April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

17 indictments handed down from Bath special grand jury

WARM SPRINGS - A special grand jury convened in Bath County Circuit Court last week. The seven-person panel handed down 17 indictments. More...

County ready to talk over school budget

WARM SPRINGS The Bath County Board of Supervisors met for a public hearing on the county's school budget Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. and, for once, had an early night of it. More...

Tender Hearts Quilts reopens after accident

MILLBORO - There's a feeling of gentleness, of quiet times spent around a sewing table, in Cheryl Thompson's shop, Tender Heart Quilts, much like the quiet demeanor of the woman herself. More...

Millboro Happenings

n A fund-raiser is continuing at Millboro Elementary School as students try to collect $900 worth of quarters for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life in Bath County, which will be held on Saturday, May 24, at the school. More...

Cross-continental runner passes through Highland

MONTEREY - Elena Helmerick, 23, is running across America. She's running in support of local, natural foods, sustainable agriculture, and to encourage others to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. More...

Blood drive takes volunteer effort

HOT SPRINGS - Bath County Jackson River Red Cross held its second blood drive; it was spirited but slightly off its selected goal of 50 units or pints. More...

Engagement

Simonson - Griffin

EULESS, Texas - Andreé Christina Simonson of Euless, Texas and Julian Mark Griffin of Harrisonburg, Va. announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. More...

Covington man loses weight to gain money

FALLING SPRIGNS- Earl Broughfman of Falling Spring lost 125 pounds and won $250,000 through a Million Dollar Body online workout program. "You just log in, work out, and win money," said Broughfman. "It's free and you can win up to $1,000 a day. More...

Old Millboro school group considers options

MILLBORO - The residents' group seeking to develop its own plan for the old Millboro school property is wasting no time in that effort, holding meetings again on Thursday, April 17, this past Sunday and Tuesday. More...

Retirees, disabled vets still can filefor stimulus payments

RICHMOND - Even though April 15 has passed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds retirees, disabled veterans and others who normally do not filea tax return that there is still time to submit a 2007 form to receive an economic stimulus payment. More...

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Richard Hicks of Mustoe and Chris Hicks of Staunton found 551 black morel mushrooms on Tuesday, April 22. (Below) Some of the morels were bigger than a onedollar bill. More...

Wallpaper removal is painless, easy

Grown tired of your wallpaper? If you've ever tried stripping wallpaper using a homemade vinegar-and-water solution - or a heavy commercial steamer ­- you know what a tedious, unpleasant and time-consuming task it can be. More...

Arm yourself against ants, indoor and outdoor

Spring has finally sprung, and people across the country are gearing up for a season of outdoor fun. Whether you're picnicking, barbecuing or simply soaking up some rays, nothing crashes a party like an army of ants. More...

Girl Scouts enjoy old-fashioned sock hop

Area Girl Scouts participated in a 1950s themed sock hop at the Highland Methodist Church April 11. Top left, (l-r) are Anna Armstrong, Sophie Hevener, Hannah Newlen, Haleigh Deem, Courtney Hoover, and in back Whitney Hunt. More...

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First year art student Laura Schneider stands beside her recently completed "Starry Night" acrylic mural, which was originally painted by Vincent van Gogh. More...

Fish Kill Task Force co-chair to speak May 3

CLIFTON FORGE - While spring is usually a time of great anticipation about upcoming activities on the Cowpasture River, this year anticipation has been replaced by apprehension about another fishkill in these waters. More...

Learn to make silver jewelry this summer

MONTEREY - It's an alchemist's dream come true: ordinary looking clay that transforms into pure silver. More...

Highland FFA receives top honors

MONTEREY - As students of Highland High School bring their school year to an end, members of the Highland FFA Chapter are busy competing in Career Development Events. More...

BCHS FCCLA attends leadership conference

HOT SPRINGS - Three members of the Bath County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, recently attended the State Leadership and Recognition Conference in Virginia Beach. More...

Special Sections

Sports

River rebounds to tie Bath

BUCHANAN - Friday night the Chargers appeared to be in the drivers seat heading toward a third consecutive district title with a three-zip halftime lead against the James River Knights. More...

Chargers win twice

Bath 10, Pocahontas 8 Pocahontas 4, Bath 3

WARM SPRINGS - The Bath County Chargers baseball team nearly used a six-run fourth inning to win the first game split and a doubleheader with the Pocahontas County Warriors Wednesday night. More...

Lady Charger netters sweep Alleghany

ASHWOOD - Charger pairs Jessica Gutting and Angel Dunnagan, and Angel Quantz and Alexis Rosenberg, dominated doubles play, notching 8-0 victories leading Bath County over the visiting Alleghany Mountaineers 5-4 Thursday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ April 15 - Deputy Diedra . Shriver responded to a report of a horse in the road on Pond Hill on U.S. 220. ¦ April 16 - Deputy Robert Plecker checked on an accident involving a deer near the Lower Cascades Golf Course. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ April 16- Responded to a report of a suspicious person, Keister Hollow Road. ¦ April 17 - Transported a subject to Valley Community Services for evaluation. More...

Letters

Reedy children coming closer to getting home

Editor, The Recorder, Hey everybody, prayerfully, by the time you read this, Landon will at least be at his armory. His date to leave his deployment area was delayed by one week. More...

Bath 'Follies' had something for everyone

Editor, The Recorder, One of my favorite places to go for summer vacation is Myrtle Beach, S.C. The relaxing beach, the great food and the amazing shows! More...

Looking forward to next edition of theater group

Editor, The Recorder, Several weeks ago Margo Oxendine wrote an article about a group of people who would like to start a theatre and use the talent in Bath County. More...

Sheriff arrests one in Monterey vandalism case

MONTEREY - The Highland County Sheriff's Officearrested Timothy Olen Armstrong of Doe Hill April 21 for intentional destruction of private property and petit larceny related to a rash of vandalism that occurred in Monterey Sunday night, March 30. More...

Former magistrate will serve no prison time

WARM SPRINGS - Nearly a dozen supporters showed up in Bath County Circuit Court last Friday for the sentencing of Cristina Stinespring, formerly of Bacova. Stinespring, 56, was convicted earlier this year of four felony counts of embezzlement. More...

Three farmers criticize Highland tax increase

MONTEREY - Forty-three chairs were arranged in rows and columns in the back of the room during the public hearing at the Highland Modular Conference Center Monday night, but only four people sat in them. More...

HHS principal search narrowed to one

MONTEREY - Highland County Public Schools superintendent Gary Blair said his search for a principal to replace retiring Highland High School Randy Hooke has narrowed to one choice. More...

Strait Creek water quality questioned

MONTEREY - The state is conducting a study of West Strait Creek and Strait Creek to determine level of impairment. Dr. Robert N. More...

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Starr Bolar United Methodist Church sponsored a benefit hymn sing on Sunday, April 20. More than 50 members from the Bolar community enjoyed music provided by the Donnie Liptrap family, Mountain Top Gospel, and Jed Thomas. More...

Yip, yip hooray for Pet Set Salon

About Your Pets

ASHWOOD - Bath County dogs have something wonderful to wag about: The Pet Set Salon. Judy Maliwauki opened her doors in Ashwood six weeks ago. More...

Arrest made in theft case

WARM SPRINGS - On April 9, 2008, Aaron Jacob Samuel Hanshew was arrested on four counts of petit larceny by Major R.D. Chestnut of the Bath County Sheriff's Office. These charges all stem from larcenies from vehicles in the past two months. More...

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Twelve students gathered at The Highland Center on Monday, April 21, for a hands-on QuickBooks class, taught by Henry Reeves, Small Business Development Center counselor at James Madison University. More...

A foolishly wonderful spring evening

The auditorium was dark, lit only by an image projected on the east wall near the stage, an image of white, yellow and green, a likeness of the evening's program, "It Might As Well Be Spring More...

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Jensen Ford, a fourth-grader at Valley Elementary School, caught this eight-pound large mouth bass on April 20 while fishing with her father. It is her biggest bass to date. More...

Young and old alike enjoy family movie night

MONTEREY - They came from all around the county for a showing of "Bee Movie" (recently released on DVD) at the first ever Family Movie Night at the Highland County Public Library. More...

Correction

Two Bath County High School 10th grade honor roll students' names were incorrectly listed in last week's paper as Drew and Ryan Newcomer. The correct names are Drew and Ryan Newmarker. More...

May is National Home Improvement Month

DESPLAINES, ILL. - It's that time of year again - a time for fresh ideas, new beginnings, and home remodeling. More...

Choose the right flooring

Choosing new floors for your home can be a daunting task. To help make the process a little less confusing, consider this advice: Think about the room's use. Is it a family room that gets a lot of traffic? More...

The scrub-free way to a mildew free house

Mold and mildew can make the exterior of your home look dirty, unattractive and rob it of its curb appeal. If left unchecked, it can also damage paint, wood, roofs and siding. More...

Highland High School drama club presents musical montage

MONTEREY - The Highland High School drama club performed in front of a packed audience of middle and high school students on Thursday afternoon, April 10. More...

Wal-Mart, driver's education teams up for safety

Jeff Knittel, safety manager for Wal-Mart Transportation, says the driver on the right can't see the truck on the left through the rear-view mirrors. More...

Society chapter learns about bricks

MONTEREY - Thick as a brick. Down like a ton of bricks. Hit a brick wall. You're a brick. All of these idioms use the deceptively simple clay brick to illustrate strength. More...

FFA spot light: Justin Neil

MONTEREY - Justin Neil is a senior at Highland High School. He is the son of Ginny and Joe Neil of Doe Hill. Justin has been a member of the Highland Future Farmers of America chapter for seven years. More...

New business opens on Muddy Run

HOT SPRINGS - Edwards Forestry Services' new officeis now open in Bath County, at 4333 Muddy Run Road (Route 614). More...

Highlander brings home a gold medal

MONTEREY - Morgan Kelly, daughter of Bob and Sylvia Kelly of Monterey, won a gold medal for her display and portfolio, a Baltimore International College scholarship for $5,000, and a first place trophy for her division-career portfolio and work sa More...

Obituaries

ocie fay hise

WARM SPRINGS - Ocie Fay Hise, 52, of Warm Springs, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Golden Living Center in Clifton Forge. She was born Feb. 16, 1956 in Bath County, a daughter of Annie Fay Tidd Helmick and the late David Hinkle Hiner. More...

kellie l. claborn

GROVER BEACH, Calif. - Kellie L. Claborn, of Grover Beach, Calif., daughter of Jay and Claudia Trinca of Bacova, passed from this life April 5, 2008 at the U.C. San Francisco Medical Center after suffering from cancer. More...

Benedict M. Bocchicchio

MONTEREY - Benedict M. Bocchicchio of Monterey died Monday, April 21, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. Funeral arrangements are pending with Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin, W.Va. More...

Early Files

Reynolds Bus Line may discontinue service to Monterey

Editor's note: This article was taken from the front page of the Aug. 4, 1950 edition. H.B. Wood was the editor. More...

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The Monterey High School 1957-58 District N Basketball Champions are pictured above. They are (l-r) front row: Tom Terry, Gene Mills, Orin Beverage, Mick Williams, Jim Woods, Dale Beverage and John Wilson; back row: Ernie Hiner, Kyle Hannah, R.K. More...

25 years ago

April 28,1983

Highland High School has named Sherry Louise Hammer and Amanda Wilke co-valedictorians for the school's 1983 graduating class. Honored as salutatorian is Martha Ann Colaw. Miss Hammer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Tragedy a sad reminder, but officers kept control

There was nothing easy about the tragic events that unfolded here in Bath County Tuesday - a man apparently intent on harming himself, and perhaps others, armed heavily at a vantage point, aiming at police officers, after deliberately setting fire More...

Pictorial

The recent spring follies held at Bath County High School were enacted in the spirit of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, who in the old movie musicals, shouted, "Hey, guys, let's put the show on right here!" And right here in Bath County, a show was More...


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