The town sledding hill has been groomed by Thurman Town employees, and it's ready for outdoor fun! Bring your sleds, saucers or ski boards and enjoy the wintry outdoors like in the bygone days!
Volunteer of all ages are needed to stop by the Thurman Town Hall Saturday Feb. 7 to help in creating Valentines for area veterans.
The group will gather at 1 p.m. and all the materials and supplies will be furnished to create the Valentines. Those who want to bring extra materials are encouraged to do so.
Pizza and snacks will be available for all who participate. Call 623-2249, 623-2909 or 623-9961 for more details.
What's this world coming to?
The telephone company's computerized phone-answering system for their repair-request line is a disaster.
I get frustrated, and I'm sure others do too, when calling to report a problem.
Their new voice-automated answering system never seems to understand what you are saying, gives you computer-menu choices that aren't helpful, and blocks your way to get a real person on the line.
I'm sure it causes people with high blood pressure or other medical problems to "lose their cool."
Too many big companies are converting to systems like this. All of this computerization should be banned, and this would provide more jobs for real people!
Remember how many people in the neighborhood used to work for New York Bell Telephone? Do you think a petition would help?
Birthdays this week belong to Dewie Stoy, Jill Galusha and Jason Baker on Feb. 6; Vonda Beattie, Kayden Breault and Jim DeSourdy on Feb. 8; Cole Mosher and Hilary Vaughn on Feb. 9; Carol Hall, Zachary Hennessey, Laura Rafferty, Nick Moon and Filomena Riviello on Feb. 10; Donna Keck and Kailey Bacon on Feb. 11; Kara and Kailey Bacon on Feb. 11 and Nathan Herrmann on Feb. 12.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Bob and Peggy Florance who will celebrate 56 happy years on Feb. 7; to Jim and Maria Ligon and Dan and Juanita Cameron, both on Feb. 9; and to John and Lennie Parker on Feb. 11.
Toddlers and parents together
All are invited to attend a meeting of the Mommie & Me club on Wed. Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. The group meets at the youth building on the hill behind the Thurman Town Hallo. The project for the little ones will be a Valentine's activity. For information, call Jennifer at 623-5024.
Groups set meetings, seek volunteers
The Thurman Emergency Squad meets at 6 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8 at the squad building on High St. All town residents are welcome to attend, and those who can volunteer to assist occasionally, are urged to call Jill at 683-2602.
A women's Bible study group is scheduled to meet each second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., this fellowship group discusses many subjects. Also, the group conducts visits to area shut-ins and helps out in many efforts in town. For information, call Joan at 623-2007. The next meeting is Tuesday Feb. 10 and Tuesday Feb. 24.
Residents who want to get involved in an effort to provide recreational opportunities for young folks are urged to join a meeting of the Thurman Youth Commission 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 10 at the town. Meetings are open to the public and anyone who would like to serve on the board is welcome to attend the meeting and apply for the post.
The Southern Adirondack Four Wheeler Club welcomes all who enjoy outdoor Spring activities to attend their meeting at 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 13. For information, call 623-2007.
Bus transportation offered
The Senior bus for all residents age 60 or over makes regular trips into Glens Falls for shopping, visiting or medical appointments. The bus will pick people up at their homes on Friday Feb. 13. Those intending to go should call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday evening.
Benefit spaghetti dinner set
Dozens of local people are expected to gather for a benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday Feb. 7 to help Charlotte Brandt in her fight against cancer.
Starting at 4 p.m., the meal will include spaghetti and meat sauce with breads, salad and beverages. Raffles, a silent auction and entertainment are included in the event.
A collection of recyclable bottles and cans is also planned to occur in conjunction with this fundraiser. Folks are asked to start saving their recyclables for the collection. for
For information on the spaghetti dinner, call Missy at 307-9545.
Don't avoid being a nerd
Keep the following phone number handy, and you may save someone's life.
To report illegal drinking or substance abuse, citizens may call a hot line at 623-4673 or 761-9800, which records tips anonymously.
If it's a party already in full swing, it's better to call 911 through which you can get an immediate response.
Please be a nerd or a squealer and call either of these numbers if the occasion arises.
Over the fence
A gentleman caller this week couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a flock of robins Jan. 21 on a lawn on Combs Rd. Does this mean we'll soon have warm weather? As I write this week's column it's the last week in January -- and we never did have a January thaw this year.
Get Well wishes go out to Carl Clemons, Doreen Cooper, Jeff Grants, Joan Harris and John Breault.
Donate to the boxes to be sent out to our military service personnel in Iraq.
Suggested items are Slim Jims, hard candies pre-packaged cookies of snack items, powdered drink mixes and also shaving items, soaps, deodorants, etc. These items can be dropped off at the Thurman Town Hall anytime or you can help the Seniors Club to fill a box. Call Norma at 623-9425.
There is free clothing including coats and some shoes at the Thurman Town Hall , just waiting for someone who can use the varied sizes available. Items are down in the basement - just bring a bag to fill up. For details, call 623-9649.
Could you use some help in preparing your meals? The Meals on Wheels program, open to area seniors of the homebound, will bring a noontime meal to your home. Call Bob at 623-2102 for information. Your first call, however, could be to the Warren County Office for the Aging at 761-6347.
Our Thurman woodchuck or ground hog is still trying to dig his way out from under layers of snow, then ice, then more snow, and another layer of ice. Thus, the Thurman woodchuck did not see his shadow on the appointed date!