Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

Student of the month for December is Paden Bray, a fifth grader. He has lived in Morgan Mill for 11 years. His favorite subject is reading and his favorite teacher is Mrs. Burns. He likes to play football and rope dummy at his grandparents, Brian and Judy Bray, in Stephenville. Last Thursday, he competed in UIL in oral reading, art, number sense, spelling and music memory. Paden described himself as a “straight A student.” He likes Morgan Mill because it is a small school. He made a table decoration for the Morgan Mill Thanksgiving dinner and enjoyed talking to the troops. One soldier told him it was not a good idea to sleep under the truck in the desert because when he woke up there were “huge” spiders all around. Paden plays trombone in the Morgan Mill band and invites everybody to the Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 15, at 7 pm. He has learned to play Jingle Bells, and Up on a House Top. Paden was proud that the team of flag football that he played on in Stephenville placed third in the state last year. He plays quarterback, safety, and line backer. He is looking forward to playing football in Morgan Mill next year. Proud mom and dad are Billie and Ken Bray. Congratulations to an extremely polite young man.

Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 pm, will be the only Senior Citizens’ meeting this month. Everyone is asked to bring a $10 gift to exchange. Label the gift for “male” or “female.” This exchange is always fun. Snack food instead of potluck is on the menu. At the last meeting, John Sandstrom was elected president; D.S. Vaughan was elected vice president; Barbara McKnight was elected program chairperson, and Debra Parker was elected secretary. We appreciate these people volunteering to keep the senior citizens an active organization.

Saturday, Dec. 12, is Breakfast in Morgan Mill from 6:30 to 9 a.m. This is the month for waffles. John and Sandy Sandstrom have promised hot syrup and special fruit toppings this time to celebrate the season. The traditional eggs and bacon, sausage and hash browns, will still be on the menu. Jeff and Pam Bush and their faithful crew of volunteers have created a tradition that has become well-known throughout Erath County. Invite your friends; the Community Center is in its “holiday dress.”

Looking ahead, Morgan Mill will have its first home basketball game on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. The school Christmas program with Santa Claus is Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Our choir and bands will be performing. Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 will be the Live Nativity Pageant at the Community Center produced by Morgan Mill Methodist Church. All of the characters have been selected and the choir is being formed. If you would like to sing the traditional Christmas carols during the performance, come to the only practice on Friday, Dec. 18 at 5:30. Everyone is welcome. Remember hot soup and sandwiches will be provided in the Community Center immediately after the performance. On Sunday, Dec. 20, Morgan Mill Baptist Church Choir is presenting “2,000 December’s Ago.” The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Everyone is invited, not just seniors.