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Today's Features

  • The familiar Paper Wasp is a colonizer of the first order. Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortez, Ponce de Leon and the rest of the gang seeking to lay claim to unknown lands for queen and crown had nothing on this winged intruder. This spring it has been confirmed that I am the unwelcome resident of a massive wasp hive.

  • Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. If you receive correspondence from us:
    Don’t panic. You can usually deal with a notice simply by responding to it.
    Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice has specific instructions, so read your notice carefully because it will tell you what you need to do.

  • A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun and the noise did something to his hearing so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.
    Since then he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.
    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • May 1, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    The City of Bedford has adopted an ordinance to establish the boundaries of the city. The boundaries are based on the city’s existing records and subsequent annexation ordinances. Mayor James Black stressed that this procedure is not to annex, but is to establish the city’s corporate boundaries.

  • The Trimble County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at the Trimble County Extension Office on Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m.
    “We really need to try to have all of our utility companies that provide services in the county present at the meeting to review and discuss the types of chemicals and quantities you have on hand,” Shannon R. Hoskins, Trimble Co. LEPC, chairperson said.
    Other items on the agenda include: Upcoming table-top training exercise and Volunteer Drive.

  • Each year the Bedford Rotary Club solicits nominations for its “Citizen of the Year” award, from Trimble County residents. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated non-paying “service above self” activities benefiting various Trimble County programs and organizations.  

  • Spring is here and the Bedford Rotary lunch wagon begins the monthly lunch program at the courthouse for 2016! Mark your calendars for this for May 10, and come purchase our lunches during 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Relax in the shade around our tables, and have fun talking with many of the Bedford folks. It is a great way to spend a delightful noontime period. If the weather is really bad, we will have a follow-up date well advertised on the trailer and in the papers.

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Trimble County Clerk Tina Browning has announced that the absentee voting machines are open in her office during office hours.
    Thursday, April 28
    Trimble County Senior Citizens Center commodities from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Tobacco Producers Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training will be held April 28, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service located at 43 High Country Lane, Bedford. This training is for producers needing certification or re-certification. There is no cost to attend.
    Friday, April 29