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Buzzing cancer – ‘It’s just hair’ says Bowie woman

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By DANI BLACKBURN

Sherry Smith is sporting a new look after having her head shaved at the One Mission Buzz Off at Globe Life Stadium on April 23.

The event brings together participants who shave their heads in honor of kids with cancer. Those who take part raise funds by collecting money from family and friends who sponsor their participation.

Smith, 57, and her husband, Tommy, are Bowie residents. Smith moved to Texas from California 18 years ago with her daughters Kristin and Kari. Smith works as a senior operational co-manager for Kroger.

It was on her morning commute that she heard a radio commercial for the Buzz Off event. She immediately called her close friend to tell her she wanted to participate in celebration of her friends’ goddaughter, Ne’Veah, who battled retinal blastoma after being diagnosed at the age of three.

Ne’Vaeh is now 11 years old and in perfect health after having one surgery for her glass eye, which Smith explains will need to be replaced as Ne’Vaeh gets older.

The event is not the first or even second time Smith has shaved her head in honor of a loved one who has battled cancer.

Read the full feature on this Bowie woman in your weekend News.

Top picture: Sherry Smith awaits the barber with daughter Kristin Keith and her son, Kayden. They all took part in One Mission Buzz Off shaving their heads to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer. Courtesy photo.

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Sherry Smith, her daughter Kristin and her son, Kayden before the big shave.

 

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Commissioner’s court to appoint historical commissioner members to new terms

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Montague County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12.
The court will consider appointing members to the county historical commission for a two-year term.
A pair of requests from the sheriff’s office will be reviewed: A Correctional Communications services agreement with City Tele-Coin Company and the commissary services agreement with CTC Commissary. Both programs service the county jail.
Commissioners also will discuss adding uses to eDispatches for first responders. This communication service was added earlier in the year to assist with volunteer fire department communications.
A request to redistribute in the district attorney’s office victim assistance coordinator salaries to equal positions at $47,018.50 will be examined. The coordinator has left that job and the DA has been advertising to fill the vacancy.
The court will discuss the possible removal of a tree on the southwest corner of the courthouse, and also consider using federal COVID funds to finish concrete work on the courthouse yard.
A pair of preliminary plats for the Rhoades-Polk Subdivision 9.77 acres in precinct two and Kingdom Heights II 12.68 acres also in precinct two will be presented. Precinct three also will submit a request to accept unanticipated revenue of $3,000 from James Wagner for a cost-share for chip seal on Hinton Road.

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Pancakes with Santa serves some 300 meals

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Bowie Police Officers Marlon Bryant, Reserve Officer Travis Fuller and Officer Esteban Moreno visited with Santa after enjoying pancakes at Pancakes with Santa Saturday hosted by the Bowie Fire Department.
The ladies of the Bowie Fire Department Auxiliary helped serve up pancakes that were cooked up by the firefighters. They were very festive with their elf headbands.
This little one wanted mom, so it may be another year before he feels comfortable visit the Big Guy. (Photos by Barbara Green)
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Small town Christmas-Nocona style celebrated during the weekend

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Nocona hosted its Small Town Christmas Nocona Style Saturday night. (Top) Dan Fenoglio created his own unique holiday sleigh for the parade. (Bottom) Bob and Kristal Ferguson, 2022 Mardi Gras King and Queen were dressed for the holidays to remind folks Mardi Gras Nocona Style is coming in February. (Courtesy photos)

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