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Athol-Thurman 8-21-10

Over the fence

A family of Canadian geese have lately been strutting down Garnet Lake Road like they own it.

The family started as two females and two males and they've been living at Pratt's Pond. Each pair had about four offspring, and they're now grown up and are stopping traffic, wandering on the local roads. They seem to stay together, so when you are traveling be very cautious over hills and around corners. Considering there are nine or more of these big birds leisurely strolling around our roads, be wary because at some point you may have to suddenly stop.

Incidentally, a gripe was called in this week concerning motorists not stopping at the stop sign on the corner of River Road and Bowen Hill Road.

Questions were called in asking if we have noise ordinances in our local towns. Another asked if Thurman will once again have a Code Enforcement Officer. You can call the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649 for answers to these and other questions.

Did anyone find any old pictures of Thurman barns or outbuildings that can be used in the John Thurman's Historical Society 2011 calendar? Members of the group need them by Sept. 15. Call 623-9305 if you have items to be included. Loaning photographs for reproduction will be appreciated.

On a personal note

The annual Wood family reunion will be held this Saturday, Aug. 21, at the home of Leila Wood, 536 Mud St., beginning at 12 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. For details, call 623-4102.

Val and Joe Samarra of Williamstown, Ind. were in the area visiting her mom Bert Wilde of River Road and also Joe's parents in South Glens Falls.

Note that we have a missing dog. A small black Labrador puppy has wandered away from a River Road home in Thurman, and its owners would like to locate him and return him to his happy home. Please call 623-2381 with any information on the puppy.

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