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Wed
13
Nov

Native American to speak at DAR

Bosque County Judge Cole Word signed an official proclamation Oct. 30, for the observance, in Bosque County, of National Native American Indian Heritage Month which is the month of November by designation of the U. S. Congress. Present for the signing of the proclamation were Chapter Regent Sue Fielden, Chaplain Therissa Young, who is also Committee Chair for Native American Indian Committee, and Marion Mount, Chair for the American History committee of the Bosque River Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Tue
05
Nov

Sweet & Scary

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It was the best of both worlds along Meridian’s Main Street last Thursday with Halloween. Hundreds of children and their parents dressed up and collected treats at the Trunk or Treat, the businesses and the homes just before sundown. As was the national trend, many family pets were dressed up and paraded along.
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Tue
05
Nov

Barbecue bucks

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

With all the hustle and bustle, the festive and fun activities surrounding the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Oct. 26, it is easy to forget that the event was initiated in 1987 as a means to promote the communities of Bosque County. The proceeds from NCBC’s two annual fundraising events - the cook-off and the auction - go towards supporting Bosque County non-profit organizations and college scholarships for high school seniors.
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Tue
05
Nov

BARK Birthday

By Carol Spicer.

With a whole group of Bosque County Animal Rescue Kennel volunteers on hand, along with members of the community, a special 10th birthday for the organization was held, along with a groundbreaking for the kennel’s new isolation kennel. Set under a tent in the front (cleared) “park area,” food was available along with entertainment for the event. Glenda Sager, vice-president, opened a short program thanking everyone for attending, and turning the program over to Cheri Rogers to read the recent proclamation signed by Mayor Richard Spitzer.
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Tue
05
Nov

Support nation’s troops, vets in red

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

As an act of patriotism, Red Friday started with the friends and families of deployed troops during WWII. Shortly after, communities around America would wear a red shirt to show their support for all active servicemen and women, veterans, and prisoners of war. Many have since embraced this tradition of local unity. Bosque County Judge Cole Word signed a proclamation Oct. 31, declaring November as Red Friday Awareness Month in Bosque County.
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Tue
29
Oct

Meridian Library benefit event raises over $5,000

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
According to Meridian Public Library board member Tena Ward, the best treat is a book. But, for a lot of people, the best treat Oct. 22 was the donation only chili supper the hosted for its loyal patrons and supporters.
 
Tue
29
Oct

Making hay pay

Auctioning hay at the Bosque County Hay show supplies scholarships.
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The 35th annual Bosque County Hay Show Oct. 21, farmers and ranchers filled the Bosque Bottoms Pavilion to show their support of the cause. By having their hay samples graded and analyzed, entrants are informed of the quality and nutritional value of their product, and through the sale of the samples in auction, the Hay Show supplies scholarships for Bosque County youths to further their education.
 
Tue
29
Oct

Halloween in Meridian

The First United Methodist Church holds a “trunk or treat” event on Halloween.
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In Meridian, on Oct. 31, the fun part of Halloween is the focus.
 
Tue
29
Oct

Turkey luncheon by Civic Society

The Clifton Civic Improvement Society will meet Nov. 6, at the Civic Center at 2 p.m. We will be preparing for our annual turkey which will be held Nov. 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hostesses for the meeting will be the fall dinner committee.

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Tue
29
Oct

Best of the best barbecue tradition

Clifton’s Randall Lyons assists the DW Bluesband on their live music set at the National Championship Barbecue Cook off last weekend.
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
For the 26th time, Meridian was host to one of the largest barbecue competitions around, the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff on Oct. 25-26. Many competitors mentioned how they felt it was a great honor to be allowed to cook at the invitation-only event. “If you cook here, you’re one of the ‘best of the best,’” Bert Blaha from LaGrange said during the awards ceremony. “The ‘finest of the finest,’ that is what we call this cook off. It is one of the best organized. And thanks to the pit bosses. Y’all take care of us, absolutely.”

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