Liz Stewart of Athol Rd. was recently honored at a luncheon held by other co-workers - Warren County employees - with whom she'd worked for years. Liz retired Nov. 30 from the county Adult Protective Services after 25 years with the agency. She had also worked for other employers for 20 years, so she decided it was time to retire and to get involved with volunteer work. We all wish you only the best, Liz!
Party to recognize highway workers
A hot luncheon will be offered Mon. Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. to show appreciation to the Thurman Highway crew. Please bring a food item or covered dish to the event, which is intended to thank the highway workers for another year of keeping our many roads open for travel. Dishes can be dropped off at the Thurman Town Hall anytime after 8 a.m. Monday Call Cindy at 623-4588 with any questions.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Irene and Dick Lamphier, for their 54 years together and to John and Doreen Cooper, 63 years, Dec. 20; to Lisa and Billy Arnold, 27 years on Dec. 22; and Tammy and Nick Moon, 25 years on Dec. 24.
Thurman residents celebrating birthdays this week include Janelle Bacon and Sue Baker on Dec. 21; Ida Reynolds, Tom Belden and Irene Lamphier, Dec. 22; Rex Reynolds Jr. and Nicky Zuboff on Dec. 23; Preston Hennesy and Dick Lamphier on Dec. 24; and Floyd Baker on Dec. 25.
Val Smarro of Williamsport, Indiana is spending some time in Thurman with her mother and her brother, Roberta Wilde and Jim on River Rd.
Get well wishes go out to Pearl Cameron, Liz Stewart, Vern Baker Jr., Hial Hall III, Keith Allen and Charlotte Brandt.
Word has been received of the death of Louella Mosher, 82, on Oct. 19 in Greenville Fla.Born in Thurman the daughter of Edward and Susie Rounds, Louella Mosher was the wife of Harold Mosher.
Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Jeffrey Burch who passed away on Dec. 4.
Volunteers sought, driver training set
The Thurman Emergency Squad is now seeking new members - not only emergency medical personnel, but vehicle drivers too.
The squad will be sponsoring an emergency vehicle operations course Jan. 4 and Jan. 11 at the squad building on High St. There is no cost for this training, and it is open to nearly anyone seeking to become a driver for the squad. Prospective drivers must be at least 18 and possess a standard driver's license. For information, call Jill at 682-2602.
Christmas services in Thurman
The Christ Community Church in Athol will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service Wed. Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.
The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Rd. will have their Christmas Eve candlelight service Wed. Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and the Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Rd. welcomes everyone on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to their special services.
The Baptist Church will have their children's program at the Dec. 21 morning service at 11 a.m. This is a special service presented by the Sunday School classes.
Free babysitting services are offered Dec. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Baptist Church. Call Dee at 623-2708 and let her know you are bringing your children.
Over the fence
The Thurman school bus run through the Kenyontown area was delayed Dec. 4. The alert driver encountered icy conditions on Mountain Road and pulled the bus over and waited for sand trucks to be dispatched. The children arrived at school about one hour late, but safe and sound.
Merry Christmas everyone! We hope your holiday will be extra special this year and to all who are ill at this time, we pray that you will feel so much better.
News from Countryside Adult Home
Residents of the Countryside Adult Home have been busy getting ready for Santa's visit. In November, many took a shopping trip. Also they had a visit rom the local Girl Scouts.
Other events at the home included Bible studies with Julie, a pet visit and a monthly birthday celebration. Thanks go to this month's visiting entertainers: Cliff & the Kitchen Pickers, Joan and Friends, & friends, and Julie & Friends.
The residents attended a Variety Show at Warrensburg Central School and enjoyed several Santa's workshops.
All are welcome to visit the Countryside Home virtually anytime.
Put your trash out on time; town news
The Town of Thurman requests that residents place their household trash by the side of the road by 7 a.m. on the regular day of pickup to be assured of timely removal.
The regular Thursday trash removal route will be changed this week for the holiday.
Trash will be picked up Wed. Dec. 24 and recyclables will be gathered Tues. Dec. 23. The same swap is effective the week of Dec. 31.
The Town Hall offices will be closing at noon Dec. 24 and all day on Dec. 25 to observe the Christmas holiday.
The offices will also be closed at noon on New Years' Eve and closed Jan. 1.
Nutritious food is available at a lowered cost to local households through the Extra Helpings food program. A variety of food is available in each month's delivery for a payment of $14 per month. A variety of food packages are available. call Norma in advance at 623-9649 to find out about the program and to sign up before the January delivery.
A snowmobile club meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Fri. Dec. 26 at the Thurman Town Hall, but check that it will definitely occur before you attend.
Holiday celebrations in Thurman
Barb Keene of South Johnsburg Rd., enjoyed Thanksgiving with her son and family, Jack and Jocelyn Keene in Saratoga. On Saturday, she had Sally and Peter Holmes of Cape Cod up for a weekend visit.
Les and Patti Marro and Russ and Nereida Howe and son Ryan of Long Island joined Cliff Dureau of Sky High Rd., Thurman, at Thanksgiving dinner in the home of Geri Howe in Warrensburg.
Doris Baker of Cameron Rd. says she is the luckiest person living where she does because she has the most wonderful neighbors in the world. She is surrounded on all sides by the most thoughtful people, she said. her holiday meals were delivered, and she wants to thank everyone. Special thanks go to Cindy and Bill Altman, Ernie and Karma Smith and Jamon and Jennifer Baker and daughter Alexa.
Thanksgiving guests of Jackie and Charlie Dingman of High St. included their daughter Linda Hall, grandchildren Kim and Keith Evans of Warrensburg and son Bruce and Karen Dingman of Athol.
Grace Flynn of Zaltz Rd. gathered with all family members for a big Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Red and Debbie Pitkin at their Zaltz Rd. home.
Holiday guests of Karma and Ernie Smith, Cameron Rd., were her grandchildren Jessie and Jason LaPoint and children Owen and Aiden of Athol, Jerrod Smith and Nicole Havens of Glens Falls and the Smith's son Dan and spouse Lori Smith of Zaltz Rd.
We would like to hear from the rest of you about your Thanksgiving celebrations and visitors. All our readers are important, so please call 623-2580 with your news.