Athol-Thurman 4-10-10

Rabies safety precautions urged

With the talk of possible cases of rabies in town, people are urged to have their pets inoculated. The next rabies clinic through Warren county will be on Saturday April 17 at the Chestertown Firehouse on state Rte. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. Dogs should be on leashes and cats and smaller pets in carriers. Those with questions. call 761-6580.

To minimize the risk of a life-threatening exposure to rabies, keep your pets and your small children away from all animals until the scare of rabid fox, raccoons, etc. is gone.

Over the fence

Gripes that were called in this last week in March were mainly on the big changes in our weather, 60 degrees one day 35 degrees cold and windy the next day. One person started to pack away the winter mittens and longjohns but then had second thoughts.

A few calls came in from folks who were upset over the write up in the Post-Star on the controversy involving the Thurman Emergency Medical Services squad, commenting how much our small community needs our own squad.

Sympathy from the neighborhood goes out to the family of John Cooper who passed away Wednesday March 24. Mr. Cooper always had a smile for everyone and was well-known in the area as a school bus driver and in his later years, a school crossing guard.

Filomena Riviello of Garnet Lake Rd. has recently returned from a delightful trip to Sicily, Italy, where she enjoyed the beautiful sights and Italian culture.

As I write this column March 30, Cliff Dureau of Sky High Rd. is improving at Glens Falls Hospital after a gall bladder surgery but he is expected to be home by the time this newspaper is published, and he'll likely be out buying sugar to feed his Humming birds. He is a volunteer in many programs in Thurman. We all miss you and wish you well, Cliff.

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