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Today's News

  • Holton takes an up close look at Moneta’s pilot program

        Moneta Elementary School is getting used to showcasing its personal learning pilot program to teachers and dignitaries.

        On Thursday, the school took that to another level, as Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton got up close and personal with several students as the school opened its classrooms to her and others to learn more about the program.
        Joining Holton on the tour were several members of the Bedford County School Board, Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch and Del. Kathy Byron.

  • Bedford Farmer’s Market now taking EBT cards

        Nearly 300 people turned out on a sunny, warm morning for the Bedford Farmers Market’s first Saturday of its 2016 season.

        This year, the Market has a new feature. It is now accepting EBT cards. These are debit cards that people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) money use to make their purchases. Rather than getting paper food stamps, the money is loaded on a debit card which recipients use to pay for purchases.

  • Forest tennis sees good week

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        After losing two singles matches the Jefferson Forest boys tennis team stepped up the pace and defeated Brookville 6-3 on Thursday, May 5.
        “This match was a good way for us to finish out the regular season. Our young players stepped up and did a nice job in this match,” said Coach Tyler Johnston.

  • JF track competes in Dogwood Classic

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River and Jefferson Forest both participated in track meets this past weekend.
        The Lady Eagles finished seventh with a score of 38.5 out of 16 teams and the Golden Eagle boys finished second with a score of 67 out of 17 teams at the Colonial Classic.
        Jefferson Forest traveled to Charlottesville to compete in the Dogwood Track Classic.

  • Forest shutout Rustburg

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Zach Peek struck out 15 Rustburg batters to lead the Jefferson Forest boys baseball team to a 7-0 victory on Wednesday, May 4.
        “I give a lot of credit to Barry Gordon, our pitching coach, on calling a great game and obviously credit to Peek for executing his pitches. I think Peek felt very comfortable especially with an early, big lead,” said Coach Ryan Gilleland.

  • Forest girls softball defeats Rustburg

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest girls softball team made the most of its three hits defeating Rustburg 4-2 on Wednesday, May 4.
        Rustburg went up 1-0 in the first inning. The Lady Cavaliers held Rustburg to zero runs until the Lady Red Devils plated one in the fourth inning.
        The Lady Cavaliers down 2-0 came back in the bottom of the fifth scoring four runs and holding RHS scoreless the rest of the way.

  • Liberty soccer falls to E.C. Glass

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    LHS

        The Liberty boys soccer team started slow in the first half against E.C. Glass costing them a 6-1 loss on Wednesday, May 4. “We came out flat and Glass jumped all over us early. They scored three goals in the first 15 minutes,” said Coach Eric Seckman.

  • JF Lacrosse defeats E.C. Glass

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest boys and girls lacrosse teams both defeated conference rival E.C. Glass on Wednesday, May 4.

  • Jesus outranks the pope

        It seems, from reading Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda last week, that Pope Francis is some sort of patron saint for left-wingers. Of course, Mr. Howell claims to be Roman Catholic, so one would expect him to think well of the leader of his church.

  • Supporting our small businesses is vital

    By Congressman Robert Hurt