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The Adams CountyRecord Indian Valley & Mesa News Prayers to heal quickly and without much pain are sent to Doris Baker this week. On Sunday past; Doris found she was unable to walk upon waking in the morning. Fortunately, she had a house full of grandchildren visiting. Her granddaughter, Kim Zolman of Riggins, took her to the emergency room in Ontario where she was told she would require hip surgery. The surgery was performed on Wednesday, and on Saturday she was able to come home. Daughter, Margaret Watson, came from Twin Falls to be with her through Monday, when another daughter, Barbara Kightlinger, came from Elko, NV to stay. Mike and Farrah Ball are back from their anniversary trip to California. They started their trip with a visit to Disneyland, but after about twenty minutes there, Farrah had to be taken out by ambulance due to an unknown allergic reaction. Disneyland was nice, and returned their admittance fees and Farrah was better after receiving some medication. They did make it to the second Disney Park the next day. On day three, they went boating down in San Diego, near Alpine with some of Mike's long time friends. This time is was Mike saying ouch, as he broke his nose while tubing. But this didn't stop them from having a great camp out on the beach on day four. Day five they were deep-sea fishing down the coast into Mexico. Farrah caught two big fish on this trip, and Mike got lots of practice at casting. Then it was back to the airport and time to head home with lots of memories, and all geared up to start another wonderful year of marriage. Happy Anniversary to you both. Jill Doughton and mom, Margaret Thomason, are always nice, but lately they Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Lila's turning 90 are just sweeter than sweet can be. Preparing for the upcoming Indian Valley Craft Fair and outside orders has the two of them in the shop kitchen making and wrapping chocolate covered cherries, caramels, red neck turtles, birch logs and caramel fudge for pecan logs all week long. Jack did decide they had worked hard enough all week and treated them to breakfast at the Pancake House in McCall on Sunday morning. Lanae Veselka is enjoying having daughter, Linda Bassett come from Denver, CO to visit. Linda arrived on Wednesday and has enjoyed not only visiting with mom, but with friends from the area also. On Tuesday, Bey Galloway and Larry Boehm headed to Caldwell for a doctor appointment for Bev. Friday, they were back to Payette to cheer on grandson Andrew Galloway and his team to a victory against Homedale. Sunday, they visited with Dean Boehm and brought him supplies. Larry worked on cutting wood into the afternoon. Dave and Cathy Veselka enjoyed a visit to eastern Idaho over the weekend. They left on Friday and spent time with Charlie and family and Jane Georgia and family in Rexburg; plus Harmon and family in Idaho Falls and Sarah and Carrie in Pocatello before returning home on Monday. Mary Rininger joined with Della Haberle and many other members of the Knit Wit Club who celebrated the birthday of member Charlie Hendrix. Bill and Ruth Reeder enjoyed having cousin, Bob Luglan come from New Meadows to spend Wednesday and _Thursday with them tO enjoy a great dinner and celebrate his birthday. Judy Green enjoyed a trip to Boise with Sharon By Lynn Gagin, Lynn Leatherman and another friend on Thursday morning. After leaving the girls, Judy headed back to Caldwell to attend the concert for a granddaughter and spend time with daughter, Cinamon, and her family that evening. Craig and Ardis Boll enjoyed watching the Titan girls place 2nd in district volleyball on Thursday. Hayden came home for the weekend to check out the possibility of purchasing a vehicle from neighbor, Tony Morgense n. Brother in law, Harv Stetzel came from Emmett to help him check out the mechanics. Sister, Risa, also came and spent the afternoon sewing and visiting with Ardis. Besides winterizing projects, Craig is still hunting and in the search of the elusive "big" buck. Robin Juica" stayed busy at school with the fall book fair for Midvale Schools. At home it has been work, work and more work as Page 9 Leatherman -- 739-5756 she and Celestino get things covered and wood chopped and stacked for winter. Robin was happy that on Sunday afternoon, she got that final mowing of the lawn done before the chilling rains came in the night. Ron and Janet Meyer continued to enjoy a visit from son, Charlie over the week. Now, Janet is gearing up to turn her home into home base for their hunting friends and family members over the next few weeks. A reminder if you missed the notice last week, the place to be on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 PM is at the American Legion Hall in Council to celebrate Lila Coates' birthday. There will be a potluck at 2:00 PM so bring a hot dish or salad. Plenty of cake and ice cream will be there to enjoy. Please remember that your presence is more than enough and no gifts are requested. Garden ' Corner Nitrogen fixers By Myrna Weikal -- 355-5829 - It is so beautiful outside! Crisp, clear air. Brilliant colors, q'he only drawback is the shortness of the days, as our gardening season draws to a close. Stan tilled the garden for me, so I'm down to a few last easy chores: trimming the barberry and potentilla; raking up leaves, clippings and branches; applying winter weed-and-feed; planting bulbs. Midvale School's 7th grade class is raising funds for a class trip by selling bulbs through an on-line company, flowerpower fundraising. com. I bought some lovely mariposa lilies and fragrant hyacinths for my garden. It's not too late to put bulbs in the ground. Help them out if you can. Then there's easy- chair gardening, which I do more of these days. I'm still going through the stack of gardening magazines, looking for cool products, solutions to problems, free advice. This week I found out about a couple of perennials that should do well on the hot south side of the house. Coneflowers, which I have sometimes viewed as rather drab- looking, short-lived flowers, actually have many new cultivars that bloom prolifically and are available in more vivid colors and flower shapes. Another old garden- standby, agastache, thrives on benign neglect (my favorite kind of plant!), loves hot weather, repels insects, and tolerates poor soil. It's a member of the mint family, but does not tend to" spread. There are some varieties that reach 5' in height, others only 14" tall, many suitable for our hardiness zone. I also learned that I've been pronouncing it wrong. It's not aga-stash. It's aga- STACKee. Does your garden need nitrogen? I learned about several plants that are natural nitrogen-fixers that can be used to reduce the amount of fertilizer you need to add. All of them are Zone 3 hardy. White clover, also known as Dutch clover, can be used as a cover crop to a garden be& It should be tilled before it goes to seed, however, or it sounds like it could take over. If mixed with grass it can provide up to 1/3 the nitrogen a lawn needs. If you like a weedless lawn this plant is probably not for you, but it might be the sort of thing to use to help out a rough, unmown area. Lupine is another nitrogen-fixing plant that is also beautiful, thrives in full sun. The article suggests a regimen of infrequent, deep watering. It will propagate by seed, so if you don't want it to spread, collect the seeds before they fall. Have you ever heard of sea buckthorn? There are a couple of invasive buckthorn species, common buckthorn and glossy buckthorn, but sea buckthorn is a different species that is not inclined to get out of hand. It produces edible berries and can be used for erosion control. The article also lists silver buffaloberry (never heard of it), wild indigo, wild lilac, alder and black locust among the nitrogen fixers that should thrive in our zone. Everyone hates wasps, but I learned that they do have their good points. Wasps are predators or parasites of other insects, notably black widows and other spiders, tomato hornworms and aphids. Yellow jackets give wasps a bad reputation, but paper wasps and mud daubers are fairly benign - if you can resist the urge to swat at them - at least until late summer, when they all get more aggressive. It also seems to me that their sting gets more painfully potent in late summer. Anyway, try to live with them if you can. They are working for your garden. One last little magazine tidbit is a quote from The Journal of Women and Aging: In a study comparing the effects of different forms of exercise on older women's bone density, gardening scored second only to weight training. Happy Halloween, everyone! Don't forget the Halloween Spook- tacular at Midvale School on October 27. You will see the pumpkins from our community garden on display there. @@Doctor of I)ental Surszerv Advanced Educaraon m General Densitry Post t:ull-Time Practice serving Cotmcil and Cambridge since 2002 Pharmacy Technician Ckeck i.t o00t!! Inside Adams County Health Center 205 N. Berkley, Council 208-253-4957 Monday Thursday 9am to 6pm Friday 9am to 5pm Closed for lunch from I m to 2 m dail