Athol-Thurman 5-29-10

Have you noticed how much our daily newspaper's size has shrunk both in width and in thickness while the price has increased so much? What is happening? Is this indeed because of computer readership, which is what we're told?

How right you were Cliff! I put out my hummingbird feeder when our weather went up to near 80 degrees, but, Mr. Cliff stopped by and said the little birds wouldn't be back until May 16, Sure enough that is exactly when one of these birds showed up at the feeder. How did you guess, Cliff?

Time to sign up for community service

Would you like to run for the tax collector position in Thurman, which will be on the November ballot?

A petition can be started on June 8 to get the signatures required to run for office. For details, call the county Board of Elections at 761-6459.

Rabies clinic to be held in Warrensburg

The next rabies clinic scheduled for the region will be held in Warrensburg Wednesday June 9 at the firehouse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who need information on getting these shots for your pets, call 761-6580. All dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. A $10 fee is requested for each pet.

There is a 24-hour hot line to the AA meetings in our area, and it is 793-1113. Thurman no longer hosts AA meetings, but other local towns do.

The John Thurman Historical Society will welcome a speaker, author Gloria Waldron Huckle, at their Tuesday June 1 meeting at the town hall which is open to the public. Her topic at the meeting, to begin at 7 p.m., will be "The American series born graveside in Warren County."

Local farmers' market opens Wednesday

A celebration is set to observe the 2010 opening of the Thurman Station Farmer's Market, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday June 2. The event features free live entertainment by "Don't Quit Your Day Job" plus special activities and prizes. As always, they're will be vegetables, eggs, baked goods, maple products, and other homemade items for sale. The market is held every Wednesday until Oct. 13. For information call 623-9718.

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