Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

December 2, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Dec. 1, 2013

Mineral Wells Index

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Info on Jere Gill

Dear Editor,

In Sunday’s paper (Nov. 10) you carried article and picture under “Who knows this person?” Through the years, this isn’t the first time the Index has received this picture from someone who had traveled in Germany.

Jerome (Jere) Gill was a member of the military in World War II. He grew up in Mineral Wells, though he did not live here after the war. Mr. Gill is deceased.

If Mr. Bishop desires further information, he may contact Mr. Gill’s son at following address:

Logan Gill, 4727 Cavern Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.


Nancy Wallace

Mineral Wells

Dr. Singh retires

Dear Editor,

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, well over a hundred well-wishers joined together at Palo Pinto General Hospital to congratulate Dr. Lakheram Singh on his retirement from active practice, after more than 36 years of dedicated service to the people of this county and North Texas.

In those three plus decades, Dr. Singh and his lovely wife, Pawan, were active members of the Mineral Wells community, raising three children who now have families of their own. No one knew the impact that the young doctor arriving at PPGH in 1977 would have on the area. Today we can look back and judge how fortunate we were that he brought his family to join our family those many years ago.

His service in the Emergency Room, the Rural Family Clinic, and in private practice touched countless lives. He never turned away a patient, regardless of financial resources. As in the tradition of the respected country doctor, he gave the best treatment possible to all who passed through his door. Dr. Singh welcomed countless babies into this world; he celebrated the good news of a health report with patients; and he consoled loved ones when a family member passed. He laughed with us. He cried with us. He cared. We are all better today because Dr. Lakheram Singh came our way. Thank you sir, from your friends, patients, and neighbors who will always keep you in our hearts and prayers.

J.C. Colton, Board President

Palo Pinto County Hospital District

Palo Pinto General Hospital

Red Ribbon Week Thanks

Dear Editor,

The DEC coalition, for drug endangered children sincerely thanks all of the businesses that donated things for the students who participated in the poster contest during Red Ribbon week.  

We also thank the students for their involvement.

Plaques with DEC insignia and place won made by North Texas Pressure Vessels Inc. and then placed on plaques by Awards and More. Gift certificates donated by Fudgie’s Big Mouth Burgers and F&M Wilson Enterprises. Gifts were donated by Bealls, Cats Creations Scrapbooks, and PPGH Hospital Auxilary.  

Several gift certificates for meals were donated by Pulido’s, Old School Pizza, Golden Chick, Taco Bell, What-a-Burger, McDonalds and The Yogurt Shop. Donuts from Texas Best Donuts and Mountaineer Lanes gave certificates for free bowling.

Marilyn Wilson

Mineral Wells