Lifestyle

Wed
20
Sep

BREAKFAST IS SERVED

Since 1978, when President Jimmy Carter declared a National Grandparents day, people have honored their grandparents with kind words and gifts on the first Sunday after Labor Day. In Meridian though, Grandparents Day is the fun and exciting day when Mee Maw and Paw Paw come to school and share breakfast with you.

The Meridian Elementary School cafeteria was packed with kids and grandparents Sept. 15 sharing the first, and most important meal of the day. But Friday was not just nutritionally important, it was also a bonding experience for families.

“We were thrilled with the turnout for our annual Grandparents’ Day Breakfast,” MES Principal Jaime Leinhauser said. “The students look so forward to this event every year. They love having their grandparents come and be a part of their school day.

Wed
20
Sep

Keepin’ it coming

As hurricane Irma carved a path of destruction across the Caribbean and headed for landfall in Florida, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey kept Bosque County citizens geared to helping fellow Texans in the flooded and wind-damaged coastal counties.

Bosque County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Jeske was called to the Aransas Pass area by the state to assist with Search and Rescue operations and later to Orange County to assist with flooding situations, working 12- 16 hours a day to fill the need.

“I feel very sorry for those affected by the hurricane,” Jeske said. “Everyone lost something and some lost everything.”

Even with all the heartbreaking things he saw and experienced, from a professional viewpoint it was a great learning experience to actually be in a disaster-stricken area to coordinate emergency relief, and some recovery.

He said the things people need the most at this time is work gloves, insect repellent and man power.

Wed
13
Sep

Annual Hay Show collection reminder

Just a reminder that Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. -noon will be the collection event for the 39th Annual Bosque County Hay Show.

Entries need to be taken to the local Vo-Ag shop or to the Cranfills Gap Vo-Ag Building on this date for entry.

The samples will be sent in for analysis and results and winners will be announced at Hay Show on Oct. 16 at the Bosque Bottoms Pavilion starting at 6 p.m.. If you have any questions call Chelsea Dorward at the Extension Office 254-435-2331.

Wed
13
Sep

Food For Thought

Meridian Tribune

Bo’s owner and trainer decided to change Buster’s name from Buster to Bo because Buster no longer truly described him. I’m not sure, but I think Bo was short for Beauregard, a name from his bird dog family tree.

I know for fact, his old name Buster, as I first knew him, did not truly represent who he had become. He no longer crept up and busted a covey of quail before hunters could get there. He quit running aimlessly in circles around hunters, but worked the area where he was directed. On a rare occasion, when he was not the first to discover the scent of a covey of quail, Bo would honor the point of other dogs. He demonstrated all the characteristics of the prize-winning dog he had become.

James the apostle says undemonstrated faith is a dead faith. Repeatedly the Bible communicates that our actions truly demonstrate the faith we hold in our heart.

Wed
06
Sep

Hilltop nuptials

When thinking about a wedding venue, a nursing home might not come to mind. But for nursing home residents Jerald Vegley and Kimberly Barnett Hilltop on Main in Meridian was the perfect place for their nuptials.

On Aug. 18, Jerald and Kimberly said their “I Do’s” in a wedding planned and decorated by nursing home staff, with Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Jamie Zander officiating.

After the ceremony, the newly-weds had a honeymoon experience in one of the nicest rooms in the assisted living facility next to the nursing home.

Wheelchair-bound Vegley and Barnett came to Hilltop about a month ago, already planning to wed. And thanks to the friendly assistance of the nursing home staff – especially activities director Amber Vrana and Social Worker Sarah Edwards - that went the extra mile taking to get their marriage license at the courthouse, getting bouquets, decorations, calling the Justice of the Peace, a dream came true.

Wed
30
Aug

Texas’ largest fish fry benefits WSVFD

The West Shore Volunteer Fire Department 48th Annual Labor Day Fish Fry will be held on the Saturday, Sept, 2 at the fire hall on Shore Acres in Laguna Park.

Last year at “Texas largest fish fry”, 2,100 persons were served 1,500 pounds of deep fried fish, 1,000 pounds of potatoes, 700 pounds of Cole slaw and 125 gallons of iced tea and lemonade.

Serving begins at 5 p.m. and the minimum donation is $10 per plate.

The fish fry is the major annual fundraiser for the department,” said West Shore VFD President Danny Burnett, who also explained that the department operates almost solely on donations and receives very little tax money. “We hope that most of those attending will help us with more than just a minimum donation. All proceeds are used for the fire department equipment upkeep and operation. Without the support of those who attend the fish fry, the department could not provide the fire protection, rescue and emergency help it does now.”

Wed
30
Aug

Bosque County responds

There might not have been a direct threat for Bosque County, but event before Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas Coast, showing their empathy and generous nature Bosque County residents were offering barns and pastures to evacuated families and their livestock.

The Central Texas Youth Fair Association opened up their barns for anyone willing to drive to Clifton to get away from the storm. And in the aftermath, area Texas New Mexico Power work crews went south to help with the power outages, and Central Texas Game Wardens and National Guard reserves deployed to lend assistance.

As continued tropic rainfall and flooding incapacitates the south, prayer groups send prayers to the afflicted, hoping and praying to keep people safe.

Wed
23
Aug

World War I exhibit at Bosque Museum

The Bosque Museum is currently exhibiting its World War One collection to memorialize the actions of those hometown boys who fought as well as those sacrificing on the “Home Front.”

Included in the exhibit are original uniforms of veterans, Edwin Larson and J. M. Jorgenson; medals earned in warfare, guns used in Europe; a series of 14 original recruiting and home front posters; music of the WWI era; poetry as literature of WWI; photos from the Clifton Train Depot sendoff of 95 draftees on September 17, 1917 - noted to be the largest gathering of people in Clifton at the time; a trunk with many garments worn during WWI and original accounts of Bosque County recruits 1917-1918 training at Ft. Travis, TX.

Wed
23
Aug

Fossil Rim’s new arrival

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose is excited to announce the birth of its fourth giraffe calf in 2017. The male calf was born on July 28 at approximately 7:30 p.m. and the mother is “Jan Bussey.” This female was formerly “Kenya” at the Dallas Zoo, and has live at Fossil Rim since spring 2016. The name change was made to honor Fossil Rim’s longtime employee and volunteer, Jan Bussey, who passed away last month.

With the birth of this calf, the Fossil Rim tower - giraffe group – the total now stands at 11.

“We’ve been keeping a very close eye on the new calf and mom, since this is Jan Bussey’s first calf at nine years old,” said Molly Shea, Fossil Rim giraffe caretaker. “She’s a very observant mom in how she’s keeping a close eye on her calf, as well as their busy surroundings.”

Wed
16
Aug
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CAMP ALLIPOMEH

Whitney Smith / Courtesy Photo

On July 18 22 young men ages 15-17 who were attending Camp Allipomeh at Camp John Marc, did their community service by helping with projects at the Bosque Animal Rescue Kennel - they bathed dogs, cleaned kennels, washed water and food bowls, mowed yards, weed detail, leash training, dog brushing and more. These super volunteers had each made home-made ropes and donated collars for every dog. The camp leaders, Steve and Chris also donated a brand new push mower to BARK because they couldn’t get out old one started.

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