Athol-Thurman 11-28-09

Would you like to lend a helping hand to the whole community? Join the Thurman Emergency Squad as a helper, a driver or perhaps sign up to become a medic. Anyone age 18 or over can join. For details, call 623-9810.

Final election results tallied

The 29 absentee ballots returned by the deadline were counted and the numbers have changed dramatically, although no races were overturned. A total of 419 voters turned out Nov. 3 of the 812 voters registered, and they voted as follows, including absentee ballots:

For Supervisor, Red Pitkin - 226, Tuck Birdsall - 172, Randy Oppitz - 15 for town supervisor. For Town Clerk, Cindy Hyde - 146 votes; for two seats on the town board, Al Vasak 289 votes; Charles Bills, 107; Glenda Duell, 90; and Rebecca Desourdy, 1 vote. For Highway Superintendent, Pat Wood, 248 votes; for Assessor, Ed Binder, 179 votes, and the following write-in votes: Richard Morrisee, 1; Ruth Keller, 1; and Peter Redfield, 1.

Memory Tree lighting planned

The Thurman Emergency Squad will once again be lighting up a Christmas tree in memory of those loved ones who are no longer with us. The bulbs are $1 each and the tree will be turned on Dec. 12 and kept on until after New Years Day.

Please print the name of the person you are remembering and include your name and phone number and mail it before Dec. 11 to Thurman Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 114, Athol, NY 12810. Checks can be made out to the Thurman EMS. For details, call Suzie at 623-9810.

Thurman events, activities scheduled

The Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Rd. will be having a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 16.

All are welcome to attend and enjoy good fellowship and homemade food. Please bring a dish to pass. For information, call 623-3940.

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