Over the fence
The John Thurman Historical Society has a set of the quarterly from August 1963 to March of 1980 which they will sell for $75. Call Joan for info at 623-2007.
The new spring issue of the John Thurman Historical quarterly is now available and is $4 a copy. Copies are available at the town hall and at the Athol General Store on Mountain Rd.
The new garbage pickup schedule in Thurman will begin on April 27 instead of May 1. The summer hours for the landfill begin May 6. The landfill is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 3 p.m., and on Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Call the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649 for details.
Congratulations to the winners of the Easter egg hunt held April 4 and about 75 people coming out to see the Easter bunny who was hopping about and scratching his ears. There were seven lucky winners going home with some nice prizes. A total of 400 eggs were found by eager children, who came from surrounding towns as well as Thurman.
There are government employees out and about collecting information and mapping for the US census coming up in 2010. Don't' panic if you see someone walking around and wanting information or using the new hand held GPS unit. They do have identification with them.
Special days celebrated
Birthday wishes go out to Emily May and Bob Galusha on April 24; to George Chonko on April 25; to Minnie Albanese and Wanda Ackley on April 26; to Darin Bolton, April 27; to John Gereau, Shirley Jackson and Andrew Hall on April 29.
Anniversary wishes go out to Jack and Claudette Schloss on April 24 and to Heidi and John Baker on April 27.
A great big thank you goes out from Evie and family to the anonymous person who brought a big box of Easter surprises and left it on the porch. That box wa packed full of edible items, plus there was a very beautiful blossomed Easter plant. Thank you so much!
Get well wishes are out to Richard Wormwood, Hial Hall, Charlotte Brandt, Doris Baker, Charlie Dingman, and Irene Lamphier.
The town wide sale is coming soon. There will be volunteers at the town hall Thursday April 30, on Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone can stop by to get signed up for the May 16 and 17 town wide sale. The fee is still $3 which pays for the ads for the sale. Sellers will need to submit their address and a short list of items which will be in their sale.Volunteers are needed to help on the sign-up dates, and to post sale signs. us? Call 623-9305 or 623-2580 to help out.
Please send your ideas or suggestions on how you think the school budget could be lowered. Send to Linda Gates PO Box 13, Warrensburg, NY 12885.
There is a leash law for all dogs in the town of Thurman. The town's animal control officer can be reached at 623-9810.
Upcoming meetings, events
An open house of the local weight-control TOPS group will be held 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday April 30 at the Thurman Town Hall. All are welcome to attend and learn about how to eat healthy and lose weight while having fun.
A county-sponsored rabies clinic will be held in Lake George at the firehouse on Saturday April 25 from 10 a.m. to noon for area residents. For information, call 761-6580.
On Tuesday April 28 the Women's Bible Study Group meets at 9:30 a.m.. Call 623-2007 or 623-3843 for location.
The quilting group meets on Friday, May 1st at 6:30 P.M. at the town hall. Info 623-2633.
Easter in Thurman
The familiar holiday bunny came hopping down the well-worn path about 4 a.m.on Easter. I saw him in the moonlight trying to put on his ear muffs, but he was having so much trouble trying to get them to cover his ears that I felt sorry for him and rushed around and found a large knit hat that I placed by the kids Easter baskets - then hurried back to bed. I got up again after I heard him leave and sure'nuff he took the warm hat. When daylight came there was snow flurrying, so is it any wonder that he was cold?
The Baker family of Mud Street had an Easter egg hunt and this fun event for the little ones was followed by a delicious family dinner. Thirty-two family members came from Ballston Spa, Brant Lake, Corinth as well as the local area. Eileen Baker hosted the event and her mom, Leile Wood enjoyed the family gathering.
Gathering to celebrate Easter at the Strobeck-Russell home on Garnet Lake Rd.were Bonnie and Bernie Monroe and four children, and Lennie and John Parker, all of Warrensburg. Other visitors included Jenny and Will Hill and two children and John Hill, all of Glens Falls.
Myrtle and Elmer Buyce of Buyce Rd visited her sister Elsie Allen at the Tri-County Nursing Home in North Creek after which they enjoyed Easter dinner with Joseph and Helen Allen in Johnsburg.
SueAnn and Donnie Stone and their three children gave a special Easter surprise to his grandmom, Charlotte Wood, when they showed up to rake and clean up her large lawn, located on state Rte. 28 in Warrensburg. They later enjoyed a big dinner which was prepared by their mom, Cindy Lamb.
More Easter news next week: give me a call at 623-2580.
(Editor's Note: As of Monday, Evie Russell was at home after a hospitalization over the weekend. All of us at Denton Publications wish her a speedy recovery.)