Assessors to meet with property owners
Town Assessors are hosting two open-book sessions for local property owners to check and compare their property valuations. These sessions will be held Saturday May 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday May 18. Property tax Grievance Day is set for Tuesday May 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For basic information, Town Assessors can be reached at 623-4593. Forms to fill out - for those who wish to dispute their assessments - available at the assessors' office which is in the Harris House building.
Events and activities in Thurman
The Kenyontown Methodist Church will host a covered dish dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday May 19 tat the church on Valley Rd. All are invited to bring a dish and join in this fellowship dinner. Those with questions, call 623-3940.
The Extra Helpings Food Program is in the Town of Thurman which helps families with obtaining nutritious food while keeping expenses low. The menu for the month and the choice of food packages is available at the Town Hall, Call 623-9649 for details.
The Thurman Emergency Squad will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday May 16.
The Squad is still in need of volunteers, not only positions that call for medically related training, but also to drive and help lift. Men and women over age 18 can become volunteers and those over age 14 can join as Junior Members. Those with questions, call 623-9014 and leave a message.
Thurman town news
The Thurman Town Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday May 18 at the Town Hall. The fiscal meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and the monthly business meeting starts at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to both. Questions and opinions are welcome at specified times during these sessions.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will be meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 - with a potluck covered dish dinner - at the Town Hall. Organizers hope every member and those who wish to become members will join the event and help the club plan some of the upcoming day trips. For information, call Norma at 623-9425.
The Gleaning Free Food Program will be at the Town Hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, and the program is open to all Thurman residents. There is also a food pantry at the Town Hall. Those who find their households in need of a helping hand, just ask! To learn more, call 623-9649.
Personal news, special days
This week's Anniversary couples are Candi and Jerry Cameron,40 years on May 15; Cindy and Bruce Belden, 23 years on May 16; Shelly and Roger Durkin, 23 years on May 17; and Robin & Mike Croissant, 17 years on May 18.
Birthdays to be celebrated this week are those of Tyler Cameron and Rex Reynolds IV on May 15; Cindy Crandall, Jackie Holbert & Floyd Planty on May 16; Steve Baker Sr. and Lori Pennock on May 17; Hope Crandall and Muriel LaPoint on May 19; Kathy Leigh on May 20; and Casey Combs, Layna Ward and Heather Wood on May 21.
Get Well wishes go out to Keith Allen, Tammy Winslow, Jasmine Baker, Elmer Buyce, Wanda Vopleus, Cliff Dureau and Hial Hall, III.
Sympathy goes out from the community to the family of George Nemec who passed away April 28.
Wanda Wood of Greenwich recently spent the weekend at Mud Street with her mom, Leila Wood. Other family members stopped by to visit while she was home.
Randy Baker and his brother Myles Williams of Peterman, Alabama was a recent visitor for a long weekend in the Kenyontown area.
Shirley Jackson of Athol was guest of honor at a 1950s- theme birthday party held at the Thurman Town Hall Saturday May 1. Over 50 friends, relatives and co-workers attended and many came in the true spirit of the 50s in poodle skirts and saddle shoes. Fonz and Elvis look-a-likes were there too. Boys had rolled up blue jeans and greased hair, and girls were garbed in big skirts & flat shoes. A buffet and dancing was enjoyed by all. Shirley thanks everyone for gifts and cards and the party. She said it will never be forgotten.
Over the fence
Since carbon monoxide detectors are required to be in all homes, are there any programs to help people with this new law?
Everyone, age 18 and over, who has lived in the district for 30 days prior, should make a point of voting for or against the school budget from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 18 at the Warrensburg Elementary School.
La Mirage salon opens
Nail treatments and pedicures are being offered at special prices for new clients at the La Mirage salon, 980 Route 9 in Queensbury. Clients must call 232-0883 for an appointment. The salon has been open a short time and is being run by Thurman resident Myra Vopleus.
A Valley Road lady did not find a May Basket on her door step for May Day but instead was surprised with the birth of a baby bull calf. On their farm they also have some new little black sheep and two white ones for a total of 13 lambs.
New director at Countryside Adult Home
Deanna Park, a former case worker at Countryside Adult Home in Warrensburg was welcomed back to the facility recently by residents, staff and friends. A party with balloons, flowers, cards was held in her honor.
Deanna is the new Director at the home and is working closely with Warren County Commissioner of Social Services Sheila Weaver and the county Board of Supervisors - researching the potential of bringing in more clients, boosting revenue to keep the home open. She has come up with several proposals and is working very hard to lower the cost to taxpayers of operating the facility and expand its services.