Athol-Thurman 2-5-11

A gripe came in from a family with young kids who had received a HEAP grant and the fuel supplier that they dealt with refused to fill their tank that day, citing they needed a week's notice - even though the household was without fuel and using small heaters to keep warm. Can you believe this? What is happening to the compassion and caring when some of these companies get so big?

Events and activities in the hills

The "Valentines for Vets" event at the Town Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5. The event needs lots of volunteers to help make many hearts for the Veterans in our area. All ages are welcome and homemade pizza is planned for all. This community event is held by the town Youth Commission.

The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will conduct an open meeting on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Athol Firehouse. Those seeking to become a volunteer can stop by for details.

The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Enthusiasts will meet Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Folks seeking to join can stop by or call 623-2007 for information.

The Thurman Town Board has scheduled their meetings for Tuesday Feb. 8 to start off the new schedule of public meetings on the second Tuesday of each month - for years it's been the third Tuesday. Plan on attending on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for the fiscal meeting and at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting.

Free transportation to Glens Falls is available for all seniors age 60 or over on the small bus, and it will run on Friday, Feb. 11. Call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday evening and let her know you want to go.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club conducted a short meeting Jan. 15 with all 19 members attending. Anyone wishing to join can stop by the next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 19. The price to join is $10 a year and this next meeting will be a covered-dish luncheon. For details, call Norma at 623-9425.

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