Alittle shakin' goin' on-oh, yeah! The North Country earthquake that gave us a little wake up call a bit before 2 p.m. was felt and heard in our area on June 23. I thought I was imagining things when one end of the house "rumbled" but when I saw the vases on the window sill had fallen and stepping outside saw my full fuel tank leaning against the house, and a crack across the small sidewalk, I knew something was happening. I later learned that the fuel tank weighed over a ton and one end had been shifted so that one side leaned again the outside wall and vibrated. I can't end this story for you as the fuel barrel has to be pumped, and then it has to be reset (the tank). Did anyone else get shook?
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Birthdays being celebrated this week include Angel Monroe and Cecil Vopleus, July 10; Sierra Kennedy, Aug. 12; Steph Gossen, July 13; Steve McNeill, July 14; Sarah Bills, Roger Monroe, Bill Wagner, Albert Buell and Charlie Bills, July 15; Joe Sayer and Cindy Neeham, July 16.
Anniversaries are John and Cheryl Chase on July 11, Tim and Tammy Baker (25 years) and Kathy and Ed Binder (53 years) on July 13 and Michele and Robert Olden on July 14.
Congratulations to the Thurman Emergency Squad which became an independent volunteer company on July 15, 2001.
Get well wishes
Get well wishes go out to Diane Wood, Wanda Wood, Don Vopleus, and our friend Irv; Kermit Baker, Tammy Winslow and Ken Ackley.
Emergency squad could use help
Do your children like to help out in the neighborhood? The Thurman Emergency Squad will be training a junior squad, ages 14 and up. For more information, call 623-9014 and leave a message or 623-4254 after 4 p.m.
For the town's "special meetings" watch for the "sandwich board" posted on the Town Hall lawn as you drive by, or check on the Thurman website if you have a computer, or stop by or call the Town Hall at 623-9649.
For the July meetings; the Fiscal has been changed to Monday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. Leaving the Regular Monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 20, with the time changed to 6:30 p.m.
The Vacation Bible School at the Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road is scheduled to be held Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pastor Bert and Carol Kuehner of Canada will be the special guess for the week. This is a special week and is open to all ages.
Because its summer and folks may be on vacation, you can check before you plan on attending.
The Quilting Club is to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 12, at the town hall. Call Myra at 623-2633 to confirm.
The Occupancy Tax Committee is to meet on Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the Glen Lodge. Call Jim to confirm at 623-9961.
The Cemetery Committee will meet on Friday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at the home of Evie Russell on Garnet Lake Road. For information call 623-2505.
Music in the park. Bring your dancin' shoes to this free concert on Monday, July 12, at the Veteran's Park in Athol, starting at 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the "Nelson Rockand the Circle of Willis in Concert." There will be a food and snack bar for you and lots of enjoyable music until 9 p.m. Bring the family and invite your friends. For information, call 623-9649.
Movies on the Hill for all family members are being shown on Saturday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. On July 10, the movie is to be "Transformers". There will be food and snacks available or you may wish to bring a picnic for your family and a blanket to sit on. For information, call 623-9718.
On Wednesday, July 14, there will be "Christmas at Thurman Station Farmer's Market," 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes and gift basket specials. Also Santa and an elf will visit. There will be fresh garden veggies, eggs, maple products and everything except snow. Stop by and say hello.
One gripe came in with the opinion that after all of these impromptu special meetings at the town level, that it certainly looks like some folks do not want to see our community getting a helping hand in sickness and emergencies? And a question came in asking where their money would go if they sent in a donation to the emergency squad?
My suggestion: call 623-9649 at the town hall for these answers or attend the town board meeting on Tuesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Late incoming gripes were about cemeteries- only four are being mowed and cared for (Thurman has over 20).