May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

$1 million in budget cuts handed back to school staff to figure out

HOT SPRINGS - The Bath school board met Monday, May 4 to ponder the question of how to cut more than $1 million from the $10.8 million budget they originally proposed for next year. More...

Bath teen injured in explosion

HOT SPRINGS - A 15-year-old Bath County boy was seriously injured last week in an explosion he ineptly created in his bedroom. Special Agent Allen Brown, with the Virginia State Police, told The Recorder he received a call about 2 a.m. More...

Town council, mayor returned to office

MONTEREY - Longtime incumbent Janice Warner retained her seat as Monterey mayor following town elections Tuesday. Warner won with 32 votes. More...

Puffenbargers starting process of rebuilding sugar camp

Following a firethat destroyed his maple sugar operation a week before Maple Festival in March, Ivan Puffenbarger (left) and his wife, Sis, are rebuilding his Blue Grass Valley camp. More...

County hears health insurance options

WARM SPRINGS - George Weikel presented Bath supervisors Tuesday with four options of how to distribute the increase in county employee insurance coverage. More...

Family camp retreat at Camp Accovac

MILLBORO - Camp Accovac will host a family camp retreat May 16-18. The theme will be "Facing the Giants." Guest speaker will be Dr. Sam Warren of Charlotte, N.C. Warren is the director of Nuture for the Advent Christian denomination. More...

On the agenda

County School Board Millboro Elementary School Library Thursday, May 8 - 6:30 p.m. Called meeting ¦ Budget work session More...

King certified as personal trainer at BCR&W

HOT SPRINGS - Bath Community Rehab & Wellness has announced Suzee King's recent certificationas a personal trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine. More...

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The Hot Springs firehouse is filled with flowers this weekend. The Healing Springs Baptist Church Mission Action Circle holds its 25th annual Mother's Day Flower Sale Thursday and Friday from 9 until 6, and Saturday from 9 until 1 p.m. More...

MES students display Science Fair Quest projects

MILLBORO - For the 18th year in a row, Millboro Elementary School students in fifth, sixth and seventh grades did an amazing job on our version of a Science Fair. More...

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A dedication ceremony for this attractive new marker on Route 39 at the entrance to Bath County from Goshen will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., when details of this project will be announced. (Recorder photo by Gina Hamilton) More...

Historical society announces 'Everybody Loves Patsy'

HOT SPRINGS - On Sunday, May 18, at Bath County High School, the Bath County Historical Society will sponsor a multimedia presentation about the life and times of Patsy Cline. "Everyone Loves Patsy" will begin at 2 p.m. More...

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Left, David Blanchard demonstrates woodworking techniques at last Thursday's meeting at The Highland Center of the Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers' Guild. (Photo courtesy Jim Lindsay) More...

Open meeting on ag center project set

MONTEREY - Members of the Ag Center Steering Committee will be on hand for an information sharing, question and answer session on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of The Highland Center. More...

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In the woods near Hidden Valley, this strange "flower" was spotted. It is not a flower, but a hickory sapling's bud scale curled back as the spring leaves emerge. More...

On the agenda

Highland County School Board Highland High School Library Monday, May 12 - 7 p.m. Business meeting ¦ Informational items: HCEA - Update; Randy Hooke; Teresa Blum; school board members; meeting dates. More...

4H Camp registration has been extended

BATH/HIGHLAND - Junior 4-H Camp will be held from June 30-July 4 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center near Roanoke. The deadline to register had been extended until Wednesday, May 14. More...

Efficient landscape practices conserve water

• Fertilize properly - Too much fertilizer leads to excessive top growth and unnecessary water use. A pre-measured fertilizer spike ensures plants receive the proper amount of nutrients. More...

Home sellers can weed out competition

Looking to sell your house? Then you need something that will lure buyers into it. Realtors say that curb appeal is one of the most important things for a house to have in this tough real estate market. More...

What's blooming in your backyard?

Editor's note: Due to a production error last week, the following article was incomplete as published, and is being re-printed here in its entirety. Hot Springs - Lowly little weed, the dandelion. More...

Home & Property

The VDOT Verona bridge crew is replacing the bridge south of Blue Grass on Blue Grass Valley Road. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of May. Meanwhile, a temporary bridge is in place. (Recorder photos by James Jacenich) More...

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Perlista Henry, an ALS transport provider with Bath County Community, proudly stands beside the new ambulance the hospital received through a grant from Central Shenandoah EMS. More...

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These participants raised $1,699.50 for the St. Jude's Bike-a-thon held recently at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Local science teacher assembles greenhouse

MILLBORO - Work is nearing completion on a greenhouse being assembled on the Millboro Elementary School campus by Steve Halterman, science teacher for fifth, sixth and seventh grade. More...

Prom Night

During the prom, Gates Herscher (r) dips Justine Pasco (l) as other couples dance around them. (Photo courtesy of Bath County High School) More...

HHS band members compete at Music in the Parks Festival

MONTEREY - Highland Band students recently returned from a successful trip to Baltimore Md., where they competed in the "Music in the Parks Festival" held at Six Flags of America. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

¦ April 22 ­- Sheriff Larry Norfleet and Major Richard D. Chestnut checked on vehicles parked in front of a residence in Mitchelltown. ¦ April 22 - Lieutenant Noel T. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ April 30 ­Deputies assisted with a medical emergency on West Mill Alley. ¦ April 30 - Responded to a wildfire complaint on Big Valley Road. More...

Letters

Visit nursing home residents on Mother's Day

Editor, The Recorder, National Nursing Home Week, which (begins) On Mother's Day, May 11 and ends May 17, is a special week where residents, caregivers, families, staff and volunteers honor and celebrate nursing facility life. More...

Blood drive scheduled for June 18 in Monterey

Editor, The Recorder, The Highland FFA Chapter was inadvertently left off of the Highland Lodge Blood Drive thank you ad. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

The Cool Springs fireunit assists the U.S. More...

Dissolve the town charter

Every two years, this unique exercise in democracy plays out in Monterey, the smallest incorporated town in Virginia. More...

New title to reflectchanges

On the Divide

We've been six months out of Egypt, and the time has come and gone for a new name for this column, as we're no longer experiencing Life in Egypt. More...

Burning the best prescription for healthy mountain top

WARM SPRINGS - We have grown up learning about Smokey Bear and his stern message, "Only you can prevent forest fires." While wildfiresare dangerous to people and wildlife - a prescribed burn by professionals with a clear purpose, however, is nece More...

Pool site to remain in public use

MONTEREY - The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Tuesday to gather opinions on dedicating the pool area open to the public, for outdoor public use, as required by the Land Water Conservation Fund Act. More...

Craven Fire ruled accidental

ASHWOOD - The early morning firelast Tuesday at the Craven home on Ashwood Drive has been ruled accidental. More...

Wind project seeking investors, securing permits

MONTEREY - Highland New Wind Development is stepping up its search for investors, with plans to attend some regional conferences and meetings with potential backers in the next couple of months. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

n Teacher Appreciation Week was good news in Bath County schools Tuesday, with 14 teachers and staff members recognized for their years of service. More...

Bath considers business licenses tax

WARM SPRINGS - Mike Collins, Bath County attorney, presented the supervisors April 29 with some findings on a proposed business license tax. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Supervisors

n Supervisors held a closed meeting April 21 for personnel issues related to salaries and duties of a county employee and to receive a legal briefing by staff on potential litigation related to installation of a surveillance system More...

'Tol'Able David' to be shown May 17

MONTEREY - The silent film, "Tol'Able David," will be presented May 17 at 7 p.m. at The Highland Center. Following the film, a discussion will be held with Dr. Walter Coppedge, filmhistorian. More...

Millboro community rallies around Tammy Vess

MILLBORO - The diagnosis of cancer was gut-wrenching enough last year for resident Tammy Vess; she did not expect having to deal with leukemia this year. More...

Family retreat at Camp Accovac

MILLBORO - Camp Accovac will host a family camp retreat May 16-18. The theme will be "Facing the Giants." Guest speaker will be Dr. Sam Warren of Charlotte, N.C. Warren is the director of Nuture for the Advent Christian denomination. More...

Older Americans Fair to be held at Mountain Crest Retirement Home

HOT SPRINGS - The United States is nearing the start of a tremendous shift in population. More...

New Millboro-area farmers' market to open in June

MILLBORO SPRINGS - Organizers seeking to establish a farmers' market announced on Tuesday they have found a location for the new Bath County Farmers' Market - the covered porch at Lickety Splits restaurant at the intersection of Route 39 West and More...

Millboro Happenings

n Benefit bingo will be held Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m., at the Burnsville Community Center. Proceeds from the event will assist the family of Harley Woodson Sr. Besides bingo games, there will be raffles,prizes and food. More...

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Mary Hille McCoy, left, president of the Highland Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, donated "The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War" by Major George B. More...

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Tuesday, the Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to welcome "Seasons," a new Homestead shop, to the Bath County business community. The shop is filled with beautiful home decor items including kitchen wares, candles and linens. More...

Millboro Fire Association has reason to celebrate

MILLBORO - It took more than a year of work, but the firestation has been expanded with a 30-by-80-foot building addition. More...

Celebration

STAUNTON - Lydia Grace Rexrode celebrated her seventh birthday Sunday with a surprise dinner at her home. More...

Library invites residents to travel to Africa

MONTERERY - The Highland County Public Library invites visitors to travel to Africa through the storytelling of Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Mountain View Room at the library. More...

Hillside Landscaping open for business

BY JAMES JACENICH • STAFF WRITER Gardening

MONTEREY - For some, enjoying nature means a hike through the woods or climbing a mountain. For others, relaxing in the backyard sipping iced tea is all the outdoor recreation they need. More...

Mother's Day, May 11

Did You Know?

n President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first officialMother's Day on May 9, 1914. More...

D.C. museums provide wonderland of history

Museum Hopping

WASHINGTON, D.C. - It's the pinnacle, the acme, the best of the best. It's a wonderland of fascinating facts, fun, and aweinspiring treasures. If you're a "museum bug," you simply must indulge yourself in a trip to our nation's capital. More...

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Fourth grade at Valley Elementary has just completed a special activity. The program, "Keep a Clear Mind - Choose Not to Use," is a substance abuse prevention program for children and their parents. More...

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This lone bear cub found its way into the yard of Shelby Smith near Dixon Hill last Wednesday. State Fish and Game personnel removed him from a tree after more than seven hours. (Photo courtesy Shelby Smith) More...

Obituaries

Robert 'Logan' Stuber

MONTEREY - Robert "Logan" Stuber, 14, of Monterey, died Friday, May 2, 2008 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born June 3, 1993 in Staunton. More...

Leona Maude Hiner

MOUNTAIN GROVE - Leona Maude Hiner, 80, of 183 Gatwood Drive, Mountain Grove, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs. She was born Feb. More...

william andrew 'andy' huffman

HOT SPRINGS - William Andrew "Andy" Huffman, 93, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at his residence following a prolonged illness. He was the husband of the late Lovie Loretta Rucker Huffman, who preceded him in death on Aug. More...

Sports

Chargers easily cruise past Rams

WARM SPRINGS - For the second day in a row Charger swingmen Nathan Hepler and T.J. Martin delivered back to back jacks to lead a 10-0 Charger rout over border rival Highland County Friday afternoon. More...

Charger booters beat Faith

Bath 3, Faith Christian 2 ROANOKE - Leading 3-0 at the half, the Bath County Chargers held off a pesky Faith Christian team in an evenly matched game last Thursday evening. "Those guys (Faith) are really talented," said Bath coach Urs Mueller. More...

JV Chargers break River's streak

Bath 3, James River 2 WARM SPRINGS - The lady Chargers scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to break a two-all tie and upset the James River Knights in an exciting extra-inning comeback last Wednesday evening, April 30. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

May 19, 1983

Two occupants of a tractor-trailer rig apparently died instantly Thursday from concussion of impact when the outof control rig failed to manipulate a sharp right hand turn on U.S. 250, about a mile west of Monterey's town limits. More...

50 years ago

May 8, 1958

The Artmobile, the Virginia Museum's famed gallery- Delegates to Boys' and Girls' State to be held at Blacksburg this summer have been announced as Joe Moyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Moyers of McDowell; Benny Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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Students in Mrs. Doris Wilson's 1979 fourth-grade class were busy studying the ecology in this photo taken at the old Highland Elementary School, today known as The Highland Center. More...


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