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November 9, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Early weather and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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



Weather:



Today there will be some patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.



Best bets:



FRIDAY

Rummage sales

• Hopewell Baptist Church, 492 County Road 582, Hanceville 35077, will hold a rummage sale at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Proceeds go to church’s community projects. To give a donation, contact Barbara Kennemur at 256-620-6228 or Edith Calvert at 256-352-5424.

• Sardis Baptist Church will hold a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 9-10, at the Addison Community Center, 16391 County Road 41, Addison 35540. All proceeds to go to church’s missions team.



Dinner to go! Emeus Baptist Church will hold a Swamp John’s dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9, at Emeus Baptist Church, 2246 County Road 831, Logan 35098. Fish, chicken, shrimp or combo plates with drink and dessert-$10/plate. All proceeds to benefit the church’s senior citizens. Advance tickets are available by contacting Gene Sullins at 256-708-5865.



Call for veterans to be honored at Hanceville ceremony: Hanceville schools will hold a ceremony to honor local veterans at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 , in the Hanceville Middle School gym. Info: Assistant Principal Brent Barnett at bbarnett@ccboe.org, or call the school office at 256-352-6111.





SATURDAY

Calling all former employees: Cullman Lingerie will hold a breakfast reunion at 7:30 a.m.  at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1720 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055. Info: Sue Schaefers at 256-734-8116.



Poker run for residents: Cullman Health Care and Rehab will hold a poker run from Nov. 10 (registration at 9 a.m.) to begin at 11 a.m. at their office at 1607 Main Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. The ride will end at 4 p.m. back at the starting point. Refreshments provided. Entry fee for riders is $10/participant. Prizes are awarded to the best and worst poker hands. Proceeds will go to the residents’ activities fund to improve their quality of life and keep them active. Some residents used to ride and enjoy watching this activity. $1 raffle tickets for gas card will be available at this time.



Life Ministries Support Group: The group, for women dealing with infertility, miscarriages, stillbirth, infant death, and failed adoption attempts, will meet at 11 a.m. at Simcoe Worship Center, 5185 Highway 69 N, Cullman 35058. Free. Facebook.com/life2cor57. Info: Cindy Morrow at life2cor57@gmail.com or 256-531-4783.



Priester Pecans for sale: The Pilot Club will sell Alabama Priester pecans at the Christmas In Cullman event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10; and from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11, in the Warehouse District. Selections to choose from include pecan halves, pieces, chocolate covered, honey-glazed halves, and cinnamon-sugar halves. All proceeds from fundraisers will be used to benefit local agencies and events with our focus on brain-related disorders. Info: Peggy Day at 256-734-6049.



Turkey shoots

• A turkey shoot will be held at Nesmith Community Center, 34727 Highway 278, Addison 35540, at 8 a.m. Nov. 10. Gun limit to 5. Shoot for turkeys, hams and Boston butts. All proceeds to go to the upkeep of the center.

• The Fairview Lions Club will sponsor a turkey shoot at 7 a.m. Nov. 10, at the town hall, 7525 Highway 69 N, Cullman 35058, with all proceeds going to Lions’ community projects. Hams and turkeys.



Veterans Day luncheon: This meal for vets will be held at this Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Town Hall, 7525 Highway 69, Cullman 35058. No cost to veterans or veterans’ widows. For more information, contact the town hall at 256-796-5424.



SUNDAY

SBP to hold open house: St. Bernard Preparatory School will hold open house at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The co-ed program offers a college preparatory curriculum for students in grades 7-12. St. Bernard Prep is Alabama’s only Catholic boarding school operated by the Benedictine monks of St. Bernard Abbey. Info: School office at 256-739-6682; or visit www.stbernardprep.com or www.facebook.com/stbernardprep.



10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today (times in EST):

1. WHY OBAMA IS IN A BIND

He has to stand his ground against the GOP, and risk falling off the “fiscal cliff,” or reach a compromise — and risk angering liberal Democrats. He’ll make his case to the public at 1:05 p.m.

2. WHAT’S IN STORE FOR SANDY VICTIMS

A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day goes into effect in New York after the nor’easter.  

3. TEHRAN FACING “COMPLETE SANCTIONS REGIME”

AP’s Bradley Klapper says lawmakers are working on a new set of Iran sanctions that could prevent it from doing business with most of the world until it agrees to international constraints on its nuclear program.

4. ASSAD CALLS CIVIL WAR CLAIM DUBIOUS

Rather, the Syrian president says the new kind of battle in his country is “terrorism through proxies.”

5. AFGHANS TO MAKE CASE AGAINST BALES

Alleged victims and relatives are scheduled to testify by video conference from Afghanistan against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of being the gunman who devastated their remote villages during a nighttime massacre last March.

6. GIFFORDS FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE MAN WHO TRIED TO KILL HER

The former congresswoman looks closely at the convicted gunman for several minutes at his sentencing hearing but says nothing.

7. NAVY SEALS SPILLED SECRETS

Special ops warriors disciplined after divulging classified information to the maker of a video game, officials say.

8. NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY IS NAMED

Justin Welby, who shifted midcareer from the oil industry to the clergy, is named leader of the world’s Anglicans.

9. GIVING NEW MEANING TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

Hit the slopes — and then a bong? Colorado’s newly passed recreational marijuana measure opens the door to a new world of pot tourism.

10. COLTS FEELING LUCKY

Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck runs for two touchdowns and Indianapolis improves to 6-3 with a 27-10 win over Jacksonville.