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07
Sep

Team tackle

It was busy at the County Seat Plaza, with people getting groceries on their way home from work, when suddenly it became the center of a coordinated police chase. Clifton Police Officer Kyle Williams had responded to a reckless driver call regarding a black four-door car traveling towards Clifton on Highway 6 from Valley Mills.

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Wed
07
Sep

Just one interested citizen

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In the process of putting on a new roof, the old civic center roof was removed. And then it rained causing massive leaks throughout the building. Plastic covered the wooden city council’s console, and water dripped into make-shift receptacles as Clifton’s city council members convened for the first of two public hearings regarding Clifton’s proposed three cent tax increase Aug. 30.

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Wed
07
Sep

Farmers flourish

By Simone Wichers-Voss

A locavore or localvore is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market. One common – but not universal – definition of “local” food is food grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase or consumption. With the growing numbers of vendors and visitors to the Bosque Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Meridian Courthouse Square, it seems more locals are buying into the locavore movement.

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Wed
07
Sep

Firing Up Funds

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was the first weekend of dove season, and the Bosque Farmers Market had all sorts of activities going on – a perfect day for the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department to hold one of their smaller fundraisers on the Courthouse Square in Meridian. The proudly displayed fire trucks and the smell of grilled hamburgers drew people to where the lunch action was.

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Wed
07
Sep

Costly city projects, deficit budget woes

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With all the departmental and civic requests, and lower revenues, Meridian faces a deficit budget of nearly $240,000. During a budget workshop Aug. 29, Meridian city council heard several requests for their consideration.

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Wed
31
Aug

No tax increase

By Simone Wichers-Voss Each taxing entity is required by law to provide the public with a chance to speak on their budgets and consequent tax rates and the newspaper is filled with announcements of schools, cities, counties and service districts about these public hearings. Bosque County offered citizens the opportunity to question, voice concerns or give general comments on the county budget on Aug. 17

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Wed
31
Aug

Blasting For Bucks

By Justin Green

Clay pigeons were falling along with the rain during the first annual North Bosque Youth Group skeet shoot at Lone Star Sporting Clays in Glen Rose. Showing up early Saturday morning in the misty rain and fog, over 30 contestants were welcomed to the location with breakfast before they went out to the first stations.

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Wed
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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