Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

Happy New Year! Our Community Store has reopened. Aamir Jivani has been cleaning up and is ready to serve you. He is open seven days a week from 6 until 9 p.m. His first week in business was during the ice spell so his first take home pay was $9. He said the next week it was better at $14. Now, that is all behind him and he said things are looking up. The menu is growing; starting with pizza and wings, sausage biscuits, and now hamburgers and crispitos, which is a wrapped chicken snack. In the future, he hopes to hire a cook and maybe fix Mexican food dinners. Aamir or Ali, some call him, received his diploma in computers in Australia and then studied finance at York University in Canada. He has been in and out of the U. S. for the past three years, having moved here from Karachi, Pakistan.

He found Morgan Mill by driving down Hwy. 281 to Stephenville to visit his sister. He has been looking for a business opportunity in America for some time and MM “fit the bill.” He hopes to become a Morgan Millite as soon as his lease runs out in Stephenville. He really, really, likes MM. He has enjoyed meeting the people here and is anxious about getting acquainted. He is now advertising a “side line” business of repairing computers and cellphones. He thinks that he has plenty of room and time to work on your computer problems. Sometime in the future, he thinks that there might be an oil change place in the space next door. For now, that is just speculation. The digital sign was installed this weekend so everyone will see that he has opened. The gas pumps are ordered and in a delay status caused by the holidays. Drop by and give Aamir a warm MM welcome.

The MM New Year’s party is Tuesday at the Community Center at 7 p.m. Bring your snacks and favorite games for a safe New Year’s party.

The Line Dancing group will continue to exercise/dance at the Community Center on Wednesdays at 10 starting Jan. 8. If your New Year’s resolution was to be more active and be with neighbors, this is for you. There will be some learning to do, but it is not impossible. Everyone started sometime.

The 4-H kids are getting ready for their annual Stock Show and Youth Fair at the County Barn in Stephenville, Jan. 8-11. The Buyers Pool is being collected now at the Community Center every morning until 8:30. This money helps the kids finance their animals for this year and next. They have to be one of the top award winners or their animals do not get in the auction. Jack Stepp takes the money and buys Morgan Mill animals. Come by and help the 4-H kids.