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Shirley Kern, who has served as a noon attendant at Thomson Elementary School for the past 18 years, was feted at a surprise birthday party at the school yesterday morning. Kern will turn 84 on Christmas. She is flanked by her daughters, Kathleen Sullivan of Kingston, N.H. and Donna DiNinno of Leominster.

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