Rabies safety precautions urged
With the talk of possible cases of rabies in town, people are urged to have their pets inoculated. The next rabies clinic through Warren county will be on Saturday April 17 at the Chestertown Firehouse on state Rte. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. Dogs should be on leashes and cats and smaller pets in carriers. Those with questions. call 761-6580.
To minimize the risk of a life-threatening exposure to rabies, keep your pets and your small children away from all animals until the scare of rabid fox, raccoons, etc. is gone.
Over the fence
Gripes that were called in this last week in March were mainly on the big changes in our weather, 60 degrees one day 35 degrees cold and windy the next day. One person started to pack away the winter mittens and longjohns but then had second thoughts.
A few calls came in from folks who were upset over the write up in the Post-Star on the controversy involving the Thurman Emergency Medical Services squad, commenting how much our small community needs our own squad.
Sympathy from the neighborhood goes out to the family of John Cooper who passed away Wednesday March 24. Mr. Cooper always had a smile for everyone and was well-known in the area as a school bus driver and in his later years, a school crossing guard.
Filomena Riviello of Garnet Lake Rd. has recently returned from a delightful trip to Sicily, Italy, where she enjoyed the beautiful sights and Italian culture.
As I write this column March 30, Cliff Dureau of Sky High Rd. is improving at Glens Falls Hospital after a gall bladder surgery but he is expected to be home by the time this newspaper is published, and he'll likely be out buying sugar to feed his Humming birds. He is a volunteer in many programs in Thurman. We all miss you and wish you well, Cliff.
Vopleus benefit turnout appreciated
This little newspaper could not hold all the Thank You's and gratitude that came in from Don and Myra Vopleus and family after the benefit dinner held at the Thurman Town Hall on Saturday March 20. The Vopleus family thanks everyone who in anyway helped in putting this event together, they appreciate all the time and effort that made this possible. Thanks go out to all the county workers, to so many of the Vopleus' friends who turned out, to their good neighbors and to those who traveled so far to attend. With the economy so bad at this time, the hearts of those who came out were bigger than life and everything was so well organized. They can not thank you all enough for all that was done for their family.
Don is slowly improving, day by day, after the tree accident on Nov. 25. The family wishes to also express thanks for the many cards and prayers and for keeping them in your daily prayers.
Events, activities in the hills
Those parents and caregivers of youngsters who would like to meet other mothers in our region are urged to join in activities of the local Mommie & Me play group, which will be gathering Friday April 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the youth building in Athol. A group leader said this week she hopes many mothers will bring a friend along with their kids and help the group get started. Plans are underway for activities including, games, crafts, and if weather permits, outside fun. For directions or information, call Jennifer at 623-5024.
There will be a town occupancy tax application/distribution meeting at 10 a.m. Friday April 16 at The Glen Lodge. The meeting is open to the public, and all those who wish to submit a request for funding a tourism-related activity should have their paperwork ready. For details, contact the Thurman Town Hall.
Family Fun Night at the YMCA will be held Friday April 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This free fun night is open to all families. There will be swimming, crafts, and games offered.
Vendors are being sought for the Thurman Station Farmers Market which will be starting up in June and run until October, each Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call Sheryl 623-9718 to answer all your questions.
Are there any volunteers who would like to occasionally help out with projects on the Town Youth Commission? Leave you name and phone number with Maria at 623-9961, and she will notify you when help is needed.
Also volunteers are needed for the organization of the annual Christmas basket drive. Call 623-2909 or 623-2580.
Would you like to volunteer to help all town residents and become an Emergency medical Services squad member? Call 623-9014 and leave your name and number.
Volunteers will soon be needed to put up signs and to help with publicity for the townwide sale. Call 623-9305.
Remember, becoming a volunteer gives you the chance to meet your neighbors and to make new friends.
Special days up Thurman way
Happy Anniversary wishes on April 10 go out to Lisa and Lenny Baker, and on April 16, to Pat and Bruce Sherman.
Happy Birthday wishes are expressed this week to Mae Rozell, Vern Baker, and Shannon Castro on April 10; Mike Hill and Vicki Hanlon on April 11; Chuck Haskell, Gary Rounds, and Maurice Combs on April 12; Ginny Mosher, Josh Baird, Dave Baker, Lindsay Galusha, Tom Stoddard and Clarence Alger Sr. on April 13; Natalie Flynn, Hugh Pasco Jr., Wes Proctor, Jack Schloss and James Binder.
A happy belated birthday wish is out to Tommy Lloyd who celebrated March 31.
The community sends out their Get Well wishes to all who are not feeling up to par; and to Cliff Dureau, Cal Engle, Hial Hall III, Jackie Dingman, Don Vopleus, Elmer Buyce, and Joe Mosher.
Janet Joly of North Carolina was in Thurman for her mother's birthday on March 31 and spent a week with Joan and Jim Murphy of the Glen. Her sisters Jill and Jo Anne visited for the weekend and the family gathered for a birthday party on Saturday. Joan was very happy that they could all get together for her big day.
Sugar Loaf Seniors news
Twenty members of the Sugar Loaf seniors Club enjoyed a luncheon on March 24 at the Chinatown Restaurant in Queensbury. They had a brief business meeting and discussed some trips which seem to appeal to all. These trips, which about came down to three, will be chosen at the April 21 meeting. Anyone wishing t o join the club can call Norma at 623-9425 or Irene at 623-9539 for details.