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Wed
17
Feb

Meridian State Park, BARK host adoption event

By Melinda Routh

Once the puppy love bug strikes there is no going home empty-handed. And that went double for Bosque County’s Mike Parsons. Parsons took advantage of the half-price adoption fees and selected two pups to take home from a Bosque Animal Rescue Kennel and Meridian State Park Valentine’s day dog adoption even.

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Wed
17
Feb

Variety...the spice of life

By Simone Wichers-Voss

An integral and highly important aspect to a barbecue competition is the judging of the entries. To ensure the judging at Meridian’s National Championship Barbecue Cookoff goes according to strict rules and regulations, a sanctioning organization is called in. They monitor the judging and the way the meats have to be presented for judging. Recently, due to continued requests from numerous cooking teams the 12-member NCBC board voted to “shake things up” and try another sanctioning association.

Wed
17
Feb

Celebrate Texas

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In a week filled with activities, several Bosque County organizations and schools focus their attention on Texas Independence. Activities start on March 3– March 6 this year.  

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Movie memories

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Any birthday party calls for a celebration, but a 100th birthday party is something extra special.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Prepared to respond

By Simone Wichers-Voss

To man their department, the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department relies on 39 volunteers, giving their time freely when responding to calls, making the community safer place. These men and women respond to emergency – medical and weather related - calls, missing person calls, downed power line calls, mutual assistance calls and all manner of fire—related calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

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Wed
10
Feb

Awakening a sleeping giant

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When a Bosque County citizen is called for jury service at the Bosque County courts, they receive a reimbursement. The reimbursement is $6 per day they participate in impaneling or jury selection or $15 for the first day or fraction selected or served as juror and $40 for each day served after the first day. Jurors can choose to keep the reimbursement, but they can also choose to donate to a designated organization.
 

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Wed
10
Feb

Elementary steps

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A 50-person strong community facility committee committed hours of collaboration to come up with a sound recommendation for the Clifton Independent School District Board regarding the future of the Clifton Elementary School. On Feb. 2, Phyllis Gamble and Tom Henderson presented the committee’s winning design, site selection and bond election recommendation to a board room full of people.
Wed
10
Feb

Cinematic Sisterhood

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
In the Cliftex Theatre’s pre-movie slide show, the audience will often see the slide with seven ladies “Come rain or shine; animated or action. The sisters are here.” In a long-going family tradition, the in total nine Hammond sisters have been visiting Clifton’s movie theatre on Thursday nights to watch a movie together. Sometimes the group is smaller; sometimes sisters from further away get to join.
 
Wed
10
Feb

Moving forward in Bosque County

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
It’s Bosque County’s time to shine. Read what’s “new and improved,” or what is “tried and true.” The Meridian Tribune and The Clifton Record are offering a special section in this week’s edition called In Motion. In Motion is a full-length broadsheet special section that spotlights the growth, changes, improvements and opportunities throughout Bosque County along with all of the wonderful assets that make this county a great place to live and raise a family. 
 
Wed
03
Feb

Community interest at heart

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Meridian’s Economic Development Corporation’s recent meeting summarized ongoing efforts to develop and interest businesses to the area. Potential new business to assist travelers of all shapes was discussed. “We have a problem with truckers looking for anywhere to park in and around the city,” said MEDC President Brett Voss.   
 

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