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June 14, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, June 14, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have part of Birmingham Street sectioned off on one side, creating some traffic delays.

Weather:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Best bets:

NTQG: The Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the Cullman County Museum, 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055. Visitors welcome.

Rummage sale: The West Point Majorettes will hold a yard sale today and Saturday at 8 a.m. at Sandra’s Tax Service, 8364 Highway 157, Cullman 35057, with all proceeds going to camp gear and uniforms for the majorettes. Info: Wendy Mann at 256-347-4319.

City vs. County blood drive: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive contest between the City of Cullman and Cullman County from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. Those making “city” donations may give at the Festhalle Market Platz and Cullman Shopping Center. “County” donations may be made at the Cullman County Courthouse and Walmart Supercenter.

Donors may register for cash prizes and gifts on site. A free steak sandwich will be provided for all donors by the Cullman County Cattlemen’s Association.

Support your veterans — take a test drive! Eckenrod Ford, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, will hold a special fundraiser to help send much needed packages to our troops and military members. For every new vehicle that is test driven from today through Saturday, June 15, Ford will send a care package to a military servicemember in the driver’s name.

Test drives last about 7 to 10 minutes. Upon completion of the test drive, drivers will have the opportunity to write a personalized message to be included in the care package. These care packages include snacks, entertainment items, personal letters of appreciation, and many other needed items.

The dealership is located at 5255 Highway 157, Cullman 35058. Participants must be 18 or older with a valid drivers license.

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