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Wed
03
Jun

Payne resigns as appraisal district director leaving unfulfilled term

Robert Payne is stepping down from the Bosque County Central Appraisal District board, in order to be appointed to the Middle Trinity Ground Water District board. Bylaws dictate he give up any other responsibilities with any other taxing entities. The BCCAD is governed by a board of five appointed directors and one non-voting member, the County Tax Assessor- Collector, Marilee Greenwood.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Class of 2015

With the processional offered by the Clifton High School Band, the 78 members of the Class of 2015 filed into the gymnasium for their evening of celebration. The invocation was offered by Shelden Dowden, the third highest ranking graduate, followed by a welcome by Superintendent Rhoda White. Retired councilor Arlene Olson, had all the students stand who would be attending schools of higher learning, then she also recognized those who had already signed into military service amidst a standing ovation for the students.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Bosque County rises to flood level in Clifton

As more rain fell overnight and into Friday morning, the Clifton City crew was out at 5:30 a.m. barricading the River Road due to flooding. At around 7:15, Bosque County Emergency Coordinator Tim Jeske walked up on the Old Iron Bridge, steadily talking on a phone. When done with the call, he reported to the crew on hand that the Bosque River was at 23-24 feet, currently, and estimated that it may rise another five feet due to the flood waters.
 
Wed
27
May

Pass the gas

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A Lone Star Express Pipeline is currently under construction across Central Texas. A portion of the 24-30 inch pipeline will run across the northern part of Bosque County, north of Morgan.
 

 

Wed
27
May

Leaving the colony

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Short but sweet, is how one might describe Meridian High School Principal Verl O’Bryant’s term at the school. After just one year, O’Bryant is exchanging Central exas for the foothills of the Rockies, just south of Denver, for personal reasons.
 

 

Tue
26
May

Rememberance

Due to the inclement weather on Monday, the annual Memorial Day service and the dedication of the new Veterans’ Monument in Heritage Plaza were both held in the Clifton Civic Center. Commander David Conrad opened the service thanking everyone for coming, and introduced speaker Lt. Col. Jeremiah Jette, a Battalion Commander at Fort Hood.

 

Tue
26
May

CISD canvases recent election results

Wed
20
May

Velocipede vigor

The weather forecast has already caused the tractor pull in Clifton and the volunteer work day at Camp John Marc to be cancelled. But it did not deter 190 cycling enthusiasts in the fourth annual Bosque Tour de Norway Saturday, as they leaned over their handlebars, shifted down or rose up on their pedals when climbing a leg-burning hill.

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Wed
20
May

Viral meningitis confirmed at MHS

Meridian High School Principal Verl O’Bryant sent out a letter to parents regarding confirmed cases of viral meningitis in the community last week. “The purpose of this letter is not meant to panic you but rather to relay accurate information,” O’Bryant said in his communiqué. “Viral meningitis is the most common types of meningitis and people usually get better on their own -- without treatment -- with seven to 10 days.”

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Wed
20
May

Wagner honored at Meridian Chamber banquet

With their banquet’s name “The Challenge of Change,” the Meridian Chamber of Commerce embroidered forth on one of their present focuses – to keep what is good about Meridian and to change what can be improved. One change is a new logo, which was unveiledat the banquet May 14 at the Meridian Civic Center – it features the courthouse and the hills, and incorporated the red star above the “I” in Meridian as in the former logo.

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