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From a minus 14 degree temperature on Jan. 2 and 3, we went to a 40 plus on Jan. 6 and 7 an snow is melting down, but leaving an ice build up on many roofs. For copies of town board minutes, call 623-9649. Thurman is looking for an animal control officer. Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest to Cynthia Hyde, Thurman's town clerk or call her at 623-4588 for more information. Personals
Happy birthday wishes to Christopher Robinson and Keith Sonley, Jr. on Jan. 21; Beth Herrmann and Glen Germain Jr. on Jan. 22 and Bob Millington, Grace Allen and Hunter Germain on Jan. 25. Happy anniversary to Sally and Richard Wallace, 27 years and Pat and Ken Baker, 2 years on Jan. 22. Get well wishes are out to Jeff Grants, Bess Coulard, Ruth Pasco, Rich Wormwood, Bo Rounds, Ray Hanes, Reb Altman, Tom Wunschell and Dick Lamphier. Anyone in need of the meals on wheels program should call 623-9649. A hot meal is available daily for elderly or handicapped residents and is delivered right to your home at noontime. Countryside Adult Home
The month of December started off with a Christmas bazaar on Dec. 1, giving residents a chance to shop. They also took a shopping trip to Glens Falls. Entertainers during December were Cub Scouts, Cliff and the Kitchen Pickers, the Polka Boys, the Girl Scouts, Family of God Ministries Singers, Bingo with Terry Palermos class, the Head Start children, pen pals club and Joan Hoffman and friends. Other activities were a snowman craft, a pet visit, birthday celebrations and a holiday buffet with families, plus a gift exchange and party for residents. A surprise visit came on Christmas Eve from the Salvation Army, bearing gifts for one and all. All seniors
Bring a covered dish to pass for a luncheon on Jan. 19 at noon at the town hall. The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club invites anyone to join them or just visit. The Gleaning food distribution will be at the town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. This free food program is open to all Thurman residents. There is also a food pantry at the town hall should you find yourself and your family in need of a helping hand. The free bus service for residents over 60 will pick you up at your home for a trip to Glens Falls on Friday, Jan. 25. Call Laura at 623-9281. New officers
The Thurman Emergency Squad held its election of officers. President is Stephanie Gossen, vice president, Ricky Ovitt, secretary, Dexter Baker, treasurer, Suzie Baker, open board seat, Tom Stoddard, captain, George McKinney, first assistant captain, John Kindred and second assistant captain, Jill Nelson. The Mommie and Me Club meets on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at the youth building. Bring your preschoolers for a morning of fun making pine cone birdfeeders. The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will hold an open meeting on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Thurmans new town clerk, Cynthia Hyde, has set new hours when she will be at her office. They are monday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The office phone is 623-4588. Notice change
The town board meetings have been changed for January since Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Day. The fiscal meeting will be held that day at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Weather permitting
The skating rink at the rec field in Athol should now be ready for some winter fun.

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