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Wed
03
Feb

Mark it down

With the March 1 primary election just four weeks away, there is some information that is important to Bosque County voters. Feb. 1 was the last day to register to vote or change address.  

 

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Wed
03
Feb

One Man, Two Worlds

By Melinda Routh

A century or so ago when reading and writing was not common place to most, the family’s storyteller recounted the family’s heritage to the next generation. The wife of grandson and the grand daughter-in-law to Cynthia Parker and Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker Cox, Mary Frances Cox was her family’s storyteller and recounter of history at the Bosque Museum Jan. 24. 

 

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Wed
03
Feb

Informative forum

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It proved to be a bit of a déjà vu. Two years ago, the same Republican candidates for Texas District 58 Representative - DeWayne Burns and Philip Eby - used a forum at the Meridian Civic Center as a platform to introduce themselves to their voters. On Jan. 28, the Bosque County Republican Club upped the ante by introducing a formal moderator to the stage for Burns as the incumbent and Eby as the challenger. 

 

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Wed
27
Jan

Wie Geht es Ihnen?

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

In Texas today, 17 percent of the general population has German ancestry; this percentage is also true for Bosque County. Citizens with Norwegian first ancestries make up six percent of the population. Traditions of common sense, independence of mind and hearty German cooking remain, but the greeting “Wie geht es Ihnen?” – “How are you?” is seldom heard on the prairie.

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Wed
27
Jan

Dr. Sonja Swiger

Dr. Sonja Swiger, Texas A&M Livestock Entomologist, discusses different approaches to cattle insect control at the Beef Cattle Conference Jan. 19 at the Meridian Civic Center

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Wed
27
Jan

Southern Soul Food

By Melinda Routh 

Born a Texan from Beaumont, Chef Ken Patrick knew he was put on this earth to cook at the early age of 13 years old when his Momma started teaching him many of her southern family favorite dishes.

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Wed
27
Jan

Piano duets

By Melinda Routh 

The Civic Music Association celebrated their sixth anniversary with an evening of piano duets. Area piano talents from Bosque County entertained a crowd of music enthusiasts Jan. 21 with a series of piano “quatre-mains.” The grand piano was staged front and center as music-loving guests arrived filling the seats and then some.

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Wed
27
Jan

Disaster impact plan of attack

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

Emergency management is not just being out in a tornado and reporting the progress. It is not just assessing damage after a storm. It is not just being the liaison between different first-responder agencies.

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Wed
27
Jan

Steering You Right

By Elizabeth Devereaux 

Lean Texas beef brings to mind the Marlboro Man. With the health conscious and athletes, Texas Beef assumes a much greater role in providing the protein and nutrients needed for fuel burning and muscle building. About 45 beef producers were in attendance at the 17th annual Central Texas Beef Cattle Meeting held in Meridian Jan. 19 to be informed on a multitude of subjects ranging from herd selection to beef economy and dealing with pests and parasites. 

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Wed
20
Jan

Less brush fires, more crashes

By Simone Wichers-Voss 
 

It was a wet summer; one for the record books. For the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department that meant less calls to put out brush fires this year, just 21 compared to the 38 in 2015. These figures and many others were offered by Fire Chief Jeff White in a yearly report from the MVFD to Meridian City Council Jan. 11.

 

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