By DANI BLACKBURN
Eighty-nine year old Veteran L.C. Smith of Bowie never had the opportunity to see the World War II Memorial honoring him and others who served, but that all changed on Sept. 22 thanks to Brookshire’s World War II Heroes Flight.
The program was created by Brookshire Grocery Company to recognize World War II veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, DC to see the World War II Memorial and other points of interest.
Smith, who served in Japan and Philippines as a Technician Fifth Grade, or Tech Five, during World War II, took flight with 24 other veterans. They left on Sept. 21 for Washington and returned on Sept. 23. The trip included a visit to the National Air and Space Museum, Arlington National Cemetery and a special dinner.
Read the full feature on this local veteran and his Honor Flight in the weekend News.
Homemade soup lunch to aid families
Enjoy “Soup’er Sunday” on Dec. 10 with a homemade lunch of soups and desserts at noon in the Bowie First Methodist Church.
Enjoy good food and fellowship to help raise funds for the Bowie Pregnancy Resource Center. The cost of admission is a donation of your choice.
Guests also are invited to bring items needed at the center including diapers sizes 4-7, wipes, diaper rash cream, baby Tylenol or Motrin, powder with corn starch, baby bath items and teething tablets.
St. Nick searched for his missing reindeer
With just a few weeks until Christmas Santa Claus is in a panic because his crew of reindeer have not come back to the North Pole from their fall vacation in Texas.
Help St. Nick find his team by search for them in your weekly Bowie News. Each correct entry will go into a drawing for a chance to win a Christmas ham donated by Brookshire’s Grocery in time for the big day.
The first reindeer will be hidden in the pages of your newspapers starting Dec. 2 and continue until Dec. 16. Deadline for the final entries is noon on Dec. 18. The winner will be drawn that day and announced in the holiday greetings edition on Dec. 20.
Graphic on page one is not one of the missing reindeer.
Santa letter deadline extended to Dec. 6
The Bowie News invites all the kids to write their letters to Santa Claus and they will be published in our Dec. 20 holiday edition.
The deadline is extended to Dec. 6. Santa letter forms are available at the News office at 200 Walnut, at bowienewsonline.com Youngsters are welcome to submit their own letter it does not have to be on the form.
Drop them off in Santa’s mailbox outside the front lobby of The Bowie News offices.
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