October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Toad Mamas a blast in Bath

A Party of One

WARM SPRINGS – I was not all that enthusiastic about going to a barn dance at the Old Dairy that Friday. First, I am not much of a dancer anymore; the good ol’ days are long gone, and the crick in my knee seems to be going nowhere soon. More...

VCE plans scheduled

MONTEREY — The Virginia Commonwealth Extension expects to fully implement its recently released restructuring plan by 2013. The plan lays out, in part, the following timeline. More...

Beware of dual enrollment scam

WARM SPRINGS — Parents of dual enrollment students are encouraged to be on the lookout for a possible phone scam. The scam was discovered locally when the home of a Bath school board member was called. More...

Piano Doctor celebrates 20 years

Stay tuned for more from the specialist on the keyboard

WAYNESBORO — The sanctuary was as quiet as the proverbial church mouse Monday morning. The vast, stunningly beautiful room with pews enough for hundreds is framed by an enormous and ornate pipe organ, which dwarfs the grand pianos below it. More...

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Noami Halterman of Monterey grew this whopping 30-pound watermelon (in her lap) in her garden, which is remarkable for the very short growing season of Highland. More...

Supes use work session to discuss local issues

MONTEREY — Highland County Board of Supervisors chairman David Blanchard said Tuesday that he was pleased with the third-Tuesday work sessions the board has been holding because they give supervisors time to discuss county issues without the d More...

Flu vaccine now available at health department clinics in both counties

STAUNTON — Influenza vaccine is now available at local health departments in the Central Shenandoah District. You may now call for an appointment or stop by your health department to get vaccinated. More...

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The Administration of Justice Program Advisory Board recently conducted its fall meeting at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Pictured (l-r) are: Lt. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Chargers get big win for homecoming

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Chargers overcame three first-half fumbles and defeated the undermanned Parry Mc- Cluer Blues 21-0 Friday night for homecoming. More...

Parry McCluer @ Bath

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On Campus

Three former Bath County High School athletes are playing fall sports at three schools across Virginia. In Lynchburg, Tommy Shaver and the Liberty University football rolled to a big 41-7 win over VMI in Big South play. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Oct. 12 – Lieutenant Noel T. Dunnagan assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle in Hot Springs. • Oct. 12 – Corporal Robert B. Weaver assisted a citizen with keys locked in vehicle, Mitchelltown. More...

Early Files

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This Jan. 18, 1990 Recorder file photo shows workers from Valley Crane and Rigging in Fishersville and Reinsfelder Trucking of Pittsburgh, Pa. More...

A little warning would help

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the June 16, 1970 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Panel to explore manners, morals

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the April 17, 1969 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Preserve extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Rodney Leech lives and works in Highland County. More...

Pictorial

The two-day fishing event last week at Dominion’s recreation area along Back Creek was more than just a fun day at the water’s edge — it was therapy. More...

Nullification – is it legal? Why don’t states use it?

What about We The People

At his first town hall meeting of August, Gov. Bob McDonnell was asked whether he believes in nullification – the act of a state invalidating federal law when the state legislature determines it is unconstitutional. More...

Chargers still alive in district hunt

NEW CASTLE — The Bath County running game was in peak form behind a bruising offensive line as the Chargers defeated Craig County 28-15 to stay in the hunt for a 13th Pioneer District title Friday night. More...

Cooperative extension service at risk

Restructuring may affect jobs in Bath, Highland

MONTEREY — Virginia Commonwealth Extension agent for Bath and Highland counties, Rodney Leech, told the Highland County Board of Supervisors Tuesday the state’s extension service was undergoing an “extensive reorganization” t More...

IDA to remove debris from Cabin Creek

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Industrial Development Authority is planning to clear debris from the Cabin Creek channel on land it owns in the Millboro area, and is willing to help other landowners do the same. More...

Rural Health Team brings information to vets

HOT SPRINGS — Many times, it can be difficult for veterans in rural areas to get the information they need about available Veteran’s Administration health care services. That’s where the Rural Health Team comes in. More...

Planners cancel October meeting

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Planning Commission will not hold a meeting in October, county planning director Sherry Ryder said Tuesday. The commission’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Caring for your piano: the doctor’s orders

• Don’t put your plants on top of your piano and then water them. “Water gets down in a piano, and that will ruin it fast,” says Rick DeLange, the Piano Doctor. More...

Williamsville P.O. opens with ceremony Oct. 29

WILLIAMSVILLE — The United States Postal Service and the Concerned Citizens to Save the Williamsville Post Office announce the opening of the new Williamsville Post Office, located at 12258 Cowpasture River Road, Williamsville, Va. More...

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The ladies of Eden Church can attest, “Many hands make light work.” These four kept busy in the Eden kitchen throughout the afternoon. More...

Pendleton Chamber hosts annual membership event

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — “It was likely one of the best social extravaganzas of Pendleton’s history,” said John Connor, Pendleton County YPC chairperson. More...

Library celebrates ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ 50th anniversary

WARM SPRINGS — The Bath County Public Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. More...

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Monterey High School Class of 1955 met at The Highland Inn for its 55th reunion Saturday. More...

Obituaries

Edward Wayne ‘Eddie’ Nicely

EAGLE ROCK — Edward Wayne “Eddie” Nicely, 73, of 307 Soldiers Retreat Road, Eagle Rock, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor. Mr. More...

William King ‘Elbo’ Palmer

McDOWELL — William King “Elbo” Palmer, 82, of 151 Bullpasture River Road, McDowell, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born Dec. More...

Lucille Mines Hinton Swink

HOT SPRINGS — Lucille Mines Hinton Swink passed away Oct. 13, 2010. Born April 3, 1931 in Bath County, she was the daughter of the late John Mines and Madeline Grady Mines. More...

Religion

RELIGION

Friday, Oct. 22 ¦ Movie Night at The Mill House in McDowell at 7 p.m. More...

McDowell UMC is relay center for OCC

McDOWELL —McDowell United Methodist Church has been chosen as a Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child, a world-wide children’s relief mission project of Samaritan’s Purse, led by Franklin Graham. More...

Home & Property

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Top: Wendy DeLawder, program outreach director for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, was at the Community Health and Wellness Fair at The Homestead Tuesday More...

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On Monday, Oct. 4, students from Valley Elementary assemble outside the school to display the 4-H flag for National 4-H Week. More...

Highland lodge honors the ladies

Top, Highland Lodge 110 A.F. and A.M. held its annual Ladies’ Night dinner at the Stonewall Ruritan Building in McDowell last Saturday. Top, the Lodge honored Lodge blood drive volunteers. More...

Letters

Time to vote wisely in midterm elections

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