Sioux Falls Woman Magazine - April/May 2023

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Heidi Goeller BREATHING MELODY AND HARMONY INTO THE SONG OF LIFE FASHION Essential Packing for the Ultimate Girls’ Trip! COUPLES CONNECTION Should Your Relationship Live Online? HEALTH Avera Health: Don’t Ignore the Signs of Prediabetes WHERE TO SHOP
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Featured: Heidi Goeller Photography: Maggie Sweets Professional Airbrush Makeup: Megan Bertsch Beauty on the cover Life 8 Calendar of Events 12 In Our Community Hope Haven International Ministries 14 Couples Connection Should Your Relationship Live Online? Style 19 Beauty Trends A Healthier, Happier, and More Active Life 20 Fashion Trends Essential Packing for the Ultimate Girls' Trip! 24 Where to Shop 28 Our Favorite Things 52
Home 32 Home Feature Fire, Water, and Nature 40 About the House Beauty and Function Health 46 Healthy Living Midwest ENT & Allergy - A Year in the Life with Earlens 48 Wellness Avera Health - Don’t Ignore the Signs of Prediabetes Profiles 52 Cover Story Heidi Goeller - Breathing Melody and Harmony into the Song of Life 58 What's New Crystal Erickson Agency 60 What's New Encompass Wellness 62 What's New Fabulips Studio 64 What's New Your Nurtured Baby 66 Last Impression 19 Ahead!what's in this issue 62 32 64

April//May 2023


Please verify all event dates and times as schedules are subject to change.

April 1-2 and 5-8

The Passion and the Cross

Apr 1-2 & 5-8: 7:00 PM; Apr 2 & 8: 4:00 PM

Orpheum Theater Center


605.367.6000 |

April 1-2

10th Annual Spring Market

Sat: 9 AM-6 PM, Sun: 10 AM-3 PM

Codington County Extension Complex, Watertown, SD

Free Admission

605.237.0700 |

April 1-8

Easter Celebration Concert

Apr 1: 10:00 AM; Apr 7: 7:00 PM

Apr 8: 1:30 PM

Browns Century Theater, Le Mars, IA


April 1

Spring Coin & Currency Show

9 AM-4 PM

Elks Lodge, Watertown, SD

Free admission


April 2

Sioux Falls American Legion Post 15

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance Building

Ages 11 & over - $8; Ages 10 & under - $2

Correct change appreciated, donations welcome

of Events

April 2

Journey to the Cross

1:00-3:30 PM

Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church, Brandon, SD

605.321.2805 |

April 4

Induction Instruction over Poached

Chicken & Savory Leek Soup

5:00 PM | Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

605.367.4414 |

April 4 & May 16

Live Music: Elisabeth Hunstad

7:00-9:00 PM | ROAM Kitchen & Bar

Free Entry

April 7-15

Downtown Restaurant Week

Downtown Sioux Falls 605.338.4009 |

April 11 & May 23

Live Music: Tony DePaolo

7:00-9:00 PM | ROAM Kitchen & Bar

Free Entry

April 13

What to do after you break some eggs: 4 CLASSIC EGG DISHES

5:00 PM | Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 605.367.4414 |

April 13

Dinner & a Movie: The Greatest Showman

6:30 PM | Goss Opera House


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April 14

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

7:00 PM | Goss Opera House


April 16

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert

1:00 PM | Augustana University Hamre Hall

$10 605.367.6000 |

April 17

Siouxland Republican Women Sponsor State/Local Speakers

Speaker begins at 6:30 PM | 41st Pizza Ranch

$5 admission for non-members

April 18 & May 30

Live Music: James Dean

7:00 PM-9:00 PM | ROAM Kitchen & Bar

Free Entry

April 18-23

Dear Evan Hansen

Apr 18-21: 7:30 PM; Apr 22: 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Apr 23: 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

Washington Pavilion

Tickets starting at $27 605.367.6000 |

April 20

Braising Vegetables (Vegan)

5:00 PM | Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 605.367.4414 |

April 20

14th Annual Compass Center Gala

5:30 PM | Sioux Falls Convention Center

April 20

Kane Brown Concert

7:00 PM | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Tickets Starting at $40.50 605.367.7288 |

May 4,5,6 @ 7pm | May 6 @ 2pm | Admission: $5

Roosevelt High School Theater (6600 W. 41st St) - North Entrance

“Puffs (One Act for Young Wizards)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Saturday, April 8 • 10-3

Quality art, stones & crystals, vintage, up-cycled, repurposed, reimagined, and boutique items!

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April 20-30

The Premier Playhouse Presents:


Apr 20-21: 7:00 PM;

Apr 22-23: 2:00 PM & 7:00PM

Apr 27-28: 7:00 PM;

Apr 29-30: 2:00 PM & 7:00PM

Orpheum Theater Center


605.367.6000 |

April 21-22

Junkin’ Market Days

Apr 21: 4:00-7:00 PM

Apr 22: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds Expo Center

$5 605.367.7178 |

April 25

Live Music: Gabe Fueston

7:00-9:00 PM | ROAM Kitchen & Bar

Free Entry

April 28-29

Gospel Music Show

Apr 28: 7:00 PM; Apr 29: 1:30 PM

Browns Century Theater, Le Mars, IA


April 29

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

7:30 PM | Washington Pavilion

Tickets starting at $13 605.367.6000 |

May 2

Live Music: Rhoda Waldner

7:00-9:00 PM | ROAM Kitchen & Bar

Free Entry

May 3-6

Gospel Music Show

May 3: 7:00 PM; May 5: 7:00 PM

May 6: 1:30 PM

Browns Century Theater, Le Mars, IA


May 4

Poaching & Steaming

5:00 PM | Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

605.367.4414 |

May 4-6

Roosevelt Theater Presents - The Puffs

May 4 & 5: 7:00 PM; May 6: 2:00 PM

Roosevelt High School TheaterNorth entrance

$5 at the door

May 5

May Art & Wine Walk

5:00-8:00 PM | Downtown Sioux Falls

Free Event

Wine by the glass: $5

Wine sampling punch card: $25 605.338.4009 |

May 6

Watertown Concert Series: Beginnings

7:30 pm | DD Miller Auditorium

Watertown, SD

Prices Vary 605.868.3224

May 7

Sioux Falls American Legion Post 15 Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance Building

Ages 11 & over - $8; Ages 10 & under - $2 Correct change appreciated, donations welcome

May 9

Live Music: Billy Lurken

7:00-9:00 PM | ROAM Kitchen & Bar

Free Entry

May 11

Pork Tenderloin

5:00 PM | Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

605.367.4414 |

May 11

Dinner & a Movie: Office Space

6:30 pm | Goss Opera House


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May 11

Kenny Chesney: I Go Back Tour

7:30 PM | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Tickets starting at $52 605.367.7288

May 13

Avera Race Against Cancer

7:30-11:00 AM

Avera McKennan Fitness Center

Youth Registration: $20-$30

Adult Registration: $40-$50 605.322.8900 |

May 15

Siouxland Republican Women Sponsor

State/Local Speakers

Speaker begins at 6:30 | 41st Pizza Ranch

$5 admission for non-members

May 18

Soup Blessings (Vegan)

5:00 PM | Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 605.367.4414 |

May 19-20

Dash Around Kampeksa

Redlin Art Center | Stokes Thomas City Park

Prices Vary

June 3-4

Siouxland Renaissance Festival

June 3: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM;

June 4: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

WH Lyon Fairgrounds

Adults $15; children/seniors $6; 3 and under free

“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

Hope Haven International

Ministries: Changing lives through mobility

Following her first trip with Hope Haven International Ministries this year, volunteer Tracy Waack Glasford says she won’t ever take the little things for granted again.

Tracy and a group of volunteers recently served in Costa Rica to fulfill Hope Haven’s mission to provide advocacy and resources for those with disabilities in developing countries. Simply put, they delivered wheelchairs to over 80 disabled people in need. More importantly, they provide hope.

“It is truly humbling to take care of someone else without expecting anything in return,” she says. “If you got a hug, that was all you needed. I think everyone should experience that.” Tracy saw how much it meant to a 22-year-old woman with severe cerebral palsy (and her mother, who had always carried her). She also witnessed the joy shine through a young boy who had lost the lower part of his leg to cancer - he could finally go to the park by himself, and the woman who was elated to replace her cheap plastic garden chair wheelchair. And these are only a few of the life-changing experiences she witnessed.

Tracy credits her father, Duane, for sparking her interest and passion for the program. “Dad has been very active in Hope Haven for years. He is 75, and I wanted to share this experience with him.” After retiring from working many years in the home medical equipment business, Duane has volunteered countless

hours for the organization. His first wheelchair distribution trip was in 2002, this year, he is gearing up for his 33rd trip. He spends much of his spare time working to recycle wheelchairs. “Once you give someone a wheelchair that they wouldn’t have unless you gave it to them, it will change your life as much as it does theirs,” he says.

That life-changing capability is what intrigued Kelly TeSlaa to join Hope Haven International as Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator.

“With Hope Haven International, giving something as small as a wheelchair in a developing country can restore dignity to someone in their community. This gives them their humanity back, and it is life-changing for us as volunteers as much as those receiving mobility.”

Kelly explains that people are often on waiting lists for years before owning a wheelchair. “When people arrive with their family members, you can see the desperation in their eyes,” she says. “Then, when they finally get seated in their wheelchairs, there is an unspeakable joy. To see the joy on the faces is unlike anything I have experienced before. It’s life-changing.”

Hope Haven International Ministries is always in need of volunteers. If you want to learn more about becoming involved, contact Duane at 605.310.2337. n

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JUNE 3-4, 2023

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds • Sioux Falls, SD • Tickets Available Now!

Gates Open - June 3: 10am-7pm • June 4: 10am-6pm

Gate Admission - Adult: $15 • Child/Senior: $6 • 3 & under: free



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Should Your Relationship Live Online?

A look at the pros and cons of sharing your relationship on social media

It is undeniable that social media has changed our culture to the point where part of our lives exist in the virtual world. Social Media has become the platform we use to stay informed on topics of interest, communicate with friends and family and share our thoughts and experiences with others. Sharing our lives on social media allows family, friends, and sometimes strangers insight into our personal lives. You decide how much of your life to share on social media, but what about your relationship? How much of your relationship should you share on social media? Before making that decision, you should weigh the pros and cons.

Pro: It can strengthen your relationship – Part of having a healthy relationship is sharing feelings of love and gratitude for your partner. You can inspire others with the way you care for them and share your relationship on social media. When friends and family comment positively on your relationship, it can validate and strengthen it so long as you keep the relationship healthy while maintaining some level of privacy.

Con: It can strain your relationship – Sharing your relationship can also have the reverse effect. Chances are that not everyone in your social media contacts is supportive of your relationship. Posting that vacation picture can elicit feelings of jealousy or envy and lead to negative comments that can be toxic to your relationship. This is especially true if you have experienced rocky times and others are aware of your struggles.

Pro: It can help you feel connected to your partner – What you share on social media is very personal even if what you share appears to be vague. Seeing what your partner shares can provide a window into the thoughts and feelings of your partner throughout the day. It can also give you ideas for ways to connect, for example, if you see your spouse like or share a concert post, you can suggest going to that concert for a date night.

Con: Comparing your relationship to others –  The pressure of social media on personal appearance, lifestyle, and career can be overwhelming. Studies have shown that excessive social

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media use can lead to an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. If social media can have that effect on your mental health, think about the potential stress it can bring into your relationship. By comparing your relationship to others you can invite unnecessary strain and pressure into your relationship.

Pro: It can help you stay connected with friends and family – Social media has become a way for families and friends to stay connected even if they are divided by time and distance. Sharing your relationship on social media allows your friends and family to feel like they are part of your life and celebrate your milestones. It can be a way to fill the gap of not getting to spend as much time with them as you would like.

Con: Your relationship is too vulnerable to share on social media – If you are new in a relationship, you should give the relationship time to develop before making your social media debut as a couple. Be cautious of sharing a relationship that could be short-lived and opening yourself up to the scrutiny of why it didn’t work. The same is true if your relationship is struggling. It is best to work out your differences in private rather than publicly on social media. Airing your dirty laundry will ultimately cast a negative cloud over your relationship even if you can work past the storm and get to a happier place.

It is important to maintain perspective when using social media. While it is a great way to share with friends and family, what is shared in the virtual world is not always reality. Just because things appear to be great, doesn’t mean that they actually are. Don’t fall into the trap of comparing your relationship to others on social media. People often only share the highlight reel of the positive aspects of their lives leaving the negative aspects private. Rather than worrying about what others are doing on social media, enjoy your life with each other and the experiences you share as a couple. Embrace social media as a way to augment these experiences, but don’t lose sight of being present in the real world. n

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Vacay at a Waterpark! Vacay at a Waterpark!


WHEN SUMMER ARRIVES, and you need a day of relaxation that includes fun for the whole family there is only one destination that checks all of those boxes near Sioux Falls. Wild Water West Waterpark and Flamingo Falls Campground. It is a favorite place providing enjoyment for the entire family, from children having fun to adults relaxing.

Choosing to beat the heat at Wild Water West is simple, but if you are on the fence as to why you should head out to the park, we gathered six important reasons to head straight to the state’s largest outdoor water park.

1. THE ATTRACTIONS!!! Wild Water West has thirteen attractions including slides, a tornado alley, an activity pool, a kiddie pool, a lazy river, a wave pool, Caribbean Falls, gokarts, batting cages, mini-golf, bumper boats, concession stands, and bars.

2. GREAT FOR FAMILIES! Wild Water West is the best summer entertainment in South Dakota! They have been in the business of providing safe, family fun for over 30 years. Thousands visit every year, traveling from near and far. With water and land attractions for the young and the young at heart, everyone can get their fill of thrills.

3. THE PREMIER PLACE FOR A SUMMER PARTY! Whether you are planning a birthday party, family reunion, or corporate event, Wild Water West offers group events for any size. Private pavilions and hassle-free picnic services are available for groups of 25 to 5,000. Their group sales staff will work with you to arrange an enjoyable event—leave the planning to them!

4. AFFORDABLE AND FUN! A day pass is $30 (after tax) for those over 48” and $18 (after tax) for those under 48”. Kids under two are free! Season passes are $160.00 throughout the summer! Day tickets include one day of admission to the park with unlimited access to the complete waterpark, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, and batting cages.

5. CONVENIENT LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION! Located only 5 miles west of Sioux Falls on Highway 17, Wild Water West is a close and easy getaway. Waterpark season is from Memorial Day Weekend (May 27) until Labor Day (Sept 4) weather permitting. Wild Water West opens at 10:30 am for season passers, and 11 am for regular ticket holders and closes at 8 pm.

6. ONE WORD – CAMPING!!! New this year, Flamingo Falls Campground is opening from May until September. Wild


Water West is the only waterpark + campground combo in South Dakota. Campers can enjoy a maximum stay of two weeks at Flamingo Falls Campground. Amenities include a convenience store, showers, beer, fishing, a video lottery, laundry, an entertainment space, and discounted tickets to the waterpark!

Wild Water West offers a unique and fun experience for everyone, so when you are ready to cool down and have fun in the sun, head out to Wild Water West and Flamingo Falls Campground!

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Any time a person gets injured by someone else or at work, that person needs a personal injury lawyer. Insurance company adjusters are experienced at handling claims while the injured person is not. Unfortunately, there often is a significant disparity of power and experience between the adjuster and the injured person. Having a lawyer that is very experienced with personal injury and workers’ compensation claims means that an injured person will be treated fairly and will not get taken advantage of by the insurance company.

“The best time to call a personal injury lawyer is now – and sooner rather than later,” said, Jami Bishop. Jami has been with the Johnson, Janklow & Abdallah Law Firm since 2011 and focuses on car accidents, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and personal injury litigation. “It is easier to help injured people from the beginning. Getting involved in the middle or near the end of a case makes it much more challenging.”

“At Johnson, Janklow & Abdallah, we walk alongside our clients during some of the darkest times of their lives,” said Kim Lanham. Kim has been with the firm for nearly 20 years and focuses on car accidents, slip/trip and falls, daycare abuse, wrongful death, and personal injury litigation. “We cannot change the past or what happened to our clients or their loved ones, but we can provide compassion, guidance, and skillful advocacy on their behalf.”

“We deeply care for our clients,” said Jami. “Cases take time, and we get to know them and their families. And because our firm is unlike many that have multiple practice areas, our firm is unique in that we focus on car accidents, personal injury, and workers’ compensation claims.”

“Clients can expect the highest level of representation and personal service,” added Kim. “Most importantly, our expertise can change their lives for the better.”

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A Healthier, Happier, and More Active Life

The human body has a complex and intricate network of systems that are all interconnected and interdependent. The various functions of these systems are critical for maintaining good health, both physical and mental. However, with the increasingly sedentary lifestyle that most of us lead, it’s easy to become detached from our bodies, leading to physical and emotional health issues. But, one way to counteract this is by activating your body through sun exposure, red light therapy, and infrared sauna.

Sun exposure is a natural way of activating the body. Sunlight is one of the richest sources of vitamin D, which is essential for many bodily functions, including bone health, immune function, and calcium absorption. Sunlight also triggers the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, leading to improved mood and reduced stress. Regular sun exposure has also been shown to improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system, making it an important part of any health regimen.

Red light therapy is another excellent way of activating the body. This type of therapy involves exposing the skin to a specific range of red and near-infrared light. The light penetrates deep into the skin, stimulating the production of cellular energy, known as ATP. This increased energy production is associated with improved

cellular function and healing. It can also stimulate the production of collagen, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.

Infrared sauna therapy is another highly effective way of activating the body. Infrared saunas use far-infrared light to penetrate deep into the body’s tissues, which creates a warming effect. This warming effect causes the body to sweat, which helps to remove toxins, improve circulation, and boost the immune system. Infrared saunas have also been shown to improve joint and muscle pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep. Additionally, the deep heat generated by an infrared sauna has been shown to improve skin health, including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin tone and texture.

In conclusion, activating your body through sun exposure, red light therapy, and infrared sauna therapy is an excellent way of improving your physical and mental health. By exposing your body to the right types of light and heat, you can stimulate the production of essential chemicals, improve circulation, boost your immune system, and reduce stress and anxiety. All of these benefits can contribute to a healthier, happier, and more active life, making it well worth the time and effort to incorporate these practices into your daily routine. n

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Ultimate Girls' Trip! Essential Packing for the

We all love spending time with our best girlfriends and planning the perfect weekend together. If you’re anything like me, my suitcase is always overflowing and I, admittingly, overpack because who knows when you’ll need an emergency fancy dinner dress! This packing list will help you narrow down the best and most essential items to bring along for a girl’s getaway trip.

CLOTHING: Regardless of the length of your trip - always consider the weather. Versatile, mix-n-match outfits assist in packing lightly. A romper paired with a neutral jacket is a versatile option for warm days and chillier nights. When it comes to swimsuits, include one per day and try them on before leaving to ensure they’re perfect. I highly recommend wearing Athleisure while traveling.

HANDBAG: I know this is controversial, but you only need one! A general tote or neutral-colored bag is a great way to multi-task and save packing space. If you’re flying, nest your handbag into your tote.

SHOES: One pair of sandals and one pair of dressy heels that go with everything are a must. Wear your athletic shoes while traveling for bonus packing space.

DON’T FORGET THE MUSIC: A mini portable speaker with a pre-made music playlist will tie the trip together while lounging on the beach or doing an adventurous hike.

MISCELLANEOUS: Make-up wipes, phone charger, your cutest pair of sunglasses, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, mini toiletries, sanitizing wipes, and trusted make-up products are essential!

Cheers to girlfriends, essential packing, and the best getaway ever! Ciao! n

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Great Plains Dental Treats Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Helps Improve Patients’ Spouse Sleep

With the changing of clocks, people often suffer from sleep deficiency during daylight saving time. While many struggle to spring forward into their normal sleep routine, a surprising 12-18 million Americans face this problem year-round due to sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder which causes them to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from a few seconds to more than a minute.

“Daylight saving time is a reminder for all of us about how vital a good night’s sleep is to our health,” said Dr Bill Schultz, a dentist at Great Plains Dental and member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). “If you’re losing sleep to snoring or sleep apnea, a dental consultation can help you take the necessary steps to ensure better quality sleep and improved health all year round.”

Dr. Schultz is one of thousands of AADSM dentists practicing in the growing field of dental sleep medicine to help treat snoring and sleep apnea. Once a patient is diagnosed with primary snoring or obstructive sleep apnea by a boardcertified sleep physician, Dr. Schultz can provide an effective, custom-fitted oral appliance to help maintain an open,

unobstructed airway during sleep.

Oral appliance therapy is a comfortable alternative to the traditionally prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which includes a face mask, tubing and a constantly running motor. CPAP has maximum benefit for patients only when they are willing and able to use it continuously. However, up to half of sleep apnea patients don’t comply with or can’t tolerate CPAP. Patients often prefer oral appliance therapy because it is more comfortable than CPAP, easy to wear, quiet, portable and easy to care for.

“For the millions of people suffering from sleep apnea, the consequences of a poor night’s sleep – higher stress, increased mistakes, diffi culty concentrating – are everyday occurrences. But it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Dr. Schultz. “Many of my patients have found more restful sleep and an improved quality of life since starting oral appliance therapy.”

To learn more about oral appliance therapy and schedule a consultation, visit



Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat, blocking the upper airway. Loud, frequent snoring and daytime sleepiness are common symptoms of this sleep disorder. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially life threatening condition that can increase the risk for serious health problems from congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease to diabetes, obesity, depression and impotence.


Dr. Schultz is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has been helping people breathe and sleep better since 2011.

Great Plains Dental is located at 5121 S. Solberg Ave in Sioux Falls. Patients with loud snoring and diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers with difficulty tolerating CPAP should contact Dr. Schultz at 605-231-9557 to schedule a consultation appointment.


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Gunderson’s Jewelers

2109 W 57th Street

605.338.9060 |

Diamond Cluster Earrings – 14K White or Yellow Gold, 0.82CTW. $2,200

Furniture MART

140 E Hinks Ln, Ste 201 605.336.5000 |

The Oslo Set features a self-storing extension leaf, soft upholstered chairs, and a weathered chestnut finish. High fashion and high comfort, this is a style to be caught dining at. Incercon Oslo 7 pc Dining Set - $1,799

Plum’s Cooking Company

401 E 8th St, Suite 107

605.335.1999 |

Le Creuset’s Shallow Round Oven is crafted from enameled cast iron for superior results every time – a versatile shape for everyday use that is perfectly sized for casseroles, side dishes, reheating leftovers and more. Retail $290 - Sale: $180

Your Nurtured Baby

2309 W Trevi Place 605.929.3688 |

“Chasing Happy” by Goumi Kids and other cute infant and toddler clothing can be found here! Our boutique has products that are great for baby and for Mother Earth.

Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort

1415 Grand Falls Blvd | Larchwood, IA 712.777.7777 |

Welcome this long-awaited for spring season with our new Charlie B Jackets! This piece has a blending of tropical florals on a soft white background. Perfect for pairing with jeans, crops, skirts and sundresses! A versatile find for $138.

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Betz Blinds

1111 W 41st St 605.357.0057 |

Hunter Douglas Vignette Roman Shades add a clean, crisp, contemporary design to any room! Energy efficient. Rolling or stacking options available. Custom pricing.

The Economy Shop

1308 Main St | Rock Valley, IA 712.476.5531 | Follow us on FB

Find all of your trendy spring fashions at The Economy Shop - your consignment headquarters.

Heartland Spaces Market

121 E 5th St | Canton, SD

Featuring handcrafted hypoallergenic earrings from Ancell’s Attic. Stop in to discover all the unique items we have to offer, including wide variety of home decor, furnishings, apparel, shoes, purses, gifts, and more!

Handy Man Home Remodeling Center

910 E 10th St

605.336.0316 |

Always staying up with the current trends in Home Decor, the new Malibu bowl style from Onyx presents an option to the traditional wave shape, integrating multiple curves and radii to blend the many design features of the bowl. Prices vary depending on size.

Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic

2333 W 57th St, Ste 109 605.334.1672 |

Omega-3 Index Test: $80 (+ 20% discount) = $64.00 + tax

OmegaMax softgels: $29.60/60 (+ 20% discount) = $23.68 + tax

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8th & Minnesota Ave

605.336.7798 |

Mahlander’s is your go-to showroom for downhome fabulous lighting and decor like these fun fixtures. Come, see what’s inside!

Landscape Garden Centers

47238 271st St

605.338.0706 |

Shop this spring for all of your flowers, hanging baskets, and vegetables at our new location on 271st Street! Landscape Garden Centers also offers a wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and garden supplies to refresh your yard this season.

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27102 Albers Ave

605.213.0045 |

You will be thinking “Spring” with these Swedish Dish Cloths. So easy to use! Find yours at Stacey’s Vintage*Art*Boutique!

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775 10th St, Hwy 18 | Rock Valley, IA 712.476.2945 |

The perfect neutral pouf footrest for any chair or sofa! Texture and style for any decor! 30” in diameter. $149

Encompass Wellness

4700 S. Technopolis Dr, Ste 2A 605.740.0414

We offer products called nutraceuticals. They are pharmaceutical grade vitamins with no dyes or fillers and are all natural. Prices range from $35-$115.

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Dakota Kitchen and Bath

4101 N Hainje Ave

605.334.9727 |

Have an awkward space or nook that needs a little something? Let us help you design custom cabinetry for that area. A bar? A desk? We do it all.

Palm at the Park

144 Lakeshore Drive | Arnolds Park, IA 712.332.8393 |

Whether you’re packing for a getaway or strolling around town at home, the McKimWedge complements any outfit. This classic sandal features leather straps, center O-ring hardware, and a straw-wrapped heel that’s a just-right 2” height. $148

Montgomery’s 1725 W 41st St 605.332.4400 |

It’s Patio Season at Montgomery’s! The outdoor hanging chair with cushions is a great addition to your outdoor space. Lounge in comfort with no need to find a hanging point. The outdoor folding chair is a summertime charmer that folds for easy storage! A combination of comfortable style and durability for South Dakota weather. Visit any Montgomery’s showroom or for pricing.

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2115A S Minnesota Ave 605.335.8242 |

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Buying a new car can seem like a daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. Finding the right car at the right dealership can make you fall in love with the car-buying process.

The first step in the car-buying process is choosing the right brand. Make sure to do your homework on the different models, features, and colors so you can pinpoint what you want. A brand that stands out in the industry is Subaru. Known for being a safe reliable vehicle with great handling, Subarus hold their resale value. According to the Kelley Blue Book list of 2022 vehicles with the best resale value, the Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback topped the list as the best SUVs that retain their value.

Now that you are convinced owning Subaru is in your future, there is only one dealership to go to, Schulte Subaru of Sioux Falls. What sets them apart is their commitment to serving you. They honor this commitment by taking sales pressure out of the car-buying equation. Rather than working off commission sales, Schulte Subaru rewards their sales staff with a consistent income and incentives that are based on team performance rather than individual performance. In fact, rather than hiring staff from within the industry, Schulte Subaru usually hires staff without previous car sales experience and provides training to ensure that undesired sales tactics are not used during the process.

Unlike other dealerships that transfer you to the finance department once you have decided to buy the car, at Schulte Subaru you will stay with the same sales representative from start to finish. The need

to renegotiate terms, the fear of being sold unnecessary additional services, and having to spend half your day at the dealership just to buy a car doesn’t exist at Schulte Subaru. By breaking down lines between departments that exist in other dealerships, cross-training staff in all service lines, and investing in their employee’s growth and personal development Schulte Subaru has created a team culture that is personable and fun. For this dealership, selling cars is what they do and not who they are. This is why anyone no matter their age or gender can be confident that they will be treated honestly and fairly whether they are buying a new or used car or trading in their current vehicle. By listening and learning from customer feedback Schulte Subaru’s unmatched customer service makes them confident in their ability to satisfy every customer.

What makes Schulte Subaru even more of an attractive choice is its state-of-the-art facility that was built with the customer in mind. They are open daily Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-7:00 pm, Friday until 6:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am-6:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm, ensuring they are open at times that are convenient for you to shop. Schulte Subaru has a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. The showroom is large enough for at least one of each Subaru, so if the South Dakota climate isn’t cooperating, you can comfortably shop. If you’re bringing your vehicle in for service or bodywork, you get the benefits of their complimentary shuttle service, a loaner Subaru, or Schulte Concierge Service. Plus, you can relax in Schulte Subaru’s comfortable customer lounge with free Wi-fi, an internet bar with a charging station, large-screen TVs, massage chairs, video games, snacks, and self-service beverages.


Speaking of creature comforts, they recently added an 11,000-square-foot community dog park that is open to the public.

One more equally important reason to choose Schulte Subaru over its amenities is its values. Owners Mike and Sarah Schulte are devoted to the idea that every interaction is a chance to make the world a better place, which is why you can find them in the dealership working alongside their employees most days. Their commitment to their employees and the community is why Schulte Subaru was named The Subaru Love Promise Retailer of the Year for 2020 and South Dakota Auto Dealers 2021 Dealer of the Year. For them, kindness is not just a word, it is a way of doing business. They share the love through their commitment to community, whether it’s supporting 10,000 animals yearly at the Sioux Falls Humane Society or donating custom vehicles to help the B-Squad Dog Rescue team transport thousands of at-risk dogs. Schulte Subaru has been a true friend to animals in need. Their generosity also extends to other organizations as well including Great Bear Ski Valley, connecting families through fun activities; the Mayor’s Veterans Community Project, providing tiny homes for homeless veterans; the Children’s Home Society, providing shelter to children to escape abusive environments, and donating 3 cars to Meals on Wheels ensuring those in need have access to food.

Schulte Subaru truly embodies the phrase, Love. It’s what makes Subaru, Subaru.

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Fire, Water, and


When Justin and Lynnette Ingalls set out to build their dream home, they had a theme in mind. The Ingalls emphasized the design elements of fire, water, and nature to Brad and Tami Streich of Streich Construction, a husband/wife builder team, and their designer, Kayla Hathaway, of Montgomery’s. Brad said, “I met the Ingalls at a gathering, and we quickly became friends so when they decided to build a new home, they reached out to me. We had tons of meetings to finalize plans and I learned the vibe of what they wanted. I knew they wanted an open floor plan with a lot of windows, they said the more windows the better.” From the moment you walk in the door, you’re immediately greeted with a floor-toceiling stone waterfall feature, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and two large arch windows. It is safe to say that their mission has been successfully completed for a one-of-a-kind fire, water, and nature-themed home. Not only is the in-home waterfall feature stunning, but it is also very calming as the soft trickle of water lightly cascades down the wall. The stone background of the waterfall ties into the nearby stone fireplace and creates a natural ambiance.

The oversized arch windows flanking each side of the waterfall showcase a beautiful view overlooking Mystic Creek Development and beyond, which helps bring nature in. The arch windows tie in with the arch wall cutouts on each side of the fireplace painted Sherwin Williams Sage Green Light. The paint color helps pick right up where nature has left off. The Ingalls daughter, Calli, custommade the artwork on each side of the fireplace, both are showcased gallery style with sconces.

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Hathaway shared, “This home has a spa-like feel. When you walk in, it is so serene and throughout the day the light changes and gives different dramatic effects. During the daytime, you feel like you are outside because of all the natural light and large windows. At nighttime, when the ambient lights are on, you are picking up the beauty of the home.” Lynnette Ingalls also shared, “Our guests say the waterfall and the arch windows make our home feel like a resort.” Not only is Lynnette quick to give Brad, Tami, and Kayla credit for her beautiful home, but she also explained, “My girlfriend Sandy Stadheim, who owns House of Dreams, comes and tweaks things and adds little touches and she has such a great feel for where things should go.”

You will find many unique features and attention to detail throughout this fivebedroom, four-bath, 5,000-square-foot home. The stone backsplash, reeded range hood, and island add some texture to the kitchen and complement the curved black walnut butcher block countertop. The high-end Wolf appliances, a plethora of lighting, and a walk-in pantry with an additional sink make this any chef’s dream kitchen.

Conveniently located off the kitchen are a three-season porch with a commercial outdoor cooking station, a custom-built stone range hood, and a stone fireplace. Just down the hall is a gorgeous half bath with a black toilet and sink paired with gold accents. The primary suite is just as elegant with its black and gold sconces, two-person jacuzzi tub, steam shower with music, LED lighting, and aromatherapy built into the room. The ceiling in the steam shower is even sloped so the water runs down the tiled wall and not down the glass.

As you make your way to the lower level you can’t help but notice a beautiful feature wall that the builder’s wife, Tami Streich, helped design. Tami said, “Brad is very hands-on and does all the finish carpentry himself, laid the floors, made the beams, and much more. I love being Brad’s partner and working alongside


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him, even if it means getting my nails dirty.” The basement is just as full of character as the main level. The sconce wall is jawdropping gorgeous with its seven oversized natural wood sconces imported from Brazil. The lighting and most of the furniture and décor throughout are from Montgomery’s. Joining the lower level two-bedroom suite is a Jack and Jill bathroom, perfect for hosting overnight guests (that may never want to leave.) The exquisite, suspended vanity and tiled walk-in shower carry that resort-like feel from upstairs to downstairs. The large 16’ bar paired with an 8’ 4” island was designed for entertaining. The home gym conveniently located in the basement has an infrared sauna with a unique entrance that could never be duplicated. Brad Streich explained, “The wood surrounding the entrance came from an old grain elevator from Summit, South Dakota, and is over 100 years old. Justin had no idea what I had planned for the gym entrance, but he trusted me and cut me loose. With Justin’s farm background, I knew he would really appreciate the authentic, real wood. The Ingalls appreciate the uniqueness and are very pleased with how it turned out.” Kayla said, “This home was made for entertaining as the Ingalls love to entertain and it’s a great gathering spot.” This home, its natural elements, and luxury finishes created by Streich Construction and Montgomery’s Furniture is a sanctuary for the Ingalls. n

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Often overlooked or under-appreciated window treatments help manage light, provide beautiful views, and sometimes make or break a design. Like jewelry complements your wardrobe, window treatments can set the tone for your favorite nesting place.

If you have found yourself looking for coverings, whether to enhance the aesthetic, cover a bare window, fix existing treatments, or create functionality, what’s your next step? The answer, seek help from a professional at Budget Blinds who can provide a free in-home consultation with excellent customer services and will stand behind their products. Design Consultant Morgan Dale relates, “Our professional staff focuses on one thing and one thing only, window treatments! The displays in our showroom can definitely get you inspired, but our design consultants will ask the right questions, listen, and ultimately narrow down the thousands of possibilities to a few window treatment selections that work best for you.”

Blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes have been traditionally available over the years. These options come in virtually limitless styles, fabrics, and materials, varying in multiple price points. All products can be motorized as well, either by hardwiring or battery packs. Morgan shares, “Smart window treatments are here and it’s a fast-growing part of what we do. If you are building or remodeling a home right now, we encourage you to stop in and talk with one of our specialists about motorized window treatments. We can build our own smart network, or in many cases, we can connect to your desired smart network.”

As to following trends, it’s really about execution versus style. Morgan notes, “Trends can be tricky; we deal with different clients and designers that all have a different opinion of what good design is. Any type of style, newer or older, Modern or Vintage Colonial, if done well, is less susceptible to falling out of trend. With that being said, our designers will help find the right product for everyone’s style!” n

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Crafting Exceptional Experiences

Wendy Wills strives to exceed expectations and deliver excellence at First International Bank and Trust.

Fresh out of college, Wendy Wills had never considered working in the financial services industry. However, with double degrees in Studio Art and Communications, she was a perfect match for a marketing position at a bank that was presented to her early in her career. Now, 25 years later she has worked her way up through nearly every position in the financial services marketing sector to the role she serves in currently as Chief Experience Officer at First International Bank & Trust in Sioux Falls.

In her position, she works diligently to align her customers’ needs with financial products that can be used seamlessly and effectively in their everyday life. She enjoys working with all areas of the bank while directly overseeing multiple departments including Marketing, Digital Branch, Customer Care Center, and Debit/Credit Cards. Wendy shares, “As the Chief Experience Officer, I am often an audience advocate. Whether that audience is a segment of our customer base, a community or an employee group. I see my areas of influence as being someone who helps carefully craft the gap between what the bank is offering to how end users will receive it.”

Not a woman to settle for the status quo, Wendy strives to help craft experiences that allow customers to focus on what matters most in their lives. “We’re not a company that is satisfied being average – we want to be leaders, innovators, and impact-makers. Witnessing the great things we are able to do for our customers and our communities and being a part of a growing company that is driven to make a difference is what I love.”

For Wendy, having a positive attitude and always pushing herself to be better is not only how she approaches each day, but how she approaches serving others. This includes both internal and external relationships. She notes, “ The most finite aspect of our lives is time. As a business in the service industry, we are competing with other banks that offer similar things. The difference lies in how we deliver those services and the experiences

Pictured: Wendy Wills

“We have built an amazing culture that attracts and retains the best of the best in talent. When employees love coming to work and feel fulfilled in doing what they do, they will transfer that passion into taking the best care of our customers –whether directly or by supporting operationally.”

– WENDY WILLS, Chief Experience

Officer at First International Bank & Trust

you have while engaging with us. No one has time for bad experiences. We believe in Living First – which I believe means being able to focus your time on what matters most.”

Located at 601 S Minnesota Ave in downtown Sioux Falls at the intersection of 14th & Minnesota, FIBT provides services for both individuals and businesses including banking, loans, mortgage services, wealth management*, and insurance* with person-to-person, online, and mobile banking options.

Visit for more information about services, get insurance * quotes, and even apply to open new accounts!

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1. What does a “great day” for you look like? I started my career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and to be honest, this is where I truly shine! A great day for me at work is being able to check all the boxes on my list for the day. I’m a list-maker; I like to set goals and accomplish them. A great day for me outside of work includes plenty of self-care: massages, pedicures, good food and quality time with my 3-year-old daughter Maelie.

2. Where do you feel some healthcare departments in our state may be falling short in implementing infection control procedures? I feel sometimes Housekeeping gets taken for granted as part of an Infection Control Plan. The Environmental Services role is vital in infection prevention. We need to make sure every healthcare worker has the resources and education they need.

3. What kind of Project Firstline (PFL) infection prevention training did you attend? I have attended online, in-person, zoom, and a team session here at Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour. I like that the training is clear and to the point.

4. Can you give a specific example of how PFL has helped you? The training has increased my confidence as an Infection Control Officer. The Hand Hygiene education was a great refresher – it reiterated to me how important the due diligence of handwashing is in overall infection prevention.

5. Final thoughts? The SD PFL team does a great job! I love the SD PFL website! So much information to learn and share -- I encourage everyone to check it out: I definitely recommend PFL! As a newer Infection Preventionist, Project Firstline has helped me tremendously!

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A Year in the Life with Earlens!

Not your grandma’s hearing aidEarlens is an exciting innovation for treating hearing loss

It’s a golden era for hearing health patients who choose Earlens.

Bob Froke, an audiologist at Midwest ENT & Allergy, believes it is a truly dynamic product. He has become a big fan of Earlens. Why so? Froke has had his own Earlens for 18 months and says he will never go back to any other hearing device. Froke lost some of his hearing after experiencing an illness, and it never returned once he was well again.

“You shouldn’t have to think about your hearing,” said Froke. “The technology of Earlens makes that possible. Earlens wearers experience better speech clarity with less listening effort in a noisy environment.”

Earlens technology consists of a rechargeable processor, custom ear tip, and custom lens. It features directional microphones that adapt to different listening environments. And then there is Bluetooth, streaming, noise reduction, feedback cancellation, and five customizable programs.


Besides the incredible technology, there is another reason why Froke loves his Earlens. He gives us a review of the past 18 months with this revolutionary hearing system, voted Top 3 on Time Magazine’s Top 100 list of inventions for 2020!

“Listening to music has become an enjoyable experience,” says Froke. “Music is clear and more enjoyable because it provides two and a half times broader broadband width than conventional hearing aids, so I appreciate all the subtleties of the notes that were not audible to me before because of my hearing

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loss. It’s just such a richer experience.”

As important as Earlens has become to perform his job as an audiologist and daily tasks, Froke finds his Earlens also enhances his most meaningful connections.

“I don’t ever feel so mentally exhausted at the end of the day from having to concentrate so hard to understand what is being said around me. It is just so much easier to flow with conversations, and I feel more confident that I am hearing and responding appropriately throughout conversations.”

Having Earlens himself allows Froke to give his hear loss patients a first-hand account of how they work and how it will positively enhance their lives.

“Without a doubt, my Earlens truly has improved my overall health and wellness.”


To appreciate Earlens technology, you must know how it works.

The Earlens system sets behind the ear and features microphones, a digital signal processor, a transmitter, and a rechargeable battery. It receives and converts sound into an enhanced electromagnetic signal which moves from the processor to the ear tip to the lens, floating in contact with the patient’s eardrum. The lens then converts the electromagnetic signal into a gentle vibration the wearer perceives as enhanced high fidelity.

Earlens is a custom fit for each user. A Midwest ENT & Allergy physician places a lens in the eardrum and then adjusts the placement. This is all done as an in-office procedure. The physician and audiologist work together to provide 5-star service for their Earlens patients.

And unlike traditional hearing aids, Earlens works with a patient’s natural hearing system by gently vibrating the eardrum via a tiny, custom-built lens. And there is no whistling feedback that often comes with conventional hearing aids.

“It uses the technology of Apple and can be paired with Apple devices,” Froke added.

Experiencing hearing loss? Call Midwest ENT & Allergy to schedule a consultation and see if Earlens is right for you. n

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Don’t Ignore the Signs of Prediabetes

Can a health problem actually be considered a blessing?

Yes, according to Mary Lobb Oyos, RN, MS, who serves as a Diabetes Program Manager at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. “Prediabetes is the check-engine light on the dashboard of life,” she said.

A diagnosis of prediabetes gives you the opportunity to do something about it before it causes long-term, permanent, and costly damage.

“When you find out you have it, it’s an opportunity — a warning, too — but a chance to take control, improve your overall health and reverse the condition,” said Sabrina Taylor, DO, family medicine physician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy 7th Avenue.


Prediabetes is among America’s most widespread health problems; it is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. In both forms, diabetes is a disease that affects how our bodies deal with the glucose (sugar) in food. The hormone insulin helps our blood cells process glucose into energy. People with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes do not make enough insulin, and their cells don’t use the insulin correctly.

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When prediabetes is untreated, it can become type 2 diabetes. That condition brings risks of blindness, kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, and amputation.

“Prediabetes is something to take seriously,” said Oyos. “Identify your risk factors for prediabetes and talk with your provider about getting tested. The sooner prediabetes is diagnosed, you can begin to make changes to improve your health.”

Risk factors include:

• Age 45 or older

• Family history of type 2 diabetes or prediabetes

• Overweight

• Inactive lifestyle

• Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) or giving birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds


To stay on top of your blood sugar level, your doctor can order a fasting blood sugar check, or an HA1C, which is a blood test that measures average blood sugar over three months.

Here’s what your results of a fasting blood sugar check mean:

• 99 mg/dL or lower is normal

• 100 to 125 mg/dL indicates prediabetes

• 126 mg/dL or higher indicates diabetes

“If your blood sugars are normal, it is reasonable to get checked every three years,” said Taylor. “However, if your sugars are elevated and you have prediabetes, you should get checked every year.”


Often, prediabetes can be reversed or prevented with simple lifestyle changes focused on diet, activity, and weight loss said Taylor. Take steps such as:

Focus on a whole-food diet. Decrease carbohydrates in your diet, such as candy, pastries, cookies, and breakfast cereals. “One great tip is to ‘shop the perimeter’ of the store,” said Taylor.

Exercise regularly. Getting 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week can improve your blood sugars. For example, take a 30-minute walk five times a week.

Lose weight. Losing about 5-7% of your body weight can help your blood sugars and reverse prediabetes.

Stop smoking. This helps your body process insulin better.

You can schedule an appointment with your primary care provider to talk more about preventing prediabetes and diabetes. Learn more at n

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What we like our patients to know is that we love to get as much dental treatment done at one visit as possible. When we work, we like to work on everything in that area. We want to give our patients the chance to say yes to the best care possible. Often we do this together with oral sedation and FEWER WELL-PLANNED VISITS.


Oral sedation is THE #1 tool we use to help patients conquer their fear of dental treatment. Once we have an accurate medical history, we can best prescribe the right anti-anxiety medicine that will be taken one hour before your dental appointment. This has become so popular in our office that we often recommend sedation if an appointment is longer than two hours.


We make a commitment to our patients that we will not proceed with dental treatment before they know:

1. What we are doing

2. How long it will take

3. How much it is going to cost

4. Their payment options

We use many third party financing companies and have found solutions to fit most of our patients’ monthly budgets. We strive to make dental work affordable for our patients.


Molly Karmazin, DDS

is proud to be celebrating her 20th year of practicing dentistry in Sioux Falls. Her patients can feel her passion, enthusiasm and her relentless quest for further learning. She and her husband Corey Karmazin, DDS, have built a dental practice that puts the patient above all else. Taking a preventative approach with personalized dental care and 5-star customer service, they utilize the very best in technology and efficiency for their patients. Their focus is on delivering a high quality experience, not just another dental appointment.

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Breathing Melody and Harmony into the Song of Life

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Asymphony is a musical composition of typically four movements written for an orchestra. If Sioux Falls resident Heidi Goeller’s life took the form of a symphony, the movements would be the seasons of her life, with the orchestra comprised of all the people who bless her existence with their songs.


Heidi began music lessons at age seven with her musically active siblings. She recalls that making music in her household was commonplace: “When I had friends come over to my house, I discovered that I loved teaching them how to play songs on the piano.” Those early experiences revealed a passion for teaching and planted the seed that Heidi should become a music teacher when she grew up.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Vocal and Violin Performance from the University of Sioux Falls, Heidi moved to Nashville, Tennessee. She taught private music lessons to over fifty students each week. In addition, she performed as a studio vocalist and violinist during recording sessions. Heidi is married to composer, orchestrator, and conductor Dan Goeller. When the couple became parents, Heidi’s musical emphasis shifted from teaching and performing to co-writing and co-producing musical projects with Dan. These works have been performed by churches, universities, community choirs, and orchestras worldwide.

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Heidi and Dan’s three children are Grace (19), Alli (17), and Leo (10). The Goeller children are all involved in music or theater. As their homeschool instructor, Heidi says, “I enjoy the opportunity to homeschool my kids, and it has been a privilege to see them learn and grow and discover the things they love. I am so grateful for that time I’ve had to share with each of them.”

Heidi explains her affinity for music: “Performing music is a unique opportunity to share truth and beauty with others. It brings me joy to share the talents God has given me with my community.” She adds, “Music has always been a special part of my life, and I am honored to be able to share that gift with others.”

Opportunities to share her gift continued to appear, as in 2009, Heidi was the female vocal soloist for the Christmas at the Cathedral concert series. Then, in 2013, she began serving as the concertmaster of the Christmas at the Cathedral orchestra. Heidi acknowledges, “I enjoy this opportunity to make meaningful music in a beautiful and sacred space and to be a part of an event that brings joy and hope to the Sioux Falls community.”


A conducting trip to Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2013 changed Dan’s life by introducing him to a program called “El Sistema,” the system. Using music as a tool to change the life trajectory of kids, they learn life skills by learning and performing music with excellence. According to Heidi, “Dan came back from that trip changed—and wanted to move our family of 5 to Mexico to be involved in a Sistema program. I convinced him that there were plenty of kids in need of a Sistema program in the city of Sioux Falls.”

In 2014, the couple launched Harmony South Dakota. This free after-school program that meets every afternoon of the school year started with 25 kids from Hawthorne Elementary. Today, Harmony has grown to 80 kids from many Sioux Falls schools. Several older Harmony students are pursuing music degrees and would like to teach at Harmony following college graduation.

Cooperation, perseverance, teamwork, and self-discipline are the life skills and concepts taught at Harmony. Students participate in choir, orchestra, and percussion ensembles and receive private lessons. Using the mindset of turning obstacles

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into opportunities and problems into possibilities, Heidi explains the most crucial aspect of the program by adding, “We make sure that students know that they are known, loved, and valued.”

Heidi wants children to experience beauty and goodness through music, which is part of every culture around the world and a universal language that connects people. She exclaims, “Music is a gift from God, and it can express things that words alone cannot. Music can paint vivid pictures in our minds, evoke emotions, take us on an adventure, or comfort an aching heart. It has the power to uplift and encourage, to soothe and calm, or to invigorate and energize. There would certainly be a gaping void in a world without music.”

Regarding the scientific benefits of music, Heidi explains, “Music is a powerful art form that uniquely engages both hemispheres of the brain at once. Studies have shown that musical experience for as little as 15 months leads to structural brain changes and improves motor and auditory skills. Children that play instruments for at least two years show enhanced cognitive control. Musical training sets up students for a better academic future.”


Not all songs are happy and upbeat. In June 2021, Heidi was completely shocked when she was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). A slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of her neck led to bloodwork that revealed CLL, which her oncologist estimates has existed for 5 or 6 years. CLL is slow-growing cancer typically treated when the patient becomes symptomatic, which means that since Heidi is physically feeling fine, she is in the “Watch and Wait” stage.

Heidi wasn’t content with inaction after the diagnosis. “It didn’t feel right to just sit back and do nothing, knowing this cancer was growing inside me. I decided to change my life radically.” She adopted a whole and primarily organic plant-based diet and paired it with daily exercise, doing what she could to reduce stress loads and spending time in prayer and meditation.

Grateful for the love and support from her husband, kids, friends, and family, Heidi feels that her faith has been strengthened tremendously since the diagnosis. “I refuse to live in fear—since I know that my Savior, Jesus Christ, is walking through each challenge right by my side.” In moments of doubt or despair, Heidi gratefully remembers the amazing things in her life as she says, “Gratitude is the secret to happiness.” n


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What's New: Crystal Erickson Agency

Keeping the family home in the family

You have always been there for your family, and you will want them taken care of after you are gone. In the event of your passing, family income is reduced, and expenses can start to pile up, the largest of which is usually the home mortgage.

Mortgage Protection Insurance is an insurance policy for you, explains Crystal Erickson owner of the Crystal Erickson Agency.

“This insurance is designed to help pay off your mortgage or make monthly payments if anything happens. The money goes to you and your family, not the bank,” she said. “Many mortgages may rely on two incomes to pay the bill. If anything happens to one of the income earners, I help put a policy in place so the surviving spouse can

continue living in the home and not worry about how to pay the mortgage.”

It is all about protecting home equity by making monthly mortgage payments.

“Mortgage protection insurance looks different to everyone, and that is why I offer options to my clients,” said Crystal. “It could be a life insurance policy, accidental death policy, critical illness, or disability income policy. It could be for a certain number of years or their entire lives.”

There is also a return of premium option when clients outlive the policy.

“They get all their money returned,” said Crystal. “Many of my policies also have living benefits riders at no additional

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cost. If the client is diagnosed with a critical, chronic, or terminal illness, they can receive an accelerated death benefit payable as a lump sum.”

Connecting with her clients and understanding their needs is a priority for Crystal.

“We talk about what they may already have in place and what they might look for. Then I shop around with over 30 different carriers to get the best product for their needs. Even if you don’t have a mortgage, I can still help you protect your family with insurance.”

Crystal says the application process isn’t complicated.

“Most applications can be done over the phone. It takes as little as 15 minutes for some applications with no blood work and no medical exams.”

Cost depends on age, medication, and health history.

“Mortgage protection insurance is more affordable than most people think.”

Crystal has been married to her husband Andy for 15 years. They have three children – Jackie, Rockley, and Esia. The family lives in Sioux Falls.

For more information about mortgage protection insurance, contact Crystal at or call her at 605.366.4559. n

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What's New: Encompass Wellness

New wellness clinic helps optimize your hormones and your health for amazing results

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When it comes to aging, many of us have been told that fatigue, dry, dull skin and hair, loss of mental sharpness, weight gain, and multiple other issues are simply a ‘natural’ part of getting older. If you’re not ready to throw in the towel and accept that but want to discover the real reasons you aren’t feeling like yourself anymore, Mary J. Jordan (MJ) Certified Family Nurse Practitioner is here to help.

Located in Sioux Falls, MJ specializes in caring for the physical, mental, and sexual health of her patients. She shares, “I started my business because I am passionate about healthcare and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). I love hearing the stories patients tell me about how much their lives and relationships have changed after starting HRT. I worked at a clinic in Sioux City for two years and had patients coming to me from Sioux Falls, SD, and Luverne, MN. They would drive two to four hours to the clinic for HRT and were persistent in getting me to come to Sioux Falls, SD.”

She does hormone replacement therapy in the form of a testosterone or estradiol pellet. The pellets are the size of a grain of rice and are placed under the subcutaneous fat of the upper buttocks. The pellets are bioidentical to the hormones that your body makes and are all natural. They are made from yams and soy. Women have the pellets placed every 3 months and men every 6 months.

MJ’s commitment to treating the root cause of her patient’s healthcare issues has led her to specialize in working to reverse disease rather than merely treating the symptoms. Her clinic, Encompass Wellness, provides HRT services for women and men to address problems caused by hormonal imbalances. In addition, she also provides IV hydration, and weight-loss strategies through customized plans including nutrition planning, nutraceuticals, fat-loss cream, semaglutide, and peptides to increase your metabolism as well as Botox® and filler.

According to MJ, “As we age, our endocrine system

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decreases hormonal production, which can affect a wide range of natural processes in our bodies. As women lose testosterone, they experience a lack of well-being; fatigue; weight gain; joint pain; brain fog; lack of libido; mood changes like irritability, anxiety, and depression; urinary incontinence; hot flashes, and night sweats. As men lose testosterone, they experience a decrease in libido and sexual performance, sleep and mood are affected, muscle and strength decrease, fatigue, and weight gain.”

Her philosophy is to help individuals optimize their health to enjoy life to the fullest. “Many of us assume as we age, we are supposed to feel unwell. Patients have come to me saying they have been to their primary care provider and were told everything is normal. The hormone labs are normal for their age, but we don’t want to feel our age. Biote® HRT optimizes the hormones by putting them back to the level you were at in your early 20s where you felt the best. Hormone deficiency causes many health issues and affects our quality of life.”

Encompass Wellness is an allinclusive health center. As a nurse practitioner, MJ addresses many common health issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid function, and depression. She has been a certified Biote® provider for over 2 years.

Discover more about Encompass Wellness at n


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that regulate your blood and brain’s structure and ability to perform. Omega-3s EPA and DHA are known to play specific roles in the structure and function of the brain and have important risk factor benefits for heart protection. About 60% of the brain is made up of fat. In fact, it’s one of the fattiest organs in the human body. It’s also one of the most important organs, as it plays a role in just about every major body system. “The higher the EPA level in the blood, the lower the rates of the different cardiovascular events, cardiovascular deaths, and even total mortality,” Dr. Bhatt said.

For health practitioners and consumers, the Omega-3 Index can be used as a tool to help personalize omega-3 intake. In other words, it can help them measure, modify and monitor these important nutrients in the diet. This is particularly important because there are so many individual variations in diet, genetics, and lifestyle.

There is also a lot of confusion when it comes to locating the most appropriate sources of omega3s. The reality is it doesn’t matter where your omega-3s come from – as long as whatever you’re consuming delivers a meaningful amount of EPA and DHA, enough that puts you in the protective zone of 8% on the Omega-3 Index scale. I recommend 1-2 grams of EPA and DHA daily.

Get the Omega-3 Index test at Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic for 20% discount months of April and May. OmegaMax capsules are also discounted 20%.


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What's New: Fabulips Studio

Waking up with permanentmakeup

Women looking for convenience are turning to permanent cosmetics to cut down time on their morning beauty routine.

Permanent cosmetic makeup (PMU) is a procedure that thickens, darkens, or reshapes eyebrows, eyes, and lips infusing pigments into the skin.

"PMU is effortless beauty," says Jenny Russell, owner of Fabulips Studio in Brandon.

“It is a means of achieving a beautiful, polished look and can take years off your appearance. Whether you have a busy and active lifestyle, struggle with application technique, or just want the convenience of less fuss in your day, permanent makeup can assist you in achieving a fresh and fabulous look.”

Although PMU is technically a permanent procedure, that reference is a bit misleading Jenny explains. “These cosmetic procedures are semi-permanent. Unlike ‘normal’ tattoo procedures, cosmetic PMU uses different formulated pigments (colored ink) that will fade over time. Depending on a client’s skin type and maintenance routine, a PMU procedure will typically last about three years, and possibly longer.

Jenny says there truly is a noticeable, visual difference between tattooing and PMU.

“Cosmetic PMU is a tattoo technique that can leave you with fuller brows, tinted lips and a sharp cat eye for years – no beauty products needed. And unlike the tattooed makeup of the 80s and 90s, permanent makeup of today actually looks like makeup and not a line of tattooed ink along your eyelids or mouth.”

Jenny trained at Permanent Makeup Academy by Lash and Brow Bar in Hackensack, NJ, and is a certified permanent makeup artist qualified in numerous aesthetic procedures including eyebrows, lips, eyeliner, and scar camouflage.

“I am passionate about being a beauty artist and about empowering others, especially women, through cosmetic enhancements and restorative beauty,” she said. “I am a perfectionist by nature and pride myself in having a keen eye for designing and enhancing natural beauty through subtle definition, custom cosmetic artistry, permanent makeup techniques, and color theory.”

Born and raised in Kailua, HI, and having attended Colorado State University from 2002-2006, Jenny graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, and Aerospace Studies. Upon

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graduating she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force as a Logistics Readiness Officer. She went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle University. After serving almost 12 years on active duty, she and her husband Ryan moved to Sioux Falls to raise their sons Landon and Logan and be close to family.

Jenny says it was a good move to choose to be a permanent makeup artist and open her studio.

“I was determined to find a career that I loved. I wanted to do something that helped others within my community and ‘fit’ with our family. This is when I focused on aiding other professional women who juggle family and career and chose to become a PMU artist. I do what I love so it never feels like work.”

Fabulips Studio is located at 314 S. Splitrock Blvd., Suite 6 in Brandon. Contact Jenny at 605.380.4490. n

Your Nurtured Baby is hosting their first-ever Baby Day on Saturday, April 29 from 9 am – 1 pm. Multiple professionals who work with babies and pre/postnatal families will be available to provide a miniexpo for all things baby. All are welcome to attend!

What's New: Your Nurtured Baby

Premier baby spa & wellness studio opens in South Sioux Falls

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Parents and their babies have an amazing new resource for support and education in Sioux Falls. Owner Laura Hanson, Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) along with her daughter Liz Aragon, CEIM at Your Nurtured Baby provide unique expertise that brings natural tools for common problems that many babies and their parents experience.

Laura decided to become certified in infant massage after experiencing challenges with her daughter Mara. “My two-yearold daughter was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. While we were waiting for heart surgery, I came across an infant massage and thought it might be able to help her with her low muscle tone, low weight, and poor appetite. We couldn’t find anyone in the Sioux Falls area who taught it, so we took it upon ourselves to get certified and bring it to local families.”

For the past year, Laura and Liz have been providing private training and support for families in their homes. Today, they operate out of

a bright and welcoming spa/store where they provide education and therapies as well as baby clothing, essentials, bath items, toys, teethers, gifts, home items, and all-natural products for babies and moms. The vibrantly happy and soothing space offers an excellent stress-free environment for babies and parents to learn in and relax.


• Infant Massage

• Water Movement

• Parent and Caregiver Education – Baby Basics for Dads, Cloth Diapering 101, CPR & Choking for Infants & Toddlers

• Cloth Diaper Service – coming soon!

Laura shares, “Infant massage and water movement are great ways to help baby with gas, colic, and reflux; decreased appetite

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and sleep, and to simply relax. Babies experience stress just like parents do! In addition, these are amazing experiences to help baby bond and engage with parents.” She continues, “This helps families who’ve recently adopted their baby, new moms experiencing post-partum depression, and dads who want to build on their confidence in parenting. We also see that parents meet others in the same or similar parenting stage as they are. We love seeing parents exchange stories, advice, and laughs in our space!”

In addition to being certified in infant massage, Laura and Liz are Newborn Care Specialists and Certified in CPR and First Aid.

Your Nurtured Baby is located at 2309 W Trevi Place in Sioux Falls. Visit their website at yournuturedbaby. com for more information or to shop online. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on events as well as new products and services! n

Contact a bank associate for more details. 1. *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) for Ultimate Checking is accurate as of March 10, 2023, and may change after the account is opened. Minimum deposit to open is $50, after that no minimum balance required. Qualification requirements per statement cycle include: 1) 15 Debit Card purchases post and settle by end of the banking day on statement cycle cutoff (debit card transactions processed by merchants as ATM transactions do not qualify) 2) have at least one direct deposit OR one ACH auto payment OR one bill pay transaction post to the account, and 3) Enroll and receive electronic statements. Qualifying accounts earn 5.03% APY on the portion of your balance up to $25,000, and 0.25% APY on the portion of your balance $25,000.01 and above during the statement cycle. If you do not qualify during the statement cycle, 0.05% APY will be paid on the total balance. Limited to personal accounts only. 2. Fees may apply at non-Reliabank ATM's. 3. Adult Joint Owner co-sign required for those under age 18. 4. *ID TheftSmart Restoration is Free to primary Ultimate Checking account holder. Available to all other account holders and signers for only $2/month per person. Rehfeld’s Art & Framing continues to offer a variety of services: custom framing, fine art and quality printing – and now, a unique, historic event venue. Visit to schedule your event with us today! 605.336.9737 | | 431 N Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls

Happy Easter

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Earlens. A Revolution in Hearing Technology and Care Tiny Lens. Huge Difference. Earlens delivers more complete sound than any acoustic hearing aid, and a bandwidth that is associated with more natural sound quality and better hearing in noise. Free Consultation and Sound Demonstration Event April 18 & 19! If you are unable to attend, more consults will be made available throughout April & May by appointment only. Appointments are limited, so call to schedule your consult today! Trust the HEARING experts! 605.275.1205
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