September 11, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Chestnut rails against supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — During the Bath County Board of Supervisor's public comment session Tuesday, Mitchelltown resident Carl Chestnut brought up his concern over rats in Mitchelltown, and lost his temper. More...

Medical center will offer health services to students

MONTEREY — Highland Medical Center will soon provide health services to Highland county schools. The Highland school board approved a memorandum of agreement Monday presented by HMC executive director Dr. D. Bradley Drawbaugh. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Economic Development Authority

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority voted create a Technology subcommittee at its Tuesday meeting. More...

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Monterey Town Council

• Members of town council were sworn in by Circuit Court clerk Lois Ralston last Thursday. More...

Energy Expo to showcase lower-cost alternatives

MILLBORO - It seems no matter how hard people try to keep their energy costs down, bills keep going up. Alternative options are becoming available, however, and BARC Electric Cooperative wants to make sure its members are aware of them. More...

Community Message Board

THANK YOU It is with great appreciation that we extend our thanks to family and friends who sent food, cards, flowers and donations after the death of our father, Roy Waggoner, Sr. May God richly bless each of you. Roy Jr. More...

Births

Garrett Andrew Hartman

RIVERTON, W.Va. — Joshua and Julie Hartman of Riverton announce the birth of their first child, Garrett Andrew Hartman, on July 8, 2008 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va. More...

Wood worker's hobby a way of life

MONTEREY —Woodworker Bo Aldredge of Monterey knows wood. He understands its intricacies and its temperament. He has seen it bend and warp, often in ways he wouldn't want it to. More...

Woodworkers Guild brings like-minded hobbyists, professionals together

MONTEREY — Bo Aldredge is founder and member of the Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers Guild. "We (Aldredge and Gary Johnson) talked for two to three years about doing something," says Aldredge. "Gary took it by the horns. More...

Birth

Kylie Layne Arbogast

MONTEREY—Shawn and Ashley Arbogast of Monterey announce the birth of a daughter, Kylie Layne Arbogast. She was born on May 20, 2008 at Augusta Medical Center. She weighed six pounds and was 21 and one-half inches long. More...

September is 'Be Red Cross Ready' month

COVINGTON — September is National Preparedness Month and the Jackson River Chapter of the Red Cross is encouraging residents to join in helping create a more prepared community by taking three simple actions to "Be Red Cross Ready" for future More...

Engagement

Morgan — Woodzell

HOT SPRINGS — Heather Grace Morgan and Warren Allen Woodzell are announce their engagement. Morgan is the daughter of Kirby Buzzard and the late Becky Morgan Buzzard of Mountain Grove, and Donald Dempsey of Secondcreek, W.Va. More...

Wedding

Lancaster — Childrey

LEXINGTON — Alyson Leigh Lancaster and Paul Anthony Childrey were united in marriage on July 26, 2008 at Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington. The wedding ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Rob Sherrard of Windy Cove Presbyterian Church. More...

YMCA awarded foundation grant

CLIFTON FORGE — The Allegheny Highlands YMCA recently received $4,485,072 from the Alleghany Foundation. A large portion has gone to construction projects, but a lot has also gone to the childcare program. More...

Hayslett to perform at Masonic Theatre

CLIFTON FORGE — Corbin Hayslett, winner of the 2008 Appalachian String Band Music Festival's Junior Banjo Contest, will perform with the Virginia Junior Opry on stage at the historic Masonic Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. More...

Course on legal matters scheduled

CLIFTON FORGE — A threepart course, "Understanding basic legal transactions," will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 7, 14 and 21, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 513, Mc- Carthy Hall on the main campus of Dabney S. More...

Mountain Valley Players announce auditions

WARM SPRINGS - Another opening, another show. More...

4-H FFA Livestock Sale a success

MONTEREY — The 2008 Highland County Fair Livestock Sale grossed more than $66,000 in support of 4-H and FFA youth livestock projects. Over 55 businesses, organizations, and individuals participated in the sale. More...

Fair results continue ...

HORTICULTURE (Junior Youth, ages 6-12) (All winners are listed 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. unless noted) Aster single: Katrina Roberson (3rd). Aster double: Monica Roberson (2nd), Katrina Roberson (3rd). More...

USDA extends application deadline for non-insured crop disaster assistance

LEXINGTON — Stefanie H. More...

Eagle far from home

MONTEREY — The golden eagle that was trapped and fitted with a telemetry unit here in Highland County, fondly named Virgil Caine, has spent the summer in the province of Quebec, Canada. More...

Douthat stewardship waterways cleanup day scheduled

DOUTHAT — Stewardship Virginia Waterways Cleanup Day is held at Douthat State Park Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. What you people in their backyard can affect neighbors downstream. More...

Reunion

Deeds family

DOUTHAT — The 71st annual reunion of the descendants of William Alexander and Rachel Haynes Deeds was held on Sunday, Aug. 10 at Douthat State Park, the former home place of William and Rachel Deeds, with 95 persons attending. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland County School Board

• Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore announced Monday that Tom Boxler, carpentry instructor, received OSHA certification, allowing him to train and license students to get OSHA cards. More...

Highland school division misses the mark with AYP

MONTEREY — While both Highland High and Highland Elementary met the state's adequate yearly progress goals, the Highland school division as a whole failed to reach the targeted AYP for the 2007-08 school year. More...

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For its sixth year of operation, TOTS Preschool has moved t o Warm Springs Presbyterian Church. The preschool began its new year Monday, Sept. 8, and is now open five days a week with classes for 2-5 year olds from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services See Special Services section for changes to weekly services Saturdays Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sabbath School, 10 a.m. church service, 11 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 • Sept. 3 — Transported inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court. Released on bond. • Sept. 3 — Assisted citizen with mobility problem, Sugar Hollow Lane. • Sept. More...

Early Files

McDowell toy, train collector has large antique collection

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

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This is a snapshot of workers building the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department circa 1980s. (Photo courtesy Highland Historical Society) More...

25 years ago

SEptember 8, 1983

The 32nd annual Highland County Fair was a big success, with gate receipts up every night over last year. Fair association president Fred Frye estimated that attendance was up by a few thousand people over last year. More...

Millboro group gets old school

Association to negotiate ownership with supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — After three months of work, the Millboro Cultural and Preservation Association got a big thumbs up from supervisor Tuesday, and was awarded with approval on its proposal for the old Millboro school campus. More...

Family, state at odds over property

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." ~ Ansel Adams

LAUREL FORK More...

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Bath County Board of Supervisors

• Bath supervisors heard from John Hull, regional economic resources planner for the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, on the status of the regional tourism trail. More...

New legacy forming

LAUREL FORK — The Goodall family finalized a new conservation easement in December with The Nature Conservancy to protect their property, Rifle Ridge Farm, on Allegheny Mountain. More...

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Members of the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Sept. 2, at "The Village of Cedar Creek" on Route 687 below Hot Springs. More...

Reckless driving charge not pursued

MONTEREY — A reckless driving charge against James Daniel Hass, 36, of Monterey was determined under an entry of nolle prosequi last Wednesday in Highland County District Court, meaning no further action will be taken. More...

Millboro Happenings

n The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association will host a horseshoe tournament this Saturday, Sept. 13, with sign-up beginning at 9 a.m. and the tournament start at 10 a.m., at the Millboro Industrial Park (carnival grounds). More...

Birth

Atreyu Xzavier Julian Thacker

STAUNTON — Tonia Cleek and Dustin Thacker of Staunton announce the birth of a son, Atreyu Xzavier Julian Thacker, at Augusta Medical Center on Aug. 14, 2008 at 11:41 p.m. He weighed six pounds and seven ounces, and was 18 inches long. More...

Smoke testing sewers

WARM SPRINGS — The Warm Springs Sanitation Commission will conduct smoke testing of sanitary sewers in the Warm Springs District in the months of September and October to locate breaks and defects in the system. More...

Woodworking tools go high tech

MONTEREY — Bo Aldredge says anyone serious about woodworking should consider spending around $3,000 to get the right tools. Aldredge has gone out of his way to find classic iron shop tools that were popular 50 years ago. More...

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After serving two years at Bath Community Hospital, Dr. James DeBoe (l) shakes the hand of hospital foundation board cochairman Peter Judah , during a farewell covered-dish luncheon given by hospital employees last Thursday. More...

Last chance to experience 'British Invasion'

WARM SPRINGS - The British are coming! The British are coming! And once they leave late Saturday night, they will, sadly, not come back. More...

Local groups to sponsor Contra dance

MONTEREY — On Sept. 27, the Stonewall Ruritan Club and the Highland County Arts Council will sponsor a contra dance. This dance is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Contra dancing is a great family activity. More...

ARH names new CEO

dsen has been named chief executive officer at Alleghany Regional Hospital. He will assume his duties at ARH Sept. 30. "I am excited to join the team at Alleghany Regional Hospital as well as the Allegheny Highlands community," says Madsen. More...

Clifton Forge sets mandatory water restriction times

CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Town Council enacted mandatory water restrictions to update its water treatment plant; a total of four dates have been set as follow: Sept. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. through Sept. 12 ending at 12 a.m.; Sept. More...

In Brief

Clifton Forge Town Council

• Tuesday, town manager Tracey Shiflett presented Reta Swoope with a P.R.I.D.E. certificate in recognition of her volunteerism, professionalism, and service excellence in the community. • Oliver T. More...

'Uncommon Threads' on display at arts center

CLIFTON FORGE — Tuesday marked the beginning of Uncommon Threads' showing at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center in Clifton Forge. The show focuses on art made from fabric, paper, and natural materials. The artist, Bonnie G. More...

Library extends Saturday hours

MONTEREY — Tomi Herold, librarian at Highland County Public Library, recently announced newly extended operating hours for the library on Saturdays. The new hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

'Nigerian' scam a costly compassion

Editor's note: Highland County Sheriff Herb Lightner shared this press release from the Federal Trade Commission to The Recorder for publication. More...

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Five generations of the Webster and Elva Kiser family recently gathered for this group picture. More...

Anniversary

The annual church picnic for Highland Baptist Church turned into a surprise wedding anniversary party for Dutch and Jean Callison, who were married 60 years ago on Aug. 21. More...

Crop deadline Sept. 30

RALEIGH, N.C. — USDA Risk Management Agency reminds Virginia small grains producers that Sept. More...

Blue Grass Ruritan announces gas raffle winners

The Blue Grass Ruritan Club drew the winning raffle tickets for the club's free fuel raffle on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Highland County fairgrounds. Jared Mallow of Pendleton County, W.Va. More...

Obituaries

Helen Moats

MONTEREY — Helen Audrey Moats, 87, of Monterey, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at Bath Community Hospital. She was born July 23, 1921 in Vanderpool, a daughter of the late Arthur M. and Lydia Ellen Jones Simmons. On Feb. More...

Glenn Lester 'Tinker' Grimm Sr

MILLBORO — There will be a graveside service at the Lyle Chapel Church Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in Millboro. Pastor David Williams will be officiating the service. More...

Sports

Chargers sneak by Cougars

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County defense stopped East Hardy running back Tyler Brill for no gain on fourth and one at the Charger 10-yard line with one minute left in regulation to secure a narrow onepoint win, 27-26, over the Cougars on a rain More...

Lady Chargers spike competition

Bath vs. Buffalo Gap (25-11, 26-24, 27-25) WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers came from behind at game point to win in both the second and third sets and defeated the Buffalo Gap Bison in three straight games last Thursday. More...

Highland Rams lose 2 nailbiters

Highland @ Pendleton (14-25, 25-9, 10-25, 25-20, 19-21) FRANKLIN, W.Va. — The Highland Rans took a ninepoint lead in the deciding fifth and final match but couldn't hold on and last Thursday. More...

Letters

Cougar entry astounds Highland fair visitors

Editor, The Recorder Once again, my family and I made the five-plus hour journey from North Carolina to "God's country." All year we talk about how we can hardly wait to get back for the Highland County Fair. We were not disappointed. More...

How do you pledge to the flag correctly?

Editor, The Recorder, I am wondering which is correct: In the last paper, I see some of the children have their left hand over their heart (in Pledge of Allegiance). Some have their right hand over their heart. More...

Opinions & Commentary

A rare gift threatened

There are folks who believe sacrificing the natural world for human needs is standard operating procedure, that we "intelligent beings" have a right to bend the environment around us to our benefit and comfort. We all do that. More...

Commentary Pictorial

This week, an old screened, grass-surrounded drain on the corner of U.S. 220 and Wilkinson Avenue took on a new look — orange — and just in time for fall, as in falling in. More...

On the Divide

Highland County's generosity machine in action overwhelming

We have been on the receiving end of this community's awesome support system twice in the last three months ­— first when Mary Anne was born, and again after Steve's steer stomping Friday. More...


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