Special days in the hills
Happy Anniversary wishes go out this week to David and Faye Newkirk, married 44 years as of October ; and to Karen and Jeremy Ward on their special day, Oct. 8.
Birthdays celebrated this week are Riley Fisk, Oct. 2; and Stacy Belden, Doreen Chadwell, Fred Witz and Adam Robinson, all Oct. 3; Rachel Castro and Chrystal Beadnell, Oct. 5; Nancy Beadnell, Oct. 6; Heather Leigh, Oct. 7; and Buddy Russell, Kelly Cameron May and Lisa Arnold, Oct. 8.
On a personal note
Get Well wishes go out to Shirley Ainsworth, Elmer Buyce, Joe Mosher, Jackie Dingman, Jeff Grants, Matt Kennedy, and Ed Fiehol.
Harry Alger of Bowen Hill Road, who is recovering from surgery, sends a message of appreciation for support from the community during his illness. He's back at home after having undergone five-way bypass surgery at Albany Medical Center plus a stay at Glens Falls Hospital.
Alger expresses heartfelt thank you's to the many folks who prayed for his recovery; to his wife and children who stayed by his side; to family and good neighbors who helped at the homestead, to the many who stopped in to visit and sent cards, to the pastor and his wife, and special thanks to Thurman EMS for getting to his home so quickly and probably saving his life. And most of all, thanks to God for giving the surgeons the skill to perform the operation, he said this week.
Activities and events in the hills
There are two Halloween parties in the planning stages at this time. One is to be Saturday, Oct. 23, and yet another Sunday, Oct. 31. As information comes in we'll fill you in. Meanwhile you have time to make an original costume that is really creative and unique!
Coming up next weekend, Oct. 9 and 10, is the Thurman Fall Farm Tour. Visit farms and view the animals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in various sites all over town. You can also visit other businesses, such as sugar houses, tree farms and galleries. A pancake breakfast is to occur beginning at 9 a.m. at the Valley Road Maple Farm. Free maps will be available for the tours.
Regular hunting season opens Oct. 23. Anyone needing to get their hunting licenses can stop by the town clerk's office, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the town hall. For details, call 623-4588.
No less than 28 local residents turned out for the all-day safe driving classes held at the Thurman Town Hall Sept. 25, and that means 28 drivers will see a deduction in their auto insurance rates. This program was sponsored by AARP and the Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club. Nettle Meadow Farm's Open House scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Those seeking to purchase the farm's award-winning goat-cheese delicacies, can call 623-3372 for details.
The Thurman Landfill is now open only on weekends - Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be Bible study classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Thurman Baptist Church for all women in the area. For details, call 623-2007.
On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Warren County Rabies Clinic will be situated at the Bolton Fire House from 10 a.m. to noon. A donation of $10 for each pet is requested, and all dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. For details, call 761-6580.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, is the last day to visit Thurman's Farmers' Market, held 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Thurman Station off Route 418. Stop by for some bargains!
Local civic and sport organizations to meet
The Thurman Emergency Medical Services will hold a Board Meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Squad Building on High Street. All board members should try to attend. The meeting open to the public is set for Oct. 17.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the firehouse in Athol. Everyone is welcome to stop by with any questions. Those who who would like to become a volunteer are urged to stop by and obtain more information.
The Gleaning food program will be holding their recurring session at the town hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. The program is in need of clean, used plastic bags and volunteers to help pack, and to occasionally deliver. Those who seek to help out their neighbors may just stop by and leave their name and phone number with the Thurman town supervisor's secretary.
The county-sponsored Senior Bus will run from Thurman to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or appointments Friday, Oct. 8. All who wish to take this free bus service must call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281. Give her directions to your home if you are a new rider.
The Southern Adirondack Four Wheeler Club will meet at 7 p.m Friday, Oct. 8, at the town hall. All are welcome to bring their suggestions and concerns, so solutions can be devised. For details, call 623-2007.
Veterans Appreciation Night set for Tuesday
Thurman residents will be saluting the veterans of all wars at a special program and dinner to be held at 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Thurman Town Hall. This program will be put on by the John Thurman Historical Society and they are asking for donations of covered dishes for the dinner. All veterans and family members are welcome to share in this event. For details, call 623-2007.