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February 26, 2014

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Early weather, traffic and community news

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


The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on 7th St. SW and Dripping Springs NW. Some interference with traffic is probable; drivers are cautioned to remain alert and wary in these areas.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. North wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 18. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Best bets for today:

Scale Back Alabama midway weigh-ins: Those who weighed in at Professional Weight Loss Center, 1939 Main Ave. SW, for the state weight-loss challenge is encouraged to come back for a halfway weight check from Feb. 24-28. There's plenty of time to lose the required 10 lbs. by April 7-11, so stop by for support. For more information, contact the office at 256-739-2600.

Looking ahead:

Resolving conflicts seminar: Dorothy Yeager will present “Simple Solutions for Resolving Conflicts” from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2052 Hayes Drive NW, Cullman 35055. Cost is $99. Continuing Education Credit has been approved for Alabama nurses, social workers, and nursing home administrators.

To register, or for more information, contact Dorothy & Associates Inc. at 1-888-836-7684 or go to

WSCC offers courses for homeschool students: Parents and guardians of homeschooled children in the area will have an extra resource for studies next year. Wallace State Community College is offering a number of courses tailored for homeschooled students.

Currently, there are two series in art and music offered for a total of six separate classes. Students can enroll in one or both series or in individual classes from the series. The fee is $25 per series or $10 per class. The classes will be held on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

This series of classes will be geared toward music and will be held Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14.

The Art Series ($25 per series or $10 per class) will include:

•  The Music Series ($25 per series or $10 per class) will include:

•  Reading Music on Feb. 28: students will learn notes as tones and time values, and start building on that base and broaden their ability to read music.

•  Playing the Recorder on March 7: students will be introduced to the woodwind musical instrument and learn to play it through methods taught in the workshop.

•  Singing on Sight on March 14: students will learn to sing the notes written with WSCC musical staff and expand their musical ability and knowledge.

Class sizes are limited and early registration is encouraged. To register, visit, and click on the Events link.

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