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Letters

  • Letters 12/22/10

    Thanks Sheriff Brown

     
        I hope Mr. Hackworth was watching Good Morning America this morning (Monday, Dec. 13) on WSET when Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart, talked about the sexual predator, Brian Mitchell, kidnapping his daughter Elizabeth Smart in June of 2002. 
        Smart was found alive nine months later on March 12, 2003. Mr. Smart also spoke in glowing terms about the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces and how important they are in protecting our children.

  • Letters 12/15/10

    Not truthful


        Reference is made to the three letters on 11-17-10 concerning my letter of 11-10-10 about Sheriff Mike Brown.
        First, it sounds as if Sheriff Brown is telling three different people what to write as they all have the same characteristic style. One, they’re not true; and two, they try to put the blame on me instead of where it belongs, Mike Brown.

  • Letters 12/08/10

    Christmas thoughts and
    reflections

  • Letters 12/01/10

    Generous
    community


        At this time of giving thanks, the Food Pantry at the Bedford Christian Ministries would like to thank all the churches that have donated so generously to us this year. 
        We appreciate every can and box you have given and the hungry in our community do too.  We also need to thank the managers, employees and most of all the customers of the Food Lion on Longwood Avenue. They have come through for us beyond our wildest dreams. 

  • Letters 11.24.10

    Support is
    tremendous


        I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the incredible work of the Gala committee and the extraordinary generosity of the Bedford community. On Oct. 21 Bedford Domestic Violence Services held the Purple Gala to benefit victims of domestic violence. The Gala live and silent auctions featured items donated from Bedford businesses and individuals. The generous contributions and amount of support received was tremendous.

  • Letters 11/17/10

    Unwarranted attack


        There are some things a man just shouldn’t do in life, like spit in the wind or tug on Superman’s cape.
        After reading Billy Hackworth’s letter to the editor attacking Sheriff Mike Brown, we can add one other thing: using the good name of Alicia Kozakiewicz to attack the great Bedford County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Letters 11/10/10

    Unsung heroes


        Another election has been conducted successfully in the City of Bedford.  And there a group of civic minded citizens who made it possible. 
        I would like to publicly acknowledge the election officials who worked to make this election run so smoothly.  As a recent article in a State Board of Election publication put it  “working Election Day brings a whole new meaning to dog tired!” 

  • Letters 11/03/10

    Bedford
    institution enriched the lives of many


        As a small business owner in Bedford County we can sympathize with what’s going on with other small businesses because of the economy.

  • Letters 10-27-10

    Insufficient
    penalty

        Mr. Phillip Parnell was convicted of 14 counts of animal cruelty in Bedford County because 14 animals were found dead on his property.   
        That is VA code 3.2-6570, Misdemeanor 1.  Each count can bring jail time of 12 months and a fine of $2500. That would calculate to possible consequences of up to 168 months (61,320 days) in jail and a fine of up to $35,000.

  • Letters 10/20/10

    Lobster Fest
    a success


        Our 8th Annual Bedford Kiwanis Lobster Festival was a success, again this year!  We thank each and every one of you who chose to dine on a succulent lobster dinner and watch a beautiful sunset, all while helping us raise over $4,000 for Bedford area Kiwanis-sponsored youth programs.  Since the first festival, we have raised nearly $25,000.00 for our community.