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Page 6 Indian Valley & Mesa News Wednesday, Bill and Ruth Reeder made a trip to Ontario for appointments, shopping and lunch with daughter Shirley Van Drell and her husband, Louie. Friday evening, friends Glen and Sandy Coates, and Ken and Bobbi Laughrin, visited, enjoy- ing cake and ice cream. Saturday, daughter Lynn Johnson had a party for her Dad to celebrate his 90th birthday! Tony, Yvette and kids from Nampa, Jess Hensley from Moscow and a surprise visitor, their son, Bill Reeder from Eugene, OR, came to cele- brate. Sunday, Tony, Yvette and kids stayed for dinner. Belated birthday wishes go out to Bill for a year filled with the greatest blessings your heart can wish for. Just a reminder for any- one interested in helping out, the Songbird Slickers have a fun day scheduled on Saturday, September 14th. Marthetta Blakely is so grateful for the many donations. The ranch has new children coming this round, and everyone is excited at the love it brings out in all. Be sure to give her a call at 741-1972 if you can help in some way or just want to come out and see what it's all about. Pat and Martha Ball really enjoyed having their daughter, Ann, and her two children come up to visit over the weekend. They arrived on Friday and stayed through Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, the entire family attended the special potluck held after mass in Cambridge, which celebrated the 100th anni- versary of the Holy Rosary Church. Mike and Farrah Ball are excited with the news that they will have a new grandbaby coming in March! Bey Galloway had her visit with the mammo- gram mobile in Council on Tuesday. Wednesday, Larry went to Weiser for an appointment with Wednesday, September 11, 2013 q-he Adams County Record Come h,,l[p with the "city slickers" By Lynn Leatherman -- 739-5756 Dr. Bass, his cardiolo- gist. Thursday, it was time for The Cuddy Mountain Ramblers at Lakey's CafC Saturday, was the funer- al service for their dear friend, Linda Gladhart, held in Cambridge at the Baptist Church. Afterward, they headed to Weiser for a lovely evening wed- ding for grandson Jeffrey Galloway and his bride, Mariah. Lanae Veselka is still busy canning tomato juice. Son Dave came-over Monday morning and picked her two enormous buckets of fresh red ripe- ness, so she went right to work. Tom and Judy Green enjoyed having daughter in law Sheila and her son Josh for dinner on Friday evening. Judy especially enjoys that Sheila always jumps in and washes the dishes! Saturday evening, they enjoyed having din- ner at William and Sheila's home; along with Sheila's mother, Carol Kesler. After dinner, grandsons Alex and Josh enjoyed doing their own thing, while the grown ups enjoyed a game of five-handed pinochle. Wanna Belle Coriell had a house full of family to feed over the weekend, which made her just plum happy. Everyone there was kept busy working, help- ing out with the many chores that needed to be done, but enjoying being together as a family none- theless. John and Della Haberle enjoyed a nice quiet week and welcomed the rain, even though it was not in as much abundance here as was prayed for. It did make the air dearer and breathing much eas- ier. Friday, Della attended Knit-Wits, which was well attended, and welcomed in a new gal by the name of Lynn! On Saturday, they made their way to the top of Mesa to visit" with friends, Richard and Judy Congrove. Sunday, they enjoyed visitors Larry Boehm and Bev Galloway. Jim and Patty Shaw attended the funeral ser- vice for Linda Gladhart in Cambridge on Saturday. That evening, they attend- ed the Burn Out Taco Fund Raiser in Council. Patty donated a quilt that was left from The Mpine Sewing Club. Heartfelt condolences go to Cathy Veselka and her family who recently lost a beloved member of their family. Cathy's father, Bill Bee of Bear Lake, passed away over Labor Day. Cathy and Dave attended the funeral services in Montpelier and the burial in Bloomington. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Craig and Ardis Boll enjoyed having grand- dad, Vic come up to do some hunting mid week. The doves were on alert though, as he only got to fire once. Craig's sis- ter, Shannon Gauss, came up and spent Tuesday night. At home, they have all enjoyed the crab that Hayden brought home from his Labor Day week- end trip to the coast. Robin Juica attended a dinner held at the caf in Midvale, and then a fire department training on Thursday evening. She and Celestino enjoyed working on the cars and making trips to Ontario for things over the weekend. Ron and Janet Meyer enjoyed having son Charlie come home on Friday evening and spend time with them until his departure back to Oregon on Saturday. The good news for the household is that their BSU banner is flying proudly, and it was a good weekend for the Broncos. Janet has really enjoyed the new histori- cal signs around Council, finding them quite inter- esting with facts about the town. She strongly sug- gests that everyone come and check them out and learn a little about the local heritage. Garden Corner This past week brought opportunities for many garden conversations, so I have a surfeit of material for this column. Everyone agrees that this has been a very challenging gardening year. Seeds refused to ger- minate, peas were freeze- dried in an ill-timed frost, tomatoes refused to set, bean blossoms were reluctant to form beans, raspberries cooked on the canes, and the ring- necked doves ate what few strawberries grew. But it hasn't been all bad news. Art and Sandy Harris were surprised to discover a nice-sized cantaloupe, a volunteer apparently brought in with compost. Barbara McLay is enjoying a bumper crop of cucumbers. There have been no reports of serious infestations of squash bugs, grasshoppers, or aphids, and Halloween needn't be cancelled - the Bonnet pumpkin patch seems to be surviving its visitation by squash borers. I'm still harvesting side shoots of delightfully worm-free broccoli, even after freezing gallons of it, all from four little plants. Corn did remarkably well in my garden, and the small tomatoes that I like to dry are coming on gangbusters in spite of a slow start. The romas, not so much, but I will have enough for a couple batches of salsa. I thought the eggplants were done, and I was about to pull up the plants when I noticed developing fruit and new "Like you, I love living in this area. Having a full- time dental practice withlocafions in Council and Cambridge means it's convenient to see the dentist on any weekday right where you live because I live here too." Doctor of Dental Surgery " Advanced bktucadon m (,eneral I)cnsim" Post Doctorate Residency Adjunct Faculty at Idaho State University AEG Dental Residency I Jccnased in I.M / Oral Sedation Full-Time Practice serving Council and Cambridge since 2002 253-6077 What can we learn from this challenging season? By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.net blossoms. So what can we learn from this year's challenges? 1 - Be careful about starting too early in the spring. Think of early May's warm days as nothing but a tease. Our real growing season - frost-free days - began toward the end of May, with the soil temperature taking a bit longer still to increase. 2 Be careful about ending too early. Things that might appear to be dead may only be winter- damaged. Given time, they may come out of it. (A case in point, the pine trees that I thought might have pine-wilt were just suffering from winter-kill, and now seem to have come through it just fine. Good thing I didn't chop them down.) Also, garden plants seem to be going through a second life, now that the temperatures are more moderate, so don't rush to till it all under just yet. S - Pay attention to what did well this year, and plant more of it next year. Look for heat tolerant varieties in next year's seed catalogs. Chances are we'll see more of the same conditions. Falling under the heading of garden surprises: amaranth is growing out on the edge of my driveway. Why there, in dry, compacted gravel? Could it be that I have completely misunderstood the requirements of this plant? Garden huckleberry, started from seeds given as a gift by a seed company, is doing surprisingly well for me, considering I hadn't a clue what it was or what it wanted when I started it. Not a true huckleberry, it is actually in the nightshade family. The purple berries are edible when ripe, but bland. My intention is to let the birds eat them, since they were robbed of their usual fare of chokecherries this year. Neighbor Erin Whitener asks if she can cut back the unruly asparagus fronds. I advise against it. They may be ugly, but they are still feeding the roots, the source of all those yummy spears we harvest in the spring. Let a hard frost kill it back first, then cut it all flush to the ground and cover it with a couple inches of composted horse manure, and you will have a beautiful, long-lived, productive asparagus patch. I had (note the use of past tense) a blackberry bush in my fenced garden: I thought I could treat it like raspberries, trained to a vertical growth pattern. NOT. This plant refused to be trained. It sprawled, it meandered, it slithered and wormed its way across my garden floor. It covered one end.of my strawberry row, overpowered an entire cucumber plant, and became a hideout for huge patches of bindweed. There were berries snuggled down in the depths, but had I even been aware of them I would not have been able to pick them from the wickedly thorr/y canes without shedding blood. I decided that the plant was an instrument of the devil, and removed it this weekend. 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Check our website for details on upcoming sales. www.7dverslivestock.com Office: 208-365-4401 7rivers@qwestoffice.net 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. , Emmett, Idaho 83617 Feed Sales Every Tuesday Sales Start at Noon Call 365-4401 for more information J