Lifestyle

Wed
02
Mar

Unburied Treasure

By Melinda Routh

The saying “many hands make light work” holds true when it came to unearthing and excavating the Ovee Colwick and Cleng Peerson’s Farmstead remains. The excavation and research revealed many historic Bosque County’s facts on the early Norwegian settlers. The Texas Historic Commission and the Texas Archaeological Stewards Network were invited to assess the property for eligibility into the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

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Wed
02
Mar

State historian O’Neal to speak at museum

The Bosque Museum is pleased to announce that State Historian Bill O’Neal will speak at the Bosque Museum on March 6, at 2 p.m.. O’Neal will premiere his latest book, Sam Houston, A Study in Leadership. Sam Houston is well known by students of Texas History, but sometimes his significance during the early establishment of the state is forgotten. 

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Wed
24
Feb

Meet The Candidate

Assistant District Attorney Adam Sibley has formally announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for District Attorney of the 220th Judicial District. The 220th Judicial District includes Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton counties. Sibley has served as Assistant District Attorney for District Attorney BJ Shepherd for the past four years. During this time he has successfully prosecuted over 1,500 felony criminal cases, including child abuse, violent crimes, homicides, narcotics, and property crimes. 

Wed
24
Feb

Visitors making a final selection of Valentine chocolates

Visitors making a final selection of Valentine chocolates at the Laguna Park Library fundraiser Feb. 13 (top left); Lakeside Village Ladies VFD auxiliary hosted a spaghetti supper on Feb. 13 at the fire hall. Pictured are members; Annette Brooks, Machelle Glass, JoAnne Arnold, Lynda Bomar LVLVFDA, guests Edith Mattox, Pat Ford, John Ford, Clara Sullivan, and Elizabeth Bolton (top right); During the annual Bosque Animal Rescue Kennel fundraiser, country singer Miranda Lambert donated her brand wines and a Texas Monthly Edition featuring the singer – all items were autographed. Pictured is the lucky bidder Jaimie Blanek (R) pictured with BARK Gala Chair Jackie Murski (above left); On Feb. 17, proprietors, employees, chamber members, city representatives, family and friends attended a ribbon cutting at the Silver Bucket Sports Bar in Clifton. The bar is situated on 120-A North Ave.

Wed
17
Feb

Offering helping hands to homeowners

Mission Meridian is a community improvement and outreach project spearheaded by the First Baptist Church Meridian, that was started last year, and it is all about giving a hand to those who need help, During Spring Break 2015, approximately 50 adults and students did exterior renovations on 3 local houses.

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Wed
17
Feb

A Grateful Nation

The local DAR chapter is a commemorative partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration and is hosting a special event is to honor all who served in the U.S. Military – including the National Guard and/or Reserves - between the dates of 15 November 1955 and 15 May 1975. This tribute is for all who served with the United States Military during the Vietnam War era; anywhere the United States had military presence. The Bosque River Valley Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host a “Welcome Home” event 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Ave. G., Clifton. 

Wed
10
Feb

Sweet Talk Of Love

By Melinda Routh

Yes, it’s St. Valentine’s Day soon and the meaning of this day is filled with many tokens of affection as the history of the first Valentines day explains. The story of Valentine’s Day begins in the third century with oppressive Roman emperor Claudius II and a humble Christian Martyr, Valentinus.
 

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Wed
10
Feb

Puppy love

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
It was all about dogs and denim and emptying your pockets. The annual Bosque Animal Rescue Kennel fundraiser’s theme was seen though out, in the assortment of silent auction items, the denim and doggie bone decorated cake for sale, in the attire of the 130 guests attending.

 

Wed
03
Feb

Bosque 4-H in Ft. Worth

By Marc Arnold

The Fort Worth Stock Show kicked off this past week and Bosque County 4-Hers were there. Bosque County was represented during the heifer show by three youth as well as one junior team in the Plant ID Contest. Maggie Chaffin was the first to show last Saturday. Maggie did very well as she competed in a very large Polled Hereford heifer class. Maggie walked out of the ring smiling with a sixth place finish.

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Wed
03
Feb

Congressman Roger Williams visits

Congressman Roger Williams visits with Wynn and Larry Loveless from Johnson County. His office assisted in securing correct immigration papers for their Chinese-born, adoptive 16-year old daughter Joy (top left); Miriam Wallace sings the Star Spangled Banner prior to the Republican candidate forum Jan. 28 at the Meridian Civic Center (top right); Mary Frances Cox speaks on the heritage of the Comanche Indian Chiefs of Quanah Parker and Quanah Parker Cox at the Bosque Museum Jan. 24 (far left); Texas District 58 candidate Philip Eby’s wife Logan speaks with Mark and Kathy Jackson after the Republican candidate forum Jan. 28 at the Meridian Civic Center (left); Weldon, Robert and Noah Bleything loved the old-style country the Janie Fricke concert presented Jan. 16 (below left); John and Sally Martin enjoy the Janie Fricke concert of the Bosque Arts Center Troubadour series Jan. 16 (below right ).

 

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