August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

50 years on the job — and no plans to stop

HOT SPRINGS — On Sept. 20, 1961, Ruby Adkins started working at Bath Community Hospital. Almost 51 years later at age 82, she’s still there. “I’ve done about all of it. More...

Jake Cleek honored by General Assembly

WARM SPRINGS – Creigh Deeds, our homegrown Virginia State Senator, doesn’t often introduce a resolution before his august body, and the House of Delegates, but in Jake Cleek’s case, he made an exception. More...

Resources set for seniors

MONTEREY — Kathryn Coit, Bath- Highland regional director for the Valley Program for Aging Services, reminds Highland seniors of the two Web sites containing useful information. More...

The Springs embracing ‘Culture of Change’

ASHWOOD – There is a host of enthusiastic new faces at The Springs Nursing Center, and leading the charge is Janie Roberts. More...

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Highland FFA members (above) made milk shakes at the farmers’ market last Friday to raise money for the chapter. More...

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Highland County Public Library recently coordinated with Chris Vernovai of iREACT and The Highland Center’s Youth Employment Program to offer 13 teen-aged YEP employees a BLAST (Babysitter Less More...

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Competitive Clogging group “ Rhythmic Alliance” took the stage at the Orange Clogging Competition on Saturday, July 28th, their second competition of the season. More...

Hay bale decorating contest set to begin

WARM SPRINGS — Hay! It’s that time again. More...

Engagement

Hiner — Jones

MONTEREY — Betty Gail and Jeff Hiner of Monterey announce the engagement of their daughter, Deidre Alison Hiner, to Ryan Bruce Jones, son of Darlene and Larry Hetzer of Olympia, Wash., and Randy and Kris Jones of Bozeman, Mont. More...

Auditions for WWII musical to be held Aug. 27-28

WARM SPRINGS – Time to page through your sheet music, brush up on your projection skills, and start listening to 1940s tunes to get, well, “In the Mood.” Mountain Valley Players will audition for singers and actors, ages 16 and over More...

Special Sections

Schools

Highland bus routes adjusted for 2012-13

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In brief ...

Highland School Board

• High energy prices hit home Mondaywith the school board paying a$24,847 bill for fueling the sevenbus fleet. “I’m not happy aboutthe delayed (fuel) bill,” said board More...

Bath bus routes announced

WARM SPRINGS — Following is the list of bus numbers, bus drivers and bus routes for Bath County Public Schools. Students return on Wednesday, Aug. 22. All starting times are approximate. More...

Sports

BCHS golf team shows promise

HOT SPRINGS —After a year without a full team, coach Terry Bradley is sporting a full squad this golf season with 10 potential linksters signing up for the Charger golf team. More...

Phillips sits out preseason opener

BY MARK GRIFFIN • CONTRIBUTING WRITER OAKLAND, Calif. — John Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys opened their NFL pre-season schedule with a 3-0 win over Oakland Monday night. More...

Charger golf starts strong

COVINGTON —The Charger golf team started its season last Thursday with a ninehole match against Alleghany and Covington, and faced all of their district rivals on Tuesday at Parry McCluer’s course. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Aug. 5 — Deputy Richard Chestnut checked on a vehicle parked at the Warm Springs Pools. • Aug. 5 — Deputy Michael Colaw conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway and issued a summons. • Aug. More...

Early Files

Split water main floods Monterey

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Aug. 2, 1984 edition of The Recorder. Joseph C. Pritchard was editor and publisher. More...

50 years ago

AUGUST 16, 1962

• The Highland County Chamber of Commerce is now receiving applications from women in the Highland, Bath, Pocahontas and Pendleton County areas who are interested in employment in a garment factory to be located in the Monterey area. More...

25 years ago

AUGUST 20, 1987

• A fire that has been burning for several days on Brushy Mountain, north of the Devil’s Backbone, was reported “completely contained” late Wednesday morning by Forest Warden John Wright. More...

Tourism coordinator job outline approved

HOT SPRINGS — The Bath County Board of Supervisors was unanimous July 31 in voting to advertise for a tourism coordinator. When it came to approving a revised job description for the position Tuesday, it was anything but. More...

Highland aims to be prepared

MONTEREY — Last Thursday, members of the reactivated Highland Local Emergency Planning Committee took the first steps in tackling the job of improving the county’s disaster preparedness. More...

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A black walnut tree at Lillian and Garland Dever’s yard south of Monterey was cut down a few years ago, but has since become an elevated flower planter. More...

Small wind ordinance approved

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County now has an ordinance to regulate small, residential-type wind energy systems. The board of supervisors passed the seven-page ordinance Tuesday. More...

In brief ...

Bath County Supervisors

• Payments to South End Construction and the Balzer and Associates architectural and engineering firm were authorized for the Bath County High School locker room renovation project Tuesday at the Bath board’s regular meeting in the courtho More...

Garth Newel to feature author

HOT SPRINGS — Author and master gardener Peter J. Hatch is the featured guest and Garth Newel Music Center executive chef Josh Elliott will prepare a locallysourced “farm to table” dinner on Friday, Aug. More...

Engagement

Trees — Losh

MOUNTAIN GROVE — Jon R. More...

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The annual Monterey Presbyterian Church Ice Cream Social Sunday drew a hungry crowd of folks who served themselves homemade ice cream in nine different flavors and then sat down to sample the goodies More...

Correction

The caption of the page-one photo in last week’s paper should have said Mountain Mama riders were heading east. Members of the Monterey Garden Cub gathered for lunch recently at the Highland Center Pavilion. More...

Library Notes

• The Highland County Public Library has wrapped up another successful summer reading program. Since we find ourselves with extra time in August before school starts again, we planned an extra program. On Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. More...

DSLCC offers adult ed classes in Bath

WARM SPRINGS — Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is offering three adult education classes in Bath County this fall through the non-credit program. More...

Aeolus Quartet to perform at Garth Newel Music Center

HOT SPRINGS — The Aeolus Quartet, 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize winners, is Garth Newel Music Center’s special guest for this week’s festival performances Saturday Aug. 18-19. More...

Festival winds up 15th season

STAUNTON — The Staunton Music Festival opened its 15th season Aug. 17. Fifty vocalists and instrumental musicians from across Europe and the U.S. converge here to live with local families and rehearse and play chamber music. More...

Obituaries

ANN MARIE BENNETT

MILLBORO — Ann Marie Bennett, 69, of 109 Bolshers Run Lane, Millboro, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the residence of her daughter in Rockbridge Baths. More...

BRANDI N. KILLINGSWORTH-CLEEVES

BOOONSBORO, Md. — Mrs. Brandi N. Killingsworth-Cleeves, 25, of 6 Park Drive, Boonsboro, Md., died Friday evening, July 27, 2012 in Quincy, Pa. Born Dec. 7, 1986 in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of Jeffery A. More...

KEVIN LEE ‘PORKY’ HARPER

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Kevin Lee “Porky” Harper, 45, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, Aug.10, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Harrisonburg, Va. on Jan. 5, 1967, the son of the late Lester and Norma Jean Hoover Harper. More...

Home & Property

Millboro High School holds big reunion

MILLBORO — Despite the 97-100 degree temperature, and the fact that many had lost their power the week before, graduates came from near and far for the MHS All Graduate Reunion held on Saturday, July 7. More...

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Little Virginia Weeks is all smiles as she milks “Nanny the Goat” Saturday at the Bath County Farmers’ Market. (Photo courtesy Bath County Farmers’ Market) More...

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The Warm Springs Valley Garden Club held its recent meeting at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Keep up tourism support

What is it about tourism that strikes a negative attitude in some folks? More...

Pictorial

Megan Parker, left, and Ainee Brinkley, both high school students, volunteered their time to entertain residents of The Springs Nursing Center this week with musical selections during the pre-dinner More...

Respect: that is all it takes  Free Access 

Butcher’s Block

Respect. That’s what it’s all about. We’ll explore several levels of standards that guide humane handling of animals, but all are based out of a respect for the animal you are about to kill. More...


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