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The Adams County Record Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page 9 Bear Facts No Stitc00hes Needed By Tina Warner -- 258-4471 Susan Warner attended an evening meeting of the Order of Eastern Star in Ruthdrum, Idaho, Saturday. She was accompanied by Christy Newb01t, Lois Jones, Mary Stowels and Susan Foster. The meeting was the International Exchange with Canada. q-here were Dan McGahey was seven jurisdictions there taken to the Weiser for the meeting. Many Hospital Sundayafternoon. came from Alberta and He cut around his thumb British Columbia, Canada, on a nail, and Lowell Tietje and from Idaho, Oregon, took him to the hospital Washington from the where the wound was United States. The ladies cleaned and dressed, but declared it was a very no stitches were used. impressive meeting. Company of Joe and Sue Warner Sunday were their son, Ben, and his children, Oscar and Eva, from Payette. Erica Davis drove down from Lewiston Wednesday morning. She picked up her grandmother, Tina Warner, and the ladies drove on to Mt. Home where they were guests of Jeremy and Kate Mink and sons, Dray and Drew, until Sunday. Erica accompanied Kate to the Farmer's Market, while the boys and Tina drove out to check on feed and water on a bunch of cattle. Kate tried out a new cake recipe for Jeremy's birthday. And on Friday morning Kate took a carload to the zoo, and the rain held off until just as they left. There was lots of visiting and picture taking before Erica and Tina returned home Sunday morning. Garden Western W00tter Hemlock - A Faster Killer Corner  By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne We had another fantastic plant exchange last Saturday, with new and different plants to argue over. There was a pretty little spirea, some tulips still in bloom, strawberries, a selection of vegetable seedlings, and quite a few ground cover plants, including a clump of hen- and-chicks that had to be a foot in diameter and at least six inches high, brought by some new visitors from Council (sorry, my new friends - in the chaos none of us was able to remember your names, but we are so glad you came!), and many, many other wonderful plants to choose from. I took home two lady's mantles, a tiny tomato start, and some winter savory. Again this year we raffled off a hanging petunia basket donated by Judy Boyle's Garden Corral. Bill Sorenson wanted it in the worst way, saying, "I already put up the hook to hang it." So we were all happy that he was the one who carried it away. Many thanks to Judy, to all the participarits, and special thanks to those who helped us clean up afterwards, for making this a great event! I love it when people call or write with information, and that happened twice last week. Trudi Morris called to offer a possible John Keppinger Inducted to Trapshooting Hall of Fame John Keppinger, brother of Bev Toomey of Indian Valley, will be inducted into the Idaho State Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame on May 27. John was first introduced to trapshooting in 1956, at the age of ten, by his father. The Indian Valley Gun Clubwas their trapshooting home. He was hooked on the sport, and started shooting in registered competition in the late 1960s. During his younger years, John worked the farm that his grandfather had homesteaded in 1903. During the continuous improvements of. the farm, John built 40 wildlife ponds and planted over 20,000 trees for ...... 2009 to be closer to their grandchildren. He and Helen just celebrated their 32 "d anniversary. In 2011 they won the husband and wife singles title at the Camas Prairie shoot in Walla Walla. During John's years of shooting, he has registered over 80 one hundred straights, with the first 100" shot at Lewiston in 1971. He is currently President of the Boise Gun wildlife. John sold the Club. He is. a past farm in 1995 and moved president of the Weiser to Ontario, Oregon, to Trap Club (1970), Council become manager for Trap Club (1975), and Heinz foods in the potato the past President and storage services division. Treasurer of the Indian He and his wife, Helen, Valley Trap Club (1978- moved to Meridian in 1992). WEEDS??? WILD identification of the carroty-looking plant I noticed on my walk. She said it sounds like lomatium, also called biscuit root for its edible potato-like root. I checked Internet images and BINGO, Trudi was right on! I also learned this: "In the wild, Lomatium dissectum grows on rocky slopes, frequently facing south, in semi-arid areas. Probably requires a warm period followed by a cold season and then another warm period." That pretty much describes our spring, wouldn't you say? Anyway, it grows in an entirely different habitat than hemlock, which was the sub)ect of the other correspondence. Dave Klaw from Adams County Weed Control sent this important information; "I read your article about Poison Hemlock in the Adams County Record. That's good that you talked about it, since it is such a deadly plant, and there is quite a bit of it in SW Idaho and along the Snake Riven Poison hemlock is on the state noxious weed list, and has been as long as I've been in weed control (10+ yrs). It is no__tt a native to Idaho, introduced from Europe as a garden ornamental of all things, and grows as a biennial or short term perennial. Several herbicides control it, including 2,4-D and glyphosates (Roundup, AquaNeat, Rodeo). Don't touch it with bare skin, and stay out of the smoke if burning it (toxic even when dead and even in hay). On the other hand, Western Water Hemlock ( Cicuta douglasii) is a native perennial and also deadly, l've seen it in northern Idaho and in the Meadows Valley, always in wet areas, and never in thick stands like Poison Hemlock. It is not a noxious weed. It is deadlier than Poison Hemlock only because it will kill a person' or cow faster than Poison Hemlock would. You can go to Google Images to compare pictures of both:' Readers, Spray Day is coming to your county Thorough Professional Local Idaho M 41-7s36 oR JAKE @ 741-2136 soon. Contact your weed- control agencies for information. Know your enemies, and vanquish them! I am so glad to see the sunshine at last, but I have to admit that the rain has made our valley look like Ireland. It's not too late to go for a wildflower walk. The bitterbrush is now blooming, arrow-leaved balsam root is resplendent, lupines and camas are popping with color, choke cherries and wild hawthorns are just starting to blossom and hum with bees, and there-are tiny little wild flowers whose exquisite detail can only be appreciated if you crouch down to their level. Believe me, they are so amazing it's worth getting your knees dirty. After the plant exchange last Saturday, Stan and I went to Weiser to pick up a beef from Gilmore Meats. As we were leaving Mike said, "Don't worry, Myrna, spring will get to Midvale someday" Well, it arrived that very day, so nyah nyah Mike. I  Illinis Ave.; Ccunil New Hours Mon - Thurs lira - 8:30pro Fri - Sat llam - 9pm Sun 12pm - 8:00pro Specials! Sunday Special: 6oz Sirloin, baked potato, salad & roll $8.50 Saturday Buffet 5pm to 8pm Y 5TH ,kEXICAN jVAY 1 2TH CHINESE JAAY 1 9TH BASQUE JVAY 2 1 ST ITALIAN