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September 20, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Sept. 20, 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 a patch crew working on Convent Road in the Northwood subdivision. Traffic should proceed with caution.

Weather:

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 69. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Swamp John’s meal: The Fairview Youth Football Association will hold a homecoming supper, catered by Swamp John’s, from 3 to 7 p.m. today. Plates can be picked up at Fairview School cafeteria. $10/plate. Menu: Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken served with fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drink.

For more information, contact Amber Rodriguez at 256-962-3718.

SLEPC: The Smith Lake Environmental Preservation Committee invites volunteers to help with cleanup from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Smith Lake Park boat ramp. Bags, gloves, etc. provided. Lunch of hamburgers/hotdogs provided for those involved in the trash pickup. Info: Eddie Hand at 256-287-1545.

Autism support group: The Cullman Area Autism Networking Group will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Margaret Jean Jones Center, 1807 Beech Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. Light lunch offered; childcare available. Info: Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208 or Jessica Dyson at 256-339-1151.

Midway community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Lick Skillet Band. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.

VFW Saturday night dance: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2214 will have a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the VFW. Music will be provided by the Boogie Night band. The cost is $5 per person. Info: Randy McGraw at 256-595-0836.

Eva Frontier Days: The Eva Art Guild will hold Eva Frontier Days from Saturday through Sept. 28. Begining with the beauty pageant (admission is $3) at 10 a.m. Saturday, the day will end with a Bluegrass festival (admission $6/person) beginning at 6 p.m. with Stan Nelson and the Hurricane Creek Band. While waiting for the band to begin, pickers can join in the jam session at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, boasts a big hay ride at 6:30 p.m. at the Saddle Club Arena on Frost Road. Cost is $1/person and includes free hotdog and soda.

On Friday, Sept. 27, a community singing will take place at Bethel United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.; and at 6 p.m. there’ll be Music On The Square in downtown Eva.

Saturday, Sept. 28, there’ll be an antique tractor show, car show, parade, arts/crafts show, best dressed contest, frog jumping contest and greased pig chase (both at the ballfields), baking contest and live entertainment under the big tent. Also, look for the Skin and Bones Comedy Circus. Enjoy games for all ages, rides, train and more. Saturday evening will be a free barbecue dinner hosted by Journey Church with fireworks, all at the church. Food vendors on site. Proceeds go to the Eva Art Guild.

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