Connect with us

COUNTY LIFE

Youth fair sees largest premium sale in years

Published

on

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
The Montague County Youth Fair may have undergone some changes in the last two years due to the pandemic, but the enthusiasm for students and their supporters remains strong as the 2022 fair came to a close on Saturday night.
The three-day event spanned everything from steers and swine to cakes and photography as more than 250 youngsters from across the county competed for the coveted grand champion blue rosette. This year’s fair saw 757 entries from 253 exhibitors.
Due to positive feedback after last year when animals and projects were removed from the premium sale with the youngsters presenting themselves at the auction often with a gift bag for the buyer, the fair committee continued this process which expanded space for buyers moved the auction forward.
Kenton Holloway, treasurer of the fair committee, said the premium sale went fantastic and was one of the best in recent years.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News and see all the champions in the “Winner’s Circle,” inside today’s Bowie News.

Maddux McCollum, Bowie 4-H, won the grand champion steer and grand champion heifer in the youth fair. (Youth fair photo)
Continue Reading

COUNTY LIFE

Snow pictures abound this week

Published

on

(Top) This family of four snowmen was created by Lennox, Parx and Ross Houston on McWilliams Drive late Tuesday as a hefty snow fell. (Courtesy photo)

Sam and Charlie Goad built this snowman Tuesday night. Thank you to everyone who sent in their snowy photos from this week’s snow. We had more than 150 submissions on our Facebook page. We appreciate your participation. (Courtesy photo)
Courtney and Quinn McEwen built their snowman as Tuesday night’s darkness rolled in. (Courtesy phot)
Rebecca Gilliland captured her kids on this trampoline in the snowy woods. (Courtesy photo)
Continue Reading

COUNTY LIFE

So far incumbents fill most ballots for Nocona races

Published

on

A week and a half into election filing season, all the Nocona entities have all of their incumbents registered to run on the May ballot.
Potential candidates have until Feb. 17 to file for the May 6 election.
For the Nocona City Council candidates include Mayor Robert Fenoglio and Council members Don Davis and Robert Fuller. Terms run two years.
The NISD has two places on the ballot: Place 5 filled now by J.W. Patterson and Place 7 filled by Jay Womack. Both incumbents have filed, along with Gary Eldred for place seven. School board terms run three years.
The Nocona Hospital District Board has four places open on the ballot. They are filled by Kristal Ferguson, Chris Keck, Ken Koontz, and Paula Webb. All the incumbents have filed. These terms run two years.
These were the candidates as of Thursday afternoon.

Continue Reading

COUNTY LIFE

Alzheimer support groups meet locally

Published

on

The Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter will host family support group meetings for caregivers in Bowie and Nocona.
The Nocona group will meet at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Grace Care Center of Nocona. The Bowie group will meet at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Bowie.

The support group is free and is open to caregivers, family members and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The support groups are a safe haven of understanding, companionship and encouragement for those who are often lost in the maze of this complicated, mysterious disease.
There will be monthly gatherings for members to share experiences, knowledge and provide emotional support as well as coping skills in matters relating to caregiving.
The groups also provide a forum for learning, with educational topics discussed concerning dementia-related issues.
For further information and a complete listing of groups, call the Alzheimer’s Association- North Central Texas Chapter at 940-767-8800 or 1-800-272-3900, or visit alz.org/northcentraltexas.

Continue Reading
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

Trending