January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

High’s gets ‘Hap’py

MONTEREY — James C. “Hap” Darragh said all the children had nicknames back home in Hapbro, Pa. More...

Two express views on new superintendent

WARM SPRINGS — Two citizens told the Bath County School Board what they wanted to see in a new superintendent at a public hearing held last Thursday. More...

Kincheloe’s art on exhibit at Highland County Public Library

MONTEREY — The Highland County Arts Council announces the exhibit of Sharon Kincheloe of Staunton from Jan. 31 through March 11 at the Highland County Public Library’s Mountain View Room. More...

Missionary to Haiti to speak of disaster relief at Saint Luke’s

HOT SPRINGS — Having visited Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church many times as a missionary to Sudan, the Rev. More...

Engagement

Jackson — Rexrode

BURNSVILLE — Terry and Mary Lee Jackson of Burnsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Marie Jackson, to James Randolph Rexrode, son of Roger and Sandy Rexrode of Millboro. More...

Consumers warned about scams related to Haiti

RICHMOND — As more information about the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti becomes available, many people want to assist in some way. More...

Nominate a volunteer for governor’s award

RICHMOND — Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1. More...

General Assembly swears in 20 new members this week

General Assembly Update

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The General Assembly convened on Jan. 13. Twenty new members of the House of Delegates were sworn in, reflecting in large part the Republican sweep of the elections in November. More...

Improvements to Bolar campground continue

HOT SPRINGS — Improving the facilities at Bolar Mountain Campgrounds one, two, and three, in Bolar Mountain Recreation Area, is progressing during the winter and work is expected to be finished in the next few months. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Achievements

John Haney HARRISONBURG — John Haney of Millboro was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. More...

Achievements

Jessica Leigh Young MARS HILL, N.C. — Jessica Leigh Young of Hot Springs, Va., has been named to the dean’s list at Mars Hill College for the fall 2009 semester. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers on midseason roll

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers took the first step toward a Pioneer District title with a convincing win over the defending champion Parry McCluer Blues last Thursday night. More...

Pioneer District Standings

Girls District
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Pigskin report

MINNEAPOLIS – The season came to an end for former Bath County High School football standout John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys as Minnesota rolled to a big 34-3 win over the Cowboys in the second round of the NFL playoffs Sunday. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Jan. 13 —Major Richard D. Chestnut responded to a situation at Millboro Elementary School. • Jan. 13 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Mountain Grove area. More...

Early Files

Highland Lodge No. 110 A.F. & A.M. formed in 1869

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the August 29, 1947 edition of The Recorder. H.B. Wood was editor and publisher. More...

Photo

This photo was taken around 1955 or 1956 beside Mountain Grove Elementary School. More...

25 years ago

JANUARY 24, 1985

• Fire destroyed a one-car garage/workshop owned by Richard Mullenax and his father, Joseph Mullenax on Tuesday morning in Blue Grass. A jeep belonging to Doug Shriver o Cherry Grove, W.Va. was also lost in the blaze. More...

Child brings loaded gun to school

MILLBORO — A student brought a loaded handgun to Millboro Elementary School Wednesday, Jan. 13. Major R.D. More...

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Highland County Homecoming King Sam Leech and Queen Molly Mobley were all smiles Friday night and the basketball fans were too after the Rams swept the Craig County Rockets in boys’ basketball. More...

Law enforcement agencies sign mutual aid agreement

HOT SPRINGS — Representatives of Allegheny Highlands law enforcement agencies came together last Thursday for a ceremony to mark the signing of an agreement that makes it easier for them to help one another. More...

Bath, Highland lawmakers busy in Richmond

RICHMOND —The 2010 Virginia state legislature opened its 60-day session Wednesday, Jan. 13, and representatives for Bath and Highland counties have introduced plenty of bills for consideration at the General Assembly. Sen. Emmett Hanger Jr. More...

Nicely Funeral Home receives perfect inspection from state board

CLIFTON FORGE — A Dec. 7 inspection of Nicely Funeral Home by the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers revealed zero deficiencies. More...

Photos

The snow and cold mornings on Allegheny give residents, and the high mountain horses here, a stunning reminder that the Highlands are replete with splendor and beauty, even in the cold of winter. More...

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Kelsey James Criser, son of Jerry Criser and Krystal Criser of Bath County, left Norfolk Sunday, Jan. 17 to help in the U.S. effort to deliver humanitarian assistance to Haiti. More...

Millboro Happenings

• The Millboro Preservation and Cultural Association will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Ruritan Club building adjacent to the old school property. More...

Speaker Howell names Del. Dickie Bell to General Assembly committees

RICHMOND — Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) has named Del. Richard P. Bell (R-Staunton) to the Committees on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Education, and Health, Welfare and Institutions. More...

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Bells were ringing and children were singing at Gainesville United Methodist Church in the afternoon of Dec.12. Don and Grace Smith hosted the annual Mullenax Christmas party. More...

Augusta Health receives Gold Seal of Approval for stroke programs

FISHERSVILLE — Augusta Health has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Augusta Health earned this distinction after the commission conducted an unannounced on-site review in December. More...

Obituaries

EVELYN MCALLISTER

MILLBORO — Evelyn Marilyn Myers McAllister, 75, of 1682 Crooked Spur Road, Millboro, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at her residence. Born Jan. 12, 1935 in Clifton Forge, she was a daughter of the late John and Sadie Huffman Myers. More...

Hale Hunter Hepler

MILLBORO — Hale Hunter Hepler, 92, of Millboro, finally left Bath County when he died on Jan. 13, 2010, only a few miles from where he was born. More...

JAMES INGRAM

MILLBORO — James M. Ingram, 93, of 86 Crooked Spur Road, Millboro, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Special Services Sunday, Jan. 24 ¦ Hot Springs Presbyterian Church will suspended the 8:30 a.m. service until March 21 due to the cold weather. ¦ McDowell Presbyterian Church worship will be led by Jimmy Landrum. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH ¦ Bath County Public Library hosts “Mother Goose Time,” on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-1:30 p.m. A program of stories, fingerplay, songs and rhymes for babies up to 24 months old and their caregivers. More...

Home & Property

Poultry, garden workshop series offered next month

LEXINGTON – In response to the growing interest in backyard poultry and home-grown food, a series of workshops on keeping small flocks of chickens and gardening is offered this spring. More...

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A Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day took place Saturday, Jan. 16. AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers Erin R. More...

Craft program for teens offered at Lexington

LEXINGTON — The Rockbridge Regional Library in Lexington is sponsoring a new series for ages 13- 18 every other Monday beginning Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Springs residents enjoyed happy holiday season

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf of The Springs Nursing Center, I would like to thank each and every person who helped make Christmas a very special time for all our residents. More...

What is President Obama up to in this country?

Editor, The Recorder, Barack Hussein Obama. What is behind the mask? This man has a quest of ruthless power. He did not come to Washington, to America. Where did he come from? More...

Opinions & Commentary

A failure of formulas

Highland County is one of the wealthiest places in the state. Yep, right up there with most of Northern Virginia. More...

Pictorial

Two residents told the Bath County School Board what they would like to see in a new superintendent of schools last Thursday. More...

Don’t let lawmakers take away your fundamental rights

In The Recorder

There’s plenty to support, oppose, and heavily debate in the General Assembly this session. More...


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