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Wed
10
Sep

City presents balanced budget proposal

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

At the Meridian City Council meeting Monday, a proposed, conservative budget was presented by City Administrator Marie Garland. Revenue from in the revenue fund due to Water, Sewage and Garbage was projected at $907,500.
 
Wed
10
Sep

Sensible synergy

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Two requests for financial aid to the Meridian Economic Development Corporation by two different entities at the Aug. 28 meeting, could cause an unexpected synergy. The National Championship Barbecue Cookoff requested assistance to build ADA certified bathrooms-showers and a concession stand at the Bosque Bottoms.
 
Wed
10
Sep

Fair and square

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
North Bosque Emergency Medical Services currently provides ambulance and emergency medical services to Bosque County 24 hours a day, seven days a week from two stations in Meridian and Clifton. At both locations, the organization operates two fully equipped trucks with full crews and a third reserve truck.

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Wed
10
Sep

Moulding Expansion

By Carol Spicer.
 
Alice Brewer and Berry Garrison of Clifton Moulding spoke to the Clifton Economic Development Corporation recently regarding the possibility of a loan for a new 30,000 square-foot storage facility that the company needs for its current expansion. Several members of the EDC were not familiar with the actual workings of the moulding plant, and Brewer and Garrison offered to give them a full tour of the plant on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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Wed
03
Sep

Golf carts, ATVs: limited use allowed

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Back in July, Meridian resident Jim Cole requested Meridian council members to consider allowing golf carts and all-terrain vehicles on city streets. According to Cole, senior citizens would benefit, as the vehicles are easier to get in and out of, when running errands.
 
Wed
03
Sep

Texas’ Vesicular stomatitis alert

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Ranchers should be on the lookout for cases of vesicular stomatitis as 53 cases have been confirmed in Texas this year; one equine case as close as Falls county. Bastrop County counts 34 cases including bovine cases, Williamson County 2 cases and Travis 10 cases. Colorado shows 222 VS cases.
 
Wed
03
Sep

A new chapter in life

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

According to departing Bosque County AgriLife Extension Agent David Winkler one billion, eighteen million, six hundred twenty tow thousand, six hundred seventy four seconds passed since he first started to work with 4-H members and parents 32 years ago. At his retirement reception at the Bosque Collections Thursday, many 4-H members and their families, former co-workers, former bosses, county officials, friends and family came to wish him well.
 
Wed
03
Sep

Extreme makeover

By Carol Spicer.

Shelby Allen, formerly of Clifton and a current resident at Blum, is in the process of training a wild mustang she has named Soquili, which in Cherokee means little horse. As part of the Extreme Mustang Makeover, Allen has been selected to compete in the competition to take place Sept. 18-20 in the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth.
 
Wed
27
Aug

Preaching to the choir

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It was a town hall meeting, but with a majority of the audience being Republican, with Republican candidate banners and the Republican elephant on stage it looked more like a Republican convention. District 25 Congressman Roger Williams reaffirmed his political agenda and answered questions from like-minded voters at the Meridian Civic Center Aug. 19.
 
Wed
27
Aug

Lights, Camera, Action

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Every year Meridian Elementary School has a theme throughout the school year in aid of educational projects. This year it is “Be a Star,” based on Hollywood stars and the Oscars. The campus’ halls are decorated with movie reels, popcorn. Slogan like “You are a Star,” “Meet the Stars,” “Presenting Star Attractions,” “Class full of Stars,” “Quiet on Set, Learning in Progress,” and “Shoot for the Stars,” filled the campus halls. There was even a walk of fame to Ms. Hewitt’s class.
 

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