Help brighten a neighbor's life
Saturday Oct. 24 is here, and it's national Make a Difference Day. A good deed, a remembrance, the delivery of a home-baked delicacy, offering a ride in the country, making that past-due visit, chopping firewood for a neighbor, or crafting a gift for a shut-in - all these will bring benefits to you, your neighbor and community. Remember, it's the little things that often bring a smile.
Let us at the Adirondack Journal know let us know what you did to help others. Whether you were the one accomplishing the good deed or the recipient of the thoughtful action, let us know by calling 623-2580.
Area activities and events
Deer season, for rifles and guns, opens early on Saturday Oct. 24. Good luck hunters, and please be careful.
The town Youth Commission's Halloween party at the Thurman Town Hall will be held from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24. Anyone who would like to help can bake some goodies for the kids. Call 623-9961 with questions. All food items can be dropped off around noon.
The Mommie & Me community play group invites all preschoolers to bring their moms or caregivers to the Friday Oct. 30 meeting to be held at the youth building at 9:30 a.m. The group will be working on a Halloween project and the little ones can come in a costume if they wish. For details, call Jennifer at 623-5024.
The craft group that is currently creating warm, decorative quilts will meet at the town hall Monday Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. They invite anyone interested in their work to stop by. For details, call Myra at 623-2633.
The Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club will be holding their monthly meetings on the third Friday of November, December, and January at various locations. For information on joining this winter fun, call Doug at 623-9234.
Thurman town news
The minutes from town government meetings and other information are now posted on the town clerk's website, plus posted on the bulletin board in the town hall.
To get an absentee ballot for the upcoming election by the Oct. 27 deadline, call 761-6459 or 761-6458.
A Meet the Candidates event is planned for 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 30 at the town hall. All are invited to hear the candidates talk about their positions on the issues. Also, anyone seeking write-in votes is urged to attend.
A reminder: The general Election, set for Nov. 3, is now about 10 days away. Local voters will choose a town supervisor, two town council members, an assessor, highway superintendent and town clerk. Write-in votes can be made in the ballot in a slot above the office listed. For additional information, call 761-6459 or 761-6458.
A new slate of town Youth Commission board members are to meet Friday Oct. 23 at noon at the town hall. They will be decorating for the Halloween party Saturday. For additional information call 623-9961.
Notes from the September town board meeting
Supervisor Red Pitkin introduced his new secretary, Nancy Beadnell, who will be working two days each week.
A resolution was passed for the secretary to keep $40 on hand in petty cash.
Resolutions were passed approving Robert Shepler and Maria Ligon to serve on the town Youth Commission.
Discussion ensued regarding the handicapped access to the town hall, and advertising for a temporary carpenter.
Happy birthday wishes are out to Cemenda Roberts on Oct. 25; to Tyler Baker on Oct. 26; to Wyatt Hitchcock and Hayden Sparks on Oct. 27; to Bob Mosher on Oct. 28; to June Beers, Liz Kennedy and Ron Rosatt on Oct. 29; and to Betty Peck, Jonathan Roberts, Brian Davis and Christian Hoffay on Oct. 30.
Get Well Soon wishes are out to Betty Gallup, Jasmine Baker, Jackie Dingman, Joe Galusha, Liz Kennedy, Doreen Cooper and Hial Hall III.
Over the long weekend, Stacy Belden was home from Wells College and enjoyed the time with her parents, Cindy and Bruce Belden on Garnet Lake Rd.
Over the fence
Recent weather forecasts have mentioned the scary, dreaded word "snow" and temperatures were predicted to be in the high 20s. Are all you readers ready for winter?
It is now time to start thinking of the annual Christmas baskets campaign. This is when home-baked goodies and homemade candies or fudge and a small gift are arranged in baskets, which are delivered to Thurman residents who will be alone at Christmas time and also to the elderly shut-ins.
Those of you who know of a person in this situation, please call 623-2909 or 623-2580 and we will add them to our lists. We will also be asking for your help with baking breads, muffins, pies and cookies,plus helping to pack and deliver the baskets. The date and time for these tasks will be announced soon. Meanwhile, townspeople can be baking extra and freezing some baked goods - Every little bit helps!