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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.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Last mail run

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

After 38.5 years of Federal Service – 35 of which with the U.S. Postal Services, Meridian Postmaster David Snipes retired last Friday, much to the dismay of his loyal customers. As people came in to get their morning mail, Snipes welcomed hugs, handshakes and kind, gratifying words.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Putting it to the vote

By Carol Spicer.
 
Recently, the Clifton Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted on a bond election to be held May 10, totaling $23.3 million, to include a new elementary school and a new 750-seat auditorium at the high school. In a report on the CISD website, it notes that the current elementary facility falls short of TEA requirements such as the size and core spaces of classrooms; as well as outlasting its functional student capacity requiring the use of portable buildings.

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Wed
02
Apr

Serving Security

The Social Security Administration has launched a new initiative. They are partnering with organizations such as Nellie Pederson Civic Library to establish an icon on public use computers that takes you directly to the SSA website. The service allows you to be able to sign in or create your social security account, estimate your retirement benefits, request a replacement Medicare card, get a 1099/1042 tax form, appeal decisions on your application for benefits, apply for retirement or spouse benefits as well as disability benefits, medicare benefits and even extra help with prescription drug costs.

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Wed
26
Mar

Special session rules case closed

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

At the school board meeting last week, the Meridian Independent School District trustees had tabled extension of all elementary and secondary school teachers’ contracts pending a written report by Child Protective Services regarding alleged abuse by a member of the high school coaching staff. True to word, the board reconvened Monday, with two business agenda items: resignations and to consider, discuss and take appropriate action on the contracts.
 
Wed
26
Mar

Newly-elected Ratliff presides over first court

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It is not certain who started the tradition of starting the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court with a prayer, but former Judge Cole Word certainly adhered to it. Freshly elected Judge Dewey Ratliff started his first Commissioners’ Court ever with a prayer, continuing the solemn and reflective custom, asking God for his guidance in the decisions the court makes for the county and its citizens.
 
Wed
26
Mar

Bibliotheca Bucks

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
A bibliotheca is a library; a catacomb of knowledge and learning. It conjures up visions of heavy shelves groaning under the weight of priceless, leather bound first editions with gold lettering, solely for the intellectual and erudite elite. Not so in Meridian. The Meridian Public Library is a light, welcoming retreat, where one can find anything from children’s books, to romance novels, to history books, to video’s and computer work stations.

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