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Today's News

  • Auction seeks to make Christmas brighter

        Ronnie Gross, of Gross’ Orchard, and Warren Radford, a partner in McCraw Auction Company, are teaming up to host a fundraiser to buy toys for children who won’t be getting much, if anything, for Christmas. The effort is called Toys for Kids.

        According to Gross, Radford came up with the idea. Gross said Radford was looking for a way that he could use his talents as an auctioneer to give back to the community. The idea of raising money to buy toys came from Julie Hertig, a local teacher.

  • GOP dominates local vote totals; Hurt, Goodlatte cruise to victories

        Democrat Senator Mark Warner will return to the Senate for another six years, but the election didn’t turn out the way pundits were calling it.
        In late October, Warner was supposed to beat Ed Gillespie by 10 percentage points. Instead, Warner barely survived, defeating Gillespie by 1,073,033 votes to 1,055,622 — less than 1 percent. Robert Sarvis, a libertarian got 53,053 votes, accounting for 2.43 percent.

  • Town elects new council

        Several Town Council candidates offered their thoughts on the Nov. 4 election in phone interviews, following last Tuesday’s election.
        The election saw new four-year terms go to Bedford Mayor Robert Wandrei, Vice Mayor James Vest and Councilman Steve Rush. Two year terms—in a contested election for four seats among six candidates—were won by Tim Black, Robert Carson, Stacey Hailey and Beckham Stanley.

    Tim Black

  • Saluting our veterans

        Tuesday’s weather — warm and sunny — provided a perfect morning for the National D-Day Memorial’s observance of Veterans’ Day.
        The observance began at 11 a.m., the traditional time for Veterans’ Day ceremonies. That’s because Veteran’s Day originally began as Armistice Day. The armistice that ended the Great War  took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

  • BCM: The cupboard is almost bare

        Bedford Christian Ministries, located on Washington Street, has been helping local people in tight circumstances for years. Now, according to Helen Fiaschetti, the non-profit’s director, the organization’s circumstances are getting tight.

        One of the ways BCM helps people is to pay electric bills.  Fiaschetti said the organization typically requires a client to provide a co-pay when they do this, but now higher co-pays are required because there is less money.

  • Beloved coach to retire

     

    It changed his life.

    And he certainly changed many lives, in turn.

    This Saturday, Jefferson Forest Head Coach Jerome Loy will coach the final cross country event of his distinguished career.  The ol' coach is wrapping up his run at JF, hanging up his whistle and going out on top. 

    However the black and red perform, Loy will walk off the course at Great Meadow a winner.  Certainly, getting another State championship ring to go along with the eight he already has would be a nice parting gift.

  • Runnin' to States

     

    Those that run together won together.

    The Jefferson Forest girls' cross country team romped to victory in the 4A-North regional runoff last Thursday.

    Meanwhile, the vastly improved JF boys' team punched its ticket to States (this Saturday at Great Meadow) by landing in fifth place at regionals.

  • Two for the show

     

    Well, at least the traveling will be light.  The games, themselves?  Probably not.

    Bedford County residents wanting to catch the first round of the playoffs will have two options within the county limits.  Liberty entertains Brookville in a 3A-West opener.  Meanwhile, Jefferson Forest gets its 4A-North sojourn underway by hosting Loudoun County.

  • Give 'em a "Ten"

     

    For three quarters, JF and Liberty played a classic.

    But, the saying isn't, "It was 

    36 minutes for the ages," it's "It was a game for the ages."

    This one nearly was.

    In the end, however, it was the machine that is the Jefferson Forest offense which drove the visitors to a 49-27 victory.

  • Ending on a high note

     

    By Jeffery McClintock

    Special to the Bedford Bulletin

     

    Folks, Staunton River closed out its season with a 56-42 victory over visiting Alleghany on Friday night. But, rest assured, the game wasn’t that close.

    On a night honoring the seniors of Staunton River athletics it was the seniors who contributed in big ways.

    For instance, senior Clay Feazell ran for 78 yards on nine carries tallying two scores and Daniel Scott recorded a sack and recovered two fumbles.