Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

The Morgan Mill School has 112 students enrolled. This is the largest enrollment it has had in recent years. As of this date, there are 19 kindergarteners, and 17 first graders. The largest class is the fourth grade with 20. The school board voted last week to keep the lunch room prices the same; that is $2 for students and $2.50 for adults. Breakfast is $1.50.

The proposed budget hearing date will be Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the school library. It is down $14,000 because the tax base is down $10 million. The proposed tax rate will stay the same. The big ticket item in the budget is the purchase of a new bus. In the past, the budget was able to put money back for future construction. That kind of savings is not in the budget this year.

Meet the teacher night in Morgan Mill will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Come to the gym at 6 for a welcoming address. All of last year’s teachers returned. It will be a good time to congratulate them for achieving Exemplary rating on the 2010 accountability.

Good news from the Mashburn family this summer. Parker Mashburn, third grader in Morgan Mill, traveled to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee to compete in the biggest amateur nationals for motocross. He placed second overall in his class for 7 to 8 year olds and missed overall by two points. His mother Kasey, who is the second grade teacher at Morgan Mill, said he has been competing most of the summer. Congratulations to a great athlete.

The Morgan Mill football schedule is out and there are only two home games. Starting on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. the Mustangs will play Trinity Christian and on Oct. 21, we will play Lingleville at 6 p.m. There may be some changes in the schedule so keep up by going to the Morgan Mill Web site, esc11.net.

You may have noticed that the burn ban has been posted. Even though we have gotten some sprinkles, the grass is still extremely dry. All of the fires in Morgan Mill have been small but it is always good to be careful until the fall rains and cooler temperatures get here.

Circle your calendar for the Morgan Mill Old Fashioned Arts and Crafts Fair on Sept. 11. Under the tabernacle, you will find a variety of homemade goodies and craft items. The raffle quilt, quilted by Morgan Mill ladies, will be on display and chances are only $1. It is an antique variegated nine patch design. Start your day at the community center for breakfast at 6:30 to 9 and drinks and lunch concessions will be at the tabernacle. Later that evening, “Playin the Field” musical event will be at Chase Kincannon’s. Chase lives on the post office road, you can not miss it. This group is fast making a name for themselves around Stephenville. Next Sunday, Aug. 29, is the traditional fifth Sunday at the Methodist Church. In order to initiate the new sand volleyball court behind the church there will be hamburgers and homemade ice cream at 6:30 pm. on the church grounds. Come play volleyball with your neighbors and the exercise is free.