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The third annual Charity Ball is
being postponed this spring due to
the war in the Persian Gulf, Chair
man Cindy Langslon announced
The ball will be rescheduled for a
date later in the year as a special
victory celebration, she said.
Sponsored by the Prescription for
Excellence Foundation, the ball
raises funds for charitable purposes,
including the purchase of Pathways
To Excellance personal develop
ment videotapes for the Brunswick
County Schools and a scholarship
for a Brunswick Community Col
The ball was originally scheduled
April 5 in the Shallotte National
Guard Armory. However, because
of the war, the armory may not be
available on that date, said Mrs.
"It's not an insurmountable prob
lem," she said, "but we wanted
everyone to know we arc working
Tour Power Plant
Eighth grade students of Shallotte
Middle School teachers Harvey
Rash, Richard Snider and Toric
Williamson this month toured the
Carolina Power & Light Co. Bruns
wick Nuclear Plant near Southport.
At the Visitors Center, students
first went on a "scavenger hunt" for
basic facts about nuclear energy and
learned about naturally occurring
radiation and the uses and costs of
electricity in the home.
The students also viewed a film
on man's harnessing of energy to do
work and saw a demonstration of
how a generator and a turbine work.
Discussions touched on matter
and energy, the differences in fis
sion and fusio" and the various
types of radiation and their uses.
A visit to the plant's biological
lab closed the tour, with students
learning how biologists study and
preserve animal life to maintain a
balance in the environment. Stu
dents collected samples at the wa
ters! ide and then studied them in the
lab under the microscope.
Cheryl Skaggs (left) directs approxi
mately 185 fourth through sixth
grade students from Shallotte
Middle and Waccamaw Elementary
schools as they play "Old Dan
Tucker" together for the first time
last Wednesday during the N.C.
Symphony's Youth Concert at
Shallotte Middle School Their per
formance won a rave review from
the symphony \ conductor, who said, |
"That 's the best performance we 've ?
heard. " Performing above (from the ?
left) are Waccamaw Elementary stu
dents Tomeka Walker, Latressia
Gore, Tiffany Marlowe, Sherida
Marlowe, Shanieka Thomas,
Demetria Thomas, Tifffany Lance,
Ashli Smith, Daniel Little, and |
Shallotte Middle students Marcus |
Cause and Andy Lee McAllister.
The performance involved students
of James Furr, Donna McLamb,
Atheda Lusk-Watson and Ms. I
Skaggs. PHOTOS BY SUSAN USHE* |
ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT Milton lossi (right) presents a $500
check to Al iMttghinghouse, vice president and fundraising chair
man for the Brunswick Community College Foundation, for a stu
dent scholarship at BCC.
Rotations Fund Scholarship
The Rotary Club of the South
Brunswick Islands rcccnlly donated
$500 to fund a scholarship at Bruns
wick Community College (BCC).
The check was presented by Ro
tary President Milton lossi on be
half of the club to past Rotary presi
dent Al G. Laughinhouse, who is
vice president of the BCC Founda
VFW Slates Dinner
Calabash VFW Post No." 7288
and its Ladies Auxiliary will hold
an awards dinner for members only
at the post Sunday, March 10, at 2
p.m., announced Mary Bcncs, pub
Admission will be $2 per person.
Kotary International is an organi
zation of business and professional
men and women dedicated to hu
manitarian service at home and
abroad, high cthical standards in all
vocations and building international
peace and good will.
The Rotary Club of the South
Brunswick Islands meets for break
fast Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at Sand
piper Bay Golf and Country Club
near Calabash. Visiting Rotarians
Seniors To Meet
Town Creek Senior Citizens Club
will hold a breakfast meeting Thurs
day, March 7, at 9 a.m. in Shoncy's
Restaurant, 4105 Oleander Dr., Wil
The meeting is open to all senior
citizens residing in Boiling Spring
Lakes, Bolivia, Funston, Old Towne,
Town Creek and Winnabow.
Club President Lena Bcachum is
encouraging all seniors in the com
munity to attend.
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Build Up Resistance To Nematodes
BY C. BRUCE WILLIAMS
Dear Plant Doctor: I have a ccn
lipcde grass lawn. Last summer I
noticed several large dead spots in
my lawn. I tested the soil and found
a serious nematode (sting and ring)
Would you please advise how I
can correct this problem. I certainly
would appreciate it. Thanks.
Answer: Nematodes are one of
nature's most interesting critters.
They are microscopic roundworms
that are practically everywhere. If
all living organisms (plants and ani
mals) just disappeared except for
nematodes, an outline of nematodes
would remain. Nematodes arc ubiq
uitous in all of nature.
Dozens of soil inhabiting nema
todes will be found in a single small
soil sample. Most species of nema
todes in the soil feed on dead or dy
ing organic matter. Some nematodes
are predators that feed on insects,
protozoa or other nematodes.
A relatively smail number of
spccics parasilze grass plants. These
parasitic plant nematodes have a
specialized organ called a sylct that
allows them to puncture living cells
and feed on the contents.
Nematodes that feed on plant
roots greatly destroy the ability of
the plants to absorb water and nutri
ents. Sandy soils usually have a
THE PLANT DOCTOR
to have high
The sting ne
matode is ex
to most grasses.
tions Of Sling WILLIAMS
nematodes can literally destroy
large areas of turf in just a few
weeks. Ring nematodes are not
thought to be terribly damaging to
most grasses, but can be disastrous
to many woody plant species.
I know of no ncmaticidc (a pesti
cide for nematode control) that is
approved for residential lawn appli
In my opinion, the best defense
for nematode control is to optimize
growing conditions for turfgrass.
Adequate water, correct fertilization
and the proper mowing height will
usually enable the grass to live
through a bad nematode infestation.
You may want to consider anoth
er grass species. Most turfgrasscs
arc susceptible to nematodes, with
one exception. Bahiagrass ( Paspa -
lum notaium) is nearly resistant to
nematode attack due to the anatomi
cal uniqueness of its root system.
However, bahiagrass is consid
ered to produce a poor quality turf
and the rapidly emerging sccdhcads
arc a nuisance in the growing sea
* * *
Nematodes are also a major prob
lem on most vegetable crops.
Now is the time of year to begin
planning your summer garden and
to take preventative measures a
gainst future nematode problems in
your vegetable plantings.
Use plant varieties that arc resis
tant to nematodes. In addition, a soil
high in organic matter will usually
have fewer nematode problems than
an inorganic sandy soil. Poultry of
fal, fish scales and shrimp shells
make a wonderful soil amendment
when properly composted.
In addition, these organic amend
ments will inhibit the build-up of
A less odiferous commercial
jroduct called Clandcsan is also
available. This is a mixture of or
ganic products and nitrogen that,
when properly used, should reduce
nematode populations in most gar
(Send your gardening questions
to The Plant Doctor, P.O. Box 109,
Bolivia. N.C. 28422.)
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