Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

March 3, 2014

Relay For Life around the corner

By TYLER MASK

With Relay For Life right around the corner, the planning committee of the 2014 Relay For Life of Palo Pinto County is hosting a dinner and auction, March 21, starting at 5:30 p.m., and the 2014 Survivor and Caregiver Dinner, March 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The dinner and auction will take place at Southside Church of Christ.

“We are hoping that we will have a big show of support from the community,” Relay For Life of Palo Pinto County's Karen Wells said.

All local survivors, individuals who have survived cancer, are invited to the SCD. Additionally, one caregiver per survivor is invited to join in on the celebration. There will be dinner, dessert and door prizes.

Although RSVPs are not required for the SCD, RFL PPC requests survivors do so in order to have enough food and seating prepared.

PPC began participating in RFL more than 19 years ago. This year's relay for life, April 25, 6 p.m. to midnight, will take place at the Mineral Wells High School Track.

Since the original “relayer,” Dr. Gordy Klatt, walked and ran for 24 hours in May of 1985, raising $27,000 for the American Cancer Society, RFL has grown into a worldwide effort, having raised some $5 billion through the years.

Each year more than 3.5 million people in more than 5,000 communities in the U.S. and additional communities in 19 other countries participate in RFL, Wells said.

“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease,” Wells said.

RFL is considered an overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people gather together and camp out by the track during the night and take turns walking. The night is family friendly, filled with food, games and activities throughout the relay. The Survivors Lap kicks off the event, where all cancer survivors present take the first lap around the track.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • arrestees.jpg Man charged with drug possession, escape; police arrest man on burglary, burglary warrant charges

    Police make arrests in separate cases involving a suspicious individual downtown allegedly found in possession of a meth pipe and a quantity of meth, and a man charged with burglary who was wanted in another burglary case.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • 143_20121228_20586-Edit.jpg Taylor Albin: Boss clown

    It is always good to be the boss – including when you are a circus clown.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • marauder Chris Snapp.jpg Zombies take over downtown

    Thursday and Friday parts of downtown Mineral Wells will succumb to an invasion of plague-stricken, blood-thirsty marauders.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos 1 Link

  • 0720 one geese IMG_0387.jpg Wild goose hunt?

    A large flock of Canadian geese that have roosted at Holiday Hills Country Club might have management stuck like a duck.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 TFT stage.JPG Setting the stage

    Texas Frontier Trails is, well, once again on the trail.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • budget cover.jpg Optimism in numbers

    Next year's proposed budget seeds optimism for Mineral Well's growth.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing set for second fire district proposal

    PALO PINTO – Palo Pinto County Commissioners set a date for a hearing to place a petition on the Nov. 4 general election ballot to create a second Emergency Services District.

    July 29, 2014

  • Inquiry made on housing children at CCA

    An inquiry about housing at the former Corrections Corporation of America facility at Wolters Industrial Park some of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed illegally into the United States seems to be nothing more than that, at least for now.

    July 28, 2014 2 Stories

  • Woman killed in one-vehicle wreck

    SALESVILLE – A Mineral Wells woman died Friday after she crashed her car into a brick retaining wall near Hilltop Road.

    July 28, 2014

  • bryan joyner1.jpg Back on the beat

    It is never too late to start a music career – or restart one as the case may be. For Mineral Wells High School Class of 1989 graduate Bryan Adam Joyner, restarting his is the case. He is once again making a strong push to get his music into the mainstream while performing wherever he can.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

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.