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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Service dogs improve quality of life for veterans with PTSD
     Rick Erickson and his service dog, Abby, visited Bedford on
September 27 to talk about how important service dogs are to
veterans who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and children who have autism.
Low attendance at Bedford Meal Site
By Nicki Lock
     The Bedford Meal Site has been experiencing low attendance for meals. Three days a week meals are available at the Bedford Center for Senior Citizens through the Connections Area Agency.
     The Bedford Lions Club held a very successful fish fry on September 26. Funds raised from the evening were given to Tinker Tots and the backpack program. Pictured left: Pete Goudie presents a $400 check to Diane Ware for the backpack program, pictured right: Rich Winans presents a $400 check to Heather Matheny, director at Tinker Tots.
Matura Offers Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
     Applications will be taken starting November 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
Program. This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

Bedford Fire Department testing smoke alarms
      Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. During the month of October, Bedford Fire Department will be checking smoke detectors and batteries for those who are unable to do that.