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Wed
19
Mar

Cambodia & Cards

By Carol Spicer.
 
Kicking off the Bosque County (Clifton) Rotary Club meeting last week, Curtis Weithorn was introduced for a presentation to the club. Weithorn said that as a long-time Director of the HOT Independent Grocers Association, which recently disbanded, he was given a portion of the funds left over in the coffers of the association, to use in any way he wished. He then presented a check for $2,888 to the Rotary Scholarship Fund for students in Bosque County. A standing ovation greeted the announcement.

 

Wed
19
Mar

County Democrats present Montoya

By Carol Spicer.
 
Speaking at the Bosque County Democrat Club’s meeting in Clifton last week, Dr. Marco Montoya said, “We have a great election in front of us. There are many democrats in this county, but it seems to be kept a secret. It’s time for a change – we must commit now.” Montoya is running for Texas Congressional District 25 which covers Bosque, and the counties between Travis and Tarrant counties.

 

Wed
12
Mar

Voting voices

By Brett Voss.
 
After the final votes were counted following the 2014 Primary Elections held last Tuesday, some things changed and some remained the same in Bosque County. But one thing proved certain, the county voters spoke and did so in large numbers. While political pundits around the country predicted low voter turnout for the primaries in this non-presidential election year, nothing could have been further from the truth in Bosque County. And certainly, Republicans hotly contesting five county seats and one state seat attracted the interest of voters around the area, while all of the area Democrats found themselves running unopposed in the primaries.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Here Comes The Judge

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
With Bosque County Judge Cole Word retiring before the end of his term, the Bosque County Commissioners appointed Judge-elect Dewey Ratliff as interim judge on Monday. Ratliff is the first Republican judge since the establishment of Bosque County in 1854. Winning the primary elections last week, and not having a Democratic opponent in the November elections, did not automatically qualify Ratliff to become the acting judge until his official term starts Jan. 1, 2015.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Texas Tall Tales

By Carol Spicer.
 
Bill O’Neal the 2012 Texas State Historian, and author of 42 books of historical importance, spoke about Texas Outlaws and Gunfights at the Bosque Museum on Sunday afternoon to a large group of local citizens. He spoke about his first book, the Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters which has been translated into German twice. It comprises information on 256 gunfighters, 195 shootouts, of which 160 took place in Texas.

 

Wed
12
Mar

Primary elections: Republicans rule

By Brett Voss.
 
After the final votes were counted following the 2014 Primary Elections held last Tuesday, some things changed and some remained the same in Bosque County. But one thing proved certain, the county voters spoke and did so in large numbers. While political pundits around the country predicted low voter turnout for the primaries in this non-presidential election year, nothing could have been further from the truth in Bosque County.

 

Wed
05
Mar

Sale Success

By Carol Spicer.
 
The newly reformed Central Texas Youth Fair kicked off with part one last week in Clifton, open to Bosque County youths. Differing from previous fairs, there will be a second open fair in September which will include youths from the surrounding counties, which will also offer jackpot shows. For 82 years, the Central Texas Youth Fair has been held as one week-long event, most recently in June, along with a rodeo and carnival. This year, the association decided to break the fair into two parts in an effort to help the kids only have to raise one animal – especially if they are showing in some of the other larger fairs during the winter months such as Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Local DAR chapter celebrates first year

Bosque River Valley Chapter NSDAR celebrated its one year anniversary on Feb. 24. The Chapter was organized on Feb. 2, 2013 and after a busy, productive and fun year, the Chapter had good reason to celebrate at their monthly Chapter meeting on February 24. Additional reasons for celebration are Texas State level 2013 contest awards, including first place award in Fiber Arts to Marion Mount for her beautiful needlework, “Jesus is Victor,” first place award in Women’s Issues Essay contest to Sue Fielden for her Career category essay, “Career Path: Domestic to School Teacher,” and second place award to Ruth Crawford for 2013 Best National Defense Program.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Wil’ Thang Wows ‘Em

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

A nervous 12-year-old Zane Taylor - a first year Meridian Chapter Future Farmers of America member - started showing his black angus heifer “Wil’” Thang” for the first time in the newly initiated jackpot show in Clifton last October. Just four months later, Wil’ Thang and Zane strutted their stuff again, at the Central Texas Youth Fair last Friday and it goes to show you never can tell.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Out with old

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

With several instructional materials up for replacement this year, including a 12-year old science book, Meridian Independent School District textbook coordinator Michele Garza wanted to be proactive. Back in September 2013, she contacted the District 12 Education Service Center in Waco, how to go about purchasing new materials under the Texas SB 6 adopted in 2011, which changed the adoption, purchase and distribution of instructional materials in Texas.
 

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