Final tallies
Thurmans voting totals were delayed because of problems with a voting machine and many write in votes in improper places. Final totals for supervisor were John Haskell 214, Randall Oppitz 195; town clerk, Cynthia Hyde 126, Rebecca Hitchcock 81, Nancy Beadnell 6; two town board seats, James Ligon 255, Leon Galusha 187, Joan Harris 144, Rebecca Hitchcock 2, Glenda Duell 97; Highway superintendent, Pat Wood 286; Assessor Susan Baker 260, Thomas Birdsall 235, Ed Binder 1, Jed Quinn 1; Unexpired assessor, Richard Morasse, 8, Ed Binder 8, town board will decide at next meeting; tax collector, Marie Allison, 206 despite the fact that she cannot serve, Charlotte Needham 15, Eileen Baker 19, Rebecca Hitchcock 2, Jamiee Ross 2, Nancy Beadnell 1, Louisa Allen 1 and Lillian Ross 1. Meetings
The town fiscal meeting is back to Monday Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and the regular town board meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend and see whats happening in town. The Gleaning food distribution is at the town hall at 11 a.m. on Dec. 18. Call the Xtra Helpings food program to help stretch your grocery dollar at 623-9649, Town Clerk Nancy Beadnell will take her last few vacation days a day at a time. If you have an important issue, call her at 623-4588. The Quilting group will meet on Friday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. Since it is so close to Christmas, call first to make sure it is still on at 623-4434 or 2633. Alcohol and drug tip line is 798-9800.Calls are anonymous. January memberships for the John Thurman Historical Society can be sent to PO Box 7, Athol, 12810. The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road, will be caroling on Friday, Dec. 21. Meet at the church at 5 p.m. There will be an adult Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the church and a special childrens program on Sunday at 6 p.m. Over the fence
I found an article that seems appropriate for Chistmas shoppers and the toy recalls we are seeing. If it cannot be fixed, dont buy it. If you cannot pay for it with cash, dont get it. If you dont want your parents to see it, dont buy it, and if there is not a warranty for at least a year, dont buy it. I dont know what year it was written, but it sounds like good advice! There will be many appointed positions in town after the organizational meeting in January. Contact a town board member if you are interested. Church services
The United Methodist Church Kenyontown on Valley Road will have a Christmas program with the Sunday school on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. followed by special Christmas services. The Christ Community Church will hold a candlelight service on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. Personals
Birthday wishes are out to Freda West on Dec. 15, Amanda Baker, Brian Angell and Tom Palleschi on Dec. 16, Bob Baker Jr. on Dec. 17, Adorna Wright, Juanita Cameron and Milton Kennedy on Dec. 18 and Janelle Bacon and Sue Baker on Dec. 21. Happy anniversary to Ginny and joe Mosher, 41 y ears on Dec. 17, Irene and Dick Lamphier, 53 years on Dec. 20 and John and Doreen Cooper, 62 years on Dec. 20. Sympathy to the family of Janice Linn who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Glens Falls Hospital. Appreciation
Thanks again to the highway department for the many tasks to keep our road open. Bring a covered dish or dessert to the highway garage on Dec. 27 by 11 a.m. to thank them. For information call 623-4588. Bo Rounds wants to thank the Thurman EMS for all they do for the community and their commitment. He spent the Thanksgiving holiday with his children and visiting grandchildren. Russ and Nerieda Howe and their four-year-old son Ryan and friend Cliff McNulty of Long Island spent Thanksgiving weekend with Geri Howe, enjoying a holiday feast with Cliff Dureau. Call 623-9638 if you are missing a big fluffy cat near High Street.

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