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New business in Gravity having grand opening April 27

     A new business is opening up in Gravity. Dirty Harry’s BBB will be a sporting goods and outdoor supplies store.      “I’ve always been an outdoor advocate,” said Harry Blake, owner and operator. Supplies will be for outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and camping, fishing lures, bait, rod and reels, T-shirts, ammunition items. “I…

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Property reappraisals begin this week

          Door-to-door inspections of all residential, commercial, and industrial properties in Taylor County begin this week, according to Taylor County Chief Deputy Assessor Holly Cavin. The reappraisal project was approved by the Taylor County Conference Board in February, 2021.      The purpose of the reappraisal program is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is…

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Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Banquet at NM UMC

Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Banquet at NM UMC      The New Market United Methodist Church will have a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Banquet on Wednesday, May 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. with meal served at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite apron if they wish. Reservations must be made by Sunday,…

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Memories of the Bedford Sale Barn

     Sale barns were once a gathering place that brought rural and urban folks together to sell their livestock and farm-related items and catch up on local happenings. Today, many of those sale barns are gone in rural communities, some because of the cost of meeting strict regulations and others because of retirement.      Bedford’s sale…

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Summer hours for Secondary Roads department

Summer hours for Secondary Roads department      The Taylor County Secondary Roads/Engineer’s Office will be going to summer hours starting May 2 through September 5, 2024. The hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Correction

Correction      In last week’s school board story there was an error in the amounts for dirt work for the school. The correct amounts should be $6,610 from Tonka Toy and $6,930 from Watson Excavation. We apologize for the incorrect numbers.

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FMTC announces plans to bring fiber internet to Bedford

     Bedford is one of four communities that is scheduled to get fiber internet and from Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in a recent news release.      Officials with FMTC announced plans to bring fiber internet and voice services within the city limits of Bedford, Clarinda, Red Oak, and Corning. Phase one of construction is scheduled to begin…

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