Athol-Thurman 8-14-10

A power outage July 21 sent us all to bed early when at 9 p.m. everything was dark. This was a reminder to keep a flashlight on hand.

Wood family reunion planned

This year the Wood family reunion will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 21 in the Leila Wood home at 536 Mud St. Call Robin at 623-4102 and let her know what kind of a dish to pass that you can bring.

Family film showings cancelled

Notice - The Saturday night Movies on the Hill program has been cancelled for the season. The movies were originally set to be shown each week during July and August, but due to lack of participation, it was discontinued.

Here We Go Again!

It only takes on person to stir up a neighborhood! A gripe was called in over a situation in which a man with a disability was constructing a fence around his family swimming pool. He was constructing it to restrict access to his pool, after learning in the newspapers about the state building code on the subject. The laws were publicized by the media after a Thurman toddler drowned.

The man was he was trying to make his pool legal, not realizing that homeowners need to get a permit to put up a fence or deck. Rather than a neighbor stopping by and informing him, someone chose to report the lack of permit to the local building inspector.

This shows you the non-practice of the Golden Rule - and how to not become known as a good neighbor. Remember our editor's recent opinion column on the subject?

The sunny side of this is the man who was turned in to the building inspector, now wants to warn others that a permit is needed to enclose your pool - now that's the Golden Rule in practice!

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