May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Bath County orders new voting machines

Warm Springs - During the last two Bath County supervisor meetings, Mary Barnes the Electoral Board Secretary, has alerted the board about the state mandate requiring the purchase of electronic voting equipment for in-person absentee voting. More...

Highland creeks subject of study

MONTEREY - Some might wonder why all the fuss about West Strait Creek and Strait Creek in Highland County. After all, fishswim there, the water looks clear, most of the time. More...

Patsy Cline history, music draws crowd

WARM SPRINGS - Virginia Patterson Hensley was born on the proverbial wrong side of the tracks. Her mother was 16 when "Ginny" was born. Her father left for parts unknown when Ginny was 15. More...

Millboro students transport community to Land of Oz

MILLBORO - Many residents went to the fabled Land of Oz last Saturday to enjoy the annual student dinner-theatre production at the elementary school. This year, it transported them down the Yellow Brick Road to "The Wizard of Oz. More...

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Kids burst into spontaneous dancing after the movie "Alvin and The Chipmunks." This was the second Family Movie Night at the Highland County Public Library, and it is growing in popularity with 48 attendees. More...

Millboro Happenings

n The blood drive for Tammy Vess was an amazing show of community support last week (on May 14). Almost 70 people came out to participate in honor of Vess, who is in treatment for leukemia, and there was a waiting line to donate blood. More...

LINC provides free legal counsel for cancer patients

RICHMOND - Especially relevant now during National Voluteerism Week and National Cancer Awareness month, the Virginia State Bar has announced that Phyllis Katz, an employment attorney with Sands Anderson, will receive the 2008 Lewis F. Powell Jr. More...

What's blooming in your backyard?

Along the sunny edges of woodland paths or roadsides can be found the native wild yam or Dioscorea villosa. The Dioscoreaceae family is the yam family of both the New and Old World and includes other tuberous plants. More...

Clarification

In last week's article, "Equine ordinance tabled by Bath supervisors," resident Jerry Phillips was quoted as saying, "He has been on both ends of this issue with his mules. More...

Tidbits

INWOOD, W.Va. - Lydia Grace Rexrode recently presented her ballet skills to a Royal Academy of Dance examiner at Inwood Performing Arts Company in Inwood. More...

Highland FFA installs 2008-09 officers

MONTEREY - The 2008-09 Highland High School officer team of its Future Farmers of America chapter will be led by president, Michael Botkin. Botkin will be a senior next year as will members Kari and Kate Obaugh, Shane Wiseman, and Jessie Siron. More...

Farm Service Agency acreage reporting deadlines approaching

ROCKBRIDGE/ALLEGHANY/ BATH Counties - The Rockbridge/ Alleghany/Bath County Farm Service Agency reminds producers that acreage reports are now being accepted. More...

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If you pass by either light or brilliant pink blooms on tall shrubs, either in the woods or dotted along the roadsides, you are seeing the first of the heath or Ericaceae family to bloom - the pinxter or honeysuckle azalea. More...

Thunderstorm season: Time to protect your computer

MONTEREY - Spring is here, with summer to follow, and it is the season of thunderstorms. More...

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Douthat State Park offered guests the opportunity to enjoy a cruise-in, live music, and car show on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. On Saturday, Douthat kicked off the event with a cruise-in and live music on the beach at Douthat State Park. More...

Clippings are a lawn's best friend

While it might have been a chore most would have liked to avoid when they were kids or teenagers, for adult lawncare enthusiasts, mowing the lawn can be an enjoyable time. More...

Snow plowable markers to be installed on area roads

STAUNTON - The Virginia Department of Transportation will be installing snow-plowable markers at several locations within the Staunton and Culpeper districts. More...

Foundation awards more than $800,000 to area projects

COVINGTON - The Alleghany Foundation has announced it awarded $807,098 in 10 grants to nine area organizations, further demonstrating the foundation's commitment to partnering with local agencies to improve the quality of life in the Alleghany More...

USDA Farm Service Agency will accept county committee member nominations

LEXINGTON - The USDA Farm Service Agency officeserving Rockbridge, Alleghany, and Bath counties, reminds agricultural producers they can now nominate eligible candidates to serve on the Rockbridge/Alleghany/Bath FSA County Committee. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Lady Chargers shutout River for title

WARM SPRINGS - Bath's Angela Herscher scored two goals and the Chargers' stiff defense fought the James River Knights in the pouring rain to a 2-0 shutout for the Pioneer District Championship Thursday evening. More...

Bath booters fall to River in OT

Bath booters WARM SPRINGS - The expected slugfest turned into a slogfest as the James River Knights escaped a raindrenched Charger field with 4-3 last minute overtime win Thursday night. More...

Bath sports schedule

Thursday, May 22 Baseball Semifinalsvs. Parry McCluer @ Covington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 Baseball District Final @ Covington, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 Boys' Soccer Region C Tournament @ George Wythe, 5:30 p.m. More...

Early Files

'Racing gets in your blood,' say Millboro enthusiasts

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

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Members of the Revercomb and Stephenson families and friends assembled at the home of John and Mary Stephenson near Vanderpool in Highland County. Seated on the top row are John Stephenson, Eleanor Burwell and Mrs. More...

25 years ago

June 2, 1983

According to Alan H. Brittle, regional manager for the Virginia Department of Corrections, 98 cents should be sufficientto correct deficiencies identified by the corrections board at the Highland County jail. More...

Fire Queen beauties

The 2008 Highland Fire Queen contest was held Friday, May 16 at Highland High School sponsored by the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. More...

Hot Springs Business Association forms

HOT SPRINGS- Six businesses in downtown Hot Springs joined together this spring to form the Hot Springs Business Association with the slogan, "The Village of Hot Springs - Your Hometown Downtown." To promote their businesses and bring more peopl More...

Mitchell receives outstanding service award

MONTEREY - "Betty Mitchell is one of the most meticulously organized people in my life," Caroline Smith said at Friday's Business Appreciation Dinner. She's usually on top of everything having to do with The Highland Center. More...

Suzuki kids astound, delight audience

GARTH NEWEL - A most astounding spectacle unfolded on the Garth Newel Music Center stage last Tuesday: A heavenly host of tiny children made beautiful music. It was a sight to see, a delight to hear, a heartwarming experience, overall. More...

Mediterranean Madness' makes splash at Garth Newel

Luca and Arlene DiCecco returned to Garth Newel Saturday night, and prepared sumptuous pasta and other Italian dishes in the old Manor House, which was transformed into "Italy" for the music center's education fundraiser. More...

Nature Conservancy appoints director of Allegheny Highlands program, Warm Springs Preserve

WARM SPRINGS - The Nature Conservancy has appointed Marek Smith as director of the Virginia chapter's Allegheny Highlands Program. More...

Community Fitness Center celebrates first anniversary

With the Community Fitness Center at Calvary Baptist Church open last Sunday afternoon, Dylan Randozzo works out on the weight bench with spotter Todd LaCour as the facility in Millboro Springs celebrated its first anniversary. More...

Blood drive exceeds all expectations

Tammy Vess, left, hugs her friend and former boss, Rhonda Kennedy, at the April 14 blood drive held in her honor at the Millboro firestation as she continues her struggle with leukemia. More...

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Bath County American Legion Post 92 met at the Homestead Preserve Dairy Barn recently. Vice commander J.D. Byer, and adjuant T.E. Dickerson, presented John M. Trimble a certificatefor 50 years continued membership. More...

The true meaning behind Memorial Day

Editors note: The following article was reprinted with permission from the May 2008 issue of VFW magazine. It's a sacred day to all war veterans: None need to be reminded of the reason that Memorial Day must be commemorated. More...

Minetree resigns from National Defense Executive Reserve

WARM SPRINGS - Appointed 20 years ago to the National Defense Executive Reserve, Professor J. Lawrence (Pete) Minetree III has announced his resignation. More...

Williams stepping up at academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cadet Joshua Williams has just completed his junior year at the United States Air Force Academy and is anticipating an exciting final year. More...

May declared Motorcyle Awareness Month

MONTEREY - Gov. Tim Kaine has designated the month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, in recognition of motorcycles as efficient means of transportation, a boon to tourism in Virginia, and as a way to raise awareness about motorcycle safety. More...

Sara Murray Lewis Chapter of NSDAR met in Millboro

MILLBORO - The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of NSDAR met May 10, at Woodland Church in Millboro. The meeting was called to order by regent Sarah Wolters. There were 15 members present. More...

Taj Mahal to headline jazz, blues festival

HOT SPRINGS - Festival lovers will be delighted by the veritable who's who of blues and jazz at the upcoming third annual Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival at Garth Newel Music Center. More...

Millboro to honor cancer survivors Saturday

MILLBORO- A special luminaria ceremony will be held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event which will be held at Millboro Elementary School May 24, and is set to begin at noon. More...

Summer events planned in Shenandoah Valley for woodlot owners

HARRISONBURG - Virginia Cooperative Extension, in association with Virginia Department of Forestry, will offer two hands-on educational events this summer for owners of woodlots. More...

RACS recognizes staff for 20 years of service

LEXINGTON - Rockbridge Area Community Services recently recognized two staff for their tenure with the agency. More...

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On Monday, May 12 the Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its newly renovated officeat 2696 Main Street in Hot Springs. More...

Obituaries

Claudia Rose Allen

WALDORF, Md. - Claudia Rose Allen, 10, of Waldorf, Maryland, died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at the Civista Medical Center in La Plata. She was born Aug. 11, 1997 in Clinton. Claudia attended William Wade Elementary School. More...

Marjorie A. Rhodes

HOT SPRINGS - Marjorie A. Rhodes, 92, of Hot Springs, formerly of Vienna, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. ¦ Ashwood United Methodist Church services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH Mondays ¦ The Food Pantry at Ashwood United Methodist Church, 6-7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. For information call (540) 839-2276 and leave a message. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ May13 ­- Corporal Robert B. Weaver and trooper Hipps responded to an accident in Millboro Springs. ¦ May 15 - Deputy Robert W. Plecker and deputy William D. More...

Letters

Millboro community sets record at blood drive

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf of the Millboro Ruritan Club, I would like to thank everyone who came forth last Wednesday, May 14, and rolled up their sleeves to gave a pint of blood in honor of Tammy Vess. More...

Supervisors kicking us when we're down

Editor, The Recorder, "And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed cattle did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke." Read the 'fairy tale' at Genesis 41. More...

Swimming pool saga

The swimming pool saga is no longer a tale of ignorance and stupidity. It has taken on a life of its own, transforming the petty greed and political arrogance of small clique into a rank embarrassment for the whole county. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Millboro shines with strength

Anyone who's been "milling around" Millboro recently will notice this little village is becoming more vibrant than ever. More...

Pictorial

"Betty Mitchell is one of the most meticulously organized people," said Caroline Smith of the Highland Center board Friday. It's true Mitchell is usually on top of everything the center does. More...

Pray for peace in time of war

Conversations

Memorial Day is when we honor our war dead. Those who perished in our country's wars deserve respect. But their deaths do not justify continued warfare. The war in Iraq continues fiveyears after President Bush declared victory. More...


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