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Tue
22
Mar

Protection of life & property

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Weather in general is more often than not a main topic of conversation in agricultural central Texas - and severe weather conditions and flash flooding tops any topic any day. The 2015 severe weather and many more severe weather threats in Bosque County probably caused a larger than usual crowd to attend the annual SkyWarn spotter training at the Civic Center Thursday.

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Tue
22
Mar

Bright & Happy

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The wind was chilly, but with the sun flowing into the Bosque Arts Center foyer filled with artists, family and friends, it was a bright and happy occasion - accentuated by the tunes offered by James Montgomery on the BAC’s grand piano. For the second year, the Lutheran Sunset Resident Art Show Saturday offered those present the chance to vote on their personal favorite art piece. This year not only paintings were offered, but also other mediums like ceramics, quilts and carpentry

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Tue
22
Mar

Drug bust

By Simone Wichers-Voss

More often than not, the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Department and local law enforcement are aware of drug-dealing circles in the area. But to acquire enough evidence to warrant a search and an arrest that will hold up in court might take some time.

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Tue
22
Mar

First floor plan presented

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many steps have led to the first floor plan for the new Bosque County law enforcement center. Architect Jeff Heffelfinger presented the preliminary layout Monday during the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court.

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Tue
22
Mar

Raising A Barn

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Barn raising occurs when a community actively decides to come to the same place at the same time to help achieve some specific goal – making the impossible possible. “Raise the Barn” was the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s theme for their annual fundraising banquet Saturday was themed “Raise the Barn.”

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Wed
16
Mar

Reconciliation concerns

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Every year an external auditor checks the county’s financial books and offers an analysis of the fairness of the information contained within an entity’s financial statements. For some years, the Bosque County Treasurer’s office has found the reconciliation of bank statements – one of the office’s legislative duties - to be a major challenge, and this has delayed the external audit regularly. In 2013, the external auditor could not finish the audit because of it. In 2014, County Auditor Kent Reeves stepped in to right the situation, something that is not his direct responsibility.

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Wed
16
Mar

Reliving History

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Besides activities for adults, several Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence events targeted children, bringing history awareness to the younger generation, and the importance of preserving history. Because Texas history is taught in grades four and seven, those age groups were targeted by the Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence to participate in a poster or essay competition.

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Wed
16
Mar

Smashing the past

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Within days the former Walls building was leveled to the ground, with only piles of rubble and timber left on the Highway 6 site. After some delay, the contract between Developer Capital Growth Buchalter for Shopko and the City of Clifton was signed and sealed Feb. 17 and demolition could begin to make way for a new 25,000 square foot store on the top location.

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Wed
16
Mar

Many hands, light work

Clifton High School National Honor Society and Interact students attended Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels on Saturday. The students are a part of organizations at the high school that require members to give up their time and do their part for the community.

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Wed
16
Mar

Meridian FBC helps local homeowners renovating their homes

By Simone WicherS-VoSS

In spite of the rain, in spite of it being spring break, a group of youngsters put their own wants and needs aside to help others. For the second year, Mission Meridian renovated three homes last week from Tuesday until Friday. This year, the weather was less than favorable. Not to be deterred, the youth and their adult supervisors were sloshing around in muddy conditions, and working in down pours.

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