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Page 6 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 The Adams COunty Record I Indian Valley & Mesa News This is a reminder to all of the Indian Valley Rural Fire Department that there will be a training session on Saturday, August 11th. The-training will be put on by Idaho Power Company and will be on "High Voltage Electrical Safety." Training starts at 9:00 a.m. If you have questions give Robin Juica a call at 256-4312. Robin luica was grateful to be part of the group, even if only in the auxiliary position of providing sandwiches and drinks, to all those who assisted in the Grizzly Fire in the Cow and Rush Creek area. Jack and Jill Doughton enjoyed having kids, Ron and Cindy, granddaughter, Courtney and her friend, Bella come from Boise for the weekend. On Saturday evening, Jill, all the kids and mom, Margaret Thomason headed to Cambridge for the rodeo, where they had a fantastic time. At home, Jill took Courtney and Bella to the shop, where she taught them how to make some chocolate candy and caramel corn. The girls also got to each take home a jar of magic topping for their ice cream. It was definitely a sweet visit for all. Don and ]ackie Dowdy enjoyed having their daughter,Letty, granddaughter in law, lessica, and great granddaughters, Kyla and Olivia, come to visit from Creswell, OR. The girls came on Thursday evening and stayed through Sunday, making for a nice long visit. They all went to the Washington County Fair and had lots of fun. Doris Baker enjoyed a visit from her daughter, Margaret Watson of Twin Falls this past weekend. Sunday, the two went to McCall to visit another of Doris' daughters, Judy VanKomen. They enjoyed going out to dinner and spent the night. Margaret headed home on Monday. Larry Boehm and a anl a By Lynn Leatherman -- 739-5756 Bev Galloway went to Meridian on Wednesday. Back at home, it was yard work for the remainder of the week. Jim and Lavonne Conner enjoyed meeting having lunch with all of her friends and daughter, Shirley, and son neighbors who were also in law Louie Van&ell. in attendance. Jim and Patty Shaw Tom and Judy Green enjoyed going to the enjoyed getting out to Washington County Fair the Cambridge Rodeo on on Tuesday to see the Friday night with Dezi and Don and Joan Lakey enjoyed going to great grandson Thaine Bauer's second birthday party on Saturday ifl Council. Mary !and Jenny Rininger attended the friends Bill and Cathiexhibits ~d the animals, the grandkids. Cambridge Rodoo all three Smith in McCall for lunch Friday, they attended Connie Hornyak nights. Jenpy was working this past week. Jim joined the fundraiser for The enjoyed the rodeo hard performing all of her his American Legion and the VFW groups on a float in the Washington County Fair on Saturday night. Wanna Belle Coriell enjoyed going to the Washington County Fair on Friday. She went to watch granddaughter, Holly Coriell do the Fit and Show with her steer. Ron and Sandy Dunham enjoyed attending the second birthday party for Thaine Bauer on Saturday in Council. They also enjoyed attending the rodeo in Cambridge all three nights, a tradition that they love to keep. Bill and Ruth Reeder took a trip to Ontario on Monday for a doctor appointment, but made the day enjoyable by Cambridge Senior Center and enjoyed the music played by The Iammers. Cathy Veselka, along with daughters, Sarah, lulie and Carrie, made a trip over to visit daughter, Maggie Baker and her family, this past week. They left on Monday for Keyport, WA. They all spent Tuesday through Friday at Westport, WA along the coast, and then back to Maggie's. Cathy and girls left for home on Monday, having had another wonderful vacation. Lanae Veselka enjoyed getting out and attending the retirement party for postmaster, Whitney Voermans, this past week. It was fun to visit with on Friday night with friends, Atlanta and Jordan. Saturday, it was off to Boise to pick up daughter, Tammy Evans, who returned from Seattle. That evening they enjoyed dinner with Connie's sister, Val House and her husband, Larry, at The Spurwing Country Club in Meridian. Heading home Sunday, Connie had luck on her side, as she headed out just minutes before the great dust storm that started blowing. Connie said she wasn't sure what was behind her, she just saw a dark wall of something coming behind her and didn't waste anytime getting the heck out of Dodge and heading for home. queen duties, and Mary was working hard keeping track of Jenny and all of I . her queen duttes! Ron and Janet Meyer enjoyed attending the NRA banquet in McCall on SatuJ:day evening. They had! a really nice time visiting with many friends and enjoyed a wonderfulI meal. Janet also wants to remind everyone to watch the Perseid Meteor Showers which are [supposed to be at their peak for viewing on Saturday evening. Hopefully, all the smoke and dust will be cleared from the lskies and we can see the splendor of the heavens illuminated clearly overhead. Garden Corner By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne In spite of the small raccoon raiding my trees, I have more apricots than I have time to care for. Because we typically get a late spring frost I only see a crop about once every 6 years. I've felt obligated in the past to use them all, but my attitude is changing. The older I get the more practical I get about gardening, and I don't want to deal with any more produce than I'm sure I can use or give away. ("Practical" is the word I choose to use, and I don't care what some might want to call it.) I've been thinking that I might plant just half of my vegetable garden next year and let the rest lie fallow, perhaps under a cover crop like Austrian winter peas. Someone in the Weiser Garden Club suggested another good cover. What was it? Don't remember, but my seed catalog suggests sowing buckwheat, soybeans, oats, or yellow sweet clover for summer cover, or vetch, fava beans, or red clover for winter cover. I've never tried the "green manure" method before, so if any of my readers have some experience to share I'd love to hear about it. My brassicas seem to be doing quite well this year, relatively pest-free. I'm getting some nice heads of broccoli and cauliflower, nearly ready to cut, and the Brussels sprouts are coming along. This was my last-ditch attempt to grow Brussels sprouts, and though it is still a long ways 'til harvest, I'm optimistic. I planted a new kind of broccoli this year which was supposed to have "blue-green, tight domes of densely packed florets," but so far it has pale green heads of loose, open florets. I'm watching it closely, as it looks like it could bolt. I had a hard time getting cabbage seeds going, but I ended up with five heads of ruby ball, and that will be enough. In a serious case of misspent optimism I planted Watermelon seeds in the garden. To date I have a couple of. cucumbers are looking very small melons and a fine and full of blossoms, lot of blossoms. Neighbor so I won't be cuke-less. I Wade Bonner, having want to make dill pickle been told by dad that watermelons wouldn't grow in Midvale, set about proving the older generation wrong by starting them in the greenhouse. He has every chance of success, and I want to be there when he opens a melon and says, "Nyah nyah, Dad: Did everyone have problems with cucumbers this year, or is it just me? I didn't get a single plant started of my favorite variety, Fountain. A few germinated but were eaten, and the next bunch rotted in the ground. The pickling end back i pretty far, but still found them quite satisfying. The "Earlivee" corn relish. Do you have a is living dP to its name, good recipe, without ready to eat now ahead of / sugar? I'd be grateful if any readers would share. My favorite store-bought pickles, which used to be grown and pickled in my old home town, are now a "product of India7 and while I'm all for helping third-world countries, I prefer to get my edibles a little closer to home. I found out that, even though they are prickly and past their prime, artichokes can still be eaten if you cook them long enough. I steamed four for about an hour and had to trim the stem the last of the 2011 year Seneca Horizon seeds that were]planted at the same timei but I'm finding the taste of Earlivee to be disappointing. Seneca Horizon isn't available any longer and I don't care for the sugar-enhanced varieties that are so popular, so I'm going to have to look around for something new. I'm going to make some aprigot jam now, so until next week, happy harvesting. "Like you, I love riving in this area. Having a fuU- time dental practice with locations k,a Council and Cambridge means it's convenient to see the dentist on any weekday right where you live Docto~te Residency Adjunct Faculty at Idaho State Unive~ity AEG Dental Residency Licensed in 1.V. / Oral Sedation Full-Time Practice serving Council and Cambridge since 2002 Monte R:Eppich D.D.I Kelly Ross Monday - for someone