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Athol-Thurman 10/31/09

Election day is here -

all urged to vote

Election Day is Nov. 3 and polls are open in Thurman from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On the top of the ballot throughout Warren County are two state Constitutional amendments, two state Supreme Court Justice candidates, and three for Family Court Judge.

Line 6 starts the local Thurman positions. You have a choice of three running for supervisor: Democrat Randall Oppitz is on line no. 1, but he announced Friday that he withdrew from the race. No. 2 is Republican Thomas "Tuck" Birdsall, and third is Incumbent Lawrence Pitkin, who is apparently picking up the Democratic party endorsement after Oppitz's withdrawal.

On lines 8 and 9 are are three candidates for two town council seats: Glenda Duell, Incumbent Charles Bills, and Al Vasak, who was appointed this year to fill the seat of Ruth Keller who resigned.

At the top of the machine are slots that you can open, push up, to allow yourself to write in a candidate of your choosing. this slot will close down when you pull the curtain. For details, call 761-6459.

Do you need a ride to the polls to vote,, or transportation to the Meet the Candidates event Friday Oct. 30? A Thurman resident who recently moved back here has volunteered to help out - Marilyn Hoy-Youngblood. She and her husband Jey Youngblood have moved back to the Hoy homestead on Frank King Road. Giver her a call at 623-9710 evenings. She said she will volunteer to help out in the community when needed, keep her phone number handy.

Events and activities in Thurman

The Thurman volunteer fire company meets at 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 2 at the Athol fire house. Anyone who wishes to become a member of the volunteers is urged to do so.

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