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Western art show, sale opens Saturday at TNT

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The Chisholm Trail Western Art Show and Sale will be July 1 through Aug. 15 at the Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum in Nocona.
This is a western-theme show celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail being celebrated this year.
According to show organizers the entries should represent the late 1800s time period of the cattle drives from Texas to Kansas. Ideas were suggested from cattle drives, cowboys, cows, horses, life in western towns. This is the art association’s first western art show and sale.
Categories will include 3-D, stand alone sculpture such as metal, pottery and glass; digital art/photography; painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels and mixed media on canvas, board or paper; hanging fabric, tapestries, glass, metal, etc; and youth division for those under age 18.
An opening night reception for artists is planned on July 1 at the museum. Jack Milchanowski, one of the show organizers, said as of Monday they have received 45 entries for the show.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.

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Deadline nears for Wreaths Across America purchase

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There is still time to purchase a wreath and support the Wreaths Across America program in Bowie to lay wreaths on veteran’s graves in Elmwood Cemetery.
Deadline to purchase a wreath is Dec. 6 at a cost of $15. Visit the GFWC Amity Club of Bowie Facebook page for the order form or call Angela at 940-841-11315.
Families also may purchase wreaths they can pick up and take to other cemeteries. Wreaths will be laid in ceremonies on Dec. 17 at Elmwood. The public is invited to attend.

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All Together Show joins youth fair schedule

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There will be a new addition to the Montague County Youth Fair in 2023 as the All Together Livestock Show debuts on Jan. 5, 2023.
Justin Hansard, county AgriLife Extension agent, said All Together is designed to give students with special needs an opportunity to participate in the Montague County Youth Fair without the requirement of raising or prepping their own livestock animal.
Participants will be matched with a volunteer(s) and livestock animal and given the opportunity to show that animal in the ring for an individualized experience.

Entries are now open for the show.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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McKinney, Moore receive top 2022 firefighter awards

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By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
The City of Bowie Fire Department honored its own this week during the annual Thanksgiving awards dinner on Nov. 21.
City officials, friends and families of firefighters attended to watch as service awards and firefighter training certifications were presented, along with the firefighter of the year honors. New firefighter recruits also received their badges that were pinned on by friends and family.
Assistant Fire Chief Joel Moore brought the welcome and served as emcee in the absence of an ill Fire Chief Doug Page.

The Roy Gene Williams Award is an award for a volunteer firefighter selected by his fellow volunteers. Levi Davis, 2021 award recipient, presented the 2022 honor to James McKinney.
Firefighter of the Year was presented by Cody Byler, 2020 recipient and it went to Joel Moore.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

Joel Moore, the Firefighter of the Year recipient is congratulated by Ross Hamilton, fellow firefighter. They are the only men who have won the Firefighter of the Year Award three times. See more photos in the weekend Bowie News.
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