April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Investigation of Monterey vandalism continues

MONTEREY - Sunday night, March 30, someone damaged mailboxes, signs, a traffic safety mirror, electrical power boxes and an air conditioner in Monterey along Mill Alley and Main Street and north along Potomac River Road. More...

$5,ooo-plus in property damage

MONTEREY - The Highland County Sheriff's Officereceived the following reports of destruction of property and vandalism in and around Monterey March 30. Damage in excess of $2,000 is considered a felony. More...

Bath native killed in head-on collision

COVINGTON - Jeff Keyes, a Bath County native, was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-car accident in Covington. According to Virginia State Police, Keyes, 45, who lived in Covington, was driving his 1986 Cadillac Cimarron south on U.S. More...

Highland High's top students reflectclass diversity

MONTEREY - The top academic spots at Highland High School have gone to two young people with very different backgrounds and goals, yet they share a common aspiration - to be the best they can be in their chosen field. More...

Correction

• Larry Held is no longer a substitute teacher at Highland County Public Schools, as reported in the March 27 school board budget story. More...

School to ask again for 5 percent staff raise

HOT SPRINGS - Monday, Bath County School Board members wrestled with numbers, and their consciences, as they worked to cut the proposed school budget by $1,022,790, as directed by county supervisors. All board members, plus administrators Dr. More...

On the agenda

Highland County Board of Supervisors Highland Modular Conference Center Monday, April 21 - 7:30 p.m. Continued meeting ¦ Publich budget Thursday, April 24 - 7:30 p.m. More...

Evangelist Rick Via to be at Living Stones

CLIFTON FORGE - Rick Via of Blue Ridge will preach at Living Stones Ministries beginning Sunday morning, April 20 and continuing through Wednesday night, April 23. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. More...

Keep moving: Exercise has many benefits

Healthy Living

You know that exercise is good for your heart, but do you know that exercise can prevent diabetes, strokes, some cancers and help your brain? It's true! More...

Work-related stress needs to be recognized, managed

Many people are under pressure to perform well at work. Often, that desire to succeed actually can be beneficialand impart feelings of worth. But when pressure becomes excessive, it can be a catalyst for work-related stress. More...

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The Bath Highlands Lioness Lion Club will sponsor the Miss Bath County pageant, with its 2008 slogan as, "Breaking with Tradition," at the Bath County High School on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. More...

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The parking area at Millboro Elementary School off Church Street is surrounded by the splendor of Bradford pear trees in full bloom right now, a visual delight worth driving by to see. (Recorder photo by Gina Hamilton) More...

'Read Across America' held at MES, VES

HOT SPRINGS - Valley Elementary School recently celebrated "Read Across America Day" with guest readers, costumes, decorations, and writing contests. The school was transformed into "Seusville" in honor of the great author, Dr. Seuss. More...

Downtown Staunton awash with shopping delights

Day Tripping

STAUNTON - It's rather amazing, really. While downtowns across America are, sadly, disappearing, Staunton is vibrant and bustling. How did it happen? Rosemary Brady can tell you. More...

Photos

Thurston, the Boston Terrier, watches the action from the window of Design @ Nine, a "She Salon," at 9 E. Beverley Street. Thurston is one of many shop dogs in the downtown area. "Staunton is a very dog-friendly town," says shopowner Rosemary Brady. More...

Green house-building event honors Earth Day

BRANDYWINE, W.Va. More...

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At their April 1 meeting, the Bolar Ruritans thanked Bath County Boy Scout Troop 95 (top left), the Bath County 4-H Club (bottom left) and their two student members, Justin Dull and Will Thomas (right), the youngest Bolar Ruritan member, for all thei More...

Achievement

Rachel Miller

VERONA - Rachel Miller recently achieved the rank of black belt in karate. She is a member of American Freestyle Karate under the instruction of Master Jon Bowersox. More...

Engagement

Stanley - McGlothlin

MILLBORO - Travis Wayne McGlothlin of Millboro and Amanda Gail Stanley of Elkton have announced their engagement. Stanley is the daughter of Tony Grimsley of Shenandoah and Pete and Pat Goode of Stanley. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Honor Roll

Bath County High School HOT SPRINGS - Pete Pitard, principal of Bath County High School, has announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the grading period. More...

Sports

Chargers out-slug Rams

MONTEREY - The Highland Rams won the homerun battle four to two, but the Bath County Chargers collective effort won the entertaining match-up, 19-9, Tuesday evening. The action started early and continued throughout the game. More...

Lady Chargers boot Blues

BUENA VISTA - Charger Angela Herscher tallied her first varsity hat trick with three goals in the second half and Bath took an early lead in the Pioneer District with a 4-2 victory Tuesday evening. More...

Lady Chargers beat JV Rams

McDOWELL- On a cold day for softball, lady Charger ace Jailyn Ford was red hot against the Highland Rams and tossed her second no-hitter of the season. The Rams struck first in the bottom of the first inning. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ April 9 - Received report of destruction of property. ¦ April 9 - Assisted a stranded motorist. ¦ April 10 - William Stuart was charged with tampering with meter and destruction of property. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ April 8 - Deputy Robert Plecker assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle in the Warm Springs area. ¦ April 8 - Deputy Plecker assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle in the Mitchelltown area. More...

Letters

Landon Reedy receives kudos from Army leader

Editor, The Recorder, I received this from (son) Landon's platoon leader. It is very complimentary of Landon. I thought it worth sharing with the community. Jeanne Reedy Doe Hill, Va. Mrs. Reedy, Our time here is winding down. More...

4-H'ers grateful for community support

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf of the 4-H members planning to travel to the Dominican Republic, I would like to thank the people of Highland and Bath counties for supporting our spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 13. More...

Slow down, watch for wildlife, enjoy scenery

Editor, The Recorder, I think the time has come to speak on behalf of the many animals that have fallen victim to the rapidly driven vehicles on our roads. More...

9-1-1 gets busy signal

Family learns, too late, of Verizon's trouble with connections in Millboro MILLBORO - Sometime before 5 a.m. on Thursday morning, April 3, Gloria Bryan woke up and realized her husband Donnie was not in the bed. More...

Millboro residents rally to save old school

MILLBORO - Residents interested in keeping the old Millboro school property in local hands have 90 days to come up with a plan for the property, or watch it get snapped up by a developer, which plans to convert some of the buildings to apartments More...

Bath deputies make arrest in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS - Corporal R.B. Weaver and Deputy J.S. Cutlip responded to a report of a breaking and entering at the Barbara Keyser residence on McGraw Gap Road in Hot Springs on April 10, 2008. More...

Anderson, Pritt take top honors at BCHS

WARM SPRINGS - Caitlin Anderson and Joseph "Joey" Pritt have been named Bath County High School's 2008 valedictorian and salutatorian. More...

Blue Roof expands into West Virginia

MONTEREY - The Blue Roof girls, as they have come to be known due to the blue roof on their Monterey home that stands out among the greens and reds of their neighbors, have taken a big step into a regional presence with their recent acquisition of More...

State extends deadline for limited exemptions for hay and feed haulers due to drought conditions

RICHMOND ­- At the request of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management authorized motor carrier exemptions to hours worked, More...

Ag center may come under private ownership

MONTEREY - Though the Allegheny Highlands Agricultural Center Steering Committee had little new to report on the proposed Allegheny Highlands Agricultural Center, negotiations are under way for a land purchase, and a group of private individuals is More...

Car salesman asks area residents to fill car with 1,000 pounds of food

STAUNTON - Jimmy Thompson of McDonough Toyota in Staunton is beginning an ongoing food drive to help feed the needy in Bath and Highland counties. The goal is to fill one of his Toyotas with 1,000 pounds of food by the end of the summer. More...

Millboro Happenings

Students at Millboro Elementary School are conducting a fund-raiser, Quarters for a Cure, collecting quarters for the Relay for Life being held on Saturday, May 24, at the school. Students are working toward a goal of $900. More...

Aging council seeks nominations for 'Best Practice'

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Council on Aging announces the 2008 Best Practices Award program, targeted to organizations serving older Virginians and their families. More...

Bath seniors to visit Amish country in PA

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath Community Senior Center is planning an Amish Country and Lancaster Show trip July 7-9. More...

On the agenda

The following dates have been approved as revised for budget work of the Bath supervisors and school board. ¦ Thursday, April 17 - 7 p.m. More...

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The Monterey Lions Club donated $10,000 to the Highland County Pool Project Monday. Pictured (l-r) are club president Richard Shamrock presenting the check to Highland County Recreation Commission treasurer Maggie Cavell. More...

Birth

Jake Ryan Boguess

HOT SPRINGS - Shannon Renee Ryder and Alvin Dean Boguess Jr. announce the birth of their son, Jake Ryan Boguess, on Feb. 28, 2008. He weighed seven pounds and six ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

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The 50-Plus trio entertained at the WCHS Open House Sunday afternoon, delighting visitors with old standards, and even inviting a singalong. More...

Highland High School FFA member spotlight

MONTEREY - James Colaw is the son of James and Connie Colaw of Blue Grass. He is a senior at Highland High School. He has been a FFA member for seven years. He is also this year's Highland FFA Chapter Relay for Life team captain. More...

Transportation plans take a hit; hearings scheduled

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth of Virginia will host six public hearings across the state in April and May to receive public input on a scaled down program for highway and transit improvements. More...

Shamrock & Stephenson achieves top company rankings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - United Country-Shamrock & Stephenson Realty of Monterey, Va., was recognized at the United Country Real Estate Training and Awards Convention held Feb. 21-24 in Kansas City, with the Summit Club Award. More...

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Sylvia Schooler Snead celebrated her 99th birthday on April 27. She lived in Ashwood for 68 years and raised two boys and two girls, Mary, J.C., Helen , and Wayne. More...

Engagement

Whitecotton - Sweeney

BLUE GRASS - Larry and Jeanie Whitecotton of Blue Grass announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Dawn Whitecotton, to Michael Ray Sweeney Jr., son of Donald and Lunora Doyle of Monterey and the late Michael Sweeney. More...

Obituaries

Howard Rankin "Rank" Smith

ADELPHI, Md. - Howard Rankin "Rank" Smith, 86, of Adelphi, Md., died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Hillhaven Nursing Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1921 in Sugar Grove, W.Va., a son of the late Isaac Clay "Bob" and Rosa Florence Puffenbarger Smith. More...

Ina Kathleen Allen

MAGNOLIA, Dela. - Ina Kathleen Allen, 86, of Magnolia, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was born on Oct. 27, 1921 in Troutville, Va., daughter of the late James and Mattie Wright Boothe. More...

carl j. puffenbarger

MILLBORO - Carl J. Puffenbarger Sr., 79, of Millboro, died Monday, April 7, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth L. Puffenbarger; children, Carl J. Puffenbarger II, Cathy J. George, and Christopher J. and Cindy J. More...

Early Files

Surviving sons recount stories of Civil War soldier

Editor's note: This article was gleaned from the Oct. 14, 1982 edition of The Recorder. At the age of 17, Macellus Franklin Wiley rode away from his home in Highland County to fight in the last two years of the Civil War. More...

25 years ago

April 21, 1983

¦ Jack Mountain Village, located just south of Monterey, is expected to experience perhaps its greatest influxof mobile home units since it opened in the fall of 1978, according to facility manager Albert Beverage. More...

50 years ago

April 17, 1958

¦ The best fishstory we've heard this season concerns Ernest Sweitzer of McDowell. It seems Ernest couldn't resist taking a shot at a fishhawk which was flying over his place of business between McDowell and Doe Hill last week. More...

Opinions & Commentary

11th hour effort should get a chance

Two decades of indetermination have swept by, and the fate of the old Millboro school campus is still in limbo while its rafters rot and bricks deteriorate. More...

Pictorial

There's nothing like a good success story, and Bath and Highland have many. But in a time of recession threats and calls for improving the local economy, Blue Roof Caterers is setting the pace. More...

'The Beverley' a downtown Staunton jewel

Dining Delights

STAUNTON - Downtown Staunton. It's a panoply of pleasurable dining opportunities - lots of trendy, chic choices to tempt the palate. Are you in the mood for Mexican? Italian? A healthy veggie sandwich? A cappuccino and croissant? More...



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