Lifestyle

Wed
20
Aug

Perfect Storm

By Carol Spicer.

Carl Hutchens of Austin won the title of “Texas Troubadour” at the second annual Songwriter Classic at the Bosque Arts Center on Saturday night. In front of a full house, he also walked away with the people’s choice award. The Songwriter Classic was judged by the infamous Ray Wylie Hubbard who offered up his own special brand of music following the contest.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Angels & Outlaws

Angels and Outlaws was the evening’s theme for the annual Bosque County 4-H awards banquet Thursday at the Meridian Civic Center. But judging by the introductory speeches for the 4-H awards and honors, it seems the local chapter only harbors angels.
 
Wed
13
Aug

County Judge Ratliff speaks at Rotary

By Carol Spicer.
 
Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff was introduced by Rick Lundberg at last week’s Rotary Club meeting in Clifton. Lundberg noted that Ratliff has served the county as Emergency Management Coordiator since 2003, and has been involved in many local and regional government positions. Ratliff opened by saying that he loves the job – but still has a lot to learn. “I love serving the community, but it’s embarrassing to have people stand up and applaud me (when he was introduced).”

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Wed
06
Aug

Giddy Up With God

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Everyone, of all ages, was welcome. During the past eight weeks, the Bosque County Cowboy Church hosted Buckle Days - play days on horseback for church youngsters. On average 23 Christian cowpokes showed up on the Saturday morning family affairs. Parents, grandparents and siblings spurred the riders on to get the best possible times in events like pole bending and barrels, with “Help her back home,” “Give her some rein,” and “Don’t stop now.”
 
Wed
06
Aug

Bosque County Art Club staying active

By Carol Spicer.

The Bosque County Art Club recently held its annual luncheon to greet new members and elect officers for the coming year, including Marge Austin and Cathi Self. The board of directors and advisory board members elected include Carolyn Cotton, Wanda Wilson, Lillian Jacoway, Sue Bandy, and Nell Godby. Reuben Jacoway, with the help of Nell, has agreed to be Treasurer.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Higher Power

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

They were smaller, lower and slower than any vehicles on Highway 6. Some looked as if they drove straight off a Sci-Fi movie set. They were solar energy cars, cruisin’ along at a comfortable 30-35 miles per hour pace on their way from Fort Worth to Baylor University in Waco last Wednesday. Because of the type of motor, the whirr of the wheels on the asphalt was the only noise to be heard.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Pickin’ & Grinnin’

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Bosque Arts Center will host the second Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 16 with 10 top singer-songwriters competing for the Texas Troubadour award and the People’s Choice Award. The show will be judged by Ray Wylie Hubbard, who will offer a concert following the competition.
 
Wed
23
Jul

Walking the walk

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Brookshire Brothers main slogan is “A celebration of family and community.” On Friday, they showed their commitment to the community in a big way and walked the walk going with the talk. They donated an entire pallet of water to the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department along with a gift card to use for future purchases. The pallet, of 1,680 bottles is worth just over $250.
 
Wed
23
Jul

Roping & Riding

By Carol Spicer.
 
Friday evening brought the annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Parade through downtown, prior to the evening’s Thunder River Rodeo performances in the CHSA arena at the fairgrounds. The annual parade rolled down Main Street with sirens blaring and loads of candy and other treats being thrown to the kids in the crowd. Lead by the Clifton police department and fire trucks, the parade also sported the colors being carried by mounted members of the Clifton Horse Show Association, clowns, Girl Scouts, and loads of classic vehicles including Terry Watson’s beautiful Cadillac.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Shining Light

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

There was dance. There was singing. There were multi-colored crowns. There was a disco-ball. And smiles lit up the room. The First Baptist Church Meridian was filled to standing-room only, and at least 110 children from pre-school to sixth grade ages danced and sang to Shine, this year’s catchy Vacation Bible School theme song as friends and family came out for fellowship.
 

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