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Volunteers prepare for Clear the Shelter

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Friends of the Bowie Animal Shelter and ShelterHearts will take part in National Clear the Shelters Day on Aug. 20 with an array of activities to help pet owners and fundraising.
On the day all pet adoption fees will be waived. If you are thinking about adopting an animal, this would be a great opportunity.
Cross Timbers Veterinary Clinic will offer low-cost vaccines from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 20. Microchipping for pets will be available for $15.
There will be prize drawings for several great items including a hammock, ice chest and gifts cards valued at more than $100. A wonderful selection of items will be up for bid in a silent auction, along with a bake sale and door prizes.
Stop in to see what the shelter volunteers do. The fundraising goal is $2,000 for various projects around the shelter. Follow the Friends of the Shelter Facebook page for updates on prizes.

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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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