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Wed
11
May

A Solemn Moment

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. “These are trying times, and there is an urgent need to pray,” Governor Greg Abbott said. “America is at a time of crisis as some try to silence the faithful and purge God from the public square.”

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Wed
11
May

All new team

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Usually incumbent elected officials receive the most votes. During the local elections Saturday, Meridian voters went another route – they voted new candidates Shawn Stauffer, Cindy Wallace and Angie Buck into office with 66, 62 and 62 votes respectively. Incumbents Weldon Hamilton and Sonia Monrreal received 20 and 24 votes respectively. The sixth candidate for the three open seats was Elizabeth Davis, receiving 17 votes.

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Wed
11
May

Bond election: Third time the charm

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In Clifton, third time is a charm. For the third year running Clifton Independent School District put out bond propositions for a new elementary school and a separate bond proposal for a new auditorium. This time round, voters convincingly voted for a new elementary school and auditorium. With an overwhelming majority, 893 voted for a new elementary school with 417 against; 734 voted for a new auditorium with 642 against.

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Wed
11
May

Making do without

By Simone Wichers-Voss With both the county treasurer and assistant resigning, Bosque County day-to-day financial operations need to continue as smoothly as possible. During the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, Auditor Kent Reeves informed the commissioners and judge of the new, permanent deposit and receipt procedures effective immediately. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
11
May

Back To The Future

By Simone Wichers-Voss The Central Texas Youth Fair in Clifton is woven into the fabric of Bosque County’s rural character. Historically it is a very important annual event for youth showing livestock, for their families and their supporters. During the CTYF Association general membership meeting May 3, the membership voted – 108 to 26 - to hold the fair in the week June 7-10, 2017. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
04
May

Spring Cleaning

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Springtime is the best time to spruce up the yard, clean out that attic, do some outdoor painting. There was a flurry of just such spring time activity at the Treasure Chest second hand shop behind Hilltop on Main Saturday. For the second year in a row, Meridian Parks and Recreation committee organized a community clean-up day – focusing on sprucing up the Treasure Chest. All proceeds from the sales in the shop benefit the residents of the local retirement-nursing home.

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Wed
04
May

Sign shortage

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many county cities and school boards have seats open for elections come May 7, but there is little evidence of the upcoming voting day. There is an uncommon absence of election signs in the town in Meridian, even though six candidates showed an interest in three open council seats. Incumbents Weldon Hamilton and Sonia Monrreal refiled. New candidates are Cindy Wallace, Elizabeth Davis, Shawn Stauffer and Angie Buck.

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Wed
04
May

DAEP partners

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs serve as alternative education settings for students temporarily removed for disciplinary purposes from their regular instructional settings. Since adoption of the Texas Safe Schools Act in 1995, all Texas public school districts have been required to provide DAEP programs themselves or in conjunction with other area schools.

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Wed
04
May

Made To Measure

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

In a rural school, higher percentage secondary school students tend to choose Agricultural Education classes as an elective. Besides learning about agriculture, the vocational aspect like machine and shop classes have added value. Growing up on farms and ranches students want to learn more about land and livestock management and improve on the skills needed on a ranch – like welding, fencing and woodwork.

 

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Wed
04
May

Students Take 10

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. Over a four day period in April, 231 Clifton Middle School students were trained in a program called Take 10.

 

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