Remember as you go about your busy life that there are some folks who are alone and lonely - and a phone call or a card would really brighten their day.
A reminder for all who don't have broadband access to save your old phone books, as Verizon will not be printing full phone books anymore. Their 2011 phone books will only have the Yellow Pages' business listings.
Watch next week's column for details on the upcoming Valentine's for Vets project which will be held Saturday Feb. 5. Meanwhile, you can get any lace or extra decorations out to bring with you. All ages are needed to help make hearts for our vets. This craft project, which communicates support for those who served our nation, is sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission.
I'm still fielding phone calls from folks worrying about the town government not signing contract with our local emergency squad. As you know, people are very upset, so I will not repeat all of their opinions again. However, I do believe that the squad could be sanctioned and paid by the town to provide basic emergency medical services. For patients with urgent critical needs, our squad members could give them immediate assistance and meet up with Advanced Life Support technicians from Warrensburg en route to the hospital. Thurman squad officials, by the way, thank all their supporters for their recent help. Activities and events in the hill towns
Starting in February, the Thurman Town Board's regular monthly business meetings and fiscal meetings are moving back to the second Tuesday of each month. The fiscal meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 8.
Despite its lack of contract with the town government, the Thurman Emergency Medical Services squad is continuing operation, and its members meet on the first Wednesday of the month. Anyone wishing to help with the agency's efforts to help townfolk, are welcome to stop by and join the squad. There are no restrictions for membership, except members should be 18 or older, care about the welfare of the community and be committed to help out friends and neighbors.
The Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Road will be conducting a fellowship supper at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. Bring a covered dish to pass and join in this mid-winter event. Everyone is welcome.
The Thurman Quilting Club will gather at the town hall on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to stop by. We can help you get started on making your own warm quilt. For information, call 623-2633.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 28 at the Town Hall. The club members have been busy with trails to maintain and could use any extra help. They would also welcome new members.
The Senior Bus which picks up Thurman residents at their home and transports them to and from Glens Falls, runs next on Friday, Jan. 28. This free service, which takes seniors age 60 and over to the city for appointments or shopping, is open to all local folks. Call 623-9281 by Wednesday and let Laura know you are going.
Birthdays to remember this week are Bethany Herrmann and Glen Germain Jr. on Jan. 22; Grace Allen and Hunter Germain on Jan. 25; Russ Hubert, Pat Baker and Earl E. Dibble on Jan. 26; Sondra Cameron, Dot Bennett and Dot Mosher on Jan. 27; and Kelly Angell and Autumn Moulton on Jan. 28.
Anniversaries celebrated this week are those of Sally and Richard Wallace plus Ken and Pat Baker on Jan. 22; Grace and Keith Allen on Jan. 27; and Donna and Richard Wormwood on Jan. 28.
A Happy Belated Birthday wish goes out to Calista Murray who celebrated her special day on Dec. 20 and to Robert Penna who blew out lots of candles on Jan. 21.
Get Well wishes are sent out to Myron Cameron, Carol Hall, Jane Day and Ed Binder.
Welcome to this world, Logan!
Danny Fancher and Alicia Baker of South Johnsburg Road are proud to announce the birth of a son born at Glens Falls Hospital Thursday, Dec. 23 at 3:11 a.m. The little man was named Logan Fancher and he weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are April Gill and Jerry Remington II of Thurman. Logan's great-grandparents are Jerry and Frances Remington, Sr. of Bowen Hill Road and Theresa and Jeff Grants of Johnsburg. Great-great Grandparents are former Thurman residents Walt and Marilyn Baker, and Bob Goodnow of Don Potter Road.