May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Highland market to offer local meat

MONTEREY — It’s all about local foods and the local food system at the Highland Farmers’ Market. More...

Names of Bath veterans needed

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is looking for the names of county residents who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces from the Korean War to the present. More...

Bath County animal shelter bids approved

WARM SPRINGS — Nielsen Construction Co. of Harrisonburg will build the new Bath County animal shelter. Nielsen submitted a bid of $549,729 for the project and a completion time frame of five months. More...

Ashwood UM church makes improvements

ASHWOOD – It’s amazing what a spate of spaghetti suppers, a marathon of yard sales, and a church blessed with talented parishioners can accomplish. More...

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Newly arrived Allegheny Mountain School fellows have begun a summer of work and learning on Bear Mountain in western Highland County. More...

Beef Quality Field Day planned at Alleghany Meats

FORKS OF THE WATER — Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center, six miles north of Monterey on U.S. 220, will host this year’s field day titled, “Beef Quality from Conception to Rail.” More...

Route 687 in Bath County will be closed on May 21

STAUNTON – Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) in Bath County will close on May 21 from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Crews will be performing pipe replacement work. The work zone is located three-tenths of a mile north of the Alleghany County line. More...

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A noxious weed to some and a lemony garnish and salad ingredient to others, sheep’s sorrell blossoms and grows freely in Highland. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

Correction

In last week’s edition, on page 38, Lettie Alphin’s name was omitted from the Bike-a-thon picture caption. Alphin is pictured fourth from left, front row. More...

Beekeeper to visit Goshen Library

GOSHEN — Natural Bridge beekeeper Lannie Ballard will be at the Goshen Public Library Monday, May 21 from noon to 1 p.m. He will be bringing an observation hive of honeybees for the public to view. More...

Free weatherization assistance available

MONTEREY — Lower-income homeowners and renters of single-family houses and mobile homes can apply for free weatherization assistance through the Community Energy Conservation Program, based in Charlottesville, but serving a large area that incl More...

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These five second-year Dabney S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

In brief ...

Highland County School Board

• The Highland school board metMonday, and hired Lucy Stevenson asa substitute teacher.• The board tabled considering thecapital improvement plan until its June More...

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Sage Tanguay, left, was named Bath County High School Prom Queen Saturday night and Aaron Newmarker was named King. (Photo courtesy Bath County High School) More...

Highland public schools dropping three positions

MONTEREY — Highland County Public Schools are losing a teaching position, a remediation position, one librarian position, and three employees in the quest for a double-digit instructional category reduction in its 2012-13 spending plan. More...

Home & Property

Battle of Lewisburg re-enactment is this weekend

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The theme for the 2012 Battle of Lewisburg Living History and Reenactment Weekend is “Gen. Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson — Western Virginia’s Native Son.” More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • May 6 — Sheriff Robert Plecker, Major James Bryan and Sergeant Jeremy Cutlip assisted Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office on a call on McGraw Gap Road. More...

Early Files

Selim the Algerine — A true tale of Bath County, Virginia

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the July 28, 1983 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

MAY 17, 1962

• The Highland County Marketing Association again received the highest price for its wool pool of any such pools in the area. Top grade wool will bring 61 cents and the buy is again Whitaker & Co. of Philadelphia. More...

25 years ago

MAY 21, 1987

• A Bath County school budget of $5.9 million for the coming fiscal year was approved last Wednesday night by the county board of supervisors following a lengthy meeting with school board members. More...

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USPS has new plan for P.O.’s

BALTIMORE — Shortly after declaring its intention to proceed with closing rural post offices in Bath and Highland, the U.S. More...

Schools get huge budget boost

No tax increase coming for county residents

WARM SPRINGS — Tuesday’s vote was not unanimous, but the Bath County Board of Supervisors approved a budget totaling about $26.5 million, which included a $715,000 increase for the schools. More...

Bath Co. art show dedicated to Grover

WARM SPRINGS – The 48th annual Bath County Art Show, which sweeps into Valley Elementary School July 21-29, will be dedicated to the late William M. Grover. More...

Millboro home gutted by fire

MILLBORO — The home of Amy Colvin in the Lowman subdivision in Millboro Springs was gutted by fire Monday afternoon. More...

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The cast of the raucous comedy, “Death by Golf,” includes seated left, Keene Byrd as Grandpa Deemer, and seated right, Graham Kershner as devious husband Prescott. More...

Williams to host furniture makers

Don Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian, will host furniture makers this weekend in Monterey, where they will be learning finishing techniques. More...

Wedding

LeWarne — Madison

FARMVILLE — The marriage of Robin Lee LeWarne and Jared Allen Madison took place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church in Farmville. The Rev. Dr. Charles F. Klotzberger officiated the ceremony. More...

Calling all artisans!

MONTEREY — Applications for local residents to participate in a collaborative effort of the Virginia’s Western Highlands Travel Council to build local businesses and connect artisan entrepreneurs with tourists, consumers and others are be More...

Bird club welcomes birder, scientist

HIGHLAND/BATH — The Bath-Highland Bird Club is hosting internationally known birder, author and scientist Dr. Pete Myers at its meeting Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m., at the Bolar Ruritan Club. More...

Square dance project coming to region

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Mountain Dance Trail, a new statewide project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, kicked off in April, beginning a full season of square dances across the state. More...

Highland Center set to share ‘Secrets to Homegrown Success’

MONTEREY — Entrepreneurship is nothing new to residents of Highland and Bath counties. For generations, people here have been eking out self-defined careers and finding creative ways to add to the local economy. More...

Engagement

Simmons — Halterman

McDOWELL — Mrs. Margaret Smith of McDowell announces the engagement of her daughter, Cheryl Simmons of Staunton, to Travis Halterman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Halterman of Monterey. She is also the daughter of the late Joe A. Simmons. More...

Obituaries

DABNEY LANCASTER PASCO JR.

HOT SPRINGS – Dabney Lancaster Pasco Jr., Covington attorney, died at his home in the Hot Springs Valley on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Dabney Pasco Jr., a native of Bath County born Jan. 15, 1971, was the son of Dabney L. More...

JOHN ‘JACK’ FRANCIS LETNER

DEERFIELD — John “Jack” Francis Letner, 81, of 12775 Deerfield Road, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at his home. He was born April 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late John Frank and Mary Agnes Cooper Letner. More...

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KATHARINE STEWART WINDSOR

BLUE GRASS — A memorial service for Katharine Stewart Windsor of Blue Grass, who died March 23, 2012 in Bath County, will be held Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at the home of Nancy Witschey in Blue Grass. Casual clothing and boots recommended. More...

Sports

Chargers keeps Highland winless

MONTEREY — Bath County finished the season on a winning note last Thursday with an 8-3 road win over Highland. More...

Highland track team strong at Covington

COVINGTON — The Highland track team traveled to Covington last Thursday to compete against Craig County, James River, Parry McCluer, Rockbridge and host Covington. The Rams performed well against strong competition. More...

Chargers rout PM

BUENA VISTA — The Bath County softball team kept its unbeaten streak going with a decisive 14-0 victory over Parry McCluer last Thursday. More...

Letters

Fire, rescue group appreciates support

Editor, The Recorder, On behalf of Hot Springs Fire and Rescue, we would like to thank everyone who helped, in any way, with our first, and hopefully annual, golf tournament. Together through your kind donations, we cleared almost $4,000. More...

Where is the hospital money coming from?

Editor, The Recorder, I was so thrilled and excited to read about the prospects for a new and improved hospital in Bath County. But I noticed that there was no mention of where the $1 million plus dollars were coming from. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Pictorial

Volunteers at the McDowell Volunteer Fire Department prepared and served an astonishing 325 Mother’s Day chicken dinners Sunday to raise money for Highland’s Relay for Life. More...

Results should follow resources

It’s not often you get everything you want, but that’s pretty much what happened for Bath County schools this year. More...

Prom Night makes, brings back, some fond memories

A Party of One

Last weekend was a big one for Bath County High School. The annual Junior-Senior prom was Saturday night at The Homestead. More...


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