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Practice Makes Perfect

Free livestock workshop at Bosque Jackpot Show 

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Experts the showing of swine, goats and lambs came to Clifton to help youth with their animals and showmanship skills in the ring.

On Saturday, prior to the Iredell Youth Support Group’s “Buckles on the Bosque” Jackpot Show, the Bosque County Extension Office hosted a free Livestock Workshop at the Clifton Fair Grounds for area 4-H and FFA youth alike.

This was an excellent opportunity for both beginning and advanced animal project participants to learn and practice in the ring.

 

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Careful with county funds

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Many of the decisions the Bosque County Commissioners have to do with county finances. And sometimes difficult decisions need to be made the cut costs or to place costs where they are made.

At the April 16 court, after an executive session, the commissioners voted unanimously to close the county’s Human Resource Department, saving the county just under $52,000 per year.

The department was created under County Judge Dewey Ratliff in a time when the precincts needed some extra administrative help for payroll, hiring and firing and FEMA and grant applications.

With new payroll and financial software, much of these functions have been decentralized again, making the department redundant.

 

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Calling all hands for help

Community Clean-Up Day Sat. 

 

In a joint effort to address some beautification concerns in Meridian, a community clean up day is planned together with civic organizations like Meridian Grassroots.

They are calling for volunteers to come out and help clean up some areas April 28, starting at 8 a.m. by meeting at the stone city equipment warehouse by the fire station and the signing of a liability waiver.

“Come ready to do work,” Meridian Grassroots’ Paul Hardcastle said. “Plan to be safe , enjoy volunteering , and know that you will be impacting your community and get to know other volunteers.” The organization suggests people bring their own work gloves, hearing protection, eye protection and such.

 

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Academic excellence

MHS UIL academic students advance to regionals meet 

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

This year was the first time in quite a while that Meridian High School sent six teams and individuals to Regional Academic Interscholastic League competition. This was also the first time that MHS competed as a team in Number Sense and Mathematics at the regional level

The competition was in Denison April 13-14.

“The students gave a great effort in their respective contests and were a joy to sponsor,” UIL sponsor Linda Brigham said. “Maegan Jones narrowly missed on advancing to State in Lincoln Douglas Debate due to a split decision in the quarter final round. Our Literary Criticism team missed second place by four points and this is the highest team placement by the Calculator team since I have been here.”

 

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Putting On The Ritz

by BAC scholarship fundraiser dinner & cabaret exceeds goals 

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

The invitation conjured up images of a snazzy party at the opulent Ritz Hotel during the Roaring Twenties - the period of the flappers, bob hair dos, speakeasies, feather boas and the Charleston - so the Bosque Arts Center patrons dressed up like a million-dollar troopers, and went out for a super duper night.

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Lady Jackets fall in finale

Meridian softball just misses playoffs 

 

by Brett Voss 

After winning last Tuesday to set up a die-or-die, season finale showdown with Basque County arch rival Valley Mills, the Meridian Lady Jacket softball squad came up just short of their first playoff appearance since 2010.

The Lady Jackets crushed Jonesboro, 15-0, to set up the finale as Gracee Hilburn and Abby Rabago combined to toss a two-hit shutout from the circle.

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Regional Bound

Lady Jackets send three to regionals, Jackets one 

 

by Brett Voss 

Despite a number of just-misses at the District 9-2A and 10-2A Area Championships in Jacksboro last Monday, the Meridian girls track team will send three Lady Jackets to regionals, while De’Marius Parks will be the lone representative for the Meridian boys April 27-28 at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.

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Meet the candidates

Republican Club hosts CISD school board hopefuls 

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Voting for a city council member or a school board trustee is voting for someone who directly impacts local policies and decides on local taxes. You would think citizens would care more and make a point to go out and vote for their local candidates, candidates they might know personally or have had a chance to actually talk to, but historically, local elections historically have the lowest turn-out of the state’s elections.

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All Forms Of Art

Clifton second graders learn art, entomology & history on field trip 

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

For area schools, an array of resources can be found just around the corner.

On April 19, Clifton second graders on a very local field trip to the Bosque Arts Center and the Bosque Museum learning about art in all its forms, entomology and history.

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Running in the rain

Rotary’s Run for the Hills Fun Run beats weather 

 

by Nathan Diebenow 

The weather was perfect for the Bosque County Rotary Club’s annual “Run for the Hills” 5K Run and Fun Run. The skies were cloudy; a slight wind cooled the skin; and the outdoor temperature was comfortable at Clifton City Park on Saturday, April 21.

The runners squeaked in their friendly competition before a high chance of rain forecast the day of the race materialized.

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