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Also, a compliment was received on the repairs to the cemetery near the town hall. It really looks nice.

More gripes came in on the cruelty being dealt our governor - even Bill Clinton wasn't pounded this much with all that he did.

An older Journal reader called to say one subject that is not taught our local schools is respect. Can we put this on the new calendar for 2010-2011?

Get Well wishes from the community go out to Richard Wormwood, Wanda Vopleus, Jackie Dingman, Don Vopleus, Ed Brown, Elmer Buyce, and Hial Hall III.

The town Youth Commission expresses thanks to Pat Baker for her generous contributions of gifts which will be used for children's parties.

Volunteers -- perhaps a couple of friends -- are needed to take over organizing the annual project of arranging the Christmas baskets for December delivery. No, it's not too early, as now would be the time to start watching the stores for marked-down items that would make appropriate small gifts; also to watch for containers to use, and to check the list of those who will get baskets. Those who'd like to help, call 623-2909 or 623-2580.

Special days in the hills

Happy Anniversary wishes go out March 23 to Charles and Barb Metzger, married 53 years, and to Bonnie and Bernie Monroe on March 24.

Adding a year with another birthday is Lance Chadwell and Chance McCraw on March 20; Patrick Galusha and Billy Arnold, March 21; Mark Kelly and Dan Cameron Jr., March 22; Bertha Bellanger, March 23; Kaitlyn Kuklinski, March 24; Rex Reynolds III and Josh Kenyon, March 25; and Don Vopleus, Brandon Beadnell, and Chloe Castro, March 26.

Events and activities in Thurman

Plan ahead for the Easter party to be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday April 3 at the Thurman Town Hall. There will be an Easter egg hunt and an Easter bonnet contest. Parents are being asked to accompany the children and to have some fun too. Donations of eggs or snack foods would be appreciated. For details, call Maria at 623-9961.

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