August 21, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Bath welcomes new teachers, support staff

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Water customers asked to conserve in drought

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Service Authority has asked its customers to conserve water, and administrator Gene "Bugs" Phillips hopes more stringent restrictions do not have to be implemented. More...

Two sentenced in Bath circuit court

WARM SPRINGS — Heather McAllister of Millboro was sentenced Friday, Aug. 15 in Bath County Circuit Court. McAllister, 27, was convicted in February of three felony drug charges. More...

Reunion

Nelson family

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church holds fair

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, catch up with new and old friends on the lawn of St. Thomas Episcopal Church for the 60th anniversary fair celebration. The annual event starts at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of St. More...

Achievement

Shyla Hise

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Shyla Hise, formerly of Mc- Dowell, Va., recently received an associate's degree in business management from Penn Foster College. Hise resides with her husband, Jason, warrant officer in the U.S. More...

Tidbits

• Danny Halterman of Greensboro, N.C. spent a couple of days last week with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Ezra Halterman, near Monterey. More...

English couple to lead St. Luke's service

HOT SPRINGS — A ministerial couple from Liverpool will lead the service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church this Sunday, Aug. 24, even using a liturgy from England. The Rev. More...

McDowell Community Vacation Bible School

Lori Botkin leads a group of children during recreation time at the McDowell Community Vacation Bible School Aug. 2. (Photo courtesy Chris Scott) More...

Young athletes need eye protection year-round

The number of kids playing organized sports is on the rise and so to is the number of sports-related injuries. More...

Millboro Happenings

n Come out and celebrate the efforts of the residents' group seeking to renovate the old Millboro school and share a covered-dish dinner today at 6:30 p.m., in front of the old school. More...

Births

Bryce Lane Basagic

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. More...

Town streetlights replaced with energy saving models

MONTEREY — The bright lights of Monterey are no more. More...

Local man featured in association Web site

MONTEREY — Richard Waybright of Monterey appears in the Aug. 15 edition of County Connections, the newsletter of the Virginia Association of Counties, for his work on the Highland County Walk of Honor. More...

Monterey Garden Club holds annual picnic

MONTEREY — The Monterey Garden Club met on Tuesday, Aug. 5, for its annual picnic. This year's event was held at the pavilion of The Highland Center on Spruce Street. More...

Garden club presents awards

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Garden Club, in addition to their many field trips and seminars, presented its year-end awards in June. First place design award went to Glenna Myers; second place, Helen Smith; third place, Jane Lyle. More...

Gov. Kaine announces launch of Virginia Easy Access

RICHMOND — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has announced an online resource especially designed for seniors and adults with disabilities. More...

Bob Metheny

Bath Senior Center van driver Bob Metheny is retiring after eight years of service. Jeanne Apgar, center director (left) presents a plaque of service. New van driver, Nancy Johnson, is pictured on the right. More...

Special Sections

Schools

New music teacher rings in new year

MONTEREY — For Jason Canze, teaching music is all about entertainment. "The best part is just seeing the students when they get it, and seeing how much fun they can have," Canze said. More...

Kindergarten First Day

Ann Foster's kindergarten class greets the school year. More...

Bath County Public Schools bus schedule announced for '08-09

WARM SPRINGS — The following is the list of bus numbers, bus drivers and bus routes for Bath County Public Schools. Students will return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 2. All starting times are approximate. 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

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

• Aug. 13 — Investigated a report of larceny, Lower Fork Road. • Aug. 15 — Received a report of a disabled vehicle, Highland Turnpike. • Aug. 15 — Responded to a report of trespassing, Upper Fork Road. More...

Sheriff's Report

Bath County

• Aug. 5 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker assisted Homestead Security with a suspicious person on their property. • Aug. 5 — Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. and Trooper Hipps checked on a reckless driver in Millboro. More...

Letters

Former resident missing home in Bath County

Editor, The Recorder, Over the past years you have graciously published many of my poems and stories regarding my recollections of life in Bath County. More...

Librarian thanked for hard work, dedication

Editor, The Recorder, We have a nugget of gold in our county — the Highland County Public Library. Thanks to our dedicated librarian, Tomi Herold, our library set many records this summer. A record number of attendees at a program (Mr. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Putting your money where your mouth is

If supervisor Stuart Hall is to be believed, Bath County is enjoying a huge boom in dining out. More...

Pictorial

Our children are going back to school. Highland, Alleghany and Rockbridge county schools opened Wednesday; Augusta County students went back to school Monday; Pendleton and Pocahontas county schools start Tuesday, Aug. More...

Conversations

Fiction is sometimes stranger than truth

With the presidential campaign season heating up, the presumed Democratic and Republican party nominees and their surrogates are escalating a war of words that is sometimes factual, sometimes not. More...

Ballot may hold 8 for county job

Deadline up for candidates for Highland commissioner Nelson family

MONTEREY — Time is about to run out on the official Aug. 22 deadline for candidates to qualify for the commissioner of revenue special election. More...

At last, E-911 system online

Dispatchers learn ropes, work out kinks in new sheriff's office

WARM SPRINGS — The tags were still on the chairs, and the final details were still being taken care of, but the much anticipated "go live" for Bath County's new E-911 dispatch center took place Wednesday. More...

Tourism agreement on hold in Bath County

WARM SPRINGS — The proposed partnership between the Bath County Board of Supervisors and the Bath County Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism in the county has hit a bit of a roadblock, although the chamber president and board of supervisor More...

Sheriff wants tougher noise ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — When people think of Bath County, one of the first things that comes to mind is peace and quiet. More...

History of New Hampden published in booklet

HUTCHINSON, Kan. More...

Forest fire north of Covington unreported for four days

COVINGTON — About 15 acres of remote national forest land on Peters Ridge 3.8 miles east-northeast of Covington on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests has been burning since Monday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. More...

Engagement

Dressler — Keesee

GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. — Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buzzard of Hot Springs, Va. are announce the engagement their granddaughter, Tonya Elaine Dressler to Evan Scott Keesee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Keesee, of Greenbrier County, West Va. More...

Reunions

The family of the late Jonas Howard and Martha Jane Simmons Wilfong met Saturday, August 16, 2008 for their annual reunion. More...

Hewitt Joins Farm Credit and Country Mortgages

VERONA — Brad Hewitt has joined Farm Credit and Country Mortgages in Verona as a loan officer. Hewitt is a native of Swoope and is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a degree in business administration and a minor in economics. More...

Court Cases

Highland County District Court

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What's blooming in your back yard?

There was a woman once who had a beautiful dog, Bella. Bella was a Great Pyrenees mastiff, an enormous dog with a double coat of long, pure white fur. More...

Court Cases

Highland County

MONTEREY — The following decisions were handed down in Highland County General District Court on July 16. More...

Community Message Board

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration to honor Olin "Shorty" & Judy Waybright Sunday, August 31, 2008 Word of Faith Church Fellowship Hall 93 Water Street, Monterey, Va. Join us any time from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. No gifts, please. More...

Achievement

Meagan Plecker

VIRGINIA BEACH —Meagan Plecker of Hot Springs was awarded a master of arts degree in psychology and counseling at Regent University on Saturday, May 10. More...

Dining Delights

Main Street Shoppe: Authentic, appetizing, auspicious

COVINGTON - By no means have I sampled every restaurant burger that is out there. But, I've had my share. By no means have I sampled pasta in all the restaurants that might have an authentic Italian chef in the kitchen. But, I've had my share. More...

Highland Homemakers

Highland Homemakers held their annual picnic July 26 at the Mill Gap Ruritan Pavilion. Covered dishes were supplied by those attending. A short meeting was held to prepare for making apple dumplings, which will be sold at the county fair. More...

Highland County Artists' Weekend

Liz Delahoussaye, who operates an incubator business at The Highland Center, organized the Highland County Artists' Weekend, held last Saturday in Monterey. More...

Forest service seeks committee members

ROANOKE — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill seven positions on the 11 member Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. More...

Reunion

Woodzell family

MOUNTAIN GROVE — The 25th annual Woodzell family reunion was held Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Bath County Pumped Storage Station recreation area in Mountain Grove. More...

4-H, FFA members getting ready for 57th county fair

MONTEREY — Hello, my name is Charles Moyers. I'm the son of Eddie and Kristie Moyers of Doe Hill, and I'm a sophomore at Highland High School. More...

Obituaries

Betty S. Fisher

STAFFORD — Betty S. Fisher, 77, of Stafford County, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at home with her family after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. Mrs. More...

Barbara Pritt Hiner

HOT SPRINGS — Barbara Pritt Hiner, 75, of Mountain Crest, Apt. #7, Hot Springs, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born Jan. More...

Paul Burton Simmons

HARRISONBURG ó Paul Burton Simmons, 90, of Harrisonburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at Oak Lea Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 24, 1917 at Moyers, W.Va., a son of the late Pearl and Dora Elizabeth Moyers Simmons. Mr. More...

Sports

Chargers deep, flexible in 2008

WARM SPRINGS — Despite losing 11 starters to graduation from last year's 8-5 Pioneer District and Region Champion season, the Bath County Chargers are conducting business as usual in their quest to repeat. More...

McCaig headed to world sheep dog

WILLIAMSVILLE — On Sept. 11, local resident Donald McCaig will be in Wales with two of his border collies for the World Sheepdog Trials. McCaig is one of 15 handlers from the U.S.A. More...

Photos

Teams trying to score on Bath this season will be met up front by linemen (l-r) Harvey Wolfe, Derek Brinkley, and Jeremiah Pauley. (Recorder photos by Geoff Cox) More...

Early Files

School board reorganized after resignation

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the August 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was publisher. MONTEREY More...

Dix resigns unexpectedly, Linkenhoker hired as HHS principal

August 19, 1976 MONTEREY— Because of the sudden resignation of David Dix as principal of Highland High School less than two weeks before the scheduled opening day, the school board held an emergency meeting Tuesday evening to select a new p More...

Photo

The Highland County 4-H Council entered this float in the Highland County Fair parade in the late 1970s. Pictured (l-r) are: Nina Hill, Johnny Barnes, Lisa Kincaid, Steve Shumate, Kenny Hiner and Arlene Hartman. (Recorder file photo) More...


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