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Hang in there!

    This is going to be an important week for Bedford County Public Schools, the Moneta and Body Camp communities and, most importantly, the children the school system serves.
    On Monday, the School Board will be conducting a public hearing on potential closing/consolidation of elementary schools in the Staunton River Zone and the resulting redistricting of students. Then, next Thursday, June 5, the School Board will hold a special called meeting to discuss, and potentially vote, to close a school.


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Be safe out there

     National Safe Boating Week is May 17 – 23 and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is reminding all boaters to remember some important safety tips this boating season. 
    We shouldn’t need to be reminded twice about this.


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Difficult days, even more difficult decisions

    Anytime closing schools is suggested people get upset.
    That response should be expected.
    Moneta Elementary School and Bedford Primary School were both targeted to be closed in the state-mandated efficiency study, which was released to the public and governing bodies last week.


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So much to do

You don’t have to look very hard this time of year to find something to do.
    And this weekend is especially busy.
    Whatever it is you enjoy doing, you can probably find it going on around the area as the summer season quickly approaches.
    Consider these options, just to name a few:


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Personal agenda

    Attorney General Mark Herring continues to follow his own agenda, rather than the rule of law.
    Last week, Herring decided it was prudent to grant in-state tuition to some students who immigrated to Virginia illegally as children.
    The problem is, for the second time in just a few short months, he circumvented the legislative process, opting instead to bypass what Virginia law says and create his own law.


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Truly Special were these Olympics

It was meant to be.
    When Alicia Schneider learned her adaptive physical education students at Liberty High School wouldn’t be able to participate in Roanoke’s Special Olympics this year because it was supposed to be held over Bedford County’s spring break, she knew she needed to take action.
    And act she did.


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Believest thou this?

Matthew 27:50-54
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.


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McAuliffe: Watch what you say in the pulpit

He is who we thought he was.
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would prohibit state censorship of certain military chaplains’ sermons, even though it easily passed through both the House and Senate Chambers. If there’s any silver lining, there just may be enough votes to override the governor’s short-sighted veto.


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For the kids

    Adults have many responsibilities when it comes to children.
    We feed them, house them and clothe them.  We provide for their education and for their well-being.
    We give them opportunities to have fun, and we provide them with models on how they should live their lives.
    Those last two responsibilities came into play in the furor over the Bedford Central Recreation Association.


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Make a decision

The time for delays is over; it’s time to make a decision.
    Long before the city of Bedford’s decision to revert to a town; long before the county and then city officials sat down to hammer out a voluntary reversion agreement; long before that reversion became effective on July 1 of last year; and long before a meeting Jan. 28 between the county supervisors and the school board on the subject, the need for a new secondary school in the Liberty Zone was a top priority for the county school system.


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