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Shebang auction online bidding opens Sept. 1 for Sept. 17 event

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Shebang, the annual fundraiser for Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum will take on a patriotic theme this year celebrating the red, white and blue on Sept. 17.
Everyone is invited to join in for an evening of fun with a live auction, bucket and silent auctions, live music and a delicious dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the H.J. Justin Community Room at 100 Clay Street in downtown Nocona.
This is the museum’s primary fundraiser for the year, and this is the 12th year of operation. Tickets are $50 a plate or buy a table for eight at $350. Call the museum at 825-5330 to reserve a place.
The dinner menu will feature marinated bacon-wrapped pork loin, Tuscan-style green beans, cheesy garlic potatoes, tossed salad and dessert. It is BYOB.
This year’s live auction will start early with an online presence on the museum’s website. Online bidding begins at midnight on Sept. 1 and ends at noon on Sept. 16. Also you can stop by and place a bid at the museum.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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Johnny Cash/Patsy Cline tribute concert entertains crowd

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Bowie Community Center presented a concert featuring the music country greats Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash this past Friday night.

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Bowie, Nocona libraries wrap up summer reading this week

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Local libraries wrap up their children’s summer reading programs this week.
The Bowie Public Library brings the popular Creature Teacher with all their spectacular animals for the final event on July 23 at the Bowie Community Center.
The program begins at 10 am. The children also will receive their prize books for their summer logs.
The Nocona Public Library ends its program at 10 a.m. on July 24 at the H.J. Justin Building at 100 Clay Street. The program will be “Our Own Action Heroes -” Nocona fire, police and EMTs.

Top photo – Smokey Bear visiting Bowie last week at summer reading.

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Color added to outside kennels at Bowie Animal Shelter

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Rachel and Roger Whitaker gave this metal storage container a fresh look with this colorful mural at the Bowie Animal Shelter. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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