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Director of ShareSpace visits Bedford school to teach about Giant Moon Map
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By Nicki Lock      Bedford junior high and high school students had a unique opportunity to learn about space on September 5. Jim Christensen, Executive Director of ShareSpace Education, an educational program funded by the Buzz Aldrin Family Foundation, was in Iowa last week, escaping Hurricane Dorian, and visited with the Bedford students.

Open Mic Night September 15
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     Open Mic Night will be held at the band shell in Bibbins Park on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come share their talent on stage or bring your lawn chairs and enjoy good entertainment in a beautiful setting. Open Mic Night is sponsored by Bibbins Park board.

Fall for Bedford a success!
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     A beautiful night greeted those coming downtown for Bedford Area Chamber’s annual Fall for Bedford event. Good food, good music, and good company was enjoyed along with the beautiful view of the Taylor County Courthouse from Court Avenue.

September 19 deadline to file papers for school/city elections
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     November 5, 2019 will be the first City School combined election. Taylor County residents will vote at their normal polling locations. The election will run from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The first day for file papers was August 26, 2019. Those wanting to run for mayor or city council will file with the Taylor County Auditor.…

Four area fire departments respond to house fire Sept. 5
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     Four area fire departments responded to a house fire on Briarwood Avenue on the morning of September 5. The home belonged to Connor Davison. New Market Fire Chief Jason Strough has spoken with the State Fire Marshal. No cause had been determined at press time. There was no other information available. The New Market Fire…

AWANA begins tonight; carnival set for Sunday
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     This year’s AWANA Program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 11th at the First Baptist Church, located at 808 Main Street, Bedford. Registration will be from 6:10 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening, followed by the club program, to conclude at 8:30 p.m.

Class of 1954 reunion Saturday
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     The Class of 1954 will have their 65th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Taylor County Museum beginning at noon. Stick around for reminiscing, visiting and an evening meal.

New Market is thriving as rural communities struggle
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     As rural communities across America struggle to be attractive for new development and growth, New Market is thriving. To make it easy and affordable for new home builders, the City of New Market and the New Market Foundation Housing Committee has secured and cleaned up several lots. These lots are mostly being secured through tax sales. 

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Dawgs Take Down third Ranked Tigers
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By Jason Bucher      On Friday, September 6th, the winless Bulldogs traveled across state lines to Grant City to play Missouri’s 3rd ranked Worth County Tigers. It ended up being a very intense, high scoring football game that ended up with the Dawgs victorious 64-56.

Bulldog XC Compete At Wayne Invite
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By Jason Bucher      The Bulldogs raced into the 2019 Cross Country season at the Wayne Invite on Thursday, September 5th. The Bulldogs matched the toasty conditions with some hot times and efforts. Team wise, the boy’s raced to 4th in the 14 team field and the girl’s pulled together a solid beginning to their season.      

Lady Dawgs Fall at Lamoni
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By Jason Bucher      On Thursday, September 5th, the Lady Dawgs traveled to play the 13th ranked Lamoni Demons. In the first set the Lady Dawgs started off with a 3-0 advantage behind two Brooklyn Rowan aces. Lamoni then went on a 8-2 run making the score 8-5 before Coach Bonde called a timeout to settle…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Floyd “Festus” Griffith
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     Funeral Services for Floyd “Festus” Griffith, who passed away September 4, 2019, were held Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11 AM at the Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 until service time. Interment will be held at Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be directed towards the family for a memorial to be…

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