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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Dr. Cummings to retire after 40 years
By Nicki Lock
     Dr. Jim Cummings, owner of the Bedford Veterinary Clinic, will retire November 1, 2014, after 40 years of practice in Bedford. Dr. Cummings started in November of 1974 after taking over the practice of Dr. T.E. Anderson at the office, then located, at 201 Main Street. Dr. Cummings wife, Rosalyn, started working in the office at the same time.
Suspect still at large after chase on October 13
     A suspect is still at large after a pursuit in Taylor County on October 13, 2014.
     The suspect has been identified as Charles Adam Bradshaw, 24, of Clarinda. The following criminal charges were filed against Bradshaw on October 16: Eluding, Criminal Mischief, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Driving While Suspended, three class D felonies and a simple misdemeanor.
Bedford School enrollment numbers up slightly; approve contract for safe room project
     The Bedford School Board reviewed enrollment numbers, appointed board members to committees, approved the contractor for the safe room project, elected officers, approved FFA convention, and discussed new keyless entry system at the October meeting on October 9.

Downtown Trick or Treat set for October 30
     The annual Downtown Trick or Treat has been set for 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.

Benefit Sunday for McKnight family with plans for meal and auction
     “Mira”Cles for Mira Benefit will be held on Sunday, October 26 at the United Christian-Presbyterian Church in Bedford. All proceeds will go to Mira McKnight family. Mira is the five-year-old daughter of Mitch and Michelle (Mullen) McKnight, Bedford graduates, and the granddaughter of Larry and Susie Mullen of Bedford. If you are interested in donating to the auction, call Nanci Tribolet at 712-523-2465 or Pam Sprague at 712-542-7837.
Left to right: Treasurer's Office, Attorney's Office, Women's Health 40 Plus, Auditor's Office, Recorder's Office, Public Health 
Fun with Pumpkins
     If you haven’t been to the Taylor County Courthouse recently, take a few minutes to stop by and visit several of the offices. They have decorated pumpkins, and in most cases, are promoting a service that is available in that office. The auditor’s office is asking people “Don’t be corny . . . be sure to vote.” The recorder’s office is asking people to remember to get their turkey tag there and the treasurer’s office has a semi with truck or treat on the side. Women’s Health office is reminding people to get their mammograms during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.