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22
Oct

EPA proposal threatens rights

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972 to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of United States waters and is used to oversee federal water quality programs for areas that have a “water of the U.S,” – in short to prevent pollution. A newly proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attempts to resolve this confusion by broadening the geographic scope of CWA jurisdiction. They want to take the word ‘navigable’ out of the Waters of the U.S. definition, technically allowing the agency to expand their regulations will give them unlimited power over all waters— including ditches, ponds and areas that occasionally flood.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Sound The Alarm

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
October at the Meridian Elementary School is always about fire prevention. On Friday, the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department visited the campus, to offer the most fun part of the fire prevention awareness - the chance to actually hold a fire hose and squirt huge amounts of water onto the school parking lot.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Important dates for Nov. 4 election

In addition to the General Election, the City of Clifton is having an election relating to the proposed reallocation of sales tax. This is a separate ballot from the General Election ballot and is only for the residents of the City of Clifton. Oct. 20 – First day for “Early Voting in Person” at the Bosque County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Courtroom 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Under the Big Top

By Carol Spicer
 
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus came to Clifton on Wednesday to thrill families and kids with a multitude of acts under the Big Top. A full house showed up for the first performance at 5 p.m., and applause and laughter filled the tent as one after another clowns, and other acts put on performances.
 
Wed
22
Oct

FallFest Fun

By Carol Spicer
 
The annual Clifton Main Street FallFest event in Clifton, along with the art show and quilt auction, drew approximately 3,500 folks to Clifton for a wide variety of reasons. Some came only for the huge Crusin’ Main Street car show, while others may have come simply for the annual Lutheran Sunset Ministries Quilt Auction – but it was obvious that the streets were full from one end of town to the other.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Election, water, tire amnesty agenda

By Carol Spicer
 
During last week’s Clifton City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Spitzer offered a “letter to the citizens” he had written to be discussed and approved by the council. In part, the letter describes the questions regarding the EDC ½ percent sales tax which is levied across the city, which the city is hoping to split between the EDC, and City street repair. He noted that if the citizens vote “yes” on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election, it will allow half of the funds to go to the EDC, and the other half to go towards future street repairs across the city.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Back in time

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The towns of Clifton, Cranfills Gap, and Meridian combine to uphold Norwegian traditions beyond the county lines and to continue to honor our past and reach into the future as so many people discover this haven of Norwegian heritage.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Recognizing animal cruelty

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals in Texas maintains a Rescue and Investigations Department with three full-time humane investigators who respond to more than 4,000 cases of cruelty each year in Texas of which less than 20- -or less than half of one percent--are pursued with civil charges. The balance of the cruelty investigations are resolved through education and compliance.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Keeping The Faith

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Norse in Bosque County was the largest Norwegian settlement in Texas. Within sight of the renowned Lutheran St Olaf ’s Kirke rock church, on CR 4155, off FM 2136, stands an unassuming wood structure steeple-less Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Stone age

Many people and visitors to the county do not realize that man has always lived in Bosque County. The oldest known inhabitant in Bosque County, and many think in Texas, is the Horn Shelter Man found in a rock shelter beside the Brazos River in Bosque County.
 

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