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Council approves Vet Memorial

By Carol Spicer
 
During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 9, the council unanimously approved the placement of a Veterans’ Memorial to be placed at Heritage Plaza downtown. David Conrad of the Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553 addressed the council and said, “We are prepared to bear all expenses of the memorial.” Mayor Richard Spitzer also explained that the Main Street Board was 100-percent in favor of the memorial. “We appreciate your support,” said Conrad. “We think that this is a very important project for all the veterans of Bosque County.”
 
Wed
17
Dec

TBT’s A Christmas Carol stirs up ghosts

By Carol Spicer
 
Taking a journey back to the 1940’s, the stage of the Tin Building Theatre once agin took on the persona of an old time radio station for the adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday afternoon. Adapted for radio by Anthony E. Palermo, and directed at the BAC by Steve Watson, the large cast put together by for the special performance brought the story to life with only words and the sound effects that might have been heard during an early radio production.
 
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17
Dec

CISD forum draws crowd

By Carol Spicer
 
The Clifton Independent School Board public forum about the need for a new elementary school on Dec. 10 drew a little over 100 citizens, some who voiced opinions on the matter, and the rest who listened and learned more about the bond election process. Board President Kenneth Lowrance opened the meeting telling the group some of the history of the elementary school, the costs of what renovations would be, and the need for a new school.
 
Wed
10
Dec

Gloria In Excelcis Deo

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Remember hearing and singing beautiful carols in the weeks leading up to Christmas? The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Clifton invited the community to enjoy their Christmas Gift to the Community, “O Night Divine: The Birth of a Savior,” Dec. 4, offering a program of spiritual carols. A lone candle flickered on an advent’s wreath in center stage paid tribute to the first week leading up to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Wed
10
Dec

Commissioners sign on

Encouraging new businesses to locate in Bosque County ,and so boosting the local economy is an important item for the cities and the county. And with Alco and three Santa Fe convenience stores closing, the county is losing retail businesses at the moment.

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Dec

Christmas Cheer

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The annual Christmas Parade and a visit with Santa in his house in the Park on River Street is the start of the Christmas season in Meridian. With around 20, diverse floats, the parade Dec. 6 brought many families to town for the sights, and for the candy.

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Wed
10
Dec

Country Christmas

By Carol Spicer
 
The 2014 annual Norwegian Country Christmas Tour of homes, history, and art broke records in the number of visitors to Clifton on Saturday, with almost 1,200 tickets sold, visitors came from all over Texas for the weekend event. The annual event kicked off with the Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown on Friday night, followed by the Christmas celebration and open houses at the Bosque Museum and the Bosque Arts Center that evening. The Grand Marshals of the parade were Mary Ann Moore, president of the Bosque County Chaper of Norwegian Society of Texas, and Zidar Aarhus of Norway, who were chauffeured by Dr. Terry Watson in his well-known classic Cadillac convertible.

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Dec

Christmas donations

By Carol Spicer
 
Goodall-Witcher Healthcare Auxiliary knows December is time of need for blood donation and is hosting a blood drive from 12-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Clifton Civic Center, 403 West 3rd Street. There are different types of donations that can be made at the blood drive, including the most common, the whole blood donation. When you give blood that contains all of its components, that is called a whole blood donation.

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Dec

Commissioners endorse contacting Walmart

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Encouraging new businesses to locate in Bosque County ,and so boosting the local economy is an important item for the cities and the county. And with Alco and three Santa Fe convenience stores closing, the county is losing retail businesses at the moment. At Commissioners’ Court Monday, Meridian Chamber of Commerce Marketing- Tourism Committee Chairman Jim Cole presented the notion to attract a Wal-Mart to Bosque County. He encouraged a pro-active approach to developing new retail trade in Bosque County.

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Wed
03
Dec

Police presence

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
During the Thanksgiving Holiday, traffic in Meridian becomes almost too much to maneuver around, according to Meridian Police Chief Chris Blanton. “You may notice more of a police presence during the holiday season around Meridian, Blanton said. “That’s because Meridian PD will be working with the Texas Department of Public Safety to step up our presence in town. Meridian is the “Back Way” to Dallas, allowing folks to stay off of I-35. This causes our small town to come congested.”
 

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