Michael Hoover lays down the vocal track to the patriotic song “No Time to Kneel” during a recording session recently at Hazard County Recording Studio in Luray. Ray Allen wrote the lyrics to “No Time to Kneel,” while Charlotte Ivy set the lyrics to music. (Photo Courtesy Ray Allen)
CLIFTON FORGE — “No Time to Kneel,” a patriotic song written by M. Ray Allen and Charlotte Ivy, has been copyrighted and recorded at Hazard County Recording Studio in Luray.
The lyrics were written by Allen, while Ivy set the lyrics to music. It features Michael Hoover as the recording artist.
Stephanie Evans Payne Tyree, age 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her home in Bonsack, Virginia, surrounded by her children.
Stephanie's life will be celebrated by friends and family at Nicely Funeral home in Clifton Forge, Virginia, with visitation on Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed immediately by a memorial service.
Friends and family wishing to honor Stephanie's memory through donation should consider Good Samaritan Hospice of Roanoke, Virginia.
Calvin Cornelius Robertson Sr., 88, of Warm Springs, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Bath Community Hospital.
A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Chimney Run Church of the Brethren with Pastor Billy Robertson officiating and will be assisted by Pastors David George and Donald Lee Altizer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Chimney Run Church of the Brethren, c/o Bonnie Robertson, 2033 Indian Draft Road, Millboro, Va. 24460.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.obaughfuneralhome.com.
Jon David Gilbert, 71, of 401 Douglas Street, Clifton Forge, died Saturday October 13, 2018 at his residence.
In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday in the Chapel of Nicely Funeral Home in Clifton Forge with the Reverend Donna Sams officiating. Casual attire requested.
Rosemary Johnson Beydler, 85, of Winchester, Virginia passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Evergreen Health & Rehab Center in Winchester surrounded by her family.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 210 East Main Street, Berryville, Virginia 22611 or The Clarke County Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 1167, Berryville, Virginia 22611.
Martha Downey, 75, of Covington, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at her residence.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Thursday October 11, 2018 from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Alleghany Humane Society at 9313 Rich Patch Rd. Covington, VA 24426 or the Angels of Assisi at 415 Campbell Ave. SW Roanoke, VA 24016.
Ms. Stacey Nicole Gibson, age 43, of Covington, died Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, October 7, 2018 at McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church, 900 N. Alleghany Avenue, Covington with Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating, assisted by Rev. Mike Fleenor.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church, 900 N. Alleghany Avenue, Covington, VA 24426.
Arrangements are being handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.
Patricia Sue "Patsy" Haynes Ford, 79, died at home on October 1, 2018, surrounded by loving family members.
A service celebrating Patsy's life will be held at Ashwood United Methodist Church in Hot Springs on Saturday, October 6, at 11:00 with the family visitation prior to the service at 10:00.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial tributes be sent to Ashwood United Methodist Church, c/o Frank Johnson, 5028 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or The Doris Via Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.
RICH CREEK — Sylvia Pearl Harmon Fleener Smith, 71, of Rich Creek, formerly of Union, W.Va., has gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to watch over those she left behind to celebrate this Heavenly reunion Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at her residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Union, W.Va., with Pastor Gene Fullen officiating.
Those wishing to send the family online condolences or sign the online guestbook, may do so by visiting www.groves-mann.com.
Arrangements were handled by Groves-Mann Funeral Home in Union, W.Va.
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have cancelled this year’s final pulse release scheduled for Wednesday from the Gathright Dam.
The decision to cancel the final 2018 scheduled pulse release from Gathright Dam has been made in coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
BUENA VISTA — Katie Woodward had 17 kills, 16 digs and seven aces, leading Covington to a five-set Pioneer District volleyball win over Parry McCluer Saturday afternoon — 25-11, 21-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-7.
The victory was the fourth straight for the Covington girls, who improved to 8-1 in the district and 8-9 overall. The Cougars host Bath County in a big Pioneer match tonight.
Did you know corn is used in nearly 75 percent of the food we buy? However, due to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a large portion of corn is being diverted from food products into gasoline tanks.
This has created an artificial market for the ethanol industry that has led to an undue burden on American consumers. I have been critical of the RFS mandate since its passage in 2005. Since then, I’ve introduced legislation in every Congress that would protect farmers and other stakeholders from the harmful effects of the RFS, and put money back in consumer’s pockets.
The Covington Planning Commission has approved the construction of a 150-foot communications tower in the Dry Run section of the city.
A special use permit request for Datapath Tower, LLC of St. Petersburg, Fla., to install a public safety communication/commercial tower at 2000 North Peak Drive, Dry Run, was given approval by the planning commission during a joint public hearing with Coving-ton City Council Monday afternoon.
The tower will be a 150-foot-high, self-support communication tower made of galvanized steel. It will set on the site of an existing 60-foot tower and would be unseen by the public.
CLIFTON FORGE — The Clifton Forge Public Library’s Brown Bag Book Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 18. The group will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow,” written by New York Times best-selling author Amor Towles.
Count Alexander Rostov can’t leave his hotel. “You won’t want to,” Amazon writes.
It’s 1922 and Rostov is labeled by a Bolshevik tribunal as an unrepentant aristocrat and sentenced to house arrest for the rest of life inside the Metropol, a luxury hotel located across the street from the Kremlin.
RICHMOND — Cool fall weather brings a sharp rise in insurance claims related to collisions with animals, mainly deer, in parts of the U.S. Last year in Virginia, the odds that your vehicle could strike a deer were 1 in 94.
The deer migration and mating season runs from October through December, causing an increase in movement among Virginia’s deer population and resulting in more collisions during those three months, with the greatest amount in November.
Boys Home of Virginia is hosting the Howl-O-Ween Hustle 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The event will be held on the Jackson River Scenic Trail, beginning at the Intervale trailhead.
The public is invited to enjoy this family-friendly trail race in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands. Families, runners, kids and pets can join in for a fun run, a 5K run/walk, costume contests, face painting, games, snacks and drinks.