December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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Bath board of supervisors' chairman Cliff Gilchrest threw the switch to light the county Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn Tuesday night. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Economic Development Authority

¦ The EDA has endorsed a list of regional strategic initiatives circulated by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission. More...

Griffin pledges cooperation

MONTEREY - "I would like to pledge to you my intentions to avoid being late in giving assessments to your clerk in tax year 2008," wrote Highland County Commissioner of the Revenue Bobbie Griffin in a letter to Monterey town councilmen sent last T More...

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Monterey Town Council

¦ Mayor Janice Warner of Monterey told town council that plans for the new sewer plant were delivered to the Department of Environmental Quality Nov. 7. More...

DEQ to return $60,000 to $80,000 to Highland

MONTEREY - Highland County supervisor Jerry Rexrode thanked county attorney Melissa Dowd and Highland County Public Schools superintendent Gary Blair last week for their work in the recovery of money spent on an oil spill clean-up at the school th More...

REMINDER:

Recorder's Holiday Publishing Schedule

The Recorder will publish its last issue of this year next week. Deadline for news and advertising is Tuesday, Dec. 18, at noon, for the Dec. 20 edition. More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

¦ The board of supervisors has agreed to Bath County being the field test site for the Virginia Renewable Scoring System developed at James Madison University. Dr. More...

Native nominated for fourth Grammy

FABER - Christopher King, a native of Hot Springs, was nominated for a Grammy for best historical album, for his role as coproducer and remastering engineer on "People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913- 1938. More...

Book signing set for Dec. 15

MONTEREY - Local resident and author, Cappie Hull, will sign her new book, "A Tree-Mendous Honor," on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2-5 p.m., at Mill Alley Art and Frame, located on 120 West Main Street. More...

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Three wars, three veterans; World War II vet Alvin Durham (l-r), Iraqi Freedom vet Major Jeff Farmer and Korean Conflict vet Tommy Wood gathered with other veterans at Woodland Church Nov. 11 for a program and luncheon in their honor. More...

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Heavy fogs lifts from a pond at Camp Accovac in Millboro Monday morning as air temperatures reached toward the upper 60s while the water remained cold. The lovely scene prompted pause for reflection on the beauty of nature. More...

Man charged with hunting death

GATE CITY - Conservation police officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have charged a Scott County man with involuntary manslaughter in the hunting related death of a Bath County resident, which occurred Saturday, Nov. More...

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On Dec. 1, members of the Little Switzerland Cloggers attended the 2007 Radford University Clogging Workshop and Showcase. Pictured (l-r) are: Emily Kimble, Chelsey Isles, instructor Dorothy Stephenson, Ahna Colaw and Rebecca Landrum. More...

Johnston retires from Highland Data after 24 years of service

BLUE GRASS - Highland Data Services Inc. has announced the retirement of Linda G. Johnston of Monterey, who leaves her position as production manager after more than 24 years of service at the Blue Grass company. More...

Last chance to tour Southern Accents house

HOT SPRINGS - The Southern Accents Showhouse, sponsored by the Homestead Preserve, will be open for tours until Dec. 30. More...

Send holiday cheer to area nursing home residents

MONTEREY - As in years past, The Recorder will publish the names and addresses of Bath and Highland loved ones and former residents who are now living away from their homes in nursing facilities this week and next. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland Elementary School's good citizens for the month of November are (l-r): Morgan Adams, kindergarten; Sydney Armstrong and Will Thomas, first grade; Katie Amirault, second grade; Breanna Judy, third grade; Lily West, fourth grade; and Taylor Wh More...

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Highland County Public School teachers Jessica Pyle (left) and Julia Blanchard recently earned National Board Certification - a first for Highland County teachers and the highest level of certification a teacher can obtain. More...

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The Highland County Education Association recognized outgoing school board members (lr) Dr. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ Dec. 5 - Received report of tractor trailer against guardrail, Highland Turnpike. ¦ Dec. 5 - Assisted citizen who fell on a sidewalk, Main Street. ¦ Dec. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ Dec. 4 - Responded to activated business security alarm, Hot Springs. ¦ Dec. More...

Letters

Delegat Saxman does not 'walk the walk'

Editor, The Recorder, Del. Chris Saxman talks the talk,but does not walk the walk. In The Recorder, (he) spoke of the cost cutting caucus. Some of us within the state work force have talked to him about how the taxpayer can and would save money. More...

Wishing all a joyous Christmas season

Editor, The Recorder, Usually a dedicated couch potato can watch two or more TV channels at the same time. Myself, I've gotten so good at it, I can watch three or four. It isn't that hard. It's all in the wrist and hand. It comes in handy. More...

Gala raises $10,000 for cancer research

WARM SPRINGS - Sparkling. Spectacular. Successful. Those words best describe the first annual Giving Gala, mounted by the local Bath unit to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

Tree farms fill niche

Boys' home plants more than seedlings

HIGHLANDS AREA - Finding a real Christmas tree to cut and bring home requires a little searching and driving but for some folks, having a tall, fragrant tree in the living room is worth the effort. More...

EDA doesn't want to wait for final plan

MONTEREY - Members of the Highland County Economic Development Authority said the list of goals and objectives in the draft comprehensive plan submitted to supervisors in August and earmarked for EDA action did not necessarily match the EDA's own More...

Town considers new sewerage connection policy

MONTEREY - Town Council is working on a draft policy regarding sewer connection lines outside town limits. More...

Sheep farmer pens bestseller

WARM SPRINGS - At first glance, it may have seemed like an ordinary night at the library. A nice-sized crowd filled every chair, some reduced to perching on stepstools, or simply standing on the sidelines. More...

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The Christmas Mother's elves staffed the food pantry at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church Tuesday to prepare for distribution on Wednesday. More...

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Greens galore - Members of the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club gather at Camp Accovac in Millboro on Monday, Dec. 10, for their annual wreath-making workshop. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ A blood drive is being held today, Thursday, Dec. 13, until 5 p.m., at the Millboro Ruritan Club. The goal is 30 pints. Members of the American Red Cross, Roanoke Valley Chapter, will be on hand to process volunteers. More...

Sheriff named to board

MONTEREY - Sheriff Herbert R. Lightner has been named vice chair of the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training academy executive board for the year 2008-09. More...

Dining Delights

Wine Shop offers a taste of the world

HOT SPRINGS - Dining without wine can fall short of delightful. Here in the hinterlands, we relish our remoteness from the traffic and turmoil of urban life. Yet, if we want a good bottle of wine, we probably won't find it at the local grocery. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Supervisors Highland County Courthouse Board of Supervisors' office Wednesday, Dec. 19 - 3 p.m. More...

State extends deadline, grants waivers

RICHMOND - Motor carriers have been authorized exemptions to hours worked, at the request of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Departments of transportation and Motor Vehicles. More...

Ready Virginia focuses on getting prepared for winter

RICHMOND, Va. - As temperatures continue to drop, the Ready Virginia campaign reminds Virginians winter weather can cause downed power lines and slippery roads. There are simple, low-cost steps any resident can take to get ready for winter. More...

Weather report

Average Temperature for Month 38.7 Temperatures for November were slightly below average. Percipitation was 0.6" below average but year-to-date is 5.6" above average. John R. More...

Keep tabs on your own blood pressure at HMC

MONTEREY - Highland Medical Center invites residents to visit a new blood pressure monitoring station in its waiting room. More...

Club holds Christmas auction

MONTEREY - Monterey Garden Club members and guests met on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the home of Susan Blanchard for the annual Christmas luncheon and auction. More...

The Forest Place to close at end of year

Iris Leary has been the friendly face greeting visitors and shoppers at the Forest Place in Hot Springs for six and a half years. More...

Obituaries

MILDRED B. REXRODE BAILEY

CEREDO, W.Va. - Mildred B. Rexrode Bailey, 86, of Ceredo, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, Dec. More...

Sports

Rams fall to Grace; beat Mt. Carmel

Grace 47, Highland 36 STAUNTON- A Highland Rams barrage whittled down a 10-point Grace Christian lead to three, 23-20, at halftime, but the Rams scored only one point in the third period, losing their coach and the game in the process Saturday a More...

Lady Rams turn back Warriors; open 2-0

Highland 39, Grace 27 STAUNTON - The Highland County Rams opened the 2007-08 basketball season with a victory at Grace Christian Friday evening. More...

Pocahontas buzzer-beater nips Bath 68-66

DUNMORE, W.Va. - Holding a nine-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the lid on the Bath basket closed and the Warriors of Pocahontas nailed a last-second runner off the glass to defeat the Chargers 68-66, Tuesday night. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

DECEMBER 16, 1982

The season's first major snowfall, which caused many power outages over Virginia, caused few problems in the Bath and Highland areas Saturday night and Sunday. The snowfall, which began in the area around 7 p.m. Saturday, accumulated to an 8. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 17, 1957

Taylor Reynolds of Headwaters was fined a total of $106.75 by Judge I.D. Gutshall Tuesday for killing a bear out of season. The charges were filed by Game Warden J.W. Engle Jr., on the first day of deer season, Nov. More...

1955 rabies outbreak results in vaccination ordinance; fox bounty

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Dec. 8 1955 issue of The Recorder. Dog Vaccinations to Start in County An ordinance requiring the vaccination of all dogs in Highland County will go into effect on Dec. 16. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

In early December, Highland County residents gather at the courthouse to see the lighting of the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn, to sing seasonal Christmas carols, hear the Christmas message of hope in a newborn savior, More...

Departing words a call for open dialogue

Outgoing Highland supervisor Lee Blagg made some telling remarks last week about his term in office - observations all elected officials can surely relate to about the difficulties of serving citizens when they feel hamstrung by outside forces pre More...

Immigration reforms needed

The United States of America is a nation of immigrants. Legal immigration has blessed our nation with talent, diversity and a commitment to freedom. However, we are also a nation of laws. More...



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