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May 16, 2014

Merrimac News in Brief

Library holds signup for Spring Story Hour

Sign up now for Spring Story Hour at the Merrimac Public LIbrary. This spring session runs from April 30-June 5. Call the library at 978-346-9441 or stop by the children’s room to register.

2- and 3-year-olds: either Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. or Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m.

4- 6-year-olds: Thursday from 1-2 p.m.

Finance Committee needs new members

The Merrimac Finance Committee is currently seeking new members. Members interested in serving should contact Carol McLeod, the Merrimac finance director, at 978-346-0524. The Finance Committee is appointed by the moderator and is comprised of town residents, not town employees, and is responsible for conducting an independent review of budget proposals and reporting to Town Meeting.

The mission of the Finance Department is to support the town and its departments by providing high quality financial, accounting and administrative services, so that they can perform their missions more efficiently, effectively and innovatively, both now and in the future.

Sign board for nonprofit use

The Merrimac Lions Club has announced that the Lions Club Community Service Sign Board, in front of the Merrimac police-fire station, is available to Merrimac nonprofit organizations to highlight public service events. A minimum two weeks’ notice is required. For details, write to Merrimac Lions Club, P.O. Box 5, Merrimac 01860.

For more information, call the Merrimac Senior Center at 978-346-9549.

Medicare counselor available at senior center

Those with questions about Medicare or who find the Medicare jargon confusing and wonder which plan is best should call the Council on Aging to make an appointment with Marcia Miller. She is a trained Medicare SHINE counselor who is available by appointment each Wednesday from 9 to noon. Call the office at 978-346-9549 to reserve a time for an appointment. Each confidential meeting will be geared to help answer questions about Medicare.

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