Today's News

  • The Muslim must choose

    Rev. Raymond Bell

        Here is some perspective the press needs to get moving on.

  • Christmas gifts for all; even Trump!

        I’m not sure what got into me this year. It seems that the “Christmas spirit” descended upon me early, and has manifested itself often.
        I mailed out Christmas cards (first time I’ve done that in decades!) in early December. My Christmas shopping was done well before this week.
        My humble Christmas tree was up just after Thanksgiving, and my cats have left it largely unmolested! I even found a cheap but lovely string of lights to put on it.

  • Good memories

        There is still time to see the model train layout on the Bedford Museum’s third floor. It will remain up and running through Jan. 30. It’s the biggest layout that can fit in what was the former Masonic Lodge’s great room and features a village, a train yard and tunnels. Two trains are always running and the trains vary from day to day. What is amazing about this layout is that it’s an entirely volunteer effort. Volunteers set it up in November so that it can start rolling on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  • Really Good News

        And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • Lady Cavaliers win at Beacon Classic

    Sports Editor

        With a big fourth quarter comeback Forest fell to Rustburg 44-37 last Friday, Dec. 18 in a girls district matchup.
        Forest and Rustburg tied the first quarter at 8-8. The Lady Red Devils jumped ahead 16-15 going into half time.
        “We just folded. We had it in control until about the beginning of the fourth. We made some silly decision and made some mistakes,” said Coach Steve Mills.

  • Minutemen struggle to compete

    Sports Editor
        Liberty struggled to get going and fell to Amherst 69-32 last Monday, Dec. 14.
        Amherst took a 12-7 lead in the first quarter. Amherst took advantage of some poor shooting by the M-men in the second and increased its lead 34-18 at halftime.

  • Forest hosts Tri-Meet

    Sports Editor

        Forest indoor track competed against Brookville and Amherst last Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Heritage High School.
        The Amherst girls team finished first with 63 points, Brookville followed with 34 and Forest scored 13.
        Madison Hanson finished the 55 meter dash in seventh place with a time of 8.22. Alexis Ayala finished eighth with a time of 8.29.
        Emi Claxton finished the 300 meter dash in first place with a time of 51.13.

  • Librty and River dominate in quard swim meet

    Sports Editor

        Liberty and Staunton River competed in a swim meet at the Bedford YMCA against Glenvar and William Fleming last Tuesday, Dec. 15.
        Combined team scores: Liberty finished in first with 243 points, Staunton River with 222.5, Glenvar with 126.5, and William Fleming with 71.
        The girls team scores: Liberty finished in first with 146 points, Staunton River with 128, Glenvar with 124, and William Fleming with 41.

  • Jefferson Forest Swim

    Sports Editor

        The Forest swim team competed in a quad meet against Heritage, Liberty Christian, and Amherst on Friday, Dec. 18.
        The Forest Girls finished first with a score of 213, LCA finished second with 119, Heritage finished with 80 and Amherst finished with 70.
        Forest’s Casey Wrabley, Lexi Plogger, Amanda Mason and Danielle Utz finished first in the girls 200 medley relay with a time of 2:01.

  • Lady Minutemen win at Beacon Classic

    Sports Editor

        After a late start to the girls varsity basketball district match up, Liberty fell to Amherst 49-44 last Tuesday, Dec. 15.
        The Lady Minutemen had some extra time to get a game plan ready as they waited for the junior varsity team to finish playing. “We had a great game plan and executed it well,” said Coach Emilee Dunton.