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23
Aug

World War I exhibit at Bosque Museum

The Bosque Museum is currently exhibiting its World War One collection to memorialize the actions of those hometown boys who fought as well as those sacrificing on the “Home Front.”

Included in the exhibit are original uniforms of veterans, Edwin Larson and J. M. Jorgenson; medals earned in warfare, guns used in Europe; a series of 14 original recruiting and home front posters; music of the WWI era; poetry as literature of WWI; photos from the Clifton Train Depot sendoff of 95 draftees on September 17, 1917 - noted to be the largest gathering of people in Clifton at the time; a trunk with many garments worn during WWI and original accounts of Bosque County recruits 1917-1918 training at Ft. Travis, TX.

Wed
23
Aug

Fossil Rim’s new arrival

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose is excited to announce the birth of its fourth giraffe calf in 2017. The male calf was born on July 28 at approximately 7:30 p.m. and the mother is “Jan Bussey.” This female was formerly “Kenya” at the Dallas Zoo, and has live at Fossil Rim since spring 2016. The name change was made to honor Fossil Rim’s longtime employee and volunteer, Jan Bussey, who passed away last month.

With the birth of this calf, the Fossil Rim tower - giraffe group – the total now stands at 11.

“We’ve been keeping a very close eye on the new calf and mom, since this is Jan Bussey’s first calf at nine years old,” said Molly Shea, Fossil Rim giraffe caretaker. “She’s a very observant mom in how she’s keeping a close eye on her calf, as well as their busy surroundings.”

Wed
16
Aug
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CAMP ALLIPOMEH

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On July 18 22 young men ages 15-17 who were attending Camp Allipomeh at Camp John Marc, did their community service by helping with projects at the Bosque Animal Rescue Kennel - they bathed dogs, cleaned kennels, washed water and food bowls, mowed yards, weed detail, leash training, dog brushing and more. These super volunteers had each made home-made ropes and donated collars for every dog. The camp leaders, Steve and Chris also donated a brand new push mower to BARK because they couldn’t get out old one started.

Wed
16
Aug

Bosque Snapshot

Wed
09
Aug

Slow, but steady progress

As with all reconstructions, rebuilds and renovations delays, hiccups and adapting of plans is par for the course. This is also the case with the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department’s reconstruction of the present fire hall and garage.

But sometimes there is unexpected help from friends – Brent Powers from Valley Mills donated 10 truckloads of dirt for the project’s foundation, Wallace Electric helped out with temporarily relocating the storm siren to the city hall roof, and the Meridian Improvement Association donated an additional $15,000 to the department.

That money was very welcome, as they had just decided to pour a whole new slab. – instead of piece mealing the 4-5 different slabs that were laid down over the years.

As soon as the slab is dried, the threeweek reconstruction of the garage area can be started, with the metal work coming from local supplier Bosque Supply in Clifton.

Wed
09
Aug

TBT holds auditions for ‘Carol & Friends’

The Tin Building Theatre will present three performances of four beloved skits from television’s golden age in October. Tryouts for the production, “Carol and Friends,” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m., at the Bosque Arts Center TBT.

Three of the four skits are taken from the Carol Burnett variety show, which ran for eleven seasons on CBS from 1967 through 1978. Those comedy sketches include “Red Dust,” “Alice Portnoy and the Bank Robbers,” and “Old Folks.” The skits originally featured Burnett, along with co-stars Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and special guest stars. The fourth segment will be the classic Abbott and Costello baseball comedy routine, “Who’s On First?” The show has roles for three women and up to eight men.

Wed
26
Jul
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Color The Night

There were many families out running in the spooky darkness of the night, spotlights showing the way, glow sticks bopping along in the distance giving an eerie glow off the neon yellow run T-shirts, adding to the fun aspect of the Fourth Annual Legacy Park 5K Glow Fun Run.

The family fun run Saturday – which had been postponed in June because of inclement weather - drew over 200 registrations. But there were a couple of no-shows, probably deterred by the July evening heat, so in the end there were 100 runners at the start.

“With the challenges of rescheduling, we are very happy with the turn-out,” Clifton Main Street Director and event organizer Ashley Abel said.

The run is a fundraiser for Clifton Main Street, with proceeds going to preserving the historic Fair and Auction Barn at Legacy Park.

Wed
26
Jul
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Deep in the heart of textiles

A day camp offering lessons in the basics of sewing has been gaining in popularity with youths at the Bosque Arts Center this summer.

So many young students applied to enter the camp that two sets of classes were added for the week following the initial run.

Six students – five girls and one boy – attended the three-day camp that started on July 11. About 12 students – split evenly into separate morning and afternoon classes – are expected to attend the next camp week.

During the first day’s session, the students learned basic skills – choosing fabric, pinning, cutting fabric, reading a pattern, and stitching on the sewing machine.

The next two days, the students put these skills to work, each session becoming increasingly difficult and fun.

On Wednesday, pillows roughly a foot in length and width were created from scratch and accessorized to fit the students’ tastes.

Wed
19
Jul
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Costly telecommunications

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Over the past few weeks the Bosque County Commissioners discussed the necessity for improved telecommunications at the courthouse and at the Bosque County tax office.

At the June 26 court, they approved a $39,000 lease contract for 13 new DSR-2 ANT radar for the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office. They are single-zone directional Stalker radars. The full-service lease contract replaces all present 12-year-old radars and covers replacement should a radar malfunction.

At the July 10 court, new servers and software for the tax office were approved. Dell and Microsoft could no longer support their present server, making it susceptible to viruses and ransomware. The server holds the tax data base, and the software updates the programs, provides new functionalities and updates applications. Including installation the package costs nearly $18,000.

Wed
19
Jul
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Sewing students

Sewing students – Rebekah Tyler (from left), Sophia Neumann, Abigail Ketchum, Gareth Schulte, Isabella Riley, and Sarah Tyler created pillows, washable surgical masks, and animal dolls during the sewing camp the week of July 11 at the Bosque

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