(Editor's Note: When Thurman correspondent Evelyn Russell penned this column, she was in Tri-County Nursing Home and soon after she returned home. Since then, she has been re-hospitalized for a condition related to her respiration. We'd all appreciate it if Thurman residents continue to send news items to: thom@denpubs.com or call him on his cell phone at: 744-9600.)

Over the fence

Thanks go to our editor for filling in for me and writing the Thurman column during my unwanted vacation.

Please note that the Thurman town landfill has been closed temporarily so construction and demolition debris can be rearranged to meet state specifications, Thurman Town Clerk Cindy Hyde said.

All of our area fishing enthusiasts will either be out casting a line into the water - or wishing they were - on April 1 for the opening day of fishing season in New York State. Here's assuming those fish won't still be under the ice!

Fishing licenses are available from the Thurman Town Clerk's office at the town hall, and her phone number is 623-4588.

Our ground hog is still trying to dig out from under all the snow, so I'm thinking he might not see his shadow until early June.

Flocks of geese were seen headed north about mid-March about a week ago when our weather was warmer. Let's hope it warms up again and spring really arrives!

Personal news

Amber Grace of Warrensburg recently spent a week with her mother, Ruth Wadsworth in El Paso, Texas. Ruth had been visiting the Warrensburg area in February, but because of bad weather didn't get around to see everyone, we hear.

Thanks to all for the visits, cards and prayers during my recent hospitalization. Remember, such thoughtful actions mean a lot to so many of us.

A big thank you goes out to Roy and Jaimee Ross for providing help with the stray cat and kitten problems occurring in the Kenyontown area.

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