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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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With kickoff just nine days away, Mineral Wells High School Athletics Director and head football coach Gerald Perry teed things up Wednesday for Mineral Wells Rotarians, giving them some information and insights about the 2019 Rams team.

 

With just 11 seniors on this year's varsity squad, youth is the theme for this season as Perry and his coaching staff is working on growing and coaching them up since the team could rely heavily on a group of sophomores and freshmen.

 

Perry thinks despite having a young team (which he said should pay dividends in two years) they are not using that as an excuse. He said the program's goals remain the same: "Win a district championship, win a state championship and practice on Thanksgiving Day."

 

 

Thanks to Rotarian Jimmy Walker for his program at today's meeting, "Fear and Self-Doubt." Providing information about the fears and doubts we all have and how we can try to overcome them was entertaining, informative, inspirational.

 

Sharing your personal experience of fear and doubt in relation to your wife and her health brought the element of human emotion and some tears to several eyes.

 

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells meets every Wednesday at noon at Palo Pinto General Hospital for lunch, networking, updates on club news and events and a program of interest.

 

Mineral Wells Rotarians on Wednesday heard of a good sign to come. The historic Crazy Water sign that once spanned Hubbard Street is nearing a return, thanks to the efforts of Leadership Mineral Wells Class 24 and a couple of recent major donations.

 

Rotarian and class member Cory Crenshaw led an update on the project that he said is now close enough to its funding goal that he is almost ready to place a deposit for the making of the sign and its supports.

 

The replicated, two-sided sign is planned to go across West Hubbard Street just west of U.S. Highway 281. While the west side of the sign will not be visible to passing westbound traffic, it will be seen by pedestrians downtown – especially once the proposed downtown park is created – and give people a chance to photograph it with the Baker Hotel in the background.

 

 

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells is pleased to announce First Financial Bank of Mineral Wells as its title sponsor for its first ever pancake supper – aka "Holiday Hotcakes Extravaganza" – set for Thursday, Dec. 12, at Mineral Wells High School.

 

The evening will be one of good food and holiday entertainment and fun.

 

"We are really excited about what we have planned for our first pancake supper," said club President David May. "There will be holiday music performances by local school and organizational singers, dancers and musicians. We will have Santa and Mrs. Clause on hand for photos with the kids. Plus some great food and best of all, it's all for a great cause. This is going to be big. We can't wait."

 

 

You might not think Palo Pinto County, with about 27,000 people, would generate a tremendous number of court cases but the numbers do not lie.

 

29th State District Court Judge Mike Moore was this week's Mineral Wells Rotary Club guest speaker. Moore is completing his second four-year term and said he hopes to serve at least one more term, possibly two. His court hears and handles a variety of cases – criminal, civil and family law – and has plenty of those on its dockets.

 

Moore said after disposing of around 8,000 cases in his first seven-plus years on the bench, his 29th district courtroom currently has 1,600 pending cases total. That includes over 500 felony criminal cases, some 90 Child Protection Services cases and around 900 civil and family law cases.


"It is just an incredible number of cases we have pending," said Moore.

 

 

Like many caring and service-minded volunteers in the community do every weekday, Mineral Wells Rotarians on Fridays deliver meals to homebound seniors and individuals. On Wednesday, Rotarians were able to hear more about Meals on Wheels of Palo Pinto County through its Executive Director Christie Rucker.

 

Rucker became the agency's director earlier this year and has been working on making gradual changes and improvements, especially in the variety of meals prepared at Palo Pinto General Hospital, packaged and delivered to the agency's offices at 1410 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, typically ready for deliveries no later than 11 a.m.

 

She said Meals on Wheels serves around 48,000 homebound and congregate meals annually, with a client list ranging from 200 to 300 people in Mineral Wells, Graford, Gordon, Mingus, Strawn and Possum Kingdom Lake. Not only are hot and freshly made meals delivered midday Mondays through Fridays in Mineral Wells, but twice a month rural clients in the county receive frozen meals. Some clients can qualify for meals delivery seven days a week.

 

 

With presentation of a check for $1,000, Rotary Club of Mineral Wells on Wednesday became a five-star sponsor for the upcoming A Taste of Palo Pinto County.

 

Mineral Wells Senior Center Executive Director Bill Smith, pictured above right receiving the check from treasurer Dan Steele, visited the club Wednesday at its weekly meeting to talk about this year's annual event. He said there are currently 10 restaurants and caterers confirmed that will be serving up samples of their fare, with more being sought. This year's event will also include a 1950s sock hop with a DJ providing the music. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dance partner and wear their dancing shoes.

 

A Taste of Palo Pinto County is set for the evening of Thursday, July 25, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2399 in Mineral Wells beginning at 6 p.m. The event is the senior center's major annual fundraiser.

 

Mineral Wells High School's Reagan Carter arrived Thursday morning at Tarleton State University to attend the Rotary District 5790 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) through Sunday at Tarleton State University.
 
Reagan is the daughter of Bill and Carey Carter. Rotary Club's Youth Services Chair Karyn Bullock took Reagan to RYLA, where they were met with some enthusiastic greetings.
 
 
 
 
Officers & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
International Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Service - Flag Project Chair
Club Service - Media Chair
Club Service - Programs
Club Service - Socials
Crazy Kicker 100 Chair
Membership Chair
Publicity Chair
Executive Secretary
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Bill Jones
Aug 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Texas Master Naturalist Marsha Stephens
David May
Sep 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5790 Governor Peter Scott
Connie Ball
Sep 11, 2019 12:00 PM
John Kuhn
Sep 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Career and Technology Program at MWHS
Louanne Noel
Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Larry Petrash of Rotary District 5790
Crystal Cameron
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Raymond Greenwood
Oct 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Beth Watson
Oct 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Scott Elder
Oct 30, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Nov 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
JJ Dugan
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday
Nov 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Tonya Gary
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM
David May
Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly/Pancake supper meeting
Saskia Vaughan
Dec 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday
Dec 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday
Dec 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Holiday
Jan 01, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Keri Walden
Jan 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Janette Green
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Shane Coleman
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 PM
David May
Feb 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Jeanette Ender
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Eric Douglas
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Monica Riedlinger
    August 3
  • Jeanette Ender
    August 11
  • Tonya Gary
    August 20
  • Bill Jones
    September 5
  • Connie Ball
    September 6
  • Louanne Noel
    September 10
  • Raymond Greenwood
    September 22
  • Karyn Bullock
    September 24
  • Tanya Lukas
    September 25
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Gene Ender
    August 13
  • Robert Green
    August 15
  • Shelle Crenshaw
    September 30
Anniversaries:
  • Charles Thompson
    Billie Thompson
    August 22
  • Linda Porter-Bradford
    James Bradford
    September 1
  • Tanya Lukas
    Baron Lukas
    September 17
  • Megan Hudson
    Willy Hudson
    September 19
  • Connie Ball
    Richard
    September 26
Join Date:
  • John Kuhn
    August 10, 2016
    3 years
  • Eric Douglas
    August 17, 2016
    3 years
  • Lottie Eubanks
    September 1, 1988
    31 years
  • Shane Coleman
    September 11, 2013
    6 years
  • Candi Pearson
    September 20, 2017
    2 years
  • Crystal Cameron
    September 27, 2017
    2 years
 
Meals on Wheels Schedule
2019-2020 Meals on Wheel Schedule

 

AUGUST

2 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

9 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

16 – Tanya Lukas / Saskia Vaughan

23 – Tonya Gary/Louanne Noel

30 – Lottie Eubanks / Barb Tucker

 

SEPTEMBER

6 – Scott Elder

13 – Bill Jones / Candi Pearson

20 – JJ Dugan

27 – Janette Green / Nancy Cameron

 

OCTOBER

4 – Dan Steele

11 – Keri Walden / Tanya Gary

18 – Eric Douglas

25 – Shane Coleman

 

NOVEMBER

1 – Connie Ball / Karyn Bullock

8 – Raymond Greenwood

15 – Linda Porter-Bradford / Jeanette Ender

22 – Cory Crenshaw

29 – Christy Dorr / Louanne Noel

 

DECEMBER

6 – Crystal Cameron / ???

13 – Steve Butcher

20 – Jimmy Walker

27 – John Kuhn

 

JANUARY

3 – David May / Megan Hudson

10 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

17 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

24 – Tanya Lukas / Saskia Vaughan

31 – Wayne Sanderson

 

FEBRUARY

7 – Lottie Eubanks / Barb Tucker

14 – Scott Elder

21 – Bill Jones / Candi Pearson

28 – JJ Dugan

 

MARCH

6 – Janette Green / Nancy Cameron

13 – Dan Steele

20 – Keri Walden / Tanya Gary

27 – Eric Douglas

 

APRIL

3 – Shane Coleman

10 – Connie Ball / Karyn Bullock

17 – Raymond Greenwood

24 – Linda Porter-Bradford / Jeanette Ender

 

MAY

1 – Cory Crenshaw

8 – Christy Dorr / Louanne Noel

15 – Crystal Cameron / ???

22 – Steve Butcher

29 – Jimmy Walker

 

JUNE

5 – John Kuhn

12 – David May / Megan Hudson

19 – Beth Watson / Stacy Choate

26 – Phil Garrett / Monica Reidlinger

 
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