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Reminder: Special town meeting

On Thursday, Sept. 8, we will hold a special town meeting to decide if the town of Morrill would like to hold a board position on the Midcoast Internet Development Corp.

We are working with MIDC, a group of coastal towns including Rockport,
Camden, Rockland and Thomaston, to establish improved broadband throughout the entire town using fiber optics.

So if you’re interested, please meet at the Community Center at 6 p.m.

Volunteer Fire Department notes

Our firefighter profile this week is of one of your newer neighbors. We introduce you to Sara Kellermen. Sara is a very active young lady
working on a master’s degree while farming on North Main Street. In the year Sara has been on the department, she has attended the 72-hour-plus interior firefighter school, along with two other new Morrill firefighters.

When asked why she joined the department, Sara said, “I wanted to
give back to my new home as well as to meet other community  members.”

Her commitment to training, attending calls and station painting last
winter is an indication of the positivity this young lady brings to our
department.

We have a great group. Come out and find how you can help your
neighbors, firiends, and those you have not yet met. We will find a place
within the Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary, or helping in other ways.

By the time you read this we shall be well on our way to selling out our
800 Henry rifle raffle tickets. Thank you to all who have bought tickets.

The bottle/can redemption project the Ladies Auxiliary has sponsored
has raised and set aside over $5,000 for our tanker fund and over
$6,000 at this time to go toward the training room and office addition.
Thank you again!

Like most fire departments, we still need active members, Auxiliary members, or others willing to take on shorter-time projects around the firehouse. Contact Chief Dean Rowlands, Assistant Chief Randy Markham, or Jethro for more information on how you can be a benefit to
your community.

One important activity our Ladies Auxiliary does for the community is
they host our annual visitor from the north (Santa Claus) at the Fire Station. A few more ladies involved in in the Auxiliary would make this a very easy and truly fun event for all.

The Auxiliary meets about three or four times a year as well as helping
with a fundraiser or two a year, and of course they invite Old St. Nick to visit with the children at the Fire Station one evening in December.

Be safe. Remember our actions have consequences. As Jethro says, “Be safe, smile at those you meet. They will spend all day trying to figure out what you are up to.”

Birthdays

Want to wish a happy birthday to Ken Ihnkin Sept. 6, Jenese Harford Sept. 7 and Mackie Harford Sept. 9. You all have a great birthday!

Anniversary

Happy anniversary to Jethro and Diana Pease. Hope you both have a very special day.

School has begun, so please watch out for the kids getting on and off the bus. We need to keep our eyes open for all the children and keep them safe.

Quote of the week

I just don’t think I’m looking for the big moments in life anymore. It’s more the simple ones that make for a beautiful day now. Like the sun rising and the moon dancing and the wind singing and the leaves grooving, and kids laughing and music playing, butterflies twirling, heart-smiles
staying … and me being present to witness all these little beautiful things.
This is what makes for a happy and peaceful life, I’m sure. — S. C. Lourie