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BETTER BUILT TRANSMISSIONS
744-3090
 
BETTER LIVING CENTER

744-7325

 

C & E HEATING & AIR  

745-0424   

 

      CLEVELAND OPTICAL-ATHENS OFFICE
745-4263

 

COORDINATED CHARITIES  745-0860 

 

ETEC - THE HIRED KILLERS  263-0547

 

HANDYMAN - ROCKY SNIDER 368-9716

 

HOME-VET (DR. LES MOSS)
745-4872

 

HOUSTON LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING 368-5559

 

L & M MOTORS   745-8773


LEWIS APPLIANCES  368-4278

 

MAR-VON TERMITE & PEST CONTROL 745-1651

 

 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (TRANE)
745-1546 OR 336-5739

 

MILLER'S WHOLESALE CARPET (MADISONVILLE) 442-1697

 

ONE WAY TIRES & WHEELS
442-5042 or TF:
888-543-1006 

 

SMITH LAWN CARE 423-435-2880

 

STARR MOUNTAIN GREENHOUSE      263-2846

 

SOUTHERN ELEGANCE ANTIQUES      506-2075


UNITED GROCERY OUTLET (UGO)
745-7204

 

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         LADY’S BLUE JEANS, SIZE 10 TO 12, FOR SALE…LADY’S SHOES, SIZE 6.5 TO 8…COPY MACHINE AND PAPER SHREDDER FOR SALE….453-6912

·         GARAGE SALE…SEPT. 1, 2, 3, AND 4TH…HIGHWAY 58 NORTH PAST THE TEN MILE GROCERY…LOOK FOR THE BIG SIGN…*

·         BIG YARD SALE…406 ROSEDALE AVENUE, ATHENS…WEDNESDAY ONLY…TOOLS, SHOVELS, RAKES, ETC....UNTIL 7 P.M…

·         44 INCH CUT 18 HP SIMPLICITY RIDING MOWER FOR SALE…2007 700 POLARIS RANGER WITH WINCH, 4-WHEELER…FOR SALE..503-4955*

·         CLOTHES DRYER FOR SALE, 100.00 OBO…252-0084

·         MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE,  320 COUNTY ROAD 265, NIOTA…RAIN OR SHINE....WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…7 A.M. TO DARK..*

·         A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR THE HIGHWAY 411 YARD SALE LAST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER, 20X20 SPACES, 20.00 FOR ALL WEEK…453-7341

·         22 INCH CRAFTSMAN SELF PROPELLED PUSH MOWER FOR $40……519-5882

·         WANTS AN OLD PITCHFORK FOR PITCHING HAY INTO THE BARN……..423-333-6780*

·         WANTS A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER FOR A SECURITY CAMERA…….933-8584*

·          There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. PROVERBS 16:25

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         8 x 8 x 4 FOOT DOG KENNEL FOR SALE…HOSPITAL BED FOR SALE…381-2293*

·         FOR SALE…FRIDGE AND ICEMAKER, FREEZER ON THE TOP…125.00…AND LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS SOME  ELDERBERRIES….368-0124*

·         WASHING MACHINE, 40.00….TV…100.00….746-0598

·         NEEDS A DISC AND KEY FOR A WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM COMPUTER…745-4865*

·         LOOKING FOR  A 4.7 LITER MAGNUM V8 FOR A 2005 DODGE RAM 1500…HONDA 250 RECON 4-WHEELER FOR SALE, RUNS GOOD, 2,000.00…404-4691*

·         YARD SALE, THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, COUNTY ROAD 51,  RICEVILLE…BETWEEN MT. HARMONY AND SHORT CREEK CHURCH…MOST ITEMS WILL BE ONE-DOLLAR EACH…336-5154*

·         WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, BINOCULARS, ETC, FOR SALE…MAKE AN OFFER….506-0846*

·         OFFICE CHAIR WITH WHEELS, 10.00…CUSTOM MADE COMPUTER CABINET, 15.00…HAVE A HEART LIVE TRAP, 15.00….453-0078*

·         ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET, 100.00….CEDAR CHEST, 100.00…PET CARRIERS, PLASTIC,10.00 EACH…3 METAL PET CARRIERS FOR SALE…745-5337*

·         YARD SALE AND ESTATE SALE AT 406 ROSEDALE STREET IN ATHENS UNTIL 8 P.M. TODAY AND ALL DAY ON WEDNESDAY……423-453-9176

·         WANTS A UNIVERSAL SHAFT FOR A BUSH-HOG OR WOULD BUY A WHOLE BUSH-HOG IF IT’S A GOOD-UN….368-0124*

·         MILITARY GRADE COPY MACHINE FOR SALE FOR $60…..453-6912

·         He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. PROVERBS 16:20

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MONDAY, AUGUST 29, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         STILL LOOKING FOR TWO TICKETS FOR UT- ALABAMA GAME, WILL PAY 400.00 TO 450.00…453-5504..OR 865-789-1102*

·         381-0605—FOR SALE, STANDARD SIZE ELECTRIC KITCHEN RANGE, SELF-CLEANING, FRIGIDAIRE BRAND, ALMOND COLOR, GOOD SHAPE, 100.00…AND A BEDROOM DRESSER SET WITH TWO MATCHING END TABLES, LIGHT OAK…150.00….*

·         CUB CADET MOWER, 50 INCH DECK, 24 HP MOTOR…550.00…STRAIGHT SHENDAIWAH WEED EATER, 50.00….TRAILER FOR A MOWER, 5X10, HOME MADE, 250.00…252-9023*

·         GAZELLE EXERCISE MACHINE, 50.00…BUNCH OF TOOLS AND WESTERN BOOKS…FOR SALE….263-2911*

·         32 INCH SONY FLAT SCREEN TV, LAWNMOWERS, FOR SALE..746-4934

·         PORCH SWING, 50.00…CHURCH PEWS, ETC…507-7432*

·         NEEDS A GOOD MOTOR FOR A 1996 4-WHEEL DRIVE NISSAN PICKUP…442-6106*

·         2007 CHEVY IMPALA, 2100.00….519-5882

·         ESTATE SALE….MOVING SALE….AND A 3 FAMILY YARD SALE ALL AT THE SAME AT 579 COUNTY ROAD 271……920-4808*

·         NEW SECURITY CAMERA….NEVER BEEN USED…..SOLD NEW FOR $86…..WILL SELL IT FOR $45…..FOUR MONTH OLD BABY GIRL NEEDS A CRIB AND SOME CLOTHES…..423-453-6912

·         ARCTIC CAT ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE MADE IN 2001….REAL CLEAN…..HAS 700 ACTUAL MILES WITH GOOD TIRES AND HAS A WINCH ON IT……$2500 FIRM……744-0601*

·         WANTS A QUEEN SIZE FRAME AND A QUEEN SIZE BOX SPRINGS ONLY…….423-333-6952*

·         WANTS A 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE TO RENT….MUST BE PET FRIENDLY…..933-8584

·         1990 VW PASSAT STATION WAGON WITH A BAD MOTOR FOR PARTS $600….423-665-0341*

·         WANTS SOME ELDERBERRIES REAL BAD….368-0124*

·         Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. PROVERBS 16:18

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27,  TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         FRONT BABY CARRIER IS NEEDED…AND NEEDS TO RENT TO 3 BEDROOM HOUSE, PET FRIENDLY, IN ATHENS AREA…933-8584

·         LOOKING FOR A 2 OR 3 BEDROOM HOUSE TO RENT IN ATHENS OR RICEVILLE…746-5964

·         YARD SALE, 306 TELLICO AVENUE, SATURDAY…100.00 FOR EVERYTHING…381-5030

·         NEEDS SOME USED CHAIN LINK FENCING,  CONDITION NOT IMPORTANT…506-1477

·         YARD SALE AT 1809 VELMA ROAD, LOT TWO..UNTIL 1 P.M. SATURDAY…

·         22-FOOT HEAVY TRAILER UTILITY, WILL HAUL ONE TON…LIKE A TRACTOR…WITH EXTRA AXLE IN THE MIDDLE…HOME MADE…1800.00…333-8057

·         SPRING CITY SENIOR CENTER IS HAVING A YARD SALE…SATURDAY…FERGUSON AVENUE…9 A.M. UNTIL…

·         YARD SALE SATURDAY, 446 COUNTY ROAD 135 NEAR SUBURBAN HILLS…UNTIL NOON..KEROSENE HEATERS, VCR, CHRISTMAS…

·         FREE COLOR TV, OLDER TYPE,  WORKS…3 CB RADIOS FOR SALE, 25.00 FOR ALL THREE…FLOWER CART ON WHEELS, 20.00….ANGLE GRINDER, NEW, 15.00…582-7176

·         TWO 5TH WHEEL TRAILER HITCHES….FOR SALE…745-6502

·         SEVERAL ROLLS OF USED CHAIN LINK FENCING FOR SALE..887-5652

·         TOOL SALE, CARRIAGE TRAILS SUBDIVISION, ETOWAH, SATURDAY…ALL DAY..127 COUNTY RD 529

·         FULL SIZE FRIDGE, 75.00….381-2850

·         SELF PROPELLED LAWN MOWER WITH BAG, 100.00 FIRM…920-3459

·         FOR SALE…4-SLICE TOASTER OVEN….SMALL DIRT DEVIL VAC. CLEANER….TRIM FOR A CAMPER, WHITE, NEW….GINGHAM TABLE CLOTH WITH BENCH PADS…SEPTIC TANK TREATMENT FOR A CAMPER, NEVER OPENED….RUBBER ROOF CLEANER FOR CAMPER ROOF, NEVER OPENED…745-4384

·         PROVERBS 16:16 – HOW MUCH BETTER TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD, TO CHOOSE UNDERSTANDING RATHER THAN SILVER!

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, TRADING POST CALLS

·         Family YARD SALE ALL KINDS OF STUFF. MEIGS RUN 453-0495

·         GARAGE SALE: 149 COUNTY ROAD 707, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY  870 260-2833

·         FUSE BOX $100 BIG ONE BREAKERS IN IT…920-1083*

·         CEDAR LUMBER 1 BY 6 $10 A PLANK 745-0847

·         MOVING SALE  306 TELLICO AVE…ALL DAY TODAY AND TOMORROW 381-5030

·         YARD SALE 602 TELLICO AVE  333-7106 TODAY

·         BANANA PEPPERS AND GREEN PEPPERS FOR SALE….333-8057

·         CROSSBOW FOR SALE HORTON EXPLORER WITH SCOPE… CLIMBING TREE STANDS…368-1034

·         YARD SALE ITEMS….$20 RECORD ALBUMS….$25..920-3550*

·         SPACES FOR THE 411 YARD SALE FOR RENT…20.00 PER SPACE, 20X20, AND COVERS ALL WEEK…453-7341

·         53 INCH BIG SCREEN TV, RCA, 40.00..519-5882

·         YARD SALE, 306 TELLICO AVENUE, SATURDAY….COME BY AND MAKE AN OFFER…STARTING AT 8 A.M. 381-5030

·         JOHN 10:16  AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE, WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD; THEM ALSO I MUST BRING, AND THEY SHALL HEAR MY VOICE ; AND THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD AND ONE SHEPHERD.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         HIGH TOP TABLE WITH BAR STOOL, 200.00  OBO….LOOKING FOR A GAS-OPERATED PUSH MOWER…920-3459*

·         LARGE ROUND BATHTUB FOR SALE, EQUIPPED WITH HYDRO JETS, 200.00 OBO…435-6304*

·         CAMPER TOP FOR A FORD RANGER, 100.00…AND A TOP FOR A BRONCO FOR SALE…KITCHEN TABLE, 25.00…HOVER-ROUND CHAIR, 300.00…334-0045*

·         TWO HORSE SADDLES AND ONE HORSE BLANKET FOR SALE $200 FOR ALL…310-3384  OR 334-0928*

·         PAIR OF WESTERN BOOTS, MEN'S, SIZE 12, FOR SALE…CHURCH BENCH, 80.00…YARD SALE TABLE, 10.00…506-7288*

·         LOOKING FOR SOME LAKE WINNIE TICKETS…453-9366

·         HOUSE FOR SALE IN ENGLEWOOD, 17,000….334-1142*

·         ELDERLY LADY NEEDS A WHEELCHAIR…FREE OR CHEAP…252-9494*

·         OUTSIDE ELECTRIC GRILL FOR SALE, 35.00…BENCH FOR SHOWER OR TUB, 30.00…744-7432*

·         WESTERN BOOKS FOR SALE…AND LOUIS LA’MOUR BOOKS…263-2911*

·         NEEDS ENGINE FROM A 2005 DODGE RAM….FOR SALE, HONDA RECON 250 4-WHEELER, 2,000.00….404-4691*

·         YARD SALE, 1809 VELMA ROAD, LOT 2…WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…BEHIND BROWNIES RESTAURANT…

·         1998 ASTRO VAN…….LOTS OF YARD SALE STUFF……..SET OF CENTERLINE MAGS FOR A CHEVY……453-8732

·         MOVING SALE AT 306 TELLICO AVE STARTS 8 A.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  LOTS OF FURNITURE…..2 ROOMS FULL……..381-5030

·         WANTS A CAMPER…..931-209-6193

·         CRAFTSMAN LAWN MOWER SELF PROPELLED FOR SALE……..BENCH SEAT FOR A CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY VAN FOR SALE……920-3459

·         1999 CROWN VIC POLICE INTERCEPTOR WITH THE LIGHTS AND SIREN STILL ON IT FOR $2500 OBRO…385-4333*

·         SET OF MEN’S HARLEY DAVIDSON RIDING BOOTS SIZE 10…….423-255-0795*

·         A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. PROVERBS 16:9

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         2000 IZUZU RODEO 4-WHEEL DRIVE, GOOD SHAPE, 2800.00 OBO…333-0128*

·         WANTS TO RENT A PET-FRIENDLY HOUSE IN ATHENS.. WITH 3 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHS…933-8584*

·         BILL BAXTER’S WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN HAVE DIED IN THE LAST FEW YEARS… HE NEEDS HELP PAYING THE FUNERAL BILLS….TO HELP, CALL PAT AT ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME..745-3123*

·         HOSPITAL BED FOR SALE…381-2293

·         WANTS AN OUTDOOR SWING MADE OF TREATED LUMBER…..745-6224*

·         When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. PROVERBS 16:7

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         RIDING MOWER, 25 HP, 50 INCH CUT FOR SALE…4 CHAIRS  AND A TABLE…5 X 10 TRAILER…WEED EATER….AIR COMPRESSOR…SET OF CORVETTE RALLY CENTERS FOR SALE…865-387-5043*

·         WOOD GLIDER FOR FREE…WOOD SWING FOR FREE…745-0847*

·         15 BABY WHITE PHARAOH QUAILS, ONE WEEK OLD, 3.00 EACH OR 40.00 FOR ALL 15….568-2900*

·         BOAT WITH WALK-THRU WINDSHIELD, 600.00…368-1906*

·         LOOKING FOR ONE WOODEN PALLET IN GOOD SHAPE FOR FREE…336-5751*

·         LOOKING FOR A 10 X 10 CANOPY WITH TARP….AND WANTS TO BUY A METAL CARPORT…AND NEEDS SOME BRACKETS TO ATTACH SHELVES TO A SHELF TRACK….745-6365*

·         AIR COMPRESSOR WITH 2 HP ENGINE,  HOUSE FOR SALE WITH THE CONTENTS ALSO, LADDERS, WELDING MACHINE,  WESTERN BOOKS, TOOLS, LAWN CHAIRS, TABLE SAW…..10 GALLON MILK CANS ……263-2911*

·         8 VOLT DAKOTA COON LIGHT FOR COON HUNTERS, NEW….60.00….435-3237*

·         HORTON CROSS BOW IN CAMO WITH A SCOPE FOR $200….2 TREE STANDS…….368-1034

·         WATERMELONS FOR SALE…..CALL MOLLY AND CLYDE…..AT….. 745-8845

·         VERSE- Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. PROVERBS 16:3

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         FOR SALE…FIREPLACE MANTLE, 63 INCHES WIDE, 30.00…ANTIQUE DROP LEAF DINING ROOM TABLE THAT HAS BEEN STRIPPED OF PAINT. 50.00…DORM-SIZE FRIDGE, 40.00…ANTIQUE STRAIGHT BACK CHAIR, 30.00…AND A STACK OF CEDAR LUMBER FOR SALE (MAKE OFFER)…AND A WOOD ROCKER, 40.00…745-0847*

·         WOODEN COMPUTER CABINET FOR SALE…WITH DOUBLE WOODEN DOORS…INCLUDES THE COMPUTER, SCANNER,  AND PRINTER…75.00 OBO….745-7897

·         BUY SOME PINT SIZE FRUIT JARS, 5 OR 6 CASES…252-9494

·         SONY PLAY STATION SYSTEM, 25.00…MARINE RADIO WITH MIKE, 35.00…WINNIE THE POOH DOLL IN THE BOX, 15.00….AND LOOKING FOR AN OLD TREADMILL, WORKING OR NOT…582-7176*

·         LOOKING FOR 20-FOOT SECTION OF GUTTER…WITH DOWN SPOUT IF POSSIBLE….LOOKING FOR AN OLD TRAMPOLINE FRAME…AND HAVE SOME  RABBITS FOR SALE, 10.00 EACH….715-8102*

·         BUY TWO TICKETS TO THE UT-ALABAMA GAME…453-5504*

·         FOR SALE—TOASTER OVEN IN THE BOX….SMALL DIRT DEVIL VACUUM…100 FEET OF HEAVY DUTY INSERT TRIM FOR A CAMPER, WHITE IN COLOR…GINGHAM TABLE CLOTH WITH BENCH PAD….HOLDING TANK TREATMENT, NEW…RUBBER ROOF CLEANER AND CONDITIONER BRAND NEW….745-4384*

·         2006 FORD ECONOLINE VAN, V-8, 54,000 MILES, 15 PASSENGER VAN, FOR SALE…11,500.00…506-4410*

·         NEEDS A SMALL MICROWAVE, CHEAP…933-8584*

·         NEEDS A TREE CUTTER…TO CUT SOME TALL TREES IN HER YARD…263-7789

·         MOVING SALE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8 A.M. AT 306 TELLICO AVENUE IN ATHENS…..HUTCH….LOVE SEAT…….381-5030*

·         BOB TAILED CAT THAT’S BEEN NEUTERED FOR FREE….920-2703

·         ARNOLD MCDOWELL AND BEN HAMPTON PRINTS….745-3318*

·         OLD DECKING FOR FREE……SOME GOOD USED LUMBER……2 DINING ROOM CHAIRS WITH LATTICE BACKING…….745-0847

·         The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. PROVERBS 15:33

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         NEEDS A METAL RAMP FOR A CAR HAULER TRAILER…..423-507-2362

·         RHODE ISLAND RED BANTAMS….COSHUN ROOSTERS…..BUFF ORPHANINGTONS AND OTHER CHICKENS FOR SALE…..887-7823

·         PORTABLE BASKETBALL GOAL…..745-6414

·         WALNUTS AND PECANS FOR SALE….746-4451

·         If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         BANTAM CHICKENS FOR SALE…1995 SUV, FORD EXPLORER, 4-WHEEL DRIVER, 1,000.00 OR FOR SOMETHING OF EQUAL VALUE…519-6267

·         10 X 10 DOG LOT…MINIATURE BILLY GOAT…AND A GARDEN TILLER FOR SALE…368-0297

·         ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR, 1,000.00…NEARLY NEW…582-6524

·         24 INCH BLACK BUILT IN WALL OVEN, WORKS GREAT…100.00…606-0137

·         LOOKING FOR A BUG SHIELD FOR THE FRONT OF A 2001 F-250…AND A SET OF CENTER CAPS FOR A 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO…381-2293

·         MALE 2 YEAR OLD PART JACK RUSSELL FOR GIVEAWAY…..744-7067

·         WANTS A LIVING ROOM SUITE IN GOOD SHAPE….931-703-5188*

·         For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:48

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, TRADING POST PHONE CALLS

·         BUY A LIVING ROOM SUIT IN GOOD CONDITION…931-703-5188

·         LOOKING FOR A 3-POINT-HITCH BACKHOE FOR A TRACTOR…333-8057

·         GRASS CATCHER FOR A SIMPLICITY RIDING MOWER…50.00…333-0298

·         MOBILE HOME FOR SALE, 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS, WITH APPLIANCES…MUST BE MOVED…519-4790*

·         ONE ARNOLD MCDOWELL PRINT FOR SALE, HIWASSEE EVENING, 100.00 OBRO…746-1178*

·         COUCH FOR SALE OR TRADE FOR A GOOD RECLINER…TAN IN COLOR…334-3482*

·         NEEDS SOME  CHAIN LINK FENCING…506-1477*

·         BUY SOME CAST IRON SKILLETS AND POTS….507-7965

·         1990 DODGE VAN….NEEDS SOME TIRES AND A PAINT JOB FOR $2600 OBRO OR TRADE FOR AN AUTOMATIC PICKUP….617-6636*

·         WEED EATER MADE BY HOME-LITE FOR SALE FOR $25……..920-3104

·         QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS VERY CLEAN….UPHOLSTERED LOVE SEAT……..767-9544 OR 767-9551*

·          Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. PROVERBS 15:22

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JERRY BAKER’S CRITTER CONTROL

Q: Birds keep going after my garden. Is there anything I can do to keep them away?

A: Sure! Slit an old tennis ball and force it over the end of a 6-7 ft. piece of old garden hose. Draw two eyes and a mouth on the ball, and place yellow strips of tape like Xs down the hose to resemble a snake. Set this fake snake in the garden, and the birds’ll be too spooked to stop in for a snack.

Q: How can I stop the neighborhood cats from using my flower garden as a litter box?

A: Try mixing coffee grounds, cayenne pepper, and/or orange peels into the top layer of soil, or try one of repellents I have in my book, Backyard Problem Solver. You can also stuff dried rue leaves, mothballs, or dry borax soap placed in the toe of old nylon stockings, and hang them in various areas of your garden.

Q: Apparently, it's slim pickings in the woods, because deer keep nibbling on my plants! How can I keep them away from my yard?

A: There are many different solutions, although a good, tall fence is probably the best (and most expensive) one. For less money, try blood meal, thorny bushes, or my special Deer Buster Egg Tonic: 2 eggs, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. of cayenne pepper and 2 tbsp. of hot sauce in 2 cups of water. Let set for 2 days, then spray your plants to the point of run-off.

Q: How do I get those darned chipmunks to stay away from my garden?

A: Try sprinkling bloodmeal around the garden, or scatter dog or cat hair around the area. That should stop ‘em in their tracks. You might also want try my All-Purpose Pest Prevention Potion: 1 cup of ammonia, ½ cup of dishwashing liquid, ½ cup of human urine, and ¼ cup of castor oil in your 20 gallon hose-end sprayer. Then fill up the balance of the sprayer jar with water, and you’re ready to go. Overspray any areas that need to be protected, so long as you steer clear of food crops. To protect your edibles, you’ll have to spray around the perimeter of your garden.

Q: The neighborhood dogs are constantly digging up my flower beds. Is there anything I can use to prevent this that won't harm our pet?

A: Sprinkle cayenne pepper over and around the beds, and throw in a few orange peels for good measure. Other repellents include dried blood and oil of mustard. For trash can thugs, spray your garbage cans with a pine scented detergent and ammonia mixed with an equal amount of water.

Q: Moles and gophers have turned my lawn into their own personal condominium complex. What can I do to make them go away?

A: First and foremost, you need to eliminate their major food source—grubs—from your lawn. The best way to do this is to apply Milky Spore Powder at the recommended rate. In addition, you can:

  • Plant daffodils, spurge, and castor bean plants, which moles absolutely hate, in your garden.
  • Place used kitty litter in their runs, which tells them that deadly predators are lurking in the area. Do not use this in vegetable gardens or where any edibles are grown
  • Apply one of my homemade mole or gopher repellents. These are all included in my Backyard Problem Solver book.
  • Insert unwrapped sticks of Juicy Fruit® gum, slit lengthwise, in their runs.

Q: Skunks are digging up my yard, and pawing through my flowers. What can I do to get rid of them?

A: The controls for skunks are similar to those used for moles: if you eliminate their food source—grubs—they'll move on. If you can find their resting area, then you can use ammonia and/or bright light to drive them away.

Q: I have squirrels all over. How do I keep them out of my yard?

A: Keeping them out of an entire yard is nearly impossible. But there are things you can do to keep them from causing damage in specific areas. Try sprinkling dried blood meal as a border around the planting area you want to protect. Or douse your plants with my Hot Bite Spray: 3 tbsp. of cayenne pepper, 2 cups of hot water, 1 tbsp. of hot sauce, 1 tbsp. of ammonia, and 1 tbsp. of baby shampoo. Mix the cayenne pepper with the hot water in a bottle, and shake well. Let the mixture sit overnight, then pour off the liquid without disturbing the sediment at the bottom. Mix the liquid with the other ingredients in a handheld sprayer bottle, and spritz on your flower buds and stems as often as you can to keep them hot, hot, hot!

For more great squirrel-repelling strategies, check out my Backyard Problem Solver book. It includes the recipe for my Squirrel Beater Tonic, as well as instructions for spicing up (and squirrel-proofing) birdseed, making your own squirrel baffle, and much more.

Q: Voles have invaded my lawn, and are causing quite a mess with their runways. How do I stop them?

A: There are a few different things you can do. First, you may want to try trapping these critters. Use regular mousetraps baited with cookies, apples, corn or any other small grain, or a mixture of rolled oats and peanut butter. Set the trap in an old milk carton or coffee can to protect children and pets from harm. Because voles are most active in early morning and early evening, set traps by mid-afternoon. Check them the following morning, and if you have caught one, reset the trap in the same location. Continue this until no more voles are caught. Then relocate the traps 10 to 15 feet away in another surface runway. Continue this practice until you have covered the entire vole habitat. After they're eliminated, clean up any hiding/nesting areas up so they won't come back.

·         WEB LINK TO JERRY BAKER’S WEBSITE:   https://www.jerrybaker.com/tips-and-tonics#critter

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Bob's Mother's recipe:

100 DOLLAR CAKE Recipe (Old Family Recipe)

From the Kitchen of Hazel Ketchersid 

2.5 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
5 eggs, separated
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups flour
5 Tablespoons (prepared) coffee
4 teaspoons cocoa
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
 

Sift flour, soda, cocoa, and salt together. Cream shortening and sugar together until well blended. Add beaten egg yolks. Add sifted dry ingredients, alternating with milk. Stir in coffee and vanilla. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour batter into 3 well greased and floured 9" cake pans. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min.

ICING:

1/2 cup butter
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoon cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons coffee 1 box powdered sugar

Sift sugar and cocoa together. Cream with butter. Add egg yolk, coffee and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. This makes a 3 layer cake. You could slice with a string like the red velvet if desired, but just the 3 layers is ok. It is ok as a sheet cake, but better as the 3 layer. Your choice.

 

 

 

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