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Tue
22
Mar

Raising A Barn

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Barn raising occurs when a community actively decides to come to the same place at the same time to help achieve some specific goal – making the impossible possible. “Raise the Barn” was the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s theme for their annual fundraising banquet Saturday was themed “Raise the Barn.”

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Wed
16
Mar

Reconciliation concerns

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Every year an external auditor checks the county’s financial books and offers an analysis of the fairness of the information contained within an entity’s financial statements. For some years, the Bosque County Treasurer’s office has found the reconciliation of bank statements – one of the office’s legislative duties - to be a major challenge, and this has delayed the external audit regularly. In 2013, the external auditor could not finish the audit because of it. In 2014, County Auditor Kent Reeves stepped in to right the situation, something that is not his direct responsibility.

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Wed
16
Mar

Reliving History

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Besides activities for adults, several Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence events targeted children, bringing history awareness to the younger generation, and the importance of preserving history. Because Texas history is taught in grades four and seven, those age groups were targeted by the Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence to participate in a poster or essay competition.

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Wed
16
Mar

Smashing the past

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Within days the former Walls building was leveled to the ground, with only piles of rubble and timber left on the Highway 6 site. After some delay, the contract between Developer Capital Growth Buchalter for Shopko and the City of Clifton was signed and sealed Feb. 17 and demolition could begin to make way for a new 25,000 square foot store on the top location.

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Wed
16
Mar

Many hands, light work

Clifton High School National Honor Society and Interact students attended Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels on Saturday. The students are a part of organizations at the high school that require members to give up their time and do their part for the community.

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Wed
16
Mar

Meridian FBC helps local homeowners renovating their homes

By Simone WicherS-VoSS

In spite of the rain, in spite of it being spring break, a group of youngsters put their own wants and needs aside to help others. For the second year, Mission Meridian renovated three homes last week from Tuesday until Friday. This year, the weather was less than favorable. Not to be deterred, the youth and their adult supervisors were sloshing around in muddy conditions, and working in down pours.

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Wed
16
Mar

Sowell presents historical Walnut Springs event

By Simone

Wichers-Voss Newspapers are on hindsight a valuable source of historical information, through advertisement, political releases and local news. Reincarnating James Day, 1896 editor of the Walnut Spring People’s Tribune, local Historian Brian Sowell brought history alive at a Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence event March 10 in Walnut Springs.

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Wed
16
Mar

County treasurer defends her office in official written statement

By Simone

Wichers-Voss Every year an external auditor checks the county’s financial books and offers an analysis of the fairness of the information contained within an entity’s financial statements. For some years, the Bosque County Treasurer’s office has found the reconciliation of bank statements – one of the office’s legislative duties - to be a major challenge, and this has delayed the external audit regularly. In 2013, the external auditor could not finish the audit because of it.

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Wed
09
Mar

Larger Than Life

Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal shows a picture of Sam Houston as a young man. O’Neal presented his newest book Sam
Houston
 
 
Wed
09
Mar

Round ‘em up

By Melinda Routh
 
Walnut Springs, a lively community in Bosque County is known for stirring up a large den of snakes, welcoming folks from just about everywhere to come and enjoy their four-day family fun and somewhat scary Rattlesnake Round-up event. At the four day event, a total of 663 slithering, slimy, serpents weighed in at a Texas-sized 1,027 pounds of venomous rattlesnakes.
 
 

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