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Wed
18
Feb

City considers water cures

During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the council approves a letter that must be sent
to all the residents, regarding the THM levels in the water, and noted that at this time the water is safe to drink.
Mayor Richard Spitzer said that the EPA requires a letter to be sent on the three-month average when THM levels go
above accepted levels; however he noted that he was given permission to note at the top of the letter that the water is currently safe to drink.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Non-Hostile Invasion

A car burns hues of orange in an alley, oil drum fires cast flickering light on a U.S. Army platoon intently, silently scouting the area, in search of a terrorist. It is Meridian, on Friday night – on a movie set. If you imagined away the sound, lighting and pyro-technicians the art department people, the wardrobe people, the script supervisor, the cameraman and his assistants,
Amerigeddon producer-director Mike Norris and his assistant director Larry with corncob pipe, the alley way behind the Bosque Collections looked like a deserted, eerily lit alley in a war zone
 
Wed
18
Feb

Local businesses honored

The Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Treasure’s Business Awards will be presented by Sen. Brian Birdwell
during a special ceremony and reception to be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. at the CLIFTEX Theatre. The community is invited to the event which will honor the CLIFTEX, The Clifton Record, Leon’s Floor Coverings, and Don’s Cleaners.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Concerns over county road crisis

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

The Commissioners’ courtroom on Monday morning was filled with people. It wasn’t until the last item – Announcements – that it became clear why they were there. They were residents living off County Road 3640, 3645 and 3635 – in the Smith Bend area along the Brazos River. And they came to bring forward their complaints regarding the deplorable state of the roads in their area, and to state the issues were not being addressed to their satisfaction by their area’s commissioner Sammy Leach.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Blazin’ bucks

Chili Gang member Danny Allen tries some of the chili prior to the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser Monday.

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

At the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department about twenty- four members at the ready twenty four hours a day, and if necessary risk their own safety, when securing yours. And over 200 citizens came to the Meridian Civic Center Monday evening to show their support of the city’s firefighters, by buying stretch raffle tickets, signing up for silent auction items and spending around $1,400 on auction cakes. Even though attendance was down a bit from last year, the bucks were apparently burning a hole in people’s pockets, because the fundraiser brought in $8,395; three thousand more than last year’s.
 
Wed
11
Feb

The Whiz Kids

Meridian third-eighth grade students awaiting their turn in the 2015 Spelling Bee as sponsor Sarah DeBorde explains the competition rules (above); Alternate champ Holly Shaw and Spelling Bee Champion Chris Dixon excited after their win (below right).

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Each year the Meridian Independent School District enrolls students from grades three-eight to participate in the competition. On Feb. 6, 46 students gathered in the Meridian Elementary School cafeteria to show off their spelling skills before a panel of three judges.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Trapper John bids farewell

Their official title is Wildlife Damage Management Technician, but most people know them as trappers. Bosque County’s trapper John Mitchell retired after 15years of service to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Wildlife Services. On Jan. 30, he was honored with a retirement reception at the Bosque Collections 
 
 
Wed
11
Feb

Bumpy roads lead to court

The Commissioners’ courtroom on Monday morning was filled with people. It  wasn’t until the last item – Announcements
– that it became clear why they were there. They were residents living off County Road 3640, 3645 and 3635 – in the Smith
Bend area along the Brazos River 
 
 
Wed
11
Feb

BARK If You Care

The 12th annual Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels Gala filled the Bosque Arts Center with fun, fabulous food, and a slew of wonderful auction items on Saturday evening. As doors opened, guests browsed silent auction items, bought raffle tickets, viewed the items to be sold in the live auction and spent time visiting with old friends and new friends of BARK.
 
 
Wed
04
Feb

Invasion Meridian

By Simone Wichers-Voss
A car burns hues of orange in an ally, oil drum fires cast flickering light on a U.S. Army platoon intently, silently scouting
the area, in search of a terrorist. It is Meridian, on Friday night; movie set Meridian for the independent feature film,   Amerigeddon.
 

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