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Dates changed again
The Thurman town board has changed the meetings for the month of February as follows: fiscal meeting Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and the monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. This is the third change from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26 and 26 now Feb. 11 and 12. To check on meeting dates call the town hall at 623-9649. Details are not available yet on a public hearing coming up in mid-March. The Thurman Youth Commission would like to thank Carolyn Cyr and her fourth grade class at Warrensburg Elementary School for their donation of storybooks which will be used by the childrens programs. Thank you to all the children! The Thurman Emergency Squad will meet at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the High Street squad building. Meetings are open to the public. Volunteers are always needed, both in the medical field, to help lift and clean up, and those who would be willing to help with the fundraising efforts. Phone 623-9810 for information. The Thurman Youth Commission meets on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. If you would like to help plan activities for the children, we do need volunteers. Information 623-2249. The quilting group meets on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. Information call 623-4434. Seniors meeting
A covered dish luncheon and a short meeting will be held at the town hall on Saturday, Feb. 16 at noon. The theme for the day will be memories of your Valentines Days. Dues can be paid for the new year at this time. We will also discuss day trips that will be available. We would welcome any newcomers to join the Sugar Load Mountain Club, age 55 and up. You can sign up as an associate member (for the younger set) and go along on trips with parents or friends. For details call Norma 623-9425. Notice: Its time to think about getting in your exemption forms to help with the school and land taxes. Forms for the STAR program, veterans exemptions and aged exemptions are available at the assessors office and must be filled out and returned by the March 1 deadline. The STAR Enhanced is open to residents who will be 65 by Dec. 31, 2008. Information call 623-4593. Mark and Jeana Kenyon Jr. of Roseville, Calif. are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy on Monday, Dec. 17. 2007 at 9:59 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, measured 20 inches long and was named Gibson Oscar. Proud grandparents are Rena Jenkins of Citrus Heights, Calif. and John Jenkins also of California; and Marc and Cheryl Kenyon of Bear Pond Rd., Thurman. Great-grandparents are Monica Kenyon of Warrensburg and Richard and Irene Lamphier of Harrington Hill Road. Position open for a dog warden in the town of Thurman. Send a note of interest to town clerk Cindy Hyde, Box 29 Athol, 12810 or stop by the town hall and leave your name and phone number with the clerk. Personals
Happy Valentines Day everyone. Birthday being celebrated this week are Cole Mosher and Hilary Issac Vaughn on Feb. 9, Carol Hall, Laura Rafferty, Nick Moon and Filomena Rivello all on Feb. 10, Bo Rounds, Donna Keck, Kara and Kailey Bacon and Amanda Castro all on Feb. 11, Nathan Herrman on Feb. 12 and Trudy Siletti on Feb. 13. Anniversary couples celebrating this week are Jim and Maria Ligon on Feb. 9, John and Lennie Parker on Feb. 11 and Myron and Lillie Cameron on Feb. 14. Sympathy from the community is out to the family of Clarence Beattie who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Glens Falls Hospital. Cheryl and Marc Kenyon St. of Bear Pond Road have returned home after spending a week in Roseville, Calif. with their son and family, Jeana and Mark Jr. and little Gibson, who is a month old. They visited many wildlife refuge parks and enjoyed meeting their first grandchild. 1,000 Mile Amtrac Ride
Gone for a month to visit her daughter Val Smarro and son-in-law Joe in Williamsport, Ind., Bert Wilde of River Road has returned home. Her son Jim Wilde accompanied her on the trip, but returned to Thurman after a few days. Bert enjoyed her vacation and also enjoyed shopping in a Super Center K-Mart over the state line in Lafayette, Ill. Welcome home Bert. Over the Fence
My new 2008 calendar, a big one that I can write in the squares all of the important happenings and have it ready for this column is sure getting messed up with all the changes in February. Guess I best use pencils which can be erased. Have you noticed that the more educated folks become and the smarter they claim to be, the more you wonder where the common sense has gone? Kinda like the presidential debates shown on T.V. around Jan. 23? Now the government is talking of giving away money and already many people are planning on how to spend it. My mom used to say, A fool and his money are soon parted. A favorite saying back in the 40s. Containers are needed by the Christmas Basket Committee especially kinds like the big tins of popcorn come in. Any that you can donate can be left at the town hall or call Helen at 623-2909. Also needed are any pictures that were taken at the Valentines for Vets and/or any other function.

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