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April 23, 2014

The Times' Morning Update for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Early weather and community news for your day


CULLMAN — County Head Start programs: Head Start is now taking applications for preschool services for children ages 3-5. Call school ahead of time and ask for an appointment.

All parents must bring a birth certificate for each child, verification of income for 2013 (W-2 form, check stub, Social Security statement, child support, unemployment, etc. ); Medicaid or insurance card (if available); additional information needed: WIC, food stamps, college ID, military ID, proof of kinship care, IEP.

These services are provided at no cost to parents, including all school supplies. Children with special needs and/or disabilities and homeless families are given priority.

Schools: Vinemont at 17600 Highway 31 N, Cullman 35058 (256-737-9786); Cold Springs, 8999 County Road 109, Bremen 35033 (256-287-0670); Hanceville Head Start/PreK, 801 Commercial St. , Hanceville 35077 (256-352-2531); Baileyton, 12431 Highway 69 N, Baileyton 35019 (256-796-2834); Harmony, 36 County Road 974, Logan 35098 (256-747-8502); and Welti, 8545 County Road 747, Cullman 35055 (256-734-6385).

Little Lambs Preschool registration: Registration for St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church’s Little Lambs Preschool 2014-15 school year began March 3 for ages 18 months through 4 years. The school is at 512 2nd Ave. SE, Cullman 35055.

For more information, contact the school office at 256-736-2290 or view the website at

34th annual appeal under way: November 2013, St. Bernard kicked off the 34th annual appeal. This yearly event helps maintain St. Bernard’s day-to-day operation by supporting the operating budgets of St. Bernard Abbey and School.

The goal for the 34th annual appeal has been set at $350,000. The Abbey and the School both benefit from this fund.

A tax deductible contribution may be made through “Paypal” by clicking on the “Donate” button online at www. stbernardprep. com; or by mailing a check made payable to St. Bernard Prep School, 1600 St. Bernard Drive, SE, Cullman 35055.

Free teachers workshop June 24-26: The Cullman County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a three-day teachers workshop June 24-26. The workshop is free of charge for K-12 teachers having an interest in environmental education topics and issues.   

There will be hands-on presentations and lots of free teaching aids. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Dig Deeper - Mysteries in the Soil”. Lunch will be furnished each day.

Seating is limited. For registration or more information contact Deborah Widner or Pat Smith with the Cullman County Soil and Water Conservation District at 256-734-1431.

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