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Otwell crowned Miss Jim Bowie Days 2017

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Allison Otwell, a 14-year-old from Mineral Wells, was crowned Miss Jim Bowie Days 2017 during the final night of the rodeo Saturday.
Otwell is the daughter of Kim Otwell and is a freshman at Graham High School.
Bailey Goodin, Thornberry, was crowned Little Miss JBD. She is the 12-year-old daughter of J.C. and Courtney Goodin and is a seventh grader at Petrolia.
Jim Bowie Days wrapped up a week of activities that culminated on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday Linda Goodwin and Leo Orrell beat all comers in the Bowie Senior Citizens Center “42’ Tournament. Bill North and L. C. Smith placed second; and Don Hill and Bill Lawler were third place.
The afternoon opened with the Pioneer Royalty crowning and reception at Bowie High School.

Read about all the winners from Jim Bowie Days in the mid-week News, along with photos. Also watch for more winners from the pet parade, frogs and turtles in the weekend News.

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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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Christmas in Forestburg this weekend

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The community of Forestburg has kicked off its holiday season with a tree lighting on Nov. 30 with its Christmas in Forestburg activities planned for Dec. 9-10.
At 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 there will be a Community Movie Night in the Forestburg Community Center parking lot.
Christmas in Forestburg will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Dec. 10. There will be activities at the community center and around town. There will be free activities for the kids, vendors, and food trucks from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
The Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department will have a Christmas Street Dance, “Forestburg on Fire,” immediately following the parade from 6:30-11 p.m. in front of the fire hall. This is a free event, and donations will be accepted.

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