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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Fifth generation joins McNees Century Farm to keep tradition alive for the future
     Joe and Preston McNees operate a cow/calf herd and cattle confinement on their Century Farm in rural New Market. Joe’s great grandfather started on this farm in 1903. Joe and Preston are fourth and fifth generation farmers.
Bedford School recognizes retiring teacher and staff
     The Bedford Community School recognized four employees with a retirement reception on Wednesday, May 10 at the school commons. Superintendent Joe Drake presented each with a special gift for their years of service. Those recognized were Diane Sheffield, Jan Shafar, Heidi Poppa and Scott Sheffield. 
School board reviews options for greenhouse
     The Bedford School Board reviewed options for the greenhouse, approved contracts for cook/dishwasher, driver’s education, and TLC mentoring, approved 2017 graduation list, and recognized school board members at their monthly meeting on May 11.

City council spends most of meeting on discussing cleaning up Bedford
By Nicki Lock
     The Bedford City Council spent a large portion of their May meeting discussing cleanup efforts of commercial and residential properties. They also set up a special meeting for Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss employee wages for fiscal year 17-18, hiring to fill the maintenance position, reviewing junk/
nuisance properties and perpetual care amendments.

Taylor County Secondary Roads employees injured in accident
     Three Taylor County employees were injured in an accident yesterday. On Thursday, May 11th at around 11:45 a.m. emergency crews were dispatched to the Taylor County Secondary Roads shop in Bedford. Three secondary roads employees were injured when a large tire exploded as they were making repairs.

Graduation Sunday for Bedford seniors
     Bedford High School Class of 2017 will graduate on Sunday, May 21. The ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m. Senior profiles can be seen in the May 17 edition of the Bedford Times Press. 

Town-wide yard sales, pancake breakfast, Red Brick Run, Sidewalk Sales and fun for kids highlight Saturday activities
     Bedford’s annual town-wide yard sales will be held Saturday, May 20. In this issue, there are over 30 sales along with their location on a map. Read the sales carefully as there are some Friday sales as well.