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Apr

Rotary golf

By Carol Spicer
 
The Jack Russell Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament, now in its 29th year, will feature a new format when contestants tee it up at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 10, at Bosque Valley Golf Club in Meridian.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Catering To Blood

By Carol Spicer
 
Donors of all ages were honored at the annual recognition dinner held Tuesday evening at the Phoinix Ballroom in Waco. “You saved lives in 2013, lots of them – and you didn’t even have to,” said Jim Havens, Director of Operations for Waco and Central Texas. “We want to thank you for that generosity.”
 
Wed
16
Apr

Court in long session

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A multitude of new and old business made for a long, three-hour Commissioners’ Court session Monday. Especially hail damage to county property and the Justice of the Peace Precinct two building offered lengthy discussions. Most importantly for Bosque County citizens, the commissioners lifted the present burn ban. Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff met with all Bosque County volunteer fire departments last week during a County Fire Association meeting, and all fire chiefs agreed lifting the burn ban was the right thing to do
 
Wed
16
Apr

MHS theatre students give impressive performance

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The stage is dark. What seems like a pile of people, watch a woman drown as a little girl, Maggie, reads a book. Only a few white pillars and horizontal planes stood on stage, the lighting creating strong shadows. The narrative explains to the audience it is watching a witch’s trial by drowning, the chapter Maggie is reading, creating an estranging effect.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Expansion

LUFKIN - With the stroke of a pen, Brookshire Brothers Friday acquired the assets of a family-owned company with similar core values. David’s Supermarkets, a grocery chain based in Grandview, Texas, was formerly owned by the Waldrip family. The Waldrips operated stores in dozens of small towns throughout north central Texas for 50 years.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Getting it right

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Color, cadence, confident crescendo and in sync harmony would describe the Bosque Chorale’s spring concert. At the beginning of the program highlighting 200 years of American music, Bosque Chorale director David Anavitarte said “Just get it right,” in a low “Marlon Brando in Godfather II” voice.
 
Wed
09
Apr

For Next To Nothing

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It has been a tradition for nearly 25 years, and people still love rummaging among the knick knacks, clothing racks and tools in search of that one item they just cannot do without. The 23rd annual county-wide garage sale brought dealers and individuals to Bosque County in search of a good deal. Whether it was a $2 pet carrier or a seashell for 25 cents, a garage sale usually delivers more bang for your buck.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Super Sales

By Carol Spicer.
 
Despite the cool damp weather, hundreds got out Friday and Saturday to visit all the unique garage sales being held across the county. Sales ranged from fundraisers for churches and Relay for Life teams, to simple at-home garage sales where folks were simply finding a way to “clear out the house.”

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Wed
09
Apr

Goodall-Witcher adds new records system

By Julianne Hodges.
 
Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority switched their medical records system on March 3 in order to give patients a more efficient and comprehensive method of providing health services. The hospital and clinic was forced to give up its version of the Healthland system when Healthland announced it would no longer support the current system only seven months after going live.

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Wed
02
Apr

Developing a different dynamic

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Change is not always easy, and in a conservative community like Meridian, change is sometimes perceived as daunting. In an effort to vitalize the Meridian Economic Development Corporation’s role in the community, newly appointed president Brett Voss and vice president Ron Rieke believe that change is necessary.
 

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