Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:
The Cullman City Street Department will be working on 4th St. SE at 3rd Ave., weather permitting.
Today, expect wet showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Great day to be a duck!
Tonight, we’re looking at a 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 63.
Breakdown forecast for the weekend: (Rain gear wet all weekend!)
Saturday: Wading into the day with a chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 10 mph.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Rummage sale: An inside rummage sale (rain or shine) will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11-12 at 617 Hopewell Road, Hanceville 35077. Proceeds will go to missionaries’ trip to Alaska. Info: Beth Lake at 256-347-7621.
Retirement reception: Friends and family of Judge Don Hardeman and Circuit Clerk Robert Bates will gather for a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the large third-floor courtroom, in the Cullman County Courthouse, 500 2nd Ave. SW, Cullman 35055.
What to do until Monday:
Sign up for pine needle basket making class: The Cullman Fiber Guild will present this class from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Peinhardt Living History Farm Museum building at 1711 Tally Ho St., Cullman 35055. Must be at least 14 years old. Cost is $1 for materials, to be paid to instructor (Margene Trimble) at beginning of workshop. Bring sack lunch. You have until Jan. 19, but might as well go ahead and get on the list — Email information to Cullmanfiber@yahoo.com or contact Pat Peinhardt at 256-734-0850.
Shop for your pageant ensemble and sign up for the Miss Horizon of Hope pageant, sponsored by the Circle of Hope Relay For Life team. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 23, in the West Point School gym. For girls from birth through 100. Two divisions for cancer survivors only. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Family discounts available for multiple entrants. To register, contact Elaine Blackwood at 256-747-2072, 256-338-6652 or Janet Laney at 256-747-1644, 256-338-6650.
Attend the Ms. Senior Cullman County pageant: Its 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Wallace State Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the door. Entertainment provided by the contestants; break entertainment will be provided by Wayne Abbot and a former pageant winner. Proceeds will go to ensure future pageants. Contestants this year are Jannette Morrow, Annette Bates, Dianne White, Juanita McQueen, Faye Harris and Kathy Sinyard. Whether you know these ladies or not, come out and lend your support!
Your daughter/niece/granddaughter looking for something to do besides homework and chores? Turn out for the girl scout cookie rally at Skateworld from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. This is their cookie kickoff and is only $5 for Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts. To register to be a scout, pay the $12 fee at the door and enjoy the soirée.
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHEN US TROOPS WILL PULL OUT OF AFGHANISTAN
That will be the topic of discussion between Obama and Karzai when they meet today.
2. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO DO ABOUT GUNS
A consensus is emerging to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and tighten background checks.
3. THIS SEASON’S PERFECT ACCESSORY: THE HANKIE
Flu in the U.S. has struck early and, in many places, hard.
4. BOMBINGS KILL AT LEAST 120 IN PAKISTAN
Toll includes 86 dead in an attack on a crowded billiards hall.
5. HOW A MOM REACTED WHEN HER SON WAS FOUND
Lisa Harter was “jumping up and down for joy” when she heard police discovered him 19 years after his abduction.
6. REPORT CALLS SAVILE’S SEX ABUSE ‘UNPRECEDENTED’
Police say the late entertainer committed more than 200 sex crimes on children and teens.
7. WHY GASOLINE SHOULD BE CHEAPER IN THE NEW YEAR
Forecasters point to ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand.
8. A BEAUTY QUEEN SENDS A MESSAGE ABOUT BREAST CANCER
Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will undergo a double mastectomy after the disease killed her mother, an aunt and her grandmother.
9. SPACE ROCK A THREAT? HEAVENS, NO
Scientists now say an asteroid feared to be on a collision course with Earth in about 20 years will miss us by a long shot.
10. WHO IS SUING JENNI RIVERA’S COMPANY
Relatives of four passengers killed with the singer in a plane crash claim she was negligent in choosing the jet.