Sioux Falls Woman Magazine - October/November 2019

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IN OUR COMMUNITY One Voice FASHION Classics with a Twist WHERE TO SHOP WHERE TO DINE Teriyaki Madness

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Life 12 18

Calendar of Events

Couples Connection Best Ever Halloween Couple Costumes




In Our Community One Voice Events Love Live Music?

In Our Community Coping with Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Style 32


Beauty Trends Five Minute Makeup

Fashion Trends Classics with a Twist


Where To Shop


44 Recipes



Healthy Soups

In the Kitchen Why You Really Need a Dutch Oven Where to Dine Teriyaki Madness

Finance 52

Money Matters Melanie Keegan Passionate About Giving Back


Taxes Charitable Giving

On the cover Featured: Noelle Needham Photography: Maggie Sweets Photography




Home Feature Twin Home Individual Style


68 D.I.Y.

Pumpkin Luminary

72 Babies

A Day in OB






Well Being Intimacy as Part of a Healthy Life Cutting Edge Health New Treatment Opens Up Airways and Options without Surgery

78 Health

Becoming a Supplement-Savvy Shopper


Cover Story Noelle Needham: Paving a New Path

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October 2

Pitmaster’s Club & “Hear” 6–8 pm | Fireplace Professionals, Inc. 605.306.3050 (seating is limited, call to reserve)

October 3–5, 11 & 12, 25 & 26

Fetching Fall Craft and Bake Sale 11am – 5pm | Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Classroom Admission: Free

It is Well Musical Drama by Josiah Mullins The Browns Theater | Le Mars, IA Buffet Dinner Served 1 ½ hr. before show Admission: Dinner & Tickets $17–$33, Tickets only $10–$18 888.202.2712 |

October 5 & 6

October 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20

October 10–12

Pumpkin Festival Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm, Sundays 10 am – 5 pm Riverview Tree Farm (48393 278th Ave, Canton) Admission: Free 605.987.5171 |

October 5

5K Run/Walk, by University of Sioux Falls 9–10:30 am | USF Sports Complex (6801 S Charger Circle) Admission: $20 605.331.6631 |


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Showcase of Remodeled Homes & Outdoor Living Showcase 12–5 pm | Homes located in Sioux Falls and Harrisburg Admission: $5 605.361.8322 |

MLTC Presents “The How and the Why” 7:30–9:30 pm | Full Circle Book Co-op (123 W 10th St) Admission: $15 605.680.0383 |

October 11 & 12, 17–19, 20 (kids day), 24– 26, 29–31, Nov 1 & 2 The Jaycees Feargrounds W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds

Integrated October 12

Fight the Flu 5K and 1 mile Fun Run 9–11 am | Sertoma Park Admission: $25, 12 & under Free 605.357.1549 |

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Viking Days Parade 10:30 am | Augustana University – 28th St to 33rd St on to Grange Ave Admission: Free

October 15

Sunset Fishing 5:30–6:30 pm | Covell Lake in Terrace Park Admission: Free, ages 16 and older must have valid SD fishing license

October 17

McNaughton Plastic Surgery Open House & Ribbon Cutting 4:30–7 pm | McNaughton Plastic Surgery (302 Jones St, Ste 330, Sioux City) 712.202.2260 |

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Dickinson County Expo Building · Spirit Lake, IA

October 18

Sister Helen Prejean, Author of Dead Man Walking, presents “Getting Jesus Right: My Spiritual Journey” 7 pm | Jeschke Fine Arts Center (University of Sioux Falls) Admission: $20/adults, $10/students 605.331.6786 |

October 18

The Play That Goes Wrong 7:30 pm | Washington Pavilion 605.367.6000 |

October 18

Toast To Life Gala – fundraiser for Neuromuscular research for ALS & Muscular Dystrophy 6–9:30 pm | Old Courthouse Museum (2nd floor) Admission: $60 605.940.3661 |

Northwest Bank Presents: “Priorities & Purpose” Thursday 5pm-6:30pm OR Friday 11:30am-1pm RSVP at

Friday 4pm - 7pm Shopping Extravaganza Hy-Vee Holiday Showcase Food & Beverage Sampling

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Looney Lutherans – comedy 1:30 & 7 pm | The Browns Theater – Le Mars, IA Buffet Dinner Served 1 ½ hr. before show Admission: Dinner & Tickets $17 - $41, Tickets only $10 - $26 888.202.2712 |

October 19

Spooky Science 7 pm | Washington Pavilion 605.367.6000 |

October 19

• Tiki bar with canine and human refreshments • Memberships & day passes available!

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Everybody’s Elvis Halloween Concert Special featuring Sioux Falls Tempo 4–5:30 pm | Active Generations Admission: $20 advance/$25 at door/$10 for AG members 605.336.6722 |

October 22

Ben Gulley with Mark Lowrey Trio – World Class Tenor! Presented by Live On Stage Sioux Falls 7 pm | Washington Pavilion Admission: $43.27 605.367.6000 |

October 22

Trick or Treat for Dogs 4-6pm | Resort by SDK (26246 SD Hwy 115) Admission: Free 605.743.5824 | To nurture connections between plants and people, past and present, in an inspiring natural setting that invites discovery.

October 24

Madden NFL 19 Tournament 6–8 pm | Kuehn Community Center, attached to Oscar Howe Elementary Admission: Free 605.367.8222 |

October 25–27 • Holiday Party Rentals • Weddings for 2020 & 2021 • Classes & Events • All Things Pumpkin Party on October 12th • 1st Annual Used Book Sale all weekends in November

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2019 Autumn Festival: An Arts and Crafts Affair Fri 11 am–9 pm, Sat 9 am–7 pm, Sun 10 am–5 pm Denny Sanford Premier Center Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children Under 10 are Free 402.331.2889 |

October 26

Harvest SD, Hunt, Cook, Share 9 am–5 pm | Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center (limited to 20 people)


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Library Associates to Present Author Julie Schumacher 7:30 pm | Hamre Recital Hall (Augustana University) Admission: $5, Children and students Free 605.274.5053 |

October 29

Mrs. Eva Schloss – Step Sister of Anne Frank, Publisher of Anne’s Franks Diary (Hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota & Augustana University) 7 pm | Elmen Center (Augustana University) Admission: $20, Augie Students: Free |

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Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour 8 pm | Washington Pavilion 605.367.6000 |

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November 8–December 21

The Innkeepers Wife – Musical Tues & Thurs 7 pm, Wed & Fri 1:30, Sat 10 am The Browns Theater (Le Mars, IA) Buffet Dinner Served 1 ½ hr. before show Admission: Dinner & Tickets $17 - $41, Tickets only $10 - $26 888.202.2712 |

November 8 & 9

WOW – Women’s Okoboji Weekend Event – Fashion, Food & Fun Fri 4–9 pm, Sat 9 am–5 pm Dickinson County Expo Building (Spirit Lake, IA) Admisison: FREE 712.336.5800 |

November 8–December 21

A Classic Christmas with the Browns 5 days a week | The Browns Theater (Le Mars, IA) Buffet Dinner Served 1 ½ hr. before show Admission: Dinner & Tickets $17–$41, Tickets only $10–$26 888.202.2712 |


BROOKINGS COUNTY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER October 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wild-game lunch provided REGISTER Class size limited to 20 Class will be followed by an optional supported hunt at a later date.

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November 11 & 12

21st Annual Concert Series 5 great shows - 5 nights of fun Tickets at

Bandstand 7–9:30 pm | Washington Pavilion 605.367.6000 |

November 16

Fun and Fit Day 10 am–noon | Kuehn Community Center (attached to Oscar Howe Elementary) Admission: varies by age $1–$5 605.367.8222 |

November 18

Sons of Serendip - Presented by Live On Stage Sioux Falls 7 pm | Washington Pavilion Admission: $43.27 605.367.6000 |

November 18

Multiply Banquet & Auction - Fundraiser for Kingdom Capital Fund, a Christian organization that multiplies cash and noncash donations for ministries local and around the world. 5:30–8:15 pm | The Country Club of Sioux Falls Admission: $50 605.937.8845 |

November 20–23

Heaven to Heaven The Musical, The Life of Jesus Wed–Fri 7 pm, Sat & Sun 2 pm & 7 pm Jeschke Fine Arts Center (University of Sioux Falls) Admission: $15 605.331.6631 |

November 28

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29

Parade of Lights 2019 7:30–9 pm | Phillips Ave. Downtown Sioux Falls Admission: Free 605.338.4009 |

December 7 & 8

Breakfast with Santa Sat 8:30 am–1 pm, Sun 10 am–2 pm Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum Admission: Zoo Admission 605.367.7003 | “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.

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Best Ever Halloween Couple Costumes A couples' costume guide for the minimalist and extreme couples alike By Chellee Unruh


h, Halloween, a holiday that many look forward to every year especially if you are a kid that can’t wait to dress up as their favorite character, roam the neighborhood and cash in on all the candy being freely handed out. With a sugar high and a candy supply that will last at least a few days if not a week depending on how much trick or treating they do, what’s not to love? Halloween doesn’t have to be just about the kids, it can be fun to dress up as an adult too, especially when your partner does it with you. We’ve found some fun costumes that run the spectrum: From the couple that wants to be festive but not extreme to the couple that goes all out for their costumes. MINIMALIST COSTUME IDEAS You don’t have to go to the extreme to be clever and festive for Halloween. These costume ideas are fun for the couple where one person likes to dress up and the other doesn’t. It also works if you don’t want to be the only couple at the party not dressed up. 1. Jack and Coke – One wears a Jack Daniels t-shirt and one wears a Coca Cola t-shirt and just like that you are America’s favorite mixed drink.

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2. Green with Envy – One dresses in an all green ensemble and the other wears a t-shirt that says “envy”. You friends will only have one word to describe this couple costume: “Jealous.” 3. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater – the lady dresses up as a pumpkin or wears a pumpkin t-shirt and your partner wears a shirt that says “peter peter” A clever costume that is a racy play on a children’s nursery rhyme. 4. Millennial – wear a t-shirt that says millennial and then put a bunch of fragile stickers all over your shirt and pants. A simple way to play up the stereotype! 5. Old Married Couple – wear your loungy clothes to the party. You will be comfortable and festive at the same time. EXTREME COUPLE COSTUMES For those couples that are willing to go all in on costume coordination, here are some ideas that are sure to get you in the running for the best couple costume prize. 1. Pet and Vet – Whether you are a dog lover or a cat lover, one dresses up as the furry pet with a cone around your neck and

the other one dresses in a full scrubs outfit with tears from scratches. After all, we all know why the cone is there and what pet wouldn’t want to scratch that vet! 2. Zombie Bride & Groom – You will die over the marry scary costume. Well, not literally die, but you can dress up like you are dead bride and groom and relive your wedding day as walking corpses. It’s usually pretty easy to find an old suit and wedding dress at a thrift store. All you need to pull off this look is add some blood and tears to the clothing and then apply makeup to give yourself a zombie bride and groom appearance. You will give a whole new meaning to "until death do us part." 3. Filtered and Unfiltered – We all have seen the posts on social media of the filtered picture and the unfiltered picture. They can be dramatically different. You can portray this by dressing in the same outfit and one of you carries a sign that says “#filtered” and your partner carries a sign that says “#unfiltered”. This works best if a guy is willing to dress up as his lady or the lady is willing to dress up like her man!

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4. Housewife and Milkman – You can’t go wrong with this classic costume. One is the pregnant housewife and the other one dresses up as the milkman. A twist on this costume would be cross-dressing roles. 5. Newsflash – Both of you wear long coats and cover your clothes in newspaper. You can spend the evening giving your friends a newsflash! So, this Halloween embrace your inner child and dress up with your partner and hit one of the many events Sioux Falls has to offer during this spooky holiday. Throw some fake blood on any of the costumes listed above and you are ready to participate in the annual Zombie Walk. Head out for a night on the town to one of the many bars hosting a costume contest. You can also keep it PG, dress up as family and head to the Zoo for the annual Zoo Boo event, family trick or treating at the Empire Mall or trunk and treat event at one of the local churches. No matter how you decide to take in Halloween, remember to do it safely and responsibly! n


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One Voice: A collective celebration of faith By Jill Funke | Photos courtesy of One Voice Community Choir



artin Luther is credited as saying, “As long as we live, there is never enough singing.” Those who love music and singing may heartily agree with that statement. Prairie Hills Covenant Church member Bev Eloge lives with a song in her heart. Yet when her pastor, Rick Carlson approached her about an exciting music and art opportunity that he had been contemplating for the past 20 years, Eloge wasn’t initially sure it was right for her. At the same time, she needed something more in her life and Pastor Carlson’s contagious enthusiasm was hard to deny. He encouraged her by saying, “This is a good city of good people doing good things. Let’s add to it.”

Adopting the mission statement of “Celebrating our faith through the arts and music,” the pair presented their plan for One Voice to their church council and congregation in November, 2018. Eloge says, “Pastor Carlson used his talents as a musician, songwriter and storyteller as he created the original music that is centered on worshiping God and practicing faith in a fun and upbeat experience.”

Eloge prayed about the venture for a few weeks before she agreed to partner with Pastor Carlson. The two began to collaborate to build One Voice Community Choir, a new Sioux Falls initiative that will gather individuals who love music. Eloge explains, “There is a market and an audience for this. There are people who love to sing and may not have a church or place to do so.”

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Prairie Hills had been looking for a way to give back to the community, and providing the rehearsal space and spearheading the work to recruit performers and volunteers was the perfect way to do just that.

Rehearsals are scheduled from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday afternoons beginning on October 6 at Prairie Hills.

Performers will take a break from blending voices at Thanksgiving, and will resume their harmonies in the new year every Sunday afternoon until the end of March. The much anticipated performances will be held at 7:00pm on March 27 and 28, with the first 100 responders welcomed as special guests each night. Singers who are at least a freshman in high school on up, as well as those who love music and art are invited to visit www. to find out how they can become involved in this one-of-a-kind event that offers something for everyone. An event that blends voices, talent and faith like this only happens with support, as Eloge says, “We need a small army to do what we are trying to do.” As the administrative director and chair of the board who are planning the event, she exclaims, “There is no downside to this. We are going to have a ball!”

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Love Live Music? Want to help support the arts in Sioux Falls? By Charlotte Hofer


ive On Stage Sioux Falls is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization, operated solely by dedicated volunteers. Now they are offering an opportunity for several local businesses, like yours, to get involved in their organization’s mission to bring in world class entertainers, while keeping ticket prices affordable. Every summer the Sioux Falls group attends a Nashville world showcase that features top quality musical artists, and they screen them for two days. The artist showcase is presented by Live On Stage (LOS), which is a national booking agency and concert service provider committed to bringing professional touring performers into local communities. The Sioux Falls group is a Live On Stage affiliate. There are hundreds of artists who audition, and LOS narrows it down to the top 30 to perform for the affiliate groups live on the Nashville stage. Acts range from pop and country to classical, jazz and main street. The artists are world-renowned, award-winning performers -- recognizable names like Larry Gatlin or Maureen McGovern as well as fast rising stars. Local businesses can support the non-profit concert association with sponsorships or donations. This year’s concert season promises to be a blockbuster and offers a wide variety of music: world class tenor Ben Gulley with the Mark Lowrey Trio on Oct. 22, 2019, America’s Got Talent finalists Sons of Serendip on Nov. 18; Scottish string ensemble The Maxwell Quartet on March 5, 2020 and Bob Dylan tribute band Burlap to Cashmere on April 2, 2020. In addition, local performers Big Band Christmas with Carol Nesbitt and Jazzed Up Big Band will perform on Dec. 10, 2019. Individual show tickets are $40 for adults; $15 for students. Through the generous support of sponsors, Live On Stage Sioux Falls has been able to provide world-class entertainment to the community for over 85 years. It is their hope to continue this work for another 85 years. For information on how you can be a sponsor or to donate, contact Jeff Alvey at or (605) 310-4496. n

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Coping with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Oaklyn Foundation honors memory while supporting families By Kjersten Joachim | Photos courtesy of Oaklyn Foundation


ne in four women experience a miscarriage or infant loss. Jessica Remme is one of those four. Following the loss of their infant daughter Oaklyn in January 2018, Jessica and her husband Travis turned their tragedy into a calling. The couple founded the Oaklyn Foundation to honor their daughter’s memory while also helping others who are coping with pregnancy and infant loss. “It was a perfect pregnancy,” said Remme. As her third pregnancy, she didn’t experience anything out of the ordinary. But when their daughter wasn’t breathing at birth, it took a surgery to determine that a hemangioma had ruptured on her liver causing internal bleeding. An effort to patch it was unsuccessful, and they were faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make. “It was the hardest decision of our lives, but God showed us

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it was part of His plan. It was beautiful and it was awful all at the same time.” Remme felt alone and didn’t know where to turn. While they were still in the hospital, a neonatologist confided that the reason he joined that profession was because he himself experienced the loss of his child. He assured them, ‘Something good will come from this.’ Remme recalled, “I truly felt that was God telling us there was a much bigger plan. We realized there needed to be more support for these families, and that was the start of the Oaklyn Foundation.” The mission of the Oaklyn Foundation is to provide support and funding to families suffering from pregnancy and infant loss. One way they do this is through hospital boxes. Once families are sent home following the loss

of their child, the Oaklyn Foundation will provide a box full of items offering hope and comfort. Besides the support provided immediately upon leaving the hospital, they also offer continued help and companionship through monthly support groups.

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Healing Bears are another powerful tool the foundation uses to provide comfort for families. These weighted, stuffed bears can be requested and made at the exact weight of the baby that was lost. “I will never forget that moment of opening the box at Oaklyn’s funeral and seeing the bear; I felt I had a piece of her with me,” said Remme.

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Established as an official 501(c)(3) in December 2018, the Oaklyn Foundation has already raised over $26,000 through fundraisers and events. A ‘Beauty and Babes’ fashion show featuring mothers who have lost is planned for October 25 at Calico Skies Winery. One piece of advice Remme offers to others struggling with pregnancy and infant loss: “Don’t be afraid to talk about your child. It gets easier and pretty soon you’re not talking about them in a sad way but with joy, love, and honor.” For more information about the Oaklyn Foundation, visit or contact Jessica at 605-759-6524. n

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A lot has changed in adoption over the past 30 years. In the past, a woman would often go into hiding, shrouded in the shame of an unwed and unplanned pregnancy. Nine months later she would reemerge into her community carrying a burdensome secret, and often not knowing into what family her baby was placed. In today’s society, unplanned pregnancy has become more the norm and adoption is more widely accepted. A woman no longer has to wonder who is raising her baby because, through open adoption, she can choose the family she wants to raise her baby. Relationships with adoptive parents are created and they can remain in the child’s life. Open adoption is redefining what it means to be a family. For those considering adoption, it can seem daunting for both the birth mother and the adoptive parents. But receiving guidance from a successful and dedicated team of experts that are focused on ensuring a heart to heart connection is possible through Hughes Law Office in Sioux Falls.


John Hughes, South Dakota’s only resident Adopt Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, and his wife Beth, have made it a life mission to connect birth parents and adoptive parents. John’s practice, Hughes Law Office, was primarily a corporate and business law firm until one day 28 years ago when a couple from their church asked John to help them through the interstate adoption process. Through the years, Hughes Law Office has evolved to become a prestigious full-service adoption firm working around the country primarily on referrals to represent birth mothers and couples that have made the courageous decision to choose adoption. “As adoption professionals, we believe that choosing life is better than the alternative and we strive to help women as they work through making the best decisions for their babies and themselves,” said Beth Hughes, Adoption Supervisor at Hughes Law Office. “It is our job to make absolutely sure that a woman making the courageous decision to place her baby feels informed, comfortable, supported, and connected.”


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Presentation People By Natalie Slieter

“Before meeting the Sisters, I worked in a field where every day was a series of quick decisions. Being a part of the Presentation Family, I have learned the value of discernment and respect for the process. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to learn and grow in this environment. The sisters lead by example each day and I am humbled to walk beside them as a Presentation Person.” – Jen Rothenbuehler, Gift and Stewardship Officer for the Presentation Sisters



he Presentation Sisters are known worldwide for their mission work of advocating for justice and reaching out to the marginalized. The mission they are called to is inspirational to those who witness it. However, the sisters began to wonder if there was a better way to describe all the people who are moved to follow the mission of Nano Nagle. In 2012, sisters and friends inspired by the vision of Nano (from all over the world) gathered for the International Presentation Association Assembly, which is held every five years. It’s a time for discernment, prayer, and discussing how the Presentation Sisters can come together around justice issues and work to make a bigger impact. During this assembly, the concept of Presentation People was born.

“Presentation People is a phrase that helps unify the Presentation family,” Sister Vicky Larson explained. “We describe them as people who joyfully incarnate the compassion and justice of Jesus in the way that Nano did and the purpose of that is to bring hope into our world for our neighbors, locally and globally.” Presentation People includes sisters, cojourners, employees, and other friends. The goal of coining the umbrella term is to be inclusive of all who want to follow the mission of Nano Nagle – and ultimately, the mission of Jesus – whether it’s through advocacy, ministry, charity, prayer, or hospitality. “What if we collectively thought about connecting with other people who share our mission?” Sister Vicky said. “Instead of thinking about

each of us individually, what if we connected to a broader vision and a mission together?” Now, a team of sisters, cojourners, and employees are discerning what Presentation People will need for the future and how to empower them to be successful. They hope to determine ways for Presentation People to connect better not only in South Dakota, but also to the growing network of Presentation Sisters around the world. By connecting with each other, sharing a similar energy, and working together, the community will be able to come together to make a big difference on seemingly daunting tasks. “We are stronger in mission if we are sharing that mission,” Sister Vicky said. Sister Vicky and the Presentation Sisters are encouraging anyone interested to get involved, however they can. For further conversation, you can call their Sioux Falls office at (605) 271-0468.

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Five Minute Makeup By Chantelle Duncan Photo by Maggie Sweets Photography


et’s be honest, most of us don’t have schedules that give us the time to do a highlight and contour makeup routine.

Don’t let today’s beauty influencers fool you! There is time to have a high impact glam look in miminual time using this foolproof formula: 1. Tinted moisturizer is essential. Using tinted moisturizer allows you to have a light coverage, without that “caked on” look. It evens skin tone, acts as a lotion to the skin, and covers minor imperfections. 2. A brow pencil is your friend. Filling in your brows is a great way to cover up any hairs that may be missing and adds personality. Make sure you keep your strokes light, keeping your look natural.

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3. Bronzer gives warmth. Use bronzer where the sun would hit your face. These minimal strokes adds definition to our cheek bones and make your face appear thinner. Not to mention it keeps your tan year round. 4. Blush allows the cheeks to look alive. When adding blush remember to keep in minimal with sliding strokes. It has the ability to brighten up your entire face with a gorgeous finish. 5. Eye shadow isn’t for the birds. Eye shadow can add dimension to your quick look. You can dress your look down with a light brown achieving a soft, smokey-eyed look, or you can use a silver or gold eye shadow for a fun flirty look in minutes 6. Mascara is life. Use mascara to lengthen, darken or add volume to your complete eye look. Using shimmer or foil colors adds a pop to complete the look. 7. Never forget your lip color. Lipstick adds color and gives moisture to your lips. It adds that extra push you need to reach your glamorous goal. In minimal time, following this high impact routine will keep you looking classy and elegant in a matter of minutes. n

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CLASSICS with a twist By Natalie Slieter Imagery by Reistroffer Design


lassic fashion consists of the basic pieces everyone knows and loves: jeans, plain tees, flats or heels, and of course, the little black dress. If the change in weather is inspiring you to change up your style, try the ideas below! BOLD JEWELRY Adding jewelry is a simple way to create an edgier outfit and the options are limitless. Choose big, colorful earrings or a statement necklace. TEXTURE Different textures can add a fun twist to your everyday basics. Try a leather jacket, a tulle skirt, or a pleated dress to add a new dynamic. JEANS If you aren’t ready to step too far out of your comfort zone, wear distressed or colored jeans. Don’t be afraid to branch out. Classic fashion will always be in style and the options above will keep you in style with a twist! n

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1. Nothing Bundt Cakes 2101 W 41st St, Ste 30 605.799.1013 | These amazingly moist and delicious cakes are available in four sizes and 10 flavors and can be packaged to make the perfect gift for any occasion ranging in price from $5 to $40. 2. The Diamond Room 3501 W 57th St, Ste 108 605.362.0008 | The holiday season is right around the corner! Stop in and add this stunning diamond fashion ring to your wish-list! Price will vary.


3. Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting 130 N Minnesota Ave 605.336.7798 | You have the perfect wall for these natural curly willow branches, featuring gold leaf accents in a silver leaf shadow box frame. $607 per set. 4. Rainn Salon and Spa The Bridges at 57th & Western 5019 S Western Ave, Ste 160 605.521.5099 Our favorite Keune styling products in their new packaging. Products for smoothing, texturing, gloss and curls, empowering you to be your best you! Prices start at $22.




5. Stacey’s Vintage*Art*Boutique 27102 Albers Ave 605.213.0045 | A whitetail deer autumn centerpiece – the perfect accent for rustic or refined home decor. $40. 6. Terra Shepherd Boutique & Apothecary 218 S. Phillips Ave | Sioux Falls 605.271.0350 | Elevate’s leather utility bag works as a tote, crossbody, and backpack! This bag can adapt to your needs every step of the way. $258 7. OsteoStrong 5031 S Louise Ave 605.988.8596 | Stylish key fob for your all-inclusive OsteoStrong Membership! Join our tribe! Call or stop by to find out how we can help with bone density & overall strength, improve balance & posture, reduce joint & back pain and much more!


8. Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historical Site 1900 S. Perry Place 605.367.4414 | “Fall” in love with our gift shop! We have decorations and items for the autumn-obsessed and the gardening fanatics. Reasonable pricing, prices vary.


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2. Arthur Johnson Shoes 2804 W 41st St (near 41st & Kiwanis Ave) 605.334.5751 Finally, a shearling boot with arch support. The BIRKENSTOCK “BAKKI” shearling boot with up/down fur collar. $189.95 3. Try It Again 2101 W 41st St, Suite 51 605.362.9000 Did you know? Try It Again gets in items, (new with tags ) daily; such as jeans, dresses, shoes, boots, tops, coats and much more. Prices vary.


4. Artisan Skin & Laser Center 2101 W 69th Street, Suite 204 605.371.7057 | Revision Skincare Brightening Kit – Recapture youthful radiance with a results-driven regimen of Revision Skincare products that work together to brighten and even skin tone from face to décolletage. Each product has unique benefits while being master-formulated to work synergistically to address individual skincare needs. The products in this kit are trial-size, lasting approximately 4 to 6 weeks, and are TSA carry-on compliant! 5. Audiology Specialty Clinic 5124 S. Western Ave., Suite 4 605.275.5545 | SoundGear: Convenient to carry, comfortable to wear. A brand-new family of electronic hearing protection, SoundGear instruments are the smallest and most-advanced digital technology that provides volume at the same time it decreases harmful loud noises. Prices start at $280.



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8. Teriyaki Madness 4812 S Louise Ave 605.271.1119 At Teriyaki Madness, your bowl is your brilliance. Build your own big, bold bowl of deliciousness, full of healthy proteins, fresh stir-fry veggies and sauces made from scratch. Especially our signature Spicy Chicken Bowl, more flavor than fire. $6.49 – $9.99 9. SB-EDGE Supplements/Sioux Biochemical Inc. 618 14th St NE | Sioux Center, IA 712.722.4694 | COLLAGEN·NATIVE·TYPE 2 replenishes collagen in the body to support healthy gut function, promote joint health, and improve skin elasticity. Order today at $60/bottle (120 capsules/bottle); discounts available for subscription orders.


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Healthy Soup Recipes Story & photos by Ashley Sornsin


here’s just something utterly comforting about a big warm bowl of soup on a cool and crisp Autumn day. Garden fresh ingredients take these easy to follow soup recipes to a new level. These are two of my favorite healthy soup recipes that will nourish you and fill you up. Don’t worry, you won’t be left eating soup for the entire week. When all you want is a big warm bowl of soup, that’s exactly what you should have, so these recipes serve just one. However, go ahead and double, triple or even quadruple this recipe because I guarantee you’ll want to eat these soups again and again! Get cozy and curl up with a big warm bowl of soup that you can feel good about eating. Tip: A high speed blender (or food processor) will be your go-to kitchen best friend.

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Sweet Potato Red Pepper Soup (Serves 1)

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup water (or vegetable broth) • 1 medium sweet potato (cubed, with or without skin) • ½ medium red bell pepper (cut into ½” cubes) • 1 tsp finely grated ginger root (or 1/8 tsp ground ginger) • 1 ½ tsp coconut oil • 2 tsp coconut aminos (or Bragg Liquid Aminos) • 1 cup vegetable broth (or more water) • sea salt (optional, to taste) Boil water in a small saucepan; add cubed sweet potato; cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and cook with sweet potato for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside. Place sweet potato, bell pepper, ginger, oil, coconut aminos and broth in blender. Blend until smooth. If consistency is too thick, add water. Heat soup over medium heat in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently for 5 minutes, until hot. Add salt if desired and any other seasoning blend. Bonus: Serve this soup alongside steamed green beans topped with slivered almonds or pine nuts and roasted garlic.








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Why you really need a Dutch oven By Lisa Peterson | Photos by Christin Vander Pol


artha Stewart calls it “The workhorse of the kitchen” and it’s on many a bride and groom’s gift registry.

A Dutch oven is a workhorse cooking pot that gets a real workout. Considered an essential kitchen tool, it’s a thick-walled (usually cast iron but it can be ceramic and clay) cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. It’s heavy and thick enough to conduct and retain heat and deep enough to handle large cuts of meat and plenty of cooking liquid. While ideal for stews and chilis, you can ask a Dutch oven to do more, said Traci Hoem, Manager of Plum’s Cooking Company in Sioux Falls. “People who are avid cooks love how many different ways they can use Dutch ovens,” she said. “You can make anything from soups, stews, searing meat, baking bread, actually pretty much anything.” While Dutch ovens are useful all year long, they are used more during the cooler months, said Hoem. A unique characteristic of Dutch ovens is that they will last a lifetime and are very versatile. “A unique way that you can use it in the summer time is to

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put it in the freezer for at least an hour. When you take it out you can put any cold pasta salad or any salad for that matter and the Dutch oven will keep your food cold,” she said. With Dutch oven recipes, you’ll get dinner on the table and have just one pot to clean up afterward. “The clean up is a breeze especially if it has an enamel coating,” said Hoem. “If it doesn’t have an enamel coating, you’ll have to keep it seasoned.” Cleaning a Dutch oven that has an enamel coating is debatable, said Hoem. “Some say you can use soap to clean them and some say not to,” she said. “I personally don’t use soap to clean Dutch ovens or cast iron that does not have an enamel coating. What I do is clean it with hot water and then put it on the stove on high heat to make sure it is completely dry so it doesn’t rust.” Hoem said Dutch ovens are a great seller for them. “We carry Le Creuset, Staub and Finex Dutch ovens. And we teach cast iron classes. We have one coming up on October 17th and our Le Creuset rep will be here.”

Le Creuset Tarragon Chicken Serves 4–6 | Ready in 2 hrs 10 minutes ROAST CHICKEN INGREDIENTS • 4 ½ lbs roasting chickens • 2-3 tsp dried tarragon • salt and pepper

TARRAGON CREAM SAUCE INGREDIENTS • 2 cups hot chicken stock • ½ cup heavy cream • 2-3 tsp dried tarragon • 2 tsp cornstarch • salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Lightly grease the inside of the Le Creuset Dutch oven or crock pot. Wash and dry the chicken and truss into shape. Grease it lightly all over with olive oil and rub a little salt and pepper on the skin. Place the chicken, breast side up, in Le Creuset or crock pot, and sprinkle the tarragon over the breasts and legs. 3. Cover Le Creuset with the lid, place it in the heated oven, and roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the juices run clear, not pink, when the thigh is pierced with a skewer, or an instant-read thermometer reads 180°F (For crock pot, cook covered on HIGH for 6 to 8 hours, less time for a smaller bird). 4. Lift out the chicken onto a warm platter, cover it with aluminum foil and a clean dish towel and leave to rest while making the sauce. SAUCE: 1. To make the sauce, pour out any excess fat from the pan. Pour the hot stock into Le Creuset and place it over medium heat on the stove top and bring to a boil. 2. Stir to remove any residues from the bottom, which can be incorporated into the sauce. 3. Once the liquid is boiling, stir in the cream blended with the tarragon and cornstarch. 4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. (For crock pot, after pouring off any excess fat, place hot stock and the blended cream, tarragon & cornstarch into the crock pot and stir well. 5. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes). 6. Taste and adjust the seasoning of the sauce, if needed, before serving it with the carved chicken, fluffy mashed potatoes and a vegetable side.

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Teriyaki Madness Best teriyaki on Earth By Thea Miller Ryan | Photos by Margaret Pennock


wo Sioux Falls residents are “spreading the madness” about Teriyaki dishes at their new restaurant on south Louise Avenue.

Teriyaki Madness is an Asian fusion fresh-grill restaurant featuring a menu developed in Seattle. The restaurant wants people to experience the “best Teriyaki on earth.” The concept was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Franchise 500 company. It was founded in 2003 and has 150 locations in the United States. Owners Chetan and Darshak Patel are from India and have lived in Sioux Falls for the last six years, learning the restaurant industry. “We always wanted to open our own restaurants, but we wanted something different than just pizza and burgers,” Darshak said. “We came across this franchise that has something we were looking for, and Sioux Falls does not have this kind of food.” The fast-casual menu is made to order and vegetables and proteins are always fresh. For starters, Darshak recommends chicken potstickers, crab rangoon, edamame or egg rolls. Customers love the Spicy Chicken bowl. It’s a hand-trimmed, fresh, all-natural chicken Teriyaki, stir fried in the house-made spicy sauce. Customers can choose from white rice, brown rice, fried rice or noodles and then from steamed or stir-fried vegetables.

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Their signature bowl, Chicken Teriyaki, is also made from hand-trimmed marinated chicken thigh, grilled and served with the house-made Teriyaki sauce. Customers can fill their bowl with white, brown or fried rice or noodles. Stir-fried vegetables or steamed vegetables are also added at the customer’s request. Customers can also customize their meals with several sauces. The favorite Teriyaki is “sweet, but not too sweet, and tastes great on everything.” The Katsu sauce is similar to a Japanese BBQ sauce and the Gyozo is made with fresh ginger, soy sauce, pineapple juice and a few “secret ingredients.” Spicy sauce, thick Teriyaki, orange sauce, sweet and sour and a special stir-fry sauce are also options. The restaurant is family-friendly. Order at the counter and meals are cooked on the spot and ready to eat in a short amount of time. “We want people to feel like friends who come over and come over again,” Darshak said. n

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By Jill Funke | Photos by Christin Vander Pol


elanie Keegan is no stranger to the world of work. She has earned a living as a bank employee and also ran a home-based business. During that time, Keegan admits that she wasn’t fully aware of the many needs of others who live in her community. Then, when she joined Thrivent Financial and saw the ways that the organization Live Generously programs are making an impact in the community, she says that her eyes were opened to the variety of ways that people can get involved to make a positive difference. Venturing into the realm working to benefit others in the community, the practice become a habit for Keegan as she explains, “Once you start down the path of giving back and volunteering, it is addictive and you want to do more.” As a Thrivent Financial Community Engagement leader for nearly five years, Keegan is profoundly thankful that she is able to work with Thrivent members and others in the community to help make an impact. Embracing the mission of Thrivent that aims to help members to be wise with money so that they may live generously, she shares, “I really have a heart for how we are able to impact our community by utilizing the resources we have as a member-owned diversified financial service.” At home in Sioux Falls, Keegan and Matt, her husband of 13 years, are raising their children Kya (11) and Beckett (7) with a mindset of giving back. This devoted mother explains, “Both kids love to play sports and also have loved getting involved in volunteering.” Keegan says the children have helped serve at the Banquet and are active in many other opportunities as well. Kya and her volleyball team and school kindness club even utilized an Action Team, a benefit offered to all Thrivent members, to help other children in the community who are in need. Having grown up in the Sioux Falls community, Keegan never wanted to leave as she found the city to be the

S perfect place to raise a family. In addition, she admires the caring spirit of the people, as she says, “I feel like those who live in Sioux Falls have such a large heart for stepping up to help those in need.” With that culture in mind, Keegan serves on the board of directors for Greater Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity, an organization that has partnered with Thrivent for 15 years, raising walls, funds and prayers for local families. She is moved by the benevolence of Thrivent members and the Financial Professionals she works closely with. “I have a passion for who we are, what we do and how we are able to show up in our community. As a membership organization of Christians, I would love for more people to join with us to make an even greater impact in the community.” n

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Charitable Giving Will tax reform affect how much you donate this year? By Virginia Olson


here is no doubt South Dakotans are generous. Neighbors help neighbors. School kids collect pennies for fundraisers. In fact, South Dakotans give about $375M to charity each year. And that is a good thing for the 10,646 South Dakota nonprofit and 501c organizations listed in a June, 2019 report. Dramatic changes in tax laws due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which passed in December of 2017, have some concerned that nonprofit organizations would lose out on donations. Some studies suggested donations could decline almost 4.6%. Among the many significant changes to the tax code, the new tax laws lowered individual income tax rates and doubled the standard deduction, shrinking the number of households who benefit from itemizing.

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Richelle Hofer, Wealth Advisor for Cornerstone Financial Solutions says, “If done correctly, there are still ways to reduce your tax burden and give to your favorite organizations.” Richelle recommends working with your financial advisor and tax professional when it comes to charitable giving and suggests a few strategies to consider: • Give appreciated securities that you have held for more than 12 months to charities to avoid capital gains and reduce or eliminate net investment income. • Establish a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to make future donations and claim the current income tax deduction. • Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is now permanent for Traditional IRA owners over 70 ½. If considering a Qualified Charitable Distribution, Richelle says there are some important points to remember: • Contributions are limited to the amount that is taxed as ordinary income. • Funds must come out of the IRA by the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) deadlines. • The annual limit on QCD’s from all IRA’s cannot exceed $100,000 per individual. “While Roth IRA’s do not require RMD’s, a QCD may be taken from a Roth IRA under some certain limitations,” she adds. “Only earnings on a Roth can be used to satisfy a QCD that have not been in a Roth for five years. Because of this complexity, it is important to look at your full financial picture before determining the right strategy.” Tax and financial planning should take place all year long. When it comes to charitable giving, Richelle recommends taking the time now to review the tax laws and consider some strategies. n

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THE HOME BUYING ADVANTAGE Why you should work with a professional real estate agent and mortgage banker. To negotiate today’s challenges with the home buying process, you need a professional team that includes the right real estate agent and the right local mortgage banker to help you close the deal. Your team should include a professional mortgage banker that will help you navigate the loan options and programs available for buyers. A local mortgage banker will have knowledge of the different financing options available in the market and will work with you to determine the loan option that best fits your financial needs. A good real estate professional will help you to navigate a challenging housing market, will understand the current market conditions and have neighborhood experience to get the home you are after for the best price and terms. Many customers choose to work with Lynda Billars of Keller Williams Realty and partner with Donna Larson, Senior Mortgage Banker at Dacotah Bank.


Lynda has been working in the Sioux Falls real estate market for over 20 years and is known as one of the region’s top agents not only for her professionalism in finding the right home for buyers and getting the best sale price, but also for her community connections and engagement. “I pride myself on delivering top quality service to my clients and giving back to the community. I think it is important to show clients that you have a heart for finding them the perfect home,” says Lynda. Lynda chooses to work with Donna Larson because she embodies her same values. “I only work with people that I trust and know will treat my clients with the same level of professionalism and industry expertise that I provide to my clients,” Lynda affirmed. This is why Lynda has been referring her clients to Donna for over 20 years. Donna Larson, Senior Mortgage Banker at Dacotah

Bank has been a professional mortgage banker and community leader for 29 years. She takes the time to listen to her clients, hear their story and then offer program ideas that will work for their individual situation. Donna is an expert at considering all financing programs with mortgage loan options to help individuals at all income levels purchase a home they can afford. Donna takes time to understand her client’s needs and can get them prequalified so that when the right home comes along the buyer can make an offer. Part of what makes Donna at Dacotah Bank such a great asset to Lynda Billars as a partner is that Dacotah Bank is a local community bank. “All of the calls that come into the bank are answered by a person that cares and is here for you,” says Donna. “We handle every aspect of your mortgage locally including underwriting and loan servicing which is an important thing to consider when looking for the right lender.” Being able to do everything locally to service a client’s mortgage means there is potential for faster turnaround times for clients and services tailored to the individual need. The advantage to Dacotah Bank being a local community bank is they are there to walk you through the entire buying process. Closing on a home in today’s market is significantly more challenging than it used to be, but homeownership continues to be a fulfilling process that builds and strengthens families, neighborhoods and communities. Buyers have to be engaged in the mortgage process working together with their mortgage banker and real estate agent. Having an expert that is aware of the available loan programs and down payment assistance programs is key because it will save you, as the buyer a lot of time and money. Home prices continue to climb and the housing market is tight; however, mortgage rates are the lowest they have been since 2016 which makes now a good time to purchase a home.

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lthough Lisa Blair has been designing, decorating and staging homes for years, she still gets excited when she sees spaces come together. That certainly applies to this twin home located in the outskirts of Sioux Falls. Pleasing her clients is always the number one goal. But the stakes are even higher as this beauty will serve as a model of their talents. With a signature design of crisp whites, layered textures and hints of black and muted gold, Blair admits that she stepped outside her comfort zone on a few design choices. Because twin homes have limited windows, Blair made sure to utilize as much natural light as possible. To accomplish this, the home features an open concept floor plan filled with crisp, neutral wall colors, white tile and glistening countertops. “I really love doing this more than anything,” she adds. And it shows. A regular on Pinterest and other social media platforms, Blair often finds inspiration and then adds her own signature style. This is evident in the custom kitchen. “I love how this turned out – it’s is one of my favorite areas of this home,” she adds when referencing the custom range hood and cooktop. White subway tile adds a hint of nostalgia while the white custom range hood and cabinets ensure function. Added detail is seen in the floating mini-wood shelves which are lit with black industrial style sconces. The subway tile extends throughout the rest of the kitchen and feels at home with the traditional farmhouse sink. To add a hint of color and interest, large golden bowl pendants light up the island which is topped off with a white and grey quartz countertop and anchored by a black cabinet base.

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“Using black for the island was something new to me,” Blair adds. “I just really wanted something that wouldn’t blend in too much with the lighter tone wood floors. Now I’m really glad I made the decision.” Blair made another bold decision in the kitchen. She selected a forward-thinking design trend of brushed gold that is replicated. “I actually call it ‘new gold’ because it’s not like the traditional brass.” To capitalize on space and storage, a clever pocket door leads to a walk-in pantry. Meanwhile, bleached wood floors and white walls continue throughout the rest of the home. To add depth without too much contrast, Blair customized a stain color for the trim and doors. “I really worked closely with designer Shelly Buxton at Sioux Falls Kitchen and Bath to carry out my vision,” Blair adds. She found a Magnolia side table as inspiration and began the process of having them match stain colors until the right tone was achieved. The result was a perfect ashy tone that has a bleached affect and blends easily with other woods. In fact, it turned out so well that the custom blend was added to the stain selection at Sioux Falls Kitchen and Bath and was named ‘nutmeg.’ Blair modestly admits that it is neat to see “her” sample get placed with the rest of the colors in the showroom. To showcase their masonry skills, a signature floor to ceiling stone fireplace is simple yet bold with a limestone slab base and wood mantle. Because Blair purposely wanted to utilize as much natural sunlight as possible, the dedicated spaces flow effortlessly but are subtly partitioned by design elements such as a wood coffered ceiling in the sitting area.

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A personal favorite for Blair is the traditional sliding double barn door and sidelights. Staged as an office, this space was designed for multiple purposes by including a spacious walk-in closet. “We have seen clients use this as a den and even a bedroom,” Blair adds. A second set of patio doors lead to a covered outdoor living space that overlooks rolling, grassy fields. The master suite is an understated elegant space that welcomes tranquility. Two large windows allow ample sunlight to fill the space while crisp, white walls and a tray ceiling provide a perfect backdrop. To capitalize on space and efficiency, pocket doors were installed so every inch of wall space was available. “We have seen a lot of clients mount a flat screen television on this wall,” she adds. “Because of the pocket door, this is something that can be done.” Dual walk-in closets and a spacious master bathroom are perfect for functional living. “I incorporated more of the ‘new gold’ in the master bathroom,” she adds when referencing the framed mirrors and sconces. Dual sinks and custom cabinets blend with the white walls and allow fun accent pieces, such as a glass vase with pampas grasses. “Once again, I dipped my toes in trying new looks,” Blair adds. This is also evident in the main floor full bath. Although Blair used a similar product in her personal home, the bold black and white mosaic floor makes a dramatic statement. To secure this unique focal point, Blair kept the remaining elements of the bathroom subtle and understated. Completing the twin home is a finished off storage room just off the triple garage and a multitude of closet spaces within the home. As custom homebuilders, Blair and her husband take pride in working with clients to achieve their own personal design. However, Blair admits that it’s not uncommon for homeowners to replicate the looks she has already put together. “It’s definitely a compliment to hear they want a similar look to the one we’ve created but it’s also very satisfying to work with people to achieve their own dreams.” Thankfully Blair thrives on finding new and fresh ways to decorate. “It’s my passion,” she adds. “I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do than to create beautiful spaces.” n

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DIY Pumpkin Luminary Story & photos by Emily Olson MATERIALS • Synthetic, hollow pumpkin • Clear Con-Tact paper • Permanent marker • Drill with a 5/64 bit (or larger depending on preference) • LED starry string lights

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sophisticated take on a Halloween jack-o’-lantern, this pumpkin luminary creates a charming glow all season long. Leaves or other fall inspired elements are always classic, but swirls, polka dots, and geometric shapes work well too. The patterns will look like intricate “punched” art during the day and become illuminated masterpieces in the evening. Since this luminary uses an artificial pumpkin, you can bring it out each autumn to enjoy for years to come. Print or draw design. Determine how large the drilled holes will be. Use a marker to add bold dots the same size as the intended holes about 1/4th inch apart along the design pattern. This will help to create appropriate spacing for the drilled holes. The luminary for this project

used a 5/64 drill bit which creates a soft, sparkling light. Size up to a larger bit to for a bolder luminary.

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1. Create drilling templates by placing clear Con-Tact paper (with backing still attached) over top of the design and mark the corresponding dots on the Con-tact paper with a permanent marker. 2. Cut the Con-Tact paper templates leaving about a half inch margin around the design and remove the backing. 3. Adhere the templates to the pumpkin, pressing lightly so that they conform to the pumpkin’s shape and grooves. 4. Use a pencil to prick through the Con-Tact paper to leave a small impression at each dot then remove the template from the pumpkin. 5. Drill holes at each dot ensuring the drill bit goes all the way through the pumpkin wall. 6. Insert bright LED lights through the bottom the the pumpkin. n

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A Day in OB: What it’s like to bring new lives into the world By Jarett C. Bies Photos courtesy of Avera Health


hen you’re in the miracle business, there’s no better way to start your day than by giving thanks.

“I start each day with gratitude,” said June Schaefers, RNC, a labor and delivery nurse at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. “I feel so blessed that I am able to share in the best miracle of all: time with my patients as they become parents.” Schaefers has been at it for quite a while. She has more than 30 years’ experience in nursing and 25 years as part of the “orchestra” that is the labor and delivery team. “Each day is different and filled with unique experiences,” she said. “But the one constant that I come across is very anxious and nervous parents-to-be. Whether it is their first, second or third baby everyone is concerned about pain.

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THE ANSWERS TEAM Schaefers said a huge part of her day is being there for moms – and other family – because the nerves can lead to worries, and the worries lead to questions. “Some parents-to-be will take childbirth classes, but for a lot of people, they are too busy, so they may only know what their friends have told them or what they’ve read,” she said. “Compassionate care and support are a big part of guiding families through the labor process.” She said that most days are spent educating patients and watching fetal monitors. “I can interpret what the monitors are telling us and help families understand the process,” said Schaefers. “We can then let them know what to expect next or how a process works. It takes a full team.”

Since no two days – or two births – are exactly the same, a talented team of care professionals must be ready for anything. “No one takes for granted the fact that our teamwork is like no other, and we work hard at earning our certification and maintaining our abilities as a unit,” Schaefers said. “We rehearse all situations, and we maintain the best resources available in terms of technology, as well as staff, from physicians and neonatal intensive care specialists to our nursing and anesthesia teams.” EXPERT ADVICE FOR NEW MOMS-TO-BE Questions abound with new parents, and while she wishes she could make some of the answers easier, sometimes that is not possible. “I wish I could say otherwise, but labor is going to hurt,” she said. “It is unpredictable and can take longer than you think or wish. And sometimes, unfortunately, a mom may feel she’s really in labor, but it’s an early labor and she may need to return home. It does happen.”

Moms and their partners should carefully review their birth plan with obstetrics providers as well as nurses. It’s at this point when key decisions, such as pain management plans, who will be in the delivery room or who will cut the umbilical cord, can be decided. “I would advise moms to make their wishes known. We want the best, safest possible experience,” she said. “Mentally prepare yourself, review the birth plan with your team and ask questions. Learn how they will approach all possible situations, because things do not always go as planned.” Sometimes eager dads may be asked to sit down – fainting does happen – and while deliveries are most often family times, all sorts of mom “teammates” help her when the miracle of childbirth is happening. “Relationship dynamics are part of life, but the most important thing is a healthy baby and mom,” Schaefers said. “That will be our focus and should be the focus of anyone who is joining us when this wonderful blessing occurs.” n



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Intimacy as Part of a Healthy Life By Sanford Health


or years, Sanford Health OB/GYN Laurie Landeen, MD, has set aside her last morning appointment to talk with patients about their sexual health. “Intimacy is part of our natural life and our wellbeing,” Dr. Landeen said. “I’m not talking about anything dirty.” But a lot of her patients are reluctant to even bring up intimacy challenges because they feel like there is nothing they can do about the issues. “My heart just breaks,” Dr. Landeen said. “They don’t know about the options that are out there

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because nobody’s talking about them.” Now Dr. Landeen is dedicating a few Fridays a month to offer the time, space and specialized care that can help patients to address their intimacy issues. CREATING A SAFE SPACE Dr. Landeen’s intimacy clinic in the Sanford Women’s Health Plaza in Sioux Falls is open to people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. “I am not here to tell people what they should

and should not do,” she said. “I just want people to have a place of comfort. A place where they can know they have somebody they can talk with confidentially who cares and will work with them.” In addition to a team of medical specialists and a dedicated nursing staff, the intimacy clinic also has therapists, psychiatrists and chaplains available to help take care of the whole person. Recommended treatment plans can include a medical regimen, physical therapy, psychotherapy, couples therapy or, most likely, a combination of these options. Dr. Landeen makes it clear that intimacy is not just about sex. It’s also about open and honest communication, having a positive self-image and processing past painful or traumatic situations. At its core, she defines intimacy as people enjoying the pleasure of the people they love. “There are many women out there who are afraid to bring intimacy up because the biggest taboo of all is talking about orgasm,” Dr. Landeen said. “Well, you know what? It is a natural human experience. A lot of women have misinformation about what an orgasm is and what it entails.”

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Dr. Landeen also notes that there are many medical issues that can affect intimacy or arousal, including STDs, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, cancer and menopause. INVESTING IN HEALTHY INTIMACY Acknowledging the importance of intimacy is the crux of Dr. Landeen’s education efforts for patients, other providers and insurance companies. “Studies have clearly shown that people who have intimate relationships live longer and it can help their blood pressure,” she said. “If I can have this patient have a very healthy sexual and intimate life, they’re probably going to spend a lot less time with other medical issues and concerns.” Helping people with intimacy issues is bigger than improving their sex life, and Dr. Landeen hopes that over time the education, resources and success of the intimacy clinic leads to more locations. “I would like to leave this as the legacy, as something we didn’t shove under the rug,” Dr. Landeen said. “By the time I retire, I’d hope this is just the norm — recognizing that intimacy is such an important part of our lives.” n


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New Treatment Opens Up Airways Options without surgery By Jennifer Dumke


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the tips of your fingers on either side of nose pressing down on cheeks and away from nose. It’s often compared to the simple, over-the-counter nasal strips, which essentially widen the nasal valve. If this provides temporary relief, then it’s likely you are a candidate and should consult with a trained physician for the next steps. Another option is to have your physician perform a “cottle test” where the nasal valve is lifted, mimicking the procedure. With VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling, patients with nasal valve collapse will experience an even wider, and permanent, airway opening. But how does it work? Dr. Cink explains how the device “uses a radio frequency energy to gently reshape the nasal tissue which then heals in a new position, opening the nasal valve. Some patients may need several procedures over

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time to achieve full airway.” Despite the complexity of the technology, the process is very simple. The procedure is non-invasive, can be performed in an in-office setting and has clinically proven results with patients showing significant improvements in symptoms. “There is essentially no pain and patients are feeling relief right away. There is a healing time of about two weeks for the tissue to mold into a new position. After the procedure, patients can go back to their daily activities immediately. I think this technique will be a standard procedure for most patients in the future,” says Dr. Cink. As for the future, Dr. Cink is optimistic this new treatment has the potential to help many sinus sufferers. “This is an exciting technology for our specialty,” he adds. “The future is bright for patients seeking airway opening and sinus relief.” n

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Becoming a Supplement-Savvy Shopper By Virginia Olson | Photos by Alison Obbink | Hair Styling by Renae Visscher


he path to healthy aging has plenty of sign posts – eat more fruits and vegetables for their antioxidants, get enough calcium for strong bones, include fish in your diet, stay away from processed foods.

supplement without consulting a primary health care provider, pharmacist or other reputable source may put your health and your wallet at risk. Here are a few points to keep in mind when perusing a supplement aisle:

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According to the Council of Responsible Nutrition’s 2018 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, 68 percent of adults use supplements and 87 percent express confidence in their safety, quality and effectiveness. Unfortunately, dietary supplements are not subject to the same rigorous government testing and regulations as pharmaceutical drugs. This means that information found on supplement product labels is not always accurate nor does the information guarantee the purity, quality or efficacy of the product. Purchasing any dietary 78 | October/November 2019

Unlike food labels, the ingredients list can be misleading. Also, be cautious when it comes to the word “natural.” A product may be just that, but this does not always mean it is safe to consume – especially in combination with certain medications. QUESTIONABLE TESTIMONIALS Many products come with glowing testimonials from socalled actual consumers. If the product is not backed by anything other than a handful of individuals championing its success, question the accuracy of the claims.

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he eyes may be the window to the soul, but according to the providers at Ophthalmology LTD, the eyes are also a window to overall health. For this reason, patients are encouraged to have their eyes examined every 1-2 years as according to optometrist Andrea McCann, “10% of an exam is about vision. The remaining 90% is focused on health.” Many patients are surprised to learn that along with eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma, eye exams can also indicate medical concerns including diabetes and hypertension. Another advantage of regular eye exams is early detection, as ophthalmologist Elizabeth Atchison advises, “Many eye conditions could be treated earlier to avoid long term, irreversible issues.” Optometrist Emily Walters agrees with Atchison, stating, “Preventative care is power.” Walters also praises patients for educating themselves regarding their ocular health, yet says, “While there is a wealth of information available online, obtaining the opinion of a provider who will actually examine the eye is the best practice for long term health and vision.” Those in vision care regularly treat a number of conditions and are emphatic about patients making and keeping examination appointments. Ophthalmology LTD offers a complete spectrum of ophthalmic subspecialists for their patients, treating a number of conditions including glaucoma. According to ophthalmologist Elise In’t Veld, “Glaucoma can be a blinding disease, even if you don’t feel it or see it. If caught early, treatment can be as simple as an eye drop a day. Late detection usually results in surgery

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and most people suffer permanent vision loss.” Macular degeneration is also a common condition providers treat. Because it is an age-related issue, it is not surprising that a majority of those who experience severe macular degeneration are women. Another agerelated issue is cataracts, as Atchison explains, “The most common surgery in the US is cataract surgery.” At the same time, In’t Veld reminds patients that cataract surgery is not always a foregone conclusion. “Just because you have cataracts doesn’t mean they need to be removed. Having cataracts won’t negatively affect your overall health.” Dry eyes is yet another age-related issue that patients often experience. An evaluation of their environment can help patients identify drying factors that they may be able to control. McCann says, “Cigarette smoke, over exposure to vehicle defrost systems, certain eye creams and the build up from cosmetics are considerations to take into account when diagnosing dryness issues.” Atchison offers additional advice for patients with dry eyes, “Almost everyone has chapped lips, and repeated applications of lip balm help keep them hydrated. The same ongoing habit is true for treating dry eyes with hydration.” Considering all of the diseases and issues which can affect the eye, providers at Ophthalmology LTD encourage patients to be vigilant about their eye care whether it is simple daily activities, eye safety or disease management. Walters says that she cannot stress enough, particularly to women, the importance of being diligent in eye hygiene. “Ladies should use oil free make up remover and be committed to removing their mascara every night before they go to bed.” Lastly, McCann says that the most repeated advice she gives is “Be diligent in chronic disease management, and make overall body health a priority.” For more information regarding providers and services, visit n

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Noelle Needham Paving a new path

By Natalie Slieter | Photos by Maggie Sweets Photography


ne of Noelle Needham’s passions is South Dakota – she absolutely loves it. At nine years old, she moved with her family from Ohio to a rural farm in the Buffalo Ridge area near Elkton, South Dakota. Her mother dreamed of living on a cattle ranch, and her parents were determined it make it as first generation ranchers. Noelle has many fond memories of growing up on the ranch with her two younger brothers, where they raised cow and calf pairs and sold pigs. The work was demanding but she learned many valuable lessons working on the ranch with her family. Noelle’s other passion is hockey, which she learned to play at just five years old. She remembers her mother teaching her how to skate on a pond and she started playing on hockey teams in Brookings. Her family even converted one of the grain barns on the ranch into their designated hockey barn. They would train and play out there together, shooting 1,000 pucks every day. “We did everything as a family,” Noelle shared. When Noelle was 12 years old, she was recruited by Shattuck-St. Mary’s, a boarding school well known for producing some of professional hockey’s top players, as well as a prep school known for maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum. She attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s for six years, playing on the Girls Prep Team. By 15 years old, she had become a top recruit in the nation, dreams of playing in the Olympics within reach, and garnering interest from the nation’s top NCAA university programs. Unfortunately, she was severely injured during practice three days before the USA Hockey National Tournament – tearing the ACL, MCL, PCL, and meniscus in her knee. “I went from having many Division I college hockey opportunities to none – nobody wanted to touch me with a ten-foot pole. I thought if I could still play on it at the National Tournament, then maybe colleges would see how much heart I had and give me a chance,” Noelle said.

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Three days after her injury, she flew to Alaska with her surgeon – taped up – and played. Over the next couple of years, Noelle rehabbed and trained, ultimately earning a full-ride scholarship at Minnesota State University where she played Division I hockey for the Mavericks. “I was very fortunate to be a Division I athlete, already having five major knee surgeries,” Noelle said. “It was an opportunity that I didn’t know I would have because of my injuries.” In total, she tore her knee four times, resulting in eight knee surgeries. Toward the end of her college career, she suffered another knee injury, this time career ending. She returned to the family ranch and purchased 100 head of cattle through a “Beginning Farmer” loan. After three years of working on the ranch, she found she was missing a piece of herself – hockey. So, she sold her cows to pursue her passion. “Getting injured was probably one of the best things that happened to me in hindsight because I ended up back here and I’m able to do what I’m doing now,” Noelle explained. Noelle entered the world of hockey again, but this time using her passion, knowledge, and experience to help other hockey players reach their goals. She and business partner, Ashley Munsterman, started Legend Hockey. They began with only a couple summer hockey camps, which 10 years later has developed into a full-time, year-round business. Legend Hockey, along with Legend Hockey Elite, trains over 700 athletes per year at the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls. At Legend Hockey, Noelle and her team provide training to hockey players of all ages, with some players traveling from across the world to receive training. Legend Hockey has built a strong partnership with Sanford Health over the years. “With their support and the support of the community and surrounding area, we’ve been able to create a sustainable and elite level of hockey training here in Sioux Falls,” Noelle said. The Sanford Sports Complex has provided Legend Hockey with training facilities and resources that wouldn’t have been available otherwise. In return, this has allowed Legend Hockey to attract high-end athletes to their programs and gives the kids the chance to play hockey at the highest levels. Noelle is also cofounder and assistant general manager of Sioux Falls Power Hockey, which is a USA Hockey Tier I youth hockey program, where she works alongside cofounder and general manager Matt Tobin. The program provides the opportunity for boys age 14-18 to play in a league with exposure to the highest

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levels of development and competitive hockey in the United States and Canada. Noelle coaches the boys U16 team. The program is quickly becoming a top contender in the nation, making national tournament appearances each year since its inception. Noelle experienced another unexpected change of events this last year, as she was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, becoming the NHL’s only female scout. This position allows her to travel and evaluate players for the NHL Draft. To apply, she was given an applicant number and game video of certain players. She was asked to submit scouting reports on the video, only being identified with her applicant number. The submission was evaluated by management and she rose to the top. It was a blind application process, meaning she was offered the position completely based on her merit. Her success may be the first step for women to have more opportunities in the world of hockey. She may not say it herself, but becoming a scout was not only a huge accomplishment for her, but for women as well who can now dream of being in professional sports and enter a field that has been dominated by men. “I wasn’t searching for an opportunity in professional hockey, but the opportunity found me. The merit-based selection process was rewarding, and I’m grateful to be working with a terrific professional organization. I’ve learned so much from the

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game of hockey, and I’m thrilled to give back to it by working with youth players and being involved with it at a professional level,” Noelle said. With three full-time jobs, she doesn’t have much time outside of work, but she loves what she does. All her jobs allow Noelle to have a hand in multiple areas of hockey and give her a wellrounded experience, from training the kids at Legend Hockey, coaching them at Sioux Falls Power Hockey, and scouting players for the NHL. Noelle hopes that through her work she is having a positive impact on the players, their families and the community. Her work ethic and drive allow her to be successful and create a hockey market in South Dakota. Noelle doesn’t have much free time, but she does return to the family ranch when she can and take in the views. She loves the history and the people in the state and the abundant opportunities to be successful. She reiterates how fortunate and humbled she is to be doing what she loves in the state that she loves. The turns in her story have brought her here and she is thankful. “I learned a long time ago not to map out my future,” Noelle said with a laugh. “But I love that I can work in hockey and lived in South Dakota!” n

OsteoStrong The ultimate biohack that unlocks physical freedom Story & photos by Margaret Pennock


r. Rebecca Bear, a Chiropractor, along with her partner Laura Archambeau, have introduced OsteoStrong to Sioux Falls; an innovative skeletal strengthening system where people can achieve improved bone density, increased agility and balance, improved posture, increased physical strength & power, and decreased joint and back pain. This system can also help people reverse osteoporosis and manage Type 2 diabetes. According to Dr. Bear, “OsteoStrong is for individuals of any age and activity level, from teenage athletes to grandparents. Not just for osteoporosis or osteopenia, although the results are amazing in this area, it’s for people who need help with balance, strength, being

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able to move around easier, doing daily activities with ease such as housework, golf, yardwork, playing with children or grandchildren, hiking, biking, etc.” The concept behind OsteoStrong is fairly simple. Using a process called Osteogenic Loading to emulate high impact exercise, bone adaptation can be stimulated through a precise level of force that engages the nervous system to trigger osteogenesis, or the formation of new, healthy bone tissue. This is accomplished in just 10 minutes, once a week without pain, fatigue or soreness with four pieces of proprietary equipment called Spectrum®. In addition, it has been proven in clinical trials to also reduce A1C for Type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Bear notes, “OsteoStrong works for people of all ages and all levels of activity by promoting skeletal strength. There are OsteoStrong centers all over the world and its popularity is growing rapidly as people become aware and are experiencing firsthand the tremendous physical improvements that this system can provide. Our vision and goal is to bring awareness to everyone, and for those who become a member, to bring freedom from joint and back pain, increase power, agility, strength, balance and posture, to increase bone density, and to help decrease A1C for Type 2 Diabetes. In addition we want to enhance athletic performance and overall health and wellness for every individual that walks through our door.”


OsteoStrong is a month-to-month membership, without any long-term contracts. For more information or to schedule your first session call 605.988.8596 or visit today. n




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or Stacey Namminga, opening a boutique that showcases local artists is a dream come true. Located east of Tea, Stacey’s Vintage*Art*Boutique offers a fun shopping experience for individuals who appreciate high quality art as well as vintage, up-cycled and reclaimed unique treasures created by local artisans who have their own ‘shops’ under one roof. Ranging from trendy clothing and handmade jewelry to all-natural soaps and self-care items, original home décor items, furniture, locally made paint, crystals and stones, photography by a local artist and signs of all kinds, the inventory is constantly changing but always intriguing. Stacey’s niece Caitlyn who manages the boutique shares, “It’s amazing to know how many incredibly talented artists we have in our own community. Having the opportunity to connect artists and artisans with our customers is unique to our store and the Sioux Falls’ area. We work with 70+ amazing people everyday and to be able to support them in their efforts is truly a privilege for us.” Many local artists and artisans also create custom work and Caitlyn is happy to make these connections. She is also proud to work with entrepreneurial military veterans and several individuals who work with animal rescues. “We held a fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society in August and plan to do one for the Big Paws Canine Foundation in November which is an organization whose primary mission is to provide Service and Companion Dogs to disabled Veterans and former First Responders injured in the line of duty. We want to have a larger mission and to help those in need.” Inventory is diverse and prices range from under $20 and up which makes it a perfect stop to find uniquely perfect gifts, or something special for yourself. According to Caitlyn, “We make it a priority to offer a wide variety of styles and designs to appeal to different interests and budgets. It’s awesome to be able to find handcrafted items that are affordable.”

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Always looking for new vendors, there is a vendor application on the website, “We are planning an addition this winter which will open up approximately 10 to 15 spaces including larger areas where our vendors can conduct workshops with clients on the weekends.” Just a quick drive from Sioux Falls, Stacey’s Vintage*Art*Boutique is a few minutes east of I-29 at the Tea exit. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-5:30pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm. You can also check it out on Facebook and Instagram! n

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The Splash Bark by SDK Water fun for everyone - especially the dogs! By Thea Miller Ryan | Images courtesy of Splash Bark by SDK


uppy Coladas, sprinklers and bubblers, splash pool, and tiki bar. This truly is a “Splash Bark” for dogs!

The Splash Bark by Smoken Dakota Kennels (SDK) is an indoor park that “will feature a variety of sprinklers and bubblers including a palm tree and a beach ball sprinkler,” Teri Jo Olean said. “All of the water will be fresh, no chemicals added and safe for dogs. Unlike human kids, dogs won’t stand in one spot and let the water fall on them. They move, a lot and quickly. So, our features will be synchronized setting off two at a time.” Water will pool in the center and create an area for dogs to splash around.

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There are palm trees, lounging areas and a Tiki bar for both human and dog refreshments, she said. “A splash park can benefit all breeds and sizes of dogs. Short legs, long bodies, chubby, you name it.” The Splash Bark will have a dry play area like a typical dog park. Teri Jo said, “Only it’s indoors and has super cool features and refreshments for both dogs and humans.” As a passionate dog owner and business owner, Teri Jo said, “I am constantly thinking about new creative ideas that I can provide for dogs and their owners. Last summer I was at an outdoor

splash park for kids with my son. There were signs ‘no dogs allowed.’ All I could do was picture not only my dogs but all kinds of dogs running around, splashing and having a blast.” The Splash Bark will offer unlimited monthly memberships, day passes and additional human passes. The memberships will be per dog with discounts for multiple dog families, she said. The splash park is conveniently attached to The Resort by SDK, located in Harrisburg, SD. “We specialize in the experience of boarding and doggy daycare, guests can add a Splash Pass to their stay and our pet care professionals will organize and supervise group play in the park just as we do in our playgrounds.” Their entire staff is certified in pet first aid and CPR, Teri Jo said.”The extensive knowledge and passion of our team creates an experience like no other in the Sioux Empire.” The Splash Bark by SDK will be a unique destination for dogs to hang out with their humans year-round. The Resort and Splash Bark is located on South Minnesota Avenue, directly across from the Country Apple Orchard. n

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