Down Memory Lane for Feb. 21

May 18, 1972

In an effort to improve the summer baseball program for boys in Rappahannock County initiated last year, three local teams have been entered in the Fauquier Recreational League: Midgets, ages 8-11, coached by Newbill Miller; Pee Wee, ages 12-31, under the direction of Julian Brown; and Pony, with Maury Nichols as coach.

The boys will sell sponsor tickets beginning this week to secure funds for the purchase of necessary uniforms and equipment

Mrs. Margery Albright of Washington was among winners in the annual Neighborhood Art Show held May 12-14 in the parish hall of Grace Church at the Plains. She received a first place award for a pencil sketch and an honorable mention for her oil painting. Mrs. Albright is the wife of Dr. Charles Albright, retired, and they live in Gid Brown Hollow.

The combination of Charles Thomas and Bill Taylor led Rappahannock County High School to a fourth place tie with Stonewall Jackson last Friday night at the Regional Track meet at Broadway. Thomas ripped off his mile in 4:33 to out step his nearest competition by 75 yards. Minutes later, he captured a second place in the 880-yard run to contribute a total of 10 points to the Rappahannock score.

May 7, 1981

It was “This is your life, Darlene Jett Green” last Friday night at Macedonia Baptist Church. Friends, admirers and co-workers staged a surprise awards ceremony in recognition of Darlene’s contributions to the continuing series of educational programs on cancer aimed at the county’s black community.

Warren Goode, head of the Cancer Society’s Crusade and Memorial Funds for Virginia, presented Darlene with a plaque “in grateful acknowledgement of the time and knowledge” she has shared with her community.

The Rappahannock County 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting April 20 at the courthouse in Washington. Members discussed the mini-swine camp which will be held in Farmville on May 23. On April 28, club sponsors David Thornhill and Randall Updike went to Madison Livestock Market to buy pigs and lambs for the farm show scheduled in July.

The same budget crunch that lowered secondary road funds by 40 percent for 1981-82 has interrupted the Virginia Department of Highway’s plans to acquire right-of-way for the long delayed widening of U.S. 211 between Washington and Sperryville.

Granville Coppage, right-of-way engineer with the Culpeper office, acknowledged that right-of-way acquisition has stopped except where offers have been made or negotiations started. Negotiations already underway to purchase land will continue, he said, if the landowner wishes.

April 2, 1992

The contract with Community Trash to service the dumpster sites at Huntly and Scrabble, as well as operate the landfill, expires this fall. For several years County Administrator John McCarthy has been saying the county should close the dumpster sites at Huntly and Scrabble and open one in a more central location, specifically off the U.S. 211-522 corridor between Washington and Sperryville.

Kevin Day, of Eileen M. Day Realtors, was awarded Realtor of the Year, the Piedmont Association of Realtors’ (PAR) most prestigious and coveted award recently. Mr. Day accepted the honor at the awards banquet March 20 at Lakeside Clubhouse in Culpeper. His contributions to the Realtor Association and the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR) single him out for his outstanding contributions to the profession.