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Unaccompanied veteran burial March 8

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On Wednesday, March 8 at 11 a.m.sharp, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice James E. Bridgford. Born on April 15, 1949, Seaman Apprentice Bridgford served from December 1966 to April 1970. Seaman Apprentice Bridgford received the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star.

Seaman Apprentice Bridgford is not expected to have any next-of-kin attend his burial. Please help us spread the word and ensure that this U.S. Navy Veteran is not buried alone. Members of the Killeen community are encouraged to attend.

Seaman Apprentice Bridgford will receive military honors. If no next-of-kin is present at the burial, a Veterans Land Board Representative will accept the United States flag on his behalf. 

The Texas Veterans Land Board works with the local communities and fellow Veterans service organizations to ensure that NO Veteran is EVER left behind.

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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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