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CAMP ALLIPOMEH

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On July 18 22 young men ages 15-17 who were attending Camp Allipomeh at Camp John Marc, did their community service by helping with projects at the Bosque Animal Rescue Kennel - they bathed dogs, cleaned kennels, washed water and food bowls, mowed yards, weed detail, leash training, dog brushing and more. These super volunteers had each made home-made ropes and donated collars for every dog. The camp leaders, Steve and Chris also donated a brand new push mower to BARK because they couldn’t get out old one started.

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16
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Bosque Snapshot

Wed
09
Aug

Slow, but steady progress

As with all reconstructions, rebuilds and renovations delays, hiccups and adapting of plans is par for the course. This is also the case with the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department’s reconstruction of the present fire hall and garage.

But sometimes there is unexpected help from friends – Brent Powers from Valley Mills donated 10 truckloads of dirt for the project’s foundation, Wallace Electric helped out with temporarily relocating the storm siren to the city hall roof, and the Meridian Improvement Association donated an additional $15,000 to the department.

That money was very welcome, as they had just decided to pour a whole new slab. – instead of piece mealing the 4-5 different slabs that were laid down over the years.

As soon as the slab is dried, the threeweek reconstruction of the garage area can be started, with the metal work coming from local supplier Bosque Supply in Clifton.

Wed
09
Aug

TBT holds auditions for ‘Carol & Friends’

The Tin Building Theatre will present three performances of four beloved skits from television’s golden age in October. Tryouts for the production, “Carol and Friends,” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m., at the Bosque Arts Center TBT.

Three of the four skits are taken from the Carol Burnett variety show, which ran for eleven seasons on CBS from 1967 through 1978. Those comedy sketches include “Red Dust,” “Alice Portnoy and the Bank Robbers,” and “Old Folks.” The skits originally featured Burnett, along with co-stars Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and special guest stars. The fourth segment will be the classic Abbott and Costello baseball comedy routine, “Who’s On First?” The show has roles for three women and up to eight men.

Wed
26
Jul
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Color The Night

There were many families out running in the spooky darkness of the night, spotlights showing the way, glow sticks bopping along in the distance giving an eerie glow off the neon yellow run T-shirts, adding to the fun aspect of the Fourth Annual Legacy Park 5K Glow Fun Run.

The family fun run Saturday – which had been postponed in June because of inclement weather - drew over 200 registrations. But there were a couple of no-shows, probably deterred by the July evening heat, so in the end there were 100 runners at the start.

“With the challenges of rescheduling, we are very happy with the turn-out,” Clifton Main Street Director and event organizer Ashley Abel said.

The run is a fundraiser for Clifton Main Street, with proceeds going to preserving the historic Fair and Auction Barn at Legacy Park.

Wed
26
Jul
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Deep in the heart of textiles

A day camp offering lessons in the basics of sewing has been gaining in popularity with youths at the Bosque Arts Center this summer.

So many young students applied to enter the camp that two sets of classes were added for the week following the initial run.

Six students – five girls and one boy – attended the three-day camp that started on July 11. About 12 students – split evenly into separate morning and afternoon classes – are expected to attend the next camp week.

During the first day’s session, the students learned basic skills – choosing fabric, pinning, cutting fabric, reading a pattern, and stitching on the sewing machine.

The next two days, the students put these skills to work, each session becoming increasingly difficult and fun.

On Wednesday, pillows roughly a foot in length and width were created from scratch and accessorized to fit the students’ tastes.

Wed
19
Jul
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Costly telecommunications

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Over the past few weeks the Bosque County Commissioners discussed the necessity for improved telecommunications at the courthouse and at the Bosque County tax office.

At the June 26 court, they approved a $39,000 lease contract for 13 new DSR-2 ANT radar for the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office. They are single-zone directional Stalker radars. The full-service lease contract replaces all present 12-year-old radars and covers replacement should a radar malfunction.

At the July 10 court, new servers and software for the tax office were approved. Dell and Microsoft could no longer support their present server, making it susceptible to viruses and ransomware. The server holds the tax data base, and the software updates the programs, provides new functionalities and updates applications. Including installation the package costs nearly $18,000.

Wed
19
Jul
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Sewing students

Sewing students – Rebekah Tyler (from left), Sophia Neumann, Abigail Ketchum, Gareth Schulte, Isabella Riley, and Sarah Tyler created pillows, washable surgical masks, and animal dolls during the sewing camp the week of July 11 at the Bosque

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Wed
12
Jul
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No Train, No Gain

By Nathan Diebenow

Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.

Those four words could be title of your favorite summer jam. It could also be the motto of the Clifton ISD Athletic Department’s speed and power camps. Or both.

Clifton Athletic Director Chuck Caniford said that the camp has – thus far – been comparable to last June’s in terms of attendance of the student-athletes.

There’s one big difference from the previous four summers: the student-athletes’ self-motivation.

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12
Jul
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Aging agency offers chronic disease workshop

Texas is facing a healthcare crisis – nine out of 10 older adults suffer from at least one chronic illness with 75 percent having at least two chronic conditions that are often unmanaged. To provide relief for this crisis experienced by our rapidly aging and disabled population, the Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas is offering free Chronic Disease Education programs throughout the six-county region; Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan.

The Heart of Texas AAA has received training in the Stanford Patient Education Chronic Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain Self-Management Programs. Workshops are ongoing in all three programs. Different workshops will be offered every month or two in various locations throughout the Heart of Texas region. Participants also receive a free workbook and relaxation CD along with the free course. If you are interested in a program, call (254) 292-1855 to be placed on the waiting list for the next workshop.

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