Masons preparing spaghetti dinner
The Bowie Masonic Lodge #578 fundraiser will be a spaghetti and meatball dinner on April 22.
The meal will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Silver Strings Entertainment Center at 500 N. Smythe. Take-out meals will be available. Cost is $20 which includes door prize drawing and local live entertainment. Children under age 10 eat free.
The Bowie Chapter #16 Order of the Eastern Star will be helping prepare the wonderful meal that includes salad, dessert and a drink.
Door prizes include: Two $500 Walmart gift cards; one Glock 19 Gen5 9mm and one Henry Golden Boy .22 long rifle. You do not have to be present to win.
There also will be a cake and pie auction.
To get your tickets for the fundraising dinner call one of the following lodge members: Thomas Hopson, 940-841-2409; Dink Davis 940-389-1882; Richard Self, 940-841-9508; Wade Bullock, 940-872-0373; Darrel Bell, 940-366-4685 and Ronnie Hopson, 940-841-0115.
Memorial Day ceremonies planned at Nocona VFW
Memorial Day ceremonies will be hosted at The V in Nocona at 11 a.m. on May 29 at the post. The public is welcome to attend.
Railey Smith first BHS graduate to earn diploma plus associate degree
By BARBARA GREEN
Railey Smith is described by one of her teachers as “the definition of quiet determination.”
It is an apt description as she received not only her Bowie High School diploma but an associate degree from North Central Texas College.
The 17-year-old is the first student to receive an associate degree through the joint venture between the high school and college joint venture, the Collegiate Academy.
The Collegiate Academy is a Dual Credit program which allows students to begin college in ninth grade. Beginning fall 2018, students entering 9th grade had an opportunity to enroll in a college Texas Success Initiative preparatory course. Successful completion of this course can lead to meeting the prerequisites for college enrollment in the spring.
The NCTC/Bowie HS Collegiate Academy course plan allows for two pathways: An associate degree (60 credit hours) or core complete (42-44 credit hours).
For Smith she earned 62 hours of college credit after starting the program through dual credit as a sophomore. She averaged three classes (nine hours) a semester in a combination of in-person and online classes
Read the full feature in your weekend Bowie News.
Pictured: Railey Smith stands with her Aunt Bridget Buck after she received her associate degree from North Central Texas College. She walked the field for her BHS diploma Friday. (Courtesy photo)
Memorial Day ceremony planned
There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at The V in Nocona at 11 a.m. May 29 at 100 Boston Street. The public is welcome to attend as those who have fallen in service to this country are remembered.
The Bowie News office will be closed Monday, along with city and county offices.
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