Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

April 10, 2013

Running for animals down Gordon way

By LIBBY CLUETT

Community Animal Rescue Effort is literally running for animals.

On Saturday, CARE will host “Run 4 The Rescue,” a fun run for runners, dog walkers, fitness junkies and anyone else who loves animals.

The fun run will use chip timing, a method in which athletes wear a small, lightweight chip that uniquely identifies them. Run-walk distances are 5 kilometers, 10K or 1-mile.

Organizers encourage participants to enjoy the 1-mile fun run, with kids or a leashed dog, or compete for cash prizes in the 5K and 10K events.

The event takes place in Gordon, a town in southern Palo Pinto County that boasts no pollution, no traffic and a peaceful Texas countryside surrounding the historic town. The 5K and 10K routes follow a small country road amidst fields of cows, green grass and an old pecan orchard.

After the running and walking events, participants can enjoy live music, watch the awards ceremony for top finishers and stroll through the Gordon Farmer’s Market.

To register for Run 4 the Rescue, visit www.Active.com or mail in a downloadable entry form from www.care4rescue.com. All race-day details are also available on those sites. Save money with early registration, which closes April 6. Same-day registration will be available 7-8 a.m. on race day.

Sponsored by Millsap Veterinary Clinic, the event will help CARE with its mission to aid abandoned, abused and neglected animals in Palo Pinto County. Proceeds from this event will help CARE fund a low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination clinic located in nearby Mingus. The clinic will help reduce the number of unwanted animals in the rural towns of Gordon, Mingus, Palo Pinto, Strawn and Santo, where the closest animal services are anywhere from 30-40 miles away.

1
Text Only
Top Stories
  • 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

  • MISSION MW!

    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

  • library2.jpg From a Winter Victorian Evening to a Spring BOOKNANZA!

    In December, the Friends of the Boyce Ditto Library (FOL) invited members of various groups who had supported the organization, such as the library advisory board, the library staff and the Brazos Foundation, to a dinner held in the library.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
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.