Lifestyle

Wed
18
Jun

ChiggerFest Fun

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Every year the Meridian Chamber of Commerce organizes a fundraiser cookoff, with fun activities surrounding the event at the Bosque Bottoms; it’s called ChiggerFest. Eighteen teams showed up to compete in the Lonestar Barbecue sanctioned cookoff featuring chicken, ribs and brisket.
 
Wed
18
Jun

Flying High & Proud

By Carol Spicer.
 
The annual celebration of Flag Day was brought to Lutheran Sunset Ministries on Friday by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553 and Hermann & Sons Lodge 135. With residents gathering in the dining room, Calvin Rueter opened the ceremony introducing Joe Crawson who welcomed everyone to the special celebration.

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Wed
11
Jun

Fight for life

By Carol Spicer.

CLIFTON - The Saturday afternoon heat kept some survivors from attending the annual Relay for Life, and caused others
to come, sign in, and leave – but despite it all, many people from across Bosque County turned out in support of the ACS “Finish the Fight” Relay for Life at Cub Stadium. Sponsored by Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority and the local American Cancer Society, the event kicked off at 2 p.m. at the Survivor’s Tent. Twenty-eight survivors, nine teams and 140 participants raised $10,895.21 during the annual one-day event.
 
Wed
04
Jun

Added bonus

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

One plus one is three. Thanks to a special subscription drive, the Meridian Tribune generated enough funds to add a third scholarship to the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff roster. “As a newspaper, we think it is important for young people to get the opportunity to further their education,” Publisher Brett Voss said. “And as the Vice President of the NCBC, I thought it would be a good idea to combine forces to increase the amount we can offer Bosque County students.”
 
Wed
04
Jun

Remembering

By Carol Spicer.
 
Bosque Museum opened a new exhibit on World War II on Saturday morning, following a preview event on Friday evening. With a standing-room-only crowd from all around Central Texas, former Mayor and Marine Veteran Fred Volcansek opened the program and introduced the Honor Guard. Linda Graham played the National Anthem on the Museum piano as all the voices filled the Museum with a heartfelt version of the anthem. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, J.J. Frambres was introduced to present the WWII veterans in attendance.
 
Wed
28
May

Keeping the spirit alive

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for all the U.S. soldiers who lost their lives protecting the nation and democracy. Memorial Day’s origins lay in the Civil War when Republican Army General John Logan in a desire to honor the dead officially proclaimed “The thirtieth of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,”
 
Wed
28
May

Taps For The Fallen

By Carol Spicer.

The rains held off Monday morning for the annual Memorial Day celebration in Clifton Cemetery and with little peaks of sunshine the solemn service drew about 100 citizens. VFW Commander Jim Cashion welcomed everyone to the program and introduced speaker Rick Richards.
 
Wed
21
May

A learning journey

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Fifth grade science projects are not about the result, but about the educative journey, taking one step at a time from choosing the project, to thinking out the experiment to prove or disprove your hypothesis, the analyzing and typing out the test results and then finally, making the presentation for the annual science fair. On Monday, 33 Meridian Elementary fifth grade students presented their science projects to three judges – a science teacher, a sheriff and a journalist.

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Wed
21
May

Pounding Pavement

The third annual Bosque Tour de Norway had two hundred eighteen riders show up in Clifton for what would turn out to be a beautiful day in the 80’s with little wind. Riders came from all across the state, big cities like Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston. As well as smaller cities like Victoria, Saginaw, Corpus Christi, Allen, and Waco, plus small Texas towns like Aledo, Maypearl, and Webster.

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Wed
14
May

State bound

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Abilene Christian University was the site for the regional University Interscholastic League academic regional competitions. Meridian High School was represented by nine students on May 2-3. Morgan Williams won the individual Literary Criticism competition and advances to state competition in Austin May 19-21.
 

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