August 2, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Dreama Burns: Seeking first term

General Election 2007

MILLBORO - School board chair Kaye May will face competition from Dreama Burns, another small business accountant, in the Millboro district this November. More...

Krystal Criser: Seeking first term

General Election 2007

BURNSVILLE - For Krystal Criser , putting herself in front of the public by running for the Williamsville school board seat is a big step. More...

Kaye May: Seeking second term

General Election 2007

MILLBORO - Incumbent school board member and board chair Kaye May laughed when asked why she is running again to represent the Millboro district. More...

Barbara Waldeck: Seeking first full term

General Election 2007

HOT SPRINGS - Retired teacher Barbara Waldeck joined the school board early this year as the appointed representative of the Valley Springs district. She replaced former member Sarah Redington, who resigned early from her elected term. More...

Board adopts standards of student conduct

WARM SPRINGS - Following a year-long process assisted by consultant Dr. John Eller, the Bath school board has adopted a new parent/student guide for standards of student conduct. More...

Peeling back the corporate layers

HOT SPRINGS - In a sale finalized Dec. 26 last year, KSL Capital Partners, an investment group, acquired nearly all of Dallas-based Club Corp assets, which included The Homestead. More...

Pictorial

In general, Highland County residents are used to getting where they need to pretty easily around town. More...

Dispatchers look forward to new Enhanced-911 equipment

WARM SPRINGS - Last Wednesday, Bath County's dispatchers watched a presentation on the new enhanced 911 system. "We were all really impressed by the demonstration," said Teresa Shelton, 911 coordinator. More...

Millboro pipe bursts

MILLBORO - A small leak in a section of the town's water line made it necessary to close off a short portion of the line along of Lower Yard Road last Friday. The leak was repaired Monday by 11:30 a.m. More...

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A team of auditors from the Virginia Department of Corrections visited the Bath County sheriff's office June 14 to inspect its lock-up facility. After reviewing records required to be kept, auditors toured the lock-up accompanied by Capt. More...

Free spay, neuter offered in Bath

HOT SPRINGS - Thanks to Hot Springs Pharmacy, Bath Animal Welfare Foundation volunteers held an "Adoption Day" at the pharmacy entrance Saturday. More...

Birth

Evan Spencer Kimble

BLUE GRASS - Chad and Sueanne Kimble of Blue Grass announce the birth of their son, Evan Spencer, who was born May 18, 2007 at 7:43 p.m. at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg. He weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Wedding

Forbes - Burke

MILLBORO - Matthew Daniel Scott Burke and Amanda Kaye Forbes were united in marriage on Saturday, June 8, at the Millboro Christian Church, officiated by Pastor David Williams. More...

Clock chimes again

WARM SPRINGS - It's 11 a.m. You've forgotten your watch. How do you know the time? If you're out and about in Warm Springs, a missing watch is no problem. The clock on the courthouse tower chimes on the hour. Every hour. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115

Transportation report Maintenance report Summer school report and school opening updates - MES, VES, BCHS. More...

Computer classes offered

CLIFTON FORGE - Three information systems technology courses have been scheduled for the fall semester at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, according to Sam Benke, program head, information systems technology. More...

Earning the Eagle takes hard word, dedication

WARM SPRINGS - Josh Peters is a marked man. At least, that's what the Boy Scouts of America tell him. Josh recently earned his Eagle Scout rank from the organization. More...

Two more counties join SVP

HARRISONBURG - The Shenandoah Valley Partnership has announced the addition of Page and Shenandoah counties to the Partnership's membership roster. More...

Special Sections

Schools

2007-08 school supplies needed for MES, VES students

Millboro Elementary School MILLBORO - Millboro Elementary School announces student supplies needed for the 2007/ 08 school year. More...

Sports

Cyclists converge on county roads

MONTEREY - This Saturday morning more than 300 bicyclists riding in the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge will join like-minded bikers of the motorized sort and the many other tourists that travel the county's roads to enjoy the summer weekends. More...

Healing Arts group bonds in Highland

MONTEREY - In Eastern thought, there is an energy or lifeforce that flows through every body known as the Chi. It is thought the balance of this energy in a body can affect a person's mental and physical well-being. More...

BCHS fall sports schedule

Bath Varsity Football J.V. Football Volleyball Cross Country Golf More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

July 25 - Report of someone possibly vandalizing a house on The Pines Road. July 26 - Report of a generator being stolen on Cowpasture River Road, South. July 27 - Report of cattle out on Keister Hollow Road. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

July 23 - Spoke to a Millboro resident about a possible theft. July 24 - Checked on work release inmate from Alleghany county. July 24 - Responded to burglar alarm in Bath Alum area. More...

Letters

Pull together to 'go green' in the future

Editor, The Recorder, I am really surprised about all the hype surrounding wind energy. If the only bad thing about the structures is who will remover them after their usefulness ends, I believe that to be a pretty lame argument. More...

Know the person you will vote for

Editor, The Recorder, How soon we forget. It's nearing election time. More...

Try walking a mile in their shoes

Editor, The Recorder, It is undeniable that Highland County's board of supervisors has made many decisions that were not based on the county's majority. But, a man's life's work should never be over-looked. More...

Old Millboro school facing doom or bloom

MILLBORO - The decision whether to tear down all the old Millboro school buildings or turn them over to a developer to be renovated into apartments drew closer last week when Bath supervisors set a public hearing on the question for Aug. 23. More...

School board discusses laundry list of issues

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County School Board took little action Tuesday night at a five-hour called meeting to discuss concerns. More...

Jake Cleek: Seeking second-term

General Election 2007

WARM SPRINGS - Jake Cleek took a long shot four years ago when he ran for the Warm Springs district school board seat as a write-in candidate. This November, he runs unopposed. More...

Joyce Hevener: Seeking first term

General Election 2007

BURNSVILLE - Joyce Hevener already wears multiple hats in the Burnsville community and will don another if elected to represent the Williamsville district on the Bath school board. More...

Eddie Ryder: Seeking 5th term

General Election 2007

HOT SPRINGS - With 16 years experience on the school board representing the Cedar Creek district, Eddie Ryder is by far the senior member of the Bath school board. "I feel like I am dedicated to the office. More...

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Bub Rexrode (left) and assistant, Lynn Turk, are applying a primer coat to the roof of the sheriff's office in Monterey. They'll follow up with black paint to match the top of the social services building, which Rexrode also painted. More...

Maddock has 30-year career in hospitality

HOT SPRINGS - Sean Maddock arrived a month ago to become The Homestead's third general manager in four years. More...

Everyday heroes

Family sticks together through transplant

WARM SPRINGS - After his accident, actor Christopher Reeve said, "I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. More...

Millboro Happenings

The annual firemen's Carnival continues through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7-11 p.m. each day, at the Millboro Industrial Park. Another family night is tonight, Aug. 2, with one price for all rides. More...

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Many members of the Woodrow Wilson Ruritan District recently participated in the 4th of July parade at Gypsy Hill park in Staunton. Tammy Hicklin (left) Lt. Governor, and Betty Jo Clemmer, District Governor, stand in front of the float. More...

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The Highland Ballet Academy, under artistic director Anna Sides Gregory, presented its first spring performance at The Highland Center June 2. More...

Wedding

Piner - Grant

STAUNTON - On Saturday June 2, 2007, Anna Marie Piner and Shawn Adam Grant were married at the Light House Church in Churchville. Mrs. Grant is the daughter of Floyd and Doris Piner of Churchville. More...

Hands-on expression: Art for kids a hit

BATH COUNTY - Kids and art projects tend to go together enthusiastically, and last week 15 children had the opportunity to get creative with paints and paper in a special summer program at Valley Elementary School and Millboro Elementary School. More...

Learn car seat safety

SALEM - Bath County deputy Diedra R. Shriver attended a class on the "operation kids" law enforcement child passenger safety program last month at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy. More...

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Teen musician and vocalist LeAnna Michelle Armstrong will perform at the West Virginia State Fair Friday, Aug. 10 along with her band, The Back Creek Express. More...

State convention a success for Highland FFA

MONTEREY - The summer has flown by. It has been busy for students and the Future Famers of America advisor. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center, Spruce Street

Jennifer Whetzel - Presentation of award to Jim Thompson from Coordinated Area Transportation Service. Laura Dasher and Ted Edlich on Total Action Against Poverty. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - During the day, the flowers of evening primrose are mostly closed, but as the sun begins to set, the beautiful yellow blooms open. Evening primrose, Oenothera biennis, is a native of North America. More...

Schools announce policy for providing free, reduced meals

HOT SPRINGS and MONTEREY - Highland and Bath public schools have announced its policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the national school lunch, and/or school breakfast programs. More...

Obituaries

NANCY LEE MYERS THOMPSON

BACOVA - Nancy Lee Myers Thompson, 69, of 10542 Jackson River Road, Bacova, died Thursday night, July 19, 2007 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. She was born on Jan. More...

DAVID STEPHEN RUSHBY

BLUE GRASS - David Stephen Rushby, 27, of Blue Grass, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 in a drowning accident in the Black Sea at Anapa, Russia. Mr. Rushby was born Sept. 5, 1979 in Harrisonburg, a son of William F. and Darlene O. Rushby of Blue Grass. More...

LALIE VARNER BEVERAGE

MONTEREY - Lalie V. Beverage, 87, of Monterey, died Sunday, July 29, 2007 at Augusta Medical Center. She was born March 18, 1920 in Highland County, a daughter of the late Luther and Eva Lena Eckard Varner. On Oct. 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...

Early Files

Spelunker rescued from Breathing Cave

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the July 31, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

Committees announced for 1969 county fair

The following committee assignments have been announced for the 1969 Highland County Fair. In all cases, the first named is the designated chairman. Entertainment: M.M. Folks, B.T. Swecker Jr., Betty Hansel, Lawrence Blagg, John L. Moyers. More...

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Members of the Monterey Lions Club are captured here circa 1960s. They are (l-r) seated: Ralph Lohr, Bill Smick Jr., Ackie Varner and Carl Armstrong; standing H.C. Lunsford, Jim Thompson, John Reynolds, Austin Shepherd, Elden Galford and Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Opening doors on corporate ownership

That the rumor mill runs rampant these days in Bath County following the recent change in ownership at The Homestead is no surprise. More...

Pritchard house tales

Tractors obey while donkeys play

One warm Christmas afternoon, my cousins from Water Lilly, N.C., drove up in their two-tone blue 1956 Ford station wagon. The boy cousin, my age, was hanging out the rear door window yelling something in excited kid gibberish. More...

Life in Egypt

Renovation: Waiting is the hardest part

Last fall we were hounded by a handful of projects that had to be finished before winter set in. The long, productive summer had left us with plenty of loose ends and, as usual, limited time to tie them. More...


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