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Come together

Meridian Night Out set for Oct. 10

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities. In Meridian, the evening planned for Oct. 10 is more of an all-encompassing community involvement event.

Meridian’s third annual National Night out sponsored and hosted by the city, from 6-8 p.m. on the east side courthouse square. It will include law enforcement, first responders, churches, civic organizations, youth sports and school organizations. There will be food trucks, games and the movie Moana.

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Lest We Forget

Local author signs Pearl Harbor survivor bio

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Seventeen years ago, Jan Carol Duncan humbly started writing a book about her father Pat Perry Duncan, as a tribute to his remarkable life and times, and to honor him as husband and father, and a man who served his country. He was the bugle boy on board of the U.S.S. Raleigh – the first ship hit - when the Japanese aircraft started their bombing raid. Pat survived and went on to serve his country throughout World War II.

Like many survivors, Pat was haunted by the events and all the casualties. According to Jan, reunions with his fellow survivors over the years helped Pat open up about his war experiences.

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Balancing the budget

Meridian City Council approves 2017-18 budget, tax rate

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For the past month, the news paper has been filled with public notices regarding tax rates. Every taxing entity is obliged to submit its budget and tax rates for the next fiscal year by Sept. 31.

It was close, but even with the recent turmoil, Meridian City Administrator Marie Garland was able to prepare and submit a new budget, organize budget workshops with city council members, tweak the numbers and have a balanced budget ready for approval Sept. 25.

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Angelic Acoustics

BAC christens renovated Third Floor with music, dance

By Nathan Diebenow

Where words fail, music speaks.

The performance hall on the third floor of the Bosque Arts Center opened wowing its first public audience in Clifton after much anticipation.

Three acts featuring young talents in music and dance performed the first of three “Show of Shows” programs on the wooden-pecan stage to an enthusiastic crowd the afternoon of Sunday, October 1.

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Tusen Takk

Ringness House Museum shares craft culture

By Nathan Diebenow

The Ringness House Museum opened its historical grounds to guests seeking authentic crafts, music, foods, and art on a beautiful, sunny Saturday on September 30.

If you listened closely among the exchanges, you could pick out Norwegian words and phrases that have echoed across this prairie between Clifton and Cranfills Gap for over the last 150 years.

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Make a difference

Paper Clover fundraiser for county 4-H

By Simone Wichers-Voss

All over the state, 4-H youth attend leadership-building camps and conferences where they learn everything from animal care to civic leadership.

Clifton’s Tractor Supply Company is helping out the Bosque County 4-H chapters to pay for these camps through donations from instore fundraiser. The Paper Clover fundraiser for 4-H students is a semi-annual event.

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School sharing

Besides offering the chance for some fellowship while enjoying a good meal together, the monthly Meridian Chamber of Commerce luncheon always has a local or area speaker to inform the membership of local events, civic organizations, activities or businesses which might be of interest to them.

The newly appointed Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Kim Edwards was the speaker Sept.

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Edwards said she was still getting used to being a superintendent after being the Meridian Elementary School Principal for nine years.

Prior to her presentation, Edwards offered handouts with some key points.

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Fish fry fellowship

In Bosque County, holding a fish fry is a popular way to have a fundraiser, and it brings out many residents craving a crispy fried catfish and French fry dinner.

The Walnut Springs Historical Association Fish Fry Saturday, as usual packed the Community Center with charitable citizens in support of their local museum and student scholarships and also to enjoy some fellowship.

The dinner – for just $10 plates are piled high with fish, hush puppies, fries, beans, cole slaw and all the bread you can eat – and the subsequent auction brought in $5,200 for the WSHA projects and scholarship program.

“It was a really good evening and turn out,” WSHA Treasurer William Offut said. “It was much better than we expected. We are very happy with all the support, for the people coming in, the volunteers. They are much appreciated.

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Council complete again

Just one week after Meridian alderman Cindy Wallace resigned, four citizens expressed an interest serving their city

With three votes – Liz Davis, Ryan Nieuwenhuis, Shawn Stauffer - approving and one vote – Angie Buck – opposing, Jackye Hatley was appointed Monday as new alderman for the unexpired term until elections in May 2018.

Other interested citizens were Eric Hooks – who ran against Liz Davis in the most recent elections -, Sandy Leatherwood and Sharon Wilson.

“It is great that we have four people come forward,” City Administrator Marie Garland said. The city usually has a hard time convincing people to run for office.

Hatley, Hooks and Leatherwood who were present at the city council meeting received the opportunity to address the council to present themselves and their motivation to become a city alderman.

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After the Great War

Why were 10,000 American troops operating in Northern Russia and Siberia for almost three years after Russia exited World War I?

The question was given new life during a lecture presented by John Versluis at the Bosque Museum on Sunday, September 17.

Versluis, the Dean of the Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College in Hillsboro, explored several theories in the 60-year debate, including one of his own formulated after he uncovered recently declassified materials from the National Archives.

Versluis said that he started to seriously research the United States North Russian and Siberian Expeditionary Forces when family friends approached him to write a book about their late father – Charlie Kincaid – who served in the Siberian campaign.

“They had a photo album from his father. It’s about 300 photographs that were very detailed showing exactly where their unit was with the 27th Infantry,” he said.

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