Lifestyle

Wed
03
Aug

Taking To Water

By Justin Green Kids slapped on sunscreen, and got building. During the Summer Fun Days program at the Meridian State Park, participants cut cardboard and duct tape to help build their version of a paper boat. The boat build-off was hosted by the Bosque County Extension Service and was open to all Bosque County youth. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

Wed
03
Aug

The DW Blues Band plays

The DW Blues Band plays their smooth blues at the Red Caboose Winery Saturday during the Cork and Fork event after the grape harvest 

 

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Wed
27
Jul

Students capture summer fun

By Justin Green

Photography is more than just point and shoot. Armed with with iPhone cameras, point and shoot cameras and digital cameras, youth met for the Bosque County Extension Service’s Summer Fun Days photography workshop July 19 taught by Donna Quarles. During the hot summer day, Quarles and County Extension Agent Kate Whitney guided students through Meridian’s square to take photos of the courthouse’s sidewalks, flagpoles, trees and windows.    

 

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Wed
27
Jul

Stinging up a storm

By Justin Green

The weekly Bosque County rotary club welcomed Detective Joseph Scaramucci, from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office to their weekly meeting. Scaramucci’s career started with the Marine Corps where he spent six years. After that, he started his career in law enforcement in 2004 working patrol and investigating crimes against persons. He has also worked on the SWAT team as an entry person and a sniper and a tactical flight officer with the air unit.

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Planning for the future

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Construction for Whitney Lake was completed in 1951 as a flood risk management and hydropower generation project. After a record-breaking drought in Texas during the 1950s, there was an emphasis on reservoirs serving a secondary purpose, with the primary one being flood control, as water storage facilities. Other missions are the secondary public outdoor recreation for a growing number of people and the inherent mission associated with federal land ownership of Environmental Stewardship including Fish and Wildlife Management: The Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, is revising the Whitney Lake Master Plan. This revision includes the USACE vision for the future management of the natural resources and recreation program at Whitney Lake. 

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Whitney decendents attend reunion

Every year, the descendants of Alberta and Charlie Whitney come together to honor their family heritage and ancestry. This year’s reunion was at the Cayote Community Center was on June 26. The Lord’s Prayer preceded the bountiful meal. 

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Speaking On Stings

By Justin Green

When dealing with human trafficking and prostitution, police officers have to revert to special tactics to ensure an arrest and to protect the victims. Last Thursday, the Bosque County Rotary Club welcomed Detective Joseph Scaramucci, from the McLennan County Sheriff ’s Office, who spoke of five stings he participated in to apprehend people trying to solicit prostitutes. During the stings, he has been involved with the arrest of over 200 people.

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Wed
13
Jul

Sing your heart out

Deadline for entering the Bosque Arts Center’s 4th Annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic is August 1, 2016. Songwriters and singer/songwriters may enter original songs online or by CD for the national songwriting contest, which awards $3,000 in cash prizes to its winners. Songwriters entering the Song of the Year category do not have to be the performers on the recordings they submit. Singer/songwriters wishing to be considered for the Texas Troubadour live performance event on October 22 must perform their songs on the recordings, in addition to submitting a video of a live performance to demonstrate their stage presence.

 

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Wed
06
Jul

Caring for community

Dr. Russell D. Holt spent years practicing medicine and helping residents of Bosque County live better lives. Now, more than 50 years after his death in 1959 - at the young age of 49 - the former country doctor and owner of the Holt Hospital in Meridian is still giving. Judith Holt McNeill of Stephenville, the daughter of the longtime Bosque County physician, made sure of that on Feb. 2 when she presented Ranger College student Charlesy “Ally” Little with the inaugural Russell D. Holt Memorial Scholarship.  

 

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Wed
06
Jul

Lutheran Sunset volunteer recognized

Every year, Heart of Texas Retired and Senior Volunteer Program connects hundreds of people age 55 and over to service opportunities in their communities. In 2016 alone, these volunteers contributed more than 80,000 hours of service. The Heart of Texas RSVP hosted their annual Volunteer Recognition event on June 4, in Waco, with nearly 400 guests in attendance to celebrate the service of their 603 volunteers. This event included entertainment, awards and guest speakers. 

 

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