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Birthday wishes
Leap year babies get to have a real birthday this year! A special wish is out to our Thurman grandma who has only had about 15 birthdays and to our Thurman daddy who has celebrated on the 29th about 5 times. A happy anniversary is out to Jerry and Evie Lucia on Feb. 22 and across the miles to Janet and Jeff Joly on Feb. 24. Birthdays being celebrated this week are: Cheyanne Hill and Dennis Galusha on Feb. 22; Terry Beadnell and Dennis Dempsey on Feb. 23; Brett Springer, Sean Cameron, Lila Harrington, April Robinson and Venena Kennedy all on Feb. 24. Matt Lanfear and Tammy Wilson on Feb. 25, Stan Shaw on Feb. 26, George Burkhardt on Feb. 27; Edna Kenyon, Cindy Metzger, Marilyn Baker and Hilda Haskell on Feb. 28 and Gailee and Jerry Lucia on Feb. 29. Over the Fence
Fund raisers are in the planning stages to help with expenses for 9-year-old Julie Angel, who was chosen by the people to people show to be the student ambassador to go to Sydney Australia in July. There will be a spaghetti dinner in April, a chinese auction and raffles, plus a 50/50 raffle. Tickets for a homemade quilt to be raffled are now available. Call 623-3342 for details. Julie is the daughter of Brian and Diane Angel of Bowen Hill Road. Many callers are thinking of moving to Canada after hearing who the top runners were in the February primaries. I hope the March winds are the ones we already had in February? The caps on my outside chimneys were blown off by the powerful winds. Trees were blown down, branching hanging. How far away is spring? Personals
Congratulations to Ben Reynolds who was chosen for the deans list for the fall of 2007. He attends college at SUNY Oswego and is the son of Rex and Karen Reynolds of Cameron Road. Get well wishes from the community are out to Barb Metzger, Dick Lamphier, Bess Coulard, Bo Rounds, John Alexander, Dave Gorr, John Cooper and Bruce Sherman. A belated anniversary wish is out to Juanita and Dan Cameron who celebrated on Feb. 9. Surprise! A surprise gathering was held for Lila Walter on Jan. 31 for her birthday at the home of her daughter Anne Rohe at Thurman station. Fourteen friends stopped by to wish her a happy birthday. Lila was celebrating her 39th, or was it her 93rd? Valentines for vets sponsored by the youth commission was attended by 15 volunteers who stepped up to make homemade valentines on Saturday Feb. 2 at the town hall. A total of 68 were made and were taken to the veterans hospital in Albany and handed out to the vets. Thank you to the folks who helped, who were able to bring a smile to those who fought for our country. The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club meets on Friday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Meetings are open to the public. Call 623-5143 for information. The clubs Blizzard Blast held at 1,000 Acres Resort each year is in the planning stages for March 15. More on this next week. Notice
Many meeting dates on the new 2008 historic calendar may be wrong. Town board and fiscal meetings were changed after the calendar was printed; so for this information check with Norma at 623-9649. Also check the planning board dates, occupancy tax meetings, workshops and other special meetings at the same phone number. Want to lose weight?
The Tops Group meets each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall. Anyone wishing to lose a few pounds can stop by or call Jane at 623-2766 for more information. Countryside adult home
During the cold winter month of January, residents of the home were busy with two scrap booking classes a birthday celebration for those celebrating in January a karaoke night, a fun snowman craf, and a cabin fever picnic. They also enjoyed a pet visit and two shopping trips to Glens Falls! Visitors and entertainers who stopped by were: The Family of God Ministries, Melodies with Emily, Time with Brooke, Cliff and The Kitchen Pickers, a sing along with Joan and Friends, the Desperados and Games of Bingo with Jo. Residents would like to thank everyone who came by! This is the last week to get in your tax exemption forms before the 3/1 deadline. Call your local assessors for information at 623-4593. Pre-Register
All moms and preschoolers who wish to go on the field trip to treepad on Wednesday, Feb. 27 must call Tobie at 623 4007 to register. The mommie and me club welcomes all moms and children from birth to kindergarten. Think Ahead
The annual Jack Wax Party or Sugar on Snow dinner is in the planning stages for Saturday, March 29. All town residents are being asked to bring covered dishes or any type food donation for the dinner. Proceeds benefit local cancer funds. Helpers are also needed in the kitchen area at this event. Call Helen at 623-2909 and tell her what you can do to help. March 15 will be the Easter Egg hunt. March 18 there is a public hearing on going to a sole assessor. March 12-13 daffodils will be sold at the elementary school. More on this next week!

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