October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

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Some Bath County Service Authority customers were without water for about five hours Saturday afternoon when a tap to a water meter along U.S. 220 broke just south of Carloover. More...

Valley Springs District seat up for grabs

Fry, Waldeck up for school board seat in Bath County, in special election for one district Tuesday

WARM SPRINGS — Valley Springs District voters will have an additional issue on their ballot Tuesday when they choose who will represent them on the Bath County School Board. Todd Fry and Barbara Waldeck seek the seat. More...

Shell resigns from Monterey Town Council

MONTEREY — Sam Shell submitted a letter Monday to the town clerk, tendering his resignation from the Monterey Town Council. More...

New Homestead leader says job is 'dream come true'  Free Access 

HOT SPRINGS — Peter Faraone loved The Homestead when he and his family visited the Bath County resort on vacation trips. Now, he is overseeing its operations. More...

Wellness Fair goes well at resort

HOT SPRINGS - Folks seeking wellness formed a steady stream all morning, and most of the afternoon Tuesday. The fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair, hosted by The Homestead and Bath Community Hospital, was a success. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Elementary Citizens for Education committee is hosting a free fall festival at the school this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 pm. There will be activities and games for kids as well as a bake sale, basket raffle and food for sale. More...

Hammer family reunion

BLUE GRASS — Family and friends of the late Luther and Esther Hammer met Oct. 11, 2009 at the Blue Grass Ruritan Building for their annual reunion. More...

Bridges — Bauserman

LINDSIDE, W.Va. — Kayla Christine Bridges and Jeffrey Alan Bauserman were united in Christian marriage on Aug. 22 at Lindside Christian Church on Route 219 in Lindside. The Rev. James Findley performed the ceremony and the Rev. More...

Reunion

Waggoner family

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — The annual family reunion of the late E.C. and Annie Stone Waggoner was held Aug. 23, at the Cave Country Picnic Shelter. More...

Librarian wins library wheel barrow raffle

MONTEREY — The Highland County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale was a big success again this year. Decent weather helped, plus the word has gotten around about the nice books, friendly and helpful volunteers, and bargains to be found. More...

Bath-Highland Retired Educators hold fall meeting

MONTEREY — Members of The Bath-Highland Retired Educators Association attended their fall meeting Oct. 8 at the Mountain Hideaway Restaurant in Monterey. Joan Mackey, president, introduced speaker, Dr. More...

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Sonny and Beatrice Clark of Millboro recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party at Douthat State Park. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Nov. 3 Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. Valley Elementary School • Closed meeting • Reports — Attendance; cafeteria; maintenance; transportation. More...

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Nursing students from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College recently participated in a breast cancer awareness event, "Shout it Out," sponsored by the Roanoke affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Kids from the preschool at Valley Elementary were thrilled to hop aboard the bright red truck at the Hot Springs Firehouse last Friday. More...

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On Thursday, October 8th, students at Millboro Elementary School joined over a million children around the world by reading the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. More...

Sports

Rockets not dangerous against our D

WARM SPRINGS — Bath running back J.P. Plecker scored on a 40-yard dash on the first play of the game and the Charger defense held the Rockets to 25 total offensive yards in a 35-0 shutout last Friday night. More...

Chargers are ready for post-season

Bath vs. James River WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers battled the Knights and the flu on senior night, prevailing over both with a dominating 25-22, 25-15, 25-10 win last Wednesday, Oct. 21. More...

Knights host Chargers for district title

It's that time again, no not Christmas yet, time for another Charger vs. Knight battle to determine a Pioneer District Championship. More...

Letters

Bath restaurant owners oppose meals tax

Editor, The Recorder, As business owners in Bath County, we would like to get our opinion out about the upcoming meal tax referendum. David and I have owned the Country Cafe for 15 years; most of them have been good years for us. More...

Library raffle winners overwhelmed by treasures

Editor, The Recorder, To the Highand County Public Library Board of Directors and members of the county who donated items to the "Everything Highland" gift wheelbarrow: As the "Everything Highland" library raffle winners, we were, indeed, More...

Black cats suffered historically cruel fate

Editor, The Recorder, Hi, everyone — it's me again, Ann Babcock, friend of birds and beasts. I am deeply embarrassed. More...

Flu hits schools

BATH and HIGHLAND — Two weeks ago, Bath County elementary schools had a 38 percent absentee rate, attributable in great part to the flu. More...

Outdoor lighting ordinance sent to Bath supervisors

WARM SPRINGS — A proposed ordinance to regulate outdoor lighting in Bath County will now be considered by the board of supervisors after the Bath County Planning Commission recommended its approval Monday. More...

911 outage causes concern, but no major problems

WARM SPRINGS - Bath's Emergency 9-1-1 system was out of service for about five hours last Thursday, Oct. 22. The problem was traced to Verizon, but no exact cause for the outage has been determined. More...

Elections Tuesday; Deeds on line

HOT SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Tuesday, Virginia voters take to the polls in one of only two nationwide gubernatorial races this election. More...

Bath doctor jailed; 3 arraigned for larceny

WARM SPRINGS - Dr. Margaret Blount was sent to jail last Friday, following a hearing ordering her to "show cause" why she has not fully complied with an earlier court order to turn over her complete patient files. More...

Highland supervisors tackle land use issue

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors met on two consecutive Mondays, Oct. 19 and 26, to go over the land use chapter of the draft comprehensive plan — the final chapter. More...

Correction

In the Oct. 22 edition of The Recorder in the article "Meals tax would help county finances, administrator says," it was reported in one sentence that Rockbridge County has a 4 percent meals tax, and in another that Rockbridge has no tax. More...

Highland supervisors take another look at land use planning

MONTEREY — Highland supervisors picked up where they left off on the review of the land-use chapter of the draft comprehensive plan on Monday. County attorney Melissa Dowd joined them. More...

E-books for kids available at RRL

LEXINGTON — "Kesplatypus" and "The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights" are among the 45 nature and animal titles that area children now have access to as ebooks on the Rockbridge Regional Library website. More...

New solid waste compactor at Valley Elementary site

HOT SPRINGS — To discourage bears from foraging in green boxes, Bath County has put a compactor at the Valley Elementary Solid Waste Site. This replaces two open-top roll-offs. More...

Curott — Hogshead

STAUNTON — Madeline Jamie Curott and Charles Gregory Hogshead were married at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2008 at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Staunton. Pastor Kevin Milcarek officiated the ceremony. More...

90th birthday celebrated with gift of first driver's license

PEMBROOK — On Oct. 10, the children and grandchildren of Geneieve Smith Link held a early 90th birthday luncheon at the Mountain Lake Hotel, in Pembroke. More...

Informational signs finally installed at Falling Springs

DOUTHAT — Douthat State Park recently installed two informational signs at Falling Spring Falls discussing the history and botany of the falls. More...

Library Notes

• This is the time of year when we at the library concentrate on fund-raising. This year we've had our annual used book sale, a raffle, and sent out our annual donor mailing. More...

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The Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently made a donation to the Bath County Public Library. More...

E-books for kids available at Rockbridge Regional Library

LEXINGTON — "Kesplatypus" and "The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights" are among the 45 nature and animal titles that area children now have access to as ebooks on the Rockbridge Regional Library website. More...

Churchville Avenue to have year-long detour

STAUNTON - As part of construction on Churchville Avenue (U.S. 250) in Staunton, Churchville Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic from North Augusta Street (Route 11) to Albemarle Avenue. More...

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Angie Smith and other members of the Junior Women's Club, the Master Naturalist Program, and individual volunteers, came to Douthat State Park to help at Apple Day on Saturday, Oct. 10. More...

Obituaries

ELIZABETH ANN NEIL HAYNES

Elizabeth Ann Neil Haynes, 77, of Fairfax, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. She was born Aug. More...

JOYCE ANN MITCHELL

BLUE GRASS — Joyce Ann Mitchell, 77, of Blue Grass, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Augusta Health. She was born June 21, 1932 in Lynchburg, a daughter of Dorothy Thompson Keesee and the late Milton C. Keesee. Mrs. More...

LINDA 'MOLLEY' PLEASANTS JENKINS

STAUNTON — Linda "Molley" Pleasants Jenkins, 58, wife of Larry W. Jenkins, of 519 Houston Street, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 in Augusta Health, Fishersville. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, Nov. 5 McDowell Presbyterian Church community pot luck supper at 6 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH "Staying Active and Being Informed After 60," — a new program at Bacova Wellness Center. Every Thursday beginning Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. For more information contact Jeanne Apgar at (540) 839-5604. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report

Highland County • Oct. 21 — Transported one inmate from Middle River Regional Jail to court and returned. • Oct. 23 — Received a request to check well being of a citizen, West Mill Alley. • Oct. More...

Early Files

FROM OUR EARLY FILES

This 1905 picture shows the newly built residence of G. Lee Chew, located on Hardscrabble Road in Blue Grass. The original homestead of Abraham Life can be seen in the background. More...

25 years ago

NoVEMBER 1, 1984

• Mike Humphries, a native of Collierstown in Rockbridge County, has been assigned by the Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries as game warden for Highland County. He began work here last Friday. More...

50 years ago

OCToBER 29, 1959

• The Monterey Methodist Youth Fellowship will put the traditional Halloween "trick or treat" to good cause this year as it collects contributions for UNICEF, The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Town residents deserve full leadership

Election Day approaches, with candidates across Virginia battling down to the wire to secure support Tuesday, and remind voters why they deeply desire to serve in public office. More...

Pictorial

Joel Gonzales of The Homestead took advantage of the free blood-pressure check at the Wellness Fair, courtesy of Bath Community Hospital. Nurse Tracy Persinger performed the service. More...



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