- Cullman, Alabama

October 12, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

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


Patch crews will be working on Walker St., 4th Ave. SE and 4th St. SE; as well as constructing curbs on Rosemont Ave. SW.


Today there’ll be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Tonight, some patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Best bets for today:

The Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Cullman Museum basement at 211 2nd Ave. NE, Cullman 35055.

The West Point High School Quarterback Club will hold their homecoming supper at 4 p.m. in the middle school lunchroom, 4545 County Road 1141, Vinemont 35179. Meal is $9/person and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage. Eat in or carry out. All proceeds benefit the footbball program.

Celebrating its one-year anniversary, Yogurt Mountain, 1877 Cherokee Ave. SW, Cullman 35055, invites all of Cullman to a three-day celebration starting on today and ending Sunday.

Each day will have different prize giveaways. Beginning Friday, one free Yogurt Mountain T-shirt will be given way each hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a drawing for a free six-month membership to the Cullman Aquatic Center. Festivities culminate on Sunday with a drawing for one person to win free yogurt for a year! To be eligible, customers must register at the Yogurt Mountain in Cullman.

Store hours are Sunday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 a.m. Follow Yogurt Mountain on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

Seniors, get your flu shots at the nearest Commission On Aging senior center. These flu shots are provided by Hospital Discount Pharmacies Central and West and Lakeside Pharmacy at Dodge City. Today, the clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Cullman Civic Center.

Bring your Medicare Card and insurance information with you.


This music fest promises to be very entertaining! The 21st annual Mud Creek Marching Band Festival will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ray Talley Stadium, 803 Commercial Street SE, Hanceville 35077. There will be 22 bands from across Alabama in this event. Cost is $5 admission, 6 and under free, parking $4. All proceeds will go to the Hanceville Marching Band.  

For more information, contact Bryan Kreps at 256-352-6111 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.


Wear your working duds to the first Cullman Oktoberfest 5K Mud Run to be held at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Bremen, hosted by Stony Lonesome and the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. Designed for ages 16 and older, the race is comprised of dirt, mud, water and many obstacles strategically placed throughout the length of the course. Racers will be challenged both physically and mentally, while making their way through the course.

Participants should expect to get very dirty, so dress accordingly. All proceeds will go to the Veterans Memorial Park at Sportsman Lake.

For information and registration, go to or contact the Chamber office at 256-734-0454; or Stony Lonesome OHV Park at 256-287-1133.

Run for a good cause — the Cullman Mental Healthcare will hold a 5k and 10k at 8 a.m. at Festhalle Market Platz. Registration forms may be picked up at Mental Healthcare of Cullman, or online at Return registration form with fee to Mental Healthcare of Cullman, P.O. Box 2186, Cullman, AL 35056 or drop off at 1909 Commerce Ave. N.W. Technical race shirts are first-come first-served. Runners may register the morning of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. Technical race shirts not included. Info: Dianne Boyle 734-4688.

Safety Day for all kids! Kmart, in conjunction with the City of Cullman, will host a Kids Safety Exposition will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot.

Fire trucks, EMS, Cullman Police D.A.R.E. helicopter and more! Parents/guardians will be given child identification kits and other freebies for the children through age 12. Free of charge.

For more info, contact the Kmart Loss Prevention Department at 256-734-4713.

Get out your running shoes - the West Point Baptist Church will hold the Mission Possible 5K at Sportsman Lake Park. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. - race at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $20, with all proceeds going to mission projects for the Eden community in Haiti.

For more information, contact the church office at 256-739-5845 or visit’s Eden.

Meet-n-greet at the Oktoberfest BBQ challenge! The Cullman County BAMA Chapter will host  the reigning Miss University of Alabama and third runner-up to Miss Alabama 2012, Caitlin Brunell, along with CHS graduate and "Million Dollar Band" Crimsonette, Morgan Moore, and UA Crimson Tide Cheerleader, Hannah Gregory, for a community autograph signing and meet and greet  photo opportunity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cullman County BAMA Chapter tent during the Cullman Oktoberfest  BBQ Challenge at the Cullman County Fairgrounds. Other activities to include Kids Zone, view this weekend’s slate of national and SEC football games, and live entertainment.

For more information, contact Mike Howell, 2012 Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge Event Coordinator and Cullman County BAMA Chapter President at 256-348-9590.

Mack Buttram to be master of ceremonies at a festival celebrating his uncle, Pat Buttram! The Addison Civitan Club will once again host the Pat Buttram festival at 7:30 a.m. at the Addison Community Center and Park on Highway 41, just off of Highway 278. Begins with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $5/person. At 9 a.m. guests will be treated to a live music concert, followed by hamburgers and hotdogs at 10 a.m. for those who missed those pancakes!

Other family members of Pat Buttram will share stories of the famous actor and will be available for photo ops. Pat’s western films and various shows will be shown throughout the day in the community center.

Clothes washing will be demonstrated using a washboard and Mayberry tribute artist, Kenneth Junkin of Gordo, will entertain with his rendition of character “Otis Campbell.” Also, a quilt show, yard sale, and buck dancing for adults - for children there will be ring toss, hula hoop contest, train rides, inflatables and face painting, along with other activities.

Free admission to all. Plan to see all and stay until closing time: 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the festival will be used to purchase handicap playground equipment at Addison Community Park. Info: Shirley Sudduth at 256-747-2779.