May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Former officer reports on conditions in Haiti

MONTEREY — His working environment isn’t exactly ideal. Tim Duff of Mill Gap wrote this week about conditions in Haiti, where an earthquake decimated the Caribbean country a year ago. More...

RACS says clients should monitor personal information

LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Area Community Services is urging clients to monitor credit reports and other personal information after six computers were removed from the agency’s former location in Bacova, which was heavily damaged by a fire i More...

Highland film set to air May 14 in Monterey

MONTEREY — After months of filming and editing, a documentary featuring Highland County has been completed. More...

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The Highland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals participated in a nationwide pet Adoptathon Saturday and Sunday. Over the past week nine cats were adopted from Highland County. More...

Rogers takes 2 awards

In The Recorder

By Anne Adams, Publisher MONTEREY — The Recorder staff was thrilled last week to learn that Jessica Rogers, our advertising director, won two awards in the Virginia Press Association’s advertising contest. More...

Mayor, council re-elected

MONTEREY — Unofficial election results are in and the citizens of Monterey returned all incumbents to office on Tuesday. More...

Julia Child to be portrayed at PCL

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Julia Child, the legendary chef who changed the way Americans think about cooking and eating, will be portrayed in a program at Pendleton County Library on Sunday, May 16 at 3 p.m. More...

Theatre opens 2010 season in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents “The 39 Steps,” adapted from the Alfred Hitchcock movie and John Buchan novel by Patrick Barlow, opening Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. More...

Christian walkers to stop in Monterey

MONTEREY — A National Day of Prayer for Creation Care, sponsored by numerous Christian organizations, will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 25. Leading up to this event, a number of people will walk from Ansted, W.Va. to Washington. More...

Commonwealth seeks input on draft six-year improvement program

RICHMOND — The Commonwealth Transportation Board will hold four public hearings to solicit public comments about essential rail, transit, transportation demand management, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects in the working draft of its 20 More...

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The Bath County Public Library held a reception April 11, sponsored by the Bath County Friends of the Library, in celebration of National Library Week. More...

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The Bath-Highland Bird Club will meet Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Bolar Ruritan Club Building. More...

FFA members fare well in competition

MONTEREY — Recently Highland FFA Chapter members Savannah Heavner, Dustin Chapman, and Derek Burns, played a big part in bringing pride to the Highland FFA Chapter. More...

‘Back to the ‘60s’ at drama camp

MONTEREY —Have fun exploring drama, art, music and dance during the Highland County Arts Council’s summer camps this season. More...

Blood drive held in Ingalls’ honor

HOT SPRINGS — Gladys Ingalls, daughter of M.E. Ingalls, owner of The Homestead in Hot Springs, was instrumental in establishing the first rural nursing program in America. More...

Library manager awarded scholarship

GOSHEN — Debi Ratliff, co-manager of the Goshen Branch of the Rockbridge Regional Library, is one of 16 scholarship winners of the “Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship” from the University of Tennessee, School of Information More...

Sheriff challenges furlough

MONTEREY — “The county made a decision not to fund the furlough day that the state had authorized,” supervisor Jerry Rexrode told Highland County sheriff Herb Lightner Tuesday. More...

Tourism benefits Highland, says battlefields director

MONTEREY — Tourism and travel in Highland County could contribute as much as $15 million in spending and $3 million in payroll, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation executive director W. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Mobley, Hull top of HHS Class of 2010

MONTEREY — Molly Mobley is valedictorian and Ben Hull is salutatorian for the Highland High School class of 2010, said HHS principal Kelly Wilmore. More...

In Brief . . .

Bath School Board

• During a 32-minute meeting Tuesday, the Bath County School Board learned of some unexpected savings. More...

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Highland Elementary School students turned out for a tree planting Arbor Day at noon. More...

Religion

Religion

Special Services Published weekly ¦ 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 More...

Home & Property

JMU archaeology students help conduct dig at Mansion House

McDOWELL — On Thursday, April 15, two white vans from James Madison University arrived at the Mansion House in McDowell to begin a two-day archaeological survey of the grounds surrounding the Highland County Museum. More...

Letters

Reader appreciates Wagners for opening their hearts

Editor, The Recorder, I feel I must express my gratitude to you for writing such a story of compassion, and sensitivity concerning the emotional story about the Wagners. As usual, you exceeded your excellent journalistic ability. More...

Celebrate with Springs Nursing Center residents

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Where, exactly, is the economy getting better?

Editor, The Recorder, Catastrophe has been avoided. The economy is improving. Harley-Davidson’s first-quarter profit plunged 72 percent from 2009’s first-quarter; U.S. sales down 25 percent. More...

Send ’em

Bath, Highland on bottom for returning Census forms

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Did you receive it? Have you sent it back? Your 2010 U.S. Census form should have arrived at your door – not in your post office box – in March. More...

Highland man makes history in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — Scott Foster didn’t just win a seat on Williamsburg’s city council Tuesday. He broke records doing it. Foster won by a landslide, getting the most votes among five candidates seeking two seats. More...

Supervisors approve school budget

Appropriations to be made by category

WARM SPRINGS — The only debate about the Bath County school budget last Thursday was how supervisors would appropriate the $6.25 million the schools requested. More...

Violin teachers amp up training

Any teacher will tell you that if learning is fun, it can happen much faster. More...

Chamber seeks new director

MONTEREY — For more than 12 years, Carolyn Pohowsky of Hightown has served at the helm of the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. More...

September trial set for D. Bradley Drawbaugh

MONTEREY — David Bradley Drawbaugh will face a jury trial this fall. Drawbaugh arrived in Monterey Friday with his attorney, Aaron Graves, to have a trial date set by Judge Humes Franklin Jr. More...

On the Agenda

Bath County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, May 11 — Closed meeting 6 p.m. Regular meeting 7 p.m. More...

Isles, Stump, Carpenter new Fire Queens

Pictured (l-r) are first runner up Brianna Grace Wimer, daughter of Steven and Yvonne Wimer; Tiny Miss Fire Queen Camryn Alexandra Carpenter, daughter of John and Candi Carpenter; and second runner up More...

In Brief . . .

Highland County Board of Supervisors

• Virginia Department of Transportation employee Mike Henry filled in for Lexington Residency administrator Susan Hammond at Tuesday’s meeting of the Highland County Board of Supervisors. More...

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Millboro 4-H Cloverbuds met for their first monthly meeting April 22. Topics included birds and planting, led by Christine Hodges, Emily Adams and Crystal Misiak. More...

Social workers reach out to patients

BELINGTON, W.Va. — In every community, there are people who go above and beyond their usual work to make a significant difference in the lives of thousands. More...

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Trottin’ 4-H Horse Club met at Turtle Brook Farm, home of Claudia Campbell, on March 29, for its monthly meeting. More...

Hoo-ray for Faith performance

The Mountain Valley Players presented “Faith County” April 30 and May 1-2 at Bath County High School. More...

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Nearly 40 volunteers participated in the dismantling of the sheep barn on Saturday at the Highland County Fairgrounds in preparation for new barn construction that will begin in mid-May. More...

Local youth encouraged to sign up for 4-H camp

HOT SPRINGS and MONTEREY — Junior 4-H Camp will be held from Aug. 2-6 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center near Roanoke. The extended deadline to register is June 1. More...

Mussel Festival celebrates a fourth year

MILLBORO — On Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., John and Caryl Cowden of Fort Lewis Lodge will once again welcome biologists, agencies, local organizations, and the public to spend a day at the river for the annual Mussel Festival. More...

Highland holds annual FFA banquet

MONTEREY — Food filled tables lined one end of the Highland Elementary School gym to the other Friday, and the crowd gathered to honor the Highland FFA chapter was twice as long as that. More...

Smoke covered county last weekend

MONTEREY — On Thursday, April 29, a cloud of smoke covered a portion of Highland County. Was it a national forest controlled burn out of control? It wasn’t us, said United States Forest Service district ranger Patrick Sheridan. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann ‘Betty’ Poyser

PINEHURST, N.C. — Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Poyser, 83, of Pinehurst died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. More...

Samuel Lee Rexrode

MONTEREY — Samuel Lee Rexrode, 86, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Avante at Waynesboro. He was born Sept. 12, 1923 in Monterey, a son of the late Ira W. and Maggie Jane (Rexrode) Rexrode. More...

Sports

Chargers cruise by Cougars

WARM SPRINGS — Jailyn Ford and the Bath County Chargers won their fourth complete-game shutout in a row as with a 4-0 defeat of the Covington Cougars Tuesday afternoon. More...

Chargers, Walters capture Pioneer tennis titles

ASHWOOD — The Bath County tennis team captured the fourth-straight Pioneer District title for BC with a dominating 7-2 win over the Parry Mc- Cluer Blues last Thursday evening. More...

Rams beat host Bulldogs

MILL CREEK, W.Va. — The Highland Ram batters were hot on a chilly day in W.Va. slapping nine hits in a 13-6 victory over the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs last Wednesday, April 28. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • April 27 — Sergeant James W. Bryan responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Route 39. • April 27 — Deputy Charles T. Burger responded to a report of an injured deer on Route 39. More...

Early Files

SCC encourages Monterey to purchase water company

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 13, 1976 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

MAY 9, 1985

• The Highland County School Board voted to appoint Randy Hooke as the principal of Highland Elementary School for 1985-86 and John Reynolds as assistant superintendent of schools and director of special programs for 1985-86 at it regular month More...

50 years ago

MAY 5, 1960

• Principal James Moon has announced that Miss Sandra Hammer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hammer of Blue Grass, will be valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at Monterey High School. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Kudos to the kids

Spring fever may have a grip on most kids these days, but it apparently didn’t result in any lack of concentration around here that we can tell. Flip through the pages of The Recorder this week, and a few issues back. More...

Pictorial

Never underestimate a Highland High graduate. More...

‘Faith County’ a party not to be missed

A Party of One

I don’t know why I slept 10 hours Sunday night, and then took a two-hour nap Monday afternoon. Oh, wait. I can blame it on those folks from Faith County. More...


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