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Tue
04
Apr

Come Together

Hardin receives Chamber’s lifetime achievement award

By Simone Wichers-Voss

This year, the Meridian Chamber of Commerce opted to call their annual fundraiser banquet a gathering.

And the spirit of the affair was indeed more of a gathering - a social assembly held for a specific purpose.

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Tue
04
Apr

Playing with passion

Young musicians display talents at BCMA Showcase

By Nathan Diebenow

On his piano keyboard, Ludwig van Beethoven let his fingers do the talking, and when he stopped for air, he offered advice for young musicians.

“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable!” the late great composer is quoted as saying.

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Tue
04
Apr

Sincere Gratitude

County celebrates local Vietnam War veterans

By Simone Wichers-Voss

National Vietnam War Veterans Day honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. In 2017, U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced legislation to honor Vietnam Veterans with a day on the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam.

President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Day Act on March 28, 2017, calling for U.S. flags to be flown on March 29 for those who served.

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Tue
04
Apr

Liquid treasure

CES student 3rd in statewide contest

By Nathan Diebenow

What does it take to make water safe? That was the theme of the 2017 Texas Water Utilities Association Poster/Essay Contest.

With his translation of the theme Clifton Elementary School fourth grader Jacob Nickel received third place for his poster. He was awarded his white ribbon and a $50 check during a student assembly in Bettis Auditorium on Friday, March 31.

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Tue
28
Mar

Silver shining

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

Academic University Interscholastic League sponsor Linda Brigham took several Meridian High School students to Hico for the Conference 2A, District 10 competition.

Two Meridian teams placed first – Literary Criticism and Number Sense and will be advancing to regional competition in Denison on April 7-8. The top three individuals of the teams will be competing as well. In total Meridian is sending 12 students to regional competition. As a whole, Meridian placed second with 299 points behind Goldthwaite with 413 points. Hamilton followed with 266 points and Hico with 251 points. Other schools in the same district are DeLeon, Santo and Ranger.

 

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Tue
28
Mar

Keeping Bosque County safe

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

Keeping Bosque County citizens safe is a major focus for many agencies in the county, like the Sheriff ’s Office, local law enforcement, the district attorney’s office and emergency management. All these agencies were on hand at the March 21 Bosque County Republican Club meeting at the Clifton Civic

Center to discuss “The state of Bosque County safety” to a group of about 75 people. “Be appreciative of living in a safe Bosque County,” BCRC Vice President Robert Pollan said in his introductory speech. “This safety comes at a price. Please take the opportunity to talk to local law enforcement men and women and thank them for the peace we enjoy in Bosque County.”

 

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Tue
28
Mar

Resources?

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

Besides regular meetings, the Meridian Independent School District school board is convening for special meetings to interview candidates for the open superintendent’s position with Dr. John Horak resigning.

The board hopes to make their choice April 27. During the regular board meeting March 20, a few resigning or retiring teachers were announced. At the high school Art and yearbook teacher and coach Kathy Finstad, Special Ed teacher and coach Eric Harper and Science teacher and coach Darrel Selke resigned, and special ed teacher Dawn Higgins and fifth grade science teacher Staci Garriott at the elementary school.

 

 

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Tue
28
Mar

No extensions

By Nathan Diebenow

As approved by the City Council earlier this year, The City of Clifton will no longer accept payment extensions on water bills as of March 31. A visit to City Hall to pay the water bill is not necessary.

City residents can also pay their water bills electronically by going online to www.clifton.centraltx.com or through a smart phone app “PSN Payments,” downloadable via the App Store or Google Play. Once you register, there are three payment options – immediate payment, scheduled payment or set up auto-pay for the amount of the bill.

 

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Tue
28
Mar

Tremendous tee-off

By Simone Wichers-Voss News Editor

For those who know it, the Bosque Valley Golf Course is a gem of a ninehole golf course, in the heart of Bosque County. And over 170 people from all over the county came to the Meridian Civic Center Saturday to show their support during the inaugural fundraiser. It being a golfing crowd,

Titleist, Ping and Callaway caps competed for the favorite golf brand. With ticket sales for the fish fry dinner, live and silent auction, 52-card draw and extra donations over $27,000 was raised

 

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Tue
28
Mar

Talent On Display

By Elizabeth Schlumpf Special to The Clifton Record

Numerous studies have shown that seniors who actively participate in art, music, and other creative outlets show better cognitive function, more positive attitudes, and general improvement in health and wellness.

This is why Lutheran Sunset Ministries has an art class for its residents. Local patrons of the arts, family, friends trickled in and out of the Bosque Arts Center foyer on Saturday afternoon to attend the third annual Lutheran Sunset Ministries Resident Art Show reception and awards ceremony.

 

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