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Athol-Thurman 2-27-10

Contrary to a rumor circulating in town, it is not true that there are three wide-screen televisions at the school bus garage. In fact, the school board voted to disconnect a cable television outlet in the school bus garage's employee break room. A few callers this week said they supported a sensible 2010-11 budget that contains taxes.

Upcoming events, meetings in the hills

All Thurman residents will be asked to donate a covered dish or a food item for the annual Jackwax dinner put on each year to benefit the cancer crusade. This notice will give you time to plan your donation as the event is coming up Saturday March 13.Watch this column for more information.

Also there is a big maple weekend coming up on March 13 and 14. This popular townwide event includes tours of backcountry farms where maple products are being produced. Visitors and neighbors can go into Thurman sugarhouses and watch the process of producing maple syrup, plus a mill operation. Set aside this week end for the annual town-wide Jackwax dinner as well as visits to sugarbushes.

The John Thurman Historical Society will be holding a gathering of friends meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday March 2, with a covered dish dinner. We hope to see all friends and neighbors there after such a long winter. This meeting at the town hall will have special guest Donna Wormwood speaking on the upcoming census. All are invited to stop by and bring a food dish to join in the dinner.

The Thurman volunteer Fire Co. will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday March 1 at the Athol firehouse. Those who wish to become a volunteer, stop by the meeting.

The Thurman Cemetery Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday March 10 at the home of Evie Russell, Garnet Lake Rd. We are looking for any one who would like to be a member of the committee. Call 623-2505 for details.

The T.O.P.S. group meets on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30 at the town hall. For information on this weight-loss program, call Jane Day at 696-2766 or stop by the next meeting March 4.

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