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Athol-Thurman 10/31/09

Hermance and Arnold announce birth

Rachel Hermance and Adam Arnold of Queensbury are proud to announce the birth of a son, born Sept. 28 at Glens Falls Hospital. He has been named Aiden James and weighed 8 pounds, 15.3 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Proud grandparents are Rich and Bonnie Hermance of Queensbury and Lisa and Bill Arnold of Bowen Hill Rd., Thurman.

Be careful of those

goblins and spooky kids

Here come the trick or treaters! Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, drive with extra care on the roads and watch for the little ones. If the kids walk through wooded areas to get some candies, make sure they have lots of red or orange in their costumes, as deer season is open.

Over the fence

You can tell by reading the newspaper that generations have changed. "Farmers say cash needed quick" and in today's world, this means help from the government. In past generations, people were too proud to ask for help. They felt like they had to earn their own way. In reading a diary or journal from the early 1930s, our neighbors were getting together with shovels, pick-axes, and hand- or two-man saws to start building a road between the homes - and yes, that road still exists and is still a dirt road, maintained by the town. These men and boys didn't ask for help, but if anyone saw them struggling with this mile of hand digging, they would usually volunteer to help out, and believe it or not this was not done for pay. Isn't that wonderful?

Correction for last week: Hunting season is not a good time for the kids to be in the woods looking for pretty leaves.

Events in the

northern Warren County

The office of the aging will be holding H.E.A.P. outreach programs to help people of limited income pay for their home heating costs. The outreach events this week are set for Wednesday Nov. 4 - in Bolton at the town mealsite from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and in Hague at the town hall 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring proof of income, social security numbers for all household members, fuel bills and any other heating bill. For details, call 761-6347.

Pet rabies clinic

Bring your dogs on leashes, cats and small pets in carriers for their immunization for rabies. The Warren County Public Health will be in Warrensburg at the fire house Wednesday Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A $10 donation is requested for each pet.

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