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December 25, 2013 - Half million for

road repair project

Nearly $4.9 million in road repair projects in Oakland and Genesee counties includes $500,000 for work on Holcomb Road from Davisburg Road to Miller.

The transportation projects are funded by grants from Michigan Department of Transportation through the $115 million state Roads and Risk Reserve Fund.

"Funding these projects is a result of hard work during the last three years to improve state efficiency and ensure we use taxpayer dollars wisely and effectively," said state Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township.

The projects also include $650,000 for the Bristol Road bridge over Kearsley Creek; $725,000 for the Atlas Road bridge over Kearsley Creek; and $3 million for M-59 from Elizabeth Lake Road to State Street.

Auditions for Players

Clarkston Village Players will audition actors for the contemporary drama/comedy "Sunset Park," 2-4 p.m., Jan. 5; and 7 p.m., Jan. 7, at Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road.

Characters are Evelyn, mid 70's, widowed, acerbic, reasonably healthy; Rose, mid 70's, widowed, down-to-earth, in failing health; Carol, 50-ish, a single mother, high strung and neurotic; Roger, late 40's, married, children, ambitious yet practical; young Evelyn, mid 20's, pregnant; Benny, mid 20's, blue collar, full of dreams; and Abe, late 70's, broken down, grumpy and demanding.

Show dates are March 7-8, 14-16, 20-22, For information on set, props, costumes, make-up, lights, sound, painting, or script, call Melvin Case, 248-877-6747.

New Year's hours

The office of The Clarkston News will be open New Year's Eve, next Tuesday, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and closed on New Year's day.

Deadline for classified is Friday, Dec. 27, at noon.

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