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Wed
23
Sep

Micro-burger, macro-fun

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
All five senses were addressed and appeased in downtown Clifton at the First Annual Clifton Burger, Brews and Blues festival this past Saturday. Downtown was hoppin’ with good food, family hugs, lots to see and the sounds of Texas blues.
 
Wed
23
Sep

Cemetery association cleans house for the dead

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When thinking of a final resting place for loved ones, visions of shaded cemetery plots, a beautiful vista and a breeze of tranquility and peace come to mind. The Meridian Cemetery Association, in collaboration with Lawson’s Funeral Home Director Larry Lawson, have taken on the monumental task of bringing the town’s historic funerary grounds to a standard worthy of those laid to rest there over the decennia.

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Wed
23
Sep

Bosque snapshot

By Melinda Routh

When a picture paints a thousand words just think what can be said about how beautiful Bosque County can be portrayed And that is the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s motive when organizing the “Loving Life in Bosque County” photo contest. The competition’s results were revealed after a tasty baked potato dinner held at the Meridian Memorial Library Building last Tuesday.  

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Wed
23
Sep

Winner takes all

By Simone Wichers-Voss

People are not comfortable with change. So when the Central Texas Youth Fair Association leadership decided to split the County Fair and the Jackpot show, it was met with some resistance. But now in the third year, the Showdown on the Bosque is proving to be a show youth want to attend. With this more informal show, contestants enter on the day of the show, there are no late fees, and to enter the ring, contestants pay $5 at the gate.  

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Wed
16
Sep

14 years later, Bosque County remembers 9-11

By Melinda Routh
 
All over America the terrorist attack of 9-11 -the worst day in American history in fourteen years - was remembered in many ways. The security of the nation had been severely wounded. Memories were shared with giving one another reverent condolences and recollections of Bosque County remembered that infamous day last Friday on the  Courthouse Square in Meridian.
 
Wed
16
Sep

Classic artistry

By Carol Spicer
 
With all the glitz and glitter of a 30th annual party, the Bosque Arts Center’s Art Classic filled the Tin Building  heatre, and the new addition, for the annual awards dinner. After an hour-long opening, with patrons, guests, and artists collecting on the second floor to view the show and visit, approximately 275 folks went back to the atrium and the theatre for dinner and the presentation of the artists’ awards.
 
Wed
16
Sep

Fish fry fun

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
The 10th annual September fundraiser hosted by the Walnut Springs Historical Association was declared a solid success by Treasurer William Offutt who goes on to say that while attendance might have been down from years past the enthusiasm, donations and good food was anything but down.
 
Wed
16
Sep

All kidding aside

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
There are many phrases including sheep and goats – “the black sheep of the family,” “getting some one’s goat,” ”separating the sheep from the goats,” and “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” to name a few of the most common. But for quite a few area livestock ranchers sheep and goats are their staple, and it’s serious business.
 
Wed
16
Sep

City passes budget

By Carol Spicer

During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the council passed the $1,930,632 budget as proposed, and the proposed tax rate of 0.4971 per $1,000 valuation for the tax year 2015-16. With the total anticipated income of $2,222,097.50, it should leave the city with a balance of $291,465.50.

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Wed
16
Sep

Filling The Gap

By Melinda Routh

Big cities activities are fine and dandy if you can get your expensive tickets well in advance. But Cranfills Gap Septemberfest held on the second Saturday of September is a small town event, that has been an absolute success now for 38 years, bringing small town charm and fun to all its visitors.

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