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Wed
08
Jun

Officer cleared

It is the Meridian Police Department policy to hand over the investigation of an officer- involved shooting to the Texas Rangers. On March 22, MPD’s Sgt. Curtis Rust responded to Iredell to assist the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office. Upon arrival the law enforcement officers were met in the front yard by a man with a rifle. The man raised the gun towards the officers several times and was shot once by Rust. The man was taken to the hospital for his wounds.

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Wed
08
Jun

Above & Beyond

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Coming back from the battlefield leaves wounds - some unseen, some minor, some major, some not physical. Being in a festive setting like a gala and to interact with these wounded warriors is a humbling experience. They sacrificed more than most in protecting freedom and democracy; society owes them big time. At the inaugural Combat Marine Outdoors gala over 15 of the nation’s combat wounded heroes were present at a benefit towards helping them rehabilitate.

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Wed
08
Jun

Cool challenge

Clifton Intermediate School fifth grade students have been representing Bosque County since last October in a nation-wide math competition called The Great American Multiplication Challenge. Students have to answer as many multiplication facts as they can in two minutes.

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Wed
08
Jun

The Yellow Rose of Bosque County

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Yellow Rose of Texas Award is given only through the Office of the Governor to recognize women for their significant contributions to their communities and to Texas in the preservation of Texas history, the accomplishments of our present, and the building of the future. During the State Republican Convention in Dallas mid May, Bosque County Republican Chair Janet Jackson received this prestigious honor from State Senator Brian Birdwell.

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Wed
08
Jun

Brothers in arms, always

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Coming back from the battlefield leaves wounds - some unseen, some minor, some major, some not physical. Being in a festive setting like a gala and to interact with these wounded warriors is a humbling experience. They sacrificed more than most in protecting freedom and democracy; society owes them big time. At the inaugural Combat Marine Outdoors gala over 15 of the nation’s combat wounded heroes were present at a benefit towards helping them rehabilitate.

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Thu
02
Jun

Splish splash

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It’s summer time, school’s out, time to play. The Clifton Municipal pool will be opening for the season June 1, with swimming lessons starting June 13. Evening water aerobic classes on Monday – Thursday at 6-7 p.m. with instructors Paige Sibila and Jan Schofield begin May 31 This class is a combination of water aerobics, water pilates and water ballet. The class utilizes both shallow and deep end of pool. Equipment will be provided. The cost is $5 per class or pay monthly.  

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Thu
02
Jun

Memorial Day service held at local cemetery

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Memorial Day is the day the United States honors armed service members who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America. In Bosque County veterans, their family and friends came to the Clifton Cemetery Monday to pay tribute to loved ones at a Memorial Day service at the hosted by the American Legion Post 322 with help from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553. The blood red poppies in their button holes in memory of the nation’s fallen solders contrasted the grey wetness of the day.

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Wed
01
Jun

Driver’s seat

By Simone Wichers-Voss

There will be no more riding shotgun for Larry “Shotgun” Philipp. Come Jan. 1, he will be in the driver’s seat, taking position at the Bosque County Commissioners’ table as the Commissioner of Precinct 3. In the May 24 Republican runoff election, Philipp won over the other candidate Gary Arnold with just 18 votes. A total of 536 voters cast their votes – 277 went to Philipp, 259 to Arnold.

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Wed
01
Jun

Class of 2016

By Brett Voss

For 33 graduating senior at Meridian High School, it’s finally time to move on to the next stage in their lives. But first, they all gathered together one more time for the Class of 2016 commencement exercises last Friday evening in the Yellowjacket Gymnasium. “As these graduates walk across this stage today, they will conclude a long journey,” MHS principal Paul Booth said. “As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.’ It’s my prayer that you will always carry with you all the expereinces, lessons and people that got you here.”

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Wed
01
Jun

Remembering our fallen heroes

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Memorial Day is the day the United States honors armed service members who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America. In Bosque County veterans, their family and friends came to the Clifton Cemetery Monday to pay tribute to loved ones at a Memorial Day service at the hosted by the American Legion Post 322 with help from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553.

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