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Tue
29
Nov

Samaritan Santas

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Not Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen and a sleigh but Harley, Honda, Indian, Yamaha and Suzuki delivered the first Christmas toys to Bosque County. On Nov. 20, the annual Santa Run brought around 200 motorcycle enthusiasts to the Meridian Civic Center, with their bikes loaded up with toys for families participating in the Child Protective Services Santa’s Angels program. Many of the generous, participating bikers have been part of the seasonal tradition for many of the 24 years the run has been organized.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Renewed Links

By Nathan Diebenow

Enthusiasm for a tried-and-true, local holiday tradition renewed at Zion United Church of Christ in Womack during its German Heritage Sausage Supper this year. The annual smoked sausage supper has been a staple of Thanksgiving fellowship in the community for nearly six decades.

 

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Wed
23
Nov

Brotherly love

By Simone Wichers-Voss

People who are familiar with Freemasonry but are not members are aware of some of the fraternity’s philanthropic and charitable contributions to society. In that vein, the Clifton Masonic Lodge number 360 offered students of the Bosque County Educational Cooperation a Thanksgiving lunch with all the fixings Nov. 16.

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Wed
23
Nov

Back to business as usual

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County Judge Don Pool’s first Bosque County Commissioners court after being officially elected to the office during the Nov. 8 election was “business as usual.” Most of the items on the Nov. 14 agenda regarded infrastructure, whether it was road and bridge repair, a deed search with regards to the bridge replacing the Whipple Bridge, extending a lease on a communication tower or replatting of lots in an Iredell development.

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Wed
23
Nov

Relieving hunger

Clifton collects 32k pounds for food bank

By Nathan Diebenow

Hundreds of charitable hearts gave to stomachs in need during the coming new year on the Friday before Thanksgiving in Clifton.

The annual Food for Families food drive collected 32,000 pounds of food items, an amount which also includes financial donations, for Clifton’s food pantry on Friday, November 18.

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Wed
23
Nov

Shopko opens store in Clifton

Mayor Spitzer: City ‘blessed’ with new retail story

By Nathan Diebenow

Shopko Hometown’s store in Clifton opened with much fanfare and gratitude a week before Black Friday sales occur across the country.

Officials with the local city, chamber of commerce, independent school district, and the retail chain’s representatives were on hand for a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, November 17.

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Wed
23
Nov

Spieler Salute

BAC organizes Joan Spieler tribute exhibit

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Clifton resident Joan Spieler 1920-1997 is recognized as the visionary and driving force behind the creation of the Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts, now known as the Bosque Arts Center.

It’s been thirty five years in the making, but on Nov. 19, the Bosque Arts Center unveiled a special tribute exhibit of Spieler’s original artwork and photography. Much of the art came from private collections and getting all the works together was thanks to BAC’s Program Director Deb Phinney.

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Tue
15
Nov

Comparing

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Every month the Meridian Chamber of Commerce finds a speaker to inform the guests to the members’ luncheon about their business, service or background. On Nov. 10, Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Dr. John Horak offered a comparative situation analysis on the local school district.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Voting for real?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

It might have been a mock election hosted by the Meridian Elementary School fifth-graders, but it sure felt for real for the school mates coming to vote. There was compulsory voter registration, election officials, voting booths, a ballot box, “I voted” stickers, and a variety of cheerful and patriotic red white and blue decorations. Instead of a complicated ballot with all the candidates running for all manner of different offices, the students got to chose between Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for President.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Marking history

By Ruth Crawford

 

In 1889, a group of settlers in southeastern Bosque County established a place of worship as Coon Creek Missionary Baptist Church. These members were farmers and ranchers, who built a school which was used as a meeting place for this church. In 2015, the present congregation members decided that this place of worship and fellowship should be honored with an historical marker, and began the lengthy procedure. Judy Wasson, church clerk, a fifth generation member, began researching and writing the history.

 

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