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Athol-Thurman 4-24-10

In time for spring planting, there is llama fertilizer available for the taking. Bring your own containers. Call 623-3987 for details.

A complaint was called in this week about the government's continuing talk of their money shortfalls.

If we really were so short of funds, wouldn't the federal government cancel the space program which spends billions of dollars annually? It may be fun to explore the unknown, but doesn't it make sense to check into what's happening on Earth and seek out some common sense?

If we were meant to be on Mars, we would have been born there. Then we could, of course, have a space program to check out Earth.

Life in the hills has its rewards

As our editor like to insert the words "In the Hills" into our Thurman column, we all prefer the term "These Slopes," where we enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

These joys include hearing the "peepers" singing at dusk, looking out and seeing birds frolicking on our feeders, watching an occasional deer or fox dash through the fields.

All these are enjoyed without the audio interruptions of town life, like the roar of vehicle engines or horns honking or neighbors squabbling!

School budget to be detailed

The local hearing on the Warrensburg Central School District 2010-11 budget will be held at 7 p.m. Monday May 3 in the Thurman Town Hall. The public vote on the budget is set for May 18, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Warrensburg Elementary School. To be eligible to vote, people be residents of the school district for at least 30 days. Call 623-2861 to reserve an absentee ballot.

Reminder for teens

Did you send or deliver your application in for the summer jobs which are open to area teens? The jobs are offered through the town Youth Commission summer program, and the deadline for applications is April 30. Openings left to fill are for one recreational assistant at least 13 years old, another at least 14, and a third, 18 or older.

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