By Evangeline Sloan

The North Jefferson News

Garden tip: To get your garden off to a great start for the spring, mix these ingredients in a 20 gallon hose sprayer — one can of regular beer and one cup of dishwashing liquid. Mix the remainder with ammonia and use a hose-end sprayer bottle and spray your whole area with this mixture.

• Happy birthday greetings go to: Wanda Wiggins on Feb. 6; Matthew Thomas on Feb. 8; Larry Bradley on Feb. 17; a wonderful lady, Imogene Lundy, on Feb. 18; Ruby Gobbert on Feb. 19; a great friend, Lethia Purcell, on Feb 20; Bethany Harris on Feb. 21; and Jordan Paige Doss on Feb. 23 Jordan is the granddaughter of Imogene Lundy and Gilbert Pailey. May all of you have great birthdays and great years.

• Please be in prayer for our family. My great-granddaughter, Natalie, passed away this week. She was two months old. Our family appreciates any prayers that you would pray for us.

• Pray for Betty Hardiman and for Melvin Clayton. Both of them need your prayers. Betty is a member of the Blue Star Garden Club of Gardendale.

• We need to pray for the upcoming election and for our troops that are in harms way.

Evangeline Sloan is The North Jefferson News correspondent for the Warrior, Corner and Hayden communities. She can be reached at 647-9655.

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