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Thu
02
Jun

Splish splash

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It’s summer time, school’s out, time to play. The Clifton Municipal pool will be opening for the season June 1, with swimming lessons starting June 13. Evening water aerobic classes on Monday – Thursday at 6-7 p.m. with instructors Paige Sibila and Jan Schofield begin May 31 This class is a combination of water aerobics, water pilates and water ballet. The class utilizes both shallow and deep end of pool. Equipment will be provided. The cost is $5 per class or pay monthly.  

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Thu
02
Jun

Memorial Day service held at local cemetery

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Memorial Day is the day the United States honors armed service members who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America. In Bosque County veterans, their family and friends came to the Clifton Cemetery Monday to pay tribute to loved ones at a Memorial Day service at the hosted by the American Legion Post 322 with help from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553. The blood red poppies in their button holes in memory of the nation’s fallen solders contrasted the grey wetness of the day.

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Wed
01
Jun

Driver’s seat

By Simone Wichers-Voss

There will be no more riding shotgun for Larry “Shotgun” Philipp. Come Jan. 1, he will be in the driver’s seat, taking position at the Bosque County Commissioners’ table as the Commissioner of Precinct 3. In the May 24 Republican runoff election, Philipp won over the other candidate Gary Arnold with just 18 votes. A total of 536 voters cast their votes – 277 went to Philipp, 259 to Arnold.

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Wed
01
Jun

Class of 2016

By Brett Voss

For 33 graduating senior at Meridian High School, it’s finally time to move on to the next stage in their lives. But first, they all gathered together one more time for the Class of 2016 commencement exercises last Friday evening in the Yellowjacket Gymnasium. “As these graduates walk across this stage today, they will conclude a long journey,” MHS principal Paul Booth said. “As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.’ It’s my prayer that you will always carry with you all the expereinces, lessons and people that got you here.”

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Wed
01
Jun

Remembering our fallen heroes

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Memorial Day is the day the United States honors armed service members who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America. In Bosque County veterans, their family and friends came to the Clifton Cemetery Monday to pay tribute to loved ones at a Memorial Day service at the hosted by the American Legion Post 322 with help from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553.

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Wed
25
May

Hero’s welcome

By Brett Voss

In conjunction with Combat Marine Outdoors, all Bosque County military service veterans are invited to ride in a parade through Clifton on June 3. Combat Marine Outdoors’ Inaugural Benefit Gala Dinner, a benefit to help with the rehabilitation of our nation’s combat wounded heroes, will be held June 2 at Baylor Stadium in Waco beginning with a VIP reception from 5-6 p.m., followed by the gala from 6-9 p.m. featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Allen West, along with special guests U.S Congressman Roger Williams, U.S. Congressman Bill Flores, State Sen. Brian Birdwell and State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson.

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Wed
25
May

Commencement

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Here and there a tear will be brushed away as the Class of 2016 high school graduates sing their school song for the last time together as one. This week’s Meridian Tribune and The Clifton Record include the annual graduation special section, featuring all Bosque County graduates.

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Wed
25
May

Sound Science

By Simone Wichers-Voss

A science project is not about creating an interesting project, but identifying a problem, coming up with a way to solve the problem and drawing a conclusion. Of course it helps if the subject is something you are interested in. On May 11, Meridian Library Director Sarita Ellis, Meridian High School Principal Paul Booth and Meridian Tribune News Editor Simone Voss spent the morning judging 43 fifth grade science projects.

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Wed
25
May

Class of 2016 walks

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Here and there a tear will be brushed away as the Class of 2016 high school graduates sing their school song for the last time together as one. This week’s editions of The Clifton Record and Meridian Tribune include the annual graduation special section, featuring all Bosque County graduates. 

 

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Wed
25
May

Early voting wins

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Those in favor of the bond propositions paving the way to building a new Clifton Elementary School made sure their vote was in prior to Election Day. The nay-sayers on the other hand came out strong on election day. This became evident when the votes were canvassed at the May 16 Clifton Independent School board meeting. 

 

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