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Trick Or Treating

By Carol Spicer
 
Everyone downtown was smiling as the streets filled with ghosts and goblins and witches and princesses for the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street. The streets and crossings were manned by members of the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department to keep everyone safe, and adults seemed to be enjoying seeing all the kid’s costumes.
 
Wed
05
Nov

CISD bond election determined a tie

By Carol Spicer
 
After five months of discussion in Clifton regarding the vote count for the Clifton Independent School District’s $23 million bond which was placed on the May election ballot, the issue finally went to court for a formal decision. An Agreed Judgment was settled Oct. 21, before the trial even started on Oct. 28 in the 220th Judicial District in Bosque County. The Agreed Judgment noted that the CISD Board of Trustees ordered a bond election on May 10. The election was administered and conducted by the City of Clifton.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Building a better Texas

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
When David Winkler retired his post in September, Texas A&M District Extension Administrator Donald Kelm, the local AgriLife Extension office and the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court all knew it might be a challenge to find a new, qualified and capable AgriLife AG and Natural Resources Agent for Bosque County.
 
Wed
29
Oct

More Is More

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Highest bids at the fundraising auction, longest parade ever, best vendor selection, perfect weather for beer and barbecue, 197 pit bosses and their crews and long lines of visitors buying tickets and People’s Choice voters: these all describe the 2014 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Saturday.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Higher standard

On Oct. 12, the Meridian Police Department were notified of a female who had been assaulted at a party within the city limits of Meridian. After officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a female that had a laceration to the inside of her lip. The female stated she had been punched in the mouth by an off duty Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office Deputy.
 
Wed
29
Oct

EDC holds sidewalk project public hearing

By Carol Spicer
 
During a short Clifton Economic Development Corporation meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, the board met to elect officers, set committees, and hold a public hearing on the grant funds for Main Street sidewalk project. The election of officers seated Trudy Sheffield as vice president; Drew Leigh as treasurer; and Anna Marie Lindley as secretary. Steve Harr as been elected president the previous meeting.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Hands-On Learning

By Carol Spicer
 
The Bosque County Farm Bureau board of directors and friends held the 18th annual Ag In The Classroom Field Day on Oct 7, 2014 for all fourth grade classes in the county. All eight schools in the county were invited.
 
Wed
29
Oct

EPA proposal threatens private rights

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972 to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of United States waters and is used to oversee federal water quality programs for areas that have a “water of the U.S,” – in short to prevent pollution. A newly proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attempts to resolve this confusion by broadening the geographic scope of CWA jurisdiction. They want to take the word ‘navigable’ out of the Waters of the U.S. definition, technically allowing the agency to expand their regulations will give them unlimited power over all waters— including ditches, ponds and areas that occasionally flood.
 
Wed
22
Oct

EPA proposal threatens rights

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972 to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of United States waters and is used to oversee federal water quality programs for areas that have a “water of the U.S,” – in short to prevent pollution. A newly proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attempts to resolve this confusion by broadening the geographic scope of CWA jurisdiction. They want to take the word ‘navigable’ out of the Waters of the U.S. definition, technically allowing the agency to expand their regulations will give them unlimited power over all waters— including ditches, ponds and areas that occasionally flood.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Sound The Alarm

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
October at the Meridian Elementary School is always about fire prevention. On Friday, the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department visited the campus, to offer the most fun part of the fire prevention awareness - the chance to actually hold a fire hose and squirt huge amounts of water onto the school parking lot.
 

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