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Over the Fence

Athol-Thurman

— It looks like our town has been bypassed by the federal government concerning financial help with our extensive storm damages totaling $7 million from the Memorial Day floods. So do you think none of our federal representatives need our 500 or so votes when they come up for re-election?

The deadline is fast approaching to submit an independent petition to run for one of the eight positions up for election in Thurman this November. Anyone interested in public service must file a petition by Aug. 23. Call 761-6459 for details. Also, those who seek to file an absentee ballot should call this number.

Gripes were called in this week concerning dogs running loose with the deer population being so big this year.

Another caller asking if we should bother to get out and vote in November when there seems to be no one running for offices except the incumbents.

There is a food pantry at the town hall for those who need a helping hand. Many items that were damaged in the storm had to be disposed of, but the town is slowly restocking their pantry due to generous donations.

Please help in locating a family pet that ran off the last week in July from his Huber Rd. home. This is a Maine coon cat about two years old, a male with extra toes on his front feet. If you have seen this big cat anywhere, call 623-3191.

The Thurman Youth Commission’s summer recreation program will soon be ending after six weeks of summer fun. They had a good turnout, with 20 to 25 local children attending. The family picnic for those participating will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Veteran’s Memorial Field. Parents, guardians, and family members are invited to join the event. Bring a dish to pass for the picnic. Other food donations can be dropped off earlier or left at the town hall.

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