Bedford Times-Press Area News

Director of ShareSpace visits Bedford school to teach about Giant Moon Map

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.

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Open Mic Night September 15

     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.

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Fall for Bedford a success!

     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.

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September 19 deadline to file papers for school/city elections

     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.…

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Four area fire departments respond to house fire Sept. 5

     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…

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AWANA begins tonight; carnival set for Sunday

     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.

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Class of 1954 reunion Saturday

     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.

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New Market is thriving as rural communities struggle

     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. 

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