Down Memory Lane for March 1

50 years ago
May 24, 1962

Sunnyside, Washington, was the setting of a gay “after-the prom” party Saturday night when Mrs. Downing Wood entertained for her daughters, Misses Nancy and Alice Wood. Some 85 young people were present. Most of the guests had changed from their glamorous formal attire to more comfortable outfits, Bermuda shorts, loose skirts and moccasins. Mrs. Wood was assisted by Miss Mary Miller Wood, Mrs. G.W Smith, Jr., Mrs P. Lea Thornton, Mrs. Paul Miller and R.L. Brown.

A recent survey made by the Home Economics Department of Rappahannock High School revealed that of the 249 students participating, 30 failed to eat any breakfast before coming to school. A majority of the others ate only a light meal. Of these 100 admitted that by afternoon they were tired, weary or numb. Most gave no reason for failing to eat a balanced nourishing breakfast. The 11th grade had a high 95 percent eating breakfast while the eighth grade lagged with only 75 percent eating any type of breakfast. At lunch time the 12th grade lead with 83 percent eating lunch in the cafeteria or bringing their lunch from home. Nutritional studies have proved that students who eat breakfast make better grades than those who do not.

The Rappahannock Garden Club held its regular May meeting on Wednesday the 16th. About 30 members and guests met at “Rosewood,” home of Mrs. Charles H. Estes, at noon for a buffet lunch. Following the luncheon, the group made a Friendship Tour of the gardens of five club members, including those of Mrs. Estes, Mrs. W.C. Hall, Mrs. Thomas Rees, Mrs. S.E. Hening and Mrs. W.R. Williamson.

25 years ago
Feb. 5, 1987

The Industrial Arts students at Rappahannock County High School are selling handmade picnic tables. The six-foot long tables are constructed with two-inch thick pressure-treated pine boards, fastened with woodscrews and bolts for superior durability. Cost for the tables is $100. Proceeds from the sales will be used to sponsor industrial arts students in various competitions around the region. Additional information from Ron Vickers, club sponsor at RCHS.

John V. Facchina of Amissville and Gary T. Settle of Sperryville were among the 43 Virgnia State Troopers graduated from the department’s 78th Basic Training Class held at the State Police Academy in Richmond. Trooper Facchina will be stationed in Aldie. Trooper Settle has been assigned to the Winchester office.

10 years ago
Nov. 7, 2001

On Oct. 29, Rappahannock National Bank, located in Washington, announced it is offering Internet Banking on its website, www.rnbva.com. Internet Banking will allow the customers of Rappahannock National Bank the ability to access their accounts, transfer money between accounts, and pay their bills online.

Caitlin Murphy of Amissville has been selected to be included in the 2001 Babe Ruth Who’s Who Softball All Star Edition. She was nominated by Babe Ruth League officials upon the recommendations of league representatives. She participated in district competition and has been selected as a member of the “National” Babe Ruth Softball All-Star Team.

Rappahannock County 4-H members’ performance at the Virginia State Fair was excellent. Katie Updike won Champion Market Heifer, Champion Angus Cow/Calf Pair, Champion Commercial Heifer, and first place in the Angus Heifer Class.

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