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Tue
21
Feb

Always a hero to me

Valentine’s for Vets honors area veterans

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When you ask area Vietnam veterans who their sweetheart is, many will answer Martha West. A kindergarten teacher at Kopperl Independent School District and wife of a Vietnam veteran, West has a remarkable enthusiasm, energy and drive for anything that support veterans in general.

For the fourth year, West and mascot Sammy Bear organized a heart-warming Valentine’s for Vets event Feb. 14, at the Kopperl school gym. The event was sponsored by the school’s 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Partnership Committee. West calls the Valentine event “A Day of Gratitude and honor.”

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Tue
21
Feb

Barkin’ Twenties

BARK Gala breaks attendance, fundraiser records

By Nathan Diebenow

The 1920 were called “roarin’”, but the gala for Bosque County’s abandoned dogs waiting for adoption was a barkin’ success.

Many blessings rained on the Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels at the Bosque Arts Center on Saturday, February 18.

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Tue
14
Feb

Full backpack

Ministerial Alliance helps to weekend hunter among youth

By Simone Wichers-Voss

At the Meridian campuses nearly two-thirds of the students come from economically disadvantaged families. These students are eligible for free or reduced cost lunches, thus ensuring them of at least two meals a day.

But during the weekends and in during the summer months, these same students might not have access to regular meals.

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Tue
14
Feb

Something old, something new in the park

Meridian State Park host Sweetheart Dance prior to Valentine’s Day

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Sometimes bringing back things from the past can be a good thing.

Over 150 people celebrated the history of Saturday night dances at the Meridian State Park refectory building with a Sweetheart dance as the sun set over the lake.

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Tue
14
Feb

My America

VFW awards Patriot Pen Awards

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8553, holds a VFW Patriots Pen contest. On Feb. 4, the post held its annual Young Patriots Awards Banquet at Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant in Meridian to recognize participants and present awards to the Bosque County contest winners.

Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide VFW sponsored youth essay competition for students in the 6th-8th grades that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy and freedom.

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Tue
14
Feb

Wildflower Virtues

Master gardener presents exhibit at museum

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Clifton resident of Norwegian descent and artist Gurine Nilsen was painting wildflowers long before Lady Bird Johnson brought the public’s attention to Texas wildflowers.

The Bosque Museum opened a special exhibit about wildflowers using Nilsen’s paintings Sunday with a well-attended introduction by master gardener Eric Vanderbeck.

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Tue
14
Feb

Remembering our pioneer women

Preservation Luncheon honors early Bosque County female settlers

By Nathan Diebenow

You may have heard the line, “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.”

Now, instead of a dancing machine, picture Fred as a pioneer traveling by horse-drawn wagon from Bosque County on his way to pick up supplies in Waco.

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Tue
07
Feb

Cub to Cowboy

by Brett Voss & Simone Wichers-Voss 

Before proud family, friends, school faculty and fellow students in the high school gym on National Signing Day Feb. 1, Clifton Cub Clayton Caniford beamingly signed a national letter of intent, committing himself to study at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

During his studies, Caniford will be part of the university’s Cowboys football team and hopes to get a shot at being a receiver.

“My heart swells with pride in this prestigious moment for Clayton,” Clifton High School Principal Becky Burnett said to the crowd. “This is a young man with a ‘Can Do’ personality; always giving 150 percent. And that smile is always there. I am so proud of you.”

 

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Tue
07
Feb

Veni, Vidi, Fishy

by Nathan Diebenow 

They crossed the Bosque River, carted their upright bass and banjo onto the stage, and reeled in the hearts and minds of kids young and old at the Tin Building Theatre on Thursday, February 2.

Musicians Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet have performed together for 40 years, though this was the first time the duo have trod to the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton.

“I usually don’t say nice things

 

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Tue
07
Feb

Sound finances save funds

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Receiving a good rating from the bond rating agency was important to the county. It would mean receiving favorable rates regarding the bonds issuance for the new construction of the county’s law enforcement center.

At the Jan. 23 Bosque County Commissioners Court, County Auditor delivered the good news that the county received a preliminary “double A minus” rating from the bond rating agency.

Thanks to this rating, Bosque County will save over $760,000 in debt service costs over the life of the loan for an AA rating over an A rating.

 

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