Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

In the past weeks several Morgan Millites have attended the Tarleton drama productions. The actors and actresses in The Foreigner and Tuna were fantastic. Most of the performances of Tuna were sold out. It is great to be able to attend performances of this caliber in Stephenville. One of the pleasures of living in Morgan Mill is being so close to Tarleton State University. If you missed the summer shows, be sure to mark your calendars for the fall presentations.

Morgan Mill School is getting ready for the 2010-11 school year. Obtaining the Exemplary rating this past year is going to put the pressure on the next group of kids. The teachers will be reporting back Monday and this year’s theme will be camping and forest animals. The enrollment was 104 and new students are still registering. If you know of new students that have not registered, Principal Shirley Couch could like to see them Thursday or Friday of this week. Bring your birth certificate, shot records, and social security number.

Morgan Mill has always been a place for volunteers. Even in this hot summer Jim Evans can be seen pulling sticker weeds at the cemetery. Bobbie Quarles keeps the Community Center property looking good by mowing almost weekly. You will also find her mowing the Baptist Church property in her spare time. Larry Mullins keeps the Church of Christ looking good. Dean Minix keeps the Methodist Church property looking neat and trimmed. If you are curious about the sand piles in the back of the Methodist Church, it is a new sand volleyball court. The first time for tournament play will be Aug. 29 at the hamburger/homemade ice cream supper. Get a team of players together and challenge your neighbors. Janette Halliday, at the Store, is the best person to contact. Everyone is welcome and the food and exercise are free.

The collection of school supplies is going great and we have only this week before school starts on August 23. A collection box is at the Store and money is always appropriate if you want to stop by the school to donate to help some student

The pastor of Morgan Mill Methodist Church, Laraine Waughtal, wants to invite all teachers, students, administrators, board members, staff, and bus drivers to a special Back-to-School Blessing Celebration and Worship Service on Sunday, August 22 at 9:30 am. A “happy half-hour” starting at 9 will feature coffee, juice, and baked items. Everyone is invited.

Looking ahead, Saturday, Sept. 11, is the Morgan Mill Old Fashioned Arts and Crafts Fair under the Tabernacle. If you are a crafter, call Mary Adams to reserve a booth space. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., you can find all kinds of handmade items of jewelry, ceramics, jams, jellies, cakes, pies, quilts, wooden art an lots more. The raffle quilt is another antique top that was quilted by Morgan Mill ladies. You can purchase your tickets at the Fair for only $1. Plan to spend the day, breakfast at the Community Center is at 6:30 and Chase Kincannon’s “Playin the Field” performance is that night at 8 at his place.

Exciting things are always in store at Morgan Mill.

This Thursday is Senior Citizens Night in Morgan Mill. The Stephenville Red Hat Steppers will be performing their line dances at 6:30. Come at 6 for a quick dance lesson and you, too, will be able to perform with the steppers. The comment, “I can’t do that” has been heard in the past. The Steppers will show you that you can. Bring a pot luck dish and come have fun with your neighbors.