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Bridge Players Encourage New Faces and Say 'Good Morning, Hartland!'

Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Jan. 5, 2012.

It's Thursday and here are some tidbits of news and information that we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.

Please also don't miss our video greeting (at right) from the 12:30-3:30 p.m. duplicate bridge players on Wednesday at the Hartland Senior Center, which is at the . An evening session is also played 6 p.m. Thursdays.

1. The weather

More partly sunny skies are expected with a high near 37 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will be out of the west southwest between 6 and 8 miles per hour. Tonight, more clouds roll in with a low of around 31 as winds pickup slightly to between 9 and 13 mph.

2. Fuel prices

Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to gasbuddy.com —

  • : $3.59
  • Shell: $3.65
  • Mobil: $3.69 (cash is 10 cents lower)
  • Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.41 at BP.
  • Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.49 at four stations: the Clark at N LeRoy and Third, the Marathon at N LeRoy and Glenwood, the Marathon at Silver Lake and Lincoln and the Mobil at N LeRoy and S Long Lake.
  • Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.34 at Costco at 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd.

We also offer searchable and real-time traffic and fuel prices via Mapquest on our homepage.

3. Jobs available in Hartland School District

Child care assistants, food service subs and bus drivers are needed in the Hartland School District, according to the January edition of Community Life.

Full-time openings are available for the child care assistants and are needed at the district's state-licensed child care center. Those interested can contact Linda Easton at 810-626-2780 or lindaeaston@hartlandschools.us.

Food service applicants can fill out an application at between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or call 810-626-2868 for more information.

Regular and subsitute bus driver positions are available by contacting the district's transportation department at 810-626-2175.

4. Oceola Township woman earns UM degree 52 years after start

Oceola Township resident Susan Kack, 70, received her bachelor's degree in English in December 52 years after first trying in 1959, according to an article in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Congrats, Susan!

5. Hartland trivia

Kudos to Tammy Chinn for correctly answering — James Grubb, Melvin Hibner, Sheldon Latourette, Mark J. Hill and Kress Townley all served together doing what? Answer: They all served as part of the first school board in consolidated district in 1921.

Thursday's question: What Hartland youth team just won a tournament over the holidays in Pontiac? Please answer in comments.

Tammy Chinn January 05, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Lacrosse...great jobs guys!!!
Mares Hirchert January 05, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Thank you, Chris, for coming to the Hartland Senior Center and letting us share with the community what a fun time we have every Wednesday at 12:30pm playing bridge. Darlene and Pat run this game on Weds and Jim Perna, an American Contract Bridge League Director, runs the sanctioned game on Thursdays at 6pm. Please come and enjoy one of the most challenging and exciting card games-Bridge!
Christofer Machniak January 05, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Hi Tammy, That's right … Great job! - Chris
Tammy Chinn January 05, 2012 at 03:22 PM
It is great anytime the Senior Center is in the paper. The work that everyone does there is sometimes overlooked. We are honored to have such a wonderful place for the greatest generation!!

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