Over the fence
Really, many are exhausted trying to keep black flies and mosquitoes from biting. Will they leave by May 31 as usual? Is there a screen made small enough that the little critters can not get through? Are we feeding the birds too much, as they don't seem to be eating the insects anymore?
Town of Thurman jobs open
Several part-time positions are open: one as town hall janitor, and the other is for a court clerk with computer knowledge and office skills. For details, call 623-9649 or stop by the town hall for applications.
The Meals on Wheels program is now seeking volunteer drivers to deliver in the town of Warrensburg. Mileage reimbursement is paid. Those who can help out once or twice a week, call 623-2653.
There are many more positions open in the town for those who like to help out others and become a volunteer. If you would like to become a helper, please call 623-9305 or 623-2580 and leave your name and phone number. When help is needed, a representative of a community organization will call and you can decide if you wish to volunteer.
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Jim and Joan Murphy, 53 years; Paula and Russ Hubert, 42 years; Robin and Stephan Buckbee - all on June 7; and Wendy and Hugh Pasco, 37 years on June 8.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Travis Galusha and Amy Mattison on June 4; to Leon Galusha, Joey Castro, and Budgy Fish on June 6; to Leah Sumner, Brett Pasco and Lenny Shaw on June 7; to April Russell, Betty Clayfield, Shirley Ainsworth, and Lillian Reed on June 8; Darlene Castro, Ken Cameron, Deidra Peters, Jake Wilde and Derek Deloria on June 9; and to Lindsay Wood and Karen Cassidy on June 10.
Wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Tina Parker, Jasmine Baker, Tom Wunchel, Doris Bunker, Ray Hanes, Barb Metzger and Bob Goodnow Jr.
Jackie Holburt of Louisiana has been back in her old home state of New York and staying with her mom, Lauren Cameron of Garnet Lake Rd. They enjoyed spending time together and Jackie was here for the great Thurman Townwide sale.
Pelletier & Wallace welcome twins
Jennifer Pelletier and Richard Wallace Jr. of Fort Ann are proud to announce the birth of twins on May 6, 2011. Arriving at 1:13 p.m. was Olivia Darla, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 18 inches. And at 1:14 p.m., Oliver Vincent arrived, weighing 5 pounds, 5.5 ounces, also 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Darla and David Pelletier of Fort Ann and Sally and Richard Wallace of Alden Avenue. Great-grandparents are Pat and Ken Baker of Mountain Road.
A lovely baby shower was held for Jennifer a week before the twins arrived. Many needed gifts were received for the new arrivals. The shower was held in Fort Ann by the Pelletier family.
Area citizens boost Kidney charity
Matt Kennedy would like to thank everyone who came out in the pouring rain May 15, to walk in Warrensburg to raise funds and awareness for the Kidney Foundation. He also expresses thanks to those who donated to the organization. Donations totaling $285 came in locally, and a total of $40,000 was raised in Warren and Washington counties.
Jim and Norma Galusha of Charley Olds Road spent a long weekend with Norma's sister Marilyn Becker in Chalfont, Pa. All enjoyed spending time together and catching up on family news.
Time to consider public service
Those local citizens would like to hold an elected office in the town of Thurman, you can start getting ready and look into the pros and cons of the responsibility that goes with your choice of a position. The following positions will be on Nov. 2011 election ballots: Highway Superintendent, Town clerk, two Assessor positions, Tax Collector, Two Town Board seats, and Town Supervisor. This notice gives you time to think and review the job duties and discuss the opportunities with loved ones and friends.
Summer program ready to launch
All children from ages 4 to 14 can soon sign up to have lots of fun at the Thurman Summer Youth Program which begins July 11. Sessions are held Monday through Friday on the field behind the Harris House, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children need to have papers signed authorizing trips and specifying guardians in case of an emergency. Each day there might be games, crafts, contests, reading and gardening. Snacks are provided and are usually donated by good friends and neighbors. The children routinely take trips once a week to fun places and new adventures. Parents or guardians are responsible for rides to and from the program.
Events and activities in the hills
The John Thurman Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the thurman Town Hall. Guest speaker at the event is Dr. Thomas Devol, offering a presentation on researching the history of the Duell and Devol families in Warren County. Meetings are open to all, and refreshments are to be served. For details or to join the group, call 623-9305.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co.will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 6 at the firehouse in Athol. Meetings are open to the public and new members who wish to join and help out in the community are welcome to stop by.
A session of The Gleaning free food program will be held at the Thurman Town Hall Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. This is open to all Thurman residents. Just stop by and bring a used grocery bag if you can. For more information, call 623-9649.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club will meet at the Thurman Town Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, June 10. To join this club, which follows the safety rules and still has many enjoyable rides and get-togethers, give Joan a call at 623-2007.
The senior bus service will make a trip to Glens Falls on Friday, June 10. All Thurman residents age 60 or over can take advantage of this free transportation which allows riders to shop, have lunch out, and go to appointments. All must call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday to reserve a seat.