Athol-Thurman 4-17-10

April fools? Nope, a wacky local fundraiser

Sure enough it was April 1 when motorists through Thurman and homeowners began seeing pink flamingos on their lawns. It was not a prank, but the start of a fundraising effort by the Thurman Cemetery Committee. These pink flamingos seemed to travel around quite a lot from lawn to lawn, road to road for a few days at the beginning of April, but no one seemed to see them flying or moving to the new locations! The flamingos are breaking up into two flocks we hear; so watch for them in your own neighborhood.

Emergency squad boosts its

response rate

Good news from Town Supervisor Red Pitkin: our local emergency squad was out on three calls at the beginning of the month, and seem to be doing a good job of keeping our Thurman response right here in town. As you know, the town board has been concerned that in the last few months, our squad's response tally has fallen sharply, and the emergency calls have been picked up by the Warrensburg ambulances.

But now, it looks like the situation is turning around. Let's hope this trend continues.

Special days up Thurman way

Birthday greetings go out to Lewis Gallup, Betty Srock, and William Seeley on April 17; to Robert Vopleus, Wanda Vopleus, Bert Wilde, and Sue Stoddard on April 18; to Diane Strobeck, Barb Keene, Norma Galusha, Charlotte Wood, Colleen Dempsey, and Charlie Metzger on April 19; to Margaret Vice on April 21, and to Robin Croissant and Eileen Baker who celebrate on April 22; and to Marc Kenyon, Jeremy Ward and Harold Monroe on April 23.

A happy belated birthday wish is out to Brandy Baker who celebrated on April 8.

Happy Anniversary wishes go out this week on April 19 to both David and Mary Robinson and Terry and Nancy Beadnell - the Beadnells for 35 years - then to Bob and Sue Baker on April 21, and Jack and Claudette Schloss on April 24.

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