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11
Nov

All roads lead home

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Home care and hospice services are a true hand in need for those wanting to remain independent regardless of illness or old age, and for those facing terminal illness. At the Oct. 26, Bosque County Commissioners Court, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff showed his support of both health services by proclaiming November 2015 Home Care and Hospice month.

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Wed
11
Nov

Target excellence

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Shooting sports in 4-H is one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States involving both boys and girls of all levels of participatory ability. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people learn how to concentrate on a target or goal, practice diligently and aim for the highest level of success in life.

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Wed
04
Nov

Courthouse renovation & shuffle

By Simone Wichers -Voss

Texas courthouses are among the most widely recognized, used, and appreciated assets in Texas communities according to the Texas Historical Commission. With some courthouses dating from as far back as the mid-19th century, they were among the first permanent structures in many counties. Texas  has more historic courthouses than any other state, with 235 still in active government use.

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Wed
04
Nov

Hallows harvest

By Simone Wichers -Voss

Halloween has become less and less about the bridging of the world of living and dead -the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It is now all about the costumes and the candy. On Oct. 31, Meridian’s Trunk or Treat at the Courthouse Square, Main Street and the First United Methodist Church car park had characters of all sorts parading the streets, hoping to fill their bags with sweet treats. 

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Wed
04
Nov

Hot Chili, Cold Cash

By Simone Wichers -Voss

Every year, the Meridian Public Library hosts a chili supper, as a way to thank their community for their enduring, and endearing support. And the chili is exceptionally good, since it’s toiled over for hours by the dedicated Chili Gang. The quality was stringently tested with white bread chili fold-overs at the cooking area.

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Wed
04
Nov

Special service

By Carol Spicer

 

A state trooper’s main responsibility is to keep the public safe, and they serve their communities in doing so. Clifton’s Trooper Jay Sparkman was honored for going above and beyond the call of duty last week when he received the prestigious Albert Pike Community Service Award at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner held Oct. 28 at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum in Waco.
 
Wed
04
Nov

Musical chairs Courthouse renovations, relocations

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Texas courthouses are among the most widely recognized, used, and appreciated assets in Texas communities according to the Texas Historical Commission. With some courthouses dating from as far back as the mid-19th century, they were among the first permanent structures in many counties.

 

Wed
04
Nov

All Hallows Eve

By Carol Spicer
 
There were less participants handing out candy, and maybe the crowds were a little smaller, but the theme was still to dress up and have fun with it all. Many wore store-bought costumes, many others used make-up and creativity as they took to the streets in Clifton on Saturday – from witches and zombies, to cowboys and pirates the sights were what make Halloween fun.
 

 

Wed
04
Nov

CHS’s award-winning band takes second at state

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
They came, they saw and then they conquered Mount Olympus. The Clifton High School band gave their utmost in their marching band performance at Class 3A State Championship at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio Monday night, leaving no doubt for the judging panels with an excellent performance of their music inspired by the mythological gods of Mount Olympus.
 

 

Thu
29
Oct

Angelic afternoon

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Hark how the angels sing Hosanna in the highest. The Trinity Lutheran Church carillon chimes called in visitors Sunday before a very special treat Sunday afternoon – a chance to hear voices of angels and the sacred sounds of the church organ combined. 

 

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