Lifestyle

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Making his mark

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Ever since Chief of Police Chris Blanton took oath of office at the beginning of November 2014, he has been busy making quality improvements to the Meridian Police Department. On Monday, Meridian City Council looked back to a good first four months at the end of Blanton’s probationary period. “We want to change the image people have of the police department from ‘necessary evil’ to ‘helpful department,’” Blanton said. “The regulations are there to make the town safer for our citizens, their kids and visitors alike.
 
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Mar

Good eating

The Goodall-Witcher Auxiliary will be holding its annual Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, March 20, at the Clifton Civic Center. Serving will be from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the hospital front desk, from auxiliary members and at the door. Prices are adults $7, children ages 3-10 are $4, and under age 3 are free. The menu will be the traditional, homemade meat sauce and spaghetti with salad, breadsticks, dessert, tea and coffee.

 

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12
Mar

CareFlight operational in Whitney

The landing of CareFlite’s Agusta 109 twin engine helicopter at the Lake Whitney Medical Center in Whitney, Feb 28, officially opened CareFlite’s new Hill County base. From this location, CareFlite’s helicopter will provide the shortest time to definitive care for all patients located in Hill and Bosque Counties. The Agusta 109 is the fastest medical helicopter in the region with a maximum cruise speed of 173 miles per hour. The Bell 206 on the other hand has a maximum cruise speed of 129 miles per hour.
 
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12
Mar

County-wide garage sale nears

The 23rd annual Bosque County-Wide Garage Sale is quickly approaching. This year the Garage Sale will be held April 4-5, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyone has several options for registering garage sales. One can sign up online at http://bosque. agrilife.org and mail the $10 registration fee to the Extension office.

 

Wed
05
Mar

Goodall-Witcher blood donation program reaches ‘gold level’ in Clifton

By Julianne Hodges.
 
The Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority’s blood donation program reached the “Gold Level” after collecting 131 units of blood in 10 blood drives through 2013. In order to reach the platinum level, Goodall-Witcher could host a blood platelet drive. The Carter BloodCare Premier Partner program has four levels of participation determined by a points system, which are awarded for a facility’s number of drivers, number of units, timeliness of donations, participation in platelet drives and other activities. This past year, Goodall-Witcher received 1538 points out of the 1800 needed for the platinum level. One way for a small community such as Clifton to reach the 1800 points is through a platelet drive.
 
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05
Mar

Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebrated with challenge

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Annually, the Meridian Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special celebration focused on reading. This year Dr. Seuss’ - whose real name was Theodor Geisel – would have been 110 years old on March 2. On February 28, students and teachers wore pajamas and Seuss attire for the day. Students also created Dr. Seuss art projects and received prizes for participating in the day’s activities.
 
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Feb

Young Blood

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

All six technicians were being kept busy by a steady stream of Meridian High School students wanting to donate blood at a Carter Bloodcare blood drive at the campus Feb. 19. “Be part of something great,” the Carter BloodCare website says, encouraging people to donate blood. “Donations from high school blood drives are essential to saving the lives of your neighbors and friends.” Blood donations by high school students add up to 10 percent of the total blood supply in the area covered by Carter BloodCare.
 
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Feb

Patterson speaks at BCRC dinner

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Bosque County Republican Party hosted their President’s Day dinner and fundraiser supporting the Tom Bratcher Republican Headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Bosque Arts Center. Jerry Patterson, candidate for Lt. Governor was the keynote speaker for a crowd of 130 attendees, enjoying dinner from Bella Vita Italian Restaurant. Janet Jackson reported that Patterson had “some of the funniest political stories” she has ever heard.
 
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Feb

Starting new

By Simone Wichers -Voss.

At the monthly Meridian Chamber of Commerce luncheon, President Miriam Wallace was pleased to introduce three new businesses to Meridian. They were John Savely from Skeeter Creek Gun Repair, Harry Patel from American Inn Motel and KC Shane and Laurell Galindo from Assurance Title Service. “We are very glad you’re here, very glad,” Wallace said to Patel on taking over management of the motel in Meridian.
 
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19
Feb

DAR Good Citizens honors local students

DAR Good Citizens and the welcome of new members were the highlights of the Jan. 26 meeting of the Bosque River Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Bosque River Valley Chapter is very proud of the DAR Good Citizens, who are high school seniors. These are outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities.
 

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