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Athol-Thurman 2-27-10

Special days in

Thurman

Birthday greetings this week are out to George Burkhardt on Feb. 27; Edna Kenyon, Cindy Metzger, Marilyn Baker, and Hilda Haskell on Feb. 28 - and to town residents Gayle and Jerry, who have birthdays only once every four years - you guessed it, they were born on Feb. 29 on leap years.

In March we have Rickie Bartlett, Jackie Dingman, Mattie Castro, Melissa Vanselous, and Tammy Moon, all on March 1; Cory Chadwell and Nereida Howe on March 2; David Robinson Sr. on March 3; Ken Baker and Ken Gossen on March 4; and Tanecia Haskell, Ruth Wood, Darrin Needham, and Maxine Cameron on March 5.

Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Don and Hilda Haskell, 26 years on March 3; and to Matt and Liz Kennedy, 18 years on Feb. 27.

Over the fence

What's the latest newfangled invention that pleases older men? Well, a recent acquisition by a local guy offers a clue.

Maurice Combs received a nice Christmas gift which he named Rosie and he apparently loves her, because he often shows her off proudly to friends and neighbors. His new "woman" cleans so well but cannot do the dishes. For those of you who have not been introduced to her, she is a robotic vacuum cleaner. So Maurice, send us a picture of Rosie, we want to see her!

Property tax exemption forms must be submitted to the town assessors office by the March 1 deadline. This applies to the STAR exemptions as well as the ones for the veterans,and senior citizens. If you need help with filling out the forms, stop by the office or call 623-4593.

Gleaning, the free food distribution program, will be at the town hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday March 2. This program is open to al residents in Thurman. In picking up food, bring clean grocery bags. For details, call 623-9649.

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