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Be prepared — it’s a wise idea up here

Here in Thurman, it seems like power outages are common — and we’ve had our share of violent storms that have caused road washouts and cut families off from civilization. Few Thurman residents can forget the 2011 memorial Day flash floods that stranded as many as half of the residents in town. Also, hurricane season is here, and nearly every year a fierce storm associated with a hurricane passes through our area.

Thus, it may be a good idea to stock up on emergency supplies for both your home and car. For the home you should have a battery-powered radio and a plentiful supply of flashlights, batteries, and water for every member of the household, as well as matches, first aid kit, and bread, crackers and dried fruit. For the car it is a good idea to have blankets, snack food, first aid kit, tools, and a bright colored flag to signal for help. One never knows when a disaster will strike and when it does supplies seem to fly off the store shelves so it is always a good idea to have these supplies on hand and check them regularly.

Local PTSA welcoming new members

School is back in session and the Warrensburg PTSA is holding their annual membership drive. Adult membership is $7 and a child membership is $4. You don’t have to be a parent, teacher or student to join, though. Grandparents, guardians and aunts and uncles are welcome to join and attend monthly meetings which occur on the second Tuesday of the month at the elementary school, at 8:15 a.m. and an additional session at 6:30 p.m..

Painless ways to help fund school’s needs

Box Tops, Labels for Education and Campbell’s soup labels are wonderful ways to help our school. Simply carefully clip them – ripped or torn labels are not accepted for redemption – then drop them off at the Thurman Town Hall, the elementary school lobby, Richards Library or at Direct Deposit located on Main St. in Warrensburg.

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