Thursday, Feb. 6 Republican Forum Palo Pinto County Republicans will hold a candidate forum Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Holiday Hills Country Club. Dutch treat supper will begin at 6 p.m. and questions for candidates running for county judge, district clerk and county clerk can be submitted for consideration. The forum will begin at 7. Friday, Feb. 14 Valentine's Dinner The PK Women's Club is hosting its third annual Valentine's Dinner at PK Lake beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 362 N FM 2353. Tickets are $20 per person or a table seating eight for $150 for the BYOB evening. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 11, and credit cards are accepted. Call 940-390-2154 or 972-841-9664 for more information or to purchase tickets. Saturday, Feb. 15 Iris Stagner Memorial Race The Iris Stagner Memorial Race will be held at Fort Wolters Saturday, Feb. 15, with time trials set to be held at Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway. The event will start around 8 a.m. with the last event starting about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 Iris Stagner Memorial Race The second day of the Iris Stagner Memorial Race will be held at Graford with the route beginning at the intersection Highway 337 and Division Street to Highway 254, to Highway 16 to Highway 337 and back to the start point. There will be a rolling escort on Highways 254 and 16 and escorts on Highway 337 The event will start around 7 a.m.

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and finish around 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 Salsa Barons' Ball Tickets are now on sale for the Salsa Barons' Ball to be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Palo Pinto Sheriff's Posse Building in Mineral Wells. Pulido's will serve a fajita dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. while guests enjoy participating in a silent auction. After dinner there will be a live auction orchestrated by Ross Bandy of Texas Auction Realty in Weatherford. A grand prize of $1,000 will be given to some lucky ticket holder. Tickets are $100 for two people. To purchase, call 254-672-5738 or 940-325-7100 and leave a message. Sponsorships are also available at those numbers. Saturday, March 1 Mardi Gras The annual Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras celebration will be held Saturday, March 1. The celebration begins with a parade which kicks off at 3 p.m. The Shrimp Peel begins at 6 p.m. at the chamber building, 362 N. FM 2353, on PK's East Side. Parade entries are available at www.possumkingdomlake.com or call 940-779-2424. There is no cost to enter the parade, but entry forms must be submitted Tickets are $22, $15 for seniors 62 and over and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are available at the chamber office and from chamber board members. Thursday, March 6 SKYWARN Training SKYWARN spotter training will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the AgriLife Extension Building in Palo Pinto. Classes are free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required. Saturday, March 8 AMVETS Meeting The next scheduled AMVETS meeting will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, For information, call 940-445-0734. Saturday, March 15 PKWSC Meeting The Possum Kingdom Water Supply Corp. annual meeting will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the PKWSC office, 1170 Willow Road, PK Lake. 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. During the month of February, anyone who brings a recipe to Titan Bank will have their name entered into a drawing for a $200 VISA gift card. Church Youth Program PK Community Church holds a youth and children program 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Charlie's Angels Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Anyone needing a ride or information, call James Turner at 940-445-1265. 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 www.inlanddivers.org, 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 www.vfwpost2399.org/Pages/PostCalander.aspx 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 will be closed until the first Thursday in March. Tours can be scheduled by calling Ann Reagan, 940-659-2555. 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.