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Tue
11
Oct

New jail informational meetings continue

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The present 35-bed Bosque County Jail is deteriorating and just barely scrapes by being in compliance to Texas Jail Standards Commission’s rules and regulations. Approval to finance a new $ 9.8 million 64-bed law enforcement center through a bond will be on the ballot Nov. 8. A previous bond election for a proposed $9.9 million facility failed in 2010.

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Tue
11
Oct

Celebrate Fall

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The mornings are crisp, the sky is a bright blue, pumpkins in all sorts of shapes and colors are cropping up on front porches: it’s fall. And what better way to celebrate the change of the season with Fall-Fest. FallFest in Clifton has always been a great day of family fun. Make plans to visit downtown Clifton on Oct. 15 for FallFest, presented by Clifton Main Street, to celebrate the fall season with family fun, food and much more. All are invited to come relax, and enjoy Clifton at its best.

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Tue
11
Oct

Who Feeds You?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With increasing technological advancement, there is an increasing disconnect with nature and agriculture. The annual Bosque County Ag Field day organized by the Texas Farm Bureau and the AgriLife Extension Services tries to bring awareness to county fourth graders regarding agriculture and what it means to the nation.

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Tue
11
Oct

Historic tech

By Nathan Diebenow

Seven elementary schoolaged children at the Bosque Museum Sunday afternoon explored science through the skill sets their ancestors would have needed to survive thousands of years ago. Under guided supervision by trained professionals, the youngsters from Bosque County and one from Lorena got a taste of physics by learning how to start a fire and chuck a six-foot-long spear across the field.

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Tue
04
Oct

Perfect pitch

By Bryan Davis

It was a bit of church instead of country, as divine music filled the air. The Bosque Arts Center played host to one of its most popular concerts on Saturday evening when Blackwood Quartet brought their world-renowned gospel music to the Tin Building Theatre. The two-hour concert featured dozens of familiar standards showcasing the talents of its four members and their award-winning group.

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Tue
04
Oct

Reminiscing & reconnecting

By Simone Wichers -Voss

It is a tradition that has stood the test of time for many decades. Former Meridian High School students flock to their hometown to remember, reminisce and reconnect. The Meridian High School all class reunion on the first Saturday of October welcomed nearly 200 alumni at the Meridian Civic Center.

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Tue
04
Oct

Who done it?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

As you cross the bridge, it is time to transform. You take a step back in time, into a different era, you shake off your everyday persona. You have on your best flapper dress, ostrich boa and cloche hat, your beau is dashing in his black and white pin stripe zoot suit with oh-so-elegant buttoned white shoe covers.

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Tue
04
Oct

Aiming High

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Having a blast while doing the right thing – it seems too good to be true. But that is exactly what around 15 teams did Saturday, participating in the second annual Bosque Museum Sporting Clays fundraiser. The pop, pop, pop of different types of guns going off could be heard as you walked up to the archery grounds just outside of Clifton on FM 219.

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Tue
04
Oct

Let’s Park in Bosque County

By Melinda Routh

Making new friends and having a get away from the everyday routine is really be fun when it is done outdoors. Meridian State Park invited the public to enjoy a day of activities on the lake and the grounds surrounding the Refectory Building, built by the Civilian Conservation Company in 1933 and ‘34, free of the regular entry fee on Saturday, to celebrate their 82nd year in public Texas State Park recreation service.

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Tue
27
Sep

School district faces dilemma

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It is a state regulation that all kindergarten –fourth grade class sizes may not exceed 22 students, unless a district has requested a waiver allowing a temporary exception. At the Clifton Elementary School, Amy Crabtree’s kindergarten class enrollment went to 23 students on Sept. 6. Both other kindergarten classes are at 22 students. The teachers do have teacher’s aides assisting them in the classroom.

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