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February 27, 2014

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Best bets for today:

Heart seminar: Cullman Regional Medical Center will present a lunch and learn seminar, “Understanding Your Heart,” at 11 a.m. today, in the Col. Cullmann Room, 1912 Highway 157, POB 2, Cullman 35058. Guest speaker will be Edward Mahan, M.D. $5/WomenFirst and SeniorChoice members; $8 for all others. Reserve your spot at 256-737-2600 or www.crmchospital.com.

Tree sale scheduled today: The annual Arbor Day Tree Sale will be at 8 a.m. today (corrected date) at the McGukin Civic Center in Cullman. Many varieties of trees such as Red Maple, Red Bud, Bald Cypress and assorted Oaks will be available for $1 each. Be sure to come early as many varieties sell out quickly.

All proceeds will go toward the Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) school program and the FFA Forestry Judging contest.

For more information on the tree sale, contact the Alabama Forestry Commission at 256-734-0573 or the Cullman County Soil and Water Conservation District at 256-734-1431.

Open house at CACC: The Cullman Area Career Center will hold open house from 5 to 7 p.m. today, at 17640 Highway 31 N, Cullman 35058. Local business and industry, parents, students, and the community are invited. Refreshments provided.

Looking ahead:

Student Investment Dinner set for Friday: West Point High School graduate, Brian Nesmith, will share his success story at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. registration/silent auction) Friday, Feb. 28, at Stone Bridge Farms, 281 County Road 717, Cullman 35055. Tickets are $25. To sponsor a table or purchase tickets, contact T.J. Franey at 256-590-4803, or call Doris Patterson at 256-734-6192.

$10,000 draw down: The Fairview Alumni Association and the Fairview Band Boosters will sponsor a $10,000 draw down Saturday, March 15, in the Fairview School lunchroom. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the draw down will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and includes dinner for two.

For tickets or more information, contact Barbara Carter at 256-734-3189 or Felicia Carden at 256-796-2931/feliciacarden@yahoo.com.

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