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Provide For Critters' Needs Also
One of the many dividends of
home gardening is the myriad of
"critters" that are attracted to the flo
ral bounty you have created in your
In general, most good gardeners
are also good environmentalists. The
intent of most backyard gardening is
to beautify the immediate surround
ing and/or to provide some fresh
vegetables for the dinner table.
Sometimes we forget that the fauna
as well as the flora are important
constituents of the landscape.
1 tend to have my favorite and not
so favored animal visitors. In my
own yard moles, voles, squirrels,
rabbits and other furry critter; arc
tolerated and considered just part of
Like it or not, every healthy land
scape will have its share of critters.
However, 1 can never have
enough birds in my yard. Although
not an avid "birder" (birdwatcher), I
have always had a keen interest in
Last year I was introduced to a
unique program to encourage bird
populations. The National Audubon
Society and the United States Golf
Association are working together on
a relatively new program that will
benefit birds and the environment.
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BOLIVIA I JONS CLUB Treasurer Donnie Kopp (right) presents
a check to Cathy Swaim, director of Hope Harbor Home Inc., a
share of the proceeds of a recent benefit golf tournament.
Bolivia Lions Share Proceeds
Bolivia Lions Club presented a
check for $1,500 to Hope Harbor
Home Inc. at its Jan. 16 meeting.
Cathy Swaim, director of the
shelter, accepted the check from
Donnic Kopp, club treasurer.
The money was an equal share of
the proceeds from a Nov. 16 golf
tournament held by the club at Olde
Fort Golf Course at Lcland. The
tournament was a benefit for two
club charities, the blind and the shel
tcr for abused women
The Holdcn Beach Beautification
Committee will hold a shell wreath
making workshop when it meets
Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. in
the Lockwood Folly Community
Participants are asked to bring a
wood or foam wrcalh form, glue
gun, extension cord, ihrcc yards of
untwisted paper ribbon, two 12-inch
pieces of florists' wire, scissors and
at least 100 cocklcs or other type
Refreshments will be served and
all women of I loldcn Bcacli arc in*
Call Judy Bryan, 842-7242, or
Fran Vogt, 842-47X3, for informa
Retirees Tu /Viet:/
The Brunswick County Chapter
of N.C. Retired School Personnel
will meet Monday, Feb. 10. at the
Western Siz/.lin' Restaurant, South
port, at 10 a.m.
Members and prospective mem
bers arc encouraged to attend, said
James H. Frink.
Only 40-Plus Need Apply
For BCC Scholarship
"rumen ages '?u ana oiacr can ap
ply for a $250 scholarship 10 be used
for spring quarter classes at Bruns
wick Community College.
Public Information Officer Ann
Marie Bellamy said interested wom
en ? current or prospective stu
dents ? should apply before Feb. 15
for the one-time award.
The scholarship was donated by
Elks, Red Cross
Set Blood Drive
The Calabash Elks Club No.
2679 will sponsor a blood drive in
conjunction with the American Red
Cross at the Elks Lodge Saturday,
Feb. 22, announced Jack Zicfel,
Blood donations will be accepted
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., he said, and
donors must be between the ages of
17 and 76,. weigh at least 110
pounds and be in good health.
Light refreshments will be served
to restore blood sugar levels of
donors, Zicfel said.
For information, call the lodge at
uit juuui niunswicK isianus wo
man's Club. Eligibility is not based
on need. However, it requires that
the student have a 2.5 grade point
More information and applications
are available from the aid office at
754-6900, 457-6329 or 343-0203.
The office is located at the main
campus on U.S. 17 north of Supply.
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The program is called ihc "Co
operative Sanctuary Program for
According to Audubon represen
tatives, migrating and local birds
benefit from the open space created
on the participating golf course.
Golf course roughs provide food
and habitat for many birds in areas
where suitable habitat is severely
limited due to housing or commer
Years ago, I remember Dan Finch
(Finch Nursery, Bailey) advocating
bluebird boxes on golf courses since
bluebirds like open areas. I know
that, at one lime, he had hundreds of
his own bluebird boxes on golf
courses throughout the Pinehurst
Through his and many others' ef
forts, bluebirds have made a won
derful comeback to North Carolina
The Audubon Cooperative Sanc
tuary Program is easy to join. A rep
resentative of the golf course needs
to notify the New York Audubon
Society of interest in the program;
I'm glad to provide registration
forms to anyone interested.
Then the golf course agrees to
complete a "Resource Inventory
Workbook" that lists native flora,
fauna and other natural features of
the area. The Audubon Society then
reviews the information and returns
it to the golf course with a report
that details steps to enhance various
The key to the success of this pro
gram is that all aspects of it are vol
I have worked recently with four
golf courses that arc in some stage
of the registration proccss. In one
case, a larger developer became so
enthusiastic about the program he
dedicated more than 360 acres of
undeveloped land in his project ex
clusively to the Sanctuary Program.
This type of program is an inno
vative and much needed approach to
balancing the need for making our
recreational environment more com
patible with our natural environ
On a smaller scale remember that
your yard and garden are sanctuary
to many "critters". Careful planning
and management is needed to bal
ance your gardening needs with
those of the wildlife around you.
In a future column I will list and
discuss ornamental plants that are
wildlife friendly, environmentally
sound and relatively pest-free.
Send your gardening questions to
The Plant Doctor, P.O. Box 109,
Bolivia. N.C. 28422. Enclose a
SASE if requesting a reply.
Together 50 Years
Hubert and Ruby Rluntun of Shallotte will celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary with a reception given by their family Sun
day, Feb. 9, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their home. All friends and
family members are invited. The two were married Feb. 8, 1942.
BONELESS H* I
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Prices in this ad good Wednesday, February 5 thru
Tuesday, February 11, 1992.