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Athol-Thurman 5-7-11

Make a note of the summer landfill hours which started May 1. The dump is open noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

A rabies clinic for pets will be held at the firehouse in Hague on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Those with questions, call 761-6580.

The Town or Thurman will hold their monthly meetings on Tuesday, May 10 starting with the fiscal meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Board meeting at 7 p.m.

Those with concerns about the town's emergency medical services can get answers or a chance to ask other questions at a public session during the meeting.

Over the fence

Local resident Charlie Wallace retired May 1 from his work delivering the daily newspaper - work that he has performed for 20 years. We all wish him well in his future exploits. He has always been prompt in his deliveries, seven days per week. Thank you, Charlie!

On May 1, did anyone get a surprise gift on their doorstep - a May basket?

It's a beloved rural custom that's persisted in this area, but now may be fading away.

The Thurman Emergency Squad is now back to 24/7 coverage. The squad has some new members, some coming on as volunteers and some are paid. If you have heard about "soft billing" and need to have your questions answered, attend a town meeting or call 623-9649 and talk with a town official.

Those who need emergency help, call 911 and likely the Thurman squad will respond with Basic Life Support services. If you need Advanced Life Support, the Warrensburg Squad will respond with the help you need.

The annual school budget vote is coming up soon on May 17. If you need an absentee ballot, call the school office as soon as possible.

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