August 9, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Come on in, water's fine

LAKE MOOMAW - Looking south from the bridge at the upper end of Lake Moomaw in late July and August, the lake looks like a slow river meandering through grassy bottomland. More...

Students with a serious note

WARM SPRINGS - All the student positions at Garth Newel are underwritten, providing full room and board and instruction for the entire six-week session. Students pay only $100 plus the cost of transportation to and from Garth Newel. More...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

In Brief . . .

The board of supervisors met Aug. 7 in the Highland County Modular Conference room. Supervisors Robin Sullenberger and Lee Blagg heard a report from John Wright of the Virginia Department of Forestry on the More...

West Virginia fair whirls into action

FAIRLEA, W.Va. - Here's something to love about summer: The West Virginia State Fair. It whirls into Fairlea, on Route 219 just outside Lewisburg, Aug. 10 (Friday) through Aug. 18. More...

Two accidents in Bath total vehicles

WARM SPRINGS - On Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 11 p.m., Ron Hall and a passenger, both 16, left the Millboro carnival. According to State Trooper J.D. More...

Millboro Happenings

The annual Clark family reunion was held Sunday, July 29, at the Millboro Ruritan building. Those attending were: Bobby Clark; Blanche and Edgar Madison; Kay Howard; Crystina and Ben, More...

Taking to the streets, shops in Lewisburg

Day Tripping

Welcome to "Day Tripping," an occasional column that could help you decide where to go and what to see and do should you just have to get out of town for a day. We begin with my very favorite town within a day's drive - Lewisburg, W.Va. More...

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Jake Johnsen (left) holds his brother Jason's 12 inches of hair that was recently cut for Locks of Love. Jason has been growing his hair all of his eight years. He is the son of Sue Johnsen of Monterey and Steve Johnsen of Doe Hill. More...

Foundation elects officers

COVINGTON- The Alleghany Foundation has announced that Charles Kahle has been elected president of its board of directors at the 2007 annual meeting held July 28. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Aug. 14- 6 p.m. Request to approve Rockbridge Area Community Services performance contract. More...

Reunion

Rexrode family

LYNDHURST - The family reunion of Arthur and Grace Rexrode was held July 8 at their granddaughter's home, Eveyln and Barry Argenbright. The meal blessing was given by George Taylor, then a covered dish meal was enjoyed by all. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Many members of the mint family grow and bloom in the Highlands, including the well-known wispy flowered bergamot. Wild bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, is also called bee balm. More...

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On July 28, the Sundance Express attended the Orange County Clogging Competition at Historic Montpelier in Orange. More...

Conservancy named beneficiary of Southern Accents

HOT SPRINGS - Southern Accents magazine and Homestead Preserve named The Nature Conservancy as the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from the 2007 Southern Accents Showhouse, which is located in Homestead Preserve's Sheep Meadow neighborhoo More...

Online directory simplifies search for artisans, galleries

WAYNESBORO - Looking for crafts? The search has just become easier. More...

Doyle family holds reunion with 68 present

Reunion

The Doyle Reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 5 at Fairview Community Center with 68 in attendance. More...

Building permits

Highland County MONTEREY - The following building permits were issued by the Highland County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of June: Blue Grass district - Ballard Preston, alteration and addition; Beulah Presbyterian Church, el More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath school board prepares for students

WARM SPRINGS - Bath County High School principal Pete Pitard is tightening up on policies on who has access to school grounds and buildings after a list of issues was brought before the school board last week. More...

Bath County School Board

In Brief . . .

Football coach and deputy Robert Plecker asked the school board Tuesday to remove and replace the visitor bleachers on the football field, remove poles and equipment from the practice area adjacent to the field, More...

School board makes appointments

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County School Board made the following approvals and appointments Tuesday at the conclusion of the closed portion of the monthly meeting. More...

Early Files

July a wet one, but rainfall wasn't record

Editor's note: This was gleaned from the Aug, 7, 1969 issue of The Recorder. Joesph C. Pritchard was publisher. Highlanders may not believe it, but the month just passed didn't set a record for rainfall. More...

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Anita Billingsley, Jean Sullenberger, James Mauzy, an unidentified man, and Mrs. Turner Jones meet in Monterey in the early 1960s. Mrs. Billingsley recalls that the group may have been discussing planting trees along Main Street. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 12, 1982

From 50 Years Ago, Aug. 12, 1932: A mass meeting will be held at the courthouse Friday night, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. to protest against "The Capitol Tours" map prepared and widely distributed by the American Automobile Association and A.T. More...

Is noise a nuisance?

Monterey residents debate new ordinance

MONTEREY - "There's no **** law against this and you can't do a damned thing about it, old man," said a young man inside a car at the intersection. More...

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Rampant rumors running wild around the county the past couple of months have been put to rest with the announcement Cucci's will take over the operation of the Varsity grill across from Bath County High School beginning More...

Inside the students' chamber

They come to play, but fall for the food

HOT SPRINGS - Dull and dreary they are not. Talented and hard working they definitely are. When asked why they came to Garth Newel Music Center to spend the summer playing chamber music they said, "It's the food. More...

School board considers remaining oil spill issues

Details discussed, but not disclosed

MONTEREY - The situation has not been publicly disclosed, but during Monday's Highland County School Board meeting, a closed session was called to discuss the oil spill that occurred on school grounds three years ago. More...

Highland County School Board

In Brief . . .

The school board met Aug. 6 in the Highland High School library, and hired Thomas R. Boxler, carpentry teacher; Elizabeth Hylton, business teacher; and Lois Terry, cheerleading coach. More...

Athletic director will now be able to coach

MONTEREY - During the administration of Highland County Public Schools' superintendent Dr. Nancy Lightner three years ago, the school board made it policy that the athletic director could not also coach. More...

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A flying squirrel pokes its head out of the bird house at Ginger Morgan's residence in the Head Waters area. The species are endangered, but can sometimes be found in the Highlands. More...

Highlander named president of Opera Theatre of N. Va.

ARLINGTON - Lewis Freeman, a resident of Highland County and Arlington, has been elected president of the board of directors of Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia. More...

Good crowds, great parade - no rain

MILLBORO - "I cannot remember the carnival without rain, but this year, it stood still," said Rhonda Grimm, treasurer for the Millboro Volunteer Fire Association. "Even though it was very hot, we had a great time. More...

HealthConnection

Screening colonoscopies recommended

It's probably not the first time you've heard that early diagnosis of cancer saves lives, but it just can't be said enough. More...

Highland Senior Center planning trip

MONTEREY - The Highland Senior Center is planning a trip to Lancaster, Pa. for Oct. 9-11. Fifteen seniors have signed up so far, but 15 more seats remain to be filled. Everyone is welcome. Reservations must be made by Aug. 31. More...

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Bath senior center has a new paved parking area and driveway thanks to TJ Dressler and Bath supervisors. Vinyl siding and landscaping are next. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with these are needed and welcome. Call (540) 839-5604. More...

Cloverbud campers get creative

MONTEREY - Seventeen children, ages 5-8, participated in the Summer Cloverbud 4-H Camp in Monterey last week. The camp, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, was held over three days. More...

Virginia competes in nation 4-H forestry invitational

WESTON, W.Va- Virginia was among 17 states that participated in the 28th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26. More...

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Hunter Blake Woodzell and his Mamie, Joy Chestnut, caught this 3.5 pound bass on Big Back Creek. Carl "Pappaw" Chestnut captured this exciting event in his grandson's life on Friday, Aug. 3. More...

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Bath County Chamber of Commerce 2007-08 officers were elected by the chamber board of directors at their monthly meeting July 12. More...

Obituaries

KATHY WAYBRIGHT HALL

RICHMOND- Kathy Waybright Hall, 52, of Richmond, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. She was born Nov. 11, 1954 in Monterey, a daughter of the late Harry Walter and Thelma Elizabeth Gutshall Waybright. More...

PAUL R. ROTHWELL

ARLINGTON- Paul R Rothwell, 73, passed away at Virginia Hospital Center on July 27, 2007. Paul is survived by his wife of 36 years Mary Elaine Cupp Rothwell, one son, Kirk, and an extended family including church and neighborhood friends. More...

EDWARD 'LEE' WASHBURN

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - Edward "Lee" Washburn, 83, of Franklin, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He was born July 23, 1924 in Highland County, a son of the late Willie Edward and Mary Ellen Snyder Washburn. More...

Sports

Mama hosts record numbers

'It was brutal,' bikers say, but worth the beating BY GEOFF COX • STAFF WRITER

MONTEREY - They came to Monterey in droves. Every other car in town Friday evening was outfitted with bike racks and folks visited the farmers' market and browsed town. Those without lodging camped behind the high school. More...

2-week sports schedules

Highland Friday, August 11 Golf @ Bath, 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 14 Golf @ James River, 12 p.m. Thursday, August 16 Golf @ Highland, 12 p.m. Monday, August 20 Golf @ Parry McCluer, 12 p.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

Sheriff's Report

July 31 - assisted stranded motorist in Hot Springs area July 31 - investigated theft of personal property at a Hot Springs residence Aug 1 - responded to acti- vated security alarm at a Warm Springs residence More...

Letters

Hoping youth appreciate sports opportunities

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you for the fun I had in seeing my sports article on page 43 of the July 26 Recorder, and how clever of you to place it on the same page with the announcements of today's many Bath County High School sporting activities More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Noise to one is music to another, but to some citizens of Monterey, loud music projected from vehicles is too much, especially at night. More...

Learning environment intact at Bath

We are blessed." So say all three principals of Bath County schools, along with administrators. More...

Conversations

First harvest comes to the mountains

The first harvest has already occurred. Rolls of hay dot the fields. Cucumbers are in a box at the dump - free for the taking - and apples lie rotting on the ground. More...


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