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March 1, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, March 1, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today we have a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 3 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

Tonight, a chance of rain and snow before midnight, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Best bets:

Dinner, bake sale and a raffle: The Child Development Center’s annual fundraiser will consist of dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today, along with a bake sale and raffle. The dinner is loaded jumbo potato with your choice of barbecue or chili, and a drink. Dine in or carry out. Raffle tickets are a $1 each and many items will be raffled throughout the evening. Also, a sale will be ongoing for those who’d like to take home some baked goodies.

The event will be held at the center, 17600 U.S. Highway 31, Cullman 35055; and all proceeds will benefit the center.

Jam session: The Town of South Vinemont will hold a jam session at 6 p.m. in the Cary C. Montgomery Scout Center, 88 Ridgeway St., Cullman 35058. Info: Town hall at 256-737-5411.

Looking ahead:

Little Miss Vinemont pageant: Vinemont Band Boosters will hold a pageant March 16, 2013, in the VHS gymnasium. Division winners will receive a crown, trophy and sash. Crowning follows each division. Open to girls from bith through 5 years (non student status); the kindergarten through fifth grade is Vinemont Elementary students only. Early entry fee is $40 and includes all side events. Preregistration is from 2 to 4 p.m. March 2, in the VHS lunchroom. Register the day of the pageant-$50. Discounts for sibling registrations. Deadline for mailed applications is March 8. Each applicant must supply at 3x5 or 8x10 unframed photo. Additional photos for entries are $5 each. Photos should be turned in or received by mail by noon at the school. Late photos will not be accepted for judging. Wardrobe up to contestants. Bring large SASE for score sheets after the pageant, if desired, or purchase one at the concession stand for $2. Child’s name and division must be printed on back of the envelope.Mail checks payable to: Vinemont Band Boosters Pageant, P.O. Box 294, Vinemont 35179. For more information, contact Jeri Lee at 256-339-1841 or jerilee.al@gmail.com or Valetta Baker at 256-339-4551 (no calls after 9 p.m.).

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