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Bowie News launches Yard of the Month

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Spring has sprung and it’s time for The Bowie News Yard of the Month contest, as we encourage and recognize beautification efforts by local citizens.
Sponsored by The Bowie News and Beautify Our Bowie, the contest winner gets bragging rights for a month with the brightly colored Yard of the Month sign posted in their yard. A photo also will be published in the Bowie News of the winner placing the sign in their yard.
A winner will be named for April, May and June, the prime growing months.
Deadline for nominations is April 21. Call the Bowie News office at 940-872-2247 or email it to [email protected]. Please include the address and name of the resident if you know it or a contact phone number for the nominee. Throughout the contest, the winner will be featured in the last Bowie News of the month.
Nominations will be opened each month and you can submit the same name more than once if they are not a winner. Winners from last season will not be considered to allow for others to have an opportunity to participate.
Experienced gardeners have volunteered their time to visit all the nominees and select a winner.
This contest will recognize a beautiful yard that is not necessarily the fanciest or most elaborate, but one that shows care and upkeep in their neighborhood. The goal is to encourage all Bowie residents to keep their properties clean and looking nice for everyone to enjoy.
Criteria for judging will include ongoing maintenance of the yard and landscaping. The yard needs to be clean and free of trash, junk or other unsightly objects. Grass and shrubs need to be maintained at reasonable levels.
Landscaping also will be considered, but homeowners are encouraged to include not only annuals for the season, but permanent items such as shrubs, vines or hardscapes, as well as decorative structures like a gazebo or benches

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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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