In the past year, a number of veterans or widows residing in the area served by this newspaper and receiving VA pensions were notified their benefits were to be stopped until an over payment they received had been paid.
Since the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, Army sergeant Robert Bales has now “lawyered up” and said he doesn’t remember anything. How convenient.
News reports have indicated that his trial on those charges will likely take a long time. We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?
The Bedford County School Board opted for openness in its selection process of a new board member to replace the District 3 seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Brad Whorley.
The board should be commended. It was the right choice.
But not everyone agreed. In fact, when the issue was first brought up, the board initially voted 4-3 to keep the process closed.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Johnson’s Orchards will be hosting the first Blossom to Bottle 5K on Saturday, April 14.
The race will raise money for the cancer program, “A Path to Healing and A Bridge to Wellness” held at the Bedford YMCA. The program is designed to help people—who feel bad as a result of chemo therapy or radiation therapy—to feel better.
One fact that heroes often have in common is that they don’t think they are heroes. They were just doing their job; they were just doing what anybody should have done in their place. That’s how Nathan Dowdy, a 12-year-old at Forest Middle School, sees what he did last week. He may not have risked life and limb, but another boy may be alive today because he acted quickly in an emergency.
Bedford Main Street now has a new director.
And it seems to be a perfect fit.
Sue Montgomery retired as Bedford County’s director of economic development in 2009 but continued to do work for the county until a new director of economic development was hired last year.
“I stayed retired for six months,” Montgomery said, “Then I got itchy feet.”
Residents in District 3 have until April 16 to apply to fill the vacated seat on the Bedford County School Board, left open this month when Brad Whorley submitted his resignation.
And when they’re interviewed by the board, those interviews will take place in open session, following a vote by board members last Thursday.
Actually two votes were taken on the matter.