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Wed
18
Mar

Makeover Meridian

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For group of 80 people in Meridian, spring break was all about helping others, in a very special way. The day started with breakfast at 6 a.m., working construction all day, a quick shower and change of clothes to end the day with a dinner and an evening worship.
 
Wed
18
Mar

Local Red Cross volunteer honored

By Simone Wichers-Voss

March is Red Cross month. And Red Cross Volunteer Beverly Dull had been asked to be present at the Bosque County Commissioners Court meeting March 9 for a presentation by the Red Cross District Program Manager Curtis Eckman. Much to her surprise she saw her friends and family there too.
 
Wed
18
Mar

Silver stars & sixguns

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
“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. “The 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.

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Wed
18
Mar

City working on vast road pot holes

By Carol Spicer
 
Following a short City Council meeting last week, City Administrator Pam Harvey reported that one of the most important things discussed was that the city’s public works department has started to filled the multitude of pots holes, many caused by the bad winter weather the county has seen.

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Wed
11
Mar

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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Wed
11
Mar

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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Wed
11
Mar

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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Wed
11
Mar

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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Wed
11
Mar

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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