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The Old Paths

I like the Old Paths, when moms were at home dads, were at work, brothers went into the Army and sisters got married and then had children. Crime did not pay, hard work did and people knew the difference. Moms could cook, dads would work, children would behave.

Husbands were loving, wives were supportive and children were polite. Women looked like ladies and men were gentlemen. Women wore jewelry and men wore pants, and children looked decent. People loved the truth and hated a lie, they came to the church to get in, not to get out.


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Expand your world - volunteer

By The Staff

If you believe volunteering is all about giving to others, you’ve missed half the point. Very often you will find that you “get” even better than you “give”.


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Liberal media myth lies shattered

By Rick Howell

Anyone who truly believes in a “liberal media” would have to wonder why news organizations would spend endless weeks carrying on over nutty comments from Barack Obama’s former preacher.

Following the “logic” that media only supports and encourages liberal candidates at the expense of glorious conservatism, then surely it wouldn’t hammer home something that is only likely to hurt Obama’s campaign.


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Ukraine revisited

By John Barnhart

I finally got back to my home in Roanoke a little before midnight, on April 27, after 36 hours of travel. This included an overnight train ride from Nikolaev to Kiev and 13 hours of air travel, punctuated by layovers in London and Detroit. That was a Sunday and after taking Monday off as a sleep-deprivation recovery and laundry day, I returned to the Bulletin’s office on Tuesday to find that they actually missed me while I was gone. At least Tom Wilmoth, my boss missed me as my absence meant a very busy week for him.


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Without a commitment for a sidewalk along Independence Boulevard, the zoning requirement results in a sidewalk to nowhere

Up until recently, city of Bedford officials were counting on the Virginia Department of Transportation to come up with funds to build a sidewalk along Independence Boulevard. Because of that, developers along the road weren’t required to comply with the zoning ordinance to build sidewalks as part of their development.

Up until now.


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Working to make health care more accessible and affordable

By Congressman Bob Goodlatte

Currently, more than 47 million Americans are without health insurance and millions more are underinsured. These statistics are simply unacceptable. It is time for real health care reform which focuses on strategies that help Americans obtain the best quality health care at the least cost.


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The importance of tax relief

By Congressman Bob Goodlatte

In a letter written by Benjamin Franklin to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, Franklin said: ?In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.? Taxes may be a certainty for every American, but high taxes shouldn?t be. As you know, lower taxes put more money in the hands of consumers and are fundamental to economic growth. I believe Americans know better how to put their hard-earned money to use than the federal government.


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VIPER attracts business

By Congressman Virgil Goode

VIPER, the motor sports initiative at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), continues to develop into a potent economic engine for Southside Virginia.


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Blues and BBQ

By The Staff

On Saturday April 19, Centertown Bedford came alive with the soulful sounds that only Blues Music can create in our Farmer’s Market.

Top blues performers, Minus John, Eli Cook & Band, Billy Sutton & Roadhouse entertained the crowd in the rain all night. Keith Campbell did a great job as emcee and filling in for our first musician who could not attend.


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Letters

Taking care of pets, the county

I have been thinking of the ways you could increase the budget and maybe alleviate the pet (humane) population. I have been a pet owner all my life. Cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits. Here is my estimation on how to increase the revenue for Bedford and Bedford County.

Dogs - females that are used to breed more of their breeds - $20 fee or maybe even $25. They do sell these animals for a profit.

Dogs - a female mutt pet $15 or even $20 if spayed a total of $10 per dog.


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