Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

February 25, 2013

Millsap Matters

Longer days, new signs, spring break


Mineral Wells Index

— By SHARRON HUDSON

As each day brings more hours of daylight, that means we have more time to get outside and begin to spruce things up for Spring. One organization in town has recently accomplished much on this front.

The congregation of Millsap Methodist Church, under the leadership of Pastor James Sanders, has paved their parking lot and put up a beautiful new sign. The parking lot looks great and the sign is a symbol of the cross and flame made out of heavy metal. This group invites everyone to worship with them in Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. They are very gracious people and reach out to the community in a variety of ways, and we are thankful that they have been blessed with some new upgrades.

While spring break for Millsap ISD will be March 11-15, much work is being done on the yearbook, which will be submitted for printing during the break. The elementary school is asking that anyone who has pictures of any school function taken this year, and which they are willing to share in the annual, send them to cbradshaw@millsapisd.net. Extra pictures are always needed and they would be much appreciated. Also, orders are being taken for the yearbooks. The cost is $10 and it is best to pre-order, since there will be a limited amount available. For more info drop by any campus or call (940) 682-4994.

Congratulations to our School Superintendent, David Belding, on being selected by the magazine Parker County Today as one of the top one hundred people in the county that folks would want to meet. This “social bucket list” is chosen each year. There are people from all walks of life included on the list such as singers, doctors, CEOs and volunteers. Each person chosen has a biography written and Mr. Belding’s was very informative. It gave information about his entire career and hit upon some personal notes, such as his love for playing the drums. One of the best parts of what the educator said was that he is impressed by how the community cares for our kids. He also said that one of the things he most enjoys about his job is the family atmosphere that envelopes the school system. Mr. Belding is a very cordial, helpful person and a wonderful superintendent and we wish him the best on receiving this honor.

Here’s an event that people around Millsap will want to mark their calendars to attend. As has been written about in headline news; Precinct 3 Commissioner Larry Walden is conducting stakeholder meetings across the county during the months of February-March. Residents are invited to come and give input for goal-setting and in the series of meetings policies are looked at to help with long-term goals. Also, there is discussion of how precincts operate and how property tax money is spent. There have been four meetings scheduled and locations included the Greenwood area, Brock and ESD No. 6 Fire Station, on Granbury Highway, in Weatherford. The fourth meeting will be at the Millsap Community Center on March 7 at 7 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to come out and have your voice heard about a myriad of issues that involve our county. Commissioner Walden is to be applauded on this endeavor.

The Millsap Heritage Society had elections in their regular monthly meeting and listened to a very informative guest speaker. Officers for this year are President Greg Boyd, Vice-President Michael Kinman and Secretary/Treasurer Teresa Howard. Chairpersons for the Log Cabin Days Festival are Melvin Davis and Jo Ann Barnhart. Guest speaker was rancher Tom Sanders who gave a presentation on antique fences. As the group has a goal to put up lengths of fence representing each of the log cabins’ eras of construction, this was a very helpful talk. The club is also already making preparations for the Log Cabin Days Festival, which will be May 11. They are ready to begin rentals for booth spaces. For more information call (940) 682-4402. This group continues to help make the cabin grounds better and we appreciate them.

Alumni of Millsap schools are preparing for the annual homecoming April 27. The Class of 1963 will be specially honored as the 50-year class. The reunion will be held in a new location – Millsap Elementary School. As more information becomes available, we will let you know.

Reminder: The Millsap Community Center Board invites everyone to a general meeting at the center at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Thanks for reading!