Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

When spring break is over, it is time to start thinking taxes. Three Morgan Millites will help you with your forms. Ken and Diane Stokes have been helping for a number of years. Now, they have recruited Judy Spindor to help, also. Diane and Judy were CPAs doing taxes in their “former lives”. Now, they are volunteering their services to AARP. It is a free tax service in Stephenville on Tuesdays from 8:30-11:30 at the Senior Citizens’ building and on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 in the Stephenville library.

The basic AARP requirements are to be over 60, do not own a business having losses, not own a farm and earn less than $53,000 a year. One exception is that you can be a student to receive help. The filing will be done electronically and if you need to pay taxes that can be arranged also. You will need to bring a picture ID, your social security card and if possible, a copy of your last tax returns. There are five additional helpers that are generously donating their time to this worthy cause. It is a first-come, first-serve basis so do not wait too long. Thanks again to our volunteers.

We want to give a warm, Morgan Mill welcome to our new Church of Christ preacher, Larry and his wife, Geri Stogsdill. They moved in last week after leaving their former career as house parents at Foster's Home for Children where they cared for five juniors and seniors at Stephenville High School.

Larry received his masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been in the ministry for 30 years. He likes to play the guitar and has volunteered to play for Senior Citizens. Geri likes to make custom dog collars and will be looking to sell her wares at flea markets and on the internet. They are the proud owners of a fourteen year old green winged Macaw bird named Mark Anthony. They have family ties to the area and are looking forward to getting the meet other Morgan Millites. He will be preaching on the first and third Sundays. Randy Hunt will continue to preach on second and fourth Sundays.

Great news, Morgan Millite Shanna Starnes is featured on the cover of the newest Erath County Living magazine. She is representing the Morgan Mill 4 H group along with several other Morgan Millites in the story of the Erath County Junior Livestock Show in January.

Your volunteer firefighters have been busy for the past two weeks. Remember that it is extremely dry with high winds. Remember any heat lamps need to be used away from any combustible materials.

The Morgan Mill Methodist Church is giving a big thank you to Tim Carter Dozers from Brock. He donated his labor in leveling the white house in front of the MM School. His specialty is working on stock tanks if you need his work. The church has plans for an additional parking lot.