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Merry Christmas!
At Christmas, the cold and snow are warmed by the smiles of friends we know. May your holidays be happy! A special wish is out to the many volunteers who give so unselfishly! There are still a few copies of the Thurman Historic calendars available for gifts available at the Athol General Store, or call 623-2007. Town Clerk Nancy Beadnell is leaving office after 22 years and she will be taking her vacation days before the end of the year. If you need her assistance, call at the office or at her home. The Town of Thurman websites Residents Guide will soon be updated. Newly-elected and recently-appointed Thurman officials are asked to stop by the town hall to fill out a short questionnaire so that correct information can be added. At this time representatives of all town organizations and committeesplanning board, youth commission, Sugarloaf Sr. Citizens, S.A.F.E, etc., should also check the guide at www.thurman-ny.com to see if their groups information needs correcting. Those wishing to correct or add information may write it down and leave it with the town secretary or email it (preferred) to Perky at ThurmanInfo@aol.com . An increasing number of peopleboth local people and touristsrefer to this website, so it is important to keep the site current. Leila Wood of Mud Street had a very busy Saturday Dec. 8 when her daughters all visited for her birthday. She took a ride with her grandaughter to see the Christmas lights and had many calls wishing her well. Over the fence
Coongratulations to nine-year-old Julie Angell of Bowen Hill Road. She was accepted as a Student Ambassador in the People to People Ambassador program and is planning a trip to Australia this summer. She is the daughter of Diane and Brian Angell. I went Christmas shopping with my daughter recently. Did you ever think youd miss the old stores like W.T. Grant, Kresges, Woolworths or Ames? Or is it just the old prices that we miss? Personals
Anniversary wishes are out to Lisa and Bill Arnold, celebrating 26 years on Dec. 22 and Tammy and Nick Moon celebrating 24 years on Dec. 24 and Suzie and EJ Baker, 21 years on Dec. 27. Happy Birthday to Ida Reynolds, Tom Beldon and Irene Lamphier on Dec. 22; Rex Reynolds Jr. and Nicky Zuboff on Dec. 23; Preston Hennessey and Dick Lamphier on Dec. 24; Floyd Baker celebrates his birthday on Christmas; Bert Germain and Jimmy Nelligan on Dec. 26; Danielle Bolton, Brian Russell and Crystal Murray on Dec. 27. Thanks highway crews!
To show our appreciation to our boys on the highway crew, residents can donate a covered dish or other food item for their hot meal on Thursday, Dec. 27 by bringing them to the town garage by 11 a.m. that day. Billy Arnold Jr. wants to thank everyone who donated cash and gifts during his confinement after a chainsaw accident. he is improving and expects to be back to work by February. The Thurman town hall will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. For information about the organizational meeting for the town, call 623-9649. The senior bus runs for residents over 60 on Friday Dec. 28; Call Laura at 623-9281 to reserve your seat by Wednesday. The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club meets at 7 p.m. at the town hall on Friday, Dec. 28. Senior Christmas gathering
Members of the Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner at 1,000 Acres Resort on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2. They had a gift exchange so each member went home with a gift. The next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon when annual dues are due. Church celebrations
The Christ Community Church in Athol will hold a special Christmas candlelight service on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. The Kenyontown Methodist Church will have its Sunday school Christmas program followed by a special service on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. The church on Valley Road welcomes everyone. The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road wilol have an adult Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 22. Call 623-3843 for details. On Sunday, Dec. 23, the Childrens Holiday Program begins at 6 p.m. Adult home
Residents and staff at the Countryside Adult Home want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. They had many visitors during November, including Joan Hoffman and friends, pet visits, St. Cecilias Youth group, Melodies with Emily, Girl Scouts and Cliff and the Kitchen Pickers. The resdients enjoyed a holiday dinner with family and friends on Thursday, Dec. 13. The staff put on a delicious buffet. In the half hour town board meeting in November, and a short executive session to discuss personnel, the town budget passed with three for and one against.

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