Morrill Town News
By Mindy Rowlands
I’ve had a request to put the clerk’s hours back in the paper, so here they are. The office hours of all town personnel are also posted on the town website www.morrillme.org. Remember, even when the clerk is not available there is usually someone at the Town Office who can provide you with information or help that is not clerk-related.
The clerk's hours are Monday, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, noon-8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. The clerk completes vehicle, boat, ATV, and snowmobile registrations, issues hunting/fishing licenses, and issues marriage, birth and death certificates. I can also collect tax monies if there are no liens on the property.
I have to apologize for leaving Faye Sheldon’s name off my list of ballot clerks in the town news a couple of weeks ago. After so little sleep because of the elections the night before, I should have checked my list before writing out all the names of people to thank. Anyway, Faye, your help was appreciated! And, even though I know you will probably be annoyed with me for calling you out like this in the newspaper, it was worth it to harass you just a little. Hope you’ll forgive me.
Operation Christmas Child
On Nov. 18, the Morrill Baptist Church had a shoebox packing party for Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes filled with toiletries, stationery, toys, candy and other items were brought to the church to be gift-wrapped and sent to Samaritan’s Purse Ministries, where they will be shipped to children throughout the world that may never have received a Christmas present. How festive it was to see so many people gathered together around tables filled with wrapping paper, tape, stickers, etc., decorating their shoeboxes. This year we were able to fill 93 boxes.
It’s dog licensing time again. Your dogs must be licensed for 2013 by Dec. 31. It is $6 per spayed/neutered dogs and $11 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered.
Thank you to the Tri-Town Snowmobile Club for the beautiful wreath you left on my door. As we allow snowmobile access to the club and other snowmobilers through our property, the Tri-Town Club is kind enough to send us a little Christmas treat each year as a thank-you. Last year it was a box full of cookies and whoopie pies — yum! Hopefully I'll do a little better with this wreath than I have with other wreaths that I have had in the past. I left the last one up until around June or July when it had fully seasoned into a lovely shade of orangey-red. Ooops.