Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

Thanks to Janette Halliday for writing “Milling Around” last week.

A group of Millites went to Inks Lake for a fall camping getaway. Dean Minix, Marlin Quarles, and Ken Stokes were re-elected to the school board. The board will meet on its new day and time: Monday, Nov. 8, at 6:30.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, is the regular meeting of the Morgan Mill Volunteer Fire Department at 7 p.m. This is breakfast Saturday in Morgan Mill so meet at the Community Center at 6:30-9 for all-you-can-eat bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns and pancakes. It is always a treat to eat with your neighbors and catch up on the news.

The November Student of the Month is a sixth grader, Ryan Campbell. His teacher, Mrs. Nachtigall, described him as always willing to work hard without ever a frown. This is Ryan’s first year in Morgan Mill; he attended Granbury School last year. He likes Morgan Mill because it is smaller than his previous school. His favorite subject is math and his favorite teacher is Mrs. Nachtigall. He has four pet dogs, Bob, Chloe, Lucy and Pebbles. He enjoyed playing football this year and liked tackling the best. His best friends are Hunter and Parker Mashburn and Sierra Frazier. The sixth graders learn to play a band instrument and Ryan chose the trombone. He enjoyed marching in the Tarleton parade and it was not a challenge to march and play at the same time. He attends the Cowboy Church and said he likes the animals. Proud mom and dad are Shauna and Billy; grandmother is Pat Davis. Congratulations to a well-deserving young man. His smile is contagious.

Next Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Morgan Mill Methodist Church there will be a short musical concert given by Marvin Matthews, a friend of John and Sandy Sandstrom. Marvin now resides in Long Beach, California, and is known worldwide for his contemporary gospel concerts. The service begins at 9:30 and everyone is welcome.

Looking ahead; it is time to think Thanksgiving. The annual free community-wide Morgan Mill School Thanksgiving Dinner is Friday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. It is just a short time until the school will begin smelling of cooking turkeys throughout the building. The roasters are stationed in several classrooms in order to get the “job done.” If you have never eaten turkey dinner at the school, put a red circle around the date, and come see what the kids produce. There will be artwork to view and, of course, Fort Hood soldiers have been invited. It is always heartwarming to watch the troops interact with the kids. These are the soldiers that live too far from home to enjoy a traditional family meal. Expect the lines to be long, but everyone is friendly and it is worth the wait. Probably around 12:30 is the best time to visit with the troops.

Do not plan on cooking that week because the Volunteer Firemen’s Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. It is the annual pie and cake auction that keeps the fire department paying its bills. This year the target is to update their protective gear and communication equipment. Come eat brisket and bring money.