1 TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION 2014 AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER Vol. 121, No cents June 10, Serving Bosque County Since 1895 Securing emergency services funds Commissioners form ESD District 1, appoint board By Simone Wichers-Voss Sixty-two percent of Bosque County voters voted to create an Emergency Services District in the recent special elections May 9. At the Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, the commissioners officially approved the order to form the Emergency Services District #1, a new taxing entity. I am so glad the voters overwhelmingly agreed to create the ESD, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff said. This is a long term, stable way to ensure medical services in the county in the future. It will also free up general funds for the county and the cities. Previously the county and all cities contributed a subsidy to partially fund the existing emergency ambulance service, without any voice in the management of those funds. With the creation of an ESD, through the five-member board of commissioners, the voters will have a voice in how their taxpayers dollars are spent. Monday the commissioners also approved the first board of commissioners to oversee the newly created see EMERGENCY, page 7 By Simone Wichers-Voss / Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman share some information prior to Commissioners Court. Great Drive By Carol Spicer / Marie Walsch of Austin designed a hanging using cut up batik fabric pieces to form a Texas drought-stricken tree than added the background with other shades of batik, and mounted it on canvas to hang. Unique fabric art decorates museum By Carol Spicer Bosque Museum opened its new exhibition on Saturday with an eclectic collection of fabric art hangings from all around Texas and beyond. Dr. Cheryl Christian of Hutto, editor of Needle Arts put the show together for the Museum. She said that she knew most of the artists hanging in the show, but she put out word for a collection that would fit the museum. To see quilts, mixed media and embroidery hanging all together is very rare, said Christian. Art quilts go beyond the traditional quilts. During a brief program, she added that the first art quilts were hung on the walls of the Whitney Imitating life Fortier receives TBT s lifetime achievement award Local Report Museum in New York in 1971 It was the first show where they were all hung on the wall. Though traditionally, quilts were always hand sewn, the revolution of the use of a machine really started in the early 1980s. There are many art forms in this show, some following traditions that are centuries old, said Christian. Then there are multimedia pieces that go far beyond any single medium form. But all art forms are connected by the look of old and new and all mixed together. Museum Director George Larson thanked her for putting the show together and noted that he forward to more shows in the future. This very unique show will be open to the public through August. By Simone Wichers-Voss / Reese Errington and AgriLife extension Office agent Kate Whitney on the go to assist participants in the Lucky Clover golf tournament. 4-H Lucky Clover golf tourney draws full flights By Simone Wichers-Voss A gentle breeze through the trees, the running water in the Bosque Valley Golf Course creek, lush green grass underfoot. It was eight a.m., an early but very beautiful start to Saturday for the 14 teams participating in the four man scramble Bosque county 4-H Lucky Clover golf tournament. Another 20 would show up in the afternoon for the second 18-hole flight. The air was filled with a cardinal s clipped call, chirping crickets, an occasional Great Ball, Hmmm, could have done better, or more graphic language accompanying a less than perfect tee-off. It was a great day to raise some money for 4-H Veteran actress and volunteer Anna Fortier of Cranfills Gap was the recipient of the Tin Building Theatre s highest honor, the Watson Lifetime Achievement Award, presented during a ceremony on May 16 at the Bosque Arts Center. The award was presented during the group s annual Season Celebration. The night marked the end of TBT s 34th season, and paid homage to the actors and behind-the-scenes members of three productions; A Bad Year for Tomatoes, Charles Dickens By Carol Spicer / The annual 5K Glow Run kicked off at 9 p.m., Saturday in Clifton City Park see FORTIER, page 11 with 180 runners of all ages, lots of glow powder, glow sticks, music and fun. youth in leadership training camps and events, as well as scholarships programs to graduating seniors. There were lucky balls, just skipping up from the rim of the pond, or the less lucky near-perfect drive, were it not for the tree in the way of the second hole. Thanks to generous donations from local sponsors, drinks, sausage wraps and the ribeye steak dinner came with the entry fees, keeping everyone smiling during their flight. It s all for the kids, Clifton Volunteer Fire Department member David Snider said. Snider has been cooking sausages on the grill for the event for 15 of the 17 years it has been in existence. see CLOVER, page 16 Shining on Glow Run lights up park By Carol Spicer Runners started showing up at the Armory early Saturday evening for the second annual Main Street 5K Glow Run, and an evening of fun. There was a bounce house for the youngsters, food being offered at the American Legion Post, music at the pavilion and at the old VFW platform near the old dam, and loads of glow power being thrown throughout the night. Main Street had set up lights along the route up Riverside Drive and volunteers were on hand at several points on the route to encourage runners, cover them again with powder, and the Girls Scouts offered water see GLOW, page 7 Authorized Retailer for these companies. Solar Energy Installation David Corpier (254) Cell: (254) North Avenue G Clifton, Texas 76634
2 Page 2 News s June 10, 2015 ON this date Morris to create CVFD murals By Carol Spicer The Clifton Volunteer Fire Department is currently accepting donations in support of two murals being painted by Megan Morris on the north and south sides of the fire station. We wanted to do something different to make the station unique but appropriate for the men and women who fight the fires, said Lynne Dahl. We (CVFD) want the outside of the building to exemplify the dedication and honor that s felt by its members. Our desire is to help with the beautification of Clifton through art that reflects the dedication of its volunteers. Megan Morris, an accomplished mural artist (her work can be seen in Art Alley at 5th Street in downtown Clifton) who came up Calendar To submit non-profit events to The On This Date Calendar SUBJECT: Calendar JUNE 11 Bosque County Rotary Club meets at noon at the Clifton Civic Center for a weekly luncheon and program every Thursday. 12 The annual 4-H Banquet will take place at Clifton s City Pool at Olsen Park beginning at 6 PM. 13 The Nellie Pederson Civic Library Summer Reading Program kicks off from 10 a.m. to noon at Olsen Park Pool. Everyone present will be treated to hot dogs, chips, a drink and a free swim. The annual American Cancer Society s Relay for Life will take place from 6 PM to midnight at the track at Clifton High School. The whole community is urged to attend and support the event. 15 Movie Mondays at Nellie Pederson Civic Library will show Snow White at 2 PM. 16 Celebration Ringers, a youth group of bell ringers from Colorado, will perform at 7:30 PM at the Bosque Arts Center. Admission to the unique event is free. 17 Bosque County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 AM at Johnny s Place in Clifton. There will be a brief meeting and a program. All retired Texas public school employees are invited. 18 Bosque County Ro- tary Club meets at noon at the Clifton Civic Center for a weekly luncheon and program every Thursday. The Summer Reading Program at the Nellie Pederson Civic Library will begin at 10 AM. There are a lot of new programs and projects set up for children between Pre-K and sixth grade. 22 Movie Mondays at Nellie Pederson Civic Library will show Jungle Book 2 at 2 PM. 23 Clifton Lions Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday at noon for lunch, a meeting, and a program at the American Legion Hall in Clifton City Park. 25 Bosque County Rotary Club meets at noon at the Clifton Civic Center for a weekly luncheon and program every Thursday The annual Children s Imagination Factory will take place at the Bosque Arts Center from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. To register kids or for more information, contact the BAC at The Summer Reading Program at the Nellie Pederson Civic Library will begin at 10 AM. There are a lot of new programs and projects set up for children between Pre-K and sixth grade. 29 Movie Mondays at Nellie Pederson Civic Library will show Night at the Museum 2 at 2 PM. Sudoku bosquecountytoday.com Courtesy Photos / The sketches of the murals planned for the CVFD include Mural 1 proposed for the North wall facing Liveoak Street (top); Mural 2 proposed for the South wall facing the old mill. Help Preserve Our Unique County History Support the Bosque County Collection 101 N. Main Street, Meridian For info: Ruth Crawford with the designs for the department. Lynne Dahl, one of Clifton s volunteer firefighters, first approached me in August 2014 and asked if I d be interested in painting a mural. We have worked since then on the planning, said Morris. When a firefighter enters a building, they go two in, two out. The murals represent this and gives the public a better idea of the firefighters task. One mural also includes a firefighter s prayer. The murals will honor the dedicated volunteer firefighters, brining awareness to the fire department and their contribution to the culture of the community. Morris added, Creating large murals is one of my passions. They share the gift of art with an entire community, not just a select few. I enjoy the creative statement that a large painting has.
3 bosquecountytoday.com IN s Page 3 By Carol Spicer News Briefs Relay for Life set for Saturday The Bosque County Relay for Life event will take place this Saturday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Cub Stadium in Clifton. Many walkers will honor those who are survivors, and those who have been lost to cancer. Care-givrs will also be honored during the event. Teams will be on hand from all over the county and all will continue to raise support for the ACS. Everyone is urged to join the fight against cancer. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Children s classes held at BAC The Bosque Arts Center in Clifton has a summer of fun lined up for children, beginning with ballet and Imagination Factory in June. Ballet will be offered on Saturdays throughout June and July. Cost for the entire set of classes is only $5. Call for more details. A few places still remain in the popular Imagination Factory for students who have completed grades 1-5. The fun-filled art day camp runs June 22-25, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., concluding with a program for parents and community on Thursday afternoon. Cost for the camp is $80 for BAC members and $90 for nonmembers. Visit the BAC website or call to register your child in these fun classes, or to see what other activities the summer holds. LSM Pet Show Saturday Lutheran Sunset Ministries will host their first-ever, Community Pet Show on Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m. at the Sunset Home. Owners of dogs, cats and unique pets are encouraged to visit lutheransunset.org and click on News to download a registration form. Registration forms are also available at the front desk of the Sunset Home. Don t miss this fun opportunity to show off your furry friend to some of the best judges in town the residents at Sunset. Ribbons will be awarded in all categories and winners will be recognized on our website and Facebook page. For more information, contact Andrea Hikel at ext or may occur 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Many workers were exposed from the 1940s through the 1970s. Industrial and construction workers, along with their families (second hand exposure) are among those at risk for mesothelioma, lung cancer or gastro cancer (throat, stomach, colon). Call us for professional insight. June 10, 2015 Clifton s Olsen Park Pool opens the news Mesothelioma News EXPERIENCE COUNTS Lawyers with more than 100 years combined expertise. Ryan A. Krebs, M.D., J.D. Doctor-Lawyer in Full-time Law Practice Richard A. Dodd, L.C. Timothy R. Cappolino, P.C. Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization NO FEE FOR FIRST VISIT OffICes In HOustOn/COnrOe, temple and austin, principal OffICe In CaMerOn Law.com Despite the rainy spring, Clifton s Olsen Park swimming pool managed to open last week, with few changes in times or costs. The pool will be open seven days a week from 1-6 p.m. for open swimming. Individual admission is $5 per person and $2 for senior citizens. A family pass for four costs $140, with extended family (same residence) members at $25 each. A pass for two is $100, or single at $65. Party rentals are available with reservations at $125 (Clifton residents) and $175 (outside residents). Water aerobics classes will be held daily from 6-7 p.m. at a cost of $5 per class. The classes are a combination of water aerobics, water Pilate, and water ballet. On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays the class will be taught by Jan Schofield; and on Tuesday and Thursday, the class instructor is Paige Sibila. For more information, contact the City at or the Pool at By Carol Spicer / Clifton s Olsen Park Pool will be open seven days a week from 1-6 p.m. for swimming, and classes are offered daily. Library reading program heats up for summer By Carol Spicer All summer long the Nellie Pederson Civic Library reading program will take place every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. from June 18 through August 6. The kick-off party will be held Saturday, June 13, at Olsen Park Pool from 10 a.m. to noon, with snacks and a free swim. The summer reading program will take place every Thursday at the Library. Speakers at this year s event will include the Corps of Engineers, Bosque County Sheriff s Department K-9 unit, Texas-New Mexico Power, Clifton VFD, Dinosaur Valley State Park Ranger, Bosque County Game Warden, Clifton Police department, just to name a few. All the summer reading materials will be handed out at the kick-off party on Saturday. During the summer there will also be an art contest where kids are asked to draw and color their Hero, in conjunction with the summer reading theme Every Hero has a Story. There will be four age divisions and prizes will be awarded to winners in each division. The closing awards and rewards party will take place at the CLIFTEX Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 to noon.
4 age 4 s June 10, 2015 Up until last week our state experienced a drought so severe that water levels were reduced to historic lows while conservation efforts were set to all-time highs. Lakes and reservoirs were bone dry. Wildfires were a constant threat. Roger Williams U.S. Representative from Texas Just when we thought it couldn t get any worse, we were delivered what we so desperately needed but far too much in far too short of time. In a cruel twist of fate, Texas is now recovering from the worst flooding in recent history. The last few weeks have been marked by death, destruction and disbelief. Loved ones have been lost. Houses, belongings and memories have been washed away. Although we are in a period of shock and mourning, I am certain the strong Texas spirit of resolve will prove more powerful than Mother Nature s fury. We are going to take care of each other, look out for our neighbors and together, push forward. I have met with first responders, toured flood damage and spoke to the National Guard and regional FEMA officers about response and recovery operations. To help begin the recovery process, my staff has set up a response center at the Hays County Precinct Three Office located at Ranch Road 12, Suite 11 in Wimberley. From there, AUSTIN Governor Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, letting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them. By June 1, the last day of the Legislature s 84th regular session, some 819 House bills and 504 Senate bills earned final passage, plus two House Joint Resolutions and five Senate Joint Resolutions. Unlike bills, which are subject to gubernatorial veto, the voters of Texas will find the seven joint resolutions appearing as proposed constitutional amendments they will hold regular office hours to meet with flood victims and help file requests for disaster assistance. This on-site location will allow my staff to work more closely with those who have been most affected by the storms. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs and on thenov. 3 statewide ballot. By June 4, Abbott had signed 340 bills into law and vetoed two: HB 225, relating to the prescription and dispensation of opioid antagonist drugs; and SB 359, relating to the emergency detention of a person with mental illness. Here are 10 examples of signed, approved bills: HB 4, establishing a new $130 million High Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program to be provided free of tuition and fees to qualifying students. HB 505, prohibiting the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from adopting any rule that would limit the number of dual credit courses or hours in a which a student may enroll while in high school or in a given semester or academic year. HB 593, requiring the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to establish a statewide comprehensive education and training program on canine encounters and canine behavior. HB 903, requiring the comptroller to adjust the state s rainy day fund investment portfolio periodically by putting some funds into higher-returning instruments to ensure that the balance of the fund is sufficient to meet cash flow requirements HB 1740, improving community access to rabies vaccination services. HB 3628, requiring the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety to adopt rules governing the use of unmanned aircraft in Opinion Together, we will push forward Column Capitol Highlights By Ed Sterling low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. To get the most up to date information on recovery efforts please contact my Austin district office at (512) , my Cleburne office at (817) or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. To begin applying for assistance see EDITORIAL, page 7 Governor decides fate of bills passed by Legislature the Capitol Complex. SB 97, prohibiting a person from selling, giving or causing to be sold or given an e-cigarette to someone who is younger than 27 years of age unless the person to whom the e-cigarette was sold or given presents an apparently valid proof of identification. SB 339, authorizing a qualified physician under certain conditions to prescribe low-thc cannabis to alleviate the seizures of a patient diagnosed with intractable epilepsy if the patient is a permanent Texas resident. SB 458, increasing the duties of the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office to promote see CAPITOL, page 5 Audubon painted Texas Wildlife for posterity bosquecountytoday.com INsession Bosque County Meetings CLIFTON ISD BOARD Clifton Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday, June 15, 6 p.m. CISD Board Room Administration Building Clifton Middle School ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT City of Clifton Economic Development Corporation Thursday, June 18, 5 p.m. Clifton Chamber Board Room Chamber of Commerce COMMISSIONERS COURT Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, June 22, 9 a.m. Bosque County Courthouse Meridian. COMMISSIONERS COURT Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, July 13, 9 a.m. Bosque County Courthouse Meridian CLIFTON CITY COUNCIL Clifton City Council Tuesday, July 14, 1 p.m. Council Chambers Clifton Civic Center Aftermath According to the National Weather Service in Ft. Worth, over 35 trillion gallons of rain fell in Texas last month. That s 35,000,000,000,000. NBC s infographic whatever that is put this in perspective. That s enough to cover the entire state in 8 inches of water. Enough Rustic Ramblings By Dr. Genie Ellis to fill California s 200 largest surface reservoirs to capacity three times. That much water would cover Manhattan almost four times and supply the world s population with 10,000 days of water if everyone drank eight 8-ounce glasses a day. That s a lot of water. The bad news was flooding, loss of life and property, crop damage and so forth. My heart goes out to all who suffered loss. Thankfully there s also good news. For the first time in years, we re seeing normal rainfall amounts. Rivers, lakes and tanks are full. I m hoping even our well that two years ago ran dry for the first time in over six decades might have water again. Grass is growing, and we are mowing. It s been a mowing marathon. There are people who can look at an extended yard and not be bothered by tall grass waving in the breeze. My husband isn t one of them. His meticulous, organized sensibilities require things to be trimmed, orderly and controlled. How he coexists happily with me remains a deep mystery. But marriage is all about compromise. Because Zack is so orderly, he likes mowing the grass. I d give the whole thing a lick and a promise with the riding mower to save time. Zack must use the push mower near the house. So things will look better even knowing it ll need cutting again next week. During the last month or so, if the grass dried out enough during a rare dry, sunny morning or afternoon Zack dashed out to mow a portion of our large yard. Until the rain began again. He used both push mower and riding mower. Although not at the same time. Believe me, he would if he could. When rain ended his work, he d say, Thank goodness I got mowed what I got mowed. By rotating areas, he just barely managed to keep up with the jungle-like growth. Anyone who s ever mowed a lawn knows when that stuff grows too tall; it s difficult if not impossible to cut. I had my hands full to overflowing with other chores and wasn t able to help much until the last mowing ses- see RAMBLINGS, page 11 This Week In Texas History By Bartee Haile A Republic senator introduced a resolution on Jun. 4, 1837 to make a world famous naturalist and wildlife painter an honorary Texan. John James Audubon was born Jean Rabin on a Caribbean island in 1785 to parents from two very different worlds. His father was a rich French seafarer, merchant, planter and slave trader, while his mother was a creole servant who died less than a year after giving birth. As an adult Audubon tried to divert attention from his embarrassing beginning with the silly suggestion that he was the missing son, the Lost Dauphin, of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He referred again and again to his noble birth and my great secret claiming he was actually an aristocrat who looked like his real, not my adopted father. In reality Audubon had no reason to complain. Rather than leave his illegitimate son behind on Santo Domingo, his father took him home to a childless wife who raised the boy as her own. Audubon s doting mother let him do whatever he wanted. He learned to ride, shoot, dance and to play three musical instruments but could barely read or write. His youth was spent outdoors drawing birds, collecting nests and seeing nature through his own eyes instead of through the spectacle of books. The elder Audubon did not want his offspring to fight Napoleon s wars, so in 1803 he packed him off to America. After living five years on land his father owned outside Philadelphia, the idle immigrant married a neighbor s daughter named Lucy. The couple went west to Kentucky, where the husband s lackadaisical attempts to bring home the bacon invariably ended in failure. Audubon hit rock bottom in 1819, when his debts landed him in jail. Moving to Cincinnati for a fresh start, he worked for awhile as a taxidermist, portrait painter and art teacher. Then in 1820 at the age of 35, Audubon had his Great Idea. He would draw every bird in the United States! His subjects would be lifesize with their natural habitat as the backdrop. He did not have a clue what he would do with the finished product, but that did not matter. While Audubon was away, which was most of the time, long-suffering Lucy supported herself and their two sons by teaching school. She even saved enough to pay for her absentee spouse s trip to England in 1826 to find a publisher for the 240 watercolors of his feathered friends. The American Woodsman with his frontier costume and shoulder-length hair was an instant sensation in London. He met every person of importance, including Czar Nicholas I of Russia, who gave him an expensive diamond ring. He was no less a hit in Paris, where future monarch Louis Philippe contacted the Austrian emperor and the king of Sweden on his behalf. A Scottish engraver agreed to publish The Birds of America, and the ground-breaking work sold like hot cakes on both sides of the Atlantic. By 1830 the artist was wellknown and wealthy. When the Seminole War forced Audubon to postpone a trip to Florida in late 1836, he hitched a ride to the Texas coast on a revenue cutter. On April 25, 1837, the Campbell announced its arrival in Galveston Bay with a blast from its biggest gun, and secretary of the navy S. Rhodes Fisher welcomed the distinguished guest to the Lone Star Republic. Audubon and son John spent two weeks exploring Galveston Island and gathering specimens for his next project, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. On a side trip to an army garrison, the naturalist was shocked by the squalid living conditions of the Texas soldiers and their Mexican prisoners of war. Following a leisurely 10- day cruise, the Campbell reached the capital city of Houston on May 18. Spring rains had flooded the town and surrounding countryside, and the visitors waded through ankle-deep water on the long walk to the presidential mansion a two-room log house. Sam Houston was not home, so the Audubon party wandered the muddy streets of the new capital, which was still a work in progress. They bumped into the Hero of San Jacinto dressed in a fancy velvet coat with trousers see TEXAS, page 7 OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9-5; Closed Weekends. 310 West Fifth Street, Clifton, Texas Telephone: (254) Fax: (254) Clifton Record Online: SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: Bosque County, one year: $46; Elsewhere, one year: $53. Give old address when requesting change of address. Per Copy Price: 75 cents. 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5 bosquecountytoday.com Courtesy Photo / Immanuel Lutheran Church Pastor Brian McQuiggin confirmed seven youths on May 10, including (from left) Malan Brewer, Stephanie Schmidt, Taylor Zuehlke, Pastor McQuiggin, Brandon Ernst, Emily Chastain, Lauren Prescher and Brill Wise. CAPITOL From page 4 the retention, development and expansion of aerospace and aviation industry facilities in Texas. SB 1072, creating a method for counties to remove from office a precinct or county chair who has failed to perform statutory duties provided by the Election Code. Health agency chief to resign Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek on June 5 announced his decision to step down from his position effective July 1 to make way for new leadership as the agency prepares for major reorganization. Janek was appointed head of the agency in 2012 by then-governor Rick Perry. With a budget of $74 billion and more than 56,000 employees, the agency came under fire following publication of a series of investigative reports by the Austin American-Statesman that exposed a lucrative nobid contract with a computer software firm executed by high-ranking personnel at the agency. Oversight at the agency was a topic of Sunset Commission hearings held at the Capitol in April. Gov. Abbott, in a June 5 announcement, said Chris Traylor, chief deputy commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission, will succeed Janek, and Charles Smith, current deputy for child support at the Texas Office of the Attorney General, will be Traylor s successor. Perry starts presidential run Former governor Rick Perry, who served the state s chief executive from 2001 to 2015, launched his second run in hopes of securing the Republican nomination for president in an Addison, Texas, aircraft hangar on June 4. Using a C-130 cargo plane as a backdrop, Perry, who served as a U.S. Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War era, was joined in the announcement by military veterans as he talked about his upbringing and recounted his leadership experience. Five won t seek reelection Last week, five state representatives and one state senator announced their intentions not to seek re-election in The state representatives include: House County Affairs Committee Vice Chair Joe Farias, D-San Antonio; House Education Committee Chair Jimmy Don Aycock, R-Killeen; House Select Committee on Emerging Issues in Law Enforcement Chair Allen Fletcher, R-Tomball; and House Appropriations Committee Vice Chair Sylvester Turner, D-Houston. Turner is a candidate for mayor of Houston. The senator is Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee Chair Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay. County June 10, 2015 s Page 5 IN custody arrest log Bosque County Sheriff s Department Recent arrests made by various law enforcement agencies in Bosque County include (alphabetically) and made between 5/29/15 and 6/4/15, include: Brandon Bernard Battle, DOB 4/29/82, of Clifton, charged with possession of controlled substance PG1 over one gram, under four grams; commitment, arrested June 3. Kevin Bryan Brantley, DOB 2/21/80, of Waco, charged with assault causes bodily injury family violence, arrested June 4. Mathew Woodrow Conner, DOB 2/1/85, of Morgan, charged with evading arrest or detention with previous; enhanced; bench warrant, arrested May 29. Michael Jacob Deal, DOB 12/5/91, of Whitney, charged with criminal non-support, FTA, arrested June 2. Beverly Ann Fox, DOB 2/15/58, of Clifton, charged with theft of property over $20, under $500 by check, arrested May 29. Sally Imagene Hayworth, DOB 10/16/53, of Clifton, charged with public intoxication, arrested May 30. Maria Desanjuan Heredia, DOB 11/9/77, of Clifton, charged with exploitation of child, elderly or disabled; defective head lamp; failure to appear, arrested May 31. Nichols Pay Heutzenroeder, DOB 10/12/80, of Iredell, charged with assault causes bodily injury, arrested June 3. Kelly Ray Hillhouse, DOB 1/15/81, of Valley Mills, charged with criminal mischief, arrested May 30. Bobby V. Irvin, DOB 10/12/75, of Cleburne, charged with theft of property over $1,500, under 20K, enhanced, elderly, arrested June 2. Michael Joe Lamb, DOB 3/27/67, of Morgan, charged with driving while license invalid with no insurance, arrested June 4. Susan Kathlene Meador, DOB 6/17/74, of Clifton, charged with public intoxication, arrested May 30. Jorge Elias Picon, Jr., DOB 11/19/76, of Clifton, charged with manufacture or delivery of controlled substance PG 1 over four grams, under 200 grams; tamper with government record; driving while license invalid with previous conviction, suspension, without financial responsibility; prohibited weapon knuckles; fishing without a licenase; arrested May 31. Christy Michelle Pryor, DOB 2/19/79, of Whitney, charged with possession of controlled substance PG 1 under one gram; possession of dangerous drug; possession of drug paraphernalia; arrested May 29. Robin Lynn Reneau, DOB 10/14/87, of Iredell, charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle, arrested June 2. Monica Herrera Ruiz, DOB 11/14/79, of Walnut Springs, charged with parent contributing to non-attendance, arrested June 3. Jesse Ray Santillan, DOB 6/26/89, of Hillsboro, charged with driving while license invalid with no insurance, arrested June 3. Jeremy Dewayne Shields, DOB 3/3/79, of Iredell, charged with criminal non support/mtr; accident involving vehicle under $200/ FTA; arrested June 3. Brianna Watts, DOB 4/18/95, of Meridian, charged with assault by contact-family member, arrested June 1. Phillip Charges West, DOB 12/18/88, of Kopperl, charged with assault with bodily injury, household members, two plus within 12 months, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, failure to appear, arrested June 4. BAYTOWN, TX JUNE 13, 2015 allstarbayoubowl.com WITNESS GRIDIRON GLORY
6 Page 6 s June 10, 2015 INmemory Obituaries Eckhardt Fowler Abercrombie Eckhardt Fowler Abbie Abercrombie, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 29, 2015, at the age of 85. Abbie was a man of integrity and honor. He will be remembered for the way he lived out his faith as an example for others and modeled the life of a Christian man for his children and their families. Abbie believed in doing things right and doing the right thing. He had a terrific sense of humor and a quick wit that revealed an active mind and a remarkable memory that made him fun to be with and resulted in many sincere friendships. He built a successful business by applying the same strong work ethic and sense of fairness that served him well throughout his life. He was stern when needed, but always fair. Through the grace of God, Abbie had an abiding faith in the Lord Jesus that made him an effective disciple and leader in his local church during his entire adult life. He was a faithful husband, dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Abbie was born in Houston, Texas on Feb. 17, 1930 to parents Minnie Bell Backus Abercrombie and Eckhardt Fowler Abercrombie, Sr. After graduating from Eagle Lake High School in 1948 and Texas A&M University in 1952, he married the love of his life, Rita Joann Bradley, in Columbus, Texas on July 3, He was employed by Shell Oil before enlisting in the Air Force in In March of 1956 he received his wings, and his joy of flying carried over to his civilian life after he eventually left the Air Force. In May of 1960, he went to work for Joann s uncle, Al Hennessee, who had a homebuilding business based in Houston. This experience would launch him into a successful career as the owner of Del Mar Homes. Throughout his life, Abbie enjoyed the lasting friendships that he and Joann developed during those early years of marriage, especially in the Houston area while attending Willow Meadows Baptist Church and Tallowood Baptist Church. These friends combined to form a network of support for each other through the years. The family moved to Clifton in 1972 and has been blessed to add many other faithful and true friends, both from First Baptist Church of Clifton, and from within the community. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Bell Backus Abercrombie and Eckhardt Fowler Abercrombie, Sr., son Jon Mark Abercrombie, and sister Jolly DeLaney. He is survived by his wife, Joann Bradley Abercrombie, of Clifton; daughters Amy (and Lloyd) Wiede of Allen, TX and Lisa (and Bob) Beach of Little Rock, AR; brother-in-law Jerry (and Margie) Bradley of Meridian; grandchildren Matt (and Kayla) Wiede of Allen, Shannon (and Kevin) MacDonald of Allen, Grant (and Aubree) Wiede of Coppell, Robert (and Sarah) Beach of Little Rock, Taylor (and Tori) Beach of Houston and Katherine Beach of Little Rock, as well as his eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. We give glory to God for the gift of family and friends who have come alongside of us as we have walked this journey, including the staff and members of First Baptist Church, Clifton, the medical staff of Goodall Witcher Hospital and Clifton Lutheran Ministries, Albrecht s Pharmacy, Clifton Funeral Home, and many members of the community who have provided assistance to our family during Abbie s illness. A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 31st, 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Clifton. Memorials may be made to FBC, Clifton, or to the charity of your choice. Well done good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21 Condolences may be made at Joy Marie Jones Bowles Joy Marie Jones Bowles, age 63, of Clifton, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015 in a Meridian care facility after an illness of several months. A private family committal service was held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Cisco Cemetery in Cisco, Texas. Joy was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Clifton, Texas. She was a daughter of Mary Beth Pope Jones and the late Howell M. (H. M. Junior ) Jones, Jr. Joy was raised in Irving, Texas. She aught school in San Diego, California, Wichita Falls and aytown, Texas for over 30 years before moving to Clifton in She continued her teaching career in Clifton and Valley Mills before her health forced her to retire. Her husband, Jack Bowles, passed away on January 25, Joy was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her mother, Mary Jones, of Meridian; sister, Joyce Jones of Comanche; a number of other relatives and friends. Memorials in Joy s name may be made to the following: BARK (Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels), P. O. Box 264, Clifton, Texas 76634; The Treasure Chest, 1015 N Main, Meridian, Texas 76665; or American Cancer Society, 1700 Lake Success Drive, Waco, Texas Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian. Amos Gene Elder Amos Gene Elder was born at home in Clifton, on Nov. 15, 1929 to Prentice Lee Elder and Velma Helen Cunningham Elder. He attended school at Clifton and graduated from there in January Under the Selective Service Act of 1948 he served the army for one year and participated in the Active Reserves for five years. In 1950, he graduated from Clifton Junior college with an AA degree. Following this accomplishment, he moved to Denton to attend North Texas State College. On April 2, 1951 he married Alta Lee Mann. He received a Bachelor Community of Science degree in January of The newlyweds took their first teaching positions in Stephenville, to finish out the year. Amos taught sixth grade. Wanting to teach and coach, Amos took a position at Belton Junior High School from Before adding a Master s of Education degree from the University of Texas in 1956, he added daughters Kathy, Karen, and Konnie to his growing family. In 1956, Amos moved his family to Valley Mills where he continued to teach and coach. Before he left Valley Mills in 1961, he added a son, Kerry; and also experienced his first administrative position as the principal of Valley Mills High School for his last two years there. In 1961, the family moved to Gatesville where Amos became Head Coach and Athletic Director of the high school for two years. During that time the final member of the Elder family another son was added, Kelly. In 1963, Amos made a career move back into administration when he became the principal of Joshua High School, while he also maintained some teaching responsibilities. He made one brief move to Jacksboro from , where he served as high school principal. Amos advanced his career in 1966 when he returned to Joshua to serve as the superintendent of schools for 16 years. During that time, the district grew from 500 students to over 2,200. Amos Elder s final professional position was in Seminole, where he served as superintendent from Upon retiring, he returned to his home in Joshua where he continued to serve the community as president of the school board. He was particularly proud to be the Chairman of the Board for 57 school districts organized by law as a County Education District. Other community service organizations he was proud to be affiliated with during his life were the Mason s Organization, the Lion s Club, and as a deacon in active service to his church. His professional career and community service was something he took great pride in and brought him satisfaction and fulfillment; but not near as much as his family and friends and the many wonderful experiences he shared throughout his life with them. He was a Jack of all Trades and a master of most. He loved gardening, wood working, collecting music boxes, traveling the world which included attending numerous Summer Olympic Games, and figuring things out. He was a problem solver with great dignity, respect, and love for God, family, and friends he lived his life. Amos Gene Elder achieved his ultimate reward for his life vested in all the things that matter, on May 18, 2015 at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lee Elder. Survivors include his children, Kathy Beasley and husband Steve Beasley of Dauphin Island, AL; Karen Crow of Fort Worth, Konnie Peacock and husband Jay Peacock of Cleburne, Kerry Elder and wife Larisa of Cleburne, and Kelly Elder and wife Susan of Rowlett; grandchildren Heather Parks, Haylee Esparza, Honor Anderson, Calab Crow, Cody Crow, Jeromy Peacock, Cheyenne Peacock, Ashley Barker, Austin Elder, Nicole Elder, Dima Glyzin, Andrew Findley, and Heather Findley; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Lee Elder of San Angelo, sisters, Oleta Lubke of Grandview, Dorothy Davis of Hudson Oaks, Betty Barrs, of Clifton, and Mary Davis of Jasper, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bradie C. Bewton, Jr. Bradie C. Bewton, Jr., 64, of Joaquin, passed away June 5, 2015 in Marshall. Funeral services were held Monday, June 8, 2015 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. J.C. Lewis and Bro. David Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Joaquin. Brewton was born July 15, 1950 in Foley, AL to Bradie C. Brewton, Sr. and Dora Peacock Brewton. He loved fishing, gardening, working in his yard and spending time with his wife of forty-five years and his precious grandchildren. He was a member of Joaquin Masonic Lodge #856 and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin. He is survived by his wife, Kay Brewton of Joaquin; children: Katherine Matlock and husband, Shane, of Marshall; Nick Brewton and wife, Melissa, of Kopperl; Amanda Kay Rohrbaugh and husband, Doug, of Marshall; Melinda Hatcher and husband, Marshall, of Stanley, LA; Maranda Brewton of Marshall; Brothers: John Brewton and wife, Bernice, of Bon Secour, AL; Woody Brewton and wife, Rena, of Foley, AL; Grandchildren: Chase, Aspen, Kaitlyn, Monty, Max, Sterling, Brayden, Reagan, Triston, Braydon, Katie, Dillon, Levi, Emma, Lovena, Taylor; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bradie C. Brewton, Sr. and Dora Peacock Brewton; great-granddaughter Drew Melody Young; sister, Betty Hinson; and brother, James Brewton (BoJo). Pallbearers were Randy Bonner, Chance David, Tommy Spurlock, Randy Dickerson, Stephen Ewing and Gordon Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Dickerson, Kenneth Dickerson, Mike Dickerson, Chase Brewton, Sterling Waldon, Brayden Waldon and Dillon Young. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at Allie Mae Landua Angermann Allie Mae Sis Landua Angermann age 92 of Clifton, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Goodall Witcher Nursing Facility in Clifton. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Clifton Funeral Home Chapel in Clifton. Burial followed at Bethal Cemetery near Aleman. Visitation was Saturday at Clifton Funeral Home. Sis Angermann was born Aug. 9, 1922 to John and Jemima Kincheloe Landua near Shive in Hamilton County. She was one of 12 children. She was educated at a rural school near Shive and enjoyed playing basketball. She worked as a waitress and at several grocery stores. Sis married Bruno Martin Angermann on June 29, She followed Bruno as he was stationed at several locations as he served in the US Army. They made their home in Hamilton. To this union was born one son, Vernon Leon Angermann on Feb. 2, They moved to Clifton in She was a homemaker and worked part time at a local grocery store. She was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church. Sis enjoyed drinking coffee with her friends at bosquecountytoday.com Dairy Queen. She worked in her yard and enjoyed watching sports, local Clifton Cub football and basketball, and Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters and husband. She is survived by her son Vernon Leon Angermann and wife, Vicki of Clifton, granddaughter Robin Angermann of Clifton, grandson Samuel Angermann and wife Zujey of El Paso, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Memorials may be made to Hospice Sunset, PO Box 71, Clifton Texas Condolences may be made at www. cliftonfh.com. Calvin Louis Foster Calvin Louis Foster was born Feb. 26, 1925 in Leedey, OK to Con C. and Gladys V. Foster. He passed away in Clifton, Texas on May 30, 2015 at the age of 90. Funeral services were held, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Clifton Funeral Home Chapel. interment at Clifton Cemetery. Cal grew up in Leedey and graduated from Leedey High School. During his early years, he learned musical talents from his parents. His mother played and taught piano and his father played string banjo. He began playing the trombone professionally at age 13, a vocation that would continue throughout his lifetime. During World War II, Cal served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. An aircraft mechanic, he received his Honorable Discharge in During his spare time, he played in a jazz sextet touring several bases in Kansas and Illinois, entertaining stateside troops. Throughout a long and varied business career, Cal was the consummate salesman. While maintaining his business career which required extensive travel, he also played western swing in evening and weekend performances as time allowed. In 1970, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he played extensively for 18 years, introducing a great many people to western swing music. He moved to Clifton in On July 21, 2001, he was inducted into the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest Hall of Fame. Cal was a dedicated Rotarian for over 40 years. He was a member of numerous Rotary clubs, including Clifton Rotary and Northwest Waco Rotary (30+ years Perfect Attendance). Cal also received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow award. In 2014, he established the Calvin Foster Rotary 4 Way Test Scholarship endowment fund. Contributions in his honor can be sent to: Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, 2932 NW 122nd, Suite D, Oklahoma City, OK Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Verna Ruth Foster, and wife, Edna Eyrle Foster. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Wiggins and husband, James, of Plainview; son, Richard Foster and wife, Judy, of Lubbock; sister, Bette Penner, of Fairview; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Sunset; PO Box 71; Clifton, TX Condolences may be made at Debbie Patrick Debbie Patrick, age 60, of Meridian, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at a Waco hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Meridian with Rev. Colin Errington officiating. A visitation was held Friday, May 29, at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Interment and committal services were on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Meridian Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shawn Holmes, Dusty Holmes, Derrick Holmes, Chris Holmes, Mike Gann, and Scott Campbell. Debbie was born July 21, 1954 in Clifton, Texas to Gene and Janette Gann Burreson. She moved to Odessa where she was raised and finished school. She returned to Bosque County in Debbie lived in Cranfills Gap for several years before she moved to Meridian. She was a retired LVN working at a local nursing facility. She was a member of the Meridian First Baptist Church. Debbie is survived by her parents: Gene and Janette Burreson of Clifton; grandchildren: Tallie BreeAnn Saladiner of Meridian, Brennen Austen Modesto Zaragoza of Wichita Falls; sisters: Barbara Holmes and husband, Shawn, of Whitney, Beverly and Teree Teague of Seminole; a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lee Patrick, in 1994; a son, Talley N. Patrick, in 1997; and a daughter, Heather A. Schuessler, in 2004 Words of comfort and peace may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian, Texas.
7 Devotional bosquecountytoday.com June 10, 2015 s Page 7 IN thought Weekly Devotional PRIME TIME Photo Credit Istockphoto.com/Deklofenak D inner and homework are finished and it s not time for bed yet. It s time to relax and enjoy a little down time. In the world of TV programming this period when we are most receptive to the presentation of information and entertainment is called prime time. Suppose one night, instead of channel or web surfing, you focus on peace of mind and recharging for the day ahead and spend some family time in relaxed communication and prayer. Seek the Lord as a family at your house of worship. Make God a part of your weekly programming. Zephaniah 3:1-20 Haggai 1:1-15 Weekly Scripture Reading Haggai Zechariah Zechariah 2:1-23 1:1-21 2:1-13 Zechariah 3:1-10 Zechariah 4:1-10 Scriptures Selected by the American Bible Society 2015, Keister-Williams Newspaper Services, P.O. Box 8187, Charlottesville, VA 22906, TEXAS WILLIAMS trimmed in broad gold lace, and he invited them back to his place for a drink. A few days after Audubon s departure, Senator S.H. Everitt offered a resolution to make the celebrated ornithologist an honorary Texan. The paperwork was forwarded to the committee on foreign relations, where it gathered dust instead of support. John Audubon came back to Texas in Accompanied by Ranger Capt. John Coffee Hays, a man not afraid to go to Hell by himself, he scoured the Hill Country for more four-footed creatures. His invalid father, who had only six years of life left in him, was particularly pleased with his son s sketches of cougars. please visit: If you do not have internet access you can call: or (TTY). For information about shelter, food, clothing and cleaning supplies please call the Hays County Hotline at I assure you we will rebound from this tragedy quickly and fully, it s the Texas way. May God bless you and your families. From page 4 From Page 4 EMERGENCY From Page 1 district. The board consists of Sidney Carlisle - North Bosque Emergency Management Services board member; John Cunningham - retired manager for Boeing at NASA, also instrumental in establishing volunteer EMS services in Texas; Larry Denham-first responder, Anita Devenaugh - Clifton nurse and former Goodall Witcher board Vice President and Melvin Musbrook - businessman. This initial board that will be in place until Jan. 2016, has quite a task ahead of them. They have to actually create the ESD, and 99 percent of their work has to be completed within 90 days, otherwise the creation of the ESD will be postponed for another year. Their tasks include creation of the district, set the by laws, appoint a district lawyer, elect officers, create a bank account, adopt a budget and set the tax rate. Everyone I approached was enthusiastic about serving, Ratliff said. I think all five of them will be able to get this thing started. GLOW From Page 1 at the half-way point at First National Bank. There were 180 runners with 154 wearing chips to measure the time of their runs. Some were simply there for the walk and others for the fitness but all came for the fun evening. Along with glow powder, many wore light bands, carried lasers, flashlights, and anything that shined in the night. Following the run, lasers and blacklights lit up the night near the pavilion for those who wanted to hang out, listen to the music, and cool down, and shine.
8 Page 8 s June 10, 2015 Around Town bosquecountytoday.com Demi of China Springs offered a wide variety of shapes and scents of milk goat soap at the Clifton Farmer s Market. Ray s Rabbits offered not only a collection of different sizes and ages of rabbits, but hand made wooden toys, too. Marylynn Holland brought loads of fresh picked beans to the Clifton Farmers Market on Saturday. Dr. Cheryl Christian talked about her wall hanging made with bark and straight stitching as being simple and traditional. Beth Nelson explained that her three-piece wall hanging Reconstruction 2 was designed from a jacket she purchased at a yard sale. Marinda Stewart of Round Rock s art entitled Her Many Blessings follows traditional designs with added new-art touches. Kelly Anderson was all ready to run in the annual Main Street 5K Glow Run through Clifton City Park on Saturday. Rustin Qualls and Ashley Able directed the annual Main Street Glow Run in Clifton City Park on Saturday. Goodall-Witcher volunteer Becky and her daughter get ready at theglow Run where they set up to cover runners with glow powder. Stacey Cockrell glowed with both glow powder and glow bands of every size during the annual Glow Run in Clifton City Park. Volunteers, such as this crew by the railroad bridge, worked from City Park all the way up to First National Bank during the Glow Run. At the halfway mark on Saturday night, many runners stopped near First National Bank to get water from the Girl Scout group. Bottles and RV's our New Location 3324 State Hwy 22 Hillsboro, TX Office # Home, Farm & Commercial
9 bosquecountytoday.com Agriculture June 10, 2015 s Page 9 Fighting flies & National Dairy Month Local Report National Dairy Month June is National Dairy Month, a time of year that all ice cream lovers should Have you been fighting the flies in re- celebrate (although it s hard to celebrate without Blue Bell). Dairy products are cent weeks? If so you are not alone. There are numerous types of flies sta- included in so many good foods such as ble, black, horn, house, etc. around that cheese, ice cream, and yogurt. Did you know that people nine years local homeowners and livestock producand older should eat three servings of ers alike can agree are a nuisance. There are control options available for low-fat or fat-free dairy products every flies depending upon your location. For day? Most people only eat two servings each homeowners the simplest solution is to keep windows screened and doors closed. day, so be sure to add some good-tasting There are items that can be purchased dairy to your meals. One serving of dairy such as sticky traps, ultraviolet light is equal to 1 cup (8 oz) of milk, 1 cup (8 traps, and/or insecticides labeled for use oz) of yogurt, 1.5 ounces of reduced-fat cheese, or 1/3 cup reduced-fat shredded around homes. For livestock producers fly irritation cheese. Try incorporating dairy into your diet can become a profitability factor. Varieties that bite, such as stable flies, can with these tips: Breakfast: cause cattle to consume less feed, to grow Breakfast Sandwich toast a wholeat a slower rate and to convert less feed wheat English muffin and top with an egg into body mass. The bunching behavior exhibited by and reduced-fat cheese slice. Morning Mocha mix a cup of lowdairy cattle will lead to increased body temperatures and lower milk production. fat chocolate milk with a teaspoon of inthe effects are greater when the weath- stant coffee. Yogurt Parfait top low-fat or fat-free er is hot and humid; the bunching interferes with the animals ability to dissipate yogurt with fruit slices and granola. Lunch: excess heat. Gourmet Grilled Cheese start For more information on how to control flies in around your home, ranch or with the basics (whole-wheat bread, relivestock contact Chelsea Dorward at the duced-fat American cheese) and add avobosque County Extension Office at 254- cado and tomato Pizza Pita top a whole-grain pita with pizza sauce, reduced-fat shredded cheese and your favorite toppings. Super Spud try a baked potato with low-fat plain yogurt, reduced-fat shredded cheese, black pepper and your favorite steamed veggies. Snacks: Chocolate Banana Milkshake blend a cup of low-fat chocolate milk, a banana and ice cubes. Dip It cut up pieces of fruit and include low-fat or fat-free vanilla yogurt as a tasty dip. yogurt-sicles pour low-fat yogurt into small paper cups, insert small wooden sticks and freeze. Fruit-and-Cheese Kabobs alternate slices of apple and reduced-fat cheese cubes on small wooden skewers. Thank You for Your Support!! Sponsors, donors, players and contributors throughout Bosque County made Saturday s 17th Annual Lucky Clover Golf Tournament another great success! The money raised will again make an impact on many youth this year. Scholarships for graduating seniors, leadership camps and events all year long are made possible by these funds. Bosque County 4-H would like to say Thank You for the continued support from the community. Ranch Tails by Genie & Zack Zacharias As low as $3,350 installed Come by for all your home repair needs!
10 Page 10 Classifieds s June 10, 2015 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE bosquecountytoday.com REAL ESTATE SERVICES ESTATE SALE FOR RENT attention EMPLOYMENT 9am-1pm Open first Saturday of every month. 9am-1pm Located: 500 N. Hwy. 174, behind courthouse annex building The City of Meridian is accepting applications for two employees for summer help in the public works department. The work will include patching potholes, trimming trees, outdoor work, etc. The summer work period will be through August 2014, 40 hours per week, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Driver s License required with good driving record. Applications may be picked up and dropped off at Meridian City Hall, 111 N. Main, Meridian, Texas. Mike Walker, Director of Public Works. SENIOR CITIZENS If you like quiet living, we have 1 bedroom aparments just for you! -Rent based on income -Central Heat & Air -On-site Maintainance -Water & Yard Work Provided Must qualify under HUD guidlines. Clifton Housing Authority N. Ave. I, Clifton FOR RENT FOR SALE 2BR 1BA with loft, gated, yard kept, no pets, no smoking. $575/mo, $350 dep For Sale Recliner/ Rocker, beige, new w/ tags & receipt, $ Antique Lamps, Prices Vary Garage Sale Fri. & Sat. June 12&13. 8am?, 302 P.R. 4291, South Hwy 6, Clifton. Clothes, Plants, Tools, Furniture, etc.
11 bosquecountytoday.com Classifieds EMPLOYMENT June 10, 2015 s Page 11 EMPLOYMENT Experience Necessary. SOLUTIONS FORTIER RAMBLINGS A Christmas Carol, and Greater Tuna. Slides and video clips were enjoyed as well as a delicious meal. Highlighting the evening was the presentation of the group s annual Watson Lifetime Achievement Award to Fortier. Fortier joined the TBT in 2003, and has appeared on stage in numerous productions, including Our Town, Foxfire, The Homecoming, Bosque County, Texas, A Christmas Carol, Welcome to Mitford, and Dearly Departed, to name a few. She has also worked on props costume design for numerous plays and served on the TBT Board of Directors. Fortier portrayed Grandma Turner in the 2010 remake of the John Wayne classic, True Grit. The film received 10 Oscar nominations and Anna Fortier Day was observed in Clifton in January 2011 when the local premier of the film debuted at The Cliftex. In presenting the award, TBT director Bryan Davis quoted Eleanor Roosevelt. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. Beautiful old people are works of art. Fortier, 90, said she has loved her years at TBT, and the many friends she has made there. I hope to be sion. I put in two hours on the riding mower to his three with both machines. I don t want to say Zack s driven, frantic or obsessive about his mowing. So I won t. And it s not as if it s the only thing he does. I know only one other person who willingly admits to being OCD looney over lawn maintenance. Picky, picky, picky. You know who you are. I m grateful Zack s so conscientious and keeps this place looking like a park. But you d think I d never mowed this place before if you could have heard his instructions the other day. Not only was I assigned a certain area, but I was expected to mow in a certain direction so the final pattern would be aesthetically pleasing. Like the pattern would even be visible after a day or two. Give me a break. My assigned areas did look just lovely when finished. The method was mechanical enough to allow me to write this column in my head as I mowed around and around in a counter clockwise direction. And Zack s meticulous method might even be faster. But, oh man, it was mind-numbingly, deadly dull. During my numerous past mowing adventures, my creative free spirit flew free. If I grew bored or decided to backtrack over some odd, little area, I changed directions for no good reason at all, just because. I was my own boss. These were small freedoms that made a mundane chore more interesting. But this last time, I had my orders. I kept sneaking glances over my shoulder. Was Zack looking my way as I took a few liberties with his program? That didn t stop me. He never complained. Dang good thing. I d have had to remind him who managed to keep the grass cut for months during and well after his paralysis returning weekly from distant hospitals to mow, check mail and animals, pay bills. Back then, he had other priorities, like learning how to move again. Given a choice between the two situations, I ll happily accept his meticulous nature and follow his instructions. From page 4 From page 1 Courtesy photo / Bryan Davis presented the Watson Lifetime Achievement award to Anna Fortier (center) along with Judi Boston, TBT President. around at least until I m a hundred, she said. Find me an old lady role and I m ready to go. The Watson Award has been presented, as merited, 23 times since 1987 and honors the late Orlette and Fran- ces Watson, who were ardent supporters of Tin Building Theatre as both volunteers and benefactors.
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14 Page 14 s June 3, 2015 Displaced wildlife show up after floods As if battling the onslaught on Smell The Grass rain, wind By Brett Voss and flooding wasn t Publisher already enough. Things that live on the ground typically aren t adept at treading water for long. And in the aftermath of flood events that have hammered much of the state recently, biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say encounters with various wildlife will not be uncommon. Recent storms also coincided with the time of year when newborn wildlife start showing up on the landscape. As flood waters recede, wildlife officials anticipate seeing more young wild animals unnecessarily being picked up by the general public and referred to game wardens or wildlife rehabilitators for treatment and rearing. Needless to say, what we experienced last month rarely occurs. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, during the month of May Texas received 35 trillion gallons of rain, enough to cover the entire state in eight inches of water. It is not uncommon for wildlife encounters to increase after flood events, said Andy Gluesenkamp, a TPWD herpetologist. People should be aware that snakes and other wildlife, including skunks and raccoons, may approach or enter yards and houses where they do not normally occur. Over time, displaced wildlife will return to their usual habitats. Common sense precautions should be practiced; be aware that snakes and other animals may seek shelter in debris piles and caution should be used during cleanup efforts. A snake in the yard is not a cause for panic, Gluesenkamp said. They don t want to be there, either, and if left alone will usually leave on their own. You re more likely to come upon a skunk, a mound of fire ants or a wasp nest in a brush pile than a venomous snake. If you do have an encounter with a problem snake, seek help from local animal control or licensed snake removal experts. The most commonly referred animals are baby birds and deer fawns. Recent flooding will likely increase the temporary displacement of these and other wildlife. The compulsion to help or investigate an animal that looks abandoned can be overwhelming, but interference could harm its chances of rejoining its caretaker. While most of these animals are picked up by well-meaning persons, it is important to realize that many such human-animal encounters are unnecessary and can even be detrimental to the wildlife concerned. Flooding will cause some immediate impacts to nesting efforts of grassland bird species such as bobwhite quail and turkeys. But biologists indicate those species will still have time to re-nest and the species will capitalize on the overall improved health of the grasslands. The good news, say wildlife officials, is that recent excessive rainfall is being viewed as a drought buster event that is going to be fantastic for the health of many ecosystems and habitat-types across Texas. For instance, the state s bottomland hardwood forests will receive flood waters deep across the alluvial plains that deposit rich nutrients for lots of native vegetation. Coastal estuaries will get a much-needed flush of fresh water, soil, and nutrients, which will help sport fisheries. TPWD wildlife biologists remind private landowners across the state of federal farm program benefits through the Texas Farm Service Agency that may be available to help eligible ranchers and farmers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding. Sports bosquecountytoday.com By Simone Wichers-Voss / Clifton defenders swarm the ball after a reception against Hico last Tuesday. Cubs begin 7-on-7 in Hico By Brett Voss As the Clifton High School football team begins to prepare for their second season under head coach Chcuk Caniford, the Cubs will be testing their skills Tuesday nights in June in a 7-on-7 league in Hico. After opening their first evening of competition with losses to Meridian, 14-8, and Glen Rose, 14-6, the Cubs posted with first win against previously undefeated Hico, 7-6, in the final game last week. I saw some good things Tuesday night and some things that we need to improve on, Caniford said. We were much better in coverage than we were at this point last year. We also seemed to have a much better understanding of the passing concepts that we are running. We need to eliminate drops and have a better awareness of down and distances on both sides of the ball. We also need to be more disciplined in our route depths. Although Caniford won t have his full complement of players throughout June and July, he sees it as a positive thing. We have kids that will be in and out on vacation in June so we are running a lot of kids in there, Caniford said. That gives us an opportunity to see how they compete against other quality athletes. Since Caniford s offensive approach does not smoothly translate into 7-on-7 schemes, Clifton s second-year head coach has decided to forego focusing on winning this summer in favor of practicing what he plans to do in the fall. We are taking a different approach to 7-on-7 this year, Caniford said. All of our goals for this football team will be achieved in the fall, so we are emphasizing the schemes and coverages that we will run in the fall. A lot of teams run 7-on-7 schemes in the summer that don t apply to what they do in the fall. For example, if we can be successful throwing play-action concepts in 7 on 7 when they know that we are going to throw, then those concepts will be that much more effective in the fall when a defense doesn t know what we are going to do. Likewise, our defense will be built around stopping the run. So if we can get to where we can have success covering people in a scheme built around stopping the run, then it will only help us in the fall when the games really matter. By Simone Wichers-Voss / The Clifton Cubs will be playing 7-on-7 football every Tuesday in June starting at 6 p.m., then continue playing in Clifton throughout July in preparation for the 2015 high school football season.
15 bosquecountytoday.com Reading June 10, 2015 s Page 15 cliftonrecord.com The Runaway Windmill Chapter One: We Have a Fly Problem on the Ranch It s me again, Hank the Cowdog. The Case of the Runaway Windmill began in the summertime, as I recall, yes, of course, because that s the time of year when we oil our windmills. It s one of our regular jobs on this outfit, and that s why Slim happened to be on top of the windmill tower when it ran away. Maybe you think a windmill can t run. What makes you so sure about that? I mean, a windmill tower has four legs, right? Dogs have four legs. Dogs can run. Therefore, following the path of simple logic, we see that windmills can run too. Anyway, the mystery began in the summertime. Have we discussed the summer? Maybe not, because I m not one to complain about life s little ups and downs, but maybe we should talk about it. I don t like the summertime. It s my least favorite time of the year. Why? Because it s HOT, that s why, and the heat just does something to me. Something bad. It robs me of energy and enthusiasm. It makes me feel...well, lazy, might as well admit it. Does that shock you? It shocks me, so let s take it back. Heads of Ranch Security never behave in a lazy manner, so I couldn t possibly have been feeling lazy. I was...worn out, let us say, from days and days and weeks and weeks of endless work, protecting my ranch against villains and monsters. And the heat didn t help at all. There, that s better. I wasn t feeling lazy. It was in July, as I recall, the latter part of July. I had begun the day with big plans and a full schedule, but as the morning gave way to afternoon, I found myself losing focus and dragging around, until I more or less coasted to a stop in front of the machine shed. It had turned into one of those burning hot July days. Locusts were droning. Heat waves danced on the horizon. Flies were tormenting my ears. Where do flies get all their energy? If it s too hot for a dog to move, why isn t it too hot for the flies? It doesn t seem fair and I hate em. They were driving me nuts. I lay there, resting, panting for air, trying not to move, and they were buzzing all around my head, biting my ears, crawling up my nose. I curled my lips and growled. That should have warned them, but did they take the hint? Oh no. Flies don t take hints. They have no respect for age or wisdom, rank or position, or anything else. Tell a fly that you ve devoted your life to selfless service to your ranch and see if he cares. He won t. I can tell you. They didn t take the hint when I curled my lips, so I went into a routine we call Ear Flicking. The purpose of Ear Flicking is to conserve energy. The theory behind it is fairly simple. If we can disrupt the plans of a hateful fly by flicking an ear, it will allow the rest of our body to remain motionless, thus conserving our precious reserves of energy. It s a good routine and it ought to work. In the early part of the summer it does work, but something happens to flies as the summer progresses. They get bolder, more aggressive, more overbearing and obnoxious. An Ear Flick that works in May won t cut bait in the middle of July. I soon realized that Ear Flicking wasn t going to give me the results I wanted, so I summoned up a burst of energy and took a snap at one of the flies. Got the little creep, shot him right out of the sky. That brought me some satisfaction, but then I realized that he was still alive and...hee hee, ha ha...buzzing around inside my...ho ho...mouth. This left me with a new problem. He was tickling the tongulary region of my mouth. This was a problem because it s not easy to scratch your... Buzzzzz. Hee, hee!...your tongue, in fact, it s impossible, and this presented me with an unpleasant choice. Would I allow the fly to go on disrupting my mouth, or would I... Hee, hee! Sorry, but I can t go on. This fly is driving me nuts. Can you come back later? Good, thanks.
16 Page 16 s June 10, 2015 The Back Page bosquecountytoday.com By Simone Wichers-Voss / Afternoon flight winners: Jason Anz, Jerod Anz, Grady Burden and Wes Burden (left); morning flight winners: Buster Felan, Kyle Chapman, Chuck Chapman and Ryan Niewenhuis. CLOVER From page 1 At the end of a flight, nine holes were drawn blind, to determine a team s score. First place winners of the morning flight were Buster Felan, Ryan Niewenhuis, Chuck Chapman and Kyle Chapman. Second place went to Mike Stephenson, Paul Longinotti, Kathy Sharp and Dobber Stephenson and third place to Ted Jones, Josh Jones, Jason Jones and Casey Smith. In the afternoon flight, the first place went to Jason Anz, Jerod Anz, Grady Burden and Wes Burden; second place to Robert Merchant, Janice Merchant, Brandon Knowles, Adam Sowder and third place to Danny Vannatta, Dalton Vannatta, Jordan Vannatta and Lance Williams. 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today s world and succeed in their dreams for tomorrow. As the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of landgrant universities, 4-H is the nation s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. With a network of more than 6 million youth, 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 25 million alumni, 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can. 4-H grows leaders. Participating in the Lucky Clover golf tournament, enables the Bosque County 4-H program to continue to grow local leaders.