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July 8, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, July 8, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

Mitchell Road, between U.S. Highway 31 (2nd Avenue, N.W.) and Childhaven Road N.E. will be closed Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9, for repair and paving work near the railroad.

Weather:

Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Patchy dense fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Operation Help: Mental Healthcare of Cullman is seeking donations for their emergency assistance fund. Due to the current economic conditions, they are seeing more unmet critical needs than ever before. Staff members who learn that a client is living without heat or water, or has no way to fill a prescription for their mental illness, often rely on this fund to help out — that assistance has now been stretched to the limit. This fund is used only to lend emergency support to an individual for basic, necessary needs.

Those who’d like to help may do so by sending their donations to: Mental Healthcare of Cullman, P.O. Box 2186, Cullman, AL 35056. Please include your phone number with your check. Your donation is tax deductible and much appreciated! You will receive a letter of receipt in response to your gift. Info: Mental Healthcare of Cullman at 256-734-4688.

Christian Women’s conference: Abundant Grace Church will host a women’s conference, Authentic Women, at 6 p.m. July 12 and at 8:15 a.m. July 13, at the church at 708 9th St. SE, Cullman 35055. Registration packets available upon request or register at www.agccullman.com. Info: Sharon Ellis at 256-339-3833. Door prizes, books and “Authentic Women” T-shirts are available. Lunch provided.

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