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Letters

  • letters 02/25/15

    Counting our blessings at BCM

        Today was a day for counting our blessings at Bedford Christian Ministries. 
        With the winds howling outside and winter returning this week, some of the volunteers at BCM were sorting and storing the latest donation of food.  While these 1200 lbs. of food came from the food drive recently conducted by the Bedford Walmart, we have been receiving both food and cash donations from many and varied sources in the Bedford community. 

  • Letter 02/11/15

    Why stay?

        What should convince teachers it’s worth it to stay in Bedford?
        The educators in Bedford County, both teachers and paraprofessionals, have had no meaningful, measurable increase in salary in almost a decade, but our work-load and daily demands have increased immeasurably. After 13 years of service, how am I to convince myself that it will improve in Bedford?

  • Letters 02/04/15

    Change sounds good

        School Board Member Richard Downey had us all holding our breath as to his position on the closure of Thaxton Elementary School.

  • Letters 01/28/15

    Pay raise

        There is still a 31.5 percent pay raise sitting in the county budget for the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.

  • Letters 01/14/15

    Supporting law enforcement

        2015?
        We are one race, the human race. The way we think separates and divides us. The demonization of law enforcement that is seemingly becoming more pervasive in our nation should not be happening. This is 2015, we are one half century beyond 1965, or are we?

  • Letters 01/07/15

    Following the founding Fathers

        I wish to respond to the article written by Mr. Rick Howell, Obama Acts Correctly on Immigration (The Bedford Bulletin, 26 November 2014). 

  • Letters 12/10/14

    It's a mistake to close Thaxton Elem.

        While driving through the town, I was stopped at Bedford Middle school waiting as buses departed.
        I looked over at the school and parking lot area, and thought to myself, “Wow!The parking lot was packed full of children and the buses had just passed me also packed with children.”
         I wondered how in the world could all these children get the proper education with an over crowded school, much less being a strain on our teachers.

  • Letters 12/03/14

    Medicare Part D enrollment
    deadline nears

        The Bedford Parish Nurse Ministry wants to remind all seniors that the deadline for enrolling in Medicare Part D is Sunday December 7. The plan you are in at midnight Dec 7 is the plan you will be in for all of 2015.
        If you have not yet reviewed your coverage and want help please call Parish Nurse Pam Willoughby at 540-875-8655 for an appointment. There may be extra hours available because of the end of the enrollment period.

  • Letters 11/26/14

    Giving thanks

        This week we’re celebrating Thanksgiving which should mean much more than families getting together to eat turkey.

  • Letters 11-19-14

    Time for an
    explanation

        Sheriff Brown must be planning to run again, nearly every week his picture is in the paper, usually for no good reason.