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Wed
14
May

Voter turn out light for local election

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
As the norm with local elections, voter turn out in Bosque County was light Saturday. Voters elected city council members, mayors and school board trustees for their cities. In Clifton voters also voted on a bond for new construction at the school district. The outcomes are preliminary until the respective city councils and school boards canvas the votes in public meetings
 
Wed
14
May

The Price of Freedom

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Retired Belgian Lt.Col. Emile Engels was but a young boy during World War II, but the sights and sounds of raging battle and artillery fire in and around his village of Warnach in the Belgian Ardennes in the Christmas week 1944, remain with him as if it were yesterday. For an audience of about 50 people, Engels recounted his very personal experiences regarding growing up during the war and specifically the “Battle of the Bulge,” in the Ardennes in his “Normandy to Bastogne, the Highway to Liberty,” presentation at the Meridian Civic Center Friday.
 
Wed
14
May

CISD bond election deadlocked

By Carol Spicer.
 
Following Saturday’s local election, the Clifton ISD bond election vote was tied at 380 for and 380 against the $23 million bond for a new elementary school and auditorium. After the vote count, however, it was found that there are six provisional votes not included in the count. Of these, four were for the bond, and two against. The County Clerk will verify the eligibility of those voters on Monday, May 12.

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Wed
14
May

Cranfills Gap mayor arrested Saturday

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Bosque County Sheriff’s office received a call on May 10 around 11 p.m., regarding a pickup truck driving at a high rate of speed in Cranfills Gap with kids in the back. The deputy that was dispatched, located the vehicle which was being driven by a 14-year-old female, according to Chief Deputy Clint Pullin.

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Wed
07
May

Protecting county’s children

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
Bosque County Child Protective Services promoted awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month in April several different ways. On their initiative, Bosque County Dewey Ratliff signed a proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bosque County. On signing the proclamation the judge urged all citizens to work together to help significantly reduce child abuse and neglect in years to come.
 
Wed
07
May

Tour de Norway hits county roads

The second annual Bosque Tour de Norway in 2013 had 194 bicycle riders show up in Clifton for what would turn out to be a hot and very windy day. This was a near doubling of the total number of riders from their first year and may have more than doubled if not for the forecasted weather for the day. This year, the ride will be held on Saturday, May 17, with an anticipated large number of bicycles taking to the roads across Bosque County.
 
Wed
07
May

Local DAR honors Dr. Tolman

Dr. Deb Tolman was awarded the prestigious NSDAR Conservation Medal at the April 28 meeting of the Bosque River Valley Chapter, NSDAR. State Conservation Chair Colleen Petosa of Ft. Worth, presented the NSDAR Conservation Medal to Dr. Tolman.

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Wed
07
May

Show opens for Bosque County Photography

By Carol Spicer.
 
With the opening and award show for the annual 2014 Bosque County Photo Show and Student Show on Saturday, over 100 guests showed up filling the atrium to capacity. Jean Ann Smith thanked everyone for their participation and announced the winners in the student show as follows: Judges’ Choice award went to Tori Zander, and the popular choice award to Samantha Berg.

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Wed
30
Apr

New faces leading county

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

The county’s auditor’s office was without an auditor since January 2014, and without an assistant auditor since March. Thanks to 220th Judicial District Judge Phil Robertson’s diligent efforts in finding a suitable candidate to fill the seat, Kent B. Reeves was appointed as county auditor April 17 for a twoyear term.
 
Wed
30
Apr

Hats off

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Providing education on heritage and history is one of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s main objectives. The local Bosque River Valley DAR chapter takes that mission a step further and has started a general scholarship program for Bosque County seniors and participation in the DAR Good Citizen Award program.
 

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