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Athol-Thurman 6-19-10

More gripes and opinions came in after it was suggested that a paid position was open and not advertised under "Help Wanted."

Len Losaw hired as town bookkeeper

The town board voted this week to hire a new town bookkeeper and secretary to the Supervisor. Chosen for the post was Len Losaw, who is experienced in municipal accounting and record-keeping, according to Thurman Supervisor Red Pitkin

Losaw formerly held the position of bookkeeper in the Town of Fort Edward for about 5 years, but vacated the position when a new political party came into power in town, according to thurman Town Supervisor Red Pitkin.

The Thurman Town board called a special meeting due to the present bookkeeper, Nancy Beadnell, recently announced she was leaving the position of Bookkeeper/Secretary, Pitkin said.

Pitkin said that unlike prior practice in town, the full town board voted on choosing the person to fill the position rather than having merely the supervisor making an appointment. Pitkin said Thursday that Beadnell would be working with Losaw this week to help acquaint him with procedures in the Thurman town offices.

Local events and activities scheduled

All Thurman youth can be pre-registered for the summer recreation program on June 28 beginning at 10 a.m. at the youth building.

The program begins on July 6, and is conducted Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon daily through Aug. 13. Registration forms can be picked up at the Thurman Town Hall.

On June 29 at 9 a.m. a Red Cross CPR course will be taught at the town youth building. Those with questions, call 623-9961.

The Thurman emergency squad will be holding a meeting at the High St. squad building at 6 p.m. Sunday June 20. Anyone wishing to join in the volunteers and help out in the community - or to obtain information - can stop by at the meeting or call 623-9014 or 623-4254 and leave a message.

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