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The Adams County Record Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Page 5 Garden B Corner ar By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.net As I write this on Monday morning the middle valley is choked with smoke from surrounding range fires. My eyes are streaming, and I'm sneezing my head off. Of course, that could be from sage pollen. Or burnt sage pollen. In any case, our poor firefighters haven't caught a break lately. What we need is a good drenching rainstorm - without lightning - but it isn't likely, given our usual weather pattern. The drenching rainstorms will come about the time farmers are trying to get beets and onions out of the fields. Practically every gardener you talk to is canning causes that? I don't know whether the rust affects their flavor or not, because I won't eat them when they look like Lake pole beans I grew several years ago, but the bush beans seem to hold out against it longer. I guess I can throw all frost, like maybe 20 degrees. Does that sound right? I hope someone tells me what to dot While the brassicas might be fine in the garden for a while yet, I think time is running out for onions, and mine are still kind of small. The tops haven't all fallen over, but they will soon. I was in the process of dead- heading the flower beds when I was brought up short by a very LARGE spider hanging upside down in the hollyhocks. It is still there, and I haven't made any progress since. I'm not afraid of spiders. No, really. My mother taught me that spiders are our friends, and I believe her. The reason I didn't Organizations / Boards something. I've canned about 20 pints of salsa and dried about a gallon of tomatoes so far, with about that much more to do over the next few weeks. In most of the upper country a light frost touched down for a couple of nights last week, enough to blacken the leaves on the cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, peppers and squash. I gave the last of the cukes to the chickens, picked most of the peppers that had any size to them and all the tomatoes that had a little blush on them. The beans seem to be carrying on okay, and I get a few for dinner every couple days, although they are getting rusty. What My new friend: a Banded Garden Spider that - just not appetizing. A the beans to the chickens now. I told you about the weird broccoli I grew this year. Well, it's starting to put out normal- looking side shoots now, in the cooler weather. I have to give it credit for toughing it out through the hot summer, but I'm still not going to plant that variety next_ year. My Brussels sprouts are looking very good, still growing, not many cabbage worms (that I can see). So when do I cut them? I've never had Brussels sprouts survive this long in my garden. I am thinking about leaving them in until we get a deeper Continued from front page Engineer Doug Argo went over preliminary ITD plans for rebuilding part of Illinois Avenue and Michigan Street as a component of the Highway 95 bypass project. Much discussion centered on the curb design at street corners and how easy or quick internet search indicates that rust is caused by either a mosaic virus or any of several soil fungi, all of which are encouraged by humid conditions. One extension service site suggests watering them at the base of the plant, not with overhead sprinklers. I water with soaker hoses and still get it every year, though usually just at the end of the season when I'm getting tired of beans anyway. Some bean varieties are more resistant than others. I had a bad case of rust on the Kentucky Blue leakage is also occurring around the outside, so there's no way to be sure if this will solve the problem entirely. In any case, the least expensive alternative to replacing the manhole is relining it with resin type coating that will seal it. The cost is estimated at Parks & Rec Board Meeting First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. difficult various designs make it to plow snow around them. Another major point of discussion was how to handle the leaking manhole at the sewer ponds. Leakage is occurring through the manhole, and that has to be fixed. It is unknown whether Government and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the win- dow. The-cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, Adams County Search & Rescue North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building South -- First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, The American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pm. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. disturb this spider is because Adams Soil & Water Conservation Dist it was so pretty, and besides, it Second Monday of the month 7:30 pm at the was eating a fly. More power Adams County Extension Office. to-her. I have subsequently .................................................................................................................................................................... Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669.. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous Every Mon. & Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Call 741-0875 for more information. Hazard Risk Planning Team Every Third Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Council EMS Building Natural Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in the Adams Coun- ty Courtroom. New Meadows City Council Second Monday of every month at 7 pm at New Meadows City Hall. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. learned it is called a banded garden spider, which seems like an awfully common name for such a large, pretty spider. Are you seeing lots of spiders and flies in your house now? They seem to make an annual migration indoors this time of year. It's not all bad. The spiders catch the flies and snag moths and gnats and those nasty leaf-sucking things that destroyed my V'trginia creeper, but I draw the line at spider nests in the house. Those have togo. $3,000. The council approved this action, contingent on what kind of guarantee the company installing the lining can make on it. They said the quality of the guarantee will need to be a judgment call by David W dson and Doug Argo. knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house Services JwWs atl c Highway 95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. Ourch of the Nmre 102 S. Exeter 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Discipleship 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. V=hy Cmm=r Pastor Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Omch ofJmm Ghdlt of tanrer San= S Fairfield, Council 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Linford Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Comdl Clmxh 190 4th Ave. 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. Home of Pr pr Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weber, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debble Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m. c.oma 105 California Ave. 253-6461 www.councilcc.org Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Fd. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am Urdted Ghmdl 210 N. Heighho * 347-2427 www.newmeadowsumc.org Pastor Andy SaRa Morning Worship 10:30 a.m Children's Church held during worship r-amim For C lml Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: Jon Sorg Services Sunday .11:00 a.m.