July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

A soldier's meal: Bath man recalls Korea

MONTEREY - Sam Donaldson Jr. has a way of making the best of less-than-perfect situations. For example, a Christmas in war-torn Korea could have been worse for a company of Army soldiers, but for Donaldson's efforts. More...

Get trained now

An EMT Basic training course will be held beginning July 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Millboro Area Rescue squad building in the industrial park in Millboro. There is a $1 fee for Highland and Bath residents, which covers all text and materials. More...

Protect your children from obesity

HealthConnection

Anyone who has watched the news recently has seen numerous reports on childhood obesity and the detrimental effects this has on their health. More...

Photos

The sixth Annual Blue Grass Book Bank Fourth of July Children's Parade drew hundreds of participants and spectators Wednesday morning in downtown Blue Grass. Sunny skies matched smiling faces and forced the homemade ice cream eaters to eat fast. More...

In Brief

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland supervisors met July 3 and recommended to the Highland County Circuit Court that Harry Sponaugle be assigned to the board of zoning appeals for four more More...

On the agenda

Bath County Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 6 p.m. closed session 7 p.m. regular meeting Closed meeting 6 p.m. More...

Photos

Christine Hodges, 4-H staff member, explains to a group of girls the metal chain they found probably belonged to an old fashioned toilet. More...

Court Cases

The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on June 13. More...

Crisis in rural school funding topic of forum

MARLINTON, W.Va. - Many rural school systems in Virginia and West Virginia are facing a funding crisis as enrollments decline and state funding formulas do not address the special needs of small rural school districts. More...

Tidbits

Marty Brooks of McDowell has returned from two weeks in Washington, D.C., spent with daughters Renee and Jacquelyn. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath teachers learn their local history

WARM SPRINGS - It took just 216 years, but Bath County history will soon be taught in local schools. Come September, elementary and high school students will learn about what's happened to shape Bath County since its founding in 1791. More...

Valley Elementary School kids raise $2,200 for Relay for Life

The students at Valley Elementary worked hard to raise $2,234 for the Bath, Highland Relay for Life recently held at Millboro Elementary. The two classes raising the most money earned a pizza party donated by Relay for Life headquarters in Roanoke. 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...

Calendar

BATH

Sunday - Saturday, July 8-14 Camp Accovac Work and Wilderness Camp for ages 12-18. For information contact Josie Denius at (540) 997-5964 or (540) 862-4904. More...

HIGHLAND

Want to know what's going on in Highland? Keep up with Highland County events through the Highland County Public Library at: www.highlandcountyvirginia.org. More...

AREA

Saturday, July 7 Alleghany Highlands Center for the Performing Arts in Clifton Forge, 102nd Masonic Theatre Anniversary Folk Music Concert featuring Mike Seeger at 8 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

June 21 - Investigated a report of a larceny in the Monterey area. June 21 - Investigated a report of vandalism. June 21 - Performed a welfare check. June 22 - Assisted Virginia State Police with an auto accident. More...

Bath County

June 26 - Responded to a report of disturbance in the Green Valley area. Assisted by Virginia State Police. June 26 - Advised to watch for possible drunk driver in Hidden Valley area. More...

Letters

Past time for a noise ordinance in Monterey

Editor, The Recorder, Perhaps it is a sign of the changing times that we are not all as considerate of each other as we should be. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

John Hodge places his finger over the hole in his throat when he talks. Tom Duquette, here adjusting a stretcher, has had both knees and one hip replaced. More...

Citizens have power of truth

It isn't over by a long shot, but residents of Pendleton County, W.Va., who banned together to argue against industrializing Jack Mountain have a lot to be proud of. More...

Renovation: Pushing the limits

Life in Egypt

Through last summer and fall, great progress was made on our old house. New wiring went in, new plumbing went in. The framing for the bathroom, kitchen and pantry went up, and we could begin to see the house take shape. More...

Photo

Colton Williams, son of Heidi Simmons and Trey Williams of Vanderpool, waves flags to the crowd during the Blue Grass Book Bank's annual Fourth of July parade and ice cream social. See photos, page 12-13. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Wind energy, pool project stir debate on county's future

'You can take it or leave it,' supervisor says

MONTEREY - Must be an election year. Highland supervisors were challenged on the merits of both industrial wind energy, and a county swimming pool Tuesday for the better part of an hour. More...

Wind company gets extension to appeal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Since its permit was denied June 22, wind energy developer Liberty Gap has been granted an extension on the amount of time it has to ask the state to reconsider its decision. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath School Board Bath County School Baord held its end of year close-out meeting Tuesday, June 26 and since Donna Smith was not able to attend the earlier June meeting, More...

Highland natives celebrate 20 years in business

DAYTON - Highland County leaders have made increasing efforts to improve the odds for resident entrepreneurs and younger generations who hope to start their own business some day. More...

On the agenda

Highland School Board Highland High School Library Monday, July 9 - 7 p.m. Consent Agenda Finance reports and payment of bills. Highland Highlight - Remediation. More...

Ryder back in the planning saddle

WARM SPRINGS - After a year and a half away from county government, Sherry Ryder returned Monday to the Bath County planner position. More...

Millboro has new correspondent

MILLBORO - The Recorder is starting a news column focused on happenings in or near the town of Millboro in eastern Bath County, and I volunteered for the assignment. More...

Bath man becomes manager for Grand Home Furnishings

WARM SPRINGS - Gary Lane Bogan of Warm Springs has been appointed as manager of Grand Home Furnishings in Lexington. Bogan began his employment with Grand as a truck driver and delivery person. More...

Artist fellowships now available

RICHMOND - The Virginia Commission for Arts invites Virginia based poets and composers to apply for its 2007-08 artist fellowships due Aug. 1. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - The thickets of rhododendron, cursed by hunters and others traveling through the forest, pay their dues in the first weeks of July with huge blossoms of pink and white flowers. More...

Club learns floral design

WARM SPRINGS - The Hot Springs Garden Club met Monday, June 25 at the Warm Springs Presbyterian Church. Hostesses for the evening were Glenna Myers and Virginia Nowlin. More...

Obituaries

GRANT E. GUTSHALL

STAUNTON - Grant Eugene Gutshall, 83, husband of Lillian Margaret Kelly Gutshall of 119 Biltmore Street, Staunton, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville. He was born Feb. More...

JAMES LEWIS SMITH

MILLBORO - James Lewis Smith, 87, of 11020 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at his residence. Born Dec. 9, 1919 in Bath County, he was a son of the late John Lester and Juanita Hefler Smith. Mr. More...

Sports

Cascades welcomes former U.S. Open winner

CASCADES- The last time Catherine Lacoste played golf at the Cascades it was 1968. One year earlier Lacoste won the 1967 U.S. Open on the renowned Homestead course. More...

Softball All-Stars play tourney in Clifton Forge

The senior little league all-star softball team plays two games next week at Linden Park in Clifton Forge. More...

Photos

A volleyball camp for students from both Highland and Bath Counties was held last week at HHS. Bath volleyball coach Dave McGee directed the joint camp organized by Kathy Cobb. "It's kind of cool to combine forces," said McGee. More...

Home & Property

Farmers' market pavilion progresses onward

The Highland Center Farmers' Market Pavilion is in its fourth week of construction. (Photo courtesy Betty Mitchell) More...

Highland Museum looking for volunteers

McDOWELL- The Highland County Museum and Heritage Center is seeking docents to bring Highland history alive. A docent is someone who greets guests, gives tours of the museum and provides information on exhibits. More...

Early Files

Bath, Highland in the swim of things

Editor's note: This article was gleaned from the July 12, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

25 years ago

JULY 8, 1982

The Bolar Volunteer Fire Department has announced the donation of a parcel of land for the construction of a firehouse there. The land was donated by Mrs. Ezra Pack of Tomahawk Ranch. More...

50 years ago

JULY 11, 1957

The Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored annually by the Stonewall Ruritan Club and held at McDowell, an event which attracts crowds from all over this area, proved popular again this year to the large number of persons in attendance. More...


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