Andie Millsap, who has served as Ted Haxel’s legal secretary since June of 1999, is taking over for long-time Purcell City Clerk Dorothy Kennedy, who is retiring.
Kennedy’s time at the city spanned two different stints totaling 24 years.
Millsap has been working part-time for the past few weeks getting her feet wet as the city clerk.
She began full time Wednesday, December 1.
The 1987 Purcell High School graduate had a couple of other jobs right out of high school including several years at the Central Oklahoma Medical Group and 4 1/2 at Guaranty Abstract.
“Ted did our title opinions and I knew Terenda was leaving so I looked into it and never left,” Millsap told The Purcell Register this week.
Millsap said she has been working the past few weeks for the law firm of Nichols/Dixon with Greg Dixon already on the ground. He will be the city attorney taking the place of Haxel, who is retiring December 31.
Why the longevity at the law firm?
“Probably the boss,” she said with a grin. “Ted was easy to work for. I never missed a school activity or a ball game. Family is important to Ted. I had a lot of latitude and the city job just worked out.
“I wanted to stay until he retired so I could make his retirement easy and not have to train someone else,” she said.
Millsap is finding out the ins and outs of her new position that includes such things as keeping minutes of council meetings and a lot of record keeping and the like.
She and her husband, Tim, have two children, Parker and wife, Meg, and Shelby and partner, Arron. The Millsaps have one grandchild, Louise, who was born April 15.
Kennedy said, “She is going to do a great job. She is easy to get along with.”
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