Friday, Oct. 18 Boots and Hoses The first annual "Boots and Hoses Cook-off and Concert" will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, at the Walking K Ranch in Ivan, featuring live music both nights. Pre-sale tickets will cost $40 for a weekend pass. Tickets will cost $30 per night at the gate. Children age 12 and under will get in free. All proceeds from the event will go toward Hubbard Creek VFD, Eliasville VFD, Loving VFD and Caddo VFD. For more information, contact Danny Stueart at 254-246-2288 or email For more information about the fund-raising event, log on to the website, Saturday, Oct. 19 Highway 16 The Highway 16 National Register nomination will be heard at a State Board of Review meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. The work to preserve the 8.4-mile segment of State Highway 16, located in Palo Pinto County, is east of Possum Kingdom Lake, north of the town of Brad, and west of the town of Graford. The nominated section of SH 16 extends from Brackeen Drive to State Highway 254. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit Auxiliary Sale The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary sale will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, and the same hours the following weekend at its new location, 142 La Villa Road on the East Side of PK Lake. Fish Fry The Graford Lions Club fish fry will be held 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct.


19, at the Community Center in downtown Graford. The Just Country Band will also perform. Cost is $9 for adults, children under 12, $5. Pet Adoption Palo Pinto County Humane Society will have a pet adoption 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Waldens Farm and Ranch in Mineral Wells. There are many dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. Sunday, Oct. 20 Tales from the Trails The W.K. Gordon Center will host "Tales from the Trails," featuring Margaret Hoogstra, executive director of the Texas Forts Trail Region, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The talk is free and open to the public. Hoogstra will tell tales, tall and otherwise, of the wild Texas frontier. The center is located at Exit 367 on Interstate 20 in Thurber, between Fort Worth and Abilene. For more information, call 254-968-1886 or visit Tuesday, Oct. 22 Retired Teachers Palo Pinto County Retired Teachers and School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Holiday Hills Country Club. David Nicklas, Palo Pinto County judge, will present the program. Projects will be scholarship fund and nominating committee. Thursday, Oct. 24 GISD Bond Meeting Graford ISD Superintendent Dennis Holt will hold a public meeting to provide information on the Nov. 5 bond election. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the school cafeteria, 400 W. Division St., Graford. Saturday, Oct. 26 Truck or Treat The annual Halloween Truck or Treat, sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the PK chamber - Possum Gulch. For information, call the chamber at 940-779-2424. Auxiliary Sale The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary sale will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, at its new location, 142 La Villa Road on the East Side of PK Lake. Saturday, Nov. 2 Tour of Homes The Possum Kingdom Women's Club and its event sponsors will present the annual tour of homes, Harvest Homes, at the Cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake, 2-6 p.m. Saturday Nov. 2. Tickets and maps will be available for $15 for the event at the Cliffs Community entrance gate, or at any of the showcase homes on the day of the tour. Tickets will also be available at the PK Chamber of Commerce during the weeks before the event. All proceeds benefit local charities supported by the Possum Kingdom Women's Club. Contact Joy Madden at 940-779-3800 for more information. On-going activities The Mineral Wells Parks and Recreation department is currently taking registration for adult basketball. The cost is $340 per team with an eight-game season for Men and Women's leagues. Men will play on Monday nights and Women will play on Tuesday nights! Call 940-328-7803 for more information! Auxiliary Cookbook The Graford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is compiling a cookbook. Auxiliary members are asking for local residents to submit recipes. Those can be taken to Titan Bank or call 940-682-1566. Inland Divers The Inland Divers Association is now accepting applications for membership. It is a non-profit organization in the interest of preserving and developing scuba diving at Possum Kingdom Lake, located at 3203 Redbird Road, next to Lakeside RV Park. For more information, visit, Facebook or phone 817-874-0083. VFW Dinners Come out to VFW Post 2399 in Mineral Wells on Tuesday nights and enjoy good food and fellowship for only a $5 donation per plate. Check out for upcoming menus. Lions Club The Possum Kingdom Lions Club asked that medical equipment on loan that is no longer being used be returned to the Lions Club Building, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, or to Charlie's Angels Tuesday or Thursday mornings. For additional information, contact Alan Fires at 940-779-4336 or 432-940-4903. PK West Thrift Store Want to donate items? Want to save money? The PK Westside Volunteer Emergency Services "Garage Sale" Thrift Store is the answer. For donations, sales or questions, contact Sue at 940-549-6526, Judy at 940-549-5733 or Linda at 940-549-8101. All donations are tax deductible and sales benefit the volunteer fire and ambulance services. Auxiliary Donations The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary welcomes those who have a few hours a week to volunteer. Contact any member for information. Donations for flea market sales are accepted 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the Lions Club Building, 142 La Villa Road. The auxiliary is no longer accepting mattresses or box springs. Do not leave donated items outside the fire station or Lions Club. To make arrangements to leave items at the Lions Club, call Rita, 940-452-0052; Kathy, 940-468-2178; Lynn, 940-779-2768; or Jon Carol, 940-329-8368. Invitation to Join The Graford Fire and Ambulance Auxiliary invites those interested in membership to attend any of the organization's meetings, held at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. For more information, call Bonnie Ramsey at 940-664-5431. Spay, Neuter Assistance Got more pets than money? Financial assistance for spay and neuter services is available from the Palo Pinto County Humane Society. In addition, the organization needs foster homes for pets pending adoption. Contact Nancy at 214-906-4563 or Sherry, 940-325-3686, for information. Old Jail Museum The Old Jail Museum is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tours can be scheduled by calling Ann Reagan, 940-659-2555. Job Corps Job Corps orientation meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Graham Workforce Solutions office, 924 Cherry St. For more information, contact Sally Hood at 800-333-8209. Support Group A Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Texas Windmill Cafe at Gordon. For information, call Nancy O'Donald, 254-693-5554, or Tommie Zoeller, 254-769-2475.