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Wed
18
May

Crack down on

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The battle on drugs in Bosque County is an ongoing one. In the crack down on especially methamphetamine manufacture and distribution, after extensive investigations, local law enforcement regularly executes search warrants. On May 12, Bosque County Sheriff Anthony Malott and members of the Bosque County Special Response Team, Bosque County Narcotics Unit, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens Matt Bridgefarmer and Dayton Isaac’s, Constable Precinct 1 Scott Ferguson and Clifton Chief of Police Trace Hendricks executed a.

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Wed
18
May

Sinful Slapstick

By Simone Wichers-Voss

A farce is a comic play that uses highly improbable situations, stereotyped characters, extravagant exaggeration and slapstick to move its audience to chuckles and laughter. The Bosque Arts Center Tin Building Theatre kicked off the final show of its 34th season May 7 with the hilarious two-act farce, “Drinking Habits.” 

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Wed
18
May

Worth the wait

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Getting money for a project is always a difficult task. Getting money from the federal government is a slow one on top of that. At the May 9 Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, Bosque County Emergency Management Coordinator Time Jeske presented a report regarding applying for and receiving federal funding for the significant damage to county roads in the May and October 2015 storms. 

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Wed
11
May

Spring fever

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In the winter months we concentrate activities inward with celebrations within the home. Spring on the other hand we focus our activities outward; out towards the budding trees, to the song of courting birds to the soft breeze and gentle sunshine. But before we take that longed-for motorcycle ride, nature hike or day of fishing, we feel the need to open the windows, let the fresh air in and do a good spring clean, preparing the home for the summer months.

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Wed
11
May

A Solemn Moment

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. “These are trying times, and there is an urgent need to pray,” Governor Greg Abbott said. “America is at a time of crisis as some try to silence the faithful and purge God from the public square.”

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Wed
11
May

All new team

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Usually incumbent elected officials receive the most votes. During the local elections Saturday, Meridian voters went another route – they voted new candidates Shawn Stauffer, Cindy Wallace and Angie Buck into office with 66, 62 and 62 votes respectively. Incumbents Weldon Hamilton and Sonia Monrreal received 20 and 24 votes respectively. The sixth candidate for the three open seats was Elizabeth Davis, receiving 17 votes.

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Wed
11
May

Bond election: Third time the charm

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In Clifton, third time is a charm. For the third year running Clifton Independent School District put out bond propositions for a new elementary school and a separate bond proposal for a new auditorium. This time round, voters convincingly voted for a new elementary school and auditorium. With an overwhelming majority, 893 voted for a new elementary school with 417 against; 734 voted for a new auditorium with 642 against.

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Wed
11
May

Making do without

By Simone Wichers-Voss With both the county treasurer and assistant resigning, Bosque County day-to-day financial operations need to continue as smoothly as possible. During the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, Auditor Kent Reeves informed the commissioners and judge of the new, permanent deposit and receipt procedures effective immediately. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
11
May

Back To The Future

By Simone Wichers-Voss The Central Texas Youth Fair in Clifton is woven into the fabric of Bosque County’s rural character. Historically it is a very important annual event for youth showing livestock, for their families and their supporters. During the CTYF Association general membership meeting May 3, the membership voted – 108 to 26 - to hold the fair in the week June 7-10, 2017. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
04
May

Spring Cleaning

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Springtime is the best time to spruce up the yard, clean out that attic, do some outdoor painting. There was a flurry of just such spring time activity at the Treasure Chest second hand shop behind Hilltop on Main Saturday. For the second year in a row, Meridian Parks and Recreation committee organized a community clean-up day – focusing on sprucing up the Treasure Chest. All proceeds from the sales in the shop benefit the residents of the local retirement-nursing home.

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