Buyces thankful for tribute luncheon
Myrtle and Elmer Buyce were recently honored by townsfolk for their years of community service at a tribute luncheon, and they'd like to thank everyone for planning and attending the event.
Held at the Thurman Baptist Church, the luncheon drew about 160 people, and it focused on the Buyce's work for the church as well as their good deeds for the community.
They said this week that they deeply appreciated such a nice surprise when so many friends, relatives, and neighbors came out to wish them well. Myrtle had relatives who came from as far as Massachusetts and North Carolina, as well as many from the local area.
Many of those attending were old friends that they'd not seen in years. It was such a lovely day for this happy couple. They thank not only the pastor and his wife, but everyone who brought in food dishes, and helped with the serving and cleanup.
Special days in Thurman
Birthdays this week include those of Karen Dingman, Tom Baker, Katrina Moulton, John P. Wilde, and Myron Cameron on March 27; Cindy Lamb, Ed Baker Sr., and Joe Smarro on March 28; Charles Dingman Sr. on March 29; Rick Kenyon, Mary Williams, and Patrick Cobb on March 30; Joan Murphy, Charlotte Needham, and Earl Rounds on March 31; Bonnie Monroe on April 1; and Bea Bevins, Nathan Lucia, and Sherry Baker celebrate April 2.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Tina and Billy Parker on April 1.
Over the fence
Did anyone get an April Fools prank pulled on them this year? Tell us at the Journal. let's give our readers a laugh or two. Call me at 623-2580.
Did you all find your fishing poles, hooks and sinkers yet? Fishing season opens April 1 and anglers can get their licenses at the town clerks office by calling 623-4588 during regular office hours.
Happy Easter everyone! When you take the kids out fishing, tell them to be careful and to not catch the Easter bunny. He will be out "hoppin" and checking places out.
A lady in the Hamlet of Athol was washing up her dishes when a flutter caught her eye out of the window above her sink. Yes, the first robin on March 12, even with so much snow on the ground had landed on a tree branch, and was checking out where he could find worm.
Others, however, have been seeing robins - apparently confused birds - even flocks of them, over the past several weeks.
Get well wishes are out to Mary Winslow who is back home after hip surgery and on her way to recovery.
Cameron and Nelson welcome new baby
Lindsay Cameron and Tyson Nelson of Warrensburg are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, born March 5 at Glens Falls Hospital. Named Maddison Eliza-Lynn, the child weighed 5 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. She joins big sister Melinda, age 4, at home.
The baby's proud grandparents are Tina and Stewart Cameron of Bowen Hill Rd. and Jackie and Robert Nelson of Warrensburg. Great-grandparents are Lucille Cameron and the late Harold Cameron.
Thurman churches set Easter Services
The Kenyontown Methodist Church located on Valley Rd.will welcome all to join them Sunday April 4 to celebrate Easter. Their pancake breakfast at 10 a.m.will be followed by the Easter worship service at 11 a.m.
The Christ Community Church in Athol will rejoice in a "Son Rise" service at 7 a.m. This will be followed by a pancake and sausage breakfast. Special Easter worship services will be held at 11 a.m.
The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Rd. will also have a Son Rise service at 7 a.m. followed by a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with Easter services starting at 11 a.m.
Volunteers are needed for town party
Thurman's annual Easter egg hunt party is planned for Saturday April 3 at the town hall. Volunteers are needed to bring eggs, hard-boiled if possible, and also there's a need for snack foods and beverages. Call Maria at 623-9961 and let her know you can help, and be sure to indicate whether the eggs that you are donating are hard-boiled or not!
The party and hunt will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages infant through 12 years, and parents are asked to accompany their children. There will also be a prize given for the most original Easter bonnet. The Easter bunny is scheduled to stop by. This special event is sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission.
The Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the town hall. Those who wish to join and lose a few pounds can stop by any of the sessions.
During the month of April, the Thurman youth commission will be accepting applications for job positions for the 2010 summer program which runs from July 6 to Aug. 13. Job applications are available at the Thurman Town Hall.
Two counselors are needed, age 14 or older; and assistant counselor, at least age 13. A director, over the age 18, will also be hired for the program.
Applications or letters of interest can be sent to the youth commission, Box 29, Athol, 12810. Deadline is April 30.
Ambulance squad seeks young members
All youth ages 14 and up can join the Thurman Emergency Medical Services' junior training squad. Call 623-9014 and leave your name and phone number or stop by the next meeting on April 11 at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at the High St. squad building.
Beware of rabies, says town official
A fox believed to be rabid has been disposed of, and it provides a reminder we should all be cautious around wild animals. Children should be warned not to approach any animals, particularly those acting in an unusual manner.
Thurman Town Supervisor Red Pitkin said this week that a fox was found March 12 on a lawn near the Thurman Town Hall in Athol. Onlookers thought the fox was acting strange, so it was killed and disposed of. Pitkin wants everyone to make sure their pets are up-o-date on their rabies shots.
On March 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., a Warren County rabies clinic will be held at the Luzerne-Hadley firehouse. For details, call 761-6580.
An apology is due concerning an error in the March 13 Journal which listed the town meetings on March 11, and should have been Tuesday March 16.
Notes from recent town meetings
Discussion of sharing a garbage truck with the town of Stony Creek has been discussed among town board members during the January and February meetings, but no decisions were reached.
A resolution was passed to enter into a contract with the Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. The town board authorized payment of $75,850 to the Fire Co. for the purpose of fire protection in the town.
A resolution was passed authorizing occupancy tax expenditures for the following projects in 2010:
Town-wide sale, $700; farmers market, $3,000; Fiddlers Jamboree, $6,380; Summertime Movies on the Hill, $1,114; Maple Days, $5,000; contingency expenses, $300; general publicity, $1500; web email, $250; webmaster, $300; and Porta-potties, $1,540. This resolution was passed with three board members in favor and two "Nay" votes.
A resolution was passed to have the town payroll prepared by Liberty Management Services.
A resolution was approved endorsing salaries of town officials. Another motion was passed to approve spending $1,300 for engineer-stamped blueprints for town hall renovations to provide handicapped access in both the front and rear of the town hall.
Minutes of town meetings are posted on the town website or citizens can seek copies of minutes from the Town Clerk.