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Athol-Thurman 3-13-10

At this time volunteers are needed to donate eggs, can be hard boiled, some snack foods, or beverages for the Easter party Those seeking to help out, call Maria at 623-9961.

Benefit spaghetti dinner to help Vopleus family

Friends and neighbors up here in the hills are getting together to hold a spaghetti dinner to benefit Don Vopleus who is recuperating from a tree accident. The dinner will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 20 at the town hall with a silent auction to follow. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, and $5 for age 12 and under. The proceeds will all go to the family. Anyone wishing to help can donate spaghetti or sauce or a dessert. For information call Jessie at 791-6118.

Don was hurt when a tree fell, crushing him to the ground on Nov. 25, 2009. After many months in the hospital and rehabilitation centers, he is recuperating at home. Those who can't attend the fundraiser and wish to send a donation, can stop by at the Thurman Town Hall or send a check to P.O. Box 29., Athol, NY 12810, Attn: Vopleus family fund.

'Flower of Hope' for sale soon

The lovely first burst of yellow for spring will be seen around town with the arrival of daffodils. While some are certainly going to be sprouting up in local gardens, the earliest of the daffodils will be coming to town via the Warrensburg Elementary School's flower sale.

Set for Thursday March 18 and Friday March 19 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the daffodil sale with benefit the American Cancer Society's annual crusade. The price will be $1 each or bunches of 10 for $10. For special orders, call Lisa at 623-2984.

Fishing season opens April 1

Thurman Town Clerk Cynthia Hyde will be at her office at the town hall during regular hours to issue fishing licenses and conduct other routine business. She's scheduled to be in her office on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; On Tuesdays fro 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 623-4588 for details.

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