Athol-Thurman 7-3-10

Apparently a series of audits of the local emergency squad finances, required by the thurman town board, is costing the squad money - and some feel this scrutiny is excessive. A letter describing the squad's compliance to the audits was turned in to town officials at the June meeting,

Last year, records were submitted to a Queensbury auditor, in an effort to detect any financial irregularities, and an audit report was completed and delivered to the Thurman town supervisor Jan. 8. This audit cost the volunteer squad $1,750. Then a request for a financial review by the same firm, which was completed at the end of April and hand delivered to the supervisor May 10, cost the volunteers another $3,000, according to the letter recently submitted from the squad to the town board. This audit included copies of checkbook stubs, bank statements, and mortgage history reports. Lacking was a report of the ambulance loan with the town - records seem to be lost - and the yearly ambulance payment to the town of $12,685. This letter, five pages long, is on file with the town clerk and is available for inspection.

Special days in hill country

Anniversaries to be celebrated this week are: Kent and Glenda Duell, 26 years, July 6; and John J. and Nancy Kindred, 43 years, July 7.

Birthdays to be observed this week are those of Geri Howe and Kylie Baker, July 4; Brandi Baker, Ryan Belden, Drew Kuklinski and Daisy Alger, July 5; Jim Murphy and Kaitlyn Keller, July 6; Julie Angell and Dan McGovern, July 7; and Jason Rogers and Sam Steele, July 9. We hope all of you with birthdays this week have a happy one.

Personal notes

Lesley Rohe of North Carolina and her children Michael, Emma and Leah have been visiting her parents, Al and Anne Rohe of Thurman Station, her grandmother Lila Walter, and many other family members during their short stay. The granddaughters Emma and Leah are staying here for an additional few weeks with their grandparents.

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