Lifestyle

Wed
20
Apr

Mister Meridian

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Some people are the glue that keep a community and the many civic organizations they were part of together. Meridian’s Kenneth Schrank was one of those people. He passed away on April 6 at the age of 71.

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Wed
20
Apr

Happy Hundred

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In the year she was born, life expectancy for a U.S. female was 54.3 years. One Hundred years later, life expectancy rose to 82.34 years. Margie Buckingham Wimberly crushed that statistic by years and years. On April 25, Margie celebrates her hundredth birthday. A feat she is not so proud of - it just happened.

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Wed
13
Apr

Proud nation

The national Veterans of Foreign Wars annually invites students to participate in the annual VFW Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests. Clifton’s VFW Post 8553 held an awards banquet on March 19 at the Clifton Civic Center to present awards to the Bosque County participants and winners in the Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide VFW sponsored youth essay competition for students in the 6th - 8th grades that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy and freedom.

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Wed
06
Apr

Bring on the big attitudes

By Simone Wichers-Voss

On wrestling night, it’s all about the pageantry, the show, the crowd loudly booing a heel or wincing at a wrestler being thrown across the ring. There’s going to be brawling in Bosque, mauling in Meridian and all in the name of a good cause – youth sports. The Meridian High School Gym is the venue for a Main Event Pro Wrestling event with 10-12 top-notch pro wrestlers on April 16 at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m.

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Wed
06
Apr

Proud nation

The national Veterans of Foreign Wars annually invites students to participate in the annual VFW Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests. Clifton’s VFW Post 8553 held an awards banquet on March 19 at the Clifton Civic Center to present awards to the Bosque County participants and winners in the Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide VFW sponsored youth essay competition for students in the 6th - 8th grades that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy and freedom.

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Wed
30
Mar

BAC hosts SA chamber choir & symphony

Once again the third floor acoustics strike a chord with this special musical performance by The First Baptist Church of San Antonio Chamber Choir and Orchestra. On April 2, at 2 p.m. the 3rd Floor Auditorium of the Bosque Arts Center will house this special musical event with the presentation of Requiem Op.48 by Gabriel Faure.

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Wed
30
Mar

Advancing one act at a time

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Meridian High School Theatre Arts group is advancing one act at a time. In the 2016 One Act Play University Interscholastic League, MHS competed in Temple on Bi-District level on March 23 with the play “Sylvia.” They successfully advanced to the Area competition to be held in Teague on April 7.

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Tue
22
Mar

Spotlights

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Meridian theater arts students are perpetuating their success on stage this year. The group participated in a University Interscholastic League District One Act Play competition against five other schools on March 17 at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple. They performed well in their comedy “Sylvia,” had the judges laughing and were able to advance to the district competition.

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Tue
22
Mar

Welcome Home

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The nation’s Vietnam War Commemoration gives citizens the opportunity to recognize, honor and thank the Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during the Vietnam War from Nov. 1 1955-May 15, 1975. The anniversary of the last day U.S. Troops were on the ground in Vietnam has been proclaimed as “Welcome Home Vietnam War Veterans Day” in Bosque County.

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Wed
16
Mar

Finding treasures

By Kate Whitney

It’s that time of year. Spring is in the air, which means we are getting close to the County-Wide Garage Sale. The garage sale will be held Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a great community event that brings in visitors from all over the state to shop at garage sales throughout the county.

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