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May 10, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, May 10, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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

Traffic:

The Cullman City Street Department will have a patch crew working on Dialsdale Dr. SW and Industrial Dr. SW.

Weather:

Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Best bets:

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

Beautification awards nomination deadline is today: 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.

Plant sale: The Cullman County Master Gardeners will sell their plants at the Strawberry Festival today and Saturday at Depot Park. Also, information for the upcoming Master Gardeners Class 2014 will be available. For more information, contact Lora Raley at 256-775-7407.

Pancake breakfast: The Holly Pond Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holly Pond Lions Club Park, 147 Lions Club Park Road, Holly Pond 35083. $5 all you can eat: Pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, orange juice, milk. Sugar-free syrup available on request. All proceeds benefit the Lions Club Sight Project.

Book sale at the county library: The Cullman County Public Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 200 Clark St. NE, Cullman 35055. For more information, contact 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 - Bug Run Saturday: Charlie Leather’s “Bug Run” will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday 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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