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15
Oct

Back in time

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The towns of Clifton, Cranfills Gap, and Meridian combine to uphold Norwegian traditions beyond the county lines and to continue to honor our past and reach into the future as so many people discover this haven of Norwegian heritage.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Recognizing animal cruelty

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals in Texas maintains a Rescue and Investigations Department with three full-time humane investigators who respond to more than 4,000 cases of cruelty each year in Texas of which less than 20- -or less than half of one percent--are pursued with civil charges. The balance of the cruelty investigations are resolved through education and compliance.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Keeping The Faith

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Norse in Bosque County was the largest Norwegian settlement in Texas. Within sight of the renowned Lutheran St Olaf ’s Kirke rock church, on CR 4155, off FM 2136, stands an unassuming wood structure steeple-less Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Stone age

Many people and visitors to the county do not realize that man has always lived in Bosque County. The oldest known inhabitant in Bosque County, and many think in Texas, is the Horn Shelter Man found in a rock shelter beside the Brazos River in Bosque County.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Crowning Moment

By Carol Spicer
 
Following a week of homecoming events at Clifton High School, including the annual parade and community pep rally in Cub Stadium Wednesday night, the week culminated in the annual all-district pep rally where Shane Bruno was crowned Homecoming King Friday. That night, at the homecoming game, the queen and her court sparkled at half time and the 2013 Queen Kaitlyn Amundson crowned the 2014 Queen Keylee Sinderud, amid the loud cheers of the full stadium. Keylee was escorted by her father, Terrence Sinderud.
 
Wed
15
Oct

Santa’s Angels return with gifts

It may only be October, but Bosque County’s Child Protective Services is already planning for Christmas. The Santa’s Angels program provides Christmas gifts to children in less fortunate families, and county sign-ups for eligible families has begun.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Pumpkin Patch

By Carol Spicer
 
The annual G-W Auxiliary Pumpkin Patch and bake sale will be Saturday, Oct. 11, on the hospital grounds. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and go until noon or when sold out. Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins along with specialty and decorated pumpkins will be offered. A photo area for kids will be available as well as plenty of homemade baked goods. Proceeds will benefit G-W Hospital.
 
Wed
08
Oct

EDC approves Main St. sidewalk grant

By Carol Spicer
 
Main Street director Ashley Able was on hand at the monthly meeting of the Clifton Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday evening to answer questions about the downtown WiFi and to request funding for the matching funds needed for the Main Street sidewalk project. David Corpier and Ryan Stanley were on hand to explain the need for enhancement on the WiFi system, which they are working on, and said that they would be installing a point-to-point broadcast to the top of BJ’s Western Wear to fully cover the area to Hwy. 6. “We will make it right,” said Corpier.
 
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.
 

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