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07
Oct

Night Out against crime

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
The Bosque County courthouse square was cordoned off, but not for the reasons we might expect, like a crime scene. In fact, the Meridian Police Department hosted the first annual Night Out Against Crime on Thursday. Over a hundred people to meet and greet those who uphold the law, enforce the law and agencies who help pick up the pieces after calamity has struck.
 
Wed
07
Oct

Record fails

By Carol Spicer

Chair exercise draws crowd

Despite the drive by Lutheran Sunset Ministries to try and break a Guinness World Record in the number of people participating in chair exercises, the numbers fell short – but everyone seemed to enjoy the coming together.

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Wed
07
Oct

Birthday bash

By Melinda Routh

Meridian State Park celebrates

It was the perfect day for a birthday picnic, with welcomed cooler temperatures, nice calm breezes. The Meridian State Park gatekeeper’s clicker read up to 400 to gather for the park’s annual open house and its 81st birthday.

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Wed
07
Oct

Interesting developments

By Simone Simone Wichers-Voss

Commissioners field tax abatement questions from Clifton

After several years of standing empty and forlorn along Highway 6, the Walls outlet site in Clifton seems to have gotten some interest. Retailer Shopko has the site under contract, and when all the details are ironed out, they intend to demolish the old building to create a new 25,000 square foot store on the top spot.

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Wed
30
Sep

Texas Music Cafe tapes DW Blues Band at winery

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The world was a beautiful place last Saturday evening. As the full moon rose above the vines rustling in the breeze, as the guests enjoyed hearty eats from the food trucks present, sipped at the local winery’s heady reds or cool whites, kids played catch with a border collie, and the crickets sang their shrill, rhythmic song. Texas Music Café camera men and sound technicians had set up their cameras and checked the sound during the tenth anniversary grape stomp at the Red Caboose Winery to tape four area bands for an upcoming show.

Wed
30
Sep

Shameful scams

By Elizabeth Devereaux

In this fast digital age, seniors are a vulnerable group. They are not computer-savvy; are sometimes gullible and could be an easy target for less-than-honorable “businesses.” The Area Center on Aging came to the Memorial Library Building in Meridian Sept. 24 to address often used scams and exploitation tactics. The Meridian Police Department initiated the informational meeting with Officer Tabetha Harrison introducing the topics. Main tips for the attending audience were “Never give personal information out on a phone call if you did not initiate that call; get references on people soliciting work on your home; do not open your door to strangers.

Wed
30
Sep

Expanding the tax base

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Creating a new subdivision with homes in Bosque County can potentially mean new tax revenue for the county. So, when Oscar Rohne came to the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, his preliminary plat for “The Ranches” development at Spring Creek was unanimously approved. Rohne is planning on selling 89, primarily 5 acre plots in an area along CR2160, just south of Iredell. The new, gated subdivision with new housing is a total of 460 acres.

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Wed
30
Sep

Arts & crafts

Come out and enjoy a variety of activities at the historic Ringness House, built in 1859 by Jens and Kari Ringness, one of the first Norwegian families to arrive in Bosque County. “We hope for that great weather we all enjoyed at Septemberfest and no rain as we plan for our third Craft Fair on Sat. Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,” event coordinator Betty Tindall said. “We hope to see many of you for a great day of visiting, entertainment, and fun!”

 

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30
Sep

Jetzt geht’s los

By Carol Spicer

 

“Jetzt geht’s los” in German translates into “Here we go,” and that’s what the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Texas German Society did during their annual Oktoberfest activities. People of German heritage filled the Crawford Community Center on Saturday to the evening dedicated to Marvin Kunze, a long time member, along with his wife and family, who passed away in March.

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Curbing cat colonies

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Under the motto “Together we can make our city a safer, healthier community for all,” several Clifton residents have taken it upon themselves to reduce the number of cats in the city. The City of Clifton and the Waco Animal Birth Control Clinic offered a cat workshop Sept. 22 at the Clifton Civic Center to inform the public about their joint project, their motivations and intentions regarding trapping stray cats, spaying and neutering them and returning them to their territory.

 

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