Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

Congratulations to Morgan Millite Sarah Pruetz who came home from Oklahoma City and the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show a World Champion last week. She also won the Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation-rider 11, the Walk-Trot Hunter Pleasure-rider 11 and the Working Carriage Driving classes. Sarah rode and drove the Morgan mare Roadshow Annie Oakley to the blue ribbons. Eleven year old Sarah attends Gilbert Intermediate and is the daughter of John and Gina Pruetz and the grand daughter of John and Georgie Green.

Thanks to Morgan Mill PTF for treating the seventh and eighth graders to CiCi’s Pizza after the Stephenville/Morgan Mill 11-person football game in Stephenville. We had exactly 11 players and won the game. Way to go! The Morgan Mill band was busy Saturday marching in the Tarleton Homecoming Parade. Morgan Mill and Three Way Schools teamed up to be the only “other” bands participating.

Remember to turn your clocks back today. Senior Citizens will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 5. David Spindor will present a program retelling some of his early family stories. Bring your favorite potluck dish and remember 6 p.m. for dinner.

From the Morgan Mill School, mark your calendars for these dates; Monday, Nov. 2 is picture retakes; Friday, Nov. 6, is end of the six weeks; Monday, Nov. 9, is school wide hand washing presentation by Tina Virgin from Texas Health Resources; Friday, Nov. 20, is the annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school gym.

The seventh and eighth grades from Morgan Mill went on a field trip Oct. 30 starting at 5 o’clock in the morning. They were invited to attend the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Equestrian Trailriders Association Youth Outreach Ride at Parrie Haynes Ranch near Killeen. The day’s activities placed students in the roles of early Texas settlers during the 1800s. An Indian village was the site for lunch time and an Indian was to talk about the relationship between the two cultures. They were eating campfire meals and working with wagons and horses. Next week, we will get their impressions of this first time experience. Coach Barrett Hutchison and teacher Wendy Sanders accompanied the students on this fun-filled day.

The money for the Morgan Mill Volunteer Fire Department is still coming in according to Treasure Calvin Spindor. More than $16,000 has been raised. The Hurrah for Morgan Mill book went to John and Georgie Green and the Morgan Mill Cookbook went to Dr. Bob and Debbie Prough. Thanks to all the cake and pie suppliers and buyers. So far, new communications equipment has been purchased. Remember with your $100 donation, you will receive an original Morgan Mill Volunteer Fireman’s cap.

Remember to vote at the Erath County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 3, because Morgan Mill does not have a polling place for this constitutional amendment election.