CULLMAN — Good morning, readers - here's what's happening today:
No road closures or delays for this morning; drivers are cautioned to slow down a bit to allow for stopping time in this rainy weather. Have a good day!
Raindrops keep falling on my head! And today is no different — we’re looking at a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Tonight a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind all day.
Disabled veterans can get some help with their benefits: The DAV Mobile Service Office program is bringing free services to Cullman to help disabled American veterans with their benefits. Those interested may go to the DAV building at 1794 County Road 715, Hanceville 35077 (at Phelan) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, and speak to a professional about free assistance with benefits claims.
Calling all county educators: The Cullman County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Cullman County Board of Education, 402 Arnold St. NE, Cullman 35055. Work session at 5:30 p.m.
An important tax division meeting for the community will be held at Dodge City Town Hall, 130 Howard Circle, Hanceville, 35077 at 7 p.m. for all citizens in the towns of Good Hope, Dodge City and Colony. Topic: Division of taxes between the City of Cullman, the smaller municipalities and the county. Mayor Kenneth Kilgo of West Point will lead the program. Questions welcome.
Like exotic flowers? The Cullman Iris and Daylily Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. at The Angler Restaurant, 3261 County Road 438, Cullman 35055. Anyone interested may attend. Info: Sue Rodgers at 256-739-6815.
Penny auction! The New Vision Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Community Center at 4515 Hilltop Circle. Morningside Assisted Living will present a program with a Penny Auction. Bring an item to share for lunch. Info: Linda Estes at 256-739-4653.
All-in-one uniform/shoe sale: The Cullman Regional Medical Center will hold a uniform and shoe sale from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the hospital’s POB II, 1912 Highway 157, Cullman 35058. Proceeds will benefit volunteer services. Info: CRMC at 256-737-2600.
Members sought for reunion: The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who every served in the 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the national association and the annual reunion in Reno, Nevada, from Aug. 23-26; visit www.2ida.org or contact the association’s secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes, at email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
Like gospel music? A benefit singing will be held for baby, Shelton Jackson, son of Dustin and Lisa Jackson, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Valley Springs Baptist Church, 6979 County Road 437, Cullman 35057. Singers are the Trammell Family, Oleta Clark from Mississippi, and many more.
Feel the need for speed while cutting the grass? The Fullthrottle Lawnmower Association, a nonprofit organization, will hold a lawnmower race Saturday, July 21, with all proceeds going to Freedom Baptist Church in Carbon Hill. $5 admission fee. The race will be held at 7 p.m. at 1179 4th Ave. NE, Carbon Hill 35549 (gate opens at 5 p.m.). Mowers out of Tennessee and Mobile will be at the race. At intermission, kids can ride their own power wheels. Concessions available. For more information, contact Micheal Johnson at 205-924-0419 or Nita Johnson at 205-275-8475.