Down Memory Lane / Out of the Attic

Out of the Attic: The Woodville schoolhouse is shown as it looked around 1920. The four-room building was destroyed by the tornado that ripped through Woodville in 1929. Photo was a gift from June Kibler Clark to the Rappahannock Historical Society.

50 years ago
July 7, 1960

Eleven members of the Hiker’s Club started at the Pinnacles on Sunday, June 19 and took the trail to Thornton River Gap. The trail wound through woodland carpeted with moss and bordered with columbine and dozens of other wild flowers. Several times the trail came near the highway where some of the members tried unsuccessfully to hitch a ride back to the Pinnacles. Those hiking were Mr. and Mrs. Stanish Riley, Jacqueline Marlowe, Ronald Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gore, Milton Gore, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miller, Arthur Cheatham and Raymond Johnson.

Mrs. Sarah Latham and daughters entertained at dinner Monday evening and had as their guests Mrs. A. C. Latham, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Dennis, Miss Landra Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Latham and children, Miss Judy Latham, Jimmy and Cliffie Latham, Mr. and Mrs William Payne and son Bill, and Mrs. Harold Carder and two daughters, Jennifer and Beverly Carter.

Recent new and renewing subscribers to Rappahannock News are: Luther Jenkins, C. J. Miller, Mrs. John Wood, Mrs. E. R. Presley, Mrs. Bart Boehmler, Rev. William Jester, George W. Hackley, Donald Keyser, Miss Peachey Lyne, Chester Wayland.

25 years ago
June 27, 1985

Rappahannock volunteers recently held a cookie swap at Breidablikk, the home of Gladys Havstad. Everyone was asked to bring four dozen cookies and all were allowed to take three dozen home. The following people made cookies: Anna Fincham (chocolate chip), Miriam Reeve (angel delights), Liz Tole (double chocolate), Cleo Louis (ginger), Doris Donald (snowflakes), Miran Simpson (congo squares), Margareet Nikolajevic (oatmeal), Gladys Havstad (chocolate peanut butter), Jane Herndon (krum kakor), Shirley Farmer (raisin puff balls) Phyllis Verner (chocolate chip black walnut bars) and Jeannie McNear (peanut butter).

A new social worker has joined the staff at the Rappahannock Department of Social Services. Laurie Raville began working at the Rappahannock office on June 6. Raville is a 1984 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s school of social work. Prior to moving to Rappahannock she worked as a sales representative in Richmond. She moved to Rappahannock with her finance, Greg Turner, who formerly lived in Rappahannock.

The sixth annual Antique Auto Show will be held July 4 at the south end of Gay Street in Washington. The auto show was begun by David Konick of Castleton. Approximately 30 cars were on display last year, and there is no limit on the number of participating vehicles. Konick will show his 1937 Chrysler Airflow. He is a member and past president of the Chrysler Product Owners Club and a member of the Airflow Club of America.

10 years ago
July 5, 2000

Forty-two years ago a young man graduated from Rappahannock High School and embarked upon a career that has now just come to an end. Randolph Clater started work at the Corner Store in Sperryville on April 5, 1958. Full of hope and optimism, planning his life, certainly not able to look forward to the year 2000 — the year that his first career ended and new opportunities awoke.

As a result of the June 20 resignation of Jackson District School Board member Rebecca Cordani, the Board devised a plan and schedule for the selection of an interim replacement member. The member appointed by the School Board will serve until December of this year, after which the new year Jackson District representative, elected at the special election to be held on Nov. 7 of this year, will be seated for the remainder of Ms. Cordani’s term.

Not all of you may know the background of Starfish, the mentoring program for school children. In 1998 a charter class of 14 potential mentors began a training program under the expert guidance of Lois Manookian, Neill-Dore. Good advice and insights were also contributed by Mary Anne Biggs, Susan Fox and other professionals.