Athol-Thurman 4/11/09

Help decide how tourism money is spent

A meeting of Thurman Town Board members to discuss county Occupancy Tax distribution will be held at the town hall at 10 a.m. Friday, April 17. Annually, the town has thousands of dollars from county occupancy tax receipts to spend on tourism-related events, and local leaders decide how it is spent in Thurman to boost tourism here. For further information, call 623-9961.

Local organizations set meetings

The Thurman Emergency Squad is looking for new members who wish to help out by volunteering a portion of their time to benefit the community. The next meeting of the squad is at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at the squad building on High St. in Athol. The meetings are open to the public. For information, call 623-9810.

The Thurman quilting group meets Friday April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

The women's bible study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday April 14. Contact Charlotte 623-3843 or Joan 623-2007 for the location.

There will not be any meetings of the Thurman Connections Snowmobile club until next September.

Over the fence

Happy Easter everyone! Spring arrived with some 40-degree days before temperatures dropped down again to frigid 20-degree highs. As of April 1 we still had snow on many lawns, and some ice on local ponds.

Starting May 1 there will be changes to the town trash and recyclables pickup schedule. Garbage pickup will occur Wednesdays and Thursdays. Recyclables will be collected on Fridays.

Fishing licenses are available at the Thurman Town Clerk's office at the town hall. For information, call 623-4588.

Olan Mills Photography will be set up Monday April 20 at the Thurman Baptist Church to take not only photographs for the church directory, but portraits of any area families who wish to stop by. The church is located on South Johnsburg Rd. Photos are to be taken between 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For information, call 623-2226.

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