http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Mission to end bullying moves ahead http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/mission-end-bullying-moves-ahead <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bullying_pin.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> His mission lives on.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Last year, Town Councilman Robert Carson started an anti-bullying initiative.&nbsp; He started it by distributing buttons urging people to take a stand against bullying. This year, along with a pledge for students to sign, he has drawn up a pledge for parents.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Most of the issues we have in school are not school issues, they are parental issues,&rdquo; he said.</p> Bedford Memorial Hospital sponsors Health, Wellness Fair http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/bedford-memorial-hospital-sponsors-health-wellness-fair <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bmh_check-in_3_col.jpg" alt="Debbie Boyer and Christy Lucy took care of the check-in table. Standing, behind them is Amanda Garraghty, an LPN student." title="Debbie Boyer and Christy Lucy took care of the check-in table. Standing, behind them is Amanda Garraghty, an LPN student." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bedford Memorial Hospital held its Community Health and Wellness Fair, Friday morning.</p> Golden Eagles, Lady Cavs in a dilly http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/golden-eagles-lady-cavs-dilly <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gbb_sr_3641.jpg" alt="Staunton River&#039;s Megan Akers is a study in determination as she finds herself with a wide-open look at the basket. The captain converted the opportunity into two points." title="Staunton River&#039;s Megan Akers is a study in determination as she finds herself with a wide-open look at the basket. The captain converted the opportunity into two points." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Going into Saturday evening&#39;s ladies&#39; hoops tilt between Staunton River and Jefferson Forest, we were confident of two things. &nbsp;First, the scoreboard was unlikely to get much of a workout. &nbsp;Second, the girls on the court were likely to get one.</p> <p> Such anticipation proved prescient as the Lady Eagles and Lady Cavs worked like the dickens for a meager quantity of points. &nbsp;In the end, it was River&#39;s scant pile of beans which outweighed that of its northern neighbor, 43-39.</p> Gardener preaches the organic way http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/gardener-preaches-organic-way <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/organic_b_4_col.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Patricia C. Held</p> Talking it out http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/talking-it-out <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With some key funding issues on the menu, the Bedford County School Board and Supervisors met face to face Monday.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The joint work session had members of both boards seated at tables in a semicircle facing the audience in the supervisors&rsquo; meeting chamber.<br /> <br /> New middle school<br /> Senior Sneakers http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/senior-sneakers <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sneakers_verticle.jpg" alt="Stewart Saunders holds two of the pedometers Parks and Rec has available for its new walking program. " title="Stewart Saunders holds two of the pedometers Parks and Rec has available for its new walking program. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A batch of pedometers, provided by a Home Instead grant, gave Stewart Saunders an idea.</p> Music teacher's charges certified to grand jury http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/music-teachers-charges-certified-grand-jury <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/luis_roberto_mendez-1.jpg" alt="Luis Roberto Mendez" title="Luis Roberto Mendez" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Charges against a Lynchburg man, accused of taking indecent liberties with a minor female student he taught at a music school, will go to a Bedford County grand jury.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;On Fri-day Dec. 19, Luis Roberto Mendez, 42, was arrested and charged with two counts of taking indecent liberty with a child. He has been held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond since his arrest.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;At&nbsp; a&nbsp; bond&nbsp; hearing&nbsp; appeal, Judge James Updike deemed him as a flight risk, denying Mendez bond.<br /> The art of science http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/art-science <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gov_bronson_3_col.jpg" alt="Staunton River High School/Roanoke Valley Governor’s School senior Bronson Aznavorian has been doing his research in the biotechnology field. " title="Staunton River High School/Roanoke Valley Governor’s School senior Bronson Aznavorian has been doing his research in the biotechnology field. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Regina Carson<br /> Community Outreach Coordinator<br /> RVGS<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;At the Roanoke Valley Governor&rsquo;s School for Science and Technology, students are charged each year with carrying out a science fair project.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;This year, Gov. School/Staunton River High School senior Bronson Aznavorian elected to work in the biotechnology field on a project titled Comparing the Efficacy of Homeopathic Treatments in Inactivating Escherichia coli O157:H7.</p>