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Stille Nacht

By Carol Spicer
 
Zion United Church at Womack hosted the perfect Christmas Eve service with music, Communion and a Candlelight closing which was led by J.W. Thiele singing the first verse of Silent Night ( Stille Nacht) in German. The church filled with the community who enjoyed the opening special music of O Holy Night and O Come, O Come Emmanuel sung by MacKenzie Malone.

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Dec

A bunch of nuts

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Pecan shows are one of the best teaching tools available. They render a real service to the pecan industry. These shows help pecan growers grade and evaluate their standard varieties and the shows acquaint growers with new varieties and the numerous pecan hybrids being developed. In Meridian, the first Pecan Show organized by the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office was held on Dec. 18 in the Memorial Library Building, to focus attention on the pecan – an important Texas export - and to help promote consumer interest in this product.

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Wed
24
Dec

Gifts of time shown appreciation

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Communities, especially rural communities like in Bosque County, cannot do without the gifts of time, devotion of the hundreds of volunteers committed to one cause or another. Each year the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, the Leadership Advisory Board and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service selects and puts a spotlight on individuals from different categories who they feel should be recognized for their selflessness and being examples of helpfulness.
 
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24
Dec

Bosque Chorale delivers Christmas spirit

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
“Magnificat,” is the song of Mary from the gospel of Luke. Its name comes from the first line of its text in Latin “Magnificat anima mea Dominum” translated in “My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord” – the name of Bosque Chorale’s Christmas concert. In the Magnificat, Mary proclaims the Lord’s greatness with humility and grace.
 
Wed
24
Dec

Lucy delivers sunshine, happiness to Sunset

Sitting with Lois Stelwagen in the dining room of the Sunset Home, she spoke of a new friend she had made. She described this new acquaintance as lovable, friendly and caring. “She looks into your eyes and really listens. She brings lots of smiles wherever she goes,” said Ms. Stelwagen. “When she comes to visit me, she’s always wagging her tail and putting her head in my lap.” Although this behavior may sound a little odd, it’s perfectly acceptable when it’s Lucy, Sunset Home Administrator Lance Allen’s 6-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever.
 
Wed
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Dec

Freeze gets cold shoulder

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Just when everything at the Bosque County Commissioners’’ Court was winding down to the last item, things became heated regarding a temporary hiring freeze for the Bosque County treasurer’s office. The motion for a freeze by Bosque County Commissioner Sammy Leach died, for lack of a second.

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Wed
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Dec

Magnificent Magnificat

Wed
17
Dec

County volunteers recognized with awards and luncheon

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Communities, especially rural communities like in Bosque County, cannot do without the gifts of time, devotion of the hundreds of volunteers committed to one cause or another. Each year the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, the Leadership Advisory Board and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service selects and puts a spotlight on individuals from different categories who they feel should be recognized for their selflessness and being examples of helpfulness.

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Dec

Council approves Vet Memorial

By Carol Spicer
 
During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 9, the council unanimously approved the placement of a Veterans’ Memorial to be placed at Heritage Plaza downtown. David Conrad of the Clifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553 addressed the council and said, “We are prepared to bear all expenses of the memorial.” Mayor Richard Spitzer also explained that the Main Street Board was 100-percent in favor of the memorial. “We appreciate your support,” said Conrad. “We think that this is a very important project for all the veterans of Bosque County.”
 
Wed
17
Dec

TBT’s A Christmas Carol stirs up ghosts

By Carol Spicer
 
Taking a journey back to the 1940’s, the stage of the Tin Building Theatre once agin took on the persona of an old time radio station for the adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday afternoon. Adapted for radio by Anthony E. Palermo, and directed at the BAC by Steve Watson, the large cast put together by for the special performance brought the story to life with only words and the sound effects that might have been heard during an early radio production.
 

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