Lifestyle

Wed
20
Jan

Bosque Bravo & Bis

CMA presents 2nd Annual Showcase of Young Musicians

By Local Report 

The Civic Music Association of the Bosque Arts Center presents the Second Annual Showcase of Young Musicians. This showcase will offer an opportunity for talented young musicians who reside in Bosque County or attend a Bosque County School to share their musical talents with the Community.

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Wed
13
Jan

Living The Dream

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

All she ever wanted to do was sing. And with her singing she became a shining star on the country music scene in the late seventies, early eighties. Say the name Jane Fricke and country music lovers instantly know who she is and know her songs. Fricke, used to big crowds, is coming to the Bosque Arts Center with her four-man band, Jan. 16. Besides singing, Fricke will also play acoustic guitar.

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Wed
13
Jan

Local CASA receives TBF grant

Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers, serving Bosque, Eastland, Erath and Hamilton Counties, are appointed by the presiding judge to advocate for children removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. This year, the Texas Bar Foundation awarded CASA for the Cross Timbers Area a $7,340 grant to help continue its mission.

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Wed
06
Jan

HSLR, Go Texas scholarship deadlines

Every year the Bosque County Area Go Texan Committee coordinates student Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship applications. The deadline for Bosque County High School Seniors to complete and submit the HLS&R scholarship applications is Feb.18, 2016.

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels

A Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels’ puppy finds tenderness in the arms of Camp Ailihpomeh’s Juan Carlos Hernandez (top left); Out the chute and into the arena they go in the Mutton Bustin’ event at the Clifton Rodeo in July (top right); The Clifton High School band advanced to the State Championship and captured the silver medal in San Antonio in November, photo courtesy of Allison Cox (middle); Clifton Chamber’s Paige Key gives it her best shot during the Bosque Museum sporting clays tournament fundraiser (left); Youth enjoy fishing for catfish during Fall Fest in October (below left); Mel Birdwell and Janet Jackson honor Bosque County veteran Paul David Charles at the Bosque County Republican Club fundraiser Nov. 19 (below right). 

 

Wed
30
Dec

Checking out new books in Clifton

Thanks to a special grant, the Nellie Pederson Civic Library is able to expand their collection with new titles. The new titles and books purchased for the patrons’ education, entertainment and the enrichment of their lives.  

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.
 

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