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The Thurman Town buildings and several homes in the Athol area lost their telephone service the afternoon of Dec. 10. The cause apparently was an accidental cutting of wires by workers on the new tourist railroad.

Longtime resident Orpha Baker of Mountain Rd. suffered a stroke last week and is now in Westmount for therapy.

A reminder to all that I still have a few copies of the books "A Summer of Strangers" by local author Perky Granger; also copies of the Tour Thurman CDs. Give me a call at 623-2580 for more information.

'Tis the end of 2008, and what did you accomplish? I wish you all a happy and healthy new year! I also thank everyone who called in news throughout 2008. Continue to report your news, and help keep the Thurman column alive and lively!

A year ago on Jan. 2 we hit temperatures of 14 degrees below zero. Will we match this in 2009?

We have some very special people in our little mountain community - people who are thoughtful and giving. They also practice the Golden Rule. We'll let you know about a few of them next week.

Personals

Happy Anniversary wishes go out this week to Suzie and Ed Baker, 22 years on Dec. 27; Bert and Pauline Germain on Dec. 29; and Rick and Georgia Kenyon, 40 years on Jan. 1.

Birthdays celebrated this week include: Bert Germain and Jimmy Nelligan on Dec. 26; Chrystal Murray and Brian Russell on Dec. 27; Norma V. Galusha on Dec. 28; Herma Baker, Heidi Haskell, Theresa Clayfield and April Gill on Dec. 29; Red Boulette and Jack Binder on Dec. 30; Darin Springer and Nancy Simkins on Dec. 31; and starting off the New Year Jan. 1 with a birthday are Bonnie Cameron, Clarence Roberts and Mark Kuklinski Jr.

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