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Wed
16
Dec

Left no doubt

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
The evening opened with a rousing Christmas song compilation, arranged by Randall Standridge, which transitioned from Jingle Bells to Silent night with impressive ease. Smooth transitions and focused directing throughout made the purposeful interjections of snap, boomph, ka-rak and tinga-ling-ling-all the more delightful and unexpected. 
 
Wed
16
Dec

Star On Top

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 

It’s beginning to look and sound a lot like Christmas. Festive lights, wreaths with red and gold ribbons, Christmas melodies drifting through the air. With their annual Christmas concert Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton, the Bosque Chorale put the cherry on the cake or the star on top of the Christmas tree, if you will.   

 

Wed
09
Dec

Sisters score

By Marc Arnold
 
Cooking under time pressure is never easy. To additionally have to give judges nutritional information brings on a whole new challenge. That is exactly what the 4-H food challenge is all about. On Dec. 3 the 4-H District Food Challenge Contest was held at the Bell County Expo Center, with three Bosque County teams competing - one Senior Division and two Junior/Intermediate Division.
 
Wed
09
Dec

County Christmas ready

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Besides heralding in the holiday season with many festive activities, Clifton’s Norwegian Country Christmas Tour is a way to draw people into Bosque County and to promote the town. With the pleasant weather last Saturday, the 2015 event was deemed a success. The Clifton Chamber of Commerce’s Norwegian luncheon alone drew about 300 people to savor Norwegian meatballs, beet salad and beans with the delicious Norwegian Christmas cookies as dessert.
 
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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