The Thurman Town Court will now be in session at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the court room of the Harris House.
Court sessions will now be presided over by Filomena Riviello, the newly elected Town Justice.
The court office will be open Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The office phone is 623-9660, and the fax line is 623-9678.
Citizens are asked to remember that no phone calls on court matters will be taken on the home phones of the Court Clerk or the Town Justice.
Meals at home for Seniors
Those readers who are finding it difficult to cook their own meals because of illness or disability can obtain some vital help.
The Town of Thurman has a Meals on Wheels program which brings noon-time meals to homebound Seniors.
Those in need of assistance are urged to call Bob Florance at 623-3102.
Parents group offers activities
All moms and preschoolers are welcome from any area town to attend the Mommy & Me program which meets on Wednesdays two times per month at the Youth Building in Thurman.
This program gives the toddlers fun things to do including crafts to make, story time, and supervised social play time.
During these sessions, mothers - and dads - can discuss childhood and baby issues. The next meeting is set for Wed. Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. Call Jennifer at 623-5024 with any questions.
Countryside Adult Home news
Residents and staff at the Warren County's Countryside residential home say Thanks to all the groups and individuals who stopped by for a visit during the holiday season.
During the month of December, a Thurman ladies group stopped by and helped make out Christmas cards. We also had visits from both the Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and from the local school, the third graders, the Head Start and a group from Warrensburg High School.
Thanks also go to the entertainers who shared their talents recently at Countryside - Cliff & the Kitchen Pickers and Gordon & Jenny Graves.
The residents also enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus. A Holiday buffet was enjoyed as was a visit from people bringing pets.
The public is invited to stop by and visit any time during the day or early evening.
Nutritious food for less money
Those who have joined the Extra Helpings Food Buying Club have discovered they can purchase foods at a lower cost. For just $14 per month, you will receive meats, produce and assorted items that can help with the family grocery list and reduce food bills.
There are also other food packages available to order.
Call Norma at 623-9649 for information and also for a list of foods for the upcoming month.
Payments are due the first week of the month and packages come in near the third week.
Events, meetings scheduled
Plan on bringing the entire family to the benefit spaghetti dinner Sat. Feb. 7 at the VFW Hall.
Beginning at 4 p.m., this benefit is to help Thurman resident Charlotte Brandt, in her battle against cancer.
Brandt has had three surgeries before the first of the year and now has more treatments to get through. Donations are also being accepted at the Evergreen Bank in the Melissa Rounds/Charlotte Haskell Benefit Fund account. For information, call 307-9545.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Fri. Jan. 30 at the Thurman Town Hall
Everyone is welcome to join the club and enjoy some Winter fun.
For details or general information, call Doug at 623-9546.
Upcoming in town are the Valentines for Vets, the annual Jackwax Party, benefits for ill neighbors, etc.
Watch this column for dates, details and phone numbers.
The Valentines for Vets project is planned for Sat. Feb. 7 at the Thurman Town Hall. All materials will be furnished, but those who wish to add special touches to their creations may bring added items. The project organizers need lots of help in getting these messages created for the veterans. More information will be published in the Journal next week.
Grace and keith Allen celebrate 62 years of marriage Jan. 27 on their wedding anniversary, and Donna and Richard Wormwood celebrate 26 years on Jan. 28.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Grace Allen, Bob Millington and Hunter Germain, all celebrating on Jan. 25; greetings to Russ Hubert, Pat Baker and Earl E. Dibble on Jan. 26; to Sondra Cameron, Dot Bennett and Dot Mosher on Jan. 27; to Kelly Angell and Autumn Moulton on Jan. 28; and to Sarah Hennessey on Jan. 29.
Visitors over the Christmas weekend at the home of Paula and Russ Hubert of Combs Rd. were their daughter and family; Holly & Lee and children Emma and Matthew, of Orchard Park, NY.
A speedy recovery is wished to Doreen Cooper who took a fall the first week in the new year. We hear she is undergoing surgery on a broken ankle. We all hope you feel better soon.
Get Well wishes are also out to Pearl Cameron, Doreen Cooper, Keith Allen, Charlotte Brandt, Hial Hall III, and Orpha Baker.
Welcome to this world!
Danielle Sprague and Gideon Bezio of Warrensburg announce the birth of a baby girl, born Tues. Dec. 30, 2008 at Glens Falls Hospital.
The little girl, named Hailey Jayde, weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Renee Allen of Johnsburg and Daniel Sprague of Johnsburg; Marina and Mike Baker of Athol; and Daman Bezio of Chestertown.
Great-grandparents are Albert Baker and the late Amy Baker of High St.
Over the fence
If you want people to know where you stand, wear the same pair of socks for a week!
But if you want to get acquainted with the folks in your hometown, start by volunteering to help with different events.
Bob Dibble would like to remind drivers to slow down as we seem to have an over-abundance of tin white-winged crossbill birds, perhaps from Canada, that are gathering in the roadways.
Do you get your mail delivered in an area where the mailboxes are all in a cluster? Do you take a turn in helping to keep these mailboxes shoveled out so that the mail carrier and others can do their job? Reminder - one person should not be expected to go out with a shovel every storm when there are many others could help out.
A new heifer calf was born on the Hyde Farm in early January. This baby is keeping warm in the barn on the Combs Road corner.
Correction on caption information:
A correction is in order regarding the caption underneath the antique photograph printed in the Jan. 9 Journal depicting the wagon-load of children headed for school on a wintry day.
According to our sources, the team of horses belonged to Nat Everts and the boy standing in front is Jamon Baker. This photograph was used in the 2001 Thurman Historical calendar. The information we printed Jan. 9 was provided by the owner of the photograph and is apparently incorrect.
Dunkleys welcome baby girl
Congratulations go to Erin and George Dunkley of Schroon Lake on the birth of a baby boy born Mon. Dec. 22 at Glens Falls Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Named Hudson Michael, he joins sister Jessica, 12 and brothers Jason, 11, and Lucas, 5 at home.
Proud grandparents are Cheryl and Howard Greenholtz of Warrensburg, Patricia Dunkley and John Lawson of Hillsboro, Mo., Seth Dunkley of Bakers Mills and George and Judith Dunkley of Garnet Lake.
Great-grandmothers are Leila Wood of Mud St., and Ona Dunkley of Bakers Mills.