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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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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.
 

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