October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Bath board hesitant to use high school as collateral

MILLBORO — The Bath County School Board listened quietly Monday as county administrator Bonnie Johnson presented the county's request to use the Bath County High School as collateral to pay for demolition and asbestos removal at the old Millb More...

Achievement

Samuel Lee Ford

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Samuel Lee Ford graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, on Dec. 17, 2007 with a bachelor of science in engineering. He was commissioned into the United States Army as a 11 lieutenant on Dec. More...

Church starts Awana club

MILLBORO - Registration is under way for children to participate in the new Awana Club at Calvary Baptist Church on Crooked Spur road. Classes begin next Wednesday, Oct. 15. More...

Land Transfers

AUGUST Blue Grass District: Kenneth M. and Karen R. Ancarrow to Timothy D. and Katherine A. Karn of Hanover, 61 acres, $455,000; Stonewall District: David L. and Judy S. More...

Animal blessing a boon for people, too

UNION CHAPEL - Saint Francis of Assisi was christened Giovanni Francesco Bernardone about 1181. Born to a life of riches and frivolity, Francesco eschewed these in later life, becoming a devoutly religious man dedicated to assisting the poor. More...

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Growth Spurts

Final market of the year this weekend

"The Bath County Farmers Market lived its mission of creating an opportunity for people to buy locally grown and produced products," says market co-organizer Harmony Leonard. More...

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The International Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has announced that Rockbridge Area Community Services' Supported Employment Program has been accredited for a period of three years for its community-based, integrated employm More...

In democracy, consensus is the people's power

Editor, The Recorder, The first amendment to the Constitution begins, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion..." This has been misinterpreted as the Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion. More...

Sixth annual gospel jubilee to feature Kathy Joy Bell

WARM SPRINGS — Kathy Joy Bell, a singer/songwriter from Somerset, Ky., will perform at Allegheny Mountain Radio's sixth annual Gospel Jubilee on Saturday Nov. 1. More...

Health Connection

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Approximately 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and just over 40,000 will die from the disease. More...

Bath County residents get into action

HOT SPRINGS — At the Hot Springs Firehouse recently, people showed up, rolled up their sleeves, and gave precious blood for the Red Cross. More...

Millboro Happenings

• A horseshoe tournament is being held this Sunday (Oct. More...

Code enforcement officer welcomed

CLIFTON FORGE — Andy Morris, an Alleghany County resident, has assumed the position of Code Enforcement Officer for Clifton Forge. The town council feels it has found a well-versed professional in Morris. More...

Govenor Kaine announces second annual Energy Sales Tax Holiday

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has announced that Virginia's second annual sales tax holiday on energy efficient products will take place Oct. 10-13. More...

Buckhorn Inn presents 'Sudden Death'

CHURCHVILLE — When Hollywood heavyweights take their show on the road to a small town bed and breakfast, the combination could prove deadly. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Scholarship will benefit BCHS students

WARM SPRINGS — Thanks to a gift from the estate of John and Gladys Lawrence, more Bath County students will have the opportunity to attend Virginia Tech. More...

Highland students suspended

MONTEREY — Three Highland High School students were suspended for 10 school days after attending a field trip to the state fair in Richmond. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board met Monday, Oct. 6, and Highland High School principal Kelly Wilmore thanked agriculture teacher Steven Heavener for chaperoning the FFA field trip to the state fair in Richmond. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Saturdays Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sabbath School, 10 a.m. church service, 11 a.m. Sundays Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship service at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. More...

Highland students to host youth rally October 17-18

MONTEREY — The Highland Young Disciples students are sponsoring a youth rally, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17- 18, at Highland High School. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Area Monday, Oct. 13 All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle customer service centers are closed in observance of Columbus Day. Customers may renew vehicle registration or drivers licenses online at 222.dmvNOW. More...

Early Files

Vandals, hot-rodders disturb Moneteryans

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Aug. 9, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Shelby Grant purchased this photo along with an antique frame at High Valley Antiques, located on the border of West Virginia and Virginia. Grant is seeking any information about the house, the family, or the date and time of the photograph. More...

25 years ago

October 13, 1983 Bath candidate forum at BCHS Monday night WARM SPRINGS — The Millboro Ruritan Club will sponsor a public forum on Monday night, Oct. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Last Saturday, the Bath County marching band trumped their way into champion status once again. More...

Put your money where your home is

Once again, we are grateful to live here in a relatively insulated environment; insulated, that is, from the national and global economic nosedives. That's not to say what's going on in the world outside our borders won't affect us. More...

'Early Files' corrected on Civil War letter's author

Editor, The Recorder: I read with interest the Civil War letter reproduced from your early files. You note that the letter was written to General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in July 1861. This is an error. It was intended for Brig. Gen. More...

Banks strong despite financial crisis

Bath, Highland institutions have money to lend, deposits are up

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — As experts and pundits warn about national and global economic woes, Inside banks in Bath and Highland have changed little about their conservative operations — and have remained unscathed. More...

Police train at Ingalls Field

HOT SPRINGS — For a few days, the runways at Ingalls Field weren't just for planes. More...

Board doesn't want to be rushed on wind project

MONTEREY —Highland supervisors Tuesday decided to make sure they are included in Highland New Wind Development's meetings with state and federal agencies. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday Oct. 7, and Tim Fitzgerald, acting residency administrator for Virginia Department of Transportation, delivered a monthly update. More...

In Brief ...

Monterey Town Council • Monterey Town Council met Thursday Oct.2, and Mayor Janice Warner said the town now has the certificate of construction for the wastewater treatment plant. More...

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Todd Frye has been making rural, rustic furniture for four years. His work will be on sale at The Highland Center with the Allegheny Highlands Woodworkers' Guild during the Hands and Harvest festival this weekend. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

The Nascent Chef

An apple a day ... and then some

Last week, I was having lunch with a friend and he mentioned he had spent the previous night helping his wife make applesauce. Now there, girls, is a handy husband. Men who cook: I've always loved them. More...

Eagle's Nest: Country gourmet hideaway

CROWS - You've probably heard of it. Perhaps you've even tried to find it. If you have been successful in your search to find The Eagle's Nest, then you've discovered the region's best-kept dining secret. More...

Bath County Christmas Mother sends reminders

HOT SPRINGS — The Christmas Mother Shop at St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be open from Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 12. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Land Transfers

Highland County

JULY Monterey District: William N. Boyd II to William N. Boyd II of Franklin, 36.42 acres, oversized plat, $0; Town of Monterey: Trimble House LLC to Mary Tate Swecker of Monterey, 3.108 acres, $65,000; Monterey District: Betty L. More...

Weather report

Precipitation for the month fell 1.4 inches below normal but copious rains in the spring mean that we remain above normal year to date. Temperatures were very nearly normal for the month. John R. More...

Breast Cancer Awareness designated in October

October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) by a group sponsored by 19 organizations active in the fight against breast cancer. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Bath County Courthouse Tuesday, Oct. 14 Closed meeting: 6 p.m. Regular meeting: 7 p.m. More...

Births

Ayden Isaac Ady

MILLBORO — Bobby and Chele Ady of Millboro announced the birth of their son, Ayden Isaac Ady, on Sept. 21, 2007; he recently celebrated his first birthday with his two brothers, Tyler and Trevor. More...

Clifton Forge Happenings

Clifton Forge police seeking carjacking suspect

CLIFTON FORGE — A woman was carjacked in town Monday, and police are still seeking a suspect in that case, as well as in a Sept. 26 abduction and robbery. Clifton Forge police chief Barry G. Balser said at around 9:25 p.m. More...

DSLCC celebrates opening of new Rockbridge Center

BUENA VISTA — An open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new 15,000-square-foot Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista were held Oct. More...

What's changing in your back yard?

The hue the eye searches most for during fall's brilliant burst of color is red, or even more, scarlet, a color that is often rare to find amongst yellow and orange leaves. More...

Reunion

Beverage family

McDOWELL — The annual Beverage family reunion was held on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the McDowell firehouse. More than 50 people, including a large number of youth, were in attendance. More...

Obituaries

Alan Chester Pennell

RICHMOND — Alan Chester Pennell, 80, of Richmond and formerly of Monterey, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Lucy Corr Village. He was born March 17, 1928, in Arlington, a son of the late Clarence Pennell and Frances MacBryde MacKenzie. More...

John Alfred Quist

LEXINGTON — John Alfred Quist, 87, of Lexington, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. He was born April 12, 1921, in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Carl and Dorothy Quist. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Eva Rexrode Quist. More...

Juanita 'May' Welcher

STAUNTON — Juanita 'May' Welcher, 78, of Staunton, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at Augusta Medical Center. She was born May 20, 1930 at Doe Hill, a daughter of the late David Clinton and Leda Jane (Siron) Siron. Mrs. More...

Sports

Jessee sets record for undefeated Chargers

Bath vs. James River

WARM SPRINGS— Lady Charger Hillary Jessee fired 28 kills, breaking teammate Carey Trimble's school record of 25 set last year, and the Bath County Chargers took control of the Pioneer District by beating James River in four More...

Gladiators run through Charger D

WARM SPRINGS — Using a tried and true rushing offense against a not so much tried and true Bath defensive scheme, the Riverheads Gladiators jumped to a 24-7 halftime lead and rolled to a 44-21 win Friday evening at Carl F. Williams Field. More...

Regionals last stop for Highland and Bath golfers

RADFORD — Regional power Giles County edged Galax County by two strokes, 315-317, Tuesday afternoon to win the Region C Championship. James Woods of Radford shot a course-low 71 to claim the individual title. More...

Letters

Recreation rights do not trump property rights

Editor, The Recorder, I react to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' study on hunting with hounds. More...

Join Safehome for vital awareness event Oct. 12

Editor, The Recorder, October is Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In recognition of this important month, Safehome will be sponsoring its third annual "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes." The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. More...

Treasure Mountain parade chairman resigns

Editor, The Recorder, These past seven years have been wonderful and the Treasure Mountain Festival parade has experienced phenomenal growth. More...



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