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Wed
26
Mar

Pounding pavement, swinging for the cup

By Carol Spicer.
 
During Thursday’s Bosque County Rotary Club meeting, Cal Goerdel brought the club up to date on fundraising plans for the annual scholarships that the club hands out each year to seniors across the county. “Our goal this year is $20,000 and we’re almost a third of the way there,” sais Goerdel, adding that this is just from the Club itself.

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Wed
19
Mar

Grocery store sets opening

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

The construction is almost done, and the team is assembled. On Monday at least 30 people were in the soon-to-be-opened store, stocking the shelves, putting up fixtures, coordinating logistics and hiring new personnel. After six months, Meridian will once again have a much desired and essential grocery store in town. Brookshires Brothers is having a grand opening On Wednesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at their new location on Highway 6 in Meridian.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Charity State of Mind

Texas: a state of mine is Meridian Public Library’s annual fundraiser theme this year, tied into the traditional and fun Jewels and Jeans gala theme, A top art item in the live auction this year, keeping with the theme, is an exquisite sculpture of a young girl in cowboy hat designed and sculpted by Bobbye Gentry.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Cambodia & Cards

By Carol Spicer.
 
Kicking off the Bosque County (Clifton) Rotary Club meeting last week, Curtis Weithorn was introduced for a presentation to the club. Weithorn said that as a long-time Director of the HOT Independent Grocers Association, which recently disbanded, he was given a portion of the funds left over in the coffers of the association, to use in any way he wished. He then presented a check for $2,888 to the Rotary Scholarship Fund for students in Bosque County. A standing ovation greeted the announcement.

 

Wed
19
Mar

County Democrats present Montoya

By Carol Spicer.
 
Speaking at the Bosque County Democrat Club’s meeting in Clifton last week, Dr. Marco Montoya said, “We have a great election in front of us. There are many democrats in this county, but it seems to be kept a secret. It’s time for a change – we must commit now.” Montoya is running for Texas Congressional District 25 which covers Bosque, and the counties between Travis and Tarrant counties.

 

Wed
12
Mar

Voting voices

By Brett Voss.
 
After the final votes were counted following the 2014 Primary Elections held last Tuesday, some things changed and some remained the same in Bosque County. But one thing proved certain, the county voters spoke and did so in large numbers. While political pundits around the country predicted low voter turnout for the primaries in this non-presidential election year, nothing could have been further from the truth in Bosque County. And certainly, Republicans hotly contesting five county seats and one state seat attracted the interest of voters around the area, while all of the area Democrats found themselves running unopposed in the primaries.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Here Comes The Judge

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
With Bosque County Judge Cole Word retiring before the end of his term, the Bosque County Commissioners appointed Judge-elect Dewey Ratliff as interim judge on Monday. Ratliff is the first Republican judge since the establishment of Bosque County in 1854. Winning the primary elections last week, and not having a Democratic opponent in the November elections, did not automatically qualify Ratliff to become the acting judge until his official term starts Jan. 1, 2015.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Texas Tall Tales

By Carol Spicer.
 
Bill O’Neal the 2012 Texas State Historian, and author of 42 books of historical importance, spoke about Texas Outlaws and Gunfights at the Bosque Museum on Sunday afternoon to a large group of local citizens. He spoke about his first book, the Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters which has been translated into German twice. It comprises information on 256 gunfighters, 195 shootouts, of which 160 took place in Texas.

 

Wed
12
Mar

Primary elections: Republicans rule

By Brett Voss.
 
After the final votes were counted following the 2014 Primary Elections held last Tuesday, some things changed and some remained the same in Bosque County. But one thing proved certain, the county voters spoke and did so in large numbers. While political pundits around the country predicted low voter turnout for the primaries in this non-presidential election year, nothing could have been further from the truth in Bosque County.

 

Wed
05
Mar

Sale Success

By Carol Spicer.
 
The newly reformed Central Texas Youth Fair kicked off with part one last week in Clifton, open to Bosque County youths. Differing from previous fairs, there will be a second open fair in September which will include youths from the surrounding counties, which will also offer jackpot shows. For 82 years, the Central Texas Youth Fair has been held as one week-long event, most recently in June, along with a rodeo and carnival. This year, the association decided to break the fair into two parts in an effort to help the kids only have to raise one animal – especially if they are showing in some of the other larger fairs during the winter months such as Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth.
 

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