Parishioners of the Thurman Baptist Church and friends in the community were out in full -force the evening of Dec. 14 singing Christmas Carols to shut-ins and senior residents of the area. This old-fashioned tradition is still bringing smiles and good cheer to our neighborhood.
Singers ranged from age four to 83, and their voices blended in remarkable harmony. Thank you, singers, for coming out in the cold to bring happiness to others!
Neighbors who received Christmas Baskets from the Thurman Committee would like to thank all who in any way helped to fill these beautiful baskets. One caller said it was like getting a Christmas hug from so many caring people.
Meetings scheduled locally
An Occupancy Tax meeting will be held at the Town Hall 10 a.m. Fri. Jan. 16 to entertain proposals for tourism-related events in town during 2009.
Area residents are urged to attend and either propose their concepts or hear the plans of others. The meeting is open to the public and all organizations.
Free instruction is being offered Sun. Jan. 11 on how to drive an emergency vehicle. The class is sponsored by the Thurman Emergency Medical Squad, and will be held at their building on High St.
Also, a CPR course is planned for Sun. Jan. 18 at the squad building. Both events are open to the public. Call Jill at 683-2602 for details.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will meet at noon Sat. Jan. 17 for a covered-dish luncheon and a brief business meeting. Participants are asked to bring a snack item or a useful item to help fill a box that will be sent to Iraq. Membership dues are still $10 annually, and new members are always welcome. Call Norma at 623-9425 for details.
The Thurman Emergency Squad meeting is at 6 p.m. Sun. Jan. 11 at the High St. Squad Building. At this time there is a need for more volunteers. For additional information call Jill at 683-2602 or attend the meeting.
The Youth Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tues. Jan. 13 at the town hall. For information, call 623-2249.
The Quilting Club invites anyone interested in making a quilt for family or friends to stop by their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 16at the town hall. For information, call Myra at 623-2633.
Gail Needham, Jean Rumble, Lori Smith, Chip Aldrich and Matt Kennedy will be celebrating birthdays on Jan. 10; Hial Hall IV, Lonna Sonley and Cindy Fowler all celebrate on Jan. 11; John Baker and Cassie Mott celebrate on Jan. 13; and Nicholas May does so on January 15.
Natalie Sadow of Naples, Italy enjoyed some time in Schenectady with her mom, Phyllis Sadow. She also visited her aunt Evie Russell in Thurman prior to the Christmas Holiday.
Cheryl and Marc Kenyon of Bear Pond Road enjoyed a week's vacation in Sacramento, Calif. where they were guests of their son and daughter-in-law Marc Jr. and Jeana Kenyon. They arrived on their grandson's birthday! Little Gibson Oscar Kenyon celebrated his first birthday Dec. 17 and became reacquainted with his eastern grandparents.
Get well wishes are out to all those who picked up the cold and flu virus! A speedy recovery is out to Orpha Baker, Hail Hall III, Vern Baker Jr., Jeff Grants, Pearl Cameron and Charlotte Brandt.
Winners of some nice prizes at the Thurman Children's Christmas Program were: Maria Fruda, Ben Terrell, Rachael Baker, Autumn Moulton and Kayla Arnold. A big candy prize was won by Toni Rae Fruda. Congratulations to all.
Over the snowbank
The Thurman Highway Crew really enjoyed their hot luncheon sponsored by many town folks who brought in covered dishes Dec. 22.
They wish to thank everyone who helped to make this possible with special appreciation to Cynthia Hyde for organizing such a treat for all the workers.
The Kenyontown Folks would like a big Thank You to go out to George C. and Jerry C. for being the helping hands for the neighborhood.
Thurman is a small town with a big heart. Our numerous volunteers are proof of that.
A reminder that there are good used clothes of all sizes that are free for the taking in the basement of the town hall. Stop by any Wednesday to look them over during office hours.
Many of us did not enjoy the prank phone call from a young man at 5:30 a.m. on Christmas morn.
Did anyone find the new senior center in Thurman yet? Calls have come in asking for directions.
Stork brings latest Rex Reynolds
Jade and Rex Reynolds IV of Ogdensburg are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy Thurs. Dec. 4 at the Claxton Hepburn Hospital.
Little Rex V weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Jackie and Gregg Washburn of Macoomb, Jim and Melanie Avallone of Carthage, and Karen and Rex Reynolds III of Cameron Road in Thurman.
Great-grandparents are Walt and Jean Strain of Fort Edward and Rex Reynolds II of Stony Creek Road.
New leader for Mommy and Me
Under new leadership, the local Mommy & Me program will start off the new year with meetings Wed. Jan, 14 and Wed. Jan. 28.
All toddlers and babies and their mothers or guardians are welcome at the 10 a.m. meetings. There will be fun winter crafts, story time and snacks. All are welcome from any community. Meetings are held at the youth building in Thurman. Club members express their appreciation to Tobie Binder who has been the group's leader for the past nine years. She will be missed by Mommy & Me participants, and she will always be welcome to stop by for a visit. For information, call Jennifer at 623-5024.