November 22, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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The opening of the Bath Christmas Mother store at St. Luke's Episcopal Church is near. This year's Christmas Mother Trudy Woodzell gathers Monday with her helpers to continue the planning for the coming weeks. More...

Where are they? Ladybugs on the lam

WARM SPRINGS - No one seems to know where they went, nor can they say whether they might yet show up, but everyone seems to be happy the annual invasion of Asian ladybugs due around mid-October has yet to materialize. More...

Hearings set for ABC sign, new business

MONTEREY - The Highland County Planning Commission reviewed an application from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a variance to install a retail sign on U.S. 220 in Monterey for its retail liquor store on Water Street. More...

Highland No. 1 in state for Relay

MONTEREY - Highland may be the smallest county in population in Virginia, but its citizens have the deepest pockets, at least when it comes to contributions to the American Cancer Society. More...

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Archaeologist Howard MacCord (left), 93, spoke to the Highland Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia recently at the Highland County Public Library. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ Millboro Elementary School students in grades six and seven are sponsoring Longaberger basket bingo on Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 3 p.m. at the school on Church Street. They are raising money for a field trip. More...

Births

Andrew Douglas Scott Burke

CRAIGSVILLE - Matthew and Amanda F. Burke of Craigsville announce the birth of their first child, a son, Andrew Douglas Scott Burke, born Sept. 2, 2007 at Augusta Medical Center. Andrew weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

VFW gathers Christmas cards for the troops

STAUNTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 360 has taken on a special mission for this holiday season. More...

Correction

¦ Last week's Recorder misrepresented Highland County electoral board member Maxine Huffman's position with regard to the list of write-in candidates for the recent general elections. Huffman did not "refuse" to provide anyone with the list. More...

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Dr. Sandra Smock of Lexington has been named the director of student support services and the achievement center at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Smock began her duties Oct. 10. "We are pleased to have Dr. More...

Blow your own ornament

STAUNTON - Sunspots Studios in downtown Staunton is again giving the public a chance to try a little glass blowing in December. The glass gallery is holding two "Blow Your Own Ornament" sessions. The first one is on Friday, Dec. More...

Register for 2008 gardener class

LEXINGTON - The Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Association is accepting applications for the class of 2008. The 50 hours of classroom instruction by area experts will take place Jan. 15 through March 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. More...

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Heaven joined in the fall celebration of color several weeks ago as the sun peeked under a cover of clouds and showered the area in light. The final touch was a rainbow placed in the north to signal the storm's end. More...

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The Sundance Express poses outside of the Stompin' Grounds in Maggie Valley, N.C. The Stompin' Grounds is known as the Clogging Capital of the World and hosts the annual American Clogging Hall of Fame World Clogging Championships. More...

Help prevent highway deaths this Thanksgiving season

RICHMOND - The holiday season brings increased travel on Virginia's highways as millions hit the road for family gatherings, shopping excursions and celebrations. More...

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Mountain Magic Makers finalize plans for their annual craft show to be held at the Mountain View Room of the Highland County Public Library from Nov. 23 through Dec. 2. More...

Special Sections

Schools

HES 1st graders share tips on cooking turkey

MONTEREY - Each year Highland Elementary School's first graders are asked by their teachers how they got a turkey at Thanksgiving and how they would fix it. Here is what they said. ¦ Damiaen Mullenax - It comes from the store. More...

Sound of music taken to class

The Garth Newel Players spent three days last week performing and doing workshops with the students at Valley Elementary School. More...

Early Files

Paging Through History

Sheriff Charles Gum murdered in McClung melee

McCLUNG - Today, we call it "Bath Alum." But not so long ago, the village of McClung was rather more widespread than today, where what remains is barely a wide spot in the road between Warm Springs and Millboro. More...

Basketball opens

(Monterey Lassies members included Glenna Mullenax, Julia Lowery, Nancy Hise, Paige Gutshall, Diana Corbett, Ella Jane Halterman, Linda Gutshall, Ruth Gutshall, Nancy Varner, manager, Elaine Harper, Corena Gum, Barbara Mullenax, Margaret Varner, Sa More...

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This post card shows one of the 12 shay engines pulling a log train at Cass, W.Va. during the 1920s. This is now the site of the West Virginia Scenic Railway. (Recorder file photo) More...

Postseason push

Charger James LaCour pulls in a 27 yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Barden to put Bath up 12-7 in the first half of Friday's 27-20 playoff victory over Holston High School. Bath continues the postseason at Rural Retreat this Friday. More...

Tourist trail idea attracts interest, concern in Highland

MONTEREY - "What do you think the strengths of the region are?" asked John Hull. More...

Area burning bans lifted

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has announced the statewide ban on open burning has been lifted, effective immediately. The ban was instituted Oct. More...

Garage approved, but horses nixed

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Zoning appeals approved a conditional use permit for a new vehicle repair business on Pond Hill, but denied a variance requested to allow horses on a 14-acre tract zoned residential this week. More...

Taking stock: What does Highland offer?

MONTEREY - According to a group of citizens at last Wednesday's tourism trail input session at The Highland Center, there's plenty to do and see in Highland County. More...

Highland Relay for Life compared 2006-2007

Highland County had the No. 1 per capita Relay in Virginia and the No. 11 per capita Relay in the United States for counties with less than 10,000 people. More...

4-H clubs shine with success

DOE HILL - Highland County 4-H held its annual achievement night Nov. 9 at Doe Hill United Methodist Church to recognize members and volunteers for their achievements during the past year. The Busy Bee 4-H Club hosted the program. More...

A tribute to the Walk of Honor

Editor's note: Mary Cantrell had two poems for last week's Highland County Veteran's Memorial Dedication. The one published last week was included with the program. She also wrote the dedication poem below, and read it at the dedication. More...

Relay dance set

MONTEREY - Highland's Relay for Life coordinator, Mary Beth Gutshall, announced a "Ring in the New Year with a Cure” dance at The Highland Center on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Dining Delights

Cucci's branches into Warm Springs

WARM SPRINGS - For 30 years now, folks from Bath have been driving down to Covington for something special: Real homemade Italian food, made by real talented Sicilians. Now, Bath folks need drive no further than Cucci's at the Varsity. More...

DAR Chapter celebrates 30th

STAUTON - The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter NSDAR met on Nov. 10 at St. Johns United Methodist Church, in Staunton for its 30th anniversary as a chapter. There were with 29 members and three guests - Karen Ketchum, Carol Holbert and Diana Davide. More...

Hise promoted

VIRGINIA BEACH - Jason Hise was promoted to gunnery sergeant Sept. 1 and was subsequently selected for the Warrant Officer program. He will be promoted to warrant officer on Feb. 1, 2008. More...

Chiropractor determined to straighten out Highland

MONTEREY - Dr. Andrea Hailey, D.C. came home to the Shenandoah Valley after completing her doctorate at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca, N.Y. More...

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VFW Post 4989 donated money to the Veteran Walk of Honor memorial project. Pictured (l-r) are Bill Niswander, Austin Shepherd, Houston Smith, Delbert Rexrode Jr., Herbert Lightner, Jim Cobb, George J. More...

Highlanders do book on holiday tree

MONTEREY - Three years ago a beautiful red spruce evergreen left the mountains of Highland County and stood on the West Lawn of our nation's capitol. A new children's book, "A Treemendous Honor," tells about this memorable event. More...

Poultry industry, officials agree on water quality

HARRISONBURG - Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources L. Preston Bryant Jr. and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Robert S. More...

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This photo was taken on Monday, Nov. 12 near the turn to Bolar. It was snowing hard at the time. Looks like night but it was 9:30 a.m. (Recorder photo by Charles Garratt) More...

DMV closed for holiday

RICHMOND - All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers will close for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Thursday, Nov. 22. The offices will remain closed on Friday Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24. More...

Ruffed Grouse Society holds banquet

FISHERSVILLE - The H.C. Edwards chapter of The Ruffed Grouse Society held its 18th annual sportsmen's banquet recently at Expoland near Fishersville. A total of 260 people attended. More...

Obituaries

OLLIE JACQUELINE "JACKIE" HISE ARBOGAST

STAUNTON - Ollie Jacqueline "Jackie" Hise Arbogast, 76, widow of Berlin W. Arbogast, of 148 Greenview Drive, Staunton, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at her residence. She was born May 2, 1931 in Hightown, a daughter of the late Oscar C. More...

IDA PEARL JARRETT

HOT SPRINGS - Ida Pearl Jarrett, 86, of 2070 Jackson River Turnpike, Hot Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at her residence. She was born Oct. 10, 1921 in Alleghany County, the daughter of Nannie R. Williams. More...

Sports

Chargers overcome cold start - and Cavaliers

DAMASCUS - Charger running back Adam Persinger rushed for three touchdowns while quarterback John Barden passed for 158 yards and a touchdown on five tosses to lead the Bath County Chargers past the Holston Cavaliers 27-20 in the Region C semifina More...

Pioneer District football

Standings Last week Group A - Division1 Region C playoffs Bath 27, Holston 20 Rural Retreat 34, Bland County 12 Region D playoffs J.I. Burton 48, St. More...

Bath at Holston

Score by quarters Scoring summary Holston - Reynolds 24 yard run (Bramlett kick) 6:47, 1st Bath Co - Persinger 20 yard run (kick failed) 4:32, 2nd Bath Co - LaCour 27 yard pass from Barden (conversion failed) 1:07, More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Nov. 13 - Conducted a well-being check on an Ashwood resident. ¦ Nov. 14 - Investigated a breaking and entering at a Hot Springs residence. Investigation ongoing. More...

Letters

Thank you for sharing information with readers

Editor, The Recorder, Thank you for sharing with the readers of your newspaper, your information on the voter registration process in the State of Virginia. More...

Writer corrects numbers in letter to SCC on wind

Editor, The Recorder, On finding an error in the calculations of my letter of Oct. 26 to the commissioners at State Corporation Commission, I sent a revised letter on Nov. 9 in which I corrected the error. More...

Parents grateful for veteran memorial's 'Walk of Honor'

Editor, The Recorder, We want to begin by saying a big thank you to everyone who participated in the wonderful dedication ceremony of the "Walk of Honor." This memorial is truly very special. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Put it on the agenda

When unanticipated discussions arise at supervisors' meetings, unanticipated consequences result, not the least of which is a sense among residents they've been circumvented. More...

Pictorial

The American Cancer Society is a worthy charity that raises money for cancer research. Statistics show one out of three Americans will contract cancer in their lifetime. More...

Pritchard House Tales

The ultimate shopping experience

Everyone has a special place to shop for things you just love to see, smell, taste or hear. Men love to visit places where nuts, bolts and screws are displayed in boxes "dress right dress" side by side ready for selection. More...


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