— By SHARRON HUDSON
MILLSAP – With the days getting cooler many folks are busy getting their homes and yards in order with a good fall cleaning.
The City of Millsap is helping out in this realm by sponsoring a citywide clean up. On Saturday, Oct. 19, all Millsap residents are invited to participate in this spruce-up project. The dumpsters will be located in the parking lot of the old football field. Prohibited items include tires, TVs, computers, paint cans, large appliances, hazardous materials and batteries.
Anyone needing assistance with clean up or hauling can contact Millsap City Hall prior to the 19th at (940) 682-7446. This is something that many look forward to every year as it is a great help in keeping everything in Millsap neat.
In other city news, Millsap’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is Dec. 14 at Heritage Park. Events will include a parade, crafts bizarre, chili cook off, complimentary hot dogs with all the trimmings, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa, and an award for best decorated house/yard. It is time for organizations to start planning their floats, and vendors to begin getting their wares ready for the bizarre.
To rent a vendor space from noon until dark the fee is $10, or if you need electricity $15. To reserve the space drop by City Hall or call City Manager Mark Barnes at (940)682-7446. This is going to be a wonderful community event, so mark your calendars!
Ruth Barr recently underwent knee replacement and will be spending time in rehab. She is being greatly missed by her many friends in the community as this very active lady takes a big part in various organizations. Ruth, may you have an easy and speedy recovery!
I dropped in on the ever busy Millsap Quilting Club and they were taking a break to enjoy a delicious lunch of beef stew and cornbread. Several of the women are working on purses from a very intricate pattern, while quilt squares are also in the works. They are putting their heads together for winter projects. This is a very congenial bunch of ladies and everyone, whether beginner or master quilter, is welcome to join them. They meet at the Millsap Methodist Church every second and fourth Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.
We have recently lost two area residents with the passing of Skip Carpenter and Shirley Light Yandell. Mr. Carpenter leaves behind his wife, Helen Piperman Carpenter. He was a retired insurance agent. Mrs. Yandell’s family includes son, Michael Yandell, and daughter, Vickie Sanders, their families, and a large extended family. She had worked as an employee in civil service. Condolences to the loved ones of these two Millsap residents.
On Nov. 22, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball teams will be on the court of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Their opponents will be Bowie with the Bulldogs playing at 1 p.m. and the Lady Bulldogs to play immediately following. The players and coaches are excited to have the opportunity to play on the court of the Dallas Mavericks. That same evening at 7:30 p.m. The Mavs will take on the Utah Jazz. Tickets cost $30 each and this ticket is for all of the day’s games. You must purchase a ticket to attend the high school games. To buy tickets contact coaches Josh Jones or Ron Berry, or call (940) 682-4994. This is a wonderful opportunity for these young people, so let’s fill the arena to support the Bulldogs!
To kick off National 4H Week the Millsap Heritage Society hosted a cookout for area 4H and Clover kids. On Monday evening, Oct. 7, the youngsters and their families were treated to hot dogs that they got to cook on a bed of coals at the Log Cabin grounds. Heritage Society member Melvin Davis did a great job of teaching campfire safety, while other members helped the kids cook their wieners and marshmallows. A very informative tour of the cabins was enjoyed as a part of the event, and much appreciation goes to the Heritage Society for this well planned community service project which was enjoyed by a large group.
Monday is Columbus Day and this is a Millsap ISD student holiday, while the teachers will have staff development/ conferences with parents. Also remember that Oct. 19 is the Millsap PTO-sponsored Elementary Fall Festival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thanks for reading!
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