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Forty-year town employee to retire

After getting up early for work for nearly 40 years - or trudging out in the middle of wintry nights to clear snow-covered roadways - Terry Beadnell is going to see some relief soon.

Beadnell, of Bowen Hill Rd. will put in his last day of work for the Thurman Town Highway Dept. Friday Feb. 27.

All are welcome to stop by the Town Highway Dept. garage and wish him well in his retirement.

Beadnell started working at the age of 16 and has been a faithful employee ever since. It was not unusual to see him driving the town trucks or plowing snow, but he also was the main operator for many years of the town's heavy equipment, including bucket loaders, backhoes and graders.

The community wishes him and his wife Nancy Beadnell - Town Clerk for 20 years - many happy retirement years. Their three children - Theresa, Luke and Jerod -are grown now. The couple also has two grandchildren to occupy their retirement hours.

Special Days in the backcountry

First of all, Happy Valentines Day to all!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Myron and Lillie Cameron on Feb. 14, and Reggie and Gail Needham on Feb. 17.

Birthdays to be celebrated this week are: Trudi Siletti on Feb. 13, Karen Ackley on Feb. 15, Merlin Russell, Cliff Dureau, Millie Venton and Elizabeth Hayes on Feb. 16, Theresa Stannard on Feb. 17 and Ed Baker Jr. on Feb. 18.

Let us know what special events happened on your Valentine's Day - call 623-2580 and tell us!

New Murphy namesake arrives

Meggen Rostetter and James Murphy III of Warrensburg are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, born Wednesday. Jan. 21 at Glens Falls Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, was 20 inches long and has been named James Edward Murphy IV.

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