Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

The September student of the month is eighth grader Sid Davis. His favorite subject is math. For his favorite teacher, he said that he had too many and he did not want to get in trouble for not naming all of them. Sid has been in Morgan Mill since the 5th grade and likes it because Morgan Mill is small. This year, for football, he will be playing running back and linebacker. The first home game for Morgan Mill is on Sept. 26 against Stephenville Faith at 6 p.m. In band, Sid is the drummer for the junior high group. He has two dogs and two cats at home. In addition to football, Sid will be playing basketball and baseball. Proud mom and dad are Angela and Hector. Congratulations to a well-deserving young man.

The Morgan Mill School is collecting canned goods during the month of September for the Morgan Mill food pantry. The class with the most donations will get a popcorn party. Bring your canned goods to the school and help the kids fill the food pantry before the holidays. Canned fruits, vegetables and meat are always in need.

The Woodmen of the World in Stephenville donated the flag pole with a plaque at the school football field during the Morgan Mill’s 9-11 ceremony. The ceremony honored the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001. All the kids were out on the field with the fire trucks when the flag was raised. It is good that the school keeps the remembrance of the date in the kid’s minds. The Woodmen of the World organization donated and dedicated 2,000 flag poles around the country on 9-11.

Thanks to everyone who made the Arts and Crafts fair a success. It is always fun to see all the new crafts and see everyone who comes back to Morgan Mill for this once a year event.

The Morgan Mill Methodist Church was surprised this summer with the title, “Five Star Designation Church.” It seems that with some of the members going to Haiti, starting a food pantry, training a disaster team that went to West and Granbury, and the youth spending a week in Oklahoma repairing homes got the attentions of the Methodist conference. In addition to all of these ministries the church donates school supplies to the Morgan Mill School district, supports the Thanksgiving meal for the troops sponsored by the school, feeds 100 students at the Wesley Foundation at Tarleton several times a year, and 18 church members went on a mission trip to Baldwin, Louisiana to prepare supplies to be sent in during disasters and built a wheelchair ramp for a local woman. Only a few of these Five Star Awards are given out each year and Morgan Mill United Methodist Church was pleased to get one.