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Bosque Valley Golf Club undergoing revitalization

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Dwindling membership and high maintenance costs during the past drought years caused the local nine-hole Bosque Valley golf course to make serious cut back. The Golf Course Board also decided to approach the Meridian Economic Development Corporation, the Clifton EDC, the Bosque County EDC, school districts, the county cities and the Meridian Improvement Association for financial support. A total of $37,000 was raised to buy a new water pump, paint the buildings and replace the clubhouse roof.

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29
Jul

Guardian angel riding shotgun

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Seconds before Meridian Police Officer Tabetha Harrison got broad-sided on the driver’s side along Highway 6 by a southbound one-ton Chevy Dually pick up truck hauling a trailer, she called in her response to an assistance request to the Clifton Police Department. “I was listening to the police radio, and I heard her say ‘I’m on the way to the scene,’” Meridian Chief of Police Chris Blanton said.

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Vacation days cash out causes budget bind

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Bosque County employees can carry over up to two years of vacation days into a following year, with a maximum of 240 hours. This is proving a problem when an employee’s contract is terminated or they decide to leave on their own accord. The issue was discussed at the Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, but in spite of an extensive discussion no action was taken. The commissioners wanted to review the options before making a decision that would change the policy regarding cashing out on unused vacation days.

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Blood drive set at Civic Center Aug. 4

Sponsored by the Goodall-Witcher Healthcare Auxiliary, Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive in Clifton on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Clifton Civic Center.  This August, Carter BloodCare and Fox Sports Southwest are teaming up to give Carter BloodCare donors the chance to win ticket packs for their favorite hometown pro-sports teams. Give a pint of ‘life’ and visit carterbloodcare.org for more information.
 
Wed
29
Jul

Fab Five dancing machine

A local youth clogging group known as the Fab Five recently brought home a prestigious award from the Star Quest World’s Dance  Competition in Galveston. Dancing together for the last three years, Madison Burk, Sutton Finney, Landry Cockrell, Sydney Finney and Dacey Dietiker also walked away with several other exciting plaques and trophies.  The Fab Five competed in the Regional Star Quest Dance Competition in April 2015  in Arlington where they earned a High Gold Award and qualified to move on to the Star  Quest World’s Dance Competition held in Galveston in June 2015.
 
Wed
29
Jul

Vacation cash outs cause budget bind

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Bosque County employees can carry over up to two years of vacation days into a following year, with a maximum of 240 hours. This is proving  a problem when an employee’s contract is terminated or they decide to leave on their own accord. The issue was discussed at the  Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, but in spite of an extensive discussion no action was  taken. The commissioners wanted to review the options before making a  decision that would change the policy regarding cashing out on unused  vacation days.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Council votes to continue youth curfew

By Simone Wichers-Voss
In the past, Meridian dealt with groups of youth roaming the streets at night, sometimes causing mischief. To curb the nuisance a curfew ordinance was adopted in 1999. State law requires that curfew ordinances are reviewed every three years. Even though the city is not experiencing any problems regarding juvenile nocturnal activities, city council approved continuing the curfew ordinance unaltered at the July 6, city council meeting. The city council finds and determines it is in the best interest of public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Meridian to maintain the  regulations pertaining to curfew hours for minors.
Wed
22
Jul

AgriLife Summer Fun gets kids close up to wildlife

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Many Bosque County residents remember the days that Texas Safari was a game park open to the public, with rhino’s, giraffes and a high-dive show on Saturdays.  Now it is a privately owned ranch without drive-through facilities. But the lucky children participating in the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office Summer Fun day July 7 got the very special treat of a four hour tour of the beautiful game ranch. The kids piled  into ATV’s or into Elvira the truck’s open seating.
Wed
22
Jul

Clifton delivers fun with 64th annual rodeo and parade

Only few real cowboys in real life break a colt or would dream of riding a mad bull. But at the rodeo the adrenaline junkies are all about the daring bull-riding, the skillful roping, the exhilarating barrel racing, the hilarious steer saddling and the fun mutton busting, even if it was on a small scale. The 64th Annual Clifton  Rodeo Friday and Saturday night brought all those elements and more together for a great time with the crowd filling the bleachers at the arena.  
Wed
22
Jul

Life in her songs

By Carol Spicer
A rare treat not only filled the Bosque Arts Center with people on Saturday night – but more important, it filled the theatre with the music of a true vocal artist, Suzy Bogguss.  Taking the stage with her guitar, an upright bass player and a lead guitar and bass player, Bogguss brought the best of her own, and others people  music, spanning several generations filling the evening with a songs like “Outbound Plane,” “Shannandoah,”  “Aces,” along with many songs from her newest CD Lucky, songs all written  by Merle Haggard. 
 

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