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Dec

Unfrozen

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Sometimes saying or doing nothing leads to a conclusion. This is what happened at Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Dec. 14. After a long discussion, no motion was made, resulting in the undoing of a hiring freeze for an assistant for the County Treasurer’s office. This allows Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier to start the process to finding a full time office assistant.
 
 
Wed
23
Dec

Selfless giving year-round

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
Diligent service covering many years in support of community was the center of attention. Big thank you’s and many appreciative smiles were seen at the annual Bosque County Volunteer Recognition Banquet Dec. 14; they were for those who selflessly and unceasingly volunteer in the county. In all, seven special people were recognized for their work in organizing logistics, rallying people together, teaching and encouraging youth, tending to the needs of the elderly, monitoring precious natural resources and responding in the event of crisis.
 
Wed
23
Dec

Hope In A Bag

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
North Bosque Helping Hands Food Pantry’s sole reason of existence is to alleviate worries food-insecure families have about getting enough food on the table. Thanks to the a collaboration between the Pantry and Bosque County Child Protective service’s Angel Tree program, 79 food insecure families in Bosque County will receive something extra before Christmas - not stocking stuffers, but a Big Brown Bag of Hope.
 
Wed
23
Dec

Bosque County red

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In 2016, there are several important elections, including the Presidential election in November. But the first election of the year is the March 1 primary election. Several Bosque County official’s terms expire and their offices are up for election, including the Sheriff and County Attorney. These offices will be on the March 1 ballot.  

Wed
23
Dec

Year-long freeze ends

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Sometimes saying or doing nothing leads to a conclusion. This is what happened at Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Dec. 14. After a long discussion, no motion was made, resulting in the undoing of a hiring freeze for an assistant for the County Treasurer’s office. This allows Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier to start the process to finding a full time office assistant. 

Wed
23
Dec

Time to shift gears on jail

By Simone Wichers-Voss

There are many questions to be answered when it comes to building a new county jail. Since the end of October, Bosque County commissioners have spoken to architects specialized in building jails, specialized contractors, raised questions, deliberated site possibilities and spoken to the Texas Jail Standards director. “Everyone at this table is committed to being here until the issue is resolved, one way or another,” Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff said Dec. 7 when welcoming Texas Jail Standards Executive Director Brandon Wood.  

Wed
16
Dec

BBQ benefits books

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The National Championship Barbecue Cookoff is a non-profit organization supporting other non-profit organizations and students. The primary objectives of Bosque County’s biggest event is to raise funds for civic organizations and student scholarships.
 
Wed
16
Dec

Blue Christmas

By Brett Voss
 
The long arm of the law in Bosque County reached out and executed seven warrants in a mass arrest roundup last Thursday night. And thanks to Operation Blue Christmas, many of them will not be home for the holidays.
 
Wed
16
Dec

Mini Me Tree

By Melinda Routh
 
Old things become new each Christmas season especially for kids of all ages. According to Christmas-Tree.com Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. One crisp Christmas Eve, about the year 1500, he was walking through snow-covered woods and was struck by the beauty of a group of small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moonlight.
 
Wed
16
Dec

The Uprooting

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
People contemplating immigration 190 years ago in Cleng Peerson’s time experienced the same anguish, concerns and reservations as Europe’s present day immigrants. By Simone Wichers-Voss The Clifton Record People contemplating immigration 190 years ago in Cleng Peerson’s time experienced the same anguish, concerns and reservations as Europe’s present day immigrants. 
 

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