December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Highland Medical Center pushes ahead despite churn

Doctor, nurse to depart

MONTEREY - Doctors and staff seem to come and go with enough frequency at Highland Medical Center to cause patients and supporters concern lately about its stability, but the small rural clinic continues to thrive in the face of ongoing personnel More...

HMC's budget stable, but center still needs support

• Highland Medical Center's total fiscal year budget for 2007-08 is $950,000. • Of that amount, $310,000 in revenue is from a federal grant, about 25 percent is from donations and other foundation grants, More...

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Gift of life - Participating at the Millboro Ruritan Club blood drive last Thursday, Dec. 13, are Betty Loam, right, and Kathy Forbes, center, both of Millboro. More...

Highland Center gets foundation grant

MONTEREY - The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has announced a $500 grant award to The Highland Center for enhancing the center's capacity to serve the community. More...

$300,000 needed for bathhouse at pool

MONTEREY - The Highland County Recreation Commission said Tuesday it has enough money to build the swimming pool next year, but it doesn't have the money to build a bathhouse to go with it. More...

In Brief …

Highland County Board of Supervisors

¦ The board of supervisors met in closed session with county attorney Melissa Dowd at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

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Clerk Darlene Carpenter congratulates C. David Peters after taking the oath to serve as a Director for the Mountain District of the Soil and Water Conservation Board. L. More...

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Mary Adderton (left) led the Piney Grove Baptist Church Choir and Jerry Adderton offered the invocation and benediction last Friday night at the Love Light's tree lighting ceremony at Bath Community Hospital. More...

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James William Moore Real Estate Co. announces that Lisa S. Retzlaff has joined its Bath County staff as a sales associate. Retzlaff, of Hot Springs, is a lifelong Bath resident; she will work primarily in Bath and Highland counties. More...

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Even with mittens on, Molly Watkins is able to scoop up more candy Saturday during the Christmas parade. There was a good crowd on hand to watch the parade and grab goodies. (Recorder photos by Charles Garratt) More...

Blue Grass lighting contest results

BLUE GRASS - The Blue Grass Ruritan Club announces the results of its recent lighting contest. ¦ Business: Blue Grass Valley Bank, first; County Convenience, second; Rexrode's Country Stone, third; Ginseng Mountain Store, fourth. More...

Unimaginable stories

BY CHRIS SCOTT • DIRECTOR, HIGHLAND LOGOS AND WORSHIP LEADER, MCDOWELL UMC "But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. More...

Firecracker Christmases

Back in the 1920's when I was growing up in Pot Likker Hollow in the Allegheny mountains of Virginia, we had snow for all of the Christmases I can remember. More...

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In keeping with the holiday spirit, BB&T of Hot Springs collected more than a shopping cart of canned food for the Bath County Christmas Mother. This is the third year for the Hot Springs branch to do so. More...

Special Sections

Schools

On the agenda

Bath School Board

School Administration Building Wednesday, Jan. 2 Closed Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting - 7 p.m. More...

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Student Rebecca Dressler conducts Garth Newel musicians on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Millboro Elementary School. Players Teresa Ling, Evelyn Grau, Tobi Werner and Jaime Letourneau presented a program to Tammy Lindsay's general music classes. More...

Religion

Religion Calendar

Full Story

Are you ready for Christmas?

"In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. More...

The Christmas invasion

"But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel ... More...

Early Files

Homemakers, community prepare for Christmas season

Editor's note: The following excerpts are taken from the December 1955 issues of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard and Pete Beckett were publishers. More...

25 years ago

DECEMBER 23, 1982

Several cases of scarlet fever have been reported in the Highland County school system, according to superintendent Albert S. Armentrout. More...

50 years ago

DECEMBER 19, 1957

Roy Hiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hiner of Mustoe, is first place winner in the 1957 Conservation Poster Contest sponsored by the Virginia Association of Soil Conservation Districts. More...

Deeds seeks governor's seat in '09

WARM SPRINGS - With a few clicks of a mouse, Creigh Deeds, the state senator from "the middle of nowhere," announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination to run for governor in 2009. More...

Behind the Scenes

Pulling off a parade takes hearty souls

HOT SPRINGS - Right about now, the elves in Santa's North Pole shop are probably exhausted. Some, no doubt, have caught a winter cold. They keep plugging and working, though; Christmas must go on! More...

Who's on board at HMC

MONTEREY - The following are those currently employed by Highland Medical Center and make up its medical and administrative staff. Staff • Dr. Kimberly Bird, Medical Director • Dr. More...

Equine regulation moves forward

WARM SPRINGS - Even though allowing horses in residential districts has been a hot topic in Bath County for more than a year, only seven people attended the public hearing Monday to discuss a new land use regulation that would allow horses in resi More...

Blanchard given SCORE award

WAYNESBORO - SCORE Chapter 427 awarded David Blanchard of Monterey its 2007 Small Business of the Year Award Dec. 6 at its annual meeting. More...

4-H tree seedings available

WARM SPRINGS - Bath and Highland County 4-H members can now place orders for the 2008 4-H Tree Seedling Project. For this project, 4-H members may receive a limited quantity of free seedlings from the Virginia Department of Forestry. More...

In Brief …

Highland County Recreation Commission

¦ Maggie Cavell, Don Farrell and Sherry Sullenberger agreed to serve three more years on the recreation commission. More...

HealthConnection

Coping with grief this season

Traditions are what make the holidays. We re-create the same rituals year after year because it gives us comfort and lasting memories. More...

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The memorial tree on the Bath Community Hospital, placed to honor "people who light your life," was illuminated for the holiday season Friday night by BCH social worker and volunteer coordinator Cassie Brie (right). More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association invites everyone to join them this Saturday, Dec. 22, for the 2007 Christmas Parade. Lineup will be at 1 p.m. and the parade will start at 2 p.m. at Millboro Elementary School on Church Street. More...

UPS, FedEx as dependable as Santa

MONTEREY - Who is the most important man about town this holiday season? It's not Santa. In many households, the UPS and/or FedEx man is the one who deserves the milk and cookies. Alas, they're much too busy to stop for milk and cookies. More...

Bath County Christmas parade results

HOT SPRINGS - The annual Bath County Christmas Parade results are: • Best over all - S.J. Neathawk Lumber. All the following won trophies: • Bath County High School Band. • Tiny Miss Bath County. • Miss Bath County. More...

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Employees of Homestead Preserve pose with Christmas Mother Trudy Woodzell after their gift drop off for the Christmas Mother program. (Photo courtesy Homestead Preserve) More...

Dear Santa ...

MONTEREY - The first graders from Highland Elementary School wrote letters to Santa and wish to share them. • I want a four-wheeler, and I want a dirt bike. My sister wants almost all of the toys in her toy catalog. More...

Send holiday cheer messages 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...

Wonderland of toy trains beckons visitors

A charming Alpine village is part of the delightful toy train displays Earl Zanone has created in Millboro. Most of the trains are remote controlled and appear to zoom around effortlessly on their mission through various miniature settings. More...

Obituaries

OLIVER CRUMLEY TESTER

CULPEPER - Oliver Crumley Tester, 88, formerly of Monterey and Genoa, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 14 in Culpeper Regional Hospital. Mr. More...

Sports

Chargers beat Covington in OT, 59-57

LOW MOOR - Bath's John Barden converted a perfect inbounds pass into a three-point play the hard way with 10 seconds left in overtime Friday. More...

Lady Chargers drop two then take Wildcats

Greenbrier W. 41, Bath 39 CHARMCO, W.Va. - The Greenbrier West Cavaliers overcame an eight-point Bath lead with 14 points in the third quarter, nailed a last second shot to break a tie and stole a victory from the Chargers Wednesday, Dec. 12. More...

Dear Santa Claus: Be a sport this year

A wish list for Bath, Highland athletic teams - and their fans - this Christmas

We know Santa is making his list and checking it twice before leaving the North Pole. We at The Recorder sports office have put together our list to Santa for the local sports folks we have had the pleasure of covering throughout the year. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Dec. 10 - Answered complaint of neighbor dispute, Pig Run area of Millboro. ¦ Dec. 10 - Assisted The Homestead security on complaint at employees' housing unit, Hot Springs. ¦ Dec. More...

Letters

Community made VES outdoor class possible

Editor, The Recorder, When I first took on the project of developing an outdoor learning area for the students of Valley Elementary School, I was a little overwhelmed at the task. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Hard pills to swallow

Few issues cause people more consternation than health care these days. If you're sick, you just want to get better. You want to see a doctor you can trust, one who will show you respect as a person, and figure out what you need to get well. More...

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Christmas Mother Trudy Woodzell has continued the 16-year old tradition of making the holidays a little happier for several hundred needy families and individuals in Bath County. More...

Deep appreciation for 'Dr. Joe'

Speaking of tough pills to swallow, residents are deeply saddened to lose local veterinarian Dr. Joe Malcolm this week, as he closes his clinic's doors after 20 years of private practice. More...


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