May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

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WVLS held its spring fund raiser last week. More...

Class of 2009 planning trip to NYC

MONTEREY - Daniel Newcomb, Highland High School junior class president, told the Highland County School Board Monday the Class of 2009 is planning on going to New York City for their class trip next year. More...

Bath supervisors decide on insurance plan

Warm Springs - After months of analyzing various insurance options for fiscal year 2008-09 by George Weikel, insurance consultant, the Bath County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt the plan with the lowest cost to county employees. More...

In Brief . . .

The Economic Development Authority of Highland County

¦ Highland Economic Development Authority Chair Betty Mitchell said Tuesday the committee studying a regional tourism trail project joining Highland, Bath, Alleghany and Craig counties and the city of Covington, More...

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Highland Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Melody Moats said 27 students from grades 3-10 participated in forensics this year. "We are growing," she said. More...

In Brief . . .

¦ Accepted the presentation of an erial photograph of the Bath County Airport by Paul Howell, Chairman of the Bath County Airport Authority. More...

Save yourself a headache, take the train

RICHMOND - All aboard! Last weekend, Amtrak celebrated its 37th birthday. I celebrated a little early, by taking the train the week before. More...

Colonoscopy Headline

Healthy Living

Do I really have to have a colonoscopy? I get asked this quite a bit, and my short answer is "yes." Colon cancer is the most common cancer of the digestive tract, and a person has a six in 100 chance of developing colon cancer in his lifetime. More...

Achievement

Cheryl Denise Lindsay ROANOKE - Cheryl Denise Lindsay of Warm Springs received her nursing pin on Thursday, May 8, and graduated Friday, May 9 from Jefferson College of Health Science in Roanoke with an associate's degree in science in nursing More...

Births

Emma Holbrook Wells

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. - Emma Holbrook Wells was celebrated into the world Feb. 12, 2008 in Springfield. She weighed eight pounds, six ounces and was 20 and one-quarter inches long. Her parents are Robert and Wendy Wells. More...

Achievement

Lauren Stephanie Shumate

NORFOLK - Lauren Stephanie Shumate, of McDowell, graduated from Norfolk State University, on May 10, with a bachelor of science degree in mass communications. She graduated with honors, with a 3.4 grade point average. More...

Millboro students present 'Wizard of Oz' dinner-theater Saturday

MILLBORO - A sense of excitement hangs in the air at Millboro Elementary School these days as students in grades six and seven go through final rehearsals for their performance of "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday. More...

Millboro Happenings

n Get ready to enjoy "The Wizard of Oz" at Millboro Elementary School this Saturday, May 17, as students in grades six and seven present their annual dinner theater. More...

Forensics contest held at Highland Elementary School

MONTEREY - Twenty seven students in grades 3-10 competed in the Forensics competition on April 28. Judges for the contest were: Caroline Smith, Chris Scott, Sherry Sullenberger, Jim Jacenich, Lisa Jacenich, Norma Reynolds, and Winnie Richardson. More...

Iron Company Restaurant an old-fashioned, new delight

Dining Delights

LOW MOOR - Here's wonderful news: There's a new restaurant in the area! The food is great, the prices are modest, and the staff is a delight. More...

Homestead Preserve hosts 100-mile dinner

HOT SPRINGS ­- Homestead Preserve will host the area's first 100-Mile Dinner on May 24. More...

Madness planned by Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS - The HMS Garth Newel sets sail on Saturday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Mediterranean Madness will raise awareness and money to support educational programs. More...

Preserve opens welcome center, market, at old dairy

HOT SPRINGS - Homestead Preserve will launch The Milk House Market, a dual-operation welcome center and refreshment shop, on Friday, May 23. More...

Enjoy garden color all year long

Gardening is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages, from children to seniors. Enthusiasts look to the shades of rich blooms and the variegated colors of foliage to create a landscape they can enjoy. More...

Straw bales make gardening fun

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For example, take that old straw bale that you didn't end up using last season. Did you know that you can use it as a planter? Some beautiful looking plants have come from straw bale containers. More...

Beneficialbugs good for ag industry

Biological control, or the use of beneficial bugs to eat other bugs that typically damage crops, is an area of study that continues to grow. Today there are hundreds of mail-order companies that sell predator or parasitic beneficialinsects. More...

Monterey Garden Club tours Polyface Farm

MONTEREY - Recently, members of the Monterey Garden Club, along with guests, took a field trip to Polyface Farm in Swoope. Known as "the farm of many faces," Polyface is family owned, multi-generational, pasture based and beyond organic. More...

Weather report

Temperatures were slightly above normal for the month of April. Precipitation for the month was nearly an inch above normal. Snowfall for the 2007-08 season was among the lightest on record. John R. More...

Achievement

Jamey Moyers

MONTROSS - Jamey Moyers, of Montross, formerly of Monterey, recently graduated from George Mason University with a grade point average of 4.0., and a master's degree in computer technology. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Bath beats Glenvar

Wilson 2, Bath 0 FISHERSVILLE - The Wilson Hornets shut down the potent Chargers' offense and slipped a couple goals by Bath to pull of a narrow win last Thursday. "The result does not reflectthe game," said Bath coach Urs Mueller. More...

Lady booters up-end Mounties

Bath battles James River tonight for title

Wilson 4, Bath 1 FISHERSVILLE - A physical Wilson Memorial team took the Chargers to the ropes and counted the them out last Thursday evening. "It was rough," said Charger coach Ed Walters. Carey Trimble scored the lone Bath goal. More...

Rams blast Rockets 16-7

NEW CASTLE - The Highland Rams exploded for a seven-run first inning and tallied nine more down the stretch to win their first game of the season over the Craig County Rockets Thursday evening. More...

Early Files

Landmark restoration begun in Monterey

Editor's note: This article was gleaned from the Oct. 21, 1976 issue of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

May 26, 1983

School board member Glenn Botkin Jr.'s term expires June 30 and the Highland County School Board Selection Commission will meet Saturday, June 11 to appoint a member to that position. More...

50 years ago

May 15, 1958

Sgt. Olie G. Smith, Air Force Ground Observation Corps representative, states that the Richmond Air Defense Filter Center will conduct a GOC training exercise and open house at the center on May 18 in commemoration of Armed Forces Day. More...

Opinions & Commentary

License on business a touchy tax

Both Bath and Highland officials are considering a business, professional and occupational license (BPOL) for our counties, an idea long brewing but not yet justified. More...

Pictorial

For the second year, students in Paul Sites' driver's education class at Highland High School got a lesson on what driving drunk is like. More...

The sun shines amongst the shadows

Conversations

A couple of weeks ago I took Thomas Cat to Faithful Friends Animal Clinic in Franklin, W.Va. On my way, I watched the play of shadow and light on the mountains and meadows. More...

Bath supervisors propose $20 million county budget

WARM SPRINGS - Tuesday at the courthouse, the Bath County Board of Supervisors made several difficultdecisions. More...

Ernie's Market under new management

MONTEREY - Ernie Lightner opened a store at the corner of Jackson River Road and Main Street in Monterey 34 years ago when he was 21 years old. Saturday, Greenway's Real Estate and Auction Co. More...

Highland school board hires high school principal

MONTEREY - It's rare that an unfamiliar face appears at the monthly meeting of the Highland County School Board. It's noteworthy when a polite, friendly individual shows up in a suit and tie at the generally informal meeting. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

¦ School board chairman Kirk Billingsley announced Monday that superintendent Gary Blair's mother, Clara Blair, died Friday, May 9 and Blair was in Richmond to attend the funeral. More...

School board cuts staff, sports

MILLBORO - After an hour and a half in closed session, the Bath County School Board announced the first of its 2008-09 budgets cuts in two motions. More...

Highland 'lends' $150,000 to pool project

MONTEREY - After a lengthy debate with members of the Highland County Recreation Commission, Highland supervisors unanimously approved spending up to $150,000 on a support building for the swimming pool - money to be paid back with private dollar More...

HTC holds annual meeting

BY JAME S JACENI CH • STAFF WRITER

MONTEREY - Highland Telephone Cooperative held its annual meeting Friday, May 2 and elected Rodney Leech (already serving on the board of directors) and Linda Will to the board for a three-year term. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Supervisors

¦ Highland County supervisors adopted a resolution of recognition and appreciation Tuesday night for the late Ronald T. Malcolm's service to Highland County as a member of the board of supervisors for 16 years. More...

Equine ordinance tabled by Bath supervisors

Warm Springs - At the beginning of Bath County Board of Supervisors' meeting Tuesday, a letter from the Millboro supervisor Carol Hardbarger was read, requesting the equine public hearing be postponed or continued. More...

Second Saturday begins second year in Monterey

Second Saturday reappeared in Monterey Saturday, with shops open throughout Monterey with special activities to draw the crowds. More...

Kershi Cambata passes away at Bath Alum

BATH ALUM - Kershi Cambata, an international business executive who made his home in Bath County for nearly 30 years, died Saturday, May 10 at Bath Alum. He was 88. Cambata, born in Bombay, India Feb. More...

Ashton Hill shows photo work at library

Highland High School senior Ashton Hill displayed some of her photography April 25 in the Highland County Public Library Mountain View Room. More...

Highland High School students get a reality check

MONTEREY - Highland High School seniors and juniors recently had the opportunity to deal with many of the financial challenges they will soon face as adults. More...

Engagement

Shumate - Mullins

McDOWELL - LeLe Barbara Shumate of McDowell, and Glendon Thomas Mullins of Back Creek announce their engagement. Shumate is the daughter of Steve and Pat Shumate of Mc- Dowell. Mullins is the son of Glen and DeAnn Mullins of Jolo, W.Va. More...

New stone markers highlight Bath County entrances

MILLBORO - Bath County is a sought-after region to live, work and play. And as of last Friday, four new identical stone markers welcome travelers to its beauty at major entry points on Route 39 East and West, and on U.S. 220 North and South. More...

Hot Springs resident earns ROTC scholarship

MARS HILL, N.C. - Even before she took the oath of an Army cadet earlier this month, Hot Springs, Va. resident Jessica Young had proven she had the initiative, resourcefulness and inventiveness to be a good soldier. More...

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In late April, three antique cars drove through Bath County on their way to Charlottesville - a 1909 Pierce Arrow, a 1914 Ford Model T and a car from 1917, which is not pictured. Two of the owners are from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania. More...

Homestead honors employee partners

HOT SPRINGS - The Homestead honored many long-time employee partners with its first quarter 2008 service awards reception held on Thursday, May 1 in the Regency Ballroom. More...

Eric Lindell to perform in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS - Californiaborn, New Orleans-schooled singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Lindell celebrates the release of his new Alligator CD, "Low On Cash, Rich In Love," with a live performance in Hot Springs on June 14 at Garth Newel's Virginia Bl More...

Author visits HHS

MONTEREY - On Tuesday, April 22, Highland High School eighth-graders spent time with published author, Elizabeth Massie. She shared some of her tips for brainstorming and writing with the class. More...

Farmers' market celebrates second decade

MONTEREY - The Highland Center hopes visitors will come June 6 to celebrate the opening of The Highland Country Market's second decade of operation. Market master Scott Smith spoke this week about the upcoming market schedule. More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

Along Muddy Run Road, on the north side driving toward Burnsville, there is a grassy turnout full of striking blue wildflowers, Lupinus perennis or the wild lupine. More...

Much ado about mulch

What conserves moisture, smothers weeds, creates healthier plants and even helps slow global warming? It's mulch. Do a little research and you'll see why there is much ado about mulch. More...

Cattlemen to hold spring rally

MONTEREY - Area cattle producers are invited to attend the spring cattlemen's rally hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Highland-Bath Cattle Association. More...

Be bike-safe on highway: May is National Bike Month

RICHMOND- Get out your bicycle and prepare to take to the roads. May is National Bike Month. Bicycling is good for your wallet and your health.With gas prices hitting record highs, it can significantlycut the cost of your commute. More...

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Martha S. Hammer of Blue Grass celebrated her 86th birthday on May 10. Family members joined her that day for a cook-out in honor of both her birthday and Mother's Day. Pictured (l-r) are: front row Nathan St. More...

Obituaries

Kershi s. cambata

MILLBORO - Kershi S. Cambata, 88, of 499 Bath Alum Drive, Millboro, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at his residence. He was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Bombay, India, the son of the late Shiavax Cambata and Mehera Commisseriat Cambata. More...

Clara E. Blair

RICHMOND - Clara E. Blair, 81, of Richmond, widow of Robert R. Blair, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Blair and Gary R. More...

Lewis 'Shawn' Rexrode

BRIDGEWATER - Lewis "Shawn" Rexrode, 34, of Bridgewater, died Saturday, May 10, 2008. He was born Aug. 8, 1973 in Harrisonburg. Mr. Rexrode attended St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church. He graduated from Franklin High School and worked for C.W. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ May 5 ­- Major Richard D. Chestnut assisted a citizen who locked himself out of his room at Warm Springs Inn. ¦ May 6 - Sheriff Larry Norfleetspoke with a citizen regarding a breaking and entering in the Hot Springs area. More...

Sheriff's Report

Highland County

¦ May 7 ­- Provided funeral escort from Word of Faith Church to Monterey Cemetery. ¦ May 8 - Provided funeral escort from Obaugh Funeral Home to Monterey Cemetery. More...

Letters

Encourage all cancer survivors to walk at Relay

Editor, The Recorder, The third annual Highland County Relay for Life will be held Saturday, May 31 from noon-midnight. More...

Councilman humbled by re-election votes

Editor, The Recorder, Dear Residents of Highland County, and the Town of Monterey, Once again you have voted to have me serve on the Town Council of Monterey, and once again as always your trust and confidencein me is very humbling and overwhelmi More...

What's missing in the Bath Recorder these days?

Editor, The Recorder, A couple of weeks ago I had a feeling something was missing from The Recorder. Let's see, what could it be - Charles Garratt! More...



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