Lifestyle

Wed
09
Sep

Calling for foster families

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Currently there are 50 children from Bosque County in Foster Care. Most of the children and youth placed in foster care were removed from their biological families due to neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, or even sexual abuse. 

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Wed
02
Sep

Family’s Best Friend

Pet lovers simply love to show off their pet pooches during the dog days of summer, and the come in all shapes and sizes especially The First Community Bank Meridian’s first annual Dog Show on Aug. 26 was perfectly timed, on National Dog Day.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Farm Bureau President David Bevels

Farm Bureau President David Bevels got a little choked up as he presented a card and gift card to Lynn Bowers upon her 35-year retirement from Bosque County Farm Bureau. She reminded him she had also served two years at Texas Farm
Bureau in Waco.
 
Wed
26
Aug

Kopperl High School Brittney Waller

Kopperl High School Brittney Waller receives $10,000 scholarship from United Cooperative Services officials. Also pictured are Cory Hood and Adam Hamad from Centennial High School who received a $5,000 and $4,000 scholarship respectively. Of the 15 other scholarship awards, 12 were in the amount of $2,000, one was $4,000 and one was $5,000. Winners are chosen from numerous applicants area-wide based on financial need, leadership, community involvement and school activities.
Wed
26
Aug

A ‘Back to School Etiquette

A ‘Back to School Etiquette Tea’ for girl scouts was held at the Tea Pot Cottage hosted by the women of St. Olaf. Instruction was led by the Fairy Godmother of Etiquette, Karen Sharp (top); Troop 7020 Girl Scouts, Kara Gafford, Makayla Pierce, and Dacey Patrick, hand out Apples to the CHGS teachers during the Welcome Back Teachers luncheon hosted by WELCA of St. Olaf Lutheran Church on Thursday August 19th.

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Wed
19
Aug

Pearl Mickelson

Pearl Mickelson turned 104 on July 20. A birthday celebration was held with her and sons and families, relatives, cousins, and friends in attendance honoring her happy occasion with birthday cake, punch, and special treats. Her party was in chapel at Lutheran Sunset Ministries.

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Wed
19
Aug

Dunlap speaks of two decades of experience at Lions Club

At the recent meeting of the Clifton Lions Club Mike Dunlap spoke about Texas railroading and some of his experiences in two decades of riding the rails. As a boy growing up in Iredell, he and his friends would high-tail it down to the tracks when they heard a train coming. If they got there in time to see the engine, the engineer would toot the horn and wave.
 
Wed
12
Aug

Peggy Mallick

Eighty-five year-old Peggy Mallick displays her 1976 Republican Convention get-up at an Afternoon Tea and Style Show in Waco Aug. 5 celebrating the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage (left); Bosque County Republican Chair and State Republican Executive Committeewoman Janet Jackson thanks Mel Birdwell for being present (above); Political powerhouses of the present depict the suffrage timeline through costume (below).

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Wed
05
Aug

Ferguson attends LEMIT training

Bosque County Constable Pct. 1 Scott Ferguson recently completed a professional continuing education course at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas on processing court documents, detecting deception during interviews, maintaining ethical standards and surviving critical incidents on the job. “This course was created by the Legislature to help increase the level of professionalism among constables statewide,” Constable Ron Hickman of Harris County Pct. 4 said. “It provides the opportunity to train on issues that are current to their jobs and to offer networking opportunities to share best practice approaches.” 

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Wed
05
Aug

Pioneering Music

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Thirty-two students enjoyed a lively week of music fun at the Bosque Arts Center last week with the Civic Music Association’s Music Camp 2015. Children received instruction on the music and history of the pioneers and Native American Indians, Under the enthusiastic coaching from Vicky Ketchum and her team of instructors - Katherine Clark, Chris Pillsbury, Donna Stevens, Beth Fry, and Kelsey Bryant – the youngsters learned to play instruments, sing songs and perform dances passed down from the two groups.

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