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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.

 

Wed
01
Jan

Saying goodbye to 2013, taking a look back at year

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It’s always hard to say goodbye. Looking back to events in Bosque County in 2013, there were the usual annually recurring events, large and small; numerous school-related events like graduations and homecomings; sports; vacation bible schools and summer activities. Here is a selection of the events, as a reminder of all the things that happened in the county over the past year.
 
Wed
01
Jan

Yin Yang, Central Texas style

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Meet Yin, meet Yang, meet Yin and Yang. Meet Walter a.k.a. Zack, meet Genie; meet the Zachariases. Because like the YinYang symbol, one without the other is none, and together the whole is greater than the parts; contrasts but together a perfect circle. And each alone is as diverse and multi-facetted as the 100-year ranch they live on - the 1917 newspaper behind the wallpaper supports the ranch’s age.
 
Wed
01
Jan

Life is special in Clifton

When local Pastor and Lion Dr. Jerry Smith can take time to sing to a baby at the Lions Club supper.

 

Wed
01
Jan

2013 in review

By Carol Spicer.
 
As we find ourselves stepping into a new year, it’s time to take a look back and figure out where the year 2013 went – and so very quickly. The year 2013 closed out with actual winter weather, and the touch of ice and below freezing temperatures may have slowed some events down, but it also put everyone in a Christmas mood.

 

Wed
25
Dec

Consequences of bad choices

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
A Justice of the Peace, also known as JP, is a presiding officers of the justice court and the small claims court. They have jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, issues arrest and search warrants and magistrates adult and juvenile offenders. As such Bosque County JP Precinct 1, Ray Ballmann sees youthful offenders in his court on a regular basis.
 

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