Town meetings set
A public presentation of the tentative 2012 budget for the town of Thurman is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
Two public hearings are to be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 following the fiscal meeting at 6:30 p.m. The first public hearing is to be held at 7 p.m. on a proposed subdivision, then a hearing at 7:15 p.m. on an animal control law. These will be held in conjunction with the monthly town board meeting.
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, the town is holding a capital planning meeting.
All of these meetings are set for the Thurman Town Hall.
Activities and events
A barn party to benefit cancer patient Kathy Baker is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at home of Ray and Jamiee Ross on Glen Athol Rd. The party features both live and recorded music — beginning at 1 p.m. with deejay Paul Siletti, then at 7 p.m. live music by the renowned Mike Leddick, an area favorite for down-home country melodies.
The event includes a luncheon where everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. Paper products, coffee and lemonade will be provided. Those attending may want to bring a jacket and a folding chair. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction to benefit Kathy Baker, to go towards her extra expenses associated with her treatments. Call Diane at 623-2899 with any donation for this event.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at the Athol Fire House. All are always welcome to attend, and residents over at 18 can join the volunteers.
All area residents are welcome to attend the veterans dinner at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the town hall. The event annually honors war veterans and servicemen for helping keep our country free and safe. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to pass.
The dinner is sponsored by the John Thurman Historical Society. This will undoubtedly be a special meal and an enjoyable get-together for all local veterans and their families, as it has been in years past. For details, call 623-2007.
A Warren County rabies clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the county Department of Public Works building on Rte. 9. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. Bring dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. For details, call 761-6580.
All are asked to notice that the Gleaning food distribution will now be held on the first Monday of each month at the town hall. For October, the session is to be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 3. If the first Monday of a month is a holiday, then the Gleaning session would be held on the second Monday.
New recycling procedures set
A change has occurred in the town recycling program. The plastics, glass, aluminum and foil, and steel cans will now all be picked up on Fridays starting Oct. 7. Residents are asked to keep all recyclables separated as you they been doing: put all plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, and steel cans in separate bags, and then place them by the roadside on Friday mornings to be picked up.
Fall farm tour next week
Plan ahead for a busy fun filled weekend on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 as the town hosts the annual Thurman Fall Farm Tour. This event is not only a way for visitors to find out about our local culture and lifestyle, but for residents to learn about the businesses and what local person you can call for various goods or services — or to volunteer in the community.
The activities are to include an art and crafts exhibit and sale, displays of old tractors and engines, craft demonstrations, a business/home show, a geocaching adventure, an old-fashioned barn dance, horsemanship demonstrations, an equine logging demonstration, a gospel concert, as well as the ever-popular pancake breakfast and maple sugar operation tours. There will also be activities planned to delight the children.
The famous Nashville recording artists Reynolds and Dunn will be in Thurman at the Kenyon Town Methodist Church on Valley Road from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. For questions on the concert and CD signing, call 623-3940. For details on the entire Fall Farm Tour, see elsewhere in this issue, or call 623-9595.
The article printed last spring describing the wedding of Karl Duell and Karen Behlstedt cited an incorrect date. They were married Jan. 22, 2011 and not Feb. 22, 2011.
Over the fence
The Coats for Kids program conducted locally begins Oct. 1. Those who have a coat that no longer fits family members are asked to donate them to children who have to go without. With all the destruction and storms in the area this year, there’s more of a need for good, used outerwear. Bring the clothing items to the Warrensburg Laundry on Richards Ave. where they will be cleaned and then distribute them to the needy.
At least one person is seeking public office via a write-in vote in the November election. Carolyn (Russell) Grotevant is seeking a post on the town board. She can be reached on Facebook. Others who wish to attain a local government position by write-in votes, let us know as soon as possible by calling 623-2580.
The fall and winter hours at the Thurman Town landfill start Oct. 1. Until Spring, it’s open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.
The shoe-box gift program Samaritan’s Purse is now underway, and program coordinators hope to get many filled and ready to ship out by mid-November. Suggested fillers are school paper, pens, pencils, notebooks, hair accessories, brushes, combs, hygiene products, toothbrush and toothpaste, and one small toy or two and hard candy.
For details call Gail at 623-2335. There are some empty boxes at the town hall for anyone who needs one.
The local YMCA in Glens Falls will have a free Family Fun Night Friday Oct. 7. Geared for families with children ages 5 to 11, it is to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be open gym, crafts, games and swimming, and everyone is welcome.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to David and Faye Newkirk celebrating 45 years on Oct. 2.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Chad Rounds on Oct. 1; Riley Fisk on Oct. 2; Stacey Beldon, Fred Witz, Doreen Chadwell, and Adam Robinson on Oct. 3; Rachel Castro and Chrystal Beadnell, Oct. 5; Nancy Beadnell, Oct. 6; and Heather Leigh, Oct. 7.
Get Well wishes go out to Joan Murphy, Laurona Dibble, June Germain, Joe Mosher, and Glen Germain.