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Nocona Council agrees to chamber request for space

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Members of the Nocona City Council directed the staff to work with the Nocona Chamber of Commerce on setting up a small visitor’s center located within the new city hall which it is completed adjacent to the H.J. Justin Community Room.
They met with chamber officials in a called meeting Friday to discuss the request. Cheryl Johnson, who has been working with the chamber on a rebranding program, attended along with Patti Fenoglio, Barbara Horton and Destinee Norman. The chamber, which has rented space for a visitor’s center at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum since 2010, would like to use a small space in the city hall to set up a brochure area and video monitor to promote the community, and a space for a volunteer to be available on the weekends for a few hours. This was especially important during larger events.
City Secretary Revell Hardison said the chamber will keep its main offices at the museum, but also want to have more visibility downtown. After examining the area that is still in the midst of being remodeled, the council directed the city manager to work with the chamber on a location that could be near the restrooms which also has a door directly to outside. These restrooms also are open during events.

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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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Filing began Monday for city, school board races

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Filing began July 22 for the Nov. 5 elections for city and school boards and will run through Aug. 19.
Places coming open on the Bowie City Council include Place One presently filled by TJay McEwen, Place Two with Kristi Bates and Place Three with Terry Gunter.
For the Bowie Independent School District Place One with Jacky Betts and Place Two with Nichole Maddox will be up for elections.

Read the full list of school and city elections in your mid-week Bowie News.

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Gold-Burg PTO plans fish fry

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Gold-Burg Parent Teacher Organization will host a “Back to School Bear Bash” Fish Fry from 5-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the high school cafeteria.
Enjoy a fish dinner for $10 and for those age five and under the cost is $5 a plate. It includes fried catfish, french fries, hush puppies, tartar sauce, drink and dessert.
The evening will include live music, an auction and prize drawings. The auction will be at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will go to student athletics, field trips, elementary activities, prom, schools supplies and other needs.

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