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The Adams County Record Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Page 9 Bear Facts Leila Cornell drove to Weiser to visit her mother, Ira Cook. She took Ira to an appointment with the optometrist while there. They ladies had a good visit before Leila returned to Cuprum that afternoon. Kathy Hogan is looking forward to the visit of her Snow Surprise By Tina Warner- 258-4471 grandson, Tim Murray, Friday must have been a Couch and family did spending Saturday and Bear Fire Department and says she has a lot of surprise for her as it was some more cleaning and Sunday were Mary Beth received one of the Awards, work for him while he is to the rest of us. changed the store into a and Bob Hogan from along with Council City in Cuprum. Tim is moving Cuprum has been busy bunkhouse while they Ontario. Firefighters and Indian from Northern Idaho to lately. James Casey, Jackie were in Cuprum last Susan and Tina Warner, Valley Fire Fighters from be with family in Saratoga Nelson (Casey) and family weekend, representing the Bear Fire the Adams County Health Springs, Utah. were in and spent the Weekend guests of Joe Department, attended the Care Foundation. The food Judy Arbogast is, once weekend at their parent's and Sue Warner were their Chamber's Award Banquet was great and the time to again, in Cuprum for the .place. son, Ben, and children at Council Grade School meet and visit friends was summer. The snowfall James and Gretchen Oscar and Eva. Also Saturday evening. The an added bonus. Garden Corner Plant Exchange! Saturday May 5, we will once again hold our event in Midvale Veterans Memorial Hall. Bring five plants or $5. The door will open at 9:00 a.m., the whistle will blow at 9:30, and by 10:00 or so we will be cleaning up, so be prompt or lose out. You are welcome to bring houseplants, seeds, seedlings, seed potatoes, perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, corms, bulbs, ground cover, vegetables, berries, etc. It always ends up being kind of = like ia lvlidvaf potluck-- always more than enough to go around. Every year brings a different selection of items. One year there was a ton of chives, another year a ton of irises. You never know. Please label your plants. We'll have some paper and pencils there for that purpose. If you don't know what it is you have, don't worry -- there will be a bunch of people on hand to offer answers, and we will try to remember to bring some books for identification too. I suggest you bring a couple fiat boxes and maybe a tarp or garbage bag to keep the car clean. The plants arrive in all manner of containers, many of them freshly removed from the ground, so things can get a little messy. Stan and I took a quick camping trip last week, and we returned to noticeable progress in the gardens. I'm pleased to see that my red flowering currant has survived the winter and is blooming. ]-he plant was a gift from Mom's funeral, and is native to western Washington. I tried to find a well-protected spot near the house but still wasn't sure if it would make it. So far, though, it looks okay with just one dead branch to trim out. I'm still wang to see if the spireall anSplanted is going to come back. There is no growth on the branches, but there still may be life underground. This is where patience is important. The mini-irises are starting to bloom just as the daffodils and narcissi are fading. he front yard lilac is in full bloom this year, having been spared the dreaded late hard frost. Apple and plum trees are also in bloom, and the bees were busy on them as I drove underneath on the lawn mower. Yeah, the grass was high and a little damp -- we must have gotten some rain here while we were gone -- but the cows look fat and happy, so that's a good thing. When my column came out referring to Hemlock Warning By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne a wild flower as a wild edible, if you know what carrot, I received a call you're doing, but all parts from a Council reader of poison hemlock are who was concerned poisonous, and my reader that we all understand said that if you were to the danger of poison cut one of them with hemlock. It is sometimes your pocket knife then mistaken for Queen use the same knife to cut Anne's Lace, also called an apple, the apple would wild carrot, as they look kill you. I've seen a lot of similar. Both are in the poison hemlock around parsley family. Wild here in thick patches carrot is marginally near ditches, streams and bogs. It's not that hard to get rid of-- just spray NOW with amine 2, 4 - D. Because it is native to Idaho, it is not on the noxious weed list, but it is certainly obnoxious -- and dangerous -- so if it is present on your land, please learn to identify it take care of it. I'm still not sure what the plant is that I saw on the hillside on my walk, but I do know that it is not hemlock. If I'd gone for my walk before sitting down to write this column, I'd have had a pleasant stroll. But meanwhile, it started to rain and is now coming down in buckets. Instead of gardening I may have to do housework. This is a drastic turn of events. Poison Hemlock Poison Hemlock: Conium maculatum can grow to be anywhere from two to eight feet tall. Small white flowers appear in early summer, arranged on the stem in an umbrella-like fashion. The leaves and stems are the most toxic part of poison hemlock before the seeds develop Flowers: Large (1.5-2.5 inches), white flowers (compound umbels) are each composed of a cluster of smaller flowers in which the stalks of the individual flowers arise from a common point. Roots: Solid, thick, white taproot with a pungent odor. Identifying Characteristics: Purple- spotted stems with leaves and flowers that resemble Wild Carrot. However, this weed may be distinguished from Wild Carrot primarily by the lack of hairs and purple spots along the stems. Additionally, the flowers of wild carrot are generally larger and more 'fiat-topped' than those of poison hemlock. Resurfacing Hwy 95 FROM THE IDAHO DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION Resurfacing is planned late this summer, begin- ning about ten miles north of New Meadows- -from Smokey Boulder Road to Hazard Creek on a section of U.S. 95. Work on this five-and- a-half mile (milepost 171-176.5) project is expected to begin in July and finish in September. This work will involve grinding off the top layer of existing pavement and applying an overlay of new asphalt in some areas, and performing a complete "deep repair" on asphalt and base in the more damaged seg- ments. Crews will also repair some drainage in the area, create trench drains and line corroded pipes. One lane of traffic will remain open, and traffic will be guided by flag- gers on this two-lane road. Valley Paving & Asphalt Inc., of Cottonwood, is the con- tractor on this $1.8 mil- lion project. WIL ...... Idaho -7536 iiii iiiiiiil !iiiiil OR JAKE @ 741-2136