Lifestyle

Wed
30
Dec

Bosque SnapChat

Employees at Citizens State Bank all sported homemade Christmas “ugly sweaters” on Dec. 23 (top left); On Christmas Eve, Clifton’s Regan Brooks came by the Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels to drop off milk bones, toys, and bowls for the kennel pets with a note attached (top right); Jan Kieta and Stef Cobb visited during the annual FSSB Christmas party on Thursday (above left); The Clifton Elementary School Honors Choir raised up beautiful voices while performing at Citizens State Bank’s annual Christmas open house (above right); Sunset Home residents Bill Price, Irma Voges, Clara Dee Bronstad and Esther Thiele recently raised $250 by selling pecans. They donated the money to Angel Tree to help families during the holidays. The check was presented to Angela Gloff (right); The Sunset Home resident choir sang Christmas carols led by Lutheran Sunset Ministries volunteer Larry Thiele recently (below left); The Clifton Chamber held its annual drawing for a Remington 270 deer rifle.

Wed
23
Dec

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Frohe Weihnachten, God Jul!

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Whereas in most countries around the world with Christian beliefs celebrate Christmas on Dec. 24 and 25 there are definitely very different traditions surrounding the season’s festivities. Elements common to many areas of the world include the lighting of Christmas trees, the hanging of wreaths, Christmas stockings, candy canes, and the creation of Nativity scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. 

Wed
23
Dec

Show & Tell

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Restoration of the Bosque Arts Center third floor back to its former beauty and glory is the main goal of the capital campaign “Reach up and Reach Out.” 

Wed
16
Dec

Honoring academic elite

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. Being invited to become a member of the National Honor Society is a privilege for a small group of students. The Meridian Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual candlelight induction service on Dec. 2.
 
Wed
16
Dec

A new Christmas tradition

By Melinda Routh

A very well-know Christmas hymn “Hark the Herald Angels sing, glory to the new born King!” is from the story A Christmas Carole by Charles Dickens Clifton thespian students of all ages, community adults as well as students from the McClennan Community College Drama department put their love for the stage together for an inaugural Christmas production of A Christmas Carole. They did so in luminary fashion at Bettis Elementary School auditorium on Friday and Saturday evening. 

 

Wed
09
Dec

Chancel Choir triumphs

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
Clifton’s First Presbyterian Church Stars of Glory Christmas concert radiated the promise of the light, love, forgiveness and hope “It was inspiring, emotional, jovial and the members of the choir looked like they were having fun,” said Kathy Harr of the Dec. 3 performance by the church’s Chancel Choir.
 
Wed
09
Dec

Norwegian delegate visits Country Christmas Tour

By Elizabeth Devereaux

The Glade Jul, Hellige Jul is the Norwegian Silent night, Holy night. Besides heralding in the holiday season with many festive activities, Clifton’s Norwegian Country Christmas Tour is a way to draw people into Bosque County and to promote the town. With the pleasant weather last Saturday, the 2015 event was deemed a success.

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Wed
02
Dec

Faith, Freedom & Family

By Brett Voss

For the love of country, the Bosque County Republican Party focused on honoring veterans at the fundraiser dinner held Nov. 19 at the Bosque Arts Center. Featuring renowned guest speaker Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West, as well as District 22 State Senator Brian Birdwell, the evening provided a powerful and touching case for traditional values - faith, freedom and family. 

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Wed
02
Dec

Taste of Central Texas

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County is home to an indie film maker; and for those not “in the know,” indie means independent, as in “not belonging to or affiliated with a major film studio.” In 2013, Cranfills Gap’s Kim Hughes and her film production company Trumpett Productions started filming a 20-minute film called The Price - a story about talent, forgiveness and redemption.

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Wed
25
Nov

Starting A Chain Reaction

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Thanksgiving is a holiday to remember what to be thankful for. At the Meridian Elementary School, Selena Willis’ third grade class participates in “Rachel’s Challenge,” and have not limited their ‘thank you’s’ to the Thanksgiving holiday period.
 

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