Friday, Oct. 11 Crazy Water Festival The 2013 Crazy Water Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, in Mineral Wells. 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. 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. Church Fund-raiser Lone Camp Baptist Church is having a fish fry beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Rollin' M Ranch, 1520 Mercer Road, west of Palo Pinto. This is a fund-raiser for the building fund. The church is in the process of building a new auditorium. There will be a live auction, music and good fellowship. Donations only for the fish fry. For more information, contact Rex Mansell, 817-688-5680. 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. Tuesday, Oct. 15 Water Issues The Palo Pinto County Republican Party will host a meeting 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Holiday Hills Country Club for a presentation on state water issues. State Rep. Jim Keffer will be the special host. Thursday, Oct. 17 GISD Bond Meetings Graford ISD Superintendent Dennis Holt will hold a pair of public meetings to provide information on the Nov. 5 bond election. The first meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the school cafeteria, 400 W. Division St., Graford. The second will be held at the same time Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the same location. 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. 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 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 $150 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 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.