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Sale Success

By Carol Spicer.
 
The newly reformed Central Texas Youth Fair kicked off with part one last week in Clifton, open to Bosque County youths. Differing from previous fairs, there will be a second open fair in September which will include youths from the surrounding counties, which will also offer jackpot shows. For 82 years, the Central Texas Youth Fair has been held as one week-long event, most recently in June, along with a rodeo and carnival. This year, the association decided to break the fair into two parts in an effort to help the kids only have to raise one animal – especially if they are showing in some of the other larger fairs during the winter months such as Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Local DAR chapter celebrates first year

Bosque River Valley Chapter NSDAR celebrated its one year anniversary on Feb. 24. The Chapter was organized on Feb. 2, 2013 and after a busy, productive and fun year, the Chapter had good reason to celebrate at their monthly Chapter meeting on February 24. Additional reasons for celebration are Texas State level 2013 contest awards, including first place award in Fiber Arts to Marion Mount for her beautiful needlework, “Jesus is Victor,” first place award in Women’s Issues Essay contest to Sue Fielden for her Career category essay, “Career Path: Domestic to School Teacher,” and second place award to Ruth Crawford for 2013 Best National Defense Program.
 
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05
Mar

Wil’ Thang Wows ‘Em

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

A nervous 12-year-old Zane Taylor - a first year Meridian Chapter Future Farmers of America member - started showing his black angus heifer “Wil’” Thang” for the first time in the newly initiated jackpot show in Clifton last October. Just four months later, Wil’ Thang and Zane strutted their stuff again, at the Central Texas Youth Fair last Friday and it goes to show you never can tell.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Out with old

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

With several instructional materials up for replacement this year, including a 12-year old science book, Meridian Independent School District textbook coordinator Michele Garza wanted to be proactive. Back in September 2013, she contacted the District 12 Education Service Center in Waco, how to go about purchasing new materials under the Texas SB 6 adopted in 2011, which changed the adoption, purchase and distribution of instructional materials in Texas.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Parents demand accountability

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

When their children face potential harm, parents can become protective and agitated. They love their kids and want the best for them, even if it means fighting ugly. In a standing-room only crammed board room parents and family voiced their concerns during an emotionally charged Public Comment item of the Meridian Independent School District school board meeting last Thursday. The main issue according to the parents is the alleged bullying by one of the coaches.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Primary concerns

By Brett Voss.

Candidates have taken Bosque County voters on a wild ride leading up to next week’s Republican and Democratic primary elections. And for now, they have almost the entire county seeing red. As Republicans have hotly contested five county seats and one state seat around the area since the first of the year, all of the area Democrats find themselves running unopposed in the primaries.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Connecting Clifton

By Carol Spicer.
 
During a lengthy meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, the Clifton Economic Development Corporation approved a grant to the City of Clifton for the Main Street downtown public access Wi-Fi project in the amount of $4,495; and to Bosque Arts Center for a fire protections system and improvements to the existing elevator in the amount of $125,000. Main Street’s Tom Byrd spoke on the need for Wi-Fi in the downtown area, saying that he has had positive feedback from all the downtown merchants – noting the full house in attendance at the meeting.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Lifetime Legacy

By Carol Spicer.
 
The 44th annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce Banquet took place Saturday evening at Texas Safari’s Western Town and Saloon with a “Backyard BBQ” theme. A full-house crowd was on hand the special event. Following the hospitality hour with entertainment by the DW Blues Band, Paige Key, Chamber executive vice-president, welcomed everyone and invited all to mosey up to the buffet tables for the barbecued brisket, sausage, and chicken, and all the fixings. Catering the banquet and hospitality snacks were Sulak’s Czech Bakery and Meat Market, Weithorn Catering, Four Forks, and Jim’s Package.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Go Texan pitches up a storm

Bosque County Go Texan Ambassador Juanita Miller expressed her appreciation to the washer and horseshoe teams, on behalf of the Bosque County Go Texan Committee. Milton Cortez and James Holden represented the Bosque County Go Texan Committee in the Washer Pitching Contest at the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Contests at Katy, Texas on January 25. Cortez and Holden were awarded sixth place trophies.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Fueling The Fire

By Simone Wichers -Voss.

It was the perfect cold night for a big bowl of hot, comforting chili. Instead of keeping people away, cold temperatures and freezing rain kept the people attending the Meridian Fire Department chili supper fundraiser inside the Meridian Civic Center Feb. 11, and they kept the cash flowing. The place was packed, people were engaged in lively conversation, the hearty chili was excellent, fun door prizes were given out regularly, the stretch raffle items were fun and Tom Henderson’s management of the live auction was entertaining as usual.
 

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