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BISD trustees to consider staff bonus

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The trustees of the Bowie Independent School District will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 8 to discuss possible staff bonuses as Coronavirus relief.
The board will consider a one-time COVID-19 Recognition of Effort bonus of $300. This item was raised at the last board meeting prior to the holiday break.
Superintendent Blake Enlow and Chief Financial Officer Paula Peterson told the board in December they looked at the budget and feel they could accommodate an amount in the $250 – $300 range for its 282 staff members. There was board consensus to prepare a budget amendment.

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Bowie, Gold-Burg and Saint Jo one-act plays prepare for area this week

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Montague County has three high schools that will compete in area one-act contests Friday and Saturday.
Bowie High School competes on April 13 at Clyde High School. Director April Word said they perform “A Monster Calls” in the middle of a six-play pack that starts at noon on Saturday. The plays run in about one hour intervals that include set-up.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The contest open s at noon with Eastland High, Ingram Tom Moore HS, Bowie HS, Clyde HS, Ballinger HS and Early HS.

Gold-Burg and Saint Jo High School also compete at area this week on April 12 at Grayson County College in the Cruce Stark auditorium, Denison.
Gold-Burg Director Linda Fitzner said Monday they will did not know the schedule because they were waiting on three competitors from the other districts to know exact time. The Bears are performing “Interview.” The Panthers’ play, “Ago!” is directed by Julie Kline.

TIME UPDATE – Late Tuesday night Fitzner reported Saint Jo will perform at 11:30 a.m. and Gold-Burg at 1:30 p.m. Performances begin at 10 a.m.

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Gold-Burg, Saint Jo one-act plays advance to area

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Gold-Burg and Saint Jo High School one-act plays advanced to area Thursday edging even closer to state.
Both will perform at Grayson County College on April 12. Watch for schedule details in the Wednesday edition. All three plays from this district including Slidell advanced to area.
Gold-Burg’s “Interview,” directed by Linda Fitzner, received several cast and tech awards. Best All Around Actor went to Corbin Gilbert. Levi Hellinger was All Star Cast with Izzie Rohde and Madison Provost, honorable mention All Star Cast.
Best all-around crew went to Gold-Burg: Joseph Jones, stage manager, Aidan Foster, lights; Alyson Rojas and Eli Freeland, assistant stage manager and Lexie Eaton, sound.
Outstanding individual tech went to Gold-Burg for lights.
Saint Jo’s play, “Ago!” directed by Julie Kline, saw Layla Polk named All Star Cast, Xander Joyner, honorable mention All Star Cast; Julian Luna accepted the light tech award and the group also got the overall cleanest dressing room.

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FFA Alumni Fish Fry on April 9

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The Bowie FFA Bryant Whitaker Memorial Scholarship Fish Fry will start at 5:30 p.m. on April 9 going until sellout.
Supper will be by donation only to enjoy catfish and all the trimmings cooked up by Keith Walker and Friends in the high school cafeteria. Proceeds support the local Bowie FFA scholarships.
There will be a special prize drawing to win a Chris Owen framed numbered giclee print 6/150 art piece, “Morning Light.” Tickets are $10 with the drawing on April 26. You need not be present to win. Proceeds go to scholarships.

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