November 8, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Highland principal to retire this June

MONTEREY - Longtime Highland High School principal Randy Hooke has chosen to retire at the end of the school year. Highland County Public Schools superintendent Gary Blair said, "Mr. Hooke represents a lifetime of dedication to students. More...

Upsets, new faces, old regimes in Bath Co.

WARM SPRINGS - Election Day in Bath ended with a mixture of messages from voters as some incumbents did well against solid opposition, predicted write-in challenges failed to materialize in strength, hard fought open races stayed unpredictable to More...

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Jared Heavner (left) and Sean Staunton place the memorial walk bricks in place in preparation for the 2 p.m. Sunday dedication of the Highland County Veterans Memorial. More...

Bath animal foundation gets award

HOT SPRINGS - Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Hot Springs Fire House, eight dogs completed a special program. For six weeks, the dogs and their owners worked to prepare for the American Kennel Club's "Canine Good Citizen Program. More...

Garden club learns how to winterize

Garden klutz just gets confused by the details

RAPHINE - Fall is here and winter is on it's way. It's time to put your garden to bed. Ladies from the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club spent a pleasant afternoon at the Buffalo Springs Herb Farm recently, learning just how to do that. More...

Building permits

Bath County

MONTEREY - The following building permits were issued by the Bath County Department of Building and Zoning in the month of October: Johnny and Jane Wright, replace four foot deck and build roof over porch; Hugh and Jane Dunnagan, replace porch an More...

Tidbits

¦ Among those attending family night for Bill Hinkle were Bobbie and Rick Griffin; Arnet and Mary Ellen Gutshall; Jim and Jean Hiner; Ron, Devonia and Lydia Rexrode; Dot and Ez Halterman; Ruth Anne and Owen Mullenax; Ruby and Steve Rawley; a More...

Community Thanksgiving fest on again in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS - Every year about this time, thoughts turn to turkey. And dressing and cranberries. And yams and yeast rolls. More...

VSU receives grant to assist farmers, ranchers

Virginia State University's School of Agriculture has been awarded a grant in the amount of $300,000 by USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service to provide technical assistance to small, limitedresource and socially-disadv More...

Births

Allana Sage Black

ROANOKE - Maggie Miller and Chris Black of Roanoke announce the birth of their daughter, Allana Sage Black. Allana was born Aug. 16, 2007 at 12:21 p.m. at Carilion Community Hospital in Roanoke. 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 Septemeber: Blue Grass district - Linda Himot, new home/cabin; Robert V. Baringer, agricultural building. More...

What's news in nature?

MARES RUN - The diminutive little teaberry is a favorite forest snack for those who know the refreshing wintergreen flavor of the berries. More...

FSA election under way

LEXINGTON - The annual election for the Farm Service Agency county committee began Nov. 2. 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...

Diesel mechanics program off to successful start

CLIFTON FORGE - Dabney S. More...

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Miles Dean, a teacher, is riding his Palomino down Route 84. He has ridden from Pennsylvania to Virginia on U.S. 220 and went down Route 600 to pick up Route 39 to ride on into West Virginia and Kentucky. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

¦ McDowell resident Karla Obaugh reports 56 customers signed up to participate in the education rewards program at Kroger's and Martin's customers had accumulated $15.96 by the end of October. More...

Field Trip to Hot Springs Fire Department

What could be more exciting than a trip to the Hot Springs fire department? More...

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On Friday, Oct. 19, Millboro Elementary School collected money for Heavenly Hats. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County ¦ October 24 - Performed two welfare checks. ¦ October 24 - Assisted a stranded motorist. ¦ October 24 - Performed a property check. ¦ October 26 - Provided an escort. More...

Letters

Thank you for special election coverage

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you for your excellent pre-election coverage through weekly interviews and the special "2007 Election Day." The citizens of Highland and Bath were able to make informed decisions because of your publications. More...

Election coverage useful to area senior citizens

Editor, The Recorder, Many thanks to you for the voting section in the paper last week. The participants at the Bath Senior Center were able to get some much better information reading all the facts! More...

Monterey citizens are saying, 'no more laws'

Editor, The Recorder, On Thursday evening, Nov. More...

Council tables noise law

MONTEREY - Monterey Town Council tabled a proposed noise ordinance last Thursday following a public hearing and weeks of discussion by town citizens. More...

Many families in need of adoption

HOT SPRINGS - "Our numbers appear to be up - many new people in the program," says Bath County Christmas Mother Trudy Woodzell. "Applications have been taken and there are many needs in our community." Donations are appreciated, says Woodzell. More...

Walter Failes:

A man who lived for his community

ASHWOOD - All of Bath County lost a friend last Wednesday when Walter B. Failes Sr. died. More...

Halloween Festivities

Millboro Fire Chief Bob Burke, center front, accepts an award of appreciation from John Green, right, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Millboro Springs, during Halloween festivities Oct. 31. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council

¦ Town employee Mike Isles said the town will clean out the culvert at the west end of Mill Alley along Strait Creek. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Tuesday, Nov. 13 - 7 p.m. Closed session - 6 p.m. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ A steady stream of residents moved in and out of the polling place at the Ruritan Club Tuesday morning. About 90 had voted in just over two hours after polls opened at 6 a.m. More...

Old garage gets new ownership

MILLBORO SPRINGS - After commuting to work in Stuarts Draft for more than 12 years, Dale Thompson Jr. has found a way to work close to home. More...

Healing Waters Lodge set to de-stress

MONTEREY - Healing Waters Lodge is a retreat center in Highland County hoping to attract frazzled visitors living the fast-lane life of urban America. More...

Gem of a shop found in Warm Springs

WARM SPRINGS - McGraw Minerals is a labor of love. And beauty. The shop, open for two years, sits across the road from the Bath County Courthouse. There's no splashy, garish sign; no flashing neon beckoning to passersby. More...

Bryan hired as Bath clerical assistant

WARM SPRINGS - The Board of Supervisors of Bath County has announced that Janet Bryan has accepted the position of clerical assistant in the county administrator's office, effective Nov. 5. More...

VDOT

STAUNTON - The following is a list of highway projects that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming week. Work scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. More...

Meet Your Neighbor

Alfred Olen Armstrong

Alfred Armstrong was born in the same house, in 1933, where he lives today with wife, Shirley. They married in 1957. They have eight children and all but two live in Highland County. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Program open to provide farmers assistance in using poultry manure as fertilizer

RICHMOND - A new program will offer farmers from across the state $600,000 over the next three years to transport and use poultry litter as fertilizer on their farm fields. More...

Deadline nearing for apple, peach growers

LEXINGTON - The final date for Virginia apple and peach growers to obtain crop insurance on next year's crop is Nov. 20. Current policyholders likewise have until Nov. 20 to make any changes to their existing contracts. More...

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Warm Springs Gallery owner Barbara Buhr and painter Chris Burch stand in front of Burch's painting "River Cloud" Saturday evening at a reception for the artist. More...

Obituaries

CLAUDE "WARREN" BURNS

BURNSVILLE - Claude "Warren" Burns, 85, of Burnsville, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 at Bath Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 26, 1921 atvBurnsville, a son of the late Harry Kieffer and Clara Etta Rodgers Burns. Mr. More...

GLADYS EUGENIA KAY HITE

WARM SPRINGS - Gladys Eugenia Kay Hite, 81, of Warm Springs, died Monday, Nov. 5, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1925 at Bacova, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Sylvia G. Woodzell Kay. Mrs. More...

MARGARET JOANNE LANDES

MOUNTAIN GROVE - Margaret Joanne Landes, 76, of 44 Bolars Draft Road, Mountain Grove, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at her residence. She was born Oct. More...

Sports

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Winter League Oct. 31, 2007

Golden Oldies - (13-7): Phil Munchel, Rebecca Klugh, Rick Griffin, Guy McCutcheon. Split Ends - (13-7): Bobbie Griffin, Denise Waybright, Linda Johnston, Don Ferrell. More...

Chargers dam River's title hopes

Chargers going to playoffs, guaranteed share of district title for eighth straight year

BUCHANAN - Charger quarterback John Barden threw for 137 yards, rushed for 99, scored the game's only touchdown, and helped the defensive backfield lock down the James River passing attack by playing defensive back as the Chargers spoiled the Knig More...

Chargers win Pioneer tournament

BUENA VISTA - Bent on proving they were the best team in the Pioneer District this season, the Bath County Chargers took the second to last step up the ladder by avenging an earlier loss to the Parry McCluer Blues in the semifinals of the district More...

Early Files

Year of the big bear 1912

Editor's note: This article appeared in the Nov. 29, 1973 edition of The Recorder. Joseph T. Pritchard was publisher. (Editor's note: This story was first printed in "West Virginia Hill and Streams" in October 1947. Mr. More...

25 years ago

NOVEMBER 11, 1982

A crowd of over 60 people attended the Highland County School Board public hearing on school consolidation Thursday night of last week and the vast majority of those who expressed their opinions spoke against consolidation. More...

50 years ago

NOVEMBER 7, 1957

Mrs. Mazie Bird of Back Creek solved the mystery of her chicken house early Monday morning when she found a large wildcat in a trap she had previously set for an intruder which had been killing her chickens. More...

Opinions & Commentary

New faces, new hope

All of the candidates who put themselves through the rigors of months of campaigning deserve our thanks and respect. Those who lost helped raise the level of public attention to issues, and those who won for the most part earned their success. More...

Pictorial

Sen. Emmett Hanger made a campaign stop at the Blue Grass Ruritan Club candidate forum last Thursday, one of several opportunities made possible by civic organizations and individuals during the campaign for More...

Conversations

Ten things the Dalai Lama didn't tell me

Lisa and I went to the Visulite Theater in Staunton to see "10 questions for the Dalai Lama," by filmmaker Rick Ray. Unfortunately, the show closed the week before. More...


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