Kenyontown church to celebrate 100th
The Kenyontown United Methodist Church invites everyone to join in the church's 100-year celebration Sunday Sept.13 with special services starting at 11 a.m. This will be followed by a barbecue and a tour and an open house. People are asked to bring a food dish to add to the celebration, which is for all ages. Families may find it comfortable to bring lawn chairs or blankets with them for the event.
The church, a long standing landmark in Thurman, is located on Valley Rd. Questions? Call Jeff at 623-3940.
Senior picnic planned for Hatchery
This year the annual picnic will be held at the Warrensburg fish hatchery starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday Aug.19. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own silverware. The meat entree will be furnished by the club. We hope everyone will be able to enjoy this event. For details, call 623-9425.
Special days in the mountains
Who's reached another milestone this week? Birthdays are to be observed by Spencer Cameron on Aug. 14; Mike Russell and Bill Lucia on Aug.15; Bernie McQuade, Myrtle Buyce, and Joe Mosher on Aug.16; Doreen Cooper on Aug. 17; Eileen Anni and Evie Tucker on Aug. 19; and triplets Kaitlyn, Courtney and Chelsey Witz on Aug. 20. A happy belated birthday wish goes out to Diane Golden who celebrated Aug. 9. Other special days include Aug. 18, the date of Chris and Mike Demino's wedding anniversary.
On a personal note
Pat Terrell Baker of Mountain Rd. recently received word that her grandson, Tom Noble, injured while on duty in Afganistan, has been sent to Colorado while awaiting surgery at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington.
Chrissy Ackley of Bowen Hill Rd. extends thanks to Suzie and Dexter Baker who were first to arrive after a recent 911 call; also thanks to the Warrensburg EMT squad. Thanks to Daryl Tucker and Cheryl Ross and special thanks to Pauline Buckner who has been coming to help out during her recovery. "You were all such wonderful and compassionate help to myself and to Ken - again thank you all," she said.
Sympathy is extended to the families of Arlene Moffitt who passed away on July 27 and to the families of Geneva (Perry) Webster who died the same day.
Get well wishes are out to Earle Dibble, Richard Wormwood, Jackie Dingman, Joe Mosher, Wanda Vopleus, Chrissy Ackley, Doreen Cooper, Ruth Near and Norma V. Galusha.
Russ and Nerieda Howe and son Ryan of Long Island, recently spent a week at their Mud Street home and enjoyed hosting her parents, Marie and Walter Balon of Florida for a visit. They all enjoyed going to dinner at Geri Howe's home in Warrensburg with Cliff Dureau as a guest Saturday evening.
Did you get copies of the Adirondack Gold books by local author Perky Granger? I have a few left here, so those who want the first or second edition, let me know by calling 623-2580 soon.
Town government news
The Thurman Town Board will meet Tuesday Aug. 18 at the town hall, with the fiscal meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting following at 7 p.m. Residents are welcome at these meetings. Call 623-9649 with questions.
The Gleanings free food program will be at the town hall in Athol at 10 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 18. Those attending are asked to bring extra grocery bags.
Al Vasak was appointed to the town board at their July 21 meeting to fill the vacancy of long-time board member Ruth Keller. Evie Wood Hall was appointed as the cemetery committee chairman at this meeting.
Calling all political wannabees
To run for one of the six political offices open for the November election, there are only a few days left to get independent petitions signed and filed. The deadline to file petitions for office with the Warren County Board of Elections is Aug. 18. Call 761-6459 for details, or check the Warren County website. Offices up for a vote are: Highway Superintendent, Assessor, Town Clerk, Supervisor, and two town board seats.
Family movie 'Chihuahua' scheduled
On Saturday Aug. 15, bring the family and blankets and chairs to the Thurman Recreation field to see the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The show will start at 7 p.m. and the town youth commission may have a concession stand where a full meal, a snack, or beverages can be purchased. The movies are free and are suitable for adults and children. The presentation is made possible through the town's occupancy tax receipts. In this column, we'll announce the weekly showings.
Is the postal service fossilized? Note that my Thurman News column, which costs $1.05 to mail each week, now takes three to 11 days to get from my mailbox to Ticonderoga - but it used to take only one day!
Postal Service officials complain that not enough people are using the postal service. Is this due to the ever-slower service, while it costs more and more money to send a letter?
In bygone days, the old mule train perhaps got stopped along the way at a watering hole, but they were faster than the service we've been getting recently. Even a stubborn mule could travel 50 miles in a day and get the mail delivered a lot quicker than it is taking nowdays!