November 29, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Adopt a family

Todd Lacks of Hot Springs donated and custompainted a new sign for the entrance to the Christmas Mother shop this year. Christmas Mother Trudy Woodzell urges those eager to help to adopt a family soon. The shop is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Bath reviews tourist trail project idea

WARM SPRINGS - "I think it was very productive," said Bath county administrator Bonnie Johnson following a citizen input session last Tuesday for the proposed Alleghany Highlands Tourist Trail. More...

Planners, BZA meeting on different schedule

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals will not meet in December. The next regular meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals will be Monday, January 21 at 7 p.m. More...

First novel 'no accident'

Review

MONTEREY - "Accidents of Time and Place" is Head Waters resident Paul Klein's first novel. But it's not his first writing experience. More...

It's tree-mendously capitol

MONTEREY - In elementary school, Capitola "Cappie" Shultz Hull realized her name had the word "capitol" in it. All her life she was told she was named after a book titled "Capitola" that her grandfather and great-uncle read. More...

Bath's big supper draws 100 to dine

Cathy Singleton, left, enjoyed a moment with Becky and Richard Armstrong, center, and Blanche Sizemore, right, before the dinner. More...

U.S. 250 claims another victim

MONTEREY - A 30-yearold Mathias, W.Va. man died Friday around 11 a.m. at the eastern foot of Shenandoah Mountain in Augusta County. More...

FFA to sponsor wild game show on December 7-8

MONTEREY - The Highland FFA is sponsoring the first annual game and wildlife show Dec. 7-8. This event is an opportunity for residents of surrounding counties to bring wildlife game for the area to see. More...

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Bath County High School cheerleaders presented the Bath County Animal Shelter with $75, which was collected on "hat day" during spirit week. Picture (l-r) are: Sherrie Woodzell, Erica Plecker and Andie Rosenberg. (Photo courtesy Pat Whitson) More...

Club plans next tour

MONTEREY - The Monterey Garden Club met Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Highland County Public Library. Hostesses for the meeting were Mary Hager and Barbara Richards. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The 50/50 raffle organized by residents to raise money for the John Mace Memorial Fund generated $1,702. The raffle drawing was held last Sunday and winner Doris Ayers of Goshen donated her entire amount, $851, back to the memorial fund. More...

Library Notes

Christmas books in stock

MONTEREY - The holiday season is upon us and it's been great to see so many of you coming in and stocking up on books and movies to share with your families. More...

Academic Honor

William Brady Martin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - William Brady Martin graduated cum laude from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated Aug. 24 with highest honors in culinary arts. More...

Special Sections

Schools

On the agenda

Bath County School Board Bath County High School Tuesday, Dec. 4 Closed meeting: 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting: 7 p.m. More...

Honor Roll

Bath County High School

HOT SPRINGS - Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the grading period. A honor roll - Eighth grade: Melanie Baughan, Allison McCune, Sage Tanguay. More...

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Bath County High School art students, under the direction of Bill Lindsey, designed and created LoveLights ornaments for the annual LoveLights ceremony. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Nov. 19 - Checked complaint of loud music at HotSprings residence. ¦ Nov. 19 - Responded to fire alarm at Hot Springs residence. ¦ Nov. 19 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Millboro. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Nov. 14 - Report of cattle out on Jackson River Road. ¦ Nov. 14 - Transported inmate from Lewis County, W.Va. to Middle River Regional Jail. ¦ Nov. 15 - Received report of spotlighting on Mill Gap Road. More...

Letters

Thanks for sharing veterans' day honors

Editor, The Recorder, I wanted to take a moment to thank you, citizens of Highland County, for allowing me to be a part of the memorial to the Walk of Honor. More...

Highland County Library book sale a success

Editor, The Recorder, Too often in life we forget to stop and acknowledge the support we have received from others. More...

Board should address needs for Bath athletes

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to congratulate the football team and coaching staff on a season well done! More...

Battlefield Days 2009 to be skipped to prepare for 2012

McDOWELL - The Highland Historical Society is in the early stages of planning the sesquicentennial of the Battle of McDowell in 2012 and is looking for volunteers. More...

Planners recommend mobile home subdivision

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Planning Commission worked quickly through three public hearings Monday night, recommending approval of a conditional use permit for Burns Auto Repair and a rezoning and subdivision plat that could double the size of More...

Wintertide celebration to be held this weekend

MONTEREY - "Join us this holiday season and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Highland County," says Highland County Chamber of Commerce executive director Carolyn Pohowsky. More...

Friends of Pendleton to meet Dec. 7 to review wind project

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - Friends of Beautiful Pendleton County meet Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Pendleton County Library, lower level, to update citizens about industrial wind turbine project activities locally and beyond. More...

Christmas at Springs a joy

ASHWOOD - Perhaps it's time to reveal the secret of The Springs Nursing Center, for those of you who don't already know. More...

'My father was a gangster'

Son writes tribute to father

MONTEREY - Jim Vaus found Jesus in 1949. Not that Jesus wasn't around for him: Vaus grew up the son of a Baptist minister. It's just that he wasn't looking for Christianity to consume his life. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors

Highland County Board of Supervisors Modular Conference Center Tuesday, Dec. 4 7:30 p.m. ¦ James White Jr. More...

Keeping the internet safe for our children vital

The Internet is one of the most useful inventions of all time. More...

Christmas tradition comes alive at The Homestead

HOT SPRINGS - The Homestead Resort continued a classic holiday tradition with the formal lighting on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. This year, a 21-foot Fraser fir takes center stage in The Homestead's spectacular holiday celebration. More...

Wedding

Parker - Kershner

WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Heather Marie Parker and Pv 2 Trenton Elliott Kershner were married Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 in Watertown, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Sonia and Matthew Parker of Watertown, N.Y. More...

McCaig to speak at Bath library

WARM SPRINGS - Local author Donald McCaig will be at the Bath County Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. More...

East meets West: Marrying traditional art forms

WARM SPRINGS - The Gallery at Seven Oaks has announced the arrival of its "Mountain Seasons" collection of Tibetan rugs. More...

Wedding

Sedwick - Thorn

ORANGE - Allison Sommers Thorn and Richard Hugh Sedwick were married Oct. 6, 2007 in Orange, at James Madison's Montpelier. Mrs. Sedwick is the daughter of Nancy and Joe Baillie of Marblehead, Mass. and Brooks and Arthur Thorn of Afton. More...

Highland elementary students hike at Douthat State Park

MONTEREY - Highland Elementary School second and third graders recently traveled to Douthat State Park, northeast of Clifton Forge, on a field trip. More...

Pool fund takes in over $23,000; bid accepted

MONTEREY - The Highland County pool fund continued its speedy growth last month pushing total pledge and donation amounts to $160,000. More...

USDA reminds farmers to sign-up for programs

LEXINGTON - Farmers who suffered losses caused by natural disasters in recent years are reminded to sign up for three new ad hoc disaster program, as announced by Christopher S. More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND W. LUCCHESE

COVINGTON - Raymond W. Lucchese, 87, of 722 Pocahontas Ave., Covington, formerly of Warm Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at his residence. He was born Mar. 25, 1920 in St. More...

FERN SMITH YANE

HOT SPRINGS - Fern Smith Yane, 59, departed this life and went to the light on Nov. 23, 2007, after a three-year battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of Thomas R. Yane. More...

WILLIAM E. COLLINS

FRONT ROYAL - William E. Collins, 89, of Front Royal, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at his home. Mr. Collins was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Williamsville, son of the late William E. and Lillian Marshall Collins. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. More...

Sports

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Denise Burton of White Post killed her first deer, a nine-point buck, with a 7mm08 rifle while hunting with her mother, Barbara Hall, and daughters, Madison and Caity, on the family property in Highland County. (Photo courtesy Barbara Hall) More...

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Bill Swanger, left, killed this eight-point buck with a 300 Winchester Magnum while hunting with Herman Puffenbarger Tuesday in Blue Grass. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

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Cody Plecker, 13, killed this 11-point buck with an outside spread of 19 inches and weighing 165 pounds during rifle season while hunting at his home in Millboro with his dad, Timmy. (Photo courtesy Timmy Plecker) More...

Early Files

Five fires this week; one home leveled

From The Recorder December 4, 1958

Five fires in the past week were climaxed by a Tuesday afternoon blaze which leveled the home of T.R. Hull, just north of Hightown on the Blue Grass road. The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department answered the call just after 2 p.m. More...

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This unknown trick rider demonstrates uncommon grace and skill near Monterey in the late 1950s. If anyone can identify these good-looking fellows - and the rider - contact Crysta Stanton at the Highland Historical Society at (540) 396-4478. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 2, 1982

A Mustoe resident said Tuesday that he felt "a little stiff and nauseated" after being bitten by a rabid skunk and after being subjected to a series of rabies injections. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Different color for horses?

Few images typify the ideal rural life more than a horse leaning over a fence to take an apple from a child's extended hand. More...

Pictorial

"What can I do to help?" That was the predominate poser at the Hot Springs Firehouse last Thursday, when more than 100 people gathered for the traditional Community Thanksgiving Feast. More...

A Wealth of Dearth

Naughty or nice? That just depends

'Tis the season to be jolly and also the season when busy Santas double check their lists to see who has been naughty and who has been nice. There is no naughty or nice, right or wrong in nature. At least not that I've been able to see. More...


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