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My home was built B.C... was yours? ( B.C. = before closets). I dont have a spot to hide my clutter. To answer your questions, there was only one Gleaning date in January in Thurman. February Gleaning will be back on track with food coming in twice. School children will be enjoying a weeks vacation Feb. 18-22. Watch for sledders and home skiers, and also for flying snowballs as you travel on the roadways. Friday, Feb. 1 was a day with snow coming in schools closed because of storm warnings. By noon we had seven inches of white stuff before the storm turned into sleet and rain, and roadways were very slippery. Congratulations
Robert J. Florance of Menden, N.J. was recently promoted to vice president of Executive Communication at the American Express World Headquarters in Manhattan. He is the son of Peggy and Bob Florance of Bowen Hill Road. Congratulations to two Thurman senior class students at Warrensburg School for being chosen for the Physical Education Leadership Award. Criteria for the award includes a high level of physical performance, scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and service to the school and their community. Todd Lawson, son of Gail and Tim Lawson, Bowen Hill Road, and Stacy Belden, daughter of Cindy and Bruce Belden, Garnet Lake Road, were honored at a dinner at the Century House in Latham on Sunday, Feb. 3 where they received their awards. Personals
Wearing birthday smiled on Feb. 16 is Cliff Dureau, Merlin Russell and Millie Venton; on Feb. 17 Theresa Stannard celebrates, on Feb. 18 Ed Baker Jr. kicks up his heels, on Feb. 20 Marie Allison adds a year and on Feb. 21 Peggy Florance and Margaret Kruger celebrate. A happy 57th anniversary wish is out to Reggie and Gail Needham who celebrate on Feb. 17. Get wells wishes are out to Bo Rounds, Ruth Pasco, Mike Croissant, David Gorr, John Alexander and Kelly Schmidt. Correction: Two couples celebrating anniversaries on Jan. 27 were Grace and Keith Allen (61 years) and Doris and Carl Baker (69 years). Somehow the names were paired up wrong. Notice
The Thurman town hall will be closed on Friday, Feb. 22. The Gleaning Food distribution will be at the town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Clean, used grocery bags are needed and can be dropped off at the town hall anytime. The free bus service for seniors (age 60 or more) will be going to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or appointments on Friday, Feb. 22. If you would like to be picked up at your home, please call Laura by Wednesday evening 623-9281. Leash law
There is a law stating that all dogs must be confined or on leashes. Right at this time, it is especially enforced to protect the deer population. Tax exemption forms
All who will be 65 before the end of the year can get a STAR Enhanced Exemption. Remember all exemption forms are available online at at your local assessors office and must be filled out, and returned by the March 1 deadline. Questions call Tuck or Sue 623-4593. Forms or applications are those for the STAR exemptions, the veterans and the aged exemption. Mom and Me: Everyone wishing to take the trip to Tree Pad on Feb. 27 must preregister by calling Tobie 623-4007. All moms and preschoolers can join our small group for a fun time. Two elected officials will be going on the bus trip to New York City for the Association of Towns Meeting this week. Town clerk Cindy Hyde and town board member Ruth Keller will be attending the educational programs offered. A few notes from the Jan. 2 organizational meeting of the full town board, with five town employees present and four residents attending. Resolutions from 1 to 22 were presented in the hour long meeting with #1 being to have all town meetings of the board of the third Tuesday of each month and the fiscal meeting on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Mileage to be paid is 41 center per mile to authorized employees only. Official papers are both the Journal and the Post Star. Resolution #15 was opposed (town clerk at all meetings) and Resolution 17 to have a deputy secretary was also tabled. A motion passed to advertise for an animal control office. There are two seats open on the planning board at this time. Think yellow
The flower of hope, the pretty yellow daffodil will soon be out in our area to be sold for the annual cancer crusade. The flowers will be arriving in mid-March and can be ordered ahead by calling Lisa 623-2984. A bouquet of 10 flowers are $10. Valentines Day dinner The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road will have a Valentines Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. bring your sweethearts and enjoy a home cooked meal. Reservations call Dee 623-2708. All area youth and young at heart can join in an excursion for rock climbing at the Albany Rock Gym on Feb. 23. Call 623-2226 or 623-2062. On Sunday, Feb. 24 the Thurman Baptist Church will welcome visitors from Grace Baptist Church in Marion at their morning services. Please stop by and help us welcome these visitors. Information call 623-2226. Morning services are at 11 a.m.

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