The Thurman Fire Co. holds their meetings on the Friday of the first full week of the month at the Thurman firehouse. The next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Those interested in becoming a volunteer, stop in and ask how to help.

Thurman Town Board meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Independent party petitions for town candidacies need to be filed with Warren County Board of Elections by Aug. 16.

Smokey Greene to appear here

Come on out to Thurman to hear the legendary Smokey Greene in concert July 29 at Veterans’ Memorial Field behind the town hall on July 29. Smokey will play from 7 p.m. 9 p.m.

Smokey Greene has been playing country music for over half a century.

When he was a young teenager, Smokey played at dude ranches, rodeos, honky tonks and kitchen hops after he first learned to play the tenor banjo. By age 16, he added the guitar, mandolin and fiddle to his repertoire. About that time, he teamed up with his mentor, Slim Clark, a yodeler. After nine years in the Air Force he performed on radio, and in clubs, rural town halls and grange halls, according to a biography published on airplaydirect.com.

In 1966 he opened his own club where he booked many of the nation’s top country and bluegrass acts. In the 1970s, he started his own bluegrass festival which had a 16-year run.

This free concert is one of a Monday-night series through the summer, bankrolled through Warren County Occupancy Tax funds, allocated by the Town of Thurman.

Accompanying the concerts are a group of vendors — gardeners and artisans. Set-up time for this market is 6:30 p.m.To reserve an 8’x8’ space, contact the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649.

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