Lifestyle

Tue
04
Feb

Good citizens

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

DAR Good Citizens and the welcome of new members were the highlights of the January 26 meeting of the Bosque River Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The 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. The DAR Good Citizens in attendance for recognition by the chapter were Kenneth Wiese - Cranfills Gap High School, Julianne Hodges - Clifton High School, Claudia Escamilla - Morgan High School and Katelyn Wallace - Meridian High School.
 
Tue
04
Feb

In The Line of Duty

By 1st Lt. Marco Kilongkilong.
 
Forward Operating Base Apache, Afghanistan – On Dec. 17, 2013, an American UH-60 Black Hawk crashed in Zabul province, killing six service members and severely injuring one other. The Department of Defense later acknowledged that the aircraft was brought down by enemy forces. That night, the 2nd Battalion 2nd Infantry Regiment of 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division Combined Task Force Duke reacted swiftly and secured the crash site of the fallen heroes.

 

Wed
29
Jan

Meridian campuses say ‘thank you’

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
They offer their public service selflessly, for the good and benefit of the Meridian Independent School District’s students. They spend countless hours listening to parents, teachers and students and go to training sessions to be able to assist the school administrators to the best of their ability. They have a great responsibility when it comes to finances and spending taxpayers money. And they, members of the school board, do it without any pay.
 

 

Wed
29
Jan

Airport continues growth

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Airport continues to grow with the new expansion and renovations at the north hanger. The old unit has been renovated with new siding and refurbished rollers and guides on all the doors. Two new stalls have also been added on the south end of the hanger. “We still have some finish work to do before they are usable,” said Tim Talley, showing the concrete slab of the hangers and the outside pavement. “We will be putting asphalt in level with the hanger base.
 

 

Wed
22
Jan

Wiederaenders celebrate 100th

Ruth Emilie Pauline Kunkel Wiederaenders celebrated her 100th birthday with her family at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clifton, last weekend. The program began and ended with prayer. The family sang Ruth’s favorite hymns, and shared their favorite recollections of her impact on their lives.

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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.

 

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