But the Thurman ambulance squad is needed in this town for the elderly and the young who get hurt. Voice your opinions at the town of Thurman’s organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 and let’s start the new year off with becoming a happy town again!

It’s holiday time again, so I’m publishing the drug and illegal party anonymous tip line. Residents concerned about teens who might be partaking of illegal substances may call 761-9800 to report such activity. Those who do call this line — a service of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department —may be saving a life by taking action when they see or hear of questionable activity.

A special town board meeting was held on Friday, Dec. 2, and discussions centered on whether to pay a flat annual amount to the Thurman Emergency Medical Services as has been traditional, or to dispense payment on a per-call basis to the squad that responds, whether it is from Thurman, Stony Creek, Warrensburg or Johnsburg. While some people have said this might be a fair allocation based on performance, others question whether such a system will penalize our local squad that must pay ongoing costs to have trained personnel on duty, ready to respond. The 2012 contract between the town government and the Thurman squad is still pending.

Minutes of the meeting can be found online at the Thurman government website. Or, you can request a copy from Thurman Town Clerk Cynthia Hyde at 623-4588.

On a personal note

Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week include Ginny and Joe Mosher on Dec. 17; Lisa and Bill Arnold, 30 years on Dec. 22; and Tammy and Nick Moon on Dec. 24.

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Adorna Wright and Milton Kennedy on Dec. 18; Jonelle Bacon and Sue Baker on Dec. 21; Ida Reynolds and Tom Belden on Dec. 22, Rex Reynolds Jr. and Nicky Zuboff of Dec. 23, and to Preston Hennessey and Dick Lamphier on Dec. 24.

Get Well wishes go out to Jay Siletti, Cheryl Kenyon, Ronnie Dibble, June Germain and Bob Florance.

Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Franz Sayer, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 3 at Westmount Nursing Home in Queensbury.

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