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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bedford High School marching band students accepted to SWIHMB
Front row: Abby Higgins, Cassidy Strickland, Elissa O’Dell, Paige Sites, Lindsey LeMon. Back row: Tyra
Penton, Noah McBride, Madison Miller.
By Nicki Lock
     Eight Bedford High School marching band students have made it through auditions, camp and one performance on their journey to Tampa, Florida.
Cub Scout signup is August 28 in Bedford
     As area schools begin the new year, so too are local Cub Scout Packs. Beginning Aug. 25, many area Cub Scout programs will be holding “Pack Parties” to welcome new members. The scouts are also hosting a Cub College on the Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs on Saturday, Oct. 25.

4-H’ers Excel at the Iowa State Fair
     Taylor County was well represented at the Iowa State Fair with youth participating in Share the Fun, livestock shows, and exhibits. Taylor County 4-H’ers developed a variety of projects to be judged among 1000’s in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Taylor County 4-H youth exhibited livestock during the Iowa State Fair. To see a listing of results from each category, please pick up a copy of the August 27 edition of the Bedford Times-Press. 

Murder charge against Malson dismissed
     Murder charge against Cindy Malson has been dismissed, according to Clint Spurrier, Taylor County Attorney. Spurrier said the charge was
dismissed in furtherance of justice without prejudice. Malson was charged with murder-first degree on April 28, 2014 and has been in jail since that time. 

Early deadline for Labor Day holiday
     The Bedford Times-Press will observe early deadlines for the Labor Day holiday. All news and advertising must be submitted before 12 noon
on Friday, Aug. 29 for the September 3 edition. The Times-Press will be printed and mailed out on schedule.
Fall Townwide Yard Sales set for September 13
     The fall town-wide yard sales will be held Saturday, September 13 in Bedford. Once again, the Bedford Times-Press will print yard sales and their locations on the map in the September 10 edition. All yard sales must be turned in by Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. in order to be included in the listing. Cost is $7.00 per yard sale. 
Sawyer competes in state pedal pull competition
    Tricia Sawyer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and granddaughter of Claire and Tom Sawyer of Bedford, recently competed in, and won the 10 year old girl’s division of the International Pedal Tractor Pull held at Fairfield, Iowa.