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    Elaine Willingham on taking third place at Ms. Senior America

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    Pictured: (l-r) Elaine Willingham, her daughter Anna Lanier and husband Dan Willingham CULLMAN - It was certainly an event to remember for Elaine Willingham. As one of the top ten finalists, she was chosen as the second runner-up in the Ms. Senior America pageant, which...

    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...

    Citizen of the Week: Local Body Builder Kelley Burgess Achieves High Accolades Despite Crippling Childhood Injury

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    I got into bodybuilding because I was driving home one day and could feel my belly hanging over my pants and jiggling with every bump in the road.” Kelley Burgess, Personal Trainer CULLMAN – Kelley Burgess has overcome some pretty hard times growing up. As a...

    Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 16: Welcoming your guests

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    Known as both Osage oranges and common horse apples, these lime green beauties fall from the tree just around Thanksgiving and make wonderful decorations. They last about a month outside, longer if the weather is cold.   Thanksgiving Countdown Corner Nov. 16:  So far, if you have...

    Holly Pond High School crowns pageant winners

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    Holly Pond High School Fair Queen Representative August Floyd (Photos courtesy of Sullivan Photography) Junior Miss Bronco Winners in the Junior Miss Bronco Pageant were:  2nd Alternate - Raylee Beeson,  1st Alternate - Maycie Black,  Junior Miss Bronco - Alexis Pitts,  4th Alternate - Valerie Duncan...

    Local Photographer Takes Pictures to New Heights

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    When people look at my pictures, I want them to have no doubt that there is a God and that he created everything for his glory.” Dave Warren   CULLMAN - Users of Facebook or readers of news online or in print in Cullman County no doubt...

    Community Matters 2024-1

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    Download Now 🌷🍃 Step into Spring with the Cullman Tribune's Community Matters Magazine! 🍃🌷 🎂 As the flowers begin to bloom, we're celebrating new beginnings and cherished traditions. Join us as we honor local centenarian Fred Little, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, sharing his timeless...

    Turning Experience into Passion

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    CULLMAN – Everyone these days seems to fancy themselves a photographer. Social media has made it easier than ever to share and lightly edit photos, but there is still no comparison to a real photographer’s work. While it may seem like an easy job,...

    Relay For Life event shaping up to be a fun night

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    CULLMAN — The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman County event is shaping up to be a fun and inspirational night. The annual event will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Cullman County Fairgrounds, with the opening ceremony set...

    Duo combines talents to write “Serendipitous”

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    Bethany Kerr and Elena Caudle are the artist and writer of "Serendipitous," a book featuring Kerr's pencil sketches paired with the poems written by Caudle. They are taking donations for copies of the books to be given to children at Children's Hospital in Birmingham,...

    Friday Fun: July 15

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      Fairview HS Class of 1963 Reunion Friday, July 15 at noon at Waterbrook Restaurant, 10645 U.S. Hwy 278 E in Holly Pond. For more information, call 256-339-3451.   Swamp John’s Dinner Friday, July 15 from 4-7 p.m. at Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department. Plates $10. Money will go to...

    Files from Yesteryear: 1904, 1934

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    From the files of 1904 Warm, dry weather continues. Arthur Sanderman is behind the counter at Vinemont Grocery Company. Indications point to a victory for the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Alton B. Parker. The Republican rally held at Kullman Hall last night drew a good crowd. H. Nuss and...

    Guardian of Cullman’s history, Elaine Fuller

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    “We were honored to induct Elaine into the Alabama Tourism Hall of Fame in August,” said state tourism director Lee Sentell.  “She has been a tourism leader for Cullman, north Alabama and our entire state for the last three decades.” CULLMAN - Cullman County Museum...

    Cooking class to be held in Colony

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    COLONY - Donna Shanklin, a regional extension agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Program, will be leading the Rite Bite Cooking School, focused on nutrition, diet and health at the Colony Educational Complex beginning in August. The six-session class, which will be every Wednesday from...

    Tickets On Sale for This Year’s Little Black Dress Charity Bash

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    We are excited about the move to the Cullman Civic Center. The new venue provides more room for everyone to spread out and enjoy visiting with each other. It also allows us the opportunity to offer new experiences for our guests, including the new...

    Canning with Jan Gillespie

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    CULLMAN - Growing, harvesting and preserving your own food can be rewarding on many levels. For starters, it gives you more control over what goes in your food, allowing you to control salt and sugar content, as well as avoiding preservatives, chemicals and pesticides. Jan...

    15th Annual Fairview Area-Wide Freedom Celebration held tonight

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    FAIRVIEW – Hundreds backed in and parked their vehicles around Fairview Community Park this Independence Day to watch the community’s annual fireworks display and take part in the 15th Annual Fairview Area-Wide Freedom Celebration.           Families rolled out picnic blankets and lit sparklers in anticipation of...

    East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church to celebrate 100 years 

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    Photo with cars is the current church building, one without cars is the original before the renovations over the years.CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday, May 23, East Point Cumberland Presbyterian Church (EPC) will be celebrating 100 years of "worshipping, serving and loving the Lord."...

    Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

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    CULLMAN - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means it is time to deck your halls. The first order of business for any home during the holidays is to find and decorate the perfect tree. Finding a tree that is perfect...

    Files from yesteryear: 1930, 1950

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    From the files of 1930 The bodies of two Cullman County soldiers arrived home, Emory McConnell and Ulyses Yeager. Mr. Jessie Smith is erecting a cotton gin at Simcoe. W.C. Waldrop and wife attended the two-day Union Harp singing at Old Redan Church and reported a fine...

    Staycation: Birmingham: Discover the new magic!

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    BIRMINGHAM - Vacation season is upon us, with schools out for the summer and gas prices slowly creeping up. While hopping on a plane and visiting an exotic destination is on the agenda for some families, others of us are content with a budget-friendlier...

    150 ways to celebrate the Cullman countryside on our 150th birthday

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    The 1870s founders of Cullman County in the “Hill Country” of north Alabama traditionally celebrated the area’s birth year as 1873. So, 2023 is our 150th birthday celebration even though the town was legally established in 1875 and Cullman County in 1877. Cullman County offers...

    Make It, Bake It Or Do It Yourself – Create It!

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    CULLMAN - Christmas is here and everyone is excited. Children have been marking their calendars for days, counting down to the time Santa Claus finally pays them a visit. Busy mothers have been planning for the holiday for weeks – deciding what to fix...

    Pokémon Go event set for Sept. 24

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    CULLMAN - Chances are you have seen numerous people wandering through town, heads down, staring at their phones, playing the newest mobile game craze, Pokémon Go. For those who do not know, Pokémon Go is a mobile game based off of Nintendo’s popular franchise...

    EvaBank Midnight Run 2016 set to take off Aug. 19

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    Photo: Runners enjoying last year’s Midnight Run CULLMAN - Get ready to get your glow on at the 2016 EvaBank Midnight Run on Friday, Aug. 19 at 11:59 p.m. The race will start at the Cullman Civic Center and follow a course through the streets...

    Community Photo of the Day- Nov. 24, 2016

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    #CommunityPhotooftheDay The Cullman Aqua U10 Boys soccer team recently won the Cullman Region and advanced to finish 2nd in the state tournament on Nov. 20. Players: Jake Murphree, Angel Fuentes, Rhett Boyd, Jacob Pierce, Luke Allen, William Gentry, Cesar Hernandez, Luke Brown. Not pictured: Cale Graves...

    Cullman seniors dance the night away

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    Wilda and Tommy Kohlenberg were honored Saturday night for being the “longest-married” couple in attendance at the Senior Outreach Organization. The Kohlenbergs have been married 61 years. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Link of Cullman County is the place to be...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Blount County

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    The Alabama honeysuckle border was inspired by an 18th century, Southern applique quilt. 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...

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    Cullman artist/writer salutes Alabama 200

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    CULLMAN - Alabama turns 200 years old in 2019 and the birthday celebration, dubbed Alabama 200, has begun. Cullman, Alabama- based artist, Ben Johnson South, known as “The Alabama Aphorist,” is adding a savory smorgasbord of fun and laughter to the offerings by creating...

    Dodge City Seniors Love to Visit

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    DODGE CITY – Every Tuesday, the Dodge City Senior Citizens group gather together at the Town Hall’s basement, or the Community Center, to share a few laughs, play a few games and eat a great lunch. The luncheon begins at 9 a.m. and lasts...

    Agriplex Teaches Residents the Lost Art of Stool Making

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    Think of all the things that were made a hundred years ago, before we had the electric tools, like cathedrals and all the houses with their beautiful woodwork.” Dr. Bill Peinhardt, class instructor CULLMAN – On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the North Alabama Agriplex hosted a special...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Wilcox 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...

    Pet of the Week: Around the world with Atlas

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Atlas has been around the world looking for love, and is available for adoption at Cullman County Animal Shelter.  A humble male pit bull with a creamy fawn coat, Atlas has had a rough go of things for his first four years....

    1st canned beers roll off the line at Goat Island Brewing

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    John Richter and daughter Lisa Richter Mullaney celebrate a new era for their family’s beer recipe. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - When William Frederick Richter’s original late 1800’s Richter’s Saloon beer recipe was discovered in a downtown Cullman attic and turned over to the crew...

    Elderly dog, Joco the Rock, rescued from sewer

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    Photo: Joco and Dr. Susie Dickerson enjoying the sunshine this afternoon. CULLMAN - Joco has been on quite the adventure this week. Lesley Hyde’s 15-year-old black Labrador retriever went missing on Aug. 2 before daybreak.  He was found several days later in the Cullman City...

    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...

    Saturday event guide: April 15

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - It's Easter weekend, and the weather is gorgeous. Get out and enjoy one of these fun Saturday events! As always, if you know of an event we don't, send us an email at news@cullmansense.com. Find all of our events at www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 7 a.m.-2...

    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...

    Take a class at the Agriplex this month

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    CULLMAN - The North Alabama Agriplex is offering a variety of programs for the month of January. Register online at www.agriplex.org. The facility has a new pre-pay incentive for children's programs; if pre-paid, registration is $2 off. All programs are at the North Alabama...

    Cullman Community Band’s senior member enjoys a life filled with music

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    Dr. Robert Orr, full-time musician, part-time retiree! GOOD HOPE - Robert Orr has been retired for 21 years, but you'd never know it by talking to him.  At 88 years of age (he was specific: "88 years and 7 months!"), he has earned his rest;...

    Crowds enjoy Hanceville’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival

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    HANCEVILLE - Historic downtown Hanceville was abuzz on Saturday, as crowds enjoyed the 7th Annual Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival. The breezy and slightly cooler weather made for a great day for those in attendance. Lashan Johnson, 44, of Cullman was a vendor at...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Washington 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...

    Daily schedule

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    CULLMAN - Oktoberfest is upon us! Below, courtesy of www.CullmanOktoberfest.com, is a detailed schedule for tomorrow through Sunday. To read the history of Oktoberfest in Cullman, visit http://www.cullmanoktoberfest.com/about.html. You can find details on the more popular events in our online calendar at http://www.cullmansense.com/calendar.   Thursday, Oct. 6 8-5--Farmer's...

    From Paris to Cullman: meet Brooke and Vincent Desnoës

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- After many years in Paris, France, Vincent and Brooke Desnoës decided the time had come for a move to her hometown of Cullman. A 1986 graduate of Cullman High School, Brooke brought with her countless years of experience and international accomplishments from...

    How to Prepare Your Home for the Coming Cold Season

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    CULLMAN – Fall is a wonderful time of year in Alabama. Temperatures are at their mildest, and it is the perfect time to get some much needed work done to your home. It is also the perfect time to get things squared away for...

    CP&R Announces Community Wellness Day

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    CULLMAN – To kick off the community’s health and wellness goals for 2016, Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host Community Wellness Day, a completely free event, on Jan. 2 at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center. On Community Wellness Day, admission to the Wellness...

    Relay For Life Wrap-Up Party To Cap A Huge Year For Fundraising

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    CULLMAN – This Thursday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church, Cullman Relay for Life will hold its final significant gathering of the year.  Everyone is welcome to attend the Relay for Life Team Spirit Wrap-Up Party, but according...

    Colony kids visit Space & Rocket Center as part of summer program

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    COLONY - Last week, 20 of the 26 children participating in this year’s summer program at Colony’s Educational Complex visited Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center.           The trip was chaperoned by volunteers, along with parents and those who are in charge of organizing the summer...

    Files from yesteryear: 1920, 1930

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    From the files of 1920 The new sheriff of Cullman County appointed by Governor Thomas E. Kilby is Mr. J.W. Lambert of the Welti Community. Mr. Lambert is 37 years old, was born and reared in Carroll County, Georgia. Mr. Lambert’s family is composed of...

    67-County Alabama Garden Party: Randolph 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...

    Warm Coats and Loads of Candy

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    CULLMAN - Destiny Church held their first ‘Coats and Candy’ ministry outreach on Saturday, November 1. The day went off without a hitch and the church family looks forward to making it an annual event for the Cullman community to enjoy. Destiny has been...

    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...

    WSCC Genealogy program helps writer research local family that influenced Minnie Pearl

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Genealogy program recently aided a Nashville, Tennessee, writer researching Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl and the Cullman County family she used as influence for her legendary comedic character. Dr. Rachel Martin is writing about Minnie...

    Park-like setting on Smith Lake

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    SMITH LAKE - Ah! Summertime and the livin’ is easy, well, technically we’d probably all like to live that way, but for some, lazy days are few and far between, even on the lake. Take Jonas and Doris Simmons, for instance. They’ve created a...

    Heritage Park fireworks festival goes off with a boom

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    CULLMAN - Desperation Church and the City of Cullman teamed up for their annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at Heritage Park tonight. Lasting 16 minutes, the fireworks show was appreciated by the many people inside the park, along the sidewalks and...

    Cullman Hosts Fall Activities for the Family

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    CULLMAN — Fall is in full swing, and by mid-October many Cullmanites begin wondering when and where the next seasonal festival will be. The finale to the autumnal event onslaught on October 31 is Halloween for most and Reformation Day for others. Until then, Cullman...

    Community Profile: Cullman WWII vet, 105, reflects on his life

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    Lew and Hilda Paden; Lew Paden during his military service (contributed by family) World War II veteran Lew Paden recently celebrated his 105th birthday. He was born outside of Tulsa Oklahoma in October of 1913. His parents were farmers of German-Dutch descent. He grew up...

    Getting Healthy to Help Others: Local Humanitarian Seeks Community’s Votes to Win Weight Loss Surgery

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    I feel that having weight loss surgery would help to get the weight off faster and that will allow me to serve our community more.” Sara Linkous, Local Humanitarian CULLMAN – Most everyone wants to be in good shape and live a lifestyle that leads to...

    4th Annual Music Fest and Car Show to benefit Daystar House Women’s Shelter

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    CULLMAN – Director of Daystar House Women’s Shelter Mary Leone knows how important fundraisers are. Leone helped start the Annual Music Fest and Car Show, now in its fourth year, after a preceding event floundered. “The Music Fest and Car Show came out of the...

    Warm Drinks for the Fall

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    CULLMAN – The weather is starting to cool, so it’s time for your favorite fall drinks. Get creative this fall with the best warm drinks and enjoy them all day.   How do you start your mornings? Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a steaming cup of...

    52 ODES TO JOY: S.U.N.S. WORLD ALPHABET

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    JOY TO THE WORLD  Joy to the world,  All the boys and girls.  Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea,  Joy to you and me.  - written by Hoyt Axton and sung by Three Dog Night and every joyful soul in the world  A world of joy is...

    52 ODES TO JOY: BETTER WITH AGE

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    “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” - Robert Browning “The JOYrontologist” recommends: If you only read one book about joyous aging in your one precious life, let it be “BETTER WITH AGE: The Psychology of Successful Aging” by Dr. Alan D. Castel. BETTER...

    Who says proms are only for kids?

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    Local seniors enjoy their prom this week at the Cullman Senior Center. CULLMAN - More than 40 seniors enjoyed their prom this week. Senior citizens, that is. The special event, put on by the Cullman County Commission on Aging at the Cullman Senior Center, was...

    Agriplex Transforms into Santa’s Workshop

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    I really love that they are doing this. It’s really great to have something that the home-school kids can do, too. This is one of the things they usually miss out on.” Lucy Stallings, home-school parent CULLMAN — On Saturday, Dec. 5, the North Alabama Agriplex...

    Agriplex reception honors Jim Boyd and Dr. Tom “Big Doc” Williamson

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    Left to right: Jim Boyd, Dr. Tom "Big Doc" Williamson and Jim Boyd's brother, Burell Boyd CULLMAN - You could almost feel the tangible emotions in the room as people watched former Cullman County Schools Superintendent, Jim Boyd, and local veterinarian, Dr. Tom Williamson, take...

    Plant It: Buckeye bush

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    Buckeye bush / Loretta Gillespie I knew that buckeye bushes grew in Alabama, and that they had beautiful red flowers, but I never would have seen them up close, in the wild, if it hadn’t been for an interview I did in Limestone County last...

    Baileyton: ‘Taking care of the kids and your seniors is what makes a town great’

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. - The town of Baileyton, located in northeast Cullman County, was incorporated in 1973. The community was settled in 1870 by Robert Bailey and was called Baileytown. Upon discovering the name was already taken, the name was changed to Baileyton.   Today, Johnny Dyar...

    Hike, Bike or Trike from Ardmore to Atmore and on to Mobile to Benefit Hope House Orphanage in Honduras

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    CULLMAN - On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Cullman’s own Tony Camardella will be participating in an awareness/fundraiser walk entitled, Shining a Light on Hope Hike, Bike & Trike from Ardmore to Atmore - then on to Mobile. The money raised during this event will...

    FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrating with the girls

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    Left to right are Christy Perry, Inez Ruehl, Luiceille Cargo, Mary Ellen Jones, Deannie Geiger and Sarah Mann (seated). (Seth Miller for The Cullman Tribune) Cullman Tribune reporter Christy Perry poses with a few of the senior ladies she has profiled over the last several...

    New homesteaders group aims to ‘reconnect and reskill’

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    Lee McBride demonstrates how to tap a tree for its sugary sap, which is excellent for making syrup. Before modern methods made tapping trees almost obsolete for individual families, this is how most households acquired maple syrup. CULLMAN -  The house was packed Sunday afternoon...

    Farm Y’all goes off without a hitch

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    CULLMAN - Children petting animals, adults pushing strollers with dozing babies, folks visiting, or just sitting on benches doing a little people watching, vendors selling and others carving fruits and vegetables, and the highlight of the festival, giant pumpkins and watermelons which draw lots...

    Cullman Christmas events and celebrations

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    Updated 12/14/16 at 6:46 p.m.   Friday, Dec. 2- Friday, Dec. 23 Winter Wonderland Sportsman Lake Park will be hosting its annual Winter Wonderland light display during the month of December, beginning on Dec. 2 and ending on Dec. 23. This event features animated light displays, Santa Claus,...

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    COLUMN: ‘The Polar Express’: I heard the bells!

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    Being a grandparent, I’ve learned that the time between 2-3 years old is a wonderful age for grandchildren. They talk pretty well, they’re just about potty trained and they’re still unencumbered when it comes to social graces. Come to think of it, that’s the...

    Special needs community: make plans to attend ‘Night to Shine’ prom

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    FALKVILLE - On Feb. 9, Fairview: The Grace Place in Falkville will host its second annual Night to Shine Special Needs Prom, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.  Pre-registration for the event is now open. The Tim Tebow Foundation’s website describes this ministry: “Night to...

    Wallace State Gives Big This Holiday Season

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    The machine shop and drafting groups launched a competition between themselves to see who could bring in the most donations. We had to borrow the cargo van from the college for one delivery, and the next day we had a Tahoe full!” Lisa Smith, Wallace...

    2nd Local Celebration of International Tabletop Day Set for April 11

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    CULLMAN – Everyone has a favorite tabletop game, whether it’s Monopoly, Risk, or maybe even Trivial Pursuit. There are, however, a plethora of fun and challenging games to play that many may not even be aware of. Tabletop games have made a comeback over...

    The 62nd Annual Cullman County Fair is now open!

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Fair officially kicked off today at 5 p.m. with a flag-raising ceremony, as well as a ribbon cutting. The event included various community leaders, including District Judge Kim Chaney, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Cullman City Police Chief Kenny...

    ‘What Stands In a Storm’: New Book Looks at April 27 Tornadoes Through the Eyes of Victims

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    CULLMAN – April 27, 2011 is a day that will live in many of our hearts forever. That terrifying day where we thought the sirens would never end, and when those caught in the storm finally did emerge, it was to a landscape no...

    Colony summer program makes educational complex community hub

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    I’d like for everyone to know about this camp, about the educational complex here in Colony. Since there is no longer a school here in Colony, this building has become somewhat of the community hub, you know? I’d like for more people to know...

    Oak Mountain State Park Interpretive Center reopens May 22

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    PELHAM, Ala. - The Oak Mountain Interpretive Center (OMIC) at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama, will celebrate its reopening Saturday, May 22, with a daylong schedule of events for families and children of all ages. The event will feature guided tours of...

    Hold on to your PJs! Charity bed race raises money for good cause

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    Photo: The winning team, Two by Two Preschool CULLMAN -  If you attended Oktoberfest on Saturday, hopefully you got to witness the 5th Annual Cullman Charity Bed Race. Three local teams competed in the event, which was presented by the Cullman Community Lions Club. The teams...

    Cullman’s “Mr. Smith Lake,” Justin Dyar, to be Featured on HGTV in April

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    CULLMAN - Be sure to set your DVR or be watching HGTV on Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. or Monday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. for an episode of “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” which will feature our very own Smith Lake as a family...

    Seniors enjoy annual health fair

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Seniors from around Cullman County came out Thursday morning to the Donald E. Green Senior Center for the 2019 Retiree and Senior Health Fair. Organized by the Cullman County Commission on Aging and Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism, the fair...

    How to Prepare Your Home for the Coming Cold Season

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    CULLMAN – Fall is a wonderful time of year in Alabama. Temperatures are at their mildest, and it is the perfect time to get some much needed work done to your home. It is also the perfect time to get things squared away for...

    Get to know Ms. Serah Hudson, 2017 Cullman County Fair Queen

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    HANCEVILLE - It’s been almost two weeks since Hanceville High School’s Serah Hudson was crowned this year’s Cullman County Fair Queen. The Tribune caught up with the talented high school senior to find out a little more about her. The ambitious Hudson already has a...

    Farm City Tour 2016 set for this Thursday

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    CULLMAN - This year’s Farm City Tour takes place on Thursday, Oct. 27. The group will meet at the Civic Center, where the tour takes off at 8:30 a.m. Tour-goers should pre-register by contacting co-chairs of the event, Ashley Graves at 256-775-6258 or Travis...

    Zika virus confirmed in Cullman County- Cullman Regional prepared

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    CULLMAN - After one confirmed case of the Zika virus in Cullman County, Cullman Regional wants area residents to know the hospital is prepared. In the event that a patient presents with possible signs and symptoms of the Zika virus, the hospital staff will follow...

    Richter’s celebrates 70th anniversary

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    Old family photos can be found throughout the Richter’s store. CULLMAN - In 1947, the first O.F. Richter & Sons opened for business in Cullman. That location, 219 Second Avenue NE, was home to Richter’s until the business moved to its present location, 308 First...

    ‘Food talks to me’: Former presidential chef/valet, north AL native Quincy Jackson reflects on larger-than-life career

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    Mount Hope, Alabama native Quincy Jackson was in charge of the White House staff kitchen during the terms of three U.S. presidents- Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and served as personal presidential valet to President Obama. History of the White House Mess The...

    Give your home the farmhouse look

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    Signs, both vintage and reproductions, are a hallmark of the farmhouse look. / Loretta Gillespie Gone are the days of country blue kitchen cabinets or the 90s look when everything was hunter green and mauve. Today’s new looks incorporate the best of a bygone era,...

    Wallace State Human Services student invited to speak at conference in New Zealand

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    HANCEVILLE - A Wallace State student has been invited to share her story of recovery during the Indigenous People Must Survive conference Feb. 18 - March 5 in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The conference is an invitation-only event presented by Two Feathers International Consultancy, a...

    Westminster Assisted Living’s Facebook Auction Benefits Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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    CULLMAN — The residents and staff of Cullman's Westminster Assisted Living will be auctioning off items on Facebook to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in October. The facility is taking bids on items until September 23rd at midnight. “The auction is to...

    Christmas in Baileyton

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    BAILEYTON - Hundreds turned out this weekend for Baileyton’s fifth annual Christmas celebration at the Baileyton Senior Center. Free food, drinks, fresh fruit, gifts and a free picture with Santa were provided for all those in attendance. The building was packed to near capacity,...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1917

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    Marriages: August 19 – Ledmon L. Pugh, 23, to Aubrey Casen, 20. August 20 – Luther Seibenhener, 21, to Elvia Pruett, 16. August 21 – Albert Smith, 18, to Gladys Murray, 16; Asa Henry Hogland, 21, to Bertha Ogletree, 18; Cephas T. Turner, 19, to Lerone Puryer,...

    Quentin Nigg: Telling an alternate history

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    HANCEVILLE – One doesn’t have to look very far to find extraordinary people in Cullman County. For example, Hanceville’s Victorian Manor assisted living facility is chocked full of them. Gathered together at mealtimes or working diligently on a craft project, these ladies and gentlemen...

    Local Elementary Teacher and Musician Inspires Children for Decades with ‘The Frog Song’

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    CULLMAN – Tim Clemmons is the music teacher for both East and West Elementary schools. Back in the ‘80s he created a song that has followed him around ever since. The melody in question is called "The Frog Song" and every student who has...

    Author and Star of Book Visiting Deb’s Bookstore

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    CULLMAN – If it is 10 a.m. on Saturday and you’ve just left the Farmer’s Market with your kids and don’t want to go home just yet, stop by Deb’s Bookstore to see Dianne Burch and the star and inspiration of her new book,...

    Getting outside to enjoy spring weather

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Spring is here once again. That means getting the family together and spending time outdoors. However, sometimes we need a boost to get off the couch and into the sunshine.  According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, children ages 6 through 17 need...