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Athol-Thurman 4-10-10

Vopleus benefit turnout appreciated

This little newspaper could not hold all the Thank You's and gratitude that came in from Don and Myra Vopleus and family after the benefit dinner held at the Thurman Town Hall on Saturday March 20. The Vopleus family thanks everyone who in anyway helped in putting this event together, they appreciate all the time and effort that made this possible. Thanks go out to all the county workers, to so many of the Vopleus' friends who turned out, to their good neighbors and to those who traveled so far to attend. With the economy so bad at this time, the hearts of those who came out were bigger than life and everything was so well organized. They can not thank you all enough for all that was done for their family.

Don is slowly improving, day by day, after the tree accident on Nov. 25. The family wishes to also express thanks for the many cards and prayers and for keeping them in your daily prayers.

Events, activities in the hills

Those parents and caregivers of youngsters who would like to meet other mothers in our region are urged to join in activities of the local Mommie & Me play group, which will be gathering Friday April 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the youth building in Athol. A group leader said this week she hopes many mothers will bring a friend along with their kids and help the group get started. Plans are underway for activities including, games, crafts, and if weather permits, outside fun. For directions or information, call Jennifer at 623-5024.

There will be a town occupancy tax application/distribution meeting at 10 a.m. Friday April 16 at The Glen Lodge. The meeting is open to the public, and all those who wish to submit a request for funding a tourism-related activity should have their paperwork ready. For details, contact the Thurman Town Hall.

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