December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Bath TAP meeting rescheduled

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE:  RESCHEDULED More...

Wind company, agency fine-tune arguments

RICHMOND — Does a Virginia agency have standing with regard to a West Virginia landmark? More...

Town approves land transfer, with conditions

MONTEREY — Monterey town council decided Thursday to give half of Carver Meadow to Highland Medical, with conditions. Mayor Janice Warner called last Thursday’s meeting for the express purpose of disposing of the property. More...

Artist shares objects of affection

MONTEREY —Renee Vandevander reveals a slice of college life in a series of paintings titled, “Objects of Affection,” on exhibit in the Mountain View room of the Highland County Public Library through Jan 25. More...

Will you go out and search for a little boy?

To the parents of children still at home: May you be blessed with a heart that knows whatever it has, it is enough. Jesus doesn’t care one little bit how many presents you’re able to put under the tree, and neither do your kids. More...

He Came Once, He Will Come Again!

He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. More...

Share God’s story

I ran into a school friend several years ago. She had been a good friend who I had lost contact with since our last year of high school. More...

Millboro Happenings

Please continue to send information for this column and photos in jpeg format to hamiltonwriting@hotmail.com, or drop news items and photos off in the Recorder envelope at the Millboro General Store on Main Street. More...

Vandevander opening reception rescheduled

MONTEREY — With a new date of Saturday, Jan. 2, from 2-4 p.m. More...

Photos

Mae Hull on left drawing name while Joan Atkeson holds bucket of over 1000 names. Raised $1318.00 for Highland Senior Center. More...

Cancer – a personal story of hope, treatments, and continued optimism

MILLBORO – This story could begin with, “Oh, woe is me, why did I have to get cancer?” but that’s not my way of looking at it and dealing with it. More...

Millboro parade results

MILLBORO – Millboro’s volunteer fire association has announced the following results for the annual Christmas parade held Dec. More...

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On Wednesday, Dec. 16 The Homestead hosted a “Cheers for the Chamber” event showcasing their new skating rink and Holiday Lights and Ice. More...

Sundance Studio expands services

MONTEREY — In May 2006, The Sundance Studio began offering classes in clogging, elementary movement, and aerobics. More...

McDowell UMC supports ‘Operation Christmas Child’

McDOWELL — For the past several years, the McDowell Charge of United Methodist Churches has been collecting shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child. More...

Dear Santa ...

Millboro Elementary School Dear Santa, I have been a good boy. I want a Play Station Theft Auto and the game NFL2010. I also want the car game that was on TV. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Search for new Bath superintendent begins

WARM SPRINGS — The search for Bath’s next superintendent of schools began in earnest Dec. More...

Bath superintendent search schedule set

• Jan. 14 — Public hearing at 7 p.m. at school administration building for public to indicate what qualities it would like to see in a new superintendent. More...

Bath schools hope to ‘Race to the Top’

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools will participate in the federal “Race to the Top” grant program, the school board decided last Wednesday. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Thursday, Dec. 24 ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. ¦ Christmas Eve service for Monterey Group of Presbyterian Churches at Pisgah Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Items for the Calendar may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed to: recordernews@htcnet.org; (540) 468-2048; P.O. Box 10, Monterey, Va. 24465. Item deadline: Tuesdays by noon. Bath More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Highland County • Dec. 15 — Responded to a report of a suspicious person, Spruce Street. • Dec. 11 — Asher Bay Cohen was charged with possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon. • Dec. More...

Letters

Thank you from the 2009 Christmas Mother

Editor, The Recorder, This letter is to all the citizens of Bath County and to others who reside outside the county who supported the Christmas Mother Program. More...

Wind industry committing fraud, reader argues

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Please, no more poinsettias and shirts for Christmas

Editor, The Recorder, Recently I had the pleasure of attending a Christmas party given by a good friend. The host and hostess were friendly and gracious as usual. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Counting blessings

At The Recorder, we are often caught up in the fast pace of our day-to-day work, and fail to take stock of and express our heartfelt appreciation to you — our readers and advertisers, news sources and leaders. More...

Pictorial

It was a gorgeous snowfall, as depicted here in Monterey, and residents around the area enjoyed it — at first. More...

‘Tis the season for Christmas

Party of One

‘Tis the season for Christmas cards. Every day, we go to our mailboxes anticipating a little thrill of excitement, watching for the red or green envelopes festooned with festive holiday stamps. And every day, we are not disappointed. More...

Medical center director arrested

Drawbaugh charged with a felony, and misdemeanor

MONTEREY -- At 2:10 yesterday, D. Bradley Drawbaugh, executive director of Highland Medical Center, was arrested on a warrant requested by Virginia State Police. More...

Highlanders threaten lawsuit over wind project, again

MONTEREY — Highland citizens, bolstered by the recent wind energy injunction in West Virginia, sent county officials their third, and perhaps final, warning. In a letter sent today (Wednesday, Dec. 30), attorney James Jennings Jr. More...

Communion Service, McDowell

McDowell Presbyterian Church will hold a Communion Service Jan. 3, with guest preacher, the Rev. Homer Cornish. More...

Millboro home destroyed by fire

MILLBORO – A Millboro family lost their home to fire early Monday morning, and the Millboro Volunteer Fire Department is heading up an effort to help the victims. More...

Drug, larceny cases heard in Bath court

Bath schools W ARM SPR INGS – Cu rti s Keyser, 24, will spend two years in jail and 30 years on probation for a series of larcenies and burglaries. More...

Where’s the authority to give away town property?

MONTEREY — Town council unanimously decided to give away half of the town’s Carver Meadow property to Highland Medical Center last Thursday. More...

Agenda

Bath County Public Schools Tuesday, Jan 5 Closed meeting 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

Jesus came to us as a baby for a reason

As pastor of Healing Springs Baptist Church, I have enjoyed meeting many in the community and having the opportunity to serve you when needed. You have welcomed me and my family without reserve, and we thank you for your Christian kindness. More...

What If?

What if Christ had not come? With each passing year it seem that there are more people trying to silence the Christmas story. There are those that would forbid nativity scenes or any religious symbols. More...

Photos

Candy canes and boxes with bows greet visitors to The Homestead as part of the resort’s expanded light display. (Recorder photos by Mike Bollinger) More...

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The fifth annual Lovelights ceremony was held at the Highland Medical Center on Friday, Dec 11 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Staunton earns designation as new Virginia Enterprise Zone

STAUNTON — Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has announced that the city of Staunton has earned designation as a new Virginia Enterprise Zone. Staunton was one of nine communities competing for four new Virginia Enterprise Zones. More...

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How much is the doggy in the window of David Blanchard’s woodworking shop on Main Street, Monterey? Priceless. The family pet found a soft bench to rest on and a great place to watch people. More...

Keep in touch

Some former area residents are now living away from home, and would enjoy receiving your notes and good wishes this season. More...

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The Bolar Ruritan Club hosted the Highland County Veterans Day Ceremony. More...

BARC Electric Cooperative passes through the savings

MILLBORO — The cost of 1,000 kilowatt hours for December for BARC members will be $14.30 less than it was one year ago. More...

FSA accepts applications for biomass program

VERONA — USDA Farm Service Agency State executive director Michael Wooden announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable More...

Bath native named to Candy Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. — Bath County native Dan L. Phillips of Grove City, Pa. is one of 12 inductees into the Candy Hall of Fame. Phillips was honored at the National Confectionary Sales Association annual meeting Oct. 16-18. More...

Dear Santa ...

Highland Elementary School Kindergarten Dear Santa, I would like my Grandma to have a Merry Christmas and to get well. And if you could I would like my Dad to get a lot of goodies in his stocking. Thanks a bunch. More...

Obituaries

SILAS WILSON  Free Access 

CLIFTON FORGE — Silas Alvin Wilson, Sr., 77, of 3318 Douthat Road, Clifton Forge, died Saturday, Dec. More...

G. BECKWITH ASHBY  Free Access 

CHURCHVILLE – Geraldine Beckwith “Becky” Sandidge Ashby, 91, of 50 Ashby Lane, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 in Loyalton of Staunton. Born Oct. More...

VIOLA REXRODE  Free Access 

MONTEREY — Viola Pullin Rexrode, 92, passed away on Christmas morning, Dec. More...

Sports

Rams cornered by Bulldogs

MONTEREY — The Tygart’s Valley Bulldogs upended the undermanned Rams 57-17 last Thursday evening. Due to injuries and sickness only five Highland players dressed out. More...

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Ram Rebecca Landrum goes for a shot against the Tygart’s Valley Bulldogs Thursday night. Landrum had four points in the loss. More...

Panthers raid Rams

HARMAN, W.Va. — The Harman Panthers leapt to a 39-7 halftime advantage and mauled the Highland Rams by 49 points, 79-30, last Wednesday, Dec. 16. More...

Early Files

Aircraft crashes near Locust Spring

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 1, 1966 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

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Full Story

25 years ago

JANUARY 3, 1985

• The newly installed Highland County volunteer Fire Association’s central dispatch system is now operational, say Highland County Rescue Squad Captain James Thompson. More...


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