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Athol-Thurman 8-1-09

Town news

Former Warrensburg Central School Athletic Director Albert Vasak was appointed to the Thurman Town Board July 24. He was named by the town board to take the post of Councilwoman Ruth Keller, who has resigned from her seat.

Vasak was a candidate for Town Supervisor when former Supervisor John Haskell left the post late last year. Among the issues Vasak campaigned on at that time was to bring broadband Internet and cell phone service to town.

Town supervisor Red Pitkin said this week he would like to see town residents at the meetings if all possible. He said he would like to hear residents' comments and opinions, particularly suggestions to improve the town's services, facilities or general condition. You can call him at 623-9649 or drop a note to P.O. Box 29, Athol, or stop by the Aug. 18 meeting at the town hall.

The Gleaning food distribution will take place at the Thurman Town Hall Tuesday Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to bring clean bags to carry items home. Call 623-9649 if you can not get down to pick up your portion.

Henry Wescott Road is now partially paved. The new little Beetle convertible with the frog leaping behind doesn't even get any dust when it stays at home.

Youth activities now abound

A total of 15 children have started their own gardens, growing tomatoes, squash, peppers, carrots, and other vegetables in their own small plots behind the Harris House.

The next program offered on behalf of the town is the Nature Explorers Club. Youth ages 10 and up are welcome to sign up at the town hall for this adventurous program, which includes walks, experiments and hikes. Do you know how many wonderful things are in our wooded areas?

The Nature Explorers Club will have its first meeting at 11 a.m. Sat. Aug. 8 at the town hall. Children should be age 10 or older and will need a signed parental slip to go on our hikes and trips. All children are invited to stop by and find out about all the exciting things that the club will be doing.

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