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Today's News

  • Master Food Volunteers get cookin’

        The Virginia Cooperative Extension has long provided a Master Gardner program; now, it has a Master Food Volunteer program.

        The idea of the program, according to the Extension’s websites, is to “reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food preparation, nutrition, food safety  and physical activity.”

  • Training parents, educators

        Late last year Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown read an article about a teenager who killed herself after being bullied online.
        That led to a partnership announced this week to help parents and educators learn how to stop this problem.
        On Monday Sheriff Brown joined the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Safe Surfin’ Foundation (SSF) to announce the release of cyberbullying training.
        Brown said cyberbullying goes across both genders.

  • School sets new record

    Twice delayed by snow, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School finally held its Jump Rope for Heart last week.

        The event set a new school record raising a grand total of $14,832. A grandmother wrote a last minute check that put them over the top, according to Sue   Moore,   the   physical   education teacher who coordinates the program.

  • School budget goes to the county

        The Bedford County School Board had few changes to make in Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch’s proposed $106.5 million budget for 2015-2016.
        Now comes the difficult part—selling the budget to the County Board of Supervisors.
        Dr. Schuch, Board Chairman Gary Hostutler and Chief Financial Officer Randy Hagler will try to do just that during a work session Monday night with the supervisors.

  • Protecting the community

        They put their lives on the line; they saved lives.

        On Monday, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office passed out honors recognizing deputies for their work over the past year. Five of them were for distinguished service and four deputies in this group had to use deadly force last year. The distinguished service awards recognized actions done to protect the safety of the innocent.

  • State champs have exciting go of it

        For the most part, nothing came easily for the five Bedford County athletes who returned from the State Indoor meet bearing gold.
        Of the five, only Alyssa Shupe’s victory in the 1000 could be termed undramatic.  Oh, trust us.  Shupe and all of her JF fan base (and this newspaper) were thrilled about the senior’s win.  But, she was expected to win and did so in her usual, no-nonsense manner.

  • sports commentary: Don't be part of the story

        Rule #1 for sports journalists is not to be a part of the story.
        There are other rules, such as being accurate, being fair and being thorough.
        But, you don’t want to be a part of the story.  That means you don’t want to impact the game in any way.

  • Fire destroys South Street home in Bedford

    Bedford Fire Department units responded to 511 South Street for multiple reports of an explosion and a house on fire early this morning.

    The first engine arrived at 12:29 a.m. to find heavy fire showing from a two-story wood frame private dwelling. Two occupants were reported missing initially.

    After a primary and secondary search proved negative both of those occupants were located at a nearby house. Seven occupants in all were displaced; six adults and one child.

  • Even better?

        Two years ago, they were upstarts.
        Last year, they were unsurprisingly good.
        This year, they should be beasts.
        The Staunton River baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s historical season by being a major force when late May  rolls around.  Until then, they hope to hone a team that seems to have all of the pieces in place.

  • Sports commentary: Elasticity

        In economics, there’s a term called demand elasticity.    Basically, this term is used to measure the change in demand for an item in response to the change in its price.
        When demand drops significantly with a slight change in an item’s price, there is said to be great demand elasticity.
        Similarly, when demand stays strong even in the face of a significant increase in price, that item is said to have low demand elasticity or to be inelastic.