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Primary runoff vote consolidates into 1 location

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By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Uncertain where the COVID-19 restrictions may be in July, Montague County Elections Administrator Ginger Wall asked to consolidate the July 14 party primary runoff into one central location in Montague.
Members of the commissioner’s court met Monday in regular session via video conference.
Wall told the court this (virus) may blow over by the July election, but she needs to be prepared. The administrator added she also is uncertain how many judges she may have available especially in light of many of them are senior citizens who are in the higher-risk for the virus and may not want to work.
Generally, a primary runoff would have at least four locations with one in Montague, Bowie, Nocona and Saint Jo with early voting at Montague.
Wall referred to the last primary runoff where they had 681 vote in the Republican race and 14 in the Democratic race. She anticipates the November general election will operate normally unless the pandemic resurfaces.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie 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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