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Voters across the state take to the polls for midterm election
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     Taylor County voters turned out in great numbers for the 2018 midterm elections. Out of 3,969 registered voters, 2,461 voted this year for 62 percent. Absentee ballots sent back to the Taylor County Auditor totaled 783. Votes are scheduled to be canvassed on Wednesday, November 14 at 9 a.m.

Ribbon cutting Nov. 21 for Paisley Prairie Bouque
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     The Bedford Area Chamber will have a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. for Bedford’s newest business, Paisley Prairie Bouquet at 420 Main Street. Everyone is invited to welcome Lacey and Russele Sleep to Main Street.

Bedford UMC fall dinner Nov. 14
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     The Bedford United Methodist Church fall dinner will be held Wednesday, November 14 with serving from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The menu includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables, salads, desserts, and drink for a free will offering. Carry out is available by calling 523-3102.

Caring Tree sign up now available at Taylor Co. Neighborhood Center
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     Sign up for the Caring Tree at the MATURA Taylor County Neighborhood Center has begun. Taylor County parents need to come into the center and fill out a form with children’s clothing, shoe and sock sizes. We are also asking what toys they like or special interests they have.

PCSB Bank opens Bedford location
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By Nicki Lock      PCSB Bank has extended their location list to include a branch in Bedford. A ribbon cutting for the new location was held on October 26. President and CEO, James Johnson, said opening the Bedford location shows the Whitmore family’s commitment to southwest Iowa. Bedford joins six other location of PCSB Bank.

FFA students report on convention at school board meeting
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          The Bedford School Board listened to presentations from FFA students, discussed certified enrollment, approved SBRC allowable growth request, approved volunteer coaches and approved a resignation at their November meeting.

Holiday Home Tour set for December 1
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     The Bedford Holiday Home Tour is set for Saturday, December 1. This year’s tour will feature three homes and the Taylor County Museum.      Bill and Stephanie Harrison and their two children, Addison (7) and Edward (16 months) live at 1769 State Highway 2. Their home was built in the 1920’s and has been added on…

Australian farmer visits Ackley farm
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By Nicki Lock      Paul and Nancy Ackley of Bedford hosted an Australian guest on their farm November 7. Stuart McDonald, Australian farmer and international farming scholar spent one day with Paul Ackley, learning about his farming operation. McDonald was referred to Paul Ackley in this area after being in Nebraska.

Bedford Auxiliary ladies host Veteran’s Day Program
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     The Bedford American Legion Auxiliary members hosted a Veteran’s Day program on Sunday, November 11. This year’s program included an explanation of the missing man table, explanation of the shell casings placed with a folded flag, a newspaper article written about the making of the white marble veterans’ headstones and the story behind coins placed…

BHS students gear up for fall school play “Shrek: The Musical”
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     Many BHS students are preparing for opening weekend of this year’s fall school play. Seventy-six students, grades 3rd-12th have put in countless hours rehearsing, “Shrek: The Musical” for this weekend, November 16-18.

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Bulldogs Post Season Honors
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     Three Bedford Bulldogs received District 7 post season honors. The Eight-Man Football District 7 coaches met and voted on who represented the district this year with selection of first and second team offensive, defensive, and special teams players.

Lady Dawgs 2018-2019 Basketball Preview
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  By Jason Bucher         It is time to turn our attention to the basketball court where Head Coach Kenny Weed returns all of his players from last year’s 4-18 squad, a record that can be very deceiving as they had six losses by 10 points or less. Last year the Lady Dawgs averaged 34.2 points a…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Mary Rogers
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     Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Bea Rogers will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10 AM at The New Life Missionary Church in Bedford. Visitation will be held Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Cummings Family Funeral Home from 3-7 PM, with family greeting friends from 4-7 PM and a Rosary service to…

Loren Bolinger
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     Funeral Celebration of Life services for Loren Bolinger, age 84, of Clearfield, Iowa, who passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, after a long battle with dementia were held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation was Friday from 3 to…

Richard Freshour
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     Richard LaVerne Freshour was born to Robert and Wilma (Landon) Freshour on February 5, 1944, in Villisca, Iowa. Richard passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan in Villisca. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Wolfe Funeral Home, Villisca. Interment with military honors was July 2, 2018 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery,…

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