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Mineral Wells

Service Above Self

Every Wednesday at noon
Palo Pinto General Hospital
400 S.W. 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, TX  76068
United States of America
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Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Tuesday awarded scholarships to six Mineral Wells High School seniors during the school's 2019 Scholarship Assembly in the high school auditorium.
 
Above, from left, Zander Adams, Brei Ruelas and Breanna Seaton were the recipients of $1,000 Rotary scholarships each. Presenting them on behalf of the club was 2020-21 president nominee Tonya Gary.
 
 
Tonya also formally presented Rotary Club of Mineral Wells' three Four-Way Speech Contest scholarships to the three winners from earlier this year. Mia Elder, second from left, won the local contest and received a $1,000 scholarship; Rachel Carter, left, was the winner of a $500 scholarship; and Bradley Aaron received a $250 scholarship.
 
Monies for local Rotary scholarships are made possible through the community's support of fundraisers including the U.S. flag subscription program, the annual Crazy Kicker 100 bike tour and other fundraisers throughout the year.
 
We congratulate not only our six scholarship winners, but all who received community, academic and athletic scholarships and aid to help them advance in their educational and career pursuits and guide them to success, and serve their communities and fellow humans and, like us, put "Service Above Self."

 

Light it up!

 

That is theme of Leadership Mineral Wells Class 25 for its project to restore and re-light the famous "Welcome" sign located atop Bald Mountain.

 

But that is not all. This class of 23 members is taking things a "step" further with plans to create a park at the base of the mountain, with steps – reminiscent of the "Fat Man Reducer" stairs up East Mountain decades ago – leading to an observation platform just below the newly restored "Welcome" sign.

 

Members of the Leadership class presented their plans and fundraising efforts Wednesday to a room packed with Mineral Wells Rotarians and guests at Palo Pinto General Hospital.

 

 

Mineral Wells Rotarians on Wednesday were entertained by scenes performed by Community Christian School's One-Act Play varsity ensemble as they and the school's junior varsity and junior high acting troupes prepare for this weekend's state championships taking place in Mineral Wells.

 

The Community Christian School Warrior Theater Department will compete in its seventh Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship State One-Act Play Contest on May 4th following recent wins at the TCAF District Three Contest.

 

CCS Administrator and One-Act Play Director Doug Jefferson brought the high school varsity OAP performers and technicians to Rotary to perform portions of their play, "Over The Tavern," part comedy and part drama written by Tom Dudzik and set during 1950s America.

 

Congressman Michael Conaway spoke for about 30 minutes to members of Mineral Wells Rotary Club during the club's weekly Wednesday meeting at Palo Pinto General Hospital.

 

The seven-term conservative Republican from Odessa represents Texas' 11th Congressional District, which includes Palo Pinto County and 28 other West Central Texas counties.

 

 

"Wherever kids are there are predators," Shree Patterson of Children's Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County told Mineral Wells Rotarians on Wednesday.

 

If that sounds alarming, it is meant to be. They are words of caution and warning for parents trying to navigate today's technologies in a way that is safe for their children.

 

Patterson, pictured left, and CACPPC Executive Director and Rotarian Linda Porter-Bradford, center, were this week's guest speakers who delivered a program centered on April being Child Abuse Prevention Month. Also pictured is Rotary Club President JJ Dugan.

 

Fellow Rotarian and Mineral Wells Regional Airport Manager Wayne Sanderson last Wednesday gave club members an overview of how Mineral Wells and the airport is positioning itself to become a major center for unmanned aerial systems operations.

 

UAS is a rapidly growing sector of the aviation industry, with pilotless aircraft of all sizes used in an array of commercial and military applications.

 

Sanderson noted that Mineral Wells is in an optimal geographic location, being just outside the Metroplex restricted flight zone allows the airport to serve as a base for unmanned aerial system testing and flight operations.

 

Cody Jordan admits she can't draw, but she can envision and present her ideas to those who can draw and paint – especially on much larger scales then a regular piece of paper or canvas.

 

A Travis Elementary School music and drama teacher by trade, Cody (pictured above right) since last fall has taken on the role of coordinating the beautiful and thought-provoking downtown murals springing up on the sides of many buildings. She, along with the talented muralists, have dedicated hours and hours of research, labor and effort – and much of their own money – in helping bring downtown Mineral Wells back to life by covering up old and ugly buildings and giving them a new look, new life and new hope.

 

Anyone who has been downtown has seen them. A monarch butterfly with wings spread like those of an angel, forming the "W" along with a mountainous "M" over it for Mineral Wells. A female "pouring her heart out" as she springs from the sprout of a water can. Historic cars depicting decades of Mineral Wells history. The hope that is seen in the 1920s flapper blowing white leaves from a dandelion – and much more.

 

Palo Pinto County Historical Commission members Pam McCreary and Sandra Crawford on Wednesday gave Mineral Wells Rotarians a sneak peak of this year's Palo Pinto County on Tour event.

 

Held every two years, this year's tour is set for Saturday, April 27.

 

McCreary, pictured right, and Crawford, center, were special guests and speakers for this week's Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meeting, invited by program chair and PPCHC member Lottie Eubanks.

 

The event is a self-paced historical and wildflower driving tour. It can be started – and tickets purchased at – at any of the 2019 tour destinations.

 

 
 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
International Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Service - eBulletin
Club Service - Flag Project Chair
Club Service - Media Chair
Club Service - Programs
Club Service - Socials
Crazy Kicker 100 Chair
Membership Chair
Publicity Chair
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Tanya Lukas
May 22, 2019
Mineral Wells City Manager Randy Criswell
Nancy Cameron
May 29, 2019
Rhett Warren on his vision, hopes for Rails to Trails
Club Assembly
Jun 05, 2019
John and Marilyn Pokorny: Public image and enhancing community perception of Rotary
Kim Hoffman
Jun 12, 2019
Tonya Gary
Jun 19, 2019
John Dugan
Jun 26, 2019
New officers installation
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lottie Eubanks
    May 9
  • Linda Porter-Bradford
    May 10
  • Nancy Cameron
    May 10
  • Janette Green
    May 19
  • Jimmy Walker
    May 29
  • Jack Dugan
    June 11
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • James Bradford
    May 16
  • Noelia Kuhn
    June 27
  • Baron Lukas
    June 30
Anniversaries:
  • Raymond Greenwood
    Renee Greenwood
    May 14
  • Jimmy Walker
    Mary Beth Walker
    May 19
  • Eric Douglas
    Brittney Douglas
    May 24
Join Date:
  • Karyn Bullock
    May 4, 2011
    8 years
  • Stacy Choate
    May 19, 2017
    2 years
  • Steve Butcher
    May 22, 1996
    23 years
  • David May
    June 4, 2014
    5 years
  • Louanne Noel
    June 6, 2018
    1 year
  • Janette Green
    June 10, 2015
    4 years
  • Beth Henary Watson
    June 11, 2008
    11 years
 
Meals on Wheels Schedule
May 10 – Keri Walden/Tonya Gary
May 17 – Eric Douglas/Kim Hoffman
May 24 – Shane Coleman
May 31 – Connie Ball/Karyn Bullock
June 7 – Raymond Greenwood
June 14 – Linda Porter-Bradford/Candi Pearson
June 21 – Janette Ender/???
June 28 – David May 
 
2018-19 Committees
 
 
 
 
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