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Wed
09
Dec

Birdwell files for re-election

AUSTIN—On the heels of his most successful fundraiser ever, which recently hosted nearly 500 supporters and was headlined by Governor Greg Abbott in Cleburne, State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) officially filed for reelection at Republican Party of Texas headquarters last week. The senator reiterated his commitment to remain a leading conservative voice on the battlefield of ideas.

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Wed
09
Dec

Chancel triumph

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Clifton’s First Presbyterian Church Stars of Glory Christmas concert radiated the promise of the light, love, forgiveness and hope “It was inspiring, emotional, jovial and the members of the choir looked like they were having fun,” said Kathy Harr of the Dec. 3 performance by the church’s Chancel Choir.

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Wed
09
Dec

Angels descend

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Every year there are children lacking life’s vital needs because their families are financially struggling. The loss of security is never more poignantly felt than at Christmas. Simple ingredients, together with enthusiastic volunteers and generous individuals with hearty appetites will help make this chilly Christmas morning warmer for less fortunate children in the county.

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Wed
09
Dec

Fishy fundraiser

By Elizabeth Devereaux

To finance a new ag shop, classroom and sports field house 51 years ago, the Cranfills Gap held their first fundraising Lutefisk meal. It helped raise funds for community and school needs, including new football team uniforms. Last Saturday, the school was filled with the third generation of students working the fundraiser.

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Wed
09
Dec

Clifton celebrates Cleng

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The sky is Norway blue, the barn Texas red and the grass uncommonly green for the time of year. The Norwegian, Texas , Bosque County and Tysvær flags move softly on the slight breeze. Prior to the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour, when the farm opens its doors to the public, Cleng Peerson Farm’s Norwegian owners Thomas Mannes and his wife Eldbjørg Djønne-Stuve await the guests in Norwegian Bunad folk costumes for the opening reception Friday.

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Wed
02
Dec

Filling a need

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many people have the luxury of choosing their preferred pharmacy. For many Meridian residents, it would be just fine if only they had a pharmacy in town.

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Wed
02
Dec

High rating

By Simone Wichers-Voss

A higher score usually means something is better. But, when it comes to a Public Protection Classification, the lower the number the better it is for the community. Because a lower PPC in the Insurance Service Office database, the lower your fire insurance premiums will be.

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Wed
02
Dec

Locking up jail funding

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Costs of the present Bosque County jail, housing inmates out of county, the necessity for an improved jail be it new or renovated, site locations, construction delivery methods and not in the least funding, have all been topics offered during recent special Bosque County Commissioners Court workshops.

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Wed
02
Dec

Early Christmas

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Planning for Christmas starts early for Bosque County’s Child Protective Services. Their Santa’s Angels program provides Christmas gifts to children in less fortunate families, and an annual motorcycle run brings generous bikers with toys and cash donations to Bosque County.
 
Wed
02
Dec

SAUSAGE SUPPER

By Carol Spicer

The evening was full of fellowship and warmth as families visited with friends and neighbors in the fellowship hall and a large number of workers kept the sausage coming off the grill to the hungry. Despite the cold, rainy weather the 55th annual Zion United Church Sausage Supper drew good crowds to the fellowship dining hall, and a large number of people came to pickup takeout dinners on Saturday.
 

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