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Today's Features

  •     Kooper Jodoin just graduated from Staunton River High School last month, but he’s already working on recording his first musical album. Every track consists of music that he composed.

        “I write music in my head before I play,” Jodoin said.
        Jodoin describes his compositions as “compulsive.”
        “It’s kind of hard, melodic rock,” he said, going on to say that it’s hard rock, but not heavy metal.

  •     Back in 2001, Robert Miller, a local photographer, weighed a quarter of a ton.
        He had always been heavy, even as a teen, and he continued to gain weight. By the time he reached 548 pounds, many everyday activities had become difficult. Simply walking a short distance across a level floor would leave him breathing hard.
        Miller was  morbidly obese. The  medical  term means that he was at least three times his ideal weight. It also meant that his obesity would eventually kill him.

  •     The Jim Cameron Memorial Walk turned out to a great success for Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) when held for the first time last year.

        The event netted $27,000 with 40 teams, comprising 340 individuals worked to raise money for the organization’s work. According to Bart Matthies, co-chairman of the fundraising effort, this far exceeded expectations.

  •     Members of Resurrection Catholic Church hold what is probably Bedford County’s biggest yard sale every year.

        Called Joyous Junque, the two-day sale is held on the first full weekend of June every year with 30 percent of the proceeds going to the church’s outreach programs and 70 percent going to local charities. This year, they passed out $48,000 to 25 charities, all but one of which are in either Franklin or Bedford County.
        That’s a pretty big yard sale!

  •     Sedalia Center’s annual Bluegrass at Sedalia had a line-up that included the oldest continuously performing Bluegrass band in America — the Virginia Mountaineers. It was started by Clinton King more than 60 years ago.

        “Clinton started this band in 1947,” said Larry Hall, who now leads the band. Hall was 15 when he started with the band in 1959 and took over leadership after King’s death.
        “He was my second cousin,” Hall said of King.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE ON ROUTE 460 IN BEDFORD COUNTY FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS

     

     

  •     Bedford Lutheran Church will hold an open house on Sunday at its parish house of Burks Hill Road. Their parish house is an historic home that came into the congregation’s possession by accident.
        Bedford Lutheran is a new Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation that currently worships at the Bower Center. This works out well, while the church financially positions itself to build its own sanctuary.

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church is the little, old red brick church you see on top of a low hill on your right as you drive north on Va. 122 in the Sedalia area.

  •     St. John’s Episcopal Church will observe Good Friday with the Stations of the Cross. This follows Jesus as He carries His cross to Calvary, His crucifixion and death. During this service, people physically follow Jesus moving to 14 stations in the sanctuary.