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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

​Type I diabetes diagnosis along with celiac disease keep Irvins on their toes with five-year-old
​     We all know that life can change in the blink of an eye. During the month of October, the Bedford Times-Press is featuring Bedford families who have had their lives changed from a disease that affects thousands of children each year, Type I Diabetes. This is the final article in a three-part series.
     Kenley Irvin is five years old and is learning to live with Type I Diabetes. Kenley is the daughter of Michael and Janell Irvin of Bedford. She was diagnosed on July 25, 2015 when she was four years old.
William Daleske is new candidate for sheriff on November’s general election ballot
     William Daleske is running for Taylor County Sheriff as an independent candidate. Daleske moved to Bedford in July of 2014 after serving 21 years in the law enforcement field in New Mexico.
Bedford Fire Department celebrates Fire Prevention Week
By Nicki Lock
     The Bedford Fire Department was put to work during Fire Prevention Week as they had a fire call to Highway 148, south, and 290th street for an RV fire. Later that day the fire department gave fire station tours and fire truck rides to several Bedford elementary students to celebrate Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15).
City Council awards bid on Polk Street project; reviews options for 41% increase in health insurance
     Polk Street construction bid was approved, discussion on demolition of Ty Green’s building, approval of changes in city’s health insurance deductible, and final approval of property maintenance code topped the business at the monthly Bedford City Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Several county races on general election ballot
     November’s general election is quickly approaching and aside from the state and national races, there are several races in Taylor County. There are races for Taylor County Auditor, Taylor County Sheriff and Taylor County Supervisor, District 3.

County auditor’s office is ‘hub of county government
     Bonny Baker has worked in the Taylor County Auditor’s office for more than 40 years. With her retirement coming at the end of the year, the new auditor will have big shoes to fill. The duties in the auditor’s office have changed dramatically over the years. Many of the duties that were performed by other offices in the courthouse have been moved to the auditor’s office. Those changes were governed by the state. Today, the auditor’s office is known as the “Hub of County Government.” 

School board approves FFA trip; purchases bleachers for SB field
     The Bedford School Board approved a trip for three students to attend National FFA Convention, approved an agreement with Fisher Tracks, reviewed enrollment figures for the 2016-2017 school year, approved to purchase new bleachers for softball field, and hired custodian at their monthly meeting on October 13.