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Endearment

By Melinda Routh
 
Where do you start when talking about a couple that has been married seventy five years? Billie Joe Fouts was born July 26, 1921 and Jewel McDone was born November 8, 1920. They could not know, that almost 95 years later, in Iredell the town where they met, ran a grocery store business for eighteen years and raised their son and daughter through high school their love would be celebrated 75 years later on Christmas Day.
 
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Citizens show chief support

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Judging by the extensive agenda, the last Meridian City Council meeting of the year was to be a long session regarding all manner of “normal” city business. It was therefore unusual that the Fire Hall was filled with people Dec. 21. Several had asked to speak in Public Forum. Due to time constraints, Mayor Johnnie Hauerland requested to select a spokesperson, which was met with considerable agitation. Each had wanted their own three minutes to address the council.
 
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Notes on high

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
The ecstasy of physics in C, F and G major transported listeners through the centuries and across ocean with expert manipulation of feet, hands and memory as organist Ken Surley enchanted and challenged the audience during St. Olaf Lutheran Church’s organ recital program Dec. 20. “If you have two hands, 10 fingers and two feet – heels and toes, a memory and a willingness to practice hours a day for years anyone can play the organ,” says Surley, in all sincerity.
 
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Burns leads review

Texas is blessed with tremendous economic and population growth. While this growth presents unprecedented opportunities, our water supplies will be key in sustaining it and the Texas Dream into the future.  

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Ugly rules the day

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It is not often that ugliest wins, except if the contest calls for the ugliest seasonal sweater. And at the second annual Bosque County Employees Ugly Sweater Contest Dec. 23, contestants were determined to outdo last year’s winning creation. 

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Moving House & Home

By Simone Wichers-Voss

No packing was required for this move. It was a matter of hiring a professional house moving company, putting the whole structure on a trailer and moving the house, slowly but surely down the road. 

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Unfrozen

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Sometimes saying or doing nothing leads to a conclusion. This is what happened at Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Dec. 14. After a long discussion, no motion was made, resulting in the undoing of a hiring freeze for an assistant for the County Treasurer’s office. This allows Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier to start the process to finding a full time office assistant.
 
 
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Selfless giving year-round

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
Diligent service covering many years in support of community was the center of attention. Big thank you’s and many appreciative smiles were seen at the annual Bosque County Volunteer Recognition Banquet Dec. 14; they were for those who selflessly and unceasingly volunteer in the county. In all, seven special people were recognized for their work in organizing logistics, rallying people together, teaching and encouraging youth, tending to the needs of the elderly, monitoring precious natural resources and responding in the event of crisis.
 
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Hope In A Bag

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
North Bosque Helping Hands Food Pantry’s sole reason of existence is to alleviate worries food-insecure families have about getting enough food on the table. Thanks to the a collaboration between the Pantry and Bosque County Child Protective service’s Angel Tree program, 79 food insecure families in Bosque County will receive something extra before Christmas - not stocking stuffers, but a Big Brown Bag of Hope.
 
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Bosque County red

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In 2016, there are several important elections, including the Presidential election in November. But the first election of the year is the March 1 primary election. Several Bosque County official’s terms expire and their offices are up for election, including the Sheriff and County Attorney. These offices will be on the March 1 ballot.  

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