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Jun

CTYF Kicks Up Some Dust for 82nd Year

Livestock moves in, exhibitor’s breakfast held Thursday
 
By Carol Spicer
The ClifTon Record
 
This morning, livestock started moving
in to the barns and will be weighed
throughout the day for the kickoff of the
82nd Central Texas Youth Fair and Rodeo.
Judging of rabbits will take place at 8
p.m., this evening, with a watermelon social
also held from 8-9 p.m.
Thursday morning will start early with
the annual exhibitor’s breakfast at the Clifton
Civic Center, from 6:30-8 a.m., served
by the Clifton Lions Club and co-hosted
by Bosque County Properties Real Estate.
Judging of jackpot lambs will begin at 8
a.m. on Thursday, followed by judging of
jackpot goats. Judging of the ag mechanics
Tue
02
Apr
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Clifton Youth Support Group raises funds

The fair promotes animals, agriculture and family pride as the Sanders boys show off the winning steer last year.

The Clifton Support Group has planned a large fundraiser dinner, silent auction, raffle, and door prizes event for Saturday, April 6, at the Clifton Civic Center from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased for $10 from Clifton 4-H or FFA members or at Clifton Feed and Service Center.

Tue
02
Apr
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Easter in the Park

The Easter bunny and candy takes one youngster away from the egg hunt.

With the Easter bunny on hand to greet all the youngsters, and sponsored by Brookshire’s, the annual Easter in the Park filled Clifton’s City Park with kids of all ages on Saturday morning. The kids were broken into three different age brackets from 0-12 years of age, and each group had an area of the park to hunt eggs. What is usually the largest group, the 0-4 year olds, was one of the smaller groups this year with loads of kids in the other divisions.

Tue
02
Apr
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Backyard chicken session Thursday

Kate Whitney gets up close and personal with a baby chick at Clifton Feed and Service Center last week in preparation for the upcoming Backyard Chicken brown-bag luncheon set for Thursdy, April 4.

The Backyard Chickens session has been rescheduled because two different dates were announced for one of the Backyard Basics brown-bag luncheons being offered by Bosque County Agrilife Extension Service. This past week, only a couple of people showed up at Clifton Feed and Service Center for the seminar and so David Winkler and Kate Whitney decided that the best thing to do is put if off until Thursday, April 4.

Tue
02
Apr
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Historic education reform bills passes house

In principal, Texas 83 Legislature House Bill 5, seems a blessing to students, teachers and parents alike. On March 27, the 150-member Texas House debated 10 hours and approved House Bill 5 with a 147-2 vote. HB5, authored by Public Education Committee Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock, seeks to reform education in several ways. The bill relates to curriculum requirements, assessment and public school accountability now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

Tue
02
Apr
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In Vino Veritas

Gary and Evan McKibben of Meridian’s Red Caboose Winery in the winery’s tasting room.

In Vino Veritas is Latin for “in wine [there is the] truth”. In the case of Meridian’s Red Caboose Winery, there is truth in the wine awards they win. Judges at The Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition and at the Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition selected RCW wines to be among the best, not only in Texas, but world-wide.

Tue
02
Apr
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Combining Faith & Fun

Children and their parents racing to grab the most Easter Eggs at the Bosque Bottoms last Saturday.

Easter is a holiday that combines the joys of warmer spring weather, celebrating a new sowing season, and for Christians it is rejoicing the resurrection of Jesus Christ, absolving sin. Activities in Meridian last Saturday showed that combination to a “T.” Several churches held sunrise services. The First Baptist Church of Meridian invited everyone out to a children’s Easter Extravaganza with a hot dog lunch, snow cones and all sorts of outdoor games. And there was a special sermon, reminding those present why Easter is celebrated.

Tue
26
Mar
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Leaving the school district ship shape

MISD school board President Todd Hyatt and departing Superintendent Scott Hogue.

Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Scott Hogue’s last board meeting before his departure March 31 was filled with personnel matters – teacher contract considerations, vacation guidelines and a new position. In matters of teacher contract consideration, the principals and Athletic Director make recommendations to Meridian Independent School District’s superintendent. The school board has a final say in the matter of extending or ending employee contracts.

Tue
26
Mar
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To be seated

Meridian Mayor Johnnie Hauerland returns for another term.

Seats for Meridian mayor’s position and two city council members were open. With no contenders to those who filed for office, no elections were necessary. Mayor Johnnie Hauerland will enter a second term as Meridian’s Mayor, Jeff Hicks extends his city council participation and Connie Tweedle enters the city council arena. On the eve of their renewed service to the city, the Meridian Tribune asked the Mayor and the council members to state their priorities and interests; and to re-introduce themselves to the public.

Tue
26
Mar
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State water funding approved

Proposed reservoir expansion cancelled by city council.

Hopefully for the Clifton City Council, the discontinuation of pursuing the proposed expansion of the Clifton Reservoir will not prove to be one that got away. State water funding has been a priority issue in Austin during the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature, and members of the Texas House and Texas Senate are drafting legislation to allocate money to future water projects across the state.

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