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Souper Sunday event scheduled Dec. 9 in Bowie

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The First United Methodist Church of Bowie will present its annual “Souper Sunday” on Dec. 9, which benefits the Bowie Mission.

During the worship hour at 11a.m., the music department will be uniting to provide beautiful music with hand chimes, handbells, piano duets and the chancel choir. Immediately following the service at noon, delicious soups will be served along with a silent auction of “themed” baskets which would make great gifts for Christmas.

Donations will be taken at the door for the delicious soup. All donations, as well as proceeds from the baskets, will go to the Bowie Mission, which so desperately needs help at this time of year.

Read the full story in the weekend edition of The Bowie News.

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Friends reflect on how Coach Gayno Shelton touched their lives

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By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Gayno Shelton may have left the gym 33 years ago after a successful coaching career, but even after he left the hardwood this “diehard Jackarabbit” was still shaping young people and impacting lives during his retirement.
Legendary Bowie High School Coach Gayno Shelton died on March 19 and his loss is being mourned by the Bowie community and those familiar with high school sports during his 30-year career. Shelton has been in lagging health since last fall related to some heart issues and falls.
A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. on March 25 at Bowie Intermediate School gym, formerly the high school gym. After the service friends and family may gather in the former high school band hall to visit, share memories and enjoy finger foods. A private family burial will take place later. See the full obituary in today’s edition.
Born and raised in Duncan, OK, Shelton was active in football, basketball and baseball, and he also served as class president his senior year.
He attended Murray State College for two years and completed his education at Oklahoma State University and Austin College where he earned a bachelor of science degree. He later earned a master’s degree at North Texas State University.
Shelton served as Bowie High School’s head basketball coach from 1965-1990. His 25-year record at Bowie was 525 wins and 213 losses. He led his teams to 15 playoff appearances, 12 district championships, three district runner-ups, eight regional qualifiers, four regional finals, one regional title and a state championship.
Before coming to Bowie he was head coach at Gene Autry High School and Waurika High School. His career record was 621-249 across some 900-plus games.

Read the full feature on Gayno Shelton in the mid-week Bowie News as friends and former players reflect on the coach known as a “diehard Jackrabbit.”

Coach Gayno Shelton holds the ball with his 1974 Bowie High School basketball team.
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Band Cake Spin March 25

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The Mighty Marching Maroon Band Cake Spin will be 5-9 p.m. on March 25 in the high school cafeteria.
There will be cakes galore for participants to try and win, along with live and silent auction items. Individual cake spin tickets are $1 each or an all night ticket is $20. Performances will be given by the school bands, choirs, winterguard and indoor percussion.

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Bowie FFA Fish Fry March 31

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The Bryant Whitaker Memorial Scholarship Fish Fry will begin at 5 p.m. and serve until sell-out on March 31 in the Bowie High School cafeteria.
Dinner is by donation only as proceeds go to scholarships for Bowie FFA members. Catfish and all the trimmings will be served by Keith Walker and Friends.

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