January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

See A Show

Theater discussion draws crowd; production slated

WARM SPRINGS - More than 30 people have expressed an interest in learning more about a community theater in Bath County. At least 25 of them showed up at the library on a dreary Sunday afternoon, and they were full of ideas and enthusiasm. More...

Party of One

Reminiscences of a reluctant waitress

I, like many of you, and those profiled today, have been a waitress. There were times I was very good, and times I was very bad. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ I stand corrected. In the picture I sent to The Recorder last week, I identified the wrong species of woodpecker. More...

What's news in nature?

HIDDEN VALLEY - Mid to late winter is a difficult time to find food for birds and other animals in the Highlands. Red berries standout against the forest floor or in a light snow making them easy to find. More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Budget work session Thursday, Jan. 17 - 5:30 p.m. School Administration Building The following meetings and work sessions are scheduled for budget development at Bath County Public schools. More...

Academic Honor

Cody Armstrong

McDOWELL - Cody L. Armstrong, 2007 graduate of Highland High School, and the daughter of Mike and Georgeanne Armstong made the dean's list at Blue Ridge Community College this fall with a GPA of 4.0 for her 12 credit course load. More...

Nursing home changes name

FRANKLIN, W.Va. - Pendleton Nursing Home has served the community since 1975. More...

Highland FFA travels to Pennsylvania

MONTEREY - On Friday, Jan. 11, the Future Farmers of America took a charter bus to Harrisburg, Pa., to the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Saxman announces assignments

RICHMOND - Speaker Bill Howell announced Jan. 9 that Del. Chris Saxman will serve on the following standing committees: Commerce and Labor; Counties, Cities, and Towns; Transportation; and Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources. More...

Special Sections

Schools

BCHS renovations moving forward

Students returned to the main downstairs hallway at BCHS after the holiday. The lower level was closed during the fall for renovations. More...

Geographic Bee held at MES; Cambata wins

MILLBORO - Ten elementary school students vied for the winning spot in their school's final round of competition in the annual National Geographic Bee last Thursday, Dec. 10. More...

Area students make DSLCC vice president's list

CLIFTON FORGE - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has announced the vice president's list for the fall 2007 semester. To be named to this list, students must maintain a 3.25 better grade point average. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County ¦ Jan. 7 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Ashwood. ¦ Jan. 8 - Assisted citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Millboro. ¦ Jan. More...

Letters

Union Chapel a labor of love - then and now

Editor, The Recorder, As one of nine living grandchildren of George and Corilda Chaplin's 30 total offspring from their eight children, I was pleased and fascinated by the beautifully written and illustrated Jan. More...

Highland rescue squad appreciates support

Editor, The Recorder, Every year the people of Highland County, and friends outside of the county, have overwhelmingly responded to our appeals for support, helping us replace and maintain equipment, keeping our skills sharp through training progr More...

Pristine beauty of Highland being traded

Editor, The Recorder, Dec. 20 brought the long awaited decision of the State Corporation Commission. More...

Ag center captures county's attention

MONTEREY - Monday, the Highland County Economic Development Authority held its second closed session in one week on the proposed agriculture center and animal processing facility. More...

Proposed ordinance changes: Up for hearing

MONTEREY - Highland County proposes a change to its zoning ordinance to allow slaughterhouses as a conditional use in general agriculture (A-2) and light industrial (M-1) zones instead of in business zones (B-2). More...

Eagle survey still in need of 'watchers'

Reporting balds, goldens crucial this time of year for project

MONTEREY - What started as a relatively informal tally of Highland County eagles is gearing up for its third year in action. More...

Correction

¦ In the story last week about Bath County Sheriff Larry Norfleet, the paper incorrectly stated the sheriff's department would receive $30,000 in refunds of fuel taxes. More...

Photo

The friendly new face at the Millboro Post Office belongs to Joe Cormier, of Staunton, who started working at the local facility on Dec. 8 as sales and service associate with Postmaster Claudette Wilcher. More...

FFA Spotlight: Michael Botkin

MONTEREY - Michael Botkin, son of Jerry and Debbie Botkin of Blue Grass, is a junior at Highland High School and vice president of the Future Farmers of America chapter. He has taken a leading role in the HHS chapter. More...

Births

Heidi Rayna Grimes

BLUE GRASS - French and Deborah Grimes of Blue Grass announce the birth of their daughter, Heidi Rayna Grimes, on Oct. 3, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. She weighed eight pounds, six ounces. More...

Two injured in accidents

WARM SPRINGS - OnT uesday, Jan. 8, Virginia State Police troopers Bostic and Hipps responded to an accident on Crooked Spur Road, Route 635, which is 20 feet north of Route 636 outside of Millboro. More...

Highland rescue elects '08 officers

MONTEREY - The Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad has announced new officers for 2008. They are: president, Beth H. More...

Medicare seminar scheduled

LOW MOOR - H2U at Alleghany Regional Hospital will offer an informative seminar regarding changes in Medicare. The seminar will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. in Conference Room B of Alleghany Regional Hospital. More...

4-H club to meet

ASHWOOD - The Trottin' Horseshoes 4-H club in Bath County will meet Monday, Jan. 28, at Valley Elementary School in room 211, from 3:30-5 p.m. The program topic will be project record books. The club is open to youth from ages nine to 18 years. More...

Obituaries

ELIZABETH SZILAGYI BARONE

HOT SPRINGS - Elizabeth Szilagyi Barone, 83, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at The Springs Nursing Home at Hot Springs. She was formerly of Scott Hill in Clifton Forge. Mrs. Barone was born Nov. More...

BETTY K. BYRD

HOT SPRINGS - Betty K. Byrd of Hot Springs passed away Tuesday Jan. 9, 2008 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, following a short illness. She was born on March 11, 1931. More...

EFFIE SUSAN ELDER

WAYNESBORO - Effie Susan Elder, 90, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Avante' of Waynesboro. Born March 12, 1917 in Highland County, she was a daughter of the late John Boyd and Mae Corbett McGlaughlin. More...

Sports

BCHS Cheerleaders perform at Capital One Bowl

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath County High School Varsity Cheerleaders recently performed at the 2008 Capital One Bowl All American Halftime Show in Orlando, Fla. More...

Chargers lose 2 in Pioneer play

Covington 57, Bath 47 COVINGTON - A hungry Cougar team, starved for its first win of the season, jumped on the Chargers Wednesday evening and rode an 11- point halftime lead to a 10-point victory avenging an earlier season loss to the Chargers. More...

Lady Rams drop 2, take revenge on Cougars

Parry McCluer 55 Highland 40 MONTEREY - The Blues of Parry McCluer started the second quarter with an 11-0 spurt, pushing a 13-10 lead to a 14-point advantage and held off the Rams down the stretch to take home a win Thursday night. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

JANUARY 20, 1983

Following a discussion of the 1983-84 budget planning and guidelines Thursday night of last week, the Bath County School Board voted to encourage Sixth District Virginia House of Delegate Emmett Hanger to oppose any moves by Gov. More...

50 years ago

JANUARY 16, 1958

Dr. J.F. Stover, a prominent county physician for over half a century, succumbed at his home at Doe Hill Sunday morning at 3 a.m. at the age of 76. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had practiced medicine since 1912. More...

Monterey Main Street business destroyed by early morning blaze

Editor's note: The following article was taken from the Jan. 27, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph T. Pritchard was the publisher. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Bath sheriff off on the right foot

By most accounts, newly installed Sheriff Larry Norfleet is sticking to his plan to make the kinds of changes in the department that will build on good programs already in place and make improvements where they're needed. He's off to a good start. More...

Pictorial

A table full of hungry diners is not an unusual sight at restaurants in Bath and Highland counties. Here, Country Cafe owner Wanda Bradley serves the Smith family from Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, and Durham, N.C. More...

Conversations

Find your position, get your bearings

When I was 17, I joined the Coast Guard. I became a navigator's assistant. I learned how to determine my position by taking bearings on fixed objects. I learned celestial navigation, electronic navigation, and dead reckoning. More...


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