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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Standerford crowned 2014 Fair Queen
      McKenna Standerford (center) was crowned 2014 Taylor County Fair Queen on Thursday night. Callie Beason (right) was first runnerup and Raelynne Risser was named Miss Congeniality.​

Perfect weather for 2014 fair
     Perfect weather highlighted the 2014 Taylor County Fair. Those attending the fair found very comfortable temperatures for all four days and were less stressful for the animals.
     The fair kicked off on Thursday with halter and performance classes for horses and ended Sunday night with the demolition derby. 
NWTF banquet set for July 26
      The National Wild Turkey Federation Ioway Long Beards Chapter will be holding their annual banquet this year on Saturday, July 26 at the Bedford American Legion. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a meal being served at 7:00 p.m. The cost for the banquet is $50 for singles and $65 for a couple.

Absentee Ballots are Ready
     Absentee ballots are now ready for the September 9, 2014 Bedford Community School Special Election. The polls will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m. on said day. If you do not wish to vote at the polls on Election Day, you may vote early at the Taylor County Auditor’s office during office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:30.

Groundbreaking for law enforcement center July 31
     The Taylor County Board of Supervisors will have a groundbreaking ceremony for the new law enforcement center on Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at the Bedford Industrial Site. Everyone is encouraged to come.
Donald Everhart receives quilt of valor
     Blue Star mom, Catherine Roberts, began the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) from her sewing room in Seaford, Delaware. At Department of Iowa Convention in Coralville, July 11-13, Chairman Ann Reibein gave a report and announced six quilts would be available for giving. Rhonda Siefering and Janet Tribolet were in attendance and requested a quilt for Bedford Vietnam Veteran Donald Everhart.They presented Donnie his quilt on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the HCI Hospice-Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston where he resides.