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Tue
18
Oct

Bringing home the bacon

By Melinda Routh

 

Close your eyes and envision gently waking up one morning smelling the aromas of fresh coffee brewing, biscuits baking and the sizzle of bacon and eggs cooking in the skillet. Your stomach begins to grumble, screaming, “feed me!” All bacon lovers will agree, when bacon is cooking anywhere, everyone is ready for their own healthy portion of bacon. Saturday, Cranfills Gap was the home base for the fifth annual Bacon Bash drawing bacon aficionados from the far corners of the state. 

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Going whole hog

By Melinda Routh

Close your eyes and envision gently waking up one morning smelling the aromas of fresh coffee brewing, biscuits baking and the sizzle of bacon and eggs cooking in the skillet. Your stomach begins to grumble, screaming, “feed me!

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Big Top Bazinga!

By Nathan Diebenow

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 behind-the-scenes guided tour in the morning before the performances.

 

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Tue
18
Oct

Fabulous FallFest

By Simone Wichers-Voss It was a fabulous family-fun day, filled with fall atmosphere. Vendors were happy, the organizers were happy, the visitors were happy. Clifton’s historic Mainstreet was abuzz with activity from the start of the FallFest activities at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

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Tue
11
Oct

Fun raising funds

By Melinda Routh

It was fun raising hands for all who attend the Grand Auction and the Lord’s Harvest at Meridians’ First United Methodist Church. The members worked all year on their creative talents to once again bring their crafts and goodies to grow another great annual fundraising event on Saturday.

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Tue
11
Oct

National Night Out draws community out

By Simone Wichers-Voss

National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. During Meridian’s second annual National Night Out, sponsored and hosted by the Meridian Police department, it was not all about law enforcement. First responders were present, as were churches, civic organizations, youth sports and school organizations.

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Tue
11
Oct

BBQ Valhalla

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Every fourth Saturday in October, Meridian is the center of the Texas barbecue world. On Oct. 22, the town once again is an exciting hub of activity when the 29th Annual National Championship Barbecue Cook-Off takes place at Bosque Bottoms.

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Tue
11
Oct

New jail informational meetings continue

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The present 35-bed Bosque County Jail is deteriorating and just barely scrapes by being in compliance to Texas Jail Standards Commission’s rules and regulations. Approval to finance a new $ 9.8 million 64-bed law enforcement center through a bond will be on the ballot Nov. 8. A previous bond election for a proposed $9.9 million facility failed in 2010.

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Tue
11
Oct

Celebrate Fall

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The mornings are crisp, the sky is a bright blue, pumpkins in all sorts of shapes and colors are cropping up on front porches: it’s fall. And what better way to celebrate the change of the season with Fall-Fest. FallFest in Clifton has always been a great day of family fun. Make plans to visit downtown Clifton on Oct. 15 for FallFest, presented by Clifton Main Street, to celebrate the fall season with family fun, food and much more. All are invited to come relax, and enjoy Clifton at its best.

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Tue
11
Oct

Who Feeds You?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With increasing technological advancement, there is an increasing disconnect with nature and agriculture. The annual Bosque County Ag Field day organized by the Texas Farm Bureau and the AgriLife Extension Services tries to bring awareness to county fourth graders regarding agriculture and what it means to the nation.

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