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Illinois Bend School gets state historical marker

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Bright sunshine and a clear blue sky were the order of the day for the crowd of 75 who gathered for the dedication of the Texas Historical Commission Marker awarded to the Illinois Bend School.

Six former students, Don Castle, Norene Dowd, Myrt Dunbar, Marcia Sewell Groves, Charlene Lyons and Pauline Parker were honored guests. They came well-supplied with their own personal memories of “School Days at the Bend.”

The sound of school bells, stirrings of nostalgia and a healthy dose of respect and awe, filled the pavilion as the story of life at the “Bend” and the progress of education and culture in the community was rolled out of history for all to hear and ponder

The Illinois Bend Community Club proudly conducted this milestone event and the Montague County Historical Commission happily joined in the effort for the dedication program.

Pictured: Six former students of the Illlinois Bend School attended the ceremony including: Don Castle, Norene Dowd, Myrt Dunbar, Marcia Sewell Groves, Charlene Lyons and Pauline Parker. All were honored guests. (courtesy)

Read the full story in the mid-week News.

 

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Johnny Cash/Patsy Cline tribute concert entertains crowd

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Bowie Community Center presented a concert featuring the music country greats Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash this past Friday night.

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Bowie, Nocona libraries wrap up summer reading this week

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Local libraries wrap up their children’s summer reading programs this week.
The Bowie Public Library brings the popular Creature Teacher with all their spectacular animals for the final event on July 23 at the Bowie Community Center.
The program begins at 10 am. The children also will receive their prize books for their summer logs.
The Nocona Public Library ends its program at 10 a.m. on July 24 at the H.J. Justin Building at 100 Clay Street. The program will be “Our Own Action Heroes -” Nocona fire, police and EMTs.

Top photo – Smokey Bear visiting Bowie last week at summer reading.

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Color added to outside kennels at Bowie Animal Shelter

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Rachel and Roger Whitaker gave this metal storage container a fresh look with this colorful mural at the Bowie Animal Shelter. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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