November 27, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Trial date set for driver accused of manslaughter

MONTEREY —James Daniel Hass, 36, of Monterey, will stand trial on April 23 for one count of felony child neglect and one count of involuntary manslaughter. More...

Highland EDA Technology Committee talks high-speed

MONTEREY — The Highland EDA Technology Committee met for the first time last Thursday at McDowell Presbyterian Church. More...

Top state buyers

MONTEREY — Some of Virginia government's top spenders are — VDOT State Police Department of General Services Virginia Employment Commission Department of Medical Assistance Department of Social Services Department of Corrections More...

Resources for small businesses

MONTEREY — Need help getting enrolled in eVA? • Call 1 (866) 289 7367, the eVA help line. • EVA is online at www.eva.virginia.gov. More...

Drug store burglar, others sentenced

WARM SPRINGS - Randall Rivenbark, the "drug store burglar," was sentenced last Friday in Bath Circuit Court. More...

Phillips found not guilty of grand larceny

WARM SPRINGS - Brandon Mikel Phillips, 32, was found not guilty of four felony grand larceny charges in Bath Circuit Court last Friday. Phillips was accused of unauthorized use of an ATM card to withdraw $300 on each of four days last May. More...

Lickety Splits faces temporary closing

MILLBORO SPRINGS - When Lickety Splits restaurant closed abruptly several weeks ago, it left a void in choosing lunch or dinner for a good number of residents and hunters. More...

Photos

An Academic Bowl match between Bath County and James River high schools was held Nov. 19 at Bath County. The match was part of the seeding process leading up to the Pioneer District tournament Jan. 10. More...

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Twelve-yearold Zachary Lindsay of McDowell killed his first deer, a 10-point, with a .30.06 rifle while hunting with his stepfather Adrian McCarty in the McDowell area. More...

Library Notes

• As we're considering the things we're thankful for this holiday season, I'd like to mention a few things we're thankful for here at the library. More...

Douthat State Park ranger recognized with excellence award

MILLBORO — Linda Simmons, conservation contact ranger, at Douthat State Park, has been named District VI FOCUS for Excellence Outstanding Employee for 2008 along with receiving her 20 Customer Service Voucher filled out by park guests. More...

Farm Credit helps Toys for Tots

VERONA — Across its 96 counties in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, Farm Credit & Country Mortgages offices are participating in various toy drives for the 2008 holiday season. More...

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Highland Elementary School good citizens for the month of November are pictured (l-r), front row: Jason Johnsen, third grade; Cordell White, kindergarten; Cullen Bendel, second grade; Haleigh Deem, first grade; second row Breanna Judy, fouth grade; a More...

Monterey Lions induct three new members

McDOWELL — The Monterey Lions Club celebrated its 66th Charter Night banquet on Mon- day, Nov. 10. The annual event turned out some 50 members and their guests, one of the largest such gatherings in recent years. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ We celebrate our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving this week and thoughts turn to being grateful for areas of our lives that bring us joy, contentment and the ability to put food on the table. More...

Guide Put more meaning behind holiday traditions

Holiday Guide The ill feelings many harbor toward the holidays could be traced to the season's increasingly commercial nature. More...

Don't discount inexpensive gift ideas

The holidays season is a fun and exciting time of year, but it can also be a time when you can end up spending more than you expected. Keep in mind that you don't have to bust your budget in order to show how much you care. More...

Au naturel or artificial?

When it comes to one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, it seems Americans can't make up their minds as whether to go au naturel or artificial. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, 31. More...

Find holiday gifts close to home at Wintertide Holiday Treasures Market

MONTEREY — The Christmas holidays are less than a month away, and with everyone forced to keep an eye on their budget in these tough times, there's no better place to find that perfect holiday gift without extra travel and time than at The Hi More...

Bath County School Board approves 2009-10 budget

The Bath County School Board has approved the following FY2009- 10 Budget Development Calendar. The meetings will be held at the School Administration Building. BCHS - Immediately following Regular School Board Meeting More...

Red Cross in danger of losing local charter

COVINGTON — Due to economic downturns, increased costs, and declining donations, the Jackson River Red Cross Chapter, which has served the Allegheny Highlands since 1917, and Bath and Highland counties since 1992, is in imminent danger of los More...

Town council to continue meeting Monday, Dec. 1

CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge Town Council will meet Monday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the library for a continuation of its Nov. 18 meeting. Town Manager Tracey Shiflett and John Hillert will present options regarding the Masonic Theatre. More...

ARH breast imaging center gets perfect rating

LOW MOOR — The Breast Imaging Center at Alleghany Regional Hospital received a perfect score during its annual facility inspection under the Mammography Quality Standards Act. More...

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George B. Johnston Jr. (left), the grandson of Dabney S. Lancaster, after whom Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is named, paid a visit to the DSLCC campus in Clifton Forge Nov. More...

Bath County youth attends nature camp

WARM SPRINGS — Last spring, Warm Springs Valley Garden Club offered a scholarship to a sixth-grader from Bath County. More...

Land Transfers

Highland County

October 2008 One-half interest/disclaimer, Ruth Moyers to Rembert D. More...

Saxman to serve on legislative advisory subcommittee of Council on Virginia's Future

STAUNTON — Del. Chris Saxman has accepted the invitation of Gov. Tim Kaine to serve on the Legislative Advisory Subcommittee of the Council on Virginia's Future. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Holston beats Bath for first title

DAMASCUS — Defense was the name of the game Saturday night in the Region C Championship as Bath and Holston battled to a near draw before Holston pulled away with 13 unanswered points to claim their first-ever Region C title. More...

Bath @ Holston

Score by quarters Scoring summary Bath — Jim King 24-yard field goal, :31, 2nd Holston — Jeffrey Bramlett 25-yard run (Bramlett kick), 6:38, 3rd Holston — Jordan Blevins 28-yard pass from John Pratt (kick failed), 11 More...

Pioneer District football

Standings

Last week Group A - Division1 Region C playoffs Holston 13, Bath 3 Region D playoffs Clintwood 22, J.I. More...

Early Files

$121,756 raised for hospital

Editor's note: This article was gleaned from the Thursday, Sept. 27, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Members of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club, circa 1980s, prepare the club's distinctive and wildly popular Maple Festival feature, maple doughnuts. More...

50 years ago

November 20, 1958

Basketball season opens Wednesday with Rams away The Monterey High School basketball team will open the 1958-59 season next Wednesday against Circleville, W.Va. More...

The Big Squeeze

The Great Hall Christmas tree arrived at The Homestead Monday morning. After unloading the tree from a trailer and moving it to the hotel porch using a front end loader, Homestead employees carefully placed the tree in front of a door (above). More...

Highland's eagle returns home for the holidays

HIGHTOWN — Virgil Caine, the threeyear old golden eagle who spent last winter in Highland County, must know Highland is a great place to live. She has completed her fall migration and has once again sought out the mountains here. More...

Insurance won't pay for bear damage

HOT SPRINGS — Apparently, the insurance policy for the Bath County Airport does not have a bear provision. More...

Small, minority-owned businesses can make money with Virginia purchasing power

MONTEREY — What's a big business have that a small business doesn't? All businesses buy and sell things or services. And all engage in some form of marketing. More...

Corrections

n In the Pendleton Mills film story last week, Bill Rexrode speaks in the film about the New Hampden Mill as well as Bill Swecker. Bill Swecker spoke about the Sitlington Mill. More...

Planners approve Hightown B&B over phone

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a request from Sharon Hevener of Hightown to operate a one-room bed and breakfast in her home on A-2 (agricultural) land last Thursday. More...

Board accepts Cavell's resignation

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors (chairman Jerry Rexrode and member David Blanchard) went into closed session last Thursday following the joint Highland County Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors public hearing, to "di More...

Homegrown talent shines in 'Over Here, Over There'

HOT SPRINGS —More than 400 people turned out to enjoy homegrown talent in "Over Here, Over There: A Musical Tribute to World War II" last weekend. More...

HIGHLAND MIXED LEAGUE

Winter League

Nov. 19, 2008 Half Nuts — (17-7): Theresa Pitsenbarger, Mac Hill, Terry Gordon, Fred Frye. Steve's Crew — (17-7): Elsie Barrow, Denise Waybright, Olin Waybright, Steve Pitsenbarger. More...

Achievements

Will Conn FREDERICKSBURG — Will Conn, son of Elizabeth and Daniel Conn of Fredericksburg and grandson of Austin L. Shepherd of Monterey participated in the Virginia Music Educators Association Honors Choir concert on Nov. More...

Photo

Last week's story on the huge leaf found in Bath prompted a reply, and educated guess, from Keith Carson, PhD, of Blue Grass. More...

Homestead Preserve completes stables

HOT SPRINGS — Nov. 24, Homestead Preserve recently finished construction of the community's new boarding stables in the Warm Springs Farm neighborhood just north of Warm Springs. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Dec. 2 Closed meeting, 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting, 7 p.m. Bath County High School • Reports — Attendance; cafeteria; maintenance; transportation. More...

Bath County Friends of the Library are dedicated

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Friends of the Library is dedicated to the enhancement of services and equipment to the Bath County Public Library. The first meeting of this group was held Jan. 13, 1987. More...

Court Cases

HOT SPRINGS — The following decisions were handed down in Bath County General District Court on Oct. 1. More...

Photos

John Ackerman of Chesapeake killed this 180-pound, ninepoint buck near Davis Run in McDowell on Nov. 21, with a 30.06 Winchester. (Recorder photo) More...

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by 10,000 people The trend toward using photo greeting cards for the holidays is one that continues to grow in popularity. Many people want to share pictures of their families or children with friends and relatives and holiday cards make that easy. More...

Dreaming of a white Christmas?

If, like the famed singer Bing Crosby, you've been dreaming of a white Christmas, you might want to move to a handful of cities that seem to be able to provide just that year after year. More...

Tips for gift-card givers

Many people find gift cards to be a convenient and thoughtful way to allow friends and family to choose their own presents at the holidays. More...

How HES first-graders fix turkeys for Thanksgiving

MONTEREY — Highland Elementary School first-graders shared their family recipes for cooking turkeys recently, and teacher Caroline Botkin shares them here with readers. The turkey is going to come from the woods. More...

ARH accepting donations for Lights of Love

LOW MOOR — The Volunteer Auxiliary of Alleghany Regional Hospital is accepting donations for a "Lights of Love" tree campaign to raise funds for the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic. More...

Wedding

Dressler — Keesee

HOT SPRINGS — Tonya Elaine Dressler and Evan Scott Keesee were married on Sept. 20, 2008, at Hot Springs Baptist Church in Hot Springs. Pastor Mike Puffenbarger officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

'Hometown Holidays': Don't roam, shop at home

Partnering with the Clifton Forge Retail Merchants, Clifton Forge Main Street and Olde Town Covington, the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce will be hosting "Hometown Holidays" a Don't Roam, Shop At Home initiative for the holiday season. More...

Alleghany Foundation awards more than $1 million to projects throughout area

COVINGTON — The Alleghany Foundation has announced it has awarded $1,193,628 in 13 grants to 11 area organizations for projects designed to improve and enhance the quality of life for citizens of the Allegheny Highlands. More...

Getting back to cooking at home? Don't forget food safety

RICHMOND — In today's challenging economy, many people are trying to make their food dollars go further, so they are rediscovering the joys of cooking at home. More...

Boys' Home Christmas Tree Farm to hold open house

COVINGTON — The Boys' Home Christmas Tree Farm in West Augusta is preparing for another season of Christmas tree sales. More...

DEQ to hold public meeting on water quality study

MONTEREY — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will host a public meeting on Dec. More...

RACS observes National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

LEXINGTON — Since 1981, every President of the United States has demonstrated his commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. More...

Obituaries

Charlotte S. Schooler

BLUE GRASS — Charlotte S. Schooler, 86, of Blue Grass, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at her home. She was born May 10, 1922 at Blue Grass, a daughter of the late Luther Compton and Willie Louise Pence Simmons. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, Nov. 30 ¦ Eden United Methodist Church presents its annual live nativity, 6 p.m., at the picnic shelter in the field located across from the church on 3740 Switzerland Trail. 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. Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath & Highland counties

Highland County • Nov. 12 — Deputy responded to a vehicle fire on Ervin Road. • Nov. 13 — Deputies unlocked a vehicle on Jackson River Road. • Nov. More...

Letters

Reader responds to campaign, Obama critics

Editor, The Recorder, Everyone's piling on (Recorder writer) Jim Jacenich lately. Frank from Corning says he writes fiction. David from Blue Grass is sickened. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Lifesaving must trump bureaucracy

It's a remarkably shortsighted decision —one that could have dire consequences. Virginia has implemented a policy preventing statefunded employees from answering calls if they are emergency service volunteers. More...

Pictorial

As Charger senior captains (l-r) Jim King, Matt O'Conner, Jeremiah Pauley, and Dillon Perdue walked out for the coin toss in their last game for Bath County High School, we could only hope they felt the same pride in themselves as Charger fans have f More...

Community theater just one big party 'over here'

Party of One

It hit me this morning. My love affair with the theater is akin to one with an old boyfriend. He's someone you once loved, perhaps your first love; then, you grew apart. Yet, every time he reappears in your life, it's like old times. More...


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