We can see the spirit of the season all around us – brightly colored lights cover homes, nativity scenes are set up at churches, and store windows are decked out. The sounds of the holidays fill the airwaves and carolers take to the streets and bring cheer to the halls of nursing homes. This time of year evokes many sentiments. There are feelings of nostalgia and memories of Christmases past. It also represents a sense of comfort and familiarity as well as time with family and friends. And for many it is a season of hope.
As we gather with our families and friends during this holiday season, I hope you will join me in pausing to take account of our many blessings – the blessings of American freedom, American peace, and American prosperity.
On a recent local TV news cast, a Bedford Co. lady was given a ticket by a Bedford Co Sheriff’s deputy for driving a car with tinted windows.
A few weeks later, a recent story in the Bedford Bulletin featured a story about two police cars being wrapped in purple to highlight domestic violence. To the best of my knowledge, to put a wrap on the body of a vehicle is legal in Va; however, to put either tint or a wrap on the windows of a vehicle is not legal in Va. as it impairs one’s vision.
Forest Middle has been crowded for years and zone transfers to that school are closed.
Now with the closing of Thaxton Elm., Bedford Middle will be over 95 percent of capacity. Zone transfers to Bedford Middle are now closed as well.
With the addition of next year’s sixth graders from Thaxton, and the current sixth graders moving up to 7th grade, Bedford Middle is maxed out.
On behalf of the Bedford County Agriculture Economic Development Advisory Board, I want to thank all those that participated in the 2nd Annual Bedford AG Conference and Expo held at the Bedford CVCC campus on Saturday March 14.
I want to thank Rick Howell for his “Cracker Jack box prize” version of American history in his Liberal Agenda last week. I’ve always thought that liberals must be either ill informed or perverse to believe the things they profess to believe. Mr. Howell has a university degree but, not knowing what all is in the curriculum behind a political science degree, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. It may be a bit light on history.