Button up your home now!
It's mid-October, and it's time to make sure that your home is ready for winter.
Have you checked your batteries in the smoke detectors and do you have extras for your flashlights? Keep a couple of candles on hand, plus fill and put away a few jars of water, for power outages.
Make sure stove pipes and chimneys are cleaned, furnace filters and burners are checked and keep fuel in those tanks.
Windows too need the storm windows on. Keep a scatter rug by doors to roll up at night to keep those drafts out.
Thurman events and activities
This week and next will be a very busy week for many. There is a Halloween party sponsored by Town Youth Commission at the town hall on Saturday Oct. 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the ghosts, goblins, cowboys, and indians down for an afternoon of fun and games. There will be contests for all ages and prizes will be given out.
The Mommie & Me pre-schooler play group will meet Friday Oct. 23 at the youth building from 9: 30 to 11:30 a.m. All moms or guardians are welcome to attend with their preschoolers. The group will have some seasonal crafts to work on, plus snacks, and will also meet Friday Oct. 30 to work on some Halloween projects. For details, call Jennifer at 623-5024.
The Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Laura's in North Creek.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will meet on Wednesday Oct. 21 at the town hall at 6 p.m. A covered dish dinner will precede the short business meeting, and an election of officers will take place.
The free bus service for all seniors age 60 or more will pick you up at your home for a ride to Glens Falls to shop for an appointment on Friday Oct. 23. Those wishing to go must call Laura 623-9281 by Wednesday evening to reserve a seat.
An open house is to be held the evening of Friday Oct. 30 at the town hall to meet candidates running for office in the November election. The time will probably be 7 p.m., but we'll publish the details next week.
Those who need information on registering to vote or how to prepare a write-in ballot, etc., may contact the county Board of Elections at 761-6459 as soon as possible. The deadline to obtain an absentee ballot is Oct. 27.
Give me a call 623-2580 and let us know what you did on Saturday Oct. 24 to make a difference in someone's day. Did you do something for a shut-in, or visit a nursing home, or bake a treat for one who can't, sometimes a little thing can mean so much.
The town fiscal and monthly meetings will be held Tuesday Oct. 20 at the town hall - the fiscal meeting at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing, then the monthly business meeting at 7 pm. Town officials urge citizens to attend and be involved with town government.
The Gleaning food distribution will be in Thurman 10 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 20 at the town hall. This free food program is open to all town residents. For details, call 623-9649.
The Meals on Wheels program, open to all seniors, brings meals to area homes. Those who are having hard time preparing a meal, give Bob a call at 623-2102.
The Extra Helpings food program is also available to help residents through hard times. Call 623-9649 for information.
Birthday greetings go out to Kathy Haskell on Oct. 17, Tina Parker and Brett Moulton on Oct. 19, John J. Kindred on Oct. 20, Myra Vopleus, Bruce Ross and Doug Needham on Oct. 21, Jo Ann Russell and Larry Germain on Oct. 22, and to Julie Russell, Janice Beers, and Donna Davis on Oct. 23.
Sympathy from the community is out to the family of the late Mary A. Hansen who passed away on September 28.
Get well wishes to Myron Cameron, Jasmine Baker, Ronnie Dibble, Hial Hall III, Joe Galusha, and John Cooper.
Anniversaries this week are those of Myrtle and Elmer Buyce, 41 years on Oct. 18; and to Roy and Jamiee Ross, 18 years on Oct. 19.
Theresa and Jeff Grants recently returned from a visit with their daughter and family Jalene and Anthony Lapradd and baby Nicky in Messena. The baby came back with them to spend a day with his grandparents at their South Johnsburg Rd. home.
Over the fence
Rifle season for deer hunters opens this next weekend, Oct. 24, so dress in bright colors and stay away from wooded areas. This would be a good time for the little ones to go out looking for pretty leaves.
Gripes have been pouring in this first week in Oct. and most of them have been about people attempting trying to get through Warrensburg with the sales going on. One caller suggested that a gas station should go into business on a back street.
Big thanks are out to the mail carriers for getting the mail delivered on Friday and Saturday Oct. 2 and 3 during the unbelievable traffic associated with the World's Largest Garage Sale.
Call Gail 623-2335 and let her know how many shoe boxes you or your group will be filling for the operation Christmas Child. Pre-decorated boxes to be folded and filled are available at the town hall,
A reminder to pay your $2 dues to the cemetery committee before the end of October They can be sent to P.O. Box 47, Athol, 12810. Send your check to the cemetery committee at $2 per reserved lot. For details, call 623-2505.