Supervisor Red Pitkin and the town board would like to hear from all members of the community who would be interested in sitting on a committee pertaining to community activities, tourism development, landfill, highway, land-use planning, food pantry and virtually all other aspects of town management. There are a variety of committees in the town, so several people are needed. Call Norma at 623-9649 and leave your name and contact information or stop by the town hall any Wednesday during regular business hours.
Town officials are also seeking volunteer members for the town youth commission. In looking over a list of 18 activities and programs that were ongoing five years ago, there are now only two still active. The youth still need planned activities and outings, and your ideas and support may help revitalize programs. The town needs volunteers - can you spare an hour or two? Call Myrna at 623-2249 or Maria at 623-9961.
Events, meetings and services scheduled
The free bus service to Glens Falls for all seniors runs on Fri. Jan. 23. Call Laura by Wednesday evening to reserve a bus seat at 623-9281.
A CPR course, open to all, is being taught at the EMS building on High Street on Sun. Jan. 18. Call Jill for information at 683-2602.
Learn about the T.O.P.S. weight-management program held in the Thurman Town Hall in Athol on Thursdays between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call Jane Day for information at 696-2766.
There are AA substance abuse meetings at the town hall on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public. For information, call 623-9649.
The town has been working on setting up a skating rink up on the recreation field behind the Harris House. To check whether sufficient ice has formed, call 623-9649 before you drive down to skate.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club meets Sat. Jan. 17 at noon with a covered dish luncheon at the Thurman Town Hall. Yearly dues can be paid and food items can be brought in for the group's next box to Iraq.
All those wishing to join can stop by the meeting or call Norma at 623-9425.
The Thurman Town Board will hold its monthly fiscal meeting Mon. Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. and to conduct its regular business agenda on Tues. Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.
The Gleaning food distribution will be held in Thurman at the Town Hall on Tues. Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. This free food program is open to all Thurman residents. For information, call 623-9649.
Over the fence
Was everyone happy to see their tax bills come before the first of the new year?
Did you note the county rate was 4.9 percent and the town was 30.0 percent? Any comments?
Did you remember to save the fronts of your Christmas Cards for the Christmas Basket Committee to use next December? They can be dropped officiating at the Thurman Town Hall, marked for Helen.
Many neighbors were upset after driving to the Athol General Store during the holidays and finding it closed. No notice was given so we hope everything with the family is okay.
Hey! Some say the distance from the corner of Rte. 9 and Rte. 418 in Warrensburg to the Thurman Bridge is only 3.1 miles, but the sign says 5 miles to Thurman. Who's right?
Have all dieters checked into the River Street Fitness Center to see what they have to offer? The also have seniors programs and kids programs-karate, ballet and gymnastics. For information and prices, call 623-2367.
To all seniors: Remember to save your 1099 form from social security for 2008. Also, all interest or income forms and turn them in for the STAR exemption before March 1. The local assessors will copy them for all exemptions. Call 623-4593 for information.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Harold Corlew, Lillian Hayes, Steve Smith, Meredith Sonley and Joy Baker on Jan. 16; Lewie Gallup Jr. on Jan. 18; Daniel Vanselous on Jan. 19; Curtis Tyler, Keith Sonley and Christopher Robinson on Jan. 21; Bethany Herrmann and Glen Germain Jr. on Jan. 22.
Anniversaries this week are Gary and Linda Rounds celebrating 45 years on Jan. 18; Sally and Richard Wallace, 27 years, on Jan. 22; and Pat and Ken Baker, 2 years, also celebrating their Jan. 22 date.
Geri Howe of Warrensburg and Cliff Dureau of Sky Hi Rd. returned home after spending the Christmas holiday with their families in Long Island. Cliff spent time with his daughter in Smithtown and Geri with her children and grandchildren.
Townspeople are urged to set aside Sat. Feb. 7 to attend and benefit spaghetti dinner which is being held at the VFW Hall in Warrensburg at 4 p.m. for Charlotte (Haskell) Brandt who is fighting cancer. A silent auction and raffles are in the planning stages and a fund has been set up at T.D. Banknorth for donations under the name of Melissa Rounds/Charlotte Haskell. For more info call 307-9545.