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October 30, 2012

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

A patching crew will be working on Rosemont Ave. and Ann St. NW today. No traffic delays expected.

Weather:

Today will be sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Keep those gloves and scarves handy; also, carry some lip balm!

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Remember your pets tonight!

Across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Red Cross is moving disaster workers into areas that will be affected by the storm, including disaster workers from the Cullman County area. The Red Cross is working closely with government officials, as well as community partners to coordinate response efforts.

HOW TO HELP: To help people affected by disasters like hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.  Visit www.redcross.org , call 1-800-REDCROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 on your cell phone to make a $10  donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter, at 107 2nd Ave N.E., Cullman, AL 35055 or to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

Best bets:

The TOPS weight-loss group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Benedictine Manor’s recreation room, 200 Janeway Drive, Cullman 35055. Info: Ginger McMinn at 256-739-3925 or Jo Schaffer at 256-734-7428.

A country dance will be held at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the VFW, 112 Veterans Ave., Cullman 35055. Concessions available — no alcohol or smoking allowed. Admission is $5, public welcome. Stoney Lonesome Band will be entertainment. Info: Jeanette Caples at 256-287-0221. VFW building rentals are available Sunday through Friday. Info: Commander Jerry Willibey at 256-347-0807. Proceeds to go to area VFW projects.

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