Last week, the Erath County Junior Livestock Show had a strong Morgan Mill showing. On Sunday, Tallen Halliday won first with her drawing of a cactus and Brayden Colbert won Intermediate Showmanship with his goat. Matt Colbert, Brayden’s dad, said that he always told Brayden that he should try to break up the tension of the contest by being personable, relaxed, and have fun. When the show judge asked Brayden what he liked best about his goat, Brayden asked the show judge, “do you mean in quality or showmanship?” The show judge, with a laugh, said that of all the years of his judging, this was the first time that he was asked a question. It was exciting when Brayden’s name was called for best showman. His goats also placed third and sixth. It was the first time for Landry Jackson to be in the show. With a smile on her face, she said that she was going to remember that her goat got away from her four times. Sterling Scott, who lives in Stephenville, is a member of the Morgan Mill 4-H. He won Junior Showmanship with his goat.

On Monday, Trevor Hedeman won Junior Showmanship and came in second with his steer. Also, Trevor had the Grand Champion heifer. Lane Hedeman came in third with his steer. Becca Newby came in first and second with her lambs. Cody Reagan came in fifth with his lamb and Casey Reagan came in third with his lamb. Amanda Wells placed fifth with her lamb. In addition to these kids, Shelby and Jane Irick made the auction with their dairy heifers. ack Stepp was responsible for the Morgan Mill Buyer’s Pool and he was able to buy the Reagan’s lambs. Congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Livestock Show and thanks to everyone who contributed to the Buyer’s Pool. Morgan Mill is a great place to live.

The 4-H group will be the program at Senior Citizens on Thursday, Jan. 18th 6 p.m. They will provide the main dish, we are asked to bring a salad or dessert.

The student of the month for January is a fourth grader, Cassidy Cline. She has grown up in Morgan Mill and attends Morgan Mill Methodist Church. She is on the A honor roll and her favorite subject is Math. Michelle Kimple is her favorite teacher. It is not surprising that her favorite pass time is playing soccer. She is on the Quest soccer team in Stephenville and wants to be a soccer player when she grows up. She also plays basketball on the Youth Association team of Little Dribblers as a point guard. In the UIL contest, she placed second in art. Cassidy has two sisters, CeCe and Caitlyn; and one brother, CJ. Proud parents are Shellie and Craig. One word that was used to describe Cassidy was “awesome.” Congratulations to a well deserving kid.

Morgan Mill Art Association will meet on the fourth Tuesday, Jan. 23 at noon. Bring a lunch item to share and come paint. Jan Wylie, from Stephenville, said that she will demonstrate how to watercolor by using eyedroppers.

The Bible study of Romans got off to a great start last Tuesday at the Community Center. Bring a friend and come discuss Romans at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.