Athol-Thurman 12-26-09

No doubt, Winter has arrived

Merry Christmas everyone, and if we're still buried under all this snow that fell Dec. 9 and 13, I hope Santa did find all of our readers. Thurman residents were expecting only a few inches of snow on Wednesday, but it kept snowing and we received 14 to 15 inches, before turning to a tiny bit of hail with freezing rain, making it heavy and hard to plow.

On top of that, several days later it's been very cold, as low as about 15 below zero at times.

Appreciation to those who put others first

And now with 2009 about to end, we would like to get a few Thank You's out. Thanks to the highway crews for keeping our roads in decent shape, especially in winter storms. Thank You to our girls who faithfully bring the mail rural -delivery mail every day - we all appreciate what you do. Thank You also to the man who delivers our daily newspapers and rarely misses a day.

We also want to thank all the workers who seem to get to work through all kinds of weather to keep stores and offices open. And a big special thanks to all of our compassionate and caring people who give so much of their time doing volunteer work - and to good neighbors who look out for each other, and for all who think of others who may need help, then try to act on it. Thanks to you all and may the new year of 2010 be an exceptionally good one for you and all your family members!

Good Samaritans prevail in the mountains

Many families were indeed surprised and happy when they received a Christmas turkey. We want to thank the unknown donor who anonymously gave 40 turkeys to townfolks.

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