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Tue
26
Nov

Clifton food drive totals 50,420 pounds

By Carol Spicer.

Despite the cold, wet morning on Friday, afternoon traffic at Clifton’s 24th “Food for Families” drop off picked up to fill the food bank. A spokesman for the Clifton Ministerial Alliance said it was one of the best food drives we have had in Clifton in spite of the weather. The food drive brought in 50,420 lbs which included monetary gifts converted to pounds.
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Tue
26
Nov

Lasting Legacy

By Carol Spicer.

During last week’s Bosque County Republican Club meeting, the late Tom Bratcher was honored as a leader, and his wife, Nancy honored the two mainstays in the club who have carried on his legacy. Neil McDowell opened the program after dinner saying, “Those of us who knew and worked with Tom (Bratcher), truly miss him. He believed in God and country, in that order, and was a very special person.”
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Wed
20
Nov

Camelot Crumbled

By Brett Voss.

Tue
19
Nov

Providing token of independence

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It is immediately apparent that blond-haired, brown-eyed Carson was born to please and serve. He wears a red bandana saying, “Don’t pet me. I’m working.” Intelligent as he is, and welltrained the blond Labrador helps his master, Brandon Doyle with opening doors and drawers, pressing elevator buttons, picking up keys, putting on lights and signaling for help.
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Tue
19
Nov

Our Savior Serves

By Carol Spicer.

The 64th annual Smorgasbord was held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Norse on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with two seating each evening. While waiting to be seated visitors gather in the sanctuary and listen to Pasty Squyres on the organ offering both traditional Norwegian music, as well as Christmas carols. The first Smorgasbord at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church began in 1949 when the congregation became tired of having to go to the creek for water. The women of the church decided to hold a Smogasbord to raise the funds to install running water into the church hall, piped down from the old parsonage.
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Tue
19
Nov

Hometown heroes honored at TBT

By Carol Spicer.

Filling the Tin Building Theatre on Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, veterans from the community were honored by Lutheran Sunset Ministries and Daughters of the American Revolution, along with other local dignitaries, during a special Veterans’ Day program. A patriotic prelude was offered by Steve Watson, and the welcome was given by Rodney Rueter, CEO Lutheran Sunset Ministries.
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Wed
13
Nov

City council appoints new police chief

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Meridian City Hall received letters from 20 applicants regarding the opening for Meridian Police Chief following former Chief Albert Biggs’ retirement. After careful review of all the letters, Meridian City Council unanimously decided Nov. 4, to offer Meridian Police Officer and acting chief Christopher Blanton the job.
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Wed
13
Nov

Come On In

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

In just over a year of construction, Meridian Independent School District added two impressive facilities to the campuses, a state-of-the-art field house with automatic flush toilets and concession stand, and a middle school extension to house grades six - eight with a top-notch science lab. On Nov. 5, the public was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and to view these new facilities by Superintendent Dr. John Horak and the MISD school board.
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Wed
13
Nov

Early Thanksgiving turkey lunch served

By Carol Spicer.

The annual Clifton Civic Improvement Society’s Turkey Luncheon was a sell-out on Thursday when they served the annual special meal to 400 guests at the Civic Center. By noon, the Civic Center was full as guests filled up on turkey, dressing, and all the fixings, including homemade desserts. Society members helped guests with drinks and carrying plates for them, as well as simply enjoying visiting with them.
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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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