August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

'Mama' raises $10,000 for pool

MONTEREY - Highland Recreation Commission fund-raiser, the Mountain Mama Bike Challenge, garnered more than $10,000 for the new swimming pool from this year's ride, reported race director Kirk Billingsley at Monday's recrecation commission meeting More...

Tim Duff: Seeking first term

MONTEREY - He's confident Highland County is ready for a change in law enforcement. He's equally confident he's the man to provide it, but he's not interested in more than one or two terms. More...

Backyard bears unwelcome

MONTEREY - "The bears are hungry," says Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries district wildlife biologist Al Bourgeois. More...

Just the bear facts . . .

The following information is from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Web site www.dgif.va.us. Black bears are described as shy, gentle, usually solitary animals that are very rarely known to be aggressive. More...

Native trout can be taking a bad turn

WARM SPRINGS - An invasive parasite that attacks young trout and has seriously impacted trout streams and rivers in other parts of the country has been found in a Virginia hatchery, but at this point, it's not considered a high risk for Virginia w More...

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Members of the Highland Historical Society officiated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday for the opening of the Family History Research Library at the Highland County Museum and Heritage Center. More...

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Sean Staunton (left) and Jared Heavner installed more than 2,350 bricks in the walk of the Veterans Memorial this week. That's not counting the bricks standing along the edge. More...

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James Vaus, a Highland High School freshman from Monterey, spent three weeks this summer participating in a marine science course about oysters with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore, Md. More...

Garden club tours arboretum

HOT SPRINGS - On Aug. 13 the Hot Springs Garden Club took walking tour of the Edith J.Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. More...

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Several Highland and Bath musicians performed in the American premiere of Paran (Son of My Life), a tango by Italian composer Pierino Codevilla, as part of the Aug. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Tuesday, Sept. 4 - 7:30 p.m. James White, Jr., Verona residency administrator, reports on county roads and projects; rock wall along U.S. More...

Electric guitars at historic Herter Hall? Doggone right

WARM SPRINGS - What's the most fun you can have just once a year? The British Invasion. More...

Bowers, Hevener attend 2007 National FFA SPC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Allen Bowers, president, and Thomas Hevener, secretary of the Virginia FFA Association, were two of more than 100 state FFA officers who gathered in Washington, D.C. More...

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At its annual founders day picnic on Aug. 17, Nielsen announced the employee award winners which are given each year to outstanding employees. The Safety Excellence Award was given to Kevin Fry, superintendent. More...

Ancient art good for home, office

MONTEREY - In some homes, people find they argue in a certain room or just feel uncomfortable there, but they don't know why. More...

Shamrock & Stephenson Realty, Inc. increase sales

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Despite news of a down market in the real estate industry, United Country - Shamrock & Stephenson Realty, Inc. of Monterey, Va., has recorded a sales volume increase of 20 percent over second quarter 2006 data. More...

Reunion

Rexrode family

STAUNTON- The descendants of the late Cameron, Charles, and Fleet Rexrode held their annual reunion on Aug. 19 at Gypsy Hill Park. Mary Frances Rexrode welcomed the group and expressed concern for those unable to attend due to illness. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Scholarships available for ballet academy

MONTEREY - The Highland Center has announced that scholarships are available for fall classes at the Highland Ballet Academy. More...

Nursing scholarships awarded to BCHS students

HOT SPRINGS - The Lucy Linkenhoker Nursing Scholarship and Bath Community Hospital scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students from Bath County High School's class of 2007. Jamie Marie Vestal, daughter of Lisa W. Vestal and James H. More...

BCPS announce bus routes for 2007-08 school year

The following is the list of bus numbers, bus drivers and bus routes for Bath County Public Schools. Students will return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All starting times are approximate. More...

Religion

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Hot Springs Presbyterian Church held its annual Vacation Bible School Aug. 20-24 with the theme "God Rocks! More...

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Early Files

Good weather, crowds bless 18th Highland Co. fair

Editor's note: The following article was taken from the Sept. 4, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. More...

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Pictured is Bath County softball in the 1970s, as coached by B.G. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 2, 1982 During the Monday night meeting of the Bath County Planning Commission, the planners dealt with a number of business matters, including an application for an AM radio station and the renovation of an old hydroelectric plant on t More...

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Highland County Fire Queens warm things up with their smiles in their regal procession down Spruce Street during the annual parade Wednesday to open the county fair. See more photos pages 15-17. More...

One last time for old Millboro school

MILLBORO - A two-hour public hearing held last Thursday to discuss the fate of the old Millboro school buildings ended with only one decision: To schedule another public hearing Sept. 11. More...

'Rock snot' invasive algae threatens Jackson River

GATHRIGHT DAM - State fisheries biologists are concerned about the impact the invasive algae known as "didymo" or "rock snot" discovered in the tail waters of the Jackson River below Gathright Dam three years ago may have on the trout population i More...

Herb Lightner: Seeks 6th term

MONTEREY - After being elected the youngest sheriff in Virginia nearly 20 years ago at the age of 27, incumbent Highland County Sheriff Herb Lightner will seek his sixth consecutive four-year term as top law enforcement officer in the state's most More...

Don't feed the bears

MONTEREY - Feeding bears is against the law on both public and private land. Two Virginia Administrative Code sections apply. More...

Planners recommend rejecting 1, approving 2

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Planning Commission Monday voted to recommend approving a conditional use permit for BARC and rezoning a Mitchelltown property but recommended rejecting a rezoning request for an acre on Klondike Hill. More...

Mennonite school opens in McDowell

MONTEREY - Highland Christian School opened Monday in the Stonewall Ruritan Building in McDowell with one teacher and seven students. More...

Old meets new at the county fair

Ray Probst, at the wheel of his 1977 Kenworth, shows that sometimes old is better and big is beautiful, especially when it comes to trucks. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Residents compete in national 4-H Invitational

The 4-H team placed ninth WESTON, W.Va - Virginia was among the 17 states that participated in the 28th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational July 22- 26. More...

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Employees from the Virginia Welcome Center in Covington were given a tour of Bath County by the Bath County Chamber of Commerce office staff on Thursday, Aug. 23. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

WARM SPRINGS - Late summer fields filled with tall purple blooms of ironweed bring a welcome wash of color to the browning grasses. Ironweed, Vernonia sp., is a native wildflower known for its tall stems that can persist through winter. More...

Bluegrass pickin', food, fun: Part of Millbilly history

MILLBORO - "We play a feast of musical flavors, but we love the old country songs the most," say musicians Ralph Knippa and Walter Baxter of the two-man band Plain and Simple. More...

Births

Sarah Beth Donaldson MONTEREY - Jon and Patricia Donaldson announce the birth of their second child, Sarah Beth, on July 27 at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. She weighed five pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 and one-half inches long. More...

VISTA position available at center

MONTEREY - AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America is a federal program that recruits individuals to provide a full year of community service to non-profit organizations, and The Highland Center, which often uses these volunteers, offers anoth More...

Farm fatalities highlight need to use caution this fall

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...

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Caroline Smith of Monterey was the door prize winner at the Highland Farmers' Market Aug. 24. She was presented with a loaf of banana nut bread by vendor Bruce Folks. More...

How sweet it is: Summer corn

MITCHELLTOWN - What could be sweeter? There's much to gripe about when summer rolls around - heat, humidity, mosquitoes, weeding. Then again, there's the produce. Peaches, tomatoes, green beans, yellow squash, cucumbers. And the corn! More...

Call for cooks, crafters, beauties

MARLINTON, W.Va - The event that occurs in the little village of Marlinton which made national news for two previous years is making plans to return. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM LAWRENCE CONNELL

MONTEREY - William Lawrence Connell, 87, of Monterey, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at his home. He was born June 10, 1920 in Calais, Maine, son of the late William L. and Leona Linton Connell. More...

STEVEN C. FISHER

COVINGTON - Steven C. Fisher Sr., 55, of 21 Sally Ann Drive, Covington, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 at his residence. He was born March 17, 1952 in Alleghany County, the son of the late William T. Fisher and Iris Irene Martin Puffenbarger. More...

RICHARD R. BUZZARD

MOUNTAIN GROVE - Richard R. Buzzard, 78, of 2024 Little Back Creek Road, Mountain Grove, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at his residence. He was born April 19, 1929 in Narrows, the son of the late William and Ada Hare Buzzard. More...

Sports

Chargers hoping to corral Bison

MONTEREY - Turn on the field lights, it's Friday night, high school football-style. "We're an underdog," said Bath coach Will Fields of tonight's game against Buffalo Gap. "We're not going to see many (teams ) better than them," he said. More...

Charger golf team ends roll, drops two

Invitational @ Covington CLIFFVIEW - Walker Ryder shot a 46 from the fifth seed, and Joey Pritt shot a 42 to lead the Charger golf team to a third-place tie with Parry McCluer (179) last Wednesday. More...

On campus

The college football season gets under way for two more former Bath County High School players this weekend. John Phillips and the Virginia Cavaliers open the season on the road as they travel to Wyoming on Saturday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

Aug. 21 - Assisted with traffic control for a tree blocking road, River Road. Aug. 21 - Provided traffic control for a tree blocking road, Mountain Grove. Aug. 22 - Checked on report of a suspicious vehicle, Warm Springs. More...

Letters

Save the Millboro school; preserve history, legacy

Editor, The Recorder, As a child growing up in Millboro, I heard stories of the town as it was in the early to mid-1900s. I heard stories about the Millboro hotel, livery stables and various local businesses. More...

Former Recorder publisher will be missed

Editor, The Recorder, This is my second letter to the (new and former) editor in the almost thirty years I have lived in Highland. The first was to right a wrong. More...

Have we lost our way as Christians? Pay attention

Editor, The Recorder, This is a friendly reminder to all the good Christian people out there. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Highland fair still true to its roots

The best way to get a taste of Highland County isn't at the Maple Festival, as fun as that can be. If anything defines the hometown character of Highland County, it's got to be our annual fair. More...

Pictorial

Ernie Jordan demonstrates how a bear knocked his bird feeder down to get to the seed. The bear was just as tall and probably outweighed the Hightown resident. More...

I know what I see - at least I think so

A Wealth of Dearth

know what I see. Well, I think I do anyway. Since moving to Bath County I've seen some pretty amazing things. Late one night some years ago, returning from one of my daughter's high school band concerts in Radford, I saw a ghost. More...


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