Bedford Boys Tribute Center organizes ‘Operation Bedford Remembers’ for recently deployed troops
Volunteers can sign up to adopt a soldier, then receive their name, birth date, and hometown. You can write to your service member using custom stationery and have opportunities to send care packages overseas.
VMI cadets join Kyle Petty to honor veterans during surprise presentation at D-Day Memorial
In a surprise ceremony, Virginia Military Institute cadets paid their respects to veterans and the children's charity Victory Junction they were raising money for by presenting the colors. “To have the color guard from VMI be here, It was so special,” Petty said.
Liberty High School in Bedford to release students early on Friday due to HVAC repair issues
Liberty High School will be letting its students out early Friday due to ongoing HVAC repair issues. School officials said while classes are currently at comfortable temperatures, that could change as temperatures rise throughout the day.
Covid-19 vaccine doubters more likely to be convinced if offered a choice of jab
Giving people a choice of Covid-19 jabs could be the best way of converting those who are currently unsure about whether to have an injection, according to research. A major study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that almost one in four people who were unsure about whether to accept a jab said they could be convinced by being offered a choice of vaccine. By contrast, only 11 per cent said they could be swayed by NHS advice. The survey of more than 16,000 people also founnews.yahoo.com
Exclusive: Vaccination won’t mean an end to self-isolating
Fully vaccinated people face still having to self-isolate for 10 days if they come into contact with someone infected with Covid after June 21, The Telegraph understands. The continued imposition of quarantine for those who have been vaccinated is likely to undermine plans for "normality" to return next month because people may be deterred from going to crowded places if they face the threat of enforced self-isolation. Workplaces may also be loath to mix vaccinated and unvaccinated staff if a case of Covid could see dozens of staff being forced into quarantine. In America, fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine if they have come into contact with someone who has had Covid unless they are showing symptoms, according to guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Conclusions from a review into social distancing rules are due to be announced next week, with a relaxation of the need to keep one metre apart indoors and wear face masks possible from June 21 – the final stage in Boris Johnson's reopening roadmap for England.news.yahoo.com
Manhattan district attorney expands criminal probe of Trump company to Westchester County property
The Manhattan district attorney's office has expanded its criminal probe of President Donald Trump's company to include a sprawling property in Westchester County, New York. The company's valuation of Seven Springs for a number of months has been the focus of a civil fraud investigation by the New York attorney general's office. Trump bought the property for only $7.5 million in 1996. Vance's office already was known to be investigating hush money payments made to women who said they had sex with Trump, as well as possible tax, bank and insurance fraud. Trump has denied having sex with the women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.cnbc.com
Stroger Hospital nurses could face firing after what they say was a Halloween-themed bargaining march — including a plastic rat, skeleton and a bouquet of dried flowers
Bedford, who was in the group, said they carried Halloween themed props up the hospital’s fifth floor while escorted by hospital police. Some of the items they carried included a bouquet of dried flowers with a golden, plastic rat gripping a skeleton inside, Bedford said. The nurses delivered the flowers to one of their managers before officers told the group to leave because there were too many people, she said.chicagotribune.com
Margaret Ann Reid Wright
Margaret WrightBEDFORD Margaret Ann Reid Wright, 90, of Bedford, passed from this life to her Heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Bedford County Nursing Home. She was born March 14, 1929 in Floyd County, the daughter of the late George Washington Reid and Beulah Thompson Reid. She was retired from Piedmont Label Co., where she worked in the art department. She was a former member of Bedford Professional Women; and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church and the Longwood Ave. Baptis...therecorderonline.com