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Today's News

  • Red Cross honors SRHS

        Staunton River High School’s (SRHS) students were honored for their efforts to raise money for the Historic Virginia Chapter.

  • People to People

        Several area middle school students will be part of a delegation from Virginia participating in a People to People Leadership trip to Australia this summer.

  • Budget hearing draws requests for fewer cuts

        Virginia’s General Assembly convenes today in its biennial “short session” in which it tweaks the two-year budget adopted the previous year.

  • Bedford Alzheimer’s support group folds

        Bedford’s Alzheimer’s support group has folded. The group held its last meeting in November, according to Cindy BonDurant. BonDurant is regional director for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

        BonDurant said that the Bedford group, which held meetings on the third Monday of each month at 3 p.m., had zero attendance month after month for the last two years. That mystifies her.

  • Reborn

    A local band that began in 1977 as the Love of God Singers has been reborn as L.O.G.O.S.

        According to Dan Snyder, of Forest, this name was chosen because band members wanted a name with initials that would spell something. L.O.G.O.S spells the Greek word that is translated “Word” in the first chapter of the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

  • When it comes to spending money, the federal government is not to be trusted

    From Hampton Roads to L.A., St. Paul to San Angelo, communities across this nation are making their lists.

        And they’re checking those lists twice, hoping that President-elect Barack Obama will shower them with Christmas in February gifts from his $775 billion (and growing) stimulus package that is supposed to cure the financial aches and pains being felt in pocketbooks of hard-working Americans. We can’t trust government to provide the answer to this.

  • How the environmentalist stole the economy

        I pontificated on the meaning of “change” in this space back on Oct. 1. I noted that the word “change” is meaningless as it could be a change for the better, or for the worse.

  • A very good riddance to Mr. Bush

        In the last year or so there have been some very visible bumper stickers that say “1/20/09: Bush’s Last Day.” Those of us who have long awaited the departure of this particular president now have only days to go.

        When the question about a president’s “legacy” is centered around whether or not he’s the worst president ever, well, enough said. Even Bush’s most ardent supporters have only one line to run with: History hasn’t yet rendered its judgment.

  • Retire online

        Social Security has a new online retirement application and a new celebrity spokesperson to help spread the word.

        You can apply for retirement benefits from the comfort of your home or office at www.socialsecurity.gov. There’s no need to drive to your local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. You can complete the new online retirement application in as little as 15 minutes. It’s so easy

  • Fairness at home, wisdom abroad, oversight in DC

    The single greatest challenge facing our country in the new year and the years ahead is asserting the kind of affirmative and creative leadership necessary to regain the confidence of the American people in our system of governance, our nation’s leaders and our standing in the world.