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    Art in a Sacred Place

  • By Mitchell Bond
    Contributing Writer

        Over the past six months, people who have come to the Bedford County Administration Building on West Main Street will have noticed that the once bare walls of the three story complex are now covered with art. 
         The art is part of a two-year showcase of local artists titled “The Art and Artisans of Bedford County.”  This exhibition, which changes quarterly, features work of nearly 20 artists and craft artisans at a time. 

  • The feature-length movie Finding Faith will soon be ready to go.

        The last bits of filming were completed this month.
        The movie is about a young teen who is kidnapped by a sexual predator she met on line. The project, sponsored by the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, is aimed at educating youth and parents about the dangers that lurk on the Web.

  •     Robert A. (Tony) Dill is coming up on the first anniversary of a new career.

  •     Esmond Eugene Cocke, who lives north of Bedford, was living on a 400-acre farm where his father was a share-cropper, raising corn, cattle and pigs, when Uncle Sam sent him a written invitation to participate in World War II.

        It was 1943; Cocke was 18.
        “They gave me a choice when I went in,” he said. It would be a life-altering decision.

  • Bedford Memorial Hospital’s volunteer chaplains celebrated their 10th anniversary this month.

         They marked it with a presentation of a painting by Beulah Witt. Witt’s painting depicts 10 hands in a circle forming a heart. All the hands depicted are hands of real people, either people who work at the hospital or people who worship at Mountain View Union Church.
        The volunteer chaplains seek to show love to people coming to the hospital through kindness.

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    Homecoming/Revival services

  •     Bedford Christian Fellowship and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, with support from the Bedford County Ministerial Association and the Society of St. Andrew, will sponsor the eighth annual Community Ecumenical 9/11 Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

  •     One of the current residents of the Elks National Home originally lived there for a couple of years as a teenager during World War II.

        Sheridan Besosa was 13 and living in Puerto Rico when the United States entered the war.

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    Community Bible Study