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Forestburg Watermelon Festival this Saturday

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This year’s 35th Annual Forestburg Watermelon Festival honors the community center founders starting with the Aug. 8 parade.

Parade participants are asked to line up at the Forestburg School on Highway 455, which rolls through town starting at 10 a.m.

After the parade there are activities for the entire family to enjoy.

The Forestburg Riding Club will have a rodeo Friday and Saturday night’s beginning with Mutton Bustin at 8 p.m. Please see more on the rodeo in today’s sports section.

Three young women are vying for rodeo queen this year and three are running for princess. Read the full story on all the activities in your mid-week News.

 

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First day of school is getting closer

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Summer is slowly ticking away as the first day of school nears.

First day dates
Aug 6
Gold-Burg ISD
Forestburg ISD
Aug. 7
Bowie ISD
Nocona ISD
Aug. 8
Prairie Valley ISD
Aug. 14
Saint Jo ISD
Aug. 15
Bellevue ISD

See The Bowie News Back to School section this Saturday and next Wednesday with supply lists and other details to help you plan the start of the new year.

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Cash and Cline tribute concert a big hit

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The Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash tribute concert drew an enthusiastic crowd on July 19 at the Bowie Community Center. Performed by Lisa Irion and Bennie Wheels, the show featured many of the classic songs by both artists. (Photos by Barbara Green)

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Get ready for July Jam this Saturday night

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For a fun night out make plans to attend the 22nd annual July Jam starting at 6 p.m. on July 27 in the Bowie Community Center West Hall
There will be a “chickin’ pickin’ fiddling fun time” as guests will be entertained by amazing fiddling tunes and enjoy a chicken meal.
Tickets are just $15 with the event starting at 6 p.m. The funds raised help provide awards for the championship fiddler competition during the Oct. 5 Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival. The contest attracts talented musicians from all over to visit downtown Bowie to test their fiddling skills.
The event, hosted by Bowie Community Development, will feature a unique array of items up for bid in the silent auction plus a wide variety of homemade jams.
Hosted in conjunction with July Jam is the July Jam Poker Cruise presented by the Piston Heads Auto Club. This event starts at 9 a.m. with a $5 per hand entry and is open to anything with a motor.
The 60-mile cruise with three stops starts in Bowie Plaza and ends in the same location. Half of the proceeds goes to the winning hand with $5 charge for each extra card for hand. Buy as many as each driver would like. The other half of the funds raised goes towards the July Jam fundraising event.

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