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1. Volunteers needed at Nine Lives
Nine Lives of Norton desperately seeking volunteers for weekday morning shifts. For further information please contact the Nine Lives hotline at 508-285-5159. Weekday morning volunteers work directly with the cats, cleaning cages, feeding the cats, etc.
2. Bristol Coach & Limousine awarded
Bristol Coach & Limousine has been voted Best Of Weddings 2013 by Brides Of The Knot Magazine.
3. Super singles Christmas dance
A singles dance will be held at Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire St., Mansfield 8 p.m. to midnight. Lessons will be given 7:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $12. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, music by Top DJ, door prizes and a cash bar. This event is best suited for singles age 35 to 65 years old. No jeans, sneakers or hats allowed. For more information visit www.SuperSinglesDance.com.
4. State troopers trying to locate family missing Christmas toys
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, state troopers received several calls of a bag in the roadway from motorists. Upon the arrival of Trooper Steve Ahlstedt, a large black trash bag containing numerous unwrapped toys was located on the exit 20 off ramp from Route 93 northbound in the City of Boston. State police are trying to locate the rightful owner. For more information or tips call 508-820-2623.
5. High near 40, low around 26
Today there is a 20 percent chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 40. West wind will be 8 to 14 mph. Today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually will become mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind will be 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.