Over the fence
A peek into a bit of Thurman history: In 1942, Alice Parker was town clerk and she collected the land taxes on jan. 17 at the Grace Cameron store in Athol and on Jan. 24, at the Birtle Kenyon store in Thurman. Another fact from 1954 showed school tax on 75 acres of land was $5.16. Thank you Jim, Becky and Kylelee for the potatoes and squash from your garden! The leaves are starting to change color, and big game season opens next weekend. Keep the kids out of the woods and dress in bright colors. Personals
Birthdays this week are Doris Baker, Patty Darton and Craig Baker on Oct. 13, Jonathan Moon on Oct. 15, Triain Mihalache on Oct. 16, Sara Pasco, Kathy Haskell and Armand Gordon on Oct. 17, Tina Parker and Brett Moulton on Oct. 19. Anniversary wishes are out to Herma and Ed Baker, 56 years on Oct. 14, Myrtle and Elmer Buyce, 29 years on Oct. 18, Jamiee and Roy Ross on Oct. 19 and Cindy and Scott Crandall, 31 years on Oct. 16. Get well wishes out to Bob Witz, Larry Germain, John Cooper, Mary Leigh, Barb Keene, Alfred Ingraham and Gary Palmer. Reminder
National Make a Difference Day is on Saturday, Oct. 27. What can you do to make a difference in your neighborhood? There are many things you can do that will make someone happy. Folks who like to help others can fill a shoebox with necessities as gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Last year, Thurman sent 13 shoe boxes filled to the brim and Gail is hoping for more this year. Shoeboxes can be wrapped in Christmas paper but not sealed since they must be checked before shipping to a needy country. Your filled boxes can be left at the town hall by Nov. 8. Call Gail at 623-2335 for information. Mommie and Me
A special meeting is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 23 for all area moms and preschoolers at the Explorers Club from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A guest speaker will be talking on the subject of Communication from the Heart. You must pre-register by calling Tobie at 623-4007. Coats for kids
Please donate any good, used winter coats that no longer fit your family to Coats for Kids. The Warrensburg Laundry on Richards Ave. will take coats and clean them before they are given to needy kids. All sizes from infant to adult are needed. Meetings
The Thurman Emergency Squad will meet on Sunday evening on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the squad building. New members are always needed. The Gleaning Food distribution will be at the town hall on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. This free program is open to all Thurman residents. The monthly fiscal meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 16 followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Bids on replacement or roof repairs will be presented at this meeting. Halloween party
The annual Halloween party will be held at the town hall on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.Prizes for best costumes and games for the kids along with snacks and candy. Anyone who can donate food items please call the Thurman Youth Commission at 623-2249 or 2931. Quilters
The quilting group meets on Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. Call Marie at 623-4434 for materials youll need to get started. Tip line
The anonymous tip line to report underage drinking is 761-9800. Sugar Loaf seniors
The seniors club will enjoy a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at the town hall on Oct. 17. Please bring brownies for Cal Engle to deliver. Visitors and new members are always welcome. The November meeting has been changed to Nov. 14 and will be a turkey dinner. New officers will be nominated and voted on for the new year.

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