April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

How to become an organ donor

MONTEREY — Thanks to developments in organ donation over the years, more and more people every day are given a second chance at life. More...

Shooting range closes due to training

MILLBORO — The Bath County Shooting Range at Bath Alum will be closed May 17-19 while it is used for training by the Bath and Highland county sheriff’s offices. Bath sheriff R.L. More...

Bath planners nix proposed changes

WARM SPRINGS — There will be no changes to Bath County’s definition of a portable sawmill and, for now, no changes to the fees charged for various permits. Both were discussed Monday by the Bath County Planning Commission. More...

VPAS benefit store proposed

MONTEREY — Phyllis Whetzel asked the planning commission to consider a conditional use permit to operate a benefit store for Valley Program for Aging Services at the planning commission meeting Thursday, April 22. More...

County employees face one day furlough

MONTEREY — County administrator Roberta Lambert told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the state is furloughing all employees for one day in May. More...

Rosenberg crowned Miss Bath 2010

WARM SPRINGS – Adoring crowds gathered in the high school auditorium Saturday night to watch the drama of the annual Junior and Miss Bath County pageant unfold. More...

VDOT completes reductions, reorganization

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation will complete major portions of its reorganization this week in order to reach a mandated staffing reduction to 7,500 full-time employees by July 1, and streamline the way it does business. More...

Monterey leaders seek reelection next week

MONTEREY —Tuesday, May 4, Monterey residents will again head to the polls to elect a mayor and six members of the Monterey Town Council. More...

Central purchasing causes concern

MONTEREY — The Highland County Board of Supervisors told county administrator Roberta Lambert a week ago to put all of the non-salary related expenses of each department in a single fund, now known as central purchasing. More...

On the agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Thursday, April 29 — 7 p.m. Closed meeting — 6 p.m. Bath County Courthouse, Room 115 Warm Springs, Va. More...

Soldiers and Poets presented at reenactment

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Soldiers and Poets will be featured in the Saturday lineup of musical and literary presentations at the Battle of Lewisburg Reenactment weekend, May 21-23, in downtown Lewisburg. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Pasco, Sampson receive top honors at BCHS

WARM SPRINGS – They are the best and brightest, in one of the biggest classes in Bath County High School history. Dascher Pasco and Melissa Sampson have earned the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian of the BCHS Class of 2010. More...

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Highland High School’s National Honor Society Induction ceremony was held recently with guest speaker, Melissa Harmon, pastor of Monterey Presbyterian Church. More...

Achievements

Bradley R. Puffenbarger LYNCHBURG — Bradley R. Puffenbarger, son of Doug and Terri Puffenbarger of Blue Grass, was recently presented the A. Boyd Claytor III Award for Outstanding Environmental Science Graduate at Lynchburg College. More...

Religion

RELIGION Special Services

¦ Clift Church of God of Prophecy Pastor Mike Jamerson of Lynchburg, currently severing the church is seeking weekend accommodations/ lodging for him and his family of four on the weekends that he preaches, in order to allow him to spend more t More...

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On Sunday, April 25, the Clift Church of God of Prophecy on Rich Patch Road held dinner and gospel singing. About 35 people were in attendance, with some coming from as far as Buena Vista. More...

Home & Property

Speaker Howell appoints Delegate Bell to board and council

STAUNTON —Del. Richard P. More...

Library’s Gold Card program gets statewide recognition

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Library’s Title 1 / Gold Card program was named “Outstanding Service Innovation” by the Virginia Public Library Directors’ Association at its annual meeting April 23. More...

Keatts is new emergency planner for area’s health district

STAUNTON — The Central Shenandoah Health District has announced Michael Keatts as the new district emergency planner. More...

Letters

Reader shares poem about tied up dogs

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Broadband available through HTC, MGW

Editor, The Recorder, I am a member of the Highland County EDA Technology committee and missed the committee meeting on Thursday, April 15. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Everyone can save someone

Courtney Wagner’s story about her organ transplants is a powerful one, without a doubt. But hers is one of thousands, and she and her family want the rest of us to know how important donating organs is for people like her. As of 1:30 p.m. More...

Happy B-Earthday

Conversations

Blessed be the Earth that gives us life. We wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for this wonderful planet. The Earth is our home. We should take care of it. Pick up the trash, wash the windows and sweep the floors as needed. More...

7th graders grow their own business

HOT SPRINGS — Bath’s newest business venture is being run by some of its youngest citizens. More...

Mother survives 2nd transplant, and another brush with death

Donate Life: Part III

Editor’s note: Courtney and Bill Wagner have been through some of the most trying times a newly married couple can experience. More...

Prayer, hope see parents through

MONTEREY — Unreal. Absolutely overwhelming. Their daughter close to death, several times over, Zack and Ellen Phillips were truly tested as parents these last four years. More...

Can we invent county’s future?

MONTEREY — Dr. More...

Planners recommend rezoning approval

WARM SPRINGS — A request to rezone more than 166 acres in the Millboro area was recommended for approval night by the Bath County Planning Commission. More...

Fishing Fun

The weather Saturday was perfect for fishing in Halterman Hollow. About 100 children flocked to the kids’ fishing day sponsored by the Highland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Planning Commission

• The Highland County Planning Commission reviewed a conditional use permit last Thursday granted to Laura Vik last year to operate a tourist lodge near Blue Grass. Zoning administrator Jim Whitelaw said he had received no complaints. More...

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The Mountain Valley Players present the comedy “Faith County” this weekend. Performances in the Bath County High School auditorium are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and also at 2 p.m. More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Tuesday, the Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a request from the Mill Gap Ruritan Club for a conditional letter of support to be sent to the Virginia Department of Transportation for a Welcome to Highland sign. More...

Birth

Annie Mae Donaldson

MONTEREY — Jon and Patricia Donaldson of Monterey announce the birth of their third child, Annie Mae, on March 26, 2010, at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. She weighed six pounds and five ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Highland FFA members compete

MONTEREY —Members of Highland FFA competed in Virginia Tech’s Block and Bridal competitions March 26-27. The chapter contributed two teams with four members in each. More...

Civil War reenactors demonstrate field hospital

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The Battle of Lewisburg Heritage Committee has announced that the Field Hospital Civil War Medical re-enactor group will again be featured at the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Lewisburg, May 20-23. More...

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Obituaries

William Edwin ‘Billy’ McFaden

BOLAR — William Edwin “Billy” Mc- Fadden Jr., 56, of Bolar, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1953 in Richmond, a son of the late William E. More...

LeRay A. Rexrode

MONTEREY —LeRay A. Rexrode, 79, of Monterey, died Sunday, April 25, 2010 at his home. He was born July 13, 1930 at Frank- lin, W.Va., the son of the late George M. Rexrode and Elva G. Harper Rexrode. He had been a construction worker. More...

Earl Ray Puffenbarger

HARRISONBURG — Earl Ray Puffenbarger, 71, of Harrisonburg, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. More...

Sports

Hot Bath upsets cold River team

Covington 11, Bath 5 COVINGTON — What could have been a close game or a win for Bath was neither thanks to several errors and some help from the umps, as Covington defeated the Chargers by six runs Wednesday evening, April 21. More...

Chargers shut out Knights to share 1st

Bath 10, Covington 0 COVINGTON — Jailyn Ford pitched a perfect game and went 5-5 at the plate with two homers and five RBI’s as the Chargers defeated the Cougars Wednesday, April 21. It was Ford’s second career perfect game. More...

Rams’ softball team breaks into win

Highland 14, Tygarts Valley, W.Va. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 19 — Deputy Robert W. Plecker and Deputy Charles T. Burger Jr. responded to a report of a tractor and trailer stuck on McGraw Gap Road. • April 19 — Major Richard D. More...

Early Files

Former county man remembers teachers getting $10 a month

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the May 26, 1955 edition of The Recorder. V. Francis Reynolds was editor and publisher. MARLINTON, W.Va. More...

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This Aug. 1953 photo of The Homestead dining room staff came from the family albums of Ernie and Mabel Brinkley, formerly of Bath County. More...

25 years ago

May 2, 1985

• A stray dog suspected of killing over 60 sheep in the Blue Grass area in the last 10 days was killed Tuesday morning by Highland County Special Game Warden George J. Colaw. More...


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