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Thu
30
Jun

Friends Indeed

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Order of the Sons of Hermann in the state of Texas - also known as Hermann Sons - was the largest fraternal insurance benefit society headquartered in Texas. The lodge system is a unique part of Hermann Sons. When a certificate of insurance or an annuity is purchased, the buyer can also apply to become a member of the organization. Lodge members are encouraged to choose a non-profit 501(c)3 organization to support by hosting an event to raise funds for that organization. The funds raised are matched by the Grand Lodge up to $500. 

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Thu
30
Jun

Precious pets on display

Dogs, birds and even a bearded dragon showed up. And they were accompanied by a turtle, sugar gliders, goats, chickens, a dove and a rabbit. On June 18, Lutheran Sunset Ministries hosted its Second Annual Community Pet Show at the Sunset Home - the long-term care program of the ministry. “This was a fun opportunity for the community and our staff members to show off their furry, feathered and scaly friends to some of the best judges in town … our residents!” Marketing and Community Relations Director Andrea Hikel said. “Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to all of our winners!” 

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Wed
29
Jun

Keeping it safe

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

Safety with fireworks so we can have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day is everybody’s responsibility.Different organizations like the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Fire Protection Agency and Bosque County Emergency Management all ask people to keep their eighbors and their own safety and property in mind before lighting fireworks and to use caution at all times.

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Wed
29
Jun

FUTURE VISION

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

Construction for Whitney Lake was completed in 1951 as a flood risk management and hydropower generation project. After a record-breaking drought in Texas during the 1950s, there was an emphasis on reservoirs serving a secondary purpose, with the primary one being flood control, as water storage facilities.

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Wed
29
Jun

For the time being

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

With the resignation of the Bosque County Treasurer April 25, the county was left without a treasurer. Early implementation of a new deposit system and asking an outside accounting firm to do the monthly bank reconciliations covered the important day to day operations of the treasurer’s office covered without compromise. But The Texas Association of Counties recommended the county fill the position on a temporary basis.

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Wed
22
Jun

Bridge still closed

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Flood waters brought a great amount of debris pushing against the Highway 174 Bridge at Kimball Bend waters. The danger of the bridge flooding and the stress of the debris on the structure had the Texas Department of Transportation closed the bridge to traffic indefinitely. Two weeks later, motorists are still using the detour using the Brazos Point Bridge and at this time TxDOT is hoping reopening will be possible at the end of next week. 

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Shopper analysis

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

For a retailer, knowing where customers come from, why they shop in your town and how they shop is important information that can help improve sales. At the Clifton Economic Development Corporation meeting June 16, The Retail Coach’s Aaron Farmer showed the board some interesting data regarding shopping activity in Clifton.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Dedicated

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Her driver’s license was revoked last year, but that did not prevent her from coming to “work” three days a week. She now drives a new “Cadillac” – a sweet cream-colored golf cart – in the streets of Clifton. Her work: volunteering for the Clifton Meals on Wheels, at the dessert station.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Costly construction

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

During the Bosque County Commissioners workshops, different scenarios regarding the crumbling Bosque County jail were discussed. Building a new jail was preferred to renovation or housing all inmates outside the county, if the construction costs could be kept under $8 million dollars. At that cost, the county would be able to finance the build through certificates of obligation, without raising taxes and going out for a bond election.

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Wed
22
Jun

Classic Cruising

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

They were all beautiful. They were all unique. They were a sight to behold. Over 160 Henry’s Ladies came cruising down Highway 144 from Glenrose to Meridian at a leisurely pace on June 11 during their annual Model A Ford Texas Tour.

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