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Wed
08
Oct

County tax rates compared

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
With the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1, Bosque County - after holding public hearings in which the public could offer their comments - the counties towns and independent school districts have all set their 2014-15 property tax rates. The total property tax rate for Bosque County residents is built up by four components: The Bosque County tax rate, the independent school district tax rate, the city tax rate and the Middle Trinity Water District rate.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Meridian Milestone

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Back in 1934, Company 1827-V of the Civilian Conservation Corps came to Bosque County to build a dam and buildings in what was to become the Meridian State Recreation Area. Since then it has provided a natural haven to outdoor enthusiasts. Now 80 years after completion in Oct. 1934, the park and its Texas Parks and Wildlife rangers celebrated the anniversary in a big way Saturday.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Rainbow Room

By Simone Wichers-Voss & Carol Spicer
 
Imagine being a young child, either neglected or abused to the extent CPS feels that it is necessary to take you out of the one place you know as home. You and your siblings are picked up by strangers and bundled away immediately. You can’t take your “blankie,” your favorite T-shirt, or your school supplies – CPS is there to provide for these children. Bosque County Child Protective Services has been working hard at providing a Rainbow Room resource center to help the children who are neglected or abused to the extent that CPS deems it necessary to remove them from their homes.
 
Wed
01
Oct

All-around seal of approval

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Without any comment from the public in both public hearings regarding approval of the 2014-15 fiscal year budget and the new city tax rate of $0.56695 was adopted by the Meridian City Council Sept. 22. Also approved were an ASG monitored intrusion system for City Hall - the key pads, motion detectors and silent alarm system is for protection of city employees and guarding sensitive material in the police and municipal court file cabinets; and hiring present reserve officer Dewayne Sims as third patrol officer for the Meridian Police Department.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Meridian Public Library Fall Chili Supper raises funds

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Even though the Meridian Public Library Fall Chili supper started as a “thank you” to all the patrons and supporters of Meridian’s unique book depository, it has turned out to be a successful fundraiser.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Dash for cash

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The initial reason to have a barbecue cookoff in town was to raise money for local charities and scholarships. Twenty-seven years later, the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff is still raising money for worthy causes and local youths’ education.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Extravaganza

The Fifth Annual Bosque County Go Texan Extravaganza will be held at the Armory in Clifton on Saturday, Nov. 8, according to Juanita Miller of Morgan, Ambassador of the Bosque County Go Texan Committee. The goal of the Bosque County Go Texan Committee is to support the youths of Bosque County by providing a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior in each of the eight school districts in Bosque County.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Founding Families

By Carol Spicer
 
With family members of the founders of Goodall-Witcher Hospital on hand Thursday afternoon under the big tent, CEO Adam Willmann welcomed a large gathering on hand to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the hospital. The hospital was started in 1939 by Dr. V.C. Goodall and Dr. S.L. Witcher, when they decided that Clifton and the surrounding communities needed healthcare. Family members present on Thursday included their children, Susan Witcher Thomas and Dr. Seth Witcher, along with Van Goodall, who have all been active in celebrating the growth of the hospital over the years.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Fairview celebrates 125th anniversary

By Carol Spicer
 
Fairview Baptist Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. The celebration will feature a lot of special music, a display of antiques, and dinner on the grounds.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Interim adminstrator named

By Carol Spicer
 
Clifton City Council met in a called session on Tuesday to seat City Secretary as interim City Administrator for three months, following a recommendation by Mayor Richard Spitzer. Alderman Raymond Zuehlke made the motion to name Harvey as interim City Administrator, effective immediately. The motion passed unanimously.

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