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    Return to the Great Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge

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    A panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the south side of Gatlinburg shows evidence of substantial recovery in both the natural and man-made categories. / W.C. Mann PIGEON FORGE - On Nov. 23, 2016, a fire started in the Great Smoky...

    ‘Kickin’ it in the C’: Colony Day 2023 promises a whole weekend of fun

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    COLONY, Ala. - Colony is hosting its famous Colony Day celebration for the third consecutive year. For lovers of spades, soul food, music and dancing, classic cars and fellowship, it’s a weekend-long event you won’t want to miss!  The weekend is packed with activities sure...

    Religious Spotlight: Faith Tabernacle Church’s Brother Lummie Speakman

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    I consider the biggest challenge would be seeing so many people pass up the opportunity the God of Heaven has given them.” Brother Lummie Speakman of Faith Tabernacle Church CULLMAN – Faith Tabernacle Church, located on 4th Street SW in Cullman, was originally established in 1968....

    Roll into some fun with the Cullman Senior Bowling League

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    Siblings Marcia Tillman, “High Pockets” Drummond and Janet Jean enjoy a laugh Thursday at the Cullman Bowling Center. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - With just a few weeks left in its winter bowling season, the Cullman Senior Bowling League welcomes anyone...

    Dead on: Walker Stalker Con Atlanta

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    ATLANTA - ‘For fans, by fans.’ This is the motto of Walker Stalker Con. This Sunday I had a chance to experience what this meant as both working media and as a fan, and let me tell you, the motto could not have rung...

    Holiday season traditions: Christmas trees

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    A Christmas tree decorated with Chrismon symbols and other ornaments at Oak Level Baptist Church near Holly Pond / W.C. Mann As we count down to Christmas, The Tribune decided to take a look at some things folks often do during the Advent/Christmas season, both...

    Files from yesteryear: 1918, 1938

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    From the files of 1918 Doctor C. Stewart is attending court in Huntsville this week. A dance was enjoyed by the younger set at Quartette Hall, on Friday evening. Mrs. Annie Kinney has returned from a two-week’s stay in Florida. From the files of 1938 Alabama does note raise...

    Files from yesteryear 1916, 1930

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    From the files of 1916 Electric washing machines are advertised by  C.A. Stiefelmeyer for $44.00 for one model and $52.50 for the other model. Doctor Sidney Morrow, of Birmingham, spent Sunday in Cullman as the guest of his mother, Mrs. Bess Morrow. In the November 1916 election,...

    St. Bernard Monks Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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    CULLMAN – The monks of St. Bernard Abbey and the family of Br. Anselm Kuehler are humbly asking for the community's help with a destructive disease. On October 3rd, a team of six monks, Br. Leo, Fr. Joel, Br. Raphael, Br. Dominic, Br. Paschal,...

    The Evelyn Burrow Museum to host Smithsonian exhibit

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    HANCEVILLE – The Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition “The Way We Worked” will make its next stop in Cullman County, settling in at The Evelyn Burrow Museum on the campus of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville from Feb. 10 to March 20. Expressly chosen by...

    Cullman Stand Up faith event to take place Oct. 22

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Faith-based event, Cullman Stand Up, will take place at Depot Park on Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon-2 p.m. Several speakers from various local churches will give brief talks and lead prayers between songs performed by Cullman Police Capt. Jeff Warnke. The...

    10 Things from a Tribune Tastemaker: Maria Richter Shultz

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    Maria Richter Shultz (contributed) In this creative weekly series, local author, artist and all-around entertaining and eccentric (not to mention classy!) Southern gentleman Ben Johnson South introduces Cullman Tribune readers to the creative thinkers and doers in the Cullman community. “10 Things from a Tribune Tastemaker” This...

    Make plans for Oktoberfest!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cooler mornings and the arrival of red spider lilies in Cullman foreshadow the arrival of the annual Oktoberfest celebration which begins Saturday, Sept. 24 this year and ends Saturday, Oct. 1, mimicking the September dates of the event in Munich where...

    Rockin’ America’s Heroes kicks off Valkyrie Initiative

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    BATTLEGROUND – Over the weekend, Camp Liberty hosted Rockin’ America’s Heroes, a launch party for the Valkyrie Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the successful facilitation of the after-down range transition of veterans, first responders and their families. President of the Valkyrie Initiative, Sheila L....

    Day Trippin’: Harmony Park Safari

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    Ahhh, summertime! The kids are out of school and after last year’s COVID-19 summer, they’re probably super excited to do something fun this year to make up for it. The beaches have been packed and, let’s face it, not every family can take a...

    John W. Sparks: Cullman County’s 15th Sheriff Killed in the Line of Fire

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    CULLMAN – John W. Sparks served as Cullman’s 15th sheriff and the only sheriff to die in the line of duty. He was a family man and served as Chief of Police in Cullman for five years prior to being elected sheriff. Although he...

    Daystar Church Offers ‘Real Recovery’ for Those with Addictions

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    GOOD HOPE – Daystar Church, located in Good Hope, has a program that offers help for a special group of people in the community. The ‘Real Recovery’ program offers a place where folks can gather together and support each other as they travel the...

    New Wallace State Dance Program begins this fall, headed by former American Ballet School in Paris Director Brooke Desnoës

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    Brooke Desnoës HANCEVILLE - Brooke Desnoës, founder and artistic director of the Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris, today known as the Académie de l’Art de la Danse et de sa Pédagogie (AADP), is returning home to the Cullman area twenty years in France to...

    Bosom Buddies Sells Signs to Help Local Cancer Patients

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    CULLMAN – All throughout the month of October, pink is a color you see everywhere. Businesses and residents alike show their support by donning the pink ribbon in support of breast cancer awareness. There are many great charities that you can donate to and...

    Legendary Locals of Cullman County

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    Cullman’s Historic Figures Are Featured   CULLMAN – Cullman has a rich history, and to help spread knowledge of our grand history, a new book has been written. “Legendary Locals of Cullman County,” written by Kay Cagle and Greg Richter, takes a look at many notable...

    ‘Nightmare on Old 69’ to depict real-life horrors of drug addiction

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    GOOD HOPE - Many groups put on horror houses in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween, but Church 212 has decided this year to get really frightening by depicting the real-life horror of drug addiction based on the experiences of actual victims...

    1st dive-in movie of the season Thursday night at CWAC

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    Guests enjoy a dive-in movie at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center last June. CULLMAN - One of Cullman Parks and Rec's most popular summer events, the Dive-In Movies, returns Thursday night, June 1. The movie "Moana" will be shown by the outdoor pool at the...

    Cullman Caring for Kids faces food supply shortfalls as summer approaches

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Caring for Kids, a child abuse prevention agency best known around the area for its food bank, is about to enter one of its busiest times of the year as kids come home from school for the summer. As he...

    3rd Anniversary Jay’s Ride rolls through Cullman Sunday evening

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    CULLMAN - Bikers and other community members united on the steps of the Cullman County Courthouse on Sunday evening for the Third Anniversary Jay’s Ride event.          The event, started to honor the memory of Jerry "Jay" Kendall, Jr., a Cullman citizen who tragically lost his...

    Alabama Gourd Festival Draws Vendors Nationally

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    Vendors From Across the Country Show Off Work at Art Show   CULLMAN – Many of us in the area know what a gourd is. We have seen them used as bird houses probably at one point or another, or perhaps used as a festive decoration....

    Circus comes to town

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    CULLMAN - To the delight of many, the Loomis Bros. Circus made its annual winter return to Cullman Friday night, with the 2017 “FUNtasticTour.” It was a packed house at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center. Kids of all ages were visibly amazed by...

    Seniors swing and shout at Oktoberfest Senior Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala– The Hofbräuhaus was packed as hundreds of seniors piled in for a day of laidback Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Sept 29, 2023. Cullman County Commission on Aging and Donald E. Green Active Adult Center staff teamed up to ensure the event went...

    Pickin’ and Piddlin’ fundraiser held for Old Logan School

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    The storytelling thing is getting to be pretty big in a few places like Florence and Troy. That’s where I got the name; Troy calls theirs ‘Piddlin.’ I think ‘Pickers and Piddlers’ just sounds good.” C. Blake West   LOGAN – The Logan Preservation Foundation recently hosted...

    Flu Shot Clinics Offer Affordable Vaccinations

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    CULLMAN – In and around the Cullman area, there will be several flu shot clinics that will be offering flu shots to the public for more than reasonable prices. Flu season will be here before we know it, in fact, a few cases have...

    A link to the ‘Old Country’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - New owners of A Touch of German, Judith and John Caples, say the store is a link to the ‘Old Country.’ “My heart was calling me to be here,” said Judith Caples, who was born in Germany and raised by her German...

    Homegrown Music Festival This Saturday, April 30 at WSCC

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    HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College is holding a party for its 50th anniversary in the form of a family-friendly music festival complete with activities and entertainment for all ages. The Homegrown Music Festival will be held on Saturday, April 30, starting at 10 a.m.,...

    A Night to Shine for the area’s special needs community

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    A guest gets into the spirit at Friday’s Night to Shine Prom at Fairview: The Grace Place in Falkville. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) FALKVILLE - On Friday evening, Fairview Church of God/The Grace Place in Falkville hosted its third annual Night to Shine...

    4th Congressional District Art Competition winners honored

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Winners of theFourth Congressional District Art Competition were honored Monday at a ceremony at the Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College. This year, all eight category winners received scholarships to Wallace State. The Best of...

    Files from yesteryear: 1900, 1930, 1950

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    From the files of 1900 Vick Clark is among the clerical force at the Racket Store. Ed Daniel has opened a restaurant in the old Speegle store building. S.M. Allison has opened a jewelry shop, near the Bargain Store. Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Heidelburg will leave the last...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Legendary mothers

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    While creating the mother character, Frau Ruehl, in the folktale “WUNDERGARTEN,” I didn’t have to look far for stellar examples. I was lucky to have a “storybook wonderful” mom and so are most of us. Mothers, though rarely flawless, are regularly, magically wunderbar. Frau Ruehl...

    Go ‘under the sea’ with ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Cullman High April 12-14

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    In her treasure trove of human “whoozits and whatzits galore,” Ariel (played by Marie Bean) wants to be “where the people are.” / W.C. Mann for The Tribune   CULLMAN - On Apr. 12-14 Cullman High School (CHS) Performing Arts will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”...

    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

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    North Alabama Agriplex Teaches How to Cook With Herbs   CULLMAN – Recently, the North Alabama Agriplex held an informative and very delicious program, which taught all about herbs. The eager participants learned about many different herbs, but focused mainly on stevia, lemongrass, basil and oregano. Director...

    UAB: 5 silent symptoms of ovarian cancer

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - As with other cancers, the earlier the diagnosis of ovarian cancer is given, the greater the chance can be for a good outcome. However, as one University of Alabama at Birmingham doctor explains, an early diagnosis can be hard to achieve...

    Diabetes education program starts May 11

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    CULLMAN - With the overwhelming prevalence of diabetes in our local community, education is the key to prevention and treatment to help those who suffer from the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is providing its DEEP...

    ‘We’re bringing it back’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Civic Center recently hosted songwriter showcase “Together in 1 House.” Featured local artists were husband and wife duo Justin & Tab, Jesse Priest, Tim Chandler, Emory Berrey and Daniel Harbison. Presenting original material with a professional back-up band, each performed...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. EXPLORERS

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    “The JOYrontologist” is saluting joy-seeking explorers this Columbus Day holiday. As we raise flutes of Prosecco and chow down on veal pizza (recipe below), I’m thinking not only of the great, Italian navigator, Cristoforo Columbo, and his Spanish “GoFundMe” campaigns but also of the...

    ‘Y’all come eat!’: Free Vinemont Community Thanksgiving Meal this Saturday 

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Community leaders in Vinemont are preparing to dish out a traditional Thanksgiving meal to local families. The town will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Vinemont High School lunchroom. The traditional...

    Cullman County Farmers Market Still Keeps it Fresh after 30 Years

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    Everybody come out to visit, we have some fresh stuff. Everything is grown local. We’d like for you to come participate.” Larry Clark, Local Farmer CULLMAN – The Cullman County Farmers Market has remained a local tradition for 30 years. This year, farmers have again populated...

    TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Rock the South moving southwest of downtown Cullman

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    Thanks to a multi-year deal, a 150-acre portion of a City-annexed parcel west of Interstate 65 (southwest corner of map) is the new home of Rock the South.  (Image courtesy Google Earth) CULLMAN - On Monday morning, Rock the South (RTS) and production company 46...

    Help Your Pet Treat Their Allergies

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    CULLMAN - Various dog allergies can be a bother to you and your furry friend. Dr. Christi Chesnut at Holly Pond Animal Clinic and Dr. Susie Dickerson at Northside Veterinary Hospital have tips and suggestions about how to keep your dog treated for their...

    From the ashes of Simcoe Worship Center: Kingdom Life Church

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    Pastor Heath Tinker in Kingdom Life Church’s almost-finished sanctuary / W.C. Mann We’re closer than we’ve ever been, and our goal is to impact this community like never before.” Pastor Heath Tinker, Kingdom Life Church SIMCOE - On Jan. 18, 2016, fire broke out in the youth...

    Cullman’s community theatre staging a comeback

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    Recruits for the proposed community theatre board meet with Wayne Cook (far right) after the public meeting.  L-R: Melva Jackson (seated), Linda Foley, Cindy Pass and Sarah Jane Skinner (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On Tuesday evening, area residents interested in reviving community...

    4th annual MHM Expo draws huge crowds

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    CULLMAN - For the fourth year in a row, the online Mothers Helping Mothers (MHM) community put on their annual expo in Cullman, this year at the Cullman Civic Center, to allow small business owners the chance to advertise and sell their wares. This...

    Meet this year’s Burgermeister: Goat Island’s Mike Mullaney

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mike Mullaney spent his childhood on a bicycle traipsing around the roads of Cullman at all hours with his friends. A few years later, as a Cullman High School student, Mullaney and those friends spent weekends hiking and camping in Bankhead...

    Morning music: “Roll with It”

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    This song literally helped us make it through the night...the first time I ever heard it was about middle way through the 90s. I was on an assembly line in Spring Hill, Tennessee. On third shift, all of us were plenty tired, third shift...

    Making art, nurturing artists

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    Ty Parker and a few of his performing arts students showing off progress on West Point High School's stage.   WEST POINT - In a day when arts programs are under increasing threat in schools across the country, some folks see things differently.  The people of...

    Veteran Memorial: Henry Paul Grusnick

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    Henry Paul Grusnick was born June 10, 1888, in Cullman to German immigrants. Grusnick joined the United States Army, and the young Private was a member of the 6th Group, 75th Company, Mounted Division.   He was at Camp Hancock in Augusta, Georgia from July 24, 1918,...

    Newly re-established Cullman Community Theatre holding 1st auditions June 8-9

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    Wayne Cook speaks in May to a group of local residents interested in community theater. The Cullman Community Theatre's first auditions will be June 8-9. (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN - The newly-re-established Cullman Community Theatre (CCT) has announced audition dates for its first production. Auditions...

    Alabama man brings Pearl Harbor/Day of Infamy Flag back to Washington

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bryan Morgan of Birmingham came to Washington Monday, Dec. 12, on a special mission.  Back in 1941, his father, Earl Morgan of Cullman, was a page in the United States House of Representatives.  On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt came...

    FFA Week with Ethan Lake

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    Freshmen FFA group after receiving their green hand degrees WEST POINT - At the ripe old age of 27, Ethan Lake has come full circle, well, at least for now. Lake, who is a graduate of West Point High School, is now living his dream...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1904 and 1934

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    From The Files Of 1904: George Markland has bought a lot on Highlands, with the view of building a nice residence. Some very naughty boys cut the German Society flags to pieces, after the picnic on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Miles of Bristol, England have...

    April Walking Tours begin, will continue Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The first of four historic walking tours began Saturday morning at the Cullman County Museum. Begun by the Alabama Tourism Department 10 years ago, the April Walking Tours take place every Saturday morning in April in several communities throughout the state.  Kicking...

    Files from yesteryear: 1898, 1937, 1957

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    The first open cotton boll of the season that we have seen was brought in on August 17th, by James Trapp. Fire at early dawn on Sunday destroyed the storehouse and fixtures of N.J. Stewart and Sons and the vacant building formerly occupied by the...

    Hanceville First UMC raises funds, through music, for disaster relief

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    Hanceville High School Band Director Steven Porter (seated) and the Dog Pound Players / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - Recent events in this part of the country have heavily taxed the resources of relief agencies across the board, and many people and groups have stepped up...

    Vacation (or live!) in luxury at Smith Lake RV & Cabin Resort

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    CULLMAN - There are many ways to enjoy life on Cullman, Winston and Walker Counties’ Lewis Smith Lake. One is in the private, RV lot community neighborhood of Smith Lake RV & Cabin Resort where lake living couldn’t be any easier, more peaceful or...

    Northbrook Baptist Church lends a helping hand through the Caring Center

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    CULLMAN - Chances are that if you live in Cullman you have driven by Northbrook Baptist Church. You may know of the church, you may attend the church or you may simply know it as “the one with the fountain out front.” But what...

    Cullman area Christmas events (Dec. 7-10)

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    CULLMAN - Below is a list of Christmas events happening around the community from Thursday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 10. For more details, visit www.CullmanTribune.com/calendar. (Some text provided by individual event organizers)   Fridays and Saturdays, though Dec. 22 Santa Claus at Dodge City Park, 6-8 p.m. Santa...

    H.O.P.E. Event to Honor Evelyn Burrow

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    CULLMAN - This Saturday, November 1 starting at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Horses Offering People Encouragement (H.O.P.E.) location at 1301 Convent Road NE, there will be a massive event to honor Cullman community benefactor Evelyn Burrow. Registering for the event begins at...

    Hopeful Children Gather for a Chance at a Part in the Fun

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    CULLMAN – Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Aladdin were held on Monday at the Cullman Civic Center. The auditorium was packed with anxious parents and excited kids from ages 5 to 18.   “The children will audition for about two hours,” said Kelly...

    COMMUNITY PROFILE: Meet Sarah McCravy Mann

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    Sarah McCravy Mann (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Young Sarah McCravy Mann was the oldest of five children and grew up on the family’s farm off Battleground Road in west Cullman County. Her daddy taught her how to plant the watermelon and...

    St. Paul’s Lutheran School receives flag flown over U.S. Capitol

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - Congressman Robert Aderholt, at the request of Nell Dunlap, had the Flag of the United States of America flown over the United States Capitol recently in honor of St. Paul’s Lutheran School. That flag was presented to St. Paul’s Lutheran School...

    Berlin Sunshine Club Holds June Meeting

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    BERLIN – The Berlin Sunshine Club met June 18th at the Berlin Community Center.  After announcements and prayer requests, the minutes for May were read by Recording Secretary Gail Wood. Vice President Patty Martin presided over the business session and the meeting. Hostess Gifts were won...

    Staycation: The Secret Bed & Breakfast

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    Guests come here frazzled from the real world and leave relaxed.” Kris Thomas, innkeeper   LEESBURG - While the school children are out for summer vacation, their parents will be super busy with all the extra activity around the house. June, July and August can get mighty...

    CP&R Community Garden Season Begins March 15

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    CULLMAN - Nothing’s more exciting than the warm, crisp air of spring, and that spring-time sun means it’s gardening season. Plot rental for CP&R’s Community Garden, located at Nesmith Park, is happening now at the Cullman Civic Center and online at http://cullmanrecreation.org/online-registration/ and is...

    Files from yesteryear: 1936

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    From the files of 1936 The Vinemont 4-H Club elected officers at the school on Wednesday. President-Marie Drake, Vice-President- Dorothy Lawrence, Secretary-Daisy Edge, Cheer Leader-Myron Nesmith and Song Leader-Naomi DeMonia. They made baking powder biscuits and ended the meeting doing a cheer. Leroy Box died in...

    “If You Build It”: Wallace State Shows Last Independent Film in Series

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    Santa Claus Came to Town Saturday…Good Hope to be Precise!

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    GOOD HOPE - A thrilling Christmas parade strolled down Highway 69 last Saturday for all the folks near and far to enjoy. Santa Claus lead the way as Herman Reid, Good Hope’s first Mayor, and the parade’s Grand Marshal followed closely behind. The Good Hope...

    Holly Pond celebrates Christmas with community parade, annual Christmas Cards in the Park

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    HOLLY POND - On a chilly Saturday afternoon, the Holly Pond Civitan Club put on its Christmas parade with the help of local officials and churches, the Holly Pond and Berlin fire departments, local businesses and organizations and the Holly Pond High School band. ...

    Files from Yesteryear: More from 1954

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    From the Files of 1954:    Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Henry celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on August 21st. Their children are: Harold Henry, Mrs. Lois Holcombe, Mrs. Vera Berry and Mrs. Verna Butler. Added to the list of those “over 80,” who are helping the Cullman...

    Alabama Strawberry Festival: Event goes statewide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The city of Cullman is preparing for an event that symbolizes more than just the celebration of spring’s bountiful harvest. Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism, shared insights into the inaugural Alabama Strawberry Festival set for May...

    Cullman City Police Chief Kenny Culpepper addresses local mental healthcare and suicide

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    CULLMAN - As we reported last week, Cullman County has seen a frightening increase in the number of suicides in 2017 compared to last year. (See: www.cullmansense.com/articles/2017/02/02/cullman-co-sees-frightening-increase-suicides) We sat down with Cullman City Police Chief Kenny Culpepper to get his thoughts on this troubling...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: ‘The Winners Circle Birthday Party’

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    Brooke Astor was known as “The Queen of New York.” Her beloved country house, “Holly Hill,” in Briarcliff, New York is the regal setting for “The Winners Circle Birthday Party.” The Westchester County estate has more than 10,000 square feet, including 24 rooms, 13...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1937

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    From The Files Of 1937: Marriages: October 13 – David M. Morgan,, 36, to Cordelia Harper, 34 and Floyd Chaney, 24, to Molly Roberts, 18. October 14 – Elzie Thomas, 21, to  Ruby Stone, 22 and Valent Vail Meigs, 20, to Pauline Thompson. October 15 – Verlie Parker, 28, to Ottie...

    18th Annual Tractor Show held at WSCC

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    HANCEVILLE – On Saturday at Wallace State Community College the 18th Annual Hanceville Antique Tractor and Engine Show was held.           The event, which was coordinated by Bonnie Brannan, was special this year because the Alabama Chapter #23 International Harvester Collectors held their state meeting at...

    Desperation Church adds 2 new pastors to Cullman staff

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Desperation Church last Sunday morning announced the recent hiring of two new pastors to assist in day-to-day operations at its Cullman campus. Matt Phillips and his wife, Alisha Phillips, were named new pastor and associate pastor for the Cullman location. Pastor Andy Heis...

    Sponsor a Child this Christmas

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    CULLMAN - Every child should have the Christmas of their dreams, and Standard Furniture is helping to make those dreams come true this holiday season. At the store, there is an Angel Tree decorated with ornaments that represent less fortunate children in the Cullman...

    3 local New Year’s Eve events

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    CULLMAN - New Year's Eve is here, and if you're looking for some place to ring in 2017, here are three great local options. Goat Island Brewing New Year's Eve Party This party will feature live music from local favorite Round 2 and one of Goat...

    Celebrate the season of love locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Whether you are itching to take your valentine out for a lush, sophisticated dinner or surprise them at work with a special delivery, Cullman has you covered: all while supporting local business owners. All Steak Piano Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 4...

    From the Files of 1955: A Collection of Community Items

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    Each week, we're going to share a little tidbit from the Tribune's archives. It may not be "important" news, but we think it's interesting to see what was "news" at different points in history. And who knows? Maybe someone from your family will show...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic update on services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday, Good Samaritan Health Clinic Director Jolanda Hutson released this statement from the clinic’s Medical Director, assuring clients of continuing services with certain changes to keep everyone safe: The Good Samaritan Clinic recognizes the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the healthcare system and we are proud...

    Cullman’s Oktoberfest starts Thursday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This Thursday evening, Cullman will kick off its 40th Oktoberfest at the Festhalle, tapping the kegs, striking up the band and kicking off the city’s biggest celebration. But what is Oktoberfest, and why does Cullman observe it? On Oct. 12, 1510, the...

    A Great Heart is Reflected On the Head

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    CULLMAN - On Thursday the principal, faculty and students of East Elementary witnessed heroic acts of courage and love when 12 boys and one custodian shaved their heads to show their support for classmate Hannah Dawson and her younger brother Kaeden. Ten-year-old Kaeden is...

    First Source for Women to take services on the road with new mobile unit

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    The Stork Bus HANCEVILLE - First Source for Women (FSW), a pro-life pregnancy and parenting resource center in Hanceville, sees around 90 visitors a month.  The agency is one of only a few in this part of the state, and serves a large area, including...

    Guest Editorial – The Valued Man: Without Condition

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    “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” The condition...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Coosa County

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    The Cullman Tribune is celebrating the Alabama Bicentennial (1819-2019) with statewide field reporting by Alabama Master Gardener/Botanical Artist Ben Johnson South. This year-long feature, “The 67-County Alabama Garden Party,” will spotlight different counties each week. Each county will get its own “quilt block,” along with a historical profile, and...

    Chambers Fall Festival in the works for September

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sept. 25, Chambers Farm & Garden Supply will be hosting a fall festival for the entire community. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the lot behind Chambers at 404 McNabb Drive SW across from...

    Cullman Christmas tradition: Sacred Heart Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant and Mass

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    New pageant director Monica Windham with daughter Jordan Windham (L) and niece Anna Hilb (R) / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - At Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in downtown Cullman, the annual Christmas Eve Children's Mass featuring the Christmas Pageant has become a tradition.  Around 30...

    Fairview theater’s #Viral has powerful message for audience

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    FAIRVIEW - Mark Dobbs, Fairview High School theater teacher and director of Fairview Theater Works, put together a simple yet powerful performance over the weekend at the school's auditorium. With assistant director Leah Rodriguez, light/sound technician Ally Grund and technical assistants Katie Tucker and...

    Friends of Frankweiler welcome sister-city visitors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Friends of Frankweiler (FoF) was established in 1987, when Cullman and Frankweiler, Germany – the birthplace of Cullman’s founder John G. Cullmann – were joined as sister cities. FoF, as well as the corresponding German group, Friends of Cullman, keep the partnership between the two...

    Vinemont celebrates history

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Elementary celebrated the town’s history Saturday in conjunction with the ongoing Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration. Chosen as one of the Bicentennial schools, Vinemont Elementary has focused on Vinemont history throughout the school year while planning Saturday’s Vinemont History Day.  The school...

    “And They Call it Puppy Love…”

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    Animal Assisted Therapy Program Visits Nursing Home Residents   CULLMAN – Recently, eight dogs spent their afternoon at Cullman Health & Rehab Center for an animal assisted therapy program with the residents.   Joyce with Comfort Care Hospice joined our group of volunteers while Melinda with Cullman Health...

    Parachutes, Vintage Planes and Civil War Reenactors Galore!

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    CULLMAN - Area veterans were treated like royalty and honored at Saturday’s Veterans Day Celebration at Sportsman Lake Park. The event was bigger than ever before and many came out to pay tribute to all the brave men and women who served our country...

    Cullman Lions Club: more than 60 years strong

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      The Cullman Lions Club recently named its 2018 Board of Directors for the Cullman County Fair Association. They are: Seated: (L-R) Lion Jerry Bonner, fair co-manager; Lion Rickey Peek, director; Lion Dennis Berse, director; Lion Randy Kraft, director; Lion Steve Singleton, treasurer; Lion Steve Cartee,...

    Mount Nebo Baptist Church holds first post-COVID-19 VBS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Vinemont held their Vacation Bible School this week as they continued their passionate mission of outreach. The theme this year was Concrete & Cranes, and it was a huge success. With their VBS programs that have...