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Tue
04
Feb

Distinguished career, superior service

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Bosque County’s AgriLife Extension Service agent David Winkler received a Superior Service Award in the Distinguished Career category during the agency’s Centennial Conference in College Station Jan. 8 There are 10 Superior Service categories in all and Winkler was one of three recipients in the Distinguished Career category of the Superior Service Awards.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Prepared, Not Scared

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. For the first time since 2006, tornadoes claimed the lives in north central Texas in 2013. Six people lost their lives in Granbury as a tornado produced EF4 damage in the Rancho Brazos Subdivisions. These were the first tornado fatalities since the Anna-Westminster tornado of May 9, 2006. As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth offered a SKYWARN severe weather program.
 
Tue
04
Feb

In Remembrance: Steven Fromholz

By Carol Spicer.
 
Steven Fromholz, singer, songwriter, poet, actor, whitewater river guide, rancher and Texas Poet Laureate, was killed in a freak gun accident in Schelicher County, Texas on Jan. 19, 2014. He and his companion and ranch owner, Susan or “Sweetums,” were preparing to check traps they had built to capture feral hogs which were becoming ever more prevalent in West Texas. It was their habit to check the check the traps, destroy any hogs therein, and leave the carcasses to be removed by ranch hands. They were not, as generally reported by most of the press, “going hunting for feral hogs.”

 

Tue
04
Feb

Tipping Cash Sales

By Carol Spicer.
 
The second annual Clifton 4-H/FFA Booster dinner filled the Clifton Civic Center with those supporting the multitude of youths who participate in the annual Central Texas Youth Fair. A steak tips dinner was grilled up outside by Jason Whitley, Roger Parks, Brian Harris, with the help of Mike Prescher and Lance Dieterich, while those inside helped keep the baked potatoes hot and the salad dishes full for the wrap-around line of supporters.

 

Wed
29
Jan

MISD school board sets district goals

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Meridian Independent School District’s mission is to provide an orderly and safe environment and challenging curriculum for all students to learn social, academic, and technological skills necessary to succeed in a changing and global society. It is their goal that each child in the school will possess a positive self concept, the desire to learn, and the morals and ethics to become a productive citizen.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Best Foot Forward

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

CLIFTON - All the hard work and perseverance youth put into raising an animal, whether it is a goat, lamb, hog, heifer, chicken or rabbit will pay off when winning an award at a livestock show. Showing an animal to its advantages, knowing what the judge is looking for is therefore important. Showmanship wins shows. The Bosque County AgriLife Extension offered a goat and lamb showmanship workshop to youth aspiring to show off their show animals to their potential and better their own performance in the ring.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Republican Club hosts candidates’ forum

By Carol Spicer.
 
Bosque County Republican Club hosted a candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Clifton Civic Center during its regular monthly meeting. Following dinner, nine speakers took the podium, and several others were introduced during the evening. Five were local candidates for the May 5 election vying for the County Clerk seat, JP 1 seat, and the County Treasurer seat. Rex Davis, an incumbent, who will be on the ballot for Texas 10th Court of Appeals, stopped by to speak briefly. And three others were on hand to speak on their interest in being seated to Senate Seat 58, which Rob Orr had stepped down from.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Dist. Gov. honors local Rotarians

By Carol Spicer.
 
District Governor Rich Kaye honored six Bosque County (Clifton) Rotary Club members by pinning the Paul Harris Fellow award on them at the Thursday meeting, Jan. 16 in Clifton. Those honored included An Thompson, Curtis Weithorn, Dr. Shirley Dahl, Tim Talley, Mike Windsor, and Brian Smeiles.
 

 

Wed
22
Jan

Hendricks sworn in as PD chief

During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 14, Mayor Richard Spitzer opened the session by introducing the new City Administrator Sammy Ragsdale. Ragsdale came to Clifton with a strong background in accounting and dealing with a variety of situations. He is a 21-yaer Navy retiree, leaving the service as a Master Chief Petty Officer, with a Resource Management degree earned while serving in the Navy.

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Wed
22
Jan

Keeping family history secure

Preserving original, one of a kind family history documents to keep them from deteriorating is the topic of the January Bosque County Genealogical Society’s program. The meeting is Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Bosque Collection meeting room in Meridian.

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