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Tue
08
Nov

Long time coming

New, improved bridge over Niels Creek

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Floods in March and Oct. 2015 and in April and May 2016 wreaked havoc on county roads and bridges. Thanks to a Presidential Declaration that Bosque County was part of a disaster area, state and federal funding was available to repair the most extensively damaged areas. One of the bridges completely washed away was the bridge over Neil’s Creek on CR 4235. And because of all the paperwork and procedures, local residents have had to take alternate routes – often adding up to 20 miles to their daily commutes – for nearly a year.

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Tue
08
Nov

Raising The Steaks

County Go Texan Extravaganza sells 215 tickets

By Nathan Diebenow

Raising funds can be fun. Dudded for the dance hall, tender pockets turned out for the 7th Annual Bosque County Go Texan Extravaganza at the Armory in Clifton on Saturday, November 5. About 215 tickets were sold for the adults-only event that raises scholarship money for high school students with agriculture-related career goals.

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Wed
02
Nov

Strolling for sweets

By Nathan Diebenow

 

Halloween blanketed historic downtown Clifton Monday evening as children and adults paraded in costume during “Trick or Treat with Main Street.” The line for the annual candy crawl began forming well before all the registered groups had set up their handout stations.  

 

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Wed
02
Nov

Bring your own

By Nathan Diebenow

 

The Norwegian Capital of Texas transformed into “La Ville Lumière” for four hours last Saturday evening. The brief metamorphosis occurred as 50 guests partook in a classic picnic with a modern French twist on half a block of historic downtown Clifton.  

 

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Tue
01
Nov

Early voting

By Simone Wichers-Voss

If early voting numbers are any indication of the upcoming November 8 election turnout, it might be setting a record. On Monday morning around 10 a.m. 1,956 people were recorded on voting early in the courthouse and 790 mail out ballots were issued, making a total of 2,746. And the people just kept on coming in a steady stream to vote early.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

All spiffed up

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Hours of buffing and polishing went into preparing for the show. And several had made the trip to Meridian on their own steam. Several classy classic cars were already gleaming in the morning sun way before the first guests showed up for the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Oct. 22. And after the parade at 10 a.m. the whole field was filled with 94 shining automobile beauties and their proud owners – a new record.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

New jail: rent or own?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Since mid September, the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court has been holding informational meetings across the county regarding the planned law enforcement center. The bond election for the LEC is on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Commissioners, Bosque County Judge Don Pool, the citizens’ advisory committee came to Meridian and Laguna Park the past two weeks. The last meeting was held in Clifton on Nov. 1.

 

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Tue
25
Oct

Talking hay & soil

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Those not employed or otherwise engaged in agriculture, would think there was not a whole lot to say about hay and soil. They would be wrong. Every year local ranchers gather to talk hay – fertilizer, weather, pests – and to review the scores their hay samples entered in the Bosque County Hay Show.

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Tue
25
Oct

Third Time A Charm

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The evening was perfectly cool; just right to spend the whole night next to a smokin’ hot barbecue pit. And as the sun evaporated the mist over the Bosque hills, the smoke enveloped Meridian as 132 pit crews competed at the National Championship Barbecue Cook-off in Meridian last Friday and Saturday, all doing their best to show off their barbecue skills on chicken, ribs and brisket. There were NCBC veterans, but also many new crews to the prestigious, invitation-only barbecue cookoff.

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Tue
25
Oct

Camp in flux

By Nathan Diebenow

A beloved tradition for children that happens the year before their transition into the middle school life in Clifton was up for discussion during the regular meeting of the Clifton ISD Board of Education last Monday. The away-camp for 5th grade students has been going on for about 25 years now, but its future may be in flux.

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