October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Board chairman issues warning about meeting behavior

WARM SPRINGS — As the result of an outburst by a citizen at the Bath County Board of Supervisors' September meeting, board chairman Jon Trees took steps Tuesday to make sure a similar incident does not happen again. More...

Bath board decides against meals tax advertising

WARM SPRINGS — After hearing from county attorney Michael Collins, the Bath County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday not to do any advertising about the upcoming meals tax referendum aside from notices required by law. More...

St. Luke's to celebrate patron feast, dedicate kitchen

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EDA briefed on tourism initiative

MONTEREY — On Tuesday, Highland County Chamber of Commerce director Carolyn Pohowsky presented the Highland's Economic Development Authority with an overview of the Virginia Western Highlands Regional Tourism Trail Project marketing plan. More...

Christmas Mother announces committee members

HOT SPRINGS — The Christmas Mother program has announced committee members for the 2008 season campaign. More...

Millboro Happenings

A piece of Bath County is on its way to Georgia. A couple from Georgia visiting the Bath County Farmers' Market in Millboro Springs last Saturday (Oct. More...

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Vendors who participated in the season's last day of the Bath County Farmers' Market in Millboro Springs are, back row from left: Harmony Leonard, market co-manager; Brendan Perry, Stone House Farm; Debrena Gordon, Blue Spring Run Farm; Tara Miller, More...

Don and Luke's (and June's) excellent adventure

WILLIAMSVILLE — Williamsville resident and shepherd Donald McCaig and his dogs Luke and June earned a spot on the USA national team this spring and travelled to overseas to the World Championship Sheep Dog Trials in Wales last month. More...

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Bath's Emily Black and Highland's Chelsey Isles battle for the ball in a soccer match Saturday morning in Monterey. This Saturday the soccer action is at Valley Elementary with games starting at 9 a.m. More...

Carjacking victim's truck found in W.Va.

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge police report the truck involved in an Oct. 6 carjacking incident has been found in West Virginia. More...

In Brief ...

Clifton Forge Town Council

• Council approved a Halloween Parade sponsored by Clifton Forge Main Street and the Clifton Forge Merchants and Professional Association. The Parade will take place on Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Ruritans hold Seniors Night

BLUE GRASS — The Blue Grass Ruritan Club held its annual Seniors Night last week with 47 local seniors attending. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared by the Blue Grass United Methodist Charge before playing bingo. More...

Obaugh elected Augusta/ Highland federation treasurer

FORT DEFIANCE — The 2008-09 officer team for the Augusta/ Highland FFA Federation has been selected. Each year the Highland FFA Chapter sends two representatives to Augusta County to interview for officer positions. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Valley Elementary celebrates SOL awards

Ashwod — Valley Elementary School's cafeteria was packed with students and parents for the annual Standards of Learning banquet on Thursday, Oct 9. More...

Highland High School on-time graduation rate exceeds state's

MONTEREY —Highland High School's 2008 on-time graduation percentage was higher than the state average, according to data released last week by The Virginia Department of Education. More...

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Children enjoy a game of balloon stampede last week during the kick-off evening on Oct. 8 for the new Awana Club being offered for youngsters at Calvary Baptist Church in Millboro. More...

Religion

RELIGION

pecial Services Sunday, Oct. 19 Doe Hill United Methodist Church celebrates homecoming. Guest speaker for the 11:15 a.m. service is Dr. Peter Wyns. A covered dish lunch follows. 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

• Oct. 8 — Major Richard D. Chestnut assisted with traffic control as the "big rig" passed through the county. • Oct. 8 — Deputy Jeremy S. Cutlip assisted a Virginia State Trooper with a traffic stop. • Oct. More...

Sheriff's Report

• Oct. 8 — Provided funeral escort from Monterey Baptist Church to Monterey Cemetery. • Oct. 11 — Responded to a report of a domestic situation, Potomac River Road. • Oct. More...

Letters

Airplane ride provides 'magical day' for resident

Editor, The Recorder, Saturday dawned clear, bright, and cool. In old 'airplane speak,' it was CAVU that means 'clear air, visibility unlimited,' the sun was brilliant and the leaves on the mountains were vibrant with color. More...

Reporter fails to get court right, witness says

Editor, The Recorder, I am requesting this to be printed regarding the reporter's view of the sentencing involving Elmer Mines Jr. on Sept. 19. I have some concerns after reading it in your paper, especially since I was present and a witness. More...

School board has poor judgment on not hiring

Editor, The Recorder, With less than one month before the season starts superintendent Dr. More...

Hopes are high for regional tourism boost

CLIFTON FORGE — Without visitors, there is no tourism. Hoping to increase efforts to attract tourists to the Highlands, Alleghany, Bath, Craig and Highland counties along with the city of Covington, More...

Study finds Strait Creek polluted

MONTEREY — Strait Creek is impaired, says a study sponsored by the Department of Environmental Quality. Too much ammonia is entering the creek from the Monterey sewage treatment plant; too much sediment is entering the stream from farms. More...

Occupancy tax request to move forward

Tourism agreement with chamber also approved by Bath supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — With promised support from the Bath County Chamber of Commerce and The Homestead, the Bath County Board of Supervisors has decided to ask the General Assembly to allow the county to increase the transient occupancy tax from 2 t More...

Montvallee changes ownership

MONTEREY — Gregg Morse is a history buff of sorts. His greatest fondness is for vintage '50s and '60s motels. More...

In Brief ...

• Bath supervisors heard a report from Susan Hammond, resident engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Hammond said paving and patching have been completed on several roads in the county, including Route 39. More...

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Highland EDA

• The Highland County Economic Development Authority met Tuesday, and member Lloyd Bird reviewed the Commonwealth of Virginia's Innovative Technology Symposium conference, More...

Harvesting bushels o' fun

Below: Vendors set up under the fall foliage along the sidewalks in front of the courthouse. (Recorder photo by M.K. Luther) More...

Conversations

Take stock of what you have

Lisa sent me a quote from "The Power of Holding Hands" by Rabbi Harold Kushner. More...

Charlie Daniels went down to Covington

Covington — As Casey Field filled up with an excited audience, various members in the media booth were just as eager to meet county music star and legend Charlie Daniels on Sunday, Oct. 12. More...

Coles shooting clinic cancelled

Due to uncertainty regarding the Bath County girls' basketball coaching position a shooting clinic featuring Bimbo Coles planned for Saturday, Oct. 18, has been cancelled. More...

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Masonry workers set pins for the footers of the pool bath house Thursday afternoon in Monterey at the Highland pool site. By Wednesday walls for the bath house were well underway. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) More...

Hunter's Moon 5K Sunday morning

HOT SPRINGS — A new addition to the local recreation schedule this year takes place Sunday morning. Beginning at 8 a.m. (check in is at 7:45) at The Homestead Ski Lodge the Homestead Preserve is sponsoring the Hunter's Moon Heritage Run. More...

Clifton Forge fire truck out of commission

Department will lean on Hot Springs, Covington, Lexington By Alice Campbell • Contributing Writer

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Fire Department's ladder truck failed recertification for use because of worn turntable gears that would cost an estimated $22,000 to fix; $8,000 has already been spent on various repairs for the ladder truck val More...

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The rich colors of fall are properly reflected in this Allegheny Mountain farm. The Hands and Harvest festival brought scores of visitors to enjoy the first signs of autumn in the Allegheny Highlands. (Photo courtesy Pendleton Goodall) More...

Coyote control workshop to be held at Dairy Barn

WARM SPRINGS — Virginia Cooperative Extension will sponsor a free workshop on coyote control at the Homestead Preserve Dairy Barn in Warm Springs on Oct. 22 from 7-9 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Linda Williams Mills

MECHANICSVILLE — Linda Williams Mills, 61, of Mechanicsville, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008. She was a food dietitian at United Methodist Family Services for two years and Virginia Home for Boys for 25 years. More...

Shirley Mae Jeffiers Robertson

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Shirley Mae Jeffiers Robertson, 64, of Marlinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at her home. She was retired from Godfathers Pizza, having worked for 14 years. She was of the Methodist faith. More...

Ruth Linda Simmons

SUGAR GROVE, W.Va. ­— Ruth Linda Simmons, 69, of Sugar Grove, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Richmond. More...

Sports

Charger air attack blasts Rockets

WARM SPRINGS — Charger Jim King score three touchdowns, kicked two field goals as well as four extra points, helping Bath to a 34-point halftime lead and the Chargers rolled to a 46-18 homecoming win over Craig County. More...

Chargers stop Rams and Blues to remain unbeaten

Bath vs. Highland WARM SPRINGS — The front power game of the Bath County Lady Chargers was too much for the Highland lady Rams Thursday evening and the Chargers took the win 25- 11, 25-17, and 25-9. More...

Blues look to knock off front-running Chargers

This Friday the Bath County Chargers (3-2) head to Buena Vista for a pivotal Pioneer District game against Parry McCluer (1-6). More...

Early Files

Local library use continues upward trend

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Thursday, Aug. 16, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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The 1957-1958 District "N" Champion are pictured on bottom row are: Tom Terry, Gene Mills, Orin Beverage, Mick Williams, Jim Woods, Dale Beverage, John Wilson Top row: Ernie Hiner, Kyle Hanna, R.K. More...

25 years ago

Highland County joins mental services board Lone Fountain — The Highland County Board of Supervisors met with the Valley Community Services Board at The Buckhorn Inn Wednesday night, Oct. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Unless you watched the skies or witnessed Highland residents of all ages waiting, quite patiently, for a brief look at their homes from above, you could not imagine what a thrill pilots gave our friends and neighbors last weekend. More...

Talk is cheap, action isn't

The latest regional tourism effort brought a lot of folks to the table last Friday, all of whom said they were "hopeful" as they celebrated the launch of a new brand-name for Virginia's Western Highlands. More...


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