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Leaking like a sieve

Water, sewage infrastructure needs repair

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Providing clean water and processing waste water correctly and efficiently are paramount to a community’s health. Because of Meridian’s aging water and sewer lines and the sewage plant requiring repairs, nearly half of the items on the Meridian City Council agenda March 13 were related water and sewage.

The council approved several requirements needed to be met to receive a $350,000 Texas Community Development Block Grant. The city is expected to pay a $35,000 match to the grant.

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MEDC raising the VFD roof

Funding approved for the Meridian VFD fire hall expansion project

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Meridian Volunteer Fire Department is hoping to “Raise the Roof and Widen the Walls,” of the Meridian Fire Hall built in 1952.

By making the $ 120,000 costing modifications the MVFD hopes to make the facility more easily accessible to today’s bigger fire trucks and to house the department’s ladder truck under a roof – it is now subject to nature’s whims because it won’t fit in the fire hall. Larger bay doors will lead to quicker deployment in case of a fire or other emergency.

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Remodel, Rejoice

Meridian FBC youth help local homeowners

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It was Fixer Upper First Baptist Church Meridian style – helping local homeowners maintain their properties when finances or physical strain got in the way of doing the work themselves.

All during spring break a crew of 125 youth and adult supervisors renovated four homes in Meridian – new roof, new windows, new doors, new siding, new paint were all offered; even cleaning up the yard.

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Bearing fruit

CEDC reports sales tax growth during the 2016 holiday season

By Nathan Diebenow

The City of Clifton is starting to see positive effects from recent economic development.

According to new figures, the City saw a substantial increase in local sales taxes revenue late in the 2016 holiday season.

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Under African Skies

Safari guides reveal South Africa’s wonders

By Nathan Diebenow

Two safari guides opened a section of creation and its creatures – not seen by many Americans first hand – during a special presentation at the Bosque Arts Center Thursday evening, March 16, in Clifton.

Using photographs projected to the Tin Building Theatre’s stage, George Nkuna and Solomon Ndlovu took the audience of about 125 guests on a tour of their beloved Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Watching the sky

SKYWARN seminar keeps Bosque County storm safe

By Elizabeth Schlumpf

Central Texas sees its fair share of severe weather in the spring and summer, including tornados.

At the Skywarn Severe Weather Program by the Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service offered at the Meridian Civic Center on Thursday night, meteorologist Lee Carlaw, spoke to over sixty members of the community about storm safety.

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Wed
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Rotary runs on

Run for the Hills 5K benefits area’s graduating seniors

 

Every year, the Bosque County Rotary Club holds a benefit run benefitting graduating Bosque County high school seniors.

In 2016, the Bosque Rotary Club awarded 25 scholarships totaling $17,500.

The Club will hold the 2017 “RUN for the HILLS” 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 22 in Clifton. Proceeds from the event will help support scholarships for deserving graduating seniors throughout Bosque County.

 

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Folklore & legacy

Harman presents 150 years of Chisholm Trail history

 

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

The Chisholm Trail - possibly more than any other cattle trail - is a tale filled with controversy and historic rivalries.

Where did it start? Where did it end? What is the true time period? Who should the trail be named after? Even 150 years later, historians are passionate about their favorite heroes of the trail and personal perspectives.

In his presentation “The Chisholm Trail: 150 years of history, folklore and legacy,” historian Dr. Douglas Harman, assisted by Director of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Chisholm Trail Steve Meyers attempted to bring all the information, the lore and the legacy together. Needless to say, time was too short.

The presentation hosted by the Bosque County Historical Society at the District Courtroom March 7 was part of the Bosque County Celebrates Texas Independence activities.

 

 

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Donating It Forward

Hospital receives new beds, donates surplus

 

By Nathan Diebenow

 

It felt a lot like Christmas at Goodall- Witcher Hospital last week.

The rural hospital in Clifton received all brand-new, state-of-theart beds, then in turn donated its used surplus furniture to a missionary team headed to Acuńa, Mexico.

This last fall, the Goodall-Witcher Healthcare Foundation launched its Buy-A-Bed fund-raising campaign, aiming to replace all the beds at the hospital.

In January 2017, the campaign resulted in a resounding success; GWHA employees, Bosque County residents, and numerous donors contributed over $232,000 – exceeding the foundation’s $225,000 goal.

On March 8, the new beds along with special cushions as well as over-bed and side tables arrived via semi-truck, and were all sanitized and set up for use in their rooms by noon the same day.

 

 

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Mar
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Calling dibs, letting it grow

Bosque Farmers Market stakes present jail site for community garden

 

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

It might be a while yet until the present jail facility on Highway 22 is demolished, but before it is turned into a parking lot or other some such unsightly utilitarian use, there is a group of people with a vision.

They are saying “out with the jail, and in with the new,” and they are calling dibs on the site.

The Bosque Farmers Market is already moving the market to the River Street Park this season, but they also have plans for a community garden, park, natural amphitheatre, splash pad and public rest rooms on the site.

With a pretty communal area on that spot just outside the courthouse square, the BFM hopes to instill come community pride, add something beautiful to the city view and ultimately provide nourishment through fresh produce for those who need it.

 

 

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