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2-he Adams County Record Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Page 7 Indian Valley & Mesa News By Lynn Leatherman -- 739-5756 Doris Baker sends extendedgratitude out to her many friends throughout the valley and surrounding areas. All of the cards, phone calls and visits have meant so much to her and her family during this time of sorrow and adjustment. Tuesday and Thursday were spent traveling to Ontario for doctor appointments for Bey Galloway and Larry Boehm. Tuesday, they stopped at Mann's Creek Reservoir and spent the night camping with The Cuddy Mountain Ramblers group. Saturday was spent working in Bev's yard. Sunday, the couple traveled to Bear to enjoy -the cow dog trials being held at the OX Ranch. They thoroughly enjoyed the day, and were amazed by the level of skill shown from the dogs and the owners. Jim and Lavonne Conner had a wonderful visit with their son, Dan and his family this past week. Dan, his wife, Shelley; daughter Sterling, and her friend, Kala, came from the bay area in California on Wednesday. Dan and family enjoyed a visit to Boise on Thursday to visit the Basque area and to enjoy the food, and to do some souvenir shopping. Friday, Dan and the girls enjoyed doing some target shooting, while Lavonne fixed an enormous turkey dinner for all. Saturday, they drove up towards Riggins and enjoyed a day of digging for garnets up near the Salmon River. Sunday, they all attended church in Council where Shelley, who was raised in the Bay Area, was amazed at the beauty of the love shown in a small coInlTlunity. Tony and Wanda Morgensen are enjoying having grandson, Jesse Johnson visit them for a few days this week. Jesse is going to be joining the U.S. Navy on July 1. Good luck Jesse, and know we will keep you in our prayers throughout the valley. Don and Jackie Dowdy are very happy to have had the help of two wrnderful girls from Council, Hailey Simons and Waylon Zielinski, this past ,week in getting their hay in. Sunday morning, the couple traveled to Bear to watch the dog trials at the OX Ranch and had a wonderful time getting out a-, .and enjoying the beautiful drive. " Bill and Ruth Reeder traveled to Ontario on Thursday for doctor appointments and to do a bit of shopping. They enjoyed a nice dinner at the home of daughter, Shirley Vandrell and her husband, Louie. Over the weekend, they enjoyed the company of grandson, Tyler Hensley, and his boys Jess and Tristan. Lanae Veselka enjoyed a nice visit from Judy Green and her daughter, Janel, on Tuesday. Friday, neighbor and good friend, Beth Post came to visit, and the two enjoyed catching up. Tom and Judy Green have enjoyed having daughter, Janel, around this past week. Judy has spent this week teaching her granddaughter about canning apples, and the two made a delicious apple pie. Monday, Judy was busy making lots of pocket sandwiches and pies in anticipation of a visit from daughter, Cinamon, and her family on Tuesday. Connie Homyak enjoyed a visit to the home of her friend, Judy Green, on Monday morning. She even was able to help in the mini pie baking that was going on. At home, she has spent the week trying to keep up with the rapid growth in her yard. Don and Joan Lakey enjoyed having the "entire crew" come to visit for the weekend. They had a big barbeque on Friday night for a belated Mother's Day/ Father's Day celebration. Saturday, Joan, Julie, Angie, Tina and Donevin enjoyed attending the bridal shower for Hannah. Congratulations to Jenny Rininger who received the memorial scholarship this year from the Indian Valley Improvement League. Best of luck at college is sent your way. Robin Juica enjoyed being part of the Indian Valley Volunteer Rural Fire Department Training that went on this past Saturday. Ten members were present to learn and . review the proper handling of fire hoses. Two trucks were taken out so they could practice using them. Robin thought she was doing a great job handling her hose, until they tumed up the pressure without her knowing it and she managed to cool off those watching! Janet Meyer enjoyed a wonderful Saturday with her mother, Libby Squires, and sister Leigh Ann, in Boise. They spent the day doing one of Janet's favorite pastimes, checking out yard sales. They got started by each announcing if they were looking for something unusual, all that is except for Libby. She said she would know it when she saw it. Well, after many yards she still hadn't announced anything, then suddenly yelled out to stop the car. There was a beautiful set of luggage. The three climbed out of the car to admire the luggage, only to realize that it wasn't a yard sale, but a family getting ready to go on vacation. Ooops! Garden Corner nou By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne What's eating my lettuce? There are big bites taken out of the edges of the lower leaves. I'm pretty Sure it's grasshoppers, and if that's the case then I am going to have to get aggressive about pest control, which may mean bringing out the chemicals. As an alternative, a university extension service web site suggests using row crop cover over vulnerable plants, and/or planting a "trap crop" - a row of attractive plants such as zinnias around the edge of the garden, which you can then spray with malathion or permethrin. My eggplants, radishes and arugula Mye some other pest, probably flea beetles, drilling pinholes in the leaves, and the radishes also had some damage to the root. I just pulled them all up -it was about time anyway - and took care of that problem. But the eggplants are really suffering. They haven't grown much at all since I transplanted them. The arugula is a total loss. I-hosed them down with insecticidal soap, and if that doesn't fix the problem I'm going to make some of that tobacco tea insect soap. I bought a can of snuff for that purpose, but when I got it home I realized rd gotten mint-flavored. Do you suppose that will matter? I guess rll find out. I am also trying the bug-jug. I've place milk jugs full of sugar/vinegar/ water solution in the lower crotches of all my fruit trees. So far I seem to be catching mostly flies, which is great. Our house is surrounded by pastures, and when cows utilize the pastures, flies utilize the cows. The jugs seem to be making a positive difference! This isn't naturally blueberry country, so I knew when I planted mine that I was going to have to work at keeping them alive, much less productive. So far I have lost three out of nine and haven't picked a single berry. Last weekend I belatedly realized that the soaker hose on their row was not delivering enough water. I think they need a whole lot more, maybe even daily water. So I put in a drip system for them, one drip nozzle per plant. Ideally, I'd have them growing in a mixture of loamy dirt and fine bark or sawdust. They want loose, damp, well draining, slightly acidic soil. Instead they are growing in clayey alkaline soil, so no wonder they aren't performing. I mixed in a bunch of pine needles, but now I see that perhaps I should have chopped the needles up and mixed them more uniformly into the soil. There aren't many plants for which I'm willing to try this hard. At the community garden we're trying to think of ways to reduce the amount of time and money we have to spend on weed control. I'm thinking that a thick layer of rotten hay, grass clippings, leaves, and/ or wood chips will form a nice, organic, weed- smothering barrier. So if you have access to any of those and are willing to donate them to the cause, please give me a call. On the roadsides the chicory, milkweed and yellow clover are blooming. Yes, I know they are also weeds when they're in the wrong place, but sometimes a person should just quit worrying and enjoy a pretty weed for a while. Forest Officials Urge Anglers to Haul Out all Trash as Chinook Salmon Season Begins FROM LAURA PRAMUK PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST Chinook salmon sport fishing season on the South Fork Salmon River (SFSR) will begin on June 23, and the Boise and Payette National Forests are preparing for the usual high use associated with this event. Previous fishing seasons have seen very heavy angler use, and both Forests are taking steps to ensure that anglers enjoy their quest while protecting sensitive habitats. "There are always concerns about traffic, hardened pull-outs along prohibitions on: parking and damage to the road, and providing Overnight camping, river banks. Motorists portable toilets. Trash parking or leaving a should drive slowly cans are not provided, vehicle onthe paved and park well out of the and anglers are asked surface ofNational roadway;' said Cascade to dispose of discarded Forest System Roads District Ranger Bill Rice. fishing line and tackle #474 or #674 (SFSR "q-his year we are also in a responsible manner. Road). stressing the need to carry Fishing line can kill birds Parking or leaving a out all trash, including all and other animals, vehicle or trailer in an fish parts" In addition,the area posted as closed In past years, the two Forests each year issue to overnight parking National Forests and an "Occupancy and (between 11:00 pm and Idaho Fish and Game have Use Order" for the area, 4:30 AM). worked together to address effective from June Camping in an area access and resource 23 until the Chinook posted as closed to concerns by constructing salmon season is declared camping. wooden stairs from the closed by the Idaho Possessing or storing of road to the river in popular Department of Fish andany glass food container access areas, constructing Game. The Order includes or beverage containers within the area. "We have had good compliance from most anglers each year, and hope for the same compliance from folks again this year;' said Krassel District Ranger Anthony Botello. "One of our goals this year is to ensure anglers are aware of the need to dispose of unwanted fish parts and trash responsibly. Fish parts need to be thrown in the river or carried out of the area along with other trash. Trash, garbage, and fish parts attract bears, raccoons and other wildlife ,which could lead to unfortunate situations in our campgrounds and fishing areas" Both forests wish anglers a safe and successful pursuit of Chinook and ask them to honor Forest closures and regulations while being respectful of others during this busy time of year on the riven For copies of the specific regulations and maps for each agency and closure order information, go to www.fs.usda.gov/payette or http://fishgame.idaho. gov/public/fish/rules