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February 5, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

Workers with the Cullman City Street Department will perform maintenance on Larkwood Dr. NW and on old Hanceville Highway (3rd Ave. SE). Drivers are cautioned to look for the crews at these locations, slow speed and prepare to stop.

Weather:

Today: A slight chance of sprinkles before 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind.

Best bets:

CCCDC meeting: The Cullman County Community Development Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today, in the Cold Springs High School lunchroom, 9010 County Road 109, Bremen 35033. Info: Staci Bryan at 256-347-0516.

Looking ahead:

Relay For Life of Cullman’s captains meeting: The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman will hold a teams captains meetings at noon and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at First Baptist Church.

This monthly meeting offers two times for convenience and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share their fundraising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event planning progress.

For more information, contact Mavis Martin at 256-339-6385 or Tim Kelly at 256-737-9405. To sign up for Relay For Life of Cullman: RelayForLife.org.

CRMC to host heart disease conference seminar: Cullman Regional Medical Center’s WomenFirst & SeniorChoice Programs will offer a lunch-and-learn seminar heart disease Wednesday, Feb. 6 in CRMC’s Col. Cullman Room in the Community Education Center in Professional Office Building 2 (1912 AL Highway 157, POB 2, Cullman 35058). Join Interventional Cardiologist Silvio Papapietro of CRMC’s Cardiology Clinic as he discusses heart disease from prevention to diagnosis.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with free blood pressure screenings, followed by lunch and the seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the lunch and learns program is $5 for WomenFirst & SeniorChoice members and $8 for others. Reserve your spot online at www.crmchospital.com or call 256-737-2600. 

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