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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, July 26, 2006, Page 10 MIRROR OF BYGONE DAYS TEN YEARS AGO July 24, 1996 Averaging over 1,000 paid attendance each night at the Pageant in Walnut Grove, the total for this summers performances was 9,244, up 1882 from last year. Fifty-four descendants of the Albert and Ida Dietz family had a family reunion over the week-end at the Rodney and Kathleen Maguire farm. They attend- ed the Pageant on Saturday evening and the reunion on Sunday. On Sunday, July 14, Lowell and Marjorie Schmeising, Lucan, Marvin and Mildred Arends, Gordon and Ardell Lommen and Siri, Wabasso, were among rela- tives attending a Maas reunion at the Allan and Susan Johnson home, Minnestrista. About 50 fam- ily members attended. TWENTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1986 The Midgets baseball team from Walnut Grove finished a successful season with a record of 9-3. Members of the team are Mike Erickson, Kim Thoma, Gent Kolar, Brian Story, John Ourada, Dana Klontz, Tom Hutchinson, Doug Ankrum, Tim Pilaczynski, Wayne Hanson, Nick Leonard, Kevin Story, and Travis Nelson. St. Paul's Catholic Church in Walnut Grove held a'wel- come for Father Meidl, who took over as Sacramental Pastor at St. Pauls in mid June. Layne Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Arnold, is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Arnold. THIRTY YEARS AGO July 22, 1976 A plan to replace the pres- ent fuorescent street lights with mercury vapor lights and to add 5 new street lights in the southeast part of town was presented to the City Council at the meeting Monday night. Peg Bertschi left July 20 on a trip to Europe with 17 WALNUT GROVE Teri Herder-Blahnik 859-5402 Margie Bakken attended the Sunday evening birth- day party for her great- grandsons, Logan Hotzler and Jonathan Taylor. The party was hosted at the home of Dale and Angi Taylor. Additional guests included Mark and Kay Koblegard, Amy Koblegard, Travis and Tanya Herder- Davis and Jarett and Jerome, Teri Herder- Blahnik and Matthew Webber, Paul Marshall and Mason Garbe and Rodney and Ann Nackerud. Dick and Lucille Bruns attended the 48th reunion of the Marlette family on July 15th at the Town Hall in Deer River. On this past Sunday, the 23rd, they visit- ed relatives at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in other young people from MN Walnut Grove Walkers Front Row: Jean DeSmith, Mark DeSmith, and Twyla Otto. Fulda. on a European Youth Back Row: Eugene Swanson, Marilyn Swanson, Nancy Baker, Bruce Baker and Billy Mr. and Mrs. Jim Exchange sponsored by theOtto. Not pictured, but fund raisers include Donn and Cite Baker, Troy and Jen Otto, DeSmith and Miranda of MN Conference of the United Conference of the Methodist Church. The group will be gone 23 days. Scattered showers this week brought some relief from the drouth, but rainfall amounts were extremely varied. In town, a total of .70 of an inch fell. and Linda and Charlie Benson. Submitted photo Coretta Springs are visitors I 1 # # # By Sandy Anderson Bad bugs Some bugs to watch out for. We usually don't mind a nibbled leaf but when bugs start doing major damage then it's time to do some- thing. First keep your plants well watered and fertilized to bet- ter handle insect stress. Clear away plant debris that gives bugs a hiding place. Keep an eye out so you can spot damage early and if caught in time, you usually don't even need to use chem- ical insecticide. Watch for wilting, chewed leaves, dis- colored foliage, webbing, or the bugs themselves. Decide how much damage you are willing to put up with. Usually plants can lose up to 10% of their foliage without too many problems. Spider mites: You'll proba- bly notice the symptoms before you see the mites as they are so tiny that they look like moving pencil dots. Spider mites feed on almost any plant and most prefer hot, dry conditions. Mites feed on plants by piercing the leaves and sucking out the juice, eventually causing the plant to turn pale or bronze colored. A bad infes- to attract soldier beetles, or angelica, thyme or yarrow to attract parasitic wasps. As a last resort you can spray tops and undersides of leaves with horticultural oil or insecticidal soap as soon as you notice damage. Eastern tent caterpillars: they are black, with irregu- lar blue and white markings and a solid white stripe down the back. Tent caterpil- lars spin webs in trees in Slugs: Slugs can be 1/2 inch or up to 6 or 7 inches long. They prefer cool, moist shade gardens. They chew holes in leaves. You can rake debris from your beds in the spring to remove slug eggs. Diatomaceous earth sprin- kled on the soil repels slugs because they don't like the sharp edges which poke their soft bodies. I have also used chicken grit or oyster shells which has sharp late spring or early summer, edges. Some people put 9ut a Usually their webs just look messy but they can defoliate small trees. They make their webs in the forks of twigs or where large limbs come together. You can pull the webs down, pests and all and destroy them. Be sure and wear gloves because the hairs on the caterpillars can irritate some people's skin. You can also spray with a blast of water to knock down the webs. Rose slug sawfly: In May and June the larvae feed on the leaf surface on roses between the veins which produces a window pane look. The leaves will turn brown and curl and if you have a large number they can stunt growth. You can handpick small numbers or tation will leave the plant stressed and may even kill a prune out the damage in young plant. Look for web- early summer or spray all bing, usually on the under- plant surfaces with insectici- side of the leaves. One way dal soap or horticultural oil to get rid of mites is to knock to smother younger larvae. If small container of beer or dissolved yeast to attract the slugs. They crawl in and drown. Copper strips around plants repel them, too, as the strips generate tiny electri- cal charges that the slugs don't like. Three-lined potato beetle: The larvae and adults chew ragged holes in leaves in midspring to midsummer in nicotianta, tomato, potato and some other vegetables. You can handpick adults in early spring if you see them. Aphids: Aphids pierce plant tissue and suck out the juice. A few won't hurt any- thing but they can multiply rapidly. Large numbers can cause curling, distorted leaves, yellow foliage and stunt new growth. Don't overfertilize because lots of new tender growth attracts aphids. Prune but infected growth and dispose or you can hose aphids off plants at the homes of Dorothy DeSmith, George and Ruth Bartlett and several other relatives as they spend vacation time in the Walnut Grove area. Kristen Carlson, grand- daughter of Bertha Syverson, was a guest at her home last week. Together they drove to Mitchell, SD, for a five-day visit at the home of Bonnie and Hank Kor. Kathryn Keyzer and her sons Kyle, Matthew and Jason visited at the home of Kathryn's grandmother, Ruth Harbo, from July 17th through the 19th. They were on their way home to Houston, TX, after visiting Kathryn's parents, Sonya and Duane Talus, at their lake home outside Biwabik. Sandra and Jim Johnson of Warsaw : were+: weekend guests at the home of Shirley Lorenz. On Sunday, they were dinner guests at the home of Bob and Janet Cyr in Tracy. NOTICE TO Dear subscriber; please check the due date on your address label of your paper. In order to avoid a lapse in your subscrip- tion, please remit COUNTRY VIEW WEEKLY By Jason Swanson Another hot week come and gone. Well, as promised from last week's column, I am going to introduce you to a new program that RSVP of Redwood county and Country View Senior Living Community are bringing to the community of Walnut Grove. The program is called Bone builders. Bone Builders is designed to enhance the bones and health of individuals. This program in not only for sen- ior citizens but for any age. Bone Builders is a program to help prevent osteoporosis and to keep senior citizens bones healthy and to stag- nate any effects osteoporosis may have had on an individ- ual. What does this Bone Builders program all entail? Let me tell you. Bone Builders is a series of exer- cises to strengthen bones in the arms, back, legs and so forth. These exercises can be done sitting down or standing up. The exercises are very easy to learn and can be done individually. Currently Karen Christensen (RSVP of Redwood County) and myself are working with vol- unteers in the community to educate them on the funda- mentals of the program. Once the volunteers are trained, they will then be leading the exercises with those who are interested in taking the course. The pro- gram will be open to the public, and here is the good news, it is FREE. That's right, all you have to do, if you're interested in joining the program just, contact me a 859-2133. It is a great pro- gram and the exercises are very easy and also take no time at all to do. I do some of the exercises at home while I am watching the tel- evision or reading. We cur- rently have a lot of people interested and waiting for the program to begin. Bone Builders will start the first part of August. Hope everyone has a good week! And that in the news from the Country! NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Dear subscriber; please check the due date on your address label of your paper, them off plants with a blast there are so many that it with a strong jet of water, your renewal one In order to avoid a lapse in your of water. Insecticidal soap affects the growth of the You can also use insecticidal month prior to subscription, please remit your renewal will qeork well of mites but plant and it quits blooming, soap but you have to make be sure to spray both the you can dust with an insecti- sure to cover them with the the expiration one month prior to the expiration date. tops and bottoms of thecide containing carbaryl, spray. leaves until the plant drips. G r a s s h o p p e r s :These are only a few of the date. [ Sp tted cucumber beetle: Grassh ppers will eat veg" bugs we may enc unter in See Adults chew irregular holes etables, fruit trees and flow- our gardens. Just keep a in flowers, leaves and fruiters. 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