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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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Tue
25
Oct

Magnificent Seven

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many of the world’s capitals – London, New York, Paris - are well known for their artists’ communities. But there are regions where artists came together for camaraderie, natural beauty, and the simplicity of rural life. Taos, NM, Monterey CA, La Provence in France come to mind as rural regions known for their inspirational qualities and attraction to artists. Bosque County, TX should certainly be added to the list of inspirational places. In pure artist per population ratio, Bosque County scores off the charts.

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Tue
25
Oct

Texas-sized talent

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Against a painted backdrop of rolling hills, blue skies with few clouds 10 talented musicians and songwriters competed for two honors: Texas Troubadour and Songwriter Classic. Bosque Art Center hosted the 4th annual contest pitting contemporary poet-musicians against one another for prizes worth two thousand dollars and a chance to catch the attention of well-known and equally well-liked Suzy Bogguss and her producer/cowriter husband, Doug Crider.

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Tue
18
Oct

Shining gold

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

The Meridian High School Band of Gold competed at the Marching Band contest in McGregor Saturday and at the 3rd Annual Rattler Marching Festival in Tolar on Oct. 1. The band earned 2’s or Excellent ratings from both judges at the McGregor contest. With five bands the contest focused on the University Interscholastic League style ratings. 

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Big Top Bazinga!

By Melinda Routh

 

The young, the old, and the sometimers in between skipped their regular Tuesday commitments to attend the famous Culpepper & Merriweather Great Combined Circus in Clifton last week. A dozen or so children (and even more adults) were so excited for the one-ring circus at the Bosque County Youth Fairgrounds that they shamelessly took a behindthe- scenes guided tour in the morning before the performances.  

 

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