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Bowie Rural readies fish fry, concert fundraisers

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Bowie Rural Fire Department hosts two major fundraising events on Sept. 24 including the annual fish fry and a country music concert.
The fish fry will begin serving at 5:30 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. or sell out at the Bowie Community Center, 413 Pelham. Donations are accepted for the meal. There will be live music and an auction, along with prize drawings for a Glock .48 handgun and a Predator 6.5 Creedmoor rifle. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.
Later that evening the fall concert will take place also at the community center featuring Carson Jeffrey and Graycie York. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. Visit info.outhousetickets.com.

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Comic Book Day mini-convention planned

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Enjoy a free comic book day mini-convention 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 4 at the Bowie Public Library in conjunction with Freakz & Geeks of Bowie.
There will be arts and crafts, comics, a costume contest, special guests, BTXFG exclusive swag give-aways, a video game high-score tournament, vendors and more.
Whether you’re a cosplayer ready to break out your costume, a gaming fanatic looking to throw down, or simply looking for a day of family-friendly fun and entertainment, there’s something for everyone at the Mini Con.
Don’t miss out – come join the festivities and support your local Freaky Geeky community.

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Gold-Burg Bears earn spot at regionals with one-act play

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Gold-Burg High School’s one-act play, “Interview,” advanced out of area competition Friday earning a place on the stage for regionals along with Slidell and Avery. Saint Jo received the alternate play.
The Bears will travel to Plano on April 26 for regional 1A University Interscholastic League competition, the last stop before state. Director Linda Fitzner said she will provide additional details on times and locations as soon as they are released to her.
Corbin Gilbert received All-Star cast, Arin Turner and Levi Hellinger, received honorable mention All-Star cast and Lexie Eat received the outstanding sound award. Fitzner said she is so “Proud of our Bears.”

Read the full story that includes results for Saint Jo and Bowie in the mid-week Bowie News.

Pictured above: Gold-Burg High School’s cast and crew of its one-act play at area. (Courtesy photo)

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First ever ‘Rhymin’ at the Justin coming April 26

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Officials with the Nocona Chamber of Commerce, Nocona VFW and LG Lemons Art Gallery are happy to announce the first ever poetry, prose, and tall tales event called “Rhymin’ at the Justin.”
The presentations are scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 26 at the H.J. Justin Community Room at 100 Clay in downtown Nocona. Area writers such as David Smith from Waxahachie and others from as far away as Cache and Duncan, OK, Decatur, and Wichita Falls who have a passion for “wordsmithing” will read or recite some of their original material.
The event is free to the public. Table seating will be available for all and you may bring your own dinner and drinks, if you wish. No glass bottles, please. Call or text Larry G Lemons at 940-366-5782, if you need more information.
This new event joins the popular musical jam welcoming area musicians the last Saturday of each month.

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