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Fireworks shows planned in Montague County

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For Montague County residents there are several great options for July 4th fireworks shows.
Lighthouse Church, 2998 State Highway 59, will host its Summer Shindig at 7 p.m. on July 3. There will be hot dogs, kick ball and fireworks.
The Nocona Lions Club continues hosting its fireworks show at Lake Nocona in Weldon Robb/Jaycee Park on July 4th.
Those wishing to shoot fireworks at the lake may do so at Benton Park, Boone Park or on their private property. Everyone is encouraged to take extra precautions with fire danger, clean up your trash and protect your pets from the loud noises.
Prior to the fireworks show there will be a decorated boat parade on the lake. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Weldon Robb/Jaycee Park on July 4.
The parade will travel north on the west coastline to Benton Park and circle the lake in clockwise direction to Boone Park (Oak Shores), follow coastline south to Nocona Hills and Lake Estates and finish back at Weldon Robb.
The Lions will accept donations to help defray costs, please contact any

member or check the club’s Facebook page. Fireworks start at dusk.
The Henley family also has a fireworks show at their homes on Lake Nocona on July 4, and while they do not take donations, they do invite those who wish to donate to the Nocona City or Nocona Rural Fire Departments.
Saint Jo Firefighters host their Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th in Boggess Park.
The day opens with the Old Jo’s Firecracker 5K on the town square. The run starts at 8 a.m. This is the 16th year for the run that is chip-timed on a certified course. On-site registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the gazebo on the square. Enter on the 5K Facebook page.
July 4th Activities will start at 3 p.m. and run through 8:30 p.m. in the park around noon with basketball, kickball, horseshoes and volleyball plus a slip-N-slide. The bounce house requires a $5 armband.
Enjoy free watermelon starting around 3 p.m. until it runs out, plus snow cones and concessions that will start serving at 5:30 p.m. There will be face painting at various fees. Tyler Cook will provide live music. Bring your lawn chairs.

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It’s here the 2024 Montague County Guide

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Inside your weekend Bowie News find the award-winning visitor’s and newcomer’s guide. There are unique features about this area along with all the resources you may need to set up housekeeping or explore something new.

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Summer Olympics this week’s summer reading theme

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Bowie Public Library’s Summer Reading program continues on July 16 with the Olympics.
It will be all about the upcoming Summer Olympics with outdoor games at the soccer field. Summer reading wraps up with the popular Creature Teacher on July 23 who brings lots of animals to the kids to see up close.
Any questions about summer reading can be directed to the library staff by calling 872-2681 or follow their Facebook page.
Summer reading is open to children ages 0-12. Keep a summer reading log and earn a book.

Top photo – This past Tuesday, the library staff visits with Smokey the Bear and a member of the Forest Service at summer reading. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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Space adventures coming to Nocona Library

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Nocona Library’s Summer Reading program continues at 10 a.m. on July 17 at the Justin Building at 100 Clay Street.
The program will be space adventures and include a demonstration of a drone. Make plans to attend.

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