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Wed
04
Mar

Lifetime of Service

By Carol Spicer

The 45th annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce filled the Western Town Saloon at Texas Safari Saturday evening with dinner, live music, an auction, stretch raffle and loads of laughter and fun. The theme was Kick up your Heels” and it seemed as everyone came ready to party. Chamber President Chris Sproles welcomed everyone to the banquet, and introduced the award presentations. 

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Wed
04
Mar

CenTex Youth Fair kicks off this week

By Carol Spicer

 

The annual Central Texas Youth Fair will take place all week at the fairgrounds in Clifton with the judging of the Home Economics Show on Tuesday, followed by the  judging of the cakes on Wednesday,and the arrival of the livestock and ag mechanics on Thursday.  The new Broiler Show will beheld Thursday evening at 6 p.m., followed by the Rabbit show at 7:30 p.m. Friday will be a full day of shows, starting with the ag mechanics show at 8 a.m., lamb show at 9, goat show at noon, the swine show at 3 p.m., and the steer show at 6 p.m. The annual Pre 4-H sheep halter class will be at 7:30 p.m. ” 

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Wed
04
Mar

CHS principal resigns

By Carol Spicer

During the week of Feb 16-20, Clifton Independent School District learned that threatening comments about Clifton High School Principal Sharon Bergman were posted to the  social media website Yik Yak.Following investigations by the  Clifton Police Department and theClifton Independent School District,  the threats were determined to be ahoax resulting in Bergman’s resignation. “Since learning of this matter, we have been in constant collaboration with the Clifton Police Department to assess the seriousness of this threat,” CISD Superintendent Rhoda White said. “Fortunately, the police have informed us that these comments were a hoax and do not pose a credible threat to the safety of our students or employees.” 

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Wed
25
Feb

Frozen

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The weather services had predicted inclement weather with frozen rain, sleet and snow for several days. But as usual with weather reports, they are not definite, they are projections. And only time would tell whether Bosque County would be hit by a late bout of winter weather.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Unit system splits Commissioners’ Court

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It lies in people’s nature to avoid change; even if the change is for the better in the long run. Changing the system governing county road maintenance proves no exception. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman voted against a possible change in the county’s road maintenance going to public vote.
 
Wed
25
Feb

CenTex Youth Fair fundraiser successful

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Record
Everyone working on the annual FFA and 4-H fundraiser dinner and auction held Saturday evening at Womack Hall deemed it a huge success. Over 200 friends and family showed up to enjoy the fajita dinner and purchase a wide variety of items from the silent auction. All hands were on deck, as Jason Whitney, ag instructor and a multitude of others manned the grill outside cooking up pounds and pounds of chicken, beef, and vegetables for the fajitas. Inside, crews put out desserts and all the fixings for the dinner.

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Wed
25
Feb

Historical Honor

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Record
With a large crowd on hand, the CLIFTEX Theatre hosted the Texas Historical Commission’s presentation of the Texas Treasure Business Awards on Friday evening. Sen. Brian Birdwell was on hand to present the individual awards. Rustin Qualls of Clifton Main Street welcomed everyone and talked about the awards and how the businesses have all supported Clifton and the State of Texas for well over 50 years, adding that most have been in business over 100 years.

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Wed
25
Feb

Commissioners’ Court split over unit system

By Simone Wichers-Voss
The Clifton Record
It lies in people’s nature to avoid change; even if the change is for the better in the long run. Changing the system governing county road maintenance proves no exception. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman voted against a possible change in the county’s road maintenance going to public vote. Commissioners Ronnie Liardon and Sammy Leach approved bringing the issue to vote and approving a May 9 special election ballot. Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff cast the deciding vote overruling Day’s and Koonsman’s opposition. In the present road maintenance system - the precinct system - each commissioner is responsible for their precincts road maintenance, including the necessary manpower and equipment.
Wed
18
Feb

County jail back on the agenda

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Maintenance issues have plagued the aging Bosque County jail. These issues have resulted in having to house inmates out of county pending repairs, at great cost to the county. On request of the Bosque County Judge and Commissioners, the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office was asked to issue monthly reports on the jail. Jail Administrator Mary Farley offered her first report with specific information at the Commissioners’ Court Feb. 9.

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Wed
18
Feb

Taking care of business

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
In the January Meridian City Council meeting, council members requested additional information regarding a grant request to the Meridian Economic Development Corporation from the Bosque Valley Golf Course for a new well pump. In the Feb. 9 meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the grant, adding some financial security by making the financial assistance a loan, and to dismiss $1,000 per year on the note.

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