By SHARRON HUDSON
MILLSAP – Although we keep getting some cold temperatures, everything is coming up spring, especially the bluebonnets.
In our area there are many events on the calendar during the next few weeks, and one of them that brings in people from far and wide is Walden’s Farm and Ranch Supply Annual Spring Consignment Sale.
The sale will take place May 4 beginning at 10 a.m. For folks around here it is a lot more than just an equipment sale. Some local organizations use this event as a time for fundraising. The Abandoned Cemetery Association will sell lunches on the sale grounds, and $5 will buy the choice of a hot dog, Frito pie or nacho meal. Desserts can be purchased inside the Walden Store as the Millsap Neighborhood Ladies Home and Garden Club will have a bake sale.
Millsap ISD announces the hiring of a new head girls basketball coach. Ron Berry, with a 41-year coaching career, has accepted the position and will be joining the Millsap athletics staff from his present job as Midland High School’s girls head varsity coach. His career record is 768 wins and 333 losses, and he has been district coach of the year 19 times.
Millsap ISD Athletic Director Mike Osina observes that Berry, “brings a wealth of experience and will help students develop into great athletes and people.” A reception (date to be announced) is being planned for Coach Berry and his wife, Rulene. Welcome Coach Berry to Millsap and our school district.
Millsap resident Ed Counts was recently killed in a tragic accident at his home place. He and wife, Emy, have a residence east of town and they are known by many. Mr. Counts was laid to rest in Memory Gardens. Condolences to Mrs. Counts and other family members.
Another sad announcement is the passing of a former educator at Millsap schools, David Wolf. While in Millsap he was a great asset to the school system and always a nice guy. His wife is the former Lynnette Kinman, who also taught in our schools for a number of years. Mr. Wolf succumbed after a lengthy battle with cancer. Sympathy to Mrs. Wolf, offspring and extended family.