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Athol-Thurman 8-28-10

Over the fence

A reminder the Thurman town landfill's summer hours, 12 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, will cease Friday, Oct. 1. Through the fall and winter months, the landfill will only be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 12 to 5 p.m Sundays. For details, call 623-9649.

Good luck to our new beekeeper in town, a Sky-High Road resident. It's good he's taking on the task to start a bee colony, because it helps all people who grow flowers, vegetables and fruit in the region - we hear bees are a threatened species. It's a tough job to keep the bees healthy, considering the various mites that attack them. Just don't ask our new beekeeper for honey anytime soon!

Running on an independent ticket to fill the vacant supervisor's seat is Evelyn Wood Hall who turned in her petition before the Aug. 17 deadline. Even though no others had petitions out for this position, there may be write-ins; not just for this position, but for all other positions on the November ballot. Also, the town Republican and Democratic committees can submit a nomination for the vacant seats, and that occurs after the primary election Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the town hall from 12 to 9 p.m. Those who seek the post as a write-in have until November to get the word out.

The Thurman Emergency Squad leaders will have a short business meeting Sunday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at the High Street squad building. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer should call 623-4254 for information. Every town is in need of more help - not only those with medical training, but drivers and people to help lift and conduct chores for the squad. Step up and do what you can to help!

Have you started your fall cleaning yet? Remember, if you come across old pictures, especially of barns, hold them out and call Perky at 623-9305 - They are likely needed for the John Thurman Historical Society Quarterly calendar. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15.

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