Holiday activities scheduled
All families are welcome to bring their children to the annual Christmas Party at the Thurman Town Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 12. Santa may stop for a visit and it is anticipated he will distribute gifts to children. Folks will also be trimming the Christmas tree outside the town hall and singing Christmas Carols. Refreshments will be served at the event, sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission.
All are invited to bring a food dish and join in a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 16 at the Kenyontown Methodist Church located on Valley Rd. The church's special Christmas service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 27 and parishioners hope many will be able to attend.
The Thurman Baptist Church located on South Johnsburg Rd. will have its adult Christmas party Saturday Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. All who attend should bring a gift for a grab bag.
Also, the annual Christmas caroling, featuring the best singers going out in town bringing glad tidings to all, will occur Saturday Dec. 19. Everyone who would like to join in should meet at the church at 5 p.m. For details, call 623-3843 or 623-2226.
Local meetings and events planned
The Mommie and Me children's play group will hold its last meeting of the year at 9:30 a.m. Friday Dec. 18. The group will be helping children get ready for Christmas. Snacks are provided. Watch this column for opening dates in the new year. For more information, call 623-5024.
Thurman's local quilting club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 14 at the town hall. All who would like to get started on making a family quilt can stop by or call Myra at 623-2633 to find out what they need in terms of materials.
The Gleaning food distribution will take place at the Thurman Town Hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 15. This program is open to all Thurman residents. For details, call 623-9649.
The Thurman Town Board will hold its fiscal meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 15 and the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Join other civic-minded folks for the town government's last meeting in 2009.
The Thurman connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 18 at the Thurman Town Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
The Thurman Emergency Squad invites all who would like to become a helpful member to the group's next meeting 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 13 at the High Street squad building. For information, call 623-9810. The squad is lighting up the memory tree on Saturday Dec. 12 in memory of those no longer with us.
Town advertisements prompt split vote
The town board held a short business meeting Nov. 17 and issues were discussed such as a filling up the skating rink in the youth pavilion with water to make ice, if weather permits.
A resolution to by four half-page ads in the Adirondack Guest Explorer publication for $600 during 2010 had some opposition, with two No votes cast by town board members Charlie Bills & Al Vasak, and the remaining three board members voting for it. Another resolution to approve the appointments of Gail Seaman and Rick Nelson for the town Board of Assessment Review was approved by all members. After discussion on Verizon DSL broadband service, the meeting ended.
Luncheon planned for highway workers
Thurman townfolks will be pitching in together to prepare a hot lunch for the town's highway crew. Set for Wednesday Dec. 23 at the town hall, the event is held to show appreciation of the many hours they put in to keep our roads open - and free of fallen trees in our windy times.
Citizens are asked to prepare and drop off a dish at the town hall. For details, call Cindy Hyde at 623-4588.
Over the fence
There are four books left of " A Summer of Strangers" at $11.95 by author Perky Granger and three left of the first books "Adirondack Gold" at $9.95. If you need an unique Christmas gift give me a call at 623-2580.
The Warrensburg mealsite is in need of drivers to deliver the Meals on Wheels to shut-ins for the Warren County Office of the Aging. Volunteers can work one day a week or three days as their schedules permit. Daytime deliveries are from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Call Rhonda at 623-2653 for details.
Birthday wishes go out this next week to Frank Gallup, Suzie Baker, and Roland Hennesy on Dec. 12, to Loretta Tillema on Dec. 14, to Freda West on Dec. 15, Amanda Baker, Brian Angel and Tom Palleschi on Dec. 16, to Bob Baker Jr. on Dec. 17 and to Adorna Wright and Milton Kennedy on Dec. 18.
An anniversary wish is out to Ginny and Joe Mosher on Dec. 17.
Little Nicky LaPradd of Massena recently spent a long weekend with his grandparents, Theresa & Jeff Grants on South Johnsburg Rd. He is the son of Jaleen and Anthony LaPradd.
What if the "season to be jolly" lasted all year long? Where would we put all the frowns?
I'm still angry about the new burn barrel law, those newspapers and small empty food item boxes sure add up. Is it really all of Thurman's barrels that pollute the world or maybe would it be space ships, planes, rockets, jets, diesel trucks, autos, furnaces, factories, etc. Why was all this "bad air atmosphere" not noticed when everyone in Thurman burnt papers, had only wood stoves, had sugar houses and yet lived to be in their 90s or nearly that?
First reported local lucky hunter
An eight-point dressed buck, 184 pounds, was backed up in a truck to my doorstep so that I could see for myself how lucky this hunter was on Nov. 30.
Jim and Dot Mosher, hunting partners as well as husband and wife, got this deer while hunting in Thurman. Jim is now 75 years young and has been hunting since he was a boy.
Back in 1950 he got the biggest deer -- over 200 pounds. In 1997 he took first place in Chestertown with a nine-pointer with a muzzleloader, and again in 2004 took first place in Nemec's Sport Shop competition with a four-pointer. He says he did not accomplish all of this without his hunting partner's help. This year he entered his catch in Nemec's contest.
Dot Mosher was a kindergarten teacher for many years in Warrensburg school but enjoys the outdoor outings with her husband, a deputy sheriff for many years. They are reportedly enjoying their retirement.
Correction on election tally
A vote tally for Charles Bills was incorrectly printed in the Nov. 28 edition of the Journal. Bills had 207 votes for town council. As reported, Bills will retain his seat.