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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, April 01, 1993, Page PAGE 3-B, Image 15

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Federal Campaign Accepting Applications From Agencies Through April 30 the Cape Fear Area Combined Federal Campaign is accepting applications from local charitable organizations that arc inter ested in receiving funds from the fall 1993 campaign. The campaign is conducted each October in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties and is the only fundraising drive permitted in feder al government facilities. To be eligible, an organization must have an office or facility within commuting distance of the Cape Fear area; must demonstrate that they arc tax exempt, private, not for profit organizations; and demonstrate that fundraising and administrative costs arc reasonable, and that the organi zation delivers substantial services and benefits. Past recipients have included Cape Fear Area United Way, National Black United Federation of Charities, World Service Organizations and Earth Share, as well as many local, unaffiliated health and welfare agen cies. Applications arc available from Cape Fear Area United Way, the ap pointed principal combined fund organization, at 255 N. Front Street, Wilmington, N.C. or by calling 1-919-251-5020. Applicants will be noti fied by letter of eligibility decisions. Parks Department Plans Varied Spring Programs "Kidnastics," flower arranging, bike riding, an egg hunt and a pho tography contest are among spring events scheduled by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. KIDNASTICS The "Kidnastic" program at Southport Primary School will begin Monday, April 5. Classes will be held on Mondays, and a monthly participation fee of S22 will be due at the first class meeting. Parents must accompany children to the first class meeting to register. There will be no class on April 12 because of Easter vacation. FLOWER ARRANGING The Lockwood Folly Community Building will be site of a flower ar ranging class scheduled for April 13, 20 and 17 from 1-3 p.m. There will be a S5 class participation fee per person. Pre-registration is required by cal ling the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. A mini mum of six participants will be re quired, and a maximum of 10 will be allowed. The class will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on partici pation in flower arranging and bow making. The instructor will give a list of materials needed at the first class meeting; participants will be responsible for bringing their own supplies. EGG HUNT A spring egg hunt has been scheduled for Sunday, April 4. Participants will meet at the Public Assembly Building at the Bruns wick County Government Complex in Bolivia at 2 p.m. and should bring their own baskets. The hunt is open to children under 9 years old. PHOTO CONTEST Coastal North Carolina will be the theme of the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department's amateur photography contest, open to anyone in North Carolina. Entry deadline is Friday, May 14. Entries will be on display during June at the Franklin Square An Gallery in South port. BIKE RIDE A bike ride has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 21. Partic ipants will meet at Waterfront Park in Southport at 5:30 p.m. Parents must accompany children. The ride will be short and slow-paced. In case of inclement weather, the ride will be rescheduled. For information or prc-registra tion for any of the events, call Emma T. McGraw at the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation De partment, 253-4357 or 1-800-222 4790. Easter Buffet Celebration Sunday, April 11,1993 lones/Byrd Clubhouse 12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m. SQUP5... Carolina Crab Chowder and Onion Soup Salads Mixed greens with a make your own salad bar with eight varieties of dressings, spinach salad, roquefort wal nut potato salad, cucumber with sour cream and fresh dill dressing, tortellini pasta salad, pasta, crab and caper salad, shrimp salad, chicken salad, mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil, and greek salad with fresh breads... and two selections of pate, assorted relish tray, selection of cheeses and three varieties of butter Entrees Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus, Virginia Cured Ham with Raisin Sauce, Chicken Wellington, Seafood Thermidor with shrimp, scallops, lobster and pasta Vegetables Potatoes Au Gratin, fried cauliflower, maca roni and cheese, green beans almondine, broccoli casse role, carrots vichy, corn fritters with honey maple sauce, broiled tomatoes and brown sugar Desserts Assorted cake, pies, pastries and Easter candy ttSEATfeAIL Plantation & Golf Resort Adults .... $12.35, Children (6-12).... ?6.95 (Children under six complimentary) ^ For Reservations call 579-4330 ext. 293 Reel Mowers Give Best Cut, But.. THE PLANT DOCTOR C. BRUCE WILLIAMS Extension Area Turf Specialist Arboretum for nearly two years without success. Reel mowers give the best cut to grass. The blades on a reel mower cut grass in much the same way that scissors do. The grass blade is not bruised or damaged as with the tear ing-bashing cut of a rotary mower. In addition, the reel mower can cut grass very close. Some golf course superintendents routinely cut golf greens to Xiths of an inch using pre cision reel mowers. The very best rotary mower can only cut grass from % inch to 1.0 inch on a perfectly level surface. However, on a normal lawn, scalp ing will usually accompany a low mowing height because the nature of the rotary mowers blade movement. Reel mowers arc precision ma chines and for that reason are very expensive. Home lawn model reel Dear Plant Doctor: I have a mul ti-grassed lawn consisting of Berm uda, Centipede and Zoysia. You might say 1 am experimenting with these grasses to prove or disprove what I have found in my research reading. I have used both a reel-type mow er and a rotary mower. The reel mower gave an excellent cut where as the rotary mower "chewed" the grass. After cutting with the rotary mower, the grass almost always turned a distasteful brown, with some scalping, but the reel mower's cut left a nice "carpcty" green. Herein is my problem. 1 need a good, durable, affordable reel mow cr...I priced reel mowers at S700 or more. These mowers were primarily for professional lawn care or golf courses. 1 am unable to locate a ven dor or dealer who can supply the equipment I need at a reasonable cost (S200 to S300). Do you have any information on reel mowers or can you recommend a good vendor who 1 can contact? Answer: Your observations are right on the mark. I certainly hope some equipment vendors arc read ing. This is a problem 1 hear over and over again. I have been trying to locate a good used commercial reel mower for the New Hanover County mowers are available at prices start ing at $500 and up. Commercial reel mowers start at $1,200. I recently saw a very average, no-frills, 6-gang reel mower and tractor combination that cost $42,000. Remember that a reel mower also requires routine specialized mainte nance for optimum performance. Routine sharpening of the reel and honing of the bed knife are much more expensive than getting a rotary mower blade sharpened. You have several large commer cial turf equipment suppliers in your area. Check with them for a good used commercial mower?you may get lucky and get one in your price range. Dear Plant Doctor: Enclosed is some information on a problem we arc having with our water oak trees. The tree appears to be dying because of this condition. Please advise us on how to cure or eradicate these pests. Answer: As you have already de termined, your trees have a gall-type insect problem caused by the homed oak gall wasp (Callirhylis cornia era) or gouty oak gall wasp (Callir hylis quercuspunctaia). 1 discussed this problem with Dr. James Baker, the N.C. State University extension entomologist He says this insect problem is common across the coas tal plains of the Carolinas. A healthy oak tree will not nor mally become terminally infested with these insects. Healthy trees will have some galling. However, trees under severe stress (from construction damage, disease, or other problems) will usu ally have a much worse infestation and in some instances, the insect can deal the death blow to the tree. The best solution is to prune out the galls and destroy them. In larger trees, this practice may not be prac tical. This insect has a very complex and unique life cycle which makes the effective utilization of pesticides nearly impossible. 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