News

Wed
09
Dec

Clifton celebrates Cleng

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The sky is Norway blue, the barn Texas red and the grass uncommonly green for the time of year. The Norwegian, Texas , Bosque County and Tysvær flags move softly on the slight breeze. Prior to the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour, when the farm opens its doors to the public, Cleng Peerson Farm’s Norwegian owners Thomas Mannes and his wife Eldbjørg Djønne-Stuve await the guests in Norwegian Bunad folk costumes for the opening reception Friday.

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Wed
02
Dec

Filling a need

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many people have the luxury of choosing their preferred pharmacy. For many Meridian residents, it would be just fine if only they had a pharmacy in town.

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Wed
02
Dec

High rating

By Simone Wichers-Voss

A higher score usually means something is better. But, when it comes to a Public Protection Classification, the lower the number the better it is for the community. Because a lower PPC in the Insurance Service Office database, the lower your fire insurance premiums will be.

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Wed
02
Dec

Locking up jail funding

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Costs of the present Bosque County jail, housing inmates out of county, the necessity for an improved jail be it new or renovated, site locations, construction delivery methods and not in the least funding, have all been topics offered during recent special Bosque County Commissioners Court workshops.

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Wed
02
Dec

Early Christmas

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Planning for Christmas starts early for Bosque County’s Child Protective Services. Their Santa’s Angels program provides Christmas gifts to children in less fortunate families, and an annual motorcycle run brings generous bikers with toys and cash donations to Bosque County.
 
Wed
02
Dec

SAUSAGE SUPPER

By Carol Spicer

The evening was full of fellowship and warmth as families visited with friends and neighbors in the fellowship hall and a large number of workers kept the sausage coming off the grill to the hungry. Despite the cold, rainy weather the 55th annual Zion United Church Sausage Supper drew good crowds to the fellowship dining hall, and a large number of people came to pickup takeout dinners on Saturday.
 
Wed
02
Dec

Velkommen to Clifton

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Due to the influence of the Norwegians on the culture of Clifton, the Clifton Chamber of Commerce and City Council sought and received the designation as The Norwegian Capital of Texas by the 75th State Legislature in 1997. Highlighting the town’s Norwegian heritage is the annual Norwegian Country Christmas Tour. The tour has been a part of Clifton for 24 years and is held the first Saturday in December each year.
 

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Wed
25
Nov

New moves

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
For a long time it seemed the land purchased by the Meridian Economic Development Corporation adjacent to Highway 174 would never find interest of prospective businesses wishing to locate in Meridian.
 
Wed
25
Nov

Setting things straight

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Over the past months, the City of Meridian has changed and adapted wording in different policies and ordinances, in an effort to eliminate discrepancies and tightening up the regulations. At the Meridian City Council meeting Nov. 16, several policies regarding the Meridian Police Department were scrutinized.
 
Wed
25
Nov

Moving forward

By Carol Spicer

It took quite a while, but Tractor Supply finally closed on the ALCO property. This was announced during a regular Clifton Economic Development Corporation Nov. 19. 

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