Veterans Dinner is this week
Thurman's way of saying"Thank You" to all of the Veterans who fought or are fighting to keep freedom in the U.S. is to hold a free dinner in their honor at the town hall. All Veterans or family members of veterans are invited to this feast on Tuesday Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Covered dishes and other food items have been donated by Thurman residents to show their appreciation to all veterans. Those would like to help, bring a dish after 12 p.m. Tuesday to go with chicken or call Joan at 623-2007.
Register to vote!
All youth who will be turning 18 by Nov. 3 (election day), can register to vote in the upcoming election by Friday Oct. 9. Call the county Board of Elections at 761-6459 or check with your local town clerk for voter registration cards to fill out. For absentee ballots, call the above number by Oct. 27.
Fall farm tour next weekend
Farms all over Thurman will be welcoming the public Oct. 10 and 11 to show how they operate and offer a glimpse of local culture and lifestyles. The farm open houses and tours are to begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
All are welcome to bring their families at 9 a.m. to enjoy a pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm. Then see and visit farm animals, sugar houses, tour a tree farm and just enjoy an old fashioned peaceful day in Thurman. For information, call 623-9718.
Thurmanites' special days
Birthday wishes go out to Adam Robinson, Stacy Belden, Doreen Chadwell, and Fred Witz, all on Oct. 3; Rachel Castro on Oct. 5; Nancy Beadnell on Oct. 6; Heather Leigh on Oct. 7; Buddy Russell, Kelly May, and to Lisa Arnold on Oct. 8. Happy belated birthday wishes go to Jay Harrison who celebrated Sept. 21.
A happy anniversary is wished to Karen and Jeremy Ward on Oct. 8.
Tyler child welcomed into world
Jill and Logan Tyler of Stony Creek are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy born at Glens Falls Hospital, Sept. 5. The little man weighed 8 pounds, 4.2 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has been named Dakota Ethan and he joins a 3-year-old sister Danica at home.
Proud grandparents are Gail and Eric Fagnano of Warrensburg, Claudia Vallette of South Johnsburg Rd. and Jeff Tyler of Thurman.
Morse baby arrives
Amanda and Brody Morse of Warrensburg are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, born Sept. 15 at Glens Falls Hospital. The little miss has been named Haley Rae and she weighed 8 pounds 6.1 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins a 3 &1/2-year-old sister Paige at home.
Proud grandparents are Darlene Castro of South Johnsburg Rd. and Manny Castro of Mud St. and Cindy and Kevin Morse of North Creek.
Meetings, events set
The Thurman Station Farmers Market on Wednesday Oct. 7 will open at 1:30 p.m. with featured Adirondack rustic miniatures vendors, plus vegetables and fruits, plus maple products. The farmers market will be open every Wednesday until the end of October.
The cemetery committee needs an additional member for the board. This person would assist in making decisions and helping out when and where needed. Send a quick note with your name and phone number to the committee at PO Box 47, Athol 12810. The next meeting is on Oct. 13 at the Russell home on Garnet Lake Rd.
The southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club will meet Friday Oct. 9 at the town hall at 7 p.m. These meetings are open to everyone. For details, call Joan at 623-2007.
AA meetings are held on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall and are open to the public. For more information, call 623-9649.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. meets Monday Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Athol fire house. Meetings are open to the public, and new members are welcome.
Over the fence
Christmas boxes, ready to fill for the needy, are available at the town hall, along with the Samaritans Purse brochures telling you about their Operation Christmas Child is conducted.
Those who would like to fill one of these pre-decorated boxes with Christmas delight for a child who may not receive any other gifts, are urged to stop by the town hall or call Gail at 623-2335, for details. There's about a month left to fill them, because the pick-up date will be in mid-November.
Every second Tuesday of the month there will be a Bible study gathering at a neighborhood home. Call 623-2007 or 623-3843 for details.
The Gleaning free food program will be at the town hall at 10 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 6. Please bring good clean used bags and if you can not attend to get your filled bags, call 623-4050.
The free bus service to Glens Falls will be offered Friday Oct. 9 for all seniors age 60 or over. To reserve your bus seat call Laura 623-9281 by Wednesday evening.
Remember when postmarks were round, hand-stamped, and included the name of the town of origin, plus the date and in later years the zip code? Now you're lucky if you can read the date of the town that is put on in a straight line -probably by a doggone machine.
Al Vasak, who is running for a town council seat in Thurman says thanks to everyone for their support in the recent primary election.
The hot line to call if you see or know of any illegal drug or teen drinking parties is 761-9800. The lives you can save by calling may be well worth the time it takes to place the call. You do not need to give your name.
Get well wishes go out to Beatrice Bevins, Hial Hall III, Joe Galusha, Betty Gallup, Irene Lamphier, Cliff Belden, and John Cooper.
Leila Wood of Mud St. expresses thanks to the John Thurman bus tour committee for the recognition and lovely flower she was given for her many years of taking phone calls and reservations. She says she enjoyed doing it and talking to the many people who called again.
The gentleman living on Sky-Hi Rd. who feeds swarms of hummingbirds each season, had thought that the birds left Sept. 16 for warmer climates. He found that he had used 67 pounds of sugar to keep them happy. Is it any wonder that neighbors began seeing a few of the birds at their feeders Sept. 22 when we had a couple of warmer days?
Pre-schoolers' group sets activities
Mommie and me, the preschoolers and moms or guardians from all area town are invited to stop by the group's meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 9 at the youth building on the hill behind the Thurman Town Hall. Children's activities include working together on craft projects. Snacks are provided, and meetings normally are over in two hours. For details, call Jennifer at 623-5024.
Help needed for town Halloween party
Halloween fun will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Thurman Town Hall. Prizes are to be awarded for the most original, the funniest, and the scariest costumes. All are invited to create costumes for the event. Cookies and treats would be appreciated by the committee. Those who would like to provide snacks may call 623-9961 to volunteer.
Rabies clinic set
The Warren County public health will be in Bolton at the fire house from 10 a.m. to noon on Sat. Oct. 10. Bring your pets on leashes or in carriers. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. For additional information, call 761-6580.