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Cashing In

By Carol Spicer

The 2015 Central Texas Youth Fair opened with the annual HE show exhibits and judging on Tuesday, March 3, again with art and photography being dominant, though there were a number of canned items and baked goods turned in, also. On Wednesday, the check-in and judging of cakes took place getting ready for the Cash Sale on Satur-day, with Lia Worley taking the first place with her Praline Turtle Cake with expresso buttercream filling.

 

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EDC approves grant for golf course

By Carol Spicer

During Thursday’s meeting of the Clifton Economic Development Corpo-ration, the board approved a tentative grant in the amount of $8,300 for a new roof for the Bosque Valley Golf Course’s club house.Speaking for the golf course, Todd Clift said that the course has started keeping track of all golfers, whether they are local or out-of-town visitors, or members.

 

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SILVER STARS & SIXGUNS

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
MERIDIAN TRIBUNE
“On this day in 1836, a band of settlers from across Texas took charge of their own destiny and declared their solemn right to live in liberty, free from tyranny,” U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said on Texas Independence Day, March 2. “e valiant sacrifices of the Texians at the Alamo and elsewhere delivered freedom to the settlers of our young Republic, sowing the seeds of independence that so powerfully characterizes our state today. Today as Texans we honor this unyielding commitment to freedom and the brave sacrifices made by our founders who came before us.”

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Central Texas Youth Fair soars

BY CAROL SPICER
MERIDIAN TRIBUNE
e Cash Sale is the high point and the final hurrah for the Central Texas Youth Fair. In the cash sale last Saturday, the winning livestock is auctioned off, helping the youth to recoup some of their investment in raising the livestock for show, or to create funds for a new livestock project. Just before noon on Saturday, a large number came to the Jones Arena in Clifton for the auction.

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Lake Whitney promotion, patrol costs eyed

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
MERIDIAN TRIBUNE
Besides the fact that Bosque County to date has already received 90 percent of its annual revenue from taxes already – Bosque County residents are known for taking their responsibilities and paying their taxes on time - the main issue on the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court agenda Monday was Lake Whitney, the main tourist attraction in the area. e commissioners approved a contract – pending approval by the County Attorney Natalie Koehler - allocating 97 percent of Hotel-Motel taxes in unincorporated areas in the county to the Lake Whitney Board of Tourism, and the law enforcement effort at the Lake expected of Bosque County deputies.

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Wed
04
Mar

Viva La Voce

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Flying in from Nice, France last Thursday, sublime soprano Amy Christianna Blake brought international allure, resonating spectacular vocals and operatic flair to the small Central Texas town on a wintery wet Sunday afternoon with her  program “Shall We Dance.”The Tin building theatre in Clifton audience was mesmerized in an exceptional recital by Blake and accompanying pianist Mary Dibbern, the Dallas Opera’s music director for education and family programs. Be ready for a spectacular afternoon of music worthy of the Bass Hall, the Meyerson or the Houston Opera, Punky Penberthy said in her introduction.. 

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Vehicle inspection procedure due for change

By Simone Wichers-Voss

House Bill 2305 passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature requires the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to implement a single certificate system to replace the current two certificate system to indicate  that a vehicle has both passed the compulsoryvehicle inspection and been registered.  HB-2305 establishes a registration-basedsystem for enforcement of motor vehicle inspection  requirements.This means that, as of March 2, 2015 vehicles in Texas are no longer required to have an inspection sticker. However a vehicle is still required to be inspected. 

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Click away

The Bosque County Photography Guild is once more presenting their annual Bosque County Photography Contest. Entries must be received by March 30. Notification  of judge’s selection is by April 16.The show opens April 25. Each year the guild selects five photo categories. The 2015 Bosque County Photo Show Categories are: 

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Lifetime of Service

By Carol Spicer

The 45th annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce filled the Western Town Saloon at Texas Safari Saturday evening with dinner, live music, an auction, stretch raffle and loads of laughter and fun. The theme was Kick up your Heels” and it seemed as everyone came ready to party. Chamber President Chris Sproles welcomed everyone to the banquet, and introduced the award presentations. 

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CenTex Youth Fair kicks off this week

By Carol Spicer

 

The annual Central Texas Youth Fair will take place all week at the fairgrounds in Clifton with the judging of the Home Economics Show on Tuesday, followed by the  judging of the cakes on Wednesday,and the arrival of the livestock and ag mechanics on Thursday.  The new Broiler Show will beheld Thursday evening at 6 p.m., followed by the Rabbit show at 7:30 p.m. Friday will be a full day of shows, starting with the ag mechanics show at 8 a.m., lamb show at 9, goat show at noon, the swine show at 3 p.m., and the steer show at 6 p.m. The annual Pre 4-H sheep halter class will be at 7:30 p.m. ” 

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