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Highway workers appreciate tribute

The Thurman highway crew expressed heartfelt thanks this week for the turnout at the Dec. 23 luncheon put on for them by townsfolk who wanted to show them appreciation for the great job the crew has does throughout the year. A variety of delicious homemade covered dishes, plus other foods, were brought in and enjoyed by all at the event. The highway department would like to thank everyone and add a special Thank You to Paula Hubert and Maria Ligon who set everything up and then cleaned up afterwards. Thanks are expressed to all!

All area seniors welcome at luncheon

How would you like to bring a covered dish or other food item and join a group of your friends and neighbors in a pot luck luncheon? The event will be held at noon Saturday Jan. 16 in the Thurman Town Hall with the Sugar Loaf Seniors Club gathering for a social event. All are invited, including those who just wish to stop by and see what the club is all about. For information, call Norma at 623-9425.

Events and activities in the hills

Skate or bring your sleds to the town Memorial Park in Athol, because the town skating pavilion is open for all skaters and the nearby sledding hill is ready for brisk downhill trips. To find out if refreshments will be available the day you visit, call 623-9961.

The Kenyontown Methodist Church will have a covered dish supper at 7 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 20 at the church on Valley Rd., and all are invited to bring a dish and join in this get-together.

The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 29 at the Hickory Hill Ski Center.

Town news items

Applications for exemptions to help lower your property taxes are available at the town assessors office, and those seeking more information may call 623-4593 or visit the Thurman Town Hall. Exemptions are available for veterans, those over 65, and for all homeowners through the STAR program, with special extra exemptions for the aging. The deadline is March 1 for the applications to be filled out.

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