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Thurman 6/20/09

Remember when the old school was new?

Congratulations to all graduates! The big day will be arriving soon, when all seniors will be getting their diplomas; a goal that they have strived and worked toward for many years. Congratulations to you all, and good luck in future endeavors.

Taking a walk down memory lane, the June 24, 1943 issue of the Warrensburgh News reports that 19 seniors are the very first to graduate from new central school building off James St. Following the seniors were the members of the junior high school who also received diplomas. The Rev. Selleck gave the invocation, which was followed by an address by Verna Combs.

Guest speaker Harris Crandall delivered an inspiring message to the graduates. Prizes were given to 8th graders Doris Gallup and Robert Lloyd for outstanding scholarship, character and endeavor. Graduates of the senior class were Robert Barlow, Ralph Brown, Mildred Cleveland, Verna Combs, Hazel Duell, Edward Howe, Robert Knipe, Forest Lamphier, Ruth Pasco, William Potter, Miriam Reynolds, Bernice Russell, David Sprague, Louise Sprague, Dorothy Stone, Norma Wallace, Douglas Wilsey, Louella Wood, and Irwin Zaltz. A senior ball followed the program.

Gift and furnishings store to reopen

Adirondack Ambiance will be reopening at Thurman Station in the old 1804 Historic Griffing Homestead. Many items will delight shoppers, as nearly everything is handmade. Choose from original paintings of the Adirondack region beautifully framed in Great Camp style, and Adirondack rustic furniture made from the local trees and then crafted on the property. There are many unique pieces of furniture to choose from. Stop by 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. Those who want a house tour through this old home, just let the proprietors know. They may be contacted at 623-3813.

Over the fence...

Last week it was peacocks to watch for. I had just mailed out the news for the June 13 issue, and I received a call about a moose on the loose. Sure enough on June 3 a person in Athol walked outside to check out their small garden, only to find moose tracks in the dirt road adjacent to the property. the moose may have come for a visit across Athol Rd. If you spot the moose, let this correspondent know.

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