Lifestyle

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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Wed
29
Jul

NCBC offers raffle for new UTV

The National Championship Barbecue Cook off gives away numerous scholarships to area youth every year and offers a local organization financial aid. This year’s recipient will be the Meridian Public Library. Prior to the cook off, the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff is having fundraiser drive. For $10 a raffle, or $25 for three raffles, supporters have the chance to win a 2015 LANDmaster LM400 Farm and Ranch utility vehicle, $500 cash or $250 cash.

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Wed
29
Jul

Rotary Club features Farm Bureau

By Carol Spicer
David Bevels, president of the Bosque County Farm Bureau, spoke at a recent Bosque County Rotary Club meeting about the benefits and work of the Farm Bureau.  When Rotarian Calvin Rueter introduced him, he noted that not only is Bevels active in Farm Bureau, but his also very active in the Central Texas Fair and a past board member of Childress Creek Water Supply.
 
Wed
22
Jul

64th ANNUAL CLIFTON, TEXAS

Cowboy Up! The 64th Annual Clifton Parade and Rodeo had it all. Main Street Parade, kids carnival, corn dogs, mutton busting, calf scramble, roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Something fun for everyone.
Wed
22
Jul

Freemason officers inducted in Valley Mills

By Carol Spicer
The Valley Mills John Armstrong Masonic Lodge 291 inducted officers on July 11, including David Mullen, Gene Smith, Steve McCoy inducting the officer, Todd Prossor, Worshipful  Master Bill Horner, Taylor Keen, Jeff Kunze, Scott Dalby, and Bill Smith. Freemasonry has done more for the world than most people realize. Historians have begun to realize that it runs as a thread through  many of the events which have shaped the lives which are known worldwide today.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Valley Mills council sets town hall meeting

By Carol Spicer

During the Mayor’s announcements at the regular session of the Valley Mills City Council on Monday evening, Mayor Ray Bickerstaff reported that the city would hold a town hall meeting to discuss Park Planning on Monday, July 20, at 5:45. He said it was necessary to meet quickly to form park plans so that the city could file for a grant to help finance the planning. The mayor also reported on the final brush pickup that was completed following all the spring storms, noting that they had filled 16, 16-foot trailer loads on Friday, July 3.

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