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Athol-Thurman 5/03/09

Volunteering, a traditional community value

How do you get acquainted with your neighbors when everyone is usually on a job and never have an idle moment at home? The answer is volunteering in town functions, perhaps merely by assisting with a few phone calls, or helping out for a couple of hours at a get-together. You'd be surprised at how many neighbors are there too. If you'd like to get on a list to be called when some volunteers are needed, call Perky Granger at 623-9305 or Evie Russell at 623-2580.

If you can help out, great and if not we'll let you know of the next need that crops up.

There is always a need for volunteers for the Thurman Emergency Squad and for the Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. The ambulance squad needs helpers, drivers, and those with skills in the medical field. Call 623-9810 for information. The fire company accepts volunteers over age 18. Call 623-2464 for details.

The Thurman fire company. will meet at the fire house in Athol Monday June 1 at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can stop by and see what it's all about.

Strange weather in Thurman

It's nearly summer, yet on May 19 we had a hard frost and the green grass on the Kenyontown lawns was white. Wood smoke was seen coming out of chimneys as stoves were once again needed for folks to keep warm. Now we're ready for some nice warm weather.

Local groups schedule events

The local Mommie and Me group is planning a family day barbecue Wednesday June 3 for all preschoolers, their moms -or caregivers - and grandmoms at 10 a.m. at the recreation field behind Harris House. Please bring a dish to share and join us for a morning of fun. For details, call 623-5024.

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