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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Family Fishing Day June 5
     Family Fishing Day is planned for Sunday, June 5 from 1-3 p.m. at Ed Hensley’s lake just south of Bibbins Park in Bedford. Once again, Taylor County Pheasants Forever chapter is sponsoring the event and is held during the state’s free fishing weekend June 3-5. All youth 15 years of age and under will receive a free gift and a free membership to Pheasants Forever.

A Great Weekend of Activities
     A weekend full of events brought a lot of visitors to the Bedford community. Town-wide yard sales kicked off the weekend with sales starting on Friday. Saturday morning there were sidewalk sales downtown and the Red Brick Run had over 90 entries. Activities in the courtyard included: bouncy houses, bubble machine, face painting, a visit from a clown, and kids’ painting class with Joe Jordan. The first Farmers’ Market was held Saturday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. at Bibbins Park and will continue each Saturday through the summer months. The weekend ended with graduation ceremonies at Bedford Community School on Sunday. Palen Stream was named valedictorian and Rachel Armstrong was named salutatorian for the Class of 2016.

Meet the Candidates
Editor’s Note: This week, we introduce Jerry Murphy, candidate for Taylor County Supervisor. Next week we will finish up with David Spencer, candidate for supervisor district 3; Charles Ambrose, candidate for supervisor district 1; and Josh Weed, candidate for county sheriff.
     Jerry Murphy is running on the Democratic ticket for a second term as Taylor County Supervisor for District 3. Jerry and his wife, Teresa, have four children with three of those children making their home in the Bedford area. Jerry, a native of Bedford, said he does not have any big plans to accomplish, but would like to get some of the debt paid down.

Memorial Day Services
     To see a listing of Memorial Day services and times, please see a copy of the May 25th edition of the Bedford Times-Press. 

Last day to pre-register for Primary is May 27; hours extended at auditor’s office
     The last day to pre-register for the June 7, 2016 Primary Election is Friday, May 27th. You do not need to re-register unless you have moved since registering to vote. If the deadline was missed, you may still vote by showing a photo ID with current address at the polls. The Taylor County Auditor’s Office will be open additional hours for your convenience for in-person absentee voting.