December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Christmas Parade full pomp, promise … and pups

HOT SPRINGS - The Hot Springs Christmas Parade marches through town Saturday, Dec. 20. More...

Four-day week surveys to go out in January

WARM SPRINGS — The survey to be sent by Bath County Public Schools to divisions throughout the country currently using the four-day school week is scheduled to go out Jan. 5. More...

Carport or no carport — judge will decide

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin will now decide whether a Mountain Grove property owner can build a shelter for his motor home. On June 16, the Bath County Board of Zoning Appeals denied Richard P. More...

Man charged with shooting into house

WARM SPRINGS — A 911 call of gunshots in the Ashwood area Wednesday morning resulted in a Hot Springs man being placed under arrest and facing two charges. Casey A. More...

Clifton Forge closer to getting new fire truck

CLIFTON FORGE — The Alleghany County United Fire and Rescue Association has voted to take $130,000 out of its depreciation fund for a down payment on a 2002 All Steer 105' Aerial fire truck to be purchased by Clifton Forge. More...

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Nativity scenes come in many sizes and designs; and some, especially, beckon for a closer look, such as this distinctive display on the lawn adjacent to the offices of Plecker and Sons on Route 39 West in Millboro. More...

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Attending the ceremony Tuesday night to light the Christmas tree at the courthouse were (l-r) county administrator Bonnie Johnson, Jon Trees, chairman of the board of supervisors; supervisor Richard Byrd. More...

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On Friday, Dec. 5 Hidden Cottage hosted a "Cheers for the Chamber" event for the Bath County Chamber of Commerce from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Approximately 25 chamber members turned out to enjoy a warm and festive evening of networking and fellowship. More...

Cockerham wins lamb recipe contest

On Saturday, Dec. 6, shoppers and guests at The Highland Center's Holiday Treasures Market received a special treat, as the aroma of delicious stew filled the auditorium while they browsed. More...

Millionaires wanted: To act, that is

MONTEREY — Would you like to be a millionaire? One lucky actress will have the chance to find out during the Highland County Arts Council's production of "The Curious Savage." Mrs. More...

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Anton Buchert, right, a longtime resident of Headwaters, received a certificate acknowledging his more than 60 years in the fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons last Thursday at the premeeting dinner held at the Mountain Hideaway restaurant More...

Be an angel

Our main desire as Christians is to bring Glory to God. The desire of the Church is the indwelling of the Glory of God. Glory is defined as the worthiness of God, the perfection, and the significance of God. Also, the worth-ship of God. More...

Did You Know?

While the most widely known American version of Santa Claus is often credited to the 1823 Clement Clarke Moore poem "The Night Before Christmas," Santa as we currently know him can be traced back even further, with origins dating as far back as the More...

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The Bath Senior Center toured the Homestead Dec. 15. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful Christmas decorations. Here they are admiring the gingerbread houses display. (Photo courtesy Bath Senior Center) More...

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In addition to creating gift bags for residents of The Springs Nursing Center, BCHS FCCLA club members also made cards for the residents. FCCLA adopted two small children as well. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Selected by their teachers as Valley PTO Super Stars for the month of November for outstanding academic achievement and good citizenship are (l-r) front row: Isaac Blake, Joseph Stover, Stephanie Gardener, Ella Yarrow; second row: Matthew McCune, Ash More...

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Three Highland Elementary School students received cash awards for their fire safety posters. More...

Dear Santa ...

Highland Elementary first grade's letters to Santa: Dear Santa, I want a motor scooter. I want an MP3 player. Merry Christmas. — J.R. Chaney Dear Santa, I want a bike, a Yamaha dirt bike. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, Dec. 18 ¦ Burnsville United Methodist Church women's group will host its annual Christmas gathering at the church at 6:30 p.m. All members are asked to bring refreshments. Friday, Dec. More...

Loving God, loving each other

The chorus to one of Bill and Gloria Gaither's mid '90s gospel songs reverberates in my memory as, perhaps, a great thought for this Christmas season. More...

The Polished Arrow

God rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay, Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day, To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray; Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; Oh tidings of comfort and 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...

Early Files

25 years ago

December 1, 1983

December 1, 1983 • The Victory Chapel Bible Club met Wednesday night, Nov. 9 in the Sunday school classrooms, with eight members present. More...

50 years ago

December 4, 1958

• Five fires in the past week were climaxed by a Tuesday afternoon blaze which leveled the home of T.R. Hull, just north of Hightown on the Blue Grass road. More...

18-month collection process begins with dam dedication

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the Oct. 18, 1979 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Get a plan

There's an important word playing a high-profile role in the agreement struck between Bath County supervisors and the county's chamber of commerce: Trust. More...

Pictorial

Pioneers brought their religious practices to Highland and Bath counties, along with their love of freedom. In time, they built churches. More...

Dear Santa, just a few Christmas suggestions

Say What?

It's that time of year again when all the good boys and girls, and a few of us bad ones, send our annual requests to Santa Claus. Of course, some of my requests will be for me, but there will be some for other folks as well. More...

Bath hopes for boon in tourism $$

WARM SPRINGS — Legislation that would allow Bath County to increase its transient occupancy tax from 2 to 5 percent and who would control certain aspects of the program were the main topics of discussion at the first meeting of the county tou More...

Monterey visitors disturbed

Strange knocking on doors results in arrest of 2 men

MONTEREY — "Nothing ever happens here," a police dispatcher allegedly told Alice Yates of Elkton. Yates was awakened at 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13 by two people knocking on doors at the Montvallee Motel in Monterey. More...

Shinault, Pritt sentenced in Bath Circuit Court

WARM SPRINGS - Mendi Shinault told Judge Humes Franklin last week in Bath County Circuit Court she was prepared to get her life back on track and support her child. More...

Two grants may help some farmers upgrade

MONTEREY — The old adage, "It takes money to make money," may be true when it comes to taking advantage of USDA grants and loan programs. That was the underlying message of the Dec. More...

TAP canvassing to be rescheduled

WARM SPRINGS — Due to anticipated inclement weather, neighborhood canvassing scheduled by Total Action Against Poverty for Dec. 12 and 13 was cancelled. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Alleghany Highlands YMCA will sponsor another kidless shopping day at the Millboro Child Care building on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Keep in touch

Some former Bath and Highland residents are now living away from home, and would enjoy receiving your notes and good wishes this season. More...

In Brief ...

Economic Development Authority of Highland County

n The Highland County Economic Development Authority has agreed to sponsor the Virginia Western Highland Tourism Town Hall meeting set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 at The Highland Center. More...

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Noah Hyler, 10, of Millboro, killed his first deer Nov. 27 in the Mill Creek area. The buck was a seven-pointer. Noah is the son of Bruce and Jill Hyler. (Photo courtesy Bruce Hyler) More...

Millboro Christmas Parade generates holiday cheer

MILLBORO - The Millboro Volunteer Fire Association, which hosted the annual Christmas Parade last Saturday, Dec. 13, has announced the followed awards and winners. More...

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Department heads for The Homestead watched as Miss Bath County Melissa Sampson cut the ribbon celebrating the opening of Martha's Market in the hotel. More...

Weather report

The first part of November was mild but temperatures fell dramatically in mid-month. Precipitation was an inch below normal. We are now 1.4'' below normal YTD. There was frequent light snow beginning on the 16th but no serious accumulation. More...

Achievement

Petty Office Everett David Gardner

MONTEREY — Petty Officer Everett David Gardner recently received the honor of having "silver dolphins" pinned on his chest by T.H. Schroeder, Commander, U.S. Navy. More...

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The families of the late Marcellus Arthur Simmons, Lydia Ellen Jones Simmons and Albert and Mary Susan McAllister Gum met at Evers Sunday for their annual dinner. More...

Christmas Mother sends special thank you, encourages continued support this week

WARM SPRINGS — Talk about Christmas spirit! On a recent visit to Bath County High School, I saw the beautifully finished wooden projects of the industrial maintenance technology and carpentry/ cabinet making classes. More...

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The Santa Shop at the Springs Nursing Home is filling up with goodies. In fact, several rooms are loaded with wonderful things that Springs residents can choose as gifts for their families. Pam Crouse is organizing the Santa Shop this year. More...

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The SCA, at BCHS collected food from students at Bath County High School, Valley Elementary School, and Millboro Elementary, BB&T Bank and Bath Community Hospital. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Gene Bland

RIVERTON, W.Va. — Daniel Gene Bland, 41, of Riverton, died Dec. 13, 2008 at his residence. He was born April 17, 1967, in Petersburg, the son of the late Ralph "Teddy" Bland and Philberta Bodkin Bland of Circleville. Mr. More...

Cleveland 'Dune' Moats Jr.

VERONA — Cleveland "Dune" Moats Jr., 67, of Verona, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Augusta Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1941, in Highland County, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Lillie Mae Malcolm Moats. More...

Glenna Virginia Alexander Honaker

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. — Glenna Virginia Alexander Honaker, 90, of Ronceverte, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1918 at Ronceverte, the daughter of the late Annie M. Alexander. More...

Sports

Chargers runners-up in Rotary Tourney

Bath 58, Covington 54 LOW MOOR — Charger Gates Herscher scored 22 points including seven of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to clinch a hard-fought battle against Covington in the opening round of the Covington-Hot Springs Rotary Club More...

Lady Rams struggle through early season

Tygart's Valley 66 Highland 38 MILL CREEK — After a slow start resulting in a 10-point halftime deficit the Highland Rams caught fire for 17 points in the third quarter before losing steam and falling to the lady Bulldogs of Tygart's Vall More...

Chargers victim of Bison stampede

SWOOPE — Bison Samantha Long and Renee Burford both hit two three-pointers and teammate Sara Lamneck scored eight of her game high 17 points in a big Buffalo Gap first quarter leading to a 64-33 victory over the Bath County lady Chargers last More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • Nov. 26 — Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan responded to a report of a shoplifter in the Hot Springs area. • Nov. 26 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of a gas drive off at the Varsity. More...

Letters

Reader asks that we all remember fallen sheriff

Editor, The Recorder, We sometimes forget those people who gave a tremendous gift to us. I just wanted to remember one such person around the time of their terrible unfortunate death. Dec. More...

Think you are ready for a puppy? Think twice

Editor, The Recorder, Hi, animal lovers. It's me again, Ann Babcock (of the SPCA). As you may have heard around town, we have puppies. Puppies always make us very nervous. More...

Bath community shows love, support to seniors

Editor, The Recorder, I would like to thank all the fine Bath County businesses, churches and civic groups that donated time, donations of gifts, certificates and money to the Bath Senior Center Christmas luncheon. More...


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