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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
City Council tables decision on Bibbins Park mowing
By Nicki Lock
     The Bedford City Council approved Resolution 2014-03 “Support and Financial Commitment for the Main Street Program” and approved to sign Main Street Iowa Program Agreement, tabled a decision on park mowing, and set rent and utilities for an office space rental at the special meeting held Monday, April 14.

Gravity Betterment plans annual dinner to raise money for new community center
     The Gravity Betterment Committee is planning its fried chicken and ham ball dinner on Sunday, April 27. This annual event is a fundraiser for a new community center/fire station. According to Charlie Ambrose of Gravity, they are raising money to use to piggyback with grants for the new building.

City of Bedford audit report completed
     The City of Bedford received their audit report for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The audit reviewed:
-selected city council minutes
-city’s internal controls to determine if proper control procedures are
in place.
-surety bond coverage for compliance.
-obtained and reviewed city clerk’s financial reports and selected bank
(To read more pick up a copy of the Bedford Times-Press)

Pheasants Forever banquet set for May 3;
Proceeds benefit wildlife habitat, scholarships, student programs
     Taylor County Ringnecks Pheasants Forever Banquet will be held Saturday, May 3 at the Bedford American Legion. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by a meal at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Bedford Building Supply or from Jeff Soulsby. The last banquet was held in 2012. (To see a list of things the money was used for after the 2012 banquet, pick up a copy of the Bedford Times-Press.)
     The Bedford Foundation donated $2,500 to the Youth Batting Cage Project at the Harold Guenther Complex. Pictured, from left, James Johnson, Randy Simmons, Doug Sleep, Garland Fickess, Tanner Peterman, Dale Bucher. Simmons, Sleep and Fickess represent the Bedford Foundation while Johnson, Sleep and Bucher are part of the fundraising committee for the project.
Left Hand Man opens store on Main Street
By Nicki Lock
Left Hand Man, owned and operated by Jamie Peckham, is now open on Main Street in Bedford. Jamie has opened up at 414 Main Street (where Hair and Body Works used to be). Left Hand Man offers heat press, vinyl, and logo designs.