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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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Wed
25
May

Future of flying

By Simone Wichers-Voss

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the presence of a high quality network of publicly accessible airports supporting general aviation activities in Texas has never been more important to the state’s economy. With that in mind, representatives of the Clifton Municipal Airport – Isenhower Field presented their Aviation Capital Improvement Project to Clifton City Council and the Clifton Economic Development Corporation. 

 

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Wed
18
May

Educational essays enlight

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today’s society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890. Showing their dedication to the promotion of education, an important focus of the local Bosque River Valley DAR chapter May meeting Sunday was the announcement of the 2016 scholarship recipients and the winners of the American History essay contest.

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Wed
18
May

Under question

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Every loan, grant or agreement to financial assistance made by the Meridian Economic Development Corporation is subject to approval by the meridian City Council. Usually MEDC recommendations are easily approved without discussion. At the Meridian City Council meeting May 10, a $15,000 grant to the Meridian Youth Baseball and Softball Association caused extra discussion.

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Wed
18
May

Homegrown & Healthy

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Having a farmer’s market in a rural community just seems to make sense. The shorter the road between the producer and the consumer, the fresher the produce, and supporting local small scale farmers boosts the local economy. Starting May 7, the Bosque Farmers’ Market – a new initiative from the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office and Stephanie Coughlin – is a fact. Every Saturday from May – October from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. people can expect vendors at the south end of the Courthouse Square with goods ranging from pastured poultry, eggs, to seasonal vegetables, strawberries, body butter and music.

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