October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Groups join forces to help save animals

MONTEREY — Four-legged friends have a new regional advocate. More...

Bath still seeking names of veterans

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County is still looking for the names of county natives or residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces from the Korean War to the present. More...

Benefit dinner set for Blue Grass resident

MONTEREY — Area residents can enjoy a fine meal in support of a Blue Grass friend this Saturday. Ralph Newlen, 61, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer and COPD this March. More...

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The Bath County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of William “Bill” O’Brien to serve as Bath’s interim county administrator. More...

In brief ...

Highland supervisors

• Tuesday, Highland supervisorsheard a request from countyeconomic development authoritychair Kirk Billingsley for $5,000a year for five years, a total of More...

Library Notes

• Library volunteers are busy at work, getting ready for the Annual Used Book Sale, which begins at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5. More...

Jackson River access points under construction

COVINGTON — Four George Washington and Jefferson National Forest access points along the Jackson River between Lake Moomaw and Covington are under construction. Petticoat Junction River Access Point will close Oct. More...

Catch square dances in Riverton

RIVERTON, W.Va. — Saturday, Oct. 6 marks the beginning of eight consecutive years of square dances held at the Clinton Hedrick Community Building in Riverton. More...

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The exterior of the Warm Springs Post Office has been considerably spruced up with the addition of flower boxes constructed by Lee Fry, and filled with flowers tended to by Janice McWilliams, Bruce M More...

Comprehensive plan revision efforts continue in Bath Co.

WARM SPRINGS — Planning commission and citizen committee members continued preliminary discussions on revising Bath County’s comprehensive plan Monday. More...

Tourism subcommittee sets goals for plan review

MONTEREY — A new chair was elected and a new member was recommended for the Highland Economic Development Authority Tourism Subcommittee during its Sept. 27 meeting. More...

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Brilliant red fall foliage adorned this tree in Monterey this weekend. (Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

EDA committee sets goal for upgrades

MONTEREY — The Highland Economic Development Authority’s technology subcommittee continued work on draft documents for a county broadband plan during its meeting Sept. 27. More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse — Room115Tuesday, Oct. 9 — 7 p.m.• 7 p.m. — Bath County Solid Waste More...

Shenandoah Valley Agritourism Festival set

FISHERSVILLE — Enjoy the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Shenandoah Valley Agritourism Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 12-5 p.m. at Augusta Expoland. More...

Piney Grove Baptist hosts annual Women’s Retreat

CLIFTON FORGE — The Rev. Ed Mansfield welcomed women from 32 different churches and six denominations to the annual Women’s Retreat at Piney Grove Baptist on Saturday, Sept. 15. More...

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Locally made hats by Debbie Chaplin were a big hit Sept. 22 with market volunteers Weezie Firth, left, and Dyan Connelly. (Photo courtesy Kate Loeffler) More...

McDonnell signs Bell’s bill

STAUNTON — Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) was awarded the 2012 Child Advocate Award by the Virginia Council for Private Education at a luncheon reception in Richmond. More...

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Rebecca Chaplin (left) and Sebrina Rexrode, both of Warm Springs, are enrolled in the practical nursing program this fall at Dabney S. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Preschool at MES could be possible this school year

Could carry $135,000 price tag

MILLBORO — Superintendent Sue Hirsh says Bath school officials are still gathering information on whether a preschool program could be implemented at Millboro Elementary School this year. More...

In brief ...

Bath County School Board

• At the August meeting, director oftechnology and administrative servicesPaul Lancaster reported all Bath schoolswould likely be fully accredited under the More...

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Bath County Public SchoolsTuesday, Oct. 2Regular meeting 7 p.m.Millboro Elementary School Library• Reports — Attendance; cafeteria; More...

Home & Property

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Sunny skies and clouds of pesky gnats greeted the eight intrepid Cowpasture River Preservation Association members who turned out Sunday to pick up trash at the George Washington National Forest Walt More...

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Sixth and seventh grade students of Millboro Elementary School participated in World Water Day on the Cowpasture River on Sept. 26. More...

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The Kershner family reunion was held Sept. 16 at the Vepco recreational area in Mountain Grove. More...

Letters

Donate to save a life, Blood drive Oct. 11

Editor, The Recorder, The Virginia Blood Service will be at The Highland Center on Oct. 11 from 1-6 p.m. All blood collected stays in Central Virginia. Those that are at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds can donate. More...

Ellis Island was ‘Island of Tears,’ says Bath reader

Editor, The Recorder, Re: “Capitalism and the Golden Rule,” Roanoke Times, Sept. 23, by Scott Couchman — I think perhaps his information is askew. More...

Blue Grass resident offers GOP signs for others

Editor, The Recorder, To all the wonderful, conservative people in Highland County, we now have the 4/8 and yards signs, “Believe in America” available. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Find a way

Over the years since its inception, The Highland Center has been a touchstone in this community, and region-wide, and has proven to be an invaluable resource. More...

Pictorial

Left, Corky the dog gets a rabies shot from Joe Malcolm, D.V.M., last Saturday (Recorder photo by John Bruce); right, Richard Robinson, D.V.M., gave rabies shots to 96 animals in Monterey and McDowel More...

The Lady is a vamp ...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

With such a brilliantly displayed flower, the yellow lady’s slipper orchid is an astonishing sight. Rare in most states, many people have never actually seen one or even knew they existed here in Bath County, Va. More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2012 2:38 PM

McDowell water to stay on at night, for now  Free Access 

MONTEREY — McDowell water users have not had their water cut off at night the last few days, and in an emergency meeting this afternoon (Friday), officials agreed to keep water on at night as long as the tank levels hold. More...

Kim Brown named Christmas Mother

HOT SPRINGS — Kim Brown, Bath County’s 2012 Christmas Mother, is already planning for the more than 300 individuals the three-month program will serve. More...

Dr. Diamond celebrates 15 years in Bath

HOT SPRINGS – Dr. Marty Diamond isn’t superstitious. That’s a good thing, considering his office ended up strewn across Covington Mountain the day he waited for it to be delivered. More...

Correction

The Highland Senior Center article on page 12 of last week’s paper should have said that Dot Shepherd’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren are by a previous marriage.. More...

Warm Springs man charged with abuse

WARM SPRINGS – Five people were indicted on felony charges by a Bath County grand jury during its September term, and the jury also certified a felony charge from Bath General District Court against a sixth person. More...

Leaky line, and bad water worry county

MONTEREY — McDowell water system issues dominated the Highland supervisors meeting Tuesday. More...

Don’t forget your I.D. at the polls

MONTEREY — If you’re accustomed to forgetting to bring identification to the voting booth, be aware of change in regulations before Election Day next month. More...

Learn about ‘Save the Bay’ efforts next week

WARM SPRINGS — Robert Jennings, grassroots field specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Blue Ridge Mountain Region of Virginia, will speak at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Sign up for tour today

MONTEREY — Everyone is invited to visit parts of scenic Highland County rarely seen while learning about how forest and wildlife interact and what people can do to be positive contributors to this region’s ecosystem integrity while mainta More...

Highland ratings reported

MONTEREY — Highland schools were among Virginia public schools that are fully accredited and meeting state standards for achievement in English, mathematics, history and science — and graduation, in the case of high schools — the Vi More...

Assistance for major medical expenses available in Highland

McDOWELL — Funding is available to assist any full-time resident of Highland County, child or adult, who has had or who may require major and/or emergency medical or surgical treatment or procedures, including ongoing medical expenses associate More...

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The roughly $2.4 million McDowell bridge construction progressed last week with preparations for a concrete pour. The bridge is expected to be complete this fall after more than a year of work. More...

Online scam freezes Highland computers

MONTEREY — A crafty Internet scam is showing up in Highland. Online fraudsters pose as the FBI and infect computers with an aggressive virus to steal money. More...

Wedding

BLUE GRASS — Cheryl Lynn Simmons and Travis Glen Halterman were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on June 16, 2012, at Peppermin Farms in Blue Grass. The bride was given away by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. David Smith of McDowell. More...

In brief ...

Highland County Planning Commission

• At its first meeting since May, theHighland Planning CommissionSept. 27 heard a recommendationby member Sue Cornelius to helpstreamline the zoning ordinance. More...

Camp Accovac hosts ‘Family Camp’

MILLBORO — Camp Accovac in Millboro will host a Family Camp weekend Oct. 12-14. The theme for the weekend will be “Building Blocks for Christian Living” and the speaker for the services will be the Rev. More...

Virginia’s Tree Seedling Store to open

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginians looking to plant trees on their land in the spring will have to go no farther than their computer. The Virginia Department of Forestry will open its online tree seedling store Oct. 9. More...

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Students in the intermediate emergency medical services class at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College prepare to respond to a simulated EMS call for training purposes. More...

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The Monterey Garden Club visited the newly restored Head Waters Schoolhouse Oct 2. Above, Peggy Bird and Susan Blanchard inspect a photo album of the restoration as Barbara Hevener looks on. More...

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On Sept. 13, the residents and staff of Golden Living Center Alleghany heard from Corp. More...

Obituaries

Breaking News - 10/7/2012 5:21 PM

JOHN M. LOHR  Free Access 

John M. Lohr, 67, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, Oct. More...

Breaking News - 10/8/2012 1:58 PM

Full obituary for John M. Lohr  Free Access 

MONTEREY — John Merriman Lohr, 67, of Monterey, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at his home.  He was born May 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of the late Ralph Revere and Nancy Jane Light Lohr.  More...

RUBY ANN ADKINS

HOT SPRINGS— Ruby Ann Adkins, 82, of 106 Knolltree Road, Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at her residence. More...

Sports

Chargers fall in defensive struggle

DUNMORE, W. Va. — Anyone looking for an offensive explosion in last Friday’s matchup between the Bath County Chargers and the Pocahontas County Warriors walked away disappointed. More...

Chargers dominate Rams

HOT SPRINGS — The Charger volleyball team is now 2-0 in the Pioneer District following a 3-0 win over Highland last Thursday. The Chargers easily took the match 25-7, 25-9, 25-10. More...

Bath VB team beats Covington

COVINGTON — Bath County took a straight set win over Covington Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in Pioneer District play. The Chargers fought hard for the first set victory, finally taking it 25-21. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • Sept. 23 — Deputy Cody Smith conducted a traffic stop on Sam Snead Highway — a summons was issued. • Sept. 24 — Deputy Michael Colaw spoke with an individual in reference to a possible scam. • Sept. More...

Early Files

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Ingleside Tourist Home, Hightown — This wayside stop on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike became a stop on the newly constructed U.S. 250 (see foreground). More...

Showtime extra finds film a bonus

Part 1 of 2 part series

Editor’s note: The following article was gleaned from the Feb. 12, 1993 edition of The Recorder. Ned Bane was publisher and Chris Pugh was associate publisher. More...

50 years ago

OCTOBER 4, 1962

• Harper’s Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church will celebrate the liquidation of the church debt with a note burning service Sunday, Oct. 7. More...


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