The Novice Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual “All You Can Eat Chili Supper” fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 1.

Cason Wagner was traveling west on FM 197 when he entered a curve at an unsafe speed, said Department of Public Safety information officer Mark Tackett. Wagner lost control of his 2003 Ford pickup truck; it left the roadway and rolled several times. 

Families who received county water for the first time in an Arthur City neighborhood, including the Starks family, in far northern Lamar County recently expressed their appreciation Saturday to those responsible with a barbecue luncheon at the Powderly Fire Department.


The Dairy Queen at 9967 U.S. 271 N, has received a Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.

Nobody was injured in a Tuesday collision involving a tractor trailer and a pickup that left the semi on its side and the pickup wedged between the truck and trailer.

POWDERLY — The family of a home in the 3200 block of CR 45080 made it safely to their front lawn as they called for help from nearby volunteer fire departments Sunday.

FAUGHT — Volunteer firefighters were up early Saturday morning to prepare Station 1 to welcome more than a thousand visitors for a fundraising pancake breakfast. 

More than 100 descendants and friends of Leroy Chaffin of Powderly celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday at Chicota Community Center. Having been married 81 years, Leroy and his wife, Fannie, are the longest married couple in Texas.

BLOSSOM — A homeowner is safe and sound after his North Bois D’arc Street burned Tuesday morning.

The actors are getting into character and trying on western drawls as Paris Community Theatre invites supporters to “A Murder at the Cherry Creek Saloon,” 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly.

Lonny Parson’s health issues came to the forefront Feb. 3 when he collapsed unconscious after a service at Honey Grove Cowboy Church. He was rushed to receive medical care, and it was revealed he suffered a “Type A aortic dissection,” said wife Linsey Parson.

In order to secure federal funding for two new Head Start classrooms, Lamar County Head Start Director Eva Williams said she has been told that cutting the cost of the project to $250,000 increases her chances of approval. 

Powderly and Faught volunteer fire departments responded this morning to a trailer fire along Highway 271 North near Powderly. Fire crews remained on scene for more than an hour fighting the blaze. The trailer was a total loss. No injuries were reported.

Faught Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the early hours of Saturday morning in the 300 block of CR 43350 at 12:28 a.m.

CHICOTA — Offering bowls of chili and items for auction, the Chicota Volunteer Fire Department is hoping for a grand turnout Saturday as it seeks to raise money for its operations and to help pay down the debt it assumed to get district homeowners lower insurance rates.