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Wed
22
Jul

New business still looking for home

By Carol Spicer
With a pending grant and loan from Clifton Economic Development Corporation, David Rater of Pearson’s Livestock Equipment,  spoke at last week’s meeting of the Clifton City Council. Though a tentative plan to purchase the old Davis Trucking Co. was under consideration by Pearson’s, Rater explained  that they would have to pass on that property saying “there are too many environmental issues.”  However, he left the council meeting to go look at other properties in the area, to hopefully find one where they could build the manufacturing  plant and company headquarters.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Planning ahead

By Carol Spicer
During the monthly meeting of West Shore Civic Association on July 14, the program featured Christopher Dean and Jared Tadsen  of the Corps of Engineers, who offered information about Lake Whitney. President Julian Wilson welcomed  everyone to the meeting, thanking everyone for coming and  filling the meeting hall.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Musuem begins county family history project

Bosque County possesses a unique history not found in many counties in the early history of Texas. Many different genealogical groups have melded with the Norwegian, German and Scotch-Irish immigrants to produce a unique culture with traditions found only in Bosque County. Descendants of these early pioneer families are proud of their heritage and rightly desire to share their heritage with younger family members and future descendants.

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Wed
15
Jul

Man’s best friend

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was love at first sight when 19 young men – and their counselors - from Camp Ailihpomeh first saw the dogs and puppies at the Bosque Animal Rescue Shelter. The boisterous puppies and kennel dogs were more than happy to receive all the extra attention, melting the hearts and bringing ear-to-ear smiles to the faces of the 17-19 yearolds. Even those not accustomed to dogs in their lives instantly feeling how a dog can be a man’s best friend.

 

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Wed
15
Jul

Clamping down with drug busts

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Last month, drug possession and drug trafficking in Bosque County was hit regularly by local law enforcement. On June 22, a car was travelling 76 miles per hour on a 40 mph zone. When Clifton Police Officer Ryals conducted a traffic stop for speeding he detected the odor of burning marijuana. As a result of the odor, Ryals questioned the driver and conducted a search of the driver’s pockets at which point Ryals located a set of brass knuckles, which are classified as a prohibited weapon.

 

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Wed
15
Jul

Historically speaking

Five years ago a gentleman came to the Bosque Collection and wanted everything the archive had on Morgan. He explained he had been living there for some time and was curious about the history. After five years of arduous research, speaking with old timers, going through deeds and  commissioner court recordsthis man has put all his research into a very informative and entertaining book, called “Morgan, Texas…where the Chisholm Trail and the Railroads cross Steele Creek.”   

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Wed
15
Jul

Camp Ailihpomeh helps out animal rescue shelter

By Simone Wichers-Voss Meridian Tribune It was love at first sight when 19 youngmen – and their counselors - from Camp Ailihpomeh first saw the dogs and puppies at the Bosque Animal Rescue Shelter. The boisterous puppies and kennel dogs were more than happy to receive all the extra attention, melting the hearts and bringing ear-to-ear smiles to the faces of the 17-19 year-olds. Even those not accustomedto dogs in their lives instantly feeling how a dog can be a man’s best friend. They had come there to work as part of their leadership group community service program Monday, but the first couple of minutes were entirely devoted to “getting to know one and other” with the dogs at the shelter.After that some set out to cleaning out kennels, raking the gravel yard, scoopingpoop and washing the – somewhat hesitant – dogs.   
Wed
15
Jul

Geocaching summer fun day

By Simone Wichers-Voss Meridian Tribune It is summer. And there is no school. But what to do? The Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office sponsors Summer Fun days every Tuesday in July. On July 7, the first of four Summer Fun Day events took place. The youth and 4-H adult volunteers split into four teams and prepared for a modern day scavenger hunt called Geocaching. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to findthe geocache (container) hidden at that location.  Geocaching, first coined by Matt Stum on the “GPS Stash Hunt” mailing list on May30, 2000, was the joining of two familiar words. The prefix geo, for Earth, was used to describe the global nature of the activity, but also for its use in familiar topics in gps such as geography.
Wed
08
Jul

Texas Press recognizes, honors Tribune

AUSTIN - For the fourth consecutive year, the Texas Press Association recognized the Meridian Tribune as one of the top five small town weekly newspapers in the state. In fact, the Tribune staff collected a local newspaper record-setting eight awards on its way to placing third in the overall Sweepstakes category for the state’s Division 8 at the 136th Annual Texas Press Association’s Convention held June 18-20 at the Westin Austin at The Domain. Likewise, The Clifton Record garnered six awards to place fifth overall in the Division 7 Sweepstakes.

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Wed
08
Jul

Lake Whitney master plan public meeting set

FORT WORTH - The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting on July 14 to receive public input as it prepares to update and revise the Master Plan for Whitney Lake. The public meeting will be held at the Whitney ISD Auditorium, 305 San Jacinto, Whitney, TX 76692 and is open to the general public. An open house will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a formal presentation at 6:15 p.m. At the conclusion of the presentation there will be time for the public to view maps, ask questions and provide comments about the project.  

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