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PHOTO BY JACK EUJOTT
Erickson Yard Selected
Carolina Shores Garden Club has chosen the yard of Carl and Jerry Erickson of 22 Bayberry Court
as yard of the month for April. The circular yard features two deer statues surrounded by azaleas,
scarlet hawthorns, toraluse cedar, red bud trees, red dogwood, windmill palms, roses and an unusual
Panel Will Chose Teacher Of Year Friday
Brunswick County's Tcachcr of
the Year will be selected Friday
from a field of 10 educators nomi
nated for the honor.
Freeman Gausc, special programs
director for the Brunswick County
Schools, said these faculty members
have been named as their school's
Teacher of the Year in the annual
West Brunswick High ? Beth
Shallotte Middle ? Shclia Smith,
seventh grade language arts;
Union Primary ? Ollie Hickman,
Bolivia Elementary ? Ronda Cas
ter, first grade;
Lcland Middle ? Gloria Beatty,
Lincoln Primary ? Jean Case,
North Brunswick High ? Norman
South Brunswick High ? Jo Ann
South Brunswick Middle ? Cath
erine Brooks, eighth grade math;
Southport Elementary ? Sandra
Kaufhold, fourth grade.
Waccamaw School docs not par
ticipate in the Teacher of the Year
A panel of judges will interview
the nominees and review their appli
cations Friday. The nominees will al
so attend a luncheon in their honor.
Stan Sneeden, principal of
Wrightsboro Elementary School in
New Hanover County is chairman
of the selection committee. Also
serving are Torie Williamson of
Shallotte Middle School, the current
Tcachcr of the Year; Anthony
Awccky of Boiling Spring Lakes,
who was appointed by the Bruns
wick County Board of Education;
Jessie Francis, a retired cducator
from Southport; and Elisa Hcrndon
of Supply, a senior at West Bruns
wick High School.
Among the information included
in each nomination form arc the
teacher's use of innovative ideas
and approaches in their work roles,
professional achievements and ac
tivities, educational background and
career development, personal phi
losophy of teaching, and plans for
professional improvement, commu
nity school and civic involvement
Each nominee must also write a
brief essay on why he or she should
be named Teacher of the Year.
The educator chosen as the coun
ty's Teacher of the Year will ad
vance to the Region II competition
in October. He or she also receives
a cash gift. Recipients in recent
years have received SI ,000.
The purpose of the program is to
encourage and to rccognizc excel
lence in teaching.
Symphony To Present An
'All Gershwin Evening'
The North Carolina Symphony
will present an All Gershwin Even
ing in Hatch Auditorium at Caswell
Beach Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
The concert will feature a full or
chestra, which will play Overture to
Strike Up the Band and An Ameri
can in Paris.
Norman Kricger, guest pianist,
will join the orchestra for the Con
certo in F Major and Rhapsody in
Kricger was a gold medal winner
at the Palm Beach Invitational Piano
Competition and has performed with
symphonies across the world. The
Los Angeles native has also record
ed his Gershwin piano solos.
Concert tickets are available at
the door or can be purchased in ad
vance at the South Brunswick
Islands Chamber of Commerce of
fice in Shallotte and the Southport
Oak Island Chamber of Commerce
in Southport. Price is S10 for gener
al admission and $8 for senior citi
zens and students.
For people traveling from Boiling
Spring Lakes, Calabash and Shallot
tc areas, buses wili be provided by
the Brunswick County Board of
Education for SI per person.
Buses will leave the Fox Squirrel
Country Club at Boiling Spring
Lakes at 7 p.m.. Security Savings
and Loan in Calabash at 6 p.m..
United Carolina Bank at Ocean Isle
Beach at 6:30 p.m. and Shallotte
Chamber of Commerce office at
6:45 p.m. and Supply Baptist Church
at 7 p.m.
Reservations, required for the bus
trip, can be made by calling, 754
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Trees Difficult To Treat For Insects
BY C. BRUCE WILLIAMS
Dear Plant Doctor: I have a
sycamore tree and it produces large,
beautiful, green leaves. However, as
the summer wears on, it bccomcs
infested with small, shite caterpil
lars that cat the leaves and turn
them brown. By August, the tree
ies in the area
claim the cause
may be the soil
which aids the
that the problem
is common for
these trees. I've williams
tried fertilizers, lime and also at
tempted to use a caterpillar spray,
which was not successful.
The tree is situated in an open
area with lots of sun light. Could
you please advise the cause and
what corrective measures can be
done to eliminate this problem or to
reduce the infestation?
Answer: I checked with several
reference sources and could not find
a small, white caterpillar insect pest
that attacked only sycamores. The
sycamore laccbug will causc the
THE PLANT DOCTOR
symptoms you dcscribcd bul the in
scct is very small and docs not look
anything like a caterpillar.
Trees arc similar to people when
it comcs to susceptibility to insect,
disease and nutritional problems.
Trees grown from seed are all ge
netically different. Therefore, it is
not uncommon to have trees grow
ing sidc-by-sidc with one tree that is
very susceptible to one particular
disease or insect problem while the
other tree is completely resistant.
I know of no soil or nutritional
problem that would cause you to
have an insect problem.
Unfortunately, trees are very dif
ficult to treat for insect problems.
Except in very unusual cases, treat
ing trees with insecticides is almost
always impractical. Large tree size,
excessive insecticide drift and high
application costs make correcting a
severe tree insect infestation very
A healthy well-cared for tree will
be able to tolerate occasional insect
or disease problems. However,
chronic infestations will eventually
weaken or kill the tree.
Please send me some leaf sam
ples and some of those caterpillars
this summer. I would like to see
whal is eating on your tree.
Dear Plant Doctor: I have just
moved to the area and would like
your opinion on a lawn practice.
One of my neighbors insists that I
should bum off my centipede grass
lawn before it greens up this spring.
Another neighbor says that burning
off the grass will do more harm than
good. What is your opinion?
Answer: Do not burn. Burning is
a dangerous practice. Ask any fire
man about the accidental fires that
have been set off from burning
lawns or yard trash.
Centipede grass has an above
ground stem called a stolon. If you
burn off your centipede grass lawn,
then you take a real risk of injuring
the stolon and damaging your lawn.
Burning will do nothing to control
Some folks claim that a burncd
off lawn will grecn-up more rapidly
than one not burned. I expect that
may be true to some extent, but ear
ly green-up docs nothing for the
healthy cultivation of beautiful turf
Keep your centipede grass lawn
beautiful using recommended cul
tural practices and stay away from
Send your gardening questions to
The Plant Doctor. P.O. Box 109,
Bolivia. N.C. 28422.
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Carolina Eye Associates
As a leader in cataract care, Carolina
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