Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Darcy Gra­ham 403-772-3747

Well, it has been a pro­duc­tive week for the vil­lagers of Mor­rin, and first up, and the high­light.. .ex­cit­ing school news! I men­tioned that Mrs. Nor­man from the Mor­rin School had ar­ranged for the trav­el­ling Missoula Chil­dren’s Theatre Com­pany to come here, and they did, and they worked and played with our kids all week, and af­ter just 5 days of af­ter school re­hearsals, they put on a fan­tas­tic show last Fri­day night! Thank you so much Mor­rin School and School Coun­cil for mak­ing this hap­pen, it was so good! And thanks to Chris­tine Bur­field and Shauna Mur­phy who pro­vided the pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment for the musical numbers and to those who helped with ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals for the vis­it­ing ac­tors.

So, here we had just two act­ing res­i­dents, Anya and Stacey who ar­rived in a mini­van at our vil­lage school last Mon­day, with all the props and cos­tumes, back­ground at­mos­phere dé­cor, sound ef­fects, lights and scripted fun and away they went with the pro­duc­tion of... “Trea­sure Is­land!” Arggh...you scal­ly­wag!

And next up, I at­tended the monthly Vil­lage Coun­cil meet­ing this past Wednesday evening. It be­gan right at 7:00 p.m. with the standard pol­icy read­ing to have ev­ery­one turn off elec­tronic record­ing de­vices (cell phones) etc. The meet­ing started with En­deavor Char­tered Ac­coun­tant Mon­ica Fau­pal, who de­liv­ered a con­cise yearly au­dit re­port on the vil­lage fi­nances. She praised the vil­lage lead­er­ship for good, pru­dent money/ad­min­is­tra­tive man­age­ment and re­marked on how year af­ter year, the Vil­lage of Mor­rin gets all the good work done yet re­mains debt-free. Once again, all was in or­der. And right af­ter that, Al­li­son Fother­ing­ham from “Out of the cold” gave a re­port about the work she does with the stray an­i­mals in the area.

And fol­low­ing the au­dit re­port, the ac­counts payable and public works on­go­ing main­te­nance was briefly dis­cussed and the big metal bins are com­ing June 1 and June 2. (Please NO paint cans, chem­i­cals, bat- ter­ies, tires, Freon ap­pli­ances, build­ing ma­te­ri­als, or propane tanks.) Af­ter that it was noted that the vil­lage CAO re­ceived a me­moran­dum from the Min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs, who granted an ex­cep­tion in re­gard to hold­ing a by­elec­tion for the coun­cil seat re­cently left va­cant by Al Bre­mer. Next, it was ap­proved for the Mor­rin Lions com­mu­nity to have their bill­board moved away from the school­yard into downtown as the school has a nice new bill­board of their own. At this point, the coun­cil meet­ing was dis­rupted by Joyce Web­ster, publisher from the Re­view pa­per when she took a call on her cell phone that was sup­posed to be turned off. She was asked to leave, as she was not abid­ing by pol­icy. Fol­low­ing the in­ter­rup­tion, the meet­ing re­sumed. Do­na­tions to the AG So­ci­ety, Celiac Foun­da­tion and Lym­phoma Foun­da­tion were an­nounced. Next it was stated that Quinn Nel­son from the Rum­sey area, re­ceived the Duke of Ed­in­burgh Bronze Award. It was noted that the FCSS Sum­mer Fun Pro­gram will run through July and Au­gust and 2 stu­dents from Mor­rin School have been hired to help with this. And, there was a rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony last Satur­day to cel­e­brate the Grand Open­ing of the Bad­lands Bucks and Bows Archery Range in the Mor­rin Arena. Mayor Sue Lacher at­tended the event and gave some con­grat­u­la­tory re­marks on be­half of the com­mu­nity. Coun­cil­lor Dave MacLeod fin­ished the meet­ing by read­ing a heart­felt trib­ute he wrote about Al Bre­mer.

So as you see, there is lots of good stuff hap­pen­ing here in Mor­rin un­der a com­pe­tent vil­lage coun­cil, pro­duc­tive com­mu­nity groups and strong school lead­er­ship. And those are all my Mor­rin mus­ings for now.

Un­til next week... cheers!

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