Election day is here -
all urged to vote
Election Day is Nov. 3 and polls are open in Thurman from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
On the top of the ballot throughout Warren County are two state Constitutional amendments, two state Supreme Court Justice candidates, and three for Family Court Judge.
Line 6 starts the local Thurman positions. You have a choice of three running for supervisor: Democrat Randall Oppitz is on line no. 1, but he announced Friday that he withdrew from the race. No. 2 is Republican Thomas "Tuck" Birdsall, and third is Incumbent Lawrence Pitkin, who is apparently picking up the Democratic party endorsement after Oppitz's withdrawal.
On lines 8 and 9 are are three candidates for two town council seats: Glenda Duell, Incumbent Charles Bills, and Al Vasak, who was appointed this year to fill the seat of Ruth Keller who resigned.
At the top of the machine are slots that you can open, push up, to allow yourself to write in a candidate of your choosing. this slot will close down when you pull the curtain. For details, call 761-6459.
Do you need a ride to the polls to vote,, or transportation to the Meet the Candidates event Friday Oct. 30? A Thurman resident who recently moved back here has volunteered to help out - Marilyn Hoy-Youngblood. She and her husband Jey Youngblood have moved back to the Hoy homestead on Frank King Road. Giver her a call at 623-9710 evenings. She said she will volunteer to help out in the community when needed, keep her phone number handy.
Events and activities in Thurman
The Thurman volunteer fire company meets at 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 2 at the Athol fire house. Anyone who wishes to become a member of the volunteers is urged to do so.
The Gleaning food distribution will occur 10 a.m.Tuesday Nov. 3 at the town hall. To confirm since this is election day, call 623-9649.
The Mommy and Me group will meet Friday Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the youth building in Athol. All pre-schoolers from any town or location are welcome to attend. The youngsters have lots of fun making crafty things, snacks are provided. For details, call Jennifer at 623-5024.
The shoe box project must be ready and filled with goodies for the operation Christmas child program by Friday Nov. 13. These filled boxes, plus a $7 check for shipping can be left at the town hall or call Gail at 623-2335. Boxes, pre-decorated, are available at the town hall. Suggested items to go into the boxes are hard candies, hair brushes, combs, toothpaste and brushes, crayons and coloring books, pens, pencils and paper, small toys, socks, T-shirts or other small items. Can you fill one for a child who may otherwise be forgotten this holiday season?
Urging everyone to get out and vote in Tuesday's election, the John Thurman Historical Society will not meet in November. The December meeting will be election of directors and a Christmas party.
The annual Christmas Bazaar at the Thurman town hall will be held Saturday Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who wish to set up a sale table, call Helen at 623-2909 evenings. Table space is still $5, which is used to help fill the annual Christmas baskets. Space is limited so call as soon as possible. Details will be in next week's Journal column.
Special days in Thurman
Celebrating birthdays on Oct. 31 are Charles Rice, Howard Green Holtz, and Cindy Altman. On Nov. 1, celebrating are Lillian Parker, on Nov. 2, Jerry Cameron and Hiram Kennedy; on Nov. 3, there's Cindy Belden, and John C Haskell; on Nov. 4, Robin Harrison and John Germain; on Nov. 5, Michele Olden and Bill Rounds celebrate; and on Nov. 6, Roseann Lafarr, Randy Gilbert, Bernie Monroe and Robby Benson will be smiling.
Hermance and Arnold announce birth
Rachel Hermance and Adam Arnold of Queensbury are proud to announce the birth of a son, born Sept. 28 at Glens Falls Hospital. He has been named Aiden James and weighed 8 pounds, 15.3 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Rich and Bonnie Hermance of Queensbury and Lisa and Bill Arnold of Bowen Hill Rd., Thurman.
Be careful of those
goblins and spooky kids
Here come the trick or treaters! Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, drive with extra care on the roads and watch for the little ones. If the kids walk through wooded areas to get some candies, make sure they have lots of red or orange in their costumes, as deer season is open.
Over the fence
You can tell by reading the newspaper that generations have changed. "Farmers say cash needed quick" and in today's world, this means help from the government. In past generations, people were too proud to ask for help. They felt like they had to earn their own way. In reading a diary or journal from the early 1930s, our neighbors were getting together with shovels, pick-axes, and hand- or two-man saws to start building a road between the homes - and yes, that road still exists and is still a dirt road, maintained by the town. These men and boys didn't ask for help, but if anyone saw them struggling with this mile of hand digging, they would usually volunteer to help out, and believe it or not this was not done for pay. Isn't that wonderful?
Correction for last week: Hunting season is not a good time for the kids to be in the woods looking for pretty leaves.
Events in the
northern Warren County
The office of the aging will be holding H.E.A.P. outreach programs to help people of limited income pay for their home heating costs. The outreach events this week are set for Wednesday Nov. 4 - in Bolton at the town mealsite from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and in Hague at the town hall 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring proof of income, social security numbers for all household members, fuel bills and any other heating bill. For details, call 761-6347.
Pet rabies clinic
Bring your dogs on leashes, cats and small pets in carriers for their immunization for rabies. The Warren County Public Health will be in Warrensburg at the fire house Wednesday Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A $10 donation is requested for each pet.