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Local businesswoman launches local prom dress drive

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By DANI BLACKBURN
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Prom can be one of the biggest moments in high school, but it can also be one of the most expensive. A Bowie business owner is hoping to help local girls save by providing free dresses through the first annual prom dress drive.
Mandy Anderson, owner of Circle Up Clothing Co., welcomes girls from all schools who are in need of a prom dress or just want to find a dress they love for their special event. Girls can browse dresses and try them on at Anderson’s store.
The idea came to Anderson from a boutique in her hometown of Mount Vernon that has had great success in its annual prom dress drive.
“There’s a sweet lady in my hometown who does this in her boutique with great success,” said Anderson. “She’s given me the go ahead to borrow her idea.”
Anderson posted on the store’s social media account on Feb. 17 afternoon to gauge the interest in the project, and was overwhelmed by the response. By Saturday, seven dresses had already been donated.
“It was such a success in my hometown that I thought it would be cool to do here, but I wanted to see if there was any interest,” explained Anderson. “The dresses that have been dropped off are gorgeous.”
The drive is still in need of dresses. If interested in donating, call Anderson at 903-767-2794.
Dresses can be dropped off anytime during Circle Up Clothing Co.’s normal business hours from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 201 N. Mason in Bowie. The drive will continue until all area proms are finished.

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Alton “Fred” Allen

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Fred Allen

March 17, 1945 – May 15, 2022
RINGGOLD – Alton “Fred” Allen, 77, longtime resident of Ringgold, passed away on May 15, 2022 in Bowie.
The family received friends from 7 – 8 p.m. on May 17 at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on May 18 at Cowboy’s Last Ride Cemetery in Bowie with Richard Allen officiating.
Fred was born March 17, 1945 in Decatur to Alton “Frank” and Zula Prestwood Allen. He was a lifelong worker in the oil field and in his free time enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dick Allen and Gene Allen.
Fred is survived by his children, Lynn Allen, Ringgold and Zula Carol Dietrich and husband Steve, Petrolia; grandchildren, Blake Allen, Brady Allen, Barrett Allen, Jason Gray, Jennifer Gray, Terry Dietrich and Timothy Dietrich; great-grandchildren Cody and Kendra Harralson and Lincoln Gray; sister Zelta Baker, Bloomfield, NM and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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Council facing lengthy agenda of new business

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Bowie City Councilors face a lengthy agenda of new business on Oct. 25 spanning outside audit proposals, amendments to the personnel policy and six planning and zoning commission requests.
The panel will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
A pair of audit proposals will be reviewed from Edgin, Parkman, Fleming and Fleming, and Mathis, West & Huffines Group.
The personnel policy amendments center on paid quarantine leave and officer mental health leave.
A resolution for repayment of opioid-related expenditures and payment to abate opioid-related harms will be reviewed, along with the 2021 tax roll.
The council also will discuss the Richwood Lake Estates Park at Amon Carter Lake. This topic is a proposition on the Nov. 2 ballot.
An executive session will have the council discuss economic development negotiations on a project. Janis Crawley, executive director of the Bowie Economic Development Corporation, also will give the council an update on the recent Economic Development Administration grant that will provide $1,460,000 to the BEDC for infrastructure work at the Bowie Business Park.
City Manager Bert Cunningham will make his monthly report discussing the asset management program, the audit, search for a new finance director, a program with Honeywell that evaluates facilities on where the city can save money and an update from the Association of Rural Communities.
Public comments and the consent agenda wrap up Monday night’s council agenda.

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Fatality accidents

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Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a pair of multi-fatality accidents in Montague County Thursday night. One occurred at US 82 and FM 1806 and a half hour later one occurred near Star Travel Center outside Bowie. No details were available Friday but watch for updates.

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