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May 6, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, May 6, 2013

Early weather and community news

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

Weather:

Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 59. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Tonight: A chance of showers before 1 a.m. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Best bets:

Spring cleaning at Simcoe cemetery: Simcoe Community Methodist Cemetery’s caretaker requests that all ground flowers be removed from the graves for groundskeeping by today.

Heads up! Verizon Wireless is the 2013 sponsor of the Cullman Chamber’s 22nd annual Community Improvement Beautification Awards. If you are a Chamber member and have a business that you would like to nominate, forms are available at the Chamber or electronically by contacting Jackie Moore via e-mail at  jmoore@cullmanchamber.org or 256-255-0723. deadline to nominate is May 10.

Looking to stock up on reading materials for the summer? Get ready! The Cullman County Public Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 200 Clark St. NE, Cullman 35055. Info: Lesia Coleman at 256-734-2720, ext. 23. A large variety of adults’/children’s books and audiovisuals will be for sale.

Calling all bikers - sign up now for the Bug Run: Charlie Leather’s “Bug Run” will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Charlie’s, 230 Highway 278 W, Cullman. The run is to benefit “Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation,” for children 21 years and younger with a life-threatening disease. Pre-register for the 120-mile ride (takes about 2 hours and 37 minutes) at Charlie’s or register day of ride. Cost is $25/rider; $30 with passenger. Food, music, door prizes. Items to be auctioned include 2 helmets and a vest autographed by Ted Nugent. Info: Charles Leather at 256-734-8774; or Rick Halverson at 256-747-8119 or 256-615-3845.

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