Over the fence
A reminder the Thurman town landfill's summer hours, 12 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, will cease Friday, Oct. 1. Through the fall and winter months, the landfill will only be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 12 to 5 p.m Sundays. For details, call 623-9649.
Good luck to our new beekeeper in town, a Sky-High Road resident. It's good he's taking on the task to start a bee colony, because it helps all people who grow flowers, vegetables and fruit in the region - we hear bees are a threatened species. It's a tough job to keep the bees healthy, considering the various mites that attack them. Just don't ask our new beekeeper for honey anytime soon!
Running on an independent ticket to fill the vacant supervisor's seat is Evelyn Wood Hall who turned in her petition before the Aug. 17 deadline. Even though no others had petitions out for this position, there may be write-ins; not just for this position, but for all other positions on the November ballot. Also, the town Republican and Democratic committees can submit a nomination for the vacant seats, and that occurs after the primary election Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the town hall from 12 to 9 p.m. Those who seek the post as a write-in have until November to get the word out.
The Thurman Emergency Squad leaders will have a short business meeting Sunday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at the High Street squad building. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer should call 623-4254 for information. Every town is in need of more help - not only those with medical training, but drivers and people to help lift and conduct chores for the squad. Step up and do what you can to help!
Have you started your fall cleaning yet? Remember, if you come across old pictures, especially of barns, hold them out and call Perky at 623-9305 - They are likely needed for the John Thurman Historical Society Quarterly calendar. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15.
Remember, Thurman has a food pantry at the town hall, which is open Monday through Friday during office hours and all residents are welcome to stop by if and when they should find themselves in need of a helping hand. Its been a rough year for many families. Don't feel ashamed if you have to ask for help as there will always be a chance for you to repay the kindness. For details, call 623-9649.
A family members and friends gathered Aug. 14 at the Echo Lake Park and enjoyed a delicious covered dish picnic as well as socializing and sharing memories. Approximately 30 to 35 folks traveled from near and far, coming from as far as Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many photos were taken and many folks got to meet new relatives. They are planning on meeting next year at the same place.
Town business map under development
Any business large or small would be welcome to be depicted on a new map which is being given out at various locations. Call 623-9305 for information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will soon be needed for events in September, November and December. Can you help? Those who would like to be on a list to be called to see if you would be free to help at certain events, call 623-9305 or 623-2580.
School opening, circa 1918
Warrensburg School opened Sept. 5, 1918 with 268 pupils enrolled. In June of the same year there were eight students in the graduating class.
Special days in 'Almost Heaven' country
Thurman residents' birthdays to remember this week include those of: William Chapman, Warren Leigh, Jim Needham, Brian Rounds, Julie Cook, John Needham, Nolan Templeton, and Aiden Moulton - all Aug. 28; Nicole Deloria, Aug. 29; Marty Baker, Sept. 1; Bill Galusha and Iva Hall, Sept. 2; and Beth Galusha, Kylelee Combs and Donna Hermann, Sept. 3.
A Happy Belated Birthday wish goes out to John Arnold who celebrated Aug. 11, and to Dave Binder who added a year Aug. 12.
Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Helen and Craig Baker, 24 years; Debbie and Red Pitkin, 35 years - both on Aug. 30; plus Betty and Frank Gallup, 55 years, Sept. 2.
Activities and events in the northwest territory
The Countryside Adult Home on Schroon River Road will be having a family picnic in September. Watch this column for the date. Residents of the home will be looking forward to seeing their friends and neighbors on this special day.
On Friday, Sept. 24 there is going to be a Children's Night at the YMCA in Glens Falls for kids ages 5 to 11 and there is a fee, $10 for members and $15 for non-members. This is from 6 to 10 p.m. The children can enjoy swimming, crafts and group games. Parents can go shopping, etc. during this break. Advanced registration is a must. Call 793-3878 by Sept. 20. The Friday Night Family Fun Night will not begin at the YMCA until October. Watch this column for details.
All Warren County residents with pets can take them to the rabies clinic set for Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Creek Firehouse. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. For mor information, call 761-6580.
The last free town-sponsored Concert in the Park is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Athol. The Stony Creek Band will give you some foot-stomping tunes to listen to or to dance to, with their American Roots music. The food booth will have snacks and beverages. Ask about CDs, which may be available.
On Wednesday, Sept. 1, "Back To School Blast" will be the theme at the Thurman Station Farmer's Market. Open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. the market offers garden-fresh vegetables, eggs, maple products, soaps and more.
Make your reservations for the Historical House Tour & Luncheon coming Sept. 18. The price is $20 for both lunch and the tour complete with the trolley ride; or you can get just the tour and trolley for $13 and lunch for $7. For reservations, call 623-2505.
A Cemetery Committee meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. The cemetery dues of $2 per lot has been discontinued. Therefore, pre-reserved lots remain free to residents and their family members. This was enacted at the Aug. 17 town board meeting. For details, call 623-2505.
Get well wishes go out to Tina Brown, Jeff Grants, Jasmine Baker, Earle Dibble, Wanda Vopleus, Kelly Schmidt and Pearl Cameron.
Deep sympathy from the community is out to the family of Russell "Rusty"Combs who passed away Aug. 15 after apparently dying of natural causes while water skiing.