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Wed
19
Feb

Planning ahead

By Carol Spicer.
 
Clifton City Council met Tuesday, Feb. 11, with a short agenda and short two aldermen. In quick order, the minutes were approved as well as the consent agenda. The consent agenda approved the general election to be held May 10 to elect three aldermen; as well as the closing of Ave. D from Live Oak to FM 219 on April 26, during Main Street’s Boots ’n Brews. The regular department reports were also approved. Danny Wright was on hand to give the annual fiscal year 2012-13 audit report from Cunningham, Shaver, Christensen & Wright LLP. He said, “The report is unqualified, which means there were no irregularities in the audit.”
 
Wed
19
Feb

Bond To Build

By Carol Spicer.
 
During regular session of the Clifton Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, Feb. 17, a full discussion was held regarding the need for a bond election in the amount of $23,300,000 to build a new elementary school and a 750 seat auditorium. In previous meetings and planning meetings, CISD has covered the need for a new two-story elementary school to be built on the grounds of the current school, however, facing 15th Street. Monday’s meeting with Josh Brown of Huckabee was to cover the options for the auditorium.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Superior service

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Bosque County’s AgriLife Extension Service agent David Winkler received a Superior Service Award in the Distinguished Career category during the agency’s Centennial Conference in College Station Jan. 8 There are 10 Superior Service categories in all and Winkler was one of three recipients in the Distinguished Career category of the Superior Service Awards.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Great Expectations

By Brett Voss
 
When Clifton High School principal Sharon Bergman introduced new Clifton Independent School District athletic director and football head coach Chuck Caniford to a crowd of 50-60 parents and interested alumni on hand for a reception hosted by the Clifton Athletic Booster Club Monday night at the CHS cafeteria, the veteran coach brought high hopes of returning the Clifton Cubs to past gridiron glory.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Whirlybird war waging

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
For those in a trauma situation or experiencing a medical emergency assistance can’t come quick enough, and in some cases transport by ground ambulance just isn’t an option. At present Bosque County is in the luxurious position that three helicopter emergency services are competing to cover the area – AirEvac based in West, CareFlite from Whitney and Air Methods from Hamilton – all promising excellent medical care and speedy transportation.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Preserving History

Meridian Tribune’s news editor Simone Wichers-Voss receives the Bosque County Historical Commission’s Election Oak
Award from Bosque Collections Manager Ruth Crawford Saturday
 
Tue
04
Feb

Distinguished career, superior service

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Bosque County’s AgriLife Extension Service agent David Winkler received a Superior Service Award in the Distinguished Career category during the agency’s Centennial Conference in College Station Jan. 8 There are 10 Superior Service categories in all and Winkler was one of three recipients in the Distinguished Career category of the Superior Service Awards.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Prepared, Not Scared

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. For the first time since 2006, tornadoes claimed the lives in north central Texas in 2013. Six people lost their lives in Granbury as a tornado produced EF4 damage in the Rancho Brazos Subdivisions. These were the first tornado fatalities since the Anna-Westminster tornado of May 9, 2006. As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth offered a SKYWARN severe weather program.
 
Tue
04
Feb

In Remembrance: Steven Fromholz

By Carol Spicer.
 
Steven Fromholz, singer, songwriter, poet, actor, whitewater river guide, rancher and Texas Poet Laureate, was killed in a freak gun accident in Schelicher County, Texas on Jan. 19, 2014. He and his companion and ranch owner, Susan or “Sweetums,” were preparing to check traps they had built to capture feral hogs which were becoming ever more prevalent in West Texas. It was their habit to check the check the traps, destroy any hogs therein, and leave the carcasses to be removed by ranch hands. They were not, as generally reported by most of the press, “going hunting for feral hogs.”

 

Tue
04
Feb

Tipping Cash Sales

By Carol Spicer.
 
The second annual Clifton 4-H/FFA Booster dinner filled the Clifton Civic Center with those supporting the multitude of youths who participate in the annual Central Texas Youth Fair. A steak tips dinner was grilled up outside by Jason Whitley, Roger Parks, Brian Harris, with the help of Mike Prescher and Lance Dieterich, while those inside helped keep the baked potatoes hot and the salad dishes full for the wrap-around line of supporters.

 

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