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IN THIS ISSUE... “CONTAINED” EXPRESSIONS

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ICCC Student Spotlight: Chloe Peterson by Hailey Brueschke

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Matthes and Cole Help Fellow MS Sufferers by Robert Wolf

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Saboe’s Faith in Grace Lutheran Church by Robert Wolf

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Contained Expressions – Ten Years of Artistic Showcase by Meg Beshey

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Home Style: The Garden Adventure by Meg Beshey

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Culinary Corner: To Quiche or Not to Quiche by Meg Beshey

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Health Wise: Trinity Hospice Seeks Volunteers by Jesse Helling

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Money Matters: What Should You Do with a 401(k) When Leaving a Job? courtesy of Edward Jones

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From the News Editor It’s All Good…. It always amazes me how things you love to do get put on a shelf for a while as you deal with more important things, but eventually those “things” come back into your world for a reason. Mine would be the love of writing about what is going on in my world. Where does this come from? It comes from my past, the influence of my father and his incredible writing skills as an educator, a minister and resource to others, as well as my mother and her ability to help others put the right words where they should be. Years ago, I wrote so many different things for the Blanden Memorial Art Museum as well as for Mainstreet, Int’l Horse Archery Festival and more. Now the Fort Dodge Today magazine… I look forward to overseeing this publication that has its heart built into this community. Every issue has something of interest to someone no matter what the age. I find people constantly have discussions about an article, a tip of one of the experts featured and the photographs used throughout the publication. Where do I find this data? In the lounges at school, at doctor’s offices or another local business. It is a publication you naturally veer towards as it focuses on our town, our people and what is going on. I hope to help continue this tradition of focusing on what is important to this town ... us. So to start off my first editorial debut we talk about May. There are so many versions as to how the month of May was named. A commonly accepted explanation is that it was named for Maia, the Roman goddess of spring and growth. Her name related to a Latin word that means increase or growth. I see a connection here; my father was fluent in Latin and my mother likes to garden ... hmmm. OK, so the articles this month will focus on these areas. Let’s “increase” our knowledge and let’s learn about growing things. Here we go! To start this issue off right, though, you cannot have a publication such as this without talented folks who can write and visually create with personal emphasis on people or events we want to know more about. We hope to take you there as you sit and wait for your appointment, eat your lunch or hang out with friends over coffee. Of course, we need you too. Tell us what you want to see more of, less of, help us know what events are on your calendars. Maybe you know of some groups that need more visibility or something about our town YOU think is unique that visitors may not know and should know. It’s your magazine about your town; help me by taking it there. I look forward to being the editor of this magazine. Thanks for your support.

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News Editor Meg Beshey

Direct inquiries to:

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Sales Manager Becky O’Brien

Art Director Reggie Cygan Advertising 574-4418 Fax 573-2148 Editorial 576-7722 www.messengernews.net

Publisher Larry D. Bushman

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Volume 23 Issue 1 If your address has changed since your last issue call (800) 622-6613 ext. 404.

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contributors Amelia "Amy" Presler is an avid reader who just happens to work at the best place in town for book lovers–the Fort Dodge Public Library. The best part of her job is meeting the public and having access to all the latest titles and sharing her love of books with others. When not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking, painting and spending time with her family and friends. She is a native of Fort Dodge and is the youngest of 10 children and has three of her own. She believes that you can judge a book by its cover (literally!) and avoids those that have hats, shoes, feet, fences, swords, gardens, cakes, tableware, Adirondack chairs and cats on them.

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Robert Wolf has lived in Fort Dodge since 1964. He has written for Fort Dodge Today magazine since 2002 and for The Messenger since 1993. He’s the author of “Fossils of Iowa” and “Iowa’s State Parks.” A member of the Author’s Guild, his hobbies include fossil collecting and photography.

Hailey Brueschke will be attending Iowa Central Community College next year to attain her AA. From there she would like to attend Iowa State University to major in journalism. Her goal after college is to work for a major magazine in a larger city. She likes to spend her free time reading, writing, and being with her friends and family.

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May 2012 2012 Market on Central call for entertainment, June 9 and 23, July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25, September 8 and 22, apply online at www.fdmarketoncentral.com or in person at 1406 Central Ave., for more information call Sharon at 955-5500. 1 Free blood pressure screening, Crossroads Mall, 8 to 9:30 a.m. 1 The Aliens Are Coming What if it’s True?, CANA Lifetree Cafe, public welcome, 7 to 8 p.m. refreshments served, call 302-8036 for information. 1 FDSH jv/v girls golf vs. Waukee, Fort Dodge Country Club, 3:30 p.m.

1 FDSH jv/v girls tennis vs. Marshalltown, Dodger Courts, 4:15 p.m.

2 Preschool Storytime, Fort Dodge Public Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2 St Edmond Parade of Bands, 5th- through 12th-grade bands, St. Edmond, 7 p.m. 1 FDSH jv/v boys soccer vs. East, Dodger Stadium, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 1 St. Edmond Service Learning Day (all levels of St. Edmond grades will be going out into the community and doing service work) 2 Fort Dodge Civitan Club meeting, Zakeers Restaurant, 425 Second Ave. S., 7 a.m.

3 Cholesterol screening, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Crossroads Mall, blood pressure and blood sugar checked free of charge, $3 fee for cholesterol screening.

3 Preschool Storytime, Fort Dodge Public Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

3 Webster County Museum open, 515 School St., Otho, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3 FDSH jv/v boys soccer vs. Waukee, Dodger stadium, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 3 St. Edmond girls tennis vs. Webster City, 4:30 p.m.

4 Artful Dodger exhibit “Moving On,” and reception, Permanent Collection Gallery Art,

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May 2012 921 Central Ave., 6 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is in conjunction with FDSH art show exhibiting artworks created by high school students in various media. Free. Refreshments served. For more information, call 573-8818. 4 Night Paddling, Brushy Creek, south boat ramp, first come first serve, 8:30 p.m.

4-5 Golden K Kiwanis Club’s 2012 Peanut Days with proceeds going to projects in the community, such as nine - $1,000 scholarships to graduating students. The club also supports many youth related organizations in Fort Dodge. Club members will be available at various local stores. The public’s support, as always, is appreciated. 4 FDSH jv/v boys tennis vs. Ames, Dodger Courts, 4:15 p.m.

4 Friends of St. Edmond golf outing, Fort Dodge Country Club, Shotgun start 12:30 p.m., 4 person best ball. 4-7 ICCAC Region XI Softball Tournament, Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge

4 FDSH varsity girls track invite, Dodger Stadium, 5 p.m. 5-6 ICCC men’s golf Region XI tournament, Fort Dodge Country Club, time TBA.

5 Iowa Central Community College Commencement, Hodges Fieldhouse, ICCC, 10 a.m. to noon.

5 Friends of St. Edmond Ball XXIX, Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites, 5 p.m.

6 Opportunity Village Benefit Walk, 10-mile route starts at 1 p.m., 3-mile and 1-mile routes

start at 2:30 p.m., Dodger Stadium, 1930 Elmhurst Ave. Limited space, registration packets available at Village General Store, 12 N. 25th St., Administrative Offices in Northwoods Living Pine house, 1470 21st Ave. N., or call Kris, 515-573-4046.

7 FDSH girls jv/v soccer vs. Southeast Polk, Dodger stadium, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

7 St. Edmond boys golf NCC, 11 a.m.

8 Free blood pressure screening, Crossroads Mall, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

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May 2012 8 Heroes of the Heartland, Friendship Haven, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public welcome. To make reservations, call Bob Kirschbaum, 712-253-1578 or email bob.kirshbaum@siouxlandredcross.org. Limited seating, any amount contribution is your reservation.

10 FDSH v boys and girls track tournament, Dodger Stadium, 4:30 p.m.

12-13 Early Bird Baseball Tournament, Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sport Complex, Fort Dodge

10 Taste of Hope Women 4 Women, wine and cheese tasting with proceeds to benefit YWCA, Vincent House, 5 to 9 p.m.

12 The Duane Bills Friendly Fishing Derby, Badger Lake, John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Event held for 15 and under youth from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Event is free but must register at Customer Service by May 10 at Hy-Vee.

8 FDSH girls jv/v golf vs. Ames, Fort Dodge Country Club, 3:30 p.m.

8 FDSH jv/v boys tennis vs. WDM Valley, Dodger Courts, 4:15 p.m.

10-20 Smith Amusements Carnival at Crossroads Mall.

11 FDSH jv/v girls soccer vs. Marshalltown, Dodger Stadium, 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

12 Mixed Media Drawing adult workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge. 13 Mother’s Day

13 Mother’s Day, Tours of the Smeltzer Home, 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Wells Fargo building downtown, 822 Central Ave., Suite 310. Proceeds will go to the Walk To End Alzehimer’s event. For more information, contact Amy Von Bank, 576-4884 or email at amy.vonbank@alz.org. 13 St. Edmond Performing Arts, Coffeehouse, 3 p.m., tickets available in the St. Edmond High School office. 14 FDSH v girls golf invitational, Fort Dodge Country Club, 10 a.m. 14 FDSH v girls tennis vs. Sioux City North and Sioux City South, Dodger tennis courts, 3:15 p.m.

AT THE BLANDEN “Pottery, Painting and Persistance, 1958 - 2011” exhibit April 21- Sept. 15, by Dean Schwarz. “Asian, European & American Art” works of art from the Permanent Collection “The New Deal” • America in the 1930’s works of art from the Permanent Collection “Innovative and Imaginitive Cultures” works of art from the Permanent Collection One~of~a~Kind Gift Shop: New items available just in time for holiday shopping. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. The Blanden is located at 920 3rd Ave. S. For information, phone 573-2316. 6



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May 2012 16 FDSH jv/v girls soccer vs. Carroll Community, Dodger stadium, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 17 Ford Dodge Noon Lions Steak Fry, Lion’s Den, (former Isaac Walton), 5 to 9 p.m. 17 FDSH jv/v boys soccer vs. Carroll Community, Dodger Stadium, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 18 Senior Tour from Pleasant Hill, Fort Museum 18-19 The Art of Marriage retreat held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., 6:30 p.m. on the 18th

to 4 p.m. on the 19th, $45 per couple. Contact Glen Emery for registration information, 955-6811, leave message.

20 St. Edmond Baccalaureate, 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart

19 Flea Market and Hillbilly sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webster County Fairgrounds.

19 Fundamentals of Drawing adult workshop, Blanden Memorial Art museum.

19-20 Armed Forces Day Classic Baseball Tournament, Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge.

21 Central College’s A Cappalla Choir concert at First United Methodist Church, corner of 10th St. and 2nd Ave. N., 7 p.m. Free. Reception to follow at the church. 22 FDSH jv/v boys baseball vs. Kuemper Catholic, Dodger Stadium, 4:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

20 St. Edmond Commencement exercises, 1 p.m. at St. Edmond.

20 Flea Market and Hillbilly sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Webster County Fairgrounds.

22 FDSH jv/v girls softball vs. Webster City, Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex, 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. 22 Brushy Creek Fishing Derby, 10 a.m. to noon, Brushy Creek Fish Pier Point, free.

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May 2012 22 Free blood pressure screening, Crossroads Mall, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Harlan Rogers Sports Complex, 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

23 FDSH Baccalaureate, 7 p.m., Corpus Christi

26 Wine Tasting Event, Crystalwood Creations, 1633 Nelson Ave., Fort Dodge, noon to 3 p.m.

25 FDSH v boys baseball vs. Des Moines Lincoln, Dodger Stadium, 3:30 p.m. 26 FDSH jv/v girls softball vs. Des Moines Lincoln,

27 Fort Dodge Senior High Commencment exercises, 1:30 p.m., Dodger Stadium. In case of rain, commencement will be moved indoors to FDSH gymnasium.

10 a.m., program to follow at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, the program may be moved indoors at the last minute. Jerrold P. Jimmerson, conductor.

28 St. Edmond baseball invite, 10 a.m.

28 Memorial Day 28 Karl L. King Municipal Band plays at the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Veteran’s Council, North Lawn Cemetery. Band plays approximately

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Bring the family for some FREE fishing fun. Prizes will be awarded for largest fish caught, smallest fish caught and most fish caught in 3 age groups (5 and under, 6-10 & 11-15). Fisheries biologist will have live fish for identification.

This fishing derby is for those who would like to learn how to fish. It’s a great way for parents to learn how to make their children’s fishing trip successful. You’ll learn what fish species look like, what they like to eat and how to tie on a slip bobber and hook.

Saturday, May 12th 1 pm to 4 pm Badger Lake at Kennedy Park

Sunday, May 22nd 10 am to noon Brushy Creek Fish Pier Point

It’s FREE so come and join in on the fun! A few fishing rods will be available and bait will be provided. All ages welcome, cookout afterwards.

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Provider Appreciation is a great time to celebrate the important providers in your-child’s life, or to celebrate the staff in your child care center. What better way to acknowledge your appreciation than by helping children make a gift themselves, or providers can do with the children.

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For answers to any of your questions or to schedule a campus visit, please contact

515-576-7201 or 800-362-2793 www.iowacentral.edu

Dog’s Name: Maple Willerth Breed: Bischon Age: 9 years Family: Mike, Diana, Josh, Becky, Adam and Rachael Willerth About Maple: He loves watching deer, playing with his toy squirel toy and cuddling.

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Class Notes

Meet Lori McCarville

Who are you and where are you from? Lori McCarville. I have lived in Fort Dodge for 16 years. I am originally from the small town of Green Mountain, Iowa. What grade do you teach and at what school? I am currently teaching Title 1 Reading at Butler Elementary. What do you enjoy most about teaching? I most enjoy the kids in my school building and watching them grow in their reading skills every day. How long have you been working as a teacher? This is my 7th year of teaching. Each year gets more and more challenging, but rewarding too. What made you interested in teaching? I became interested in the profession of teaching after working with children in various occupations. I really enjoy working with children.

Lori McCarville teaches at Butler Elementary. Who inspired you when you were a student? My high school teacher, Mrs. Smith; she was a tough teacher but she made the class fun. What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt? I would like to be a florist. I worked at my aunt’s floral shop for three summers. I really enjoyed working with the flowers.

“I really enjoy working with children.” ~ Lori McCarville

What are three things every teacher should own? Every teacher should own a very sturdy bag so they can carry all their work home in, chocolate – LOTS and LOTS of CHOCOLATE, and stock in teacher stores such as Learning Post, Scholastic, and Really Good Stuff.

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ICCC Student Spotlight Chloe Peterson

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The music program at Iowa Central helped her to decide that a future in music was the right choice for what she needed to do. She will graduate from Iowa Central Community College in May with a degree in music. Her plan for next year is to attend UNI for two years to receive a bachelor’s degree in vocal music education.

“I got to a point in my life where I did not want to be without music.” ~ Chloe Peterson

Chloe Peterson chose Iowa Central Community College for two reasons. First, she was not ready to move away from home. Second, she was not sure if she wanted to major in music, so she used Iowa Central to help her figure

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“I would like to teach at a highschool level for a few years, and from there decide if I wanted to go back and get my masters.” Chloe chose music as her major because it is something she has always been naturally good at. “I got to a

point in my life where I did not want to be without music in my world.” Throughout Chloe’s college career she has been involved in many activities. Some of them being concert choir, concert band, Encore singers, vocal jazz, as general manager for the music department, the fall play, ICCC’s musical and jazz band.

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- Chloe Peterson When performing in front of a crowd, Chloe feels a rush. “I like the feeling of knowing I have accomplished something I really worked hard for.” She feels this way especially since it is something she worked on for a long time. “We work on show choir for a whole semester and it makes me feel like I have improved.” Going to Iowa Central really helped Chloe Peterson. She likes the intimate environment, and that the people at ICCC are easy to talk to. “It is a great place to start out.”


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Matthes and Cole Help Fellow MS Suffers Fort Dodge Support Group helps patients who suffer from MS Marc Matthes and Shelia Cole are helping fellow multiple sclerosis sufferers through the local MS support group in Fort Dodge. During National MS Awareness Week March 12-18 Fort Dodge Today Magazine paid a visit to learn more about this group that works hard to provide information to MS patients in the area. Having no formal name, the Fort Dodge MS support group began in the early 1980s. Matthes and Cole have been leading the group for about the last seven years. The group is low-key, low budget and collects no dues from its members. There are people who come from as far away as Ames to attend its monthly meetings held here in Fort Dodge. “Sheila and I were both diagnosed and we just wanted to have a support group for people,” Matthes said. “Everyday, there’s 200 people diagnosed with MS,” he said. “We have a good core group that comes every month.” About 15 to 20 people regularly attend. Spouses and family members frequently attend as well. “It’s a place to go, to share, and it gives you a sense that that other group members understand,” Cole said. “You are fulfilling a need that MS patients have and it puts them at ease,” Matthes said.“We have members that call us at home and want to talk about something,” he said. People said they just wanted a group for support, no agenda and no programs, he said. However, occasionally they do have programs to educate members Cole said. “The members just talk about how things are going,”

Sheila Cole and Marc Matthes have led the Fort Dodge MS support group for about seven years. Matthes said. “They can find people who understand what they are going through,” Cole said. “We try to keep things positive,” she said. “It’s very easy to get down about things,” he said.

The group helps people realize the focus has to change. They learn not to let MS define them. Sometimes they have to redefine themselves Matthes says, “You can’t fight it. You can’t change it. There’s no cure for MS so

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you have to deal with it,” he said. There are drugs to help people maintain their level of comfort in dealing with the disease. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS is a “chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder.” It can cause blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems Sheila Cole with husband Dr. Dan Cole, with memory and concentration, the Webster County Medical Examiner. paralysis, blindness, and more. More than twice as many women have MS as men. About 2.5 million people are affected his right side. It has affected affected worldwide. MS is not contaCole’s eyesight. “It’s pretty scary when gious or directly inherited and most you lose your sight,” he said. people with MS have a normal or near normal life expectancy. In extreme “There’s so much access to informacases it can lead to death. MS affects tion on the internet in regards to MS, people differently. “There’s no natural which in some ways is bad. This is course. Everybody is different. because you read what can be the Everybody has different symptoms, worse things that can happen with the Matthes said. For some reason more disease and yourself, instead of taking people in the northern hemisphere are today for today. MS patients should diagnosed with MS than in the southnot worry about what is going to hapern hemisphere he said. pen tomorrow because you can’t control it,” Cole said. The cause of MS is not known, but it attacks myelin, which is the insulation The actor, Christopher Reeve, was an around nerve endings and causes the inspiration to her. “I can imagine what nerve endings to short Matthes says, he went through, to be at that level of “People with MS frequently run out of disability and still be an author, trying energy especially in warm weather. to live his life and keep a positive attiTaking naps does not refresh them.” tude, yet promoting awareness of the When you meet Sheila Cole or Marc disease. I thought if he can be positive, Matthes for the first time, you would I can be positive,” she said. not know that they have MS. It has Matthes was diagnosed 15 years ago. For more information “I was having pain in the back. It felt about the MS support group like a pinched nerve.” He went to a contact chiropractor but didn’t get relief. So he Sheila Cole 576-1860 or went to a medical doctor and was Marc Matthes 955-5814. eventually diagnosed with MS. “I had a son that was almost 3 and a daughter The group meets the first that was 6 months old and I’m thinkMonday of the month 7 p.m. at ing I can’t be in a wheelchair.” A lot of St. Olaf Lutheran Church 239 N. people think MS is fatal, he said. Now, 11th St. and is open to the public. “15 years later I work full-time still, as much as I can.” Fort Dodge Today



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In Sheila Cole’s situation it was different symptoms. “I worked full-time even when I lost vision in one eye but when I lost the other eye, I was a bookkeeper and it wasn’t an option anymore,” Cole said. “I was diagnosed back in 1982,” she said. She was having vision problems and then her right side went numb. “I kind of knew already what they were going to tell me,” she said. She was at the University of Iowa Hospital at the time. “It gives me a purpose, that I feel I’m contributing, to educate because I’m a teacher,” Matthes said. “They count on us to be there,” he said. “It’s nice having two of us to fall back on if one of us can’t be there,” Cole said. About Sheila Cole and Marc Matthes Sheila Cole, 55, is a native to Fort Dodge and is married to Dr. Dan Cole, Webster County Medical Examiner. The couple is also involved in the Hospice Ball. She volSheila Cole unteers for the Webster County Medical Examiner office. “I took a lot of training, learned a lot of things,” she said. “My husband has been very supportive.” Dan Cole attends meetings when he can and said the group does a lot of good. “You feel better if you are talking to someone about your problems,” he said.

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Marc Matthes, 47, is a Mason City native. He attended college in Fort Dodge where met his future wife and stayed here. He is director of Iowa Central’s computer networking technology program.


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Hy-Vee run/walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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Ribbon cutting at CANA

R og e r a n d Be ul a h T o rg e rs on a r e p r es en t f o r t h e ri b b o n - c ut t i n g f or t h e of f i c i a l op e n i n g o f C A NA .

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T h e R ev . B a rb a ra Hu i s ma n i s j o i n ed b y vo l u n t eer s a n d f r i en d s of C AN A a s sh e c u t s th e r i b b o n d u r i n g th e c er em on y of f i c i a l l y op en i n g C AN A.

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C a se y J oh n so n o f t h e G re a te r F or t Do d g e Gr ow t h Al l i a n ce p r es en t s t h e Re v. Ba r b a r a Hu i s ma n w i t h a p l a q u e d u r i n g t he r i b b o n c u tt i n g ce re mo n y f o r C AN A.

Nest Box workshop at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park

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Na t u ra l i st K a r en Ha n s en a n d J e ssi c a Lu n a b u i l d a b l u e b i rd h ou s e.

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D/SAOC cake auction

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La j ou c e Le e, An t h on y R ob y a n d T a m ek a M cK e n n ey a t t he D / S AO C c a k e a u ct i on .

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Junior Women’s Club Breakfast

K a r a B ru n n e r, J ol e n e M ess er l y a n d S a r a B oy l e of J u n i or W om en ’ s C l u b a t th e b r ea kf a s t.

Da n i e l , Hol d e n , C a m d en a n d T a w n ya D ost er en j oy t h e Ju n i o r W om en ’s Cl u b b r ea k f a st .

Ce a rr a Pr i n c e, K y l ee Da v i s, Na t a s h a C r i oy os , M a h o g h a n y Bi m , K ee g a n D a vi s , Ju s ti c e C ro ok s a n d M yl e es h a C l a y to n s t op to s mi l e f or t h e c a me ra w h i l e a t t en d i n g th e J u n i or Wo me n ’s C l u b b re a kf a st .

Vo l u n te er s f r om F r i en d s h i p H a ve n, As h l ey O’ Br i on a n d M a r y J u l r i c h , a s si s t w i t h t h e J u n i or W om en ’ s Cl u b b r ea k f a s t.

Bo b a n d Do n n a S t a r k a t t en d th e J u n i or W om en ’ s C l u b b r ea kf a s t.

Ro ger and Jan Do s ter en jo y th ei r b rea kfa st at the Jun io r W o me n’s Cl ub ev e nt.

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scEnE aboutTown Growth Alliance Annual Meeting Photos by Hans Madsen

Gr ea t er Fo rt Do d g e Gr ow t h A l l i a n c e C EO D en n i s P l a u t z a n d h i s w i f e Be th a t te n d t h e a n n u a l me et i n g a t t h e Be st W es te rn S t a rl i te V i l l a g e I n n a n d S u i t es.

as T e rr y A l l er s sm i l es e th s h e a c c ep t C a ta l y st Aw a r d T h u r sd a y eve n i n g f ro m t h e G re a te r h F or t Do d g e Gr ow t ir e th g n ri u d e c n i a l l A t a g n ti a n n u a l m ee t h e Be s t W est er n n S t a r l i te V i l l a g e I n . es t i u S d n a

Gr ea t er Fo rt Dod g e G r ow t h A l l i a n c e b oa r d p re si d e n t T i m O ' T oo l a n d h i s w i f e T a m my a tt en d t h e a n n u a l me et i n g a t th e B es t W est er n S ta r l i t e Vi l l a g e In n a n d S ui te s.

F ro m l ef t, R ea l De a l s on Ho me D ec or c o- ow n e r s Ja n e l l e Hot z , B et h P l a u t z a n d S h a w n P o rt z h o l d t h ei r Gr ea t er F or t Do d g e Gr ow t h Al l i a n ce R o ok i e of t h e Y ea r A w a r d T h u r sd a y ev en i n g d u r i n g t h e a n n u a l m eet i n g a t t h e Be st W es t er n S t a r l i te V i l l a g e I n n a n d S u i t es.

tt e ry Dan Fla zers d n a i n , l e f t, n o f a p p e t cQuee r io S c o t t M e r t h e s e l e c t f th e G r e a t e o v e o g th k in t t o a e o l e llia nc e nd n u al m t he a n d g e Gr owt h A Villa g e I nn a o e t F o rt D s te r n S ta rl i e Best W S u i te s .

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A n i t a P a t t er son Bu h r , l ef t , ow n er of Ar k E n te rp ri s es, a c c ep t s th e S m a l l Bu s i n ess o f th e Y e a r Aw a rd f r om G re a t er F or t D od g e G ro w th A l l i a n c e d i re ct or of c o mm u n i t y d ev el o p me n t Am y B ru n o d u ri n g t h e a n n u a l m ee ti n g a t th e Be st W e st er n S t a r l i te V i l l a g e I n n a n d S u i t es T h u r s d a y ev en i n g .


Artist’s Talk at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum Photos by Hans Madsen

I ow a a r ti st D ea n S ch w a r z , r i g h t , ta l k s w i t h g u est s a t t h e Bl a n d e n M e mo ri a l A r t M u se u m f ol l o w i n g a n a r t i st s t a l k . T h e e x h i b i t – c a l l ed P ot t er y, P a i n t i n g s a n d P er s i st a n ce – w i l l b e o n d i s p l a y t h r ou g h S ep t . 1 5. J er r y M i l l e r, of M ol i n e , I l l . , l oo ks o ve r t h e p ot te ry a n d p a i n ti n g s b y I ow a a r t i st D ea n S ch w a rz on d i sp l a y a t t h e Bl a n d en M em or i a l Ar t M u s eu m f o l l ow i n g a n a r ti s t’ s ta l k.

Kids at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum

P o tt er a n d p a i n t e r D ea n S c hw a rz , ri g h t , s h a r es so me o f h i s w o r ks w i t h h i s g re a t g r a n d s on , Co n n or B u re sh , 8 , of Io w a City, during an A r ti s t ’s T a l k S a t u r d a y a f t e rn o on a t th e B l a n d en M e mo ri a l A r t M u s eu m .

Photo by Susan Moore

M a d i son Ga r st of t h e Bl a n d en M e mo ri a l A r t M u se u m d u r i n g S a t u r d a y M o rn i n g a t th e B l a n d en ki d s ’ p r og r a m w i th c h i l d re n m a k i n g b i rt h d a y c a k es i n c l a s s.

Author’s book signing and program for author Shimberg at the Vincent House Photos by Susan Moore Ge or g e Dr z yc i m sk i a n d R ob e rt Bu r ke vi s i t a f t er th e p r og r a m f o r a u t h or , S h i m b er g .

El a i n e F a n t l e S h i m b er g , a u t h o r, w i t h B a rb T h om p so n a nd S h a u n n a Ab r a m s, g r eet er s a t th e b oo k si g n i n g a n d p r og r a m f o r S h i m b er g a t t h e V i n ce n t Ho u se. Fort Dodge Today



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“From the smallest to the largest tires, we do it all,” said owner Matt Axness. “We will come to you to fix all your tire needs.” Matt’s Tire Service offers 24-hour service calls and travels within a 250 mile radius of Fort Dodge. Axness said he has traveled up to 5 hours away to do a 20 minute repair. Some of the heavy equipment, like earth movers used in mining operations, really require Matt’s Tire Service to come to them for servicing. “We also travel out to farms to take care of farm machinery tires.”

Matt’s Tire Service, 3016 5th Ave. S., also can be accessed from 29th St. on the road between Hobby Lobby and Taco Tico. To make an appointment or for their 24-hour service, call: 515-576-6676 (office) or 515-570-0370 (cell).

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“From the smallest to the largest tires, we do it all,” said owner Matt Axness. “We will come to you to fix all your tire needs.” Matt’s Tire Service offers 24-hour service calls and travels within a 250 mile radius of Fort Dodge. Axness said he has traveled up to 5 hours away to do a 20 minute repair. Some of the heavy equipment, like earth movers used in mining operations, really require Matt’s Tire Service to come to them for servicing. “We also travel out to farms to take care of farm machinery tires.”

Matt’s Tire Service, 3016 5th Ave. S., also can be accessed from 29th St. on the road between Hobby Lobby and Taco Tico. To make an appointment or for their 24-hour service, call: 515-576-6676 (office) or 515-570-0370 (cell).

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“We also sell after-market wheels,” Axness added. Matt’s Tire Service has a large inventory on hand. They carry Michelin and Titan tires and are an authorized Yokohama dealer.

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217 So. 25th St. Ft. Dodge, Iowa

612 So. 32nd St. 515-576-6481 800-397-0025

From the shop Matt’s Tire Service works on tires for automobiles, trucks, SUVs, and larger commercial and industrial vehicles as well. They provide tire repair, do tire rotation, balancing and alignments. Section repair on farm and offroad tires is also available.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-5

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NEWOn the Shelf Amy’s Favorite Books Debuting in May

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Canada by Richard Ford After their parents rob a bank (and get caught) 15-year-old twins Dell and Berner go separate ways–Berner runs away and Dell is spirited off to Canada by a duplicitous family friend.

In One Person by John Irving Irving, who won the National Book Award for The World According to Garp, focuses this time on a story of unfulfilled love, desire, love and loss.

The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey By the 2-time Booker Prize winner Carey. London woman mad with grief over the death of her married lover is assigned the task of restoring an automaton for her museum employer.

In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes Young girl raised in hardscrabble Oklahoma moves to Saudi Arabia in 1967 with her new husband. Life is a fairy tale until a young Bedouin woman is found dead and her husband is m.i.a. The Undertow by Jo Baker One family’s story told in a series of vignettes beginning before WWI and ending in present day.

The Lower River by Paul Theroux Man left by wife decides to return to Africa where he was once a happy member of the Peace Corps. He finds the village and its inhabitants changed to a downtrodden existence.

Boleto by Alyson Hagy Will Testerman is a young horse trainer from Wyoming who stakes his reputation on a beautiful Quarter horse named Boleto.

The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller Coming-of-age page turner set in a New England prep school.

The Divining by Barbara Wood Set in ancient Rome during the year 54 A.D., 19-yr-old Ulrika discovers her calling as a diviner and sets off on an adventure in exotic locales.

I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz Two ultra-orthodox Jews orphaned during the Holocaust journey from Transylvania to Paris to Brooklyn.

The Yard by Alex Grecian The Yard is Scotland Yard, and the time is Victorian London where the 12 detectives known as the Murder Squad fail to catch Jack the Ripper. When one of their own is murdered, it’s up to the squad’s newest hire to solve the crime.

Abdication by Juliet Nicholson Three young women’s lives unfold during the tumultuous months following the death of the king and the beginnings of WWII.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain Iraqi war vet returns home a hero and while on a victory tour, comes to profound understanding of his life, the war and his comrades. 26

A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson Eva and her sister Lizzie are missionaries in 1923 Kashgar. Their adventures on the Silk Road reverberate to the present day through a young woman named Frieda. (I am especially fond of this book being the mother of sisters Lizzie and Eva…)

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An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer Wellesley College medical student is lonely until she is introduced to a secret society, where she finds comfort as well as danger.

Dead Men by Richard Pierce Antarctica adventure begins with the discovery of Captain Scott’s body a century after his doomed expedition.


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Wood Floors: You can make your own floor cleaner with a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water. Damp mop with a mop squeezed nearly dry. It is safer to mist the mop with the cleaner than to apply to floor. Do a section at a time and throw an old towel on the floor and scoot back and forth with foot to dry and prevent streaks. Standing liquid from mopping, spills, and pet accidents can damage floors.

Tips for cleaning walls: For cleaning interior walls you would need wall cleaner: mix 1/2 c. ammonia, 1/4 c. white vinegar, and 1/4 c. baking soda to 1 gal. warm water. If you have a textured walls use nylon socks instead of a sponge or Apply these simple and effective tips and have a happy spring!! cloth to avoid leaving material chunks behind. You can tie a dust cloth over your broom and work from the top down, to dust wall paper. Tips to clean windows: It’s easy to make your own spray cleaner. Fill a spray bottle with 3 tablespoons ammonia, 1 tablespoon vinegar & the remainder with water. To avoid streaks, clean windows on an average temperature, preferably on a cloudy day. Tips to clean bathroom: Rubbing alcohol can remove the dull haze from mirrors. Rubbing alcohols also removes spots from bathroom fixtures. For sparkling glass shower doors, clean it with white vinegar. If the shower is dirty then use a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, and 1/4 cup baking soda added to one gallon of warm water to clean it. Appliances Care: Yellowing of white appliances is a perennial problem. To stop that mix 1/ 2 cup bleach, 1/4 cup baking soda and 4 cups of warm water. Apply with a sponge & keep for 10 minutes. After that rinse & dry thoroughly. You can also use car wax to wax large appliances and make them shine. You can also use it to remove small scratches as well.

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“Youth Events Own the Night” at the Fort Dodge Public Library

Once again the Fort Dodge Public Library is challenging teens in the area to join their annual summer reading program. The theme this year is “Own the Night” and it is part of the incredible programs planned for youth in the community to enhance their nocturnal reading habits. It is the 11th year that the library has continued this favorite activity geared towards teens that will have finished Grade 6 through Grade 12 of this school year. The program will run June 4th - August 10th. The goal of each year’s summer reading program is to provide a chance for youth to sign up and read as many books, magazines, newspapers, resource materials or even brochures or to listen to books on CD. For every four hours they read through 20 they can earn great prizes. The Fort Dodge Public Library will also have a variety of contests during the summer to encourage teens to visit the library and to keep on reading whatever they might be reading. The selected contests and a possible special progam will be announced at a later date by the Fort Dodge Public Library. At the end of the summer, teens reading at least 20 hours during the program will be part of a grand prize drawing for several gift certificates to the Crossroads Mall. The summer reading program is provided to area teen youth courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Other youth reading events upcoming at the Fort Dodge Public Library are: Summer Preschool Storytime Registration begins Thursday, May 31, 2012. For more information please call the staff at Fort Dodge Public Library at (515)573-8167

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Faith Matters: Saboe’s Faith in Grace Lutheran Church years,” Saboe said. “There were six of us when mother died. The oldest was going to be 8, the youngest was 9 months” she said. The Depression had just ended. At the age of 12 she began living in homes and served as a kind of nanny. “I’m thankful for Sunday School at First Lutheran and their Sunday School teachers because without a mother they took the place” she said. She is involved in many aspects at Grace Lutheran. Monna Saboe just completed this quilt. Many of “Whatever I’m asked her pieces are donated to Grace Lutheran Church. to do I usually do,” she said. “We particiMonna Saboe has been a member of pate in about every event at the church, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 South just about.” Saboe is a service assistant 9th Street, in Fort Dodge since its helping with parts of the service includbeginning. “I’ve been a member of ing being a lay reader, greeter, and helps Grace Lutheran all my life,” she said. serve communion. Grace Lutheran Church got its religious start when Bethlehem Lutheran and First Lutheran merged to form Grace Lutheran in 1947. When her mother, Mabel, was alive, the family attended Bethlehem Lutheran. After she passed away they attended First Lutheran. “I lost my mother at four

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“We have three women’s circles and I chair one of the circles. I do the Bible study for that,” she said. She also cochairs the Willing Workers, a sewing group at the church which makes quilts, baby blankets, and lap robes for Operation Christmas. After Operation

Christmas, they make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, as well as school kits, sewing kits, and health care kits. “We have a huge outreach with the things that we do.” Saboe is a “First Caller” for the church. First callers are assigned different Sundays. They bring a small bag which includes a church brochure and other things such as baked goods to a church newcomer. “We just call on them and leave the bag.” They don’t try to convince the newcomer to join the church. They just thank the person for coming and invite them back. “We do a lot of intergenerational things at our church,” involving youth and adults, Saboe said. “We do things together and that is very important to me.” Children need to hear they are loved and that God loves them, she said. “There are older people who need to hear that too.” For example, Monna Saboe is also involved with the church’s Friendship Club for senior citizens and the care givers group. “We are assigned people from our church. We go call on them and visit them.” On Maundy Thursday, she helps with the church’s salad luncheon. They invite the residents of Friendship Haven and others. The luncheon follows the noon service that day. When the church has their annual rummage sale, Saboe runs the coffee shop. “I made nine different pies and rolls” last year. The proceeds go toward help-


About Monna Saboe Fort Dodge native Monna Saboe, 78, and her husband Will Saboe, 82, have been married 55 years and have lived in the same house for 54 years. The couple has a daughter in Monna Saboe Wyoming and two sons in Minneapolis. They met at a meeting of Luther League, a young peoples’ group at their church. They dated about six years before she left for college and during college too. Saboe graduated from Lutheran Bible Institute, in Minneapolis, and then obtained a teaching degree from Luther College, in Wahoo, Neb. After college she taught kindergarten for a year, but then Will Saboe proposed and she moved back to Fort Dodge. “I was never going to get married and live in Fort Dodge initially,” she said. It was not love at first sight. He was four years older. “If you think that opposites attract then that’s what happened.” However the main key was their faith. If he had not been a Christian they would have never married she said. She wanted to be a missionary teacher, to teach in Africa. “It’s what I really thought I wanted to do. But a pastor at the Bible school up there said sometimes the greatest mission field any woman is ever called to is to her family. I thought that was an interesting statement. It was kind of preparing me to say yes to that.” “I think God knew that I probably needed someone special in my life because having lost my mother early,” she said. “I think that was probably the kindness of God again that was working there that I’d have my own family, my own children to love and to be that mother that I didn’t have.” Will Saboe worked for Hormel for 35 years. “When they went out he was one of the last ones to shut the light off,” she said. He was 52 at the time. After that he did odd jobs. In her free time Saboe enjoys gardening and has been part of the garden tour.

ing girls in Africa. “I don’t do any of this because it is for me. I do it because I’m called to do that,” she said. She believes we are created to do God’s will. “That’s my vocation, serving the Lord wherever he wants me to do it and to do it to the best of my ability.” Saboe is also a hospice volunteer. ”I was on the first case when they first started. I’m going to guess 28 years ago.” She waters all the plants at the hospice house and is assigned people there too. She volunteers at Trinity Regional Medical Center as well. “At the hospital, I’ve been a volunteer there for 37 years. Right now I do transport. In the spring we do Trip to Trinity.” First-grade students are brought to the hospital in buses and volunteers put on programs with them. She said she finds the time to do everything through planning. “It’s planning and organizing. You can do a lot of things if you plan. I try to do a half a day of vol-

unteering. I don’t like to schedule myself to be gone all day because I don’t think that would be fair to Will,” she said of her husband. “Monna Saboe is like the Energizer bunny at Grace Lutheran – always on the run to help out and lend someone a hand. She never misses worship, a Bible study, or a small group meeting. She has a big heart for the sick, the shut-in, and her hospice patients. She’s a leader in the quilting program and tries to get the youth interested in the ministries of the church. She has mentored many of the teens and new members over the years. Monna’s love for the Lord shines through in so many ways – she keeps on the run for Him,” said the Rev. Matthew Martens, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church. “My daughter said, mother why are you doing this? I said I don’t know, maybe God wants me to do that,” Saboe said of being interviewed.

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Contained Expresssions... Ten Years of Artistic Showcase When you think about how Helen Miller first got her feet wet in the local art scene, it reminded Fort Dodge Today magazine of her incredible enthusiasm for art in itself. She was not just trying to make a name for herself as the new artsy innovator in town; far from it. Miller knew in her heart that she had a neat idea, but didn’t know many people to help her get the idea out of her head into reality. Her husband, the late Dr. Ed Miller, was actually the inspiration for this enduring art project that has kept people busy thinking how to take simple objects and turn them into masterful pieces of art. Miller was doing art outreach sessions at the Rabiner Boys Ranch, Fort Dodge Housing, Upper Des Moines Opportunity and especially Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa. The Artful Dodger project itself started back in 2002 and this year marks the 10th anniversary of a unique emphasis of combining simple expressions with local artists' talents. The displaying of art in a local place, getting the general public interested in the idea of having

Artist: Brandi Swenson art in their environment and the best part of which is some entity in our community benefits by those generous in purchasing one of the original pieces of art. Imagine if you will that in the 10 years of this creation opportunity, how many locales, public or private have something that was developed specifically for this arts event held every year. “The artwork itself is a mechanism to get away from issues, much like the character, the Artful Dodger,” said Miller.

Artist: Greg Marquart

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When Miller decided that she was going to follow through with the program, she needed to not only use the idea of that young child but to come up with a title. This is where the creative collaboration

of Helen and Dr. Ed came through in fine fashion while they were driving on the road one day. They remembered the story in Oliver Twist of the “artful dodger,” The name stuck in her mind and the meaning about it did too; it was a natural fit to start off with this subject. The artist, Joyce Schutter, sculpted the figure of a child and the molds for the fiberglass figures were soon created.

Artist: Mike Cupp

In the 10 years of artistic expression, Helen Miller noted there were lots of favorite projects but the one she liked most were the chairs. When the exhibit was out at Iowa Central Community College, her favorite chair was the one with the chess piece on it. During the reception showcasing the entries, she noticed a man devotedly touching the one chess piece in reflection. That caught her eye. She also noticed how he was showing children that he had brought with him a section of chair he had decorated along with other inmates at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. He was showing off the portion of the chair he had created. He was oh-soproud to tell these young people about what he did. That really touched Miller


Artist: Regina Smith and she decided it needed to be put on the cover of the 2004 Artful Dodger booklet as well as on the cover of the auction brochure. Another year with great visual memories

For instance, since she has become our state representative, she has repeatedly made the effort to get the artworks from Fort Dodge to the state Capitol’s public viewing areas under the rotunda. Of course, this is all subject to when and if the events at the Capitol would work with the schedule for the art event to occur somewhere in Fort Dodge too. The most popular year was that of the chairs. She remembers the chair that Jan Ortem delivered to her house. It was a rocking chair and had a decorative edge to it compared to others. Miller says, “It was the more eclectic of the themes we had chosen so far.”

Artists: Mathilde Baldwin and J.B. Stockdale be, you at some point move on to other

was in 2006. It was the year the theme

things. These situations could be where

was “Faces.” “The very fact that every-

you need to pack up and move to a new

one’s interpretation of the theme turns

job, or maybe take what is bothering you

out in so many different ways amazes

and put that issue in a box and put away so that you can “move on,” stated Miller.

me every year, it never gets boring,” said

Thus the theme takes on the very nature

Miller.

it had to for this year’s Artful Dodger

The challenges of doing such a massive undertaking are overwhelming to most and for Miller to have developed this program with devoted volunteers who have stuck with her from the beginning has just amazed her. For example, Al and Jean Borszich of Fort Dodge. The things she recalls the most about putting the show on for these art pieces have been things like finding locations that were suitable to exhibit the work.

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the inspiration for this year’s theme. This year’s theme, “Moving On” is one

Miller said, “There are things that peo-

that Miller has wanted to do for a very

ple commonly say about our culture that

long time. In fact, once her husband, Ed

capture an experience that they remem-

Miller, passed away she realized it was

ber and need to hold on to; a box does

the right time to take on the very fact

that, it contains that experience.”

that after people are in a unique, tough situation no matter what the loss might

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Continued from page 33 students, Chucky Tomlinson, Regina Smith and Pam Sanders. In regards to

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the ICCC students who participate, they in turn are the recipients of some of the proceeds from the auction of the artwork. “Every year funds are set aside and saved for the Art Department at Iowa Central Community College to be used in any way possible to help foster the arts program and the students they serve,” Miller said, “It helps to encour-

Artist: Reggie Cygan

age the future artist in our community as well as provide a financial means to help the ICCC Art Deptartment fund

Other things that came up in conversation while looking at the varied interpretations of the box created by local artists was the ability for these boxes to all carry a same message yet carry the essence of originality. At one point while looking at one, Miller said, “You know sometimes it is just easier to get back up than it is to stay down ... ” and then stated, “You just need to find that strength and get back in the game.” In these 10 years there have been some devoted artists who participate almost every year if not every year. People such as Tawny Thoma, Mike Cupp, Maureen Seamonds and her ICCC art

opportunities for the students like field trips to Minneapolis or Omaha. The other proceeds go directly to the designated organization/non-profit being featured for the event. Fort Dodge has an artistic heritage; it is an artists’ community. It is part of its reputation in the art world around here, a cultural upbringing. This art event fosters that intention. In the beginning the objects were big and difficult to move around; now they are much smaller in order to accommodate the unknown of their location for the art auction. What makes these objects so unique is that the artists show through

their art what they are fond of just by the things they use such as material. The newspaper, radio and other sources have made this annual art fundraising event maintain its integrity each year and create awareness for the event so that people feel they have an easy way to obtain an original piece of art. The community in itself has been very supportive to the program as it brings people into Fort Dodge to see a quality arts event every year and raises money for a good cause. “This year, I hope the theme inspires even more interest and awareness in to the purpose of the program,” stated Miller. For the most part, her palette of experiences with the Artful Dodger program has been nothing but positive for all involved. Each year amazes her in how the artists take a common surface, play with it and utilize that expression to carry a main message. In the future there could be themes of the shape of Iowa, personal experiences or “Legislative Pieces,” Miller’s theme for herself personally. It would be based on every year she has served as an Iowa legislator.

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The Garden Adventure It is that time of year when we get that bug to be outside and do something. If you are somewhat of the artsy type, at times that can be a not so positive attribut, it can complicate things like putting a garden together. Some of us cannot just go to a store and pick out things like seeds, starter plants, barriers for large furry-type animals, etc. We have to research it first by asking cohorts, family and then the “all-knowing” internet.

The gardens your parents or grandparents worked on were big and plentiful. They always looked good and they always had luck for the most part in growing things. Well, in this garden adventure, the expertise of one master gardener, Larry Rohrer, is in the master plan. When starting a garden on your own, get advice, real advice, from experts not just the internet. Trust the people around you that have done this for a long time and have success.

So your first influences usually are walking into various stores and doing the “loop.” What’s that you say? It is the very act of walking around in circles around that seed kiosk that we all see in the stores. You know you’ve done it. You come in for something else and it magnetizes your body towards it, you loop around and then envision those flowers or vegetables magically happening in the garden you envisioned it to be. So in the next few months you will get to follow along on a garden adventure to see what or what does not happen.

On a sprinkly, rainy-type afternoon, Larry Rohrer stopped by for the initial inspection of the garden space to be. Right away there were amazing tidbits of information coming from him in regards to the soil, the intended plants to be grown and the fencing that would go around it to protect the plants despite the protection of dogs, like that was going to discourage deer. Larry asked right away, “OK, so what exactly are you thinking of here for where things are going to go?” In preparing for this garden, get some input from others, enough to get you going on a list of plants you want in the garden.

The whole idea of doing a garden can start from the influence of your parents while growing up and most avid gardeners will tell you that is why they got into it–their parents. They are the most prolific gardeners you know. Think about their floral and produce gardens at the various homes in your lives and how they kept you busy when you had to earn allowance or needed to partake in the bounty they provided. There is something cathartic, healing and rewarding all at the same time in creating a garden. It is your work, it is your endeavors that makes it a success or a case of you can grow something, just not sure what it is ... maybe a designer unknown plant collection?

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This is a future bountiful garden space.

Then look at garden layouts to see what is feasible for the space you are going to put the garden in your yard. Think about the soil that is there, the sun that hits that space during the day and accessibility to you. So, from a “normal rectangular garden shape,” the garden design went into a “pizza” type layout where the plants are separated into areas within the garden space. Rohrer liked that idea but was concerned from the initial plan about the plants that would spread out to those that require rows and not just in a round space. Larry looked over the initial sketch of an artist’s palette shape for the garden to see where the plants would go. “The tomatoes will need lots of sun (his favorite brands are Jet Star and Celebrity) and your zucchini you want, well, they are viney and will spread out. The potatoes you can put in small hills now, but just a few since your space is limited where you can do this,” he said. Rohrer made comments on the type of plants for the garden to be used. He noted, “Right now you have a clean ‘palette’ to start with. Your toma-


said, “The biggest thing this year is to condition as much as possible your soil in the garden to plant those veggies and flowers. I would recommend a 10-10-10 to use as fertilizer to help things along. For weeds, I recommend Easy Weeder or Preen, the two most popular brands to mix in.” Rohrer noted a word of caution though, “Wait until the seeds get going before you sprinkle the weeder in so that is doesn’t cause issue in Larry Rohrer checks the soil to see if it will support the the soil and gives the plants a chance to take planned garden. hold.” He recommended that maybe another tilling of the soil be toes each year you know should be in a done and that 6-8” down get some different spot, constantly move them. more organic peet moss into the soil, The carrots should be in rows and the they come in cubes so break it up and same for your onions. The herbs will mix in good to the dirt. The peet moss grow good on the side where you intend acts like a soil conditioner and loosens them and will provide a scent on those things up and holds the moisture well breezy days like oregano. You should for the plants in the garden. probably put your tomatoes and peppers nearby each other; keep the viney stuff in the middle. Since the garden is having an artistic flair, artist friend Roger Feldhans is designing some garden tags that can be used for the garden. Master gardener “in-training,” Rohrer liked that idea and noted, “Make sure you have stakes to note where the various plants are, hang the packets on them to remember or use tags like what you are doing. Also, keep a packet of what worked and didn’t worked, how you planted them, the results. Then next year you know what you want to do and take less time planning, more growing.” Next step is to get the soil properly prepared for the garden adventure. Rohrer

Discussion also was on the fencing idea to protect it from the wildlife nearby listening in on the future lunch spot. The fence idea is to have a weaving of twigs utilizing old tomato cages, bamboo stakes and deer fencing in a unique way. “The perk of doing this would be that your green beans could crawl up on these too or the zucchini,” explained Rohrer. Most cages would be put on the inside, some will, but others will be used on the outside edge to encourage the plants to intertwine with the twigs on the fence line. In discussing the fencing, he said to wait until the plants are in. Agreement was on the use of marigolds in the middle of the garden to help keep the deer away, as they act as natural resistors to tall munchers. “These

plants need light and such, so give it to them in prominent places,” he said. What is Larry Rohrer’s background in gardening to make him such an expert? He just smiled when asked this question. He commented on how ever since he was young he entered into the state fair with his gardening entries and enjoyed that experience so much. He always liked gardening and his mother and grandmother liked to can their produce each summer. He noted that both sides of his family were into the gardening experience. His wife, Deanna, likes gardening as well. She works for the Department of Agriculture, so you can adequately say that Larry Rohrer has it in his blood and is married to an interest in gardening just as much. He also, in his occupation, had an opportunity to run the Lawn and Garden center at the local Hy-Vee store in Fort Dodge. Because of this, he is now earning his credentials to have a master gardener certification. He must complete 40 hours of consulting and answering questions in various degrees to achieve this goal. Participating in this garden adventure by providing advisement, supervision, etc., will help him get there too, as well as being interviewed for the magazine. The garden is lucky to have an expert provide such valuable input so that at the end of the summer many will get to enjoy the bounty from it, including Larry Rohrer, master gardener intern. So until next month’s journey into the land of the Garden Adventure, dasvidayna (goodbye in Russian) friends and happy planting. Enjoy doing a healthy activity right in your own backyard. Utilize the talented people we have in our community to do the things that make you happy; gardening is one of them.

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To Quiche or Not to Quiche, A Gluten-Free Version

your age. Also, it helps those that have gluten issues as well to have something to eat at all the family events coming up in May; it just made sense ... i.e. Mother’s Day ... cook for her just once! So in utilizing technology and church lady wisdom … the combination effect of quiche cooking was in progress. They have sausage in them, lots of cheese, pastry, eggs and seasoning. So in creating this quiche, directions to the recipe were followed somewhat, but not really. This couldn’t be much easier to make. So when you are trying to get the kids ready for school the next day and need something for an easy dinner tonight, as well as for your lunch at work, give this one a try.

Meg Beshey alters a quiche recipe to make it gluten-free.

Do you love getting those recipes online or in your inbox? Maybe you like a good ol’ recipe from a local church cookbook. You look at them like cooks do and think, Is this something you really want to try doing this in your kitchen? Do you have the time? Do you even have the right ingredients? When looking at recipes, each cook needs to think about things like, Can this be done on the weekend, after you get home from working a full day or can you transfer the ingredients in it or tweak the recipe? Now in a wink’s eye, a number of you said, transfer the ingredients? Tweak the recipe? Yes, that was said and it

usually happens when people ask cooks around town who need to cook differently. So in taking on the “tradition” of those awesome cooks in our community, you know who they are, you can try to transform this recipe into something people like into something better. It is not hard to do and sometimes it just requires switching out an ingredient or two. A recent recipe used was that of a cookbook quiche recipe from a Business and Professional Women’s group in Okoboji. Why this one? Well, frankly it just looked good. Another? For this issue, there had to be a recipe anyone could make no matter what

Now it said to use basic link sausage or hamburger if you prefer, but Jones Sausage was used because it’s glutenfree and yummy. Another ingredient was Bisquick, but if you have gluten issues you can make your own pastry or use the gluten-free version of Bisquick now available. This can be part of the batter you will put on top of the sausage or hamburger with onion mixture. Another substitution was using Mrs. Dash or seasoned salt as that doesn’t always trip the digestive system in a good way; give sea salt a try. To each his/her own, but don’t be afraid to try it for that bit of flavor. Now like a good cook, you were “supposed” to put the sausage then the egg/cheese mixture, sprinkle the cheese on top. Yeah, well that’s where the recipe took a different path. The mixture was put into the muffin tin spaces

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first, and the sausage pieces were not. So like an artist, you can put one on the top of each quiche and let it go at that. The culinary mistake was not so bad as you taste the mixture first, then you get the sausage blend of flavor and it’s all good. Now envision making this for your family for a weekend family event at church, a family wedding or graduation when you will have to somehow be in charge of feeding the tribe because you are nice person who said you would. These little treats are good not just for breakfast time, but for brunch, lunch or dinner; another break from tradition. Serve them warm or refrigerate the leftovers. Now the recipe said it serves six “if ” you baked in a pie plate, the “tweaked” version did not; it made 12 thick quiches (muffin size) which could come in handy to take if you need to travel to the relatives later.

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Trinity Hospice Seeks Volunteers Three years ago, Jean Haake of Fort Dodge experienced Trinity Hospice care first hand. Her mother, who was terminally ill, received care from Hospice staff and volunteers. Having seen Hospice volunteers in action, Haake knew she wanted to give back. “I can’t give too much,” said Haake, a retired elementary school teacher. “I always get more back.” Trinity Hospice volunteers who choose to work in direct care may spend time reading to and visiting with patients or providing respite care to allow family caregivers a break. Support work may include helping with mailings and other special projects. Volunteers can also provide hospitality help at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. As a volunteer, Haake works in all these capacities. “I’m there for patients and also for their families,” she said. “I try to bring a little joy into their lives.”

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Trinity Hospice is offering a six-part training session that began on April 17 for individuals interested in volunteering with hospice patients and their families. Trinity Hospice provides physical, emotional and spiritual care for end-of-life patients in their place of residence, including their homes, assisted living

“Volunteers can give of their time and talents by working directly with patients and families as an integral part of the hospice team, or support the needs of the organization by assisting with special projects.” Haake offers a few words of advice for prospective volunteers. “You have to know yourself very well,” she said. “You really have to truly care about people ... put yourself aside and make their needs No. 1.”

Trinity Hospice volunteer training is approximately 18 hours comprised of six sessions and attendance at each is Volunteers can also provide required to complete the hospitality help at the Paula course. The sessions were April J. Baber Hospice Home. 17, April 19, April 24 and April 26. Other sessions will be held May 1 and May 3. All sessions meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Regional facilities, nursing homes, hospitals or the Medical Center, 802 Kenyon Road. Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, its inVolunteers must be at least 16 years old. patient hospice facility located in Fort Dodge. For more information about becoming a Trinity Hospice “Volunteers are very important to a volunteer, call Larson at 574-8511 patient’s and family’s hospice experior email LarsonME@ihs.org. ence,” said Mary Larson, volunteer coordinator of Trinity Hospice.


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