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Page 6 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 The Adams County Record l A Indian Valley & Mesa News Inner City Slickers Coming in June By Lynn Leatherman  739-5756 Coming up soon in Indian Valley will be "The Inner City Slickers" a group formed to help "at risk" kids learn the cowboy way of life where horses, self esteem and trust building exercises are used to show there are good choices to be made in their lives. It is a donation driven program - no child pays. Donations are needed and should be written to Inner City Slickers and sent to P.O. Box 98, Indian Valley. There will be a Soiree and silent auction on Friday evening, June 29th. They need auction items, tents and sleeping bags. Please contact Marthetta Blakley for more details. Bob and Doris Baker had a wonderful week as they enjoyed being with oodles and oodles of family. Their daughter, Barbara Kightlinger, and son-in-law Alan, came from Elko, NV for a visit on Thursday. Bob got everyone working out in the yard, and Doris says their place is shining, with a spring cleaning having been done throughout the yard. On Friday, Bob, Doris, Barbara and Alan joined lots of other family to cheer great grandson, Terrun Zolman, at his state track meet in Meridian. Sunday, son Mark Briscoe, and Lana, came from Council to visit. Barbara and Alan left to return home on Monday afternoon. Jim Conner showed he had reached the age of wisdom on Friday, as he wouldn't share the details of his birthday celebration with this news lady; however this news lady knows that his wife treated him like the king he deserves to be treated like! Saturday, Lavonne and friend Virginia Vieira of Council attended a medicinal herb seminar at Andrews Seed in Ontario. Afterward they enjoyed lunch at The Mongolian Barbecue. Larry Boehm and Bey Galloway were happy to be among those voting on Tuesday. Wednesday,. they enjoyed a great lunch at the Cambridge Senior Center. Friday, they were off to Meridian to join family in cheering on grandson, Andrew Galloway, as he competed for his school in the shot put and discus events. The family was very proud, as Andrew again took first place honors in both of his events and was able to compete again in the finals on Saturday. That evening, Bey and Larry attended a family barbecue to honor Emma George's College Graduation. Wanna Belle Coriell went with Ed and Elaine Woods of Mesa to the graduation ceremony for their granddaughter, Melissa, in New Plymouth on Sunday afternoon. Margaret Thomason enjoyed a birthday celebration on Friday with Jack and Jill Douhton. Sunday, Jill and Margaret headed to Boise to attend a swim meet for the daughter of Jill's good friend from Salt Lake City. Bill and Ruth Reeder enjoyed attending the kindergarten graduation for great grandson, Ethan Crosby, in Cambridge on Thursday. Afterward, they enjoyed a wonderful barbecue at Ethan's home with his parent's Dave and Becca. On Sunday, Dave, Becca and Ethan and daughter, Lynn Johnson, joined them for dinner at their home. Dave and Cathy Veselka enjoyed a visit from daughter, Jane, son-in- law Neil, and grandbabies Noah and Maddie, over the weekend from Rexburg. Happy Birthday to Carrie, also. Torn and Judy Green enjoyed attending the spring program for grandson, Alex Graham, at Cambridge Elementary School on Tuesday evening. Thursday, Judy traveled down to Caldwell to listen to granddaughter, Elma, play her cello in her orchestra concert, which Judy says was a lovely event. The Boll household is ready for summer. Hayden is home working for the Hollens in Cambridge again. Challis came home for the weekend, attending a barbecue for Emma George. Challis will soon start working on an archeological job near Yellowstone. Meagan has received a grant and will be starting research for a professor. Craig stayed busy over the week participating with the Honor Guard for the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial in Meridian. Craig was part of the Rifle Detail Three Shot Volley. Tammy Evans and her mother, Connie Hornyak, enjoyed a trip down to visit with family over the weekend. They spent Friday evening with sister/daughter, Shannon White, and her husband Dave, in Boise, and then Saturday with Tarrtmy's son, DJ, and other family in Nampa. It was a great weekend, and lots of family fun. Robin Juica enjoyed joining with Tim Toomey in Ontario for a Basic Fire Investigation Class on Saturday and Sunday. Robin says the training was quite interesting and enjoyed being part of the team. Ron and Janet Meyer decided it was time to take the boat out of mothballs this past weekend and head to Hell's Canyon Darn for a day of fishing. Janet said that Ron had a great idea, as the day was just beautiful, and the fishing great. Now, Janet is anxiously counting down the days of the week until Memorial Weekend so she can get all Of her plants in the ground. Bear Facts Way Too Many Gadgets By Tina Warner -- 258-4471 Dennis Edwards and Deb Davis spent the weekend at their home here. Tina was a guest for lunch Saturday, and they caught up on what they missed during the winter. They spent their winter in Hawaii, as they do every winter. Jerry and Sharon Lee returned to their home last week after a winter spent in Arizona. They bought property there and enjoyed making new friends. Friday, Sharon left for Chicago for a meeting of her Doll Club. Sharon is responsi- ble for meetings across the western part of the United States. Joe Warner drove to a ranch out of Mt. Home to pick up a tractor he had traded Jeremy Mink for. Jeremy's family came along to visit with Joe's mother and watch with the loading. Susan Warner joined her brother, Phil, and Diana Holmes to attend funeral services for a cousin in Nampa last week. Bill and Gayle McCarty of New Meadows drove up to Bear Sunday. They were just out for a Sunday drive, and hadn't been to Bear for many years. Lowell Tietje and Joe Warner spent several hours working the commu- nity ditch last week. They fixed a break and did some cleaning. Tina Warner is the proud owner of a riding lawn mower, which is fast, has way too many gadgets, and scares her half to death. Thank you Joe, Arlen, Gaye, Sam and Ben. I love you anyway! Garden Corner I've been experiencing some gardening frustrations lately, partly because gardening and traveling are two things that are difficult to reconcile. But I'm not going to burden you with the problems, I'm just going to brag about some SUCCeSSeS. I was given a couple of acorns last fall and decided to try to grow oak trees from them. Carefully following the directions, I kept the seeds in a dormant state all winter in the refrigerator. About a month ago I put the seeds horizontally in a pot of dirt, and now they have both germinated and sent Up their first new growth! I have no idea here I'm going to plant two oak trees, but I have a year to think about it, since they have to stay in pots for quite a while yet. We took off for several days of camping last weekend, but before we left I planted peas, lettuce, radishes and onions. The lettuce and radishes have sprouted. I was given some butterhead lettuce starts, which I also planted, but chickens broke into the garden and ate them down to the root. Oh, I- wasn't going to tell you that. But the good news is that some appear to be growing back, so I may get a head or two yet. There is a very heavy set of fruit on all my Success, Failure & Advice By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne fruit trees this year. since I went to the mine today. Strong winds thinned trouble of purchasing If you have had the apricots, sending a soil thermometer for problems with blossom millions of pea-sized that purpose. If you end rot on your tomatoes, fruits to the ground but, follow the expert advice, remember to supplement looking up into the tree, I jumped the gun a bit, as the soil at transplanting there seem to be plenty my warmest spot was just time with some form still attached. Apples, shy of 60 degrees. But I of calcium. Bone meal, pears, nectarines all think the experts were egg shells, limestone, look good. However, it referring to optimum dissolved sheet rock looks like I croaked my seed germination scraps, or commercial baby cherry tree when I temperatures, not products will boost your moved it one too many transplant conditions, soil to optimum tomato times. Oh, I wasn't going .qhey got a nice warm rain conditions. Calcium to tell you that. I'm going right after transplanting, may be present in the to getlots of strawberries, so I think theyql be just soil and still not get and very possibly some fine. I'm in the process of taken up by the plant; blueberries for the first hardening off the tomato uptake can be suppressed time. I'm dreaming of plants, but the peppers by a number of causes smoothies! and eggplants want to water deficiencies After planting my wait for warmer weather, or irregularities; broccoli, cauliflower I'd have thought it was magnesium/nitrogen/ and Brussels sprouts too early to plant corn, potassium excess in starts I thought maybe but the neighbor's field soil; high humidity or I ought to get an idea corn is up several inches, excessive transpiration in of the soil temperature, so I guess I will plant the plant during a hot spell. Highly acidic soil can cause blossom end rot, but the soil in our area tends to be more on the alkaline side. If your pepper plants have a yellowish cast to them, they likely need a soil supplement as well. I usually add a sprinkle of bone meal and Osmocote to the hole before I transplant them. Have you ever had problems with ants? Kara Boyle said ants killed one of her fruit trees. I've never known ants to be so destructive. I kidded her about having mutant ants, but loss of a whole tree is serious and disturbing. What should a person do about it? We need help!