Lifestyle

Supporting the local thin blue line

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Members of the National Daughters of the American Revoluntion (NSDAR), Bosque River Valley Chapter last week showed the club’s support and appreciation of the Clifton Police Department with donations of hydrating beverages. Courtesy photo

Community Calendar

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Potato lunch benefit set A stuffed baked potato benefit lunch for George Smith will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct.

Igniting education

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Volunteers with the Iredell Volunteer Fire Department visit with Iredell ISD students during Fire Prevention Week held earlier this month as part of National Fire Prevention and Safety Month. Students got to explore the department’s fire trucks, try on the firefighters’ safety gear and learned what to do in the event of a house fire. Courtesy photos

TVTA now enrolling

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Texas Virtual Tech Academy is a tuition-free, online public school that provides an alternative to local school district remote learning. TxVTA provides rigorous academics under the guidance of certified, engaging teachers, all within a collaborative school community.

Who’s on the ballot?

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Candidates in federal, state, county, school district and municipal contested races who will be on the Tuesday, Nov. 3 ballot are: National - U.S.

Meridian Elementary’s Staff of the Month

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Meridian Elementary School would like to recognize Kindergarten teacher Tonya Garza, shown below, and PE paraprofessional Karla Childers, shown above, as the campus’s Staff Members of the Month for Sep- tember. This achievement recognizes them for being “Heart at Work” for their constant efforts to help make Meridian Elementary “Out of This World!” Courtesy Photos

To Bosque County Taxpayers: Are You Paying Attention or Just Paying Taxes?

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This is the text of the statement by Jerry Golden to the Bosque County Commissioners Court, October 5, 2020: The September 30 Clifton Record contains an article headlined “Bosque Auditor explains questionable items in budget.” In the article, statements attributed to the County Auditor fail to respond to my principal concerns (as expressed at the September 8 public hearing on the tax rate), and in fact raise new ones. First, why was my chief concern overlooked in the September 30 article? At the September 8 tax rate hearing, I emphasized the County’s decision to raise taxes on the aggregate of existing properties by 8 % is what I consider to be an open defiance of Senate Bill 2, the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019.

A Week in Texas History...

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■October 14, 1843 - Ole Ringness was born in Norway. He and his parents arrived in Texas in 1852 and eventually settled in a Bosque County Norwegian community. As the community's first mail carrier, Ole made a regular four-day round trip between Norman Hills, seven miles west of Clifton, and Fort Worth. In his work on the family farm, he observed a wheel of his wagon cup on the axle. As the wheel became more cupped, it moved larger amounts of mud. Thus he conceived the idea of a disc plow and disc harrow and made models of them in his father's blacksmith shop. On July 26, 1872, as he journeyed to Washington, D.C., to present his case for a patent on his inventions, he died under mysterious circumstances. The family never pursued a patent for his inventions, and similar farm equipment was patented by a plow company. A model of one of Ringness's three original disc plows is in the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin.

Morgan grad awarded DAR Scholarship

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Morgan takes second loss The Morgan Eagles were handed their second loss of the season by a very talented Johnson County Sports Association, Cleburne (5-0) on Friday, Oct. 2, in Morgan.