September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ Highland's board of supervisors met Sept. 4 in the Highland County Modular Conference room. Supervisors Robin Sullenberger and Lee Blagg attended; Jerry Rexrode was absent. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

¦ All three county school principals reported a successful opening day to school board members Tuesday at the board's monthly meeting. More...

Library News

Summer library programs a big hit in Bath

Our summer reading pro- gram "Virginia Trails," presented by librarian Sharon Lindsay, is now over. We had numerous children, ranging in ages from three to 12, participating in five programs a week. More...

Works of Geoge Delaney at William M. Grover Galleries

An opening reception was held for the collected works of George Delaney on Aug. 31 at William M. Grover Galleries, Hot Springs. Tom Delaney, the artist's son, introduced the works that will remain at the gallery through early October. More...

What's blooming in Bath, Highland

HIGHLAND'S HIGHWAYS - Blue seems to be the flower color of late summer in the Highlands, perhaps a reflection of the coming of school and winter. Chicory is a common blue flower along most roads though it is often mowed while in bloom. More...

Correction

The Bath County Board of supervisors hires the firm that performs the reassessment and determines the reassessment cycle, contrary to statements quoted in a commissioner of the revenue interview Aug. 23. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Sept. 11 - 7 p.m. ¦ U.S. Forest Service Warm Springs District Ranger report. ¦ VDOT Resident Engineer District report. More...

Monacan tribe topic of society meeting

NATURAL BRIDGE - Ten thousand years ago an indigenous people, now called Monacan, watched the travels of the sun from Bear Mountain in Amherst County. More...

4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale

"I told you, if you are not good you will not get supper!" 4-H livestock exhibitors, Charlie and Robert Moyers, work with their livestock on the farm to get ready for the Highland County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale. More...

Campground closes due to aggressive bear

WARM SPRINGS - Blowing Springs Campground on Route 39 has been closed indefinitly due to an aggressive bear. The bear is roaming the campground in search of food and has threatened campers. Do not camp or enter this area. More...

Nursing Center seeks donations

HOT SPRINGS - September is here one again, vacations are over for most and school has started. Residents at the Springs Nursing Center are making plans for fall and winter activities. Sept. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Derby draws record entries

MONTEREY - Smoke from a car on fire filled the air and the sounds of roaring engines and crushing metal muted the screams of spectators, desperate for their driver to emerge victorious. More...

Bison stampede Chargers, 35-6

Key players, quarterback suspended, miss game

WARM SPRINGS - Buffalo Gap quarterback Travis Morris was as advertised last Friday, rushing for two touchdowns and passing for one in the Bison's 35-6 victory over the Chargers at Carl Williams Field. More...

PREVIEW

Chargers face East Hardy air attack

WARM SPRINGS - This week the Chargers face another talented quarterback when they travel to Baker, W.Va. to play the Cougars of East Hardy. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Aug. 28 - Responded to a dispute at a Mitchelltown resident. ¦ Aug. 28 - Checked on a report of a tractor trailer broken down on U.S. 220. ¦ Aug. 28 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle. ¦ Aug. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Aug. 22 - Responded to report of a student missing from Highland High School. ¦ Aug. 22 - Received a report of reckless driving, East Main Street. ¦ Aug. More...

Letters

Highland veterinarian is truly one of a kind

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to take the opportunity to thank someone in out community. I've lived in the Staunton and Waynesboro areas and in those years acquired many pets. More...

Loss of pet puts spotlight on travel safety, speeding

Editor, The Recorder, Yesterday I had to make a decision I had not anticipated being faced with. Our family dog, Chloe, early Saturday morning, had been hit by a speeding driver in Bacova where we live. Her injuries were extensive. More...

Election Letters Policy

General Elections in Bath and Highland will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Recorder welcomes and encourages letters to the editor for these pages regarding the candidates and their positions. More...

Highland County 56th fair announces winners

KIDDIE SHOW (All winners listed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, except as noted with parents) HEALTHIEST BABY 6 months and under: Caitlyn Jones, Rhonda Dean and Calvin Jones, Broadway; Branson Hull, Billy and Lisa Hull, Staunton; Quinten Moyers, Fred Benzerka More...

Couple on track to reopen old Maple diner

MONTEREY - Rodney "Rock" and Lynn Turk moved to Highland County two years ago to begin the slow process of refurbishing the Maple Restaurant. "It was a leap of faith," said Rock. "I left a well-paying job to come here. More...

Language of God tough to negotiate

Experience in Ethiopia changes course of Millboro man's life

MILLBORO - "I stood out as a white man, and as an ignorant white man who didn't know much," said Millboro native Brian Gilchrist about the first time he traveled to Ethiopia. "I felt a deep sense of genuine dependence on those around me. More...

Grant workshop offered at library

LEXINGTON - As part of its mission to community, the Rockbridge Area Community Foundation will offer a free workshop on grant writing for not-forprofit organizations in Rockbridge and Bath counties. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Sudan missionary to speak to Highlands congregation Sunday

HIGHLAND - The Rev. Lauren Stanley returns to the Highlands this Sunday to speak to two Episcopal congregations that have supported her and the school where she teaches in the Sudan. She will preach at St. Luke's in Hot Springs at its 11 a.m. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ There will be a pork barbecue for the Millboro Rescue Squad on Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 4 p.m. The menu includes barbecued pork, hash brown casserole, green beans, cole slaw, bread, dessert, and drink. More...

Appalachian forest expo, Farm Bureau safety day scheduled

CLIFTON FORGE - The annual Appalachian Forest Expo and Farm Bureau Safety Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College campus, Clifton Forge, Va, I-64, exit 24. More...

About Your Pets

Let's talk: Those furry friends (or foes)

Welcome to "About Your Pets," where you're welcome to submit questions - humorous or serious - about those furred loved ones who bring joy and puzzlement to your lives. Notice I've used "who," rather than "that" when referring to your pets. More...

Millboro musician releases new CD

MILLBORO - Musician Bert Carlson is a travelin' man with a busy schedule of performances, but it's Millboro he calls home. More...

The Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly is one of the most well-known and popular North American butterflies. The chrysalis stage, when the caterpillar changes into a butterfly, in the lower part of the photo last about two weeks. More...

Contractor licensing courses scheduled

CLIFTON FORGE - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host a Virginia Basic Contractor Business Licensing class on Saturday, Sept. 22, and again on Saturday, Oct. 20, on the main campus in Clifton Forge. The class will be held from 8 a.m. More...

New officers installed for the Shenandoah Valley Partnership

HARRISONBURG - The Shenandoah Valley Partnership announces its new officers for 2007-08. Neal Menefee of The Rockingham Group will be serving as the Chair of the board of directors. More...

Obituaries

W. GORDON COUSINS JR.

RICHMOND - W. Gordon Cousins Jr., 79, died Monday at his home after an illness. Mr. More...

FREEMAN LEE PUFFENBARGER

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. - Freeman Lee Puffenbarger, 48, of Sugar Grove, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1959 in Harrisonburg,Va., a son of the late Stover Lee and Ella Susan Pennybacker Puffenbarger. More...

CLARENCE "WILMER" HISE JR.

STAUNTON- Clarence "Wilmer" Hise Jr., 63, of Staunton, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1943 at Meadowdale, a son of the late Clarence Wilmer and Lena Virginia Halterman Hise. Mr. Hise served in the U.S. Army. More...

Religion

Youth farm for those in need

WOODSTOCK - Last spring, the youth group at Ashwood United Methodist Church started looking for a local mission project. Several were reviewed, but many were to expensive for the limited budget, says youth leader Wanda Bradley. More...

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Full Story

Healing Springs Baptist installs new pastor

HEALING SPRINGS - After serving as interim pastor, the Rev. John Klink Jr. was installed and ordained into ministry at Healing Springs Baptist Church as full-time pastor. The service was held on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at the church. More...

Early Files

Masonic lodge observes its centennial

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 18, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Highland Lodge No. 110, A.F. & A.M. will mark 100 years of service at a special centennial celebration planned for Friday, Oct. More...

Chaplin Family Photo

This photo was taken in Bath County in 1942 in Chaplin Hollow. Everyone in this old snapshot is a Bath County-born Chaplin or spouse of a Chaplin except the baby on his granddad's lap. More...

25 years ago

SEPTEMBER 9, 1982 During the Tuesday meeting of the Highland County School Board, a date was set for a joint hearing with the board of supervisors to discuss school consolidation plans. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Nothing fishy about sick trout

"We are victims of our own folly," state fisheries biologist Paul Bugas said last week, as reported in the story about didymo algae in the Jackson River. More...

Pictorial

Labor Day weekend is the traditional beginning of the campaign season in Virginia. Arin Sime (above, at the Highland County fair) and David Cox are running for Senator of the 24th District, which includes Highland County, challenging incumbent Sen. More...

Pritchard House Tales

First state fair visit sets the standard

My first fair was the Virginia State Fair in Richmond, and the year was 1961. I had no idea what to expect but I do remember that day's sights, sounds and smells. Things I had never dreamed of in my 16 years of growing and learning, were here. More...



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