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18
Nov

Keeping all options open

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff and the Commissioners’ Court started a series of workshops Oct. 21 to discuss the issues regarding the present jail and the options open to the county to solve the present problems such as under capacity, costly maintenance and inefficiency. The commissioners’ ultimate question at this time is whether the architect and the construction company can build a 65-bed jail including Sheriff ’s Office for a total budget of $6-8 million.
 
Wed
18
Nov

Song for unsung heroes

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Noble words like valor, courage and bravery are words often used when honoring active duty service members and military veterans. But most went to war not to become heroes but out of a sense of  duty, to serve their country and to protect democracy. 

 

Wed
11
Nov

Making friends

By Melinda Routh
 
Making friends began with a walk in the Meridian State Park when Steve McCarty and Gayle Meseck became a couple and moved to Meridian. “One of the first things we did when we moved out here was check out the local park,” McCarty said. “We got a travel trailer a couple years ago and for our first ‘shake-down’ run we took it out to the Meridian State Park.
 
Wed
11
Nov

Clear consent

By Simone Wichers -Voss
 
In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature passed seven joint resolutions proposing amendments to the state constitution, and these proposed amendments were offered for approval by the voters of Texas on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Even though the votes are still subject to canvassing by the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, there is no mistaking the outcome.
 
Wed
11
Nov

Generous Gratitude

Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels volunteers Jackie Murski, Mike Gummelt and Whitney Smith showing off some dogs available for adoption Saturday at Mr. Ed’s Feed Store Meridian (above).
 
Wed
11
Nov

Clear outcome

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature passed seven joint resolutions proposing amendments to the state constitution, and these proposed amendments were offered for approval by the voters of Texas on the Nov. 3 election ballot. 

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Wed
11
Nov

All roads lead home

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Home care and hospice services are a true hand in need for those wanting to remain independent regardless of illness or old age, and for those facing terminal illness. At the Oct. 26, Bosque County Commissioners Court, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff showed his support of both health services by proclaiming November 2015 Home Care and Hospice month.

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Wed
11
Nov

Target excellence

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Shooting sports in 4-H is one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States involving both boys and girls of all levels of participatory ability. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people learn how to concentrate on a target or goal, practice diligently and aim for the highest level of success in life.

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Wed
04
Nov

Courthouse renovation & shuffle

By Simone Wichers -Voss

Texas courthouses are among the most widely recognized, used, and appreciated assets in Texas communities according to the Texas Historical Commission. With some courthouses dating from as far back as the mid-19th century, they were among the first permanent structures in many counties. Texas  has more historic courthouses than any other state, with 235 still in active government use.

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Wed
04
Nov

Hallows harvest

By Simone Wichers -Voss

Halloween has become less and less about the bridging of the world of living and dead -the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It is now all about the costumes and the candy. On Oct. 31, Meridian’s Trunk or Treat at the Courthouse Square, Main Street and the First United Methodist Church car park had characters of all sorts parading the streets, hoping to fill their bags with sweet treats. 

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