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1. High near 72, low around 54
Today will be sunny, with a high near 72. Light southwest wind will increase 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind will be 5 to 7 mph.
2. Flu Vaccine
The Norton Board of Health has flu vaccine available at no cost to you. For an appointment call the Public Health Nurse at 508-285-0258 and leave your name and phone number where you can be reached.
3. Breathing Club
Sturdy Memorial Hospital will host a Breathing Club 1 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium. This group is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Respiratory Care Department at 508-236-7550.
4. Take the GED
The Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) at BCC Attleboro is a free program that assists people age 16 and older in studying and preparing for the GED test. The current GED is a paper based test divided into 5 subject areas. However, the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version will be replaced with a new computer based test on January 2, 2014. This new test will be available only on computer. People who have started taking the current GED tests, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential. Interested GED test-takers can call 508-678-2811, extension 3531.
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