July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Three hoping for commissioner job this November

MONTEREY - As of Tuesday, no one had contacted the voter registrar's office to qualify as a candidate for the special election for Highland commissioner of revenue, but at least three women so far are seeking signatures to qualify. More...

215 already signed up for Mountain Mama Bike Challenge, commission says

MONTEREY - Preparation for the Mountain Mama Bike Challenge is moving full-speed ahead, the Highland County Recreation Commission reported Monday. The two-state, three-county bike challenge is set for Aug. More...

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On Monday, July 21 the Roseloe Motel hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" event from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. to celebrate their recently renovated facility. More...

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Phil Munchel, General Manager of the Highland Telephone Cooperative gave an informative talk on "What Employers Look For" to the Highland Youth Employment Program participants on July 16. More...

Attention: Time is running out to apply for stimulus payments

MONTEREY - Retirees, survivors and disabled persons have less than three months to apply for their $300 payments under the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. All applications must be filed with the Internal Revenue Service by Oct.15. More...

Fitzgerald - Overfelt

FISHERSVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Tim Fitzgerald of Fisherville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Whitney Erin-Marie Fitzgerald to Sgt. Adam B. Overfelt U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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"Valley of the Cowpasture," an oil by Rodney Laughon, won the William M. Grover Galleries award for best landscape in oil at the 44th annual Bath County Art Show. More...

'What Old Glory Means to Me' essay winners receive special flags and savings bonds

BOLAR - The following are the winning essays, each titled "What Old Glory Means to Me," in the 2008 Bolar Ruritan Old Glory Essay Contest. Each student who entered the contest, wrote an essay about what our nation's flag means to them. More...

Court Cases

Bath County

HOT SPRINGS - The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on July 9. More...

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BB&T, Hot Springs branch, recently held a contest celebrating the summer season. Karen Finel of Warm Springs was the winner of the summer cooler fun pack. Pictured is Janet Seldomridge, FCL of the Hot Springs branch presenting the prize to Karen. More...

History museum offering free admission to educators in August

Richmond, - The Virginia Historical Society, the Official State Historical Society of Virginia, has declared August to be Teacher Appreciation Month. More...

Millboro 'Maw' celebrates 90 full years

MILLBORO - Mary E. "Maw" Huffman is comfortable in her easy chair at home on a recent Sunday after celebrating her 90th birthday with close to 70 family members and friends. More...

Douthat hosts weekend activities

DOUTHAT - The 10th Annual Douthat State Park Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Upper Beach Parking Area. The fair features artisans and crafters from throughout the region. More...

Cornucopia of local foods fill late July tables

Growth Spurts

A neighbor brought me some yellow squash the other day. It ended up in our wok. Lisa had her own special mix of spices. I put the side dish on a pile of rice. It was so good I went back for seconds. green beans. n Ever had a cucumber sandwich? More...

What's blooming in your back yard?

A lovely fall afternoon in the woods and a pocketful of gathered seeds will make for trouble sometimes. On occasion, those unknown seeds, no matter how interesting they look, produce plants that are difficult to eradicate. More...

Extension's forage conference will educate farmers about control of pasture weeds July 30-31

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will provide livestock producers with key strategies to control weeds in pastures and hay fields during a summer conference to be held July 30 and July 31. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland schools announce supplies needed

Highland Elementary School Highland Elementary School student supplies list for the 2008-09 school year. More...

Achievement

Ashley M. Orndorff

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Ashley M. Orndorff of Monterey, Va. was named to the spring dean's list at Lebanon Valley College. Orndorff is a senior studying psychology and Spanish. More...

Sports

Athletic Boosters stand for bleachers

Propose building new softball field at no cost to school

WARM SPRINGS - Nearing $100,000 in money contributed to BCHS sports since 2000, the athletic booster club met Monday to discuss the football program fund-raiser and other issues. More...

Lady Chargers prepare for next year

Bath softball players (l-r) Sam Shifflett, Heather Funk, Amanda Shifflett, Emily Bartley, Jailyn Ford, and Bekka Pauley pose upon arrival at the Softball Profiles camp in Lynchburg College last week. More...

Rec night draws crowd

Brianna Wimer has a hair-raising time at the first "Family T-ball and Playground Night" Saturday. More...

Early Files

Highland County cattle entered in national stock show

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 1, 1929 edition of The Recorder. H.B. Wood was publisher. More...

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Cattle pause from grazing in this photograph taken in the Crabbottom Valley circa 1930s. Back of the photo reads, "The Famous Crabbottom Valley, in Highland County. This is an out-cropping of the Kentucky Blue Grass. More...

25 years ago

July 28, 1983

A severe electrical storm that swept through the area Thursday evening of last week left as much as one inch of rain in some communities and caused power outages and damage to personal property. The storm began before 9 p.m. More...

Highland's eagle makes big trek to New England

MONTEREY - On March 17, the staff at the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary placed a radio-transmitter tracking device on a three-year-old female golden eagle that was trapped near Tamarack Ridge in Highland County. More...

Report your eagle sightings

MONTEREY - "Those of us who live here see the birds regularly but in order to continue the survey, we need you to report your sightings," says Patti Reum and Sandy Hevener of the Highland County Eagle Survey. More...

Bath's Dunnagan receives award

HOT SPRINGS - Lieutenant Noel T. "Timmy" Dunnagan, a 26 year veteran of the Bath County Sheriff's Office, received the "Cop of the Quarter" award from Lodge 24 of the Fraternal Order of Police. More...

Just another day at The Homestead

HOT SPRINGS - For employees of The Homestead and others in the area, Saturday's U.S. Senate debate didn't really mean much more, outside their normal activities. More...

Land Transfers

Highland County

Blue Grass District: Oak and Regina Hall to Daniel C. Hotz of Monterey, 6.74 acres and 6.02 acres, $25,000; Julian D. and Doris Folks to Julian D. and Doris A. Folks, oversized plat, $0; Monterey District: Rebecca H. Bird to Bryan J. More...

Mill Gap Ruritan Park names new manager

MILL GAP - One of the most delightful and least known parks in Highland County is maintained by the Mill Gap Ruritan Club, located about 11 miles south of Monterey on Mill Gap Road. More...

May - Crawford

MILLBORO - Dallas and Kaye May of Millboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Kaye, to Joseph Allen Crawford of Iron Gate. May graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of arts in political science in 2007. More...

Hidden Cottage a shop of enchantment

Let's Shop!

HEALING SPRINGS - If last Saturday is any indication, Healing Springs is open for business. First, there was the Jackson River Gallery; now, just next door, the Hidden Cottage has come into view. Both shops were bustling Saturday. More...

Bolar Ruritans awarded Blue Ribbon Club award

At the July 1, meeting, Zone IV Governor, Brent Obaugh, on behalf of the Woodrow Wilson District and the Ruritan National, presented the Bolar Ruritan Club with the 2007 Blue Ribbon Club award. More...

20 Rudy bears donated

At its July 1 meeting, the Bolar Ruritan Club donated 20 Rudy Bears to the Bolar Fire Department. They will be used when children are transported by the department. More...

Judge Byrd Memorial Book Fund seeks contributions

WARM S PRINGS - Wednesday, July 16 marked the five-year anniversary of the death of Judge Duncan M. Byrd Jr. Byrd was a founding member and, for 34 years, a strong supporter of the Bath County Historical Society. More...

A tribute to Oz Man

About Your Pets

Ozzie Erdman Sedge is gone. But he will never be forgotten. The Oz Man, as I and his loving people, Roy and Sue, liked to call him, passed away without a whimper Saturday, July 19. He was 13. Some of you in Hot Springs may remember The Oz Man. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ This week it's time for carnival rides, games, bingo, and food at the Millboro Firemen's Carnival, which continues through Saturday, July 26 in the industrial park off T.C. Walker Road. More...

Court Cases

Bath County

HOT SPRINGS - The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General 66/55, continued Sept. 17; Marshall Allen Armstrong, drinking alcohol while driving, guilty; Michael W. More...

Record number of young readers are 'Catching the Reading Bug'

Library Notes

n The library has been hopping this summer and it's great to see so many people coming by. The summer reading program has been a big success and great fun so far. More...

Community invited to celebrate area's exceptional water

LONGDALE - Last fall the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated three of the area's streams as Outstanding National Resource Waters/Exceptional State Waters. More...

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Word of Faith Church in Monterey recently received a conditional use permit to put up a new sign. The old sign, below, stood higher than the new sign, above. Highland planners were concerned the new sign would be too large. More...

It's sweet eating with Virginia grown peaches

How's summer in Virginia? Just peachy, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. More...

Obituaries

Carlos Mendell DeBrill II

HOT SPRINGS - Carlos Mendell DeBrill II, 70, of 1304 Southbury Ave., Richmond, died Monday, July 14, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born Oct. 17, 1937 in English, W.Va. More...

William Bailey Sheldon Jr.

ROCKVILLE - William Bailey Sheldon Jr. of Rockville, died Saturday July 19. He was born on Nov. 13, 1947 in Newport News. He was affectionately known as Bubba or Bebe by his family and friends. More...

Glen Armstrong

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. - Glen Armstrong, 81, of Oceans West Blvd., Daytona Beach Shores, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008 after a valiant 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services See Special Services section for changes to weekly services Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.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

Highland County

¦ July 16 - Received a report of a possible scam by telephone. ¦ July 16 - Responded to a motor vehicle crash, Highland Turnpike. ¦ July 16 - Responded to a report of a reckless driver, East Main Street. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

¦ July 8 - Deputy Robert W. Plecker and Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to an activated burglar alarm on Airport Mountain. ¦ July 8 - Burger conducted a well-being check on a subject in the Hot Springs area. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pool will sink without good plans

Let's stop kidding ourselves. Taxpayers are going to have to contribute something to the Highland County swimming pool. More...

Pictorial

Volunteers were among the first to respond to a Bath County standoff April 22. More...

Running with the big dogs, and eating cookies

Say What?

The Washington Post, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Roanoke Times, the Associated Press and The Recorder … what do all of these news organizations have in common? They were all represented at the U.S. More...



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