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Reddy-McClellan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8789 and its ladies auxiliary will present its first annual “Pickin’ For Veterans” April 28-29, in conjunction with an appearance of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall.
The wall will arrive with a special escort on April 26 and be on display beginning at noon and continuing through 3 p.m. on April 29. This wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C. and is 80 percent of the actual size.
Visitors will be able to find their loved one’s names and trace it from the wall. The wall will be open to the public free of charge. There will be two laptop computers available where a Vietnam veteran’s name can be searched and you will be directed to the panel where the name is located.
The traveling wall will receive an honor escort from Decatur leaving at 5 p.m. on April 25 from Bono’s, 2025 N. U.S. Highway 287. Motorcycles, classic cars and other veteran groups will be participating in the escort to the Bowie VFW Post, 707 E. Nelson. Those with questions about the escort may call Gary Stephens, 682-597-6754.

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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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