THE CLARA CITY HERALD - July 17, 2013 - 11

Park Rapids, with visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery. The family suggests memorials may be given to the Calvary Lutheran Church - Kitchen Fund, the Park Rapids Area Hospice Program, and the Park Rapids Living at Home program. Online condolences can be left at Irene Otto was born on May 16, 1926, the daughter of Adolph and Anna (Fleuter) Otto in Clara City, where she graduated from high school in 1944. She attended the Minneapolis Business College, after which she worked in Minneapolis for five years. On October 27, 1950 she was united in marriage to Paul A. Grams in Clara City. Together they had four children:

Irene Grams
May 16, 1926-July 12, 2013 Irene Mildred Otto Grams, 87, of Park Rapids, died on Friday, July 12, at the St. Joseph’s Area Health Services in Park Rapids. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in

Lynette Grams Chilson, Craig Grams, Tom Grams and Tim Grams. Irene’s activities centered around her family: Brownies and Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, teaching Sunday school as well as being very active in quilt making at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. She was also very active with the Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She was a former Park Rapids Area Hospice volunteer. She is survived by her husband Paul of Park Rapids; two sons: Craig (and Lynn) Grams of Glenallen, AK; and Tim (and Dana) Grams of Anchorage, AK; and three grandchildren. She was preceded death by her brother, Howard Otto; her daughter Lynette; her son Tom, and one son who died at birth.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Part of a deck 5. Georges, French philosopher 1847-1922 10. Winglike structures 14. Swift Malay boat (var. sp.) 15. White poplar 16. Ripped 17. Dog: ____ best friend 18. Grimes 19. Goods carried by a vehicle 20. Freestanding cooking counter 23. Apiary residents 24. Mains 25. Paved outdoor space 28. Colonic irrigations 32. __ Ladd, actor 33. Point that is one point E of SE 34. Fixed boring routine 35. Relative biological effectiveness (abbr.) 36. Burrowing marine mollusk 38. Walk heavily 39. Capital of Zimbabwe 42. Levity 44. Hoover and Aswan 46. Administrative division of a county 47. Klum reality show 52. Doyen 53. One who converts skins into white leather 54. Iridescent silica gem 56. Longest river in Albania 57. Homers epic poem 58. White, brown or wild 59. Booby bird genus 60. Pennies 61. Create

CLUES DOWN 1. Cycles per minute 2. Traditional Iraq liquor 3. Wife of a rajah 4. Holds rubbish 5. Ribbon belts 6. Double-reed instruments 7. Strap used to control a horse 8. Schenectady, NY, hospital 9. Leaseholder 10. Books of maps 11. Bird with a laughlike cry 12. Little Vienna on the Mures 13. The termination of a story 21. Executive responsible for operations 22. Local area network 25. Make thirsty 26. Spurious wing 27. Invader of 13th-C Russia

29. Country legend Haggard 30. Superior of an abbey of monks 31. Worn and shabby 37. Louise Ciccone 38. AKA threadworm 40. British rule over India 41. Induces vomiting 42. Hard rind vine fruits 43. Grass bristle 45. Instrument for weighing 46. Source of a special delight 47. South American country 48. Track for rolling vehicles 49. One of two born at the same time 50. Samoan capital 51. Noisy talk 52. Tooth caregiver 55. Side sheltered from the wind

Sister Carole stands with her sisters and brothers-in-law at her Farewell Open House. She spent the morning giving and receiving hugs and talking about future plans and memories.

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Robin Mark performed at Bunde Christian Reformed Church for the annual Clara City Praise Fest. The audience enjoyed his moving songs and Irish wit as he bantered with the local musicians and the audience alike.

Clash of the Goemans, the ribfest feud
By Laura Kay Prosser For two years Chip and Kyle Goeman have been the father and son winning pit masters duo called the Locoboys. However, the golden boys of Clara City went their separate ways for the 2013 Clara City ribfest, with Kyle creating his own team called “Special K.” With a feud so great the tension in the office was palpable right before the rib cook-off this weekend and those sitting between the two rib booths could barely enjoy their ribs without feeling the tension breathing down their necks. “The feud started when I said, ‘You’re still a pup yet, you don’t know the requirements for making good ribs,’” Chip Goeman said. In actuality Kyle had friends interested in starting a team and wanted his help to do so. At the time that they joined the contest this year the ribfest was in dire need of teams. In the end they couldn’t include all the teams that wanted to join last minute. “He didn’t really need to split off but he wanted to help the other guys,” Goeman said. The “Feud” was all in good natured competition between the two men and their teams. “They teased us that we had pulled pork sandwiches without the bun because our meat fell off the bone,” Goeman said. However, that’s how Chip and those who judged his ribs as the people’s choice seem to like them. “Our recipe is a little like Bush’s Baked Beans,” Goeman said. “Mark Rhode has the secret rub and the smoke and Ette knows the secret sauce.” When it comes to ribs, their secret combination still holds up. To get that winning combo would be like pulling teeth to get it out of the team, even Kyle stayed loyal to his family’s secret. “He took some of our stuff and knows pretty close what the sauce is,” Goeman said, “but he’s been faithful to the family and wouldn’t share it with the other pit masters.” The two teams are already talking a change in how they do things next year. Both Kyle and Chip are looking at how to better improve their ribs. Chip with a new marinade process and Kyle with a new order on how he prepares his meat. “He’s still seeking advice from the old man,” Goeman said. The locoboys won the people’s choice trophy and Mitch Ashburn’s team won the judges’ choice. “We won’t mess too much with success,” Goeman said. “We always want to stay first in the people’s hearts and palettes,” Goeman said. Special K was somewhere further down in the runnings, though that didn’t stop the bantering between father and son. “I offered him an olive branch, to put feuding aside until next year,” Goeman joked. Even though they didn’t share a trophy this year, the two rib masters shared a few ribs and a good laugh, both knowing they will be back again next year, to see which Goeman will be the champion with bragging rights in the office and out.

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