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Thurmanites’ special days

Celebrating birthdays this week are Bonnie Monroe, Stuart Baker and Earle Dibble on Jan. 6; Mark Rogers, Jimmy McGowan and Jenny Hill on Jan. 7; Gail Needham, Jean Rumble, Lorrie Smith, Chip Ligon and Matt Kennedy on Jan. 10; and Hial Hall IV, Lonna Sonley, Jacob Siletti and Makailyn Ward on Jan. 11.

On a personal note

Irv West would like to thank the volunteers for the beautiful Christmas basket they delivered to his household. During a difficult time, such a welcome gesture brings that more cheer and is even more appreciated, he said.

A second benefit of the basket delivery, he said was that the volunteer visited with his llamas. This time of year they do not have many visitors, West continued. If anyone would like to stop by and say hello to the wooly llamas, give Irv a call at 623-3987. “Critter Llama” he said, is especially enamored of kids, and kisses them all — so he suggests visitors bring a camera. Call 623-3987 to assure that Irv will be at home.

Also, when our readers are ready to discard Christmas trees, think of this alternative: if the tree has not been sprayed, does not have tinsel, and is a Hemlock variety, feel free to drop it off at the base of Irv's driveway. The llamas love Hemlock — and the variety is a natural de-wormer, Irv said.

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