Lifestyle

Wed
22
Jan

MEDC gives red light to request

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Meridian resident Stephen Barnett has been in the planning stage for six months and is chomping at the bit to start his new business, Dos Burros Products and Services. He had requested a $100,000 start-up loan from the Meridian Economic Development Corporation. At the MEDC meeting Jan. 15, board members unanimously denied his request.
Wed
15
Jan

Due diligence causes delay after delay

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Due diligence is a process of acquiring objective and reliable information, a systematic research effort, used to gather critical facts and descriptive information which are most relevant to the making of an informed decision on a matter of importance. In the case regarding a new office building for Bosque County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Jamie Zander, the Bosque County Commissioners Court are showing an unrivalled level of prudence and are looking at every possible angle before spending any tax payers’ money. But this process has delayed a definite decision for over six months.
 
Wed
15
Jan

Boutwell talks to Civic Improvement Society

By Carol Spicer.
 
Artist and author George Boutwell entertained the ladies of the Clifton Civic Improvement Society on Wednesday, talking about his art and his life and his latest book. “There are things in the book that my wife said I shouldn’t put in it,” said Boutwell, “But, it all comes down to as you remember one thing from the past – you start remembering more and more.”

 

Wed
08
Jan

Paleoamerican trip

Clifton’s Bernie Dutton recently attended the Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference in Santa Fe New Mexico hosted by Texas A&M Univeristy. At a special event Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Bosque Museum, Dutton will give an overview of the conference with particular emphasis on the peopling of America. The Brazos River Horn Shelter Site was one of the topics presented at the conference by several speakers.
 
Wed
08
Jan

BARK ends 2013 with 157 adoptions

BARK members are proud to announce the re-homing of 156 dogs and one cat. This is a record year and we are shouting from the rooftops and beating our chests. Dedicated and loving volunteers attend adoption events almost very weekend and seek that special home for each of the amazing dogs that come thru our doors. We have turned over the kennel capacity 10 times, taking in 130 dogs this year that were in danger. BARK is in the business of saving lives and reducing the number of stray animals by promoting spay and neuter.

 

Wed
01
Jan

Margaret “Peggy” Jones presents history

Margaret “Peggy” Jones presents history with humor at the Bosque River Valley DAR chapter fashion show fundraiser.

 
Wed
01
Jan

CMA launches fifth year of music

A variety of music will fill the night when the Civic Music Association celebrates the close of 2013 and approaches new year activities. Clifton’s own Don Thoede’s clarinet will offer blues, jazz and classic selections. His expertise in judging UIL competitions and mentoring young instrumentalists keep him on the road most of the year so it will be an honor to have him back to perform.

 

Wed
25
Dec

Assurance Title returns to Meridian

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

For the past three years, Assurance Title Services was housed in Clifton, but as per December 2013, they are back where they were; back in Meridian. This move was celebrated with a festive ribbon cutting on Dec. 13, with Meridian Chamber of Commerce representatives, Main Street neighbors and friends present.
 
Wed
25
Dec

Civic Society presents at Rotary

By Carol Spicer.
 
Rotarian Dr. Shirley Dahl and Jean Ann Smith offered a program on the Clifton Civic Improvement Society at last week’s Rotary Club meeting, opening by saying that the recent Turkey Luncheon had served 405 guests. Dr. Dahl explained that the Civic Society had been the support of the Nellie Pederson Civic Library for 60 years, prior to turning it over to the City of Clifton two years ago.
 

 

Wed
18
Dec

Private applicator training offered in Waco

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Private Applicator Training during the annual B.I.G. Conference on Feb. 5, 2014 in Waco. This course is available to persons who need to use or supervise the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity on: personally owned property; rented property; property owned by his or her employer; property under his or her general control or property of another person if applied without compensation, other than the trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities. An agricultural commodity is a plant or animal grown for sale, lease, barter, feed or human consumption and animals raised for farm or ranch work.
 

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