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December 7, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today there’ll be a 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight, expect a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Yeehaa! The rodeo is here! The Cullman County Sheriffs Office will once again present their annual rodeo Dec. 7-8 at the Cullman County Agriculture and Trade Center located on Highway 31 North. Each night's show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is a production of the Lone Star Rodeo Company, which has been in the rodeo entertainment business for over 60 years.

All children under the age of 6 can participate in the Little Cowpoke Gold Rush, where they could find prizes in a pile of hay. Ladies may enter the Ladies Envelope Scramble, where each night's winner will receive a $250 pair of diamond earrings or diamond necklace, compliments of Gold Rush Jewelers. Three gents can form a team and enter the Gent's Wild Steer Race. Each night's winning team will receive $150. Championship belt buckles and prize money will be awarded to each of the event champions.

Admission at the door will be $12 for adults, $10 for children 6-18; children age 5 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds from the rodeo will benefit special projects of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. Also, for those who purchased chances to win the custom saddle by Running P Saddlery, it will be given away at this rodeo.

Band to present Christmas concert: The Cullman Community Band will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the McGukin Civic Center, 510 5th St. SW, Cullman 35055. Admission is free and complimentary desserts will be offered. Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance. Info: Garry Taylor at 256-636-2754.

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