Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

First, good news, my operation was successful and as of today, the reports are that the tumor did not have cancer cells. Hooray! Gary and I appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers from our communities.

Now, for Morgan Mill this week; lookout for the kids, they will be selling $1 raffle tickets to everyone they see. The school carnival, Paradise in the Mill, is Saturday night, Oct. 10, starting around 6 p.m. The raffle tickets will be for one of four prizes; $100 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Lone Star Ag Credit, a painting donated from Debbie Lincoln’s gallery of your selection, a rifle scope valued at $367.50 courtesy of Star Arms, and a photo package courtesy of McGowan Images which includes a family mini shoot with a value of $250. The top selling boy and top selling girl in the school will be crowned king and queen and win fabulous prizes. New items this year will be an instant photo booth set up by Debbie Lincoln with photos made with a mermaid, there will be a fruit smoothie stand, a dance room, and popcorn shrimp for supper. Like always, there will be four bounce houses, bingo games, cake walks, face painting and a dunking booth.

The evening will conclude with the traditional Morgan Mill auction with tickets to Sea World, gift certificates to restaurants, local businesses, etc., and Rangers’ memorabilia are some of the coveted items. Bring money. This is the main fundraiser for the PTF this year.

High schoolers, if you need volunteer hours, come and help with the carnival booths in the gym on Saturday. You remember how much the kids love winning tickets for their athletic showmanship. Now, you can join in by working one of the many booths. Let the PTF know if you can help.

On the first day of school, I interviewed Parker Mashburn. I asked him how he was going to do in his favorite Mom and first grade teacher, Kasey Mashburn’s class this year. He admitted that there were a lot of rules that he had better remember. One of his goals for this year is to be admitted in to the GT (Gifted and Talented) program. This week, Mom, was beaming about Parker’s obtaining two of the three state champion titles that he raced for at Golden Pine, Mississippi. Parker won in the age 7 to 8 bracket and in the open class bracket on his 50 CC dirt bike. Parker has been in the paper previously, winning the Texas State Championship for the last two years. Parker’s brother is Hunter, in the third grade, and Dad is Zak. Congratulations to the Mashburn family for their accomplishments.

Looking ahead, your Morgan Mill School Board will meet next week. Check with the school on the exact date, since we have a football game here next Thursday at 4 p.m. playing Happy Hill Farm. Next Saturday, Oct. 10, is also Breakfast in the Mill with all-you-can-eat goodies cooked by Jeff and Pam Bush and their merry band of helpers. Thanks again for the many volunteers who make this event possible. In Stephenville that day, many Morgan Millites will participate in Bygone Days on the Bosque from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. If you have never attended one of these historic filled days, come by the museum grounds located on Washington Street for a day of “hands on” history.