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Athol-Thurman 1-8-11

Tyler, 12, is one of the top students in fifth grade at Warrensburg Elementary School. Tyler has helped at the youth fair for three years, and has won one of the top awards from the fair managers for two years.

Over the fence

We are still receiving angry phone calls from many upset people who are afraid we are going to lose our much-needed locally-based emergency medical services, and our local ambulance squad - with all its dedicated personnel.

The people of the town do not want their emergency medical services delegated to Warrensburg's ambulance squad. They want to retain at least Basic Life Support services offered through Thurman Emergency medical Services, Inc. for now while this agency works to boost their credentials and staff.

They are very upset with the town board's decision to sign an emergency services contract with the Warrensburg squad and hope they will listen carefully to the local residents' concerns.

Don't go without food for your family. Thurman has a food pantry at the town hall for all who may find themselves needing a helping hand.

Don't let it embarrass you to ask for help as you can always give some back when things improve in your family. You can just stop by during regular office hours or call ahead 623-9649.

Have you met your neighbors yet? If you are a newcomer the best way to get acquainted is to volunteer to assist in some project or program. Watch the column and you will often see someone asking for help.

Activities and events in the North Country

The Thurman quilting group will meet Monday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. Now is the time to start making gifts for next winter. For information, call 623-2633.

The Southern Adirondack four-wheeler club will meet Friday, Jan 14, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. For information on this safe riding group, call Joan at 623-2007.

The free bus service for all residents age 60 and older will be taking a trip to Glens Falls for a day of shopping Friday, Jan. 14.

This would be a good time to catch some of the Christmas items marked down. Call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281 to reserve a seat.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will be meeting Saturday, Jan., 15 at noon for their Pot Luck Luncheon. Details will be published in this column next week.

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