Special days among Thurmanites
Couples celebrating anniversaries this week are Terry and Nancy Beadnell with 34 years and David and Mary Robinson, both on April 19; and Bob and Sue Baker, on April 21.
Birthday wishes go out to Lewie Gallup on April 17; to Robert Vopleus, Wanda Vopleus, Sue Stoddard, and Bert Wilde on April 18; to Barb Keene, Diane Deloria, Norma Galusha, Charlotte Wood, Coleen Dempsey and Charles Metzger, all on April 19; to Robin Croissant and Eileen Baker, Anna Maluka, Amber Flynn and Margaret Vice, on April 22; and to Harold Monroe and Marc Kenyon on April 23.
Chimney fire in River Road home
On April 1 at about 5 p.m., a woman who asked to remain anonymous heard a roaring noise outside her home which sounded much like a jet plane. She started to go outside when she noticed another woman rushing up her driveway and stepping out the door she heard the Good Samaritan shouting for her to call 911 as she saw flames shooting out the chimney. The homeowner is so very grateful to these unknown folks who stopped by and alerted her and then waited for the fire company to arrive. Special thanks also to C.J. Johnson and Kim Trapasso who came to help and to the Thurman volunteer fire company for their quick response and expertise in putting the fire out before it could spread.
A celebration of birthdays for three ladies was held April 1 in Glens Falls. Bea Bevins and her daughter Mary Williams, both of Glens Falls, and Charlotte Needham of Thurman - who had recent birthdays - enjoyed lunch with other guests, including Billy McGovern, Trish and Jeff Smith, Guy Bevins, and Joan Carpenter all of Glens Falls and Laura Cameron of Thurman. A big birthday cake was enjoyed, and 86-year-old Bea Bevins played Happy Birthday on an organ.
Get will wishes are out to Irene Lamphier, Doris Baker, Charles Dingman, Richard Wormwood, Ken Ackley and Pearl Cameron.
Welcome back home to Thurman Perky and Dick Granger from your winter home in Florida. Unlike the sunny south, you'll still find snow on the ground here.
Free Llama droppings for your gardens. Call 623-3987, Bring your own container.
The Thurman EMS wishes to thank the family that donated a sofa for the organization's use at the squad building.
Area teens who wish to work this summer can stop by the town hall for applications to fill out. The summer recreation program will soon be hiring its staff.
Meetings, events scheduled
Townspeople are invited to attend the April meetings of the Thurman Town Board. The fiscal meeting is set for Monday April 20 and the regular business meeting is to be held on Tuesday April 21. Both start at 7 p.m.
A public hearing will be held at the town board meeting on April 21 7 P.M. concerning the subdivision of two lots, totaling several acres on Garnet Lake Rd., to four.
The local public hearing on the Warrensburg Central School District 2009-10 budget will be held at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Thurman Town Hall.
The Gleaning food delivery in Thurman is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday April 21. Those participating are asked to please bring bags. For information, call 623-9649.
The senior bus to runs on Friday April 24 to Glens Falls and Queensbury. Call Laura at 623-9281 to reserve a seat.
A rabies clinic for house pets will be held Saturday April 18 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Chestertown fire house. For information, call 761-6580.
Thurman's Mommie and Me group will be undertaking a a project at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 22 for Earth Day at the Athol youth building. For information, call 623-5024.
Olan Mills Photography will be set up at the Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Rd. Monday April 20 and the public is invited to bring their families to get their picture taken between 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For information, call 623-2226.
Countryside Home news
Adults residing at the Countryside Home on Schroon River Road express thanks to the Girl Scouts who stopped by in March and challenged them to games of Bingo. The residents also thank Cliff and the Kitchen Pickers, Jo, Brooke, The Desperadoes, Emily& Friends, and Frank & Joan for entertaining during the month. Several residents enjoyed lunch and a spelling bee at Westmount and a St. Patrick's Day party at the home, which featured a few games of Irish Bingo. Two trips were taken to Glens Falls for shopping. Residents say they hope area citizens will stop by for a visit.
Changes to trash
Garbage pick-up was in Thurman was traditionally on Thursdays, but starting April 27 it will be on Wednesday. Friday's collection run will now occur on Thursdays, and Fridays recyclables collection will remain the same.