July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Bath comprehensive plan: Approved

WARM SPRINGS - With minor changes, the Bath County board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the new comprehensive plan. More...

Suffolk man hired for new athletic, recreation director job at Highland

MONTEREY - Brian W. Parker of Suffolk is the pick for the newly created position of Highland County athletic/ recreation director, said Highland County Public Schools' superintendent Gary Blair this week. More...

Electric use increasing 3 percent a year

BARC says it may need to expand in coming years

MONTEREY - "If you hear of economic development opportunities, let us know," BARC Electric Cooperative manager of operations Dale Meyer told the Highland County Economic Development Authority Tuesday. More...

Correction

In last week's Recorder "In Brief" article on the Highland County Board of Supervisor's meeting, the commissioner of revenue was described as asking for additional overtime money. More...

Highland pool: Series of events

1998 - In a combined effort, the Highland County Board of Supervisors, Highland school board, and Town of Monterey pursue the idea of a recreation complex next to high school, and Blackwell Engineering is hired to design plans. More...

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This quilt recently won "Best of Show" at the Tender Heart Quilts Quilt Show and Open House, held June 30 and July 1. The quilt, "Sarah's Patchwork Stars," was made by Shirley McDaniel of Millboro. More...

Association announces plans for 56th county fair

MONTEREY - The Highland County Fair Association continues to meet monthly to plan the 2007 fair. More...

Tidbits

Dick and Mamie Eagle have recently sold their home in Monterey and moved to Richmond, to be closer to their daughter, Debbie and her family. More...

Millboro Happenings

A motorcycle show and dance for youngsters in grades 3-8 will be held Saturday, July 14 at Lickety Splits restaurant on Route 42, just off the Route 39/42 intersection. More...

Building permits

Bath County

MONTEREY - The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of June, with a total value of $674,718. Wayne E. and Paula Conner, construction dwelling with attached garage; Charles E. More...

Elliott's returns to Bath County to cook, cater

MILLBORO SPRINGS - Great food was everywhere at the grand opening of Elliott's Catering a week ago Saturday night. Every passerby noticed the buffet table in the dining room covered with tasty hors d'oeuvres. More...

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This quilt was raffled during the Relay for Life in Millboro and at Tender Heart Quilts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Pictured is Mary Ann Bowden of Lexington, winner of the quilt. More...

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The Highland County Arts Council presented a performance of "Wonderland" at The Highland Center a couple of weeks ago. At left, Ashley Hiner brushes up on her lines before going on stage. More...

Petty ride coming to Bath

HOT SPRINGS - NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will arrive in Hot Springs Tuesday, July 17 during the 13th annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Millboro student awarded $20,000 scholarship

Vardaman scholars gather

HOT SPRINGS - Jack and Marianne Vardaman announced last week the award of the $20,000 four-year Vardaman Family Foundation Scholarship to Joseph "Joey" Robertson of Millboro. More...

College credit now available for Pocahontas Woods classes

LEWISBURG, W.Va. - New River Community and Technical College will, starting this fall, offer a program in fine woodworking in partnership with Pocahontas Woods. More...

Academic Honors

Denise M. Craft STAUNTON - Mary Baldwin College has announced Denise M. Craft of Monterey has been named to the dean's list of the spring semester. Deidre A. Hiner STAUNTON - Mary Baldwin College has announced Deidre A. 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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McDowell Community Vacation Bible School was recently held with a one-day extravaganza called "One Good Day." The campers studied Bible stories and learned dramas based on the stories. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BATH Saturday, July 14 Local talent Doug and Shelly Harper, and Dave Fondale are featured at the Saturday Evening Showcase at Douthat State Park beach amphitheater at 7 p.m. More...

Home & Property

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Few summer wildflowers can compete for the attention of butterflies with the brilliant orange flowers and plentiful nectar of butterfly weed. More...

Highland Farmers' Market pavilion under roof

Patrick Smith (left) and Joseph Shell prepare to install some standing seam metal roofing on an overcast afternoon. Its dedication is set for Friday. (Recorder photo by Lee Gibson) More...

Letters

Book Bank parade a wholesome slice of fun

Editor, The Recorder, Macy's and Gimbals could take some lessons from the planners of the annual 4th of July Blue Grass children's parade. More...

Citizens can take action, without leaders' support

Editor, The Recorder: The recent visit to Highland County by former Governor Mark Warner made and illustrated a very good point about rural development. Gov. More...

Liberty Gap wind may view county as target

Editor, The Recorder, At last week's board of supervisors' meeting, I described the potential for the Liberty Gap wind turbine project entering Highland County as "very speculative," words that I took directly from a conversation several months ag More...

Opinions & Commentary

Splinters From The Stands

Diving in: New pool needs concrete plan

Monday was hot, but it was a good day for making hay. So my son and I followed the bus from Monterey to the pool in Franklin, W.Va., to cool off. We had a good time with nearly 100 other like-minded folks. More...

Now, the real work begins

After two long years, Bath County citizens officially have a comprehensive plan in place that, for the most part, creates a road map accurately reflecting how the majority of its residents would like to see their county look in the foreseeable futu More...

Pictorial

Highland County Public Schools need some serious maintenance. The 40-year-old high school facility and 10-year-old elementary school are aging - and showing signs that need solutions very soon. More...

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Smoked rolled into the sky and traffic rolled to a stop following an electrical storm late Tuesday afternoon. More...

Highland FFA member named state secretary

MONTEREY - "I decided to run a year and half ago," said Tommy Hevener Jr. of Monterey. More...

Experts debate wind project, again

MONTEREY - Preparations have been under way for weeks, and this Tuesday, the State Corporation Commission will hold its second evidentiary hearing on what could be Virginia's first industrial wind energy utility. More...

Leaks, decay evident at schools

MONTEREY - Highland County Public Schools superintendent Gary Blair gave school board members a tour Monday, showing them areas in need of renovation, maintenance or upgrade. The high school is 40 years old and the elementary school is 10. More...

In Brief . . .

After receiving no comment during a public hearing, Bath County supervisors amended the county Erosion and Sedimentation ordinance to bring it into compliance with state law. More...

Behind the scenes

Bath art show to feature 611 works

ASHWOOD - Ready for some fun? The Bath County Art Show opens this Sunday, July 15. More...

Memorial, walk to honor veterans at courthouse lawn

MONTEREY - Work has begun on a Veterans Memorial to be located on the courthouse lawn in Monterey as depicted in the above artist's rendition, said Richard Waybright of the Highland County Veterans Memorial Committee. More...

Jewelry featured

MONTEREY - The Monterey Garden Club met Tuesday, July 3 at the Highland County Library with a program presented by member Shirley Weissenborn. She shared her newfound talent for making one of-a-kind pieces of jewelry using precious metal clay. More...

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Conley Colaw stands in front of the garden he's been landscaping since April. (Recorder photos by Lee Gibson) More...

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New beauty spot - The parking lot between the Millboro Ruritan Club and town pool sports a new look, thanks to the efforts of Master Gardener Vivian Manis, a member of Ruritans. More...

Bloodmobile visits Bath County

During a crucial time of blood shortage, the Bath County Chapter of the American Red Cross reported a successful Bloodmobile visit on Monday, July 9. With 55 donors, two were first time donors, 52 pints were collected. More...

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The Highland Seniors are working on a new raffle quilt, "The Maple Leaf," for 2008. They are getting help from Janice Estrada. The quilt can be seen at The Highland Center in Monterey. More...

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The Sundance Express (top) competed at Dieter's Clogging Beach Jam in Myrtle Beach, S.C last month, where the team placed in every event in which it competed and brought home second in traditional line, More...

Take it easy: New driving laws tougher

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will charge a $50 fee to applicants who fail to show up after scheduling a commercial driver's license skills test. More...

Hospital offers diabetic education

HOT SPRINGS - Type 2 diabetes is a local and national epidemic affecting both adults and children. Bath Community Hospital recognizes the need to provide tools and education for residents with diabetes to help them take charge of their disease. More...

Obituaries

DR. MALVERN LYNN MILLER

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Malvern "Mal" Lynn Miller, Ph.D, 71, of Hot Springs, died July 10, 2007 at his home. He was born March 26, 1936 in Cordell, Okla., the son of the late Urban Lynn Miller and Mildred Kellough Miller. Dr. More...

DANNY LEE FRANKLIN

VINITA, Okla. - Danny Lee Franklin, 54, of Vinita, formerly of Hot Springs, died Monday, July 9 at his residence. He was born Feb. 24, 1953 in Hot Springs, the son of Junior Franklin and the late Iva Lee Franklin. More...

JIMMY TRACY MOORE

DALEVILLE - Jimmy Tracy Moore, 75, of Troutville, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at Carrington Place, Daleville. Born July 8, 1931 in Radford, he was a son of the late Thomas Floyd Moore and Lillian Graham Moore. More...

Sports

Coyote expert to speak at sportsman show

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge County Fair will have a new appeal this year with the addition of "The Great Tradition" Outdoor Sportsman Show. This show will feature a "World Class Whitetail Collection" and 41-foot bass tub. More...

Hammer All-Stars knocked out of tourney

ROANOKE - The Bath County Recreation League Little League all-star team took to the road to play two games in a three-day stretch and was knocked out of the Little League tournament with losses to Cave Spring in Roanoke, and Pembroke near Blacksbu More...

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Each Monday this summer the Highland recreation commission sponsors a weekly trip to the swimming pool in Franklin, W.Va. The bus, driven by Franny Neil and carrying 15- 20 passengers, leaves the high school in Monterey at 11 a.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County July 3 - Responded to a report from a citizen that had cashed a check they received by mail. Check was bad. July 3 - Responded to a report of person speeding in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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Hot Springs resident Cookie Fry provided information on this undated, unidentified file photo of a Bath County swimming lesson, which was published in the July 5 edition of The Recorder. More...

Jousting alive and well in Bath County

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 15, 1982

Albert S. Armentrout, superintendent of Highland County Public Schools, announced Monday the hiring of Rodney G. Ashe as the new principal for the Highland High School. Armentrout said he received 15 applications for the job vacated by William E. More...


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