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Volume XIV Issue XVI The Ogden Valley news Page 19 June 1, 2007 NOXIOUS WEED cont. from page 1 ability to send out new shoots if it is cut off from an infested area, as seeds can lie dor- near the ground. It is important to pull the mant in the soil for many years. Landowners plants before they go to seed. The importance can also spray for the weed, or call the county of hand rogueing, or eradicating the tap root, cannot be overemphasized. It is one sure to see if they are available to spray at cost. Dyers woad was originally cultivated way of guaranteeing 100 percent control in an for its leaves that produce a blue dye (this area. Rogueing needs to be done, however, is where the word “dyers” came from). two to three times each year for two to three years.” Dyers woad According to inforcan also be controlled mation obtained form through cultivation. the USU Extension Be persistent and Office, “Dyers woad don’t give up on pulling . . . is a serious probout the yellow flowerlem in the northern ing weed whenever you most counties along come upon the dastardthe Wasatch range. In ly mustard. After being Cache, Box Elder, and pulled, the weed can be Rich Counties alone left on the ground, unless it has been estimated it has already formed that two million dolthe purplish/black collars a year are lost in ored seeds. In this case, reduced crop yields the seeds must be coland range production. lected and destroyed in The number of acres order to prevent further infested is increasing spreading. at an alarming rate Dyers woad quickly overtakes a field. Since the eradication and has doubled in the of dyers woad is a matter last ten years.” of economic survival for many, Valley resiProperty owners can do their part to eradidents are encouraged to do their part to precate the plant and to prevent its rapid spread vent the spread of the noxious weed. Please by destroying the hardy plants before they go remove, or have sprayed, all dyers woad from to seed during the summer season. According your property and along the roadside in front to the Extension Service, “Dyers woad can of your property before the weed goes to be controlled effectively by rogueing or hand seed—it’s the law! pulling. This is especially true in areas that For more information, contact the Utah are just now being invaded or where plants State Extension office at 399-8200, or the are scattered. Simply cutting them off probCounty Weed Department at 399-8356. ably won’t do the job as the plant has the BATTALION HISTORY cont. from page 10 officers chose to take their families and their possessions and their own wagons at no expense to the government, which the Army permitted. There were 15 or 16 families, including 50 or 55 children and dependents, who left Council Bluffs with the Battalion. In 1954 the present organization called the U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. was formed to help fulfill Brigham Young’s prophecy to those Mormon Battalion men. Also an Auxiliary to the USMB was formed for the women. Note: This information is being used courtesy of the Mormon Battalion Association. More information can be found at <http://www.mormonbattalion. com/> The history is taken from Carl V. Larson and Shirley Maynes. Women of the Mormon Battalion. ABC Printing 1997. —Public Notice — Weber County General Notice to Control Noxious Weeds Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Utah Noxious Weed Act, Section 4-17-3, to every person who owns or controls land in Weber County, Utah, that noxious weeds standing, being, or growing on such land shall be controlled and the spread of same prevented by effective cutting, tillage, cropping, pasturing, or treating with chemicals or other effective methods, or combination thereof, approved by the County Weed Supervisor, as often as may be required to prevent the weed from blooming and maturing seeds, or spreading by root, root stalks, or other means. Upon failure to comply with this notice, the owner or person in possession of property upon which noxious weeds are present shall be deemed negligent and enforced control measures may be imposed at the discretion of county authorities. Expenses of control measures employed by the county shall be paid directly by the owner or person in possession of the property, or shall constitute a lien on the property and become collectible by taxes. The following are declared noxious weeds for the State of Utah and the County of Weber: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bermudagrass (cynodon dactylon) Canada thistle (cirsium arvense) Diffuse knapweed (centaurea diffusa) Dyers woad (isatis tinctoria L) Field bindweed (Wild Morning Glory) (convolvulus arvensis) Hoary cress (cardaria drabe) Johnsongrass (sorghum halepense) Leafy spurge (euphorbia esula) Medusahead (taeniatherum caput-medusae) Musk thistle (carduus mutans) Perennial pepperweed (lepidium latifolium) Perennial sorghum (sorghum halepense L & sorghum almum) Purple loosestrife (lythrum salicaria L.) Quackgrass (agropyron repens) Russian knapweed (centaurea repens) Scotch thistle (onopordum acanthium) Spotted knapweed (centaurea maculosa) Squarrose knapweed (centaurea squarrosa) Yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis) For information on how to control and/or eliminate these noxious weeds, contact Weber County Weed Control Officer Jim Parks at 399-8356, or the James Barnhill from the Weber County Extension Office at 399-8200. BATTALION cont. from page “It all started with a letter that I ran across from a young husband named George Washington Taggart penned to his wife who was still residing in Nauvoo. The tenderness of his words and the devotion to his wife and young daughter just gave me a glimpse of the sacrifices that they endured.” A tow truck driver prepares to help right a vehicle that rolled after the driver lost D o u g control on their way to Huntsville during inclement weather on May21, 2007. Ta g g a r t , another Liberty resident, is Mormon Battalion Monument also a direct near what was the Mexican descendant of Presidio of Tucson. The Battalion the Mormon avoided battle when the Mexican soldier. T h e soldiers evacuated during the night before Colonel Cooke was introduction to the musito enter the small village. cal reads: “They enlisted as volunteers in the U.S. Army. An army of the same government that had failed to come to the aid of their families when mobs were burning and ravaging their homes—forcing them to abandon their properties and cross the treacherous Mississippi River in the middle of the winter. The Army’s mission was onerous. It called for the longest forced march in U.S. military history, a march of over two thousand miles. They were inducted into the fervor of the fledgling American Government to secure the California Territory from Mexico—the very epitome of Manifest Destiny.” Skeen believes the stories of the Battalion are significantly understated in Utah and Mormon history. He believes the musical production will bring some of those stories to life in a very meaningful and entertaining way for anyone interested in western history in general, and Utah history specifically. Trace Skeen will provide a multi-media presentation to the Ogden Valley Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers on June 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Ogden Valley Branch library in Huntsville. The public is invited to attend this free event. In addition to some lesser known but history making facts that will be discussed, some of the descendants of the Mormon Battalion will perform a few of the musical numbers from the score written by Skeen and arranged by Richard Wilson who chaired the music department at the University of North Carolina. For more information on the event, contact Rod Clark, Ogden Valley Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. He can be reached at 745-3424.