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  • CASA advocate manager leaving post

    After 11 years on the CASA staff in Bedford, Angela Mayfield is leaving.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These are trained volunteers who the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court can appoint, in cases that involve children, to investigate and advocate for the children’s interests. Mayfield served as the advocate manager for the Bedford area.
        Mayfield’s first experience with CASA was as a volunteer in 2001.

  • Y strives to help create a healthy community

        From the young to the elderly, the Bedford Area Family YMCA is helping area residents embrace healthier lifestyles. The hidden secret is the local Y is much, much more than a gymnasium—in who it touches, in what it offers to the community—it’s a cause.

        And May 14, the Y kicks off its campaign to raise funds so it can provide services to those who otherwise couldn’t afford them.
        
    The Y—So Much More

  • 4-H camp taking registrations

        Beth Hawse, youth development agent at Bedford’s Virginia Tech extension office, grew up with  4-H camp.

        She went for the first time in the summer after she finished fourth grade, the first year she could go, and went “every single year.” She went as a camper. Later, as a teen, went as counselor in training and, after that, as a teen counselor. After graduating from college, with a bachelor of science in biology, she went as an adult volunteer. She said it was a very meaningful experience.

  • There were smiles, cheers and fantastic finishes for athletes at Liberty's SO event

        “I am ecstatic!”

  • D-Day Memorial seating gets a facelift

    Workers from F & S Building Innovations spent Monday installing new surfaces, donated by Trex, a company located in Harrisonburg, to the benches that surround the plaza at the National D-Day Memorial.

        The Trex material looks like stained wooden planks. The workers saw it and use construction screws to secure the planks in place, but it’s not wood. It’s made of recycled plastic bottles. According to Martin Leamy, the D-Day Memorial’s site manager, it’s more weather resistant than pressure treated wood.

  • Restoration fundraiser slated for May 10

    Friends of Big Otter Mill and the 24th Masonic District are teaming up for a fundraiser at Big Otter Mill on Saturday, May 10.

        All profits from the fundraiser, a BBQ dinner, will go to the mill restoration project and Masonic District charitable projects. The mill will be open for tours during the fundraiser, which takes place from 3-7 p.m.
        “We are trying to get it restored,” said Tom Richardson, a member of the mill’s board of directors.

  • Bedford Memorial honored hospital volunteers

        Bedford Memorial Hospital honored its volunteers, Thursday, with an appreciation lunch at the Bedford Columns. Along with a buffet lunch, the event featured entertainment and door prizes donated by 35 area merchants.

  • Family Fun Day will promote responsible pet ownership

        Tails seem to be wagging a little bit happier these days at the Bedford County Animal Shelter.

  • Fundraisers to benefit Commonwealth Autism Services

        Commonwealth Autism Services is a non-profit that assists people with autism, and their families.

        According to Didi Zaryczny, the public safety training coordinator for the Bedford office, the organization also provides awareness training for first responders and court personnel.

  • Honor Flight visits D-Day Memorial

        An East Tennessee Honor Flight stopped by the National D-Day Memorial, Friday.  The group included 19 World War II veterans and four Korean War Veterans.

        Aroas “Gene” Bennett, who received the Bronze Star during his service with the 341st Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Division was one of the group and was wearing his military decorations, which included the badge indicating he shot expert with the M-1 Garand and M-1 carbine.