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The Adams County Record Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Bear Facts Outdoor Activiti,,s Martin and Gaye Carter drove up Friday bringing their trailer and pickup. They will leave the trailer for the summer Friday they spent most of the day fixing fence around the back of their property. While they were here they enjoyed a visit from Ed Smith on Saturday. Sunday they returned to their home in Council. Surprise visitors to Tina Warner were Steve and Glenda Swendiman, who were on their way to their summer home. "[hey live in Arizona m the winter, with a week's stop over in McCall at their time-share. In the summer their home is in Washington. Sam and Ben Warner, with Oscar and Sarah Stewart, camped at Big Bar on Snake River, Friday until Sunday. They put the boat in the river and did some fishing. On Saturday, Joe, Sue and Tina drove down for the day, and Saturday evening Max and El. Thompson of Meridian spent the night with them. They brought Ben's little daughter, Eva, with them. Roger and Dawn Robbins spent the weekend in Cuprum. Butch and Leila Cornell drove to Weiser, Sunday, to spend Mother's Day with Leila's mother, Eva Cook. Jim Couch and nephew, Brandon, worked at Couch's place last week. Jamie Couch drove up for Page 9 By Tina Warner -- 258-4471 the weekend and helped them. Judy. Orbogust and Kathy Hogan went four- wheeling last weekend. The warm weather has gotten everyone out, it seems. Nancy Hastings was at her home in Cuprum a few days last week. She came from Ellensburg, WA. Mike Luddeke worked on his place in Cuprum over the weekend. Dan and Sauni McGahey of Bear were in Boise for their doctor appointments,. and Gail Routson stayed at their place and did the chores. Sauni says she is doing much better after her back surgery but still isn't running any foot races. Garden Corner In the upper country the black locusts are beginning to leaf out, which is a sign that we may have seen our last frost of the spring (no guarantees, though). Those warm-blooded trees take no chances of getting nipped and are among the latest to turn green, to the point that you think they must have died over the winter. The blue bells on the hillsides are nodding their pretty heads in the breeze. Have you noticed that there is a lot more bulbous blue grass this year? The spring rain must have been just what it wanted. It seems to be crowding out the cheat grass, and that's a good thing, but it is a non- native grass, introduced from Europe in the early 1900s, and is considered to be noxious in some areas. It makes good forage in the early spring, but doesn't last long. As soon as I get done with this column I am going outside to plant my first vegetable garden rows. Between weather and general busy-ness I have not been able to get to it yet, but I've had a chance to talk to a lot of people Rhubarb about gardening. Rhubarb has been coming up in conversation a lot lately. It is a great garden plant, hardy and reliable, high in vitamin C. Several people said they crave it in the spring. Stan loves it combined with strawberries, and says the red rhubarb is better tasting than the green- stalked variety. I'll take his word for it. I like it well enough, but it has to be cooked with so much sugar to make it palatable that I rarely cook with it. If it's a favorite of yours I found a great, fun website that you will want to check out, By Myrna Weikal 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne rhubarbinfo.com, built and maintained by an" amateur rhubarb enthusiast, with recipes, nutritional and medicinal information, cultivation tips, history (ancient), and even a poll to vote for your favorite color. I found out that it is okay to compost rhubarb leaves, even though they are toxic if ingested. The toxin, oxalic acid, quickly breaks down in the composting process. I learned that some varieties are more likely than others to send up flower stalks, and those that flower profusely were probably cultivated as an ornamental. The stalks of the ornamental varieties are edible, but when the plant begins to flower the stalks get thinner and tougher (This is the problem I have been having, and now I know why). Remove the flower stems completely as they come up if you want to prolong the harvesting of stalks. Remove stems and stalks by grasping close to the base and pulling, rather than cutting. Don't harvest more than 1/3 of the plant, and give it-manure in the fall to keep your plants healthy and happy. There is a lot more information on the website. Everything you ever wanted to know about rhubarb! I learned of a cool trick this weekend. Save your potato water after boiling potatoes if you have copper- bottomed cookware that needs to be scrubbed and shined. Let the pot sit in the potato water for an hour or so and it will come clean with a dishrag. I'm hardly the person to be offering housework advice, but anything that saves time and gets you back outside sounds great to me! New Meadows Senior News Tea Party Canceled Well I wonder how long the sun is going to last! It was a wonderful mother's day weekend and I hope every mother had a special day. I went camping, and as much as I love it I don't like the getting everything packed to go for just two days- -for all that work I want to stay at least a week. Anyhow, then you get home and have to unpack and wash all the clothes! SpayS&Neuter It was a beautiful weekend though, and I did enjoy myself being with my family, that's the best!! Well I guess I am canceling the Mad Hatter Tea Party, I got hardly any RSVP so I am going to sadly cancel the event. I was looking forward to it, but I guess t was the only one! Ha! I will try it again at a later date maybe. We are still planning a Garage Sale on June 9th from 9:00 Are you low income and need your cat/dol, spayed or neutered? Call NCF/IWS at 208-634-3C7 for an appointment! 831 S. 3rd Street 00.mcpaws.org e,ee,*,eee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoeeeleeeeee Call to place your ad today! - Rentals - Automobiles - Real Estate - Household items " - Help Wanted - Personals . - Animals - And much, much more eeeeooeoeeeeeeoeeeeeeeeoeeeeeeeoe The Adams County Record, 100 tllinois Ave. Council Id 836"12 208-253-6961 AM to 4:00 PM. If you have anything you would like to donate please bring it by on the days we are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM. We would appreciate it and thank you in advance! Please come on over on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays to play some BINGO with us. We have a good time, and you could win prizes and just have a great family Lnight. The cost is inexpensive only twenty- five cents a card per game, and then the last game is a progressive black out, and it is a $1. Mark your Calendars!! We start at 6:30 PM. Pinochle players "heeded!! We get together on Friday fffternoon at 3:00 to play some cards. If you don't know how to play we have some good teachers. We have a lot of other games you could play at anytime. You don't have to wait till Friday to play games around here. We have a Wii, a puzzle going at all times, and the coffee is hot. CLEANING Estimatos I invite everyone to come over to the Community Senior Center and enjoy a fabulous meal!! The price is right and the company is grand! We would love for some of the folks in this town to come on in and loin us. If you want to take a trip to Ontario, we go every 2nd Thursday of the month. Jf you are 60+ you can ride for free, or if you wish gwe a donation. Anyone under 60 has to pay $10 each. You cannot drive to Ontario for that price. We go wherever By Penny Dreyer you want to go. We leave at 8:00 a.m. and it would be nice if you called me in advance and reserve a seat, but it is not necessary. We also go to McCall on the 1st Thursday of the month, leaving at 9:00 AM If you need to go to the doctors, need to do grocery shopping or just want to go have fun with the girls, well come and join us. The cost is $4 for under 60, and by donation if you are 60+. Everyone have a safe and fulfilled week!  .....   ...  - ....   o    Monte R. Eppich, D.D. ,.  .......... . ..... : >  o" , N.A253-6077.