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Today's Opinions

  • Commentary:Trip to 2013 World Ag Expo

    By Richard H. Ruff
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        Back in January I saw an ad in a farm publication about the world’s greatest agriculture show.
        I looked up the location on Google Earth and realized that it was located in Tulare County which is in the Central Valley of California. Tulare is the number one agricultural county in the nation and I wanted to see why. I’m not into high tech but thanks to a cousin and my daughter all the travel arrangements, airline, rental car, and motel were made over the Internet.

  • Conservatives just can’t figure it out

    You know, I can’t help but wonder: Has John Barnhart gone soft on Barack Obama?
        The question jumped at me as I was reading one of Mr. Barnhart’s recent musings about just who might be the worst president ever. To my shock, he had a chance to award that dubious title to Barack Hussein Obama, and.....he didn’t take it!

  • Losses for the community

        I had a couple of days off at the end of last week, so coming back to work on Monday had more than the usual challenges, such as going through all e-mails that came in to my work e-mail. I also had to figure out if I brought myself to work with me when I left the house, but I finally figured out that I did. A new computer was also installed, so I spent some time making sure that everything was OK and that I could still connect to the file server.

  • The Bedford PD supports DRIVE SMART effort

    Buckle Up, Phone Down is the theme as the Bedford Police Department joins DRIVE SMART Virginia in supporting Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
        “We call on all drivers in Bedford to avoid any distraction when they’re driving,” Bedford Police Chief James Day warns. “With the number of people I see focused on a phone, and not on the road, distracted driving has really turned into a serious problem. I worry about traffic safety everyday and I wonder when people will begin to realize the true dangers of distracted driving?”

  • Rooting out waste at the Department of Justice

    As the March 1 sequestration deadline approached, Attorney General Eric Holder dramatically warned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be forced to make cuts that threaten the safety of all Americans. Holder claimed that cuts to agencies within the Justice Department would diminish the department’s ability to investigate and prosecute crimes.

     

  • Letters 04/17/13

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        Back in 2006 many Bedford residents were solicited and responded to make a five year pledge/commitment for the construction of the Bedford Hospice House.
        In July 2009 there was an additional appeal to fund an endowment fund.
        In August 2011 there was a dedication ceremony.
        In December 2012 operations were suspended and it has been quiet ever since.

  • Here it comes: The Chinese Century

    I hope no one is losing too much sleep over whether the young leader of North Korea is going to attack us, or even South Korea, any time soon.
        Despite the big noises made by Kim Jong-Un, the world’s diplomatic players have seen this movie before.

  • A proof text out of context

        There’s an old saying: A proof text out of context is a pretext. The idea is that one should always check the context of a Bible verse that someone has quoted to prove a point. Checking the context of a verse means reading the passage that it was pulled from. It also means checking other parts of the Bible that address the same topic, letting Scripture interpret Scripture.