August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Family History Research Library to open this week

McDOWELL - A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place, Friday, Aug. 24 at noon to celebrate the opening of the Family History Research Library at the Highland County Museum and Heritage Center. More...

Commissioner of the Revenue: Bath candidates

Mary Ann Bogan: Seeking first term

WARM SPRINGS- Mary Ann Bogan is running for Bath County Commissioner of the Revenue because she enjoys working in the courthouse. "I like to work for the public," she said. "Having worked in the courthouse for 22 years (with the U.S. More...

Reunions

Varner family STAUNTON - The descendants of Luther and Eva Lena Eckard Varner held a reunion on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Montgomerey Hall Park and Recreation building in Staunton. The welcome and announcements were brought by Bob Warner. More...

Janet F. Plecker: Seeking first term

MILLBORO - "Several people approached me and said they thought I would be a good candidate for this office," said Bath County Commissioner of the Revenue candidate Janet F. Plecker. "I thought about it and thought I would give it a try. More...

Jason's Pizza and Subs: Well worth the wait

Dining Delights

POND HILL - Loyal. And hungry. Those two words probably best describe the clientele of Jason's Pizza and Subs, just north of Warm Springs at Pond Hill. Hit Jason's any Friday during lunchtime, and chances are, you'll have to wait for a table. More...

Millboro Happenings

Parents of students from preschool to grade seven have an opportunity to tour Millboro Elementary School during an open house next Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. More...

Summer reading program sets record

Library Notes

I'm pleased to say this year's summer reading program was indeed our most successful program ever. A record 93 children registered. Forty of those completed the program and received prizes, some of them as many as five times. More...

Highland fair kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 29

MONTEREY - The Highland County Fair Association is working hard to be ready for the fair to start on Wednesday, Aug. More...

USDA announces high energy grants

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the availability of $21.9 million to help rural communities cope with extremely high energy costs. Communities have until Oct. 1 to apply for grants under this program. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - In lawns and fields and pastures and roadsides, beautiful little orchids have been blooming for the past week or two. The small ladies' tresses orchids are often overlooked. More...

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On Thursday, Aug. 16, BB&T Bank celebrated Client Appreciation Day. The Hot Springs branch served hot dogs and drinks to their clients. More...

Wilson, Schmidt perform at The Highland Center

MONTEREY - Internationally renowned musicians from the Staunton Music Festival will make their Highland County debut at The Highland Center on Sept. 8. More...

Engagement

Kling - Hughes

HOT SPRINGS - Mr. and Mrs. Wiley B. Kling Jr. More...

Second Saturday: A 'healing' journey

Thai yoga bodywork specialist Liz Delahoussaye (left) demonstrates her art on Susan Applegate at Mill Alley Courtyard. More...

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On Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Susan Gezelschap, owner of Grandview House, hosted a Cheers for the Chamber event for the members of the Bath County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers rely on speed, smarts

2007 season will test team depth in crucial positions

WARM SPRINGS - Although the Bath County Chargers graduated 14 players from last year's district co-champion team, including two-time district defensive player of the year Corey Jessee and all-district and leading receiver Tommy Shaver, head coach More...

Charger golfers take two firsts

District @ Highland MONTEREY - The only thing hotter than the heat at Thursday's match was the golf team from Bath County High School. Under a wilting sun, the Chargers finished on top of the card with a combined score of 341. More...

Phillips ready to start season three

WILLIAMSBURG - The college football season gets under way this week for former Bath County football standout Jake Phillips and the William & Mary team. More...

Early Files

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Dividing Waters Farm, Hightown, is owned by Jacob and Carol Hevener. On the left is a modern view, about 2004. On the right is a similar perspective taken about 1920. More...

Teachers assigned for 1969-1970 school year

Editor's Note: This article was taken from the Aug. 21,1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 26, 1982

At a special meeting on the afternoon of Aug. More...

Residents push debate on livestock in neighborhoods

Looking for a little horse sense

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County board of supervisors scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday Sept. 11 to discuss removing a controversial statement from the new comprehensive plan that could allow horses and other livestock in residential districts. More...

In Brief . . .

Hghland School Board

Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Highland County School Board met to take action on appointments and personnel. More...

Retirees host open house at Mountain Crest

WARM SPRINGS - There was an open house Sunday at the Mountain Crest Retirement Home, behind Bath County High School. What was most apparent is this: the name should be changed. Mountain Crest Retirement Village would be more apt. More...

Leta G. Norfleet: Seeking third term

WARM SPRINGS - "I love my job and I love what I do. I'm not ready to retire," said Bath County Commissioner of the Revenue Leta Norfleet in February. At the time, she didn't know if she would have any competition for her position. More...

Research resources available

A History of Highland County, A to Zax, Abstracts of Bath County Va Will Books 5 & 6, Annals of Bath County, Va, Augusta County, Virginia Marriages 1747-1850, Bath County 1870 Census, Bath County Births 1853-1870, Bath County Death Records 1853-186 More...

Farmers need to use caution

RICHMOND - A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that nationwide, 14 percent fewer farmers involved in crop production died in 2006 than in 2005. In Virginia, farm fatalities have spiked. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Planning Commission Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Monday, Aug. 27 - 7 p.m. Public hearing Hugh and Jane Dunnagan/ Bacova Investments, More...

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Millboro residents Calvin and Zora Hefner (left) enjoy their Canna lilies now coming in bloom. These beauties take work to grow, as Calvin says. More...

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Kim Manion's summer school students tend the garden at Millboro Elementary School. The garden was planted this spring with direction from Ellen Reynolds from Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District. More...

Gypsy moth program coordinator named

HOT SPRINGS - Robert E. Grace, president of Valley Gypsy Moth Program Inc., has been selected to provide the services of gypsy moth coordinator for Bath County. More...

Alleghany Highlands Children's Chorus offered for second year

COVINGTON - The Alleghany Highlands Children's Chorus will resume its program of choral singing and music education on Monday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. More...

Bath building supervisor named

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Supervisors has announced that Percillia H. Robertson has been promoted to the position of building and grounds supervisor. Since 2003 she has served as building and grounds assistant. More...

Academic Honor

J. Lawrence Minetree

NEW ORLEANS - J. Lawrence Minetree IV, a 2004 graduate of Bath County High School, has been awarded a $20,000 academic scholarship by the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, in New Orleans, La. He is the son of Lt. Col. More...

Bath pros place high on card

WILLIAMSBURG - A pair of Hot Springs golf pros were among the winners at the Mid-Atlantic PGA Section Championship last week at the Golden Horseshoe. More...

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Kimberly Ann Cauley, 21, of Warm Springs, joined the staff of the Bath County Sheriff's Office on July 16 as a communications officer. Cauley is a 2004 graduate of Bath County High School. More...

Births

Cole Anderson MORGANTOWN, W.VA.- Cole Robert Anderson was born to Bob "Charles" and Stephanie Anderson of Morgantown on May 12, 2007. He weighed eight pounds, one ounce and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Bob Anderson Sr. More...

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It's 84 degrees on a sunny Monday afternoon, and a crew from Rexrode's Masonry and Tile is building the veteran's memorial on the Highland County courthouse lawn. More...

DMV expands online services for customers

RICHMOND - Renewing your identification card just got easier. Customers no longer have to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center; they can go to ww.dmvnow.com to renew I.D. cards. More...

Agency election getting under way

LEXINGTON - The annual election for the Farm Service Agency county committee is coming up. The local administrative areas which are having an election this year are LAA 4 and LAA 5. LAA 4 consists of all Alleghany County. More...

Obituaries

NOLA BLANCHE MAUZY

STAUNTON- Nola Blanche Mauzy, 90, of Staunton, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 at King's Daughters' Community Health and Rehabilitaion Center. Mrs Mauzy was born June 18, 1917 in Blue Grass, a daughter of the late Otto and Nannie Fleisher Harper. More...

JOHNNY ARVIN DAHMER

He was preceded in death by FRANKLIN W.Va.- Johnny Arvin Dahmer, 87, of Franklin, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007. Mr. Dahmer was born Jan. 28, 1920 at Dahmer, and was the son of the late John and Estella Dickenson Dahmer. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

Aug. 13 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in car in Mtn. Grove. Aug. 13 - Responded to an activated security alarm at an Ashwood residence. Aug. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

"Edison Roberts was the ultimate squeaky wheel," said State Sen. Creigh Deeds at the unveiling of the new signs naming 3.7 miles of Route 609 after Roberts. More...

Extension, farmers must innovate

There's nothing like the topic of agriculture to get blood pressures on the rise around here. More...

Dance with me . . . if you dare

A Wealth of Dearth

I want to dance. OK, so anyone who has seen me dance knows I first need to learn to dance. My mind has memories of dancing, but somehow my feet and the rest of me seem to have forgotten. More...


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