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The seniors have set a new date and place to meet in March due to the unavailability of the town hall. The club decided to enjoy a lunch out on Thursday, March 6 at the Chinatown Restaurant on Rte 9 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone much call Norma and let her know if you are going 623-9425. Please call as soon as possible. Twenty-one members came out for the February meeting. Day trip information had just arrived so nothing was decided. Remember your yearly dues should be paid ASAP. Snack items are once again needed to be sent to Iraq. Please leave your snack food items at the town hall and help us fill a box for our servicemen in the war zone. A homemade quilt is to be raffled off to assist Julie Angel in going on the trip of her life to Australia in July as a student ambassador. Tickets are now available by calling 623-3342. Road superintendent Pat Wood would like to apologize for the bumpy roads you have seen in the last month with all the ice storms in our region. The salt supply for the county is low and nearly impossible to get, and even though the crew has been out with plows, the ice has built up upon the roadways. Please bear with us, maybe slow down, and hope spring is not far away. Blizzard blast
The 13th annual Blizzard Blast, sponsored by the Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club, will be held on Saturday, March 15 starting at 3 p.m. at the 1,000 Acre Rand Resort on Stony Creek Rd. A buffet dinner, continuous music, raffles and door prizes will offer an evening of fun. Tickets are $10 at the door and no one under the age of 21 will admitted. Rooms for an overnight stay at the resort, can be reserved by calling 696-2444. A 2007 freestyle skidoo will be raffled off. Tickets are available by calling 623-5143 or can be purchased at the event. The John Thurman Historical Society meets on Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck, covered dish supper at the town hall. Games of Bunko and a friendly gathering is in the planning stages. Information, 623-2007. Public hearing
Local Law #1 of 2008, to appoint a sole assessor in the town of Thurman, will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. and to abolish the offices of elected assessors. Anyone wishing to speak for or against the new law will be given a chance at the hearing or you can send a letter to the town clerk, PO Box 29, Athol, 12810. For more information, 623-4588. The Thurman Volunteer Fire Company meets Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. The Gleaning Food Distribution will be at the town hall 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. This free program is open to all Thurman residents. Please bring clean used grocery bags. The quilting ladies welcome all to join us at our meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the town hall. For information on supplies needed call 623-2633. The annual Easter egg hunt will be at the town hall on March 15 from 1-3 p.m. Donations of snack foods would be appreciated and kids are asked to bring their Easter baskets to put eggs in. Games and prizes are offered also. This event is sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission. Information, call 623-2249. Daffodils
The flower of hope! These beautiful yellow spring flowers are sold by local volunteers for the cancer crusade and in our area can be purchased at the Warrensburg Elementary School on March 12 and 13 or you can put in orders by calling Lisa Baker at 623-2984. Price is $1 each or can be bought in bunches of 10 for $10. Personals
Due to the illness of two members and another on vacation, the town board meeting Feb. 12 was canceled and rescheduled for Feb. 21. Sorry I couldnt get this out in time for the Feb. 16 news. One gripe on Feb. 15 came in on the winter plowing of Rte 418/ February was a bad month for winter storms, both snow and ice. Happy anniversary wishes are out to Hilda and Don Haskell who will celebrate 24 years on March 3. Birthdays this week are those of Rickie Bartlett, Jackie Dingman, Mattie Castro, Melissa Vanselous and Tammy Moon on March 1, Cory Chadwell and Nereida Howe on March 2, Dave Robinson St. on March 3, Ken Baker and Ken Gossen on March 4, Darrin Needham, Maxine Cameron, Tanecia Haskell and Ruth Wood on March 5, Todd Chase and Jane Briggs on March 6 and Charlotte Brandt on March 7. Thank you Anne, Al and Amber for the delightful party on my birthday which was a surprise. Thanks also to all who attended and paid a visit on this special day. Lila Walter. Get well wishes are out to Dave Gorr, John Alexander, Rich Wormwood, Elsie Decota, Bess Coulard, John Cooper and Bo Rounds. New arrival
James and Angela Wallace of Valley Rd. are the proud parents of a baby boy born on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Glens Falls Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. His name is Alex Raymond and he joins a big brother at home, 5-year-old James. Proud grandparents are Barry Bradway of Athol, Donna Baker of Luzerne and Faith Keath of Queensbury. Great-grandparents are Martha and Jim Wallace of Warrensburg, Louella Bradway and the late Robert Bradway of Lake George and the late Raymond and Elsie Gonyo of Minerva.

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