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Wed
22
Jan

Little town, big city benefits

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Moving forward as a town, means taking care of its citizens. At the Meridian city council meeting Jan. 13, council members approved two services that would directly benefit Meridian’s citizens. In collaboration with CareFlight, Meridian is offering its citizens medical emergency evacuation by helicopter for a $1 per month membership per household, payable on the water bill.
 
Wed
22
Jan

Bosque County Republican Club presents candidates

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
With the primary elections in just five short weeks away, candidates for local seats have put out signs, taken out ads and are letting people know their policies. Last Thursday, the Bosque County Republican Club gave republican candidates for Bosque County Judge and Bosque County Commissioner Precinct 2 the opportunity to inform an interested audience of 150 people why they considered themselves qualified for the job.
 
Wed
15
Jan

Teaching twister tips

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado? Do you want to become part of the severe weather warning system in your county? As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at the SKYWARN severe weather program. The program held in partnership with Bosque County Emergency Management is at Meridian Civic Center in Meridian is planned for Jan. 31, from 7-9 p.m.
 
Wed
15
Jan

Serving Up Safety

By Carol Spicer.

Members of the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary served up breakfast to a large crowd on Saturday morning, along with a wide variety of baked goods as a fundraiser for the department. “All the proceeds from the morning will go to support the department, the trucks and the building,” said Ginny Svach, who was greeting all who visited. Many of the folks who came to eat were locals from the wide area at the department serves, along with many of the candidates for county offices such as Cheryl Niemeier, Russell Algren, Leeann McCamey, Juanita Miller and Jeff Hightower – all taking the time to support the LVFD and talk with citizens about their concerns.
 
Wed
15
Jan

County JP office building delayed

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Due diligence is a process of acquiring objective and reliable information, a systematic research effort, used to gather critical facts and descriptive information which are most relevant to the making of an informed decision on a matter of importance. In the case regarding a new office building for Bosque County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Jamie Zander, the Bosque County Commissioners Court are showing an unrivalled level of prudence and are looking at every possible angle before spending any tax payers’ money. But this process has delayed a definite decision for over six months.

 

Wed
15
Jan

Who Rescued Who?

Intense planning is underway for the 11th annual BARK Gala, “Who Rescued Who?” Invitations to the Saturday, Feb. 8 Gala go out in January, but reservations can be made by anyone wishing to attend. The event will be held at the Bosque Arts Center where guests can enjoy social time and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on a wide variety of silent auction items.

 

Wed
08
Jan

MISD board discusses various issues

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
After legislative sessions there are always additions and adaptations to Update 98, a school policy reference manual. Due to changes in legislature because of HB5 introduction, several changes were made in the policy - graduation requirements, accountability and accreditation being the most prominent. Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Dr. John Horak explained the newest policy changes and possible consequences for MISD to school board members in November and December board meetings.
 
Wed
08
Jan

Steak Tip Support

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
What originated as an individual effort by Mike Domel around 29 years ago to support local youth in their livestock rearing endeavors, evolved into the North Bosque Youth Support Group over the years. Last Sunday, the organization held their annual fundraising luncheon in the Meridian Civic Center.
 
Wed
08
Jan

Local leaders discuss, pass policy at state Farm Bureau meeting

Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) voting delegates passed policy regarding agricultural issues facing the Lone Star State and the nation during the organization’s 80th annual meeting in San Antonio. “Roads, private property rights and water were the top concerns during the policy session of the largest farm organization in the state,” said David Bevels, Bosque County Farm Bureau president.

 

Wed
08
Jan

Art Alley

By Carol Spicer.
 
Following a request from Kay Johnson, and after receiving permission from the Clifton City Council to turn the alley due west of North Ave. D in downtown Clifton into an Art Alley, and post the alley with the appropriate name, work is underway on the first mural. Despite the freezing weather recently, Mick Burson of Waco has begun painting on the back of one of the buildings on the south end of the alley. Thursday morning, with the tempuratures dipping into the 20’s, he showed up bright and early to continue the work in progress.

 

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