Athol-Thurman 2-19-11

School vacation will last a week, from Feb. 21 through 25 and school will resume Monday, Feb. 28. Many places will be closed Feb. 21, so check before you go.

A reminder to drive with care, especially approaching street corners - snow banks are so high it's nearly impossible to see oncoming traffic.

Our Thurman groundhog started trying to dig out of his den Feb. 2, but he hasn't go to see daylight yet! Just think of the fun mud we'll have when all this snow melts!

Get Well wishes go out to Suzie Baker, Cindy Crandall, Ken Ackley, Myron Cameron, Joe Mosher, Diane Gold, Sally Feihol - and to all who have "Cabin Fever."

Some Thurmanites are mystified by the appearance of a solitary street light along a back road in Thurman. All of a sudden, a street light appeared on Dartmouth Road in front of a vacant lot - it illuminates automatically at night - and there's not much around. It's just one of those local mysteries, I guess.

Hungry and cold kittens and cats have been left in the Kenyontown area and are seen roaming house-to-house looking for a handout. No one seems able to handle so many of them and shelters and other animal places are unwilling to help. Anyone out there with some ideas?

Activities and events in God's country

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will hold a short meeting and covered dish luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Thurman Town Hall. Anyone wishing to join the club please bring a dish to pass. Membership is still $10 per year and anyone age 55 and over will fit right in the group. The club members will soon be discussing trips for the season, so all are welcome to bring their ideas and suggestions. The theme this week will be Valentine's Day.

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