April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

How will Highland pay for that?

Board faces $81,000 budget deficit, reviews requests for more money

MONTEREY — Taxes. More...

COPS grant not good fit for Bath

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Sheriff's Department will not apply for a COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant this year. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County School Board

• Highland Elementary School principal Teresa Blum told the school board Monday the kindergarten and first grade classes have been corresponding with a soldier stationed in Iraq. More...

Superintendent not sure where cuts will come from

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County School Board is headed back to the drawing board, and the picture they have to paint will not be pretty. More...

Wind plant site plans on the way, HNWD says

MONTEREY — A key ingredient in the plans to construct Virginia's first industrial wind energy plant is imminent. More...

Laurel Fork off list for wilderness area status

MONTEREY — Laurel Fork is no longer being considered for wilderness area designation, Highland supervisors learned Tuesday. More...

Town sewer project moves ahead

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner of Monterey signed a contract with Littleton and Associates of Covington on Monday to replace the town's sewer treatment plant. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

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On the agenda

EDA Technology Committee Thursday, April 23 — 7 p.m. Highland Telephone Cooperative Office, Monterey • Presentation by BARC Electrical — Jamie Lowry, manager of customer relations, and Dale Meyer, More...

Highland democrats reorganize

MONTEREY — The Highland County Democratic Committee held a re-organizational meeting Tuesday, March 31 in the Mountain View Room of the library. The committee elected its chair, Caroline Smith, and treasurer, Janice Warner. More...

Mountain Hospice recognizes workers

BELINGTON, W.Va. — Mountain Hospice recognizes social workers Jessica McHenry, MSW and director of social support services, Lorre Burgess, BSW, Sue Lewis, MSW and Sandy Moody, BSW, as part of its team. More...

Weather report

Temperatures for March averaged about normal. Precipitation was 0.7" below normal for the month and -1.56"YTD. John R. Sweet of Mustoe, who runs a weather station for the National Weather Service, compiled these statistics. More...

A 'Grand Weekend' for singing

See A Show

WARM SPRINGS - God bless Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. What wonderful gifts these two bestowed upon us, our parents, our children, our grandchildren. More...

National Healthcare Decisions Day set for Thursday, April 16

HOT SPRINGS — Bath Community Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making — an effort that has culminated in the fo More...

Agriculture entrepreneur workshops set at library

WARM SPRINGS — Anyone interested in earning more through agriculture or learning about how to participate in the Bath Farmers' Market should plan on attending three mini-workshops coming up in April and May. More...

Saxman participates in meeting on transportation accountability

RICHMOND — Del. Chris Saxman participated in a meeting of the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability in Richmond on April 2. More...

Tango, salsa dance offered in Highland April 25

MONTEREY — Add some authentic Latin flavor to your dance repertoire when the Argentine tango and salsa come to Chi Experience in Monterey this month. More...

Photo

The Highland County Arts Council sponsored a watercolor class by Peg Sheridan that was held on Friday April 3 at the arts council room in The Highland center. More...

Bath FCCLA members honored at conference

HOT SPRINGS — Seven members of the Bath County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and their adviser, Adaline Hodge recently attended the State Leadership and Recognition Conference in Virginia Beach. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Chosen as Valley Elementary School PTO Super Stars for outstanding academic achievement and good citizenship for the month of March were (l-r) back row: Brycen Hiner, Cheyenne Pritt, Allison Swearengin, Kory Ray; middle row: Lindsay Dufour, Preston M More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Thursday, April 9 Closed meeting 4 p.m., regular meeting 4:30 p.m. Bath County School Administration Building • Reports — Attendance, cafeteria, transportation, maintenance. More...

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Highland Elementary Preschool children recently visited the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department firehouse recently, along with some of their fathers, and their teacher, Emily Tomlin. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, April 2 More...

Early Files

25 years ago

April 12, 1984

• The Student Council Association of Highland High School held elections on Monday, March 26 to select new officers. They are Melissa Varner, treasurer; Carla M. More...

50 years ago

April 9, 1959

• Hoover's Service Station was the scene of an attempted robbery about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning but the intruders were frightened off by the owner, S.E. Hoover, before they could take anything from inside the station. • Mrs. More...

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Bolar Ruritan Club members are pictured clearing brush at the Warm Springs gazebo in this 1989 Recorder file photo. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Apples, oranges, and sour grapes

Wherever the confusion came, the Bath County schools are stuck with a tall order: Find a half million dollars to cut from the school budget — another 5 percent from where things stand now. More...

Pictorial

Saturday night, Bath County High School played host to the seventh annual Allegheny Mountain Radio Bluegrass Jamboree. More...

Do you believe your own eyes?

Conversations

Longer and warmer days brought baby crocuses above ground since Maple Festival. The pale, dead grass of winter's frosts is giving way to a tidal flow of green across our landscape. Trees are bursting with buds. More...

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Victoria Baughan, left is salutatorian of the Bath County High School Class of 2009 while Jamison Strasser is valedictorian. More...

Two cent tax hike in the works

Bath school board must cut another $500,000

WARM SPRINGS — A 2-cent tax increase in the real estate tax could be ahead for Bath County residents if the budget proposed by the board of supervisors is approved. More...

Baughan, Strasser head BCHS Class of 2009

HOT SPRINGS — One wants to design bridges. The other wants to build knowledge through books. The prospective bridge designer is Jamison Strasser, valedictorian of the Bath County High School Class of 2009. More...

Photo

The Highland County Arts Council held a reception for photographer James Coates last Sunday at the Highland County Public Library. The present exhibit consists of many regional landscape photographs, plus a few of local people and businesses. More...

Bath, Highland have high graduation rates

WARM SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Both the Bath and Highland school systems have done an excellent job in graduating students who entered the ninth grade in 2004 on time, a recentlyreleased state report shows. More...

Salaries for Bath school administrators

WARM SPRINGS — The following are the salaries for administrative personnel in Bath County Public Schools as proposed in the 2009-10 school budget recently approved by the school board. More...

Build a federal bridge with county money?

MONTEREY — Frustration at the loss of road construction money was evident Tuesday, when Highland supervisors held a 50-minute work session with Virginia Department of Transportation residency administrator Tim Fitzgerald. More...

'The Curious Savage' touches heart, funny bone

MONTEREY — Quite unexpectedly, the March 21 Maple Festival performance of "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick, produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., would be the only one I'd have the pleasure of seeing, so far. More...

7th annual jamboree a success

Left, Gold Heart band members and sisters (l-r) Analise Gold, (19), Jocelyn Gold (16), and Shelby Gold (13) chat with fans during intermission after their gospel infused set Saturday night. More...

Chocolate Fest a feel-good delight

Party of One

Sometimes, a job can be just too good to be true. I love the jobs I am so fortunate to have. There are quite a few of them, yet all they really require is to sit here in my home office, thinking. Could I get any luckier? You betcha. More...

VDOT

STAUNTON — The following is a list of highway projects that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming week. Work scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. More...

Millboro Happenings

• A bingo night is ahead this Friday, April 10, from 7-9:30 p.m., at the Millboro Volunteer Fire Association's firehouse. Refreshments will be served, but please, no outside food or drink will be allowed. More...

Movie night enjoyed in Millboro; firemen honored by churches

MILLBORO - The movie night hosted by four local churches last Friday was attended by more than 100 people, and by all accounts, it was a very enjoyable family event that culminated by the churches recognizing the Millboro Volunteer Fire Associatio More...

Obaugh joins American Angus Association

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. — Kari L Obaugh of McDowell, Va., is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization headquartered in Saint Joseph. More...

Virginia workers will see bump in take-home pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States faces the most severe economic and financial crisis in generations. Tragically, much of the damage has fallen principally on Main Street. More...

Famous cookbook author comes to Garth Newel

HOT SPRINGS - Garth Newel Music Center will present a cooking demonstration by national food columnist and best-selling author Pam Anderson on Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. More...

FSA representative on hand for LDP sign-ups

MONTEREY — Attention Highland County sheep and wool producers: The Farm Service Agency will have a representative on had at the Highland Modular Conference Room in Monterey on April 23 for LDP sing-ups. More...

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Mac McBride, a private landowner in Highland County, recently gave forestry students from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College a tour of his property. More...

In Brief . . .

• Monterey Town Council removed purchasing a truck from its agenda April 2. Councilman Bill Niswander, who had offered his pickup for sale, sold the truck to someone else. More...

Obituaries

Mary Kathryn Crummett

HOT SPRINGS — Mary Kathryn Crummett, formerly of Blue Grass, passed away Monday, April 6, 2009 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born on Feb. 28, 1922 in Durbin, W.Va., a daughter of the late George W. More...

Bobby Morgan Ryder

HOT SPRINGS — Bobby Morgan Ryder, 58, of 164 Thomastown Road died Tuesday morning, April 7, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug. 6, 1950 in Bath County, the son of the late Roscoe Coy Ryder Sr. and Martha Robertson Ryder. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers put chill on Warriors

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers scored four, second-half goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit to the Faith Christian Warriors and win, 4-1, Tuesday night. More...

Wildcats leap over Charger netters

LEXINGTON— The Bath County girls' tennis team found a break in last week's weather and traveled to Lexington County Club to take on the Rockbridge County Wildcats last Wednesday, April 1. More...

Go visit caverns, but stay out of caves

RICHMOND More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • April 1 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of a burglar alarm on Richardson George Road. • April 1 — Sexton, Deputy Diedra R. More...

Letters

VDOT bonus decisions not good for rural Virginia

Editor, The Recorder, I see on (television) Channel 29 that Virginia Department of Transportation paid out over $500,000 in bonuses to keep good people, at the same time laying off local people and cutting services to all of rural Virginia. More...

Every job has value in the Bath community

Editor, The Recorder, In response to Trish Foutz's letter to the editor, I would like to "ditto" her remarks about the person who made the comment about someone's job being the "lowest of low." I think the person who said this should apologize to More...

Teachers' duties require longer than 7-hour days

Editor, The Recorder, In the April 2 issue of The Recorder, the Opinion and Commentary page addressed the issue of Highland teachers not receiving pay raises or the step increases that they are led to believe they will receive each year when hired More...


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