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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.

 

 

Wed
15
Mar
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Texas Trail Glory

Harman presents legacy of the Chisholm Trail

 

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.

 

 

Tue
07
Mar
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Local elections on tap

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Across Bosque County cities and school districts sought applicants for their city councils and school boards. In some cases an election May 6 was not necessary because the open seats were filled with incumbents reapplying or the exact amount of new candidates filing.

At the Iredell Independent School District incumbents Terry Musick and Nathan Potter reapplied for their seats on the school board. Even so, the district holding an election regarding a $5 million dollar bond for a new Ag shop and additional classrooms.

 

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Tue
07
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Diamondback Den

For some reason, hunting rattlers in the spring has always been part of the Walnut Springs folklore and history. And that continues to this day.

The annual Walnut Springs Rattlesnake Roundup with numerous surrounding activities – including open mike nights, a Saturday night dance, a carnival and a barbecue cookoff - was this past weekend.

The event kicked off Friday and ran through Sunday. The damp weather that moved in Saturday affected attendance.

 

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Shakespearian

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In University Interscholastic League One Act Play, Theatre Arts students usually select a play from a list supplied by the UIL.

This year, the successful Meridian High School Theatre Arts students went a step further and adapted a Canadian play for the 2017 OAP competition.

They advanced in competition after their performance in Hamilton Monday. Darcy Wyatt and William Edwards received All Star Cast. Mackenzie Errington received the Best Actress designation.

 

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Prey on children

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

In an otherwise quiet week in Bosque County, local law enforcement agencies dealt with crimes they do not encounter every day.

 

On Feb. 28, 54-year-old Michael Scott Chastain of Cranfills Gap was arrested outside the Clifton Public Library by the Clifton Police Department for viewing and downloading child pornography and images of child exploitation.

 

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Home on the range

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

Each year Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence offers presentations on the state’s history and legacies in the week of Texas Independence Day March 2. It is no coincidence that this year all presentations center on the Chisholm Trail. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Chisholm Trail – the most well-known name related to the largest movement of longhorn cattle over two decades out of south Texas. And with the Chisholm Trail, so the iconic cowboy image was born – independent, rugged, hard-working, dependable, proud of their occupation.

At the Bosque Museum Sunday, Cowboy Artist of America and Bosque County resident Bruce Greene gave a presentation on the historic Chisholm Trail, focusing on the cowboys, and how their work then and today may not have changed so much.

 

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Boots & Business

By Elizabeth Schlumpf Special to The Clifton Record

What better way to celebrate Clifton’s successes than to honor its businesses while kicking up your boots at a society event?

The Western Town Saloon at Texas Safari was buzzing with life Saturday night as nearly 250 members of the community gathered for the 47th annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce Banquet, themed “Boots and Business.”

One of the highlights of the evening was honoring AnnaMarie Lindley with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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Being Heard

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

A city council is a meeting open to the public. At the beginning of the meeting people can sign up to voice their concerns and ideas in an allotted three minutes in public forum. The council can only listen to the citizens, but cannot comment or act upon the issues offered. The fire hall was packed with people for Meridian City Council Monday. There were people representing the Bosque County Farmers Market, representatives of different wrecker services that had issued bids, there were people representing Grass Roots, a representative of the solar energy company aiming to build a facility in Meridian, and representatives of the First Baptist Church Meridian.

 

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