November 25, 2023

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Fairview Lions Club Labor Day event

The Fairview Lions Club will host its annual car, truck & motorcycle show and parade on Labor Day, Sept. 4, at the Randall Shedd Community Park on Wesley Ave. in Fairview from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lineup for the parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Clinton Barbee Field (old pool field). The parade will start at 11 a.m. Anyone wanting to be in the parade is welcome. Registration for the car show will start at 8 a.m. and will be $20 a vehicle. Awards will be given out at 1 p.m. Vendor booths are on a first come, first serve basis for $10. Food vendors are welcome this year at $50 a spot. Activities and a bouncy house for kids. Cullman City will be there with its helicopter. All proceeds will go to the Fairview Lions Club project fund. For more information, call Kita at 256-385-8805.

Vendors needed

The Fairview Lions Club is looking for food vendors to come set up at their annual Labor Day car show on Sept. 4 at the Randall Shedd Community Park in Fairview. They need to be set up by 9 a.m. to be ready to sell. For more information, call Kita at 256-385-8805.

Steak sandwich fundraiser

Cullman County Cattleman’s /Cattlewoman’s Association will be preparing our Ribeye Steak Sandwiches in South Cullman in the theater parking lot near Walmart on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sandwiches are a $10 donation. Add chips and a drink $1 each. Place advance orders by calling Edwin Calvert, 256-595-7608 or Jesse Crumbly, 256-709-5077. Contact number for the parking lot, 256-595-7608. Credit/debit cards accepted. Drive-thru line available.

Swamp John’s

Mt. Zion Church, 17488 US Highway 31 North, located next to the Cullman Area Career Center, will sell Swamp John’s meals from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. Tickets will be $14 per plate. Dine in or carry out with choice of shrimp, fish, chicken or combo, plus drink and dessert. All proceeds to benefit the Women’s organization.

Seniors art exhibit

The Donald Green Senior Center at Ingle Park will host an art show featuring work by area seniors from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Aug. 29 and 30 and Sept. 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8. Some art will be for sale as well. Free admission.

Sacred Heart German dinner

The Annual Oktoberfest German Dinner will be Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Family Life Center. $15 for a plate of grilled Brickyard Bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, green beans, applesauce, bread, dessert and drink for dine-in meals from 5-7 p.m. This year’s drive-thru is from 4-6 p.m. Cash or checks only.

Hyatt family reunion

The Hyatt family will have a reunion on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1-4 p.m. in the Baileyton Senior Center, 195 Fire Station Road, Baileyton. Refreshments will be provided

‘Ladies Night Out’ Bunco

‘Ladies Night Out’ Bunco event at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church’s Family Life Center returns Friday, Aug. 25. This fun-filled gathering runs from 6-8 p.m. and includes refreshments, games and prizes, all for only $20 per person. Funds raised assist the sponsors, the Altar Society of the parish, with their ongoing maintenance of the Church Altar and supplying candles, Communion necessities and vestments and linens used in the Sacrifice of the Mass liturgies. Everyone invited.

Cullman Serenity AlAnon Meetings

The Cullman Serenity AlAnon group meets on Mondays at 12 p.m. at 1519 St. Joseph Drive NE. There is also a zoom meeting each Tuesday at 12 p.m. The AlAnon family groups are a fellowship of friends and family whose lives have been affected by alcoholism. For more information, call 256-708-6645, 850-323-0490, or 256-734-2231.

Caring for Cullman concert

The annual Caring for Cullman concert benefitting the Good Samaritan Health Clinic returns Tuesday, Oct. 24. The fundraiser will feature The Triumphant Quartet and the Daystar Church praise team. The event will be at Northbrook Baptist Church, 3691 Hwy 157, Cullman, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Advance tickets may be purchased online for $28 at

Beginning in September, advance tickets may be purchased for $25 at one of the following ticket outlets: The Good Samaritan Health Clinic, 401 Arnold Street NE, Suite A; Yates Chance Christian Bookstore, 1650 2nd Avenue, SW; or Borden Family Pharmacy, 3190 Hwy 157. Tickets may also be purchased for $25 at the door. For more information, call 256-255-5965.

7th Annual Bernard Blues & BBQ

St. Bernard Prep School will present the 7th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ Sept. 9-10 featuring pottery, quilts, brooms, leather art, cypress furniture, paintings, jewelry, plants and more. Visit Ave Maria Grotto for a reduced price admission of only $5. Admission donation to the festival is $10 per person; children 5 and under free. Proceeds benefit St. Bernard Prep School. Rain or shine 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit or call 256-739-6682, for more information.

Bessemer cigar box guitar great Earl “Guitar” Williams

Bessemer’s cigar box guitar great Earl “Guitar” Williams performs in 2021 at the Bernard Blues & BBQ festival.

The Food Basket

Cook Ministries presents The Food Basket held at Hillside Baptist Church, 23654 US H’way 31, Falkville (5 miles north of Vinemont). Monthly food give away every third Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 256-838-9600 or go online to

Medical equipment ministry

Cullman First United Methodist Church has a medical equipment ministry that can loan items, for no charge, to those in need in the community. If you or someone you know is in need of medical items, or would like to donate good used equipment, contact the church office at 256-734-6690.

Overeaters anonymous

Overeaters anonymous will meet Mondays at 12:15 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 305 Arnold St NE, Cullman. All welcome. For more information, call Regina at 205-275-3531.

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery, service for helping to break the bonds of addiction through the power and love of Jesus Christ, will meet every Monday night at the Refuge Church of God, 1115 East, US-278, Cullman. Free meal at 5:30 p.m. Service to begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call 256-297-1491. [email protected].

Calling All Young Singers

Cullman Community Young Singers (CCYS) is looking for area singers. All young singers (ages 8-15) are invited, on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:45 p.m., at the Little House at Art Park, 1031 2nd St. SW, Cullman. No auditions, just come for a fun afternoon of learning music from pop to classical styles. The group will rehearse and prepare to perform at a variety of events in and around the Cullman community. For more information, text or email Cindy at 256-338-4404, [email protected]. Cullman Community Young Singers is sponsored by Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism.

Junie B. Jones the Musical, Jr.

The cast of Junie B. Jones the Musical, Jr.

TOPS meeting

Cullman TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet on Fridays at Hilltop Community Center, 1545 Vine Circle, NW Cullman. Weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. Meeting from 10-11 a.m.


Regional advocate Kimberly Harbin, standing, visited with Cullman TOPS members as part of the local support group’s weekly weight loss meeting last Friday. Harbin says friendly, person-to-person accountability is a cornerstone for the long-running group’s success.

Spirit Life Church of God

Here is the upcoming schedule for Spirit Life Church of God, 1650 St. Joseph Dr. N. W.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Children and youth “RULES of ENGAGEMENT,” Bible study classes. Free pizza for children at 6:30 p.m. Van runs in the 5 Points Area at 6 p.m. Call 256-841-2060 for pickup.

Friday at 7 p.m. Recovery Ministry – Hurts, habits, and hang-ups are a part of everyone’s life. Come and see how to overcome these and more. For those who want to get together before class bring a dish, dessert, or drink at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck meal. Nursery provided.

Sunday from 8-9 a.m. Prayer Group – Join Kevin and Pastor Bobby Sunday to pray for the church, nation and those who need salvation and deliverance. Also, join Teresa Pritchard at 9 a.m. in the prayer room to pray for the church, nation and for those who need Salvation and deliverance.

Sunday at 9 a.m. Van runs in the 5 Points Area. Call 256-841-2060 for pickup. Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Bible study classes for children, youth, and adults at 10 a.m. Adult class at 11 a.m. Praise and Worship and message by Pastor Bobby Dodd.

Nonperishable Food Bank. Please donate canned goods, boxed goods, etc. to help the food bank. The food bank supplier has not had enough of these items for the last few months. Leave your donations under the carport on the left side of the church. 

Never Forget Rose Garden donations

Those wanting to donate to the creation of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Never Forget Rose Garden at Sportsman Lake Park, can contact Ron Seybold at 256-531-6075 or by email at [email protected]. Mail donations to: Never Forget Garden, c/o Cullman Community Lions Club, PO Box 885, Cullman, AL 35056. The new memorial, provided by the Cullman Community Lions Club, is to honor the memory of America’s unknown fallen service members.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Never Forget Rose Garden

Due to supply chain issues, a temporary The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Never Forget Rose Garden rests in front of the soon to be engraved granite memorial.

Volunteers needed to deliver homebound meals

There are several local senior centers in Cullman County in need of volunteers to deliver homebound meals. These are our most vulnerable seniors in the community. If you can help, call Commission on Aging centers:

Cullman – 256-734-0145 (Kristie Calvert)

Crane Hill – 256-747-6241 (Kim Overton)

Holly Pond – 256-796-2131 (CeCe Cannon)

Deliveries are between 10 a.m. and noon, Monday-Friday. Multiple days are open weekly.

Mileage reimbursement is optional. Volunteers must have own transportation.

Homework Alabama

Need homework help for your children or yourself? Homework Alabama online offers free one-on-one help with homework, tutoring and test prep. Sixty subjects,  kindergarten through college. Find details at or call the Cullman County Public Library, 200 Clark Street NE, at 256-734-1068.

Learning Express Library

With a Cullman County Public Library System card you can have free access to tests, tutorial, and ebooks at Learning Express Library. Prepare and take practice tests for GED, ACT, SAT, AP and more. Prepare for military, nursing, real estate, teaching, CDL, law enforcement, civil, electrician, and plumbing exams. Call 256-734-1068 for details.

Library offering disc golf, pickleball sets for checkout

The Cullman County Public Library has disc golf and pickleball sets available for check out. Borrow them from the library for free to see if you have an interest in these sports before you commit to a purchase.


Kiwanis to meet

Cullman Kiwanis members meet on Monday at Freddie Day Catering, 1628 2nd Ave., NW, Cullman, from 12-1 p.m. Everyone welcome.  

VFW dinner fundraisers

The Cullman VFW hosts a lunch every Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for $7 a plate. For more information, call 256-347-4277 or find them online

Siren test

Cullman County EMA will test area sirens on the first Wednesday morning of every month.

AA meetings

Grace of God Group of Alcoholics Anonymous has open AA meetings on Mondays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at the Carriage House located next to Grace Episcopal Church, 305 Arnold Street, N.E. For more information, call 256-347-1097, 256-841-2209 or 256-708-1340.

Records disposal

In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1412 (a) (8), 1417 (c) Sec. 300.573, the Cullman County Special Education Program is considering disposing of special education records of persons whose date of birth is prior to Sept. 1 1997. These records are no longer needed to provide educational services to said persons. If for any reason said persons or their guardians desire a copy, they should contact Katie Meigs, Special Education Coordinator, 17600 U.S. Highway 31, Cullman, AL 35058, 256-739-0486 Ext. 23 by Oct. 1, 2023.

Child Find

The Cullman County Special Education Program is seeking children with disabilities ages 0-21 within the Cullman County Schools District. Ages 0-3, call Kristie Smith at 256-734-3253. Ages 3-21, call Katie Meigs, Special Education Coordinator at 256-739-0486 Ext. 23. The system also is seeking intellectually gifted or talented children with emphasis on second-grade students.

Child Find Campaign

Cullman City Schools is conducting a Child Find campaign in an effort to locate and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age with disabilities or suspected of having disabilities. The system also is seeking intellectually gifted or creative children. For children between the ages of birth through two, please contact 1-800-543-3098. For children between the ages of 3-21, please contact Mrs. Dawn Nesmith, Student Services Coordinator, at 256-734-2233, ext. 9041.

STAR ID deadline extended

The deadline to get a STAR ID has been extended. The STAR ID is the Alabama version of the federal REAL ID program. A sign up sheet is located at the courthouse entrance and is available beginning at 6 a.m. Once signed up, a time to return that day will be assigned.

Legal assistance for seniors

Many of the programs provided through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at NARCOG are targeted at individuals 60 and above. The legal assistance program serves those in this age range and seeks to reach those in rural areas and in the greatest social and economic need.

No cost representation is provided by a lawyer licensed by the Alabama State Bar and his supervised assistant. They then work to complete draft documents for review by the client. Final documents are then prepared and provided for execution.

A few of the most common requests are for advance directives, wills and power of attorney documents. Assistance with other non-criminal legal matters such as guardianship, long-term care access and elder exploitation and fraud is also available.

Individuals seeking legal assistance can all 256-355-4515 or 1-800-AGE-LINE (800-243-5463). The agency provides services to residents and communities in Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan Counties. Learn more at or

Public meetings

The Baileyton Town Council meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at town hall.

The Berlin Town Council meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Berlin Community Center.

The Colony Town Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. with work session at 5:40 p.m. at town hall.

The Cullman City Council meets on on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at town hall.

The Cullman County Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. with a work session at 4 p.m. in the Cullman County Courthouse.

The Dodge City Town Council meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at town hall.

The Fairview Town Council meets on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at town hall.

The Garden City Town Council meets on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at town hall.

The Good Hope City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

The Hanceville City Council meets on on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at town hall. Work session at 5 p.m.

The Holly Pond Town Council meets on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at town hall.

The South Vinemont Town Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at town hall.

The West Point Town Council meets on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at town hall.