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17
Dec

CISD forum draws crowd

By Carol Spicer
 
The Clifton Independent School Board public forum about the need for a new elementary school on Dec. 10 drew a little over 100 citizens, some who voiced opinions on the matter, and the rest who listened and learned more about the bond election process. Board President Kenneth Lowrance opened the meeting telling the group some of the history of the elementary school, the costs of what renovations would be, and the need for a new school.
 
Wed
10
Dec

Gloria In Excelcis Deo

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Remember hearing and singing beautiful carols in the weeks leading up to Christmas? The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Clifton invited the community to enjoy their Christmas Gift to the Community, “O Night Divine: The Birth of a Savior,” Dec. 4, offering a program of spiritual carols. A lone candle flickered on an advent’s wreath in center stage paid tribute to the first week leading up to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Wed
10
Dec

Commissioners sign on

Encouraging new businesses to locate in Bosque County ,and so boosting the local economy is an important item for the cities and the county. And with Alco and three Santa Fe convenience stores closing, the county is losing retail businesses at the moment.

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Wed
10
Dec

Christmas Cheer

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The annual Christmas Parade and a visit with Santa in his house in the Park on River Street is the start of the Christmas season in Meridian. With around 20, diverse floats, the parade Dec. 6 brought many families to town for the sights, and for the candy.

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Wed
10
Dec

Country Christmas

By Carol Spicer
 
The 2014 annual Norwegian Country Christmas Tour of homes, history, and art broke records in the number of visitors to Clifton on Saturday, with almost 1,200 tickets sold, visitors came from all over Texas for the weekend event. The annual event kicked off with the Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown on Friday night, followed by the Christmas celebration and open houses at the Bosque Museum and the Bosque Arts Center that evening. The Grand Marshals of the parade were Mary Ann Moore, president of the Bosque County Chaper of Norwegian Society of Texas, and Zidar Aarhus of Norway, who were chauffeured by Dr. Terry Watson in his well-known classic Cadillac convertible.

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Wed
10
Dec

Christmas donations

By Carol Spicer
 
Goodall-Witcher Healthcare Auxiliary knows December is time of need for blood donation and is hosting a blood drive from 12-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Clifton Civic Center, 403 West 3rd Street. There are different types of donations that can be made at the blood drive, including the most common, the whole blood donation. When you give blood that contains all of its components, that is called a whole blood donation.

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Wed
10
Dec

Commissioners endorse contacting Walmart

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Encouraging new businesses to locate in Bosque County ,and so boosting the local economy is an important item for the cities and the county. And with Alco and three Santa Fe convenience stores closing, the county is losing retail businesses at the moment. At Commissioners’ Court Monday, Meridian Chamber of Commerce Marketing- Tourism Committee Chairman Jim Cole presented the notion to attract a Wal-Mart to Bosque County. He encouraged a pro-active approach to developing new retail trade in Bosque County.

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Wed
03
Dec

Police presence

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
During the Thanksgiving Holiday, traffic in Meridian becomes almost too much to maneuver around, according to Meridian Police Chief Chris Blanton. “You may notice more of a police presence during the holiday season around Meridian, Blanton said. “That’s because Meridian PD will be working with the Texas Department of Public Safety to step up our presence in town. Meridian is the “Back Way” to Dallas, allowing folks to stay off of I-35. This causes our small town to come congested.”
 
Wed
03
Dec

Wurtz Und Sauerkraut

By Carol Spicer
 
Once again, the annual Sausage Supper at Womack brought hundreds out to work and to enjoy the fellowship of serving a wonderful meal to people from all over Central Texas. Since the beginning, 400 tickets have been sold, and over 100 folks have put it all together. For 54 years, the community of Zion United Church have come together to keep their heritage and their traditions alive. In August 1961, a committee made up of Fritz Lee Thiele, David Conrad and Herbert Reichert worked on the idea of a hosting a sausage supper on Dec. 6.
 
Wed
03
Dec

Down, not checked out

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
With fundraising efforts falling $18,000 short, the Meridian Public Library had to make some hard decisions regarding expenses, and have requested members to think outside the box to secure more and new funds. This was reported at the annual MPL meeting Nov. 18, in which the next year’s budget is one of the main subjects. “We have worked really hard to keep expenses in line,” Tena Ward – falling in for Treasurer Kerry Hicks – said. “But unless the tooth fairy comes by and drops a major check in our collections pot, we will have to continue cutting expenses.”
 

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