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December 23, 2013

A flurry of holiday dos, pet adoptions and a successful after-school program

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The Millsap Cemetery Association is making great progress on funding for building a pavilion at the graveyard. People have been very gracious in purchasing the homemade tamales that are a specialty of Mrs. Urlinda Ortiz, and everyone agrees that they are absolutely delicious.  These are made by special order for $10 a dozen and would make a great item for holiday menus. To order call 940-682-4871; your appetite will thank you!

To send a donation to the building project, mail it to Millsap Cemetery Association Treasurer, 1156 Wilson Bend Road, Millsap, TX 76066. This pavilion is sorely needed, so please help if possible.

With so many homeless pets, Waldens Farm and Ranch Supply Stores in Mineral Wells and Weatherford are taking a role in helping find homes for cats and dogs. Waldens in Mineral Wells (196 Garrett Morris Pkwy.) has partnered with the local Humane Society and Animal Shelter and has cats available in the store for adoption at all times, and dogs on a more limited basis. The store sponsors a Pet Adoption Day one Saturday each month, with the next slated for Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

While new owners always receive a free 5-pound bag of food for the pet, if you adopt in January the free bag will be 15 pounds. So far 88 animals have been adopted through the store, and the goal is to make it 100 by Jan. 11.

The Weatherford store (2551 South Main Street) sponsors a Saturday adoption day every 4-6 weeks, as well as both stores sponsor vaccination days. Weatherford Waldens has also been taking donations for the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter to help fund building an isolation house for sick and debilitated animals. This is a very worthwhile venture by this business, and a great way to help animals' health and find them a forever home.

While school will be closing down for the holidays, one program that has had a very successful first semester is the Millsap Afterschool Program. We are very proud of this program as it comes from a grant funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This is a truly enriching program for students in a rural school setting and brings the students involved endless opportunities. There are also parent engagement opportunities available, with Monica Clifton coordinating this aspect of the program.

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  • SCHOOL REGISTRATION

    MILLSAP – As we go into the last part of July, it’s already time to start making plans for school starting. On that note there is some news from Millsap ISD.

    July 18, 2014

  • WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND MILLSAP

    MILLSAP – Life is busily rolling along in Millsap despite the hot weather. One thing that is a part of daily life everywhere is mail, and our Post Office has some new employees.

    July 12, 2014

  • Pitch in to keep Parker County roads litter free

    MILLSAP – Everything looks so pretty and green after the rain. While we enjoy this beauty along our roadways there is a need to keep them clean. Adopt a Country Road Parker County is an organization that provides a way to help with this.

    July 4, 2014

  • July 4th Parade

    MILLSAP – With all of the rain come thoughts of shooting fireworks on July 4th. Our neighbors down south in the Mountain River development have big plans in this vein.

    June 28, 2014

  • 30TH ANNUAL PARKER COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL

    MILLSAP – With summer upon us many are making preparations to attend the 30th Annual Parker County Peach Festival. Publicity and plans are well underway for this event.

    June 21, 2014

  • SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER

    MILLSAP – With school out for the summer folks are planning all kinds of fun activities.

    June 7, 2014

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Log Cabin Days’ fun and history makes for another successful event

    MILLSAP – As the long-awaited Log Cabin Days Festival has come and gone there is much news about the event to be shared.

    May 18, 2014

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Millsap to celebrate Log Cabin Days

    MILLSAP – With May here there are some terrific happenings in Millsap. Friday, May 9, will be a special day for fourth graders from our school and Garner.

    May 4, 2014

  • Millsap Matters - April 20, 2014

    For many people this is the time of year that reunions are held.  In that light, Millsap Alumni will be enjoying their Annual School Reunion on Saturday, April 26.

    April 21, 2014

  • Millsap Matters - April 13, 2014

    With the spring temperatures, folks around here are preparing for one of the biggest yearly events that our whole community comes together around.

    April 14, 2014

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