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19
Nov

Annual Smorgasbord offers good fellowship, Norwegian heritage

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Gud Velsigne deg – God Bless you. On the way to the 2014 Smorgasbord, the celebration Norwegian heritage by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norse and its annual fundraiser, thoughts of Norwegian delicacies like sild, sot suppe, kjattboller, rulepalse, .rodbette salat flat brad, mysmar, yett ost and the wonderful cookies cross your mind.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Roof repair

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Hail the size of golf pelted down on Bosque County on March 28, causing massive damage to cars, crops and roofs. All hail damage on other county buildings and vehicles already has been repaired and paid for, costing the county a $2,500 deductible.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Sweeping debate

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Congressional debate is an exciting new avenue in University Interscholastic League competition. This is the second year of this competition, and it is still in its pilot mode. On Nov. 12, a group of Meridian High School students traveled to Groesbeck with their sponsor Pam Avance to compete in the Region 12 competition of this new event. And they took to it like a fish to water, because they cleared out the awards board.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Saving shot

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A bunker in golf terms is a depression in bare ground that is usually covered with sand. It is also called a “sand trap,” and it is considered a hazard under the Rules of Golf. The Bosque Valley Golf Course is presently in a bunker, losing a significant amount per month in the past three years.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Postseason Pinnacle

Wed
19
Nov

Bosque County considering ESD

By Carol Spicer
 
During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 11, Mayor Richard Spitzer brought up support of a Bosque County Emergency Services District, noting that citizens in Clifton pay twice for ambulance service, from both city taxes and county taxes – and one half of the residents that don’t live in the cities are only taxed onece. Spitzer said he feels that equal support from across the county is needed.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Crimson tide rolls in

By Brett Voss
 
Going into the 2014 mid-term elections, the Bosque County Republicans knew that local Democrats were working hard to reorganize in an attempt to regain some footing it what had historically always been a Texas county dominated by the Democrats. But last Tuesday night, Bosque County Republicans rolled right over all Democratic challengers, representing a microcosm of what took place across the state of Texas and the nation alike.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Honoring Dottie Hansen: WWII naval nurse from Cranfills Gap

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Honoring our veterans, from all wars, past and present, passed and living; that is what Veteran’s day is all about. In Iredell, the Field of Flags once more paid a solemn and beautiful tribute to those who served the United States in a military capacity, in whatever branch, in whatever time or country, risking their lives so democracy could prevail.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Help the hungry

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
On the Friday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21, it is the Food For Families day, the largest one-day food drive in Texas. Leading up to the event, area churches, schools, businesses and individuals collect food items to be donated.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Changing of the guard

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A jail is a business, albeit with special requirements. As such there is a definite chain of command; the Sheriff as boss, then his chief deputy, and then the jail administrator. The jail administrator is the correctional facility’s manager, overseeing the daily operations, fostering a healthy environment and presiding over the physical facility.
 

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