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April 1, 2014

The Times' Morning Update for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Early weather and community news for your day

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, take a look at what’s going on today:

Weather:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Best bets for today:

CRMC’s Breastfeeding support group: This group will meet at 9 a.m. today in the CRMC Community Education Center (1912 Alabama Highway 157, POB II, Cullman, AL 35058). Info: CRMC Nursery at 256-737-2221.

Therapeutic bowling night: Family members and individuals with disabilities/delays can enjoy a night of bowling (6 to 8 p.m. today) at the Cullman Bowling Center, 1710 Tally Ho St. NW, Cullman 35055. Cost is $3/person, person with disabilties must be present for family members to bowl. Info: Civic center at 256-734-9157 or Rhonda Davis at 256-962-2208.

Today is deadline for scholarship for students seeking medical careers: The Cullman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is excited to announce a new CRMC Auxiliary Scholarship for students seeking education for medical careers. A $500 scholarship will be given annually to a high school senior who has been accepted into a medical degree program (pre-med, nursing, allied health fields, etc.). The monies awarded should be used to defray expenses such as tuition, books, fees and supplies for a medically-related program including pre-requisite coursework.

The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, political affiliation, age, marital status, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation. Application packets must be postmarked or delivered by today. Info: Auxiliary Scholarship, contact the CRMC Volunteer Coordinator at 256-737-2600 or amy.linton@crmchospital.com.

Looking ahead:

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).

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