Days to be celebrated in Thurman
Those celebrating birthdays this week include Max Galusha, Jessica LaPoint, and Jasmine Baker on Sept. 19, Vic and Van Baker on Sept. 20, Elmer Buyce, Brianna Hennessey, Diane Wood, Claudette Schloss and Kendall Baker all on Sept. 21. Bob S. Mosher, Joan Gordon and Catherine Hall on Sept. 22, Ruth Pasco and Mike Croissant on Sept. 13. On Sept. 25 Mary Terzolo and Ruth Near celebrate.
Note that last week's Thurman column was left out due to a production error - so here are the special days from last week's column: Happy Late Birthday wishes are out to David Freidman on Sept. 12, Luke Beadnell on Sept. 13, Mike Allen on Sept. 15, to Betty Gallup and Tom Needham on Sept. 16, to Doug Strodel, Alysia Griswold, and Bruce Dingman on Sept. 17, and Josh Vopleus and Pat Eldridge on Sept. 18.
Anniversaries celebrated this week are: Wanda and Cecil Vopleus, 60 years; Nancy and Jim Simkins, 22 years on Sept. 12; Cindy and Bill Altman, 8 years on Sept. 15; also both on Sept. 15 are Gail and Jim Needham, 46 years; and Kelly and Ted Schmidt, 19 years. Tom and Pam Near celebrate 14 years on Sept. 16, Ruth and Don Mitchell,32 years on Sept. 17; and Erwin and Polly Fullerton, 60 years on Sept. 18.
Remember to obtain an absentee ballot
Those unable to get out for the November election to cast your vote, can get an absentee ballot to send in. The deadline to obtain this ballot is Oct. 27. Check with your local town hall for an application, or call the Warren County Board of Elections at 761-6459.
Those who will be age 18 by the November 3 election can register to vote. And to vote in this election, registration must occur by Oct. 9. This also applies to any newcomers to the area who wish to get enrolled. For details, call 761-6459.
Do we have any other folks in our town who would be willing to volunteer their time in helping out a neighbor if needed? Seldom does anyone ask for a helping hand but we'd like to be able to call and find one who has time. For information call 623-2580 or 623-9305.
The Mommie & Me group will be starting up for the new season Friday Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The preschoolers and moms or guardians will meet at the youth building and this first meeting is focusing on getting acquainted and enjoying some fun games. For details, call 623-5024.
Have you started to fill shoe boxes with small gifts, school supplies, toothpaste and brushes, coloring books, combs, etc. to be sent to operation Christmas Child/Samaritans Purse Program. The children who receive these are the ones who might otherwise be forgotten at Christmastime. All details call Gail 623-2633 or stop by the town hall for brochures.
The Thurman Station farmers market is open on Wednesdays from 3p.m. to 6 p.m. It's held at the train depot.
The senior bus service to Glens Falls for a day of shopping and appointments will run Friday Sept. 25. Those who wish to go, call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281.
Circle these dates ahead: the flu shots are scheduled for Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the HEAP program sign-up is scheduled for Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Both will take place at the town hall. Details will be offered in later issues.
The Thurman connection snowmobile club will hold their first meeting of the new season at 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 25 at the former Northwoods Lodge on Bear Pond Rd. For details, call Doug at 623-9234.
Community events abound
The Trolley House tour will be going through Thurman on Saturday, Sept. 19. Participants will board at 12:45 p.m. at the town hall after a chicken and biscuit lunch and be traveling on many local roads. Call 623-2505 for details.
A reminder: The Warren County rabies clinic will be in Thurman at the fire house Saturday Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. All animals must be 3months or older. The fee requested is a $10 donation. For more information call 761-6580.
The film to be shown 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 19 in the local "Movie on the Hill" series will be "Dreamer" Presented at the pavilion in Athol, movies are free and suitable for children as well as adults. You may want to come early and bring your family for a picnic. The food booth will be open and all proceeds go to the youth programs. The last movie of the season, to be shown Sept. 26,, is "Ratatouille."
The Thurman Emergency Squad is in need of more volunteers over age 18. Area residents are asked to assist as drivers, patient caregivers, and those who seek to receive basic emergency medically training. Can you spare several hours occasionally? Thurman needs younger folks to give our older volunteers a break. Call 623-9810 or stop by a meeting.
Volunteer to help out with organizing the Veterans Dinner Tuesday Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m., at the town hall. We will need covered dishes to go with chicken. All veterans are invited to a sit-down meal or the families of veterans. Call Joan 623-2007 and tell her what you can do.
An ATV poker run will start with everyone registering and paying at the pavilion at 9 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 19. This is open to all and is put on by the Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler club. Call 623-2007 for information.
Town board notes and information are now being posted on the website by the town clerk, on the bulletin board at the town hall or you can call 623-4588 and request copies. Our town clerk, Cindy Hyde, has recently been putting in extra hours to get everything out to the public and to answer all questions.
Poker run planned
The Southern Adirondack 4 Wheeler Club will be hosting a poker run Sat. Sept, 19 starting at 9 a.m. at the town recreation field pavilion. Participants must be registered and pay a fee at the booth. This is open to all who have their ATV's registered, licensed and insured. For details, call 623-2007.
Meals available for elderly
Is there anyone who would like to join The Meals on Wheels program and get a hot lunch delivered to their home five days per week at noon? For details, call Bob at 623-2102. In other towns, call your town hall for information.
Over the fence
I found a 1953 registration form for a farm vehicle, the annual fee was $1, one license plate was issued to be attached to the rear of the vehicle. This is how things ought to be - we need relief from expensive fees and regulations.
I wonder whether there will there by any write in votes in the November election.
The recent Thurman newsletter has a misleading reminder about garbage, so here's the real deal: bags should be a maximum of 50 pounds.The landfill hours will be Wednesdays and Fridays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.
Many folks have seen mama deer and their babies out grazing in the fields. Fox have been seen looking for snacks and Canadian geese have been visiting on many lawns.
The Adirondack Gold Books are still available from my home. Local author Perky Granger will not promise to write the third one. These books seem to be suited to adults as well as children. If you need one put aside for Christmas giving, give me a call 623-2580.
Tonina and Mario DeRosa and children Joseph and Lauren of Astoria, NY were recent callers on her sister Filomena Riviello, Garnet Lake Rd. Filomena Riviello and Ron Rosati, Garnet Lake Rd. enjoyed a long weekend with friends in Maine recently.
Valerie Smarro of Williamsport, Indiana came up to spend some time with her mom; Bert Wilde, River Rd. Bert had recently had a short stay at the Glens Falls Hospital emergency room but is home and feeling well again.
Congratulations Ryan for passing your road test Aug. 17.
Rusty and Mayumi Hubert of Kyoto, Japan have been spending time on Comb Road with his parents, Russ and Paula Hubert. During their visit his grandmom, Mildred Michener of Ticonderoga, and his uncle and family Mike and Dawn of Peru also stopped by. The next weekend the four of them traveled to Orchard Park to visit his sister Holly and Lee and family, Emma and Matthew. Rusty and Mayumi both work in the school system in Japan and left Thurman at the end of August.
Corrine Mimekoo and friend Dominick of Florida were up to visit her sister Geri Howe and spent about a week in the region. On Friday their niece Michelene Cooper and sons Alex and Dean of Long Island came up for a visit and everyone gathered at Geri's home for a delicious dinner. Cliff Dureau of Sky High Rd. also enjoyed the day with the family. Unfortunately this was the same evening as the big fire in Warrensburg at Oscar's and this was very visible from the apartment.