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Published: Wednesday, 10/18/2006

Bedford: Deadline is Oct. 25 for board vacancy

The deadline to apply for the Bedford Public Schools Board of Education vacancy is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, and applicants will be reviewed that evening, according to Superintendent Jon White.

Board member Reggie Monday resigned Oct. 5 because she said it is necessary for her to invest time and energy into an investment property in California

She said she will be leaving Michigan at the end of this month.

"This experience has been exceptional for me, and what this community has added to my life is indescribable," she said.

"The next two or three years are conditional," Ms. Monday said, "so, who knows - perhaps I will be back."

The board has 30 days from Ms. Monday's resignation to hire a new board member.

If it does not appoint a new board member by Nov. 4, the appointment defaults to the Monroe County Intermediate School District.

The term of whoever replaces Ms. Monday will expire in May, 2007, at which time her replacement could choose to run during the regular election, according to Mr. White.

Board President David Taylor is also up for reelection this May.

A golf outing fund-raiser will be held Saturday to benefit Stevie L. Beale.

A June 15 crash at the intersection of Clegg Road and Whiteford Center Road in Monroe County killed one of the backseat passengers and injured the other four occupants on June 15.

Stevie, 17, suffered broken vertebrae and spent weeks in recovery before she was allowed to return home, shortly before the start of school.

She chose to remain at Whitmer for her senior year after her family moved to Bedford Township.

More than 500 people attended the Oct. 7 Super Stevie Run fund-raiser that raised over $8,000, according to Anita Martin, its coordinator.

The fund-raiser this Saturday will be held at Bedford Hills Golf Course from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tina Keith, one of the event's organizers, said they are still taking on golfers as space is available.

Additional information is available by calling 734-206-1987.

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