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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Margaret Lucas looks back over a century of living
     Bedford resident, Margaret Lucas, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday. May
30. Margaret sums up her century of life to “loving and living, caring and giving, growing and learning”. She was born in World War I, married in 1934, and persevered through World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars, Afghanistan, Iraq.
      With the help of a grant from the Taylor County Endowment Foundation and matching funds from the City of Bedford, a new shelter house is now ready for the summer season in Bibbins Park. Gray Construction was the contractor for the structure. The new 16’x40’ shelter house is located overlooking the pond and includes a railing around the edge for safety. Electrical has also been run to the shelter house by Bedford Building Supply.
Two arrested in connection with death investigation
     On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called to assist the Taylor County Sheriff’s office with a death investigation. During the course of the investigation, two suspects were taken into custody. Charles Hall of Chicago, Il. and April Claire of Bedford, IA. were both charged with Child Endangerment causing Serious Injury, a class C felony. This incident is still under investigation. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Exhibitions of birds cancelled for 2015 due to avian influenza
Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds
      The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza. The Department’s order begins immediately, is effective through the end of 2015, and also prohibits live birds from being sold at livestock auction markets, swap meets and exotic sales. 

​Don't forget to check out the School Pages on pages 9 and 12 of the May 27 edition of the Bedford Times Press! 
     Once again, the Avenue of Flags flies proudly at Fairview Cemetery. This year, there were 384 flags flying.