March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

An evening of strings!

The JMU Camerata Strings, a select group of music students from James Madison University’s School of Music, will present a concert at this coming Maple Festival’s second weekend — Sa More...

State advises: check your water pipes

MONTEREY — “Monterey has very distinct challenges,î Department of Environmental Quality Valley Regional director Amy Owens said. ìIt is an antiquated sewage collection system in a beautiful historic town. More...

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Bath Community Rehab and Wellness in Mitchelltown held its grand opening Monday. The center has been operating in its new location on U.S. 220 since Feb. More...

Maple fest draws the best

For more than 20 years, Ryan Hodges has manned the grill at the Bolar Ruritan building during Maple Festival. This past weekend the Ruritans served some 1,300 visitors. More...

Millboro Happenings

• Hop into the lighter side of Easter at the Easter egg hunt planned this Saturday, March 20, at Tender Heart Quilts on Route 42, Cowpasture River Highway, in Millboro, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

The Personal Shopper saves you time, money

MONTEREY — Living in the country has its advantages, but being close to major shopping centers isn’t one of them. Michelle Shell of Monterey makes the long trek over to the Shenandoah Valley Monday through Friday. More...

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A group takes measurements of Cabin Creek along Lower Yard Road in Millboro Wednesday morning during a stream walk. More...

Births

Dalton Lowell Jeffers MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. — Heather and Scott Jeffers of Maidsville announce the birth of their son, Dalton Lowell. He was born at Monogalia General Hospital in Morgantown, Feb. 1, 2010 at 3:03 p.m. More...

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The Springs Nursing Center celebrated Valentine’s Day by crowning a king and queen. Residents, staff, family members and visitors voted. More...

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Harry Ralston of McDowell has been growing horseradish for 30 years to satisfy his taste as well as others. “This is the biggest root I have ever found,” said Ralston on Tuesday. More...

Planning district awarded money for energy program

STAUNTON — The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission has been awarded $403,150 to fund the “Shenandoah Valley Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy.” Twenty localities in the region will benefit from the project, which is More...

4-H Contest Day held in Highland

MONTEREY — 4-H members from Highland County competed at the 4-H Contest Day held Friday, March 5. Contestants competed in seven categories and four age divisions. More...

Bath County Spring Clean-up

HOT SPRINGS — Bath County’s ninth annual Spring Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a countywide effort to rid the beautiful countryside of unsightly, discarded trash. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Tuition, bus cut from Bath school budget

WARM SPRINGS — When the 2010- 11 school year begins in August, students taking advanced classes will have to pay their own tuition, and student-athletes will have to make arrangements to get home from practice. More...

State plans to mark border for waterfall property

MONTEREY — A story in last week’s Recorder outlined the confusion over a 6.6- acre strip of private property surrounded by public land in the Highland Wildlife Management Area. More...

Time to register for kindergarten

HOT SPRINGS and MILLBORO —Bath County Public Schools will hold group counseling and registration sessions on Friday, March 26, for students who will enter kindergarten for the 2010-11 school term. A morning session is scheduled for 10 a.m. More...

Sports

Shifflett named first BCHS Unsung Player of the Year

WARM SPRINGS — In football, the players at the skill positions, like quarterback and running back, often get the glory. They know the reasons for their production are the men manning the scrimmage line in front of them. More...

Pigskin report

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Former Bath County High School standout Jake Phillips and the Green Bay Blizzard suffered a tough 24-20 loss to the Bloomington (Illinois) Extreme in Indoor Football League action last week. More...

James River wins State Championship

RICHMOND — The Pioneer District boys’ basketball champion James River Knights capped a dominating season by defeating Buckingham County 47-43 in the Group A Division 2 finals Saturday at VCU’s Seigel Center. More...

Letters

Christmas tree inspires celebration year-round

Editor, The Recorder, Being green, or going green, is all the hype these days. I suppose that means we should do nothing to harm the environment. But do you really want to be an environmentalist? More...

Opinions & Commentary

A study in persistence

All you have to do is watch the national news to see what a financial strain the USPS is under these days. Post offices across the country are set for closing, and Saturday mail delivery will likely be eliminated to save money. More...

Pictorial

Buckets on maple trees, like this one at Eagle’s camp in Doe Hill, may not have been filling fast last week before the first festival weekend, but by all accounts, visitors enjoyed fine syrup no More...

Taubman a must-see on Roanoke Market

Museum Hopping

ROANOKE – All of us find ourselves in Roanoke for some reason or other, usually either shopping or a show, or medical appointments, every so often. How about a novel destination? More...

Williamsville residents prevail

WILLIAMSVILLE — The community of Williamsville has had a post office since the late 1800s. Thanks to an effort spearheaded by a committee of local citizens, it will continue to have one in the 21st century. More...

Money woes may not be so bad for Highland

MONTEREY — With a little give and take, the Highland County School Board and county supervisors just might work out a budget compromise that maintains quality education and teaching positions, while holding spending to the 2009 level — w More...

Farmers’ market coming to Hot Springs

WARM SPRINGS — Beginning in June, local growers and artisans will have a new place to sell their wares. More...

Farm Bureau sign is legal, says company

MONTEREY — “We went through the proper steps,” said Holiday Signs account executive Evan Opel. “We have a signed permit from Mr. (Jim) Whitelaw (Building and Zoning).” More...

New florist carries full range of products

GOSHEN – Betty Rowe is the kind of person who seems to wear an invisible heart on her sleeve. More...

Drugs, scams top court docket

MONTEREY — Highland County Circuit Court Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presided over a crowded courtroom Tuesday. More...

Jamboree returns to Bath

220 South serves as host band

HOT SPRINGS — The Expedition Show will bring picking and humor to Allegheny Mountain Radio’s eighth annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree on Saturday, March 27. More...

State legislative update: some bills to become law July 1

RICHMOND — As the current General Assembly session continues, so does the progress of bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Bath and Highland’s representatives. Legislation from State Sen. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• The Highland County Board of Supervisors last Wednesday appointed supervisor Robin Sullenberger to the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission’s All Hazards Mitigation Plan committee. More...

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Author Kim Murphy sells her series of Civil War historical novels at Highland County Crafts in Monterey during the Maple Festival. More...

Sentara Home Care brings hospice back to Bath County residents

HOT SPRINGS — Sentara Home Care Services has announced that it has expanded its service offerings to include hospice care for patients in the region surrounding Hot Springs. More...

Wedding

Ervin — Boyd

MONTEREY — Gayle and Sam Ervin, of Hughes Springs, Texas, formerly of Williamsville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Ervin, to Thomas Elliott Boyd, of Monterey, on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. More...

New animal rescue group founded for area

ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS — The Alleghany Highlands is experiencing an overwhelming increase in homeless animals. More...

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lLT Tom Stevenson of Monterey joined Bear Cav in late January of this year and now serves as the Troop Fire Support Officer, responsible for planning and coordinating the employment of mortar and arti More...

Hospice welcomes new ‘employee’

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — “Tucker” Plaugher, an adorable Irish cream colored golden retriever, has recently become part of the Mountain Hospice team. Tucker will be working as a pet therapy dog. More...

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These Highland rams can really score. They fathered 129 lambs at Conley Colaw’s farm so far this spring. (Recorder photo by James Jacenich) More...

Obituaries

HUGH S. GWIN  Free Access 

WARM SPRINGS — Hugh S. Gwin, 81, of 77 Old Mill Road, Warm Springs, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Bath Community Hospital, in Hot Springs. More...

Oscar Allen Bennett

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Oscar Allen Bennett, 88, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010 at Pendleton Manor in Franklin. Mr. Bennett was born in Circleville, on Nov. More...

Donald Lee “Donnie” Burns

STAUNTON — Donald Lee “Donnie” Burns, 62, husband of Edith L. Burns of 131 Hermitage Road, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Augusta Health. Donald was born Feb. 16, 1948 in Monterey, a son of the late Julian H. Burns Sr. More...

Home & Property

Celtic stars coming to the Highlands

COVINGTON — Direct from Dublin, Ireland, celebrated Irish singer and entertainer Tony Kenny will bring his cast of performers to Covington High School on Tuesday, March 23 to help raise money for the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council. More...

Electric Cooperative lowers rates to Virginia members

MOUNT CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s has announced that a reduction in fuel adjustment cost for March will decrease Virginia members’ energy bills by about 4.6 percent from what was charged in December. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 10 — Deputy William D. Sexton responded to a report of an activated burglar alarm at a business on U.S. 220. • March 10 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker unlocked a vehicle on Charger Lane. More...

Early Files

25 years ago

MARCH 21, 1985

• Darla Jean Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Armstrong of Doe Hill, was crowned the 1985 Maple Queen last Friday night. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 17, 1960

• John Reynolds, assistant principal and athletic director at Monterey School, has announced that seventh graders from Monterey and Blue Grass Schools will compete in a best two of three basketball tourney beginning tonight (Thursday) at Monter More...

Bath summer resident aiding in WWII Liberty Ship restoration

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Sept. 24, 1981 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...


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