The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 91, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 30, 1986 Page: 2 of 30
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THE CLIFTON RECORD, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1986, PAGE 2A
Once Upon A Time
80 Years Ago In Clifton
By ELIZABETH TORRENCE
Bosque County Collection
From the Jan. 19,1906, issue
of The Clifton Record:
On Jan 1 the hunting season
for deer closes and the hunters
are putting away their guns for
the present. The season for
quails, turkeys, etc., remain
open until Feb. 1 and the dove
season will be open on April 1
and remain open until Feb. 1st
again, it being the longest of
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“Work on the new
Presbyterian Church is pro-
gressing nicely. When com-
pleted, this will be the largest
and most beautiful church
building in Bosque County. We
understand they will use the
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“Texas Central Extended
Austin, Texas. It has been
reported from time to time for
the past several years that the
Texas Central Railroad was to
be extended from its present
northwestern terminus to New
Mexico, passing through the
Panhandle. It is now stated by
authorities that this long talk-
ed of extension is Finally to be
The Texas Central was built
Harrells Attend Nursery Seminar
CLIFTON - Jeff and Jo Har-
rell of Live Oak Nursery attend-
ed a nursery seminar in San
Antonio last week. The seminar
was sponsored jointly by the
Texas Association of
Nurserymen and the Texas
Agricultural Extension Service.
Most of the speakers were pro-
fessors from Texas A&M and
are considered experts in their
One program covered
Xeriscape, which means
creating attractive landscapes
that minimize water use. The
Harrells were told to use more
drought-tolerant plants, reduce
the grass area, and use mulch
wherever possible. The pros and
cons of drip irrigation were also
explained. They said that
although drip irrigation is fine
for many home gardens, it is not
always practical in a landscape.
The diseases, Oak Wilt and
Oak Decline, which occur in our
Live Oak and Spanish Oak
trees, were explained in another
program. Through infra-red
aerial photographs, the Harrells
said they saw that Central
Texas is the most devastated
area. Oak Wilt may kill a tree
within four weeks, while Oak
Decline is a longer process.
Treatments for these conditions
were also discussed.
Plant diseases and insect pro-
blems for a wide variety of
plants were also covered. Insect
problems are usually corrected
with the correct application of
an insecticide, while viral and
bacterial infections are harder
Several horticulturists spoke
to the group on the use of an-
nual and perennial flowers in
landscapes. Slides from
England, France, and Germany
demonstrated that America has
a long way to go before it can
compete with Europe’s beautiful
flower gardens. Most Americans
simply do not use enough
flowers and do not plant them
thick enough to provide the
large masses of color which is
Several new shrubs and new
products for the nursery in-
dustry were introduced.
“Everyone attending the
seminar was impressed by the
horticultural progressiveness of
the city of San Antonio,” said
We re one of more than 1,000 nonprofit rural elec-
tric systems—mostly cooperatives—serving about 25
million consumers in our nation's small towns and
As suppliers of an essential service, we're involved
in many kinds of community-benefiting efforts. Where
there’s a need, we do all we can to help meet it.
Ard, though most of us are on the small side indi-
vidually, all together we’ve got big muscle—which we
don't hesitate to use in working toward important ob-
jectives, such as getting the fairest possible shake for
consumers in the formulation of national energy pro-
grams policies, and legislation.
HILL COUNTY ELECTRIC
Amtnci'i 1000 rural tlccuic iy«nu irt worim|
m many *«yi 10 help Sod iht «ni*«n Aik tat (or
morf information—»od for tomt itnad tipi on coo
from Waco to Stamford ten or
twelve years ago. The owners of
the road are New England peo-
ple who are not identified with
any other railroad property in
Texas. They established the
town of Stamford naming it
after Stafford, Connecticut,
where the promoters of the
enterprise live. —Dallas News”
$ $ * 9fc jfc $ 9fc
“HERE WE ARE, but have
not an implement to offer you at
present, but our implements are
on the road. Remember we will
have them here in plenty of
time. Our No. 24 Corn and Cot-
ton Planters are not here, but do
not get in too much of a hurry
to buy. The No. 24 planter will
be stronger than any other
planter sold in Clifton ... We do
have a few buggies that were
saved from the fire, and that are
in no way damaged that we will
sell at a liberal discount.
Remember we sell good goods
at reasonable prices.
Everything we sell is supposed
to be good, if not so, we will
make them good at either of our
stores. Come in and inspect our
line before purchasing
Clifton and Womack, Texas"
1986 Sesquieentennial Celebration
City of Clifton
Calendar Of Events
Sesquieentennial Committee Tree Planting at Clifton High
School — Presentation of Clifton's Sesquieentennial Flag, 2 p.m.,
Clifton High School, public welcome.
Premier Showing of Bosque Memorial Museum’s Historic
Photograph Display, 2-5 p.m., Bosque Memorial Museum.
Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts' Big Event with
various events depicting Sesquieentennial theme, at Carl E.
Olsen Fine Arts Building, Clifton.
Central Texas Fair Association flea market at Fairgrounds
in City Park.
City-Wide Picnic and Bosfjue County Conservatory of Fine
Arts’ Theatre Group Production in Clifton City Park
August 21, 22, 23
Central Texas Fair events with Sesquieentennial theme.
Ceremony to Bury Time Capsule and Presentation of City-
Do you ever wonder why some
words are pronounced as they
Have you ever written a word
down that you knew how to
spell, but, after intense
scrutinizing, almost convinced
yourself that it was spelled
Do you ever wonder why you
read this dumb column?
But seriously folks, I know
that you all believe Mr. Webster
made a big mistake when he
told us that rendezvous is pro
If I had my way, 1 would spell
Mexm differently; maybe
Muhaya. Then we wouldn't
have to listen to the vankees
telling us they came through
Meck-sut during their vacation.
Another word I would
definitely like to change is our
very own Bosque, Dallas
newcasters will never learn not
to pronounce it Bosk or Bosk-t’u c
County. Just to make things
simpler for those guys, we
should change the spelling to
While we are on the subject,
why is it pronounced Bosky
anyway? Other words that end
in que are not pronounced in
this manner; such as oblique.
And don’t forget risque. It is pro
Let us take these three words
(Bosque, oblique, risque) and
switch them around a little. We
now have Bos-kay, obl-ee-kee,
Risk. Now were getting
somewhere. 1 am totally
familiar with risk, because 1
take one every time 1 write this
Leave it to the Middle East to
really mess things up They
don’t even put a "u" after their
"q." Look at Iraq.
Another word that people in
this area are familiar with is
sorghum. Why does it have an
“h" m it? And who decided that
the word slough should be pro
nounced stuff! Does that mean
though should he thtiff
Three of my most favorite
words are suave, debonair, and
hors d'oeuvre Why? Because
I 'm a sam e, de-boner guy and 1
love them horse-doovers.
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Shayne Embry, Owner
Into Large Tree
MERIDIAN - A 1981 truck
driven by John Lira of Morgan
struck a “large tree almost
head-on,” according to in-
vestigating Department of
Public Safety Trooper Mike
Mabry, who reported that the
accident occurred after the
driver apparently dozed off
while driving Saturday morning
about a mile south of Meridian
on Texas Highway 22.
Mabry said that the truck was
headed toward Meridian around
12:40 a.m. when it left the road
and struck the tree.
The trooper explained that the
collision “pushed everything up
into the truck,” resulting in a
totaled vehicle and injuries to
Lira was taken by Meridian
ambulance to Goodall-Witcher
Hospital Foundation in Clifton
where he was kept into the day
Saturday. Injuries were describ-
ed as cuts and abrasions, with
Lira also complaining of chest
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