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Wed
11
Oct
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A Ray Of Light Lost

A courageous, brave, bright and muchloved schoolmate, friend, sister, daughter and St. Jude’s poster girl Darcy Raye Cassidy succumbed to the cancer she had been fighting for nine years on Monday evening Oct. 2. A double rainbow in the sky at the time of her passing was seen as a symbol of her path to heaven.

In an incredible out pouring support and celebrating her life with her favorite color, Meridian was covered in pink – pink balloons, pink ribbons, pink bows, people in pink attire. The community showed its intense sadness and was heartbroken for her family and their incredible loss, filling the Meridian High School gym for the visitation Friday and the Celebration of Life ceremony Saturday.

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Wed
04
Oct
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Honoring the constitution

Area DAR celebrates U.S. constitution in September

The Bosque River Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, meeting on Sept. 17 was a Celebration of American Heritage and the Constitution of the United States of America. September 17 -23 is Constitution Week.

Bosque County Judge Don Pool was present to sign the proclamation for the observance of Constitution Week.

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Wed
04
Oct
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Sneak Peak

LSM’s Windmill Cafe hold grand ope

By Nathan Diebenow

What’s up with the Windmill Café? What is it exactly? Is it a “senior center,” or is it a restaurant? Will it be open to the public? Or will it be open for only the residents of Lutheran Sunset Ministries? When does it open?

Andrea Hikel, LSM’s community relations director, answered these questions and also gave a sneak peak on activities planned there during the Bosque County Rotary Club’s meeting on Thursday, August 31.

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Wed
27
Sep

Deputy dog changes out

It seemed so perfect, the partnership between Bosque County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and K9 handler Danny Ragsdale and the Dutch Sheppard Ace. But, sometimes things just don’t work out.

In Ace’s case, he had a fear for smooth surfaces. And with regular assignments sniffing for drugs at the county schools, where there are a lot of smooth, slippery floors, having that specific fear just didn’t work.

Fortunately for Ragsdale, somewhere in Texas, a deputy in was in a similar, unsatisfying situation. His two-year-old Sable German Shepherd Dante was just not working out. As it turns out Dante is a bit of an escape artist and the deputy felt he was spending too much time chasing his expensive service dog around town.

The canine training center Combat K9 in San Antonio brought the two dissatisfied deputies together, and it ended up in a fortunate trade for both the handlers and their dogs, without it costing either sheriff ’s department extra money.

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.”

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