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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bedford Volunteer Fire Department keeps busy
with grass fires
By Nicki Lock
     The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department has had a busy March responding to grass fires. On an average year the department responds to 20-30 fires, grass and structural. In one week in March, from March 6 to the 13, the firefighters responded to eight fires. Pictured below, Fire Chief David Spencer and Assistant Fire Chief Jim Rowe.  
Bedford students gear up for Spring Plays
     This year’s Spring Play at the Bedford Community School is Neil Simon’s, “The Odd Couple.” Because the “Odd Couple” is mainly all male parts, there will also be an all female version of the “The Odd Couple” also by Neil Simon.
       A third Spring Play will also be held in conjunction with “The Odd Couple.” Mrs. Jennifer Burn is directing “Comic Book Artist.”

Bedford Speech students compete at Individual Events contest
     The Bedford Speech Team is proud to announce it earned 11 ones and 5 twos at State Individual Events speech contest held Saturday in Nevada, IA.
     At right: Front Row:  Madelynn Burn and Sarah Rankin.   Second Row:  Noah McBride, Whitney Henry, Lindsey LeMon and Tyra Penton.   Third Row:  Elissa O’Dell, Rebecka Ogle and Sebastian Lopez.   Back Row:  Grason Ramsey, Gage Dulin and Zach Johnson.
Bedford Foundation receives grant for new banners
     The Bedford Foundation applied for and received a grant from the Taylor County Endowment Foundation to replace the banners that hang on the light poles in the downtown area. If you would like to donate to the project, you can send your check to: Bedford Foundation, P.O. Box 75, Bedford, IA 50833. For more information, contact Colleen Larimer at 712-523-2525.

Young visits Taylor County
     David Young, United States Representative, visited Taylor County on March 13. He toured Michael Foods plant in Lenox and then stopped at the Times-Press office in Bedford to talk about his first few weeks of his first term at the Capitol. Young has been touring several places in the district during their recess and visited several schools in the area.