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Peer points

Newspapers win TPA awards

Judged by their peers, The Clifton Record and its parent company, Moser Community Media, were among the top honorees at the 138th Annual Texas Press Association Convention held June 17 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

When the 2017 Texas Better Newspaper Awards were announced during the awards brunch, The Clifton Record collected 10 awards, including third place in Sweepstakes and fourth place in General Excellence, while publisher Brett Voss brought home six awards for his work. The Meridian Tribune collected three awards as well.

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Chief of police resigns

Meridian City Council holds special meeting for evaluation

By Brett Voss

Under public scrutiny for accountability questions raised by the Meridian City Council and concerned citizens, Meridian Chief of Police Chris Blanton offered his resignation Monday night at a special meeting called to evaluate his performance.

After meeting in executive session for right at two and a half hours, the city council returned to accept Chief Blanton’s resignation with a 5-0 vote and quickly moved to adjurn.

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Christmas in June

Sunset Auxiliary gifts $3,548 to Clifton Volunteer Fire Department

By Nathan Diebenow

The Clifton Volunteer Fire Department recently received a special financial gift from a local non-profit organization.

The Sunset Volunteer Auxiliary donated $3,548 – one day’s proceeds from its weekly sales at the Pot O’ Gold Thrift Store to the fire service on Thursday, June 8.

“On behalf of our volunteers and customers who made this possible, we are more than honored to present you this check,” Ron Hubbard, Pot O’ Gold volunteer coordinator, said.

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Triumphal Tourney

Historic Starr Hollow Golf Club hosts Bosque Museum fundraiser near Tolar

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Bosque Museum is a vault full of local historically significant artifacts, invaluable to learning about the county’s land and people, all the way back to the Paleo American times over 11,000 years ago.

It being a local non-profit institution dedicated to protect and preserve Bosque County’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment and economic benefit of present and future Bosque Citizens, raising funds and finding patrons to support the museum financially and through volunteers is very important.

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TPA awards Record

Newspaper collects 10 awards, Moser named Mayborn honoree

Judged by their peers, The Clifton Record and its parent company, Moser Community Media, were among the top honorees at the 138th Annual Texas Press Association Convention held June 17 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

When the 2017 Texas Better Newspaper Awards were announced during the awards brunch, The Clifton Record collected 10 awards, including third place in Sweepstakes and fourth place in General Excellence, while publisher Brett Voss brought home six awards for his work. The Meridian Tribune collected three awards as well.

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Second time the charm

Davis defeats Hooks in Second Election

By Brett Voss

After the race for one of the two open seats on the Meridian City Council ended in a tie during the May 6 election forcing a Second Election, Alderman candidate Elizabeth “Liz” Davis defeated candidate Eric Hooks in the runoff June 13.

During a special meeting of Meridian City Council Monday, the votes for the second election for an alderman were canvassed with Davis winning the second election by only seven votes, outdistancing Hooks, 87-80. One provisional vote was rejected by the election board because the voter was not on the registered voter list and did not live within the city limits.

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Kudos to Clifton

Indie auditor offers suggestions to Clifton City Council

By Nathan Diebenow

The Clifton City Council was presented the City’s 2015-16 audit report as well as suggestions for future accounting practices by an independent auditor during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

Paul Christensen, CPA, of Cunningham, Shavers, Christensen & Wright, L.L.P. told the council that the audit had been performed according to generally accepted auditing practices and concluded that the statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in accordance with governmental accounting standards.

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Support Is Golden

Clifton VFD Fish Fry serves 425 donors

By Nathan Diebenow

About 425 meals were served to supporters of the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department at its annual fish fry fundraiser in Womack on Saturday, June 17.

Many hungry donors showed up well before the 5 p.m. starting time ahead of the subsequent waves of philanthropic foodies at the Sons of Hermann Lodge #135, six miles from Clifton.

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Clover scramble

19th Annual Lucky Clover 4-H Golf Tourney fundraiser scores

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was a great day for a round of golf, and making it even more special, is that the four-man scramble benefitted a good cause.

On Saturday, Bosque 4-H held their 19th Annual Lucky Clover Golf Tournament at the Bosque Valley Golf Course to raise funds for Bosque County 4-H programs.

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Prestigious prix

Hallmark receives Prix de West award

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County is a breeding ground for talented artists and the county was well represented in Oklahoma June 9 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, which hosted its 45th annual Prix de West art show. 

At the show Bosque County artist, George Hallmark wellknown for his depiction of buildings, burro’s and other animals,
people and Hispanic street scenes won this year’s Frederic Remington Painting Award with his painting “A Father’s Gift.” The accolade is awarded for “exceptional merit for a painting.” Besides the award, the painting sold at auction for $24,000.

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