Down Memory Lane

50 years ago
September 8, 1960

The Amissville Baptist Church baseball team defeated Remington Saturday in a game played at Culpeper to take the Shiloh Association Championship. The Amissville team, managed by Jack James, had as its players Teddy Hodge, Wendell Latham, Douglas Bywaters, William James, David James, Billy Mills, Earl Mills, Otis Deal, Dan Smith, and John James. The score of the championship game was Amissville 10-Remington 0.

Recent new and renewing subscribers to Rappahannock News are Rev. A. D. Goodson, Mrs. K. Woolfolk. Rev. Warren Wilbur, William Hawkins, John H. Wayland, Puller Hughes, William Bywaters, Mrs. A. A. McLean, E. W. Gore, Rct. John Jenkins, Frank H. Cary, Miss Louise Anderson.

The Sperryville Bride Club was entertained Friday evening by Mrs. Charles K. Estes with three tables arranged. Guests included Mrs. Mary Quaintance, Mrs. Brown Miller, Mrs. Irvin Wolf, Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Jr., Mrs. Charles H. Estes, Mrs. Carroll Menefee, Mrs. L. J. Kilby. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Quaintance, and Mrs. Wolf.

25 years ago
August 22, 1985

The Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community, will take on a new look this fall. Laurie Marshall, who for the last two years served as executive director — the only paid director ever in the three years since RAAC was incorporated in July of 1982 — has told the board of directors that she is leaving to have another child.

Wakefield School in Huntly has announced the appointment of Gary W. Leake of Sperryville as physical education director for the upcoming school year. Leake is a 1985 B.A. graduate of Shepherd College where he majored in physical education, K-12, and minored in health education. Previously, while attending Lord Fairfax Community College, he was the student director of intramurals.

Dr. Ann Baumgardner, a 1974 graduate of Rappahannock County High School, has joined the staff at Virginia Tech as a professor of psychology. Ann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from Emory and Henry College and began work on her doctorate at the University of Missouri in 1981. She completed that work and was awarded a doctorate in Social Psychology with high honors.
Ann is the daughter of Ruth and Fanning Baumgardner of Washington.

10 years ago
August 30, 2000

The annual 4-H State Congress, June 19-22 was well represented from Rappahannock. Zach, Ashley, and Nathan Corbin, David Massie, Ben Price, Houston Haynes, Mark Williams, Jeff and Jason Simeon, Ruth Ann Oyster and Jessica Manak were the 11 teenagers that represented Rappahannock. There were 600 youngsters and volunteer leaders from across Virginia who attended the convention held at Virginia Tech.

The recruiting efforts of Assistant Superintendent Mary Ann Biggs and staff have again borne fruit. A great crop of new teachers and aides has been drawn from inside and out of the county, and they’re all ready and anxious to begin. The teaming of these new teachers with our returning professionals should serve our children and our community we.

The Hitt family met at Gourdvine Church for dinner and a talk by Donnie Johnston about early Hitt church members following a bus tour of Civil War sites led by Frank Walker of Orange on Friday, July 14. Saturday activities included a bus tour to Montpelier and Orange County, talks by John Gott and John Blankenbaker at Heritage Society building in Marshall and a picnic at the home of June Clark and Misty Hitt in Woodville.