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April 14, 2014

Millsap Matters - April 13, 2014


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— With the spring temperatures, folks around here are preparing for one of the biggest yearly events that our whole community comes together around.  Many plans are in the works for the Millsap Log Cabin Day Festival.

The Millsap Heritage Society is getting everything in order for the event which will be open to the public on May 10.  After the free Campfire Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., the next big event of the day will be the Kiddie Tractor Pull at 10 a.m. 

Games for the day will include horseshoes and washers, plus there will be a Kids' Corner with many free activities for the children. 

The Sons of the Confederacy will be on the grounds, and there will be displays of antique cars, barbed wire, and arrowheads.  There will be cabin tours, live music, food, and a myriad of booths.  To rent a booth for $20, or $25 with electricity, call 940-682-5331 or 940-353-7160.  This is going to be a whole day of fun, so come join in at Heritage Park, 200 Fannin St., in downtown Millsap.   

As students move closer to the end of the school year, decisions have been made about making up days missed due to winter weather. 

Millsap students missed a total of seven days due to the weather.  In the district calendar the days of Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3 were the two bad weather make up days.  In March the school district submitted a waiver request to the Texas Education Agency to waive the five additional days missed.  TEA approved the waiver, so the district will make up the two days set on the calendar.  May 27 and  May 28 will be senior final exams and full school days.  May 29 and May 30, which were designated on the calendar as early release and final exam days, will be full school days. Graduation will be May 31.  School will be in session June 2 and 3, but these will be early release days and final exams for secondary students.  Looks like with a few changes the district has everything worked out well.

The Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club had a productive meeting for the month of April.  After a delicious lunch the highlight of business was making the decision to honor eight Millsap 2014 graduates with scholarships.  The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the club's meeting on Wednesday, May 7.  After the recognition ceremony the women will travel to the Fort Worth Civil War Museum, plus have lunch for their Out and About Day.  All women are invited to join this organization which meets the first Wednesday of each month, about 10:30 a.m., at the Millsap Community Center.  This club provides many kinds of support to the community and is a very worthwhile group.

Looking toward our neighboring school to the north, Garner ISD student, Travis Collins, has been honored by Whitt Masonic Lodge #624 with the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award as the 2014 Outstanding Student of Garner School.  The 8th-grader is Beta Club Treasurer and a solid performer in all school athletics.  The award is named after Lamar, who was a Mason and second president of the Republic of Texas, and considered the "Father of Public Education in Texas." Proud parents of the award's recipient are Michael and Christina Collins of Garner.  Congratulations Travis!

There is good news about the bank in Millsap, which is a branch of Comanche National.  Business is so good a second teller has been added.  With this addition new accounts can now be opened at this branch.  Also mortgage loans are handled there under the direction of Trey Haggard.  It's great news to know our local branch is making new strides.

A reminder that everyone is invited to Millsap Methodist Church for Maundy Thursday Service, April 17, at 7 p.m.  Holders Chapel extends an invitation to Sunrise Service on Easter, April 20, at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 8 a.m. 

Thanks for reading!