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58th Jim Bowie Days wraps up

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By BARBARA GREEN
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Jim Bowie Days sizzled over the weekend with family fun activities for the entire family throughout the remainder of festival week.
From the opening night of rodeo Thursday that saw high entry numbers through the high-flying action of its final night Saturday Bowie continued its western traditions for Jim Bowie Days.
As the final night of the rodeo got underway, the new 2024 rodeo royals were crowned. Emma Ragan, Sunset, won Miss Jim Bowie Days and McKinley Bratcher, Bridgeport, won Little Miss Jim Bowie Days.
Ragan also received Miss Congeniality, photogenic, apparel (speech and modeling) and horsemanship. Payton Killmer was first runner-up.
In Little Miss Bratcher received Miss Congeniality and horsemanship. GeorgiaLee Martin was Miss Photogenic and Apparel for speech and modeling. Sloane Ragan was first runner-up and GeorgiaLee Martin second runner-up.
Friday opened with the 42 Tournament hosted at the Bowie Senior Citizens Center. Winners were Sue Ramey and Mary Ann Hodges while second place went to David Goodwin and Bill North.

Top photo – Emma Ragan, Sunset, won Miss Jim Bowie Days 2024. (Photo by Cindy Roller)

Read the full results in the mid-week Bowie News and see lots more photos.

Red, White and Blue decorations at the Kiddie Pet Parade. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Cornhole tournament practice in the community center. (Photo by Barbara Green)
Hardin-Simmons University Six-White Horse team rode in the parade. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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Johnny Cash/Patsy Cline tribute concert entertains crowd

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Bowie Community Center presented a concert featuring the music country greats Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash this past Friday night.

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Bowie, Nocona libraries wrap up summer reading this week

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Local libraries wrap up their children’s summer reading programs this week.
The Bowie Public Library brings the popular Creature Teacher with all their spectacular animals for the final event on July 23 at the Bowie Community Center.
The program begins at 10 am. The children also will receive their prize books for their summer logs.
The Nocona Public Library ends its program at 10 a.m. on July 24 at the H.J. Justin Building at 100 Clay Street. The program will be “Our Own Action Heroes -” Nocona fire, police and EMTs.

Top photo – Smokey Bear visiting Bowie last week at summer reading.

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Color added to outside kennels at Bowie Animal Shelter

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Rachel and Roger Whitaker gave this metal storage container a fresh look with this colorful mural at the Bowie Animal Shelter. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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