Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

The February “Texas Co-op Power” magazine had an article entitled, “Two area youths will win trips to Washington, D.C.” One of those youths is from Morgan Mill. Rachel Price, senior at Stephenville High School, and graduate of Morgan Mill, is the winner. I got her out of her AP Biology class to get the scoop on the award. She and another Stephenville High School girl will be going with a group from all over the United States to Washington, D.C. in July. Her essay was about how electricity has made a change in Morgan Mill. She said what better source of information would one find other than interviewing Bernice Larner. Rachel thought that Bernice would comment on changing from kerosene lamps to electricity, but Bernice said that her electric washing machine, refrigerator, and clothes dryer made the most impact on her. Good luck to Rachel on her trip. As the magazine states, “No place in this country offers a better venue to see democracy in action and to learn what the U.S. flag stands for than Washington, D.C., and electric cooperatives should pave the way to provide youths such an experience.”

Rachel hopes to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston next year with a major in marine biology. During her four years in high school, she has been active in Color Guard and Winter Guard. Her enthusiasm about Color Guard is obvious when she talks about recruiting new members for next year. Her last performance was Saturday when they competed in an area competition. She commented that Morgan Mill has always been well represented in High School activities. Caitlyn Cline and Dustin Lingle are members of the soccer teams that are currently representing Stephenville in the playoffs. We have always been proud of our Morgan Mill kids and their accomplishments.

The Morgan Mill School Board election to fill the vacancy is set for May 9. The last date to file for election is April 8. The May 9 date is going to be busy in Morgan Mill because it starts with Breakfast in the Mill, then at noon is the Morgan Mill Cemetery work day lunch. There is always something going on in the Mill.

The Morgan Mill volunteer firemen at their annual meeting elected Ken Broeder and Tommy Cantrell to be directors of the fire department along with the previously elected directors, Ken Stokes, Roscoe Davis and Calvin Spindor. At their directors’ meeting, it was decided to purchase a GPS system that would help to pinpoint the locations of medical emergencies and give helicopter pilots exact location data. Also, at this meeting, Tommy Cantrell was elected president and Ken Broeder was elected vice president. The fire department responded to over 80 fire emergency calls last year and 35 traffic accidents. Thanks to Ann Young for being the records keeper. We are all appreciative of their efforts in keeping us and our property safe.

Senior Citizens will be meeting Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. James Vardalis, director of criminal justice at Tarleton. He will be speaking on crime in our area. Bring a potluck dish and come visit with your friends.