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The Kenyontown Methodist Church welcomes all to their covered dish dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the church on Valley Road. Bring a food dish to pass and join us in this fellowship get-together. For details, call 623-3940.

Personals

The Kennedy Family has received word that their sister Vivian Ekstrand recently lost her home to fire which swept through the five apartment house where she resided in Frankfort, N.Y. Families all escaped unharmed but lost all their possessions. A benefit drive is to be held in Frankfort at a later date. Anyone wishing to donate can call Hiram Kennedy for an address for his sister at 623-4970.

Celebrating Birthdays this week are Bob Venton, Sr. and Killian Baker on March 13; Georgia Kenyon and Renee Walker on March 14; Tommy Sessleman on March 15; Paula Hubert and Tom Wunschel on March 16; and Sara Hightower and Kaylee Baker on March 17.

Over the fence

If you stood outside in Thurman Feb. 25, you'd have seen snow was coming down all day, very heavy at times, dumping another foot on the several feet remaining on the ground. This was indeed a good example of an Adirondack winter day.

Then on Monday, March 7, we were buried again in over a foot of snow. But while other municipalities were declaring snow emergencies and officials were freaking out, Thurmanites were taking it in stride. It wasn't too many decades ago that our children were routinely taken to our local one-room school houses by horse-drawn sleighs!

With spring officially coming in this coming weekend, we are sending Get Well wishes out to all who are ill, including Cindy Crandall, Ken Ackley, Joe Mosher, Myron Cameron and Ken Baker. Hopefully we'll have warmer weather soon and that will prompt a cure.

Did you remember to send in your memories of a woman from yesteryear that had seemed to make a difference in the lives of others? Did she help you or your mother? Did she change our life? Send all information that you can remember and mail it to the Thurman Town Historian, P.O. Box 29, Athol 12810.

Our three elected officials are back home after attending the Association of Town classes in New York City. Those taking the trip were town board member Becky Hitchcock town justice Filomena Rivello and town supervisor Evelyn Wood.

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