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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 9

The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of rain today, mainly after 11 a.m., with a high near 42 degrees.

2. Artistica Extended Sunday Hours

Artistica will be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. for all the holiday shoppers in Dexter.

3. Dexter Christian Singles Group Meeting

The Dexter Christian Singles will meet at Aubree's Pizzeria at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Come enjoy group social organization, activities, and fun.

4. Gas prices

MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gasoline prices in the Dexter area as of Saturday night:

  • $3.34 a gallon (regular) BP, 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Sunoco, 2940 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.35 a gallon (regular), Pilot Service Station, 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.39 a gallon (regular), BP, 8135 Main St.
  • $3.49 a gallon (regular), Mobil, 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. This day in history

Dec. 9. 1958:  On this day in Indianapolis, retired Boston candy manufacturer Robert H.W. Welch, Jr., established the John Birch Society, a right-wing organization dedicated to fighting what it perceived to be the extensive infiltration of communism into American society. For more historic dates, visit www.history.com.

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