Morrill Town News
By Mindy Rowlands
The town clerk's hours are Monday 5-8 p.m., Tuesday noon-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon.
I was asked by some of my readers where my column was on Jan. 24. I thought it must have been overlooked because I had sent it in, but I was later told by another reader that it had apparently been put under the Monroe news. So, I will re-post one news item that you may have missed about the Good News Club.
Good News Club
Good News Club started up again at the Weymouth School here in Morrill on Monday, Jan. 28. The club will meet each Monday (unless there is no school that day or there is a snow day, etc.). It starts as soon as school ends for the day and goes until 4:45 p.m. All children in kindergarten to fifth grade are welcome to attend, as well as homeschool students. Stan Rasztawicki, Ginger Sheldon and Julie Allen will lead the club. Permission slips are available at both the Weymouth and Ames schools. If you have any further questions or would like more information, call Stan at 342-2406.
It’s that time of the year again and we are putting the town report together. Reports to be included must be turned in by Feb. 15. Anyone who is unsure whether they have to send in a report, may call the Town Office at 342-3300.
Ever since our indoor/outdoor cat, Whiskey, passed away, the squirrel population around our home has exploded. Our sheds and barbecue grill have been overtaken and the poor birds have had stiff competition at the bird feeders. Our two 9-month-old kittens, however, have found squirrel-watching from the living room window to be an endless source of entertainment. With the bird feeders directly in front of the window, the cats are nearly nose-to-nose with the little rodents.
Despite all their posturing, the kittens have had no luck whatsoever at scaring off the squirrels. In fact, I suspect the squirrels take great delight in tormenting the cats. They climb around the windowsill, right under the cats’ noses, and hang upside down from the feeders by their back feet, while they happily munch away on the sunflower seeds. They seem rather smug.
The kittens did get to witness the little rats getting their comeuppance the other day when the wind was blowing so hard. The squirrels were hanging onto the bird feeder for dear life as the wind would whip them around and eventually send them flying across the deck. After several rounds of imitating their flying squirrel cousins, the little critters finally gave up and stayed out of sight until the wind died down again.