Season of politics is here

Thurman residents have plenty of opportunity available to run for local governmental offices.

There are eight positions now open in Thurman, and petitions can be obtained online at the Warren County Board of Elections' website or at their offices in the county Municipal Center off Northway Exit 20.

The petitions must be filed between July 11 and 14. For details, call 761-6459. Open positions to be filled in the November election are town supervisor, town clerk, tax collector, road superintendent, two positions on the town board and two assessor posts. Independent petitions can be signed between July 12 to Aug. 16.

Summer program approaching

The Thurman summer youth recreation program starts at 9 a.m. Monday, July 11. This six-week program is offered for all local children from age 5 to 14.

Parents or guardians will be responsible for rides to and from the program which extends to noon. The director of the program is Catherine Swartz and counselors will be Brandy, Kim, and Brendon. The program ends Aug. 18 with a family picnic.

The youth commission would appreciate any help with snacks and beverages from the community. They can be brought up to the recreation building on the left at the town hall. For details, call 623-9649.

More road washout thank-yous

After being deserted on an island for three weeks or more with roads and bridges washed out, many friends and neighbors stepped up to help out in so many ways - and neighbors want to thank them all!

Those offering vital help include Jean Coulard, Cindy Belden, Bonnie Monroe, Charlotte Needham, Bob Baker, George Chonko, Bruce Tvrdik, Perky Granger, Joan Harris, and Robin Croissant. The Thurman highway employees who have put in many hours trying to repair the never-ending damage to roads, we thank you all. If more names are called in, we'll let you know. The Garnet Lake Road bridge was repaired and completed on June 16.

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