DIRT NAP #1
1. Tom Magliozzi of the NPR "Car Talk" team has died. He was 77.

2. Brad Halsey, former Major league pitcher, killed in repelling accident in Texas at age 33.

3. Bank Hank of the Sugar Hill Gang dead at 57 from Cancer. 1st rap song to ever crack the Billboard Hot 100.

                       
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FESTIVAL OF TREES

The annual FESTIVAL OF TREES will be held at the Guntersville Museum throughout the holiday season during museum hours. To participate, register or view the trees, call 256-571-7597.

PILOT CLUB OF CULLMAN

The PILOT CLUB OF CULLMAN is selling Priesters Pecans thru the month of December for $12 for a one pound bag. Varieties include Pecan Halves or Pieces; Chocolate Covered, Honey Glazed, Cinnamon-Sugar and Praline Halves. Proceeds go to the Pilot Club’s community projects. For more information, call 256-734-6049.

PHONE CALLS FROM SANTA

Santa is coming to town and for some lucky children in the Cullman area, he’s giving them a call to check their list! PHONE CALLS FROM SANTA takes place on Tuesday the 23rd, sponsored by CP&R. Signup for a free call today by filling out a form at the Culman Civic Center. First 100 to sign up get the “jingle” from old St Nick. Details at 256-734-9157.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

The VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Post 6226 hosts its weekly “Ham & Turkey” Shoot at 8AM Saturday morning. Shoots are held on VFW property on Alabama 69 just west of Arab. Details at 256-506-0405.

AMERICAN RED CROSS in Cullman

The AMERICAN RED CROSS in Cullman is in need of volunteers to aid in the recovery after natural disasters. Get more information by calling the Cullman County Red Cross office at 256-734-0921.

CROSSING PATHS ANIMAL RESCUE

CROSSING PATHS ANIMAL RESCUE finds homes for hundreds of Blount County dogs every year if there are foster homes to house them for a short time. If you are interested in being foster parents to a homeless dog, call 205-559-7648. All food and medical care is provided while the dog is in foster care.

FILLING STATION 56

FILLING STATION 56 is a Soup Kitchen in Blountsville on Main at the red light, that offers a free meal every Saturday at 5. The group is a nonprofit organization, health department approved, and accepts donations and volunteers to work. Phone 205-353-5955 for more information.

HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN

The HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN’s “Galaxy of Lights” presents “Walking or Driving” Nights through the garden’s wonderland of holiday lights now through the end of the year. The Garden is located on Bob Wallace Avenue near Redstone Arsenal and will be open nightly. Info at 256-838-4447.

LAST CALL ANIMAL RESCUE

The LAST CALL ANIMAL RESCUE in Guntersville is in need of donated items for their mission to rescue horses. Items needed include hay, feed, shavings, saddles, bridles, blankets, reins, towels and the like. Anyone interested in helping out can contact 256-505-0022 for more details.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL

The MOUNTAIN VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL will be hosting a travelling Art Show for the entire 2014 year throughout Marshall County. Local artists will be featured with the first venues being at the Albertville and Grant Libraries. Times and details at 256-571-7199.

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER needs your help. They need dog food, feeding bowls, newspapers, and dog toys. Drop Off/ Collection Center is at Bancorp South in Boaz. For info call 256-561-2411

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