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Athol-Thurman 7-31-10

November election begins to take shape

Petitions for open town office posts were turned in to the Board of Elections by mid-July as follows: Robin Croissant (R) for the tax collector position, and Andy Knoll (D) and Rebecca Hitchcock (R) for the town board seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Jim Ligon. Other petitions can be filled for all open positions on the Independent party line to be decided in August. For more information, contact the Board of Elections at 761-6459.

Glimpse of the olden days

In the July 29, 1920 Warrensburgh News, this newspaper's forerunner, a headline announced the Warrensburgh School would open Aug. 30. The early date is because June examinations are scheduled a week early. Music will be a new subject this year, the article states.

Over the fence

Now that August is here, we should be seeing sales coming up on school supplies. Please keep in mind the Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes for Christmas, the Christmas baskets and other projects that ask for donations of these items. It's penny-wise to catch them now on sale, rather than waiting for fall.

What do you think? With so much logging occurring in Thurman - loads and loads of wood on the big double trucks have been going through here - so many places in Thurman look bare of the usual trees. So does this mean there will be no forest fires this year and is this why so many wild animals are seen out and about in the daytime?

Cemetery restoration appreciated

The large monument at the Pendell Cemetery in the center of Athol has been set back up after being knocked over and laying on the ground for many years. The Cemetery Committee would like to thank Lewie Gallup for donating his time, his equipment and his knowledge in getting this large gravestone put back in place. They also thank Marc Kenyon for all of the repair and clean up he has accomplished to help make this cemetery look good again. The committee also wants to thank Dick and Ernie for all of their work in the local cemeteries.

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