With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising, you don’t have to abandon Halloween and Día de los Muertos activities, but you can make them safer this year. The Texas Department of State Health Services is sharing tips on what you can do to minimize the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus during this season.
The safest activities are those that put you in direct contact only with people you live with. You can carve pumpkins or decorate your home, prepare a meal that was a favorite of your deceased loved ones, make an ofrenda, or participate in an online costume contest or fashion show.
Read the full list of tips and see local events planned for this weekend in your mid-week Bowie News.
Panther kicker named homecoming queen
Kyler Dunn was crowned homecoming queen for Saint Jo High School Friday night and was escorted by her father Charlie Dunn. She is senior class president and kicker on the football team, among other activities. (Photo by Jordan Neal)
(Cover photo) Homecoming Queen Kyler Dunn is surrounded by the other beautifully dressed ladies of the homecoming court. (Photo by Jordan Neal)
American Hat’s Bowie Pro Rodeo comes to town Friday, Saturday
American Hat’s Bowie Pro Rodeo comes to town Sept. 29-30 in the Jim Bowie Arena.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance tickets are available online at mccoyrodeo.com.
Rodeo action begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Organizer Cord McCoy invites guests to arrive a little early, gates open at 5:30 p.m. to see the stock.
PRCA and WPRA rodeo cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for top prize money including $9,000 added money. There will be fun for the entire family including a calf scramble and mutton bustin’.
All the traditional rodeo events will take place including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling and bulls. The ladies will be competing in barrel racing and breakaway roping.
McCoy said they also will present the Flying Arena Stars a trick riding group, which has been selected to perform at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this year.
“We invite everyone to come out and taste a bit of Vegas there in Bowie,” exclaimed McCoy. “This is our third year with the American Hat Bowie Pro Rodeo and I love the arena and the community. I feel like that rodeo could gradually grow and Bowie would have two big rodeos. We are glad to be part of this one. We also have been talking about the possibility of this being televised, which is exciting.”
County sheriff’s staff readies National Night Out for Oct. 3
Montague County Sheriff Marshall Thomas and members of his staff invite everyone to attend the annual National Night Out event from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 3 on the courthouse square.
National Night Out is an opportunity to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The state of Texas and select areas celebrate the first Tuesday in October.
Guests will enjoy a free meal of a chopped barbecue sandwich and chips with a drink. There will be an inflatable BB-gun range and door prizes for the adults, bounce house and games for the kids, along with free popcorn.
Thomas said he and the staff enjoying getting to interact with local residents in a different fashion that is fun as they get to know about the sheriff’s office.
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