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Today's News

  • Minutemen bow to Bees

    Going into its game with high-flying Brookville, Liberty knew it would have to play flawless football in order to have a shot at beating the Bees.

    Mission not accomplished.

    As a result of their inability to capitalize on Brookville errors and a Bee roster that is chock full o’ talent, the Minutemen saw Brookville prevail 36-14. The homecoming crowd saw the Bees run their record to 8-0 for the season (4-0, Seminole).

    Brookville also cemented down a home-field berth and a first-round bye for the Division 3 playoffs.

  • Mighty Brookville to visit the Eagles

    When undefeated Brookville heads to Staunton River this Friday evening, it won’t bear much resemblance to David and Goliath.

    The comparison would be more apt if you took away young David’s slingshot.

    Brookville is undefeated (8-0) and sits atop the state polls. The Bees are also at the top of the Division 3 playoff rankings.

    Brookville had tremendous talent at the start of the season, with 18 positions filled by returning starters. The team used that edge to start hot, opening the season by beating the defending state champ (Amherst).

  • Cavs will host Red Devils

    Jefferson Forest’s matchup with Rustburg this Friday evening might represent the most critical game on the Cav slate this season.

    What? More critical than Brookville or Liberty?

    Indeed. Timing is everything. Should the Cavs pull an El Foldo against the Rusties, the team can pretty much pack in its playoff hopes.

    Rustburg, in spite of its 2-5 record, has playoff aspirations of its own.

    The way things have fallen into place, the sixth seed out of Division 3 could very well be sporting a 4-6 or even a 3-7 record.

  • Minutemen to host Lancers

    The Minutemen will face another tough challenge this Friday evening when mighty Amherst rolls into town.

    The Lancers have been on a roll since their narrow season-opening loss to Brookville, having swept the slate to post a 6-1 overall record (2-1 Seminole).

    Amherst has taken the last three meetings between the two teams, in fairly impressive fashion. Last year, the Lancers prevailed 53-7 on their home turf.

    Liberty, however, had won the previous five sessions, and the Minutemen would like nothing better than to revive that kind of streak.

  • Stressed-out voters will demand a change

    A story that revealed a telling sign of the times was re-printed from the Chicago Tribune in a local newspaper last week. It helps explain why the campaign for president is developing favorably for Sen. Barack Obama.

    According to the American Psychological Association, eight out of 10 Americans (81 percent) are under great stress over money, jobs, and the economy, a rate that’s increased dramatically just since the spring.

  • The task of preserving the heritage of the Parkway for the next 75 years is this generation's challenge

    When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office as the 32nd President of the United States in 1933 the nation was battling through the Great Depression of the 1930s, The challenge was to find work for the unemployed, help the economy recover and reform the banking systems.

    The concerns of those days are much like the concerns of today.

  • What is a liberal?

    Recently, I was talking with a local liberal, a fellow named Bill.

    I guess Bill is a liberal as he’s an active member of the “Democratic” Party. Anyway, he asked me what a liberal is.

  • Letters

    Clean country living gone forever

  • Donate your time: It's priceless

    Many non-profit organizations in the area are receiving fewer donations but the needs they endeavor to meet are growing. When you can’t give money, consider time. These groups need support. The information below is provided through the efforts of the Bedford Community Health Foundation and the generosity of The Bedford Bulletin. To submit information for your non-profit group, contact Mary Wiley, Bedford Community Health Foundation, at 586-5292, between 8 a.m. and noon.

  • Eligibility requirements for veteran's benefits

    The column this month concerns the question of eligibility for VA benefits.