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The Bedford Times-Press
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bedford City Council hears update on derelict buildings and animal control concerns at April meeting
By Nicki Lock
     The Bedford City Council reviewed and approved to pay half of the expense of cleaning up Ty and Christy Green’s building, heard an update on demolition of the other building, held discussion on Andy Thomas’s building, the old Times Press, and the old lumberyard buildings, heard concerns on animal control and discussion on changing animal control fines and ordinances, approved to hire seasonal help, and discussed the hotel/motel tax. 
Long time pen pals meet for the first time
By Nicki Lock
     Martha McNees, formerly of New Market, was able to accomplish something she never thought she would, this month. Martha traveled to Hawaii with the Neihart Tours and Travel of Braddyville and met a woman she has had as a pen pal for 63 years.
Puppy love . .
     Evelynn Thompson went to Bedford Specialty Care on Thursday afternoon for their annual Easter Egg Hunt and found a new friend in this eightweek-old Boston Terrier puppy, belonging to one of the employees at the nursing home.
Gravity resident fighting for his life from lung disease
     Rick Smith is fighting for his life. He worked for Taylor County Secondary Roads Department for 30 years and retired about four years ago. Rick lives in Gravity with his wife Karen. 
     Many of you know Rick and may not be aware of his health condition. He was diagnosed two years ago with idio pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).