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quad seeks to train youth for EMS runs

The Thurman Emergency Emergency Medical Services is planning on launching a junior squad, and youth age 14 and up are eligible to join the adult volunteers in service.

Those interested are urged to call 623-9014 and leave their name and phone number or stop by the next meeting of the squad at 6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 14, at the agency headquarters on High St. The squad is also in need of new members to assist in the many calls that come in, and officials of the agency are asking whether local residents can volunteer occasionally.

Folks are not only needed in the medical field, but also as drivers and helpers to lift and assist on ambulance runs.

Local school district to hold special vote

A public vote is scheduled for March 9 to authorize the Warrensburg Central School Board of Education to lease three buses for a five-year term at an annual cost of $48,200. Voting is to occur between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.in the Warrensburg Elementary School gym. Residents of the school district may vote by machine or by absentee ballots.

To receive an absentee ballot, call the school district business office at 623-2861. Notify your neighbors who may be away for the winter, because all votes are important.

Over the fence

A petition has been left at the town hall to urge Verizon to extend their DSL broadband service into Thurman neighborhoods. Economic development officials have said broadband is a very important element in creating home-based jobs, as well as boosting income and prosperity here, so consider signing the petition.

Get well wishes go out to Elmer Buyce, Larry Germain, Don Vopleus, Ed Brown, and Wanda Vopleus, Charles Dingman Sr. and Becky Hitchcock

Folks who would like to arrange and organize the annual Christmas basket program are now being sought. These baskets of food and gifts are delivered annually to local who will be alone on the holidays. It is not too early to start planning the program, which becomes active in October. Call 623-2909 or 623-2580 for details.

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