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Bowie Chamber celebrates by presenting community awards

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By BARBARA GREEN
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The 2023 Bowie Chamber of Commerce Banquet sparkled with its “Denim and Diamonds” theme Monday night as the community center filled with about 225 guests celebrating the 2022 accomplishments.
The evening opened with hors d’oeuvre and socializing in the big hall, then the curtains were drawn back and guests poured into the banquet hall to get their first look at all the beautifully decorated tables.
Fresh flowers, sparkling lights, glitter and diamond accents filled the tables. Once more chamber members were invited to decorate the tables to showcase their businesses.
The best decorated table awards were presented in the first-ever three-way tie. Those receiving the award were JCC Builders, Sue Swint Realty and Kory Hooks Auto Group.

The late ‘Miss Yaya” Yajaira Cachonegrete,
received the Community Support Award along with her Spanish Club. (Courtesy photo)

Top awards during the night went to James and Joan Cantwell, the Frances Brite Citizen of the Year Award recognizing volunteerism; Community Support to the Bowie High School Spanish Club and its leader the late “Miss Yaya” Yajaira Cachonegrete; Business of the Year to KNTX and New Membership Award to Kimber Creek Gift Shop and Wine Bar.

See full coverage in your mid-week Bowie News.

James and Joan Cantwell, recipients of the Frances Brite Citizen of the Year Award, are shown with their family members Jennifer Leedy, Judy and Arne Gelfert at the banquet. (Photo by Barbara Green)
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Library adventure continues with scavenger hunt

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Bowie Public Library’s Summer Reading program will be at the Bowie Community Center on Tuesdays starting at 10 a.m.
Summer reading is open to children ages 0-12. Children will be given a reading log to bring with them to each program. At the end of the season each child receives a book.
On June 18 there will be a scavenger hunt and a hike. Everyone will be making binoculars and learn hiking safety from the Boy Scouts of Troop 121 at Pelham Park. Bring the whole family our for a morning of adventure.

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MCCC selected as Jim Bowie Days grand marshal

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Joe Caballero

Joe Caballero, pastor of the Montague County Cowboy Church, has been selected as the Jim Bowie Day’s Parade Grand Marshal. He and his wife Angela have two children, Ethan and Riley.
The couple moved to Sunset in 2001 and he joined MCCC in 2007. In 2008 he was made associate pastor under Walter Haynie. When Haynie retired in 2010 Caballero became pastor of the cowboy church.
Caballero reflects on a varied past career where he worked as a design engineer for some of the biggest companies in the United States.
He helped design and manufacture automobiles, busses, heavy equipment and some of the most sophisticated aircraft in the aerospace industry. Caballero also has worked as a cowboy for ranches in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.
When asked about his accomplishments for this story, Caballero humbly says he has not accomplished or achieved anything worth talking about. However, he is quick to talk about his faith and that path he has taken.
“Accomplishment: If I have ever put a smile on someone’s face, brought joy to their hearts, encourage, a sense of peace, help resort their faith, if I have helped someone through a tough time, if I had the chance to introduce someone to Jesus, then I have accomplished something,” he said.
Caballero added he loves people and being involved in community outreach making people smile, laugh and being of service to others.

Read more about Jim Bowie Days in the weekend Bowie News.

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Bowie High choir student receives state honor

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Ethan Allred, Bowie High School choir member, received an Outstanding Soloist award from the State Solo and Ensemble contest. Director Shawn Torres said out of 100,000 students in the state in the contest only 1-2% are selected by the judges for this award. (Courtesy photo)
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