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Wed
27
Apr

Effective immediately

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was a sad end to a very public process and a taxing ordeal for the office involved. After several months of struggling to reconcile a 16-month backlog of bank statements, Bosque County Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier resigned Monday.

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Wed
27
Apr

Day of rejoicing

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Through the table decorations alone you knew you were at a church celebration – the trees symbolizing the tree of life, the miniature churches symbolizing the sacred place of worship, the books symbolizing the guiding scripture and the crosses symbolizing Jesus’ sacrifice. The Zion United Church in Womack is 125 years young on April 26, and the congregation celebrated with an anniversary gathering on April 24.

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Wed
27
Apr

Run For The Hills

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Latin’s Mens Sana In Corpore Sano roughly translates to Healthy mind in a healthy body. On a beautiful spring morning Saturday over 80 people gathered at the red and white blow up starting line in the Clifton City Park to participate in the Bosque County Rotary Club “Run for the Hills” 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk. It combined raising funds for scholarships – the mind- with exercise – the body.

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Wed
20
Apr

Communication key

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When it became known that Cypress Creek Renewables was planning a solar energy installation north of Walnut Springs, surrounding residents were worried. They worried about the visual impact of the field of solar panels, the addition of power lines and a decrease in their property values.

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Wed
20
Apr

Ready To Rumble

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Pro wrestling aficionados love the over the top theatrics, the lead in skits, the loud pumping music, the audience participation through boos, cheers and heckling, and lastly, but not least the muscle flexing, sweating and grunting athletes in the wrestling ring. With Main Event Pro Wrestling in the Meridian High School Gym Saturday, the 600- strong audience got all of the above, and more including some much built-up championship matches.

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Wed
20
Apr

Garage selling

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The threat of rain may have discouraged some, but the covered skies actually offered the perfect weather to go treasure hunting. With 200 garage sale sites registered with the 2016 Annual County-wide Garage Sale April 15-16, and multiple unregistered sites, treasure hunters had a wide variety to choose from – Clifton alone had 62 registered sites, and unincorporated areas Laguna Park and Lakeside Village were good for another 34.

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Wed
20
Apr

Higher Ground

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Since their inception, the Bosque Chorale has grown in numbers and in reputation. Their audience and fans have heard their voices, talents and skill develop, mature and improve under Music Director David Anavitarte’s inspired, demanding guidance. When it was announced that their spring program April 15 was Georg Fridrich Handel’s masterpiece Messiah, music lovers knew they would be in for a glorious treat.

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Wed
20
Apr

Educational essentials election

By Simone Wichers-Voss

To provide Clifton Elementary School students a safe environment, conducive to optimal learning and wellbeing, a 50 person community facility committee reached a consensus that a new Clifton Elementary School was a necessity. The committee was made up of people from all parts of the community that responded to an open invitation by the Clifton Independent School District Board to serve, including several people who had opposed new construction in 2014 and 2015 bond elections.

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Wed
13
Apr

Art for art’s sake

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Clifton has been called “one of the 100 best rural art communities in the nation.” Playing an integral part in that distinction is the Bosque Arts Center A lot of money goes into keeping the BAC operating in the former Clifton Lutheran College building, but luckily supporting the arts is big in Bosque County.

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Wed
13
Apr

Commissioners at impasse

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In an ongoing push to decrease a back log in bank reconciliations, the Bosque County Commissioners have expected Bosque County Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier to report on her office’s progress every court session. On Monday, Niemeier delegated the report to her assistant Connie Moore.

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