June 21, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Ryder returns as Bath planner

HOT SPRINGS - Former Bath County planner Sherry Ryder has been hired by supervisors to assume that role again next month. Ryder served as Bath's planner from 2003-05, and has most recently been working in the office of Bath attorney Peter Judah. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools June 26, 2007, 7:30 p.m. - Regular meeting Superintendent's report - Presentations/reports: Career & Technical Education Report, April Goff; Comprehensive Plan Development Presentation, Dr. More...

New athletic/recreation director job supported

MONTEREY - A combined athletic/recreation director position was supported by Highland supervisors last week, but how the job's duties would be filled and how its salary would be paid remains undecided. More...

Area artists showcase watercolors

Monterey's Barbara Hevener captured the essence of a barn in her watercolor, "Country Barn Exercise." More...

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Bath County Public Library began it's summer reading program last week with storyteller Barry Mines. Pictured are the very enthusiastic children who attended. For more information on remaining programs, call (540) 839-7286. More...

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A special exhibit has opened at the Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, featuring more than 50 pieces, including clothing, blankets, quilts, cloth and other bedcovers, along with a selection of related accoutrements. More...

Highlander named Virginia Orchestra Director of the Year

McLEAN - Gretta F. More...

Event planner hopes to be invited to parties

MONTEREY - Gail Arnott wants to be invited to weddings and parties. The Highland native is starting a wedding and event planning business serving Bath and Highland counties. More...

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The Beverage garden on Spruce Street is growing. Two weeks ago, gardener Conley Colaw finished planting. The showcase garden promises a bountiful harvest of color and a variety of vegetables before long. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

FSA acreage reporting deadlines approaching

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge/Alleghany/Bath County Farm Service Agency reminds producers that acreage reports are now being accepted. More...

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Arin Sime, Libertarian candidate for senator from the 24th district, stopped in Monterey on his figure-eight motorcycle tour of the district. Sime passed the site of the new Highland pool on his way into town from Bolar. More...

Garden club watches 'Truth'

MONTEREY - The Monterey Garden Club held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 5, in the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library. After the business meeting, the film, "An Inconvenient Truth," was shown. More...

Vision for Bath's future satisfies county board

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Special Sections

Schools

Student art goes public

HOT SPRINGS - Young artists everywhere struggle for exposure and recognition, but thanks to Bath County art teacher Bill Lindsey, eight student artists have art hanging in area businesses for the coming year. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School HOT SPRINGS - Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County School, has announced the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Academic Achievement

Nicole Margrith Mueller

RADFORD - Nicole Margrith Mueller of Hot Springs has been named to the spring semester dean's list at Radford University. Mueller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Urs Franz Mueller. She is a senior interdisciplinary studies-education major. More...

Religion

Religion

Women's Friday Morning Bible Study learns about "Matthew," at 8:15 a.m. Fridays at the Mountain View Room, Highland County Public Library. Call Cathy Dray, (540) 468-2301 or Margie Boesch, (540) 468-3328 to register. More...

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Hot Springs Presbyterian Church's Angel Food Ministries volunteers helped distribute and pack food boxes last Saturday at Bath County's new distribution point. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH Thursday, June 21 The Nature Conservancy office in Warm Springs will offer a free, guided forest ecology hike to Bear Loop, at 1 p.m. Meet at the Nature Conservancy office. More...

Home & Property

Farm Service Agency accepting nominations

LEXINGTON - Christopher S. More...

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The Highland Center Farmer's Market Pavilion is in its third week of construction. David Glendinning is preparing to raise the walls on the structure, now that a suitable foundation is in place. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Cloverbud camp set for August

MONTEREY - Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold a summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp for area youth ages 5-8. The camp will be held Aug. 1-3 at the Highland Modular Conference Room, adjacent to the extension office, in Monterey. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Old school deserves new life

The nearly 20-year discussion on the old Millboro school campus must come to an end, and quickly. More...

Pictorial

At the center of the debate over preserving the McDowell Battlefield is Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation executive director Howard Kittell (middle). More...

Bath fortunate to have caring personnel

Editor, The Recorder, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with the fine citizens of the Bath Community an experience I recently had in Hot Springs. More...

Ashwood school to host archaeological dig

ASHWOOD - Young people will have an opportunity to explore the history of the nearly 100--year-old Ashwood school and learn about archaeology next Friday at a field day sponsored by 4-H. More...

School renovation will test patience, principal says

HOT SPRINGS - Construction is under way at Bath County High School. With more than $8.9 million earmarked for renovations, the final results are anticipated to be high-quality improvements. More...

Employees shift at Bath schools

WARM SPRINGS - Following a closed session to discuss personnel, the Bath County School board voted Tuesday to make two appointments and accept one resignation. More...

Contractors be aware: State permits required

HOT SPRINGS - Contractors and developers already familiar with erosion and sedimentation plans found out about Virginia regulations for managing stormwater during construction at a presentation in Hot Springs Monday. More...

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Second Saturday on Mill Alley Courtyard witnessed the opening of a new store - Mariah Boone. The custom, estate and vintage jewelry store is the second enterprise Tate Swecker has opened in Monterey in the past year. More...

Climbin' the vine: Bath theatre wows crowd

The 2007 Bath County Missoula Children's Theatre presented two showings of the musical "Jack and the Beanstalk" Saturday, June 16, with a cast complete with giant Mexican jumping beans, merchants and farmers, a three-ringed circus, and of course the More...

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The Sundance Studio presented "In Concert at The Highland Center" Sunday. About 50 people attended. Proceeds from the concert help the Sundance Express clogging team attend the Clogging Beach Jam in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More...

Cowboys, cowgirls take to the trail in Doe Hill

The McDowell Volunteer Fire Department put on one of its annual trail rides during beautiful weather last Sunday in Doe Hill. Nearly 30 riders enjoyed a three and a half hour ride through the forest to the top of the mountain and back. More...

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Susie Newlen of Blue Grass is the new owner of Highland Mountain Flowers in Monterey. A native of Highland County, Newlen has worked in the flower industry for 10 years. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

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Left, Chris Swecker, who graduated this year from James Madison University, stopped by the Highland County Arts Council summer camp to show students his Sculpey clay creations. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Mid- June begins the blooming season for many of the prettiest native orchids found in the Highlands. More...

Bath reading club begins

Library Notes

WARM SPRINGS - June 20 marked the beginning of the free Summer Reading Club at the Bath County Public Library. Story teller Barry Mines will be here to captivate and entertain us. More...

Event planner hopes to be invited to parties

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Man pleads guilty to bank robbery

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Obituaries

ELIZABETH LIGHTNER LANDES

EVANSTON, Ill. - Elizabeth Lightner Landes, 90, died June 13, 2007 at the Presbyterian Homes in Evanston. Mrs. Landes was born on May 1, 1917, in Reading, Pa., to Angus LeRoy and Grace Thompson Lightner. More...

RANDOLPH 'BUBBER' VAIDEN WAGNER

BLUE GRASS - Randolph "Bubber" Vaiden Wagner, 82, of Blue Grass, died Thursday, June 7, 2007. He was born Oct. 30, 1924 at Blue Grass, a son of the late Dennis Brown and Sudie Lee Jordan Wagner. Mr. More...

ANDREW JACKSON 'JACK' McCOY

MILLBORO - Andrew Jackson "Jack" McCoy Sr., 80, of Route 1 Box 1, Millboro, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 at his residence. Born July 30, 1926, he was a son of the late Wallace G. McCoy and Mazie Bosserman McCoy. More...

Sports

Bath's Cantrell earns district coach of the year

WARM SPRINGS - Midway through this past season, the Bath County baseball team was looking at a record of 3 wins and 6 losses. More...

Bath Little League winding down

At left, A Millboro Scrapper slides into first but not before the throw beats him there. The Scrapper was out anyway, no sliding feet first into first base. More...

Highland County T-ball sees action

Highland T-ball player Cullen Bendel turns on the speed as he heads to third. His hustle paid off and he safely beat the throw from David Arnott. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

May 30 - Transported patient to Augusta Medical Center for evaluation. May 31 - Received a report of bear on property on Potomac River Road. June 1 - Received report of oil being dumped into the Potomac River. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

June 12 - Conducted wellbeing check on a Hot Springs resident. June 12 - Assisted The Homestead security for someone trespassing on property. June 12 - Assisted stranded motorist in Mitchelltown area. More...

Early Files

Building, livestock destroyed by lightning

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25 years ago

JUNE 24, 1982

The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the proposed 1982-83 county budget Tuesday evening of last week. Only one member of the public, Sam Rexrode of Monterey, was present to express any opinion on the tentative budgets. More...

50 years ago

JUNE 27, 1957

The Post Office Department has announced increases in all of its special service fees, beginning Monday, July 1. The increases will affect registered mail, insured mail, and certified mail as well as money order fees and special delivery. More...


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