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Wed
17
Jun

Practicing all the pieces for readiness

Staff Report
Meridian Tribune
“Press briefing at 11 a.m.,” Bosque County Emergency Coordinator Tim Jeske said to Meridian Tribune news editor Simone Wichers- Voss handing her a PIO vest. “You’ll get your talking points a little beforehand.” PIO stands for public information officer. The Bosque County Emergency Operations Center had sent out a Level 1 maximum readiness– emergency conditions alert at 8:04 a.m. on June 11. But it also said, “This is an exercise!  o action required.”

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Wed
17
Jun

Guns galore

By Zach Nichols
Meridian Tribune
Hundreds flooded into the Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Meridian Gun Show. The event was hosted by Whipp Farm Productions.  “People come from all over,” Whipp Farm co-owner Charles Montgomery said. “The vendors have stuff youcan’t get anywhere else.”

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Wed
10
Jun

Eclectic fabric

BY CAROL SPICER
Bosque Museum opened its new exhibition on Saturday with an eclectic collection of fabric art hangings from all around Texas and beyond. Dr. Cheryl Christian of Hutto, editor of Needle Arts put the show together for the Museum. She said that she knew most of the artists hanging in the show, but she put out word for a collection that would fit the museum.  
 
Wed
10
Jun

Dangerous drift

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
Cluelessness, queen mattresses and flood waters do not mix. In fact they might be a recipe for danger, as four young women in their twenties found out June 3 when they clambered – without life vests - onto an inflatable mattress and into the Bosque River. Around 5:45 p.m., the Bosque County dispatch at the Sheriff ’s Office received a call from someone who was concerned her friends were lost on the Bosque River.   
 
Wed
10
Jun

Commissioners form county’s rst ESD

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
Sixty-two percent of Bosque County voters voted to create an Emergency Services District in the recent special elections May 9. At the Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, the commissioners officially approved the order to form the Emergency Services District #1, a new taxing entity. “I am so glad the voters overwhelmingly agreed to create the ESD,” Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff said. “is is a long term, stable way to ensure medical services in the county in the future. It will also free up general funds for the county and the cities.” 
 
Wed
10
Jun

Unique fabric art decorates museum

By Carol Spicer
 
Bosque Museum opened its new exhibition on Saturday with an eclectic collection of fabric art hangings from all around Texas and beyond. Dr. Cheryl Christian of Hutto, editor of Needle Arts put the show together for the Museum. She said that she knew most of the artists hanging in the show, but she put out word for a collection that would fit the museum.
 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Securing emergency services funds

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Sixty-two percent of Bosque County voters voted to create an Emergency Services District in the recent special elections May 9. At the Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, the commissioners officially approved the order to form the Emergency Services District #1, a new taxing entity.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Fundamental fun

Hey y’all, Hank, canine Head of Ranch Security is back to combat summer reading loss again  Keeping the kids reading in the summer is fun-damental, Hank the Cowdog said recently.  Together with the Meridian Tribune Hank is on the ongoing mission to solve “The Mystery of Summer  Reading loss,” called the summer setback. The reading skills just fly  out the window, along with the desire to do anything difficult.

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Wed
03
Jun

Meridian High School graduates class of 30

Dressed in their black togas and caps, the Meridian High School Class of 2015 were nervous, but happily so.  Last Friday they officially graduated after Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Dr. John  Horak declared they had all reachedthe necessary requirements to receive heir high school diplomas.

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Wed
03
Jun

Bosque rising

The torrential rains last Thursday had rivers and creeks in the area swelling and flowing  into the flood plain. Within 30 minutes, a cascade over the river bank flooded the Bosque Bottoms mid morning. The river came close to flooding Highway 22 near  the Lion’s Park. The River crested at 29.03 feet, as predicted  by the Bosque County Emergency Management. It  had risen 20 feet in six hours.

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