• National HealthCare Decision Day

        April 16 is National Healthcare Decision Day, a national health observance designed to emphasize the importance of planning for health emergencies and end-of-life care. 
        According to a news release from Centra Health, National Healthcare Decision Day “encourages the public to make their wishes and expectations about medical care and end-of-life care known to loved ones and then to solidify these wishes in an advance directive.”

  • 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

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

  • Letter 11-12-14

    Profits over

        “Abortion clinics in Virginia are ‘beautiful, immaculate, clean facilities” declared NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene in a January 17, 2013, interview, with HuffPost Live. 
        Perhaps Ms. Keene was being led through the facilities blindfolded; how else could she ignore the unsanitary conditions, the blood splattered doorways, bloody surgical scrubs, untrained assistants or unlicensed abortionists?  

  • Letters 11-05-14

    School closures not necessary

  • Letters 10-29-14

    Stakes too high

        When I was on line for our last election, two women behind me were talking. One said, “Who are we even voting for?” Her friend answered, “Oh, I don’t know - I just always vote for the Republican!” The stakes are too high for us to have this view.

  • Letters 10-22-14

    Opposing the Constitution

  • Letters 10-08-14

    Supports Gillespie

        After checking with the city library the following information was provided.  Noticing that Robert C. Sarvis, is again, running as a third-party I am very concerned that he is going to spoil another election.
        Records indicate that in 2011 Robert C. Sarvis ran, unopposed, in the 35th District as a Republican in the senate race against Democrat Dick Saslaw, and lost.