Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

September 23, 2013

ARM’s Women’s Center could use a hand


The day is fast approaching. After nearly 10 months of planning and preparation, Addiction Recovery Ministries' new Women's Center, or Women's Life Recovery Unit, is less than a week away from opening its doors to the people of Mineral Wells stricken with addiction and poverty and seeking to overcome each.

Its a journey that began for the faith-based program on Dec. 4 of last year. ARM Director and Pastor Ted Oliver took a client home that night, as he has done so often throughout his 40 years in recovery ministry.

She was a single mother with two children, and as she described the squalid conditions in which her family had to live, Oliver was mortified.

ARM already had its Residential Program for men and the Life Recovery Program that serves an average of 75 clients a week through a life-skills curriculum that boasts a 75-percent success rate. But as of yet, it was clear that a key need in the ministry was not being met.

Oliver made it his mission to find a home for single mothers.

Now the Women's Center is days from opening with that same mother who launched Oliver's dream signed on as a resident.

But ARM still needs a helping hand from the community to get its new women's center on its feet.

Oliver said the ministry needs donations to outfit the facility. When the building opens its doors Saturday, it will be habitable, but completely empty of the necessities of a home. Everything from furniture, including twin beds and night stands, to toiletries, cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies and canned foods is needed.

"These women come in with their shirt on their back and that's about it," Oliver said. "It's not like an institutional situation, it's very homey. You have to think in terms of it's got to be like home for somebody who has nothing."

Text Only
Top Stories
  • David May named Index general manager-editor

    David May, a veteran newspaper executive who served 10-½ years as editor of the Mineral Wells Index, has been appointed general manager and editor of the newspaper, effective immediately.

    April 18, 2014

  • Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal

    Criminals seem to like bragging online of their misdeeds.

    April 18, 2014

  • Martinez cross.JPG Safe, but not home yet

    "Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_2415.jpg Baker 4B town hall meet set

    For those on the fence about the 4B election coming up on May 10, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “townhall” meeting on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mineral Wells High School in the cafeteria.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo


    Mineral Wells  — Henry Ford is quoted as saying that, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

    April 17, 2014

  • wheelchair1.jpg Gift of a chair improves a life

    On most days, Richard Calandini's dog Cricket likes to ride with him to get the mail from the mailbox.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • TxDOT addressing traffic at 1821/180 intersection

    Ever since Wal-Mart Supercenter came to town, things have never been the same.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jenny Phil and Babe.jpg Jr. History Club meets

    Junior History Club of Mineral Wells met at Holiday Hills Country Club for their monthly meeting.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Marshes.jpg Marshes onboard with Baker comeback

    Ever since the Baker Hotel's final closing, the center of “main and main,” has been rotting out.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • hazmat3.jpg Truck rollover dumps flammable liquids

    A tractor-trailer rollover on southbound U.S. Highway 281 sent the truck's driver to the hospital and resulted in a spill of more than 5,200 gallons of combustible petroleum distillates into a ditch.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads

Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.