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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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Thu
24
Oct

County keeping up with technology

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Oct. 15, showed a diversity of items to be discussed and decided upon. The topics ranged from approving pay claims to discussing computer software, the district attorney’s request for financial aid and grant applications. Much had to do with software and hardware in law enforcement and judiciary system. Software provider Netdata had offered the City of Clifton a software package to manage the Municipal Court data. This package would be on the Bosque County server.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Meridian High celebrates homecoming

MHS mascot Awesome’s young cousins Buzzy B and Ballerina B with their Pre-K and Kindergarten co-students show support at the Black and Gold pep rally last Friday
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Because of Columbus Day Oct. 14, it was a short school week for students, but it was brimming with school spirit. Prior to the Homecoming varsity football game Meridian Yellowjackets versus Dawson Bulldogs on Friday night, students at the Meridian school campuses were showing their support by dressing up in the day’s theme.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Vanacek steps down

Retiring Meridian Economic Development Corporation President Mike Vanecek and MEDC Director David Duke before a meeting.
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Meridian Economic Development Corporation President Mike Vanecek decided to retire his post. “After all the years I was on the EDC, I felt it was time for new leadership to step in,” Vanecek said. He served over seven years as the organization’s president. In October, MEDC officers are instated, which is why Vanecek’s decided to announce his retirement at this time.
 

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