COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NORTHWEST ALABAMA, Gerald Williams Cooperative Garden Program - Free vegetable garden supplies to help qualifying local residents wishing to grow their own gardens.

Sign up before March 19 to participate in the program. Applicants must:

• Reside in Lauderdale/Colbert or Franklin Counties

• Income must not exceed monthly gross (prior to take-out, see below)

Maximum monthly gross incomes:

Single household – $1,595

2-person h/h – $2,155

3-persons h/h – $2,715

Add $560/month for each additional person in the household.  Call 256-248-1921, 1-4 pm, Monday-Friday.  The Cooperative Garden program is a partnership of the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, TVA, Retirees, Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. and many others.

THE SHOALS WRITER’S GUILD  is tentatively planning to resume meeting on February 20, pending the library’s permission.  Membership dues will be postponed until the Guild resumes meeting.  If you have already paid your dues, and you would like a proration, please email Joy Willow at