Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

The student of the month for November is 6th grader, Alexandra (Alex) Spence. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Kimple and her favorite subject is writing. Alex likes to write short stories about what has happened to her, but with a twist and never writes a story that is sad. Five cats and three dogs were counted up for her pets. She attends Morgan Mill Baptist Church and loves to sing. “Awesome” is the word that she used to describe her year on the Morgan Mill drill team. Two years ago for her 4th grade Christmas program she was introduced to acting. Alex has learned that she loves to perform in front of people. In the band, Alex plays the clarinet. Thinking it was a little hard at first, Alex has gotten the hang of it now. For the upcoming community-wide Morgan Mill Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, November 21, Alex and the rest of the sixth graders have made turkey buckets for the dinner tables. She makes all A’s and likes living in Morgan Mill because “the people are friends with everybody else”. She knows that if she gets stuck on something that there will be help for her. Brother, JR, is in the fourth grade. Proud mom and dad are Tammy and Bobby Spence. Alex, also, has two sisters in Tolar. Congratulations to a well-deserving young lady.

A short report on the Morgan Mill basketball teams will find the girls’ and boys’ teams with sixteen members each. Coach Jason Poston is still checking out the players for the away game tomorrow at Moran. The first “real” game will be here on December 1 starting with the girls at 6 pm and the boys following.

It is turkey time in Morgan Mill. Mark your calendars for turkey dinners starting with Thursday, Nov. 20, at Community Center. The traditional Senior Citizen dinner will be at 6 p.m. You will need to bring the fixings, turkey will be provided. The next day, Friday, Nov. 21, there will be turkey and all the fixings at the Morgan Mill School. Fort Hood is bringing around 75 troops for dinner. Every one will be taking off extra time for lunch that day. Last year, the kids served over 800 folks from around the area. This dinner is free and you do not bring anything. This tradition is growing each year and Superintendent Dean Edwards is anticipating a record number of hungry folks this year. Sunday, Nov. 23, is turkey dinner at Morgan Mill Baptist Church. This is a community-wide event for everyone. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert and come eat with your neighbors.

Morgan Mill Baptist Church is the setting for Jarrod Brown and Jessica Whiteman’s wedding shower which is today, Sunday, Nov. 9, from 2 - 4. Jarrod is the son of Debbie Koonce and Mike Brown and Jessica is the daughter of Kathy and David Whiteman. Best wishes to the families. Everyone is invited.

Congratulations to Scott Ball for being president of the Erath County Bar Association. Thanks to newcomer, Virgil Ingrim and John Green for skunk removal from the Morgan Mill Methodist Church. Again thanks to John Sandstrom for repairing the lights at the Community Center and finishing the RV hook ups in the parking lot. Thanks to the voters of Morgan Mill.