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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday’s General Election will decide several key races on local, state, and national levels
     Several key races on the local, state, and national levels will be decided in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 general election. Monday, Nov. 3 is the last day to vote absentee at the Taylor County Auditor’s Office. For your convenience, they will be open Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for absentee voting.

Taylor County Public Health Named as prestigious 2014 Hospice Honors recipient
     Taylor County Public Health has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

Downtown Trick or Treat set for October 30
     The annual Downtown Trick or Treat is this Thursday, October 30 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Businesses are invited to hand out candy on Main Street during those hours. Businesses who are not located on Main Street can also set up on Main Street. Trick or treaters are asked to start at the Purple Palace at the east end of Main Street. The Bedford Area Chamber will be handing out treats and trick or treat bags.

Dedication service set for November 8 for Freedom Rock
     The Taylor County Freedom Rock is wearing its new coat of paint provided by "Bubba" Sorensen. A dedication service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, November 8 (Saturday before Veterans Day), to be held in the grassy environment where the Rock is now resting. Should the weather be inclement, the service will be held inside the Community Hall on Blockton's Main Street, right beside the Rock.
     Remember When . . . Past and present customers stopped by the Bedford Veterinary Clinic on Friday afternoon for Jim Cummings’ retirement coffee. Jim has practiced veterinary medicine for 40 in Bedford. Pictured with Jim (center) is his daughter, Carla Christensen, and a past customer, Boyd Mellott. Boyd remembers when Jim first came to Bedford and worked for Dr. Anderson. Their last day of business will be October 31.
     Candidates are making one last round of campaign stops as they head into the last week before the November 4 General Election. Joni Ernst stopped in Bedford on Sunday evening and visited with people about their concerns. Visiting with Ernst is Bob Booth center, and Jerry and Bonny Baker. Ernst, who is currently serving in the Iowa Senate, is running for United States Senator for a seat that has been held by Tom Harkin for 29 years. Her Democrat opponent is Bruce Braley.