Weatherford Democrat

September 8, 2013

MILLSAP MATTERS: Millsap now has its own weather-reporting station


Weatherford Democrat

— By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – With the first day of fall officially being Sept. 22, we will need to start keeping closer tabs on changing weather conditions. For residents of Millsap that has become much easier since we now have our own weather station.

The Millsap Weatherbug is an online weather center powered by Earth Networks, which is based in Maryland, and provides weather through more than 8,000 stations. The station has minute-to-minute live conditions, Doppler Radar and ozone levels, plus anything else applicable to local weather conditions.

The Weatherbug is linked through Millsap ISD, or just type Millsap Weatherbug into a browser and its webpage can be found. What a wonderful convenience for the community.

The Millsap Community Support Group is a new endeavor being formed by people interested in helping people. They are looking for those who would like to be involved in the planning and development of the group. They would like someone from each school campus and each Millsap church to come on board.

This would become the core group to contact in case families need community support during a crisis, or in the event of any community needs. If interested contact Donna Anderson or Donna Edwards by calling 940-682-4390 and leaving a message, or send them an email at millsapfd@embarqmail.com. This is a very much needed organization, so please help if possible.

A very well-known lady, Mrs. Jean Guess, recently passed away in Weatherford. She and husband Curtis enjoyed making their home in Millsap and were a part of the well-known Guess family from these parts. Mrs. Guess’ greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She was known as a great cook and an avid Texas Rangers fan. She leaves behind daughter, Vickie Durant and her husband, Jerry, grandchildren Brian and Diane Durant, and a large extended family.

As the new school year is well underway, our neighboring school to the north, Garner, is off to a great start. As recently reported the campus got a wonderful renovation and this school district is growing. Kindergarten, first and third grades had to be split and new teachers hired for the increase in these grades.

This school was one of 14 schools in the state to receive a national grant of the inaugural funding of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The purpose of the program is to help kids develop and maintain an active lifestyle. Garner personnel intend to use the grant to make fitness fun and encourage it. Congrats Garner staff and students!

Millsap Methodist Church is off to an early start on fall with a brunch planned for the second Sunday of this month. The congregation also intends to make this a time to collect food items for the Millsap Food Pantry, which is sponsored by Millsap First Baptist Church.

On that note anyone wanting to donate food or who is in need of food can go by the pantry located at the church Tuesday mornings, 8:30-10 a.m. Everyone works together around here for the good of all, and that’s one of the reasons Millsap is a wonderful place to live.

A dedicated group of people under the umbrella of First Baptist Church Millsap invites anyone who would like to join them for a five week study called “Interrupted” by Jen Hatmaker. The study is for preparation to serve people outside of churches.

FBC Millsap is being led by God to start a “Celebrate Recovery” in the community. They will begin the study Tuesday at the church at 6:30 p.m. For info call Freddy Clark at 817-821-7841, Cindy Clark at 817-694-5061 or Robert or Janet Flynt at 817-682-6069. This group looks forward to joining with others to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Reminder of the special treat that the Millsap Heritage Society will have for its meeting Monday. John Millsaps will be the guest speaker and will present much historical info on the Millsaps family. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the log cabin grounds.

To all the grandparents, Happy Grandparents’ Day today.

Thanks for reading!

Send Millsap-area news to Sharron Hudson at millsapmatters@weatherfordddemocrat.com.