https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en YMCA program serves 100 children https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/ymca-program-serves-100-children <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0569_6.jpg" alt="Joseph Overstreet and Owen Liskey stand among the rows of corn the children planted and are caring for." title="Joseph Overstreet and Owen Liskey stand among the rows of corn the children planted and are caring for." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Mary Jo Boone<br /> Director<br /> Bedford Area Family YMCA<br /> <p> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Bedford Area Family YMCA, in collaboration with Bedford Elementary School and Montvale Elementary School as well as with YMCA of the USA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are providing the Summer Power Scholar Academy for the second year in a row.<br /> Martins volunteer at The Greenbrier https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/martins-volunteer-greenbrier <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/green_martins_0864.jpg" alt="Debby and Danny Martin make their way up to the green during PGA Tour action Friday at The Greenbrier" title="Debby and Danny Martin make their way up to the green during PGA Tour action Friday at The Greenbrier" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Debby and Danny Martin have walked The Greenbrier with some of the world&rsquo;s best golfers.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Since the resort started hosting a PGA tour event in 2010, they have served as volunteers during the week. The Bedford couple was there again this week, navigating the course as an official walking scorer (Danny) and a Standard Bearer (Debby).<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Danny&rsquo;s job is to record each shot taken by the golfers during the round and Debby carries the scoreboard to inform spectators of the golfers&rsquo; scores in their group.<br /> Restoring a piece of history https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/restoring-piece-history <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/135_year_old_stained_glass.jpg" alt="This is the church’s original stained glass window. It dates to 1883. It will remain in place behind the area where the pastor stood, and preached, just as it has for the last 135 years." title="This is the church’s original stained glass window. It dates to 1883. It will remain in place behind the area where the pastor stood, and preached, just as it has for the last 135 years." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A Forest realtor, Martin Donovan, is in the process of bringing Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church back to life.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ultimately he hopes to see the church have a pastor and congregation, although it won&rsquo;t have United Methodist in its name anymore. It will be Mt. Carmel Church.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The United Methodist Church sold the old church, which sits at the T-intersection of Perrowville Road and Coffee Road, to Donovan. Donovan said he heard the United Methodist Church was selling the building and bought it.<br /> Silver Notes https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/silver-notes <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7845.jpg" alt="The Silver Notes perform at English Meadows’ Elks National Home Campus. The group, is sponsored by Bedford County Parks and Recreation." title="The Silver Notes perform at English Meadows’ Elks National Home Campus. The group, is sponsored by Bedford County Parks and Recreation." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The group calls itself &ldquo;Silver Notes&rdquo; and it&rsquo;s sponsored by Bedford County Parks and Recreation.&nbsp;<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Members of the group, all retirees, came up with the name because that&rsquo;s the color of their hair. The group has been singing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities since 2009.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Gail and I started it,&rdquo; said Alana Obenchain.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Gail is Gail St. Clair, one of the group&rsquo;s members.</p> Board starts looking for replacement for Boggess https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/board-starts-looking-replacement-boggess <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bedford County Board of Supervisors began the process to find a replacement for County Administrator Carl Boggess, who will retire at the end of the year.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;After a lengthy closed session, the supervisors voted to hire Novak Consulting Group, an executive search firm, to find Boggess&rsquo; replacement.<br /> Search for missing boy has sad ending https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/search-missing-boy-has-sad-ending <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was a sad end to the search for a 2-year-old missing child Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officials confirmed that divers had located the missing boy&rsquo;s body around 1 p.m. at Smith Mountain Lake.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The body of August Farley was found at 12:55 p.m. near a dock at the Lake. The family is from Texas and has been renting a home at the Lake. The ending was not what the more than 150 first responders had hoped for who participated in the search and many were visibly upset after learning of the outcome.<br /> Moneta man indicted, arrested https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/moneta-man-indicted-arrested <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On October 6, 2017, Bedford County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office received a report of a possible abuse case involving a child.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;After investigating the complaint Sheriff&rsquo;s investigators arrested Tony Stewart Phillips of Moneta on October 31, 2017, and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a child.&nbsp;<br /> Frank Reich to speak at SMLCA Camp https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/frank-reich-speak-smlca-camp <p> By: Denton Day<br /> Sports Editor<br /> sports@bedfordbulletin.com</p> <p> Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich will be joining the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Basketball Camp on Tuesday July 17 at 11:30 a.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>