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Today's Opinions

  • Be safe out there

        National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26. 
        As with any such designation, the week is to serve as a reminder of what is important all year long. With Memorial Day upon us, marking the unofficial beginning of the summer season, it’s always important to take note of safety precautions when out on your boats and other crafts.
        The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is using this week to remind all boaters to stay safe this summer, and always wear a life jacket while on the water.

  • Letters 05/17/17

    Faith, family and freedom

        Having choices through elections is an American standard; preferring one choice does not necessarily mean that we are adamantly or rudely opposed to another.  It simply means that we prefer one for specific reasons and we make that choice. 

  • Letters 05/10/2017

    Driven to
    distraction

        Just as sure as the sun rises in the east, two or three times a year Billy Hackworth writes to the Bedford Bulletin complaining about Sheriff Mike Brown. Why is that? He may have some good points, but they are obscured by his obsession with and vendetta for Sheriff Brown.

  • Letters 05/03/17

    National Dog Bite Prevention Week

        In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
        I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”
        Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 - more than 200 higher than the year before.

  • After 100 days: A strange, failed presidency

        It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who established the standard of measuring a presidency by what is accomplished during its first 100 days.
        FDR had promised to tackle the problems of the Great Depression immediately upon entering office, and he did exactly that. He’d made it clear that he’d use every available tool of the federal government to ease the suffering of the people.

  • Don’t be complacent

        Last month I saw a news story about Russia’s plan to build new class of aircraft carriers. Right now, Russia only has one carrier, the Kuznetsov.

  • Don’t be complacent

        Last month I saw a news story about Russia’s plan to build new class of aircraft carriers. Right now, Russia only has one carrier, the Kuznetsov.

  • letters 04/26/17

    Hope for the Heartland

        Early this spring, massive wildfires swept thru the rangelands of western Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of acres of pasture, thousands of miles of fence, thousands of cattle, numbers of homes were burned and 7 people lost their lives. Local families with friends and relatives that live in that area kept them informed of the situation. I would like to give some credit to the many people that helped out in this awful situation.