Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

The November Student of the Month is sixth grader, Sierra Frazier. She has attended Morgan Mill School since the first grade. Her favorite subject in school is English and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Nachtigall. She likes to do homework and read. In the UIL competition in December she will compete in spelling, art and music. Sierra is looking forward to Thanksgiving Dinner at the school next Friday and has already written a letter to the Fort Hood soldiers that are expected to attend. As a sixth grader, Sierra has enjoyed being in the drill team this year and is excited about their next performance at a Tarleton Basketball game in the spring. She plays on the Morgan Mill basketball team and was happy to announce that they won their game at the Stephenville tournament last week. She plays point, post and wing. Softball is another one of Sierra’s sports. Starting in Stephenville, she now plays on the Morgan Mill team. We is looking forward to watching Sierra play ball. Proud mom and dad are Barbie and Buster. Sierra, also, spends time in Stephenville watching sister, Kacey, perform as ninth grade cheerleader. Congratulations to a well-rounded young lady.

This week is turkey eating time in Morgan Mill. Thursday, Nov. 19, is the traditional Thanksgiving supper at Senior Citizens. Turkey will be provided by Gary Key, and Debra Parker has volunteered to bring the dressing; you needed to bring the extras. Come at 6 p.m. and enjoy being with your neighbors by remembering the season. Everyone is invited.

Friday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m.-1 pm, the kids in Morgan Mill will dish up their traditional turkey dinner at the school with all the “fixings.” There will be “old fashioned” cornbread dressing and plenty of pumpkin pie. Shirley Couch makes her special buttermilk pie and a wonderful pecan pie is made by Mary Quarles. The teachers make their favorite cakes and no one leaves hungry. The kids will move furniture, clean the floors and decorate the halls. The family art contest this year is the traditional turkey. There are no limits to their imaginations in materials or techniques. Be sure to check out the winners after dinner. Once again, the dining room will be the gym. The additional serving lines and additional seating was necessary to accommodate the over 600 folks. The eighth graders will have duties such as de-boning the turkeys, making sure everyone is invited, getting the cars parked and greeting guests. This is truly one of the events in the life of Morgan Mill eighth graders that they will remember for years.

Fort Hood has been invited. These are some of the men and women who will not get to go home for the holidays. It is always fun to watch the interaction that they have with our kids. Last year, their prize souvenir that they took home was Dublin Dr Pepper. Superintendent Dean Edwards is always proud of the students of Morgan Mill and says that this is just one way that they can give back to the community. Leave your money at home. There are a number of businesses and individuals that underwrite the cost of this Morgan Mill tradition. Thanks to all.

Nancy Lingle needs a list of shut-ins (and their phone numbers) so that complete dinners can be delivered to them at home on Friday. Please leave this information for Nancy at school.

One more turkey dinner is Sunday, Nov. 22, at Morgan Mill Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Meat will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to share.