Friday, Oct. 4 Possum Fest The Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce annual Possum Fest begins today, Friday, and continues tomorrow. Meat inspections begin at noon today, Friday, with several events this evening. Judging of entries will be Saturday as well as a live auction and award of prizes. For information, call 940-779-2424 or visit Saturday, Oct. 5 Pet Adoption The Palo Pinto County Humane Society will hold a pet adoption 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Waldens Farm and Ranch in Mineral Wells featuring dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Friday, Oct. 11 Crazy Water Festival The 2013 Crazy Water Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, in Mineral Wells. This year's festival celebrates 134 years of Crazy Water. The Crazy Water Festival started in 1979 to celebrate the crazy history of Mineral Wells and the famous water for which it's known. On Friday night, Oct. 11, the festival kicks off with the car cruise with classic and custom-built vehicles. The cruise will be followed by a concert at the Little Rock Schoolhouse Amphitheater. This was the first public school building in Mineral Wells. The main part of the festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 12, with the Crazy 5K Run, followed by the festival opening at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Fall Fest Open Door Christian School will hold Fall Fest beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the school, 735 Oak St., Graham. A full slate of activities are included beginning with a 5K run at 8 a.m.


; 1K fun run at 10; and a cage dodge ball tournament at 11. From 4-9 p.m., there will be carnival games, food, live music, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. To register for either of the runs or the dodge ball tournament, visit For additional information, call 940-549-2339. PKLA Meeting A members-only Possum Kingdom Lake Association meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. Worship and Prayer Dead Men Live, a men's gathering for worship and prayer, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. For information, call Lonnie Dixon, 940-452-1718; or Bryan Bivens, 940-329-5299. 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 Saturday, Nov. 2 Tour of Homes The Possum Kingdom Women's Club annual Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Cliffs. Tickets will be available from any PKWC member and local businesses or can also be purchased at the homes. On-going activities 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.