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County cemetery board plans fish fry fund-raiser

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The Montague County Cemetery Board will have its annual fish fry fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.
Crappie and catfish will be served along with all the trimmings at the Forestburg Community Center. All you can eat will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Take-out will be available.
Each year the cemetery board chooses an abandoned or forgotten cemetery to clean, along with maintaining cemeteries previously cleaned. This year, the board has concentrated on the Adora Cemetery near Queen’s Peak in Bowie.
Adora was once a thriving town but it quickly died when the railroad came through. The Adora Cemetery has been cleaned, but the tombstones are in need of repair. This is one of the oldest and most historic cemeteries in the county and the sacrifice of the pioneers buried there should not be forgotten.
The cemetery board works strictly on donations. Come and enjoy wild-caught fish and support the cemetery board’s efforts to preserve Montague County history.

Broken markers at Adora Cemetery. (Courtesy photo)
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Fishing, golf open Jim Bowie Days 2024

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Jim Bowie Days week begins on Saturday with contests in fishing at Lake Amon G. Carter and golf at Top of Lake Country Club.
Fishing registration starts at 5 a.m. at the Selma Park boat ramp with first cast at 6 a.m.
Entry fee is $100 per team with an 80/20 split. Optional big bass $10 with a 100% payout. Fishermen must be in line by 2 p.m. to qualify for weigh-in.
The two-man scramble tees off at 8 a.m. Cost is $100 for team and a meal is included. To register call Seth Johnson, 940-531-1489.

Pictured the 2023 fishing tournament weigh-in. (Courtesy photo)

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Get ready for Bowie’s biggest western festival

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Find The Bowie News 2024 Schedule of Events for this week’s Jim Bowie Days 2024 activities inside your June 19 Bowie News. Read all about the activities and how you can join in all the fun.
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Chair Affair entertains a big crowd with high-power bidding

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The Bowie Chamber of Commerce welcomed about 150 people to the Chair Affair on June 14. (Top) The Granbury Jazz Orchestra filled the community center with high-energy tunes as guests strolled through the many unique chairs and package up for bid in the silent and live auction. Chamber members donated everything from colorful pool floaties in a summer package to handcrafted chairs.

A bidder changes out her card on the bid board for a silent auction item.
A large crowd enjoyed munchies and drinks as they try to win the bid in the silent auction. See more photos in the mid-week edition of The Bowie News. (Photos by Barbara Green)
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