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Wed
04
May

Made To Measure

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

In a rural school, higher percentage secondary school students tend to choose Agricultural Education classes as an elective. Besides learning about agriculture, the vocational aspect like machine and shop classes have added value. Growing up on farms and ranches students want to learn more about land and livestock management and improve on the skills needed on a ranch – like welding, fencing and woodwork.

 

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Wed
04
May

Students Take 10

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. Over a four day period in April, 231 Clifton Middle School students were trained in a program called Take 10.

 

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Wed
27
Apr

Run for the hills

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Latin’s Mens Sana In Corpore Sano roughly translates to Healthy mind in a healthy body. On a beautiful spring morning Saturday over 80 people gathered at the red and white blow up starting line in the Clifton City Park to participate in the Bosque County Rotary Club “Run for the Hills” 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk. It combined raising funds for scholarships – the mind, with exercise – the body.

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Wed
27
Apr

An ounce of prevention

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The slave trade was technically abolished in 1807, but that does not mean slavery was abolished completely. Child labor in developing countries, immigrant workers in sweat shops, youth in the sex trade is modern-day slavery. In an effort to bring awareness to Bosque County citizens, Sally Griffiths has been speaking at Chamber of Commerce meetings, Rotary Luncheons and the like, showing the video “Chosen.” The video tells the story of a 16 year-old’s experiences.

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Wed
27
Apr

Effective immediately

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was a sad end to a very public process and a taxing ordeal for the office involved. After several months of struggling to reconcile a 16-month backlog of bank statements, Bosque County Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier resigned Monday.

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Wed
27
Apr

Day of rejoicing

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Through the table decorations alone you knew you were at a church celebration – the trees symbolizing the tree of life, the miniature churches symbolizing the sacred place of worship, the books symbolizing the guiding scripture and the crosses symbolizing Jesus’ sacrifice. The Zion United Church in Womack is 125 years young on April 26, and the congregation celebrated with an anniversary gathering on April 24.

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Wed
27
Apr

Run For The Hills

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Latin’s Mens Sana In Corpore Sano roughly translates to Healthy mind in a healthy body. On a beautiful spring morning Saturday over 80 people gathered at the red and white blow up starting line in the Clifton City Park to participate in the Bosque County Rotary Club “Run for the Hills” 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk. It combined raising funds for scholarships – the mind- with exercise – the body.

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Wed
20
Apr

Communication key

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When it became known that Cypress Creek Renewables was planning a solar energy installation north of Walnut Springs, surrounding residents were worried. They worried about the visual impact of the field of solar panels, the addition of power lines and a decrease in their property values.

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Wed
20
Apr

Ready To Rumble

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Pro wrestling aficionados love the over the top theatrics, the lead in skits, the loud pumping music, the audience participation through boos, cheers and heckling, and lastly, but not least the muscle flexing, sweating and grunting athletes in the wrestling ring. With Main Event Pro Wrestling in the Meridian High School Gym Saturday, the 600- strong audience got all of the above, and more including some much built-up championship matches.

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Wed
20
Apr

Garage selling

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The threat of rain may have discouraged some, but the covered skies actually offered the perfect weather to go treasure hunting. With 200 garage sale sites registered with the 2016 Annual County-wide Garage Sale April 15-16, and multiple unregistered sites, treasure hunters had a wide variety to choose from – Clifton alone had 62 registered sites, and unincorporated areas Laguna Park and Lakeside Village were good for another 34.

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