North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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May 26, 2009

Congrats to MJ’s Devils on victory

Morris / Kimberly News By Lisa Barnwell

The North Jefferson News

Congratulations to the Mortimer Jordan Lady Blue Devils on winning the softball State Champ-ionship this past weekend for the second year in a row. We are so proud of you girls.

• North Jefferson Middle School announces students and teacher of the month for May. Sixth grade students nominated were: Laurin Barnett, Spence Crane, Noah Cross, Abby Jasper, Kristin Watts and Beth Weldy. Student of the month is Claire Chumley. Seventh grade students nominated were Brooke Hallman, Alex King, Taylor Lawrence, Kristen Putman and Ty Reid. Student of the month is Logan Ryan. Eighth grade students nominated were Forrest Fletcher, Marissa Hays and Connor Moon. Student of the month is Jacob Sarenko. Teacher of the month is Mrs. Burkett. Congratulations!

• Morris Youth football and cheerleading registration will be held every Saturday this month at the ballpark concession stand. The cost for football is $130 and includes everything except cleats and a practice jersey. The cost for cheerleading is $80 and this does not include the price for uniform and accessories. For more info on football, you can contact Scott Evans at 647-2484 or Shannon Turner at 647-1550 or 907-1550 for cheerleading info.

• That’s it for this week. If you have any news, just let me know.

Lisa Barnwell is The North Jefferson News correspondent for the Kimberly and Morris

communities. She can be reached at 647-2912, 903-5602 or email

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  • Last day for ball registration

    Today is last day for Morris Youth Association baseball/softball registration. You can register at Warrior Elementary School Gym from 9 a.m. till noon. The cost is $145 for ages 5-12 and $65 for ages 3-4. 

    February 15, 2011

  • Winter camp meeting set for Feb. 20

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner; remember all those you love, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day. We are not promised tomorrow, so lets make every day count.

    February 15, 2011

  • Remember your loved ones this week

    Happy birthday to my oldest daughter, Raygan Pelkey. Raygan is turning 4 Tuesday. Raygan, you have been such a blessing to raise and I am honored and privileged to have you as my daughter.

    February 15, 2011

  • Liver U talk coming to Fultondale

    Fultondale City Council meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Fultondale City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.

    February 15, 2011

  • What to do at the first sign of bugs

    Garden tip: At the first sign of bugs, mix one quart of warm water, five drops of liquid soap, five drops of ammonia and one drop of Listerine mouthwash.

    February 15, 2011

  • Use banana peels for plants

    Garden Tip: When you boil eggs, keep the water that the eggs were boiled in along with the egg shells. You can pour the water and shells around tomato plants to keep down blossom-end rot.

    August 18, 2010

  • A mixture to keep white flies away

    Garden tip: White flies are on several plants at this writing. Mix one tablespoon of dish liquid with 1/4 cup of Listerine mouth wash with 1/4 cup of ammonia and one tablespoon of garlic powder. Over spray with this mixture in one gallon of warm water. Use the spray mixture while the water is still warm. You can use a quart sprayer or a gallon sprayer.

    July 19, 2010

  • Mixture to solve fern problems

    If you are having trouble with your ferns, use this mixture.

    June 28, 2010

  • Mixture to use when transplanting shrubs

    Garden tip: When you transplant a shrub or tree, mix in one gallon of warm water, 1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baby shampoo, 4 tablespoons of instant tea granules and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion.

    June 1, 2010

  • Autism events scheduled for April

    April is Autism Awareness Month. There are a couple of things going on in the area. You can visit for more information, to register for these events, or to make a much-needed donation to this wonderful organization.

    April 9, 2010