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BI . _ hursda00, 00e00rua00y 2009 ity Tri-County News : Kimball, MN Commun Page 3 Carl F, ttoflman  " U of M Extension horticulturist Keep those roses beautiful There is no more romantic Val- entine&apos;s Day gift than roses. The classic symbol of love and romance is an elegant red rose, but roses of any color speak loudly of love and thoughtfulness. Although they are often considered a very frag- ile flower, with proper care they can remain beautiful for a week or more. The roses will need to be placed in water as soon as you receive them. Select a vase that has been thoroughly cleaned and fill it with warm (100 degrees F) water in which you have mixed the floral preservative that comes with the roses. Do not attempt to use aspi- rin, carbonated beverages, pen- nies or any other concoction as it will not help to keep the roses fresh longer. A preservative is a complex mixture that contains an energy source, an inhibitor of microor- ganisms and a respiratory inhibi- tor. Recut the rose stems under water before you arrange them in the vase. It does not matter if they are cut at a slant or Straight across, just use a sharp knife or scissors to make the cuts. Remove all foliage that may be under water before Call for artists at the Paramount Artists of all mediums and abil- ities are invited to attend Artists in Studio at the Paramount Art Center in St. Cloud. The open stu- dio event will take place 4-9 p.m. May 15 and May 16, and 1-6 p.m. May 17. The public will be invited to watch the artists work on their specific art form. The open studio is a great opportunity to advertise classes, exhibits or promotions for the artist. Artwork started or completed during the 15 hours of studio time is exhibited May 29 - June 12 at the Paramount Gallery. A closing reception wilI be during the St. Cloud Art Crawl June 12. The cost for the event is $40. Some supply fees may apply for the ceramics studio. Artists are responsible for their own mate- rials. For more information go to <www.artistsinstudio.blogspot. corn> or <unvw.paramountarts. org>. The coordinator of the event is Heidi Steadman and can be reached at (320) 632-6632 or <hei disteadman@yahoo.com>. Early registration is encouraged. you arrange the roses in the vase. Place the arranged flowers in a cool place for a couple of hours which will encourage the roses to take up water. Displaythe roses for your enjoy- ment, but avoid drafts, direct sun- light, hot spots and television sets. To prolong their life, return the roses to a cool spot each night as flowers at cool temperatures lose less water. Check the water level daily and replace any lost water. If the water becomes cloudy, remove the flowers, clean the vase, recut the stems under water and place in clean water with preservative added. When the petals drop, gather them up, dry them, and enjoy them in potpourri or as pressed flowers. / Frank Pope turns 100 By Jacqui DuBois, Staff writer Kimball resident Frank Pope turns 100 Friday, Feb. 13. Frank's niece Audrey Pope says they're having a small get together with family on his birthday and plan to do a larger party in Maywhen the weather is nicer. Frank lives in Kimball and has so for all of his life. Audrey says he likes to read, go over the newspa- per, and watch TV, but he doesn't do so much anymore because of his eyesight. When Frank was younger he owned a saw mill where he'd cut wood for everyone in the area. "He was very well liked and admired," Audrey says. He also was a farmer, a good dancer, and loved fishing. Audrey says he would always catch the biggest fish. "He's probably the kindest, most giving, happy person I think I've ever met," Audrey says. "Never got angry or said a bad word, and doesn't complain. I think that's why he has made it this far- no stress." Frank grew up on the farm with his dad who raised him and his two brothers. Frank's mother died when he was 6 years old and an older sister had died a few years before. Audrey says Frank still remembers a little about his mom and how after her death, along with his father, he stepped up to take care of the two younger brothers. An interesting aspect about Frank and his family is that the Ostmark hosts spaghetti supper Saturday, Feb. 21, Ostmark Lutheran Church-ELCA of rural Watkins will host an "all-you-can- eat" Mardi Gras spaghetti supper fundraiser. There will be two seat- ings: 4:30-6 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The menu includes tossed salad, all-you-can-eat spaghetti, French bread, a "special" theme dessert, and a non-alcoholic "sparkling" juice. Diners will be served by the Confirmation students, and there will be Mardi Gras music. Parties of six or eight may request a private dining room, as available. One room can hold 12 to 16 for a larger group, or two smaller groups. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children age 6 and under are free, 7 to t2 are $ 5 and there is a family cap of $30. Tickets are available from Con- firmation students and will be sold before and after 9 a.m. Sunday worship. Tickets can be reserved by.mail by sending payment to "Mardi Gras Dinner," Ostmark Lutheran Church-ELCA, 32721 680th Ave., Watkins MN 55389. Tickets will be held for the night of the dinner. Funds will help the students go to Confirmatio n Camp this sum- mer and support a mission proj- ect. "The youth and parents are all really excited and have been work- ing hard to raise funds," said Ost- mark's pastor, the Rev. Melinda Melhus. "They will be serving the mid-week Lenten soup suppers at 6:30 p.m., prior-to worship at 7:30 p.m. and the annual Easter breakfast between the 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. worship services. Students also plan to hold car washes in con- junction with other 0stmark events this summer. "Camp will be a won- derful experience for the youth and I am pleased they are learning about tithing for a mission project." Ostmark is located sven and one half miles southeast of Wat- kins. For more information or directions, contact the church at (320) 693-8450. three Pope brothers married three Scheeler sisters. Oldest son Frank Pope married Marie Scheeler [97), middle son Dan Pope (passed away a few years ago) married Elsie Scheeler (88), and youngest son Wheeler Pope (94) married Laura Scheeler (91). Also, Frank's wife Marie's grandmother deliv- ered Frank when he was born. Frank and Marie still live on a farm in Kimball and never had chil- dren, but theyhave alot of nieces and nephews on both sides. Audrey says she has always thought of Frank anffMarie as her "second set of parents." "Never ever heard him say a bad word about anybody," Audrey says. "He used to say if you can't say something nice about somebody, don't say anything at all." If you'd like to send Frank a birthday card, send it to: 7550 200th St., Kimball MN 55353 Benefit Breakfast i FISHING cd "'"' pemman's Olub DeTESt" [ Lake Francis Public Beach [ Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:30-3p.m. I GRANDPB!ZE TIclefs'5 o' I S-UU rOeTULE//00'7.00;& t I fiSH HOUSE ]Provided by Wild-Outdoors l - (([/ I & Otter-Outdoors .i k ) I I Largest .................. $100 I 2nd Largest ........... $75 I Largest ............ SsO Largest Pan-fish....$25 II[llrlll ll -m ][vL:} i I' iIl[i I] iiB| i 'l l il '.]1 i Ill I l$iI iIi  i i'l lJll/el lil= [K  Ntk-lle] ili iil i = i ji t=t