Barn dance for cancer patient
A barn party is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 on Glen Athol Road at the Roy and Jamiee Ross residence. The event, set to begin at 1 p.m., is a benefit for Kathy Baker, a cancer patient.
All who attend are asked to bring a dish to pass. Coffee, lemonade, and paper products will be provided. The party features both live and recorded music. Beginning at 1 p.m. deejay Paul Siletti will be spinning the disks, and starting at 7 p.m. is the incomparable country performer Mike Leddick and friends. Bring your dancing shoes and a chair to rest in!
There will be a 50-50 drawing to benefit Kathy. The ladies have teamed up and plan on having a Chinese auction at this event. Anyone with items to donate is encouraged to call Diane Baker at 623-9707. Kathy is daughter-in-law of Albert Baker and wife of Phil Baker. For details, call 623-2899. All who can help with this benefit, contact the event organizers at the above number.
Activities and events in the hills
A ladies luncheon at the Log Jam is to be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The ladies from the Bible study groups are all welcome. For details, call 623-2007.
The sewing group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at at the town hall. They welcome all newcomers who would like to learn about quilting. For information, call Myra at 623-2633.
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, there will be farm tours, demonstrations, exhibits, train and raft rides and more. Are you a crafter, an author, or a gardener with autumn items to sell? You can reserve booth or table space by calling 623-9595.
All area residents are asked to plan on providing a food dish for the upcoming veterans dinner to honor war veterans and servicemen. The dinner is to be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the town hall. The John Thurman Historical Society is asking for food donations to make this a special meal and an enjoyable get-together for all local veterans and their families. For details, call 623-2007.
The Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club will meet at their new clubhouse on Bear Pond Road at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30.
The club needs lots of volunteers to help check the trails for fallen tree limbs and brush from all of the recent storms.
Those who can spare an hour or two to clear trails throughout the region or check trails near their homes are urged to contact a club official. The snowmobilers hope to have the trails ready before the snow flies. For details, call 623-9234.
The town of Bolton will host a Warren County Rabies Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 1 at the firehouse on Lake Shore Drive. For details, call 761-6580. Cats must be in carriers, and dogs on leashes.
Over the fence
Have you noticed how few times folks have had to mow their lawns lately with so much rain? The little tots are asking if bears, deer, woodchucks and foxes can swim. Of course, they are also asking when they can go outside to play.
Gripes have come in even without power off and a short time without phone service.
Note that the Adirondack Journal’s Internet version is now revamped and has a lot more features, including up-do-date weather, late-breaking news and regional stories. I hear our editor is now making a special effort to get news posted on the Internet as soon as it happens.
Now, all we need is high-capacity Internet service in Thurman that’s reliable and inexpensive!
The Oct. 18 school board vote for the seat vacated by James Carrion will be coming up at the elementary school very soon. Diane Angell of Bowen Hill Road has decided to run for the vacant seat on the school board. She has one child in the school system.
Starting Oct. 1, the fall and winter landfill hours will be Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m.
For information on the Thurman cemeteries or to get burial plots, contact the town supervisor at 623-9649. The cemetery committee no longer exists, and all the paperwork and information is at the town hall.
Did you remember to call the Warren County tip line to report any illegal parties or activities by teenagers? You will be doing them a favor by perhaps saving a life, so call the anonymous line at 761-9800.
On a personal note
We finally received word from Joan Murphy who has been a patient at the Pines Rehabilitation Center since May. Joan and husband Jim live at The Glen. But Joan had the misfortune of falling downstairs and breaking her leg, a very bad break. Let’s cheer her up with some cards or notes. Send messages to: 170 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Terry Wozencraft of Dallas, Texas recently spent eight days with her sister Jean Coulard and friend Barb on Henry Wescott Road. At her home in Texas she was about 30 miles from some of the wildfires and the summer temperatures were in the 100s. Therefore, Terry enjoyed her trip and stay over in the cool mountainous town of Thurman. They all enjoyed a relaxing week of reminiscing.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Dave and Vicki Robinson, 35 years on Sept. 26; Laurona and Earle Dibble, 59 years on Sept. 27; and Joyce and Loren Eddy, 62 years on Sept. 28. Correction: Gail and Jim Needham celebrated their 49th year on Sept. 15.
Birthday wishes go out to Ruth Near (aka “Mrs. Trouble”) on Sept. 25; Jamiee Ross and Todd Kuklinski on Sept. 27; Marion Gill on Sept. 28; Jim Simkins on Sept. 29; and Randy Baker on Sept. 30.
Get well wishes are sent out to Ronny Dibble, Ken Ackley, June Germain, Tom Wunchel, Carl Watkins, Suzie Baker, Sierra Galusha and Joan Murphy.
Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Carol Peck who passed away on Sept. 7 at Albany Medical Center.