Sally Feihel of Adirondack Spectral Investigations expresses thanks to the Thurman Station Association, Nettle Meadow Goat Farm, Valley Road Maple Farm and to everyone who donated items for the luncheon and gift baskets for the Historical Haunts of Thurman Ghost Tour held Aug. 17. Sally adds that it was a huge success and plans are in the works for another tour next year.

When you go out into the woods this fall please remember that early bear season starts Sept. 14 and runs until Oct. 18. Muzzle loading begins Oct. 19 and runs through Oct. 25. Bow hunting opens on Sept. 27 and concludes Oct. 25. Regular hunting season extends from Oct. 26 to Dec. 8. Be sure to wear bright colors when going for a walk or hike in the woods.

The state Department of Conservation has a program called Become a Black Bear Management Cooperator. There are three simple steps and they are as follows: first, report your bear harvest. Second, submit a premolar tooth from the bear for DEC to determine the bear’s age. Upon completion you will receive a commemorative patch.

Gail Needham would like to remind residents that now is a great time to pick up items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. This mission sends filled shoeboxes overseas to children who may receive nothing on Christmas morning. Items that are often added to these boxes are pens and pencils, hard candy, small toys and perhaps a child-size shirt. Last year out of the 96 boxes shipped a mere 13 came from Thurman. Come on Thurmanites, we can do better!

Transfer station hours will remain the same throughout the fall season, noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Required bags can be purchased either at the Thurman Town Hall or the town transfer station.

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