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Feasibility Stage

Meridian Park Planning project nears completion

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Several groups and individuals in Meridian have embraced beautifying the town by extending the present Meridian Park on River Street, and increasing walkability in town.

The master plan development, financed by the Meridian Economic Development Corporation, is under the direction of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences Department with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Urban and Municipal Parks development’s Dr. Jamie Rae Walker.

Prior to last week’s meeting, nine participants had answered a survey on their ideas of ease of accomplishing a project and the feasibility of different items that were mentioned in public input sessions.

 

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Pack it back up

Backpack Ministry holds food packaging, dinner fundraiser 

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

The Meridian Ministerial Alliance together with area civic organizations and many, many individuals come together in the fight against hunger in children. They do this through the Backpack Ministry., through food and monetary donations and helping pre-pack non-perishable food items to carry 73 food insecure elementary school students.

 

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Spiritual superlative in song

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Everybody has some old and familiar favorite hymns.

In the first performance of their ninth season A Mighty Fortress – great hymns of faith – the Bosque Chorale under the inspired musical direction of Maestro David Anavitarte brought those hymns, but with a twist. The audience that filled the Frazier Performance Hall at the Bosque Arts Center to capacity April 12 heard them sung in not-so-familiar arrangements. And whereas most of the hymns are more known accompanied with organ music, the stirring superbly sung spirituals were beautifully enhanced by the Bosque String ensemble with violins, violas, cellos and piano.

 

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Putting On The Ritz

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

The invitation conjured up images of a snazzy party at the opulent Ritz Hotel during the Roaring Twenties - the period of the flappers, bob hair dos, speakeasies, feather boas and the Charleston - so the Bosque Arts Center patrons dressed up like a million-dollar troopers, and went out for a super duper night.

They were attending “An Evening at the Ritz” Dinner and Cabaret Show Saturday, a fundraiser benefitting the BAC College Scholarships.

Thanks to the creative and inspirational mastermind of the evening Scholarship Fund Chair Janet Jackson, the guests were treated to a hotsy totsy, peachy keen cabaret with a tuxedo-clad, Bosque County crooner extraordinaire Brian Barrett as Master of Ceremonies, and the talented piano key queen Miriam Wallace offering vintage tunes before dinner and during the show.

 

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Treasure hunting

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Garage sales are like treasure hunts for some. Between all the old, cast-off clothing you might find that classic Coach bag. Grabbling between worn and sad-looking costume jewelry you might find that pair of real pearl earrings. For others garage sales are a necessity - the hunt for a much-needed coat or blankets that would otherwise be too expensive.

In either case, the Bosque County-wide garage sale Friday and Saturday had hundreds out and about looking for treasures or bargains. Several spots were popular and had a dozen cars parked as their owners rummaged among the offerings from old heaters, lots of exercise equipment, wheel chairs, walkers, glassware, pots, pans and plates, and lots and lots of clothing. A sale in Laguna Park even had a hedgehog, complete with cage and accessories up for sale.

 

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Clifton’s Coy elected as Girl Scouts chair

AUSTIN – The Girl Scouts of Central Texas announced recently that lawyer and long-time supporter of the organization, Patricia (“Trish”) Ferguson Coy, has been elected as their Corporate President and Chair of the Board of Directors. Trish replaces Charmaine Smith-Winters, who will step down from her year-long term as Board Chair and remain on the board as a Memberat-Large and member of the Executive Committee.

Trish, a long time Girl Scout from Temple brings with her many years of dedication to the Central Texas Girl Scout community. She served on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts-Bluebonnet Council in various capacities from 1999 to 2006. She has served on the Board of Girl Scouts of Central Texas since 2013, most recently as President-Elect/Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee.

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City concerns

Tackling volunteer liability, planning City Clean-Up Day

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Just recently, several volunteers helped out the city on tackling potholes around the town center.

To prevent liability to the city with such projects, in future, volunteers helping the city on different projects, like a pothole day or a community clean up day, will be required to sign a liability waiver form. This was decided at the Meridian City Council meeting Monday.

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Big Event, big success

Bosque Arts Center honors Flanagans at annual fundraiser

 

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

The Bosque Arts Center two-day Big Event is the annual event to attend. This year’s theme “Fly me to the Moon,” conjured up images of being swept off your feet, into higher spheres.

And that is exactly what both evenings delivered to the guests filling the Tin Building Theatre. They were over the moon with the experiences.

The Big Event literally “kicked-off ” with a long and delightful evening of dancing to Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters. The band provided a lively mix of jazz, 50s rock, soul, and even a country song or two for the two-steppers among the guests. And of course they played the Fly me to the Moon, the evening’s theme song, complete with the “Skat Man” skats.

 

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4-11-Clifton awarded recovery funds

City receives $894,980 grant to address 2015 flood impacts

 

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has awarded the City of Clifton a grant in the amount of $894,980 for the city’s sewer collection system in the east and south quadrants of town. These areas are in the path of storm waters dispersing downhill toward the Bosque River. The City will provide matching funds equal to one percent of the grant amount toward the project activities.

Clifton applied for Disaster Recovery funds in the fall of 2017 to address flooding damage and related impacts that occurred in 2015. The funds were provided by Congress to the State of Texas through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. The program is administered by the GLO at the state level.

 

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Flanagans given Joan Spieler Award

by Simone Wichers-Voss 

The Bosque Arts Center two-day Big Event is the annual event to attend. This year’s theme “Fly me to the Moon,” conjured up images of being swept off your feet, into higher spheres.

And that is exactly what both evenings delivered to the guests filling the Tin Building Theatre. They were over the moon with the experiences.

The Big Event literally “kicked-off” with a long and delightful evening of dancing to Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters. The band provided a lively mix of jazz, 50s rock, soul, and even a country song or two for the two-steppers among the guests. And of course they played the Fly me to the Moon, the evening’s theme song, complete with the “Skat Man” skats.

 

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