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Today's News

  • Community loses a good friend

        What wasn’t Edna Hayden involved with?

        It seems like you hardly went a civic event in Bedford where you didn’t see Hayden’s smiling face and busy hands. When she died on Sept. 9 at the age of 83, many organizations lost a great friend.

  • Helping rebuild

        On  Oct. 2 Glenwood Oil & Gas Inc., working under Foster Fuels, sent two local men from Glenwood Oil & Gas to help support the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the massive destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

  • There’s a new church at Apple Valley

        For six years, the church  on Wheats Valley Road had set empty on most Sunday mornings.

        That was until just a few weeks ago.
        Now the Apple Valley Community Center is once again a weekly place of worship for that community. And many are giving thanks for that.

  • That’s one GIANT sweet potato

        Glenn and Laura Baublitz have been farming on Green Tower Farm, a short distance down U. S. 221 from Forest Middle School, for 10 years.

  • Carson appointed to serve on Town Council

        Bedford Town Council appointed Bob Carson to fill Jim Vest’s unexpired term when it met last week. Carson had served on Council before, prior to choosing not to run for reelection last year. Prior to the action, people seeking the appointment had a chance to speak before Council.
        “There are a lot of good things going on in this community,” Carson said.
        He also said people, even if they gripe, like the town.

  • Garden Tour of Homes

        The Bedford Council of Garden Clubs will hold its 2017 Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, December 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The theme for this year’s tour was inspired by a sign in a local barber shop around 1950 – “The Worlds Best Little Town.”  “WBLT” became the call letters for the local radio station.

  • On being thankful

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        Some surviving family writings from the 1800s provide perspective on being thankful for a wide variety of things.  Thus we may be thankful:

    For natural beauty—Cumberland Gap, 1895  

  • Shame on ‘Christians’ supporting Roy Moore

        National Republicans are horrified that their party has to go to the polls in Alabama Dec. 12 with Roy Moore on the ballot in a U.S. Senate race.
        Perhaps by now he’s been removed or has stepped down. But the real subject here is the way “Christian conservatives” will support any moral wretch out there as long as he’s allegedly “God-fearing” and against the only two things that matter: abortion rights and gay marriage.

  • Filling Jim Vest’s shoes

        Early last month, I wrote about how much Town Council will miss Jim Vest. I also mentioned my hope that Council would choose somebody who could fill Jim’s shoes.
        I’m glad to say Council has done that. Their decision, last week, to appoint Bob Carson to fill the vacant seat was a wise one.

  • Giving thanks

        May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as we remember the One to whom all thanks should be offered.
        • Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34