Special days in God’s country
Celebrating birthdays this week are Kaitlyn, Courtney and Chelsey Witz on Aug. 20, Scott Mosher, Joe Groff, Judy Shaw on Aug. 21, Tyler Springer on Aug. 22, Mel Groff, Anne Rohe and Darlene Miner on Aug. 24, Alice Needham on Aug. 25, and Carol Cameron on Aug. 26.
Thurman residents observing anniversaries this week include Steve and Diane Woodwill, 36 years on Aug. 23, Andrew and Evie Hall, 11 years on Aug. 25 and Donovan and Jessie Baker, 16 years on Aug. 26.
A happy belated “M&M” birthday wish is out to Barb Farrell who celebrated on Aug. 2.
On a personal note
Jim and Becky Desourdy hosted family members, friends and former Thurman ambulance squad members Saturday Aug. 6 for an outdoor picnic and a fair weather get-together. Guests included Yvonne and Steve MacNeill; Rick and Ida Ovitt and children Cameron and Richard; Debbie and Mary Hill, Christian Duswatt, daughter Jade and niece Aubree; Scott Mosher; Heidi Haskell and Stub Bills. All attending enjoyed the afternoon get-together, while some of the children enjoyed a dip in the pool.
Sympathy goes out from the community to the family of Gilford Fuller who passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Get well wishes go out to Bob Herrmann, Earle Dibble, Ken Ackley, Joan Murphy, Barb Baker, Polly Hanes, Suzie Baker.
Over the fence
Have you finished up with all the school shopping for clothes, shoes and supplies for the homework? Now that you’ve spent all your cash, it’s time to put away for the school taxes which will be delivered in September, a month that seems to be approaching fast.
Llama fertilizer is available free of charge to get your gardens ready for next spring’s planting season. Call 623-3987.
As of this writing, the Maine coon cat that wandered away from his Huber Rd. home has not been found. He is timid, so if you see him, call the owner at 623-3191.
Do you run a business in Thurman? Are you looking for a way to get word out to the public and let them know what you do or make.
The Town Board meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 9 has the town folks questioning why there was a member of the sheriff's patrol standing guard. The sheriff’s officer told people at the meeting he had an order to be there — we hear that may have been some sort of threat towards a town board member. The issue of funding the operations of the Thurman Emergency Squad is indeed volatile, but people should keep their cool.
The Thurman Fall Farm tour planned for October will be setting up sites throughout the town where individuals and entrepreneurs can set up a table to display samples of goods, or to hand out business cards or information. Those who prefer to set up in their own home, can ask to be listed on a map and tour guide as a destination. For details, call 623-9595 or 623-9305.
Reminder: Aug. 23 is the deadline to get in your petitions in to run for an office on the independent line for town elections this fall.
How many of you see illegal happenings like use of drugs and alcohol with teens, and fail to call the anonymous tip line to report it to the county sheriff’s office? You need not give your name unless you want to be notified. So before another teen gets badly hurt, pick up your phone and call 761-9800.
Thank you, Aaron for providing the tip on getting rid of those pesky ants that invade houses around this time of year. We will try it and let everyone know if it’s a success. Again, your call was appreciated.
Rabies clinic scheduled
The Warren County Rabies Clinic is to be held in North Creek firehouse on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. until noon. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. Cats should be brought in carriers and all dogs must be on leashes. For details, call 761-6580.
Upcoming activities and events
Singer-Songwriter Nancy Walker and her trio will be performing Monday, Aug. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. her compelling, easygoing, wistful approach to her original music propelled her to a No. 6 hit on the BBC folk charts. There will be snacks available. For details, call 623-9649.
For those seeking to become involved in the Thurman Quilting Club, a perfect opportunity is here. Bring along your ideas and pieces and scraps of cloth and join the group at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the Thurman Town Hall. Or, just stop by for a visit. For details, call 623-2633.
The Warren County senior bus will run on Friday, Aug. 26 for a shopping trip to Glens Falls. All Thurman residents age 55 or over are welcome to take advantage of this free service for appointments or shopping. Please call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday evening to reserve a seat.