STAF* PHOTO BY OOUG PUTTFR
Fosters Hove Best Yard
The H olden Beach Heautijication Committee has chosen the yird of Mack and Mary Alice Foster of
132 Lions Pan' Drive as yard of the month for August. Pictured with the Fosters is committee zone
captain Harriet "Hap" Hart (center).
Wood Ash Will Harm Centipede Gross
Dear Plant Doctor: Will wood
ashes from wood slovcs applied 10
centipede grass lawns in the winter
help give the soil potash? Thank
Answer: In general, wood ashes
arc an excellent soil amendment.
However, there are several things
that you must remember before ap
plying them to any soil. Wood ashes
contain strong alkalies that will neu
tralize acid soils.
This is good for most vegetable
and fruit crops, but terrible news for
acid-loving plants like centipede
grass, azaleas or blueberries.
Do not apply wood ashes to your
dormant centipede grass lawn. The
change in soil acidity could poten
tially cause serious permanent dam
age to your centipede stand.
Wood ashes contain from 1
percent to 10 percent potash and up
to 1.5 percent phosphorus. The nutri
ents in wood ashes will quickly leach
away if exposed to rain, so keep ash
es dry until you plan to use them.
Avoid using ashes around germi
nating seed, since new root growth
may be injured.
C. BRUCE _ f
Extension Area <?p y
Normally two to five pounds of
wood ashes per l(X) square feel
(side dressed or tilled in) of garden
soil per growing season will help
sweeten die soil and provide an ex
cellent nutrient source.
Do not use coal ash in your gar
den. Some coal ash byproducts will
severely inhibit plant growth.
Perhaps the best use of wood ash
es is on compost piles. The alkaline
nature of the ashes and the high
potash and phosphorus will help
speed up the composition of organic
matter. This process comes together
to help produce compost quicker.
Be sure to test your soil with the
North Carolina Cooperative Exten
sion Service to determine the nuiri
Calabash E.M.S. Receives
64 Calls During July
Calabash Volunteer E.M.S. receiv
ed 64 calls during the month of July,
Chief Mark Christy reported at the
board of directors meeting Aug. 1.
Twenty-eight of the calls were to
Calabash and 17 to Sunset Beach
Of the remaining 18, eight were
mutual aid to other departments.
Members worked 198 hours, and
traveled 2,509 miles during the
month. Paid county personnel were
available and answered 13 of the 64
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The rcscuc squad presently has
15 members. Dirk Parsons is (cach
ing a class of nine people.
President Kathy Morfit said the
squad's new vehicle is expected to
arrive Aug. 17, and an open house
will be held shortly thereafter.
Following the regular meeting, a
special general membership meet
ing was held to align the organiza
tion's charier with its bylaws.
cni needs of your soil before apply
ing any soil amendment.
Dear Plant Doctor: Your article
of what to do about taking care of
centipede grass was well received
by me and informative.
My problem is bahia grass and
Johnson grass. Mow can I get rid of
these weed pests before they take
over my centipede grass and bcrmu
da grass lawn. 1 sure would like
some help on this.
Answer: 'Hie first step is to posi
tively identify the weed species that
arc giving you the problem. Johnson
grass (Sorghum halepcnsc) is a nox
ious weed that typically is only a
weed in heavy clay soils. Glyphos
ate (Roundup) or scthoxydim
(Poast) will kill Johnson grass and
most other grasses. In a regularly
mown lawn, 1 have never known
Johnson grass to be a weed problem.
Bahia grass (Paspalum notation)
is another matter. Bahia grass can
be eradicated as weed when grow
ing in bermuda grass by using the
arsonate herbicides such as MS MA,
MAMA, DSMA or DMA or mct
sulfuron (Scott's DMC). Several re
peat applications may be required to
achicvc good control.
Do not use any of these herbi
cides on ccntipcdc grass, carpet
grass or St. Augustine grass.
Controlling bahia grass in a ccn
tipcdc grass lawn is a slightly more
difficult problem. In an unfertilized
lawn, ccntipcdc grass will normally
be more competitive for nutrients
dian bahia grass. Thus, over several
years time, the ccntipcdc grass will
force out the bahia grass.
In other words, I know of no
chemical means 1 can recommend
that would help rid your centipede
grass lawn of bahia grass.
(Send your gardening questions
to I he Plant Doctor, P.O. Box 109,
Bolivia. N.C. 2X422)
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Fall Registration-August 15, 4 to 7 pm
Classes Begin September 3rd
?Classes for ages 3 to adult
?Ballet -Tap ?Pointe
?Adult classes in aerobics and shag
?Limited class size ?Professional staff
Van service available from schools and day cares.
Valerie Taylor, Director ? 754-6106/754-8281
Hwy. 17, Supply ? Call for more information.
Group Attends 4-H Congress In Raleigh
A delegation of 4-H club mem
bers and one adults represented
Brunswick County at the North Car
olina 4-H Congress July 22-26 in
They participated in a tight
schedule of contests, workshops,
recreation, fellowship and installa
tion of suite 4-H council officers at
die N.C. Suite University campus
and the Suite Fairgrounds.
l.ocal participants and their
events included: Heidi Layman,
dog, runner up: Jessica Jones, poul
try, runner up; Kristy Collcite, aitis
lic arrangement; and Heather
Branch, pork cookery. Other mem
bers attending were Jessica Winfree
and Joseph Hunt. Mary Lou Cum
bec, 4-H program assistant, led the
The 4-H program is conducted by
the Cooperative Extension Service
at N.C. State and A&T State
Universities with the aid of county
governments and the U.S. Dept. of
The North Myrtle Beach Chris
tian Women's Club August buflct
luncheon will be held Aug. 15 from
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Surf Club,
1701 Springland, North Myrtle
The theme is Fall Review with
Fashions, fcaturirg fashions from a
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., store.
Beverly and Chuck Saleeby will
provide music. The speaker will be
Frances Workman of Rock Hill,
The cost is SX.50 and reserva
tions for luncheon and for die free
nursery arc essential. All area wom
en are invited. To make 01 cancel
reservations contact Louise Bli/ard,
Society Meets Monday
A program on the history of
Prospect Baptist Church will he pre
sented when the Brunswick County
Historical Society meets at the
church in Supply Monday. Aug. 12.
at 7:30 p.m., said Lottie Ludlum,
Gwcn Clcmmons Causey is coor
: t i
dinatuig the program, ami the public
Brodcur To Call
Clilf Brodeur will he calling Sat
urday, Aug. 10, when the Shallotte
Wheel & Dealers Western Square
Dance Club dance from 8 p.m. to
10:30 p.m. at St. Brendan's Catholic
Visitors arc welcome, said
spokesman Rose Andres.
The church is located on U.S. 17
south of Shallotte.
LEADERS of the Rotary Club of the South Brunswick Islands for
1991-91 are (front, from left ) Suzy Moore Ring, Allen Bellamy and
(ius Ulrieh ; and (rear, from left) David Yoeum, Milton lossi, John
Fazekas, John Richardson, Steve Candela, Ixirry Cheek and (not
pictured) A I Morrison.
Rotary Installs New Officers
Spot Queen Pageant
The 1992 North Carolina Spot
Queen's Pageant will be held
Saturday, Sept. 28 and is open to all
young women between the ages of
17 and 22.
The pageant is held each year in
conjunction with the North Carolina
Spot Festival in Hampstead known
as The Seafood Capital of the
Carolinas. Judging will be along the
same lines as the Miss America
Program except there will not be
talent in the Queen's Division. Con
testants will be judged in evening
gown, swimsuil and private inter
view. The winner will receive a
SI, (XX) scholarship at the end of her
The Spot Queen will appear in
some local festivities and parades
such as the St. Patrick's Day Parade
in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the North
Carolina Strawberry Festival, the
Sun Fun Festival and several Miss
North Carolina preliminary pag
Women interested in becoming a
contestant should write the pageant
at P.O. Box 2768, Surf City, N.C.
28445 or call Carole Justice at 328
1465 after 9 p.m.
No applications will be accepted
after August 30.
Officers and board members for
1991-92 of the Rr.tarv Club of the
South Brunswick Islands were
sworn in recently by District 7730
Gov. Jesse Alphin of Dunn at a din
ner meeting at Sandpiper Bay Golf
& Country Club.
John Fazckas will serve as presi
dent. Other officers arc Su/y Moore
King, president-elect; Allen Bel
lamy. vice president; David Yocum,
secretary; James Payne, treasurer;
and John Richardson, sergeant-al
Directors for the coming year in
clude Larry Cheek, club service;
Steve Candela, international service;
A1 Morrison, community service;
Gus Ulrich, vocational service; and
Milton Iossi, past president.
At the meeting, annual reports
were presented, as were various scr
vicc awards rccogni/ing the accom
plishments of individual Rotarians
during the year.
During the past year the club
gained 12 new members, estab
lished an Interact Club at West
Brunswick High School, hosted its
first Rotary Youth Exchange and
raised money for relief of the latest
disaster in Bangladesh, as well as
for many worthwhile local charitics.
The Rotary Club of the South
Brunswick Islands meets for break
fast at 7:30 a.m. each Friday at the
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country
Club, Old Georgetown Road, near
Calabash. Visiting Rotarians are
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