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Wed
29
Jul

Vacation cash outs cause budget bind

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Bosque County employees can carry over up to two years of vacation days into a following year, with a maximum of 240 hours. This is proving  a problem when an employee’s contract is terminated or they decide to leave on their own accord. The issue was discussed at the  Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, but in spite of an extensive discussion no action was  taken. The commissioners wanted to review the options before making a  decision that would change the policy regarding cashing out on unused  vacation days.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Council votes to continue youth curfew

By Simone Wichers-Voss
In the past, Meridian dealt with groups of youth roaming the streets at night, sometimes causing mischief. To curb the nuisance a curfew ordinance was adopted in 1999. State law requires that curfew ordinances are reviewed every three years. Even though the city is not experiencing any problems regarding juvenile nocturnal activities, city council approved continuing the curfew ordinance unaltered at the July 6, city council meeting. The city council finds and determines it is in the best interest of public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Meridian to maintain the  regulations pertaining to curfew hours for minors.
Wed
22
Jul

AgriLife Summer Fun gets kids close up to wildlife

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Many Bosque County residents remember the days that Texas Safari was a game park open to the public, with rhino’s, giraffes and a high-dive show on Saturdays.  Now it is a privately owned ranch without drive-through facilities. But the lucky children participating in the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office Summer Fun day July 7 got the very special treat of a four hour tour of the beautiful game ranch. The kids piled  into ATV’s or into Elvira the truck’s open seating.
Wed
22
Jul

Clifton delivers fun with 64th annual rodeo and parade

Only few real cowboys in real life break a colt or would dream of riding a mad bull. But at the rodeo the adrenaline junkies are all about the daring bull-riding, the skillful roping, the exhilarating barrel racing, the hilarious steer saddling and the fun mutton busting, even if it was on a small scale. The 64th Annual Clifton  Rodeo Friday and Saturday night brought all those elements and more together for a great time with the crowd filling the bleachers at the arena.  
Wed
22
Jul

Life in her songs

By Carol Spicer
A rare treat not only filled the Bosque Arts Center with people on Saturday night – but more important, it filled the theatre with the music of a true vocal artist, Suzy Bogguss.  Taking the stage with her guitar, an upright bass player and a lead guitar and bass player, Bogguss brought the best of her own, and others people  music, spanning several generations filling the evening with a songs like “Outbound Plane,” “Shannandoah,”  “Aces,” along with many songs from her newest CD Lucky, songs all written  by Merle Haggard. 
 
Wed
22
Jul

New business still looking for home

By Carol Spicer
With a pending grant and loan from Clifton Economic Development Corporation, David Rater of Pearson’s Livestock Equipment,  spoke at last week’s meeting of the Clifton City Council. Though a tentative plan to purchase the old Davis Trucking Co. was under consideration by Pearson’s, Rater explained  that they would have to pass on that property saying “there are too many environmental issues.”  However, he left the council meeting to go look at other properties in the area, to hopefully find one where they could build the manufacturing  plant and company headquarters.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Planning ahead

By Carol Spicer
During the monthly meeting of West Shore Civic Association on July 14, the program featured Christopher Dean and Jared Tadsen  of the Corps of Engineers, who offered information about Lake Whitney. President Julian Wilson welcomed  everyone to the meeting, thanking everyone for coming and  filling the meeting hall.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Musuem begins county family history project

Bosque County possesses a unique history not found in many counties in the early history of Texas. Many different genealogical groups have melded with the Norwegian, German and Scotch-Irish immigrants to produce a unique culture with traditions found only in Bosque County. Descendants of these early pioneer families are proud of their heritage and rightly desire to share their heritage with younger family members and future descendants.

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Wed
15
Jul

Man’s best friend

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was love at first sight when 19 young men – and their counselors - from Camp Ailihpomeh first saw the dogs and puppies at the Bosque Animal Rescue Shelter. The boisterous puppies and kennel dogs were more than happy to receive all the extra attention, melting the hearts and bringing ear-to-ear smiles to the faces of the 17-19 yearolds. Even those not accustomed to dogs in their lives instantly feeling how a dog can be a man’s best friend.

 

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Wed
15
Jul

Clamping down with drug busts

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Last month, drug possession and drug trafficking in Bosque County was hit regularly by local law enforcement. On June 22, a car was travelling 76 miles per hour on a 40 mph zone. When Clifton Police Officer Ryals conducted a traffic stop for speeding he detected the odor of burning marijuana. As a result of the odor, Ryals questioned the driver and conducted a search of the driver’s pockets at which point Ryals located a set of brass knuckles, which are classified as a prohibited weapon.

 

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