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On Monday, in the lobby of Cullman City Hall, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed Monday, January 24, 2022, “St. Paul’s Lutheran School Appreciation Day” in the City of Cullman and the week of January 23-29, 2022, as Lutheran Schools Appreciation Week.

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NEW YORK — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his "Bat Out of Hell" album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as "Paradise By the Dashboard Light," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," has died. He was 74.

LOS ANGELES — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," died Friday. He was 68.

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The work of local artist and photographer Vincent Desnoës goes on display Thursday at the downtown ballet studio where his wife, instructor Brooke Desnoës, invites the public on a curated visual tour of the world behind the ballet curtain.

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Since 1973, the Cullman Ballet Theatre School has given the fine and performing arts a local foothold in Cullman.

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Students at West Elementary School held a holiday fundraiser to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, via the Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County for the Cullman County Imagination Library. The program provides free books via mail to children under five years of age.

NEW YORK — Anne Rice, the novelist whose lush, best-selling gothic tales, including "Interview With the Vampire," reinvented the blood-drinking immortals as tragic antiheroes, has died. She was 80.

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If you need a little Christmas, the Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts programs will provide some holiday spirit during its annual Christmas Spectacular on Thursday, Dec. 9. The 7 p.m. concert in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre inside the Gudger Student Center is free and open to the public.

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General Manager of Smith and Waldrop Buick, GMC, Andy Cole, presented a $2500 check to Judy Grissom as part of Bosom Buddies Little Pink Dress event. This donation is the foundation's first ever Diamond Level Sponsorship. The foundation is grateful for their generous donations each year as t…

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On Wednesday Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed the month of November "Home Health Care and Hospice Month" in Cullman, urging citizens to express appreciation to home health care and hospice providers in our community.

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St. Bernard students were honored to host ministers from their home churches to take part in the school’s annual Thanksgiving Service at St. Bernard Prep.

The 5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ could have stood better weather, as brutally cold wind and rain on Saturday, Oct. 30 had people staying inside. However, Sunday, Oct. 31 provided more pleasant temperatures and sunshine.

Ray and Benton Buchmann, long time residents of Cullman and members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, recently gifted two violins to Rev. Christopher Clark, Associate Pastor at St. Paul’s. These donations are for the expanding fine arts program at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. In addition to Intr…

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A dozen Thanksgiving hams were donated to Cold Springs Elementary School by TSE Brakes, Inc. The hams will be given to families in need of Cold Springs Elementary students. Standing, from left, are Wayne Myrex, Cold Springs School Board Representative, Shayla Myrex, TSE Brakes and Tiffany Da…

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The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local businesses to get into the Christmas spirit with its annual Holiday Storefront Contest.

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November 11,2021 is the centennial of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Centennial Committee has proposed many projects to honor the Unknown American Soldiers who fought and died in World War One and in subsequent wars. One of the first projects recommended is the National Salute.

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Carving a pumpkin is an annual tradition for many for Halloween, but making the best jack-o’-lantern requires more than skill with a knife. The best jack-o’-lanterns are the ones that are carved into the right pumpkins and and are kept fresh through the whole season.

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The monks of St. Bernard Abbey recently joined with clergy, friends and family to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of three of their members. 

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On Friday, October 22, St. Bernard Prep School will host a day-long open house, giving prospective students and their parents a firsthand look at the school’s academic programs, instructors, facilities, and more. 

Members of the Legion of Mary of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman recently took part in their annual Reconsecration Ceremony to the Blessed Mother.

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The journey of two men, which began with an inquiry to St. Bernard Abbey Vocation Director, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, has entered into a new phase.

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Cullman Regional welcomes Internal Medicine Physician Thomas Cameron Brimer, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Brimer completed his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of South Florida Department of Inte…

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Cullman Community Theatre returned to the stage with “Hello, Dolly!” this past weekend. CCT put on four performances of the musical in Cullman High School’s auditorium.

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The North Alabama Agriplex Board’s second Nature Day Camp is a partnership with the Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism, Alabama Mountains Rivers Valleys RC&D, and Cullman County Soil and Water Conservation District. Campers spent two days learning all things nature from fishi…

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The summer feeding program in Cullman City Schools has been providing meals for hundreds of local children over the past two months, and all that hard work is being fueled with the help of students themselves in volunteer roles to keep all those meals moving.

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Brother Irenaeus Ceballos, O.S.B., was ordained a deacon at St. Bernard Abbey on Wednesday, June 30 by the Most Rev. Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Birmingham, at the recommendation of Abbot Marcus Voss, O.S.B., Abbot of St. Bernard Abbey.

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Camp St. Bernard is finishing up a second session this week. For more on the camp, find them at www.campstbernard.com/

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Cullman County cattle farmer Ben Haynes of Haynes Farm will receive statewide and national exposure with a feature on Simply Southern TV. Haynes will answer questions from viewers during a special “Ask A Farmer” segment focused on beef cattle.

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When it comes to art, inspiration can come from anywhere. For Cullman City Primary School student Wilson Carter, he only had to look as far as the name at the top of his classroom.

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The Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) has named Abbie Kate Hancock, recent graduate of Mississippi State University, as the 2021 Gregory Raimondo Outstanding PR Student.