Grace has been with the town about 10 years, and has been so pleasant, with her ready smile and friendly word to all who stop by.

Grace said this week she has enjoyed seeing everyone and getting acquainted with so many filling the elected positions in town. Grace said she will be celebrating a birthday in June, and thought it was time to retire.

We wish you a happy retirement, Grace!

Arlene Baker called in a mention of appreciation this week for a fellow Thurmanite.

"To the kind lady who lives on Garnet Lake Road, a special Thank You for sending a birthday card," she said, describing the woman as someone who is always thinking of others before she thinks of herself.

Personal news

Get Well wishes go out to Ken Ackley, Liz Kennedy, Charlotte Brandt, Earle Dibble, Joe Mosher, to Tom Wunchel, and to all who are feeling ill at this time.

Sympathy goes out to the family of James Lamphier who recently passed away in Texas.

News from Town Hall

The town of Thurman is seeking proposals for the potential location and construction of a new highway garage. Sealed proposals can be sent to the Thurman Town Clerk, P.O. Box 29, Athol NY 12810. These proposals will be opened at the May 10 board meeting for analysis by the board.

The assessor's office will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon and on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Anyone who seeks to look at the books and check assessments can stop by or call 623-4593 to make a special appointment. The tentative assessment roll was completed on May 1. Other dates and times will be published in an upcoming issue of the Adirondack Journal.

Natalie Sadow and her son Philip, of Washington, D.C., came up to Thurman for a visit Saturday, April 16. She called on her aunt Evie Russell and cousin Diane Strobeck and children. she also visited her camp off Garnet Lake Road. From here, they were going to visit Phil's grandmother Phyllis Sadow in Schenectady where nine-year-old Philip was going to spend his school vacation.

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