November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Council appoints new members

MONTEREY — Mayor Janice Warner last Thursday nominated Butch Washer and Dale Hammer to fill council seats vacated by the death of Bill Niswander in May and the resignation of Sam Shell last week. More...

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In October, area homeschoolers enjoyed a day at the Diamond Triple C Ranch. While learning about the alpacas and the products produced from their fur, Vanessa Minnick introduced them to her newest addition, three day old Hercules. More...

Friday deadline for fuel help

RICHMOND - The deadline to apply for Fuel Assistance through the Virginia Department of Social Services is this Friday, Nov. 13. Families and individuals must apply through their local department of social services. More...

McBride calls critics 'NIMBYs'

MONTEREY — After residents and landowners questioned the latest information submitted by Highland New Wind Development's to state agencies, Tal McBride, a partner of HNWD with his parents, took issue with their credentials and assertions. More...

Club to learn about Australian bird life

BOLAR — The Bath-Highland Bird Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Bolar Ruritan Club building at the corner of U.S. 220 and Route 607 in Bolar. More...

Arts abound down the road

COVINGTON - Did you catch Neil Berg's "Broadway One More Time" at Curfman Hall last week? The show was utterly fantastic, a stunning crowd-pleaser, although not every seat was filled. More's the pity. More...

Council, medical center continue talks

HMC seeks to share, improve parking lot

MONTEREY — Dr. D. Bradley Drawbaugh, executive director of Highland Medical Center, approached the Monterey town council last Thursday with the third in a series of proposals for the town's parking lot. More...

Outdoor lighting ordinance tabled

WARM SPRINGS — Does outdoor lighting need to be regulated in Bath County, and if so, how? More...

Clinic gets $25K grant for mammography

LOW MOOR — The National Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization that grants money to organizations to help them provide screening and diagnostic mammograms for women, donated $25,000 to the Alleghany Highlands Free Clinic. More...

Millboro Happenings

• At its meeting last Monday, the Millboro Ruritan Club announced it is hosting a No Fowl Fall Feast on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Ruritan building, to include a country fried steak and gravy dinner. More...

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In keeping with BB&T's commitment of giving back to the communities, this year BB&T established the "Lighthouse Project." The Hot Springs branch chose as its project to help the elementary schools of Bath County by donating four benches and school su More...

Weather report

John R. Sweet of Mustoe, who runs a weather station for the National Weather Service, compiled these statistics. More...

Birth

Timber Gale Ryder WARM SPRINGS — Josh and Tiffany Ryder of Warm Springs announce the birth of their first daughter. Miss Timber Gale Ryder graced them with her presence on Sept. 10, 2009 at 5:57 p.m. More...

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The identity of "Who is the chicken?" in last week's Recorder was listed incorrectly. More...

Arts council celebrates 20th anniversary

MONTEREY — Close to 100 people gathered at The Highland Center to participate in the Highland County Arts Council's 20th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 8. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Bath students to get 'Rachel's Challenge'

LEXINGTON —Thanks to some last-minute planning by local schools and Rockbridge Area Community Services, a program called "Rachel's Challenge" will come to Bath County High School on Tuesday Nov. 17. More...

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The Bath County High School Student Cooperative Association is now conducting its "1 can make a difference with 1 can of food" program. More...

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Andie Rosenberg, this year's student representative on the Bath County School Board, attended her first meeting Nov. 3. She is a senior at Bath County High School. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Saturday, Nov. 14 ¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church Angel Food distribution from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Women meet at 9 a.m at McDowell Presbyterian Church. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's report

Highland County

• Nov. 4 — Received a report of a motor vehicle/deer crash, Highland Turnpike. • Nov. 4 — Conducted well being check, Potomac River Road. • Nov. 6 — Responded to a report of a structure fire, Seldom Seen Road. More...

Sheriff's report

Bath County

• Nov. 4 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of stolen items in the Millboro area. • Nov. 4 — Plecker responded to a report of stolen items in the Hot Springs area. • Nov. 4 - Corporal Robert B. More...

Letters

Mountain Crest retirement home gets storm doors

Editor, The Recorder, The storm doors have arrived and are being installed this month; these doors have been requested by the first residents who moved in at Mountain Crest. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Unfair, unfunded, unrealistic

The latest round of state cuts, this time to constitutional offices, is like a bad practical joke. Over the course of 30 years, state reimbursements for these offices' budgets have dwindled. More...

Pictorial

Butch Washer and Dale Hammer became the newest members of the Monterey Town Council Friday morning. They fill the positions vacated by the death of Bill Niswander in May and the resignation of Sam Shell last week. More...

Smoke signals sent to us from beyond the grave

Conversations

My late father-in-law smoked cigarettes for most of his life. The last couple of years of his life he quit due to health problems. He died almost two years ago. We have his car, lovingly dubbed The Black Mariah. More...

Cuts starting to really hurt

WARM SPRINGS — The money the state compensation board cut is now officially gone from the budgets of Bath County's constitutional officers, but for now at least, the deputy night shift is still around. More...

HHS one of 7 schools up for coveted 'Blue Ribbon' status

MONTEREY — Need further proof the state's smallest school division is among the best? More...

Rock around the clock ...

On Oct. 25, Highland Girl Scouts traveled back to the 1950s while visiting Moe Fatz, an ice cream parlor in Franklin, W.Va. More...

Drive dedicated to Bogan

HOT SPRINGS — Twenty-nine "pints of life" were collected at the Hot Springs Fire House on Nov. 9. The day was dedicated to Johnny Bogan, longtime member of the EMS Unit. More...

ID thief pleads guilty in Bath

WARM SPRINGS - A Goshen woman pleaded guilty to identity theft and two related charges in Bath County Circuit Court Friday. Karen L. More...

Wind project hearing off again

RICHMOND — The Highland wind project hearing that was slated for Tuesday this week has been cancelled, but officials indicate it will be rescheduled. More...

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Herbert Martin and Jean Hope Marshall were married in the Williamsville Presbyterian Church on Nov. 7, 1959. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Richmond. They have a son, a daughter and three grandsons. More...

Correction

In the Nov. 5 The Recorder, in the article "Bath approves meals tax," it was reported Bath voters cast 1,722 ballots in the lieutenant governor's race. Voters cast 1,772 ballots in that race. Also in last week's election results, Gov. More...

Comp plan in final stages

MONTEREY — Highland supervisor Robin Sullenberger told the county's Economic Development Authority Tuesday that supervisors have completed their review of the land-use portion of the draft comprehensive plan. More...

Flood maps cause problems for homeowners

WARM SPRINGS — If the original floodplain maps for Bath County were wrong when first created in 1984, why were they basically copied with no changes in April? More...

Reunion

MONTEREY — The Highland High School Classes of 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972 gathered for a reunion on Saturday Oct. 3, at The Highland Center in Monterey. More...

Scarecrows spark creativity

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County Chamber of Commerce hosted its First Annual Scarecrow Spectacular last month. More...

Sewing expertise offered at new home business

MILLBORO - Got a pair of jeans that are dragging on the floor? Brenda Martin can hem them up in no time. More...

VES seventh grade students conduct mock election

HOT SPRINGS — Valley Elementary School students in Kelly Rosenberg's civics and economics classes participated in a week long mock election project highlighting the Virginia races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. More...

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The Bath County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Cynthia's Interiors on Main Street in Hot Springs Tuesday morning. More...

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Highland Girl Scouts donated a wagon full of goods to the Ruritans' Oct. 24 food drive. Girls from every Highland Girl Scout Troop participated. More...

Fate of farmers' market discussed

WARM SPRINGS — Over the past two years, Donna Campagna and Harmony Leonard have turned the Bath County Farmers' Market from an idea into a successful venture. More...

Obituaries

CLARENCE EDWARD PEGRAM

HOT SPRINGS — Clarence Edward Pegram, 84, of 332 Brook Drive, Hot Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. He was born Feb. More...

JOY WILL ASHLIN

CUMBERLAND — Joy Will Ashlin, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 in Richmond. She was the daughter of Alice W. Will and the late William C. Will. Mrs. Ashlin was a registered nurse for 30 years. More...

JOHN SAMUEL BOGAN II

HOT SPRINGS — John Samuel "Johnny" Bogan II, 62, of Hot Springs, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1947, in Farmville, the son of John Samuel Bogan Sr. and Gladys Failes Bogan. Mr. More...

Sports

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The Bath County lady Chargers added two more pieces of hardware to the BCHS trophy case last Thursday with a victory over Parry McCluer in the Pioneer District tournament. More...

Wildcats steal out of Bath with win

WARM SPRINGS — The Pendleton County Wildcats stopped the Bath County Chargers inches short on a fourth-downand four play with 49 seconds left to escape with an exciting 36-35 victory last Friday evening at Carl. F. Williams Field. More...

Billingsley, Persinger advance

FINCASTLE — Bath Charger Matt Persinger and Highland Ram Hayley Billingsley advanced to the state cross country finals by placing sixth and eighth in the Region C finals at the Botetourt Sports Complex last Thursday. More...

Early Files

FROM OUR EARLY FILeS

This circa 1910 house sits along the South Branch, just northeast of Forks of the Water in Highland County, near Brethren Church. More...

Heavy snow grips area

Editor's Note: The following article was gleaned from the March 8, 1962 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

November 15, 1984

• During a lengthy meeting last week, the Bath County School Board assured supervisor Harper Ray Wagner of Millboro that Millboro Elementary School was not going to be closed and voted to limit Bath County High School senior trips to location More...


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