http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en LCM celebrates 25 years of service http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/lcm-celebrates-25-years-service <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lcm_b_3_col.jpg" alt="Professional story teller Gayle Turner recounts LCM”s early history. " title="Professional story teller Gayle Turner recounts LCM”s early history. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a luncheon and a professional story teller, Thursday.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; The organization first opened its doors on Sept. 9, 1992, in the old Rucker House in Moneta, with four churches involved. Today, 14 churches partner with LCM.<br /> Hard Tymes Lane http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/hard-tymes-lane <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bluegrasst_022.jpg" alt="Many will recognize David from working at the Goode Post Office. In his other life he plays bluegrass with Hard Tymes Lane. " title="Many will recognize David from working at the Goode Post Office. In his other life he plays bluegrass with Hard Tymes Lane. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> By Patricia C Held</p> Brook Hill fundraiser supports at-risk youth http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/brook-hill-fundraiser-supports-risk-youth <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brook_hill_wennerstrom.jpg" alt="An estimated 160 people showed up for the fundraiser which netted $24,000 for the non-profit." title="An estimated 160 people showed up for the fundraiser which netted $24,000 for the non-profit." align="left" hspace="6" width="300" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A recent fundraiser for Brook Hill Farm raised $24,000 for scholarships for at-risk youth.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Brook Hill rescues unwanted and abused horses. It uses these horses to rescue at-risk teens. At risk teens are teens who are at risk of not completing high school.<br /> JF band member adds his name to the All-American wall http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/jf-band-member-adds-his-name-all-american-wall <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/allamerican_a_3_col.jpg" alt="Adam Peltier stands between SFC Scott Carlson and Capt. Fawn Robar at the JF ceremony." title="Adam Peltier stands between SFC Scott Carlson and Capt. Fawn Robar at the JF ceremony." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In what has become an annual event, Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) held an assembly to recognize the acceptance of one of its band students to the Army All-American Marching Band.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The band, consisting of high school band members from all over the country, performs at the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, in January. The All-American Bowl is an all-star game for high school football players from all over America.<br /> Next Stop Bedford! http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/next-stop-bedford <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/amtrak_in_bedford_photo_by_david_phelps_3_col.jpg" alt="Amtrak service between Roanoke and Lynchburg was scheduled to begin yesterday." title="Amtrak service between Roanoke and Lynchburg was scheduled to begin yesterday." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On Thursday, Nov. 9, a &ldquo;Next Stop Bedford&rdquo; Rail Rally will be held as the Amtrak train passes through Bedford en route to Roanoke.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The goal is to show support for Amtrak stopping in Bedford while traveling between Roanoke and Lynchburg.<br /> Area officials look to the future http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/area-officials-look-future <img src="http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jeffersons_assembly_a_2_col.jpg" alt="Sate Sen. Steve Newman gave a brief overview of some of the upcoming issues at Richmond." title="Sate Sen. Steve Newman gave a brief overview of some of the upcoming issues at Richmond." align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> By Foster Garrett<br /> <p> Intern Writer<br /> news@bedfordbulletin.com<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Jefferson&rsquo;s Assembly, a 20-year-old annual event hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Alliance and co-presented with the Chambers of Commerce from Altavista, Bedford, Botetourt, Danville, Montgomery and Smith Mountain Lake, provides an opportunity for area officials to highlight achievements and discuss plans in areas like business, transportation, economic development and legislature.<br /> Baseball field will get bathrooms http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/baseball-field-will-get-bathrooms <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two weeks after the Liberty Middle School and LHS competition gym projects are finished, the Bedford County School Board plans to advertise for contractors to rough in restrooms at the new baseball field.<br /> Boards plan for CIP http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/boards-plan-cip <p> The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the School Board met, Thursday night, to listen to a presentation from Dr. Reid Wodicka, assistant county administrator,&nbsp; on capital improvement plan (CIP) options.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;We think it&rsquo;s important that we be as comprehensive as possible,&rdquo; Dr. Wodicka said.</p>