North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

January 8, 2010

Insects not a fan of alcohol, oil mixture

Warrior, Hayden and Corner News by Evangeline Sloan

The North Jefferson News

Garden tip: If you have insects (just one or two once in a while) mix a half-cup of rubbing alcohol with a half-tablespoon tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pint of warm water. Spray each pest with one squirt of this mixture. Boy, does it work.

• Happy birthday greetings to: Margie Orfendoof on Jan. 10; Eva Moses on Jan. 12; Dora McAlpine on Jan. 12 or 14 (I have both days down for your birthday.); Essie Mae Lowe on Jan. 15; and to Berlie Mae Mayfield on Jan. 16. She is a very special lady and friend/cousin.

• Congratulations goes to a great young lady, Sydney Sloan, who made all A’s in her second-grade class at Westhills School. She made the Star Student for the month with all A+ grades. Keep up the great work! She is the daughter of Allan Sloan.

• The Lions Club still has pecans on sale at R and R Drug Store, Superior Bank, Youngs Grocery in Trafford, Jones Cleaners, Ace Hardware and the Warrior Library. They are $15 for a bag of cracked pecans. Buy them soon before they are gone. The Warrior Lions Club has pecans for sale every year. The money goes for a great cause. Also, the Warrior history calendars can be purchased for $5 each at the same places the pecans are sold, plus McCurry Furniture store.

• Remember to pray for our troops that are in harm’s way and for our country.

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