Athol-Thurman 7-3-10

Clean your vehicle, boost community safety

For a mere $3, folks can soon get their car washed while contributing to a vital community enterprise.

Volunteer members of the Thurman Emergency Squad will be washing cars Saturday, July 3 at their headquarters on High Street.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the squad members will wash any size automobile for a minimum $3 donation. For those interested in joining the organization, the squad members will be answering questions about the benefits and responsibilities of membership.

A "board members only" meeting of the Thurman Emergency Medical Services will be held at Sunday, July 4, at 6 p.m. in the High Street squad building.

Town news

The Thurman Occupancy Tax Committee will be meeting at Sunday, July 4, at 10 a.m. in The Glen Lodge.

The Gleaning food distribution session will be at the town hall Tuesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to bring clean used grocery bags. This free food program is open to all Thurman residents. For information, call 623-9649.

The Extra Helpings food program is also available in the Thurman area. For a small fee, families can obtain extra groceries to help feed their household. Stop by the town hall for details.

Over the fence

Happy Fourth of July! Please drive with care this weekend if you have to travel.

Do you know how many more jobs would be available if all commercial enterprises had real people answering their telephone calls rather than computerized gadgets? Or if gas stations still hired folks to pump gas for their customers? Or if hay in our fields were still cut with scythes or if dishes were still washed by hand in restaurants? And most important of all, if there were real local farms being worked across our county?

Were all the squad audits necessary?

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