Snow plow casualties
Some Verizon telephone customers were without service Friday Feb. 6 and for half the following day. The Verizon repairman located the problem: a green box full of phone wires had been hit by a snow plow on the Garnet Lake Rd. corner. We've also noticed some mailboxes plowed down and road signs bent in the area. There has been over five feet of snow this season in the hills, according to a local resident measuring the precipitation.
Special days among Thurmanites
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Marie Allison on Feb. 20; to Peggy Florance and Margaret Kruger on Feb. 21; to Dennis Galusha and Cheyanne Hill on Feb. 22; to Dennis Dempsey and Terry Beadnell on Feb. 23; to April Robinson, Sean Cameron, Brett Springer, Lila Harrington and Venena Kennedy on Feb. 24; to Matt Lanfear and Tammy Winslow on Feb. 25; and to Stan Shaw on Feb. 26.
Happy Anniversary wishes are sent out to Jerry and Evie Lucia on Feb. 22.
Moshers welcome new arrival
Kerri and Joel Mosher of Glen-Athol Rd. are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, born Fri. Jan. 30 at Glens Falls Hospital. The baby, who was 7 lbs. 13 oz., and 20 inches long, was named Grace Elizabeth.
Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Margaret Wallace, who passed away Sat. Feb. 7 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Get Well wishes go out this week to Ken Ackley, Charlotte Brandt, Vern Baker Jr., Hial Hall III, Cal Clemons and Doreen Cooper.
The Thurman dog warden is Dexter Baker and he can be reached at 623-9810. Calls have come in concerning dogs in the roadways. So, here's a reminder to all pet owners, that a leash law is enforced in Thurman.
The food pantry in Thurman recently received some canned and non-perishable items from the local Girl Scout troops. The food pantry organizers thank the scouts and their families for their generous donations.
Over the fence
Many flocks of wild turkeys are checking out the Thurman area and seem to like crossing the roadways in front of cars.
All drivers should be alert and also watch for deer as they, too, are beginning to wander out through the snow on these few warmer days in February.
The Extra Helpings Food Program, which provides a nutritious array of foods at a low price, is open to new participants. The price is now $21 for the standard monthly food package, and there are also other food packages to choose from. Stop by the Town Hall for the March menu, or call Norma at 623-9649.
Seeing clearly has its downside
This correspondent received a call recently from Bert Wilde on River Rd. who like me had a cataract operation about the same time as I did. Now it's three weeks into healing, and I have a complaint: I can see the dust and cobwebs in the corners of my house!
Sincere thanks to all those who called here and wished me well during my fast recovery from the cataract operation.
News from Countryside Home
In the long, cold month of January, residents of the Countryside Hometook only two outside trips to Glens Falls.
Also, they recently hosted a salad sale and a Cabin Fever Picnic and played some summertime games.
Residents also participated in several scrap-booking classes and a monthly group birthday celebration.
Residents also enjoyed karaoke night, a pet visit, and a gardening session with 4-H Club representatives this month.
Thanked for bringing smiles to the residents are entertainers Cliff & the Kitchen Pickers, Gordon & Jenny Graves, The Desperados, and The Melodies with Emily.
Residents welcome visits from friends and neighbors as well as family, so folks are welcome to stop by anytime to say "Hello."
All taxpayers have a week left to get in their exemption forms at the Town Assessor's office. The deadline is March 1. Call 623-4593 for more information.
Community groups to convene
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club meets at noon on Saturday Feb. 21 at the Thurman Town Hall for a covered dish luncheon and a brief business meeting. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 623-9425.
The Mommie & Me group will meet again Wednesday Feb. 25 at the Thurman youth building in Athol. A special project is planned for the preschoolers and snacks are provided. Meetings start at 10 a.m. For information, call 623-5024.
The Women's Bible Study group will meet Tuesday Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. For details, call Joan at 623-2007 or Charlotte at 623-3843.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Thursday at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. All are welcome to attend. For information, call 623-9649.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 27 at the Thurman Town Hall, For information, call Doug at 623-9546.
Are there any residents who would like to become a member of the Thurman Emergency Squad?
Call 623-9810 with any questions, or stop by at the March 8 meeting of the emergency squad. Meetings are always open to the public.
The bus service for all local seniors 60 or over will run on Friday Feb. 27 to Glens Falls for a shopping trip and appointments. Call Laura by Wednesday evening at 623-9281 to reserve a seat. Those who are first-time riders will have to give her directions to their homes.
The Thurman Emergency Squad is looking for a sofa that opens into a bed. Anyone seeking to donate one is asked to call 623-9810.