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56th Jim Bowie Days underway; young ladies compete for queen, little miss

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The 2022 Miss Jim Bowie Days and Little Miss JBD will be crowned during Saturday night’s rodeo performance.
Bowie’s top western festival is in the midst of a week filled with family-fun activities. See the related story on the events on page 8A. Also see weekend event winners in today’s sports section.
Kynlee Baker has served as 2021 Little Miss for the past year. She is the 11-year-old daughter of James and Magan Baker of Azle. Baker will be in the sixth grade and is currently homeschooled.

The 2021 Miss Jim Bowie Days Rexa Hand is the 18-year-old daughter of Rex and Regina Hand and recently graduated from Midway High School. The graduate will be attending Vernon College in the fall to pursue a degree in cosmetology. Hand also competes in UPRA rodeos in breakaway roping. She also has competed in the FFA youth rodeo, and the State Fair of Texas rodeo.

Three young ladies are running for Little Miss and two for Miss Jim Bowie Days. Meet these ladies in your mid-week Bowie News.

Little Miss Jim Bowie Days 2021 Kynlee Baker.
Miss Jim Bowie Days 2021 Rexa Hand.
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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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