June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Asbestos removal one-third complete

MILLBORO - From the outside, it does not look like much is happening in the three old buildings that once housed the elementary school and the high school. But inside, work by Asbestco, Inc. More...

Is Monterey ready for more town development?

MONTEREY — Realtor Sherry Sullenberger, who is one of the largest landowners in Monterey, says growth is coming to town, even if slowly. More...

In Brief . . .

• In a joint meeting with the Highland County Planning Commission and Monterey Town Council last Thursday, the Highland County Board of Zoning Appeals elected its officers for the year: Joe Brock, chair; and Tommy Hevener, vice chair. More...

In Brief . . .

• A motion made by board member Barbara Waldeck to have central office staff meet and look at ways to increase operating efficiency was defeated 3-2 at the school board meeting Tuesday. More...

Cyclists ride through Millboro for affordable housing cause

MILLBORO - They're young, enthusiastic, and they pedal an average 70 miles per day for a cause they believe in - the Bike & Build program that raises money to end poverty housing. Half the team of 31 cyclists on the central U.S. More...

Photos

Left: There was no traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 250 and 220 at the beginning of the week. Instead a miniature stop sign directed traffic. (Recorder photo by Geoff Cox) Right: Workers from Richardson-Wayland Electrical Co. More...

Bath County Triathlon still has spots open

LAKE MOOMAW — There's still time to sign up for the Bath County Triathlon to be held June 20, but the event is filling up fast. More...

Pfc. Loyd Ernest 'Buck' Lowry remembered

Editor's note: The Bolar Ruritan Club commissioned the following tribute written by Mary Cantrell for the family of Pfc. Loyd Ernest "Buck" Lowry and presented May 23 at the Highland County Veterans Memorial and "Walk of Honor. More...

Millboro Happenings

¦ The Bath County Farmers' Market opens for its second season this Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. More...

Missoula auditions to be held for 'Princess and the Pea'

WARM SPRINGS - Parents, you can send your child to theater camp as soon as school gets out. You can spend lots of time packing and planning. You can spend lots of time driving. You can spend lots, and lots, of money to give them experience. More...

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A little more than a year after Highland student Logan Stuber died tragically in a car accident, his family and friends will erect a highway marker in his memory. Logan would have been 16 years old Wednesday. More...

In Brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The Highland County School Board met at 7 p.m. Monday, and agricultural sciences teacher Steve Heavner presented state proficiency awards to Shane Wiseman and Travis Hiner. More...

Highland chamber sponsors 5K Run

MONTEREY — The Highland County Chamber of Commerce invites athletes of varying degrees to compete in the third annual 5K Highland Hills Run/Walk on Saturday, June 13, in the picturesque village of Monterey. More...

Red Cross urges disaster preparedness by taking advantage of Virginia's preparedness sales tax holiday

ROANOKE — The 3.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the region recently last week was minor but had it been larger, would you have been prepared? More...

Relief, cooling assistance available June 15

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Social Services will again administer cooling assistance beginning June 15. For the first time this year there, will be two separate programs available. More...

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Members of Sundance Express competed in the contemporary solo category recently. In addition to receiving first in his age division, Meyer Rexrode competed in and won the Amatuer Male Dance-Off earning him the title of Amatuer Male Grand Champion. More...

Hower named to Lee Jackson Foundation

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Don Hower of McDowell has been named to the 12-member board of the Lee Jackson Education Foundation, which owns the bulk of the McDowell Battlefiled. More...

Club presents year-end awards

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Garden club met Monday, May 25 at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church. Hostess for the evening was outgoing president, Sylvia Greer. Evelyn Gwin swore in new officers for 2009-10. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Congratulations Bath County High School Class of 2009

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Sarah King and Austin Deeds

WILLIAMSBURG — Sarah King and Austin Deeds, both of Millboro, were recently named to the dean's list at the College of William and Mary for the spring semester. More...

Justin Siron

ROANOKE — Justin D. Siron of Doe Hill graduated magna cum laude with an associate of applied science degree from the Emergency Health Sciences-Paramedic Program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences on Friday May 15. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Regular Weekly Services Saturdays ¦ Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sabbath School, 10 a.m. church service, 11 a.m. Sundays ¦ Asbury United Methodist Church holds worship at 8:30 a.m. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Bath County • May 27 — Dep. Sexton responded to a report of a fallen tree blocking the roadway causing a traffic hazard. • May 27 — Dep. Bratton assisted a person with unlocking their vehicle on Springs St. More...

Letters

Bath doesn't need to lose residents like the Yarrows

Editor, The Recorder, A great sadness settled on me last Thursday. I purchased a copy of The Recorder and settled on the porch of a local restaurant to have dinner. More...

Voters should take to the polls during June 9 primary

Editor, The Recorder, I urge all voters to vote in the Democratic Primary. You do not have to be a democrat to vote in the primary on June 9. More...

Williamsville the wrong place for wood shaving mill

Editor, The Recorder, On May 26, the Bath County planning board (recommended) a conditional permit for a shaving mill in Williamsville to Mr. More...

County insists on control of tourism new program

WARM SPRINGS — As expected this week, Bath County supervisors gave the chamber of commerce a new proposal for tourism. More...

When strangers come knocking ...

MONTEREY — Who were the strangers in the blue Suburban? Why did one take a picture of a house? Why did the persuasive gentleman waving a "free" bottle of Dawn dishwashing detergent want entrance to a resident's home? More...

Be careful with graduation parties

WARM SPRINGS — If you think you can protect underage drinkers at home graduation parties, think again. More...

Highland band polishes off year with concert

MONTEREY — Under the direction of music teacher Jason Canze, a spring concert entertained some 50 people on Thursday, May 21. More...

School board approves final budget

WARM SPRINGS — After months of calculating, recalculating and calculating some more, the Bath County School Board finally has a budget. The board approved its $9,283,763 budget Tuesday and will now send it to the board of supervisors. More...

Regional tourism effort continuing

CLIFTON FORGE — Efforts to market Alleghany, Bath, Craig and Highland counties and the city of Covington under the "Virginia's Western Highlands" tourism brand continued last week with a workshop at Dabney Lancaster Community College. More...

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Wiley Kling, left, cochairman of the board of directors of Bath Community Hospital, recently presented an award to CEO Debbie Lipes for 30 years of service. In the award presentation, Lipes was described as a "fearless" advocate for employees. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath County School Board

Bath County School Board • A motion made by board member Barbara Waldeck to have central office staff meet and look at ways to increase operating efficiency was defeated 3-2 at the school board meeting Tuesday. More...

Highland honors veterans on Memorial Day

Editor's note: Bolar Ruritan Club Secretary Tammy Hicklin wrote the following article. More...

Williamsville Presbyterian to celebrate 150th homecoming

WILLIAMSVILLE — Williamsville Presbyterian Church will observe a milestone Sunday when its 150th homecoming service is held. The service begins at 11 a.m. with a covered dish luncheon to follow. The Rev. More...

Caleb Monroe: Hometown boy has overseas appeal

NASHVILLE - You may not recognize the name, but you know him. And now, you can hear him anytime you like. We all knew Caleb - Monroe is his middle name - by his surname, Schwend. More...

Highland Relay for Life raises over $20K

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On Thursday, May 21, The Golf Course Maintenance Department at The Homestead celebrated with a luncheon for four retiring employee partners. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 9 — 7 p.m. Bath County Courthouse • Closed meeting 6 p.m. More...

4-H needs support for Dominican Republic trip

HOT SPRINGS — Nine 4-H members from Bath and Highland counties are traveling to the Dominican Republic this July for an educational service project. More...

FSA nominations begin June 15

LEXINGTON - Melissa A. Kelley, county executive director for USDA's Rockbridge/Alleghany/ Bath County Farm Service Agency, announces farmer and rancher candidate nominations begin June 15 for local Farm Service Agency county committees. More...

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Sundance Express traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to compete in the Dance Maytrix on May 16. The team took home awards in each category they competed in - first place in Exhibition, second place in Line, More...

DAR chapter wins 6 awards

FAIRVIEW — The Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently met at Woodland Church, at Fairview, and noted six awards were received. Hostesses were Mrs. T.L. Ady, Miss Rebekah Ady, Mrs. More...

Correction

In the May 28 edition of The Recorder in the article "Wood shaving facility gets OK from planners," it was reported that Ellen Ford of Millboro Springs lives along the Cowpasture River. More...

Obituaries

Catherine "Granny" Rucker

HOT SPRINGS — Mrs. Catherine Rucker "Granny" Rucker, age 96, of 8219 Jackson River Road, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at The Springs Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lyle Curtis Rucker Sr. Mrs. More...

Sports

Bath duo wins semis

RADFORD — Trailing 4-0 in the third set, the Bath County tandem of Jessica Gutting/ Amelia Walters staged a desperate comeback to defeat George Wythe doubles team Meredith McDaniel/Kelsey Morrison, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, in the Region C semifinals la More...

Bears oust Charger netters

RADFORD — The Bath County Charger tennis squad finished the year with a record of 5-3 after falling to the Bland County Bears five matches to one last Wednesday, May 27. The players dodged showers throughout the rain-shortened day. More...

Bradley steps down on top

WARM SPRINGS — After a third consecutive regional tournament appearance as Pioneer District Champs, Bath County tennis coach Terry Bradley has announced his resignation and is leaving the helm. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 26 through Sept. More...

Early Files

Recorder Publishing Co. ownership changes hands with this issue

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the June 6, 1985 edition of The Recorder. Palmer Stacy was the new publisher. MONTEREY — The Recorder, the official paper for Highland and Bath counties, has been sold. More...

25 years ago

June 7, 1984

• Extending past midnight, the Bath County School Board meeting this week covered topics as diverse as student drug possession and a potential class action suit against the state. More...

50 years ago

June 4, 1959

• Mink, opossum and raccoon hunting seasons and bag limits: It shall be lawful to hunt opossum, statewide, Oct. 16-Jan. 31, mink Dec. 15-Jan. 31, and raccoon in all counties west of the Blue Ridge Oct. 15-Jan. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Deeds right choice in primary

Sometimes a vote for a candidate is really a vote for a candidate. Sometimes it's a vote against someone else. Either way, Creigh Deeds is the reasonable choice in Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. More...

Pictorial

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Coleman Brinkley Post 4204 presented colors at the Highland County Veterans Memorial and Walk of Honor May 23. More...



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