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The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 6, 1990 9A ,, i! !/ Future Farmer News ~n (left), daughter of Mr and Mrs Jimmy Workman of Won the school Future Farmers of America (FFA) Creed The annual contest is held at each junior high school in for the chapter contest held at Greenbrler East March 8. student must memorize the creed and recite it to s. This requirement, along with starting a supervised experience qualifies the student for the Greenhand first degree of active membership in the FFA. Melinda a cash prize from Mrs Genevieve Friedman, science at Renick. Mrs Friedman also served as a judge for the F~ ;'1 Livestock News Now Available The West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service have started a joint service to provide livestock market news at each County Extension Office in the state, according to Agriculture Com- missioner Cleve Benedict. Also beginning in April, the mar- ket prices for vegetables and fruit wilt be added to the market news service, Mr Benedict said. Livestock market news is pro- vided to keep producers and buyers aware of current prices, important in making market decisions on whether to buy or sell livestock in West,V~r- ginia. The livestock market news in- cludes prices on feeder cattle, slaughter cattle, lambs and pigs as well as the future's market for feeder and slaughter cattle, soybeans and corn. The market news service con- tains the most up-to-date informa- tion. The information can be quickly transferred from the Department of Agriculture's corn- puters to the computers in the county Cooperative Extension Of- fices. As a result of the new service, the Department of Agriculture has discontinued its toll-free line for West Virginia market news. People can still obtain the market report by calling Charleston at 304/ 348-2184. Mr Benedict said he was pleased with the agreement with the West Virginia University Cooperative Ex- tension Service. "We've worked well together to create this system, and I think we will be able to provide a better market news service," he said. Suggestions or comments on im- proving the market news program should be made to Robert Williams, director of the marketing and Devel- opment Division, in the Department of Agriculture, State Capitol, Char- leston, 25305. The department provides the market news as part of a coopera- tive agreement with the U. S. De- partment of Agriculture. By Helen Woodward If alternatives are herbs that en- rich the blood, what do anthelmintics do? Anthelmintic herbs destroy or expel intestinal worms from the sys- tem versus a vermicide which de- stroys intestinal worms or a vermi- fuge which causes the expulsion of intestinal worms. Some herbs are in both of the later categories and con- sidered an anthelmintic, or some will perform one role and another herb is needed to assist with the rest. Now we begin to notice how all of these herbal and medical terms fit together with the stages of illness and how we can assist in curling them. The first stage was incuba- tion. During this period some form of something, a foreign body, an ob- struction or a toxin, is present in the system. We do not feel like our usual healthy selves. Our body is weakening. To maintain strength we would take some form of alterna- tives of tonic and, in the case of in- testinal worms, we would add an an- thelmintic to aid in destroying and expelling this foreign body from ours to begin to put our system back in balance; the "dis-ease" free state it enjoys the best. Black walnut, blue cohosh, blue flag, butternut bark, garlic, gentian, male fern, marigold, onion, pumpkin seed, turtlehead, thyme, wild carrot and wormwood all have specific an- thelmintic properties to treat, among other things, ringworm, roundworm and tapeworm. There are six species of walnut duglan), native to the United States. For now, two species are important to us, black walnut, juglans nigra (Juglandaceae) and butternut, juglans cincrea (Juglandaceae), both anthetmintics. Black walnut, one of America's most popular hardwoods, can be found in the eastern United States north to Canada. The bark is dark and rough and a wrinkly green pulp covers the fruit of the grooved nut until it falls to the ground and turns black. Any part of the tree can be used to make a good brown dye while the wood is used in cabinet making, furniture, panelling and salad bowls. In medicine, the bark is used as an astringent, the leaves as a detergent and the rind as an he- patic. A poultice, a mixture of herbs wrapped in a natural material and applied externally, made from the green rind of the fruit is used for the treatment of ringworm. A decoction from the bark is .~q e.flective vermi~ fuge, good mouthwash, especially for soreness in the mouth, and can relieve inflamed tonsils. A tea from either the fresh or dried leaves is an effective treatment for scrofula, in- fection of the lymph glands espe- cially in the neck. Popular as a fla- voring in cakes, candies and ice cream, the Missouri black walnut is known to have the highest content of manganese, an important mi. cromineral for the brain, cartilage and nerves. Butternut is also known as lemon walnut, oil nut and white walnut and has the properties of an anthelmintic, cathartic, tonic and vermifuge. The butternut bark, inner bark and leaves are used to make decoctions, syrups and tinctures, an herbal concentrate usually pre- served in alcohol or vinegar, to treat these problems. A diluted tincture liberally applied to the skin is a rem- edy for acne and other chronic skin diseases. Combined with bitter root (apocynum), the decoction has proven effectiveness in expelling thread and pin worms. The oil is used both in cooking and in cos- metic preparations. All nut fruits and their oils should be fresh. A good test for rancidnes; is a very bitter taste left in the back of the throat. Return these to nature. i/ii !!/! i ili ~ost active agriculture students were selected at Renick School. A contest, where a student received points for in school activities, attended school regularly, improves ~d attends Future Farmers of America (FFA) functions, is the winners. left to right) were Tim Stanley, son of Mr and Mrs Travis Loudermilk, son of Mr and Mrs Elmer Louder- Jackson, son of Mr and Mrs Dwayne Jackson;~ Meiinda daughter of Mr and Mrs Jimmy Workman; Mary Clen- f Mr and Mrs Ellis Clendenen. Students were rewarded a free trip to the National Farm Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The three-day trip allowed tour many sites as well as 31 acres of farm machinery. attended a session of a truck and tractor pull. inch 50cc Inertia activated High power at low noise and low ~ Huse~a,,n= suggested retail price) ONLY $319.95 rna sional Saw Model 268 Regl ar $664.95 NOW ONLY $599.00 (cash) limited time 26RLC NOTHING WORKS UKE A HUSKY. $21.00 h Cutter 99.00 NOBODY DEALS LIKE ELMORE'S "4355 Bluegrass Market Saturday March 3, 1990 .297 head sold to 72 buyers amounting to $56,948.61 STOCKER AND FEEDER STEERS; Under 500# 76.00 - 110.00 500 - 750# 71.00 - 89.00 Over 750# 59.50 - 76.50 HEIFERS; Under 500# 71.00 - 98.00 500 - 750# 61.00 - 85.00 Over 750# 46.00 - 63.50 BULL CALVES 77.00 - 96.00 BABY CALVES By Head 152.50 - 180.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLF COWS 41.00 - 60.50 BULLS Under 1000# none Over 1000# 52.50 - 60.50 COW AND CALF PAIRS By Head 575.00 - 820.00 COWS by h~, none HOGS SLAUGHTER 37,00- 46.00 SOWS 41.50 BOARS 22.00 - 33,50 PIGS & SHOATS bh17.00-30.00 BLUE 57.OO RED None OTHERS 50.00 - 56.50 EWES BH none BUCKS 21.50 - 24.00 WETHERS None GOATS, bh 22.50 - 41.00 Greenbrier Tractor Sales Is Now 0 g A DISCOUNT On ALL PARTS AND LABOR (12% If Paid Cash) Until March 31, 1990 This is the best time to get all your Ford tractors and Ford New Holland equipment repaired and serviced for spring operations trouble free. It will save you time and money before the spring chores begin. GREENBRIER TRACTOR Ford New Holland Dealer ROUTE 219 LEWISBURG, W.VA. 304-645-1711 Want to "have your cake and eat it too"? Find out how United Na- tional's "know how" plus marketing strength can be added to your efforts to sell your property. United National's customized computer service supplies nationwide buyer information in a unique fashion as yet uncopied by any other real estate company. There is a big difference. Find out by contact- ing us now! Each Office In0~o..o-," ,'.,wned Rnd Operated, MOUNTAIN HOME PROPER:rlES MORE PEOPLE ADDED EVERY DAY The world population is increasing con- stantly, making real estate even greater m demand. More and more people, but land area remains the same, Now is the best time to purchase reel estate, Dave Cedarleaf: Broker 108 S. Jefferson St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 645.4110 ANYTIM E Sales Associates: Maranne Cedarleaf 645-4110 Kay Gumm 392-6263 Alderson Market Friday March 2, t990 61 head sold to 28 buyers amounting to $22,046.71 STOCKER AND FEEDER STEERS Choice 95.00 - 115.00 Good 80.00 - 92.50 Medium 72.50 - 79.75 Common none HEIFERS Choice 90.00 - 105.00 Good 80.00 - 88.50 Medium 70.00 - 77.75 Common 57.50 - 65.00 63.00 - 84.00 By Head 170.00 SLAUGHTI~R CATTLE COWS Commercial none Utility 44.25 - 46.25 Canner and Cutter none Commercial & Good 60.00-61.25 Cutter none (~OW AND CALF PAIRS By Head 550.00 - 710.00 by head 540.00 HOGS No. 1 43.25 PIGS 21.00 - 22.00 GOATS 12.00 - 58.00 Canine heartworm season ~S here. Protect your dog from this po- tentially fatal, disease. Dr Robert Mann of Lewisburg Veterinary Hospital, said "the inci- dence of heartworm disease is in-~ creasing in West Virginia including the Greenbrier Valley." Heartworm disease is a conditio0 in clogs caused by a parasitic worm that lives in the heart and the large blood vessels. It is carried by mosquitos and can be transmitted by a single bite. Any dog that spends time outdoors is at risk even for a short walk. Mosquitoes cain also find their way into the home, Heartworm disease is most prevalent during the warmer months when mosquitoes are common. E~r Mann recommends that dogs be tested in the spring before the mos, quito season begins. If tested nega-- tive, either a daily or monthly chew~ able preventative can be presCribe~3 to prevent the disease, even in the event of mosquito bites. If the dog tests positive, it may be saved if the disease is detected early enough. Some signs of heart;- worm disease include loss of appe~- tite, weight loss, chronic cough; weakness and fatigue. 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