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January 3, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Early weather and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:

Weather:

Today: Patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. North wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Best bets:

Cullman County Democrats: The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055).

Overeaters Anonymous: OA members will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 256-747-6218 or 256-352-1143.

Looking ahead:

Retirement reception: Friends and family of Judge Don Hardeman and Circuit Clerk Robert Bates will gather for a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the large third-floor courtroom, in the Cullman County Courthouse, 500 2nd Ave. SW, Cullman 35055.

Children’s Theater coming to Cullman: The national theater group, Missoula Children’s Theater, will be coming to Cullman for a weeklong rehearsal and presentation of “The Wizard of Oz”, with a cast of 50-60 Cullman area children. Auditions will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at McGukin Civic Center in Cullman. Open to children in grades k-12, and 50 actors; all must be committed to practicing from Tuesday through Friday after school and from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, when two performances will be given. Those chosen for the play will pay a $20 fee, which includes two parents tickets good for each show. Info: McGukin Civic Center at 256-734-9157 or email Wade Harbison at wharbison@cullmanrecreation.org.

Beauty pageant for missions: Grace Community Church, 9350 Highway 278 E, Cullman 35055, is sponsoring a beauty pageant to be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the church. All proceeds will go to the church’s missions fund for a trip to Brazil. Early bird discount deadline is Jan. 12, $30 deposit holds place in line and early bird discount. Contestants will compete in beauty/formal wear and can wear optional Valentine outfit of choice. To register, or for more information, contact Tammy Reid at 256-338-3328 or email to garyzluv7@aol.com.

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