Weatherford Democrat

May 11, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: Graduation anticipation

Weatherford Democrat



Excitement is building across the nation as seniors everywhere are anticipating graduation. Millsap is no exception, and there are the traditional special events surrounding this milestone for the grads.

On May 15 there will be an awards assembly at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. While many awards will be presented to all grades of high school students, recipient seniors will officially be presented with scholarships. Baccalaureate will be at the Millsap First Baptist Church on May 18 at 2 p.m. Lastly, graduation will be at the high school gym at 5 p.m. on May 31. What a wonderful time for all of the graduates and their families!

Word has reached the community of the passing of Millsap area resident Maurice Freemont, who reached the age of 96 years. Mr. Freemont spent many years in California, moving back to Texas in 2007. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge for over 50 years and an avid golfer. He left behind a large family including wife Dorothy and daughters Jeanette Grim, Jeanne Catlett, and Joyce Russell. There are also stepchildren Les Henderson, Jack Alexander and Linda York, plus numerous generational grandchildren.  

Millsap ISD welcomes Deann Lee to the position of assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Mrs. Lee has spent 25 years in the education profession. She holds Texas Mid Management and Superintendent Certifications, and bachelor and master degrees in history and government. She has worked for the last 22 years in Paris, Texas, as a teacher, special education supervisor, and most recently, Director of Federal Programs. Mrs. Lee has served as state president for the 106,000-member Association of Texas Professional Educators along with achieving many other professional awards and recognitions. She is active in church and civic organizations. Her family includes husband, Jimmy, and son, Travis.    

Let’s remember to support the Burns family fajita dinner benefit on May 17 at the Millsap Community Center. The benefit is to provide financial help to Adam and Ashley (Schulz) Burns as their baby daughter is in Cooks Hospital battling bacterial meningitis. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. and includes the dinner, a silent auction, and 50/50 Split the Pot. There is also an account set up at Comanche National Bank for donations. 

Holders Chapel invites everyone out to their Spring Festival on May 17. Starting at 7 a.m. there will be a garage sale, bake shop, silent auction, quilt raffle, hamburger/hotdog lunch, bounce house, and much more. The church is located at 501 Holders Chapel Road, Cool. The profits help fund angel children at Christmas and other needs.

The Millsap Masonic Lodge Fish Fry and Bake Sale are coming up on May 24 at our log cabins. It will start at 4 p.m. and go until all the fish is gone. Cost for the dinner is $10. Proceeds benefit local high school scholarships. 

May each mother have a wonderful Mothers’ Day.

Thanks for reading about what’s happening around Millsap.