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Tag Archives: Liz Sagaser

At First Sight Articles,Baby,Health

At First Sight Testing infants’ eyesight—long before they can speak about what they see—can prevent life-long vision problems. Dr. Sarah Kuipers, an optometrist at Independent Optical in Rapid City, is one of several Black Hills-area specialists who participate in a national program called InfantSEE®. The program provides a one-time, no-cost eye and vision assessment for babies six to 12 months old. There are no qualifying requirements, and participating doctors are not compensated in any way; they agree to be part of the program because they understand the value of early diagnosis and treatment of problems related to vision and the… Read More >>

Making an Impact Articles,Community,Featured Articles,Holidays

Making an Impact Salvation Army Leah Zandstra, Women’s Auxiliary President **MORE TO THE STORY** 12.14.16 The Students and Staff of Stevens High School in Rapid City collected over 215 gifts for Angel Tree this year! What an asset these students are to Rapid City and the Black Hills community at large. #goraiders #generouskids #teensdoinggood                 ### Within familiar circles, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary President Leah Zandstra is known as a “professional volunteer.” “When there is something to be done, I jump on it instead of waiting around.”   Social activism is in her roots, and something she… Read More >>

House of Kai Amazing Kids,Articles,Featured Articles,Teen

House of Kai Kaian “Kai” Thompson of Rapid City is an auburn beauty reminiscent of Disney’s Ariel – a modern girl who ditched her mermaid tail in favor of a black-belted Taekwondo gi (uniform), over-the-top theatrical costumes or an original high fashion gown of her own making – all depending on the day. “Makeup and hair are pretty, but I have been taught to be a powerful person,” explains Kai. Her ideals are more than skin deep. She has attended Karate For Kids martial arts studio since the age of five, earning a 3rd Degree Black Belt, six Triple Crown… Read More >>

Bald is Beautiful Articles,Child,Featured Articles

Bald is Beautiful Imagine your child being mistreated by peers because she is different in some way beyond your control. Karma Vollmer knows all too well the wounds a bully or even well-meaning adults can inflict on a child. Karma’s daughter Rian (11) is a competitive dancer at On Your Toes School of Dancing – a social butterfly with the ability to strike up a conversation with almost anyone. She is a beloved daughter, sister and a friend. She’s a girl with a lot going for her – and she also happens to have thinning hair, and sometimes bald. Diagnosed… Read More >>