ave. Rock Rapids, Iowa 712-472-3822 www.facebook.com/HomeologyRockRapids 248 Hwy. 71 S. Arnolds Park, Iowa 712-472-8131 www.facebook.com/HomeologyBoji The perfect accents for your home or office! Table lamps, desk lamps, floor lamps, sconces and a timeless yet practical selection of clocks will embellish any décor. Prices vary

First Class Dental Care

6703 S. Louise Ave. 605-271-9330 www.firstclassdentalcare.com Dental implants provide the best choice for tooth replacement and can also be used to stabilize dentures. Schedule a free consultation today, and smile with confidence. Prices vary

Handy Man Home Remodeling Center

910 E. 10th St. 605-336-0316 The new “Cassidy Family” from Delta has cool lines to set your bathroom apart! Price: starting around $200

Power Brokers, Inc.

2810 W. Benson Road 605-334-7355 We’ve got your color. Scorpion VX-34 Helmets. Price: $169.95

Where To shop!

University of Sioux Falls

1101 W. 22nd St. www.usiouxfalls.edu Go Cougars! Shop themed gifts and apparel, as well as new and used textbooks. Prices vary

Try It Again!

2101 W 41st St. Ste 29 Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-362-9000 • www.tryitagainstore.com Come in and get some fresh outfits for the new season! We have everything the name-brand stores have to complete your new look for a quarter of the price! Prices vary

Young and Richard’s 222 S. Phillips Ave. 605-336-2815 youngandrichards.com Valentine’s Day Headquarters: From flowers to fudge and truffles, we have that extra special something to let your sweetheart know just how sweet you think they are! Prices vary


Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa 1701 E. 69th St. 605-332-5115 www.siouxfallshair.com Lash Domination 10 in 1 volumizing, legthening, thickening, separating, long-wearing mascara. Volume you can see. The be-all, end-all mascara. Price: $18

Raymond’s Jewellers

206 S. Phillips Ave. 605-338-7550 The Gift of Love that will last a lifetime! Silver bracelets with 18K gold and pink overlay. Price: $130 SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 4



where to Rainn Salon & Spa

You’ve Been Framed

Bridges at 57th & Western 5119 S. Western Ave. Suite 160 605-521-5099 Prêt-a-powder – It’s equal parts dry shampoo, style extender and volume in a pinch. Create instant lift and make yesterday’s style ready-to-go again. A “must have” for great braids, buns and ponytails. Price: $26

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S. Western Ave. Suite 140 605-361-9229 Dazzle in these Alex and Ani signature expandable wire bangles. Several beautiful styles to choose from. Purchase the bangle of the month and receive $5 off that particular bangle style. Prices vary

T Nail Spa

433 W. 69th St. 605-271-8666 Have soft, beautiful skin with OPI Thirst Quenching hand and body lotion for skin hydration. Finish off your look with OPI and Venique nail polishes and shellac nail gel for that fun unique look. Price: lotion $15, polishes $4 - $8


2425 S. Shirley Ave. Suite 112 605-274-2882 Say what’s on your mind with a necklace from the Dogeared Love Collection. Price: starting at $56

JH Bechtold Jewelers

Downtown Sioux Falls Since 1902 325 S. Phillips Ave. 605-332-7151 • www.bechtoldjewelry.com Vintage-inspired wedding set featuring diamonds, milgraining and beautiful, detailed engraving. The center diamond will complete the set and make it uniquely yours. Prices vary

Belle Touché Salon & Day Spa The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S. Western Ave. Suite 180 605-275-6200 Give dry hair new life. Shampoo, conditioner, masque and daily moisturizing oil.   Price: starting at $27

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Gunderson’s Jewelers

The Bridges at 57th & Western 2109 W. 57th St. 605-338-9060 • www.gundersons.com Tell her you love her today, tomorrow and forever with these sterling silver Charles Krypell bangle bracelets, available exclusively at Gunderson’s. Price: $330 each or $990 for set

Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes

2105 B S. Minnesota Ave. 605-274-0138 • www.fitmyfeet.biz Altra Zero Drop Shoes — Reduce impact on the knee, hip and ankle joints. Help to relieve forefoot pain. Reduce injuries and improve running technique. Prices vary

Combined Pool & Spa

3520 S. Western Ave. 605-334-6659 www.combinedpoolandspa.com Largest selection of indoor & outdoor kitchen & bar stools in stock now! 26” – 34” tall. Over 60 different styles to choose from on display now! Prices start at $49

709 N. Kiwanis Ave. Suite 2 605-338-0414 www.sfwinlectriclighting.com Light up the New Year! A table lamp can bring a room to life during the day as a decorative accent. Select showroom light fixtures 50% off! Prices vary

D’Fabiola – Skincare, Makeup, & More

3701 W. 49th. Street Suite 200C Corner of Louise Ave. & 49th St. 605-521-8529 • www.dfabiola.com Clarisonic Pro for Face and Body is a top-of-the-line brush, exclusively for use and sale by skin-care professionals. A patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second makes a gentle yet powerful difference to your skin. Price: kit $225, replacement brushes $25

Schopperts Piano Gallery

1020 E. 41st Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605)339-6023 schoppertspianogallery.com Check out our amazing line of state of the art Fully Weighted Kawai Digital Pianos. With the most realistic touch and feel, Schoppert’s Piano Gallery is proud to recommend this for your beginning piano student. Special pricing on close-out models. Prices vary

The Willow Tree

824 W 10th St. 605-335-5978 Add the perfect touch to any room with a lighted oil warmer. Choose your favorite scented oil and enjoy the warm and inviting fragrances. Many styles to choose from. Prices vary


Where To Taqueria San Francisco 329 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls Cuisine: Mexican Make your own tacos, tostadas and burritos with steak, chicken, ground beef, shrimp or fish. CH Patisserie 309 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls 275-0090 www.chpatisserie.com Cuisine: Desserts CH Patisserie is Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts season two winner Chris Hanmer’s new retail Patisserie featuring fresh European-inspired pastries. Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese 323 S. Phillips Ave. Sioux Falls 274-7676 www.chedds.com Cuisine: Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches Select from a menu of great grilled cheese sandwiches including The Heartburn, The Hambricker and more. Lick the Spoon 3101 W 41st St. Suite 107 Sioux Falls 271-7700 www.lickthespoonsf.com Cuisine: American Homemade pot pies, casseroles, fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, quiche and desserts.

Tre Lounge 601 West 33rd St. Sioux Falls 274-7017 www.trelounge.com Cuisine: American Thin crust pizzas, flatbreads, steaks, seafood, salads and excellent cocktails.

Foleys Fish, Chop and Steakhouse 2507 S. Shirley Ave. Sioux Falls 362-8125 Cuisine: American/Steak House The rich dark-wood interior of the bar, dining and cigar room evokes a taste of Manhattan, and you will be wowed by our tremendous selection of wines in our temperature-controlled wine wall.

Queen City Bakery 324 E. 8th St. Sioux Falls 274-6060 www.queencitybakery.com Cuisine: Bakery/Coffee Shop Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscotti, scones, muffins, quiche, brownies, coffee cake, coffee and tea. Cherry Creek Grill and Bar 3104 E. 26th St. Sioux Falls 336-2333 Cuisine: American Hickory smoked ribs, pastas, steaks, burgers, daily specials, full bar, 12 TVs and 2 big screens for NFL Ticket. Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe 101 S. Reid Street Sioux Falls josiahscoffee.com 759-8255 Cuisine: Coffeehouse and café Named for Josiah Phillips who founded Sioux Falls in 1857. Known for great coffee and espresso, pies, sandwiches, pizzas and more.

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

Tokyo (2 locations) 4825 S. Louise Ave. 274-1688 109 E. 10th St. 338-2118 Sioux Falls Cuisine: Japanese Authentic Japanese sushi, sashimi, lunch specials, and hibachi grilled dishes, beautifully presented. Whiffer’s Sandwiches 1133 N. Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls 338-0181 Cuisine: Subs & sandwiches Whiffer’s is known for its Humdinger sandwich and other huge, meat-filled sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge 725 Main Ave. South Brookings 692-4723 Cuisine: American Serving upscale-casual culinary classics and innovations for 62 years. Hand-mixed cocktails, local craft microbrews and great, affordable wines. Famous Bloody Marys and housemade artisanal ice cream.

GrilleRestaurant 100 Expertly Serves Families, Business Meetings, Parties By Thea Miller Ryan • Photos by Susan DeWille Photography


rille 100 is just one of the Holiday Inn City Centre’s standout features. The timeless landmark hotel in historic downtown Sioux Falls has been known for decades as one of Sioux Falls’ finest, and its restaurant has helped build that reputation. It’s a perfect place for families and downtown business people alike to get a great cup of coffee and a meal to fit everyone’s needs and tastes, says restaurant manager Qais Aman. It’s a casual place with cozy booths for two, or large tables to fit entire families or meetings. The long-standing restaurant specializes in local regional fare, including steaks, seafood, pasta and salads. Breakfast begins at 6 a.m. weekdays with made-to-order omelets and waffles cooked by a chef in front of guests. Patrons can choose from a huge variety of fresh ingredients and watch as the chef expertly combines their favorites into a beautiful and tasty omelet. The buffet offers sausage, bacon, eggs, cinnamon rolls, fruits, oatmeal and cereal. Downtown diners love to bring friends and coworkers to Grille 100 for a relaxing lunch with table service. Qais says two of the most popular lunch choices are Adult Mac and Cheese, made with a smoked Gouda and bacon, and the restaurant’s delicious Tilapia Fish Tacos. Evening meals start at 5 p.m. daily, and Qais says the salmon is among the best in town. The kitchen can prepare it two different ways, but the quality of the salmon is what makes the meal one of the most-ordered dishes.

Grille 100

Holiday Inn City Centre 100 West Eighth St. 605-339-2000 • www.sfcchotel.com

Grille 100 is best known by locals for its Sunday brunch. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, a buffet and madeto-order omelets and waffles are complemented by all-you-can-eat, hand-carved prime rib, shrimp and desserts. All this is accompanied by fantastic customer service tableside and the comfort of a longtime business that knows what makes a good restaurant. Holidays are great at the Holiday Inn’s Grille 100. There is always a brunch special on Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving. The restaurant and hotel also get involved in all kinds of downtown events including Hot Harley Nights, Hot Summer Nights, German Fest and more. The establishment also offers meeting space and caters weddings, holiday parties and seminars. Reservations for groups of more than six are welcome but not required, Qais says, and children are SFW always welcome. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 4


Romantic Recipes Set The Table With Love Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into halves and then into thin strips 4 ozs. linguine, cooked al dente 2 tsps. Cajun seasoning (your recipe, Cajun seasoning mix or store bought) 2 Tbsps. butter 1 thinly sliced green onion 1-2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 Tbsps. chopped sun-dried tomatoes ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. dried basil 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper ¼ cup Parmesan cheese Directions: Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat and add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Heat through. Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.

Most Delicious Garlic Cheese Bread 1 loaf French bread, thickly sliced or halved lengthwise Olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced ¾ cup mayonnaise 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp. salt ½ tsp. dried parsley flakes for garnish


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Directions: Slice or halve the bread and brush one side of slices, or cut side of halves, with olive oil. Place the bread under the broiler until it starts to look toasted. Remove from oven Mix the garlic, mayonnaise, Parmesan and salt together. Spread over the bread. Place bread back under the broiler until the tops are nice and bubbly and beginning to brown. Garnish with parsley flakes.

Gotta Love

Italian Love Cake 2 lbs. ricotta cheese 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 (3¾ oz.) box instant chocolate pudding mix 1 cup milk 8 ozs. nondairy whipped topping, thawed 1 box fudge marble cake mix Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake as directed on box and pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan. In separate bowl, combine ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well. Spoon over unbaked cake. Bake cake for 1 hour. Cool. Mix instant pudding with milk; fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake; refrigerate.

Italian Coffee ½ oz. herbal liqueur (Stenga recommended) 5 ozs. black coffee, hot 1½ ozs. whipped cream Directions: Pour coffee and liqueur into a coffee cup and sweeten to taste. Gently float the whipped cream on top and sprinkle with nutmeg. * Recipes courtesy of www.Food.com.

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Winter Retread Don’t Forget What Keeps You Safe on The Road By Jill Funke


hen Mother Nature challenges Midwesterners with freezing precipitation and arctic temperatures, smart drivers will heed the following tips

for safer travels:

1) DRIVE WITH CARE A good rule of thumb for driving in difficult winter conditions is to allow more time to travel to each destination. It is also a good idea to brake gently, turn on your lights, drive in lower gears for better traction, and be extra careful on bridges and overpasses as those typically freeze first. 62

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2) INSPECT THE VEHICLE Kyle Skillman, new car sales manager at Graham Automotive says that he and his staff remind customers to have their vehicles inspected. He explains, “Most people do not realize the condition of their tires until either the tire blows out or they struggle to maneuver their car in the snow, so it’s best to be prepared.” Tires should be inspected for air, sidewall wear and tread depth. In addition to tire inspection, owners should check their ignition, brakes, wiring, hoses, fan belts, air filter, fuel filter and antifreeze levels.

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3) CHARGE YOUR BATTERY To counteract colder winter temperatures, Ed Bloom, general manager at Sioux Falls Ford-Lincoln, says, “Make sure your battery and charging system are sufficient during colder temperatures.” Bloom does not want to see motorists stranded because of old batteries, or batteries that fail as a result of nonsuccessful charging. It is important to remember that the battery that easily started the vehicle in the summer months might not be able to do the same in the middle of winter as oil isn’t as fluid during colder conditions, and because batteries tend to loose power as the temperature drops. Bloom explains, “Not only do you need more power to start the engine in winter, you also get less power from the same battery.” 4) BE PREPARED Even after driving with extreme care and completing every type of vehicle inspection imaginable, the chance still exists that motorists could become stranded. Even in the middle to the end of winter, experts advise that automobiles be equipped with an inflated spare, wheel wrench, tripod jack, shovel, jumper cables, tow and tire chains, salt/kitty litter, ice scrapper, tool kit and winter survival kit with essentials including water and food. 5) WAIT IT OUT The most important tip to safe winter driving is to know when to venture out and when to avoid adverse driving conditions. Whenever possible, drivers are advised to wait until sfw plows and sanding trucks have done their magic. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 4


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ich. Traditional. Classic. Both inside and out, the home of Nancy and Jason Munson stands out for its beauty. With its dark colors, rich fabrics and heavy accessories, the breathtaking deep hues seem to melt into one another. Nancy’s personal flair for design and decorating is ever prominent and can be seen throughout the home. Working with Complete Contracting, the Munsons developed a floor plan that allowed for all the elements they were looking for to be incorporated into their dream home. In the end, you could say they hit the nail on the head. “Our home is the perfect blend of the last two houses we’ve owned,” says Nancy, who with her family has lived there since 2009. “All the features we were looking for are combined into one.”

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aving lived on an acreage when their three children were young, the Munsons moved out of the country setting for a  taste of suburban living. But the family of five was still uneasy with their living situation. “We really liked having the privacy of the country but wanted to be in town,” Nancy says. “And we also didn’t want to switch school districts.” Sounds like a tall order. But fortunately, they were able to find the perfect location in the outskirts of Sioux Falls that was within their boundaries. The Munsons were off to build  a home that gave them the best of both worlds.  Today, years after they initially built the home, Nancy gives a tour and comments on potential projects. “I still have areas where I either want to change the wall color or am looking for a special piece of furniture,” she says. Entering the home and seeing the crisp, creamy wood trim virtually bounce off the dark, contrasting moss green walls makes one hardly believe anything should be changed. The deep-grained wood floors add depth and contrast against the black painted Bombay chest. A large mirror is flanked by wrought-iron sconces, which coordinate with the leopard print bench. With an open floor plan, the foyer leads to the lower level,  and both the formal living and dining rooms. Bringing in a bright splash of aqua, Nancy chose rich jacquard wallpaper for the formal living room. “I just love wallpaper, I’d love to use more of it but you have to be careful,” Nancy adds. Additional accent pieces also bring in a bit of brightness. A large dining room table, china cabinet and buffet all coordinate and give endless options for entertaining, storage and display. An oversized window is left open and accented with ceiling mount side panels that extend to the floor. Additional lighting can be seen in the modern yet traditional  wrought-iron pendant light from Lamps & Shades Lighting Gallery.

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The heart of the home for many, the kitchen is just as beautiful as it is practical. Making a brighter statement, stainless steel appliances from Mahlander’s Inc., creamy mosaic custom tile backsplash and rust colored walls are a welcomed retreat and blend with the breakthrough of existing colors. Wood floors match the custom cherry cabinets from Prairie Heritage Custom Cabinetry and are finished off with oil-rubbed bronze hardware. Coordinating wrought-iron pendants dangle above a two-tiered oversized center island topped with black granite countertops and stainless steel sink. A built-in coordinating china cabinet allows for additional display and storage while adding to the existing cupboards. “This is just the perfect table, it’s like it was made to be here,” boasts Nancy with a smile of the round pedestal table nestled in the casual dinette area. “We’ll sit here and eat when the kids are home.”

Double glass patio doors lead to a quaint outdoor deck. “I just love our mini-deck,” she laughs. “It doesn’t have stairs leading down or anything, but it’s just nice to have.” Its “big brother” can be found just around the corner. Accessible from both ground level and family room, the large cedar deck is covered and contains recessed lights, wrought-iron spindles and is finished off with wicker furniture. “Just look at this view,” she says. It’s so beautiful and private. Beyond their backyard lies a large greenway filled with plants. “This is why we picked this location,” she says, looking out over her deck. Back inside, the family room is a warm welcome oasis in more ways than one. Terra cotta takes on a new role and pairs with mustard and dabbles a bit with chocolate. Yet the three become a beautiful tapestry that accents the dark leather in the dual fabric upholstery. The wood floors are softened with an oriental rug and the windows are covered in classic wood shutters.

Nothing defines comfort and cozy like a warm fireplace. “This is one of my favorite rooms,” says Nancy of the  formal living room. “I like to sit in here and read or enjoy a cup of coffee.” Doesn’t sound like it’s treated too formal for this family. “And I just love the beams.” The ceilings are accented with thick, dark wood beams that extend across the room. Meanwhile below, soft carpets, from Thornton Floor-

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Down the hall, the master bedroom takes on a light and airy feel compared to the rest of the home. With peacock teal walls and creamy trim, the accessories and bedding reveal a lighter, more casual chic look. Large windows allow natural sunlight to fill the space and add warmth. Even dainty elements such as fabric flowers on the white lampshades add to the appeal. A continuation of classic design flows into the master bathroom. Large offwhite tile and creamy granite countertops with custom-designed 76

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Like a photo straight out of a design magazine, this room has a defined design purpose. Striking silver and brown wallpaper line every wall. The high ceiling and neutral carpet move aside for the bold pattern to take over. A wood desk is the perfect place for office duty, meanwhile a sage green upholstered sofa and mirrored cabinet act as the final stroke of paint on a canvas.

Taking a turn downstairs, things go from formal to fun. An expansive media wall houses a large flat screen television, gas fireplace with stone accents and dual bookcases to showcase family heirlooms and photos. To round out comfort, a curved dark leather sofa with an oversized square tufted leather ottoman serves as a coffee table or footrest. The remainder of the lower level is filled with gaming tables, a full bar and two additional bedrooms. “We love it down here. The fireplace is so relaxing and beautiful. Plus the area is so functional,” says Nancy as she opens a door with stairs leading directly to the oversized four-stall garage. Convenient for the family yet easy on the eyes, the home of Nancy and Jason Munson is the perfect blend in a dream home.

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It’s All in Your Head Sinus and Migraines: A Partnership of Pain By Jennifer Dumke


tuffy nose, itchy watery eyes, sounds like the classic sinus headache, right? Well, think again. Many sinusitis sufferers may be dealing with a migraine. It’s said that four out of five people who suffer from the classic sinus symptoms are actually dealing with a migraine headache. Daniel Todd, MD, is residency trained in ENT Allergy and Sinus surgery. He says that during his 15 years practicing medicine, he has become quite familiar with the complex ailment of headaches. “The International Headache Society is constantly changing the classifications of headaches,” says Dr. Todd, who works for Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat in Sioux Falls. “Although sinusitis usually doesn’t cause significant headaches, it can sometimes trigger migraines.” Unlike sinusitis, there are many forms of migraines, which Dr. Todd says can be frustrating because there are few identifiable causes. “It can be just bad luck or a family trait of sorts,” he adds. And with 15 percent of the population suffering from them, it’s definitely a problem physicians such as Dr. Todd are taking seriously. “The relationship among sinusitis, allergies, sleep and migraine headaches is very complex,” he says. He goes on to add that poor sleep, allergies, nasal obstruction and sinusitis almost always run together and it takes some detective work to figure out what causes what. And each and every one of those entities can cause migraine headaches.”

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So how do you know what type of headache you have? There are a few symptoms that can help classify your case. The common symptoms of both sinus and migraine headaches include pain in the forehead region; itchy, water eyes; and pain associated with movement. However, nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to sound or light, and severe throbbing pain on one side of the head are typically migraines. And if you think diagnosing the cause of your headache is tricky, treating it can be even more difficult. “The best data that we have says that sinus surgery can help with certain headaches, but the results have proven to lose their effectiveness over time,” says Dr. Todd. Occasionally, physicians are able to identify some triggers and mitigate them. “Women who have hormonal headaches with their menstrual cycles are often helped with medications. Meanwhile, patients with mold or food allergies may benefit from avoidance or allergy shots,” Dr. Todd says. As for long term, Dr. Todd says that these treatments vary based on the frequency and severity of the headache. “If the headaches are rare, we often use medications  on an as-needed basis. But if the headaches are more frequent, we use a daily preventative approach such as focusing on visual triggers and mitigating those inputs.” And if you want to look a bit more “relaxed,” it’s even proven that Botox has shown promise. If all these remedies sound like a lot of prescription medication, shots and procedures, Dr. Todd says there’s an array of alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, vitamins and hormonal supplements  that have  variable success.  “I never hesitate to bring up the possibility of a trial of a gluten-free diet,”  he adds. “I’ve had numerous patients improve on that alone.” Just like the human brain itself, detecting the source of a headache or sinus pain is complex. But there is hope for sinus and allergy sufferers—it just may take a little detective work to find all the clues sfw to cure your pain.


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Words From The Heart By Dr. Tom Stys, Sanford Heart Hospital


t quickens when you are excited. It slows when you are calm and relaxed. It is your heart, and it is essential to life. But not every heart is as healthy as it should be. More than 8 million U.S. women are living with heart disease, and it is the number one cause of death in the United States for both women and men. February is National Heart Month. This is the perfect time to learn more about your


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heart and how to keep it healthy, including procedures that can keep it beating strong. One such procedure is a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also known as TAVR. A new option Betty Christensen was the first patient at the Sanford Heart Hospital to receive the groundbreaking TAVR stent. She was suffering from aortic valve stenosis. Betty’s heart

valve was narrowing, making it difficult for her heart to pump enough blood to keep her body functioning normally. Betty was experiencing severe symptoms and needed her failing valve replaced. However, because of pre-existing conditions, Betty could not have the open-heart surgery typically used to replace the valve. The minimally invasive TAVR procedure was Betty’s only option. The surgery uses a cath-

eter that is inserted in the leg and is then threaded up to the heart. This allows for a faster recovery time and results in less time in the hospital for patients. “Everything went good,” Betty says. “And it’s still going good.” With these great results, Betty can now have a higher quality of life. She remembers a time when doing the simplest of tasks, such as making bread for her friends, was a struggle. “I couldn’t do it before,” the 80-year-old says. “My arms would get so tired, and I would get out of breath. I was having such a hard time.” And while the valve is doing its job to keep Betty moving, she—just like anyone with heart problems—needs to be vigilant about her health. Sitting around the house and watching TV is the biggest enemy. Getting out and moving can help make you feel better and keep your heart in shape. “I try to do the best that I can,” Betty says. “Now that it’s a little colder out, I can’t walk outside, but I walk around the house and do a few things. You have to stay active. If you aren’t active, you could go downhill really fast.” Just the beginning Since Betty received her valve replacement, the team at Sanford has completed more than 40 TAVR procedures and remains the only heart hospital in the region where it is performed. This minimally invasive approach is expected to be the standard in the future as technology continues to expand. As for Betty, she is excited to see what her future has to offer. “I had such a hard time breathing. Now I can talk and I can visit,” Betty says proudly. “Now I’m just working on making it to my second anniversary.” sfw

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Eating Disorders Begin in the Mind, Yet Take Their Toll on the Body By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


hether it involves eating way too much – or too little – eating disorders are both a behavioral health condition and a physical disease that can threaten your health, and even your life. The disease forces its victims to filter virtually every decision through the eating-disorder mindset: “I’m invited to a party where I might be tempted to overeat. Instead of arriving on time for dinner, I’ll go to the gym first, and show up after the food is put away.” “The person’s life is focused on what she needs to do to keep the disease alive,” says Mary Dressing, LPC-MH, RD, LN with Avera Medical Group Internal Medicine Women’s. In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point during their lives. The most common eating disorders are: • Anorexia nervosa, when someone is extremely underweight because of restricting food intake and overexercising. • Bulimia nervosa, when someone binges, then purges food by vomiting, abusing laxatives or obsessively exercising. • Bingeing, when someone eats large amounts of food quickly, often resulting in weight gain. While eating disorders are often associated with teens and young women, men can be affected as well. It’s not uncommon for someone who had an eating disorder at an early age to see the disorder resurface later in life. “Perhaps this happens when body dissatisfaction takes over around midlife,” Dressing says. 88

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or many young children, ear infections, a chronic sore throat, frequent throat clearing and hoarseness are constants. But surprisingly, these symptoms frequently have nothing to do with the real culprit according to Denton Combs, a nurse practitioner and founder of Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care. Denton shares, “Most parents assume that because their child has an ear infection, the problem must have started in the ear because that seems to make sense. However, many times, acid reflux can actually cause the infection, so treating the ear issue without addressing the real problem of acid reflux won’t fix the problem.” According to a study of 500 pediatric patients performed by researchers at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1 out of 5 participants with ear infections had pepsin, a digestive enzyme from the stomach, present in the middle ear indicating severe acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when acid from the stomach flows upward into the esophagus irritating the throat and many times flowing into the Eustachian tubes, which lead to the middle ear causing a middle ear infection.


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The conditions acid reflux frequently causes often mask the true problem, which is why it is such a difficult condition to diagnose. According to Denton, “Unfortunately, this problem is frequently misdiagnosed because people generally seek treatment for the wrong condition. With especially young children, the diagnosis is even more difficult since they can’t tell you exactly what the problem is.” Denton has treated thousands of patients in the Sioux Falls area during the past 14 years. Specializing in allergy, and chronic ear, nose and throat problems, he acknowledges that many pediatric patients can benefit from acid reflux treatment, even to the point of avoiding surgery. “If I believe a patient can improve through treatment without having to undergo surgery, that is always my first goal. If we can determine what the cause of acid reflux is, we can potentially eliminate the issue or manage it.”

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here’s some irony in the fact that after a 75-minute interview Kristy Jackson says one thing people might not know about her is that she’s a little shy. As Career Link coordinator at the East Dakota Education Cooperative, the bulk of Kristy’s job is spent connecting high schoolers with business people for job shadowing and internships. Her day is peppered with conversations—with colleagues, teenagers and business leaders. “With this job, I’m constantly calling up strangers and asking them for favors for my students,” she says. So “shy” might be a stretch. It also might be an asset. Knowing that some students might be intimidated going into a professional setting, Kristy can better prepare her interns.

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for career and technical education and so the co-op complements a lot of what they are doing.” It was that same real-world connection in high school that led Kristy to pursue her undergraduate degree in education at the University of South Dakota. She went on to receive a master’s in counseling and career development from USD in 1996. “When I was in high school, I remember being really intrigued with our guidance counselor’s job. She was new and so she had 96

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lots of really neat ideas on leadership and getting students involved,” the Huron native says. Then, an internship at USD’s Career Development Center put her on a direct path toward the career services field. “For me, it was all of the things I really loved,” she says. “I remember being a grad student and being really intrigued with personality assessments and interest inventories, which I got to do in the internship. I got to counsel students and a lot of that was

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nical track and placing those students at Sanford research, Jill says. Kristy shares, “High school-age students are often undecided about what they want to do, so helping them sample things and make decisions is rewarding.” And Kristy’s life rewards extend beyond her work. She has two sons, 12-year-old Forrest and 9-year-old Cameron, and is married to Morgan Jackson, who is general manager at Lowe’s. The couple, who lived in Missouri, Montana and North Dakota before moving to Sioux Falls in 2006, are thrilled to be back in Kristy’s home state. “I like it that there is always something to do here. I have been really impressed with how much we have been able to do with our kids. There are a lot of familyfriendly events,” she says. As with many households, keeping everything in balance can be a challenge, Kristy says. Forrest is in the Sioux Falls percussion group Groove, Inc. He also enjoys playing football, writing and is a ballboy for the Skyforce. Cameron is interested in all things sports, and played the upright bass in orchestra in the fall semester. And because professional development is near to her heart, Kristy foresees a time when she might return to school to pursue a nonprofit management certificate or an educational doctorate degree in student administration. Right now, while family time takes precedence, Kristy also volunteers as a Cub Scout leader and Sunday school teacher at Southern Hills United Methodist Church. She also utilizes her professional expertise in her free time. For five years, she has volunteered with the Women in Science event, where hundreds of middle school girls are exposed to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. “The first year I went I was blown away by all these people who had a heart for mentoring, wonderful backgrounds and they were sharing their stories and so it was something that I wanted to help with,” she says. SIOUX FALLS WOMAN • februar y/m a r c h 2 0 1 4


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Kristy’s career focus helps her see a key benefit of the program: Women from the same small rural towns as the girls share details of their professional hurdles and how they got past them. “Girls hear their stories and realize that they have some control over their future and they can make choices to get to where they want to go,” Kristy says. She also gives her time to the Great Plains Girls Collaborative, which focuses on bringing together groups that have an interest in developing girls and promoting STEM. Kristy also has helped Jill with the Sanford Science Festival, which attracts more than 4,500 attendees each year. Jill says of Kristy’s efforts, “She’s not dictatorial. She is always listening but still leading. I really hope that’s how I lead.” Mary Lou adds, “You know how men have their group of go-to people? … She is that person for me—someone I can email or call and it wouldn’t have to relate to what we normally work on. She is going to guide me in the way I need to be guided in that moment.” This time of year, many families are seeking guidance on college decisions, and Kristy’s vantage point comes from her career services background.

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“Some students put a lot of thought into the whole college choice and I see a lot of students who really challenge themselves to go far away for their college experience,” she says. “Probably the best place to be is somewhere where your professors have contacts in place.” She also recommends doing some additional homework. “Every college keeps a list of where their graduates actually went to work, so you can look at the cities and the types of jobs and find out just where graduates end up.” Anna Fischer, career education coordinator at Southeast Technical Institute, says, “Kristy helps youths understand themselves better to learn about their likes and dislikes. She takes that a step further by helping create opportunities so they can make informed decisions about their futures.” In Kristy’s words, the payoff is not always immediate but still paramount: “A lot of times students are not going to realize that they learned something until later in life and that’s when they will have that ‘ah-ha moment.’” sfw

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Jolene Dohrer

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ife begins at the end of your comfort zone.” The expression shows up on posters and it’s quoted in books. Motivational speakers use it. Author Neale Donald Walsch is the originator. But somehow when Jolene ( Jo) Dohrer says it, you get the sense she’s living it too.


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By Darcie Bontje • Photo by Susan DeWitte Photography The information technology senior vice president at Citibank grew up in Milbank, South Dakota, with three brothers and a sister. “We didn’t have it easy growing up, but I gained a great work ethic from that experience,” she says. During her 23 years at Citibank, Jolene has worked almost exclusively in software

development until recently, in which, she fills a quality assurance role with global oversight. “Currently, my staff (which is 400 strong) is primarily in Asia,” she says. That means the executive is often on the road to international locales such as Singapore, China, Poland and India.

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What does she consider her business forte: building effective teams. “What motivates me is when plans come together and results are realized. It’s a great, great feeling,” she says. But even with her global perspective, Jolene is pushing her limits through an endeavor closer to home. She is a founding partner along with Dave Andera, Jered Johnson and a silent partner in The District, which opened November 8 near The Empire Mall. The project consists of a 37,000-square-foot facility that includes an upscale casual restaurant, ultra lounge, and event hall for corporate meetings, wedding receptions, concerts and other events. “Sioux Falls is a great community,” the businesswoman says. “And I’m trying to reach a stage in my life where I can become more a part of it and have fun every day with my work.” Of her business partners Jolene says, “It’s rare to find a handful of people you gel with. But we do and we all bring a different piece to the puzzle.” After 18 years in leadership roles at Citibank, including the Site Leadership Board and the Multicultural Center Board of Directors, Jolene’s expertise includes strategic planning and vision, along with process, and creative problem solving. But those are weighty words. Why does she pursue life outside her comfort zone? “Simply, just a passion for living and giving,” she says. “I want this community to have a sustainable future. It’s a growing community—a vibrant community and I’m proud to be a part of it.” When people think about what they have to give, they want it to have impact, Jolene says. “But what everyone should consider is that if we all would give a little of whatever it is we have to offer, sfw then it would have a big effect.”

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“I kind of stumbled into it by accident, but I quickly fell in love with it,” she shares. “I work with a unique group of patients that I develop relationships with quickly and many times, their families as well.” An intense specialty to practice in, Nancy has committed her career and her heart to caring for both her patients and their families. Because she has worked in the cancer field for nearly three decades, her duties have brought her both profound joy and sadness at times. “It’s an incredibly rewarding occupation, almost a calling when you do it well and you can help people along their journey. I feel honored to be able to keep my patients comfortable and to be a comfort to them.” Recognized for her excellence in nursing for cancer patients, Nancy is the recipient of the 2013 JY6 Foundation’s Nurse of the Year award. Nominated by her supervisors at the Avera McKennan Hematology and Transplant Clinic, Nancy says, “I am extremely honored to have been given this award because there are some amazing oncology nurses across the city and to win it is such a huge honor sfw among my group of co-workers.”

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ew to Sioux Falls, T Nail Spa offers an understated, modern and elegant oasis in which to pamper yourself and your friends. Owner and operator Thy Duong, who calls herself T, opened her business December 14. She is proud to offer an affordable nail spa indulgence with an immaculate relaxing atmosphere and impeccable customer service. According to T, “Our service is very relaxing and friendly and we enjoy getting to know our clients. We create amazing and unique designs and we have very reasonable rates, in addition to being open every day of the week.”



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“T Nail Spa is a relaxing spa with amazing nail services for women, men and anyone special to them! We offer Sioux Falls the best variety of colors and brands, and we have great massage chairs and friendly people waiting to pamper you.” ~ Thy Duong, Owner of T Nail Spa

Specializing in unique and beautiful nail artistry, T Nail Spa provides: • Acrylic Nails • Pink & White • Manicures • Spa Pedicures • Nonchip Shellac Manicures • UV Gel

Only the finest products are used, including OPI, China Glaze and Morgan Taylor. Gift certificates, nail polish and lotions are available for purchase, T says.

Spacious and tranquil, pedicure stations boast beautiful spa pedicure chairs featuring a relaxing and restorative shiatsu roller back massage. An adorable pink butterfly pedicure station is also available for making even the smallest princess feel magical as she is being pampered. Located at the corner of 69th Street and Minnesota Avenue, T Nail Spa has ample and convenient parking for individuals or groups looking for services such as birthday parties, ladies night out, couples time or bridal parties. Walk-ins are welcome, but ressfw ervations are suggested for large parties.

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he backdrop of the western sky, the fragrance of pine, and the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains are magnets for guests who come to the Black Hills. Now this peaceful and majestic setting is home to Akela Spa of Deadwood, a new destination day spa 1 mile east of historic Deadwood and minutes from legendary Sturgis. The spa offers an array of services, including massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and a wonderful retail boutique that features a variety of spa products. 110

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“The new destination day spa provides guests a sense of serenity and wellness as they enjoy services and embrace the natural beauty of the Black Hills.”

The Outdoor relaxation area is a 2,500-square-foot outdoor relaxation area with the focal point being a tipi that houses a dry sauna. Hot tubs, steam room, fire pit, and an infrared sauna complete the Iyeska experience. Inspired by the Lakota and Western heritage of the region, there is a touch of old-time Deadwood in the buildings, and guests will get a sense of the prairie and mountains as they sit outdoors surrounded by native grasses, aspens, and a sidewalk of rock depicting a flowing river. Whether you live in the area or like to travel to the Black Hills for a relaxing get-away, you will want to add the Akela Spa to your list of sfw things to do and experience.

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Fit My Feet Better Health Could be Right Under Your Feet By Lisa Rinaldo • Photos by Susan DeWitte Photography


plea frequently heard by Charlene Kolterman, owner of Fit My Feet Orthotic Lab and Shoes is “Can you fit even MY feet?” Fit My Feet Orthotic Lab and Shoes has been serving the community for about a year. “Our first goal,” says Charlene, “is to make sure you’re in the right shoe for your feet – especially the right size and width – so we guide you in what would be best.” In the name of fashion, most of us overlook how vital it is to have healthy feet. Yet we take an average of 10,000 steps a day. As a result, we often put up with foot pain that can lead to knee, hip or back pain—all due to foot and ankle misalignment. According 112

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to Nick Kolterman, Charlene’s son, a board-certified pedorthist, “Seventy percent of people will have some type of foot or ankle pain sometime in their life.” Nick sees patients at outreach clinics in various cities, including Yankton, Watertown and Brookings, as well as Marshall, Minnesota. The selection of comfortable yet fashionable shoes at Fit My Feet is for more than just grandmas with bunions or runners with collapsed arches. The staff at Fit My Feet, which includes an orthotic and prosthetic technician, may perform a gait analysis to make shoe recommendations. Fit My Feet shoes have removable insoles, which can be modified for specific problems or replaced with a prescription orthotic insole if you suffer from pronation, supination, bunions, hammertoe, or metatarsal pain, or one foot or leg is shorter than the other. “We have a lab right on site, where we fabricate your orthotics to a doctor’s specifications, so you don’t have to buy a pair of shoes somewhere else and then hope that your orthotics from a lab will fit,” Charlene says. Fit My Feet also does lower extremity bracing for CP, MS, and foot drop patients. Fit My Feet carries Altra, Chaco, Alegria, Keen, Clarks, Brooks, Haflinger, Sanita, Jambu, Taos and Orthopedic brands. The store also carries specialty socks and soft braces by IncrediWear, for people with diabetes, neuropathy, Raynaud’s disease, plantar fasciitis sfw and varicose veins.

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