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August 22, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

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


The Cullman City Street Department will have patch crews working on Tanner Drive NW and 3rd Ave. NW, and a crew working on curbing on Swafford Road between Cherokee and Highway 31.


Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Cullman City Board of Education: The Board will meet at 1 p.m. today for a capital plan committee meeting, in the City Board of Education board room, 301 1st St. NE, Cullman 35055.

Midway community dance: The Midway Community Center will hold a dance at 7 p.m. today featuring the Classic Country Band. Admission is $4; all proceeds go to upkeep of community center, 164 Midway Road, Union Grove 35175.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. today in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.

Bow-wow of a dogfest: St. Paul’s Lutheran School will hold Dogfest 2013 at 9 a.m. (registration) Saturday, Aug. 24, at the school at 510 3rd Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. ALL dogs must be on a leash.

Events begin at 9:30 a.m. and include the wiener dog race ($5 entry fee), $10 for all side categories: Cutest, most talented, ugliest, cutest bathing suit, best dressed, most like owner and best kisser (lick owner’s face). Also, a dog parade will follow. Concessions available for humans: Hotdogs, chips, soda. Proceeds to benefit the Cullman Animal Shelter and St. Paul’s Lutheran School Scholarship Fund.

Girl Scouts swim party: All girls in K-5th grades are invited to a swim party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24, at Nesmith Pool. Information will be available on current troops and starting new troops. The fee is $2 for each swimmer and is good for all day; parents must sign a permission form for children to swim. The registration fee to join Girl Scouts is $15. For information, contact Jennifer Parker at 256-620-0828 or

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