Lifestyle

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.
 
Wed
14
May

Ride ‘em Cowboy

By Carol Spicer.
 
The annual Clifton Elementary School “Kindergarten Rodeo” left some 63 students breathless by the end of the morning on Friday, May 9, as they all participated in fun and games at the Central Texas Fairgrounds. New this year, the kids all had a chance to actually ride a horse. The horses were walked down through the lower field being lead by CHS students, such as Hunter Harris and Colby Davis. Some had ridden before, but most had never even sat on a horse.

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Wed
07
May

Viva la Vida

By Simone Wichers -Voss.

The best way to capture Hispanic culture is to celebrate life, through the music, dancing and food. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, the Meridian Elementary School celebrated Spanish heritage, with music and dance last Friday. Third, fourth and fifth grade students and their sponsors practiced many hours after school to perfect their performances.
 
Wed
07
May

Glow In The Dark

By Carol Spicer.
 
A fundraiser for Legacy Park, the first Glow Run 5K hosted by Main Street in Clifton’s City Park on Saturday evening drew 138 runners to the start line covered with glow-under-black-lights dust. By the time most came back over the finish line – the black-lights were on and everyone was glowing. City Administrator Sammy Ragsdale welcomed the runners and wished them all luck.

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Wed
30
Apr

No Regrets

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Besides raising funds towards the general operations of the office, the annual Meridian Chamber of Commerce banquet issues a Lifetime Achievement Award to an extraordinary Bosque County citizen. Four generations Clark, Ace Hardware employees, chamber members and other guests saw and heard honest, hard-working Meridian retailer Dennis Clark graciously accept the honor from Janice Merchant, last year’s recipient Saturday night at the Red Caboose Winery.
 
Wed
30
Apr

Run For The Hills

By Carol Spicer.
 
Clifton City Park filled with runners early Saturday morning for the first Bosque County Rotary Club’s 5K and 1K runs fundraiser for Rotary scholarship funds for Bosque County students. About 100 runners of all ages – from 4 to 78 – turned out. Some were serious runners, and others simply came to support the cause and walk the 1K.

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Wed
23
Apr

Egg-cellent

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Easter is one of the most important Christian religious holidays. For most over the age of 12, Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion on Easter Sunday. For the smallest children though, the more pagan festivities surrounding the Easter Bunny and the candy it brings are most important.
 

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