Winter solstice this Saturday | Athol-Thurman

Applications for Thurman occupancy tax funding for 2014 are due no later than Dec. 20, 2013.

Those who are having difficulties delivering bags of trash to the transfer station should contact Jim Desourdy at 623-4254 and he will take them there for you for $5 per week. If you do not need weekly pickup, Jim will pick up as needed.

Would you like to be vital part of your community? How about becoming a member of the Thurman Planning Board — once an active group here in Thurman. In past years, this group has been a critical part of keeping Thurman a nice and welcoming town. Those interested in joining this group to help make decisions on the town’s future development are urged to send a letter of interest with name and phone number to Box 29, Athol NY 12810.

Lila Walter would like to thank the kind residents of Thurman who dropped off a gift basket on her porch last week. Lila says the bowl was filled with lovely items and she truly appreciated the gesture.

This time of year is when many families clean out their children’s bedrooms to make room for more age-appropriate items. Please remember those who are less fortunate when you do this. An item that is no longer used in your household could be dropped at North Country Ministrieson Main St. in Warrensburg just across from the post office.

Recently, the Thurman Station Association donated $125 to the food pantry in Thurman. We hear that they are planning on contributing 5 percent of their profits throughout the year from their events to the pantry, which so many local residents depend on to feed their families.

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The Thurman Baptist Church, located on Valley Road, will be having their Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, of course.

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