November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Millboro man pleads guilty in Bath

WARM SPRINGS - Bath Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin sent Curtis Lee Keyser back to wait in jail last Friday. The Millboro man was in court to plead guilty to auto theft and breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny. More...

Planners quiz board on comp plan draft

MONTEREY — After last Thursday's joint public hearing with the Highland County Planning Commission, supervisors were getting ready to leave when planner Sue Cornelius posed a question about the comprehensive plan review. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• At the supervisors' Nov. 19 work session with the Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, the board went into closed session to discuss contracts and legal matters concerning easements for the sidewalk project with More...

Share your recipes for a good cause this season

MONTEREY— The Highland County Valley Program for Aging Services advisory council is looking for old recipes and pictures. More...

Friends of Library needs community support

WARM SPRINGS — With more and more budget cutbacks facing local government, the Friends of the Bath County Library are hoping to raise money to help the library continue to provide services it may not otherwise be able to. More...

Bringing mounts to life

HEAD WATERS — J.R. Simmons is licensed in Virginia to operate a taxidermy business. His business, Just Right Taxidermy, is in a 12x20 foot shed on the back of his house in Head Waters. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

< ITALIC> • Last Thu Highland County Planning Commission reviewed a conditional use application from Sandra Johnston to operate a hairdressing business at her Crab Run home on 5. More...

Memories of growing up in Blue Grass

RUCKMAN LANE — "The smell of coffee made you want to get up," said Gerald Waggoner, recalling mornings in the Blue Grass Valley farm where he was reared. Waggoner, born in 1950, lived with his grandparents until he went to college. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Boys' Home Christmas Tree Farm will open for the season this Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an open house on Bear Wallow Flat in West Augusta. It's best to call for directions, (540) 939-4106. More...

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As The Homestead begins to make plans to welcome the many holiday guests and celebrate the peace and joy of another holiday season, resort partners want to make sure it is a special holiday season for those in need here at home in Bath County. More...

Highland FFA has a busy fall

MONTEREY — The Highland FFA Chapter has been going at a fast pace since school started, and with the holiday season near, members have finally gotten a chance to slow down. More...

Couple starts second career in DSLCC Nursing Program

CLIFTON FORGE — Carol and Jack Lewis have been married since 1976 and over the years, they've spent a lot of time together. These days, they're even studying together. More...

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Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Services has hired Eric Hooke as an insurance agent in its Highland/Bath office. He comes to Farm Bureau from The Homestead where he was an assistant golf professional. More...

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Bruce Sheives (left) of Monterey was inducted as a member of Blue Grass Ruritan Club at the club's October meeting. Delmar Vandevander served as his sponsor and assisted with the induction. More...

Input sought on proposed 6-year improvement program

RICHMOND — The Commonwealth Transportation Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers 2009 Group A State Runner-up

Bath vs. Mathews Group A State Tournament Semifinals RICHMOND — The 2009 Bath County Chargers returned to the Seigel Center and defeated Group A champ Mathews, 22-25, 25-19, 25-7, 25-14, to earn a spot in the State Group A finals. More...

Chargers win OT thriller in Region C semifinals

ELLISTON — Bath County coach Will Fields wanted Eastern Montgomery to have to make two plays to win Friday night's Region C semifinal game. They could make only one. More...

Bath @ E. Montgomery

Score by quarters Scoring summary EM — Shawn Christian 1-yard run (Christian pass from Brad Wooten), 6:34, 1st EM — Wooten 4-yard run (Michael Shelor pass from Wooten), 1:14, More...

Early Files

FROM OUR EARLY FILeS

Richard Waybright of Monterey and his son Rocky bagged this bobcat on Lantz Mountain. The male, weighing 27 and onehalf pounds, was shot with a .308 at 75 yards. (Recorder file photo) More...

It's a long way from the Model-T to automobiles of future years

Editor's note: The following article was gleaned from the April 20, 1967 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

November 29, 1984

• One year and four months after opening, Highland Data Services, Co. has announced the beginning of a 12-person second shift at its Blue Grass Ruritan Building location. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Planning fumbled

Highland supervisor Robin Sullenberger is right — there's no excuse for the length of time it's taken the county board to review the comprehensive plan draft. More...

Pictorial

The 2009 BCHS volleyball team has set a new standard for excellence. The bar is high. Last Saturday, the Chargers were a hair away from being state champs before falling to defending champ Gate City in five sets. More...

A time to be thankful … for some things

Say What?

It's that time of year when we reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for in our lives. I am certainly thankful for most things, but I'm, well, a little less thankful for some others. More...

Short on cash, VPAS cuts local caterer

MONTEREY — Blue Roof Caterers lost its meals contract with Valley Program for Aging Services earlier this month. More...

Education major theme of Bath's tourism forum

WARM SPRINGS — Education, both of the traveling public about Bath County and of residents and business people about what the county and each other have to offer, was the recurring theme of a public forum on the county's proposed tourism plan More...

Planners start over on wind power ordinance

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is taking another shot at developing an ordinance that would regulate prospective wind power facilities in the county. More...

Highland rescue squad plans expansion

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, Nov. 19, Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad president Beth Armstrong and Lt. Ron Wimer met with the Highland County Board of Supervisors to discuss expansion plans. "We don't have enough space," Armstrong said. More...

VDOT suspends lane closures for Thanksgiving

RICHMOND — To ease travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation will suspend lane closures for construction and maintenance work on interstate, primary and major secondary routes around the state. More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 — Bath County High School • Closed meeting — No specific reason provided. More...

State line found correct

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last Thursday the West Virginia Boundary Commission met in Charleston to discuss information and research it had collected about the Virginia-West Virginia boundary dispute. More...

Stuffed 'just right'

HEAD WATERS — A buck breaks out of the woods at a run, crosses a meadow and disappears into the woods on the other side. A coyote follows close behind. A hunter watches. More...

Highland supervisors re-do conditional use permit

MONTEREY — Larry "Trey" Williams was before the Highland County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors again last Thursday, pleading his case for a revision to his conditional use permit to use his storage garage on agricultural land in More...

Find Farm Bureau on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn

RICHMOND — Virginia Farm Bureau's Save Our Food campaign is all about the importance of ensuring a safe, fresh and locally grown food supply. In an effort to spread the message, Farm Bureau has joined several popular social media networks. More...

A brief history of how Ruckman farm evolved

MONTEREY — Ruckman farm is on Ruckman Lane between Hightown and Blue Grass. Ruckman Lane is named for John Ruckman. Mary Snyder owned the house in 1886. She deeded 131 acres to Mary Arbogast. Mary married W.J. Collins. More...

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The staff and board of Bath Community Hospital and the staff of Hot Springs Pharmacy are raising money for the Christmas Mother program. In addition, they are also collecting food and preparing bags with personal hygiene items. More...

Don't take the bait when scam artists are phishing

RICHMOND — A busy executive received an urgent text message from his bank. It informed him that all his accounts had been compromised and gave him a phone number to call. More...

Magnolia Players present 'Christmas Clue'

LEXINGTON — Who kidnapped Santa Claus? Was it the devious Colonel Mustard in the library with a thick rope? Or the enticing Miss Scarlet in the darkened study with a rusty pipe? More...

Highland FFA heads to National Convention

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A big annual event for local Future Farmers of American members is the National FFA Convention Trip to Indianapolis. The group left on Sunday, Oct.18 and traveled through snow in the mountains of West Virginia. More...

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Recently Beth Hawse, chief ranger of interpretation and education at Douthat State Park, presented a program titled Going In-Seine to fourth grade students from Millboro Elementary School that visited the park. More...

Obituaries

Georgie Ann Rider Cauley

STAUNTON — Georgie Ann Rider Cauley died Nov. 22, 2009. She was born in Pocahontas County, W.Va. She is survived by her daughter, Louise "Susie" Cauley Welcher. More...

Jerilyn Bower Matheny

AFTON — Jerilyn Bower Matheny, 65, of Afton went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2009 at her residence. She was born Jan. 17, 1944 in Augusta County, the daughter of the late Bernard Howard and Isabelle Harris Bower. More...

Mary Alice Halterman Smith

WAYNESBORO — Mary Alice Halterman Smith, 85, widow of John Smith, of 8 Rainbow Lane, Waynesboro, formerly of 405 Linden Avenue died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Oak Grove Manor Assisted Living. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Wednesday, Nov. 25 ¦ Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. at McDowell Presbyterian Church. Everyone welcome. ¦ Thanksgiving eve service at Hot Springs Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Friends of Library board meeting second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Public Library. Thursday, Nov. 26 ¦ Community Thanksgiving dinner at the Hot Springs Firehouse at noon. More...

Letters

BAWF grateful for support during, and after fire

Editor, The Recorder, We are deeply saddened by the loss of the Bacova Wellness Center to the fire on Nov. More...

Bacova spirit nurtured, enduring after fire

Editor, The Recorder, In your article about the tragic fire in Bacova, you incorrectly identified the founder of the Bacova Guild as Grace Gilmore. While it is correct to say there would not have been a successful business without Mrs. More...

Nursing center invites singers to share holiday cheer

Editor, The Recorder, The Springs Nursing Center would like to invite (the community) and church members to share yourselves and your voices with our residents and staff during the holiday season. More...


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