— By SHARON HUDSON
MILLSAP – While we continue to embrace the cold temperatures, the enthusiasm of our community and school district is running high with a number of wonderful happenings on the horizon.
Some of the students have great things going on in athletics.
The Bulldog boys basketball team has earned a place in the playoff berths. This marks the first time since the 1971-72 season that they have achieved the right to play in the Texas state playoffs. Coach Josh Jones says it’s an honor to see the team achieve the first of their goals. Plans are to win and collect some gold basketballs and nets. All the way to state!
The elementary students are going to be busy with their 2014 Winter Olympics. In the classrooms the Olympics are being discussed, and each class is representing a country. With Physical Education teacher Michael Humphrey leading the way, gym time will be filled with Olympic events done Millsap-style. A very innovative way to teach the students about these world renown games.
The Millsap Cemetery Association will meet at Millsap City Hall on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is cemetery clean up and markers, non-profit status of the association, historical marker update, pavilion info update, amendment of bylaws and installation of treasurer. The meeting is open to Millsap residents and family members who have relatives interred in the cemetery. This group is working hard on some wonderful improvements to the cemetery and we applaud their efforts.
Soda Springs Baptist Church will be enjoying a Valentine’s banquet on the evening of Feb. 9. As has become the tradition, Natty Flats Smokehouse will graciously provide the meal. Special guests providing music after the meal is the group Fellowship Road. This trio is comprised of Richard Dickerson, Bob Schmidt and Linda Schmidt.
Congratulations to the congregation of Millsap Methodist Church on being approved for a historical marker. A ceremony and celebration of this award are in the works.
Pastor Bill Hudson, of Midpoint Chapel, and his church family will be joining the congregation of Well of Life Church in Mineral Wells on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a special service. Pastor Hudson will bring a message about what the ministry of pastors entails. May the churches be blessed for all of the edifying endeavors that they are participating in.
Millsap VFD cautions everyone that weather conditions may be unsafe for outdoor burning. We can check the Smokey the Bear sign on the Millsap City Hall grounds to see the daily burning danger rating. The Parker County Fire Marshall can proclaim a burn ban on a daily basis, so call the PCFM office at 817-598-0969 before starting any outdoor burning. Please do not take any risks, let’s be safe.
Those who planned and put on the benefit for Sandy Barnes Lee thank everyone who donated food and other items, plus everyone who came out and ate. If you did not get to donate, there is an account set up for Sandy at First Financial Bank in Mineral Wells. We wish Sandy a speedy recovery!
May you and yours have a Happy Valentine’s Day as we remember: “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13)
Thanks for reading!
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