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Wed
27
Jan

Steering You Right

By Elizabeth Devereaux 

Lean Texas beef brings to mind the Marlboro Man. With the health conscious and athletes, Texas Beef assumes a much greater role in providing the protein and nutrients needed for fuel burning and muscle building. About 45 beef producers were in attendance at the 17th annual Central Texas Beef Cattle Meeting held in Meridian Jan. 19 to be informed on a multitude of subjects ranging from herd selection to beef economy and dealing with pests and parasites. 

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Wed
20
Jan

Less brush fires, more crashes

By Simone Wichers-Voss 
 

It was a wet summer; one for the record books. For the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department that meant less calls to put out brush fires this year, just 21 compared to the 38 in 2015. These figures and many others were offered by Fire Chief Jeff White in a yearly report from the MVFD to Meridian City Council Jan. 11.

 

Wed
20
Jan

Oldies, but goodies

By Elizabeth Devereaux & Simone Wichers-Voss 
 

Almost 40 years ago a young woman with a degree in elementary education turned singing talent and a desire to be heard into a lifelong, successful career in the music industry. Country music award-winning, recording artist Janie Fricke came “a little bit closer” at the Bosque Arts Center Troubadour concert on a chilly Jan. 16 night in Clifton. 

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Wed
20
Jan

The bigger, the better

Bosque County Big Buck winners announced

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

Whereas some hunters will be glad to say goodbye to the many cold hours sitting in a blind waiting for that elusive buck to show its head again, others will surely miss the quiet hours in the natural beauty of Bosque County, listening to the birds chirping as they wait in anticipation to see the glory of healthy deer in the wild.

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Wed
20
Jan

Disaster impact plans

City approves HAZMAP, opens door to FEMA funding
 
By Simone Wichers-Voss 
 
Emergency management is not just being out in a tornado and reporting the progress. It is not just assessing damage after a storm. It is not just being the liaison between different first-responder agencies. Emergency management encompasses a scala of programs regarding involving education, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. A lot has to do with filing correct paper work and having specific plans in place; for example a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan.
 
Wed
20
Jan

Writing rights

Seniors compete in patriotic essay contest
 
By Elizabeth Devereaux 
 
The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens program recognizes and rewards seniors who possess qualities of service to others, leadership, dependability and patriotism. Students were recommended by their schools and had to complete a timed essay about which amendment in the Bill of Rights they felt most passionate about.
 
Wed
20
Jan

Up Close & Personal

Fricke brings classic country music to BAC
 
By Elizabeth Devereaux & Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Almost 40 years ago a young woman with a degree in elementary education turned singing talent and a desire to be heard into a lifelong, successful career in the music industry. Country music award-winning, recording artist Janie Fricke came “a little bit closer” at the Bosque Arts Center Troubadour concert on a chilly Jan. 16 night in Clifton.
 
Wed
13
Jan

Upgrading

FORT WORTH– Recently the Whitney Power Plant, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed a rehabilitation of both turbines. Due to the upgrade, operational changes have taken place in order to reap the benefits of the rehabilitation. With the new turbine capability, the units can now release about 3,000 CFS each and operate in a mode referred to as Responsive Reserve Service.

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Wed
13
Jan

Whitney Power Plant makes operation changes

Upgrading both turbines improves service
 
FORT WORTH– Recently the Whitney Power Plant, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed a rehabilitation of both turbines. Due to the upgrade, operational changes have taken place in order to reap the benefits of the rehabilitation. With the new turbine capability, the units can now release about 3,000 CFS each and operate in a mode referred to as Responsive Reserve Service.

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Wed
13
Jan

Elementary Solution

Committee input formulates plans for MES
 
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Getting 10 people to agree on an issue is difficult enough. The architect contracted to coordinate plans for the Clifton Elementary School has taken up the challenge of getting a 50-person community committee to agree on what to do about the campus’ future.

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