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Jaxsen David arrives | Athol-Thurman

Irv West was recently given a puppy and is planning to hold a public puppy play-time once a week, which he said this week would provide benefits for not only the dogs, but their owners.

“It is critical to raising a well-adjusted adult dog that it is given the opportunity to socialize with other pups in its early months of development,” West said. Participants will meet in the Warrensburg-Thurman area for up to an hour. For details or to sign up for the puppy playtime, call Irv at 623-3987 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week. There are no fees. The group is limited to the first eight people-pup combination signing up.

Those Thurman residents seeking removal of their household trash, are welcome to call Jim Desourdy, who picks up refuse weekly for a fee of $5. If you only need occasional pick up, Jim will pick up as needed. Trash must be placed in pre-purchased orange bags. To contact him, call 623-4254.

Jaxsen David arrives

James Wallace, 11, and Alex Wallace, 6 would like celebrate the arrival of their baby brother with a birth announcement. Baby Jaxsen David was born Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8:02 am. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds 9.2 ounces, and he measured 18 & 1/2 inches. His parents are Gordon McGowan and Angela Wallace-McGowan of Thurman.

Paternal grandparents are William and Regina Shaw of Thurman and the late David McGowan. Maternal grandparents are Donna Baker of Lake Luzerne and Barry Bradway of Athol.

Hospice group’s fundraiser is popular

High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care recently hosted a bowling fundraiser, and it apparently was popular.

Nearly 100 bowlers turned out for this first ever “Bowl-4-Hospice” event at Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center Feb. 16 raising almost $3,000 to support area patients and families!

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