Season of politics is here
Thurman residents have plenty of opportunity available to run for local governmental offices.
There are eight positions now open in Thurman, and petitions can be obtained online at the Warren County Board of Elections' website or at their offices in the county Municipal Center off Northway Exit 20.
The petitions must be filed between July 11 and 14. For details, call 761-6459. Open positions to be filled in the November election are town supervisor, town clerk, tax collector, road superintendent, two positions on the town board and two assessor posts. Independent petitions can be signed between July 12 to Aug. 16.
Summer program approaching
The Thurman summer youth recreation program starts at 9 a.m. Monday, July 11. This six-week program is offered for all local children from age 5 to 14.
Parents or guardians will be responsible for rides to and from the program which extends to noon. The director of the program is Catherine Swartz and counselors will be Brandy, Kim, and Brendon. The program ends Aug. 18 with a family picnic.
The youth commission would appreciate any help with snacks and beverages from the community. They can be brought up to the recreation building on the left at the town hall. For details, call 623-9649.
More road washout thank-yous
After being deserted on an island for three weeks or more with roads and bridges washed out, many friends and neighbors stepped up to help out in so many ways - and neighbors want to thank them all!
Those offering vital help include Jean Coulard, Cindy Belden, Bonnie Monroe, Charlotte Needham, Bob Baker, George Chonko, Bruce Tvrdik, Perky Granger, Joan Harris, and Robin Croissant. The Thurman highway employees who have put in many hours trying to repair the never-ending damage to roads, we thank you all. If more names are called in, we'll let you know. The Garnet Lake Road bridge was repaired and completed on June 16.
Vermont trip highlights history Joining up with the Queensbury Seniors Club, 11 members of the local Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club enjoyed a delightful bus trip June 15 to Lake Champlain where they boarded the Carillon boat. This day trip took them to a history museum in Vergennes, Vt., where they viewed many artifacts from the past including a sawmill, a blacksmith shop, etc. From there, they went to the Mt. Independence Museum in Orwell, Vt., which was historical as well. A lunch at Mill Basin Harbor Club was enjoyed. For details, call 623-9425.
Becky and Bob Hitchcock of Drexel Rd. have returned after spending a month visiting relatives in Florida. They spent lots of time visiting their son, Jason and Tabby Sparks and four-year-old Hayden at Gainsville. They also visited other family members in Jacksonville, Palm Harbour, Daytona Beach and Zephyr Hills before returning to Thurman. They then had to take a trip to view all the road washouts, having been gone during the destructive storms of May 28.
Josh Keeler of Mountain Road, son of Myrna and Keith Keeler, graduated May 15 with high honors from SUNYAlbany. Josh received a Bachelor of Arts degree and plans on returning to pursue more studies in the near future.
Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Rose Moyer who passed away June 18 at the Orchard Nursing Home.
Happy July 4 to everyone!
Birthdays being celebrated this week are Pat Sherman on July 3; Geri Howe and Kyle Baker on July 4; Brandi Baker, Ryan Belden and Drew Kuklinski on July 5; Jim Murphy and Kaitlyn Keller on July 6; and Dan McGovern and Julie Angel on July 7.
Anniversary wishes go out to Glenda and Kent Duell, 27 years on July 6, and to John and Nancy Kindred, 44 years on July 7.
Get Well wishes from all of us go out to Bernice Ross, Jasmine Baker, Jim Gallup, Tom Wunchel, Tina Parker, Cliff Dureau, Suzie Baker, Joan Murphy and Shirley Russell. We wish them all the best.
Does anyone have historical calendars for the 1997 to 2007 years and also the tour books from the same years? Would you donate any of them to the John Thurman Historical Society? The Society's copies of the publications were ruined in the May waters that flooded the basement of the Thurman Town Hall. Those with copies to donate, call Doris at 623-3508.
Events and activities in the hills
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club will meet at 7 p.m. July 8 at the town hall. For details, call 623-2007.
Archeologist David Starbuck is offering a presentation this week on behalf of the John Thurman Historical Society. The program, "Digging up an American Legend," is to be presented at 7 p.m. July 5 in the Thurman Town Hall.
At 7 p.m. July 4, the Thurman summer concerts in the park begin, and this concert will be followed by fireworks.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will meet 7 p.m. July 11.
The Gleaning food program will be holding a session at the town hall at 10 a.m. July 5. This is a free supplemental food program open to all Thurman residents.
The Thurman emergency squad will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at the squad building. Meetings are open to the public and volunteers are still needed.
The county-sponsored senior bus will pick up those 60 and older at their homes July 8 for shopping and appointments in Glens Falls. Call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281 to make a reservation.