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Athol-Thurman 3-6-10

There will also be maple weekends on March 20 and 21 and March 27 and 28.

Bus vote approaches, other school news

The school vote on leasing new school buses will be held Tuesday March 9 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Warrensburg Elementary School gym. This a vote on whether to lease three buses at a cost of $48,200 for five years. School officials say this initiative may save money on major repairs, plus allow the school district to have a newer, safer fleet. The regular school budget vote will be coming up in May.

The school is also looking for donations towards improving the playground. Checks for this purpose can be mailed in to the school, or dropped off at the school office.

Over the backyard fence

Next week it will be time to start tomato and pepper seeds in the house to get ready for spring planting. This week you'll need to get dirt, containers, and the seeds, and clear off a window sill that gets lots of sun.

The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Rd. will be holding an appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March 6 to show gratitude for all that Myrtle and Elmer Buyce have done for the Church. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details, call 623-3843.

Meetings and events here in the hills

The Thurman cemetery committee will be meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday March 10 at the Garnet Lake Rd. home of Evie Russell. For information call 623-2505. There is room for a few new members on the board.

All preschoolers and their moms or guardians are invited to stop by the next meeting at the youth building in Athol on Friday March 12, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The subject for some fun projects will be St Patrick's Day. Everyone welcome from any town. For information call 623-5024.

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