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31
Aug

Visible house numbers for your benefit

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In rural counties, like Bosque County emergency services like an ambulance or fire department are in danger of wasting time driving around trying to find the correct address. This can cost valuable minutes in situations where every second counts. Bosque County Emergency Management and first responder services continue a public awareness campaign regarding easily visible house numbers.

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Wed
31
Aug

Connections

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In the first couple of weeks, when people move to a new town or county, much time is spent discovering what is available, where it is located, what schools are in the area, what services are around the corner and what organizations are active. Included in this week’s Meridian Tribune and The Clifton Record edition is the Bosque County Connections, an informative newcomer’s guide.

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Wed
31
Aug

On the ballot

By Simone Wichers-Voss

A Presidential Election year always receives more media attention than other general election years. And with all the national coverage, some local elections might be overseen. In Bosque County, two important county seats will be on the ballot – County Judge and County Treasurer.

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Wed
31
Aug

Goodall-Witcher teaches life saving CPR tips

By Justin Green

In a medical emergency, like a heart attack, every second counts. If there is a citizen on hand to apply Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, their assistance might just save someone’s life. With that in mind, Goodall Witcher offered a CPR class during their Wellness Wednesday lunch program Aug. 24

 

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Wed
24
Aug

First the land, then the vote

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For a while, the exact site planned for the future Bosque County law enforcement center was up in the air. But after being authorized to go into negotiations with the owner, Interim Bosque County Judge Don Pool has a 10-acre plot of land under contract, potentially for use of a future LEC.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

As prescribed

By Justin Green

With the new Brookshire’s Brothers pharmacy open, Meridian residents will not have to travel far to get their prescriptions anymore. The pharmacy located on Highway 6 just south of town, opened its doors to the public Aug. 17. During the opening, guests were welcomed to refreshments as they met the head pharmacist, Richie Vineyard.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Policing policy

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In Greek mythology King Sisyphus was punished by the Greek gods; forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, repeating this action for eternity. In modern culture, tasks that are both laborious and futile are therefore described as Sisyphean. Those following Meridian’s city government for the past 12 months could say the seemingly endless discussion, changing, tweaking and changing back of personnel policies is truly a Sisyphean undertaking.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Pass or fail?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Accountability ratings are one of the many programs in which Texas schools are rated. Just before the start of the new school year, the TEA released the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters on Aug. 15. 

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Election roll out

By Simone Wichers-Voss

On a national level, the upcoming elections are dominating the news. On a local level, political organizations are just starting to get the ball rolling. At a town hall meeting Aug. 17, the Bosque County Republican Party Chair Janet Jackson encouraged local republicans to vote straight republican ticket.  

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Back To School

By Justin Green

Children filled their new backpacks and laced up their new shoes for the first day of school. In Clifton, almost 460 students pre-k through fifth grade students started the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, August 22 .

 

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