Athol-Thurman 12-12-09

The Gleaning food distribution will take place at the Thurman Town Hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 15. This program is open to all Thurman residents. For details, call 623-9649.

The Thurman Town Board will hold its fiscal meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 15 and the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Join other civic-minded folks for the town government's last meeting in 2009.

The Thurman connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 18 at the Thurman Town Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

The Thurman Emergency Squad invites all who would like to become a helpful member to the group's next meeting 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 13 at the High Street squad building. For information, call 623-9810. The squad is lighting up the memory tree on Saturday Dec. 12 in memory of those no longer with us.

Town advertisements prompt split vote

The town board held a short business meeting Nov. 17 and issues were discussed such as a filling up the skating rink in the youth pavilion with water to make ice, if weather permits.

A resolution to by four half-page ads in the Adirondack Guest Explorer publication for $600 during 2010 had some opposition, with two No votes cast by town board members Charlie Bills & Al Vasak, and the remaining three board members voting for it. Another resolution to approve the appointments of Gail Seaman and Rick Nelson for the town Board of Assessment Review was approved by all members. After discussion on Verizon DSL broadband service, the meeting ended.

Luncheon planned for highway workers

Thurman townfolks will be pitching in together to prepare a hot lunch for the town's highway crew. Set for Wednesday Dec. 23 at the town hall, the event is held to show appreciation of the many hours they put in to keep our roads open - and free of fallen trees in our windy times.

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