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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Stream essay earns her first place; one year of free tuition at UI
     The following essay was written a few months ago by Palen Stream, a sophomore City UNESCO City of Literature at the time at Bedford Community School. Palen entered this essay into the Iowa Organization’s 2014 Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest. Palen received first place in the contest and has been awarded one year of free tuition to the University of Iowa. She will be recognized on October 4. Runner up winners included Cassidy Strickland and Sierra Paul, both students at Bedford School, who will also be recognized on October 4.
The Trail of Senses That Leads Me Home
     Quintessential Iowa holds a different meaning in the heart of every Iowan. Around here, most of us smell the same sweet petrichor of rain after a long and often bitter winter, the same tangy, slightly acidic, and ever-wafting scent of silage after harvest season, and many hear the combines rumbling well into the night as farmers hurry to get the crop out on time...The rest of Palen's essay is printed in the July 30 edition of the Bedford Times-Press. 

School registration Aug. 5 and 6
     School registration will be held on Tuesday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m. and Wednesday, August 6th from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for students to verify their schedules.

Sunbonnet girls quilt blocks will return to Taylor County
    Pieces of history will return to Taylor County on Saturday, Aug. 9 when Patricia Nance will donate quilt squares that originated in Athelstan, Iowa. A tea will be held at the Taylor County Museum on August 9 at 1:30 p.m. Nance, who resides in Texas, will be there to present quilt squares that she purchased at an auction in Palm Springs, Calif.

Across the Border Raid Rally in eighth year
By Nicki Lock It’s time once again for the Across the Border Raid annual motorcycle rally. This year ’s rally will be held Thursday, July 31 through Saturday, August 2. The ABR will showcase new entertainment this year as well as some old favorites.

Riders gear up for fifth annual Rafter CF Mule Show and Trail Challenge
By Nicki Lock
     The 5th annual Rafter CF Mule Show and Trail Challenge will be held August 2 and 3 at the home of Chris and Kelli French, 3105 Forest Ave., Bedford, Iowa.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new law enforcement center
     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.
Poster contest winners
     The Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to announce that two of the Regional Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest winners are from Taylor County.
Division 1 (kindergarten & 1st grade) Emily Fletchall - Clearfield; Division 3 (4th & 5th grade) Emma Cunningham – Clearfield.