Over the fence
I’ve discovered that May 5 is National Hoagie Day, which is amusing — but why not take the opportunity to make several of these sandwiches and have a picnic with the family? Perhaps even bring your fishing poles with you, and maybe you will be lucky enough to catch a few fish from an Adirondack waterway.
A family on High St. has lost their feline companion — a medium-sized black and white cat that was last seen on April 12. The creature answers to “Amis” or “Moo.” If you have seen him or know of someone who has, call 623-3987.
Warren County Bicentennial pins are available for purchase. To obtain one, contact Cheryl Kenyon at 623-9718 or Sally Feihel at 623- 4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The commemorative pins are reasonably priced at $5 each, and pay tribute to our county’s legacy.
Activities and events in the hills
Warrensburg Central School District officials will be conducting a 2013-14 school budget presentation 7 p.m. Monday May 6 at the Thurman Town Hall.
Warrensburg Central Juniors will be celebrating their Prom Saturday May 4 at the historic Inn at Erlowest in Lake George. Historically, after prom-get togethers have at times meant alcohol use. Those who hear of an underage drinking party this weekend — or at any time through the year — are asked to do their part and report it to prevent a tragic outcome. Such activities can be reported anonymously by calling the Tip Line at 761-9800.
The Gleaning food distribution sessions are held the first Monday of every month and this month that’s on May 6 at 1 p.m. Bring reusable cloth bags or used shopping bags to bring the goods home.
The Thurman Food Pantry will be open the first Monday of the Month — Monday May 6 — from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and all other weeks, open Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m..
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Thurman Fire Co. holds their meetings at 7 p.m. on the Friday of the first full week of the month at the Thurman Firehouse. This month that day falls on May 10 at 7 p.m. Those interested in becoming a volunteer stop in and ask how you can help.
The Thurman transfer station’s hours of operation are noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for depositing household refuse. Town residents can purchase required trash bags either at the Town Hall or the transfer station.
Those been having a difficulty getting their trash to the transfer station can call Jim Desourdy, who will make that delivery for $5 per week or $5 as needed. Desourdy routinely picks up every Saturday starting at 9 a.m.. To reach him, call 623-4254.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. It next runs Friday, May 10 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday, May 8 at 623-9281.
Photos, memories to be shared
The John Thurman Historical Society is holding its first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday May 7, and they’ve got a remarkable program in store for the public.
History enthusiasts Rev. David Newkirk and John Parker are back to review photos of olden days, sharing memories and recollections with audience members, who are urged to bring memorabilia. Refreshments will be served. For details on the event, which has been quite popular in the past, call Joan Harris at 623-2007.
Municipal news and events
Thurman Town Board meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the financial business, followed by the other topics. The next meeting is to be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday May 14.
Property Assessment Grievance Day is scheduled for May 28. Call a town assessor for details.
Townwide Sale next weekend
Sign-up sessions for citizens selling during this year’s Thurman Townwide Sale are to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 2, 3 and 4, at the town hall. To have their location published on the sale map, residents provide their 911 address of the sale, days the sale is to be held, and some of the main items or types of items to be offered. Folks registering obtain the pink signs to help shoppers find you and help demonstrate how big an event this is. Townwide Sale dates are May 17, 18, 19.
Benefit set for fire victim
On Friday May 17 the Thurman Station Association will host a benefit for Claudia Jean Wheeler of Wolf Pond Stables, who suffered substantial losses due to a fire.
The blaze demolished a shed that housed her chickens, a great deal of equipment, tools, kids’ bikes, and the costly generator needed to power her home.
The benefit will be conducted at the Thurman Town Hall and will feature coffee and food-to-go for sale. Proceeds are to benefit Claudia and her family. Those who can help out in some way, large or small, are urged to contact Perky Granger at 623-9305. Donations of time or food items are now being accepted.
EMS suction set for May 12
Thurman Emergency Medical Services will be holding an auction at 1,000 Acres Ranch on Mother’s Day, and the agency’s officers are asking for donations of items in good condition to be brought to the squad headquarters beforehand.
Squad members will be at their building on High St. from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday for drop-offs of items in good condition. To make other arrangements, call Sally Wallace at 623-4730.
The auction starts at 2 p.m. on May 12, and we hear that many valuable items are now lined up for the event.
Rabies vaccines offered for pets
Warren County Public Health will be holding a Rabies Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday May 11 at the Warren County Public Works headquarters at 4055 Main St. in Warrensburg.
Pets must be three months old to receive their first immunization, which will afford them protection for one year. The next shot, a booster, will offer protection for three years, and is required one year after the first shot was administered. From then on, every three years a booster should be given to protect one’s pet. Both initial and booster shots will be given at all clinics scheduled by Warren County Public Health.
A $10 donation is requested for each pet. No one is turned away due to financial hardship. Bring dogs on leashes and cats or ferrets in carriers. For details, call Warren County Public Health at 761-6580.
Volunteers sought to help youth
The Thurman Youth Commission is seeking members to help coordinate activities and parties for our community’s youth. To become a commission member, send a letter of interest to: Town Clerk, Thurman Town Hall, P.O. Box 29, Athol, NY 12810.
On a personal note
Condolences go out to the family of Robert V. Mosher who passed away peacefully on April 22. Bob was 90 and resided at Bowen Hill Road since he was a child.
Celebrating a wedding anniversary this week are Paul and Pam Siletti on May 10.
Celebrating birthdays this week are: Jack Moulton, Pete Dingman, Dusty Haskell, Pam Siletti, Bill Hill Sr., Jay Putnam, and Ryan Howe on May 4; Michael Springer and Logger Allen on May 5; Cassius Mosher and Linda Gatewood on May 6; Jimmy Murphy and Dante Siletti on May 7; Joshua Wilde and Johnathan Dimick on May 8; and Cody Wood, Darin Baker, Jacob Wilde and Mabel Wood on May 9.
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If you have a news item or a family event you would like to see published in the Thurman column, contact me at email@example.com or 623-2967. Additionally, if you would like to have your birthday on my updated list, let me know. Also, if you’d like a deceased family member remembered, I would be happy to write up a news item.
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