• Letters 10-24-18

    It’s been a
    wonderful life

        With the passing of Calvin Woodford this week, our community has lost a visionary and servant whose efforts have shaped the Moneta area for over five decades.

  • Letters 10-17-18

    Thank You for your support

        On behalf of Boys With a Dream, we would like to thank each of our sponsors, as well as walkers who came out Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 and participated in our Fun/Walk Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Roanoke. Although we are a small organization, we sincerely appreciate the support from the businesses of this community, along with the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas.

  • Letters 10-03-18

    Kaine will fight for low health care costs

        As politics are an integral part of our lives, on election day we are given the opportunity to elect candidates  who best reflect our concerns. Mine is affordable health care. I suspect it is for most. 
        Corey Stewart has expressed little concern for this troubling issue, while Senator Tim Kaine has made it clear he will continue to fight ever-increasing health care costs. I believe him.

  • Letters 09-26-18


        Has anyone seen the Bedford County VDOT lately?
        We have had an unusually wet season with some hard showers and no way for the water to get off the road. Most ditches haven’t been cleaned for at least 30 years with the shoulders two to three inches higher than the pavement which has created a new ditch at the edge of the payment. This is very dangerous and is causing a lot of young inexperienced drivers to flip over when they run off the edge and over correct.

  • Letters 09-19-18

    Cockburn took time to listen

        I invited 5th Congressional District candidate Leslie Cockburn to meet with clients at Bedford Christian Ministries in July. 
        Low-income senior, disabled and working individuals rarely have their voices heard by people having (or seeking) the power to make decisions regarding their health and well-being.  To her credit, this busy, energetic candidate committed to this meeting in early June and showed up as promised in late July.

  • Letter 09-12-18

    Keep up the
    good work

        Last night at the JF football game I made some observations.
        Eight years ago when we first started attending games, there were no students in the student section. They had no desire to watch the game, instead spent the time wandering around, getting into trouble.

  • Givers and takers

    Givers and takers

        “The giver has to stop giving because the taker knows not when to stop taking.”

  • Letters 08/29/18


        Wide ties/narrow ties.
        Most of us have seen the popular cycles in many categories. Cycles, surprisingly, dominate in education. The one lasting “new idea” in my experience was conceived by Frank W. Cyr, with whom I worked as a colleague in his latter years. In 1939 school buses were all colors. Frank brought bus manufactures and educators together to set standards including the yellow you know. Frank is known as “The Father of the Yellow School Bus.”

  • Letter 0/22/18

    Thank you

        On July 28, the Forest Lions Club and our event co-sponsors -- The Salvation Army of Lynchburg and Edward Jones Investments of Forest -- hosted our 6th Annual Back to School and Family Health Fair, free to the community.

  • Letter 08/15/18

    Quick response