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Wed
08
Jul

Having A Blast

By Carol Spicer

ghting up the long parade and the crowds in the park, to the evening fireworks – Valley Mills shined brightly all day on Saturday. Drawing hundreds to town, the very long morning parade included a multitude of antique tractors, kids on bikes, floats, adorned cars and trucks, and, of course, horseback riders. Following the parade, people from all ends of town walked or traveled to Santa Fe Park for the festivities that included the results of various contests, such as the Little Miss Firecracker and Mr. Fourth of July, and the parade contest for floats, tractors, and bicycles.   

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Wed
08
Jul

Singing the Red and White blues

By Zach Nichols

The Civic Music Association hosted its beloved patriotic music program, “Red, White, and Proud,” this past Saturday at the Bosque Arts Center. The event showcased talent from all around Bosque County, culminating in a communal sing-along. Performers included McKenna Crabtree on guitar and vocals, the Partain Bluegrass Band featuring David and Vicky Partain, a female vocal trio comprised of Beth Fry, Lisa Payne and Karen Thomasy, Sydney Montgomery on snare drum, Shelden Dowden on Piano, a female vocal quartet featuring Mercy Newell, Carissa Canapi, Calina Canapi and Korina Felizardo, and the Canapi sisters on piano.   

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Wed
08
Jul

Factory of fun

By Zach Nichols

Sweet, sweet summertime. Children flock to swimming pools, ice-cream shops, and movie theaters to beat the heat. Pencils and pens are traded for video-game controllers and footballs. Grills emit smoke in an enthusiastic display of June. Class is in session. Imagination Factory, a day-camp hosted by the Bosque Arts Center, was held this past week, culminating in a final showcase last Thursday. Students, in grades 1-5, participated in a weeklong celebration of the arts, engaging in hands-on crafts and singing. The camp promotes kindness and positive thinking, while encouraging kids to think creatively.   

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Wed
01
Jul

County Education Coop relocates classes to Meridian

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
State and federal regulations under the IDEA 2004 requires a least restrictive environment for all students, including those with disabilities. Each local agency must ensure to the maximum extent appropriate, that children with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled.

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Wed
01
Jul

Mosquito risk for West Nile at all-time high

WACO – In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.

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Wed
01
Jul

More number crunching

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Before each budget workshop, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff explained how the county was making adjustments to clear deficits and to couple expenses to revenue. He also explained that he expected most departments, beside an incorporated pay raise of about three percent, that the budgets will be pretty flat, meaning there will not be much change from the 2014-15 budget.

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Wed
01
Jul

Comissioners workshop on sheriff’s office, jail

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Before each budget workshop, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff explained how the county was making adjustments to clear deficits and to couple expenses to revenue. He also explained that he expected most departments, beside an incorporated pay raise of about three percent, that the budgets will be pretty flat, meaning there will not be much change from the 2014-15 budget. When Bosque County Commissioners and representatives from the Bosque County Sherriff’s Office came together over next year’s finances for the department and jail June 18, a three percent pay increase was included in the budget which is just over $2 million.   
Wed
01
Jul

Changing proactively

By Simone Wichers-Voss
State and federal regulations under  restrictive environment for all students, including those with disabilities. Each local agency must ensure to the maximum extent appropriate, that children with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled. Whereas the Bosque County Education Cooperation in Meridian was a safe haven for special needs students in Bosque County, the separate campus did not entirely comply with these guidelines.   
Wed
01
Jul

Emergency Only?

By Carol Spicer
Last week, the students participating in the summer reading program at Nellie Pederson Civic Library were offered a special program by a CareFlite crew. One of the many helicopters used by CareFlite to transport patients flew into Clifton for the crew to talk to the kids about safety on many levels. The EMT and Nurse both fielded questions about the helicopter, while taking the time to also ask the kids about how many of them used seat belts; who to call in the case of an emergency; and other safety questions. They then told the kids why all the knowledge of safety is important every day.  
Wed
24
Jun

Pledging duty

By Simone Wichers-Voss
The Clifton Record After pledging to uphold their offices to the best of their abilities  idney Carlisle, Anita Diebenow and Larry Denman held the firstmeeting of the newly-appointed  Emergency Service District No. 1Board June 18 at the Bosque County Commissioners Courtroom. The first order of business was to appoint the board’s officers: Carlisle accepted the role of board president, Denman vice president and Diebenow secretary. In his absence, Melvin Musgrove was made treasurer. Originally John Cunningham was named to the board, but due to changed circumstances decided against accepting the appointment. At Commissioners’ Court Monday, retired Bosque County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bob Flood was named in his place. This initial board will be in place until Jan. 2016. It has quite a checklist to complete - mostly consisting of administrative tasks like selecting a mailing address, selecting an attorney, setting up  

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