Sermon series to focus on ‘Groundhog Day’
Gardendale / Mt. Olive News By Danielle Pelkey
If you are looking for something interesting to do on Wednesday nights, you should go over to Church 29:11 in Mt. Olive and check out their sermon series running through July. The series is based on the movie “Groundhog Day.” It will take place at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at 631-4525.
• Sara Smith was the guest of honor at her kindergarten graduation party. Party patrons were Jimmy and Julie Smith, Billy and Louise Burchfield, Patia Staton and Sara’s favorite uncle, Bryan Burchfield, so was the D.J. at this event.
• Happy birthday to Doug Holladay on May 29. Sorry it’s late, but we still hope you have a wonderful year.
• Happy 27th birthday to Dr. Lensey Hill today. Lensey is the girlfriend of general manager Adam Smith and friend to the NJN staff.
• Happy anniversary to Jason and Angie Bush of Gardendale. They are the parents of Lexi, Tessa and Brodie Bush. I hope you have many more wonderful years together.
• Thank you to everyone who has been praying for R.J. He is doing much better and is making a wonderful recovery.
Danielle Pelkey is The North Jefferson News correspondent for the Gardendale and Mt. Olive communities. She can be reached at 631-8716 or email@example.com.
Old banana peels — it’s what plants crave
Warrior / Corner / Hayden News By Evangeline Sloan
Garden Tip: If you have rose bushes or gardenia bushes, use a tonic of old banana peelings around the bushes. This will help keep them with green leaves and make more blooms.
• Happy birthday to Bobby W. Mann, Destinee Kiley and K. Sloan on June 8. May all of you have a great day.
• The Gardendale Beautification Comm-ission will host a garden tour today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 7 from 1-4 p.m. Tickets will be sold at Wilson’s Florist for $5 each and at the door of the homes on the tour. These tours will help you as you plant your new flower beds or any other garden project.
• The Camp Meeting singers will be singing at Covenant House on June 7 at 2 p.m.
• Congratulations to Amanda Clements who graduated from Mortimer Jordan and was honored with a party given by her grandmother, Rispa Green and family.
• Pray for Matthew Barnes as he is to have more surgery. He is a very wonderful little boy. May God bless him and his family at this time.
• Congratulations go to Elizabeth Swafford on their birth of her beautiful daughter, Brooklee. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Robert, her older brother, welcomed her home with open arms. Brooklee is the granddaughter of Emma Swindle of Jasper and my great-granddaughter. Best always and forever.
• Our country and troops still need prayer.
Evangeline Sloan is The North Jefferson News correspondent for the Warrior, Corner and Hayden communities. She can be reached at 647-9655.
Congratulations to recent high school grads
Trafford News By Cathy Doyle
Congratulations to my grandson, Zach Gross. He graduated from Satsuma High School, and will be in Virginia for 13 weeks before going to Fort Benning for three weeks. I am so proud of you Zach. I love you.
• Congratulations to my niece and nephew, Courtney Bratton and Ben Chamblee, who are 2009 graduates. Congratulations to our graduates from Love’s Crossing Church of God: Ginger White, Emily White, Merideth White, Kari White, Bradley White, Jordan Daniels, Hunter Cox, Candace Pruden, Andrea Figueroe and Renae Tenney. College graduates are Nancy Willinbrock and Erin Loggins.
• Happy birthday to Kimberly Waddell on June 6 and Serena Waddell on June 9.
• Ashley Gloria Ray was inducted into the Beta Club at Warrior Elementary School. Way to go girl.
• Happy birthday to: Lacie Cheyanne Clara Reno on June 8; Dylan Richardson and my niece, Marissa Newfield on June 12; and Adam Singleton on June 13.
• Happy anniversary to: Randy and Trayce Glass on June 7; John and Kelly Richardson on June 10; David and Gwen Tumblin (5); and Tim and Charlene Young on June 12.
Cathy Doyle is The North Jefferson News correspondent for the Trafford community. She can be reached at 647–1828.
Congrats to local military members
Fultondale News By Sue McKay
Can you believe it has already been four years since Chaney Hubbert enlisted in the Marines? Her tour of duty is up as of June 7. Congrat-ulations to Chaney and all our military.
• Ste-phanie Rowe Vernon, daughter of Denise Rowe, is now based in Norfolk, Va., and was recently promoted to EM3 Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. She recently returned from a seven month deployment. Stephanie is the granddaughter of the late Carvin and Bobbie Rowe of Fultondale. Congratulations to her and her husband.
• For those who donated to the fire department fund raiser, the photographers will be out today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. taking family portraits or your favorite pet’s picture.
• Mark your calendars for the Annual Fultondale Stampede 5K run on June 20 at Walkers Chapel Baptist Church, located at 1525 Briscoe Street in Fultondale. The run is sponsored by Fultondale Gas and benefits the Fultondale Volunteer Fire Department. The start times are 8 a.m. for the 5K (walkers are welcome) and 9 a.m. for the 1-mile Fun Run.
• The next city council meeting will be June 11 at 11:30 a.m.
• We would like to send our deepest sympathies to Jim Valentine on the death of his father, and to the family of David (Dabo) Martin who passed away; please remember those families in your prayers.
• Please continue to remember Miss Polly Goodwin in your prayers so that she may get stronger and stronger. Mrs. Earline Hubbert also needs your prayers; she is getting better.
Sue McKay is The North Jefferson News correspondent for Fultondale. She can be reached at 841-4481.
NJMS students win big awards
Morris / Kimberly News By Lisa Barnwell
Congratulations to Drayton Dobbs, a student at North Jefferson Middle School, who won the Town of Kim-berly’s logo contest. His logo will appear on the new Town of Kimberly marquee and all stationery.
• Congratulations to the NJMS Intermediate and Advanced bands which placed second and first respectively at the 2009 Six Flags Over Georgia Showcase of Music. The Advanced Band also earned the Outstanding Band Award for having the highest score of any ensemble high school or middle school in the entire competition.
Lisa Barnwell is the correspondent for the Kimberly and Morris communities, and can be reached at 647-2912, 903-5602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sermon series to focus on ‘Groundhog Day’
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mixture to solve fern problems
If you are having trouble with your ferns, use this mixture.
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.
Autism events scheduled for April
April is Autism Awareness Month. There are a couple of things going on in the area. You can visit www.alabamaautism.org for more information, to register for these events, or to make a much-needed donation to this wonderful organization.
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