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April 17, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Just a note:

Bates Masonic scholarships: Cullman County seniors in both city and county schools may now apply for the $1,000 Bates Masonic Scholarship through your schools’ counselors.

Pots galore! View the pre-1900s Alabama Pottery Exhibition at The Evelyn Burrow Museum. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on the campus of Wallace State.

Get started on your family tree: Cullman County Museum is offering to the public, free access to Ancestry.com, available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, by appointment only. Contact Julie Burks at 256-739-1258 for reservations. Bring your USB device/jump Drive, paper and pencil to save your findings. Info: Julie Burks at 256-739-1258.

2012 Nat’l Champs auto plates for sale: The Hanceville Lions Club still has some Alabama Number 15 championship plates for $5. All proceeds of the decorative auto plates benefit community projects of the Hanceville Lions Club. Those interested in purchasing a “Roll Tide” commemorative plate, may contact Kenneth Quick at 256-352-6397 or Ray Barnett at 256-352-6670.

Wallace State’s Adult Education Department encourages GED completion in 2013: Starting Jan. 2, 2014, there will be a new GED test. Anyone interested in completing the GED is encouraged to finish the test now, and take advantage of the $50 test fee that will triple in 2014. Scores will also expire at the end of 2013 if all portions of the test have not been successfully completed. Free classes to help individuals prepare for the GED are available through Wallace State’s Adult Education Department, with class locations in Cullman, Blount, Morgan and Winston counties. Call 256-352-8077 or visit www.wallacestate.edu/adulted to learn more.

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