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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Shimer, Edwards, retire from post office
     Cindy Edwards and Bonnie Shimer, familiar faces at the Gravity and Clearfield Post Offices, will be retiring at the end of September. Customers at those post offices will not only see a change in staff, but will also see a reduction in hours effective October 4.
Theme for fall homecoming is Tuning into a Bulldog Victory!
     This year’s fall homecoming is September 22-26. Dress up days for homecoming are: Monday-Big Comfy Couch Day (PJ’s); Tuesday-Happy, Happy, Happy Days! (Dress like the Happy Days gang or the Duck Dynasty group); Wednesday-Bulldog, Bulldog (Twin Day); Thursday-Big Bang Theory (Dress like a smart scientist); Friday-Channeling a Bulldog Victory! Blue and White Day.
Bake sale/raffle, meal and auction planned for McKnight family
     A “Mira”cles for Mira Benefit will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the United Christian-Presbyterian Church in Bedford. A bake sale and raffle is planned
for Friday, Sept. 26 from 5-9 p.m. at 1505 Oak Street, Bedford (by Bedford’s football field).

School awards $852,081 safe room bid
     Bids were opened on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Bedford School for a new safe room that will be attached to the southwest corner of the large gym. Three bids were received.
Taylor County Freedom Rock is finished
     Taylor County’s Freedom Rock, located south of the Blockton Community Center in Blockton, was finished last week. Ray (Bubba) Sorensen of Greenfield is the artist and has been painting Freedom Rocks all over the state of Iowa. The photo on the left is the front of the rock and the photo on the right is the back and side. Donations can be sent to Blockton City Hall, 405 Division St., Blockton, Iowa 50836 or Laree Kreitlow, 2992 Vail, Blockton.
Kelly Tobin of Taylor County receives state award for dedication to soil and water conservation
     Kelly Tobin of Taylor County received the Division of Soil Conservation Award on September 3, 2014 at the 68th Annual Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Districts Commissioners Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.