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Memories of bygone days

The John Thurman Historical Society will be holding an interactive program of projected photographs and anecdotes with David Newkirk and John Parker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Thurman Town Hall. People attending this free presentation are urged to share memories that may reveal the history of some unidentified pictures. Readers note that recent issues of the society’s Quarterly are still available. For more information, call 623-2007.

The Society is now accepting reservations for its Sept. 14 Tour Thurman: A Guided Jaunt into Homes and History. My husband and I attended this event last year and learned so much about the town we live in. The event begins at 11:45 am in the town hall with a luncheon and continues with a caravan of cars to four historic Thurman sites where tours and talks will be conducted. Featured on tour 2013 will be the sites commonly referred to as the Amos Bowen home, the Wm. J. Baker farm, the Chloe Pike farm and the Steve Wood Farm. Those interested are encouraged to reserve early so adequate arrangements may be made for the luncheon and the tour book order. The cost of the event is $20, or $13 without lunch. The tour leaves Thurman Town Hall at 12:45 p.m. and returns at 4 p.m. For details, call Perky at 623-9305.

Over the fence

Be sure to give yourself enough time for traveling at a reasonable speed to and from to work. School is back in session this week and busses will once again be on the roadways. Children are often overly excited the first few days of school and while our bus drivers are skilled at overseeing the children safely, a youngster may be so happy to see their friends again that they disregard the drivers’ instructions.

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